At Zeitgeist last night with Nat, Rael, Cory, James and Bill, I regurgitated a quip to the effect of “I, for one, welcome our robot masters.” Cory offered the corrected version with “I, for one, welcome our new robot masters.”
Which got me to thinking a typically inane thought: why was this phrase stuck in my head? A Google search for “for one” “welcome our new” yielded not just the phrase, but its memetic phylogeny. The original is a Simpsons quote, and it seems to have gotten lodged (albeit loosely) in several million skulls. Oh, and surprise, I’m about two years late to the memetic party.