MEMES, Bonus: The yearbook photo

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For being the internet's poster boy for bad luck, Kyle Craven thinks he sure got lucky.

Kyle is now a 31-year-old husband and father of two, but he's frozen in time as a pimply, brace-faced teenager online. The Bad Luck Brian meme caught fire in 2012 and has continued ever since, with meme makers captioning Brian into unlucky scenarios, like "Finds water in the desert. Drowns."

As Kyle tells Ben and Amory, the now iconic high school yearbook photo all started with a prank and a streak of teenage rebellion. Unlike many of the unsuspecting meme stars we've talked to this season, though, Brian--we mean Kyle--says his viral fame has brought nothing but good luck.


Episode producer: Ben Brock Johnson
Co-hosts: Amory Sivertson and Ben Brock Johnson
Web producer: Kristin Torres
Show producers: Dean Russell, Nora Saks and Quincy Walters
Editor: Maureen McMurray
Mixer, sound designer and music creator: Paul Vaitkus
Additional production: Josh Crane, Frank Hernandez, Kristin Torres, Sofie Kodner and Rachel Carlson

Ben Brock Johnson Executive Producer, Podcasts
Ben Brock Johnson is the executive producer of podcasts at WBUR and co-host of the podcast Endless Thread.


Amory Sivertson Senior Producer, Podcasts
Amory Sivertson is a senior producer for podcasts and the co-host of Endless Thread.



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