Know Your Meme Episodes

Resident internet scientist Forest investigates.

Troll Bait

Troll bait is a term used to describe any individual who unknowingly attracts trolls or easily falls prey to such scheme. Stop Calling Me a Homo is a YouTube remix meme that reveals an interesting hierarchy of food chain behind troll-baits who render themselves exploitable, trolls whose only function is to troll and alas, a breed of cannibal trolls who prefer to troll their own kinds.

Published on 07/01/10



*F***ing Magnets, How Do They Work?* is a lyrical reference to the 2009 single Miracles by the Insane Clown Posse, an American hip hop duo from Detroit, Michigan. The song describes the wonders of the universe and an appreciation for nature’s beauty, while angrily eschewing science. Among the most quotable lines can be heard at 1:52, “f***ing magnets, how do they work,” which instantly became a popular catchphrase on the web.

Published on 06/12/10


My New Haircut

My New Haircut is a viral video created by Brett Tietjen, featuring himself as a stereotypical “broski” livin’ da vida loca with his boys in Staten Island, NY. In the original clip, Brett spikes his hair up with the stiffest gel around, drinks about a dozen Jager bombs and gets super pumped on bros’ night out with his boys who all have the same haircut.

Published on 05/25/10


Downfall Reaction Videos

“Hitler’s Downfall” is a subtitled parody video series based on a pinnacle scene from Downfall, a 2004 German drama revisiting the last ten days of Adolf Hitler’s life and eventual suicide.

Published on 04/29/10


Standing Cat

Standing Cat refers to the video of a cat named Rocky standing upright on his hind legs that garnered much attention on YouTube and Facebook in April 2010.

Published on 04/23/10


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