Posts tagged "memes"

#Problematic: Pumpkin Spice Latte Mania & The Backlash Against It

Who knew the PSL was rife with so much controversy?

Chloe Stillwell / September 25, 2015

Hey Girl, This Feminist Mad Max Meme Is Pretty Perfect

Feminist Ryan Gosling is awesome and all, but it’s been awhile since the Gos did anything particularly feminist, like defend the depiction of cunnilingus on film, so it seems only right that the torch be passed. I have yet to see “Mad Max: Fury Road,” but everything I’ve read suggests that the Charlize Theron-led reboot…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 26, 2015

#BeyoncéAlwaysOnBeat Meme Proves Our Queen’s Tempo Is Never Ever Off

It goes without saying Beyoncé never misses a beat when she’s dancing to her own music, be it highly complicated choreography or just grindin’ with her girls on a hotel balcony. But hit play on basically any tune you can imagine and Bey’s twerking tempo will match flawlessly, as the #BeyoncéAlwaysOnBeat Twitter meme proves without…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 26, 2015

Ryan Gosling Eats His Cereal In Memory Of Vine User Ryan McHenry

Remember that series of Vines featuring Ryan Gosling refusing to eat his cereal from a few years ago? Well, in sad news, Ryan McHenry, the creator of the video shorts, died on Sunday from osteosarcoma and Gosling paid tribute to him by posting the above video in which he finally eats his cereal. “My heart goes out…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2015

13 Totes Adorbs Gifts For Your Internet-Obsessed Frenz

If you’re struggling with what to get your Reddit-obsessed friends for the holidays this year, maybe it’s time to admit who you are and go all in on Internet jokes.
You don’t even need to create your own. Many of the Internet memes you already love have been transformed into everything from clothing to gadgets,…

Huffington Post Weird News / December 20, 2014

“Confused Cats Against Feminism” Tumblr Puts An Eyeroll-Worthy Social Media Meme To Bed

There’s only one way to address an Internet meme where dumb, mostly-white women insist not to “need” a social justice movement from which they have benefited enormously, and that is with cats. These two Tumblrs have more in common than you think: spoiled, pampered, oblivious … [Confused Cats Against Feminism]…

Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2014

The Soapbox: Let’s Not Give Feminist Frank Too Much Credit

Maybe I’m just a sourpuss, but I’m having a really hard time appreciating the new “Feminist Frank” meme, just like I had a hard time appreciating the “Feminist Ryan Gosling” meme.  I guess it boils down to this for me: It’s a lot easier to say the right things and look like a feminist tha…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 21, 2014

You Can Now Learn Spanish Via Cat Photos

CatAcademy, the greatest smartphone app ever made, will you help you learn Spanish using cat memes. Oh yes! It features over a thousand cat photos. Some of the pictures are original while many are from I Can Haz Cheezburger, the cat photo mecca.  Each of them is equipped to help you learn espanol.

Basically, thi…

Claire Hannum / November 22, 2013

“DrakeHands” Are Not The Way To Woo A Lady

Before the days of smartphones and social media, a guy trying to pick you up in, say, a Starbucks, would slip you his number on a recycled napkin and call it a day. Perhaps, if he was feeling particularly bold, he might sketch a picture of you drinking a latte that you could file away…

Ami Angelowicz / October 8, 2013

25 Marriage Equality Signs Making The Rounds On Facebook

By now, you’ve probably noticed more than a few of your friends have changed their Facebook profile photos to the image of an equals sign on a red background, showing their support for marriage equality. This week, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in two key cases, the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Pro…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2013

Watch This: The Backstreet Boys Arrive Late To The Harlem Shake

I know we’re all totally sick of Harlem Shake videos, but this one includes the Backstreet Boys doing pelvic thrusts while dressed as Spider-Man, Boba Fett, and a giant bunny, among other things. I couldn’t not post it. [YouTube]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 25, 2013

Ermahgerd! An Ermahgerd Book Club (Berk Clerb)!

Finally, a book club worth joining, where people don’t get all annoying and self-righteous about the reading selections. Irma Gerd Berks (played by Kimmy Gatewood) hosts the Ermahgerd Berks! show in the Merm Clerbhers. This week’s selections include The Curse of Horror Island, The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe and There’s A Boy In

Ami Angelowicz / February 20, 2013

The Year In Memes We Totally Missed

Guys, a lot of stuff happens in a day, and sometimes important things slip through the brain cracks. There were a lot of memes we wanted to make happen this year — involving “American Horror Story,” Kanye West, soup and more — but some of them just didn’t get done. Well, before we move o…

Julie Gerstein / December 28, 2012

Ermagerd, It’s The 12 Memes Of Christmas!

How many ways is the “12 Memes of Christmas” better than the original carol? Well, for one, the original “12 Days of Christmas” doesn’t include a major cameo from Grumpy Cat. And it certainly doesn’t feature the “Ermagerd Girl,” who’s pretty obsessed with her “Gersebermp Berks.” There’s also no photobombing stingray, Nyan cat or shamed…

Julie Gerstein / December 21, 2012

The Funniest Memes For Thanksgiving 2012

It’s that time again. Thanksgiving — you eat until you’re sick, post endless “artsy” photos of your sweet potato gratin on Facebook and drink as much as you can so you can deal with your Uncle Rick. Before descending into pure turkey madness, purvey these memes, and perhaps the memory of them will get you through the annual…

TheFW / November 22, 2012

10 Famous Women In History Wearing Flags In Their Hair

You know, President Obama may have won the election, but during his victory speech last night in Chicago, all eyes were on the woman in the crowd behind him, who ingeniously tucked one of her American flags in hair. But I was stunned to learn that this method of flag adornment is actually a time…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 7, 2012

Good Job, Internet! The Best Hurricane Sandy Memes

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 and I’ll update this gallery with the…

Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2012

Are You In One Of Mitt Romney’s Binders Full Of Women Yet?

During last night’s presidential debate, the candidates were asked what they’d do to improve the status of women and ensure equal pay. And while President Obama discussed his work on the Lilly Ledbetter act, Mitt Romney accidentally said one of the most talked about phrases of the evening. Speaking to the crowd, he said that…

Julie Gerstein / October 17, 2012

The Worst Makeovers Of Christina Aguilera’s “Lotus” Album Cover

The interweb loves to defile a diva’s photograph. They did it to Mimi’s “American Idol” promo photo, and now the people of the virtual world are having a field day with Christina Aguilera’s Lotus album cover. It’s been less  than a week since she tweeted the cover art for her forthcoming album and already there are…

Ami Angelowicz / October 9, 2012

The “Ermahgherd” Meme Finds God

Once a meme has gone viral, the highest plane of being it can achieve in this life, its next step is to go to God. I am not a religious woman, but I might consider attending a service at this church. Especially if the pastor says “Ehmahgerd Gerd” a lot in the sermon. [One More

Ami Angelowicz / July 11, 2012