Being part of the internet meme culture means there is no rest to the content that gets pumped out into it. Cheems memes, for example, is a relevant one that took over the internet for a while. Even if the content online does not have a long life and it’s more of a short trend in the overall trend on the internet content, it is still memorable. People remember memes and jokes from eras as early as the start of these social platforms.
Cheems in particular is a dog meme that became famous after the owner of the pet posted a picture that people thought was pretty hilarious. People are generally not aware of where it originated from. The dog is a 9-year-old Shiba Inu breed, named Balltze, who lives in Hong Kong with his owner. He is a rescue pup that was brought in by his owner when he was just one.
The entire meme started when a comment appeared on one of Balltze’s pictures pointing out how he looks like he’s made of cheese. Ever since then, Cheems is known to bring humor into things with his generous use of the alphabets ‘M’ or ‘B’ in words. And then it kind of became a thing, just like any internet trend does. But Cheems is just one dog in the realm of all dog memes that make people laugh around the world. Let’s look at a few popular memes that feature our lovely Cheems.
Doge Vs Cheems
This is a crossover of a lot of memes and meme material in one. Firstly, let us introduce another winner in the dog memes category, doge. Compared to Cheems, Doge is really a veteran in the meme culture, as it has passed over from being a joke to an actual cryptocurrency being traded in the crypto market.
This meme format quickly became famous among the lot on the internet, with a lot of these Vs comparisons. The above one features Doge and Cheems both at the expense of Apple. There is something about roasting big corporations that unite comrades, no people. And making fun of Apple goes well among Apple users and non-users alike. The dystopia is that the majority of Apple users will not switch over to another smartphone even if they make and indulge in hundreds of such memes.
The evergreen self-burn
This might not feature Cheems’s classic overuse of M and B that brings the hilarity in any statement but it still has more humor than many stand-up performances. A common theme in humor over the internet these days is self-deprecating jokes that make fun of yourself. The above one is in that genre and also a remark on the looming hopelessness that has overcome people in recent years.
Impending doom scrolling
This one is in our classic Cheems format. Those aware of how it started and what it developed into, get the humor with the spelling errors. Another one in the impending doom category, similar to the one above. Whether it’s to do with a lot of global crises all combining, or just the general negligence of governing bodies, this is much more common than it is considered. The large majority of the people feel useless, helpless, unhappy, and continuously striving to make ends meet. And that further intensifies the popularity of such memes.
Start of the article we talked about the original account because of which the whole meme phase started. It does not take much to start a meme trend these days. You could be at your favorite team’s baseball game, just feeling the full spectrum of human emotion with every move and any one of those moments can become a meme. There are cameras everywhere these days, and no, not just the paparazzi.
Similarly, the owner didn’t know this would happen when they initially posted pictures of their dog Balltze back in 2017. This above picture is that original photo that went through many edited versions to become the meme that we see everywhere. And it clearly shows how so many people found it funny. The stance, the pose, just makes you think, do all dogs sit like humans?. And the face is just a perfect combination of lost and mischievous to be considered ambiguous.
The pandemic brought a fresh wave of memes to the internet, with Covid-19 pictures, quarantine, toilet paper shortage, stimulus cheque, and Zoom being the highlight among many other things.
There is not just comfort in sharing jokes during a terrible time, but also a sense of collectivism that everyone is going through the same thing. Everyone here refers to the masses and not everyone as there are many differences in experiences people had during this pandemic. But Zoom was that one common feature that workers and students all experienced with the need to work remotely.
Classes being taken online was a fresh take for some and others a nuisance. In many instances, students were found making trouble in classes. Whichever poor teacher got kicked out of class by their students probably reflects the most with Cheems.
That was all the Cheems memes analysis and introduction we had in store, may we get more wholesome dog content in the future. Dog memes unite people and they bring peace to a somewhat chaotic universe where everything else seems to be on fire. Maybe we will have more analysis too, who knows, but fingers crossed.