The Top 9 Greatest Internet Memes of 2009

For those of us just tuning into the world of the intertubes, a "meme" is an on-running internet joke that can start anywhere: a news story, a picture, a video, or even a celebrity's fashion choice. People put their own take on the ridiculous occurrence and the rest is history.

Examples of famous memes include "epic FAIL," the Star Wars Kid and, of course, "LOLCATS." Whole businesses have been built around memes... aren't you glad you live in this world?