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Maker of Tide Pods: It’s Not Our Fault That Teens Are Stupid

Why are teens eating Tide pods? Or, at least, pretending to eat them in videos that they’re posting online? We have some theories. But the company that makes the brightly coloured laundry pods would like you to know that, whatever the reason, it’s not their fault. Read More >>

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Pepe Creator Matt Furie Has Reclaimed His Fun-Loving Frog From an Alt-Right Children’s Book

The creator of Pepe the Frog, the once-loveable cartoon frog appropriated by the assorted white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other vile meme-makers of the so-called “alt right,” has successfully enforced a copyright claim against a dude who had Pepe drawn into a bigoted children’s book. Read More >>

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How Medical Woes Turned a Retired Professor Into the Face of Fatalism Online

You’ve probably seen it: a stock photo of a white-haired old man in a plain red turtleneck with the words “guess I’ll die” scrawled across his chest. But the story of how Mike Baldwin, a 76-year-old retired chemistry and biochemistry professor, actually became the internet’s preeminent expression of fatalism has remained a mystery. As it turns out, an ailing artist’s late-life career shift collided with an American man from Atlanta and his frustration over healthcare costs, resulting in a meme about dying that found life online. Read More >>

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Researchers Are Sorry They Used ‘Derpy’ in a Research Paper

Much like the universally true advice to “never tweet,” it’s probably a good idea to just avoid internet language and memes when you’re working in a professional capacity. Two well-intentioned researchers learned that the hard way recently when they didn’t do enough research on the term “derpy.” Read More >>

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Millennials Get Their News From Memes, Says Tech Company That Understands Neither

"Memes have replaced Twitter as the go-to news source for millennials," according to smartphone manufacturer LG, in surely one of the worst press releases ever. Read More >>

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Facetune’s New App Turns People Into Animated Emojis – And It’s Brilliant

Lightricks, the people behind mega-popular selfie-beautifying app Facetune, have released a daft new app for April Fools, and it's hilarious. Read More >>

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How Will Donald Trump Feel About Becoming a Meme?

In his month as President, Donald J. Trump has been portrayed by his many detractors as either an authoritarian with no respect for the rule of law surrounding himself with yes-men, paid crowds, and a cabal of wealthy, amoral cronies intent on bringing down democracy as we understand it—or as a child-like incompetent, metaphorically and literally stumbling in the dark, sickeningly ignorant of the expectations of his station. Read More >>

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‘£80,773’ Harambe Cheeto Is Everything Stupid About the Internet

A little over a week ago, seller valuestampsinc posted a listing on eBay for a Flaming Hot Cheeto vaguely resembling Harambe. On Monday, this inevitably became a viral story due to its exorbitant price—the final, winning big is a whopping $99,900 (£80,773). Read More >>

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What is Donald Trump Doodling?

Donald Trump never takes a day off from Twitter. Today, the president-elect published a tweet with an awkward photo of himself purportedly scribbling out his inaugural address with a Sharpie. Read More >>

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What Hath Bee Movie Wrought?

Dreamworks’ 2007 animated cult classic that details the romance between a bee (Jerry Seinfeld) and a human woman (Renée Zellweger)—has long served as the inspiration behind the internet’s weirdest memes. Recently it’s paved the way for something that transcends Bee Movie—something absurd, an artful and heroic exercise of futility and devotion. Something notably hollow. Read More >>

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Spain Moves to Ban Anti-Politician Memes

Spain's top political party has floated the idea that it might be nice to ban all funny things on the internet classed as memes, particularly ones that offend politicians within the country. Read More >>

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Nyan Cat on Your TouchBar Is the Easiest Way to Justify Buying a New MacBook Pro

Apple packed its latest event with countless examples of why the new TouchBar feature on its updated MacBook Pro will make your life inconceivably better. But the company should have just started and finished with this Nyan Cat animation that flies across the new touch-sensitive display strip. Read More >>

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The 10 Vines That Shaped Meme History

It's a very sad time for memes, because last week Twitter killed its viral video app, Vine. Vine, while never “profitable,” was responsible for some the rather prolific and viral memes. Read More >>

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Memes Are Now Bigger Than Jesus on Google

After a reign lasting more than 2000 years, the King of the Judeans has been dethroned. Read More >>

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The Best Thing About the Death of the Headphone Jack are These Sex Memes

We may have lost our beloved headphone jack, but it’s human nature to find an iota of hope in even the worst tragedies. Thanks to a host of different technological innovations and the beautiful creativity of the human brain, we can express those small, but mighty sentiments of hope using the power of memes. As it turns out, Apple’s complex system that allows you to charge your phone while plugging in your headphones is the perfect metaphor for the complex nature of human sexuality, love, and desire: Read More >>