Despite critical and commercial success and a storied career, the two words that have followed Eminem the longest are “mom’s spaghetti,” from his Academy Award-winning song “Lose Yourself.” Bait-and-switch text memes were built around it. A re-edit of the song replaced just about every noun in “Lose Yourself” with…
In January, the videos started creeping onto YouTube, Vine, and Tumblr. They were distinguished by a sepia-toned freeze frame, an excerpt of the Yes song “Roundabout,” and an arrow that read “To Be Continued.” The videos spread well beyond the small group who understood the joke’s origins, and despite being little…
The years have not been kind to the former gods of glam rock—and particularly not to William Bruce Bailey, better known as Axl Rose. There’s a minor meme, which pokes fun at the weight the once-lithe Guns N’ Roses frontman has put on since his band’s glory days. And as TorrentFreak reports, he’s using the DMCA to try…
Frinkiac, the delightful timewaster that lets Simpsons fans search for their favorite quote and instantly find the matching screencap, just got even better: now it lets you create gifs, too. The world’s productivity just took a serious hit.
Ever wondered what exact scene condescending Willy Wonka came from or what Buzz and Woody were talking about in that Toy Story everywhere meme? Wonder no more. Here are 10 original movie scenes that became memes thanks to the power of the Internet and the curious filtration system it uses to transform ordinary scenes…
We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new language to describe our civilization as it evolves. Here are 20 terms and concepts that you’ll need to navigate our future.
There’s a still—and a matching quote—from The Simpsons to fit pretty much every occasion in human history. Finding the perfect one, however, just got incredibly easy with the public release of Frinkiac, which trawls through millions of images to match whatever Simpsons quote you put in.
The internet is fascinated with a peculiar clip of a girl riding her hoverboard around a pool on Christmas Day. She falls off. The hoverboard goes swimming. She dives in after it. This has to be some sort of viral marketing bullshit, right?
Our 26th US President and the only one to ever sport a chest tattoo would have been 157 today. A birthday he might have lived to see if he hadn’t had a bullet lodged in him his last 7 years.
The muscled figure of Technoviking is a significant part of the 21st century history of the Internet, you have seen him probably a thousand times, and you may wonder why only his blackened shape can be seen in the animated gif above. Here is why.
When the New Horizons spacecraft sent back its first clear image of everyone’s favorite dwarf planet, Pluto became a perfect storm of a meme. Historians in the future will wonder what we were smoking.
You’ve probably seen Riley. He’s a dog who got internet-famous for looking super stoned at his birthday party. He’s a funny little pup. But the North Koreans aren’t laughing. They recently showed the image on state TV to prove just how decadent American culture is.
Lots of countries are good at Vine. It should be no surprise that Japan is one of them.
An incredible thing happened on July 17, 2007. A video of several hundred inmates wearing orange jumpsuits and performing an immaculately choreographed dance to Thriller appeared on a small website called YouTube. Two years later, Michael Jackson was dead, and YouTube had changed history.
Every once in a while, pop culture combines with real life to produce a meme of truly epic proportions. The internet was made for #JurassicZoo, wherein animal wranglers take on their charges just like Chris Pratt in Jurassic World.
You know you have one.
You might think you are something else. That your selfie ability is pro level or simply unparalleled. Maybe it is. But can you do this? I’m sure you can if you tried!