So, granted, August has long been called the “silly season” — and not just because NFL exhibition games start this month. It’s largely because politics tend to get so densely stupid in August that they collapse in on themselves.
That’s what seems to have happened with our Honorable Mention tweet, from the @TheIranDeal Twitter account, an official White House outlet.
— The Iran Deal (NARA) (@TheIranDeal) August 13, 2015
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Besides being untrue, the “meme” slogan here isn’t even clever. It’s just, well, stupid. It would be fun if there were another appropriate adjective to be creative with, but there’s really not. “Imbecilic” comes to mind, but it seems a bit sweaty and overemphatic. The “meme” effort doesn’t merit that many syllables’ worth of disdain.
(For those who hide under the covers to avoid contact with the popping grease of passing culture, the movie Straight Outta Compton is explained here. Universal tried to drum up buzz for it by offering theaters additional security for the opening weekend — a charmingly retro, Hitchcockian touch — but you were probably only aware of that if you live in the Los Angeles TV viewing area, and heard the reporting about it at least a dozen times over the last week.)