Weekend Open Thread: Revenge of the Proles Edition

Howdy folks. Busy week. We waded back into current event memes last week with a collection of Bernie at the Inauguration memes. But as Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast…”. Like a runaway train.

Before I get to the memes, we have a knife show this weekend. The Gator Cutlery Club show in Lakeland, FL.

Gator Cutlery Show

When I first started these Open Threads, they were an effort to publicize our Events Calendar and the shows within each weekend. The memes gradually became the focus as the shows dried up. Hopefully there will be many more shows to promote in the coming months. But I will keep up the memes.

While I am doing the housekeeping…Mark R wins the Work Sharp/Kleen Canteen tumbler. And since I am not ready to give away any of the Browning Knives until I write more about them, this week’s prize is another tumbler like the last.

All the usual rules apply. Mark sits this one out for prize eligibility. For everyone else, 5 comments or replies count as entries, and if you are new to the blog, your first comment will be held in moderation until I approve it. After that, provided you have cookies on, your comments will post automatically.

Now for the memes. I am not taking an overtly political stance on this whole Reddit/Hedge Fund thing. In a nutshell, it probably isn’t good for the market on a fundamental level, but man is it hysterical to witness.


Actually, it was a tweet by Elon Musk that brought the whole situation to the fore for many people. Which has led to some weird partnerships throughout.

That one is actually my favorite meme of the week. And that is in a year of meme gold.

Twitter has been a fertile ground this week. like the above, these aren’t memes, but are pretty dang funny.

I watch my 10yo play fortnite with friends and am both amused and amazed. But it is all fun and games until someone loses 20 billion, or gains a bunch.

And finally, no one is sure where this is all going to end, but this would be alright with me.