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Last posted Nov 09, 2009 at 01:55PM EST. Added Nov 08, 2009 at 03:56PM EST
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New admins?

Man, aren’t they already paying for when I got the job?

Besides, being a new admin isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Every Thursday I get a cheque for 150 Rocketboom bux (redeemable for Rocketboom brand rockets and Rocketboom brand booms).

Also, you have to put up with users like Redspear that whine about new admins ALL THE TIME.

Besides, if there is going to be a new admin, it will probably be terry cordes.

Nov 08, 2009 at 04:17PM EST

@ Blubber

lol on terry cordes.

Hey, Blubby. I’ve always been curious as to the REAL story on how your were permitted admin status. How’d you do it? Would you be interested in spilling the beans on the subject?

Nov 08, 2009 at 04:29PM EST

There’s not really any secret to how Blubber was promoted to Admin. He was one of the most active users with the best understanding of Internet Memes and the least trollish behavior at the time. We were looking for more admins, and we all agreed that he was a great fit.

Redspear, I know that you want it badly, but you haven’t really exhibited a clear understanding of most internet traditions. Maybe some day you could be an admin, but at this time you have much learning to do.

If we were looking for a new admin right now, it would be a tough choice between Jostin, Frketson, and Tomberry. The three of these guys all show outstanding quality in their research.

Nov 08, 2009 at 04:42PM EST

Wow, I’m touched I’m considered, but out of the three of us (I’m sorry about this Fketson), I believe that Tomberry deserves it the most. He’s a pretty cool guy and he knows what he’s doing.

Nov 08, 2009 at 04:46PM EST

Yeah, Chris summed it up nicely, when I joined there was only about 300 or so users and all you needed to be the contributions leader was 400 contributions.

The early bird gets the worm.

Nov 08, 2009 at 04:46PM EST


That’s probably from all the fatty food you eat.

Nov 08, 2009 at 04:50PM EST

Is that all i was to you??

An Online stand? A fling, you’re sex poodle!

Thats it, im outta here.

Frketson OUT

Nov 08, 2009 at 04:54PM EST

Frketson… Don’t say that… You’re my first and best friend on this site… Does that not amount to something? Do you want our friendship to crumble into nothingness just because I accidentally by zero? Please don’t be sad like that little kitty who mad us a cookie but he eated it. Oh man…

Nov 08, 2009 at 05:06PM EST

Don’t make me blush dammit.
I don’t deserve this too.
Besides, I think I’m always making mistakes between fads and memes, even today.

In the other hand, if being an Admin open the lock to naked beautiful ladies, I may reconsider that choice.

Nov 08, 2009 at 05:09PM EST

After a touching post from Jostin (metaphorically speaking) i’ve reconsidered and will now stay.

I have a list of demands that i will post soon.

Nov 08, 2009 at 05:12PM EST

Yay! I got my friend back! Now we can celebrate by… wait a minute… demands?

Nov 08, 2009 at 05:16PM EST

I think that Jostin, Tomberry AND Frketson should all become admins. They all are extremely talented internet researchers who are good at writing entries.

Nov 08, 2009 at 05:22PM EST

@Captain Blubber

Other than .jpg, .png, .gif, .avi, .mkv, .wmv, .mp(e)g girls, I mean.

Nov 08, 2009 at 05:23PM EST


I thought those were the only kinds.

Real beautiful ladies have some crazy thing called “decency”.

Nov 08, 2009 at 05:25PM EST

Yes Jostin, Demands. BIG ones.

And with all the cats there is already too much pussy on the web.

Get it? Get it?

Oh i’m off fraken the chain.

Nov 08, 2009 at 05:31PM EST

This thread has to many compliments in it.

Time for some constructive critism.


Everyone sucks with the exception of myself.

Nov 08, 2009 at 05:35PM EST

I’m Captain Blubber and disregard that, I eat socks.


Nov 08, 2009 at 05:47PM EST

i live in a sock now since Menning shaved. It’s quite nice actually except people try wearing it and i have to bite their toes. foot doesn’t taste very good you know. they dont smell well either. Blubber should know because Canada is basically a giant foot. anyway the reason i want to be an admin is to be able to edit posts that aren’t mine. I have so much info to add to the DB i just don’t have the power.

Nov 08, 2009 at 10:06PM EST


I doubt we’ll see any new admins soon.
How did Brad Kim become an admin? Just wondering.

Nov 09, 2009 at 01:03AM EST

@ Real Genius

Simple. He works for them over in New York as an intern. Immediate admin-ship was immediate.

Nov 09, 2009 at 01:04AM EST

Dang, if you are a mid-level member, you know nothing.
I need to catch up soon.
Chris was around at the beginning, self explanitory. #8? Surprised when I first saw it.
Who’s Jamie’s superior, anyway?

Nov 09, 2009 at 01:29AM EST

In terms of membership on, no one is above Jamie. In terms of “the job”, Andrew Baron reigns supreme as he was the one who started it all.

A lot about something can be figured out once you put your mind into it:

- Rocketboom (Their videos are awesome!)
- Wikipedia (Major help for getting some dirt on our superiors right here)
- Rocketboom Wiki (A little outdated though… is the progeny of that site)

Nov 09, 2009 at 01:37AM EST

Jamie is #1. He is superior to himself.

Chris being #8 is easy. There were 7 admins before him. Some of them just arnt as active, as they are usually the website devs.

I remember I was listed as user #130, inb4 new user influx.

Nov 09, 2009 at 01:37AM EST

Blah, you’re close, but not quite right.
The first 7 users weren’t all admins. It’s a mix of admins and other friends of the show. I started working as a writer for Rocketboom back in July of 2008, before we launched this site. Brad Kim started as an intern earlier this year, and has since been hired on as well.
Today, Know Your Meme episodes are written by myself, Brad, Mike Rugnetta of MemeFactory, and of course ElspethJane, JamieDubs, and Yatta.
I continue to write for Rocketboom News, Know Your Meme, and occasionally Rocketboom Tech, along with a whole slew of talented people you can read all about on Rocketboom’s about page. Which is why I don’t get around to editing and confirming meme entries nearly as often as I’d like.

As for Jamie, The Internet Meme Database was his idea. As for the Know Your Meme series, Jamie, Ellie, and Yatta are pretty much equals as far as I can tell.

Nov 09, 2009 at 02:12AM EST

They have big important things to do outside of MemeDB editing. Speaking of which, I should get to sleep. I’ve got some script writing to do in the morning.

Nov 09, 2009 at 02:36AM EST


Speaking of which, I should do the same. :/

Nov 09, 2009 at 02:56AM EST

Of course they do. Otherwise, they wouldn’t join early.
When you find terry cordes, promote him for me. Blubber and I hear from him very often.

Nov 09, 2009 at 01:55PM EST

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