Remember back in the late 80s when these motivational office accessories were all the rage?
What started as an honest attempt to motivate and inspire employees to realize their full potential, quickly succumbed to parody and sarcasm. How could you not make fun of mediocrity and failure, right?
Motivational words were quickly swapped for tangible concepts and recognizable brands and a popular form of Internet meme was born. Queen’s reputation took both a hit due to this viral phenomenon but also garnered support through the now clichéd conventions of this format. Here’s a smattering of samples I culled from a Google image search: