Know Your Meme Editorials
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Who Is Bean Dad? The Musician Who Legendarily Killed His Career With A Parenting Anecdote
Behold, the story of John Roderick, his daughter, and a can of beans.
Who Is 'Mimi-Sentry?' The Viral 'Team Fortress 2' Waifu Explained
'Team Fortress 2' players and Source Filmmakers are going crazy for a new, fan-made character that anthropomorphized a turret. Here's why.
What Does 'Now Yuo See' Mean On TikTok And Is It A Controversial 'Dog Whistle?'
Ever since the rise of "Gamer Joker" memes in 2018, this misspelling of the word "you" has morphed into its own slang term.
Who Is Karl Havoc? The Deformed Face Saying 'I Don't Even Want To Be Around Anymore' Explained
A meme featuring a seemingly-disfigured looking man is making the rounds, but the image is in fact actor Tim Robinson wearing a grotesque mask. But where did this meme come from and what does it mean?
Who Is 'Johnny Elbows' And Why Is He Getting Canceled? The Odd TikToker Explained
TikToker who went viral for his famous dance is now getting canceled for his infamous livestream.
What's With These Memes Of K-Pop Idol Wonyoung Jumping Out Of A Plane?
The clip is a neat stunt, but a little bit of context and one brilliant edit turned it into a terrific meme.
What Does 'Down Bad' Mean, And How Can You Use The Slang Phrase Correctly? Being Down Bad Explained
A history of the internet's common euphemism for being lonely and desperate for intimacy.
What Is 'The Missile' And Why Are People Using AI Voices To Talk About It?
A well-known copypasta, which comically describes how a missile knows it's location, has been refreshed with the power of AI voice technology.
What Does "Gatekeeping" Mean In Meme Culture? From 'Name 3 Albums' To 'Gaslight, Gatekeep Girlboss', The Meme History Of The Term Explained
Discussions and arguments about what counts as gatekeeping and what doesn't have been accelerating on the internet. Where do memes draw the line between necessary exclusivity and pointless dung-flinging?
What Is A 'Pillow Princess' And Is It A Bad Thing?
The term describes romantic partners who are big on receiving but not so much on giving in the bedroom.