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KYM Review: Trolls, Rumors And Hoaxes Of 2021
The unbelievable gets believed. This year was a big one for all types of trolls, rumors and hoaxes, but these stood out as some of the most memorable of 2021.
KYM Review: The Most 'Only In [Current Year]' Stories Of 2021
We thought 2020 was supposed to be the weirdest year ever. Then 2021 happened and proved to us all that "weird" is just the reality we live in now.
KYM Review: The Top 10 Streamer Moments Of 2021
This year was an incredible one for streaming, with multiple records, collaborations, memes and boundaries getting tested throughout the year across Twitch and beyond. Here are the top 10 meme-worthy moments from streaming in 2021.
KYM Review: The Slang Of 2021
Internet slang is generally illegible to anyone not plugged into the online world 24/7, but if you missed a day on the internet in 2021, chances are you also missed a new, absolutely nonsensical slang term that was suddenly part of the public lexicon.
KYM Review: 10 Best TikToks Of 2021
TikTok gave the world countless viral videos this year, many of which inspired trends across the web. From sea shanties and Island Boys to unfortunate glue incidents, here are the best videos TikTok gave us in 2021.
Comedy Writer Attempts To Force 'Two Lengths? Yes, His Hair Has Been That' Meme
Amidst memes celebrating actors doing their job like 'Always Understood The Assignment,' comedian Tim Kalpakis has worked very hard to make 'Two Lengths,' a meme celebrating actors having two different haircuts at some point in their lives, a thing.
This Is Not A Picture Of The 'Distracted Boyfriend' Models Ten Years Later
A picture of attendees acting out "Distracted Boyfriend" at KnowYourMeme's "Two Decades Of Memes" event has been misattributed to the original models of the meme several times in the past two years.
March 11th, 2020: The Worst 311 Day Of All Time
A year ago today was the start of the weirdest year in living American memory.
Fandom in Context: What Does It Mean To 'Live In A Society'
The internet applauded Zack Snyder's usage of "We Live in a Society" in the Justice League trailer, but what exactly is the Joker getting at?
The Weekly Discourse: Night Of The Gatekeeper
'Gatekeeping' was at the top of trending topics last week as everyone argued over who could like what media.