Even though it was only a week ago, the 2020 United States presidential election still feels like something that’s going on today. This is evident in the top meme of the weekend being about Trump supporters now that their candidate has been projected to lose the election. Though this event sucked all the air out of the room, there were still others that managed to carve out some space for themselves. Those two memes are both musically driven, with CatJAM being a template usable for any sound, and “Out Of Touch Thursday” being a song used for numerous templates.
Post-2020 Election Memes
As expected, neither side has let this rest. Trump supporters keep making memes talking about voter fraud, Hunter Biden and anything else they can think of. Joe Biden supporters have been, in kind, using the same memes from the inauguration of Donald Trump but with the roles reversed. The ones crying about election fraud are the MAGA hats, and the ones who now claim election fraud could never happen are the left-wingers. Of course, everything is played up because of how emotionally charged everyone still is due to the election, but that’s just how this process works.
CatJAM also known as Vibing Cat, is a Twitch emote of a white cat bouncing, which many discovered goes well with any song. The Twitch emote spread around the platform for a few months before it got picked up for more mainstream meme-making. Since then, the vibing cat was edited on top of numerous music videos, examples of other people dancing, and all-around used to denote a good beat and a good time. One of the most well-known examples involved putting CatJAM in a video where a man is playing a drum in the background. This has become known as Cat Vibing to Street Musician’s levan Polka. Despite already being a known meme for a few months now, it has continued picking up steam, and will likely last a little while longer.
Out of Touch Thursday
Out of Touch Thursday is a series of meme videos using the song “Out of Touch” by the musical duo Hall & Oates. It recently hit its stride as a meme song due to a growing number of videos made where different characters will be animated to do the dance from Lucky Star in time to the song. The song has also been used in place of music in various examples where characters are listening to music while dancing or doing other activities. The song itself was a smash hit when it first came out and enjoys some radio time on older stations to this day. As video memes such as this require more skill, talent, time and creativity, it is hard to truly gauge how far it will go, but it is slowly gaining speed and may continue to grow over the month.
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