Today, is April 30.
Why is this important? Because tomorrow is May. What is so special about May especially when the weather refuses to be a friend to us? It’s the ramen noodle-haired Justin Timberlake’s internet staple.
Every May, Justin Timberlake circa N’Sync appears all over the interwebs. It’s all because he sang the lyrics “It’s going to be me,” but it sounded like “It’s gonna be May.” It’s one of those internet things that you don’t know how, when, or why it started, but since you can remember it’s been a thing, and it’s been hysterical.
So guys. Brace yourself for tomorrow because:
READ MORE TO FIND OUT HOW PEOPLE ARE CELEBRATING THAT IT’S GOING TO BE MAY:
1) Making Game of Thrones references
2) Marking it on their calendar
3) Marking it on their calendar WAY in advance
4) Advertising it in bathrooms
Apparently, this is what Taco Bell does to you. But instead of being chained to a toilet all night because your soft taco supreme tasted a little off, you begin to harbour some weird gymnastic like powers. Kind of weird, but we dig it.
Here’s a bonus .gif for all your social media needs:
The Harlem Shake ain’t got nothin’ on this.
Becoming one of the hottest new memes to hit the internet, the Japanese are taking “hadoken” (a special attack normally reserved for the video game Street Fighter) and making it a reality.
Seriously guys, just stop what you’re doing and start “hadoken-ing.”
It’s badass and awesome…unlike the fail that was the Harlem Shake.
Buzzfeed put on their investigative journalism hats and went down the Nation For Marriage rally in Washington, D.C. just as the Supreme Court continues debate on whether or not they should overturn Prop 8, the ban that currently makes it illegal for same-sex couples to be married. Buzzfeed asked 20 young people to write why they believe marriage should only be restricted to a man and woman.
All of the answers were hardly compelling, citing God, religion and the bible as reasons to ban gay marriage. One young woman even went so far as to suggest that by legalizing gay marriage, she will be forced into a same-sex relationship:
Uh, no. No one’s going to force you into anything, FYI. You’d still be allowed to go about marrying the man of your dreams, while the LGBTQ community will be able to legally marry the person of their dreams.
Of course, as people of the internet are wont to do with answers like these, they got a little silly with the pad and paper format and pretty much meme-d that shit. Here are just 7:
Is it mean to meme them? Yes. But remember that interracial marriage was only legalized in 1967, 46 years ago.
Do you remember Zeddie Little? He was the original ridiculously photogenic guy who was snapped looking fabulous while running a marathon. And yes, every part of that sentence is absolutely unfair because NO ONE EVER looks good while running. If you try and take a picture of me running, I’d be derping 99 per cent of the time or will have passed out on the ground in the last 1 percent because I don’t run.
Anyways, this unfairness also seems to extend to jiu-jitsu master Clark Gracie. As far as memes go, we know we’re just beating a dead horse here but dear god, WHY DOES YOUR FACE LOOK LIKE THAT? This is just unfair on every level. Where’s that weird contorted “I MUST DEFEAT MY ENEMY FACE?”
From Time Magazine to cat food commercials, Grumpy Cat is everywhere now a days. And with fame, comes dozens of imitators. Just look at Anderson Cooper’s attempt:
It’s one thing to frown, but the ability to replicate a “U” shape frown a la Grumpy Cat is a special talent. Here are five people who actually do look like Grumpy Cat:
1. Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) from New Girl
2. Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) from The Office
3. Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) from Glee Read more…
With the weird weather happening in North America, sometimes we need a little help trying to describe it.
When a hail storm swept through Texas, destroying mobile homes and cars along the way, the local news asked one resident, Michelle Clark, to describe it. She tells them just how big the hail was, and how she got hit in the face when she opened her door. She livens up her description of what it all sounded like with “KAPOOYA, KAPOOYA”.
That word is becoming a new catch phrase. It’s already becoming part of my vocabulary. Awesome grade? KAPOOYA. The weekend’s here? KAPOOYA. I’m late for work? KAPOOYA. It’s perfect for anything.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW:
I don’t even know. There is something hysterical about Nigel Thornberry’s face – here in the ANDPOP office we refer to his face as ‘derpy.” Are there any better words to describe him? This Nigel Thornberry face swap thing has been a constant on tumblr and has become a meme in it’s own right. We have no idea why it is so amusing. When and how did this even become a thing – I ask the same questions about the Harlem Shake. All we know is this meme is ridiculous, and we love it.
See our top 15 Nigel Thornberry face swaps below
1) Lilo & Stitch
2) Honey Boo Boo
3) The Wizard of Oz
4) The Avengers
5) The Lord of the Rings
6) Single Ladies Read more…
Harlem shake is the new “Gangnam Style.” It is a dance that everyone continues to parody. Is it even funny anymore? If you thought we ran out of videos since “5 More Versions of Harlem Shake you Didn’t Ask For” THINK AGAIN!!!
Grandma’s even do this dance. Someone is going to seriously hurt themselves attempting one of these videos eventually.
Someone call an intervention before someone gets hurt, or my brain explodes from watching too much Harlem-shaking. It just looks like failed Beyonce-esque hair whips. You DO look crazy, and you WILL get whiplash.
We at ANDPOP have found five additional covers to the BILLIONS that exist that truthfully, you may not even need to see, but we promise they will amuse you at least a tiny bit.
See? At least this is slightly different, it’s an animal doing the Harlem Shake. Not just any animal, but a hedgehog? Who doesn’t love a dancing hedgehog? …I think that is the first time ANONE has asked that question. The hard questions, asked only here at ANDPOP folks.
Yay for men in uniform? I don’t even know anymore. See that guy hitting his head against the wall while everyone in whacked out clothing is getting down? Yeah, that would be me.
3) Multitude of Harlem Shake Read more…
Lesson learned for Beyonce’s publicist right?! Don’t try to censor the internet or it’ll bit you in the arse. It was only a matter of time before “Unflattering Beyonce” became the new meme.
The backstory: Shortly after the Super Bowl, Buzzfeed posted a few unflattering images of the singer, before being contacted by her PR person who requested the site take them down. Naturally, this led to a follow-up article, more brutal than the first, called ”Beyonce’s Publicist Asks BuzzFeed To Remove ‘Unflattering’ Photos.” it’s PR 101 that asking for something be removed will result in further publication. Just check out the Streisand Effect.
If we had busses like this, commuting would not be as physically draining as it is. I think we need to start a movement for cooler looking transportation…or just move to Japan. Whichever is easier.
You know it’s a legit prediction when it was supposedly spoken the year the prophet was born. Sorry Internet, #nicetrythough.
This apocalyptic meme is making the rounds online, claiming the French apothecary and astrologer Nostradamus predicted that the calm morning, a dancing horse and nine zeroes would beckon the end of the world. If the quote was true, it would be so fitting. Psy is the horse trotter from “The Land of the Morning Calm” (Korea) and his YouTube video is nearing one billion views!
Some people believe Nostradamus predicted the 9/11 attacks, with this vague message:
“In the City of God there will be a great thunder,
Two brothers torn apart by Chaos,
while the fortress endures, the great leader will succumb”,
The third big war will begin when the big city is burning”
- Nostradamus 1654
Someone hand this poor cat the remote so he can watch Oprah’s Lifeclass
Moment of silence for Marty, the inspiration behind Nyan Cat. RIP Marty
Proof that seals evolved from Golden Retrievers
Actually, YouTube’s Board of Directors is all-feline
Planet of the lions. It will happen. Read more…
Can you identify all these Halloween memes and pageant queens? If you’re looking for a clever, last minute costume idea check out these outfits inspired by what else? The Internet. Perfect for bloggers, techies, law students who don’t pay attention in class and lonely Redditors in their mom’s basement.
Other ideas? My Little Pony, LOL cat and the Overly Attached Girlfriend. Also, if you want to be a planker, you can literally situate yourself on top of the beer pong table and refuse to move. [Via Buzzfeed]
Check out more ideas below
The Internet community came up with such an Internet-y response to the whole Invisible Obama thing that debuted at last night’s GOP convention. Of course, Clint Eastwood stole the spotlight with his speech, in which he had an entire conversation with an empty chair he referred to as Barack Obama.
The Internet quickly came up with the Twitter account @InvisibleObama and soon after developed the new viral photo craze called “Eastwooding.” All you have to do is point to an empty chair — oh sorry — a chair occupied by Invisible Obama. Congratulations! You are Eastwooding.
See Eastwooding photos below:
More photos below:
Apparently Miranda Cosgrove or Mother Cosgrove is actually the Queen of Tumblr (didn’t you know?). Her fans will do anything for the actress/singer, whether that means supporting her at the Teen Choice Awards, turning her into a wiener or suggesting she’d be spectacular in a Michael Jackson biopic (above). [Source]
Here are some of the weirdest/awesome Tumblr photos of Miranda Cosgrove:
Miranda as a wiener, covered in mustard
Miranda with no eyebrows Read more…
It’s arguable whether his fans or haters are sending him there, but Pitbull is being exiled to a REMOTE bear-infested Island of Alaska, called Kodiak, for a personal appearance.
Wal-Mart started an online contest on its Facebook page a while ago: whichever store got the most likes would be
subjected to graced with a visit from Armando Christian Perez (that’s Pitbull).
Meanwhile, a writer for The Boston Phoenix named David Thorpe thought it would be HILARZ to send Pitbull to the most remote Wal-Mart possible. ENTER KODIAK. Through Facebook, Twitter (#exilePitbull) and various media outlets Thorpe encouraged people to “like” the Wal-Mart in Kodiak, earning it 70,000 “likes,” even though the population of the Island is just over 13,000.
To Pitbull’s credit, he kept a good sense of humor over the whole incident and tweeted:
Pitbull even uploaded a YouTube video from his tour leg in Madrid, addressing the prankster. ”You gotta understand that I would go anywhere in the world for my fans,” he said. In the end the joke is on Thorpe because Pitbull invited him along for the appearance in Kodiak… and that’s a LONG flight.
As a runner myself, I know all too well how unattractive running pictures are. But Zeddie Little has given all runners some hope. Seeing how beautiful he shines in the sunlight, we can now see that there’s at least one person in the world who can make running look like a work of art.
Dubbed the “Ridiculously Photogenic Guy”, a candid shot of Little was taken during a 10k run with a carefree smile with not even a sign of fatigue.
It should be a crime how handsome he looks compared to all the other runners…
So like any good internet crazes, the photo has quickly spawned some hilarious memes:
And other notable examples…
And check out how good he still looks after the race.
If that’s not looking good (despite the sweat stains), then I don’t know what is. Because really, if anyone could look that good running a 10k, then he deserves all the attention…and a place in my heart.
We can remember all too well Angelina Jolie’s flashy leg at this year’s Academy Awards.
Generating some of the web’s silliest memes, a Twitter handle was even spawned with some simple-minded tweets such as “I’m a leg, get a load of me!!” and “Don’t forget about the leg!”
But what did Angie have to say about the whole internet craze over her right leg? According to an interview with The Huffington Post, not much.
“I honestly didn’t pay attention to it. You know what I mean? I don’t watch those TV shows and if I go online and see something about myself, I don’t click on it. And the people I surround myself with don’t really talk about that kind of stuff. [Laughs]. I heard something, but I didn’t pay any attention. It’s as simple as being a woman picking a dress you like and having a night, and not really thinking about anything else.”
Well, at least she took it lightly. Seeing the writers of The Descendants imitate her pose, I thought she would have gotten a little irritated!