Justin Timberlake stepped in front of Tina Fey and said "Imma let you finish" at the Emmys. It's a pretty good sign that a joke is dead when it gets said into the microphone on an awards show.
For the past week, the Kanye interruption has been the most popular meme on the internet. According to Know Your Meme, Google searches prove that for the past week, Kanye West has been bigger than Jesus.
Here's how the joke works on the web:
Get a picture.
Write this caption on it: "Imma let you finish, but [blank] had one of the best [category the picture fits in] of all time"
Come up with something to put in the blank. It should be something clever relative to the picture, but you can literally put the least imaginative word you can think of. For instance, yours could be, "Yo apples… oranges are the best fruit of all time" — and people will actually laugh at that. For the last week, that was considered "funny."
Pretty simple, huh? Like I said, even Justin Timberlake can do it.
Here's what I'm getting at: It needs to stop. See the end of that Jesus graph up there? That's where we are. And according to my step-by-step for the joke, this could be one of the most witless formulas ever. In just one week, Kanye has become more over-quoted and annoying than Napoleon Dynamite.
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