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Please Enjoy These Animals the Zoos Have Kindly Rebranded For Us Please Enjoy These Animals the Zoos Have Kindly Rebranded For Us

The social media teams behind zoos and aquariums have rapidly become a beacon of hope in the otherwise festering hellscape of internet dialog. The latest example? Animals rebranded as better animals.

Here's the Sequel to 'End of Ze World,' the First Viral Video Ever Here's the Sequel to 'End of Ze World,' the First Viral Video Ever

The new “End of Ze World” video looks just like the original for exactly two seconds. A few moments later, the long-awaited sequel to what many call the world’s first viral video displays a collage of missiles, pumpjacks, a Nazi flag, a hurricane, and protest signs. Your eyes will immediately drop to the one that says…

YouTube Videos About Las Vegas Massacre Blocked From Making Money, and Casey Neistat Got Pissed [Update: Some Have Ads] YouTube Videos About Las Vegas Massacre Blocked From Making Money, and Casey Neistat Got Pissed [Update: Some Have Ads]

Casey Neistat is miffed. On October 2 he took to YouTube (the video above) to announce a GoFundMe fundraiser for the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas. He added that any ad revenue earned from the video’s 1.3 million and counting views would go directly to the victims as well. YouTube, citing a policy that all…

We Asked Corey Taylor to Listen to the Internet's Best and Worst Slipknot Mashups We Asked Corey Taylor to Listen to the Internet's Best and Worst Slipknot Mashups

If the internet has one positive attribute, it’s that it connects people: coworkers building the future together; families living on opposite sides of the world; future lovers flirting over instantaneous chat programs; and, late last week, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and me.

Cursed Images Is the Last Twitter Account You See Before You Die Cursed Images Is the Last Twitter Account You See Before You Die

Spend enough time scrolling through social media and you’ll find one: A photo that’s too strange to just be “creepy,” too puzzling to just be “mysterious,” too sinister to just be “weird.” That, my friends, is an image that’s been cursed.

Who Killed YTMND?  Who Killed YTMND? 

In its heyday, You’re The Man Now Dog (YTMND) rode the cresting wave of early mainstream online communities, alongside its brethren like 4chan, Something Awful, and Newgrounds. The site allowed anyone to pair a gif (animated or not) with looping sound, to be voted on and shared by other users. At its peak, YTMND had…

ShitpostBot 5000 Is a Viking Funeral For Memes ShitpostBot 5000 Is a Viking Funeral For Memes

In our post-meme culture, context is the enemy of humor, and so, the enemy of the meme. Sometimes, it’s up to the shitposters to preserve the meme’s endangered absurdism. People have been juxtaposing meme tropes for ages (not just in the wake of Harambe, as some people think), but the great boon to internet nonsense…

This Guy Keeps Getting Killed in Terrorist Attacks This Guy Keeps Getting Killed in Terrorist Attacks

If this face seems familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen it associated with any number of recent terror incidents. This man has apparently died at least three times since January, most recently in the terrorist attack at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. So what gives? A France24 investigation provides the answer.

The Best Place to Find Stuff on Reddit Is Promoting Misogynistic Garbage The Best Place to Find Stuff on Reddit Is Promoting Misogynistic Garbage

Subreddit of the Day is about celebrating the cool, weird, fun parts of Reddit. Every day the moderators of SROTD pull a subreddit from a large pool of nominees and promote it. In the past few weeks’ they’ve featured subreddits devoted to stuff like drones, fan art, and frustrating gifs that cut off the best part at…

In Defense of Furries In Defense of Furries

I wrote a post about Disney’s efforts to market Zootopia to furries last week, and I really pissed off some furries by describing the community as “people who like to roleplay as animals for sex reasons.” The following is an email I received from a furry named Brooke, published with her permission:

History Will Not Be Kind to the Political Selfie History Will Not Be Kind to the Political Selfie

If only one photo survives the nuclear apocalypse, I hope it’s this one. Ted Cruz is taking a selfie with confused onlookers as his other hand hangs in the air like normal humans would pose. This photo sums up politics in 2016 as far as I’m concerned.

No, You Can't Use the DMCA to Fight ISIS, You Lunatic No, You Can't Use the DMCA to Fight ISIS, You Lunatic

Politicians and Anonymous activists are freaking out about fighting ISIS on social media. Into this minefield stepped homeland security analyst Paul Rosenzweig, who proposed a solution so bad it’s mind-boggling. He wants to use copyright law to stop terrorism.

What Happened to the Guy Who Created the World's First Viral Video? What Happened to the Guy Who Created the World's First Viral Video?

In 2003, a rudimentary Flash animation called “The End of the World” appeared on eBaum’s World. It spread like a virus in the pre-smartphone, pre-YouTube era. Ever wonder what happened to the teen who made it?

The Wait Is Over, Thank God, VapersCupid.com (Where Vapers Find Love) Is Now Open The Wait Is Over, Thank God, VapersCupid.com (Where Vapers Find Love) Is Now Open

No more, no more, no more will the vaping community be relegated to searching for love on ordinary dating sites populated with #vapelife virgins who don’t even know how to prime.

Somebody Found Waldo and Put Him on Instagram Somebody Found Waldo and Put Him on Instagram

Remember Where’s Waldo books? Since the 1980s, kids have spent countless hours scouring their pages for the lonely man in the red and white shirt. But in the internet age, nobody can remain lost for long. In hindsight, it was only a matter of time before someone found the elusive mime and stuck him on Instagram.

Can Crowdfunding Save This Town from White Supremacy? Can Crowdfunding Save This Town from White Supremacy?

White supremacist poster boy Craig Cobb, founder of a whites-only religion called Creativity Movement, is trying to create a neighborhood for white supremacists in the tiny town of Antler, North Dakota. To stop him, the city had to spend so much money it went bankrupt.

The Best Little Porno Movie on the Internet [Very NSFW] The Best Little Porno Movie on the Internet [Very NSFW]

The other night, my friend Fivestar said, “Hey, I’m going to be directing a Star Trek gang bang movie, you want to visit the set?” Just in case you are wondering, the answer to that question should always be yes.

An Online Dictionary Plans to Catalog a Million Emerging English Words An Online Dictionary Plans to Catalog a Million Emerging English Words

With viral memes and hashtags sweeping the internet on the daily, language is evolving faster than conventional dictionaries can keep up. You may have been “procrastatweeting” about the “popepocalypse” last week, but the stalwart publishers of the Oxford English won’t give your neologisms official recognition for…

Popular German Dating Site LOVOO May Use Fembots to Lure Men into Paying for Membership Popular German Dating Site LOVOO May Use Fembots to Lure Men into Paying for Membership

After the Ashley Madison fembot scandal, this scenario sounds familiar. Internal documents leaked by whistleblowers at dating site LOVOO, which boasts 36 million users across Europe, reveal the company used bots called “promoter bitches” to flirt with men and get them to spend Euros on the site.

A Campaign to Bring Back Accent Marks is Sweeping the Internet A Campaign to Bring Back Accent Marks is Sweeping the Internet

Internet shorthand is ubiquitous, but in our desire to get words out quickly, meaning can be muddled or lost. Case in point: Accent marks, one of the foremost linguistic casualties of the digital age. Now, defenders of the Spanish language are trying to bring the neglected markings back.

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