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Commented on First

I don’t see why there needs to be variations. The point is imitation. To quote Wiki

“A meme (pronounced /ˈmiːm/, rhyming with “cream”[1]) is a postulated unit or element of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, and is transmitted[by whom?] from one mind to another through speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena. (The etymology of the term relates to the Greek word mimema for “something imitated”.)"
Sep 17, 2009 at 01:35AM EDT

Commented on That Fucking Cat

Just uploaded a picture of it appearing in a Naruto Image that was posted today. It’s at least used a little.

Sep 17, 2009 at 01:26AM EDT

Commented on B*TCH, please.

Seen this one around, suprised I can’t find more photos. could have sworn this was more wide spread.

Sep 14, 2009 at 03:37AM EDT

Commented on Photo-a-Day

Is the photo of the landscape one really related? Hasn’t Time Lapse photography been around since the 1800’s?

Sep 14, 2009 at 02:30AM EDT

Commented on Space Bat

Had not heard of this, glad I have now. XD

Sep 12, 2009 at 11:34PM EDT

Commented on Hare Hare Yukai Dance

But this was quite viral, it became about the dance not about the Anime. The difference between this and Macerena is this wasn’t meant to be emulated, it was just an ending theme to a Japanese anime that for some reason caught on. Then spread viraly across the internet through sites like 2chan and across the sea to the states.

I dunno though, I’ll leave it up to you guys to decide. It’s just something I saw around everywhere both online and in real life.

Sep 12, 2009 at 08:13PM EDT

Commented on Epic Fail Guy

Nah, Epic Fail guy is a completely different entity. The uses aren’t really even that similar.

Sep 12, 2009 at 07:16PM EDT

Commented on Hare Hare Yukai Dance

I think of the dance as a meme, it spread through the internet like crazy. Every convention I would go to tons of people were doing it, there were even panels simply for teaching it. if you search Hare Hare Yukai on youtube you’ll find hundreds upon hundreds of people doing their version in different settings.

How I see it, there was a huge spread through the internet across japan, it created multiple parodies. People across the world are emulating it. If you watch the Japanese video of the live performance you’ll see that the entire crowd is doing the actions. XD

Sep 12, 2009 at 07:02PM EDT

Commented on Give Pikachu a Face

From what I can tell it started with full body pikas and moved evolved into the Headshot ones, so I don’t see why it shouldn’t be both pikas. Unless that’s too confusing. In the recent examples of give pikachu a face threads on 4chan people will use both full body pika and headshot pika.

Dug back through Something Awful, discovered the person who made the template thread got the image from ED. It was uploaded to ED on 22:55, 25 September 2008.

The luxembourg site was “08/09/2008 @ 13:03:35]” and appears to have been a contest for the users of that site.

Sep 12, 2009 at 09:48AM EDT

Commented on Give Pikachu a Face

@Captain Blubber

Interesting that it predates Something Awful. My hunch was that something Awful started that particular template but it appears that is not so. The earliest 4chan thread I could find used a full body Pikachu template. This Luxembourg site has this template only a few months after the early 4chan thread.

Sep 12, 2009 at 09:21AM EDT

Commented on Longcat

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Sep 12, 2009 at 09:17AM EDT

Commented on Party Hard

This was the first meme I ever came across on my first days on 4chan. Scary scary days…

Sep 12, 2009 at 12:44AM EDT

Commented on Hare Hare Yukai Dance

Appears to be fixed, I think all the code was just piled to closely together and getting messed up.

Sep 12, 2009 at 12:10AM EDT

Commented on LOLgraphs

on GraphJam there is a post leading me to believe this came from Something Awful Forums.

" capital L says:
March 30, 2008 at 11:08 pm

Or you might want to attribute the Something Awful forums, who did this originally. (and from which some of the JamPhat images were taken)"

I have not located the thread yet however.

Sep 12, 2009 at 12:03AM EDT

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