“Third World Success Kid” on Superbowl 2012

by Joey deVilla on February 6, 2012

Third World Success Kid: "Patriots shirts get here monday!"

Ouch. Congrats to the Giants!


I’ll Admit It, I Laughed (Part 2)

by Joey deVilla on October 7, 2011

"Most Interesting Man in the World" says "I don't always have sex with Spanish Star Trek fans, but when I do, I prefer DOS TREKKIES"


The Truth About Mixed Nuts

by Joey deVilla on August 29, 2011

Photo of mixed nuts: 'Mixed nuts are cashews with obstacles.'

So very, very true.


Seen at “Book City” in Bloor West Village

by Joey deVilla on October 16, 2010

Yet another variation on the “Keep Calm and Carry On” meme:

screw calm and get angry

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by Joey deVilla on September 4, 2010

How is it that just one picture can contain so much awesome? I’m going to find a way to use it in one of my upcoming slide presentations. You have been warned.


Photo courtesy of KnitWit. Click the photo to see it at full size.

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The Story Behind “Keyboard Cat”

by Joey deVilla on May 15, 2009

This article also appears in Global Nerdy.

Another internet meme made the big time today – today’s edition of CNN’s “American Morning” ended with anchor Kiran Chetry announcing that they would be “played out” by “Keyboard Cat”. In case you haven’t yet seen them, Keyboard Cat videos all follow the same formula:

  • They all have the name “Play Him/Her Out, Keyboard Cat”
  • They begin with a segment in which someone humiliates or hurts himself or herself
  • They cut to a strange video featuring a cat playing a tune on a cheesy home keyboard

This is my favourite Keyboard Cat video, in which a guy learns an important lesson in nunchuk safety:

This one, featuring a guy whose parents are trying to convince him that it’s bad idea to broadcast his meltdown online, is a close second:

And now, we can find out about the origin of Keyboard Cat and how he turned into an internet meme, thanks to this story in the Los Angeles Times.


Chomsky Meets an Internet Meme

by Joey deVilla on May 11, 2009


If you don’t get the joke, this image search may help you.

[Photo courtesy of Certified Bullshit Technician.]