5:33 pm - 11/07/2012

LOLWUT? Bravo's 'LOLwork' goes behind the scenes at a meme-making factory!!!

LOLwork, a behind-the-scenes look at the Seattle staff behind the popular ICanHasCheezburger? (a blog devoted entirely to animal memes) debuts tonight on Bravo and we got the chance to chat with CEO Ben Huh.

OK!: I know ICanHasCheezburger is purely animal memes, but which celebrity do you think makes the best meme?
BH: Any celebrity who's pretty big has a sizable meme collection, but I have to go with Leonardo DiCaprio. The expressions he does in Inception and the caricature that was Titanic, the biggest blockbuster ever and now in 3-D, the scene where he's painting Kate Winslet...he's a good actor but he also shows up in a lot of memes. Keanu Reeves was actually one of the first actors who got meme-afied, but Leo is turned into more types of memes. Lady Gaga has a huge amount, Justin Bieber and even Anderson Cooper. Oh, and Lindsay Lohan who just can't seem to stay out of the news.

OK!: When creating a meme, which would you say is more important: a funny picture or witty text?
BH: Absolutely the witty text. You can take a totally mundane photo and have somebody write a witty caption and it transforms the image.

OK! This is the Bravo network — do you have an office diva? Someone who causes the most trouble?
BH: In the office we have a "no drama rule." We're a business and we want things to run smoothly and I think that's what makes us unique. It's not about the drama, but rather how serious we are about the crazy things we have to deal with. We get plenty of drama from the outside world.


post your fav memes/macros/etc!
kpoplvr 7th-Nov-2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
ikr. if that's the case, tons of tweens need to get paid for their tumblr nonsense.
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