Know Your Meme Episodes

Brother Sharp

A year ago, a Chinese forum user posted an image of a handsome vagabond walking the streets of Ningbo with the following message: “Behold the number one ultimate, gorgeous, handsome passer-by! Blind your dog eyes!"

Today, the man is no longer homeless but an Internet legend with his own biographic film and a "peasant chic" fashion line in the making.

Published on 10/12/10

Over 9000

Over 9000 is a popular catchphrase derived from the Japanese manga anime series Dragon Ball Z, typically used as an innumerable quantifier to describe a large number of something like "several", "lots", "butt loads" and even the metric "ass tonne".

Published on 10/01/10

Leeroy Jenkins

"Leeeeeeeeeeerooooy Jenkinnnnns!" is a popular catchphrase first screamed by a World of Warcraft player of the same name, just before ignorantly charging headlong into battle and ruining his group's carefully laid out plans.

Published on 09/02/10

Antoine Dodson

Antoine Dodson is a college student from Huntsville, Alabama who became an overnight celebrity after giving a passionate TV interview in defense of his sister woken up by a late-night bedroom intruder.

Published on 08/27/10

Lying Down Game

Lying Down Game is a participatory photo meme that involves having one's photograph taken whilst lying rigidly face down in public space and then sharing the image via internet. Since becoming popular through Facebook around June 2009, the viral game has spawned thousands of photos of people lying flat in public landscapes across the world.

Published on 08/03/10

Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow is a viral video featuring Paul Vasquez, who exclaims and mumbles in sheer joy after witnessing a double rainbow in the sky while hiking in Yosemite National Park, California. Towards the end of video, Paul breaks into tears with many notable quotes like “it’s so bright and vivid”, “it’s starting to look like a triple rainbow”, and “what does it mean, I don't know what this means."

Published on 07/09/10

Troll Bait

Troll bait is a term used to describe any individual who unknowingly attracts trolls or easily falls prey to such scheme. Stop Calling Me a Homo is a YouTube remix meme that reveals an interesting hierarchy of food chain behind troll-baits who render themselves exploitable, trolls whose only function is to troll and alas, a breed of cannibal trolls who prefer to troll their own kinds.

Published on 07/01/10


*F***ing Magnets, How Do They Work?* is a lyrical reference to the 2009 single Miracles by the Insane Clown Posse, an American hip hop duo from Detroit, Michigan. The song describes the wonders of the universe and an appreciation for nature’s beauty, while angrily eschewing science. Among the most quotable lines can be heard at 1:52, “f***ing magnets, how do they work,” which instantly became a popular catchphrase on the web.

Published on 06/12/10

My New Haircut

My New Haircut is a viral video created by Brett Tietjen, featuring himself as a stereotypical “broski” livin’ da vida loca with his boys in Staten Island, NY. In the original clip, Brett spikes his hair up with the stiffest gel around, drinks about a dozen Jager bombs and gets super pumped on bros’ night out with his boys who all have the same haircut.

Published on 05/25/10

Downfall Reaction Videos

"Hitler's Downfall" is a subtitled parody video series based on a pinnacle scene from Downfall, a 2004 German drama revisiting the last ten days of Adolf Hitler's life and eventual suicide.

Published on 04/29/10

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