Just the other day I was struggling with the task of explaining what a meme is to my mom. ‘It’s a little inside joke found on the internet, created for the internet, about the internet. It’s a picture with a funny punchline. It’s a picture of a cat or Ryan Gosling. I don’t know. You’ll know one when you see one’.
Mashups are great, especially the ones that are completely bonkers. Hot on the heels of Valentine’s Day is the even more supreme hotness of Vladimir Putin. As the Vladentinesday Tumblr (self-described as ‘love letters from a global badass’) would have it, Putin’s dangerously rugged charm is right at home here as his mug is gratuitously […]
We’re digging the hilarious Les Mean Girls, the latest Tumblr full of meme mashups to grace our screens. Who knew that the classics Mean Girls and Les Misérables would mesh together so perfectly? Totally fetch!
Haha, the Buzzfeed folks had us in stitches with this bunch of images showing how Jeremy Renner is really Grumpy Cat — yes, the same Grumpy Cat that has become a meme hit of late. Have a look and we’ll be damned if you don’t see the likeness.
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Sharing a laugh. In May 2010, this somewhat odd sight of the two computer industry rivals became a meme hit with everyone having their take on what the two were really chuckling about. Ah, those were the days. Here are a few of the best — and oh, while you’re at it, replace the mention of ‘Windows 7′ with ‘Windows 8′.
The marking gurus at IKEA are probably kicking back and laughing as their latest catalog has turned from a big scandal to a series of viral internet memes which is gaining them more publicity than ever. IKEA had photoshopped women out of it’s catalogs for the Saudi Arabian market to fit in with religious beliefs and traditions.
Nothing screams manliness more than tight fists, ripped torso, and mariachi mustache. The Overly Manly Man is on a meme roll, and he has a lot to rant about to the rest of us wussies. Wonder who’d win in a fist fight, Chuck Norris or him. Or at the very least, out-outlandish each other.
Like his dad, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong-un is fast catapulting to superstar status on the Internet. First there was the Kim Jong-un Looking At Things blog, a spinoff of the Kim Jong Il Looking At Things blog, but North Korea’s reigning Supreme Leader has shown promise in inching out of his dad’s shadow, as this modest image collection gathered from around the world wide web evidently shows.
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.
Canv.as has been unveiled as the latest project by 4chan creator, moot, probably the biggest web entrepreneur you have never heard of. Canv.as is an imageboard where you can collaborate on images, working on the next internet meme. Interactivity and basic image manipulation tools on the web aren’t new, but when you have influence and a following […]
So you didn’t get in on F#*k You Penguin before it blew up; the guys at People Of Walmart beat you to the punch. Well, here’s the answer. Create your own super-fun Meme via the Meme Generator website, and become an instant Web 2.0 hero.