noun 1. meme (mēm) - a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation); "memes are the cultural counterpart of genes"
Yesterday afternoon I met actor Garret Dillahunt on the street. He of Deadwood, John from Cincinnati, No Country for Old Men, and The Assassination of Jesse James fame was sporting ruffled hair, jeans and a T-shirt. I interrupted my phone conversation and said, "You are the best actor! I love you! Especially in Deadwood! You rock!" and he stopped, smiled, touched his hand to his heart, and blew me a kiss as I walked away. What a lovely man.