UK Memes

Have Memes Become The Moral Police Of The Internet?

Hayden Harrison | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Hayden Harrison

Memes have become a secondary language online. Increasingly, we use visual modes to communicate, and memes are an evolution of that symbolical language. They hugely influence modern idiom and serve as cultural points of reference. It's a language that makes sense to those in the know and seems nonsensical to those who are not.

An Alternative 2016 Roundup

Joanna Taylor | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joanna Taylor

Every generation has a fight on its hands and it looks like ours is going to be a tough one. The major horrors of 2016 represent some horrible and worrying trends in international politics, but we've overcome worse yet. 2016 doesn't have to be the year in which everything went wrong, but can become a turning-point from which we pull together to evince positive change.

Why The Insulting 'Tag' Memes Need To Stop

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Nicki Kinickie

My heart sank when I read her statement. While I hadn't shared one myself, I still felt guilty for not realising the impact they could actually have. We are forgetting the strangers that are being mocked are real people with real feelings.

Why Must I Choose Between Cats Or Babies?

Charlotte Barnes | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Barnes

Once you step back and look again, it becomes quite clear that the cats vs babies 'war' is just a smokescreen for the older 'women who choose to have children' versus 'women who choose not to have children' divide.

Joe Biden And Barack Obama Memes Are The Only Pure Thing Left

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Comedy

If you’re wondering what’s left to smile about, imagine Vice President Joe Biden plotting to embarrass Donald Trump. Memes have envisaged convers...

Anti-Semitism Group Labels Pepe The Frog A 'Hate Symbol'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK

The popular Pepe the Frog meme has been branded a “hate symbol” by a non-governmental organisation in the US. Pepe joins the Nazi Swastika, Confed...

Usain Bolt's Cheeky Smile Is The Funniest Thing At The Olympics Right Now

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt seemingly sauntered to the finish line in the men’s 100m sprint in Rio on Sunday night, and even took the time to ...

Facebook, Feudalism, and Civil Rights for Memes?

Sam Harrison | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

Friday 2PM CST use this overlay on your profile pic This week, a worldwide, several-day protest was begun against a hated power whose unaccountable ...

Twitter Isn't Taking North Korea's 'Declaration Of War' On The US Seriously

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Comedy

Rumours have been flying on social media following an ominous statement from a North Korean diplomat regarding US relations on Thursday. Han Song Ryol...

Jeff Goldblum Reacts To The Internet's Bizarre Obsession With Turning Him Into Memes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Comedy

The internet has a bizarre love affair with Jeff Goldblum, which mostly culminates in his visage being used in endless different memes. From the class...

Baby With Incredible Hair Inspired Hilarious Meme Battle

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Parents

An image of a baby with hair "like a news anchorman" has launched a meme battle on Reddit. Imgur user Double_Cross_Gender posted the photo of her cous...

Six Ways to Use Social Media to Play Mind Games

Olivia Jones | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

1. Crop them out of your profile picture. I know you think we're probably past that, it's 2016, it's something you do to your mates on a weekly basis but stop. This is the semi-crop. You need to leave in a creepy amount of them, like a single eye in the corner of the photo.

So Now There's Netflix And Chill Branded Condoms

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Comedy

The 'Netflix and chill' internet meme appears to be entering its final throws of relevancy - as it is turned into a tacky business empire by a condom-...

Ronnie Pickering's Road Rage Rant Is A Spoof Video Goldmine

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Unless you've been living under a rock or in the outside world for some reason, you'll have seen the viral sensation that is the Ronnie Pickering road...

People Are Giving Their Cats Donald Trump Hairstyles And It's Basically Animal Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Comedy

A new trend is emerging from politically savvy cat owners - Trumping. Fans of the fad are uploading images of their cats with Donald Trump-style hair ...

Shia LeBeof Is Inside Your Computer Screaming Motivational Messages At You

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech

If you're struggling for inspiration and just need somebody to yell your demotivated self into shape, Shia LaBeouf just became your new best friend. ...

Shia Laboeuf's Weird Motivational Video Is Getting Ripped Apart By The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Comedy

When Shia Laboeuf hit the internet again with his strange art video involving himself, a green screen and a list of Nike slogans, it was already funny...

Success Kid's Dad Needs Your Help

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Parents

Success Kid has been helping us express our satisfaction ever since the meme of him with his hand clenched in a triumphant fist went viral in 2007, an...

Jeremy Clarkson Controversy: Now The Waiter Speaks Out

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Don't be fooled. Spanish Laughing Guy isn't an Apple engineer. As Lee Henman has discovered, he was actually the waiter who served Jeremy Clarkson...

Top 10 Internet Memes

WatchMojo | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

Going viral and spreading on the Internet has never been so easy. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the top 10 internet memes....

#AlexFromTarget Made It Onto 'Ellen'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech

In the inexplicable world of things "going viral, I guess", there has only been one story in town this week: #alexfromtarget. Roughly defined as ju...

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

10 Reasons for Not Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

Johnny Rich | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Tech
Johnny Rich

Last week, I was nominated to do the Ice Bucket Challenge, but I declined the invitation. I came up with 10 reasons why someone might say no. Let's start with three bad ones.

Bullying Disabled People Is Never Ok - But It's Even Worse When You've Got 8.7Million Fans Watching

Lisa Egan | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Egan

If Takei - or one of his friends or relatives for that matter - was just trying to do the weekly shop and stood up for a second to grab a bottle of wine to serve with lunch, and ended up being a joke that 8.7million people were laughing at: I wonder if he'd still find it so funny?

How The Internet Reacted To The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Sport

The World Cup has finished, Germany are world champions and David Luiz is officially £49,999,999 over-priced according to most football fans. The ...