An element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.
A humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.
Marc Richard takes this definition and runs with it – like everything else he writes. Be forewarned, only read this book if you have a sense of humor, and don’t get offended easily. Marc holds nothing back, and nothing is taboo when it comes to his humor (I mean, who else could have a page filled with Nazi flags, with the caption, “I gotta say, not a big fan of Nazis.”?).
I love Marc’s sardonic wit, his hysterical take on current events, and even his dry, somewhat dark, humor. He doesn’t take himself, or life, too seriously, and we all need to learn from him. If you need a laugh, pick up any one of his 15 books – but if you need a quick laugh, get this one.
Maine author Marc Richard has fifteen publications out there in the world, valiantly trying to alter the morose sense of bad mood that permeates the globe right now. He is certainly one of the funniest, wittiest, most crafty and probing parody artists writing today. He lives In Portland, Maine with his life-partner Jill and their dog and pens hysterical books that are short in length but long on laugh out loud naughty humor.
Marc steps away form his jocular Alphabet series and begins a ‘Meme’ series – and for those unfamiliar with the term, two definitions are offered: ‘A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture, or Memes are a lifestyle and art used by teens and adults who are willing to actually live a life that doesn't include depression.’ Of course Marc takes the definition elsewhere….
But where Marc goes with this is a series of color photographs with superimposed sayings that reflect the subject. For example, a photo of a polar bear offers ‘When the ice caps of manic depression melt, what will happen to the bipolar bears?’ A photo of a building with Nazi flags, ‘I gotta say, not a big fan of Nazis.’ Dead trees on a fiery background, ‘Can we just get everyone to move out of Oklahoma and fence it off for the tornadoes to hang out without hurting anyone?’ A river curve, ‘Jeez, I hope your Tigris is better than your Euphrates!’ A scene of a street in Vietnam, ‘Vietnam bans smoking in public? Isn’t that like Germany banning beer/’
And on it goes, page after page of quips that at times are acerbic and most of the time hilarious. Marc Richard is far more than just a comedy writer: he is an observer of our times and like a court jester knows how to make us laugh under the king’s nose! Bravo! Grady Harp, March 19 This book is free to borrow from Kindle Unlimited