Picture of the Day: The Meeting of the Memes

By Rebecca J. Rosen

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Over the weekend more than 800 people gathered at ROFLCon III, a conference at MIT, to talk about the phenomenon of Internet fame -- why it happens, how it happens, and, from the meme celebrities themselves, what it's like to experience it. Above, two of ROFLCON's biggest stars, Antoine Dodson, made famous by a colorful rant on a North Alabama news station, and Chuck Testa, whose advertisement for his taxidermy practice went viral last fall.

Below, recent Pictures of the Day:

Image: Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg.

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