#2 - Stereotyped

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 05:14 PM

Christopher Hermelin has a project called "The Roving Typist," where he writes stories for people in the park on his typewriter. One day last summer, he found his photo posted to Reddit, and suddenly his image was the butt of jokes all over the internet. We talked to him about what it feels like to become a meme.

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Comments [3]


Really enjoyed this episode, and loved the first one, too. Well done, and keep 'em coming!

I winced because I've probably sneered at the gentleman's picture, or another one like it. Thanks for personalizing random internet people.

Sep. 27 2013 09:11 PM
James H from Detroit, MI

Great piece! Thanks for this. Inadvertently becoming famous is both a blessing and a curse.

Will there be a TLDR podcast feed as well?

Sep. 27 2013 11:52 AM
scott from seattle

This is not a meme. This is an image macro.

Sep. 27 2013 05:21 AM

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