Aaron Sorkin Buys University of Illinois Meme Fan-page
Originators of the fan-page stealing memes from other universities and random contributors celebrated when they heard the news that Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of the hit movie The Social Network, had purchased the movie rights to their story.
“I’m surprised it took him so long, to tell you the truth,” co-founder Jeremy Lu with a hint of chagrin in his voice. “We brought change to this school, and it’s taken him this long to give us recognition?”
Sorkin is excited to work with the material despite catcalls from the founders.
“I cannot wait to implement the memes into my movie. The way they use Philosoraptor perfectly captures the mood. ‘If UIUC has a top engineering project / why do all of its professors suck’ could not be more eloquently stated and more accurate,” Sorkin said. “And I’ll be sure to throw in another boat montage scene.”
When it was found out that Illinois’s rowing team was near last in competition, Sorkin attempted to change his tune. “How about football? Basketball? Are you kidding me?”
Lu is very proud of the “Walk to class / get hit by bike” meme that sprouted up on his page.
“To think that all 8,718 members saw that stroke of brilliance and I get all the credit – I can live with that. It’s not called stealing, it’s called raising awareness about those inconsiderate bikers that use up valuable walking space.”
Due to the popularity of Sorkin’s future film, a new class will open up, “The History of the Meme” – it is currently slated to be taught by history professor Bruce Levine.
“I teach about the Civil War,” Levine said. “I have no idea what you guys are talking about. Can’t you get a TA to do this?”
– Aaron Toch
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