This has gone viral faster than a chinchilla in heat (er, not sure what that means): makeup effects artist Kevin Kirkpatrick created these prosthetic models of what Beavis and Butthead would look like in real life.
Being as busy as I am, I often let current events and hard news fall to periphery of my day-to-day focus. Also, being a highly visual person means that I like to interpret information in that form. Buzzfeed’s Most Powerful Photos of 2011 is an awe-inspiring collection of images that span all news categories and something I really responded to.
Memes — creative elements passed virally from person to person — have become commonplace across the Internet, ping-ponging from community to community. In this piece, the latest in the PBS Off Book series, artists and trend researchers dig into this phenomenon, explore the origins of recent Memes, and contemplate the appeal of mass-collaboration.
Our friends over at Buzzfeed have a compiled a wicked mash-up of Kanye West Tweets sitting below New Yorker magazine cartoons, with the disclaimer that ‘Kanye’s tweets are egocentric, whiny, and use a lot of exclamation points’. Alright!