The week of June 5, 2016

Memes
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Inside the topsy-turvy world of Useless, Unsuccessful, and/or Unpopular Memes

By Jay Hathaway

The successful meme propagates itself, multiplying far and wide across the internet. But what if it didn’t?

Features

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The rise and fall of Urlesque, the site that wanted to take memes mainstream

By Rae Votta

For three and a half years, from 2008 to 2011, Urlesque was the definitive site covering the internet as its own culture. Then AOL shut it down and erased it from the web.

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How to speak meme

By Miles Klee

So you’ve finally decided to browse memes. Here’s how to use the lingo like one of “the crew.”

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The enduring memeability of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

By Elijah Watson

Who lives in a pineapple under the meme?

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How the internet reinvented a racist old meme to make it all about butts

By Jay Hathaway

The “your girl” meme has been around for years, but it’s had a weird resurgence lately.

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Meet Soraya Montenegro, the evil telenovela queen turned Spanish meme

By Gabe Bergado

No matter where the actress appears, you just really get what she’s feeling.

Opinion

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To whom do memes belong?

By Miles Klee

I killed Dat Boi, and I’m not sorry.