Posts Tagged “meme”

Quick Meme #2: Doge

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This is the “doge” meme. The term “doge” is a combination of “dog” and the nickname of the Shiba Inus breed, “Shibe”. The initial few months of this meme coincided with the growing popularity of Shinba Inus on Tumblr over the summer of 2012, when the term “shibe” came to be used. On November 20th 2013 Youtube jumped on the bandwagon and added an Easter Egg (hidden placed item or result) which changed the page results for “doge meme” into the style of the meme with bright and ... read more

Espurr’s Eyes: X/Y Pokemon’s Famous Stare

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Fans of different shows and movies have their own unique memes, so today I would like to take a look at a very specific meme that comes directly from a specific Pokemon, Espurr. Firstly, Espurr is a Pokemon that originates from the Pokemon X&Y games. It is a fuzzy, small, dull light purple creature that somewhat resembles a short-limbed cat standing on its hind legs. This Pokemon has large folded ears, because according to the Pokemon X Pokedex entry, and from the Pokemon Y Pokedex entry we ... read more

“What Would I Say?” Facebook Status Predictions

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A new website called "What Would I Say?" is beginning to take the internet by storm. When you log into it from Facebook it generates several predicted statuses that you might post based off of the past statuses posted from your account. If that has you worried, "we don't store any of your personal information anywhere. In fact, we don't even have a database!" the site creators proclaimed on their About page. Why I care about this new site? The results are often in humorously poor English ... read more

A more precise FAIL: “You Had One Job!”

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By now most of the internet is accused to "FAIL", particularly in all caps, being used to denote particularly obvious situations of failure and conversely and "WIN" being used to caption brilliant triumphs. Since tragedy is inherently interesting, there are several other meme phrases that have the same implied meaning as FAIL. "You Had One Job" which implies that the way that the person or object only had one purpose or assigned task which they have in turn made into a huge FAIL. Most of the things ... read more

Life Hacks

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What exactly is a 'life hack'? Well according to Urban Dictionary, a life hack is "A tool or technique that makes some aspect of one's life easier or more efficient". These tips and tricks have been around for a while, but now that captioning images and sharing them online has become popular, it makes sense that life hacks would enter the meme world. Lifehacks range from the obviously doable, like "Put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle for a no-mess experience" to the difficult, "Bacon Pancakes", ... read more

Information Leaks through Fandoms

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Within a fandom, news of new content by the creators spawns joy and sparks debate over the future of the franchise. But sometimes fans are so rabid for new information that they will share new information leaks with other fans, spreading it across the world at a lightning pace that would be impossible without the combined power of the internet and fandom communities. In the age of the internet, content creators have to be very careful about who they reveal information to. Some people are excited ... read more

Futurama Memes

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Taking stills from TV shows and movies to give them funny captions is one of the most basic form of meme. In this post I will be showing a collection of memes derived from stills of the show Futurama.   The “Why not Zoiedberg?” is a meme which has a line directly from the show, a trend among these memes. It features character Zoiedberg offering himself as an option for… well almost anything. There are many examples of modifications to this meme, such as: computer wallpaper, Pokemon (using ... read more