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KYM Sculpture Contest: Results!

KYM Sculpture Contest: Results!

Added Jan 03, 2011 at 02:07PM EST by Captain Blubber.

The Know Your Meme Sculpture Contest results are here! We’d like to give a big two thumbs up for everyone who participated in the second round of KYM community-building exercise and hope y’all enjoy them.

And remember, you are all winners, it’s just that some are bigger winners than the rest.

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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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Anime Girls in Bullet Hell

Anime Girls in Bullet Hell

Added Dec 24, 2010 at 05:29PM EST by AJ Mazur.

Touhou Project 101! Let’s take a closer look at one of the largest Japanese indie game franchises and the rise of moé characters as a memetic powerhouse.

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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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When the DDoS Dust Settles

When the DDoS Dust Settles

Added Dec 17, 2010 at 04:39PM EST by AJ Mazur.

Now that the DDoS attacks have cleared, find out what the attacked have done to respond, the impending threats towards digital free speech, and what you can do to help.

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Grammar, Narration, and Vampire Harry Potter

Grammar, Narration, and Vampire Harry Potter

Added Dec 15, 2010 at 07:55PM EST by AJ Mazur.

Whether you see it as an art or science, portraying your ideas on the Internet can be a tricky biz. From the most basic questions to the worst fanfiction evar posted, many Internet users still seem to struggle with speaking eloquently let alone using spell check.

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