memes en The Shutdown Is Over, But The Memes Live On <p>Well, the United States has survived another fiscal standoff--for now. Just a few hours before midnight, Republican Legislatures conceded and agreed on a deal to fund government operations until January 15, 2014. The deal ended 16 days of a partial federal shutdown, and today the gears of government sputtered back to life. The crisis was no laughing matter for furloughed workers and worried economists &ndash; but, provided plenty of grist for online memes and jokesters. With the fiasco behind us &ndash; for now &ndash; we&rsquo;re looking at how the government showdown played out online. <strong>Brady Carlson</strong> is with us, NHPR&rsquo;s host of All Things Considered and our regular web culture analyst.</p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:31:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 36926 at The Shutdown Is Over, But The Memes Live On Here's What's Awesome: Election Edition! <p>Today, it’s the election edition, and we’re going to be talking about some of our favorites memes, viral videos, and online trends of this presidential election cycle…it’s been a pretty endless one...</p><p>-So, let’s go back in time and talk about some of the early memes of this election…all the way back to the GOP primary…</p><p><iframe height="315" src="" frameBorder="0" width="560" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:10:25 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Brady Carlson 16209 at Here's What's Awesome! Debate Edition <p></p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:34:36 +0000 Brady Carlson & Rebecca Lavoie 14963 at Here's What's Awesome! Debate Edition Here's What's Awesome! <p><span>1)<span style='font: 7pt/normal "Times New Roman"; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;'> </span></span><a href="">Replacement ref revolution!</a>&nbsp;and <a href="">Replacement ref Armageddon!</a></p><p><span>&nbsp;</span><span>2)Protests – How they play out&nbsp;in web culture:</span></p><p><span>·<a href="">US Ambassador Susan Rice: Twitter crucial to her mission </a></span></p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:53:17 +0000 Brady Carlson 13629 at Here's What's Awesome! Here's What's Awesome... <p>Here&#39;s&nbsp;What&#39;s Awesome...</p><p><a href="">Plagiarism</a>&nbsp;doesn&#39;t work.</p><p>Science suggests consuming&nbsp;<a href="">organic food</a>&nbsp;has an effect on our&nbsp;morals.</p><p>What&#39;s Internet&nbsp;Explorer? Chrome becomes&nbsp;<a href="">number one&nbsp;</a>browser!</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 15:31:52 +0000 Brady Carlson & Rebecca Lavoie 5391 at Here's What's Awesome... Friday Is For Memes: Hologram Tupac <p>Tupac Shakur&#39;s posthumous, holographic performance at Coachella just may vault him to the top of the pack of hardworking dead performers - sure, <a href="" target="_blank">Elvis tours regularly</a> even though he died in &#39;77, and Johnny Cash has released several critically-acclaimed albums after his official final curtain in 2003, but neither of them went viral the way Hologram Tupac has.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:57:49 +0000 Brady Carlson 3259 at Here's What's Awesome: 2011! <p>Awesomator Brady Carlson runs down his top ten awesomest online moments of the year.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:42:44 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Brady Carlson 1002 at Here's What's Awesome: 2011!