This Was Inevitable

It was only a matter of time before this happened:


The Mighty God King sends us this.


The Black Box report represents.


Brad Fox goes old school.


He is the one.


And then you have this.

More as they come in.

*** Update ***

I don’t have the video editing skills myself, but you know what to do. This needs to be modified:

149 replies
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    Joshua Norton says:

    Oh, but there’s more. Type Internet Aware Traditions into teh Google and let the good times roll.

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    AkaDad says:

    Internet Tradishuns. I noze them.

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    HumboldtBlue says:

    Is the traditional internet now threatened because of non-traditional use of the internets by (shhh) teh gays?!!!

    My particular favorite internet tradition is hanging tinsel from my dick when I read right wing sites because the tin foil hat really fits well.

    Also, the internet lights are absolutely beautiful this time of year and just yesterday, I finished my traditional internets wish list for gifts people are going to buy me on internetmas.

    What are your favorite internet traditions?

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    “Internetmas”. Heehee.

    This needs to become a real (Internet) holiday.

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    Emma Anne says:

    Spock was so cute with his eye shadow. Who’s that supposed to be two below him?

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    Ted says:

    Who’s that supposed to be two below him?

    Neo.

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    jake says:

    Being here. Watching this happen. It’s like watching a beautiful, snarky baby being born. Le sniff.

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    Dennis - SGMM says:

    Shit. When I started on the Internet we had to carry the packets through the snow and only the shamans knew how to grep.

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    mantis says:

    I love the intertrons, and all the wonderful people who live here. Thank you.

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    Dreggas says:

    Why in my day we didn’t even have packets unless we arranged the 1’s and 0’s ourselves!

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    Queixada says:

    Can I has internet tradishuns?

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    AkaDad says:

    My personal tradition is listening to different music for each blog that I read. For instance, when I read some right wing blogs, I listen to Dueling Banjos.

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    John Cole says:

    I hope one of you with video editing skills handles the the update to this post.

    What do you listen to when you come here, AKADAD?

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    Zifnab says:

    ok… first shot

    Win.

    Being here. Watching this happen. It’s like watching a beautiful, snarky baby being born. Le sniff.

    heh. Indeed.

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    Brian says:

    I sent you some more of those lolz to your email.

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    Brian says:

    My email to you bounced. I have done up some lolz about politics and internet traditions but I have no website to put them on. How can I get them to you?

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    Gus says:

    Nice, cleek. No one can beat the LOLCat, though. That cat brings the cute as well as the snark. Brilliant.

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    AkaDad says:

    What do you listen to when you come here, AKADAD?

    Heavy Metal

    Because most of you rock my world, and the rest of you make me bang my head.

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    I for one would like to welcome our new internet tradition overlords.

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    OriGuy says:

    When I started on the Internet we had to carry the packets through the snow

    You didn’t use carrier pigeons?

    RFC1149, A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers
    This memo describes an experimental method for the encapsulation of IP datagrams in avian carriers. This specification is primarilly useful in Metropolitan Area Networks. This is an experimental, not recommended standard.

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    […] And then John Cole’s posts here and here. […]

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    jake says:

    rob! thanks for the new screen saver.

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    Ron says:

    I contacted Beard. Is he alive? Think he’ll respond?

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    jake says:

    Could someone please do something with this?

    I’ve had the fucking song stuck in my head since the first post.

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    It seems that Dreggas and I had a similar thought.

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    Dreggas says:

    jake Says:

    Could someone please do something with this?

    I’ve had the fucking song stuck in my head since the first post.

    It’s Tradition!

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    Dreggas says:

    Steven Taylor Says:

    It seems that Dreggas and I had a similar thought.

    LOL

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    cleek says:

    it should go without saying that Chuck Norris is aware of all internet traditions.

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    Ron says:

    Mark, totally fucking awesome, I’m compiling the really good ones before I run out of bandwidth.

    If you guys want to bug Elton, try this.

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    HumboldtBlue says:

    Oh Cleek I laughed so loud and hard the cat got scared and scratched me. That’s fucking brilliant.

    Merry Internetmas, Cleek is the InterSanta.

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    DFD says:

    Has anyone asked Ted Stevens to comment? Someone needs to do a pic with the Tubeman.

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    HumboldtBlue says:

    DFD Says:

    Has anyone asked Ted Stevens to comment? Someone needs to do a pic with the Tubeman.

    I saw one and now can’t recall who had it … C&L …. Trex … Instaputz … shit can’t recall …

    And this thread will live forever in the hearts of the true internet traditionalists.

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    DFD says:

    Sonny, I remember when I telecommuted to school with a 2400 baud modem and played Trade Wars by candle light!

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    nightjar says:

    These Bumpkins have it down.

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    slag says:

    cleek Says:

    it should go without saying that Chuck Norris is aware of all internet traditions.

    Yes. But does Mr. T pity the fool who is not aware of all internet traditions?

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    Rick Taylor says:

    I know it’s dumb, but I can’t stop laughing.

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    jake says:

    It’s Tradition!

    Who must raise the family and run the home,
    So Papa’s free to read the dirty books?

    Tradition!

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    Gus says:

    If this clown had any shame, he’d never darken the intertubes again. Sigh, I can always dream.

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    AkaDad says:

    This is a pretty good one.

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    jake says:

    Best I could do with the tools at hand.

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    Gus says:

    AkaDad, that is a good one…fucker.

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    nightjar says:

    jake Says:

    Could someone please do something with this?

    I’ve had the fucking song stuck in my head since the first post

    Here ya go Jake. Maybe this’ll work.

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    Rome Again says:

    slag Says:

    This one’s for you.

    Slag, I LOVE that NeObama (#1) WOW!

    ;)

    I can’t believe, I finally find the opportunity to show off some graphics skills and I’m WITHOUT a graphics program on a new computer JEEEEZ!

    I’ll catch the next idiot I guess, there’s gotta be more where this one came from.

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    RoonieRoo says:

    I remember when I telecommuted to school with a 2400 baud modem and played Trade Wars by candle light!

    Luxury! We ‘ad to go down into mine to dig out the ore with our bare ‘ands and smelt it into the copper wire that we wove into patch cables to connect the tubes we made out of broken glass that we dug out of trash ‘eaps so we could play Space War using an old Smith-Corona typewriter as a ‘ardcopy terminal!

    Candlelight…hmph!

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    jake says:

    I hereby pronounce this thread 31 flavors of l’awesome.

    Except for AkaDad at 9:55.

    Bastard.

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    DFD says:

    I remember my first LAN was a complicated series of empty Manwich cans and packing twine.

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    Luce Imaginary says:

    aware

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    OK, well, here’s the link, anyway.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    Here’s another.

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    In my day we used smoke signals…

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    slag says:

    Slag, I LOVE that NeObama (#1) WOW!

    Much obliged. He is definitely aware.

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    gbear says:

    Tradition, Tradition! Tradition!
    Tradition, Tradition! Tradition!

    Who, day and night, must scramble for some meaning,
    Feed the unwashed masses, say his daily peace?
    And who has the right, as master of the nets,
    To have the final comment plz?

    Internet, Internet! Tradition!
    Internet, Internet! Tradition!

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    AkaDad says:

    John McCain: Not Aware Of Internet Traditions

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    AkaDad says:

    fucker

    Bastard

    :-)

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    jnfr says:

    Does anyone know if that “vanderleun” is Gerard Van der Leun?

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    Emma Anne says:

    OK, here’s my attempt:

    Xena, Warrior Princess

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    Punchy says:

    Coming up with something snarky w/r/t these in7ern3t tradishans is just a bitch pain in the ass.

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    Jess says:

    You’re a bunch of loser geeks who need to get a life. I worship you all.

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    Ninerdave says:

    You were missing an O Rly owl on ytmnd.

    I fixed that here.

    (complete w/meme soundtrack)

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    PanAmerican says:

    Mr. Nobody

    The bitter spiral gets tighter and tighter.

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    Jess says:

    Slightly OT, but equally hillarious: Introducing John McC*nt.

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    rob! says:

    Mr. Nobody

    wow, i’ve never been to Riverdaughter…that is some big time, it’s-all-about-me craziness they got goin’ on over there.

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    The Other Steve says:

    John McCain has some major Democratic backers.

    Like Philip “Icky” Frye, former gubernatorial candidate of West Virginia.

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    […] I Am Aware of All Internet Traditions. …a meme in the making. In addition to the meme madness overtaking Balloon Juice at the moment (my first submission). I thought’d I’d do something a bit more topical as well (and I also needed a place to stash the picture so I could link to it over there. […]

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    John S. says:

    rob!-

    Did you see our favorite lunatic p.luk being quoted over there (with commendation)?

    plukasiak, on June 17th, 2008 at 1:34 pm Said:
    off topic, but…
    Just got mail from the Obama campaign. So I wrote a check for $100, tore it in half, and am sending it along with this message…

    Dear Senator Obama
    On behalf of my friends in Florida, please find half a check for $100. Since your campaign saiid their votes should only count as half votes, I figure you’ll know what to do with half a check.
    But, in case you need a hint – the RBC corruptly ensured your nomination while violating the DNC charter “sunshine” povisiions for meetings. In that spirit, you can take my half-check, and put it ‘where the sun don’t shine’.

    This is a person who has simply snapped. Sad, really.

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    handy says:

    Shorter riverdaughter:

    “Whaaaa!!!!!!!!!! Creative class stolz mah bukkit!”

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    gbear says:

    Agreed. Wow. Cry me a river in Iowa. I want to be on Riverdaughter’s shit list

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    John Cole says:

    Lukasiak has always been kind of nuts, and was definitely always a dick. He is actually one of about 5 people who have been banned here since 2002. I let him back, but I banned him for a few weeks.

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    […] You’ve got to love the birth of a new meme, especially when you watch its creation in real time […]

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    […] You’ve got to love the birth of a new meme, especially when you watch its creation in real time […]

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    sidereal says:

    The Ted Stevens entry is here . And is classic.

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    sidereal says:

    Didn’t someone recommend a yoda submission? I can’t find that comment now.

    Well here’s to you, missing commenter.

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    GrandCamel says:

    I just stopped by to say that this is a brilliant new meme and I really hope it takes off.

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    Nombrilisme Vide says:

    My own “contribution”:

    Je suis AWARE de toutes traditions de l’Internet

    (Context for anglophones: Jean-Claude Van Damme: Aware. It… defies explanation, and may not be able to cross the language barrier. But hey, we’re talkin’ ALL Internet traditions…)

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    rawshark says:

    Best I could do was use the line in a comment on a non political blog. Sorry. I doubt if anyone there will even know what it means.

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    Nombrilisme Vide says:

    Someone with mad Photoshop skills should do up a Total Internet Awareness chart.

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    Richard Paul says:

    Wasn’t he asking for video?

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    JenJen says:

    Me no likey this internet meme. :-)

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    hysperia says:

    Best night of internet tradition I’ve had.

    I think this is vanderleun:

    http://americandigest.org/mt-a.....t_food.php

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    Anne says:

    Somebody tell Weezer, quick….

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    […] Balloon Juice […]

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    Conservatively Liberal says:

    Didn’t someone recommend a yoda submission? I can’t find that comment now.

    Well here’s to you, missing commenter.

    Yup, and now you have Yoda giving out the sage advice for all to heed. ;)

    Kewl!

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    Stoic says:

    That’s just plain mean. Ha-ha!

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    SGEW says:

    Wow. Internet meme travel fast.

    It’s like watching your baby get sick from some nasty virus, and then seeing your neighbors drop dead in their driveway the next day.

    Fun.

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    Conservatively Liberal says:

    Here is a GLaDOS version of it. My daughter saw the fun and decided to jump in on it.

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    Warren Terra says:

    Y’know, the rickrolling was clever the first time, and who could have guessed it would only get more clever the next two times? Thanks for playing, Chet Scoville and Richard Paul.

    I think my favorite so far is the church notice board, from Cleek early on. Wasabi Gasp’s silkscreen is also pretty good.

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    cleek says:

    i pinched off a quick one before work…

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    MR Bill says:

    My own “contribution”:

    Je suis AWARE de toutes traditions de l’Internet

    (Context for anglophones: Jean-Claude Van Damme: Aware. It… defies explanation, and may not be able to cross the language barrier. But hey, we’re talkin’ ALL Internet traditions…)

    Was that Van Damme or Earnest P. Worrell?

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    […] of a new internet tradition: more, here Filed under: Uncategorized — cleek @ 8:40 am […]

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    b. hussein canuckistani says:

    We ‘ad to go down into mine to dig out the ore with our bare ‘ands and smelt it into the copper wire that we wove into patch cables to connect the tubes we made out of broken glass that we dug out of trash ‘eaps so we could play Space War using an old Smith-Corona typewriter as a ‘ardcopy terminal!

    Candlelight…hmph!

    I kept a 68000 motherboard in a shoebox in the middle of the road.

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    Gus says:

    Does anyone know if that “vanderleun” is Gerard Van der Leun?

    I assumed it was, but I guess you can’t be sure. Anything that takes that pompous prick down a peg makes me happy.

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    Dennis - SGMM says:

    Lukasiak has always been kind of nuts, and was definitely always a dick. He is actually one of about 5 people who have been banned here since 2002. I let him back, but I banned him for a few weeks.

    Yes, but he’s become a god to those whose monitors are adrip with spittle.

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    Grand Moff Texan says:

    Since your campaign saiid their votes should only count as half votes, I figure you’ll know what to do with half a check.
    But, in case you need a hint – the RBC corruptly ensured your nomination while violating the DNC charter “sunshine” povisiions for meetings.

    Behold, the trembling fingers of a drama queen.

    Lukasiak made more sense when he was arguing for police powers to torture people with tasers.
    .

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    Grand Moff Texan says:

    Does anyone know if that “vanderleun” is Gerard Van der Leun?

    If so, then this is how he sees the world.
    .

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    Grand Moff Texan says:

    He has impure thoughts concerning this plant.
    .

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    Grand Moff Texan says:

    You can just imagine how he completes this sentence.
    .

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    Grand Moff Texan says:

    Vanderleun and buddies share a joke about internet traditions.
    .

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    cleek says:

    did someone say Peter Pan ?

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    jibeaux says:

    Wow, even Morans are aware of internet traditions.

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    Buck says:

    I am aware of all internet traditions

    How does it look written in Latin?

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    The Other Steve says:

    OT: this s awsm. Big John!

    I think it’s considered cool down in Texas.

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    libarbarian says:

    I am not aware of all internet traditions.

    Can anyone point to me to the appropriate reference material so I can catch up?

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    greynoldsct00 says:

    Can anyone point to me to the appropriate reference material so I can catch up?

    Go back to John’s post yesterday from 1101A titled as such and happy reading! :)

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    nightjar says:

    Flax Says:

    Quick Shot at it.

    That Prairie Dog worries me. Too much attitude.

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    Damned at Random says:

    The only internet traditions are rum, sodomy and the lash- no, wait, that’s the British navy.

    The only internet traditions are Cheetos, misogyny and snark.

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    Krista says:

    Being present at the birth of a meme…

    This is some heady stuff, boys and girls.

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    Scott de B. says:

    How does it look written in Latin?

    Cognosco omnes mores interretiales.

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    […] Have you ever heard of a LOL cat?  Rickrolling? All Your (insert word) Are Belong To Us? Goatse (I’m not going to link that one, it’s really disgusting)? The Star Wars Kid ?  Chocolate Rain?  Little Superstar? Numa Numa? The Flying Spaghetti Monster ? YTMND? Demotivators? You haven’t? O RLY? Then you really haven’t seen the web in all its glory. Web phenomena like these are called Internet Memes, and become a pervasive part of heavy Internet users’ lingo and thinking. It’s hard to track just how a meme originates sometimes, but they often come from discussion board threads or people just naiively expressing themselves. In any case, I think I just witnessed one being born. On a fairly obscure discussion thread the other day, this dialog occurred. Within 24 hours, we already we have these interpretations, quickly repurposing other memes. Before you know it, someone will create a t-shirt on Cafe Press, and: voila! An Internet Meme is born. A piece of advice if you ever find yourself in the midst of a meme-birth: Trademark it! Don’t be like Harvey R. Ball, creator of the Smiley Face Icon, who only collected his original $45 fee… […]

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    Paul Weimer says:

    How does it look written in Latin?

    Cognosco omnes mores interretiales.

    Darn. I’m at work, or I’d whip up one now. I think we need Gaius Julius Ceasar or M.T. Cicero saying that…

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    USJogger says:

    I couldn’t resist piling on. My thing is fake album covers from fictional bands. (There was a meme going around at the beginning of this year, and it got stuck in my brain.)

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    […] (For more information, see here and here.) […]

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    Redact Ed says:

    I thought that an Internets heavyweight should have something to say:
    Internet Aware Traditions

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    plus C says:

    Okay, better late than never. Sorry if anyone posted something similar, there’s too many links to look at them all.

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    […] Today? Pictures, .mp3s, and possibly even a video: I Am Aware Of All Internet Traditions has blossomed into a cottage industry. Some of them are sheer delights, others are simply great. […]

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    Nombrilisme Vide says:

    MR Bill:

    Was that Van Damme or Earnest P. Worrell?

    That was Van Damme. That was so, so, SO very Van Damme. The linked interview has a certain cult status in France, to the point that when I lived there, I saw a network television announcement for their airing of one of his films manage to work the word “aware” into their narrative description around 10 times in 20-30 seconds.

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    Jill says:

    This is without a doubt the most fun it’s possible to have that doesn’t involve cooking dinner afterwards. I’m laughing my ass of, marveling at how quickly this thing has taken off, and yes, a wee bit of feeling sorry for the poor bastard who inadvertently started it.

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    chiggins says:

    This meme has been reported to the proper authorities.

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    Andrew A. Gill, SLS says:

    I, too, am aware of all internet traditions.

    As is Kibo.

    And this one is back from 1994.

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