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

  • 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 • 1 831

  • Ryan Ashley
    Ryan Ashley  19 minutes back

    Second pic on the top left

    • Nate Graves
      Nate Graves  3 hours back

      Does anyone know what this song is? 10:30

      • xanadu
        xanadu  3 hours back

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

        • Amanda Panda
          Amanda Panda  6 hours back


          • therealDale
            therealDale  6 hours back

            *Wubba Lubba Dubdub.*

            • Pedro Artur Melo
              Pedro Artur Melo  8 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  8 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  8 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  10 hours back

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

                    • Apoc2K
                      Apoc2K  11 hours back

                      Live by the meme, die by the meme.

                      • Teo
                        Teo  11 hours 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  14 hours 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  8 hours back

                            You definitely don't understand depression.

                        • World According to TiJ
                          World According to TiJ  14 hours back

                          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  16 hours back


                            • Cameron Tedrow
                              Cameron Tedrow  17 hours back

                              I did expect to be attacked like this today

                              • cheatsykoopa98
                                cheatsykoopa98  19 hours 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  19 hours back

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

                                  • Jay Ruthnam
                                    Jay Ruthnam  19 hours 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  19 hours back

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

                                      Doesn’t fail

                                      • Hal Asimov
                                        Hal Asimov  19 hours back

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

                                        • Jared Ticer
                                          Jared Ticer  19 hours back

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

                                          • Marten Algra
                                            Marten Algra  20 hours back

                                            I got no ads on this video

                                            • Frank Zito Jr
                                              Frank Zito Jr  21 hours back

                                              I am in this video

                                              • John Lambie
                                                John Lambie  21 hours back

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

                                                • Guillaume Internoscia
                                                  Guillaume Internoscia  22 hours back

                                                  I am depress because of wix

                                                  • Azalea Gamings
                                                    Azalea Gamings  23 hours back

                                                    That underground man is basically me

                                                    • Young Onyx
                                                      Young Onyx  23 hours back

                                                      Y’all killed thug notes we ain’t forget

                                                      • Alexander Gaddis
                                                        Alexander Gaddis  23 hours back

                                                        Why is that man me?

                                                        • Ivan Borodin
                                                          Ivan Borodin  23 hours back

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

                                                          • TheTripleDigit
                                                            TheTripleDigit  23 hours 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  24 hours 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.
                                                              Thank you for the video, as always!

                                                              • Branch Snapper
                                                                Branch Snapper  24 hours back

                                                                Hows about everybody just grows up.

                                                                • Copperheid
                                                                  Copperheid  1 days back

                                                                  Lol the underground man is such a Rick

                                                                  • Blackpilloverdose
                                                                    Blackpilloverdose  1 days back

                                                                    The Underground man described me to damn well

                                                                    • Billy Bruner III
                                                                      Billy Bruner III  1 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  1 days back

                                                                        Fuck wicks you Jesus looking piece of shit

                                                                        • Billy Bruner III
                                                                          Billy Bruner III  1 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  1 days back

                                                                              Cut your fucking hair Jared!
                                                                              Also nice vid

                                                                              • jdprettynails
                                                                                jdprettynails  1 days back

                                                                                I don't like the implication here that millennials and gen zs grew up with unrealistic expectations. We're not depressed because the real world doesn't live up to our expectations. We're depressed because we're being screwed over by the economy, while being called "lazy and entitled" by financially stable boomers. We're working longer hours for terrible pay and because of this our mental and physical health is deteriorating. I'm in my thirties and most of my friends have some combination of arthritis, sciatica and depression.
                                                                                The planet is dying and there are literal nazis everywhere. So excuse us for taking some slight comfort in shitposting about our feelings. Especially since most of us can't afford the medication or therapy we desperately need.

                                                                                • Clayton Beasley
                                                                                  Clayton Beasley  1 days back

                                                                                  Dank memes bro

                                                                                  • De Jota
                                                                                    De Jota  1 days back

                                                                                    See that's why I follow depression memes and wholesome memes

                                                                                    • Sire La
                                                                                      Sire La  1 days back

                                                                                      At 8:45 he hit the nail on the head (was exact) with his disruption.

                                                                                      • jg pliskin
                                                                                        jg pliskin  1 days back

                                                                                        I mean I was looking to see some aliens but if we're just going to kill ourselves I guess that's probably for the best anyway

                                                                                        • King Fabru
                                                                                          King Fabru  2 days back

                                                                                          Now this is an interesting title

                                                                                          • Marcos Gonçalves
                                                                                            Marcos Gonçalves  2 days back

                                                                                            an american video talking about a russian book using a brazilian soap opera

                                                                                            • Ivan Borodin
                                                                                              Ivan Borodin  23 hours back

                                                                                              Is that so? A Brazilian soap opera there?

                                                                                          • Charlie Weeks
                                                                                            Charlie Weeks  2 days back

                                                                                            We've all become the Underground man in this day and age.

                                                                                            Meaning can still exist and give us a sense of communal transcendence when we realize what our mutual values are. Otherwise, those with destructive attitudes towards the world we live in will wreak calamity that will only create suffering on vast levels we haven't seen since the last World Wars.

                                                                                            • Blanka Uz
                                                                                              Blanka Uz  2 days back

                                                                                              Only humans are going to show up to area 51 while the aliens already living among us are going to laugh as we all die.