From Annie on “Community” to Trudy Campbell on “Mad Men,” Alison Brie is a woman of many talents. Including, it turns out, impersonating Internet memes. Her ‘Unflattering Beyoncé’ is pretty funny too. [MadeMan via The Gloss]
I’m 29 going on 102, or at least that’s how I felt yesterday when I had to ask our 19-year-old editorial assistant who Riff Raff is. (I thought he was a character in “Grease.” Apparently I am mistaken.) So I don’t really know that most of the images in this poster of Internet memes are referring to. I see the IKEA monkey wearing a coat, “two girls one cup,” Grumpy Cat, Psy dancing “Gangnam Style,” Antoine Dodson, planking, the O RLY? owl, and Sad Keanu. Otherwise I have no idea what’s going on here. Thankfully, this legend will help. [Geekologie via College Humor]
We anthropomorphize animals, so it makes sense that we’d anthropomorphize websites, too. And as someone who spends approximately 1,340,000 hours online every day, I can wholly appreciate the spot-on human representations of these sites. I mean, of course Facebook would change her outfit, like, a zillion times a day. And Twitter would just ramble on about the most inconsequential stuff. And yup, Kickstarter would be super, duper annoying and WebMD would diagnose an illness that you didn’t ever have. [Cracked]
I admit I’m even a little nervous writing this, because Jack of JacksFilms is generally concerned with only one thing — the paltry grammar of internet commenters and social networkers. Jack is so committed to his cause, that he’s managed to make nearly 50 hilarious videos about it. Each video features Jack reading off some of the most inane, poorly spelled and totally illiterate internet comments.
But it’s not just Jack’s commitment to ridding the world of incoherent internet comments, it’s that he is so funny and charming in the process. So Jack, send me a note — I promise I’ll spellcheck my reply. [YouTube] Keep reading »
Sometimes I feel bad about wild animals enclosed in zoos. But I feel slightly less bad for Gina, a chimpanzee at the Seville Zoo in Spain, who spends her days watching porn on TV.
Gina’s TV has lots of different channels, but the only ones that this frisky primate watches are the ones rated “adult entertainment.”
Chimps are, of course, one of the closest cousins to humans; we share 90 percent of our DNA with them.
That information should, I hope, make Salon.com writer Issac Abel, 23, feel slightly better: Abel published an essay this weekend about how he came of age masturbating to internet porn and now he’s having difficulties getting sexy with real, live women who don’t fulfill his fantasies quite like those on set. Keep reading »
PotentialProstitutes.com is a hideous new website that posts the photos, locations and phone numbers of women who it deems might be sex workers. Many of the pics appear to be mug shots, which would suggest at least some of the women featured on the site have been arrested in the past for sex work. But if you’re an extra special douchebag, you can submit random people for inclusion on Potential Prostitutes. Keep reading »
Jen Kirkman is a comedian on “Chelsea Lately” and “After Lately.” This post was reprinted with permission from her Tumblr.
I’m on a Twitter strike. I am so sick of the way men on Twitter treat lady comics. And my male friends always DM me or text me or email me or talk to me about how they hate it too but they never speak up.
I am constantly tweeting about gay rights (I’m straight) and racism (I’m white). It takes two seconds and it’s part of who I am. My male comedy friends show support by suggesting that I just let it slide, “these people are idiots/trolls.” But I don’t see it as “trolls” — these are actual men who are showing me that their opinion is that a woman is acting “hysterical” when she reacts to being treated unfairly. Suddenly I am not funny or fun. My male comedy friends sometimes lament that they want to support and that they hate how they see their women friends being treated on line but “but don’t know what to say.” Keep reading »
This is Jezebel blogger Lindy West performing at Back Fence PDX, a storytelling series in Portland, Oregon. As you can see, Lindy is fat, and her seven minute-long story is about how the viciousness of Internet trolls used to make her cry every day. The site I originally saw Lindy’s story posted on promised that viewers would be crying by the end of it. I thought they were just exaggerating at first, but they were right. Keep reading »
What do you do when you’re forced to stay home from work with bottles of booze and a flickering Internet connection? Make Hurricane Sandy themed memes, of course. I found all these on Tumblr and Facebook.
If you see any great memes floating around, email me at Jessica@TheFrisky.com and I’ll update this gallery with the new ones.
The Internet was basically invented for cat videos. Through the years, we’ve probably wasted at least half our lives to watching cat videos and ogling pictures of cute kittens, so we’re pretty much experts when it comes to the best cats online. That’s why we’ve decided to assemble this handy list of the best cats on the Internet — EVER. These are the best of the best, and you should definitely check out these cat videos and websites. If you haven’t wasted enough time, what are you waiting for? Keep reading »