If you’re in Iowa, it may be time to arm up. It’s beginning to look like an all-out war is brewing online over the security of your corn.
In the new It movie, Pennywise the Dancing Clown is a terrifying, sewer-dwelling killer who turns your worst fears against you. He is also, as his name suggests, capable of absolutely ripping up the dance floor no matter what song is playing, as a hilarious new Twitter account demonstrates.
The creator of Pepe the Frog, the once-lovable cartoon frog appropriated by the assorted white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other vile meme-makers of the so-called “alt right,” has successfully enforced a copyright claim against a dude who had Pepe drawn into a bigoted children’s book.
People started freaking out on Wednesday afternoon when a giant inflatable chicken resembling Donald Trump appeared outside the White House. A local Fox affiliate even covered the event live. What the heck is happening?
You’ve probably seen it: a stock photo of a white-haired old man in a plain red turtleneck with the words “guess I’ll die” scrawled across his chest. But the story of how Mike Baldwin, a 76-year-old retired chemistry and biochemistry professor, actually became the internet’s preeminent expression of fatalism has…
Much like the universally true advice to “never tweet,” it’s probably a good idea to just avoid internet language and memes when you’re working in a professional capacity. Two well-intentioned researchers learned that the hard way recently when they didn’t do enough research on the term “derpy.”
Harvard is perhaps best known for producing some of the most heinous war criminals and terrorists of the second half of the 20th century, from Henry Kissinger to the Unabomber. But there is one thing that Harvard won’t stand for, and that’s offensive memes.
There’s a memorable gag from the (unfortunately revived) Arrested Development that goes like this: A character sees a brown paper bag labeled “dead dove, do not eat,” opens the bag anyway, reacts in disgust, and then remarks, “I don’t know what I expected.” It’s a pretty good approximation of how the bone hurting…
In Japan, there is an infamous gay porno called A Midsummer Night’s Lewd Dream. The flick has spawned seemingly endless memes online in Japan. It appears like one of its stars is in the Nintendo Switch’s Photo Album set-up screen.
In his month as President, Donald J. Trump has been portrayed by his many detractors as either an authoritarian with no respect for the rule of law surrounding himself with yes-men, paid crowds, and a cabal of wealthy, amoral cronies intent on bringing down democracy as we understand it—or as a child-like incompetent,…
Punching Nazis is something of a time honored tradition in the United States. So is making memes. It seems natural then that the Internet wouldn’t waste any time in making a video of white supremacist and neo-Nazi Richard Spencer getting punched in the face go viral.
Donald Trump never takes a day off from Twitter. Today, the president-elect published a tweet with an awkward photo of himself purportedly scribbling out his inaugural address with a Sharpie.
In this day and age, the hip trend is for fast food restaurants to take ownership of their shit-quality products by adopting sassy, teen-friendly social media presences. And what do the teens love? [Countless adolescents shout “MEMES” and dab in unison.]
Roger Marshall is an obstetrician and former captain in the Army Reserve who will begin his first term in the House representing Kansas’s first district starting today. Here he is being sworn in by Speaker Paul Ryan in the company of his family, most of whom are not total jabronis who hit weak-ass dabs during their…
“Star Wars but every time someone shoots a laser it speeds up” by Lord Aussem on YouTube is exactly what it says on the tin. I’m more surprised by the long stretches of time where no lasers are fired than I am by the fact that this only lasts one minute, 17 seconds.
Reddit is now home to two communities fanatically devoted to a cause. One believes it memed a bloviating fascist into office as the soon-to-be leader of the free world. The other wants to save Brendan Fraser.
For many of us, memes (both dank and otherwise) are one of the primary draws of going online, a small glimmer of light in the shadow universe that is the world wide web. This week, however, one Judge Judy plaintiff swore under penalty of TV perjury that she had nothing to do with memes—or, by her own telling,…
Last year, the internet wondered how a dog might wear pants. We now have the answer, thanks to a dog found in Bellevue, Washington. The pup sported a green baseball sweater and pants on his hind legs.
Bee Movie—Dreamworks’ 2007 animated cult classic that details the romance between a bee (Jerry Seinfeld) and a human woman (Renée Zellweger)—has long served as the inspiration behind the internet’s weirdest memes. Recently it’s paved the way for something that transcends Bee Movie—something absurd, an artful and…