The story behind #FunLegacy and the day I literally stumbled upon 9GAG in the middle of the desert 🏜️
Back when 9Gag was still relevant, they embarked on a project to immortalize the most voted internet memes by engraving them in a huge stone and bury it in some secret place, so that future generations could know how funny we were. You know, the kind of things that only could happen thanks to the internet.
👈 Swipe left to see the video .
A year later, in an apparently unrelated situation, there I was walking in the Almería desert in Spain on my usual movie location hunting when I notice this Google Maps “9GAG’s meme monument” pinpoint nearby, in the middle of nowhere. But there was nothing in sight. So I had to dig up this online story to discover that some unhappy dudes did some detective work and discovered the stone’s exact location. .
That ended up creating the #SmashTheStone movement to destroy this “normie” and “outdated” humorous attempt so that our generation can’t be ridiculed in the future. But since this would require internet people to actually do something, get out of their homes and walk on the sun, i’m pretty sure the big stone will stay underground for many years to come.
Thanks to the evident marks of revolved dirt, there I stood, sitting above the stone, mentally connecting with past memes like philosoraptor or dickbutt.
The “Stupid Stone” as he calls it, is the work of sculptor @daviddebete and he tells the story in his website: daviddebete.com
La Festa Major de Gracia: starts on Asumption Day Aug 15 until 21st.
It is considered to be Barcelona nicest, most festive and most welcoming street festival, where you can also experience some Catalab culture.
The residents of Gracia open up their streets/areas to tourists and visitors.
These are some of the many streets I walked through.
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