Tag Archives | Meme

…Memes have beautiful scenery?

Meme Scenery

Sure, you’ve seen the memes, and you probably know them by name, but can you identify them by their… background?

Andy Baio from Waxy.org has created a project called Meme Scenery where he takes the most popular viral videos and strips them of their subjects, leaving just the backgrounds for you to decode.

In all, there are 23 for you to identify, though don’t be surprised if it’s harder than you think. (And if it’s not, maybe it’s time to get out more…)

[Waxy – Meme Scenery]

…You are not worthy of TGIMBOEJ?

Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronics Junk

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories’ Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronics Junk is a fascinating project in which a progressive lending library of electronic components becomes an internet meme in physical form halfway between P2P zip-archive sharing and a flea market.

Recipients of the box must:

  1. Take out and add as much electronics junk as you like (but keep it small enough to fit in a USPS flat-rate Priority Mail box).
  2. Write up, photograph, document or otherwise publish in some way online at least one thing you took out (suggested flickr tag: TGIMBOEJ).
  3. There is a little book in the box. Add a checkmark by your name to show that the box has been to you. Also propose a future recipient by adding their name and e-mail address to the book.
  4. Within two weeks pass the box along to one of the people whose name is in the book. Before mailing it to them, send them this list and make sure that they want to participate.

The goal is not necessarily to get anything of value from the box, but instead, to appreciate the box’s journey, and find some way to contribute to the overall story that the box represents.

Want to participate? Check out http://tgimboej.org/ to find out more.

[Via: Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories]

…It’s TGI Friday: You Should Have Seen This?

You Should Have Seen This

Are you ready to catch up with the Internet? Do you want to know every meme and every popular video and every strange picture and every funny joke that has ever been converted to bits and bytes and put online?

Then spend the weekend going through Greg Rutter’s Definitive List of The 99 Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet Unless You’re a Loser or Old or Something.

The site is a rather definitive list of just about everything that has ever earned its 15 minutes of Internet fame, and if you make it out alive, you’ll have the collective knowledge of about 99% of the people on the Internet crammed into your brain.

Just be prepared to be amazed, shocked, scared, and a little bit afraid.

[Greg Rutter’s Definitive List of The 99 Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet Unless You’re a Loser or Old or Something]

…Dipity knows Internet memes?

Internet Memes

Dipity’s Internet Memes is “an interactive view of the all the memes that swept across the Internet and burrowed in our zeitgeist”.

The list is also zoomable, so that you can dig down into the more obscure references, and it’s built from Wikipedia and Memelabs, so you know that it’s (at least somewhat) reliable.

Plus, anyone can add to it and maintain the list, so you know that the nerds fighting over the exact date that the cheezburger cat became famous are going to have this thing accurate to the second.

Just remember: “All your base are belong to us”.

[Dipity – Internet Memes]

…Cat Ladies and ManBabies are creepy?

Cat Ladies And ManBabies

Cat Ladies and ManBabies are perhaps the creepiest meme to ever set foot in the world wide web.

The process is simple (swap faces/heads in Photoshop) but the results are a little odd to say the least.

[Cat Ladies]

[ManBabies]

[Via: Neatorama]