Know Your Meme Episodes

Resident internet scientist Forest investigates.

Over 9000

Over 9000 is a popular catchphrase derived from the Japanese manga anime series Dragon Ball Z, typically used as an innumerable quantifier to describe a large number of something like “several”, “lots”, “butt loads” and even the metric “ass tonne”.

Published on 10/01/10


Leeroy Jenkins

“Leeeeeeeeeeerooooy Jenkinnnnns!” is a popular catchphrase first screamed by a World of Warcraft player of the same name, just before ignorantly charging headlong into battle and ruining his group’s carefully laid out plans.

Published on 09/02/10


Antoine Dodson

Antoine Dodson is a college student from Huntsville, Alabama who became an overnight celebrity after giving a passionate TV interview in defense of his sister woken up by a late-night bedroom intruder.

Published on 08/27/10


Lying Down Game

Lying Down Game is a participatory photo meme that involves having one’s photograph taken whilst lying rigidly face down in public space and then sharing the image via internet. Since becoming popular through Facebook around June 2009, the viral game has spawned thousands of photos of people lying flat in public landscapes across the world.

Published on 08/03/10


Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow is a viral video featuring Paul Vasquez, who exclaims and mumbles in sheer joy after witnessing a double rainbow in the sky while hiking in Yosemite National Park, California. Towards the end of video, Paul breaks into tears with many notable quotes like “it’s so bright and vivid”, “it’s starting to look like a triple rainbow”, and “what does it mean, I don’t know what this means."

Published on 07/09/10


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