I was listening to NPR, and they interviewed Yatta about internet memes!!! I only got to listen to the last 2 minuets though… Do any of you have a copy of it or know where I can find it?
I would love to hear this too! Have you tried NPR’s website? They usually have interviews there.
EDIT: Found It
Not a problem. KYM has been getting more and more media attention lately.
Now people can hear it easier. That’s great!
Wow, nice one animecello! Would never have thought to put it on YT :)
Man internet memes are really getting more popular
This is awesome!!!11! I LOOOOVE NPR! Kym is getting more attention than ever before!
However, I feel the interviewer does not take Internet memes seriously. We need to get people to treat Internet memes and culture just likr they would traditional culture.
Only the big hitters here, unfortunately. Who is Yatta, though? An NPR correspondent … ?
Did he really just ask that?
He’s new. He’ll learn. I did!
Check his FYAD thread. He knows how it goes down.
I actually put < /noob> at the end but the forum thought it was legitimate html. O.o
So either I just failed or I just owned the reply box …
Nice. I’ve done that too. When I do that, I space between everything (like “< / noob >”)
@everyone: thanks. That was fun, although they had to cut what was a 30 minute conversation down to just 5. I’m sure it was necessary as I probably went on and on about the serious stuff.
@Joefilms: You would have loved some of the stuff that didn’t make it in there:
- LOLCats/Cat Macros should be considered the meme of the decade as it started within a subculture, codified (LOLspeak, ICHC, Memegenerator), became a mainstream hit, and despite it’s popularity and commercialization, it continues to stay true to its Caturday roots.
- My warning about 4chan (NPR listeners should not go there. It would be like visiting a slaughterhouse just because you like yummy steak)
- The interesting evolution of Incidental Internet Star from ‘Star Wars Kid’ (ashamed of famo) to ‘David After Dentist’ (embraced his famo).
- The popularity of Internet Memes among mainstream pop culture means that it will be harder for most people to spot actual grassroots phenomena (strong memes) vs top down, media-fueled buzz (weak memes).
@Christopher Sphinx. Hello and welcome to KYM. ;-)
(edited for speeling and the grammor.)
Is there a way that we can hear the full interview?
yatta, your real name is cheese?
that, is seriously, the best thing ever