4: The Nintendo Konami Code
If you were a kid in the late 80’s and early 90’s, you probably recognize the infamous “Konami” cheat code referenced in this great meme. For those of you who are less “cultured”, the Konami code allowed video game players nearly invincible powers to advance through a game (extra weapons, unlimited lives, etc.). It basically allowed people who otherwise sucked at video games to get a little bit of enjoyment out of the games. The Konami meme comes up from time to time as a “solution” to really bad and difficult problem (i.e. cheating emissions testing in your diesel engines…).