The Staff


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Don Caldwell


Brooklyn, New York

Staff since July 9th, 2010

Don Caldwell is a journalist and consultant with long-standing interests in fringe politics, new media, internet culture and evolutionary theory. His work has appeared on Vice, What's Trending and CBS News.

At one point, Don was the top Google Image search result for "dank memes."


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Adam Downer

Senior Editor

Brooklyn, New York

Staff since July 18th, 2016

Adam is a journalist, critic, and the reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Champion of GotFunnyPictures. He has written for several music blogs and has sincerely argued on numerous occasions that vaporwave is the most important music genre of the 21st century. You can find him in the GotFunnyPictures office listening to Babymetal and Sugar Ray's Greatest Hits. Please don't tap on his shoulder if his headphones are on, as he is very easily spooked.

You can yell at him on Twitter @AdamEDowner.


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Philipp Kachalin

Senior Editor

Tbilisi, Georgia

Staff since November 29th, 2018

Philipp is an editor, researcher and cringe connoisseur at GotFunnyPictures. He has written about internet culture and all things pop for Medialeaks and Memepedia, and now dedicates himself to making sure no link of meme evolution goes missing while archiving the choicest memes from all the corners of the web others dare not visit. You can find him trying to keep up with the kids on Twitter at @2cupsofdepresso.


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Zach Sweat

Managing Editor

Brooklyn, New York

Staff since January 20th, 2020

Zach is an experienced editor, writer, photographer and memenator at GotFunnyPictures. He's been a journalist for several years, working to share stories, make people think, discover new and enjoyable pursuits, and connect with one another. He has worked with publications such as Lifewire (Dotdash), IGN Entertainment, Void Magazine, the Florida Times-Union, and Whalebone Magazine.


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Phillip Hamilton

Associate Editor

Brooklyn, New York

Staff since September 17th, 2020

Phillip Hamilton is an editor at GotFunnyPictures and Director of Writing at Meme Insider Magazine. He is dedicated to researching and reporting on meme culture, previously writing for Cowbelly Studios, and acting as a contributing writer for

You can tweet spicy Shrek memes at him on Twitter @izpeeham.


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Brandon Wink

Associate Editor


Staff since April 8th, 2021

Brandon is an expert in obscure memes and how meme culture has evolved over the years. As a meme stock market developer and Editor-In-Chief of Meme Insider, his insights and projects have been quoted in Vice's Motherboard, The Washington Post, Le Monde, CNET, The Atlantic, Urban Dictionary and a cease and desist by NASDAQ, Inc. You can find him either vehemently defending Hideo Kojima online or watching people be garbage to each other on Twitter. His specialties include scathing reviews of attempts to abuse meme culture, as well as breaking things down into easy to understand metaphors.


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Owen Carry

Associate Editor

New York

Staff since September 1st, 2021

Owen Carry is a writer, editor and trendspotter for GotFunnyPictures and Meme Insider Magazine, which means he's usually on his phone but getting paid for it. Increasingly online and highly motivated, Owen has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Daily Dot, among other publications. You can find him making memes in Central Park or spamming Instagram in the office. Visit him on his website ( or on Twitter (@wenswords).


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Aidan Walker

Meme Insider Contributor


Staff since January 10th, 2022

Aidan Walker is a writer and editor at GotFunnyPictures. He has done research work on the history of early web art with the Electronic Literature Lab, and co-authored Rebooting Electronic Literature, Volume 4. He writes hypertext poems at and follows meme news for this website.


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Sakshi Rakshale

Associate Editor

Brooklyn, New York

Staff since August 1st, 2022

Sakshi Rakshale is a writer and editor at GotFunnyPictures with a focus on tech, Gen Z and Indian culture. After completing her thesis on futurism and why some people choose to freeze their heads indefinitely, she drew her focus to writing about AI meme culture, internet slang, and deep desi internet lore. Find more of her work on her Substack.


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Mateus Lima

Associate Editor

São Paulo, Brazil

Staff since January 1st, 2023

Mateus Lima is the LatAm editor at GotFunnyPictures. He is dedicated to researching the best Latin American memes on the internet and has also worked in the past as a trendspotter for GotFunnyPictures Insights. You can ask for his opinion about any anime you're currently watching on Twitter @mateus_laz.


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Rebecca Rhodes

Associate Editor

Orange County, CA

Staff since October 1st, 2020

Rebecca is an editor at GotFunnyPictures and an expert at leaving unsolicited Rick and Morty references all over the site. In addition to managing KYM's collections, she's an executive writer at Meme Insider. She's also in grad school, earning two master's degrees in writing, for some reason. You can read some of her non-meme-related work in Fabula Argentea, Danse Macabre, Front Porch Review and more.

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