Know Your Meme Episodes

Resident internet scientist Forest investigates.

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



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



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


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


All Your Base

“All Your Base Are Belong to Us” is a classic catchphrase that has been spawning derivatives at some level since at least 1998. Most of the early derivatives took the form of image macros and Flash animations, although the meme has spread to YouTube videos as well.

Published on 08/15/08


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