Well, the Internet got REALLY REAL last night. FOR REAL. This meme-dance-a-thon happened at Middlesex Lounge after our boy Blake Boston (that’s his real last name) aka Scumbag Steve performed “Scumbag Steve Overture” and Antoine Dodson rapped the “Bed Intruder Song” at PopSpot‘s ROFLCon after party.
HIDE YA KIDS…
“The last three years have been really real… FO REAL.”
“Someone was like, your video has 300 views, I was like, that’s not that much….”
HOOOOOOLY SHIT THIS SONG IS STILL STUCK IN MY HEAD.
Blake Boston rapped the shit out of his new “Scumbag Steve Overture,” which got 1.5 million views in 48 hours. He released it during the wee hours of this past Thursday morning (the scummiest day of the week) and showed it to us on his phone when we ran into him at The Asgard during the wee hours of Friday morning around 1am as we all smoked cigarettes (it already had 800,000+ views by that night). Of course, we lmfao’d (lofao?). Love this guy. Check it out:
Blake’s most inspiring quote at Know Your Meme‘s Advice Animal ROFLCon panel, “BECOMES A MEME. TALKS ABOUT IT.”:
“Don’t regret any of it, because that’s what makes you who you are.”
The ’90s called…
We chilled by the candy table and then took Rufus here with us to the Knowyourmeme panel with Scumbag Steve. Chuck was one of the nicest guys I talked to at ROFLCon. <3 ya, Chuck Testa!
From Jacques Greene … to Double Rainbow Guy. Middlesex Lounge.
Thank you, Charlie Schmidt, for creating my favorite vid of all time,
DRUNK VEGAN BLACK METAL SCANWICH CHEF
panel. It smelled delcious…
Jason Scott of @textfiles loving Rufus.
SO EPIC MUST WATCH NOW:
“It is not as much the mainstreaming of Internet culture as it is the Interneting of mainstream culture.”
The legendary moot mookins aka Chris Poole, founder of 4Chan and most recently, Canvas, opened up the room for an awesome discussion about whether the ubiquity of memes like Advice Dog in everyday, daily culture comes with a price: the loss of the richness of the niche Internet culture of only five years ago, of art created by “geeks.” Memes should be “encapsulations of stories,” creators should be “story-tellers,” and memes are “the instruments by which we used to play music.” Poole’s task for us is to “keep playing your music, because without us [the Internet geeks, the creators], the web is a quiet place.”
And finally, coudln’t miss this meta opportunity as one of our favorites, Chris Torres (the man behind Nyan Cat and the Dig’s roflcon issue cover), snaps a photo of two more of our favorites, Scumbag Steve and Chuck Testa.
What a crazy/enlightening/tiring two days, if you know what I meme…