There aren’t many of us around who don’t enjoy a good joke. Meme’s offer plenty of laughs if they are done the right way and a good one can quickly become a worldwide sensation. We have seen it time and time again with shots like the angry baby shaking his fist or the famous shot of the little girl standing near the house that’s on fire.
Today you will learn a little about how those shots actually happened, along with some cases of updates on where they are and what they are up to now. You’ll also learn that being part of a meme can pay off in a huge way!
Bad Luck Brian became a global sensation for his string of bad luck. In real life, however, thing's aren't all that bad. He is a young father and works in construction.
Not much is known about Laina Walker now, but this photo shows that she still looks the same. Since she leads a very private life it's nothing more than a guess on if she really is crazy.
Connor Sinclair's face was used as the famous drug addict. He holds the picture proudly and still looks the same.
This guy saw everything backfire for him. Kimmo KM was nineteen years old when he started making fun of people spending too much time on the internet. Once people got a look at him though, everything turned around and suddenly he was the one being laughed at.
Everybody loves Sammy. Out of the blue one day, he was everywhere and he gave people all over the world a good laugh. He still has a sense of humor today.
The daughter of photographer Dave Roth became famous when they were filming a practice run for a local fire department. One moment he told her to turn around, snapped a photo and a star was born. You've seen her in hundreds of photos now, most of the hilariously funny. You can see her now a few years older now.
The pictures was shot during the filming of "Good Luck Charlie" and it instantly was a hit around the world. It also help the shows popularity quite a bit. Mia still enjoys being the center of attention.
Giorgia was already an established actor when his meme career got started. His wild hair made it easy for him to associated with all things alien.
Neil is more famous than his meme's are and that's quite a feat to accomplish. Most of the subjects in them come from unknown people so it's very rare that someone famous becomes famous twice over in funny photos.
Roxanne was more than a member of the band. She was actually a huge fan of the Villanova basketball team. When they were eliminated from the NCAA tourney she cried as the band played their final tune of the season. Someone caught a picture of her and "Crying Piccolo Girl" was born.
Roxanne is doing quite well and has gotten over the team's surprise upset in the tournament. Her famous picture even got her a guest spot on Jimmy Fallon's show.
Little was just running in a race when his photo appeared somewhere and instantly became a world wide joke. The 26-year-old was originally captured as part of the background shot of a group photo. Someone saw him, blew it up and a new internet sensation was born.
Zeddie thought that it was fun to be part of something that made people laugh all over the world. He said once during an interview, "I really enjoy being part of such a good joke."
When a mother takes a photo of her son it's usually not for bad reasons. When Scumbag Steve's mom took this shot and it hit the internet, he instantly became a bad guy in the eyes of the world. The funny pics never seemed to stop.
Boston was 16 years old when that was taken and he is now 23, still living off of his internet fame. His Tumblr says "I’m down with the meme. Also F--- you. The internet made me and I’m f--king running with it, wouldn’t you? What choice do I have? You kind of owe me for the laughs no?"
The cat gathered more followers on Twitter than most celebrities once it hit the main stream public and people fell in love. It has become so popular in fact that it's owner, Tabatha Bundesen has become a multi-millionaire due to her cat's fame.
Tabatha named the cat "Tard." This could very well explain why the cat looks so grumpy. Wouldn't you be? Everywhere it goes now the cat gets a full escort, as you can see. A name change might be welcomed but a smiling cat might not pull in the same amount of cash right?
This one has been all over the world in many different variations. This is probably the most famous one of them all.
Silvia is an actress and model who hails from Varese, Italy. She has been in Romeo & Juliet, Alice in Wonderland, and she done a few commercials.
His name is Dustin Mattson and he wasn't happy about being in a meme. He works in Atlanta at Octane Coffee and said “I do find it discouraging and disappointing that there was so much exposure brought to an attempt at making a joke of a culinary industry and the professional barista. To me, it’s very telling on how we laud farm-to-table food, craft beer, cocktail mixology, but it’s ok to have no respect for the specialty coffee world and the people who are committed to it.”
The first picture was done on November 23rd, 2011 and suddenly Sudden Clarity Clarence became a world wide sensation. The original photo came from a festival for students but nobody knows what he was doing at the time the famous shot was taken.
Not a lot is known about what he is up to now but this photo seems to show that he still likes to party. That could mean it's only a matter of time until the next internet sensation photo is taken.
Her real name is Maggie Goldenberger and she is currently a nurse in the Phoenix area. She was 11 years old when the famous photo was taken and it was done on purpose, but only for fun, not for fame. Nobody had any idea that it would become the sensation that it did. A source once told Vanity Fair that “Goldenberger put on the vest, hoisted her hair up into intentionally dorky pigtails, brandished the chosen books, and pulled an intentionally hideous face for the camera. Normally, she hardly ever wore her retainer like she was supposed to, but it felt right for the character: she put it on for the shoot.”
The original photo (seen below) was snapped at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mason, being held by his father Dave, was photographed by Jarod Knoten.
Once it was noticed that Mason had a funny look on his face the shot was sent in to Reddit. Mason became instantly famous and Dave was cropped out of the photo and never got his shot at fame. Those are the breaks I guess!