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Know Your Meme: Cataloging 10 years of internet culture

2 Girls 1 Podcast: Know Your Meme

The Daily Dot (Licensed)

From LOLcats to Distracted Boyfriend

Memes can be as trivial as a waffle falling over or as powerful as a social movement. But defining them, tracking their origins, mutations, and meanings is a tough job.

Fortunately, the brave souls at Know Your Meme have been at it for more than a decade, so we can rest easy knowing Slender Man and Ugandan Knuckles will be preserved for future generations.

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“Waffle Falling Over”

This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet stuff on stage), interview Brad Kim, editor-in-chief of Know Your Meme, who began his online odyssey as an immigrant and humble intern. Ten years later, there are so many things he can never un-see.

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Distracted Boyfriend meme Peter Sunderman

Distracted Boyfriend

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2 Girls 1 Podcast is hosted by Allison Goldberg and Jennifer Jamula, and is produced and edited by Matt Silverman in New York City. Production assistance is provided by The Podglomerate.

Matt Silverman

Matt Silverman

Matt Silverman is the director of video and producer of 2 Girls 1 Podcast at the Daily Dot. He has been making internet shows and viral videos for nearly a decade, and has directed top talent including John Oliver, Kevin Bacon, Kate McKinnon, Alton Brown, and the Sesame Street Muppets. Silverman is also the creator of FREE DAD VIDEOS, a comedy and music channel with his young children.