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Meme of the Week: Cultural Stasis
Did music's forward progress stop in 1991? AP In the Atlantic, prose virtuoso James Parker endorses the thesis of Simon Reynolds' new book “Retromania”: Pop music has ceased to move forward. And now Kurt Andersen sallies forth, ...
The Beautiful, Meme-Destroying Graph From the CBO
Click on the image above. It's a beautiful illustration of how the United States spends money (on the left) and taxes (on the right), from the Congressional Budget Office. If we could tattoo these graphs on the forearms of our ...
WTF, Indeed: Politico's Ben Smith Joins BuzzFeed To Build A "Social News ...
WTF, Indeed: Politico's Ben Smith Joins BuzzFeed To Build A "Social News ...
Shit Girls Say: It's Funny, But Why?
The meme, which parodies the inane phrases that women supposedly use all the time, is the brainchild of Toronto-based Graydon Sheppard, 29 and his boyfriend Kyle Humphrey, 25. The Twitter account has over 84000 followers, and episode 1 of their Shit ...
The Lesson of BuzzFeed: Media Companies Are Everywhere
13, when the news broke that Politico correspondent Ben Smith was joining BuzzFeed, the pop-culture meme generator whose current offerings trend more toward funny cat videos than in-depth political coverage. But Smith isn't giving up reporting for a ...
23 Memes Every Techie Should Know
Whether you know the word or not, you know what a meme is. It's an image, video, hashtag, website, phrase, or idea that has taken hold of the culture. In these days, that usually means over the Internet. ...
Lonely 27 Year Old Addicted to Posing as Harvard Freshmen Finally Gets Caught ...
Lonely 27 Year Old Addicted to Posing as Harvard Freshmen Finally Gets Caught ...
Now Denver Broncos Fans Can Drink To Tim Tebow With A Tebow-Inspired Beer
The logo, of course, takes the fine shape of everyone's favorite religious football meme: Tebowing. Though Bonfire would like to make it clear that the beverage, “will not, however, absolve you of any sins. In fact, it may cause you to commit many more ...
Morning Meme: "The Notebook: The Musical," a "Shameless" Christmas Carol, and ...
Morning Meme: "The Notebook: The Musical," a "Shameless" Christmas Carol, and ...
Now Recognized as a Word, 'Tebowing' Meme Spreads Worldwide
“Tebowing,” the campy Internet meme inspired by lightning rod NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has, like its namesake, refused to fade away quietly. In fact, according to at least one source, Tebowing is now an official part of the English language. ...
SOPA vote: Well, there's always next year
by Declan McCullagh December 16, 2011 2:15 PM PST Follow @declanm A marathon congressional hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act, which detoured through discussions of Twitter-borne insults and the popular meme "The Internet is for Porn," was expected ...
'Internet is for Porn' pops up during House SOPA debate - CNET News
A two-day debate in the House Judiciary committee–which has been postponed until at least next Wednesday and perhaps until 2012–was interrupted by the appearance of the popular meme “The Internet is for Porn.” Rep. Jared Polis, who entered the complete ...
Weekend Meme: Rep. Polis Takes "Avenue Q" To Congress, Recreating "Recess" and ...
Weekend Meme: Rep. Polis Takes "Avenue Q" To Congress, Recreating "Recess" and ...
Could Gronking threaten almighty Tebowing's meme throne?
Gronkowski was pleased to have his own budding meme. "That was pretty impressive. There was a parent with my jersey on with his kid in the air, spiking his kid. I saw that one, which was awesome," Gronkowski told WBZ-FM on Thursday. ...
There Is No 'A' In French Facebook Meme Protesting S&P
At least that's the premise behind the latest Facebook meme, this one by way of France. What's this all about? Financial ratings firms Fitch and Standard & Poor's are evaluating the country's current credit rating of “AAA” and will likely downgrade it, ...
'Kim Jong Il Looking at Things' will likely continue beyond its meme-maker's death
By Maura Judkis The Dear Leader's death will mean the eventual end of one meme: Kim Jong Il Looking at Things, but don't count the blog closed up just yet. João Rocha, the founder of the popular Tumblr blog “Kim Jong Il Looking at Things,” said in an ...
Canadians want children of own gender to carry on legacy: study
Despite a cultural push to be neutral or even indifferent about the sex of their babies, university-educated Canadians overwhelmingly prefer to have a child of their own gender as they unconsciously try to create a “meme” of themselves to live on after ...
Too soon to meme?
And a bit more basic, good-guy-Kim-Jong-il (below - kind of only makes sense if you know a few other memes). As Ernie over at ShortFormBlog points out, "We move so fast these days that a lot of people probably saw the meme before they did the news. ...
On the Record From Inside a Gilded Bubble
By Ryan Chittum Today, Abelson has one of his best yet, reporting on how some of the super-elite are on the attack against the 1 percent meme. What makes this story very good is that Abelson has found some of the least self-aware people you can imagine ...
Kim Jong Il's mourners spark a meme
By Maura Judkis The over-the-top public mourning for Kim Jong Il isn't fake, Philip Kennicott asserts in Tuesday's Style section. But others disagree. On a new Tumblr called “100% Genuine Reactions to Kim Jong Il's Death,” photos of “genuine reactions” ...
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