In this issue we discuss an amazing, and fairly secret, twist in review bombing. We also supply commentary on a helpful video for parents that provides a 101 on online stalking of college-aged students.
In Reflecteur we often bring attention to sites or efforts that are redefining the mash-up in amazingly creative ways. This issue brings attention to two great examples: the Bb 2.0 YouTube re-mixer and 8-bit trip. Both required amazing levels of skill to organize and create for little benefit other than success.
John Durbin demonstrating the importance of meh at a Denuo outing.
Generation Y seems to be plagued with the label of being…I dunno…indifferent. Marketers spend billions attempting to get through to us, and so far it looks like discordant jingles and sacrificial non-friendships are the only things worth acknowledging these days. Figures that we’re responsible for perpetuating the ultimate expression for apathy: meh (or “meah” if you’re nasal).
Yes, I know. It’s been around for a while, and became official last year. But has anyone ever figured out where it came from? Keep reading to find out.
You’ll rarely see me embedding YouTube videos on Denuology – but there are some things you simply can’t let pass you by. America got Rick Roll’d today, please see above if you weren’t blessed enough to see it live. It’s tough to really pick out a single entity to give credit to here. NBC, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Cartoon Network, Rick Astley, and Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends all seem possible suspects. Regardless, this is truly a momentous day for internet culture. All that’s left is for scientists to prove that God exists for the sole purpose of Rick Rolling him (it?). I anticipate it’ll take a couple months. Click the link below for the wholly appropriate way I discovered this this morning.
Will Disaster Girl soon reach MEME status? Probably not, but it’s a fun community involvement concept created by BuzzFeed.