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Monthly Review: May 2011

Monthly Review: May 2011

Added May 31, 2011 at 08:27PM EDT by Brad.

This month’s highlights: Osama bin Laden’s death, UK Royal Wedding, Forever Alone flashmob, Planking, May 21st Rapture Hoax and more!

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Monthly Review: April 2011

Monthly Review: April 2011

Added Apr 29, 2011 at 06:26PM EDT by Brad.

In this month’s issue: Nyan the Pop Tart Cat, Anti-Zombie Fortress, 48÷2(9+3), Zuckerberg Note Pass, “Not Intended to be a Factual Statement” and more!

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Monthly Review: March 2011

Monthly Review: March 2011

Added Mar 31, 2011 at 02:57PM EDT by Brad.

In this month’s issue: Rebecca Black’s “Friday”, UCLA student’s “Asians in the Library” video, Charlie Sheen’s Rant, Zangief Kid, My Little Pony on 4chan and more!

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Monthly Review: February 2011

Monthly Review: February 2011

Added Feb 28, 2011 at 06:25PM EST by Brad.

In this month’s issue: Serene Branson’s on-air Blooper at the Grammy Awards, Scumbag Steve, Thom Yorke Dance Dubs, Bread Helmet Protester, Bear Grylls’ “Better Drink My Own Piss”, Hipster Mermaid, Business Cat and more!

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Memes in 2010: Antoine Dodson

Memes in 2010: Antoine Dodson

Added Dec 27, 2010 at 08:28PM EST by Brad.

And without further ado, KYM presents…

The Meme of the Year: Antoine Dodson & Bed Intruder Song! For more insights and highlights on the year’s biggest internet phenomenon, check out Elspeth’s video report and episode notes inside.

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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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