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An Internet phenomenon (sometimes called an Internet meme) occurs when something relatively unknown becomes increasingly popular, often quite suddenly, through the mass propagation of media content made feasible by the Internet; however, the popularity of the phenomenon usually wanes as rapidly as it was acquired: the Internet's lack of physical boundaries leads to a much faster and wider spread of information and ideas, especially when the subject is based around humor or curiosity. It is nearly impossible to accurately measure the depth of a phenomenon's popularity, and different groups of Internet users may participate in spreading the phenomenon more than others. Most of the internet phenomena have begun from certain websites, which include 4chan, Albino Blacksheep, EBaum's World, Fark, GameFAQS, Offtopic.com, Newgrounds, Slashdot, Something Awful, General [M]ayhem (Gen[M]ay), YTMND, and Tribalwar. Some people point to these sorts of Internet phenomena as good examples of memes. In William Gibson's novel Pattern Recognition an interesting kind of Internet phenomenon—"the footage"—plays an important role. The term meme (IPA: ) labels a theoretical concept introduced in 1976 by Richard Dawkins, and refers to any unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice, idea or concept, which one mind transmits (verbally or by demonstration) to another mind. ... 4chan (Japanese: Yotsuba, lit. ... Albino Blacksheep is a popular website that posts humorous and/or artistic member-submitted digital media. ... eBaums World Logo. ... Screenshot Fark. ... GameFAQs is a popular gaming website that has hosted FAQs and walkthroughs for gamers since November 1995. ... OffTopic. ... The 2006 Newgrounds logo. ... Slashdot (often abbreviated to /.) is a popular technology-related website/Forum updated many times daily, with articles that are often short summaries of stories on other websites, links to those stories, and provisions for readers to comment on each story. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... General [M]ayhem, nicknamed by its users Genmay or the [M], is an Internet forum containing general discussion forums; its title aptly describing the character of these discussions. ... YTMND, an acronym for Youre The Man Now, Dog!, is a website community that centers on the creation of YTMNDs, which are pages featuring a juxtaposition of a single image or a simple slideshow, optionally animated and/or tiled, along with optional large zooming text and a looping sound... This article does not cite its independent references or sources. ... The term meme (IPA: ) labels a theoretical concept introduced in 1976 by Richard Dawkins, and refers to any unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice, idea or concept, which one mind transmits (verbally or by demonstration) to another mind. ... William Ford Gibson (March 17, 1948, Conway, South Carolina) is an American science fiction author. ... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... Book cover Pattern Recognition is William Gibsons eighth novel, published in 2003. ...

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Internet phenomena include:


People

Celebrities

  • Andy Milonakis — Before he got his own show on MTV, he posted several short films on the World Wide Web, including guitar songs like "The Superbowl is Gay" and freestyles like "Crispy". Those songs were infamous for their very bizarre, obscene, and unrealistic lyrics about topics such as zoosadism, avisodomy, homophobia etc.
  • Antoine Walker — Various Photoshopped pictures of him appeared on the internet in February of 2006 due to a photo taken of him in an awkward stance.[1]
  • Chuck Norris — Every major accomplishment of mankind is attributed to the actor, as well as fake "facts", which originated as an offshoot of the "Vin Diesel Facts" and "Mr T. Facts" meme.
  • Cindy Margolis — A woman who started a modeling career by posting pictures of herself on the Internet. Her image became one of the most highly-downloaded on the Internet.[2]
  • Doug Mirabelli — Backup catcher for the Boston Red Sox, his ability as a power hitter spawned the slogan, "Dougie's Going Deep Tonight."
  • Howard Dean — 2004 Democratic presidential candidate and current chairman of the DNC. His famous 2004 "scream" after polling third in the Iowa caucuses has been widely parodied. [3]
  • Kim Jong Il — The mysterious leader of North Korea has all sorts of absurd and outlandish achievements attributed to him. It is unclear how much of this is propaganda and how much of this is simply a hoax.
  • Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf — Iraqi Minister of Information, nicknamed Baghdad Bob, who became popular for making outlandish comments during the 2003 Iraq War, such as that the American invasion had been repelled when the U.S. Marines were about 200 meters away from him.
  • Sean Connery — Actor who is best known for his role as the title character in the James Bond series of movies. A website, YTMND, was created honoring a scene in the film, Finding Forrester, where he says, "You're the man now, dog!"
  • The Prophet Muhammad — In response to reactions of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy, several websites and blogs have been dedicated to depicting the prophet Muhammad.
  • Tila Nguyen — She was discovered by Playboy scouts, but became popular as being the most-viewed profile on MySpace. Her song "Straight Up" is included in the MySpace compilation record.
  • Vin Diesel — The actor was the subject of the original version of the "Facts" phenomenon, where often ludicrous "facts" about Vin Diesel's supposed abilities are invented for humorous purposes.

Andy Milonakis Andrew Michael Andy Milonakis (born January 30, 1976, in Katonah, New York) is an American comedian who plays the role of a pre-pubescent boy on his television show, The Andy Milonakis Show. ... The Andy Milonakis Show is a sketch comedy starring Andy Milonakis, which airs on MTV2, the first season having aired on MTV. The show consists of comedy sketches featuring Milonakis as well as a supporting cast made up of his actual neighbors and people from the Lower East Side Manhattan... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The word freestyle is used to describe a sport or other activity where the participant is free to choose a style at will. ... Ernest Bornemann (1990, cited by Rosenbauer 1997) coined the term zoosadism for those who derive pleasure from inflicting pain on an animal, sometimes with a sexual component. ... Avisodomy is the act of a human sexually penetrating a bird. ... The word homophobia means fear of or aversion to homosexuality or homosexuals. ... Antoine Walker (born August 12, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is a professional basketball player with the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association. ... Adobe Photoshop is a bitmap graphics editor (with some text and vector graphics capabilities) published by Adobe Systems. ... Bill Cosby William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. ... Pokémon (ポケモン Pokemon, pronounced //, although frequently, and even intentionally mispronounced //), is a multi-billion dollar media franchise, created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996 (it celebrated its tenth anniversary on February 27, 2006). ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ... Jello can refer to different things: The gelatin dessert Jell-O The Jello compiler Jello Biafra This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Christmas pudding Dessert pudding In many dialects of Commonwealth English, pudding is another name for Dessert. ... The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. ... Family Guy is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for FOX in 1999. ... The Adult Swim logo Adult Swim, usually rendered [adult swim] on bumps and frequently abreviated either [AS] or [as], is the name for the adult-oriented television programming block on Cartoon Network. ... The Boondocks is a controversial American animated television series produced for Cartoon Networks Adult Swim programming block, based on the comic strip of the same name. ... Chuck Norris. ... Chuck Norris Facts in Rolling Stone. ... Cindy Margolis (born Cynthia D. Margolis on October 1, 1965) is a glamour and spokesmodel. ... Colin Andrew Mochrie (born 30 November 1957) is a Scottish-born Canadian actor and improv comedian. ... Improvisational comedy (also called improv or impro) is comedy that is performed with a little to no predetermination of subject matter and structure. ... Whose Line Is It Anyway? (sometimes abbreviated to Whose Line?), is an improvisational comedy show. ... Animutation is the practice of using Macromedia Flash to create absurd, silly, and corny videos of strange (usually non-English) music. ... Douglas Anthony Mirabelli [mirr-uh-BEL-ee] (born October 18, 1970 in Kingman, Arizona) is a Major League Baseball catcher who plays with the Boston Red Sox. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and physician from the U.S. state of Vermont. ... The acronym DNC can mean: Democratic National Committee, the principal campaign and fund-raising organization affiliated with the United States Democratic Party. ... Kim Jong-il (born February 16, 1942) has been the leader of North Korea since 1994. ... Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf (also Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf) (born 1940) is an Iraqi diplomat and politician. ... Robert Tilton on his television program Robert Tilton is an American televangelist who achieved notoriety in the 1980s and 1990s through his paid television program Success-N-Life. ... In the USA, a televangelist (television evangelist) is a religious minister (often a Christian priest or minister) who devotes a large portion of his (or her) ministry to TV broadcasts to a regular viewing and listening audience. ... Robert Tilton on his television program Robert Tilton is an American televangelist who achieved notoriety in the 1980s and 1990s through his paid television program Success-N-Life. ... Sam Cassell playing for the Milwaukee Bucks Samuel James Cassell (born November 18, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American basketball point guard who currently plays for the NBAs Los Angeles Clippers. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. ... In popular fiction and conspiracy theories, life forms, especially intelligent life forms, that are of extraterrestrial origin, i. ... The word Martian is a hypothetical native inhabitant of the planet Mars. ... E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is an Academy Award-winning 1982 science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg that tells the story of a young boy, Elliott, who befriends an alien being called E.T. stranded on Earth and trying to find his way home. ... The science fiction/horror film Alien (1979), directed by Ridley Scott, has become quite influential and has spawned several sequels and imitators. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... Jedi Master Yoda (896 BBY–4 ABY), voiced by Frank Oz, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring movie poster (2001) The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action films, directed by Peter Jackson and released by New Line Cinema. ... Gollum is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The Coneheads was a recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live featuring a family of extraterrestrial aliens with a cone shape head, from the planet Remulak (posing as immigrants from France) and their attempts to pose as a typical suburban American family. ... Sean Connery as James Bond. ... The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond, also known as 007 (pronounced double-oh seven), is a fictional British spy created by writer Ian Fleming in 1953. ... YTMND, an acronym for Youre The Man Now, Dog!, is a website community that centers on the creation of YTMNDs, which are pages featuring a juxtaposition of a single image or a simple slideshow, optionally animated and/or tiled, along with optional large zooming text and a looping sound... Rob Brown and Sean Connery on the DVD cover Finding Forrester is a 2000 movie, written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant, about a black teenager, Jamal Wallace, played by Rob Brown, who is accepted into a prestigious private high school. ... Stephen Colbert Stephen Tyrone Colbert (; born May 13, 1964) is an Irish-American comedian and satirist known for his dramatic style and deadpan comedic delivery. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former governor of Texas. ... Mass media is the term used to denote, as a class, that section of the media specifically conceived and designed to reach a very large audience (typically at least as large as the whole population of a nation state). ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... For other people named Muhammad, see Muhammad (disambiguation). ... The controversial cartoons of Muhammad, first published in Jyllands-Posten in September 2005. ... Tila Nguyen (IPA: ) (born October 24, 1981 in Singapore), better known as Tila Tequila or simply Tila, is a Vietnamese American glamour model and singer who is most notable by her appearances in automotive import magazines and films, as well as her role as the most popular woman in the... Playboy is an adult entertainment magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ... MySpace is a social networking website based in New York City offering an interactive network of blogs, user profiles, groups, photos, and an internal e-mail system. ... Vin Diesel in Pitch Black. ...

Non-celebrities

  • Amir Massoud Tofangsazan - A victim of "the eBay avenger", a disgruntled buyer who claims Tofangsazan sold him a faulty laptop. In retaliation, the buyer posted on a web page personal details, embarrassing photographs and other information about Tangsazan that was gleaned from the laptop's hardrive.
  • Anton Maiden — Known for his MIDI and vocal renditions of Iron Maiden songs.
  • Brian Peppers — An Ohio sex offender with a facial malformity whose photo in the Ohio eSORN (Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification) database became widespread. Snopes has since confirmed the photograph to be real [7].
  • David Wills — A professional wrestling fan from Atlanta, Georgia who proclaimed, "It's still real to me, dammit!" then proceeded to cry during a question-and-answer segment at a Spartanburg, South Carolina wrestling convention. The video clip was later featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live. [8] He has since became a regular guest on wrestling radio shows and podcasts and also writes on occasion for World Wrestling Insanity.com as guest columnist. Wills's personal website can be found here.
  • Ellen Feiss — A teenage girl featured in an Apple Computer advertisement, whose slurred speech and disoriented eyes provoked speculation that she was under the influence of illicit drugs.
  • Elena Filatova — Under the nickname KiddOfSpeed posted photographs of her alleged motorcycle trips in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
  • Henry Earl — A homeless African-American man from Kentucky, Earl became famous primarily because of his extensive police record, mostly for non-violent alcohol-related offenses, and the subsequent often humorous and widely varied mug shots. Henry has made numerous talk show appearances and has been featured in national and international media venues, including MSNBC, the UK Sunday Mail, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
  • John Titor — A man claiming to be a time traveler from the year 2036 who made many strange statements about future events. Supposedly documented on various message boards in 2000 and 2001, many people claim his words are, in fact, accurate predictions.
  • Katilce Miranda — a Brazilian girl who received a kiss from Bono during a U2 show. People watching the show on TV quickly discovered her Orkut profile and in less then 48 hours she received more than 1,500,000 scraps on the relationship site.
  • Kimbo Slice — a 32 year-old Miami, FL based underground boxer and street fighter. He has appeared in three full-length bare-knuckle fights available through the internet and P2P file-sharing networks.
  • Marguerite Perrin — A woman on the FOX program Trading Spouses whose obesity, maniacal rants about gargoyles and psychics, and proclamations of religious superiority quickly made her an overnight punchline.
  • Old Grandma Hardcore — A grandmother noted for her interest in video games and her excessive preoccupation with them, even at the age of 70.
  • Richard Leigh - Known for his parodies such as Bam Margera, Andy Milonakis and 50 Cent. [9]
  • Star Wars Kid — A Quebecois teen named Ghyslain Raza taped himself acting like the Star Wars character Darth Maul. The video was subsequently placed on the Internet by classmates. It became widely parodied on the Internet and on TV shows such as Arrested Development, The Venture Brothers and American Dad. He also appeared in a secret place in the video game Tony Hawk's Underground 2.
  • Steve Vaught — A California man who weighed 400 pounds decided to walk across the country, not only to lose weight, but also to achieve happiness with his life. Beginning in April 2005, his trek from Oceanside, California to New York City was documented on his website (fatmanwalking.com) and several Yahoo groups. He completed the trip on May 9, 2006 by entering Manhattan via the George Washington Bridge.
  • Tron Guy — A slightly overweight computer consultant who made a costume inspired by the programs in the movie TRON, Jay Maynard's website showing the costume's creation in detail quickly became a parody fixture. Maynard appeared on numerous episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2004. [10]
  • Tom — Creator of MySpace, who automatically adds himself as a friend to everyone who joins, he has become the subject of numerous parodies based on his well-known default photo. [11]
  • William Hung — A Civil Engineering student from Hong Kong and failed American Idol contestant who became famous for his poor singing and dancing abilities. His talent (or lack thereof) ironically led to a record deal and CD titled Inspiration, in which he butchers more songs by Ricky Martin, among others. Hung has done numerous performances at football games as well as a guest appearance on Arrested Development.

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Ellen Feiss Ellen Feiss (born 1987) became an Internet phenomenon after her 2002 Errol Morris-directed television commercial for Apple Computers Switch campaign grew into a cult hit. ... Apple Computer, Inc. ... Elena (Lena) Filatova (Russian: Елена Филатова) (born 1974) is a Ukrainian motorcyclist who gained Internet fame in 2004 under the nickname KiddOfSpeed after her web site was mentioned at Slashdot and other online news sources. ... Chernobyl area. ... A nuclear power station. ... One of many mugshots of Henry Earl Henry Earl, born October 24, 1949, is a homeless African-American man from Kentucky who is famous primarily because of his extensive police record, mostly for non-violent alcohol-related offenses. ... A homeless man pushes a cart down the street. ... An African American is a United States citizen who is socially perceived as being at least part black, especially one with ancestors imported to America during slavery. ... 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Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s - 2030s - 2040s 2050s 2060s 2070s 2080s Years: 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 - 2036 - 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 The year 2036 (MMXXXVI) in the Gregorian calendar corresponds to 5796-5797 in the Hebrew calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... U2 are an Irish rock band featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals, rhythm guitar, and occasionally harmonica; The Edge (David Howell Evans) on lead guitar, keyboards and backing vocals; Adam Clayton on bass guitar; and Larry Mullen, Jr. ... orkut is an Internet social network service run by Google and named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten. ... Kimbo Slice Kimbo Slice is a 32 year-old Miami, Florida based underground boxer and street fighter. ... Perrin on Trading Spouses. ... Trading Spouses is a FOX Network reality show in which two families, usually of vastly different social classes, swap wives or husbands for a week. ... Barbara St. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ... Computer and video games A screenshot of Tetris for the Nintendo Game Boy A console game (better known as a video game) is a form of interactive multimedia used for entertainment, which consists of a moveable image displayed on a screen that is usually controlled and manipulated using a handheld... Bam Margera Brandon Cole Bam Margera (born September 28, 1979) is a professional skateboarder, actor, creator of the CKY skate/prank/stunt videos, and radio personality. ... Andy Milonakis Andrew Michael Andy Milonakis (born January 30, 1976, in Katonah, New York) is an American comedian who plays the role of a pre-pubescent boy on his television show, The Andy Milonakis Show. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ghyslain Raza (born 1988), from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada, became known throughout the Internet in May 2003 as the Star Wars Kid when a video of his was leaked online. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower White garden lily Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... Darth Maul (54 – 32 BBY) was a fictional character (of Sith affiliation) in the Star Wars universe. ... Arrested Development is a character-driven American comedy television series about a formerly wealthy, habitually dysfunctional family. ... The Venture Bros. ... The Smiths, from left to right: Roger, Francine, Stan, Klaus, Hayley, and Steve. ... Tony Hawks Underground 2 is the sixth installment in Neversofts Tony Hawks Pro Skater video game series and is the sequel to 2003s Tony Hawks Underground. ... Steve Vaught, the Fat Man Walking, walked from San Diego to New York City, which took him 13 months. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq. ... For other uses, see April (disambiguation). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oceanside is a city in northern San Diego County, California. ... 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Bands

  • Beatallica — A satire band that played music combined from songs written by the Beatles and Metallica. The band received most of its initial fame (and its name) from Milwaukee resident David Dixon who created a web page about them in 2001.
  • Dschinghis Khan — A late-70s to mid-80s group that was practically unknown in the US until the "Moskau" fad. Besides being a short video with crazy dancing and happy German music, the Dschinghis Khan clip is also included in some Flash files.
  • Electric Six — A disco-rock band that became infamous after a video for their song "Gay Bar" surfaced on the Internet featuring dubbed vocals with George W. Bush and Tony Blair.
  • Gröûp X — Makers of the songs "Bang Bang Bang", "SchfiftyFive", "Too Many Guys", and "Mario Twins," the latter of which is a parody of the Super Mario Bros. theme song. Many of their songs have been adapted into Flash videos.
  • Hurra Torpedo — A Norwegian band that appeared in a video where they cover a Bonnie Tyler song using kitchen appliances, later being sponsored by Ford Motor Company for a mock U.S. tour.
  • Lodger — Finnish indie rock band famous of it's Flash music videos, most notably "I Love Death", "God has Rejected the Western World" and "Doorsteps".
  • Lemon Demon — A one-man band by Neil Cicierega, music videos were animated, particularly by Andrew Kepple and Shawn Vulliez. Famous moment at Vulliez's "Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny"
  • O-Zone — Became famous in part due to the Numa Numa Dance meme.

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Videos

  • Aicha — A Belgian teenager with acne going by the name of Gellieman lip-synchs a love song for his girlfriend. Numerous parodies have resulted as well as a false rumor of him committing suicide after the video. [12]
  • Ask a Ninja — A comical question-and-answer based home video series hosted by an overenthusiastic ninja. "You got questions, Ninja got answers." The official website can be found here.
  • The Amazing Racist — A series of sketches by Jewish comedian Ari Shaffir in which he pretends to be an obnoxious racist. They are featured on National Lampoon DVDs Lost Reality and Lost Reality 2.
  • Amo a Laura — A music video about the virtues of sexual abstinence appeared on a new website in Spain in April 2006 and at its peak was downloaded a million times in three days. Although the video was at first widely believed to be part of a religion-based campaign and was subject to ridicule, it turned out to be a viral marketing effort of MTV España. [13] The video can be seen here.
  • Back Dorm Boys — A Chinese male duo who gained fame for their lip-synch videos to songs by the Backstreet Boys.
  • The Backstroke of the West — A very poor Chinese translation of a pirated copy of Star Wars: Episode III. The final scene has Darth Vader bellowing a long, anguished "No!" that is translated literally as "Do not want". [14]
  • Bad Day — A man takes out his rage on his computer.
  • The Ballad of Bilbo BagginsLeonard Nimoy sings an up-tempo bubblegum pop song about the J.R.R. Tolkien character in a 1968 music video.
  • Brokeback Mountain parodies — The movie Brokeback Mountain inspired many parodies in 2005, Chocolate Cake City's Brokeback to the Future probably being the most famous of them all. Created by two Emerson College students, the mock trailer re-worked scenes from the Back to the Future trilogy to show a previously non-existent romance between Marty McFly and Doctor Emmett Brown, which led to many other movies and TV shows to be re-worked in the same way.
  • Bubb Rubb — A man who rose to fame thanks to a humorous local TV broadcast where he was interviewed on the topic of whistle tips.
  • "Call On Me" by Eric Prydz — A popular music video based on the song, featuring a male in a female aerobics class. [15] Many spoofs followed, the most famous of which features a female in a male Naval aerobics class. [16]
  • Chin2 — Two Korean youths dancing in front of a mirror.
  • Edgar se cae (Edgar falls down) — Edgar, an overweight Mexican boy falls into a creek when one of his friends moves the log he's standing on. Edgar desperately pleads before falling to the water. The video was quickly spotted on blogs, and even a flash-based game and an entire website dedicated to Edgar were created along with a spoof presidential campaign. [17]
  • Elektronik Supersonik — An allegedly Eastern European pop song and music video, featured on the Molvania website. It was intended as a parody of Eastern European pop culture.
  • Exploding whale — An old news story, thought to be an urban legend, gets a second following with the postage of a news footage video. [18]
  • Fan films, especially for Star Wars — Fan films range from simple backyard antics to professional looking films such as Duality. [19]
  • Flexible Girl — A video of Irina Kazakova doing a contortion routine.[20]
  • G.I. Joe PSAsPublic service announcements that appeared at the end of the G.I. Joe animated series, re-edited by Fenslerfilm to be completely silly and random. [21]
  • Hot Hot HotAppalachian State University promotional video that had an unintended response. [22] [23]
  • Is This the Way to Armadillo — Spoof music video of Peter Kay's version of "Is This the Way to Amarillo" made by UK troops stationed in Iraq. It was so popular it crashed the army's server. [24]
  • John Daker — A singer who makes up for his lack of ability and his unusual voice with bizarre facial expressions.
  • K-Fee Coffee Commercials — The German coffee company released horror-themed commercials to simulate the effects of caffeine; the most (in)famous of the commercials was titled "Auto" and was linked, e-mailed, and mirrored extensively by horrified people wanting others to see what they had seen. All of their commercial ads can be accessed from their site.
  • Kill Christ — Parodying The Passion of the Christ, this is one of many mock trailers made from re-cut footage of existing films.
  • Kure Kure Takora — A Tokusatsu children's comedy show from Japan.
  • Lady Punch — A video of a woman punching another woman in the face after an argument over "THC". Spawned many remixes.[25]
  • Lazy Sunday — A music video starring Saturday Night Live cast members Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg that aired on the December 17, 2005 episode of the show.
  • Leeroy Jenkins — A party of World of Warcraft players gets wiped out thanks to the actions of one of their group. [26]
  • Matrix ping pong — A group of people playing ping pong "Matrix style" with the aid of several stage-hands. The clip originates from a Japanese game show. [27]
  • Milk and Cereal — two college guys lip-synch to "Milk and Cereal" with milk and cereal props in their dorm room.
  • More Cowbell - The popular line from a famous April 8, 2000 Saturday Night Live comedy sketch about the recording of the song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult featuring guest host Christopher Walken and series-regular Will Ferrell. [28]
  • Moskau — An excerpt from a German music video with happy lyrics and crazy dancing.
  • Natalie Portman Rap — An angry gangsta rap video from Saturday Night Live which has become quite popular.
  • Nintendo 64 Kid — A boy continuously screams after getting a Nintendo 64 on Christmas Day. The video is from 1998. [29]
  • Numa Numa Dance — An overly enthusiastic kid (Gary Brolsma) sings along to a Romanian-language dance song ("Dragostea Din Tei" by O-Zone). [30] It was featured in the February 25, 2005 issue of the New York Times.
  • Pokemon Kid — A video of an overweight prepubescent boy with a mullet singing along to the Pokémon theme song in a room full of Pokémon merchandise. [31]
  • Prophet Yahweh — This video [32] of the prophet supposedly summoning UFOs was widely circulated on the Internet in June of 2005.
  • Real Life Simpsons Intro — A video which very accurately depicts The Simpsons intro with real actors. [33]
  • Rubber Johnny — A short film by music video director Chris Cunningham, accompanied by music from Aphex Twin, which was thought by some to depict an actual mutant teenager in a wheelchair when excerpts from it began appearing on the Internet. [34]
  • The Spirit of Truth — A one man show by an unnamed man who would profess that he came "in the name of Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit" originally aired on Los Angeles public-access television in 1997. He gained wide spread attention across the Internet in 2006 for his energy and frequent swearing while preaching the name of God. Only two "episodes" are available and the man hasn't been identified (as of May 2006).
  • Stealth Disco — Videos of people rocking out behind unknowing victims.
  • The Dark Channel — A site that contains loops which infinitely repeat themselves over and over again. [35]
  • Toyota Bugger! commercial — A commercial from New Zealand for Toyota's diesel-powered Hilux pickup truck touted its more powerful engine. The only dialogue was the word "Bugger", which the truck's owner repeated after having spectacular problems due to the unexpected power. [36]
  • Tunak Tunak Tun - An Indian music video by Daler Mehndi.
  • Uncle Bus - A video clip incident of a middle-aged man scolding a teenager for nearly seven minutes on a bus in Hong Kong. The incident spread across Asia, and two clips of dialogue became extremely well-known, being used in multimedia and advertising.
  • Video Game Pianist — Piano player who plays both old and new video games' themes. Formerly called "The Blindfolded Pianist."
  • Wizards of Winter — A display of Christmas lights synchronized to a song (The Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Wizards in Winter") by electrical engineer Carson Williams, this video was recently adopted by Miller Lite for a TV advertisement. [37]

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Animation-based

  • All your base are belong to us — A Flash animation with a montage of images depicting the famous Zero Wing quote, "All your base are belong to us" in various images. This quote is more familiar with the video gaming world since Zero Wing is a game that received its infamy from its poorly translated dialogue. The phrase is an example of Engrish.
  • Animutations — Simple Flash animations usually containing foreign music and pop-culture references, such as "We Drink Ritalin". The fad first gained widespread popularity with "Hyakugojyuuichi".
  • Badger Badger Badger — An animation to a repetitive song about dancing badgers, a mushroom, and a snake produced several variations.
  • Bananaphone — Various animations with the song "Bananaphone" by Raffi Cavoukian have been created, the first and most widespread featuring Osaka with a "Gundam Bananaphone".
  • Bear is Driving — A scene from Clerks: The Animated Series in which Dante and Randal find themselves in a car driven by a bear, just one of the surreal events that occurs after the episode is handed over to Korean animators.
  • BT Pipeskater — A repetitive game, loosely based on BT Broadband, hosted on the BT website as an advertisement for their wholesale broadband product. The game has become phenomenally popular with schools in England in which Safety Filters block out most games sites. BT PipeSkater
  • Dancing baby — A 3D-rendered dancing baby first appeared in 1997 by the creators of 3-D Studio Max, and became something of a late-'90s cultural icon.
  • Dancing Banana — A sprite animated banana became famous after being adapted in an animation dancing to the Buckwheat Boys' "Peanut Butter Jelly Time". It was paid tribute in an episode of Family Guy.
  • The Demented Cartoon Movie — A very long, minimalist Flash animation full of silliness (about 30 minutes long). [38]
  • Dr. Tran - An animated short series which originally aired on G4 and has since been downloaded to and spread over the internet. The most popular is a 7.25 minute animation which features a small asian child named Tran distraught over the claims that he is an amazing action star coming from a movie trailer-like voice over. Created by Breehn Burns and Jason Johnson. Watch Dr. Tran
  • Troubled Windows — The opening theme to a hypothetical anime starring the OS-Tans
  • The Evil Strawberry - A Flash animation about a strawberry and a baby. [39]
  • Hampster Dance — A page filled with animated GIFs of hamsters dancing, linking to other animated pages. It ranked #1 on CNET's Top 10 Web Fads list and has spawned a fictional band complete with its own CD album release.
  • Happy Tree Friends — A series featuring cute animals that meet violent ends.
  • Hatten är din (The hat is yours) — A Swedish animation featuring an assortment of bizarre imagery (centered around a floating hat) and Swedish phonetic "subtitles" to Middle Eastern music.
  • Homestar Runner — An online series that features cartoons of varying lengths, games, and the popular "Strong Bad Emails", in which viewers can email one of the main characters, to which he wittily responds. The site is updated on a weekly basis; thus, it is more of an Internet fixture rather than a short-lived phenomenon.
  • How to Kill a Mockingbird — AwesomeFunny.com is best known for this video, which is a parody of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird that quickly deviates into a fantasy about pirates, dinosaurs, robots, and ninja.
  • Ievan Polkka — A 26-seconds-cutout from a cheerful Finnish song in combination with four anime-pictures on endless repeat.
  • JibJab [40] — This website's Flash animation "This Land" became wildly popular for its satirizing of the 2004 Presidential Election.
  • The Juggernaut Bitch — Part of an episode of the X-men cartoon was dubbed over by two amateur filmmakers; the recreated episode features comedy based upon the series' characters, as well as a gangster version of the Juggernaut infamously yelling "I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!" This line was most notably homaged in the major motion picture X-Men: The Last Stand.
  • Kenya — This Weebl cartoon extolls the virtues of a holiday in Kenya: "We've got the lions/tigers, Only in Kenya! Come to Kenya, we've got lions/tigers..."
  • Kitty cat dance — Flash-based video featuring a dancing cat saying "Cat, I'm a kitty-cat, and I dance, dance, dance, and I dance, dance, dance."
  • The Llama Song — A Flash animation to a song about llamas accompanied with pictures to fit the repetitive lyrics. It is often rewritten to fit one's fandom.
  • Madness Combat — A highly violent series.
  • Magical Trevor — A Flash cartoon about a magician.
  • Neurotically Yours — A series featuring a Goth and her pet squirrel.
  • Potter Puppet Pals — This spoof of the Harry Potter series created by Neil Cicierega uses animated puppets to tell comical stories. Its storyline, limited movements of the puppets and the character's mindlessness contribute to the humor. [41]
  • Prank flashes — Flash animations that tend to catch people off guard. They can be heart jumping "screamers" or just simply flashes such as "You Are An Idiot".
  • Red vs Blue — A popular and commercially successful machinima series using the Microsoft Halo and Halo 2 video game engines. A popular, fan-created outgrowth is Sponsors vs Freeloaders.
  • Rejected — A story of an animator and the effects of rejection, created by Don Hertzfeldt.
  • Retarded Animal Babies — An obscene Flash series about the vice-filled lives of various pet animals.
  • Soy Sauce Warrior Kikkoman — Flash movie of a superhero that defends soy-sauce as the best sauce to put on everything. It contains the popular line "Destroy all foreign sauces." It also features a good deal of Engrish.
  • Star Wars Gangsta Rap — Featuring Star Wars characters rapping through A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, this was one of the first popular Flash movies.
  • There she is!! — A Korean series about a girl rabbit that fell in love with a cat.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny — A fight to the death from various pop culture icons and other characters. Animated by AltF4 and audio by Lemon Demon
  • Weebl and Bob — A series about two egg shaped friends.
  • Weeeeee! (Gonads and Strife) Another wacky Flash song/animation.
  • Xiao Xiao — A series of stick-figure action animations. "Xiao Xiao #3" was particularly popular.

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Animutation is the practice of using Macromedia Flash to create absurd, silly, and corny videos of strange (usually non-English) music. ... A frame from the animation showing several identical badgers. ... For other uses, see Badger (disambiguation). ... Bananaphone is the name of a childrens album, as well as a humorous song by Raffi, released in 1994. ... Raffi on the cover of his album Bananaphone Raffi Cavoukian, OC, OBC (born July 8, 1948), usually known simply as Raffi, is a popular childrens entertainer in Canada, the United States, and the Western world at large. ... Osaka in a color insert from Azumanga Daioh. ... A Dissertation On The American Justice System By People Who Have Never Been Inside A Courtroom, Let Alone Anything About Law, But Have Seen Way Too Many Legal Thrillers is the fourth episode of Clerks: The Animated Series. ... Dante Hicks (played by Brian OHalloran) in the movie Dante Hicks is a fictional character in Kevin Smiths View Askewniverse, played by Brian OHalloran. ... Randal Graves is a fictional character from Clerks. ... A Dissertation On The American Justice System By People Who Have Never Been Inside A Courtroom, Let Alone Anything About Law, But Have Seen Way Too Many Legal Thrillers is the fourth episode of Clerks: The Animated Series. ... A game used by British Telecom to advertise their wholesale broadband service. ... The Dancing Baby is a video file of an animated, 3D-rendered baby dancing for several seconds, with dance moves that are humorously unlike a typical baby, that was widely popular in 1996/1997, being distributed widely over the Internet. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in any given society. ... 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Images

  • Bert is Evil — This fad using Photoshopped pictures of the Muppet Bert placed with questionable people and situations gained notoriety when one was seen on a poster in a crowd of Osama bin Laden supporters.
  • Boilerplate
  • Bonsai Kitten
  • Bunchies
  • Dog poop girl — A woman's dog relieves itself on a subway car floor and she refuses to clean it up; the Internet community heard about the story and punished her.
  • Every time you masturbate… God kills a kitten
  • Fatmouse — A large mouse with large ambitions.
  • HA! HA! guy — A customizable image of a laughing Quaker minister gained popularity on Fark.
  • Nice Work Guy — An image of an East Indian man with the text "Nice Work" underneath.
  • Icy Hot Stuntaz — Three white rappers whose image on their website attracted insults and numerous parodies on the Internet.
  • Image macros — Pictures with superimposed text used in discussions. Common accompanying texts include "Owned", "STFU", and "O RLY?".
  • Limecat — A cat with a helmet made from a lime on its head (a.k.a. Meloncat).
  • Lootie — This man was photographed looting beer while walking through waist deep waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Mr. T Ate My Balls — a Yahoo! site with images of Mr. T, captioned with various absurd and questionable statements. Repeatedly done with other subjects, both fictional and non-fictional, it spawned an entire Yahoo! category under "Tasteless Humor → Ate My Balls".
  • Mustard Man — Picture of a supposed fast food employee spilling mustard all over himself.
  • Naked tea kettle guy — A seller submits a photo of a tea kettle to eBay unaware that the picture is revealing a reflection of his naked image. The photo led to a trend known as "reflectoporn". [42]
  • Nevada-tan — An imageboard meme featuring CG artwork of a Japanese schoolgirl who murdered her classmate.
  • Oolong the Rabbit — A Japanese rabbit whose owner placed various objects on top of its head (the most well-known being pancakes) and then posted pictures (also known as "Pancakebunny").
  • OS-tanOperating systems are personified as cute mascots by various Japanese artists. [43]
  • Tourist guy — The same person Photoshopped into photos of different events, (mostly disasters), it was originally a hoax based on the 9/11 attacks. [44]
  • Tubcat — A very fat cat.

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Films

  • Snakes on a Plane — This 2006 film starring Samuel L. Jackson became an Internet meme due to its ridiculous title and premise a year before its planned release, and before any promotional material was released. Producers of the films responded to the wide Internet buzz by adding several scenes to the film which catered to the fans. [45]

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Things

  • Ghost in a Jar — A set of Mason Jars for sale on eBay which supposedly contained evil spirits. This sparked a follow-up of "I bid on the Ghost in a Jar, and all I Got was this lousy T-Shirt" spoofs.
  • eBay Haunted Painting — A painting for sale on eBay which was believed to be haunted.
  • Hipster PDA — A paper-based personal organizer.
  • Mercedes SLR Replica — A scratch-bulit replica of a Mercedes SLR (concept project, not the one produced), which was constructed in Poland. It was posted in 2003 on the VWvortex forum and gained great popularity among car fans, as the thread was viewed more than one million times through the years. The extremely high popularity was achieved because of many publications (with link to the thread) in car magazines and TV programmes around the world, as well as being posted on Slashdot.
  • Unusual eBay auctions — Examples include a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich with a supposed semblance to the Virgin Mary. Often shown on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

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Websites

General

  • B3TA — A website with an extremely popular humorous link-based newsletter and plenty of Photoshopped user-submitted images. [46]
  • Black People Love Us — A joke site featuring various images of white people gleefully displaying racial ignorance to their black friends. [47]
  • Guess The Dictator Or Sitcom Character — A site that asks questions of the visitor until it determines which dictator or sitcom character they're thinking of. [48]
  • The Ivory Tower — A recent development which has a modest collection of humorous rants about things the two authors find irritating. [49]
  • Million Dollar Homepage — Alex Tew sells one million pixels for $1 each. This spawned the craze for pixel advertising.
  • MySpace — The popular social networking website, now an increasing part of teenage culture. [50]
  • Newgrounds — The web's largest Flash video/game archive.
  • Neurocam — This mysterious art project/social experiment/life role play website was initially advertised with no information other than its slogan, "get out of your mind".
  • Ninja Burger — A humorous cartoon about a ninja who delivers fast food. Later published as a book, Ninja Burger: Honorable Employee Handbook.
  • Overheard in New York — This and many similar sites represent a trend in posting funny overheard snippets online. Overheardin.net
  • Real Ultimate Power — A website devoted to ninjas. It spawned the "Pirates versus Ninjas" debate. [51]
  • Save Toby — A rabbit was found and scheduled to be eaten unless money was donated. Several copycat pages followed.
  • Shock sites — As the name suggests, these websites are constructed primarily to shock the visitor. Sites such as Goatse.cx, Lemonparty and Tubgirl (now offline), are shock sites frequently linked from Internet forums and IRC channels, while Rotten.com contains various images and news.
  • Songs To Wear Pants To — A person named Andrew Pants writes humorous songs based on ideas and requests sent to him by email.
  • Urban Dictionary — A site where users can contribute and define their own words. [52]
  • Webcomics — Various comics and their characters have gained large followings. They come in multiple formats ranging from hand-drawn illustrations to sprite comics submitted images.
  • Zombo.com [53] — Parodies the dot-com boom.
  • Conga Lines — Websites set to generate chain referrals for freebies.

Personal sites

  • Asian Prince — An Asian "rock star" who set up a website on Geocities to look for a girlfriend.
  • Emotion Eric — A person makes various emotional expressions by request.
  • Hello My Future Girlfriend [54]
  • Mahir Çağrı — A resident of İzmir, Turkey, Çağrı became an Internet celebrity in 1999, when his picture-laden homepage, which exclaimed in broken English his love of the accordion and travel, was visited by millions and spawned numerous fansites and parodies, one featured on Fox's MadTV (season 4, episode 20). Mahir was ranked #2 in CNET's Top 10 Web fads (July 15, 2005). [55]
  • I LIEK MILK!!!!!!!! — The personal website of a man named "Hitoshi" from from Tokyo, Japan, who likes milk, among other things. Created sometime before April 2001. Became an internet phenomenon, most likely due to Hitoshi's use of Engrish. [56]
  • JenniCam — Jennifer Ringley created the website "Jennicam", in which people could watch her via webcam. She also had her own Internet program, "The Jenni Show".
  • Maddox — Claiming to be a "pirate", Maddox is the online pseudonym of George Ouzounian, author of the popular website, The Best Page in the Universe, with over 100,000,000 visits. The individual articles from this site often spread memetically.
  • Matt Harding — An American computer programmer living in Australia, Harding quit his job and started a website, documenting himself dancing wildly in front of various world landmarks. He was featured on a variety of television programs, including MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann and the Ellen Degeneres talk show.
  • Randy Constan — He posted pictures of himself on his website wearing self-made Peter Pan costumes. [57]
  • Seanbaby — A sarcastic, sadistic, and foulmouthed man reviews video games and talks about Hostess snacks, The Superfriends, and other oddities.

Political sites

Blogs

  • Blogebrity — A website purporting to be a tribute to bloggers was put up as a mockery of the blog phenomenon.
  • Furong JieJie — A freespirit Chinese blogger.
  • Mu Zimei — A Chinese woman that wrote about her sexual encounters. She is credited as starting a new sexual revolution in an otherwise suppressed China.
  • PostSecret — An ongoing community art project where people mail-in their secrets anonymously on homemade postcards. [58]
  • Rachelle Waterman — The blog of a teenage girl who wrote "just to let everyone know, my mother was murdered," and was arrested shortly thereafter. Her LiveJournal blog received over 5,000 comments, before it was deleted. Mirrors still exist.
  • Tard Blog — Stories written by various special education teachers, notably a woman assuming the identity "Riti Sped."
  • Ted's Caving Page — The log of a caver who supposedly makes a strange discovery while caving. Also known as "Ted the Caver". [59]
  • Tucker Max — This blog, focusing on a man's skills with alcohol, women, and insults, has an enormous cult following.

Scams

  • Poetry.com — Beguiled by promises of an easy way to publish poetry on-line and, later, with letters announcing that their poem is in the semi-finals of a poetry writing contest, poets from all parts of the world were scammed into giving money to The International Library of Poetry so that they can get a book with their poem on it, and more money to attend "poetry reading" conventions.
  • Nigerian scam — Scams by Nigerians that steal people's credit card numbers. Some intended victims have documented their experiences in reversing the scam onto the person who tried to scam them.

Audio

Text-based

  • A winner is you — Originating from the Pro Wrestling game for NES, this phrase is an example of Engrish.
  • All your base are belong to us - A common phrase related to the video of the same title, from the game 'Zero Wing'.
  • Bash.org — A collection of online IRC chat logs. [63]
  • Densha Otoko — Online postings about a man who meets someone by saving her on a train, which was later adapted into a comic book and TV-movie.
  • First post — Participants strive to be the first person to add a comment (post) to a new article or discussion thread.
  • For the win - An internet catchphrase coined from TV game shows, often seen on blogs.
  • Leet speak & AOL speak — These may also be considered forms of memetic Internet phenomenon.
  • LUEshiASCII art originating on the GameFAQs message board, LUE.
  • Snowclone — Exchanging words of famous phrases. See list of snowclones for examples.
  • There Is No Cabal — A phrase used on Usenet.
  • This is Bunny — A simple ASCII art bunny is often posted on web forums, accompanied by the text: "This is bunny. Copy and Paste bunny into your signature/webpage and help him on his way to world domination."
  • Smurf Communism — A set of theories drawing similarities between Communism and the fictional society of the Smurf characters was spread across the Internet as far back as 1992.

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See also

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External links

  • Memes On The Internet Article regarding the spread of Internet memes.
  • Internet Phenomenons Union GameSpot.com Union devoted to Internet Phenomenons.

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Urban Dictionary: internet phenomenon (379 words)
Once an Internet phenomenon, it has outlived its 15 mintues of fame.
Bizarre Internet phenomenon of the man who can be seen in any photograph.
More of an observed phenomenon than a group of actual young people, kiddies refers to the apparent force that seemingly sways various events on the Internet.
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