Dogs, Cats and Ryan Gosling: Memes of the Week
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  • – Viral Video of the Week: “NONONONO Cat”

    The latest viral kitten motion picture comes from YouTube Russia, starring a Siberian cat named Marquis. The clip shows Marquis meowing in a manner that oddly sounds like a child saying “No no no no no,” giving way to its Internet nickname “NONONONO Cat.” Since its debut in late September 2011, the clip has received millions of views and inspired a number of remixes with matching clips from popular films and music videos, such as the memorable death scene of Darth Vader in Star Wars IV (“NOOOOOOO”) and the late singer Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” music video.

  • And the obligatory autotune remix…

  • – Single Topic Tumblr: Feminist Ryan Gosling

    “Feminist Ryan Gosling” is a single topic Tumblr showcasing a series of image macros that combine still shots of the actor from various films and excerpts from works of feminist literature. Meant to be the sensitive counterpart of the “F**kYeahRyanGosling” series (another fan-made image macro meme), Feminist Ryan Gosling Tumblr was launched by writer Danielle Henderson on October 8th, 2011. Unless you’re actually a feminist scholar wrestling with gender studies and research papers, you’ll find some of these dense and verbose captions pretty funny.

    – Identity Unlocked: College Freshman Guy

    The star of a viral image macro series about the stereotypical behavior of first-year university students has been identified as Griffin Kiritsy, a senior in college who seems to have embraced his new-found Internet fame. He seemed pleased to find out that his Twitter account was discovered by fans of the meme tweeting…

    – Update: Scarlett Johansson Hacker Arrested

    On Wednesday, the FBI arrested 35-year-old Florida resident Christopher Chaney in connection with the recent leak of Scarlett Johansson’s nude photos and the hacking of dozens of celebrities’ personal information. The FBI revealed that Chaney may have compromised the phones and computers of an additional list of celebrities including Christina Aguilera, Mila Kunis, Simone Harouche and Renee Olstead.

    – Meanwhile in Greece: Riot Dog Returns

    Loukanikos is a stray dog that has a habit of showing up to various demonstrations squaring off against local law enforcement in Athens, Greece. The mascot showed up again this month during a violent clash with the police, and ended up getting kicked by one of the officers. According to the Greek news publication Leep Talking Greece, Loukanikos was not seriously injured and is in good health.

    These marvelous memes were gathered by Deanna Leung Madden at Buzz Builders.