A Freaks And Geeks alum reflects on becoming the face of fedora-tipping gentlemen everywhere

It’s easy to think of the people you see in memes are simply that: Memes. There is no human behind “Ermahgerd” or “Neck Vein Guy,” only the larger umbrella archetype that they’ve come to represent. But these images all had an original sources, as evidenced by the case of “*Tips Fedora,”the ubiquitous meme that’s…

The American Chopper meme has a worthy heir, and it is Eric Andre

If you’ve been online in the past month, you’ve probably come across that meme with the two guys from American Chopper screaming at each other. It’s been pretty hard to miss lately. Like the Distracted Boyfriend meme before it, and the Expanding Brain meme before that, the American Chopper meme (or Motorcycle Guys as…

Someone tried to Kickstart a "meme restaurant," got death threats almost instantly

It’s easy to hate memes. They’re volatile, they helped get Trump elected, and they don’t know when to fucking stop. But they’re also unavoidable, a distinctly modern means of communication that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But to detach a meme from its perplexing, crowd-cultivated irony is, to some, a…

This stock photo couple is the internet’s new soap opera

Earlier this week, “Man Looking At Other Woman” a.k.a. “Distracted Boyfriend” became the latest meme to sweep our content-starved nation. If you’ve somehow survived the last few days online without being aware of this simple yet effective meme, it can be succinctly described thusly: A stock photo of a man who is…

The whole internet loves Dancing Hot Dog, a lovely hot dog that dances

Snapchat—which you either use all the time or view with an uneasy skepticism, vaguely certain that it could kill you or someday lead to your incompatibility with human communication—is best known for its powerful, playful filters. There’s flower-crown filter, rainbow-vomit filter, puppy-face filter, and so on.…

Before you see Homecoming, learn about the internet’s favorite Spider-Man porn

We enjoyed the sprightly, newly Marvel-ized Spider-Man: Homecoming, which ditches the whole radioactive spider backstory in favor of much more propulsive narrative motion. This is helpful, because viewers have endured many Spider-Man origins over recent years, and it’s more exciting at this point to see him thrown…

Now you can turn any zany line drawing into a terrifying flesh mask

Perhaps you recall the saga of pix2pix, the fun piece of machine learning software that turned your simplistic line drawings of cats into fuzzy nightmare blobs of eyes and skin, purring affectionately even as they beg for death. Well, folks, they’re back, and they’ve applied their same brand of magic to the human face…