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Searching for the cheesiest music video of near modern times

I'm looking for a music video from the era just before or at the dawn of youtube. It was an expensive, professional-looking vanity project that featured a man with long blonde hair singing a song in the sentimental style of Michael Bolton while being featured in a number of romantic, CGI landscapes. [more inside]
posted by Alison on Sep 17, 2014 - 4 answers

so question such askmefi very internet

What is the name and/or origin of the meme where intensifers/adverbs are placed before nouns? [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Nov 14, 2013 - 8 answers

What's the Latest Oolongs are Belong to Me?

This Threadless contest got me wondering: What are the cool, fun mêmes now? Are there any? They just can't be as cool as Oolong and AYBABTU and such from the day, and Know Your Meme seems to confirm this. [more inside]
posted by Shane on Oct 9, 2013 - 13 answers

Looking for a particular memetic image

Vague identification question: I remember seeing a meme/joke about graphic design that was an image with text on it to the effect of asking the reader to hire the creator or use the creator's design. It included the phrase "I did everything right". Does anyone remember this and know where I can find it?
posted by capricorn on Sep 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Meme of tv or movie characters driving someone out to a remote location

How many instances in television and film can the hive mind come up with that involve a character driving someone out to the desert (or some other remote location) to kill them, often having the victim (who is usually someone who has wronged the character, or can't be convicted in a court of law), dig a hole, only ending up unable to actually murder them?
posted by agregoli on Jul 31, 2013 - 32 answers

Looking for a particular quote about spread of viruses, memes

Several weeks ago, I saw an intriguing quote about how if something spreads person to person, it's a virus or a bacteria, but if it's everywhere at once, it's a meme. I want to include the quote in my intro to epidemiology course but can't find it. Help? [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Feb 4, 2013 - 2 answers

YouTube Brainfart

I am trying to find a silly meme-esque video: [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Jan 11, 2013 - 2 answers

What's happening in this GIF?

What's going on in this GIF? I keep on looking at it and people assure me something awesome's happening, but I am still confused? [more inside]
posted by maykasahara on Oct 10, 2012 - 15 answers

Internet activity videos - DO try this at home!

Remember the Diet Coke and Mentos video? I'm looking for similar examples of internet memes that members of the public could, in theory, learn to replicate at home. Stuff like cup stacking; make-up tutorials; Double Dream Hands; or opening a beer with your arm. It mustn't be anything that requires special powers (eg double-jointedness) or special props - just household objects. Suggestions?
posted by skylar on Jan 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me find this USB cable image macro

I'm trying to find an image macro I saw about having trouble plugging in USB cables. [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Jan 22, 2012 - 3 answers

I will s ite thee with my smiting stick.

So does anyone know the origin of the phrase/meme "I will smite thee with my smiting stick"? [more inside]
posted by craniac on Dec 14, 2011 - 7 answers

When did this YouTube comment meme begin?

When did the "X people don't X about X?" commenting trend begin on YouTube? That is, when the first X refers to the number of people who have disliked a given video? What's the origin of this trend?
posted by dougrayrankin on Jun 16, 2011 - 7 answers

GIF Archaeology

I'm writing a paper on (animated) GIFs and am trying to track down some of the most (in)famous. I suppose I am talking memes, but I'm more interested in the GIF as an archaeological reference point. I frequent sites like dump.fm, tumblr etc. so am quite tuned in to the glitchy/kitschy side of GIF culture. How theoretical have people got on these wonders of the web? How does one trace the history of an animated GIF? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Maddox in the bathroom

Google has failed me. I need to find that old Maddox thing about gay guys who keep doing things to him.
posted by cedar on Apr 29, 2011 - 3 answers

What are you doing here, you're a title, titles don't belong in AskMes

Can anyone help me identify this meme/macro? The usual format is something like "What are you doing there, you're an X, Xs can't Y." It's usually on a picture of something unusual, as in the example. If anyone knows the name of this meme or where I can find more of them, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
posted by jouir on Mar 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Can you identify this photoshop meme?

What is this photoshopping meme called? [more inside]
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza on Mar 9, 2011 - 3 answers

How to fight seasonal depression with online memes

How can we fight seasonal blues with a meme? [more inside]
posted by gusandrews on Feb 2, 2011 - 16 answers

8-) Deal with it?

I'm looking for an animated GIF of someone sending a series of texts that are an ASCII representation of the "Deal With It" meme. Where did I see this?
posted by joshuaconner on Sep 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Who are these cartoon characters?

Can you identify these dancing cartoon teenagers? [more inside]
posted by lore on Sep 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Batman theme song meme

Is this mutilation of the Batman theme song from my childhood global or local? [more inside]
posted by surfgator on Jul 21, 2010 - 18 answers

What's up with the current craze for ending a sentence with an incredulous "really?"

"Really?" I see this added to the ends of sentences a lot lately, generally as an expression of exasperated disbelief. As in, "You think that comment was appropriate? Really?" Is this something that came from a popular TV show or famous person? Or did it just start showing up a lot on Metafilter for no real reason. In other words, what's up with the current craze for ending a sentence with an incredulous "really?"
posted by Outlawyr on Mar 16, 2010 - 48 answers

THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS!

Please explain the meme "THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS!" [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Jan 27, 2010 - 24 answers

simplesimplesimple

What is the initial verbal meme that triggers the Pontypool outbreak in the movie Pontypool?
posted by benzenedream on Oct 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Follow that Monster!

I need help finding an internet cartoon I saw several years ago. The only thing I remember about is that it had a big monster who said "The world is a cruel place" in a scratchy, monster voice to two children. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jun 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Memetic or splenetic?

What is the proper pronunciation of the word "meme"?
posted by Elmore on May 28, 2009 - 44 answers

Where did the Honest Scrap Award originate?

A group of East African bloggers I follow have recently begun circulating the Honest Scrap Award — a sort of informal bloggers' award-slash-meme — among themselves. I thought they had created it, but a quick Google search shows that it's been around since at least December of 2008. Does anyone know where or why it started?
posted by rebekah on May 26, 2009 - 2 answers

( ) technical ( ) legislative ( ) market-based ( ) vigilante

What's the oldest recorded use of the Spam Solutions Form Response? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on May 15, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me find this webcomic!

You'd think a viral meme that successful would be easier to find...where is the link to it? [more inside]
posted by eralclare on Feb 13, 2009 - 2 answers

I can haz Xzibit?

Where on the web can I see Yo Dawg images on a regular basis? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jan 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Where did the bacon meme start?

Where did the bacon internet meme come from? [more inside]
posted by bjtitus on Dec 30, 2008 - 18 answers

elect me for president!

Where is the main link to the website that generates the fake commercial for write in president? It is like this one: [more inside]
posted by meeshell on Oct 10, 2008 - 2 answers

Holy Fucking Shit This Question Is Fucking Lame

Trying to hunt down a minor internet meme. Looking for examples of someone (fictitiously) trying to sell something online, using copious amounts of foul language. Ex: "Holy shit, you've got to buy these motherfucking oranges, they are goddamn flavorful as hell." [more inside]
posted by ekstasis23 on Sep 10, 2008 - 25 answers

Do you remember a picture of a naked melting person?

I'm looking for back story on a somewhat disturbing photograph which was circulating around the internet around 10-15 years ago. Trouble is, I no longer have a copy of the file, and can't find it. [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Aug 26, 2008 - 8 answers

Original slipped mask?

Where does the "mask fell off" expression/meme from this comment come from, if anywhere? [more inside]
posted by skwt on Aug 16, 2008 - 18 answers

What to do with a meme-ish domain name?

Hi, I'm Wendell, and I'm a Domain Name addict. And I just registered DRINKSYOURMILKSHAKE.COM with the intent of setting up something like isyournewbicycle.com but I'm open to other ideas. Feel free to aim your long straw at me...
posted by wendell on Feb 21, 2008 - 22 answers

Ultimate spoiler: you are God. Sound familiar?

Anyone recall seeing a Web page that said something like "Ultimate Spoiler: You are God"? [more inside]
posted by Curry on Feb 6, 2008 - 7 answers

When did boys start pretending the floor is made of lava?

I am 34 and grew up in Texas. I just heard a coworker ten years my junior say "Well, boys liked to pretend that the floor is made of lava." I totally knew what he was talking about. How old is this meme? How widespread is it? [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Feb 4, 2008 - 107 answers

Explain the unexplainable.

Does anyone know the back story to this supposedly "unexplainable" image?
posted by roofus on Oct 10, 2007 - 20 answers

Where can I see "The Swirl" gross out video?

Where can I find the video all these people are watching? It's supposedly called "The Swirl." [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Oct 9, 2007 - 10 answers

You know who else ___? Origin?

What's the origin of the meme "You know who else [does something]" with the standard answer (or implied answer) being Hitler but often replaced by something else? [more inside]
posted by luser on Sep 19, 2007 - 22 answers

Kill me before the curiousity does?

The significance of a blank white 1" button? I'm told not to ask. [more inside]
posted by myrrh on Jul 27, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me find character-driven 'crazes'!

In order to assist with a business plan, I'm looking for examples (within the last 5 years) of character-driven memes or products that "came out of nowhere" and rapidly built wealth for their creators (and/or licensors). [more inside]
posted by fishfucker on Jun 27, 2007 - 23 answers

Where the heck does it come from, oh my!

Where does the sentence structure 'Something, something and something, oh my!' come from? I'm seeing this everywhere and it's been bugging me. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on May 1, 2007 - 52 answers

I | <3 ?

What is the origin of the "I | ___" phrasing? [more inside]
posted by lostburner on Apr 26, 2007 - 10 answers

Lost Puppy

This photo just showed up in a coworker's email. A little searching shows this cartoon. You can also buy the costume. Which came first & how can you tell?
posted by MtDewd on Apr 20, 2007 - 18 answers

Are memes just the extended phenotype?

How are memes anything other than an extension/expression of the extended phenotype? [more inside]
posted by whatgorilla on Mar 11, 2007 - 20 answers

anyone know the origin of this phrase?

Where does the phrase "I fuc*ing concur." come from? [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Feb 16, 2007 - 17 answers

Where did the phrase "strangely intriguing" get popularized?

Where was the phrase "strangely intriguing" popularized? [more inside]
posted by hidinginabunker on Jan 21, 2007 - 7 answers

Creating the definitive audio meme collection

I'd like to create the definitive musical collection of internet memes for my own personal library. I need your help finding the real gems. [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Dec 12, 2006 - 28 answers

Help My Cat Be in a Blank While Blanking a Blank

I have a cat, a camera, and decent photoshop skills. Help me come up with clever things to do that fit into the meme about the cats doing things that is all over the internet. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Nov 18, 2006 - 16 answers

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