If the internet followed school schedules, these 119 memes would have been at the top of their class in 2012/2013: Dramatic Chipmunk, Courage Wolf, and Grape Lady are just a few of the characters who appear in College Humor’s interactive meme poster,”Internet Class Photo.” We asked the poster’s creators — College Humor illustrator Caldwell Tanner and and editor-in-chief Streeter Seidell — to sign our yearbook. They gave us something better: a full explanation of how and why they made the most labor-intensive meme round-up we have ever seen.
What if all your favorite social networks were dinosaurs? Here’s what Reddit, StumbleUpon, Google+, MySpace, and Facebook would look like if they roamed the earth as prehistoric animals.
If you visit eBaum’s World, the Web’s original humor site, today, you’ll notice that things look a little bit (or a lotta bit) different. Yesterday the site re-launched with a brand new design—the first significant redesign for the site in over five years.
Of the many words to describe the influence and greatness of Seinfeld’s career, one certainly at the top of the list is showmanship. He always knew how to hit the high note and walk away from the stage. He is still a paragon of comedy in society, and his latest endeavor sees the perennially funny entertainer is taking to the world of 140 characters and Twitter. Read more
It didn’t take long for a Facebook fad to travel across land and sea from down under in Australia to Indianapolis, Indiana. When one IndyCar driver happened upon a YouTube video showcasing the Aussie craze ‘planking,’ a tweet spread around the circuit and quickly captured the attention of many. Read more
It would seem at some point athletes would learn not to go to Twitter when they are angry. Thankfully for sports fans, when emotions are running high, professionals don’t know where else to turn it seems. Here are the latest in what is a continuing and likely never-ending series collecting dumb sports tweets that lead to either embarrassment, fines, or a shutdown of the account. They do all share one thing in common: they elicit the question, “what were you thinking?” Read more
For years now, oblivious or simply stubborn politicians have felt the remorseless wrath of YouTube, with video evidence of every public word ever spoken available to point out anything the least bit hypothetical. Late night satirists have used this to consistently point out lies and double-speak, which is sometimes amusing and often disheartening. Few politicians seem to know what to do with YouTube, and how to use it advantageously (Anthony Weiner is a notable exception), but while they deal with that, one of the sharpest of satirists has taken to another social medium to call out the inane.
If you’ve ever said “I’m not addicted to Facebook!” or “Yes! 2000 friends!” then you probably should read this article and figure out whether you’re addicted or not to the king of social networking, Facebook. Our international team of stalkers, I mean experts, has searched the world to determine the 10 crazy things people say right before they realize they’re completely addicted to Facebook.
One of the many redeeming qualities of Twitter is that when a big event in our culture takes place, and millions watch together and tweet together, should that event let down, Twitter comedy ensues. Hilarity is bred from heartbreak, disappointment, and sheer awfulness; the 2011 Oscars and halftime show at the most recent Super Bowl with the Black Eyed Peas come to mind.Last night, the March Madness championship game joined that group.
Since the announcement, the fan page has been increasingly in membership every minute. In fact, you can hit refresh every second and see the number of ‘likes’ increase incrementally. Simmons influence is paramount in the world of sports. Only a few professional athletes, and certainly no sports writers, have more followers on Twitter than Bill Simmons (as of this writing, Twitaholic has Simmons at 1.343.457, coming in at 201).