The internet is a creative and often cruel place!

And documenting the most popular and often most cruel pieces of creativity is http://knowyourmeme.com/

And there are some AMAZING things on here. Do read the dedicated pages however, the base video might be worth watching, but the epic part is what happens with it afterwards. Peoples reactions, follow up videos, remixes or parody..

From the very funny

Lying Down Game is a mass-participatory meme that involves having one’s photograph taken whilst lying rigidly face down in public space and then sharing the image via internet. Since becoming popular through Facebook around June 2009, the viral game has spawned thousands of photos of people lying flat in public landscapes across the world. The official Facebook Group hosts over 19,000 pictures.

to the Extremely Cruel (but, forgive me, also very funny)

Jessi “POP A GLOCK AND MAKE A BRAIN SLUSHY” Slaughter

What happened next?
Check knowyourmeme.com: Jessi Slaughter

Its brutal. Its what happens when a 11yo goes wild and unsupervised on YouTube. You done goofed!

and

Antoine Dodson

What happened next?
Check knowyourmeme.com: Antoine Dodson

All n all the guy is some sort of a hero. He saved his sister and Im very glad he s taking the whole thing very well. Also the rap Rules πŸ˜€ Kudos to Kidstatic and the Gregory Brothers! Hide ya kids, hide ya wife and hide ya husband too! Hillarious!!!

And our own Kimberley Vlaeminck is on there too!

Gotta love Youtube. Gotta love 4chan πŸ˜€

In the end, “know your meme” is a cautionary tale to people around the world. And I guess, an extra reminder to parents too.. Watch the fuck out with the internets, coz once its on there, its on there! And if its a big cockup; EVERYONE ll know about it, everyone will have an opinion about it. And you can be sure there ll be some crazy ass derivative stuffs made on top of it!

Its great to see the worlds population create with whatever mad technologies are thrown out there! Its like a million monkeys with a typewriter and one of them accidentally writing Shakespeare. But with the internet bringing it to our homes and the rest of the monkeys flocking towards the awesome, weeding out the crap!

Published by Gert

Person-at-large.

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