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Commented on Weezer Raditude Dog

I’m pulling this out of ‘Confirmed’. As SSBMMasta says the Google Insights embed is wholly inaccurate as ‘Weezer Ratitude’ probably refers to the album. And a single thread on /b/ could have been astroturfed. Unless someone provides better evidence, this is going to the deadpool soon.

Dec 10, 2009 at 12:36AM EST

Commented on Failboat

@watcheroflost: Nice work.

@Horseeater: Nice sleuthing.

Dec 06, 2009 at 01:42AM EST

Commented on Balloon Boy

@Landmark356 As somebody who was very skeptical of ‘Balloon Boy’s’ inclusion here when it first happened, this definitely counts as a notable meme. Whether it will still be culturally relevant or if anyone will use any of its catchphrases next year is a different question entirely.

This was a media-driven event that turned into a participatory one. It had a meteoric rise, almost immediate saturation, and a really fast burnout. All of these things make it worthy of our attention. As memes start to spread faster and with more media involvement, we need to take the time to better understand the difference between media attention and real, peer based enthusiasm.

We really need to add some variability to the way that we classify memes. @Jamiedubs has been talking about adding a Strong Meme <----> Weak Meme slider to each entry as a way of further classifying these things. It’ll be interesting to see how people use this.

Nov 19, 2009 at 12:41PM EST

Commented on I was avoiding a pelican

@tedcorp. It’s a funny incident and the video is great (I lol’d), however we need to wait a bit to see if anything else develops. Right now, it’s just an interesting news story and three images. As @ChrisMenning says, more has to happen first.

Nov 12, 2009 at 10:22PM EST

Commented on Clippy

I’m with @Jostin Asuncion. I love to hate clippy.

Oct 28, 2009 at 01:42AM EDT

Uploaded an image to their profile.

Oct 16, 2009 at 12:20AM EDT

Commented on Balloon Boy

Agreed. Give it time. Just b/c it’s all over CNN now doesn’t mean it’ll have notability even a week from now.

That said, nice entry Pl0x

Oct 16, 2009 at 12:05AM EDT

Commented on The Philips CD-I

@Walter K: Just copy the embed code from each YT video and replace the url with the embed code instead.

Good first stab at history -- it’d be nice to find more info to give it a little more context.

Oct 09, 2009 at 02:06PM EDT

Commented on Did Glenn Beck rape and murder a girl in 1990?

The problem isn’t with talking about rape and murder, the problem is the overtly politicized phrasing of the entry.

The tone of the first few paragraphs need to be changed. Some of the detail is interesting but much of it is irrelevant.

Sep 17, 2009 at 10:10PM EDT

Commented on Microsoft Ad Photoshop Controversy

> what is this called btw?

Forced TechCrunch meme.

srsly, most news headlines include Microsoft + Photoshop so ‘Microsoft sucks at Photoshop’ is pretty fitting.

Aug 27, 2009 at 01:56AM EDT

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