Memes have become such a big part of our culture that they've transcended their status as being vehicles of inside jokes and have even been incorporated as a means of social and political commentary - just like great comedy.
The thing is though, if you're trying to make a caustic point about the state of humanity in meme form, you may want to get your facts straight.
Something this dude who tried shaming an 8-year-old drag queen on Twitter discovered.
It all started when journalist Ian Miles Cheong sent out this tweet.
In the tweet, he laments the current state of human progress and used an 8-year-old who enjoys dressing up as a drag queen as a symbol for how far we've fallen in our hopes and dreams for a better future.
But there was something wrong with the way he worded his tweet, and Twitter users were quick to point out that we didn't go to space in 1977.
Something that Cheong quickly tried to explain.
And explain some more. But people were already convinced.
People were merciless with their replies.
Imagine getting so mad about what an 8-year-old you don't know is doing that you forget the Space Race and that humans walked on the moon.— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) September 5, 2017
1972: wow Watergate, great scoop— Sam (@samrydast) September 6, 2017
2017: professional journalist denies humans have been to space to avoid being humiliated online
What I want to know is why I can't be trans on a space colony— beep boop shibes (@Andrew_Graruru) September 6, 2017
And others pointed out the very obvious flaws in his logic in his attempts to save face.
Guys, he was [very obviously] talking abt living on interstellar moon bases 30ly away when he said "We'll going to go to space in 40 years."— sixteentwentyeight (@x1628) September 6, 2017
"i'm not owned! i'm not owned!", I continue to plead as I shrink and transform into a Lego moon rover— Lee Cremeans (@lee4hmz) September 6, 2017