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, 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

Behind the Internet: The Rise and Fall of Keyboard Cat

Bad news first. Guys—Keyboard Cat is dead. The same cat you're still splicing into videos and GIF-ing as fast as your little fingers can fly is, in all likelihood, rotting 6 feet below some nondescript, Midwestern backyard. It all happened one night in 1987; our beloved Keyboard Cat (formerly known as Fatso) raised… » 2/21/13 5:40pm 2/21/13 5:40pm

This Hilarious Song Pretty Much Explains the Internet and Memes

If you're looking for an Internet anthem, here it is: a Journey - Faithfully parody that soulfully expresses it love for its favorite Internet memes. It's pretty much what we all do on the Internet every day, in song. Which means looking at picture of animals, watching silly videos, GIF crawlin' and guffawing to… » 2/05/13 8:00pm 2/05/13 8:00pm

20 Things That Happened on the Internet in 2012 in One Glorious Image

Because the Internet has such a short memory and moves at such a breakneck pace, it's hard to remember what happened on it in any given year. Like was Rebecca Black a 2012 thing or a 2011 thing? (Hint: it was 2011) But if you consider yourself an advanced Internetter, you should have no problem figuring out the 20… » 1/31/13 9:00am 1/31/13 9:00am