A whale called Mr Splashy Pants

Here’s a great piece from Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian describing the birth of an internet meme.

In a rapid-fire presentation to TED, he explains how Greenpeace was forced to name one of the humpback whales they were tracking Mr Splashy Pants.  

Tim Burrowes


  1. sven
    17 Dec 09
    1:19 pm

  2. tks Tim – explained memes better than anything i’ve ever seen/read

  3. heather ann snodgrass
    17 Dec 09
    1:49 pm

  4. alexis is so dreamy.

  5. Hank
    17 Dec 09
    11:58 pm

  6. lose control – westpac and toyota have done this brilliantly