Know Your Meme Episodes

Bubb Rubb

Bubb Rubb is a Bay Area resident who appeared in a local news segment on the growing trend of “whistle tips,” a custom-modified exhaust pipe that generates deafening sounds of whistles during motor operation.

Published on 08/17/09


Weegee is a photoshop meme based on the avatar of Luigi. Placing Weegee in an image creates awkward situations and a sense of discomfort.

Published on 08/07/09

Three Wolf Moon

Three Wolf Moon is the name of a “power animal” t-shirt that was ironically made into one of the top selling apparel items on Amazon in 2009, thanks to thousands of internet users who hyped it up with hilarious, tongue-in-cheek customer reviews. Befitting its widespread reputation, the shirt is so virile and mesmerizing that you probably shouldn't look at it in a direct angle.

Published on 07/30/09

Keyboard Cat

Keyboard Cat is the "shot caller" of most epic FAILs on the Internet. If you find yourself fencing on the edge of ugly misfortune, you can rest assured Keyboard Cat will come to rescue and "play you off" before things hit rock bottom!

Published on 07/07/09

Creepy Chan

Allison Harvard, also known as Creepy Chan, is an Amercan artist/model who garnered= attention for her ghastly portraits on the imageboard site 4chan.

Published on 05/28/09

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Peanut Butter Jelly Time (PBJT) is a viral flash video consisting of an animated Dancing Banana emoticon and the song "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" by The Buckwheat Boyz. Known for being both annoying and funny, the Dancing Banana video became a hit, leading to PBJT-related merchandise, and many subsequent tribute videos.

Published on 05/08/09

Single Serving Sites

Single-serving sites are web sites comprised of a single page with a dedicated domain name and do only one thing. While such sites have existed since the dawn of the internet, the meme was detailed & named by popular linkblogger Jason Kottke in 2008

In fact, one of the earliest intenet memes was a single serving site: the Hampster Dance

Published on 04/23/09

Christian Bale Rant

Christian Bale Rant is an audio segment released by celebrity blog TMZ, featuring the voice of American actor Christian Bale going ballistic on the director of photography Shane Hurlbut on the set of "Terminator Salvation" in July 2008.

Published on 04/16/09

Yo Dawg

Yo Dawg is an image macro series based on the MTV show Pimp My Ride, well known for putting awesome things like fishtanks, clothes dryers, and even fireplaces in the back of your car. Pimp.

Published on 04/13/09

Numa Numa

Numa Numa is a viral video series based on a lipdub dance performance by Gary Brolsma, featuring the 2004 Moldovan pop song "Dragostea din tei" by O-Zone.

Published on 03/31/09

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