Name that Meme – "Badger Badger Badger" was a flash animation in 2003 featuring an army of badgers dancing to a repetitive electronic song interspersed with occasional mentions of "mushroom."
Name that Meme – Anonymous started in 2003 on 4chan's /b/ board as a group that would occasionally pull mass pranks on other online communities. The group is now known for "hacktivism."
Name that Meme – One of the first web memes was a piece of Usenet-era wisdom from Mike Godwin, who observed in 1990 that "as an Internet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."
Name that Meme – Hamster Dance, a very adorable (and equally obnoxious) homage to dancing hamsters, went live in 1998 and quickly spread like a wildfire through newsgroups and e-mail chains.
Name that Meme – Some say the Web was made for cat photos. It isn't true, but LOLcats sure are prevalent.