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04/19/2013 05:30:57 AM · #1
Here's a research resource for the Internet Meme challenge

Although this page is OK there are areas that are NSFW but they are labeled
//knowyourmeme.com/search?q=category%3Ameme&sort=views
04/19/2013 05:47:36 AM · #2
An extra rule allowing text could be useful
04/19/2013 06:24:49 AM · #3
still not sure i understand what this is
04/19/2013 06:24:53 AM · #4
Sorry I don't get it...

Is it a free study?

Wiki definition here.

Can somebody spell it for a non-native speaker?

Thank you.

04/19/2013 06:32:19 AM · #5
I am at a complete loss.
04/19/2013 07:16:21 AM · #6
Are we supposed to photograph ONLY one of the well known memes, or can we make up our own, too?

It would be awful if it had to be a well known one, because I bet that many of us (like myself) live under a rock when it comes to "internet memes" and wouldn't recognize most of them if they bit us on the nose!
04/19/2013 07:23:50 AM · #7
I see memes on Facebook every single day, I have yet to figure out what any of it means.
04/19/2013 07:57:30 AM · #8
Stupid.
04/19/2013 08:07:37 AM · #9
Whats a Meme?
04/19/2013 08:15:13 AM · #10
Originally posted by nygold:

Whats a Meme?


I just read the wiki definition and I still don't know.
04/19/2013 08:20:06 AM · #11
No idea. We are supposed to "photograph an internet meme" or... create a new one??
And it must be based on an existing one or not necessarily?
04/19/2013 08:29:45 AM · #12
Maybe someone can post and image as an example?
04/19/2013 08:30:10 AM · #13
I've been on the net since 1993 I have no idea what to photograph for this
04/19/2013 08:31:56 AM · #14
I thought it was a good idea as it covered "Vadering," which had been requested, but it isn't limited to Vadering.

Think planking, think the UC Davis pepper spray incident, think Harlem Shake.

Or just pick an iconic or at least memorable moment in time, or a ridiculously fabricated fad, and spoof it, or spoof it further. The fodder is endless, so get creative and have some fun with it.
04/19/2013 08:34:23 AM · #15
a meme (pronounced Meem) is a cultural item that is a known commodity. memes have been around for as long as we've had any sort of communal culture.
for example, the saying "that's what she said" is a meme, internet memes rely on images with text referencing something else, so the additional rule of text allowed is a MUST to actually allow us to have a challenge of internet memes.

one of the most popular ones on the go right now (polite ones that is) is grumpy cat. google it and you'll see a LOT of examples. for pet memes, check out icanhazcheeseburger, meloncat, kungfu cat, ninjacat, etc.

i already know what i'm doing for this challenge, it's an older meme and it will likely be low-voted, but i'm going to go for comments here.

Message edited by author 2013-04-19 08:37:42.
04/19/2013 08:36:28 AM · #16
Are they those goofy pictures with the big white letters and the corny sayings?
04/19/2013 08:37:15 AM · #17
Originally posted by nygold:

Are they those goofy pictures with the big white letters and the corny sayings?


yup, those are internet memes
04/19/2013 08:37:49 AM · #18
I think the UC Davis pepper spray incident is the best example.

Take a look through the photos and you'll get the gist of what this is about. But it could be anything.

Message edited by author 2013-04-19 08:39:08.
04/19/2013 08:43:12 AM · #19
So...Godzilla is a meme?
04/19/2013 08:43:30 AM · #20
Originally posted by RyanW:

Originally posted by nygold:

Are they those goofy pictures with the big white letters and the corny sayings?


yup, those are internet memes


UUUHHHGGGG.... I come to DCP to get away from that faceschmuck crap.
04/19/2013 08:45:27 AM · #21
Originally posted by pixelpig:

So...Godzilla is a meme?

Godzilla's an icon. But a godzilla meme could be people running and screaming from an urban scene with a photoshopped in dog breathing fire, the title could be "Dogzilla is coming! Dogzilla is coming!"
or if you're Gyaban, you could have a picture of Godzilla in a forest spraying water, with little fire-ember people running saying "Godzilla is coming! Godzilla is coming!" ;P
04/19/2013 08:53:57 AM · #22
You go about your daily life thinking that you're all tuned in and on the ball, then something like this comes along, WTF.
04/19/2013 08:56:29 AM · #23
One of my new faves!

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/11779_10151615219326458_229315747_n.jpg

and this one...

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/71461_471979836205048_469374374_n.png

Message edited by author 2013-04-19 08:57:23.
04/19/2013 08:58:44 AM · #24
Originally posted by pixelpig:

So...Godzilla is a meme?

Godzilla is 100% meme to us at DPC. So is woody.
04/19/2013 09:02:20 AM · #25
I was going to enter this but then I just accidentally my computer, is this bad?

For people looking for inspiration; //knowyourmeme.com/

Your IQ will be about 10 points lower by the end of this challenge though. Just a warning.

Message edited by author 2013-04-19 09:02:37.
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