How to Get Maximum Enjoyment Out of an Internet Meme


What am I talking about? Well, first I'm talking about this, then I briefly mention this.

And yes, I do walk around singing both of these songs from time to time. My wife's a lucky, lucky woman.

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March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric T Duckman

Good one, but for the two can play that game at the end I think you should have gone with digging up Tubby Marble and Gordo DeChessbishop. :)

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHari

Ahh meme's got to love them. In class we had a circuit that ran off 9.01KW and I screamed "The power level is over 9000!" no one got it.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

One cannot help but wonder if it will have the staying power of other memes. I mean yes, it is pretty funny, but we're no strangers to love. You know the rules, and so do I. A full committment's what I'm thinking of. You wouldn't get this from any other guy.

...actually, you'd get it from pretty much every guy who's ever been on the internet. I guess that's my point though.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

How have I missed singing Russian guy up until now? I fail teh interwebz.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwarrior two

That dancing Indian kid? He's not actually a kid!!!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBadBandPhotos

The thing that gets me the most about this are the poses chosen. Yiyiyiyi with jazz hands. And that is the perfect face to be singing Chocolate Rain. Also, I laughed a lot at the duet in panel 3 with CreepySmileRick.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatteroast

Hahahaha, my boyfriend and I have done exactly this on both the songs you mention. <3 Love your strips, they are always very accurate AND awesome.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKonstanse

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

I know how a meme can wear on a person.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterP-Dub

Weirdly, if you haven't heard either clip (not having access to the requisite video blog site at work), in the fourth panel I imagine Missy laughing the Imperial March from Star Wars; oh go on you know the one, Da, duh, dada, duh. I think it's played whenever imperial forces are involved.

Loving Rick's Jowls and always good to see the Jazz Hands in action.

Any chance of some more comics on inventions? I almost have enough for a whole presentaion based around BI comics. So thanks for that.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRinkums

Brilliant, and now trolololo will be stuck in my head until I force it out with the theme to Love Boat.

You're welcome.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJuli Carvi

badger badger badger badger


April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Ah, Scott, hitting on two of the three legs upon which a solid Stool of Marriage is built: revenge and annoying the partner to the point of inciting further annoyance, but never crossing into axe-murdering territory. (The third leg, of course, is as Homer Simpson put it: "a solid foundation of routine.")

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermisterfweem

Before I saw this strip, I had the Pennsylvania Polka stuck in my head. Then I followed the link to the Russian song. I think I was better off with the polka.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfrazzled mind

Oddly enough, I opened both of those videos at the same time... and the two songs sounded surprisingly good melded together. Or maybe I'm crazy. :)

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Willis

trolololo was displaced by Christoph Waltz' "Der Humpink" in my circle of friends...but with the same result.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt T

try mimicking Slingblade to your wife: "mmmmmmhhgh, I'd like some biscuits and mustard, mmmmmhhhhghh. Alright then, mmmmggghh." you'll win that game in no time.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjames yeamans

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMashups

Some memes don't wear at all. I bookmarked the Fat Kid Singing the Numa Numa Song, and still click on it from time to time. That one never gets old.

Maya ha, Maya HEEEEE!!!! {/jazzhands}

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Skubinna

Chocolate Rain always wins!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBig Danny T

I guess I live in my own little part of the Internet where I seldom hear of these memes. I did see one previous reference to the trololololo video, though. Funny stuff, with the singer's freshly embalmed looking face and its look of smug self appreciation, and the jerky, robotic movements. It's hard to say if it was originally supposed to be funny, but I'm guessing yes. Never heard of the "Chocolate Rain" one, but Wikipedia tells me it's been well known since 2007. Gosh.

Funny comic, though.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMP

You know Scott, I have often wondered what a meme is. Now I have been enlightened. I thought I was going to have to ax Capt Pike.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShaquita

Trololololololo! dammit, everytime I forget about it...

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertrippywalnut

I hate to say it but Duckman has a point. I'm already subscribed to Basic Instructions, Goats and XKCD on my Droid.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermdhunn

I recently discovered Epic Beard Man - this was helped by the fact that I actually live in Oakland CA, where the (in)famous bus fight occurred. Heck, I've _been at_ the corner seen in the last minutes of the video, and there's a local store that carried Amber Lamps shirts for a hot minute.

Of course, Encyclopeida Dramatica is your go-to guide for all things Internet meme-related.

April 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

Seems nobody mentioned the legendary "Jožin z bažin" ???

April 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristophe Thill

yes, it seems you have been following me around for the past month and a half or so. i really like your work.

April 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchet

I must run in different meme circles, cause I've never heard either of these.

April 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrev.felix

Android app.!
A must have.

April 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStefing

Dracula had no problem with sunlight. He even unloaded a huge, heavy coffin in the daytie.

April 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbram stoker

Trololo cat is pretty amazing

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpc

They sound pretty cool when played layered.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJack

Have you heard the re-mix ? Effin hilarious.

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRicco Fleming

oh my god this describes me and my husband EXACTLY. Right down to throwing 'chocolate rain' in there just to annoy the other person.

April 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermac

positivle bril :)

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe Sean

Reminds me of annoying my wife with the "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" song. Which I still do from time to time, just to keep her on her toes. The "Banana Phone" one works pretty well too...

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Just a head's up, your "trololo" link is broken Scot. Video removed sadly :(

July 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDemon

I loled super hard at the mixture of his face and an all-caps CHOCOLATE RAIN in panel 4. Good freakin stuff.

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkristi


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