The 2012 Oscar Awards were as staid as ever. The most exciting thing about the event this year was the emergence of an unlikely new star—Angelina Jolie’s right leg. Almost a week down the line, the internet’s latest meme is proving to be more than a flash in the pan..
Faranaaz Parker is a reporter for the Mail & Guardian. She writes on everything from pop science to public health, and believes South Africa needs carbon taxes and more raging feminists. When she isn't instagramming pictures of her toddler or obsessively checking her Twitter, she plays third-person shooters on Xbox Live. Read more from Faranaaz Parker