Storm Area 51 and the Rise of Depression Memes – Wisecrack Vlog

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  • Published: 10 August 2019
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    The "Storm Area 51 Facebook group" has become a breeding ground for a particular subgenre of sh*tposting: depression memes. In this Vlog, we argue that depression memes are the most modern development of a philosophical and psychological sentiment immortalized over 150 years ago in what is considered one of the first existentialist stories: Fyodor Dostoevsky's novella Notes From Underground.



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Comments • 1 852

  • GodWorksOut
    GodWorksOut  22 minutes back

    People choosing to be depressed. It’s funny because it’s actually true.

    • Monaskull
      Monaskull  1 hours back

      Our world is in spiritual poverty, no one cares to plant a tree knowing they will never enjoy its shade, the very idea of doing something that would solely beneifit another is seen as a chore. We say life is too short Yolo and what ever else it takes to convince ourselves that its better to run around chasing abstract idea's, then to stop even for a few moments and really look around your self. Would you even recognize what you see or even understand how it came to be. For how is it in a time with more humans then ever, we find ourselves in shortage of humanity. What's truly absurd is we figured out how to destroy our planet before we figured out how to get along. The path forward is quite simple, understand and love each other or collectively perish, there is no complexity there.

      • Luke Lechte
        Luke Lechte  4 hours back

        conclusion ; so yeah everyone is depressed and let me give a shoutout to WIX!

        • ajshim
          ajshim  5 hours back

          Some people need to stop taking jokes so seriously.

          • Chaos Primordial
            Chaos Primordial  6 hours back

            I bet the Airforce at Area 51 had to watched Naruto to find out what a Naruto Run is lol.

            • Henry Paleveda
              Henry Paleveda  8 hours back

              they are made in por quality butmost people who sh&t post take their time to ensure the lack of apparent quality.

              • John N.
                John N.  10 hours back

                Please do try to storm Area 51. YouTube needs more new content of morons doing idiot's work to keep us entertained.

                • Justin Bayless
                  Justin Bayless  14 hours back

                  I mean. Why not. I think if enough people signed up and actually showed up, I guarantee we could get in. If they happen to fire on over 1 million people, well then we know they're hiding something huge! I mean that's literally all the evidence we need on aliens. A force keeping us from knowing the truth, at all costs.

                  • Cardskeeper
                    Cardskeeper  15 hours back

                    i hate memes

                    • Ryan Ashley
                      Ryan Ashley  16 hours back

                      Second pic on the top left https://www.google.com/search?q=classical+art+memes+when+you+live+in+a+society+that&biw=360&bih=560&tbm=isch&oq=classical+art+memes+when+you+live+in+a+society+that&gs_l=mobile-heirloom-serp.12...0.0.1.1365.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1c..34.mobile-heirloom-serp..3.4.420.e3vB9v0uaFk#mhpiv=1&spf=1566408784908

                      • Nate Graves
                        Nate Graves  19 hours back

                        Does anyone know what this song is? 10:30

                        • xanadu
                          xanadu  19 hours back

                          I wonder if hes as sick of talking about wix as i am hearing about it

                          • Amanda Panda
                            Amanda Panda  21 hours back

                            *#humansoflatecapitalism*

                            • therealDale
                              therealDale  21 hours back

                              *Wubba Lubba Dubdub.*

                              • Pedro Artur Melo
                                Pedro Artur Melo  23 hours back

                                I'm a simple brazilian, I see a soap opera, i like. Although Regina Duarte has no good political view

                                • Stevonnie Jenkins
                                  Stevonnie Jenkins  24 hours back

                                  these people do know that if they train themselves to astral project they might be able to see inside area 51 in an out of body experience right (unless the gov or aliens have some sort of way to prevent it)?

                                  • Matthew Smith
                                    Matthew Smith  24 hours back

                                    Yeah so about connecting to other people... I literally can't. I have one person in my life I've made a meaningful connection and she is the only reason I haven't become full on suicidal. I try to connect with people and just can't. I always end up repelling people no matter what I do. I feel like i don't have a personality that's compatible with society. Even worse, sometimes I worry that I don't even have a personality. Shit, I'm posting this on freaking YouTube because I have nowhere else to unload this garbage.

                                    • Moritz Lindner
                                      Moritz Lindner  1 days back

                                      7:54 Pretty sure this quote inspired Dr. Ford in Westworld

                                      • Apoc2K
                                        Apoc2K  1 days back

                                        Live by the meme, die by the meme.

                                        • Teo
                                          Teo  1 days back

                                          hahaha it's called egalitarianism. It destroys men. Not only are men expendable in war, now they are expendable in relationships also. Depression memes are an expression of the deep malaise in denying the biological nature of reality. Men are better than women. #repealthenineteenth

                                        • D Bammstein
                                          D Bammstein  1 days back

                                          It’s pretty pathetic honestly. You’re physically capable people (and if not, you have the means to be) living in first world countries. If you’re depressed then go live in a third world country and see how good you’ve got it

                                          • Matthew Smith
                                            Matthew Smith  24 hours back

                                            You definitely don't understand depression.

                                        • World According to TiJ

                                          I like depression memes because it's easier to laugh at my mental health than take the constant suicidal and self destructive thoughts seriously. I know I should be scared of the things my mind tells me, and what I've done to my body, but if I accept that fear, then life will become truly unbearable.

                                          • soph leblanc
                                            soph leblanc  1 days back

                                            Cringe

                                            • Cameron Tedrow
                                              Cameron Tedrow  1 days back

                                              I did expect to be attacked like this today

                                              • cheatsykoopa98
                                                cheatsykoopa98  1 days back

                                                depression memes are edgelords making fun of a serious mental illness, honestly it all just make me roll my eyes

                                                • Jamie Taylor
                                                  Jamie Taylor  1 days back

                                                  I really do want to die, but I love memes. Now this is the life for me

                                                  • Jay Ruthnam
                                                    Jay Ruthnam  1 days back

                                                    I loved this and simultaneously hated my actions in life just a little less than the joy of learning from these amazing videos.

                                                    • Andrew Ritchie
                                                      Andrew Ritchie  1 days back

                                                      *Sees title* They’re going to talk about existentialism aren’t they?

                                                      Doesn’t fail

                                                      • Hal Asimov
                                                        Hal Asimov  1 days back

                                                        All a distraction campaign as big tech tries to control all allowed speech

                                                        • Jared Ticer
                                                          Jared Ticer  1 days back

                                                          Everyone is depressed. Some complain about it, others mask it with socializing and instagram posts.

                                                          • Marten Algra
                                                            Marten Algra  1 days back

                                                            I got no ads on this video

                                                            • Frank Zito Jr
                                                              Frank Zito Jr  2 days back

                                                              I am in this video

                                                              • John Lambie
                                                                John Lambie  2 days back

                                                                When you realize that you're the underground man...

                                                                • Guillaume Internoscia
                                                                  Guillaume Internoscia  2 days back

                                                                  I am depress because of wix

                                                                  • Azalea Gamings
                                                                    Azalea Gamings  2 days back

                                                                    That underground man is basically me

                                                                    • Young Onyx
                                                                      Young Onyx  2 days back

                                                                      Y’all killed thug notes we ain’t forget

                                                                      • Alexander Gaddis
                                                                        Alexander Gaddis  2 days back

                                                                        Why is that man me?

                                                                        • Ivan Borodin
                                                                          Ivan Borodin  2 days back

                                                                          "The tyranny of positive thinking" in Newsweek on the other hand. Their conclusions seem at least a bit wrong to me.

                                                                          • TheTripleDigit
                                                                            TheTripleDigit  2 days back

                                                                            The twist is you are trapped in Area 51 and these memes are merely covert forms of communication mind blasted to you from the outsiders coming to bust you out

                                                                            • Ivan Borodin
                                                                              Ivan Borodin  2 days back

                                                                              They say, when two existentialists meet together, their pain is halved, no matter how deep their analysis and despair are.
                                                                              I think there is something wrong with the analysis then)
                                                                              And you say, that Dostoyevsky is my man. Should look into that.
                                                                              Cheers!
                                                                              Thank you for the video, as always!

                                                                              • Branch Snapper
                                                                                Branch Snapper  2 days back

                                                                                Hows about everybody just grows up.

                                                                                • Copperheid
                                                                                  Copperheid  2 days back

                                                                                  Lol the underground man is such a Rick

                                                                                  • Blackpilloverdose
                                                                                    Blackpilloverdose  2 days back

                                                                                    The Underground man described me to damn well

                                                                                    • Billy Bruner III
                                                                                      Billy Bruner III  2 days back

                                                                                      Some privileged avatars speaking of what they have "learned" about the less fortunate. The separation in that one action, can be the basis for some of the disconnect that others may feel. While you and your friends are discussing the attributes and habits of those "beneath" you.........we are living it. I don't agree with shit posting and actually take part in spreading a more positive message, when I encounter said individual. I'm glad I found this video and will give this channel another shot.

                                                                                      • David Stockton
                                                                                        David Stockton  2 days back

                                                                                        Fuck wicks you Jesus looking piece of shit

                                                                                        • Billy Bruner III
                                                                                          Billy Bruner III  2 days back

                                                                                          Ones expansiveness of spirit, needn't be reflected by one's personal surroundings. -Kay Manz

                                                                                          • Calvin at DrifterStudio

                                                                                            Buy that plane ticket. You will never regret it. ( Message to my old self. I did buy it, 7 years ago, and it worked out better than I imagined)

                                                                                            • Captain Skeletor
                                                                                              Captain Skeletor  2 days back

                                                                                              Cut your fucking hair Jared!
                                                                                              Also nice vid