At my day job I write WordPress plugins all the time. We love that platform. Writing a plugin for me is typically an exercise of utility, so when I decided to create my first “Jamie” plugin I wanted it to be almost pointless. Since Humor is one of my loves in life, I decided to create a WordPress plugin based around the often hilarious Rage Comics meme. The “Rage Comics” meme is one that has a really strong following (mostly on Reddit) and the new material just seems to write itself daily.
The rage faces were not my initial intent. My idea was to create a WordPress plugin that replaced all your commenter’s avatars with stereotypical MySpace portraits. Realizing that it would only be funny to me, I decided to shift focus to something funnier and less lame. The rage comics are funny on more than one level. To an outsider the cheaply drawn characters might seem funny just because of the sloppiness, but to the trained eye a “me gusta” or “cereal guy” image says so much more.
The easiest way to see the plugin in action is to post your Gravatar-less comment right here on this post. Enjoy, and take a peek at the plugin in the WordPress repository-why not try it out and offer a rating and or some feedback?