Once upon a time, human beings were wired to respond with their fight or flight instinct when they faced any adversity. But thanks to evolution, now we have gone from “fight or flight” to “let’s make this situation a bit light”, creating memes out of every possible misery in life. Naturally, when fuel prices in India hit the ceiling and shattered it like it were Serena Williams, along with all the debates and protests and name-calling, meme lords decided to offer us their share of contribution to the crisis-humour. So, if you are sitting back working from home because of the nation-wide strike that this fuel hike has triggered, better have a good laugh out of this.
Disclaimer: Following are some examples of light satire, which is a branch of humour, which requires more than two brain cells to process inside your mind. Blind Rambhakts may proceed with caution!
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Oh, you thought Batman was invincible? In this economy? Well, even Superheros could not afford to drive their high-end super vehicles and he needed the help of Superman for the commute. But what shall we do?
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What’s a better love story than Rahul-Anjali? India and Patanjali. Well, it seems whenever you are stuck with a situation, Patanjali can really come up with a solution!
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What’s affordable, ends with an “L” and can roast people occasionally? The answer is, of course, Amul, with its fiery puns. Too bad if you thought we were talking about petrol.
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Well, by the looks of it, young depressed millennials and gen z are not the only ones who use memes as a coping mechanism for all the bad stuff going on in their life. The memes that are shunned and looked down upon by a lot of snobs as cheap humour, those same things are what gets an entire economy through the worst of its crises sometimes. If you are plagued by watching the economic structure of this country fall to crumbles, try looking at memes. When you look at memes, they make you laugh, and if you laugh hard enough you will end up closing your eyes while laughing and if your eyes are closed, you wouldn’t have to look at the carcass of an economy that we have turned into.