Memes and Online Generators

cloudYou don’t need to surf the web very long before you begin to recognize some recurring images. Oh, the text on them frequently varies, but it’s pretty clear they come from a common source. Well, now you will learn where a couple of those sources can be found.

The image above is from an online word cloud generator. You can enter any words you would like . . . or simply cut and paste a selection from any source to see a visual display of word frequency.

The links below will take you to the sources of all of the images found on this page (and many more). All you need to do is enter your own text and save the resulting image. You are free to use it any way you wish.

The general understanding about copyrighted images (let’s say, TV’s “The Simpsons”) is that if you alter the image for satirical purposes and you are not overdoing it, you are safe under the “Fair Use” provisions of United States Trademark Law. (Of course, I’m not a lawyer, and I don’t pretend to understand the complexities of the judicial system.)

Remember, this is the smallest sampling of online generation tools. Oh, one caution, it is quite simple to overdo these little things . . . just as we have done below.

My personal favorite is the (de)motivational poster generator at the bottom of the page.

Gain attention by editing classic images.


Creatively define any word or phrase you desire.


Add a personalized touch to common visuals.


“Immortalize” someone with a star of their own.


 Gain attention with highly provocative images.


Or, My Personal Favorite

Visualize your own (de)motivational posters.