Talk:List of Internet phenomena/Archive 7

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The people list

Please, for God's sake, put "potentionally bad games" instead of "bad games" at the part about Angry Video Game Nerd. Don't make it a statement that the games are bad, considering it's his OPINION, when Wikipedia is about FACTS. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Swiiman (talkcontribs) 21:01, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Mudkip - sourced suggestion for addition

As per this edit, I suggest someone add the Mudkips meme to this list. I'm not sure where it should go as I'm not familiar with the list. —Giggy 14:53, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Technoviking

should be linked to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuckparade#2000

  • I have a better idea. Until you find a reference that isn't a blog, it shouldn't be linked at all. JuJube (talk) 12:20, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Evolution of Dance

Just to point this out, Evolution of Dance is currently the 3rd-most viewed video on YouTube, not the most-viewed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.17.98.151 (talk) 00:40, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

As stated before, Evolution of Dance is no longer the most viewed video, however it is the 2nd not the third. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Edthefreak (talkcontribs) 04:47, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Tourette Guy is faking it

In the article it says that the so called 'tourette guy' suffers from tourette syndrome. That doesn't seem to be true or - at least - got nothing to do with what you see. Even the page TourettesGuy.com states that 'Although he has been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, his actions are influenced by other problems (including alcohol) and are not consistent with most Tourettes syndrome sufferers'.

There is a lot of discussion on the web about whether he is a total fake or a tourette's patient who happens to be trying to be funny but though it might or might not be true that he got Tourette's, regarding his appearance in the internet public it does't seem to matter. I would be glad if an editor of this page could take that into account and at least change the part where it says that he 'suffers from ...' to something like 'mocks the syndroms commonly associated with ...'.

There is a page that deals with the issue in details and seems to be quite serious, you can find it here: http://www.tourettes-disorder.com/extra/tourettes_guy.html Thank you and greetings, Bl1rt (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 17:56, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

That sounds a bit biased --SKiPMacD (talk) 17:26, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

To be fair, The tourette's guy acts absolutely nothing like a person with with Tourette's syndrome, or in his case, Coprolalia, would. Tourette's syndrome (Or at least the the type that he has) means Involuntary swearing, completely out of context. The tourette's guy sounds just grumpy, as each disagreeable word that he says is somewhat in context and is always linked to some other action. --Aun'va (talk) 08:54, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Rick Roll

When a user posts a video of Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley, claiming that it's relevant to the subject.

Thegluestickman (talk) 23:09, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Seconded. Rickrolling is huge. --Aun'va (talk) 08:49, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

carmen winstead

i dont know if this is true or just a myth but if it was then it is just wrong what happened. things like this should never happen to people. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Env1234 (talkcontribs) 03:05, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

THIS IS SPARTA

Let's not forget this infamous scene from 300, somebody should add that in —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.49.127.241 (talk) 18:53, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

tweatlbs

there is of course the famous YouTube Channel "tweatlbs". It's going crazy! ([1]). I can't believe it's not on here already<interrobang>. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Twazza (talkcontribs) 09:07, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Fred

A six year old with anger management and an achaholic mom.


Fred does not belong on this list, unless you can provide a reliable source. Not to mention he sucks, oh wait...mcnichoj (talk) 00:26, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Master Chief Sucks at Halo

A video by a Youtube user under the name "Digitalph33r", about a Master Chief figure (voiced by Microsoft Sam) that comes to life and plays Halo. While playing however, he demonstrates poor skill at the game, and talks trash to other players. The "Chief" is unintelligent, vulgar, and shows poor speaking skills by speaking in "L33tsp33k", "Lolspeak", and using internet slang.

It later becomes "Arby N' The Chief" with the addition of an action figure of the Arbiter (voiced by Microsoft Mike), who is The Chief's polar opposite. He is intelligent and good at Halo, although he does have a bit of a mouth for swearing occasionally. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hahaedit (talkcontribs) 18:25, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

  • Not notable. JuJube (talk) 18:30, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Actually, this does need to be added to the list if it hasn't already, on Bungie.net they even link to his first episode and state they were big fans of his work and go as far as giving DigitalPh33r (Jon CJ Graham, or whatever his real name is) the highly coveted "Recon Armor".mcnichoj (talk) 00:21, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Here's the two second long article: http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?cid=13143 mcnichoj (talk) 00:44, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

"Downfall" Meme

Isn't there a meme going around when the user takes that one scene from the movie "Downfall" and make up stuff for Hitler to complain about? Examples include getting banned from XBox 360, Hillary Clinton losing the primaries, Superbowl outcomes, Hitler getting Rick-Rolled, etc. I see an awful *lot* of those now a days, so much that probably more people are more familiar with the scene than with the movie.

I'd put it on the list myself, but I'm new and don't know how. —Preceding unsigned comment added by FenrisMoonChild (talkcontribs) 16:14, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

chipmunk music

Is the phenomena known as chipmunk music when you warp a bit of music and upload it as "chipmunk"? For a more knowledgeable and relaxed Wikipedia- Nemesis646 (talk) 15:19, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Ryan vs. Dorkman

Is there any good reason why Ryan vs. Dorkman isn't on the list?


-Yes, I'd like to see them on the list as well. Besides being a YouTube phenomenon, they also inspired a lot of amateur-filmmakers with their homemade, high quality FX, which also boosted the number of visitors of Detonation Films (a free source for special effects).

- Over three mill views on the 2nd vid is something notable. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Unknownyetknown (talkcontribs) 11:50, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Catchphrases

Catchphrases are mentioned in the lede, but none are listed. How about a new section for catchphrases, starting with AYBABTU and "im in ur base..."? AzureFury (talk | contribs) 17:33, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Charlie the Unicorn

Is there any reason why Charlie the Unicorn has not been added as an internet meme? This video has been circulating and popular for nearly 2 years now, and as is evidenced by the release of Charlie 2, this will continue being a popular internet meme. If there are no objections I will edit this page to include this reference.Gwolfe28 (talk) 18:27, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

  • Is there a secondary reference to back this up? If not, it should not be included. JuJube (talk) 18:28, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Ran Ran Ru

Could the Ran ran ru videos be included? There are heaps of them on the internet (esp. YouTube)! --InvaderJem (talk) 21:44, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Caramelldansen

It's huge in Japan and pretty popular in the US as well. I think it should be added. SergeantLuke (talk) 03:56, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Webcomics

I propose a section here for popular webcomics, such as Toothpaste for Dinner and Garfield Minus Garfield, obvious internet memes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.114.118.229 (talk) 23:32, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Trent from Punchbowl

Trent from punchbowl should deffently be in here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Narazarth (talkcontribs) 04:31, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Batman/Why So Serious

Well haven't you seen a video with batman saying: "I'm Batman" Anyway if batman is put on the list it should start a new comic books catagory. Oh and here are some examples: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yavK0mnE3wI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzjMI2ie6nM&NR=1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azGhHh9mV_Q&feature=related

Perhaps this would be a good article to bring up the viral "Why So Serious?" catchphrase from The Dark Knight and its promotional material. ProjectPlatinum 19:57, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

doing it wrong

{{editsemiprotected}}

Hi,

I wish to edit the images->"Your doing it wrong" section to include a link to www.doingitwrong.com which provides many examples of this meme.

Lo pan lol (talk) 00:14, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

As is clearly stated on this talk page, we don't add entries unless their "Internet phenomenon" status is reliably sourced by a third party. OhNoitsJamie Talk 00:18, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
internet phenomenon is already listed, doingitwrong.com is a well established source of related images. a quick google reveals many examples. Lo pan lol (talk) 00:30, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
Not anymore it is (missing a source). If you read the WP:Reliable sources page, you'll see that a google search does not qualify. OhNoitsJamie Talk 00:38, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
Does my misguided attempt at providing sources really mean you should remove it entirely? Perhaps a better solution would have been to help me do it correctly. Lo pan lol (talk)
The page clearly states that all entries must have a reliable source that describes them as an Internet phenom. OhNoitsJamie Talk 00:51, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
Not done: Section has been removed. Find a source and I'll re-add it for you.--Aervanath lives in the Orphanage 01:40, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Life of Carmen Winstead

The young girl girl was born in Little Rock, Arkansas her parents decided never to send her to school they were so busy with work for her. Along went some years and she made some friends in her neighborhood, Litle did she know they would ultimately bring her to her maker. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.190.129.66 (talk) 05:30, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Cavalcade of memes

There are quite a few internet memes that I believe should be available.


Fred-A fictitious 6 year old living with his alcoholic mother. It is currently the most subscribed channel on the popular video-sharing site, YouTube, and has advertised several things, including Zipit and City of Ember.

Charlie the Unicorn-A video about a unicorn who must travel with his dysfunctional friends to the "deity" Candy Mountain. It has garnered nearly 40,000,000 views on YouTube, and is the website's most popular animated video.

"'Charlie bit my finger'"-A video featuring a small child who is bit by his baby brother. It has garnered 40,000,000 views on YouTube, and the saying "Charlie bit me" is now a popular internet reference.

Kiwi!-A video about a kiwi bird who dreams of flying. It won a YouTube Award for "Best Animated Video".

IT'S OVER 9000!-A line from Vegeta of Dragonball Z. It is now a highly popular internet phrase.

The Lazer Collection-A collection of animated shorts famous for its phrase, "I'M A FIRIN' MAH' LAZER!". It has a sequel, just as successful. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pyramid Productions (talkcontribs) 22:30, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Sources plz. JuJube (talk) 22:36, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Over 9000 and PINGAS

I propose "IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND!" from Dragon Ball Z. [2] It's a quite popular meme, even recorded twice in wikinews.

Perhaps it's not enough important to have its own article in Wikipedia, but a remark in Vegeta's article would do it. The same that now happens with PINGAS [3] in Dr. Eggman's article, just a Youtube poop. Ambil (talk) 12:29, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

I don't know a bloody thing about this "PINGAS", but I am definitely lending my support to the inclusion of "OVER 9000!!!!!" to this page and to the Internet memes template. --Luigifan (talk) 23:59, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Agreed, "OVER 9000!" may be insufficiently notable for its own article, but it's notable enough for this list. — Red XIV (talk) 04:07, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
I suggest to search for consensus in order to add Over 9000 to the template. I did it myself, then it was reverted and I got a warning in my talk page.Ambil (talk) 22:53, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Nuvola apps important.svg After recent investigation, I have led to the conclusion that Flewis, the user that qualified my addition of "Over 9000" to the template as inapropiate, has only personal reasons for this.

Take his personal page as example. He has a link to an article edition that was vandalized, with an anonymous user who said that the Federated States of Micronesia were founded "over nine thousand" years ago. Then, he reverted the change, and the anonymous user started to vandalize Flewis' personal page.

Perhaps he still is obsessed with the idea that anybody who says "over 9000" must be a vandal. Anyways, I must add that only one biased person's criteria shouldn't be valid to decide if an internet meme should be or not in the list. Ambil (talk) 09:24, 21 October 2008 (UTC) I just forgot to sign, I have noting to hide, damn it.

You should assume good faith in this case. "Over 9000" is a frequent source of "lulz" for Wikivandals, so it's not surprising someone would balk at its addition. I have no opinion myself. JuJube (talk) 10:22, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
There is a large message at the top of this screen and in comments on the page....we don't put in any new entries unless there is a reliable source supporting it's notability as an Internet phenomenon. OhNoitsJamie Talk 14:20, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
Wikipedia itself is a reliable source for the popularity of the "Over 9000" phenomenon. It's plagued with it! I bet there's over 9000 pages vandalized with this meme. Ambil (talk) 15:55, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
I was reverting obvious factual errors to an article. In regards to {{Internet memes}}, I reverted this edit of yours, where you linked the template to a non-existent article. --Flewis(talk) 05:32, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Grammatical Mistake in the Games Section

There is a grammar error in the Games section in the discussion of "I Love Bees."

"It's" should be "its." "It's" is a contraction for "it is." "Its" (no apostrophe) is the possessive, so it should be used in the expression "At its height."

Please change it, thanks. Pammalamma (talk) 15:35, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

I see that it's fixed now. I mean, "it is" fixed now. Thank you. Pammalamma (talk) 03:00, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Dear Sister Vids

I don't know how to use this discussion but what about the 'Dear Sister Videos and spoofs of the original SNL' on youtube? The ones where when someone fires a bullet or dies the song by Imoggen Heap plays. There are so many parodies that the original spoof by SNL is hard to find. 21:59, 13 September 2008 (EST)


Yes I agree, this should be added. - Dec 14, 2008 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.209.122.115 (talk) 01:55, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

list addition: demotivational posters

{{editsemiprotected}} under images: Demotivational posters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motivational_posters) Yoodge (talk) 23:38, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Not without a relevant source indicating it's notability as an Internet phenom. OhNoitsJamie Talk 23:48, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Not done for now: pending sources.--Aervanath lives in the Orphanage 03:55, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
[4] is used as sauce source in Motivational posters for the part that mentions Despair, Inc as creating de-motivators. I do find it a bit funny that we even have these articles, which should be in unencyclopedia at best, but is you need a source, there you have a source. Thanks!--Cerejota (talk) 12:07, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Sollog

Sollog should be on this list of internet phenomena. He has had articles written about him in Der Spiegel, Europe's largest weekly news magazine. He made it into that publication soon after the 911 attacks for predicting 911 on the internet. Der Spiegel mentions these internet posts in the articles below.

Was the WTC attack predicted? Was the WTC attack predicted? Part 2 Mr. Altman, who is Sollog?

The Reuters article below mentions Sollog. It states Howard Altman ended up on Wikipedia because of his claim to fame for reporting on Sollog (known by his birth name of John Patrick Ennis in the article).

Wikipedia page the lastest status symbol

These articles prove Sollog is notable. He should be included in this list of internet phenomena. Arnold1 (talk) 03:05, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Notable and phenomenon are two different things. OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:32, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Mosh Girl

I propose expanding the People section of this list to include Mosh Girl, found at http://moshgirl.com/ and referenced in numerous websites and forums... Seems like a legitimate internet phenomena to me. - Etolpygo (talk) 01:45, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Not without a reliable source OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:32, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

fail blog

fail blog definitely needs to be on here. the word "fail" has expanded into real life and it was discussed on Slate here http://www.slate.com/id/2202262/pagenum/all/ on October 15, 2008. Ingridjames (talk) 10:07, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

The word "fail" being discussed on Slate does not make a particular blog notable. For a site to be listed as a phenom, that particular site should be referenced as a phenomenon (or similar wording) in reliable sources. OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:32, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

lolcats

originated at somethingawful.com, not 4chan. It spread to 4chan from somethingawful. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.173.134.182 (talkcontribs) at 09:05, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Frog in a Bender

Hey guys. I suggest to add the Frog in a Bender animation to the list. I remember that it was on of the first viral phenomenons on the early internet. And in my opinion it's still popular: it has been viewed more than 111 million times (by joecartoon's own statement). Wikinger86 (talk) 02:18, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

As "Frog in a Blender" is part of the Joe Cartoon series, I think it's better if we describe Joe Cartoon in the Animation section of the list. By the way, welcome to WP! - Face 16:10, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Added it. Had to use three reliable sources and one improvised source to confirm all the bits of information. There do not seem to be many web articles about this which you can see without having to pay. I have chosen to put Joe Cartoon in the Animation section, even though it's actually a synonym and a website. Judging from the second paragraph of this article and the first paragraph of this flame, I feel that the two animations are historically more important than the author and the website. Cheers, Face 19:48, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Zombo

I don't know a person that's never heard of this. [5] Battezu (talk) 07:42, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

  • There used to be an article, but it was deleted. The same issues that prevented it from having an article would probably prevent it from getting mentioned here. Unfortunately, you cannot do anything at Wikipedia-org. JuJube (talk) 08:15, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf

Waht about the former Iraqi information minister ("Comical Ali")? He became an internet phenumenon during the 2003 Iraq War. 87.234.73.27 (talk) 22:46, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Why not list how many millions of hits it has on YouTube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTisy5gmP7I&NR=1 I found a clip of where the Dramatic Stare Gopher came from. The same video is shown by various users, getting different number of hits. Twelve million people viewed one of those clips of it, so I think that was the most popular. Should we mention how many hits something has had, to indicate how popular it was? Would any internet phenomena be determined by millions of hits? What are the standards? Music videos get that many hits, even the ones with fan made bits of their favorite anime. South Park had Dramatic Stare Gopher and others listed on it as well. Is that relevant? Every popular television show or whatnot that references something? Is something an internet phenomena because one old fart that works for a newspaper stumbled across it and mentions it, and two or three others copied it because it was a slow news day, or does it have to have significant coverage on webpages, forums, and blogs, and/or hits on YouTube to count? Dream Focus (talk) 04:24, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Counting hits on a particular website would give misleading comparisons, imo, due to the different methods of viewing them (eg. a Youtube video is quite simple to steal and email) and multiple sources (Videos posted on more than one website) etc. Also the number of hits can quickly change, or the videos can be pulled and replaced, resetting the count. Best avoided altogether, imo.Yobmod (talk) 12:20, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Yahoo

I don't think that Yahoo belongs here. It is certainly a popular page in its own right, however, I wouldn't call it phenomena. I wanted to discuss before changing it in any way. Evanmp (talk) 19:34, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Youtube Poops

In the Videos section of this page, put Youtube Poops. If someone doesn't know, Youtube Poops are videos in which, there are some remixes of cutscenes of Hotel Mario and the three CD-I Zeldas, Dr. Rabbit World Tour, El Chiquito de La Calzada, Volvic comercials, the film 300, Dragon Ball Z, cartoons of Sonic and Mario, Super Smash Bros Brawl, and etc. Here are examples of them: [6], [7].--Youtuber Mangoman34:-D (talk) 15:15, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

It's been said until we are collectively blue in the face. Until and unless you find a reliable source talking about "YouTube poops", it does not go on the Wikipedia page, period. JuJube (talk) 15:16, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
[8] Here's your source right here. This article deserves a general mention of this form of video editing. A glance at Youtube's most responded videos includes one of them. I'm sure this is enough to warrant its mention in this article.| CormanoSanchez (talk) 02:46, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
OBJECTION!! This only gives the name and then links to a YTP as an example. I don't think it counts. If that was all it took, I would have the TVTropes page back up in a flash! Raekuul, bringer of Tropes (talk) 20:31, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps. I'm not too invested in this, but I think I'm aware of a number of other sources. Since you have an interest in this, how many credible sources warrant a mention of these videos? I think the fact that these videos are so widespread and popular these days again warrants a simple mention on a wikipedia article. You can't deny that they exist.| CormanoSanchez (talk)
From what I understand, it has to be a source that is detached from the subject that also explains what it is/does. As I said before, the source you gave only linked to one as an example (of video editing IIRC), and didn't really explain what they were. Raekuul, bringer of Tropes (He does it without notability) 00:43, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Certain Youtube Poops have over a million views. It should qualify. -zxcvbnmalex™ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zxcvbnmalex (talkcontribs) 23:04, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

MySpace?

Would it be right to put MySpace celebs here, like Tila Tequila and Kaila Yu? Dasani 03:26, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Fred Figglehorn

seriously. who doesn't know about Fred?

-zxcvbnmalex

Fred is not a internet phenomena He is already listed in YouTube Celebrities under Fred (YouTube). Kyle1278 (talk) 00:46, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

PEOPLE

Hey can you guys add this to it:

Please read the top you need resources such as website links to stories about him and why it makes him notable to be on the list. Kyle1278 (talk) 00:44, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

They're Taking The Hobbits To Isengard

Immensely popular Lord Of The Rings remix video. Deserves a spot on the list.

-zxcvbnmalex™

Hi. Read the blurb at the top. Thanks, OhNoitsJamie Talk 05:25, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
YEAH! I love that vid! Uber-Awesomeness (talk) 18:47, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

what should reliable sources state?

-zxcvbnmalex —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.70.143.193 (talk) 19:52, 30 January 2009 (UTC)


WTF Boom?

WTF boom is a common internet phenomenon featured on YouTube, Metacafe, and many other places. You can see the origin of part of the soundclip here: wtfboomdiscovered.ytmnd.com/ Search it on Google, Youtube, etc. and you will find many results. These results only cover part of the videos that have it because some people append it to the end of their videos just for the heck of it, and don't say anything about it in the descrption or search tags. I even have the soundclip along with an explosion to demonstrate the format of the WTF Boom internet phenomenon/fad. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Uber-Awesomeness (talkcontribs) 19:13, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

The same thing for "I'm a firing the laser!".

--Mr Alex (talk) 00:42, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Boxxy

Do I even have to say why? This girl brought several chanboards to their knees, and she got even more popular than Lonelygirl15 + she's real. 80.211.6.4 (talk) 13:32, 5 February 2009 (UTC) KKR - former 4channer

Does anyone read the blurb at the top? OhNoitsJamie Talk 15:40, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

I read it (different IP, same person). I got some news sources on this girl. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/jan/20/internet and http://blog.su-spectator.com/?p=1411 (Sorry. Not good at editing wikipedia :( ). And those aren't the only ones I've read about her, there are many. --85.82.249.149 (talk) 19:44, 5 February 2009 (UTC)KKR (former 4channer - left /b/ because other 4channers started harassing Boxxy IRL)

There is no way to find out anything about her like her real name age or anything like that and she is not notable like other celebrities. Kyle1278 (talk) 20:51, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

She's still far most popular (this is "phenomena", not "celebreties") than most people on the list on the front page. And naturally her real name, age and stuff lige that isn't to be found. It's for her own security that it isn't out. Also, does anyone know the identity of Angry German Kid, who is on the list? --80.211.6.4 (talk) 07:54, 6 February 2009 (UTC) KKR

this is not a internet phenomena there has not been mass media attention like the other stuff listed on here there is little to no stuff know about why this became the way it did and just because she was popular on 4chan dose not make her notable for this list. Kyle1278 (talk) 17:42, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Define "mass media attention", please. You haven't noticed several newspaper articles, and even more articles on the web. Not only that, but she has spread beyond the *chans. Also (minor detail), it started at 7chan, not 4chan. After all, most phenomena started at the *chans. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.82.249.149 (talk) 17:47, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Mass media attention would be being shown on such news agency's like CNN, New York Times, LA Times, The Washington Post etc. boxxy has not been in any of these if you could find article about her in one of those agency's it would establish notability. Small online newspaper's do not establish notability if we had an article about everybody who showed up in a couple article on the web or in the world there would be an overwhelming amount of articles. Kyle1278 (talk) 19:44, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
I have cited The Guardian and the Globe and Mail which are both reputable, national newspapers of some size. The matter was also covered in Metro which is so influential now that the UK Prime Minister recently asked for his staff to receive copies. The matter is therefore well-established for our purposes. Colonel Warden (talk) 16:19, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

How the hell could you guys make a psychiatric diagnosis from some videos and call her hyperactive? are you House or something? Please change it. Thank you for your comprehension Oxygenetik (talk) 12:24, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Meatspin

I know this one's been around for a while - it's a pornographic "trap" that's typically used by giving the address to someone for the purpose of tricking them into looking at homosexual content. It's a loop of such content, set to a song clip, with a counter. It sort of mirrors the style of Loituma Girl. It's mature and explicit content is probably enough to get it blacklisted though.

  • Meatspin would better suited on a page about shock websites. Kyle1278 (talk) 01:30, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

A woman missed her flight at the boarding gate HKIA

Here's a reliable source Uploaded Feb. 12, 2009. As of Feb. 17, 2009, it has surpassed 2 million views. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zxcvbnmalex (talkcontribs) 19:39, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

  • Not reliable at all it needs links to article and other media to establish notability.Kyle1278 (talk) 19:41, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
  • I believe CNN covered it and, as often happens, they mentioned on CNN that the video had gained some attention on the Internet. This is becoming so common that I wonder if we should distinguish between popular Internet videos of the day and other types of internet phenomena. The standard notability guideline is probably too lax here - a dozen of these would qualify per day likely because networks like CNN that use Internet videos for humor and filler during their chatty late night national anchor segments. Wikidemon (talk) 19:58, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/afp/20090215/tc_afp/hongkongaviationinternetyoutubeoffbeat

Yahoo! News

-Zxcvbnmalex —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zxcvbnmalex (talkcontribs) 22:42, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Western-centric article

I completely condemn the systematic selectionism within this regionally-biased article. All accepted memes are western-centric, and as foreign-language memes are added, they are removed without justification, reason or negational evidence, and is therefore a Argument from ignorance. Wikipedia accepts information from all centres of the Earth, and so this systematic isolationism is contradictory to the main guidelines of Wikipedia.

What I am referring to is Baidu 10 Mythical Creatures (Internet meme). This is a very common meme in the People's Republic of China; references can be found in forums and sites throughout, much of those associated with popular culture are aware of the existence of such a meme. I have added this link many times, which have all subsequently been rejected, for no logical or rational purpose other than ignorance. Your logic is completely and utterly based on Argumentum ad populum (The populace of the USA doesn't care about Chinese memes), Appeal to authority (I can remove this link because I have the authority to do so, and User:benlisquare can't do anything to prevent that), and Association fallacy (This is a Chinese meme, Chinese are boring people, therefore this meme is insignificant), and is therefore logically false. I publicly condemn such cowardly acts, which are repressive and irrational. Unkindest regards, -- 李博杰  | Talk contribs 22:47, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

As noted at the very top of this page, any entries here must have reliable sources describing the subject as an Internet phenom. Neither of the sources you provided appear to meet that criteria (one was a blog, the other was a "fake dictionary.") There is no conspiracy. OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:57, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
It is very difficult to find English-language sources on a Chinese meme. I can only provide blogs, or Chinese sources. Additionally, the other wasn't a "fake dictionary", that was the title of the article. If you take a good read of the Baidu 10 Mythical Creatures (Internet meme) article, you might be able to actually have an understanding before making your judgments. -- 李博杰  | Talk contribs 04:53, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
If you can't find any articles in English maybe it should go on the Chinese version of Wikipedia because if we are going to have souses we should have the people who read it in English also be able to look at the source in English. Kyle1278 (talk) 16:39, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
English Wikipedia accepts all sources of information. It's one of the first points in the Wikipedia guidelines. Regardless of what language, as long as it proves as a reliable source, Wikipedia accepts it. -- 李博杰  | Talk contribs 04:53, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Weird Smiley Meme

Anyone know where this smiley comes from? It seems to pop up everywhere recently. --212.201.74.18 (talk) 13:57, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

  that's awesome from 4chan
http://driph.com/words/2008/04/origin-of-awesome/ Habanero-tan (talk) 04:42, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

So i herd u liek mudkipz

I think this should be mentioned here. It's been around for a while and hasn't shown any signs of dying. --FailureAtDeath (talk) 04:27, 26 February 2009 (UTC) ]

Related: Talk:List_of_Pokémon_(241–260)/Mudkip_Meme_Inclusion_Debate —Preceding unsigned comment added by Habanero-tan (talkcontribs) 04:35, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Brian Peppers

Brian Peppers is a registered sex offender in Ohio, but what made him become one of the most popular internet memes of YTMND was his gruesome appearance. At one point, Snopes even investigated and found that Brian Peppers was infact real.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/people/peppers.asp --ScratchMan.EXE (talk) 23:59, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Not without a reliable source to establish notability. Being mentioned in Snopes alone does not make one notable. Furthermore, an article create about the subject several years ago was deleted and salted per Jimbo. OhNoitsJamie Talk 00:27, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
http://wiki.ytmnd.com/Brian_Peppers
Here's one from the official YTMND page.

--24.59.62.211 (talk) 21:30, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

You obviously haven't read the reliable sources policy. OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:28, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Llama Song

The Llama Song flash animation is pretty popular, and I think it should be included. http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/llama —Preceding unsigned comment added by PetzI (talkcontribs) 19:37, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Please read the top of the page. Kyle1278 (talk) 20:18, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Ghost videos

Does anyone besides me think there should be a list of ghost videos, including hoaxes? -58.178.219.166 (talk) 05:11, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Please read the top of the page. Kyle1278 (talk) 14:41, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Train Man (Densha Otoko)

I suggest that this be added to the list. If you don't know what it is, then please check the wiki article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Densha_Otoko and decide wether or not you feel it should be added too.

It has sold over a million copies in book format, gotten several manga adaptions, a drama and a live action movie, it all started on the internet and I don't see a problem with it being added.

Your thoughts anyone? 91.104.0.87 (talk) 18:28, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Deadpile

Instead of deleting unsourced but real-looking phenomena I'm adding some here. If you do find and link an external source, pls. feel free to re-insert.

  • Indian Thriller — A promotional clip from a film featuring Indian actor Chiranjeevi (aka Chiru) in the 1985 Telegu movie Donga. The video features a tribute to the Michael Jackson hit video Thriller. [9] [10]
  • Chocolate Rain - A song by Tay Zonday, a 25-year-old with an unusually deep voice. The odd movements he makes in his video add to the awkward feeling of the video, one of the reasons it became an internet phenomenon. [11]
  • Tay Zonday — A Youtube user who's original music has become immensly popular. His particular song "Chocolate Rain" has received 1,199,879 views as of 28/07/07. His popularity seems to have emerged from his status as an internet meme on sites such as 4chan [2]
  • Rickrolling — In mid-2007, a fad arose of tricking users into viewing the music video to Rick Astley's debut single, Never Gonna Give You Up, by claiming that the link is to some other video of great interest. The fad managed to escape the internet when talk show host Carson Daly "rickrolled" his studio audience by promising video of Paris Hilton. The name derives from "duckroll", an image of a duck with wheels set to various music, most popularly the title by Rick Astley.
  • Flea Market Montgomery — A music-video-style commercial for a Montgomery, Alabama furniture store, written and performed by the store's owner Sammy Stephens, gained popularity on YouTube and other sites and earned Stephens appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, VH1, and many other television programs. [citation needed]
  • "Crichton Leprechaun" - A news story on some residents in Mobile, Alabama who claimed they saw a leprrechaun on a tree. Both the original news story[12] and the accompanying parody rap video [13] took YouTube by storm and inspired several fan sites [14].
  • Old Politicians - Includes instances such as when Sen. Ted Stevens R-Ak, used the now infamous series of tubes metaphor to describe the internet. A more recent example is the speech used by Robert Byrd where he repeatedly shouts "BARBARIC".[3]

[4]

touretts guy?

Uh hello, he's really well known.

he's had lots of vidios and views... to bad he died...


he came up with "FUCK THE PHONE!" and a bunch of other things

Videos and views on youtube do not make them notable please read the top.Kyle1278 (talk) 03:09, 12 March 2009 (UTC)


I agree! Tourettes Guy should be in every right, someone who's listed here, if not have his own Wikipedia page. And if not, then could a reason be given for why?--66.233.61.48 (talk) 21:57, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Shoop da whoop

I think it should be mentionned - just google it or youtube it :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.109.104.140 (talk) 05:09, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

agreed, but does anyone know its origins? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.19.1.50 (talk) 01:06, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Agreed. I think it originated from a youtube video "Lazer Collection" I'm not fully surea and I don't have a reliable source. --FailureAtDeath (talk) 23:23, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

the macro actuallyorginated on 4chan as a modified image of a drgonball character (cannot remember which one)fulizer 13:43 3 March 2009 —Preceding undated comment added 13:45, 3 March 2009 (UTC).

Agreed. Shoop da whoop is legend Devilmouse (talk) 05:34, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Don't forget Chacarron Macarron

{{editsemiprotected}} Chacarron Macarron by El Chombo was made famous on the internet because of it's nonsense lyrics and funny sounding vocals. It spawned youtube videos like "Batman on drugs" and "Bin-Laden speaks-It's all jibberish to me". It also appears in "Stickmen on crack" and several "Don't Laugh videos. There are several videos playing it fast or backwards, and ones claiming it to be a subliminal message.

theres a secret message in this vid - Jonseredi

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chacarron_Macarron

Devilmouse (talk) 05:31, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Please write your request clearly and in a formal tone, and then replace the editsemiprotected tag. Thanks, — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:29, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

SMOSH?

  1. 3 - Most Subscribed (All Time)
  2. 3 - Most Subscribed (All Time) - Comedians
  3. 3 - Most Subscribed (All Time) - Partners
  4. 3 - Most Subscribed (All Time)
  5. 3 - Most Subscribed (All Time) - Comedians
  6. 3 - Most Subscribed (All Time) - Partners
  7. 80 - Most Viewed (This Month)
  8. 5 - Most Viewed (This Month) - Comedians
  9. 41 - Most Viewed (This Month) - Partners
  10. 13 - Most Viewed (All Time)
  11. 2 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Comedians
  12. 15 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Partners

Need I say more?

Devilmouse (talk) 05:37, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Youtube videos and views and popularity dose not establish notability secondly they are not a phenomena they are a Youtube celebrity and they are already listed there. Please read the top of this page.Kyle1278 (talk) 14:38, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

LittleKuriboh?

OMG I just did a half hours worth of stuff on LK and lost it! And I'm too lazy to do it all again so I'm guna just say

ADD LittleKuriboh!

Devilmouse (talk) 05:51, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

"I like turtles" Jonathan the Zombie Kid

This may make the list... but I am not a meme authority.
[15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [www.cafepress.com/buy/i+like+turtles/-/pv_design_details/pg_1/id_21583648/opt_/fpt_/c_666/] [20] [21] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Travisthurston (talkcontribs) 19:15, August 22, 2007 (UTC).

Agreed! There are many imitation videos and all have many views.-zxcvbnmalex™


I second that motion. He (and the angry German kid) need their own articles like every other meme. --TurtleShroom

Videos and views on youtube do not make them notable please read the top.Kyle1278 (talk) 23:05, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

{{editsemiprotected}}

Just the link for the Boxxy Guardian article for the citations:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/jan/20/internet

Done Thanks! —Ms2ger (talk) 18:19, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Fry Day (out) and Clippit

What about Fry Day (out)? That's been viewed and uploaded many times. And what about the video of the guy losing his temper over the giant paperclip next to him that keeps saying "Hey, it looks like you're writing a letter!" --210.50.109.86 (talk) 08:15, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Please read the top of the page.Cheers Kyle1278 13:46, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Huh! Should've known you'd say that! 210.50.109.86 (talk) 12:44, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Could someone put YouTube Poop on the videos section? There very popular and deserve to be on this page —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.231.25.6 (talk) 03:37, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Ronald Mcdonald Insanity

join the ronald mcdonald insanity video to the list, it's very popular on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q16KpquGsIc —Preceding unsigned comment added by Iiht1992 (talkcontribs) 18:02, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Please read the top of the page. Cheers Kyle1278 14:47, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Ate My Balls

This was a verifiable phenomenon in the late 1990s (beginning with "Mr. T Ate My Balls" and its numerous imitators). See Ate My Balls for more information. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.178.0.225 (talk) 02:27, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Please read the top of the page. Cheers Kyle1278 17:58, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

It's Over 9000

What about this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq5csKvXCT4 ? It's also an internet phenomenon, more or less.

Please read the top of the page. Cheers Kyle1278 17:58, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Juggernaut Bitch

No references to the Juggernaut Bitch video? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juggernaut_(comics)#Internet_parody I'm really surprised that wasn't added.

I too am quite surprised. As far as a source, it is quite clear there should be some reliable source given the inclusion of the line in X-Men: The Last Stand. I'll dig around a bit. --Vivix (talk) 22:47, 20 April 2009 (UTC).

Is this sufficient? --Vivix (talk) 22:53, 20 April 2009 (UTC).

Second Life

Minor point, but Second Life is listed in the Websites section, rather than the Games section. Debates about whether or not Second Life is a game aside, the software certainly more closely resembles a game than a website. Crysm (talk) 04:30, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Possible source

The website [22] seems to conduct reliable research into internet phenomena. Not entirely sure of how actually reliable it might be. Could be worth checking out. OrangeDog (talkedits) 04:02, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

{{editsemiprotected}}

It's an spinoff of Rocketboom, "a daily international news program based in New York City", who "cover and create a wide range of information and commentary from top news stories to contemporary internet culture"[23]. Pretty authentic. I'm adding the link. Norsehorse89 (talk) 21:23, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

...but, as I can't, I'm requesting admin do it. Norsehorse89 (talk) 21:28, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Done I'm not an admin, but, then again, you don't need an admin to edit a semi-protected page. Celestra (talk) 17:59, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Techno Viking

A video taken at a free love rally featuring a large "Viking" like man momentarily restrains a rowdy bystander only to then begin dancing to the techno playing in the background. The video has circulated widely on the internet. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 123.100.99.73 (talk) 04:08, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

I know the video, but there need to be more reliable sources to say its a meme/phenomena. As such, it's just a well-watched YouTube video. --MASEM (t) 04:25, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

The Impossible Quiz (a.k.a. SHOOP DAH WHOOP)

It's not the game itself that is the meme, it's a part within it. The three most popular quotes are:

1. "I'm a chargin' mah laser"

2. "I'm a firin' mah laser"

3. "SHOOP DAH WHOOP"

I believe that the meme originated elsewhere. The Impossible Quiz came after the "Shoop dah woop" came around. --Scouto2 (talk) 10:58, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

i want to edit

can some one allow me to edit please. I know a few people who deserve to be on the listTalk to Magibon 14:39, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

To edit this page you have to be Autoconfirmed users it has been protected because of spam and vandalism. Kyle1278 19:55, 18 June 2009 (UTC)