Memedown – The Oscars (2014)

The Memedown is a compilation of viral content on a particular subject or event, saved and posted here for… uhh, posterity (or something). It is by no means exhaustive. I guarantee I’ll only ever find a fraction of what’s out there. Think of it as a recap, of sorts, as filtered by the internet.

Welcome to the first edition of what I expect to be a reoccurring, if not exactly regular, series. When something grabs our collective attention, the internet spits out memes and other viral jokes, games, articles, etc. like a factory. These memes are largely forgotten within weeks, if not days, but that’s where The Screen Life comes in.

Today’s Memedown… The Oscars (2014)!

What better place to begin than the original Twitter-breaking selfie…

The Oscar Selfie

…which, of course, was bound to get reinterpreted…

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John Travolta’s bizarre mangling of Idina Menzel’s name…

…has been a source of endless confusion…

The hilariously weird moment has inspired everything from a new YouTube pronunciation guide…

…to a Travolta name generator [click here to Travoltify your own name], to a tweet from “Adele Dazeem” herself…

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Elsewhere, the internet had some fun with Dallas Buyers Club‘s Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto…

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And someone noticed Leto’s striking resemblance to another celebrity, of sorts…

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There’s a whole series of memes taken from Benedict Cumberbatch’s photobomb of U2.

Don’t forget about Good Guy Harvey Weinstein…

Honestly this Branjelina bit is pretty awful, and not least because the joke’s premise is a decade old at this point.

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Finally, it seems the biggest source of consternation for the denizens of Internetland is the still-empty-handed Leonardo DiCaprio. (There’s a very real possibility that some of these have been recycled from years past.)

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And it’s not just Oscars. There’s a whole series of “Bad Luck Leo” memes…

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Note: Sources linked where available. Several of these were discovered via Google Image Search. Original sources were not always readily apparent.

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7 thoughts on “Memedown – The Oscars (2014)

  1. Rhiannon says:

    I really enjoy memes – those are some good Leo ones, my favorite Leo one is the reference to Dark Knight Rises as an Inception reunion

  2. Alftuba says:

    I like the Django one.

  3. Alftuba says:

    Ugh, you are signed into wordpress on my computer! This is Cara.

  4. This collection really made me laugh, great job 😛 I love these crazy memes. Poor Leo.

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