Kanye New Yorker Tweets

Yes, it’s true: Paul created the #kanyenewyorkertweets Twitter hashtag meme. We’re seriously thinking about changing the name of our act to The Meme Brothers.

Hot on the heels of Storm’s #wookieeleaks juggernaut, Paul’s insomnia and subsequent Twitter exchange with Josh Cagan led him to launch #newyorkerkanyetweets, a mashup of New Yorker cartoons and Twitter n00b Kanye West’s tweets. An e-mail interview with Paul about the meme’s appeal can be found at Urlesque.com, and already it’s been picked up by  The Onion A/V Club,  Paste Magazine the Huffington Post, and, yes, The New Yorker.

UPDATE: Also on Mashable, BuzzFeed, Comics Alliance, and an interview on The Pulse Network.

Check ‘em out on Twitter, or in this handy gallery of mashups by Paul, Josh, and Storm…

http://twitpic.com/tag/kanyenewyorkertweets

UPDATE: All the original New Yorker cartoons (with their original, Kanye-less captions) can be found at cartoonbank.com. (We’re working on linking the individual Kanye cartoons with the specific originals. Eventually)

10 Comments

  1. Posted August 3, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    It has been delightful to watch your meme factory at work. Hopefully next week you aren’t crushed if you make it to Wednesday without setting the Twitters afire.

  2. Juli
    Posted August 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    It was also on Mental Floss’ Morning Cup O’ Links today. Paul is mentioned by name. http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/62713

  3. Posted August 5, 2010 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    MAGIC. You guys rock the memes like no-one else.

  4. Posted August 5, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    also picked up on Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/bfeld/kanyenewyorkertweets

  5. Daphne
    Posted August 6, 2010 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Some people are amazingly easy to amuse. (Smiley face here)

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