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Meme Archive 02/2012

Gingrich peddles 'Romney cut kosher food' meme in robocall
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A Newt Gingrich robocall told Florida voters that Holocaust survivors "were forced to eat non-kosher" because of Mitt Romney. "As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney vetoed a bill paying for kosher food for our seniors in nursing ...
Cats at pawfront of breading meme
Breading cats has clawed past planking as the meme of the moment. Planking is toast - cats are at the pawfront of the internet's latest half-baked meme. It started rising on the web last August and now has it's own Facebook page - dubbed in-bread ...
Daum: Memed, and proud of it
24, coined the term "meme" for the way evolutionary principles can be used to explain how cultural ideas take hold. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images) By Meghan Daum Say what you will about the latest Internet video sensation — in which someone lampoons ...
#FabMeloFacts: The Syracuse center will play Saturday
By Jeff Eisenberg By Jeff Eisenberg | The Dagger – 3 hours ago Fab Melo created a #FabMeloFacts hashtag on Twitter this week, a meme that featured Chuck Norris-style statements about the Syracuse 7-footer. One read, "If Fab Melo says it's gonna cost an ...
Memed, and proud of it
The occasion for the sudden ubiquity of "meme" is the sudden ubiquity of the phrasal template "stuff X says" (well, it's not actually "stuff" but a different four-letter word that cannot be printed in this space). Though the phrase can be traced back ...
I Might Be Wrong: Five reasons why Hindershot beats Lana Del Rey
That same night, the Denver pop-rockers released a tight, catchy four-song EP, “Curse Us All.” Del Rey has become something more than a singer: She's an Internet meme/whipping post/sex symbol/marketing scheme. (Labeling her faults fascinating, ...
Morning Briefing: February 3, 2012
And finally: Fringe presidential candidates and internet sensations Vermin Supreme and Jimmy “The Rent is too Damn High” McMillan faced off in a presidential debate last night. “I'd say it's a battle of the memes. He's a meme. I'ma meme, and only one ...
Funtastic Philippines
The exercise of crowdsourcing ideas for posters and images are made all the more facile by several websites with easily downloadable and usable meme makers. I use the one from the site (link) . You just have to plug in your image ...
Nate Naylor, Meme: Adman's Colleagues Are Skewering Scarlett Johansson's Boyfriend
(another shop he worked at) are trying to turn him into a meme. They were inspired by a series of paparazzi photos in the Daily Mail that showed the doorstep-jawed adman romancing ScarJo in dark glasses, a hoodie, and pumping his fist into the air as ...
Mitt Romney Supporters Sound Off: 'We Are The 25 Percent'
Indeed, the former Massachusetts governor's inability to inspire enthusiasm has trailed him since he launched his bid for the presidency on June 2, 2011 and has grown into a full-fledged campaign meme. In Iowa, Romney lost to a third-tier candidate ...
Profiles in Geekdom: Chris Torres, Creator of Nyan Cat
It's always fun being one of the first few thousand people to find a growing new meme and help spread it on the Web. I'd say most of my inspiration comes from real events, animals and people in my daily life. There are actually a lot of comics on my ...
The Dr. Houseman Column: Mitt Romney's Like the Wind
You are holding up five fingers and not four, Romney Meme Propagators. I'll say whatever you want me to say. Just take the cage off my face, as I'm deathly afraid of rats. Thank you. Why is Mitt going to be the winner? Because he enjoys natural ...
Turn Patriots Coach Bill Belichick into a Super Bowl Meme [CONTEST]
Before, during or after the Super Bowl game, take a stab at turning Patriots coach Bill Belichick into a meme. We know football fans are full of wit and humor. So tackle this challenge with all the knowledge you have about the Patriots, Giants, ...
Internet Meme of the Week: “Downton Abbey” Spin-Offs
By Katie Kilkenny While British period drama “Downton Abbey” — currently in its second season — is at its height as the classiest show on television, a recent wave of Downton-inspired memes has satirized its original intents, or perhaps revealed its ...
Climate consensus cracking open - or not
In other words - in a meme that's become very familiar over the last few years - "the consensus is cracking". First, and most obvious, is the absence of any evidence that it's actually true. Certainly, since the "ClimateGate" affair there's been ...
Finding Health in the Theme of Memes
The medical theme of health news the past week was memes. That could be a force for good, but the particular stories in question very much suggest we're not there yet! First things first: For those who don't know, a "meme" is a unit of cultural ...
Poon for Putin
By Mclean Gordon A successful political campaign relies on memes that can capture the hearts and minds of the people and turn them into voters. Words like “hope,” “change,” and “poor people” work, but in Russia, where campaign season is in full swing ...
Chuck Norris slams Romney, endorses Newt Gingrich for president
By Travis Poppleton, ksl.com Contributor SALT LAKE CITY — Chuck Norris — martial artist, film star, author, philanthropist, internet meme, devout Christian and energetic Republican — recently announced his endorsement of presidential hopeful Newt ...
Lana Del Rey Delays Australian Shows, Cancels SXSW Performance
The internet meme delayed her concerts in Australia and called off her upcoming performance at South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Many believed the cancellation was made due to her underwhelming performance on "Saturday Night Live" given that the ...
'Vacation-Style Treatment': China's Newest Political Meme
Still, the Chinese Internet meme machine powered on. Among those rolling with the vacation theme Wednesday afternoon was the automotive section of the Chengdu Business Daily newspaper, which asked Weibo users which car they would choose if forced to ...
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