And it's not like you need to pay anyone to include memes in your course. What makes memes so ubiquitous is that they're stupid easy to make and consume.
Overall this seems like an incredibly stupid idea. How exactly is this any different from the thousands of free meme making tools or just going on the reddit history meme page? This seems like something only rich trust fund kids could waste their time on
Maybe exams should be either i) complete this meme template..., or ii) select 50 out of these 100 memes which are actually funny.
Let's not infest the entire education system with this imbecilic filth as well.
I think most kids would consider this approach to learning to be "cringe af" anyway.
They're a place where neurotypical stupidity meets autistic stupidity. People pretend to communicate but actually they don't. They come from the same place as "bag-of-word" models and neural networks that don't understand anything but fake neurotypical privilege, taking advantage of your brain's thirst for closure, see
Shitposts are another thing entirely. When I can get a -6 score on an HN comment that I know is right I take perverse pleasure in that.