by Brad Kim and Don Caldwell of Know Your Meme
Scarlett Johnasson (Credit: IMDB)
Scarlett Johansson Nude Photos Leaked 26-year-old actress Scarlett Johansson’s rear-end became the talk of the Internet this week when nude photos (allegedly hacked from her cell phone) popped up on several high profile websites. The troubled star has already contacted the FBI to help find the reported cell phone hackers and bring them to justice. A copycat photo fad called Scarlettjohanssoning has already popped up on Tumblr, which involves people posing for mirror-reflected derriere shots of their own.
9/11 Tenth Anniversary: Tourist Guy Apologizes A Hungarian man has apologized for editing a photo ten years ago to make it seem as if he was standing on top of one of the World Trade Center towers during the attacks of September 11. The infamous image spawned an early photoshopping fad called “Tourist Guy” that placed the man in various historical disasters including the John F. Kennedy assassination, the sinking of the Titanic and the Hindenburg disaster. He stated that he only meant for the photograph to be seen by a few friends, and did not expect that people would take the image seriously.
Trending Emoticon: iPhone Whale Have you seen this whale on your iPhone lately? iPhone Whale is an emoticon of a cartoon whale that’s been trending this week, after Tumblr blogger DaringCatastrophe posted a snippet of an iChat conversation featuring an ordinary sized whale and a baby whale. The original post gained over 240,000 notes on the microblogging site and spawned dozens of spin-off whales based on the iChat bubble windows.
On Reddit: Bear Grylls AMA Thread “Man vs. Wild” star Bear Grylls posted an “ask me anything” (AMA) thread on the social news site Reddit and answered a number questions via HD YouTube videos. He even responded to the “better drink my own piss meme” when asked how he felt about being an iconic Internet personality. The top voted YouTube comment: “People think I’m an iconic figure. Better drink my own piss.”
Webcomic Remixes: I’m Gonna Do an Internet! “I’m gonna do an Internet” is an emerging YouTube dub fad using a scene from YouTuber TomSka’s animated short series asdfmovie. Originally uploaded on September 2, the animation was quite well-received on YouTube, gaining over 1.5 million views within the first day of upload and spawned dozens of remixes with other soundtracks, most notably the Nyan Cat theme song remix and another dazzling remix by DJ Deuce Deuce. Even prior to the release of this video, asdfmovie has attracted hundreds of thousands of views with its fast-paced music and random one-liners like “I like train.”
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