Know Your Meme Episodes

Resident internet scientist Forest investigates.

Star Wars Kid

Star Wars Kid is a viral video created by Ghyslain Razaa, a Canadian teenager who filmed himself fighting against imaginary sentries with a golf-ball retriever, as though it were a double-sided light saber such as the one Darth Maul uses in Star Wars: Episode I. Over the last decade, it is estimated that the original, unmodified Star Wars Kid video has accumulated over a billion views.

Published on 01/02/09


Project Chanology

Project Chanology is a series of protest movements launched against the practices of the Church of Scientology by members of Anonymous. The project was started in response to the Church of Scientology’s attempts to remove video clips from a highly publicized interview with Scientologist Tom Cruise from the Internet in January 2008.

Published on 12/31/08


Disaster Girl

Disaster Girl refers to a series of photoshopped images using an exploitable photo of a little girl smiling devilishly in front of a burning house.

Published on 12/29/08


Lip Dub

Lip Dubs are do-it-yourself music videos featuring an individual or a group lip synching to a popular song of choice. Such videos are usually shot in one-take and later dubbed with the original track.

Published on 12/26/08



Magibon is a YouTube celebrity most well known for her minimalist, staring-contest-esque videos, which exhibit her extraordinarily large eyes. Since her online debut in July 2006, Magibon has become an official partner of YouTube and boasts over 100,000 subscribers.

Published on 12/24/08


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