Know Your Meme Episodes

Resident internet scientist Forest investigates.

Om Nom Nom

Om Nom Nom Nom is internet slang used to indicate eating. Commonly used in LOLcats and similar image macros, the onomatopoeic phrase translates as “I am absorbed in eating this” or “OMG this is awesome eats, I’m eating it!"

Published on 12/18/09


Balloon Boy

Ballon Boy is the nickname given to Falcon Heene, a 6 year-old boy who reportedly climbed into a helium-filled balloon which was meant to hover only 20 feet above the ground, but took off.

Published on 11/18/09


Autotune (feat. Weird Al Yankovic)

Auto-Tune is an automated pitch-correction and audio-processing software developed by Antares Audio Technologies in 1997. While the technology has been silently at work behind various hits for over a decade, it was introduced to larger audiences after the breakout of rapper, singer and producer T-Pain, who experimented heavily with auto-tune effect in his albums.

Published on 11/10/09


Where the Hell is Matt?

Where the Hell is Matt? (aka “Dancing Matt”) is a viral video series featuring Matt Harding dancing in front of famous landmarks and sightseeing spots around the world.

Published on 10/08/09


Get Down Dance

Get Down is a series of stop-motion dance videos mimicking a software glitch in the Nintendo 64 game Goldeneye 007, wherein the characters would suddenly spaz out if the game cartridge was only partially attached to the console.

Published on 10/01/09


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