The ‘doge’ phenomenon spread across the Internet as people starting adding caption of the ponderous Shiba Inus dog’s inner monologues – usually typed in Comic Sans and written in broken English.
The meme took on a life of its own on the internet, inspiring all sorts of photoshopped images and silly GIFs.
KnowYourMeme’s top 10 memes of 2013:
- Harlem Shake
- Miley Cyrus ‘Wrecking Ball’
- Starbucks Drake Hands
- Unflattering Beyonce
- Charles Ramsey’s interview
- Video game logic
- Dashboard cam videos
The original ‘Harlem Shake’ video:
Reporters interviewing Charles Ramsey – just after three Cleveland, OH women escaped captor Ariel Castro:
A supercut of Russian dash-cam footage: