Anatomy of a Right-Wing Bill Clinton Meme

Andy Cush · 12/18/14 11:35AM

If you travel in certain GOP-centric lanes of the internet, you may have recently come across the above image macro, whose jumbled message depends on awareness of Bill Clinton's reputation as a lecher, resentment of the rape accusations against Bill Cosby, and the apophenic close-reading presumption that it's significant that both are named "Bill C." Let's break it down.

ALERT: The Pear Emoji Has Overtaken Rick Ross' Instagram Comments

Jordan Sargent · 11/18/14 05:01PM

The pear emoji is not one of the world's most popular emoji, it's safe to say. How often are you eating a pear and wanting to text someone about your pear? As of this writing, per the invaluable Emoji Tracker, ":pear:" is the 570th most used emoji in the world. It has its place, and that's outside of the emoji upper class. That is unless we're talking about Rick Ross' Instagram comments.

In Praise of Skull Trumpet, the Internet's Spookiest Meme

Andy Cush · 10/31/14 08:35AM

Doot-doot! The internet's spookiest meme isn't really spooky at all. Start the video, and a disembodied skull holding a trumpet appears, hovering over a field of black. Without menace, it turns toward you, and the bell of its horn begins to throb. Doot-doot! Skull Trumpet's musical salvo lasts all of two notes, and it's over.

Someone Free This Poor Dog From Her Indentured Servitude as a Meme

Aleksander Chan · 10/15/14 01:21PM

You might not have realized, but you probably know Bailey, the five-year-old golden retriever that has captured the heart of millions of dad's Microsoft Outlook desktop apps. She is the star of the ever-popular "I have no idea what I'm doing" image macro meme. A new cache of fresh macros have hit the web, the Daily Dot reports, and it's high time we reassess the situation clearly at hand here: this poor dog has been enslaved to forever toil as an internet meme. We all need to be part of the solution. Free "I Have No Idea What I'm Doing" Dog.

It's a Beautiful Day in New York City

Dayna Evans · 10/05/14 02:30PM

Spotted on FDR Drive heading southbound from 110th Street, the meme that never dies found its final resting place in gorgeous New York City on a pleasant and temperate fall day meant for apple-picking and brisk walks. Fuck her ight in the usy indeed! (sic)

Caity Weaver · 09/25/14 11:50AM

Taylor Swift recently joined Tumblr, and all she found there was even more Taylor Swift.

Cam'ron: Bill O'Reilly Is Still Mad

Sam Biddle · 08/20/14 12:53PM

Eleven years ago, rapper Cam'ron debated Bill O'Reilly, agitating the Fox News anchor and becoming YouTube legend in the process. "U mad?" has become one of the great questions of our time. Since then, we've wondered if O'Reilly is still mad—and now we have an answer.

How I Became Thousands of Nerds' Worst Enemy by Tweeting a Photo

Michael Hale · 08/08/14 02:20PM

I'm sitting in an office in Manhattan a few blocks from Central Park. It's a fairly typical workday, filled with emails, trips to the coffee pot, and refreshing my sites. I'm on all the good ones: Twitter, Facebook, you name it.

New Meme: Everybody Is Going Crazy Buying Up Weird .gop Domains Today

Adam Weinstein · 07/08/14 01:40PM

In order to prove once and for all that it is totally web-savvy, and not nearly as analog as the critics say—oh, and also to raise money—the Republican Party is selling new web domains ending in .gop starting today. They are much in demand, but not for the reasons Republicans might have hoped.

Marine Todd Is Real, and He's Running for Congress

Adam Weinstein · 04/09/14 01:21PM

You know what America has too much of? Godless socialist hippie brainwashing of our youth, who are the future. You know what America needs? Some Marine Todds to crack hippie skulls. You know who Aaron Miller is? He's the evolution-hatin' Marine Todd our Congress needs!