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Memes in 2010: Downfall

Memes in 2010: Downfall

Added Dec 27, 2010 at 02:49PM EST by Brad.

In April, YouTube turned into a battleground of copyrights and fair use doctrine when hundreds of “Downfall” parody videos were taken down on behalf of the German production studio Constantin Films.

In a special two-part KYM episode, Internet scientists Elspeth & Yatta explain how Constantin’s attempt has only drawn more attention to the meme and how to dispute a wrongful copyright claim on YouTube.

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Memes in 2010: Double Rainbow

Memes in 2010: Double Rainbow

Added Dec 26, 2010 at 02:03PM EST by Don.

Two rainbows, one guy. Need we say more? Take a walk down the memory lane with Internet scientist Mike Rugnetta on the viral phenomenon of Double Rainbow.

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Memes in 2010: Effing Magnets

Memes in 2010: Effing Magnets

Added Dec 24, 2010 at 05:39AM EST by Don.

In April 2010, Detroit rappers Insane Clown Posse pulled out a wild card with a song about the wonders of nature titled “Miracles,” which was quickly met by both ridicule and immense reaction. Were they trolling for $$$? Or were they not thinking at all? Check out scientist Elspethjane’s report for more info!

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Memes in 2010: Epic Beard Man

Memes in 2010: Epic Beard Man

Added Dec 23, 2010 at 05:30PM EST by Brad.

Hey guize, here’s our annual review of KYM’s top 5 user-favorited episodes in 2010! So let’s all take a seater, get comfy and reminisce on some memes. First on the list is… chef scientist Yatta’s report on Oakland’s legendary bus fighter, Epic Beard Man.

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Monthly Review: November 2010

Monthly Review: November 2010

Added Nov 30, 2010 at 03:54PM EST by Brad.

Drama wrapup… 4chan’s internet drama-rama continues with blogging service Tumblr and retail chain Hot Topic; Random questions about waffles and carrots take over Reddit; George Takei calls an anti-Gay school board member a total douchebag; Internet scientists analyze the Brazilian macro meme Tenso & Fensler’s classic “G.I. Joe Public Service Announcement” parodies.

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Monthly Review: October 2010

Monthly Review: October 2010

Added Oct 30, 2010 at 03:47PM EDT by Brad.

In this month’s issue: Never Say No to Panda, Cigar Guy, Troll Science, Christine O’Donnell’s “I am Not a Witch” video and Jimmy McMillan’s “The Rent is Too Damn High!”

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Monthly Review: August 2010

Monthly Review: August 2010

Added Aug 30, 2010 at 03:46PM EDT by Brad.

In this month’s issue: Antoine Dodson, Basil Marceaux, Interior Semiotics, Steven Slater, Prancing Cera and more!

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Monthly Review: October 2011

Monthly Review: October 2011

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In this month’s issue: “We are the 99%” slogan from Occupy protests, Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses, Sh*t That Siri Says, “We’re a culture, not a costume” campaign and the Wadsworth Constant and more!

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