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Yatta on NPR

Last posted Dec 28, 2009 at 01:26PM EST. Added Dec 26, 2009 at 06:32PM EST
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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?

Dec 26, 2009 at 06:32PM EST

I would love to hear this too! Have you tried NPR’s website? They usually have interviews there.
EDIT: Found It

Dec 26, 2009 at 06:36PM EST

Not a problem. KYM has been getting more and more media attention lately.

Dec 26, 2009 at 06:43PM EST

Wow, nice one animecello! Would never have thought to put it on YT :)

Dec 26, 2009 at 08:12PM EST

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.

Dec 27, 2009 at 08:34AM EST

He’s new. He’ll learn. I did!

Check his FYAD thread. He knows how it goes down.

Dec 27, 2009 at 05:30PM EST

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 …

Dec 27, 2009 at 05:33PM EST

Nice. I’ve done that too. When I do that, I space between everything (like “< / noob >”)

Dec 27, 2009 at 05:39PM EST

@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.)

Dec 28, 2009 at 12:41PM EST

Is there a way that we can hear the full interview?

Dec 28, 2009 at 01:17PM EST

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