Sorry if it’s been requested before (I did attempt a search), but for all the mashups and parodies of original memes, I’m surprised you haven’t covered the Wazzup beer commercial. There were some decent parodies (Superfriends) out there and this, also, was at a time when the Internet was young (for videos).
I hear more of it IRL as apposed to on the interwebs.
It’s going to be hard to prove that the internet played a strong role in motivating people to imitate the commercial rather than exposure to the commercial via TV broadcasts.
It’s a meme, yes. But I think trying to cram it into the “internet culture” box is kind of a losing battle.
I agree with that logic. Wierd, I am learning….