• PixTeller makes designers (almost) obsolete

    PixTeller makes designers (almost) obsolete

    PixTeller is a unique little service. Created by a Romanian web designer, Alexandru Roznovat, it is a sort of instant design studio with plenty of ready-made templates so you can create clever Instagram memes or fun book cover designs in a few seconds. After creating an account you’re presented with dozens of pre-made designs that are fairly innocuous. You can select a Facebook header… Read More

  • Stroy Moyd’s dating show in an Uber goes from meme to mainstream

    Stroy Moyd’s dating show in an Uber goes from meme to mainstream

    For years, Oakland-based stand-up comic Stroy Moyd has been driving for Uber and Lyft part-time to generate supplemental income. It’s a familiar story to anyone in a creative industry — even though Moyd was headlining at top San Francisco clubs like the Punch Line and Cobbs, and opening for icons like Dave Chappelle at Fox Theater in Oakland, comedy didn’t always pay… Read More

  • FuckJerry launches ‘What Do You Meme?’ card game on Kickstarter

    FuckJerry launches ‘What Do You Meme?’ card game on Kickstarter

    FuckJerry, the social media sensation that has taken Instagram by storm, has today launched his first physical product in the form of a card game. Not unlike Cards Against Humanity, ‘What Do You Meme?’ is a game meant for a bigger group of people who want to laugh their way into a stupor. Here’s how it works: There are two different types of cards — meme cards and… Read More

  • Why The Stick Figure Meme Caught On So Fast And Why We Hate It So Much

    Why The Stick Figure Meme Caught On So Fast And Why We Hate It So Much

    The “Be Like Me” meme (that stick figure about [insert name here] blowing up on your Facebook feed) is the latest viral hit glorifying our greatness – and it’s annoying the hell out of your friends. According to the BBC, the meme started late last year for a guy named Bill. The “Be Like Bill” meme recently gained a dedicated Facebook page, which quickly grew… Read More

  • The Ice Bucket Challenge, By The Numbers

    The Ice Bucket Challenge, By The Numbers

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has shown that other things besides Grumpy Cats and silly dance videos can go viral – even charitable giving. And while some questioned if having people dumping buckets of ice on their heads was the best way to raise money for the non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease, it turns out those concerns were unfounded: reports that… Read More

  • To Meme, Or Not to Meme, That Is The (Startup) Question

    To Meme, Or Not to Meme, That Is The (Startup) Question

    Smart B2B companies have long known that winning big was predicated on redefining the rules of competition to your advantage over incumbent vendors. A more difficult question is whether you want to own a meme. In other words, do you want to define a new categorical term. Microsoft did that to great effect when they created the office suite category. More recently, did… Read More

  • Hitler Is As Angry As Ron Conway About Angelgate

    Hey so I just woke up from my afternoon nap and WOW, oh wow — Stuff just got real. And as everyone with an Internet connection knows, when real stuff happens, funny stuff happens and when funny stuff happens someone eventually gets around to making a Downfall spoof about it. Read More

  • Three variations of the Three Wolves t-shirt meme

    The Three Wolves shirt gained fame after it started collecting a bunch of clever reviews, and quickly became a bona fide meme. Once that happened, meta-memes sprang up around it. I liked the broken images variant the best. That is, until today, when I saw the Three Ewok shirt pictured here! Read More

  • Birth of a meme: Goldeneye Dance

    Mark my words, friends: this is this summer’s meme. We’ll be watching these videos for a few months then in about August, Beyonce will come out with a video featuring her and three dancers flailing around wildly to a Flamenco beat. Read More

  • First 150 apps in OSX, now 108 in Vista, and tomorrow? Crysis on Android.

    I think we all knew when this joker decided to run 150 apps at once on his MacBook Pro (actually close to 95, not that that isn’t a lot). A Windows fan has put up a video of Vista running 108 applications at once . Of course, not only has this been done before to similar reception, but it’s really an awful way of measuring anything at all, really. For one thing, it took about… Read More