So, one of my personal goals is to separate Memebase from the plethora of other meme-sites out there – sites like 9gag or Memestache or infinite others that just spit out content and don’t have a “personality.” So we decided, for the ultimate reason of “for the lulz,” to just append “, Sistah” to the end of every post. It was funny to us because it was just a dumb nonsensical nothing; we didn’t realize it would create such an outpour of confusion/discussion/hatred. We didn’t even think people would...
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Don because I already have.
Haha, that one’s the worst because of my gum-chewing.
Incidentally, the answer to all three is “colored greens”
Is it truly better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all?
Worst as in “offensive” – I think you know. Worst as in “dumb” – probably this entire day.
Favorite viral video? Egads, that’s tough. Does “All Your Base” count? I know it’s before “video” really, but it has a special place in my heart. Maybe the Fifth Avacado, if just for the Pixies ending? Again, flash days not video, but… This is probably my favorite video I ever made:
Why did you decide to do this?
Well thanks! That’s exactly what I mean about the whole Otherness – we assume everyone has weird evil motives but I think we all want the same thing. I’m a “cluster lead,” which means I make most decisions regarding Memebase and its subsites (our “cluster”). I don’t “own” it, as it is Cheezburger’s, but I am rarely at odds with my superiors (sometimes I post something too insensitive or I insult one of our advertisers and get in trouble) and have a large amount of freedom. They trust me, which is...
I love not having advice animals all the time. I personally think the stock image humans are worse, and we should shy away from image macros in general because people think that a new “character” is the only way to create a new “meme,” which I think fosters unoriginality and lame attempts at “getting famous”. I’ve watched maybe 20 episodes of the new My Little Pony in order to stay on top of and understand things, and I have yet to get into it. I don’t understand it. I think people delude themselves into...
I think there are definitely ways for them to interact – I don’t know that we’ve thought of many yet. Whenever a meme “breaks,” I try to redirect my users to Know Your Meme so they understand, which I find to be a great way to tie our sites together. Cheezburger is probably going to undergo more changes all the time while Know Your Meme stays the same, so maybe the potential for awesome collaboration is yet to be unlocked.
The Chevy Sonic campaign hardly bothered me – I guess their banners seems to paint a picture of “influence” but I don’t believe any of the content was changed because of it – merely reminders about “classic” memes. I love Know Your Meme so I want them to get money so they can do better cooler things and keep doing the same cool things. From being on the more “Cheezburger” side of things, Know Your Meme operates much more autonomously than the rest of the network, which I’m happy about. Except for maybe...
I am hesitant to say there will be a “migration” – but I do think there will be much better integration between the two. I think the networks will finally figure out that the internet is a more important tool than they realize now, and will either stream shows simultaneously online as well as on air, or digital distribution will take on a new form of this be-all television-or-monitor you-decide kind of monster.
Memebase began last… October if I recall. So it was only about a year ago. Mostly we needed a place to put all our non-FAIL, non-cats stuff. It was originally nothing more than Advice Animals and Rage Comics, back when Troll Science was pretty prevalent. It’s funny to think about that, now. But eventually, somehow, it started growing a userbase of its own and it became a pretty powerful force in our Network and eventually we realized it needed a lot more attention and focused on everything current...
Ah, real questions. I like. My favorite video game would have to be Braid, since I talk about it all the darn time. Though I was partial to Day of the Tentacle in the day. Anything with clever innovative gameplay (regarding time travel) and I am hooked. I wouldn’t mind seeing older weird things come back like Animutations, though I haven’t really given this that much thought. I just like things that aren’t easy to replicate/take time to make, even if the result is ridiculous. I think people have both...
i wanna know where da gold at
Joogotit, man. The Other in that we form cliques based on little more than proximity and chance. That Memebase is really no different than Reddit or 4chan or funny junk in a lot of ways (Obviously there are differences but I hope you understand the meat of what I mean) other than where you choose to ally. I don’t really know sports. I guess my favorite sport is curling? And something about Tebowing?