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You could describe 'Bad Science Jokes' in pretty much the same words. This fun online project posts more corny puns and ridiculous photos than most meme pages, and it's exactly why we follow it — the content is so bad, it's actually good.
We at Bored Panda covered 'Bad Science Jokes' a few months ago, but during that time Melissa Miller, the woman running the show, has been keeping herself real busy so we just had to make an update!
Just like last time, we managed to get in touch with Melissa and she was kind enough to have a little chat with us about 'Bad Science Jokes.'
When asked which subjects do her fans seem to be interested in the most, she told Bored Panda that "my followers really seem to like anything animal-themed. Another one that always excites is astronomy. Astronomy is one of my favorites to meme about, too. There's a lot more than 'Uranus is gassy' but that one never fails to get a laugh!"
There's a somewhat common misconception that running a meme page is as simple as reposting the stuff you find on Reddit. While that might be true for some generic conceptless Trashtagram, 'Bad Science Jokes' is an entirely different case. There's a reason why it has hundreds of thousands of followers, and that's mindful content curation.
"I've been running 'Bad Science Jokes' for almost a decade now," Melissa said.
"A few things I look for are popularity of the subject and meme template, asking if I laughed (I'm easily entertained so I better laugh at it!), and seeing if it's been over-posted or over-used. I try to not post the same stuff that every other science or meme page is posting. I like being the trailblazer of the science meme world."
"I have some groups around the web that I use to help find or create content," she explained. "My group 'Unappreciated Puns' on Facebook and 'BadScienceJokes: the Group', also on Facebook. There, people help me find great puns or even send me memes!"
But sometimes the stars align and it can be as easy as seeing a picture and thinking to yourself, 'Yup, that'll do.'
Find Some Time Today To Look At A Good View
Now that 'Bad Science Jokes' has become so successful, Melissa said that at the same time she feels both more and less pressure working on it.
"I have literally been on a fancy dinner date and yelled, 'Wait, I didn't post on 'Bad Science Jokes' today!' I take it very seriously. Some days, like anyone, I get burnt out and will not post as frequently. I usually will allude to my followers what happened by captioning a post [something along the lines of], 'Be sure to take a break today!' or 'You're more than a selfie at a crazy angle.' We all get caught up in the online world and our online personas. We all need to make efforts to get out of the cycle, if for nothing more than our own sanity."
It Is Right
"'Bad Science Jokes' may just be a meme page but to me, it is so much more than that," Melissa added. "I have been able to start my own business (Digi-Buzz) through the help of 'Bad Science Jokes.' I have heard of people making friends by sending screenshots of my memes in group chats or in school. I heard of someone asking someone to prom with the 'Bad Science Jokes' book!"
"I don't know if other meme pages can say the same, but I have been blessed with a community of people who really enjoy the content and want more. They have been able to bring 'Bad Science Jokes' into their lives even off their phones and computers. It has been an amazing ride, and I hope this ride continues for a long time."