We can cancel San Diego Comic-Con 2018 now. I’m not sure anything at the con can top this.
By now, you’ve probably seen the satirical posts where someone claims to have “forced a bot” to watch thousands of hours of video and then write their own script. The posts are funny, but if you haven’t realized, they’re jokes that don’t quite encapsulate how artificial intelligence works.
The MPR Raccoon has safely made it to the roof. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, you missed quite a day on Twitter yesterday.
If you spend too much online, you’re probably familiar with the “distracted boyfriend” meme. It shows a man checking out a woman on the street while his partner looks on in disgust. Meme makers typically put text on each of the three characters to highlight attention being given to something unimportant at the expense…
“Loss” is one of the modern internet’s most pervasive, and most strange, memes. Now, it’s, uh, a little different.
This month, students at the University of California at Berkeley voted a squirrel to hold one of the school’s open Senate seats. The candidate went by Furry Boi, and the man behind the mask, sophomore Stephen Boyle, largely credits his win to the endorsement of a meme page on Facebook.
There is no greater force in America than The Brand—and those who disrespect it suffer the consequences. This law was recently demonstrated by the owners Grumpy Cat (née Tardar Sauce), the viral internet superstar with a permanent Clint Eastwood-like scowl, who scored a massive $710,001 payout from a copyright…
Why are teens eating Tide pods? Or, at least, pretending to eat them in videos that they’re posting online? We have some theories. But the company that makes the brightly colored laundry pods would like you to know that, whatever the reason, it’s not their fault.
A rash of reports from overly credulous news outlets would have you believe that retailers are locking up their detergent in response to the “Tide pod” meme. As proof, the articles show photos pulled from social media of soap products bearing security devices. These products really are behind safety glass in some…
I spend a lot of time on the internet, and I’m going to level with you: I have no idea how “Steamed Hams” became a meme.
Thanks to Rian Johnson, Adam Driver, and, strangely enough, John Mayer, the whole internet is getting in on the glory of high-waisted pants.
Snap has had a rough year. Its stock price is cratering, and its once hype-worthy new product, Spectacles, has left the the company with almost $40 million of unsold inventory. But even with all that, the thing people will probably remember the most about Snapchat in 2017 was that stupid dancing hot dog.
Just over 10 years ago, television producer Steve Molaro ordered a pizza from the Domino’s website. Like anyone using the online system, he made his selections with a set of radio buttons labeled “whole,” “left,” “right,” and “none.” He selected “none” cheese. He selected “none” sauce. And he selected “left” beef.
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.”