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  • 08/19/14--13:25: Panorama FAILs
  • About

    Panorama FAILs are a sequence of photographs that have been poorly stitched together with panorama creation software, often resulting in a bizarre, artistic or humorous image.

    Origin

    The earliest known failed panorama was uploaded to the photo-sharing website Flickr[9] by user rothkopf on August 7th 2010, featuring several photos of a living room piece together in a jumbled fashion (shown below).



    Spread

    On September 19th, 2012, Apple released the iOS 6 operating system for mobile devices, which included an updated camera app with a “panorama mode” allowing users to piece multiple photos together into one shot (shown below).



    On December 31st, Redditor Subaru92 submitted a panorama photo in which several horses appear to only have two legs to the /r/iPhone[11] subreddit (shown below). On April 28th, 2013, the /r/panoramicsgonewrong[10] subreddit was launched for submissions of notable failed panorama photos.



    On November 30th, Distractify[2] published a compilation of panorama fails. On January 22nd, 2014, the @PanoramaFails[6] Twitter feed was launched, with its first tweet featuring a failed panorama photo of a dog in a backyard (shown below).



    On February 4th, Cheezburger[8] posted a slideshow of panorama fail images. On April 10th, BuzzFeed[1] highlighted 29 bizarre panorama photographs. On the following day, The Huffington Post[3] published an article about failed panoramic photos that resemble “surrealist art.” Also on April 11th, the Panorama Fail Tumblr[4] blog was created. On June 5th, CollegeHumor[5] posted 20 Panorama glitch photos, describing it as “your iPhone on an acid trip.” On August 4th, 2014, a failed panoramic of a beach was submitted to the /r/pics[7] subreddit, where it gained over 5,800 votes (98% upvoted) in the next two weeks (shown below).



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

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    George Costanza does the Ice Bucket Challenge!


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  • 08/19/14--22:28: transformation
  • mine


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  • 08/20/14--08:36: Sesame Street
  • About

    Sesame Street is an American educational children’s program with a cast of actors and Jim’s Henson’s puppets aired on public television. The show is famous for being the first educational American children’s shows and for their history of famous guest stars from the entertainment industry as well as other public figures.

    Premise

    On Sesame Street, a fictional city street, a collections of monsters, grouches, as well as other various puppet creatures such as Big Bird and the Count live together with human neighbors, both adults and children. Episodes cover basic pre-school lessons such as numbers, letters and colors as well as social topics such as healthy eating and handling a loss. Episodes often also feature famous guest stars including musicians who might sing a song with a muppet or politicians and activists who might teach a life lesson.

    History

    Sesame Street premiered on November 10th, 1969, on public television. As of August 2014, the show has run for 44 seasons and over 4,000 episodes. The show has created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett, and utilizes the muppets of Jim Henson.

    Accolades

    The show has been nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys in Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programming, winning six. They have also been nominated for two Grammy Awards, winning one for Best Recording for Children in 1971, and two Peabody Awards in 1970 and 1990.

    Online Presence

    As of August 2014, Sesame Street’s Facebook page[2] has gained over 840,000 likes and its Twitter account[3] has gained over 860,000 followers. Its Instagram account[7] has gained over 20,000 followers, and its YouTube channel[10] has gained over 1 million subscribers.



    Fandom

    There are several of fan run Tumblr blogs dedicated to the show as of August 2014, fuckyeahsesamestreet[5]and fuckyeahclassicsesamest[6]. Fans also gather to discuss the show on its Fanpop page[8] and the subreddit /r/sesamestreet/.[9]DeviantArt[4] has over 12,000 pieces of fan art tagged Sesame Street.



    Related Memes

    Bert is Evil

    Bert is Evil is a photoshopping trend that involves superimposing an image of Sesame Street character Bert into scenes of disasters like JFK’s assassination and Oklahoma City bombings in similar vein to Disaster Girl. The “Bert is Evil” phenomenon reached its peak in October 2001, when Reuters news agency published a photograph of a pro-bin Laden protester rallying in Bangladesh with a large image poster of Osama bin Laden and Bert posing next to each other.


    Jack Black’s Octagon

    Jack Black’s Octagon refers to a clip taken from a 2008 episode of Sesame Street[1] in which Elmo teams up with American singer and actor Jack Black[2] to define the word “octagon.” Black’s strange demeanor throughout the skit has led it to become common source material in YouTube Poop Music Videos as well as MAD video remixes.

    Ernie and Bert’s Drum Play Parodies

    Ernie and Bert’s Drum Play Parodies, better known as “Susami Street” (Japanese: 荒みストリート) in Japan, refers to a series of parody videos on the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) which are inspired by a remix video of a drum play by Ernie and Bert from Sesame Street.

    Fired Big Bird

    Fired Big Bird refers to a series of online satires surrounding a budget cut proposal on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), which runs the children’s television series Sesame Street, introduced by Mitt Romney during the U.S. presidential debate against President Obama in early October 2012. On the Internet, the quote was quickly taken out of the original context and turned into a joke that Mitt Romney Hates Big Bird, the protagonist of Sesame Street.




    Pop Culture Parodies

    Sesame Street often creates short parody videos based on popular television shows or films. Often the original media is very inappropriate for small children, and the parody will have an educational theme replacing the more adult themes. On August 5th, 2013, Sesame Street’s YouTube channel posted a video titled “Sons of Poetry,” a parody of the television show Sons of Anarchy. As of August 2014, the video has gained over 900,000 views. On October 3rd, the channel posted a video titled “Cookies of the Caribbean,” a parody of the film series Pirates of the Caribbean. As of August 2014, the video has gained over 1 million views.



    On March 7th, 2014, the channel posted a video titled “Les Mousserables,” a parody of the film Les Miserables. As of August 2014, the video has gained over 840,000 views. On May 7th, the channel posted a video titled “Cookie of Oz,” a parody of the film The Wizard of Oz. As of August 2014, the video gained over 340,000 views.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]IMDBSesame Street

    [2]Facebook – Sesame Street

    [3]Twitter – Sesame Street

    [4]DeviantArt – Sesame Street

    [5]Tumblr – fuckyeahsesamestreet

    [6]Tumblr – fuckyeahclassicsesamest

    [7]Instagram – sesame street

    [8]Fan Pop – sesame street

    [9]Reddit – sesame street

    [10]YouTube – sesame street


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  • 08/20/14--12:25: Aphex Twin
  • About

    Aphex Twin is the stage name of British electronic musician and composer Richard David James, who is best known for innovating a unique style of ambient techno music in the 1990s and often cited by fans and music critics as one of the early pioneers of “intelligent dance music” (IDM).

    History

    Career

    In 1991, James released his first EP album titled Analogue Bubblebath under the stage name Aphex Twin. On February 12th, 1992, James released his first full-length album Selected Ambient Works 85–92. That same year, James released several additional EP albums using various psedonyms, including “AFX”, “Polygon Window” and “Power-Pill.” In 1994, Aphex Twin’s second full-length studio album Selected Ambient Works Volume II was released. In 1995, James released his third full-length album …I Care Because You Do. In 1996, Aphex Twin released his fourth studio album titled Richard D. James Album, which was met by critical acclaim on music review sites like Pitchfork Media and NME. In 1997, James began to draw mainstream attention with the release of his EP Come to Daddy, a concept album that was designed as a parody of the death metal rock sub-genre, followed by the release of “Windowlicker” as a single in 1999, which peaked at #16 on the UK Singles Chart and still remains the artist’s highest-charting song to date.

    Music Videos

    In 1997, the music video for Aphex Twin’s track “Come to Daddy” was released, which was directed by video artist Chris Cunningham (shown below, left). In 1999, Cunningham directed a second Aphex Twin music video for the track “Windowlicker” (shown below, right).



    In 2000, Cunningham produced a music video titled “FLEX,” using a soundtrack made by Aphex Twin.[1] The film features a naked man and woman floating in darkness who furiously attack one another. In 2001, Cunningham created another video titled “Monkey Drummer,” featuring the song “Mt Saint Michel + Saint Michael’s Mount” by Aphex Twin (shown below, left). On June 20th, 2005, Cunninham’s short film "Rubber Johnny was released, featuring the song “afx237 v7” byAphex Twin. The film stars a deformed, wheelchair-bound teenager who is kept locked in a dark basement with his pet chihuahua (shown right).



    Online Presence

    On November 3rd, 2007, a Facebook[4] page titled “Aphex Twin” was launched, which gained over 677,000 likes in the next seven years. In August 2010, the @AphexTwin[3] Twitter feed was created, gathering upwards of 49,000 followers in the next four years. On May 19th, 2011, the /r/aphextwin[2] subreddit was launched for discussions related to the electronic artist.

    Caustic Window Kickstarter

    In April 2014, a Kickstarter[5] campaign was launched for the unreleased Aphex Twin album Caustic Window, with backers receiving a digital copy of the tracks in a lossless format. By May 10th, the campaign reached more than 4,100 backers receiving a total of $67,424. The original LP was subsequently played for auction on eBay and purchased by Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson.

    Syro

    On August 16th, 2014, a green blimp with the Aphex Twin symbol and the date “2014” was seen flying over London.



    On August 18th, 2014, @AphexTwin tweeted a link to a website that could only be accessed through the Deep Web anonymous web browser Tor, which provided a list of tracks for an upcoming album titled Syro.



    Personal Life

    James was born in Limerick, Ireland on August 18th, 1971. He grew up in Lanner, Cornwall, United Kingdom. In 1990, he received a National Diploma in engineering at Cornwall College.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]YouTube – Flex

    [2]Reddit – /r/aphextwin

    [3]Twitter – @AphexTwin

    [4]Facebook – Aphex Twin

    [5]Kickstarter – Caustic Window

    [6]Twitter – @AphexTwin


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  • 08/20/14--12:37: Tetris
  • About

    Tetris is a video game created by Alexey Pajitnov, a scientist in the USSR, in the 1980s. The game involves guiding differently shaped collections of colored titles into corresponding gaps in the bricks.

    History

    Tetris was first created in Moscow, Russia in 1984 by Alexey Pajitnov.[1] The original version of the game was played on a Electronika 60 terminal computer. The game first came to computer systems in America in 1986. By the late ’80s the game was officially owned by Atari Games and Nintendo (for arcade play and home play, respectively). In 1988 the game was officially included with the new handheld Game Boy system. In 2014 the game was licensed to XBox One and Playstation 4.

    Gameplay

    To play Tetris, users must move a slowly falling group of bricks, which can take the form of a rectangle, square, or zig zag shape, into corresponding gaps in the group of bricks at the bottom. When a row is completely filled in, it dissolves. A player completes the game when all rows are complete.

    Online Presence

    On June 25th, 2009, redditor omfgninja created the subreddit /r/Tetris/[3]. As of August 2014, the subreddit has gained over 1,000 readers. Many sites created articles about Tetris on June 6th, 2014, for its 30th birthday including The Daily Dot[4] and Polygon.[8]

    Fandom

    As of August 2014, DeviantArt[5] has over 16,000 pieces of fan art tagged Tetris. There are also several fan run Tumblr blogs dedicated to the game including tetris-problems[6] and tetris-syndrome.[7]



    Viral Videos

    On December 6th, 2007, YouTuber NOTsoNOISY Guillaume Reymond[10] uploaded a video titled “The Original Human TETRIS Performance by Guillaume Reymond” which featured groups of people in corresponding colored shirts arranged as bricks playing a game of live Tetris. As of August 2014, the video has gained over 14.2 million views. On January 13th, 2010, YouTube channel College Humor uploaded a video titled “The Tetris God” which depicted a poweful God dictating what Tetris bricks would appear. As of August 2014, the video has gained over 6.1 million views.




    On September 2nd, 2013, YouTuber Smooth McGroove[11] uploaded a video titled “Tetris – Theme ‘A’ Acapella.” As of August 2014, the video has gained over 2.8 million views. On June 17th, 2014, YouTuber marc kerger[12] uploaded a video titled “Play tetris on a Tshirt,” within two months the video gained over 250,000 views.



    Search Interest



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  • 08/20/14--15:22: Rick Perry
  • About

    Rick Perry is an American conservative politician and the 47th governor of Texas where he is currently the incumbent. In 2011, Perry ran for the Republican nomination in the 2012 United States presidential election.

    Political Career

    In 1984, Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat. In 1988, Perry supported nominee Al Gore in the Democratic presidential primary and worked on his campaign in Texas. The following year, Perry announced his switch to the Republican political party. In 1990, Perry defeated incumbent Democrat Jim Hightower for the position of Agriculture Commissioner. In 1998, Perry ran for Lieutenant Governor and defeated Democrat John Sharp. During the campaign, Perry was rumored to falling out with political strategist Karl Rove. On December 21st, 2000, Perry replaced George W. Bush as governor after Bush resigned to become President of the United States.

    Online History

    On December 13th, 2007, Perry launched his official Facebook[1] page, gathering upwards of one million likes over the next seven years. In January 2009, the @GovernorPerry[2] Twitter feed was created, which accumulated more than 245,000 followers within six years. On September 18th, 2011, the Bad Lip Reading YouTube channel uploaded a montage of Rick Perry clips with absurd dialogue dubbed in sync with Perry’s mouth movements (shown below). In the first three years, the video gained over 5.01 million views and 4,200 comments.



    Debate Gaffe

    During the nationally televised ninth Republican Party presidential debate, Perry had a momentary lapse of memory when trying to name the three federal government agencies he would seek to eliminate if elected president (shown below). The on-air blunder was met by humorous commentaries in the news and social media, as well as a series of musical remixes and parody videos on YouTube.



    “Strong” Ad

    On December 6th, 2011, Rick Perry’s YouTube channel uploaded an advertisement for Perry’s 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign titled “Strong”, in which he openly proclaims his Christian background, denounces the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy and vows to end Barack Obama’s “War on Religion.” The YouTube video immediately stirred a controversy in the comments section and drew criticism from the LGBT and atheist communities alike.



    Mugshot

    On August 15th, 2014, Perry was indicted for abuse of power and coercion of a public official by a Texas grand jury for vetoing $7.5 million in funding for the Public Integrity Unit, a state public corruption prosecutors department that was investigating Perry’s Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Some speculated the veto was in response to Democrat Rosemary Lehmberg’s refusal to resign as head of the department after being convicted of driving under the influence. On August 19th, Perry turned himself in to the Travis County courthouse in Austin, where he was fingerprinted and posed for a mug shot (shown below).



    The same day, Twitter user @xor[6] tweeted the mugshot photo with a pair of Warby Parker glasses superimposed over Perry’s face. In the first 24 hours, the tweet gained over 1,800 retweets and 1,500 favorites.



    That day, other Twitter users posted additional photoshopped versions of the mugshot, with notable examples highlighted on The Daily Dot,[3] Storfiy[4] and Twitchy.[5]




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  • 08/20/14--18:12: snow storm
  • About

    snow storm” is a popular soundtrack from a Japanese arcade music video game beatmaniaIIDX GOLD, which is produced by KONAMI as a part of BEMANI line. This electric-pomp styled song has been used in several MAD remixes on the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) after its release in 2011.

    Origin

    “snow storm” was written by a Japanese composer dj TAKA for beatmaniaIIDX GOLD released for Japanese arcades on February 21, 2007. It was the 14th game in the beatmaniaIIDX series, a series of rhythm video games and the sequel to Beatmania that was first introduced by Konami in Japan on February 26, 1999.



    Spread

    WIP: Nico Nico Douga is currently in maintenance mode and will be active later.

    Notable Examples

    For more videos, check out the videos section in this entry.

    MADs



    Left: Hissu Amoto San | Right: Nichijou

    Left: Donald McDonald – Ran Ran Ru | Right: Brain Rush

    Nico Nico Pedia info

    http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/snow%20storm


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    About

    Humanity has Declined Opening Parodies refers to a series of parody videos for the opening credit movie of a Japanese TV anime for a light novel series Humanity Has Declined written by Romeo Tanaka.[10] In the late of 2012, the opening credit movie was a popular subject for parodies and tributes on the Japanese web because of its adorable dancing.

    Origin

    The TV anime, Humanity Has Declined, was aired from July to September in 2012. The song used in the opening movie, “Real World”, was sung by a Japanese pop rock band nano.RIPE.[1] The highlight in the movie is an adorable dancing by fairies and the heroine.

    This kind of simple dancing loop is known as a favorite rendition style of a director of this anime Seiji Kishi.[2] He has featured characters’ dancing in opening credit movies for his previous works My Bride is a Mermaid[3] and Galaxy Angel Rune.[4] In particular, the latter became to a fad on both Futaba Channel (2chan) and Nico Nico Douga (NND), which is called as Pappara Dance.


    Niconico 人類は衰退しました OP リアルワールド

    Spread

    This cute dancing soon became to be dubbed as “Declination Dance” (Japanese: 衰退ダンス, Suitai Dance) by viewers, and was given a Shift-JIS art “(」・ワ・)」(⊃・ワ・)⊃” in the same manner as (」・ω・)」Uhh!(/・ω・)/Nya! and (σ回ω・)σ←↖↑↗→↘↓↙←↖↑↗ (Rikka's Finger Spin). Over a hundred of parody videos/illustrations uploaded to NND[5], Nico Nico Seiga[6] and pixiv[7] are tagged under this name, and that Shift-JIS art can be often found on comments in the videos.

    In addition, an audio-dubbing video featuring Indian actors groovy dancing taken from a 2004 movie Shankar Dada M.B.B.S.[8] is the most popular parody in this series and had been watched over 1 million times within its first month. The dance in this video “Indians Has Prospered” is also given a nickname “Prosperity Dance” (繁栄ダンス, Hanei Dance), and has dozens amount of its own parodies/tributes.[9]


    Niconico インド人類は繁栄しました

    Notable Examples


    Niconico フタエノキワミは衰退しましたNiconico 【MAD】百合は衰退しません【ゆるゆり×人類は衰退しました】
    Left: Futae no Kiwami | Right: Yuru Yuri
    Niconico 【アイマス手書き】事務員は妄想しましたNiconico 【東方×人類は衰退しましたop】幻想郷は衰退しました
    Left: THE iDOLM@STER | Right: Touhou Project

    Illustrations




    Prosperity Dance Parodies


    Niconico【第10回MMD杯本選】MMDは繁栄しましたNiconico【一人で】インド人類は繁栄しました【踊ってみた】
    Left: Miku Miku Dance Edition | Right: IRL Dance Cover

    Search Interest

    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos/illustrations listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – Nano Ripe

    [2]Wikipedia – Seiji Kishi

    [3]Wikipedia – My Bride is a Mermaid

    [4]Wikipedia – Galaxy Angel II # Anime

    [5]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag 衰退ダンス

    [6]Nico Nico Seiga – Search results for the tag 衰退ダンス

    [7]pixiv – Search results for the tag 衰退ダンス

    [8]Wikipedia – Shankar Dada M.B.B.S.

    [9]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag 繁栄ダンス

    [10]Wikipedia – Humanity Has Declined


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  • 08/21/14--11:20: Closed Captioning FAILs
  • About

    Closed Captioning FAILs, not to be confused with YouTube automatic caption fails, are a series of photographs that highlight poorly worded audio transcriptions and subtitles displayed on-screen during the broadcast of a pre-recorded or live television program.

    Origin

    While the exact origin of online appreciation for erroneous closed captions remains unknown, the earliest known article detailing the phenomenon of closed captioning FAILs was posted online by blogger Joe Clark on March 15th, 2006.[9] Later that same year, FARK[10] hosted a photoshopping contest for inappropriate or funny closed captioning in TV broadcast.

    Spread

    On December 4th, 2007, CollegeHumor[4] highlighted a photograph of a televised news report with a closed caption describing people “ejaculating” in a road (shown below).



    On January 5th, 2009, Flickr[3] user PowerGeeks uploaded a photograph of a news report featuring a man driving with the caption “Bartered blow job for roof rake” (shown below).



    On October 19th, BuzzFeed[2] published a compilation of 21 news caption fails. On December 9th, 2011, Smosh[5] highlighted several notable examples of closed caption fails. Throughout 2013 and 2014, additional compilations were featured on The Huffington Post[6] and BuzzFeed.[7][8]

    Notable Examples



    Descriptive Noise

    Descriptive Noise refers to a line of text used to describe various noises heard in the background of a movie or television show in closed captioning mode. Screenshots of such scenes are often shared on Tumblr to point out the absurd nature of these descriptions when taken out of context.



    External References


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  • 08/21/14--11:32: Humanity has Declined
  • [w.i.p. Wait until it’s done before complaining. I’ll probably finish the entry later]

    About

    Humanity has Declined (人類は衰退しました Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita) refers to a Japanese Light Novel series written by Romeo Tanaka, and first published in 2007. After the anime adaptation of the series first aired, the series gained a notable fandom, spawning sub-memes and fan works.

    History

    Humanity has Declined first originated as a light novel series written by Romeo Tanaka and published by Shogakukan. As of August 2014, there have been a total of 8 novels published, with the series still ongoing. There have also been a number of manga adaptations created based on the series. The first adaptation, which first started circulation March 2010 issue of Shogakukan’s Monthly Ikki magazine, ran for one chapter before being cancelled after going on an indefinite hiatus in May of the same year. However, there are a number of adaptations which are still ongoing, including the 4 panel gag strip Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita: Nonbirishita Hōkoku 4-koma. The series spiked in popularity after the anime adaptation of the series, which was produced by studio AIC A.S.T.A, and ran for 12 episodes between July 2 and September 17, 2012.

    Premise

    Humanity has Declined takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has started to decline in numbers, and overall regress in culture. The series follows a girl who works for the U.N., who acts as a mediator between the humans and the fairies, a species of small creatures who are able to create different things as long as they are allowed sweets and remain happy. However, these fairies also end up causing trouble for her while trying to create their own amusement.

    Online Relevance

    In North America, Humanity has Declined is licensed by Sentai Filmworks, and is available for streaming on their Crunchyroll[1]. The show has gained a large online following on many sites, including on Tumblr[2], 4chan’s /a/ (Anime and Manga) board[3], My Anime List[4], and DeviantART[5]. There are numerous sites that provide episodic information about the series, such as TV Tropes[6] and Anime News Network[7]. In addition, the Humanity has Declined Facebook page also has over 5,000 likes[8].

    Fandom

    The Humanity has Declined series has spawned a significant online fanbase since it’s creation, which has created much fanart and fanfiction. On the Japanese fanart site Pixiv, there are over 2,000 images tagged under “人類は衰退しました”[9], as well as over 1,000 videos on the video sharing website Nico Nico Douga[10]. On DeviantART, there are also over 2,000 images tagged related to the series[11]

    Related Memes

    Humanity has Declined Opening Parodies/Declination Dance

    Fairyfication

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  • 08/21/14--14:06: Showerthought
  • About

    “Showerthought” is an Internet slang term for an idea or epiphany that is formed while taking a morning shower.

    Origin

    On January 30th, 2009, Urban Dictionary[4] user Kageka submitted an entry for “showerthought,” defining it as “an idea, thought or concept” that comes during part of a “morning routine.”



    Spread

    On October 18th, 2011, the /r/showerthoughts[1] subreddit was launched for submissions of notable ideas formed during showers. On July 4th, 2013, CollegeHumor[3] highlighted several example posts taken from /r/showerthoughts. On September 29th, the single topic blog MyShowerThought[6] was launched, which allows users to vote on and submit showerthoughts.



    On April 19th, 2014, YouTuber Troye Sivan uploaded a video titled “Thoughts in the Shower,” in which he reenacts his morning routine narrated with a humorous internal monologue (shown below). In the next four months, the video received upwards of 1.3 million views and 4,400 comments.



    On July 31st, the Internet humor site The Meta Picture[5] published a compilation of Just Girly Things-style image macros featuring showerthought captions (shown below).



    On August 5th, Wired[2] published an article about “eureka moments” occurring in the shower. On August 20th, the Internet news blog Mashable published a video in which actor Nick Offerman recites various submissions from the /r/showerthoughts subreddit (shown below). In the first 24 hours, the video gained over 580,000 views and 260 comments.



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  • 08/21/14--03:08: Clementine
  • About

    Clementine is a young fictional character from Telltale Games’ episodic video game series The Walking Dead based on Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic book series.

    First Appearance

    On April 24th 2012, Clementine made her first appearance on the first season of The Walking Dead game in episode one titled A New Day. You play as Lee Everett, a former college professor convicted for murder. During the gameplay, Lee encounters Clementine and later other survivors in the game. Together they work on surviving the outbreak against the undead. In the sequel The Walking Dead Season Two (released on December 17, 2013 with episode one All That Remains), Clementine, who was once Lee’s companion in the first season, is now the playable main character in the second season.

    Popularity

    The character Clementine has gained a lot of popularity from fans of The Walking Dead series. In Google search there are 1,610,000 results, meaning there’s a massive amount of images[1] in Google Images. In deviantART there’s over 3700 image results for “the walking dead clementine”[4]. On August 21st, 2014, Telltale Games released a trailer for the season finale episode of The Walking Dead Season Two titled No Going Back. At the end shows a hashtag #MyClementine which can be found at Facebook and Twitter websites[5][6].

    Related Clementine Memes

    Edgy Clementine is a image of Clementine smearing blood all over her face as seen in selection of The Walking Dead Season Two episode 4 titled Amid The Ruins. This has been mostly used and edited by 4chan.

    Kenny’s Revival is a shocking and most touching reaction by Let’s Players like PewDiePie that witness the shocking moment of Clementine’s reunion with Kenny from season one in The Walking Dead Season Two episode two A House Divided.

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    Should not be confused with Into the trash it goes

    About

    Belongs in the Trash is a response slang language used as a response to users of subjects that do or do not consist of words that rhyme with ‘Trash’. Bold and Brash is the name of an artowrk that was created by the cartoon character Squidward that had also generated attention due to the response that was given to him by the art critic.

    Origin

    Within the episode ‘Artist Unknown’, a scene shows of Squidward showing off his artwork to a critic to be added to a collection. Within one of the paintings named “Bold and Brash”, the critic replies with “More like, Belongs in the Trash” and laughs as the artwork is collected by the janitor and is chucked into the bin.

    Spread

    [wip]

    Examples


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  • 08/22/14--08:45: #PayMyTuitionChallenge
  • About

    #PayMyTuitionChallenge is a Twitter hashtag which accompanies call outs to various celebrities to pay for a student’s tuition as a parody of the “ice bucket challenge”.

    Origin

    On August 20th, 2014, Twitter user Africa_naptural called out United States President Barack Obama, television personality Oprah Winfrey, entrepreneur Bill Gates, musicians Don Jazzy, singer-songwriter Beyonce, R&B singer Akon, actor Brad Pitt, actress Angelina Jolie and actor Will Smith to pay for her tuition.



    Spread

    On August 21st, 2014, Twitter user @joshgander1[2] tweeted the hashtag #paymytuitionchallenge and nominated Obama, along with Mark Zuckerberg, Jay-Z, Beyonce and several other celebrities to pay for his tuition. In the first 24 hours, the tweet gained over 11,000 retweets and 6,100 favorites.



    The same day, Social News Daily[1] published an article about the trending hashtag, which highlighted several examples tweets. According to the Twitter analytics site Topsy, the hashtag was tweeted upwards of 27,000 times in the first 48 hours.

    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References

    [1]Social News Daily – Pay My Tuition Challenge

    [2]Twitter – @joshgander1

    [3]Topsy – #paymytuitionchallenge

    [4]Twitter – Africa_naptural


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    About

    Food That Looks Like Iggy Azalea is a single topic blog which features photos of food side by side with images of Australian rapper Iggy Azalea which the Tumblr’s curator believes resembles the musician.

    Origin

    On August 17th, 2014, the Tumblr blog FoodThatLooksLikeIggyAzalea[1], which features pictures of Iggy Azalea next to pictures of food that looks similar to her outfit, make-up, or overall appearance was created.



    On the blogs FAQ page, the blog curator explaings:

    “-Is this a hate page?

    -no

    it’s photos of food coordinating with photos of iggy

    it is

    an art blog"


    The blog is open to reader submissions.

    Spread

    On August 21st, 2014, UpRoxx[2] published a post titled “‘Food That Looks Like Iggy Azalea’ Is A Tumblr About Food That Looks Like Iggy Azalea.” The same day the blog was featured on Elite Daily[3] and Jezebel.[4] On August 22nd, the blog was covered by The Brasier[5] and First We Feast.[6]

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 08/22/14--11:50: Chris Pratt
  • About

    Chris Pratt is an American actor best known for his role as Andy Dwyer on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation and his role as Star-Lord in the Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Acting Career

    In 2002 Chris Pratt[1] was cast as highschooler Bright Abbott in the WB drama Everwood. The show ran for four seasons until 2006. Pratt had a guest starring arc on The OC from 2006-2007, and in 2009 he was cast as Andy Dwyer in the sitcom Parks and Recreation, which will conclude after its seventh season in 2015. Pratt started in several films in the late 2000s including The Five-Year Engagemen (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and Delivery Man (2013). In 2014 he starred in the superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy.



    Online History

    Braid

    On April 21st, 2014, Pratt posted a picture of a french braid he had tied in his wife Anna Farris’ hair on Instagram account.[11] Within four months the picture gained over 11,000 notes.



    On July 22nd, 2014, Entertainment Weekly posted[13] a video to their YouTube channel[12] which featured Pratt french braiding their intern’s hair during an interview. Within a month the video gained over 680,000 views. The video was covered by several sites including The Mary Sue[14] and io9.[15]



    Hospital Visit

    On August 20th, 2014, Pratt visited patients at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles dressed as his Guardians of the Galaxy character, appearing after a screening of the film for the children. His visit was covered by several sites on August 21st, including E! Online[8], TIME[9] and New York Daily News.[10]



    Fandom

    As of August 2014, Pratt’s Twitter account[2] has gained over 710,000 followers and his Facebook page[3] has gained over 460,000 likes. Deviant Art[4] has over 400 pieces of fan art tagged Chris Pratt. There are also several fan run Tumblrs dedicated to Pratt including fuckyeahchrispratt[5], chrisprattdelicious[6] and fyeahchrispratt.[7]



    Search Interest

    External References


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    About

    Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC) is a daily webcomic series written and illustrated by California-based artist Zach Weinersmith.

    History

    Webcomic

    On January 28th, 2002, Weinersmith released the first incarnation of SMBC, featuring the romantic and academic lives of several recurring college student characters, running until September 3rd that year (shown below).[1]



    On September 5th, Weinersmith launched the current version of SMBC,[2] which contains no recurring characters or storylines, but focuses on themes surrounding religion, superheroes, romance, science, parenting and philosophy.



    SMBC Theater

    On July 20th, 2009, Weinersmith launched the SMBC Theater YouTube channel, featuring skits and other short videos written by Weinersmith. As of August 2014, the most viewed video is a sketch comedy video featuring a brainstorming session for sex tips to be published in the parody magazine Cosmotopian with over 420,000 views and 490 comments (shown below).



    SMBC Collection Kickstarter

    On January 23rd, 2013, Weinersmith launched a Kickstarter campaign for a printed collection of science-related strips from the webcomic. By the following month, the campaign was funded with $341,667 of its $20,000 goal.



    Notable Comics




    Traffic

    As of August 2014, smbc-comics.com has a global rank of 5,873 and a United States rank of 1,927 on the traffic analytics site Alexa.[3]

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal – SMBC Classic

    [2]Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal – SMBC-Comics

    [3]Alexa – smbc-comics.com


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  • 08/22/14--18:21: I Love You
  • Entry is a work in progress, please apply for editorship if you want to help


    About

    I love you is a memorable quote made by Patrick Star from episode 52a (“Chocolate with Nuts”) of the third season from the animated T.V show Spongebob Squarepants.

    Origin

    In the episode, Spongebob and Patrick were trying to sell chocolate bars and Spongebob told Patrick to flatter the customer to make the customer feel better so he could buy their chocolate bars. When they arrived at the customer’s door, Patrick then proceeded to say “I love you”.

    YouTube Fad

    I love you is a popular fad on YouTube but has mainly ben used in Sparta remixes and Can You Survive X Numbers of Minutes videos.

    Video Examples

    3 minutes of “I love you”:

    Sparta remix (epileptic warning):


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  • 08/22/14--20:36: Vivian James
  • About

    Vivian James is a fictional character created through the cooperation of 4chan’s /v/ (Video Games) board and indie game developer group The Fine Young Capitalists. She was designed as a video-gaming character inspired by the /v/ board itself and can be considered a humanization of the board.

    The character was the result of a series of events in response to Zoe Quinn’s attack on the 2nd wave feminist organization The Fine Young Capitalists (TFYC)[5] while they were trying to fund a Game Jam with the intention of encouraging women to get into the gaming industry.

    Background

    On August 18, in a Reddit thread,[4] an user named SillySladar alleged that Zoe Quinn intentionally sabotaged a female-centric game development event on the grounds that the idea was oppressive, in order to promote her own similar event, Rebel Jam (shown below, left).[2] On August 19th, The Fine Young Capitalists released a soundcloud recording containing their explanation as to what was going on and why they were doxxed.[1] On August 21, TFYC also gave an audio interview talking about the whole happening (shown below, right).



    Notable Developments

    4chan and TheFineYoungCapitalists Cooperation

    On August 21, 4chan’s /pol/ (Politically Incorrect) board came up with the idea of helping The Fine Young Capitalists with the objective of boosting the image of the whole imageboard. The board planned to help TFYC recover from Zoe’s previous attacks and spite her in the process. Shortly after, the /v/ (Video Games) board also decided to join the Operation. This was also covered by the gaming media website Attack on Gaming a day later.[3]



    [Click on the image for the full infograph]

    Before starting the Operation, 4chan contacted TFYC via e-mail, getting a more detailed explanation about the boycott of their event and later coming to an agreement on how the donations would proceed (shown below).





    Settlement

    • 4chan would donate for the $10,000 reward (display of donator’s logo on the loading screen of the games sold and on TFYC’s website for 6 months).
    • 4chan’s donators would be able to donate separately to prevent shills from destroying the operation.
    • 4chan would also get the right to design a character ($2,000 reward).
    • 4chan would choose to which charity the money would go.

    The charity was chosen via Strawpoll (shown below, top image). The winner with over 50% of the votes to “chemo butthurt” was The Colon Cancer Alliance.[6] This was communicated to TFYC who later announced it on their Twitter (shown below, bottom image).




    Donations

    Enthusiastic members of /pol/ and /v/ started donating to the Indiegogo campaign of TFYC,[7] becoming the main donators to said campaign by donating over $5,000 on the first day. This was later confirmed by a tweet from the TFYC (shown below).



    Vivian James

    By reaching at least $2000 in donations, 4chan gained the right to have a character of their design be placed in the video game that would result from TFYC’s Game Jam. When /v/ noticed that they had reached the character design reward, multiple threads where created to brainstorm for ideas. This eventually led to the idea and design for what later would become Vivian James (shown below).



    It took a series of polls to eventually reach the final character design and her name. Afterwards the character design was sent over to TFYC, who subsequently shared Vivian James and her final design on their Twitter account (shown below). Some aspects present in Vivian James’ visual design represent 4chan’s /v/ board, such as her striped sweater being green and purple, a reference to the infamous daily dose images, and the four-leaf clover on her headband.




    /v/ has finished yelling at each other. Here are what’s been decided:

    Profile:

    • Name: Vivian James (joke here is that slight pronunciation corruption makes it “vidya games”, /v/s term for our hobby).
    • Nickname: Clover (4chan symbol).
    • Online Handle (should it ever for some reason come up): Level (Level → lel →lvl →/v/).


    Plenty of excited discussion around personality was had, but that’s something I think you should be free to work around. The only thing we’d like you to keep in mind (should relevant situations ever come up) are the things that are obvios from her designs and our board’s attitude towards the current controversy:

    • Tough-loves video games.
    • Loathes dishonesty and hypocrisy.
    • Low-affect, grumpy, perpetually fed up and tired.

    Ultimately it’s your game and the game of the ladies that pitched whatever concept wins.


    Backlash

    Following the creation of Vivian James and the cooperation between 4chan and TFYC, The Fine Young Capitalists received negative feedback on both Twitter (shown below, left) and Tumblr (shown below, right) from certain feminist groups and supporters for accepting help from 4chan, claiming TFYC to be hypocrites for dealing with 4chan in a friendly manner and accepting money from them.



    In reply to the accusations, The Fine Young Capitalists defended their stance regarding 4chan, claiming that should they wish to stop them from taking part in the project, they would have to oppress 4chan and that they didn’t wish to do that (shown below).[8]



    External References


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