Memewatch: “XXX is the new black”

Memes are fascinating and they pop up in the strangest areas. Case in point: The lift of the phrase “… is the new black” from the fashion industry. While it was originally used by fashon zombies to describe how some color other than black is the dress-up tint for the current season, it was nicked by ironists and has sincebecome ubiquitous, with everything from nuclear energy to fat being called thenew black. [Courtesy of Robot Wisdom’s Jorn Barger — He’s baa-ack!]


  1. What does that say about “Big is the new small?”