Trump Shows A Fake Hurricane Map Altered With A Sharpie, Inspires 30 Hilarious Memes

The President of the United States Donald Trump is making headlines once again. The newest ‘scandal’ to rock the Presidency has everything to do with the idea that just because you draw on something with a marker pen, it doesn’t change reality. The only ones with the power to turn ink into reality are writers and artists, and Trump is neither. When the President showed off a predictive National Hurricane Center map, it looked like it was drawn on with a Sharpie in one place. Trump insisted that hurricane Dorian had a “95% chance” of hitting Alabama, even though the National Weather Service denied it. And, boy, did the internet love where this was going. The memes started coming in …

WIRED Book of the Month: It Came From Something Awful

Any page of It Came From Something Awful would be the most shocking page of most books. Reading Dale Beran’s chronicle of 4chan, the anonymous imageboard where some of the internet’s worst scandals have been fomented, feels like scrolling through the forum itself. Each page turn sucks you ever deeper into chan culture, from emoticon cats telling you to “Please die” to harassment campaigns levied at adolescent girls to a man describing how he murdered his girlfriend. “Turns out it’s way harder to strangle someone to death than it looks in the movies,” that man said, alongside images of the woman’s dead body. Eventually, in Beran’s aggrandizing telling, 4chan’s crescendo of furious nihilism delivers President Trump to America. In 2017, …

Why the Momo Challenge Film Might Beat the Meme Movie Curse

Momo is not coming for your children, but she may be coming soon to a theater near you. The creepy face, which became the center of a viral hoax that petrified thousands of parents earlier this year, is reportedly about to be the basis of a horror movie from Orion Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment, and producer Taka Ichise. It's easy to see why. It's Pennywise wishes he could stretch his smile that wide. There's a freakishness to Momo's over-taut skin and bulging eyes, and she's not even moving. Oh, and did we mention she has bird legs? Momo won't be the first meme character to make her way to the movies, but, for a lot of reasons, she might be the …