Thursday, November 28, 2013

Delaney Brown Assignment #5

Delaney Brown
“Ain’t Nobody Got Time fo Dat!” Meme

On April 7th, 2012, a fire started in an Oklahoma City apartment complex and forced residents to flee the premisis.  KFOR News interviewed a displaced resident named Kimberly Wilkins (aka “Sweet Brown”) about her experience.  At the end of the video she stated that the smoke gave her bronchitis and “ain’t nobody got time for dat.” This memorable line launched a new meme that people use to express their feelings about tasks or events that may take time/energy out of their day.

The video was uploaded to Youtube that day and quickly went viral.  The video gained 1 million views along with 109,000 Facebook shares in the first 48 hours.  In my opinion, the video became popular because Sweet Brown captivates the audience with her enthusiasm as she tells her story.  The ending line, “Ain’t nobody got time for dat” is also hilarious because she doesn’t complain about the symptoms of bronchitis, instead she simply states that she doesn’t have time to deal with it.  Sweet Brown’s big personality and the attitude thrown into the statement is something that people enjoy repeating for fun.  The meme itself was created shortly after and became a new outlet to express tasks that people don’t have time to deal with. 

Although this event occurred over a year ago, memes continue to be made using Sweet Brown’s famous line.  In fact, meme generators on the Internet allow you to create “Ain’t Nobody Got Time fo Dat!” memes.  Whether you use Sweet Brown’s photo from her interview or upload your own picture, the line is available to use for comedic purposes.  People continue to enjoy this meme because “anytime somebody asks you to do something you don’t want to do or you see a ridiculous pin on Pinterest (nail art), you just respond by saying, “Ain’t nobody got time for that” and BOOM…you made a joke.”

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