Know Your Meme Episodes


Resident internet scientist Forest investigates.

GW Shoe Throw

Iraqi Shoe Toss is a series of video remixes and animations based on the footage of former US president George W. Bush dodging shoes at a news conference held in Baghdad, Iraq in late 2008. With the lowest ratings of any president in the history of the United States saying goodbye to the war-torn country that he bombed on false pretenses, for many, the event represented a fitting “fairwell kiss”.

Published on 12/23/08

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Boom Goes the Dynamite

Boom Goes the Dynamite is a popular catchphrase derived from a college sportscast hosted by Brian Collin, a freshman journalism student at Ball State University who made his on-air debut in 2005.

Published on 12/22/08

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O RLY?

O RLY is internet slang for “OH REALLY?” with implicit sarcasm. Since gaining traction through with usage on Internet forums, O RLY has become a popular deadpan response to any statement that is deemed either highly doubtful or obviously true.

Published on 10/10/08

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FAIL

FAIL is turn-of-the-century internet slang that came to popularity through image macros and short videos depicting situations with unfortunate outcomes.

Published on 09/24/08

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La Caida de Edgar

Edgar’s Fall (La caída de Edgar) is a viral video featuring a young boy named Edgar and his cousin Fernando hiking in a ranch near their hometown of Monterrey, Mexico.

Published on 09/05/08

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