theBERRY displays the best original and viral photos floating around the internet within witty galleries. Images range from adorable and sweet to hilarious and unexpected. Started in November 2009 by sisters Emily (Nashville, TN) and Megan (Bloomington, IN), theBERRY has grown to entertain an average of 100,000 visitors per day and produces over 5 million monthly pageviews.

Where do the photos come from? Emily and Megan wake up every day and mine the internet for the funniest, most bizarre images from around the world. They visit websites in Russia, Japan, China, Hungary, Spain and Germany, to discover the best of the best and bring it to the U.S. Quite a few of theBERRY’s photos are submitted by loyal followers too. Providing entertainment via thousands of photo galleries -theBERRY.com is the ultimate escape from your daily grind.

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behind the curtain

emily

emily thumb about theBERRYEmily aka ‘EmRes’ aka ‘idz’

Emily is the Head Editor of the World’s First Female Humor website, theBERRY.com. Over a couple of pints at Emmit’s Pub, John and Leo convinced her (she said ‘yes’ immediately) to quit her job and start the site in November of ’09. Since then, she has thrown out all of her calendars and has stopped setting her alarm. She has no idea what day it is right now.

Emily had anywhere from 4 to 8 awkward stages growing up. She drove a minivan (sans kids) for 5 years as a grown woman. Her handwriting is illegible but she can paint you something real nice. She studied Elementary Education and Studio Art at Indiana University and currently resides in Nashville, TN. For the sake of America’s youth, she opted out of teaching and decided to cure everyone’s boredom instead.

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megan

megan thumb about theBERRYMegan the Intern aka ‘Super-hybrid’ aka ‘Super Stupid’

Megan is the youngest sibling of the Resig clan. You might be asking yourself, what the hell does super-hybrid mean? Fortunately, she takes on all the genetic traits that make Emily, Leo, and John – ‘baller status’ if you will. She is Emily’s wing woman, Leo’s t-shirt-ideas-thought-up-on-accident, and John’s sister that helps shut down the Nine Fine Irishman in Vegas. If you have not yet been, she highly recommends it.

Obviously from Ft. Wayne also, but still living the college dream at Indiana University. Which is arguably known as the #1 party school in ‘Merica. Life is tough. Please don’t ask her what a Hoosier is because she has no clue. In fact no one does, they just go with it.

Her nickname was ‘Meg-a-ton’ back in the day and she isn’t afraid to admit it. Food is good. Um nom, nom, nom. But after taking up choreography, she was able to shed the lb’s and become her brother’s worst nightmare -a knockout.

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leo

leothumb about theBERRYLeo aka ‘Buddy Lee’ aka ‘Rez’

Leo Resig is the co-owner and CEO of theCHIVE.com and theBERRY.com. He started theCHIVE in November 2008 with his brother John whom he shares the same love for ridiculously funny and bizarre photos. Plus it gives them an excuse to shop for Russian Mail Order brides as part of our “career”.

Hailing from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Leo now lives in Venice by way of Chicago, where he is happy to be avoiding winter this year.

An Indiana University Grad, Leo spends his free time wishing he had free time and pondering world domination. Leo wishes he had an Eames Lounge chair to think about world domination. If anyone has an extra Eames Lounge Chair lying around that they don’t want or need, please let him and know and he will come over and use it -he may even include you in his plans for world domination.

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john

john thumb about theBERRYJohn aka ‘Bro John’ aka ‘Bro-jah’

John Resig is the co-owner and President, and I use the title loosely, of theCHIVE.com and theBERRY.com and is the oldest and most immature Resig, which says a lot. John lives in here in paradise (Venice, CA) with his idiot cousin, Rick. If John ever turns up dead, Rick did it.

John landed the role of Deputy Kevin Ellis on the hit HBO vampire drama, True Blood, in 2008. He is currently filming the 3rd season and, yes, it’s totally badass.

John thinks he’s Peter Pan and has no plans to leave an emotional state exceeding that of a college Freshman, ever.
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rick

rick photo5 about theBERRYRick aka ‘Caveman’

Rick Phillipp is the Head Editor of theTHROTTLE and theBRIGADE. Cousin of John and Leo (theCHIVE) and brother of Bob (theCHIVE). Rick spent his youth in Fort Wayne, IN as well and was MIA for most of his childhood playing tennis 10 hours/day since age 2. But the rigorous proactive led to a scholarship at Wake Forest where he played with and against current tennis pros. His tennis game has scaled back to dominating the Paddle Tennis courts in Venice Beach, CA.

Rick has an almost autistic approach to cars and all things military -he knows everything about both.

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bob

bob thumb about theBERRYBob aka ‘The Bitch’ aka ‘Pits’ aka ‘Tantric T-1000′.

Bob is the proud cousin of John, Leo, Emily and Megan and like all other CHIVE employees hails from Fort Wayne, Indiana. A place where the women fluctuate with the changing of the seasons and the beer flows like…well beer, I guess. Indiana University is the college where he spent his golden years perfecting the craft of not getting laid and is still an active practitioner of that art to this day.

As for how he got here, well lets just say his legacy proceeds him. Some say he is the aftermath of a science experiment gone horribly wrong when doctors attempted to cross pollinate a Venus fly trap with a Welsh prostitute. Others say he is the offspring of a yeti and Bigfoot. And in any relationship he wears the pants. Robin Hood and William Wallace only wish they had such a legacy.

But to be serious people, Bob’s actually a decent guy. Currently he’s trying to work out the semantics behind pulling off Santa Clause’s impossible feat of delivering a gift to every child in the world on Christmas day. So far he’s made his way from the states all the way through the eastern block of Russia. For any pointers or ideas you might have, and wisdom you seek, you can find him in Venice Beach, CA.

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