This one time at band camp, some Japanese kids took over the photo meme known as Hadoukening. Sometimes called Vadering in the US, the trend was started by some Japanese school girls imitating manga martial arts moves from Street Fighter that sent their friends blasting through the air, spread through the world, and reached its peak about two months ago. But these young band kids have revived it, blowing their friends away with tubas and calling it “Tuba Gun” (チューバ砲 or “Chuuba Juu”). [Read more...]
meme [meem] : an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture. (via merriam-webster dictionary). Justin Crowe believes in the cultural value of creativity and he’s spreading the word to the world with a meme. This Ohio based potter is creating and distributing custom made mugs with baked-on instructions encouraging a fun game of sharing. His project is called MEME the World. [Read more...]
You can’t do this with your MP3′s! Clever audiophiles the world over have been taking old, beloved record sleeves featuring head shots of famous musical artists and creating the illusion that their body continues past the frame. Some of these are really well done, including clothing that closely matches artists such as David Bowie, Tom Waits, Elton John, Feddie Mercury and Lou Reed. [Read more...]
Proving that money can buy happiness, these money/face mashups are stacking up quick around the web. The visual trick has been around for a while now, but not until this week when Reddit user MadSon11 posted his head matched with Alexander Hamiltons jaw (above) did the meme really get some legs. Redditors the world over have posted images using both U.S. bills and their own currency. Want to see MadSon11′s lower half? See the bottom of this post [Read more...]
I thought people were losing their heads when it came to the photographic craze that is Planking, but what about this original photo meme from the past? Horsemanning, also known as ‘fake beheading’ is a technique reportedly popular in the 1920′s as the image above illustrates. Now the fad is seeing a resurgence as people across the internet share their own Horsemanning headshots. Find more (and contribute your own) on Facebook. [Read more...]
Aren’t you just thrilled about updating your banking security question? Wait, didn’t you just do that last time you logged in? These clever images by the site Things Real People Don’t Say About Your App, sarcastically put it all in perspective. Check out the site for frequent updates that really drive the point home… and don’t worry, you won’t be asked a security question.