yup, what Zombie said ^^. my favorite is the one w/ tiger:
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so i was checking out random entries and ran across a funny/appropriate ad sense in there are no girls on the internet entry. any others? i know there’s some good ones in our Dpool. post screen shots!
thanks, also ran across the youtomb page of english version (uploaded by the same guy). it got deleted last month: http://youtomb.mit.edu/youtube/tcW3hbnR2EI also, updated the origin section: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/downfall-hitler-meme
there is a YouTube upload preceding the one above; it’s in spanish sub, uploaded on August 10, 2006. I believe it’s Hitler reacting to flight simulator demo:
what we know so far: Instance: A term to denote any iteration of a meme, including replication of exact copies; the most basic unit of measurement for notability. For example, a popular quote gains its “catchphrase” status through repeated instances. Derivative: A term to denote any variants of a meme created in reference to the original instance. Literally, it’s a thing that is derived from another thing. This includes exploitables, remixes and parodies. Remix: A type of derivatives created by using...
yeah, i did a quick search on way back machine, and comment #51 was registered sometime after jan. 2008. pardon my false alarm :P the second earliest instance i could find was a Gamespot thread dating back to 10/2007, though i’m not sure how it would’ve started as a thread title. doing research on this is not an easy task, as lots of search results pertain to user signatures that are unrelated to post dates. well, better luck another day!
good news everyone- i just found a new lead on the possible origin of what is this i don’t even. Anonymous comment can be found in this rule34 thread (NSFW/ u can’t unsee it!!!) posted on April 26, 2007. The image speaks for itself, see comment #51. oh and @Memedude, there’s probably different ways to narrow google searches down, but i find using custom date range really helpful.
@Chris, re: mutations I agree, the case of Advice Dog is a great example of mutations w/ lots of different voices and characters, while conforming to a certain format/layout. @Jostin re: reiteration “Basically, an idea redone or repeated.” in my view, i see “reiteration” as in something repeated over and over by an individual/single group (vs. organic instances over the web). so in KYM, i guess “reiteration” can be applied to things like forced memes, viral campaigns and other concentrated efforts....
re: instances “instance” as a piece of information/media that’s replicated without change (ex: reblogged stories, copypasta). early signs of going viral. re: spin-offs “spin-off” memes as a separate set of info/media that’s grown out of an existing meme, but with explicit references to the original content. For example, operation lioncash is a spin-off phenomenon of jesus christ it’s a lion get in the car, but furwiki is not a “spin-off” phenmenon of wikipedia, since they’re only similar in form.
instances, spin-offs, derivatives, mutations, reiterations, remixes, parodies Here are some examples of terms we find ourselves using in KYM to describe the digital traces of an internet meme. But since we have a number of different words in use, I think this is a pretty good time to start making distinctions between them. define & discuss!!
@Eric & @Memedude: will take a look! i’m curious about the origins of both. I actually spent an entire day digging for the origin of “what is this i don’t even” and there’s a plenty of instances but no lead on the first. Keep up the great research, guize
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 Submissions In Review 1. Read This in My Voice 2. WDYDWYD 3. Operation LIONCASH 4. P1ZZ4 GUY 5. Threadjacking 6. Red Leader, Standing By 7. I AM ERROR 8. Tio1.jpg more to come
EDIT: btw, i don’t mean to offend anyone. this should have never happened. but it did. artpad rules!!!
GRANDPAS GUITAR IS SERIOUS BACON
Red guy with acoustic guitar, standing by.
wait, how is this a game? anyway reset-
@skankin streetlights will certainly get there soon, working on clearing older submissions first! also i think it’s better to leave some space between confirming 4chan-specifics.