The internet's (aka Reddit's) favorite online image hosting service now has a built-in meme generator. This is the greatest thing to ever happen to Imgur or the worst. Either way, the workflow is fairly straightforward and even the dopiest of luddites can make their own memes now. Great. Grand. Wonderful!
You've seen hundreds of 'em. You hold a few dear to your heart. You love seeing that Impact font. You laugh at those who call it meh-meh or mimi (even if you once did). You think you know the Internet, so you think you know what a meme is. But how did memes take over? Probably by being memes.
I thought the planking meme was dead, dead, dead. DEAD. But this pastor—most probably a friend of the couple—thought it needed a wedding planker to be truly dead. OK, Mr. Pastor sir, you win. We now can officially declare planking dead. Like, Mr. Trololo (RIP) dead. [Funnyur]
Gizmodo reader Cameron Halter said he was eating at Taco Mac in Atlanta, Georgia, when they noticed this note in their receipt. "I think it speaks for itself," he says in his email. Truth. [Thanks Cameron!]
Screw ghost riding the whip, forget flash mobs. There's a new internet craze threatening our children: taunting lizards and amphibians with fake food on your smartphone. Sure it's cute when they're crushing virtual insects but it's not so cute when they attack your finger.
A hurricane is barreling down on the East Coast. Earthquakes are everywhere. Steve Jobs is retiring. Everything is fucked! Which means it's the perfect opportunity to cash in with a viral meme. But how?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see everything worth seeing on YouTube in one video? Well thanks to Bill Doty, we can all experience that feeling, and it is glorious.
Lolcatz, NumaNuma Guy, Chocolate Rain, Scumbag Steve, Charlie Sheen - we all know what a meme is, but how many of us know how the concept actually got its start? The Information explores the surprisingly rich history of the Meme.
The Original Series, Next Generation, JJ Abrams reboot or FoxTrot gingerbread man form...doesn't matter what the medium is, really, as the poor red shirt's fate is still sealed. [FoxTrot - Thanks, David]
"It's taken me seven years of research, but I have finally figured out the perfect formula for a viral internet meme."
Alright, I need some help here. I've definitely been around the Internet quite a bit, but I don't think I can figure every single meme hidden in this picture. Like that poster to the right of Pedobear. What's that about?