Reason.tv: Ben Huh on the Culture, Morals, and Politics of the Internet

"Internet culture is an absolute threat to existing power structures," says Ben Huh, CEO and founder of Cheezburger, the popular web humor brand responsible for I Can Haz Cheezburger, FailBlog , and much more. "People are finally realizing that they have power in their voice."

Reason.tv sat down with Huh to talk about internet culture, why the ability of individuals to create their own content is a good thing, the common ideology that should unite all internet users, and why we have to learn to live with internet trolls.

Approximately 4:30 minutes.

Produced by Zach Weissmueller. 

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  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    $10,000 and 15 days in jail for 3rd offense of not mowing your lawn in Massapequa Park, NY.

  • Mo' $parky||

    Ben, huh?

  • Ska||

    I thought this was going to be a followup to the Charlton Heston story from yesterday.

  • Mo' $parky||

    Would that be the sequel where he just stops giving a fuck about anything?

  • amelia||

    So did I.

  • ||

    Did he use this to script that entire video?

  • Ted S.||

    "I can haz cheezburger" and "Failblog" are funny?

  • Mo' $parky||

    Well my 17 year-old daughter gets a kick out of FailBlog so take that as you will.

  • ||

    "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."

    FWIW, the only one I visit is Ugliest Tattoos, which I find pretty addictive.

  • ||

    I need sloopy in here, stat, to help me mock his hipster glasses frames.

  • ||

    His hipster glasses?- so my gramma is a hipster?

  • ||

    You need a little more understanding of hipster fashion. Ben Hurr here is wearing your granny's eyeglasses ironically. I'm not even sure the lenses are corrective.

  • 0x90||

    If I wore those glasses, I'd be doing it to make fun of anyone who would wear them to make fun of someone who would wear them as a way of mocking people who really wear glasses like that.

    Hipster logic: there's always another level.

  • Tejicano||

    It is mock turtles all the way down.

  • ||

    I got it: Libertarian Rage Comics! Please give me money now.

  • Randian||

    Caption:

    "Charlton Heston + Chariots + Peanut Butter in your Mouth = ???"

  • Trespassers W||

    why we have to learn to live with internet trolls

    *squints eyes in suspicion*

    That there sounds like troll talk.

  • ant1sthenes||

    People are finally realizing that they have power in their voice.

    We really have Bethesda to thank for that.

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