It is June 22, 2014. Jackson Palmer, a self-identified "average geek," is high in the stands at a Nascar race at the Sonoma Raceway in California. He is an Australian man in his 20s. He has zero interest in racing. Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine it would come to this.He surveys the scene. Below him: a tremendous crowd. The overwhelming blare of engines. Hurtling round at tremendous speeds: the #98 Moonrocket, a high-performance racing car. No different from the other cars on the track, except for one crucial detail.On the bonnet of the car: a dog. A Shiba Inu, more commonly known as a "Shibe," the dog made famous in the Doge meme that was popular in 2013. Emblazoned on top: the word "DOGECOIN" in all caps. Below: "digital currency".Palmer describes the situation using words like "crazy," "surreal" and "nuts." He remembers this moment as a "reality check." Dogecoin was a tweet, then it was a cryptocurrency worth money in the real world. Six months later, he watched as a joke … [Read more...] about Dogecoin: The meme that somehow became a real cryptocurrency
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WandaVision, one of Marvel's weirdest shows ever, premiered two episodes on Disney Plus on Jan. 15. The show's operating similarly to The Mandalorian by taking the relax-at-the-end-of-the-week spot.After the initial two-episode drop, Disney has assumed a more regimented scheduling, releasing one episode each week. That means we'll have all nine episodes of the first MCU Phase Four series by the first week of March (don't worry, there will swiftly be more Marvel content in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, premiering a fortnight later). Despite theories that some internet leaks and spoilers would encourage Disney to drop two episodes on Feb. 5, that didn't happen. Not to worry the ending of this one was enough to hold us for another week! See Disney Plus subscription optionsHere's the full WandaVision release schedule:Episode 1: Available nowEpisode 2: Available nowEpisode 3: Available nowEpisode 4: Available nowEpisode 5: Available … [Read more...] about WandaVision release dates: When does episode 6 hit Disney Plus?
If a photo-based meme has ever amused you so much that you wanted to jump in and add your version to the online collective, you first need the skills to make one. Adding text, cropping an image and merging pics isn't rocket science, but if you've never learned how to use Photoshop, you might need a helping hand to get started. We've found five fabulous videos that will teach you the basic skills required to get the LOLs rolling with viral images. Have a look through the tips below and then get creating! Who knows — you might well be the creator of the next big viral hit. Good luck! 1. HOW TO: Add Basic Text The most obvious and basic example of a photo meme is the simple addition of text, à la the LOLcats phenomenon. While the Cheezburger network kindly offers an online LOLcat pic generator , this video will show you how to overlay words on any of your photographs. 2. HOW TO: Add Advanced Text Some memes call for a more advanced use of text. In the … [Read more...] about 5 Crafty Tricks for Creating Killer Photo Memes
If you haven't noticed, cats are big on the Internet. Even though the occasional panda, turtle or slow loris gets a slice of the viral action, cats are, and always have been, the prevalent species to be found online. So why is it that the collective web is a "cat person," so to speak? Why are there so many kitty pics and videos cluttering up the Interwebs? And what is it about feline-themed content that makes it so weirdly shareable? In the quest for answers to these important questions, we've talked to cat-themed content creators, viral experts and other commentators from within the industry to try and solve one of the most pressing quandaries of our time. Because They're Cute? Does the popularity of cats really come down to their inherent fluffy cuteness? Images and videos of cute cats were popular before the advent of the Internet, as Elspeth Rountree, the co-founder of Know Your Meme , points out. She suggests we've always adored the feline species, it's just that … [Read more...] about The Million Dollar Question: Why Does the Web Love Cats?
WandaVision , one of Marvel's weirdest shows ever, premiered two episodes on Disney Plus in January. Since then, it's operated similarly to The Mandalorian by taking the relax-at-the-end-of-the-week spot. After the initial two-episode drop, Disney has assumed a more regimented scheduling, releasing one episode each week. That means we'll have all nine episodes of the first MCU Phase Four series by the first week of March (don't worry, there will swiftly be more Marvel content in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , premiering two weeks later on March 19). See Disney Plus subscription options Here's the full WandaVision release schedule: Episode 1: Available now Episode 2: Available now Episode 3: Available now Episode 4: Available now Episode 5: Available now Episode 6: Available now Episode 7: Available now Episode 8: Available Feb. 26 -- midnight PT/3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT Episode 9: … [Read more...] about WandaVision release dates: When does episode 8 hit Disney Plus?