Latest Internet “thing” #whatshouldwecallme has probably been blowing up your Facebook newsfeed these past few weeks with lol-worthy GIF responses to college (and post-college) life. Really, it should come as absolutely no surprise to find that some lil’ rascal has assembled Penn’s unofficial response to that Tumblr in the form of #whatshouldwecallpenn. (In fact, how did this not happen sooner? Don’t answer that.)
So far, the page is only nine posts long, but it’s full of all the GIFs, jabs and jokes you’ve come to expect by now. Enjoy it while you still can! The Internet is a fickleplace and it’s only a matter of time (weeks? days? minutes?) until some new, horribly addictive blog-shaped void sucks you in when you’re supposed to be writing that term paper.
Update: What! It looks like there is indeed another Penn #whatshouldwecallme spinoff. We’re officially declaring the #whatshould___call___ series dead.
Looks like some pesky Design School students in the Preservation Program have decided to take a stab at the tired “Ryan Gosling says, ‘Hey girl,’” thing on that meme-killer and narcissism outlet, Tumblr. As Curbedand the Facebook page for the National Trust for Historic Preservation report, the Tumblr is updated by multiple scholars in the program, and possibly managed by student Kelly Wiles.
We (kind of) get the Tumblr furor over Ryan Gosling. Just watch this video! But can we officially declare this meme dead and move on to another celeb crush?
Perhaps you’ve seen this on your newsfeed recently— a “Masturbation Notice” from, oh, just about any college at this point. While most state schools are lazy and just Photoshop their logo in, it appears someone at Penn actually took the time to print out their own fake warning and post it for all to see. Don’t be fooled; this apparently infallible meme has been around for ages.
There are a few constants in this world: Death. Taxes. The earth continuing to orbit the sun. And of course, student government candidates making promotional videos. This year’s crop has a distinctly musical bent, making the already strong case against autotune even stronger. Behold – 2011′s most meme-friendly requests for your vote! We’ve got our ratings/”endorsements” after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s no secret that Penn students love to make their own parodies of pop culture (or attempt to make viral videos) but this certainly is in a league of its own. Admittedly, it is two years old (how did we not find this sooner?), but we don’t think much can revive this stale internet meme– even if it does spotlight Van Pelt and Huntsman. To be fair, we love the blackboard brick wall and spirited dancing throughout, especially at 1:43 (DO YO THANG, SOUL SISTER!).
With three probable cases of swine flu (or should we call it the H1N1 virus?) in our fair city, and with the disease circling around us in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware, the raging pandemic is the hottest topic to hit Penn’s campus since… well, meningitis.
Lest you think we here at UTB are going to take this any more seriously than we took “the menge“, we scoured the Internet to find a blog that makes the pain of pork fever all better.
The blog is called Hot Guys in Flu Masks and features — well, actually, that’s just about it. So for all of you sickly single ladies out there who are staying home to avoid the pandemic, now you have something that will make eating that whole pint of Ben and Jerry’s so much better.
The results are in, and overwhelmingly, you selected “bro-tacular sleeveless jerseys” as Spring Fling 2009′s most annoying meme. Retire those babies to your closets, boys, unless you want us to sic Dzine2Show on you.
From the looks of our puddle-strewn campus, it’s hard to believe that just two days ago we were basking in Fling sunshine. Pray tell, which trend do you most wish you could erase from your Facebook albums? Vote in our poll!
The latest plague of Memes That Need To Die is currently sweeping Facebook: posting a picture of a bunch of cartoon characters and tagging your friends in the image, yearbook superlative style. Click the image at right for a full-size view. The drama queen! The one with the bad memory! Ha ha ha, we can hardly stand the hilarity of it all! Or, wait, yes we can. Now can we please halt the proliferation of this poor-quality jpeg?
By the way, if anyone is wondering, the cartoons originally come from a British TV show called Mr. Men. (Little Miss Sunshine is the most famous one.)
Editor’s note: we’ve also seen Smurfs and other variations. Barf.