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It’s Adam And Eve, Not Adam And Scumbag Steve

In 2012, Christians manifested a wholly new phenomenon by creating their own memeosphere, and by flipping Scumbag Steve and his other advice animal ilk into pro-gospel statements.
The Year In Christian Memes
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 21, 2012

The breakout star of our pets-and-politicians blog

One zebra, two bear cubs, a trout, four horses, several cows, a falcon, many dogs, no cats: that was the inventory, around press time, of Phoenix staff writer David S. Bernstein's latest Internet sensation, MAPOLIWITHANIMALS.TUMBLR.COM — yes, a Tumblr d
What’s up, dog?
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 18, 2012

Getting real with Tumblr’s favorite editor

The relationship between an editor and her writers can be a complicated one.
GIF it away now
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  May 18, 2012

Serious ROFLcon is serious

Zawinski's law of software envelopment holds that all programs continue to expand until they can read email.
The revolution will not be televised — but it will be turned into an animated .gif
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 04, 2012
Memes: Success

Meme forecast for 2012

When evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the word "meme" in 1976 — meaning "a piece of thought copied from person to person" — he probably didn't realize that, in time, the word would come to be synonymous with cat macros, various advice anima
What pianos will the cats of the future play for us?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 30, 2011
Top 20 Memes: 2011

Top 20 memes of 2011

An alphabetical, scientifically accurate list of the year's most pervasive memes.
An alphabetical, scientifically accurate list of the year's most pervasive memes
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 30, 2011

[the internet ruling] Frank Hurricane raps about a JP pizza shop

The internet is too good today. First we found the SynthCats Tumblr, then Patrick Stickles' new Twitter, then this US Girls cover of "The Boy...
By Liz Pelly  |  November 04, 2011

Meme of the Day: Your Mom Is So Cambridge (#prcmoms)

While one side of the river is either running the marathon, getting drunk and watching the marathon, or stumbling out of Fenway Park after the...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 18, 2011
Julian Assange has been reported to the cyberpolice

Julian Assange has been reported to the cyberpolice

Photomeme by ROFLCon co-founder Tim Hwang (h/t Wayne & Wax) In other news, How soon until Wikileaks: The Movie?
By Carly Carioli  |  December 08, 2010

Meme police

I just woke up from some sort of bizarre dream. I was at MIT. There was a weirdo painting nudes of President Obama on a unicorn. Several adults were dressed like domestic animals.
MIT’s ROFLcon, a gathering of the Web’s biggest names, decides what will make you laugh and cry.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 07, 2010