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the departure of the Dubs

Last posted Mar 01, 2010 at 04:50PM EST. Added Feb 26, 2010 at 02:37PM EST
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Hi gang. I’m both excited & sad to announce that today is my last day as an employee of Rocketboom. I’ll still be a mod & a contributor to the KYM website, but won’t be appearing in future videos or working on the website code.

I’m super proud of everything we’ve made during the 3 years I’ve been here -- Know Your Meme has gone from some goofy ideas about wearing labcoats and talking about rickroll to a dedicated writing staff, 30+ videos and the unbelievable community that’s developed here on the site and built it into the 500,000+ pageviews/day powerhouse of internet knowledge that it is today.

Seriously: this place is built on the hard work & research of everyone, staff & non-staff alike, and I see this change as me simply moving from one side of that equation to the other. :)

I’ll be continuing to publish my work with the FAT Lab and on my blog,

I’m also on Twitter and many of you know how to find me on Facebook :)

Last edited Jul 21, 2010 at 08:44PM EDT
Feb 26, 2010 at 02:37PM EST

But you’re the (unofficial) face of KYM! =’(

Wat is this I dont even

Edit: On further speculation, it would be in poor taste to send off one of the original members of KYM in meme form. Therefore, on behalf of all oldfags and newfags, I salute you Mr. Dubs, and although you may not be in any more episodes, I hope you continue to provide useful information for KYM and pursue any goal your heart desires.

It seems like only yesterday when I made this…

Last edited Feb 26, 2010 at 07:40PM EST
Feb 26, 2010 at 02:39PM EST

I am sorry to hear this. I hope you do well in life.

Who could replace you?

Feb 26, 2010 at 02:44PM EST

Jamie, you’re still super cool if you work for Rocketboom or not.

It’s terrible you won’t be in the videos anymore, though.

Feb 26, 2010 at 03:06PM EST


Seriously though, I’m glad you’ll still be on KYM. You are the face of KYM. I just have to ask: Why are you leaving Rocketboom?

Feb 26, 2010 at 03:15PM EST
Jamie, you’re still super cool if you work for Rocketboom or not.

It’s terrible you won’t be in the videos anymore, though.

This, in over 9000 ways…

Feb 26, 2010 at 03:28PM EST

You will be missed, Jamie.
Farewell, dear veteran.

Feb 26, 2010 at 03:34PM EST

Hey Jamie,

I never log in any more, and I’m a terrible former intern, but great work. It’s very exciting to see where this site went, and where it’s going. Great work, see you on the internette.

Feb 26, 2010 at 04:14PM EST

Congrats, Jamie! Best of luck in your new endeavors. We will miss your face.

Feb 26, 2010 at 04:53PM EST

Well Jamie, we’ll all miss you. I have no idea who will replace you, outside of the lines that it won’t be me, and will miss you greatly. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

Feb 26, 2010 at 05:13PM EST

Thanks for all the support everyone! Appreciate the kind words :)

Feb 26, 2010 at 05:16PM EST

I dont approve of your leaving :(

Feb 26, 2010 at 05:20PM EST

hey Jamie,

I’m sure you will succeed in whatever it is you’ll be doing in your life out there. Go out there and break a leg!

You will be missed greatly

Feb 26, 2010 at 05:47PM EST

Dammit. I can’t open the page, Tomberry. F-ing filter >:(

Anyway… Goodbye Jamie. Your face will be missed in upcoming videos. At least it isn’t a goodbye.

Feb 26, 2010 at 05:50PM EST

It’s sad to see you go, Dubmeister, but I’m pretty sure that you’ll be doing great with your life outside of Rocketboom. I’ll miss seeing you in the webisodes though. :( But, let’s not dwell on sad things.

As a form of farewell, I’m going to present this work-in-progress fan art of you that I wanted to present to you when I was done with it but then again, what the hey. Enjoy the unfinished art and the rest of your happy days, King Jamie! You shall never be forgotten!

[[I’ll post the finished product when I get it done ;D]]

Feb 26, 2010 at 06:02PM EST

A few of us have started posting our favorite Jamie Dubs moments to a Tumblr blog: Fuck Yeah Jamie Dubs!

Submit yours here. ;-)

Last edited Feb 26, 2010 at 06:17PM EST
Feb 26, 2010 at 06:07PM EST

Thanks for everything you’ve done, Jamie.
But now who will Greg work with.

Chris will be taking Jamie’s place in episodes.

Feb 26, 2010 at 06:14PM EST

Correction: I won’t be taking Jamie’s place in episodes. I’ve taken on some more responsibilities with Rocketboom, but we’re bringing on two new Internet Scientists: Mike and Patrick. You’ll see them in the future.

Feb 26, 2010 at 11:07PM EST

Also, I’ve said this a million times already, but it can’t be said enough. Everything that Jamie does is AMAZING. When I first learned that he was leaving, I was stunned. But he’s going on to do some more awesome things, and he’s still going to be a member of the site. It’s just that he won’t have to “work” on the site. He did a lot of great things here, and it’s true that it’s the end of an era. But it’s also the beginning of some fresh changes, many that some of you have seen already, and some more in the very near future!

Feb 26, 2010 at 11:33PM EST

Its sad that you wont be part of the Rocketboom staff but i’m definately glad you’ll still stick around here.

Feb 28, 2010 at 04:48PM EST



Feb 28, 2010 at 05:53PM EST

In honor of Jamie Dub’s hard work, we’ve bestowed upon him the honorary badge of “Chief Scientist Emeritus”, visible on his profile page.

Mar 01, 2010 at 03:31PM EST

Sigh. I knew this day would come.

Godspeed, Jamie Dubs. Godspeed.

Mar 01, 2010 at 04:50PM EST

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