Recently, maverick comedian David Trent logged onto Facebook and wrote;
‘I thought I’d come on here and cheer myself up with some of those photos of what my mum thinks I do, what my dad thinks I do, what my boss thinks I do, what my friends think I do, what my colleagues think I do, what I actually do, but now find myself bereft. RIP WHAT MY MUM THINKS I DO, WHAT MY DAD THINKS I DO, WHAT MY BOSS THINKS I DO, WHAT MY FRIENDS THINK I DO, WHAT MY COLLEAGUES THINK I DO, WHAT I ACTUALLY DO. You made me happy when the sky was grey.’
This inspired my agent Alistair Greaves to make this version of popular meme, specifically for David;
Which David then enjoyed, writing ‘Thank you Alistair. This really was a wonderful surprise as it was one of those photos of what my mum thinks I do, what my dad thinks I do, what my boss thinks I do, what my friends think I do, what my colleagues think I do, what I actually… do, but it was about the best man in the world, me, so it made me happy because it a photo of what my mum thinks I do, what my dad thinks I do, what my boss thinks I do, what my friends think I do, what my colleagues think I do, what I actually do, but it was also about me, David Trent, so that was great.’
At which point Mark Restuccia showed up writing ‘Hi guys. What’s going on here then?’
Unsure if Mark was familiar with the concept of ‘Memetics’, Alistair wrote this reply;
Do you know what a Meme is Mark Restuccia?
It’s a concept pioneered by Susan Greenfield (I think) and is basically a cultural equivalent of a ‘Gene’. For example, obviously Humans have needed our brains, which is why are Brai…n Genes have survived and replicated to the point where we now comprehend our location within the Universe to an atomic level, but none of us know why. However we don’t have tails any more as we didn’t need tails so the tail Gene died instead of replicating. Which is why we now have ‘Appendixes’ instead. Sometimes these appendixes can become inflamed and very painful and taken out. But thats not so bad as my understanding is that those who have their appendixes removed get Ice Cream afterwards.
Now I think about it I may have got appendixes mixed up with Teeth, with is another example of a Gene which has survived. Although ironically we don’t need our teeth to eat Ice Cream and if from now on, all our species ever ate was Ice Cream then we would probably evolve further without the need for Teeth as the Teeth Gene was no longer successful.
I hope this clarifies matters.
Please note Mark Restuccia is also available for Voice-Over work, and dating.