Grant Pardee

Grant Pardee is a writer and producer specializing in digital video, social media, and web culture reporting. He has produced videos for Fullscreen, SourceFed, and Funny or Die, and his work has been published by Vice, McSweeney's, and Rooster Teeth.

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How Sonic.exe went from a terrifying tale to the butt of furry jokes

At one point, Sonic was scary as hell.

On May 29, 2017 by Grant Pardee

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The 5 most common online scams to watch for

Don't be a sucker.

On May 21, 2017 by Grant Pardee

Release the Kraken

How ‘Release the Kraken’ joined the pantheon of all-time great memes

'Release the Kraken' was a catchphrase from an all-time terrible movie. No wonder it became a meme almost instantly.

On Apr 2, 2017 by Grant Pardee

Apply cold water to that burn meme

The icy history of the ‘apply cold water to burn’ meme

This is going to sting.

On Mar 22, 2017 by Grant Pardee

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Moon Moon: The dumb history of the dumbest dog meme

What's your wolf name?

On Feb 19, 2017 by Grant Pardee

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The best Pokémon memes every fan can relate to

You can't catch all of these Pokémon memes.

On Jan 31, 2017 by Grant Pardee

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What really happens if you miss jury duty?

It's not as bad as you might expect.

On Jan 30, 2017 by Grant Pardee

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The weird origin of Zerg Rush, Google’s best Easter Egg


On Jan 29, 2017 by Grant Pardee

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Le Lenny Face

The spammy history of ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Le Lenny Face

This emoticon looks innocent enough. It's not.

On Jan 26, 2017 by Grant Pardee

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19 mind-boggling photos the internet can’t explain


On Jan 20, 2017 by Grant Pardee

most-viewed youtube video of all time: Psy 'Gangnam Style'

The 25 most-viewed YouTube videos of all time

There's one video you wouldn't expect on the list.

On Jan 8, 2017 by Grant Pardee, Kristen Hubby

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The 12 best ‘The Walking Dead’ quotes

These incredible moments are worth revisiting.

On Jan 5, 2017 by Grant Pardee

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The 10 best cooperative games

Game time.

On Dec 18, 2016 by Grant Pardee

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The best free software for writers

Every one of these options is better than a napkin.

On Dec 13, 2016 by Grant Pardee

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The worst ’90s haircuts ever

Some styles don't need to make a comeback.

On Dec 7, 2016 by Grant Pardee