Cory Booker: ISIS Is Winning the Internet War With "Fancy Memes"

No matter how many zillions of munitions we drop or drone-fire onto the territory controlled by ISIS, we’re woefully far behind in the propaganda war—and nowhere is this more evident than the increasing Meme Gap. But internet legend turned senator Cory Booker wants to turn the tide. » 5/07/15 5:50pm 5/07/15 5:50pm

Inside Morgellons, the Internet's Disease

Joni Mitchell was hospitalized this week, but the songwriter has been sick for years. She has described her debilitating illness as “a slow, unpredictable killer–a terrorist disease. It will blow up one of your organs, leaving you in bed for a year.” Yet doctors have described this same illness as an internet meme, a… » 4/03/15 5:00pm 4/03/15 5:00pm

In Praise of Skull Trumpet, the Internet's Spookiest Meme

Doot-doot! The internet's spookiest meme isn't really spooky at all. Start the video, and a disembodied skull holding a trumpet appears, hovering over a field of black. Without menace, it turns toward you, and the bell of its horn begins to throb. Doot-doot! Skull Trumpet's musical salvo lasts all of two notes, and… » 10/31/14 12:51pm 10/31/14 12:51pm

This video reveals the origin scenes of the Internet's most famous memes

Memes are so damn clever at capturing emotion and feeling that they're pretty much the clearest way to communicate on the Internet. Need to explain your disappointment in something? Throw up that facepalm. And though most pop culture junkies can figure out where most memes and image macros come from, this video shows… » 4/07/14 9:38pm 4/07/14 9:38pm

What are these 20 things that happened on the Internet in 2013?

Your two week long hangover may have prevented you from realizing this but... it's 2014 now. That means 2013 is over and done with and like any other year, needs to be wrapped up nicely in one lovely drawing. This drawing, commissioned by Syzygy and created by Brosmind, sums up all that has happened on the Internet in… » 1/14/14 4:02am 1/14/14 4:02am

7 Reasons Never to Give 4Chan a 3D Printer

Over at 3D printing marketplace Shapeways.com, inspired individuals are free to post their 3D-printable creations for all the world to buy. And sure, there's some more benign items like art and iPhone cases littered among the clutter, but dig a little deeper and you'll find what Shapeways' masses really want:… » 12/13/13 12:00pm 12/13/13 12:00pm

These Internet Memes Art Pieces Should Be in a Museum

You know a meme when you see one. Silly image. Impact font. Chortling punchline. You know when something goes viral on the Internet too. It's all over Facebook. Every site you go to has a post about it. You keep seeing it for three weeks. But you've never seen memes and Internet viral hits like this. This is art. » 6/12/13 10:00pm 6/12/13 10:00pm

Watch a Pretty Actress Recreate Popular Internet Memes

Alison Brie, the gorgeous actress that somehow juggles Community and Mad Men without creating a black hole in the Internet, is a pretty funny fellow. Oh and she's also really, really pretty. But funny! But pretty. Anyways, she was tasked at recreating the faces of popular internet memes (think grumpy cat and overly… » 4/17/13 10:00pm 4/17/13 10:00pm