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Never Gonna Give Anime Up

Never Gonna Give Anime Up

We’ve been Rickrolled countless times by Never Gonna Give You Up, but what happens when you speed up Rick Astley’s 1987 hit track might surprise you. As Twitter user Muscle Man pointed out, it basically turns into the perfect theme song for a magical anime girl. Someone needs to do this with the Japanese version now.

Shut Up and Take My Painting

Shut Up and Take My Painting

As we’ve learned before, everything is a remix. In this particular case, digital artist Hayati Evren remixed pieces of classical works and transformed them into a popular meme. The finished image will be part of the Evren’s “Clash of Time” NFT collection on OpenSea.

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Pop-up Memes

Pop-up Memes

Artist PaulDeGraaf aka PaperPaul creates awesome pop-up cards based on memes. Among our favorites are Leonardo DiCaprio laughing, Disappearing Homer, and of course Shut up and take my money! Most of them aren’t available for sale, other than the Dumpster fire and an upcoming This Is Fine collab.

Retrogimmick Action Figures

Retrogimmick Action Figures
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Retrogimmick makes bootleg action figures and packaging inspired by TV shows, movies, and memes. Among our favorites are the Die Hard is a Christmas Movie, Wilford Brimley Diabeetus, Chuck Norris Action Jeans, and the Soprano’s Pine Barrens two-pack.

Everything Is a Remix (2021): Part 2

Everything Is a Remix (2021): Part 2

The second part of Kirby Ferguson’s documentary reboot delves into memes, sequels, genres, superheroes, and more aspects of modern pop culture. Along the way, he dives deeper into why we like to copy existing ideas and modify them to make new ones.

Pictures of Fat Dogs Metal Song

Pictures of Fat Dogs Metal Song

Do you know what’s better than looking at pictures of roly-poly dogs on the internet? A heavy metal song that pays tribute to these adorably chonky and well-fed pooches, courtesy of YouTuber Frazee Wooster. He needs to do a version for all the other round boys.

The Kiffness x Light Jazz Glove Box

The Kiffness x Light Jazz Glove Box

Musician and remix artist The Kiffness takes on a classic meme video, adding a chill rhythm and trumpet to the Light Jazz Glove Box video by stuffwhatidone. We could listen to this smooth groove all day. Kiff, we suggest you do the Chewbacca cabinet next.

The History of the Rickroll

The History of the Rickroll

Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up is closing in on a billion YouTube views, thanks in large part to its use as the world’s number one prank. Alfo Media offers a retrospective on musician Rick Astley, the music video itself, where the term “Rickroll” comes from, and the impact the meme has had on Astley’s career.

One Pound Fish Man x The Kiffness

One Pound Fish Man x The Kiffness

After blowing up the internet with his musical version of Alugalug Cat, musician The Kiffness is back with another gem. This time, he created a live-looped beat to go with 2012 classic The One Pound Fish Man. Come on ladies. Have a, have a look.

Memes on the Radio

Memes on the Radio

What did people do to share memes before the Internet? Heck, go back further to a time when the main method of broadcast communication was radio. Comedian Alasdair Beckett-King envisions what it might have been like if the BBC had to describe memes over the airwaves back in the 1940s.

50 Meme Songs on Guitar

50 Meme Songs on Guitar

When you first click play on this video, you’re gonna get Rickrolled. But let it keep going and you’ll be treated to 49 more memorable songs that have become Internet staples, all played with an energetic rock edge by TheDooo on his electric guitar. How many can you name without looking?

Meme Songs on Slide Whistle

Meme Songs on Slide Whistle

Lord Vinheteiro is best known for his piano talents, but it turns out he’s quite adept at playing the slide whistle as well. Listen up as he performs 10 popular meme songs on this goofy and basic wind instrument. The Slide whistle version of Mad World sounds so wrong it’s right.

Ukiyo-e Memes

Ukiyo-e Memes

Memes of the Floating World takes the classic Japanese art style known as Ukiyo-e and applies it to popular memes like the famed Shiba Inu Doge, Longcat, and Women Yelling at Cat. The images are also available as prints from Society6.

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Meet Bimpson

Meet Bimpson

While stuck at home under quarantine, Dylan Woodley decided to put the time to good use and teach himself how to create 3D computer animation. The result of his efforts is a ridiculously primitive, anatomically-incorrect, but somehow still charming character named “Bimpson.”

This Meme Does Not Exist

This Meme Does Not Exist

Meme and chart generator site imgflip has built a tool that uses artificial intelligence technology to automatically generate text for their most popular meme templates. Most of the things its computer brain comes up with are absurd, but every once in a while, it strikes comedy gold.

Dancing Baby HD

Dancing Baby HD

The Dancing Baby was one of the first internet memes, dating back to 1996. Because everything old is new again, JArmstrongArt decided to update the funky CGI baby to run at 60fps and 1080p resolution. Through some serious sleuthing work, he was able to dig up the original 3D model. Oooga-chaka! (Thanks Rob!)

Baby Thunderstruck

Baby Thunderstruck

Over the course of a year, Matt MacMillan captured sounds his baby son Ryan made, not just so he’d have the memories, but so he could catalog the samples by pitch, and turn them into a cover version of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck, thus immortalizing his tot in the Internet’s meme hall of fame.

A Timeline of Memes (2011 to 2020)

A Timeline of Memes (2011 to 2020)

If there’s one thing the Internet is good for, it’s disseminating silly memes. The guys at Know Your Meme and musician Hot Dad look back at the past decade with an animated timeline that illustrates the most popular memes, from Forever Alone to Woman Yelling at a Cat. How many of these do you remember?

The Memeing of Life

The Memeing of Life
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Whether you’re obsessed with memes, or are a meme newbie, Sean Murphy and James Richards’ book is here to help, with stories about why memes exist, along with popular internet memes, their origins, and in the rare case that they actually have meaning, that too.

Schmoyoho: Goodbye, 2010s

Schmoyoho: Goodbye, 2010s

The Gregory Brothers aka Schmoyoho take us back in the rewind machine to some of the memes they songified over the course of the last 10 years. With classics like Bedroom Intruder, the Backin’ Up lady, and the Dayum Dayum Dayum guy, it brought a little tear to our eye.

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Yelling at Cat Meme Ugly Shirts

Yelling at Cat Meme Ugly Shirts
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The reality show ladies yelling at a cat meme has truly blown up, so take advantage of this buzzworthy trend while it lasts with a pair of ugly holiday shirts from ShirtPunch and cod-designs. They’re sold individually, but make way more sense when you pair up with a friend. Available on T-shirts, long sleevs, hoodies, and more.

Windowed Nyan Cat

Windowed Nyan Cat

Remember Nyan Cat, the ridiculous pixel art kitty meme from 2011? Digital artist Raven Kwok decided to revamp the Pop Tart cat by breaking up each part of its body and rainbow emissions into separate windows, resulting in a totally different Nyan experience. Raven, we need this running on our computer now. With music.

Casually Explained: Memes

Casually Explained: Memes

(PG-13: Language) From the Hamster Dance to Advice Animals, Casually Explained looks back at the history of the internet meme, and why we find ourselves so fascinated with passing on such inane and random things to our online friends. The meme lifecycle chart is spot on.

What Does the Metal Fox Say?

What Does the Metal Fox Say?

For his latest heavy metal cover, musician Leo Moracchioli dusts off a little ditty that blew up the internet back in 2013, Ylvis’ megahit The Fox. We’re guessing Leo will be covering Chocolate Rain and Numa Numa any day now.

Captain D: Invisible Box Challenge

Captain D: Invisible Box Challenge

Remember that video of the cheerleader who looked like she stepped over a non-existent box? There’s nothing to debunk here according to Captain Disillusion, so instead, he shows those of us without the strength and balance how to fake it with VFX anyway.

Animoji Karaoke

Animoji Karaoke

With the release of the iPhone X, we were pretty sure that Animoji were just going to be a dumb gimmick. However, videos of creative uses for the silly avatars are starting to prove us wrong, like this amazing version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Head to YouTube for much more.

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