Overheard: Word of the Day

Feb 18 2009   3:07PM GMT

Overheard – Out of the mouth of memes

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

What’s it like to be an Internet meme? A look at the people behind my Top 10 Internet Memes.

“It was just a clip in a sales CD. We just needed something to record.”

Vinny Licciardi as quoted in ‘Bad Day’ Net hero hails from Durango

“Listen, I just think it’s bizarre and funny. My main consideration is that my daughter doesn’t get embarrassed about it.” — Rick Astley

“I am sitting here laughing at myself. Is that really me? It’s like I’m not in my actual body.” — Caitlin Upton

“The appearances on Ally McBeal were (admittedly, by David Kelley) inspired by the original ‘Ooga-chaka’ internet dance file, but the Ally McBeal work was not done by me.” – Michael Girard

“I kept telling everybody while were practicing that it didn’t really matter so much what you do as long as you get the claws right.” — Brian Lundmark

“If you haven’t heard the story, we won’t perpetuate it here. If you have, the recipe below should serve to refute it.” — Neiman Marcus Web Site

“We just thought, O.K., they’re funny. Suddenly we started getting hits. I was like, where are these coming from?” —  Eric Nakagawa

“The Internet was an inexpensive way to promote the mythology and back story associated with the movie. And that, in turn, generated a loyal fan base, which created a lot of buzz and word of mouth going into Sundance.” — Daniel Myrick

“You make movies for the big screen, sitcoms for TV, and something else entirely for the Internet.” — Mesh Flinders

“As we were making it, we said it’s a really bad idea, we’ll never show it to anyone.” — Damian Kulash

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