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Maggie Goldenberger Reflects On Her Experience Becoming The ‘Ermahgerd’ Meme, And Why She Ultimately Learned To Love It
Back in the earliest days of meme characters in the early 2010s, Goldenberger's childhood photo was transformed into the Ermahgerd meme. We chat about what it was like, and how she feels about it all nearly a decade later.
Lessons In Meme Culture Sits Down To Chat About The Story Behind His YouTube Channel And What Memes May Look Like In The Near Future
Carving out a space for himself in the crowded world of YouTubers, we interviewed the Australian man of memes to learn more about how he got his start educating the world on internet culture, and what might be next.
Zoe Roth Explains What It Was Like Growing Up As “Disaster Girl” And How The Meme Impacted Her Over The Last 15 Years
Few among us can say they're a famous meme, but even fewer grew up alongside their image as it became an internet sensation. We sat down with Disaster Girl to hear what it was like to grow up as a meme.
Surprised Pikachu’s Creator Tells Us The Story Behind The Meme And Debunks The Theory That It Was A Stealth Marketing Scheme
We speak with Angela, creator of the meme, to hear more about the backstory and its impact on meme culture, as well as the truth behind claims that it was some sort of covert marketing conspiracy.
Kirbizia, Creator Of Dogelore, OBR And Other Iconic Subreddits, Shares How She Helped To Influence The Current Meme Landscape Through Absurdist Humor
To learn more about the rise of absurdist, shitpost-style memes that have gone from obscure to mainstream in the last few years, we spoke with Kirbizia to hear about her engrossing history of influencing meme culture.
Famed Internet Cat Thurston Waffles And His Owner Matt Recap How The Pair Meowed Their Way Into Memedom
In the last year or so, Thurston Waffles has become a bit of an internet sensation after his distinctive meow became the subject of numerous memes and remixes around the web. We spoke with his owner to learn how Thurston’s meow became … "the cat’s meow."
Mick Lagi, Accidental Creator Of The CatJAM And Vibing Cat Meme, Explains How His Friend’s Cat Minette Wound Up As One Of 2020’s Biggest Memes
From Twitch emote to viral video and meme, the originator of the CatJAM and Vibing Cat meme shares the tale of how he and his friend's cat incidentally sparked an internet sensation.
Bilal Göregen From The “Cat Vibing to Street Musician's Ievan Polkka” Meme Fills Us In On What It’s Like To Become An Internet Celebrity Overnight
After finding himself a prominent figure in a CatJAM meme spin-off, blind Turkish street musician Bilal Göregen shares his experience of becoming a viral sensation.
Batzorig Vaanchig, One Of The World’s Preeminent Khoomei Artists, Shares His Experience With Becoming The Face Of The Mongolian Throat Singing Meme
Back in 2015, Vaanchig's music and likeness became known among the internet world through a series of obscure memes. To learn more about how this online phenomenon surrounding Vaanchig impacted him, we caught up with the legend himself to hear more about his backstory and what he makes of the memes.
Mememaker Spotlight: Bearbubb
Making it to the top with images in the world where video memes are king, Bearbubb built his huge following with memes that subvert expectations and go beyond formats – and by always staying true to his sense of humor.