Know Your Meme Episodes
Increasingly Verbose Memes
In this pilot episode of our new meme explainer web series, we take a look back at the increasingly verbose meme that became a sensation in January and talk about why everything gets longer and shittier as time goes on.
Intro to Pokémon Memes (Part II)
Know Your Meme's Internet scientists explore some of the most notable character memes that emerged from the children's anime TV series in this second part of our intro to Pokémon memes!
Intro to Pokémon Memes (Part I)
Your very own Know Your Meme legend is about to unfold! A world of dreams and adventures with Pokemon Memes awaits!
Troll Science (also known as “Troll Physics”) is a rage comic series illustrating various experiments that are based on faulty understanding of scientific concepts. The pseudo-scientific drawings are usually accompanied by Trollface and used to mislead the viewers or frustrate science educators and students for their obvious errors.
Fanfiction is literature written solely by fans of a particular work, and is thus both non-canonical to the original work yet also based off the characters and settings of such a work. Though fanfiction is not a product of the Internet, the Internet has proliferated such literature to proportions greater than those it could have achieved in print.
That Really Rustled My Jimmies
“That Really Rustled My Jimmies” is an expression that is used to convey feelings of discontent or discomfort in response to someone else’s post in imageboards and discussion forums, most notably on 4chan.
Homestuck is an interactive fiction-like webcomic created by artist Andrew Hussie and is the 4th comic series to be published on the website MS Paint Adventures. It has gained a significant fanbase on the Internet, and many fans have directly collaborated with Hussie on the comic.
Futurama is an animated TV series based around the main protagonist Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy from the 20th century who was cryogenically frozen for 1000 years, and his adventures in the future. The show was created by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Girl's Guide to the Internet (Part I)
“There are No Girls on the Internet” is a tongue-in-cheek adage which implies that there are no female entities actually participating in online activities, especially when it comes to anonymous exchanges in chatrooms and discussion forums. The outdated myth also jests that the Internet is essentially a “sausage fest” dominated and defined by male internet users and a smaller population of male trolls or griefers who pose as women in pursuit of lulz.
Ermahgerd (also known as “Gersberms” and “Berks”), a lisped pronunciation of “oh my god,” is an image macro series featuring a photo of a young woman holding several books from the children’s horror fiction series Goosebumps. The phonetically written captions are meant to sound like a speech impediment caused by the use of an orthodontic retainer, often using the snowclone template “Ermahgerd X.”