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  • 10/12/14--09:35: Baccano! Opening Parodies
  • About

    Baccano! Opening Parodies refer to a series of parody videos for the opening theme movie in the anime adaptation of Japanese light novel series Baccano! (Japanese: バッカーノ!)[1] written by Ryōgo Narita who is also the author of Durarara!!. The parody videos has been occasionally posted to the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) since 2007.

    Origin

    The TV anime series for Baccano! aired 13th episodes from July to November 2007 at a Japanese satellite broadcasting station WOWOW. The opening movie was made as a homage to the opening title of a 2000 film Snatch[2] because the author is known as a fan of Guy Ritchie[3] and Baccano! is much inspired by his ensemble-cast dramas.



    Left: Baccano! Opening Movie | Right Snatch Opening Title

    Spread

    The anime didn’t get so much attention compared to other anime titles in that year because it wasn’t aired on regular TV channels. However, its American film-flavored opening credit movie has been sometimes set to a subject for mimicking among amateur animators, and there are many hand-drawn animated parodies on online video hub sites. The amount of those parody videos posted to NND is over 100[4] and many of them are reprinted to YouTube.[5]

    Various Examples


    Niconico 【APヘタリア】HETTALIA!【手書き完成版】Niconico 【GINTTAMA!】ギンッターマ!【BACCANO!】
    Left: Hetalia | Right: Gintama
    Niconico 【手書き00】00×バッカーノ!(完成)Niconico 【手描きタイバニ】TAIBAANI!【バッカーノ!OPパロ】
    Left: Gundam 00 | Right: Tiger & Bunny
    Niconico 【手書き】 POTTERNO!(バッカーノ!OPパロ) 【ハリポタ】Niconico 【進撃手描き】進撃の巨人×BACCANO!【完成】
    Left: Harry Potter | Right: Attack on Titan

    Search Interest

    [Not Available]

    External References

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

    [1]Wikipedia – Baccano!

    [2]Wikipedia – Snatch (film)

    [3]Wikipedia – Guy Ritchie

    [4]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag BACCANO!OPMAD

    [5]YouTube – Search result for the keywords バッカーノ op パロ


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  • 10/12/14--12:47: Skeleton War
  • Edit 1: Fixed a typo that was far 2small4u to read. The article is constructed nicely but additional information must be added.


    About

    Skeleton War refers to a joke blog regarding Skeletons. It is often associated on websites regarding topics related to Halloween.

    Origin

    In October 2014, a page on Tumblr was made by user theskeletonwar called “The Skeleton War” with a fictional story, funny images of skeletons, and funny Q&As. Since then, the page has gained much popularity on Tumblr along with other sites.

    Background

    On it’s main page, there is a fictional story dubbed The Skeleton War, in which the story tells of skeletons from all eras do battle for literally no reason for all of eternity in the deepest pits of hell. If your tombstone does not have “Rest in Peace” carved in it, your skeleton is drafted into the skeleton war. Within the story includes a chant about Mr Skeletal, a Skull Trumpet based You Have Been Visited character.


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  • 10/13/14--09:30: I Am A Shadow, The True Self
  • About

    “I am a shadow… The true self…” is a phrase often used to refer to a character’s doppelganger of sorts, especially when the aforementioned doppelganger has the upper hand against the original.

    Origin

    The phrase originates from the game Shin Megami Tensei Persona 4 [1]. It is said by most of the main bosses in the game, which are known as shadows[2], repressed emotions of the main characters that are manifested into their identical doppelganger. When a person denies the existence of their shadow, it becomes berserk, turn into a twisted representation of the character’s repressed emotions, and ultimately utters the phrase before attempting to murder the person it came out of.

    Spread

    W.I.P. (help wanted!)

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 / 10/14/2014

    [2]Megami Tensei Wiki – Shadow Self / 10/14/2014


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  • 10/13/14--09:42: Je Suis Un Ananas
  • About

    Je Suis Un Ananas, French for “I am a pineapple,” is a quote originally uttered by a talking pineapple character in the 1980s French-Canadian children’s TV show Téléfrancais! Due to the absurd premise of an “anthropomorphized”: pineapple, the phrase has gained traction on Tumblr, where it is often coupled with still images of the tropical fruit character from the show.

    Origin

    On July 19th, 2007, YouTuber JustinDMcElroy[1] uploaded the first episode of Téléfrancais! which features a talking pineapple which says “Je Suis Ananas.” As of October 2014, the video has gained over 480,000 views.



    Spread

    On April 30th, 2008, Urban Dictionary[2] user Gallant0 submitted an entry for Je suis un ananas which defined it as:

    “French for: I am a pineapple.”


    On November 24th, 2011, the Facebook[3] page Je Suis Ananas was created. On October 30th, 2012, the Tumblr blog i-am-l-ananas[4] was created, the blog features pictures and fan art featuring the pineapple from Téléfrancais!



    On March 13th, 2014, Reddit user yomaster19 posted a GIF featuring the talking pineapple titled “Je suis un ananas! Who remembers?”



    Notable Example



    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]YouTube – JustinDMcElroy

    [2]Urban Dictionary – Je Suis Un Ananas

    [3]Facebook – Je Suis Ananas

    [4]Tumblr – i-am-l-ananas

    [5]Reddit – Je suis un ananas! Who remembers?


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  • 10/13/14--10:02: Slug Maze
  • About

    Slug Maze is a pathway made out of table salt for slugs to navigate without touching the sides. If a slug touches salt, it is often killed as water leaves its body due to the process of osmosis.

    Origin

    On August 27th, 2005, YTMND user mydogyoshi created a page titled “Slug in a Salt Maze”, which featured a photograph of a slug navigating a maze made out of table salt (shown below).



    Spread

    On June 13th, 2012, Redditor Nabillia submitted a screenshot of a Facebook post featuring a dead slug who failed to traverse a slug maze to the /r/funny[1] subreddit (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 1,700 votes (93% upvoted).



    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 10/13/14--10:38: Minor Mistake Marvin
  • About

    Minor Advice Marvin is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photograph of a young boy staring blankly at a distance and various captions detailing everyday episodes of regrettable mistakes that can unfold as a result of one’s own oversight.

    Origin

    On October 8th, 2014, Redditor marky_mark301 submitted a photograph of a young boy standing in front of a partially burned ramen noodle container inside a microwave to the /r/pics[4] subreddit in a post titled “He just wanted some noodles” (shown below, left). On October 11th, Redditor onebigbagostupid posted an image macro using the photo with a caption about accidentally putting ice cream in a refrigerator titled “Introducing: Mistake Marvin” to the /r/AdviceAnimals[1] subreddit, where it gained over 3,000 votes (84% upvoted) in the first 48 hours (shown below, right). The top-voted comment was submitted by Redditor McGotham, who suggested that the series be called “Minor Mistake Marvin.”



    Spread

    On the same day, Redditor BrojobBrojob submitted an image macro about forgetting to turn on a slow cooker before leaving for work to /r/AdviceAnimals[2] (shown below, left). Also on October 11th, Redditor CakeSwag submitted a Minor Mistake Marvin image macro joking about accidentally calling a teacher “Mom” to /r/AdviceAnimals[5] (shown below, right). In the following 48 hours, the posts gathered more than 3,400 votes (93% upvoted) and 3,000 votes (79% upvoted) respectively.



    On October 12th, the /r/TodayIMarvinedUp[3] subreddit was launched for notable Minor Mistake Marvin examples. The same day, Redditor BrojobBrojob’s image macro was reposted to 9gag,[6] where it accumulated upwards of 2,900 points and 50 comments in 24 hours.

    Notable Examples




    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 10/14/14--01:13: Karching
  • #Karching, action verb. The act of celebrating like a boss. Named for Karch Kiraly’s response to coaching the Women’s National Team to Gold at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship on Oct. 12, 2014.


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  • 10/14/14--06:56: Evangelion Opening Parodies
  • About

    Evangelion Opening Parodies refer to a series of parody videos for the opening credit movie of the Japanese TV anime Neon Genesis Evangelion produced by Studio Gainax.

    Origin

    The TV anime series aired 26 episodes between October 1995 and March 1996, and gave a huge impact to the Japanese subculture. The opening movie for the anime is known for the characteristic rendition in the latter part which inserts foreshadowing characters and keywords consecutively without staff credits. Its theme song “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” (Japanese: 残酷な天使のテーゼ, Zankoku na Tanshi no Thesis)[1] made a large success on the music market, too. The number of CD/digital copies for the song had reached over 1 million in January 2014.



    Spread

    A huge amount of fan works for the historical hit anime have been created since late-1990s, and borh of this opening credit movie with the challenging rendition and its theme song have been one of the popular subjects for MAD, hand-drawn animation, live-action and filksong. And it’s still popular on 2channel, YouTube[2] and Nico Nico Douga.[3] Those parodies/fan works are usually named by the phrasal templatesX-gelion” (○○ゲリオン) or “A Cruel X’s Thesis” (残酷な○○のテーゼ).

    Meanwhile, those parody videos have been often removed from the video hub sites due to the copyright claims by Studio Khara[4] and King Records.[5] That’s because both of copyright holders for the movie and the song have particularly unfriendly attitude toward fan creations utilizing their own contents.

    Various Examples



    Left: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya | Right: Persona 3
    Niconico [ルパン×エヴァop]三世紀ルパンゲリオン(完成版)Niconico 【東方】ZUN世紀ウドンゲリオン【エヴァOP風】
    Left: Lupin the Third | Right: Touhou Project

    Live-Action Parodies

    Since mid-2000s, live-action versions for the opening credit movie have been made by indie film or otaku groups and posted to the web. Additionally, a Japanese TV show’s 2010 live-action parody was starring a Japanese actress Natsuki Kato[6], a dedicated fan of the anime.



    Left: Ryutaro Katayama & Akira Owada (2006) | Right: Japanese TV Show feat. Natsuki Kato (2010)

    Search Interest

    External References

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

    [1]Wikipedia – A Cruel Angel's Thesis

    [2]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag エヴァンゲリオンOPパロリンク

    [3]YouTube – Search results for the keywords エヴァOP パロ

    [4]Wikipedia – Khara (studio)

    [5]Wikipedia – King Records (Japan)

    [6]Wikipedia – Natsuki Katō


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  • 10/14/14--10:07: No Bra Day
  • Overview

    No Bra Day is a novelty holiday celebrated by women who choose to go braless for a day on either July 9th or October 13th, with the latter date designated in observance of the National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Despite its mission to raise public awareness of breast cancer, the holiday has been also met with criticism of unintended objectification.

    Background

    On October 10th, 2010, 9gag[2] created and posted an image of a woman taking off her bra declaring October 13th, to be No Bra Day.



    On October 12th, IGN[1] user ZIIIIING re-posted the image on IGN’s message board.

    Notable Developments

    On July 8th, 2011, The Stir[11] published a post titled “It’s National No Bra Day -- Who’s Joining Me?” which focused on liberation rather than breast cancer or health.

    On October 13th, 2012, the blog Cancer in My Thirties[10]“National No Bra Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- OR -- Please Put That Pink Can of Soup Down & Put Your Bra Back On.” The post gained over 130,000 within a year. In the post the author explains her problem with the day, saying:

    “Are you kidding me? How on earth could a day where girls and women are encouraged to post and share photos of their braless breasts and to walk around with their nipples poking through their shirts be “supportive” for women who are living with or who have died from breast cancer, or who have managed to ‘complete’ the arduous treatments and disfiguring surgeries required to put them into remission?

    I think the answer is simple. It is not."


    On October 10th, 2013, Urban Dictionary[4] user StarrEmily submitted an entry for no bra day which defines it as:

    “October 13, the day when girls are not supposed to wear bras”


    On October 13th, UpRoxx[3] published a post titled “13 Busty Women Who Should Definitely Take Part In “No Bra Day” Today.”

    Hashtag

    On October 7th, 2014, Twitter user ShaunaElaine24[5] introduced the hashtag #NoBraDay referring to October 13th, and trying it together with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Within a week the hashtag[6] was tweeted out over 200,000 times.



    On October 13th, the hashtag trended on Twitter the same day The Daily Dot[7] published an article titled “Terrible hashtag campaign #NoBraDay is sexualizing breast cancer,” which featured tweets from Twitter users against the hashtag and day.



    The day was covered by many other sites on October 13th, including Vibe[8] and Idolator.[9]

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 10/14/14--11:57: RKO Vine Remixes
  • About

    RKO Vine Remixes are a series of Vine videos in which an animated sprite image of American professional wrestler Randy Orton performing his signature cutter move “RKO” is edited into various clips of people tripping over or falling down on the ground.

    Origin

    On May 11th, 2013, Real Madrid of Spanish Primera League and Juventus of Italian Serie A butted heads in their group-stage match at the UEFA Champions League tournament. With only a few minutes remaining in the first half, Juventus’ Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal was granted a penalty kick opportunity after he was seen suddenly falling over to the ground in mid-dribble. Vidal’s penalty-earning fall quickly became a talking point of the match as some fans suspected that the Juventus player deliberately dove without any interference from the defense. In the replay footage, however, Vidal is shown tripping over the ball as a result of a misaimed kick at the ground (shown below). The game ended in a tie after Real Madrid caught up with two equalizers (2 – 2).



    Over a year later, on October 12th, 2014, Viner Wrestling LAD uploaded a parody version of Vidal’s fall with an animated cutout of Orton rushing towards the Juventus player and executing his signature “RKO” cutter move (shown below). Within 48 hours of upload, the video gained over 1,300 revines and 1,200 likes.



    Spread

    On October 13th, 2014, YouTuber jp oshannassy uploaded a montage of notable RKO Vine videos (shown below).



    The same day, Redditor LongAlanIcedT submitted a post requesting RKO Vine remixes to the /r/SquaredCircle[1] subreddit. Also on October 13th, Viner Cameron/Prohne uploaded a video in which a skater is tackled off a bridge by Orton (shown below). In 24 hours, the video received more than 1,700 revines and 1,500 likes.



    On October 14th, Viner Scully1986 uploaded a video of a giraffe being tackled by Orton, garnering upwards of 550 likes and 480 revines in the next three hours (shown below). In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the Vine videos, including SB Nation,[2] Bleacher Report[3] and For the Win.[4]



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Reddit – Compile the Randy Orton RKO vines here

    [2]SB Nation – The 10 greatest Randy Orton RKO Vines

    [3]Bleacher Report – This Compilation of Randy Orton ‘RKO’ Vines Is Spectacular

    [4]For the Win – Epic Soccer Dive

    [5]UEFA– "":http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2014/matches/round=2000479/match=2011817/index.html


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  • 10/14/14--13:21: #WhenIMarryMyself
  • About

    #WhenIMarryMyself is a Twitterhashtag which spread in response to a tweet sent out by National Organization for Marriage, a group against legalizing gay marriage in the United States, which suggested legalizing gay marriage could lead to marrying yourself to become legal. The hashtag quickly became a way to make jokes about what the Twitter user would do if they married themselves.

    Origin

    On October 13th, 2014, the Twitter account for the National Organization for Marriage[1] sent out a tweet which asked "When #marriage is redefined, what prevents a person from “marrying” his/herself?" and included a link to an article which referenced Grace Gelder,[2] a woman who held a non-legally binding wedding ceremony for herself.



    The Organization for Marriage concluded:

    “When marriage is devalued and its nature loosely defined, what prevents marriage norms--such as sexual complementarity, monogamy, exclusivity, permanence, or even the idea that marriage requires two people--from being broken down as well?”


    The same day Twitter user Clarknt67[4] introduced the hashtag #WhenIMarryMyself, tweeting it at the National Organization of Marriage.



    Spread

    Within 24 hours the hashtag was tweeted[5] out over 2,000 times. In the coming days, the hashtag was covered by several websites including NowNextNews,[6] The New Civil Rights Movement,[9] Patheos[10] and Mic.[7] According to the Twitter analytics site Topsy,[8] the hashtag received more than 2,800 mentions in the first 48 hours.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 10/14/14--14:28: Iggy Azalea
  • About

    Amethyst Amelia Kelly, better known as “Iggy Azalea,” is an Australian rapper who rose to fame in 2011 after her controversial music video for the track “Pu$$y” was uploaded to YouTube.

    Early Career

    In 2006, Kelly traveled to the United States at the age of 15 and informed her parents she would not be returning to Australia. After living briefly in Miami, Florida and Houston, Texas, Kelly joined the hip hop collective Dungeon Family in Atlanta, Georgia and took the stage name Iggy Azalea. During the summer of 2010, Kelly moved to Los Angeles, California, where she was briefly managed by Interscope Records.

    Online History

    In September, 2011, Azalea released the music video for her song “Pu$$y” on YouTube. On September 13th, the video began widely circulating online after being highlighted on the entertainment news blog Perez Hilton.[1]



    That month, Azalea released videos for the tracks “Two Times” (shown below, left) and “D.R.U.G.S” (shown below, right). The original uploads of each video were subsequently removed from YouTube due to copyright claims by Wine Enterprises, Inc.



    On July 21st, 2012, the music video for Azalea’s track “Murda Bizness” was uploaded to YouTube (shown below, left). On March 13th, 2013, Azalea released the music video for her song “Work” (shown below, right).



    “Fancy”

    On March 4th, 2014, the iggyazaleamusicVEVO[1] YouTube channel uploaded the music video for the track “Fancy”, which recreates scenes from the popular 1995 teen film Clueless. Within four months, the video gained over 81.4 million views and 56,000 comments. The song has since spawned dozens of fan-made parodies and covers.



    Food That Looks Like Iggy Azalea

    On August 17th, 2014, the Tumblr blog Food That Looks Like Iggy Azalea was created, which features photos of food juxtaposed with images of Azalea which bear similarities in pattern or color.



    Feud with Snoop Dogg

    On October 12th, 2014, rapper Snoop Dogg posted a photograph of a person with albinism and the caption “Iggy Azalea no make up” to his Instagram[2] feed, gaining over 48,000 likes in the first 48 hours (shown below).



    Azalea subsequently tweeted at the rapper, asking why he posted the insulting image (shown below). Several of the tweets were subsequently deleted.



    Personal Life

    Kelly was born on June 7th, 1990 in Sydney, Australia. She grew up in the town of Mullumbimby, New South Wales in a house built by her father by hand. Azalea began dating rapper ASAP Rocky in 2011 until July 2012. In November 2013, Azalea began a relationship with Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Nick Young.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Perez Hilton – Is This The New Kreayshawn????

    [2]Instagram – snoopdogg


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  • 10/14/14--16:13: New York Comic Con
  • About

    New York Comic Con is an annual convention held in New York City to celebrate comic books, as well as science fiction and fantasy books, films, and television shows. The convention is also known for attendees elaborate cosplay.

    Social Media Presence

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Facebook – newyorkcomiccon


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  • 10/14/14--17:35: RedLetterMedia
  • About

    RedLetterMedia[1] is an independent film company and webzone created and run by Mike Stoklasa [2] and Jay Bauman [3], and based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is best known for producing the Mr. Plinkett movie reviews and Half in the Bag[4], in which Stoklasa and Bauman review newly released Hollywood films. It also produces the webshows Best of the Worst[5], in which four people (usually RLM cast and crew members, but occasionally guest stars are featured) watch three B-movies of a certain theme, discuss them, and decide which is the best of them, and Previously Recorded[6] (styled Pre-Rec), where RLM cast members Jack Packard (aka Harlack) [7] and Rich Evans [8] review a recently released video game.

    History

    RedLetterMedia was founded by Mike Stoklasa when he lived in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2004, although it is now based in Milwaukee. It mainly produced low-budget comedic short films until 2008, when, after viewing the Star Trek: The Next Generation movie _Star Trek: Generations [9], Stoklasa decided to create a video review of it. Deeming his own voice “too boring”, he decided to play the character of Mr. Plinkett (first portrayed by Rich Evans in short films, and later in Half in the Bag and Feeding Frenzy ) in the video. Encouraged by positive reaction, he continued to make reviews for the other three Next Generation films [10].

    The company remained unknown until Stoklasa released his fifth Mr. Plinkett review, in which he analysed the often-criticized Star Wars prequel film The Phantom Menace[11]. The review is notable for stretching approximately 70 minutes and including clips from the film itself, the Phantom Menace development documentary film The Beginning[12], other films and shows, and live-action segments filmed by Stoklasa. Later, reviews of the other two Star Wars prequel films (Attack of the Clones[13] and Revenge of the Sith[14]), James Cameron’s films Avatar[15] and Titanic[16], Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull[17], J. J. Abrams Star Trek[18], and children’s films Baby’s Day Out[19] and Cop Dog[120].

    In 2011, Half in the Bag premiered with a review of Drive Angry and The Adjustment Bureau[21]. The show is the main source of RedLetterMedia reaction images and gifs.

    Related Memes

    What’s wrong with your face?

    What’s Wrong with Your Face originates from the original Phantom Menace review, in which Plinkett reacts strongly to the appearance of a Nemoidean worker. It is often used as a reaction to an ugly or deformed face.

    Pizza Rolls

    Mr. Plinkett often mentions Totino’s Pizza Rolls, usually ending review videos with “Email me if you want a pizza roll. Leave a comment on this webzone if you want a pizza roll.” This catchphrase, and pizza rolls in general, have since been adopted by the fandom as a symbol of Mr. Plinkett and RedLetterMedia.

    Racist Mike

    Racist Mike is the name of a recurring gag among RedLetterMedia fans (mainly ones on "4chan’s":knowyourmeme.com/memes/sites/4chan /tv/ (Television and Movies) board) that company creator Mike Stoklasa is a closeted white supremacist. The meme originates from a livestream by former RLM member Garret Gilchrist, wherein he claimed that Mike Stoklasa is a racist, Rich Evans’ parents were addicted to crack cocaine, and Jay Bauman is a rapist (though he later denies saying these things). [22]


    Search Interest

    Search interest for RedLetterMedia only picked up in 2009, after the Mr. Plinkett Phantom Menace review was released. As of October 2014, a DeviantArt search for “redlettermedia” returns 121 results. [23]

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – RedLetterMedia

    [2]IMDb – Mike Stoklasa

    [3]IMDb – Jay Bauman

    [4]RedLetterMedia – Half in the Bag

    [5]RedLetterMedia – Best of the Worst

    [6]YouTube – Previously Recorded

    [7]Twitter – Jack Packard

    [8]IMDb – Rich Evans

    [9]Wikipedia – Star Trek: Generations

    [10]RedLetterMedia – Mr Plinkett Star Trek Reviews

    [11]RedLetterMedia – Mr. Plinkett Phantom Menace Review

    [12]YouTube – The Beginning: Making Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace

    [13]RedLetterMedia – Mr. Plinkett Attack of the Clones Review

    [14]RedLetterMedia – Mr. Plinkett Revenge of the Sith Review

    [15]RedLetterMedia – Mr. Plinkett Avatar Review

    [16]RedLetterMedia – Mr. Plinkett Titanic Review

    [17]RedLetterMedia – Mr. Plinkett Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Review

    [18]RedLetterMedia – Mr. Plinkett Star Trek Review

    [19]RedLetterMedia – Mr. Plinkett Baby’s Day Out Review

    [20]RedLetterMedia – Mr. Plinkett Cop Dog Review

    [21]RedLetterMedia – Half in the Bag episode 1

    [22]Free Forums – Garret Gilchrist, the black sheep of RedLetterMedia

    [23]DeviantArt – RedLetterMedia search results


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  • 10/15/14--05:38: Koiimo Opening Parodies
  • About

    Koiimo Opening Parodies (Japanese: 恋妹OPパロ) refer to a series of parody videos for the opening credit movie of an adult game Koiimo SWEET-DAYS (恋妹SWEET☆DAYS).[1] In a similar way to Kishimen, Love Cheat! and Little Busters!, many MAD and hand-drawn animated videos parodying the opening movie have been continually posted to Nico Nico Douga (NND) since 2012.

    Origin

    The adult video game was released by a Japanese game developper Parasol[2] on May 25th, 2012. And prior to the game release, its opening movies was published on the several adult game web pages for promotion on April 20th, 2012.



    Spread

    The opening videos were soon reprinted to YouTube and NND, and its well-made animation caught an attention on there. Then, a famous NNDMAD editor called “the man of pickling a cucumber in panties” (パンツで漬けたきゅうりの人) posted a parody video reproducing the opening movie by the characters from Japanese TV anime/manga Saki[3] on May 4h, 2012. The creator is known for utilizing bait-and-switch naming style and thumbnail for his works. This video’s title “ah……n…n…Ah…ah…AHH…” (ぁ……んっ…んぁ…あっ…ぁ…あっんっ…) is meaning of moan of pleasure as well. And partly helped by its title, this video’s pageviews had reached 1 million times in October of the following year.


    Niconico ぁ……んっ…んぁ…あっ…ぁ…あっんっ…

    Inspired by this parody video, other MAD editors and amateur animators started making their own versions. And most of subsequent videos’ title and the tag for this video series are fixed to that obscene moaning.[4]

    Besides, the creator of the opening movie Saki Fujimura published the After Effects Project File of the movie on his Twitter on September 26th, 2012. Parody videos in this series uploaded from this point forward are basically made by utilizing this project file.

    Various Examples


    Niconico 六花「ぁ……んっ…んぁ…あっ…ぁ…あっんっ…」Niconico まどか「ぁ……んっ…んぁ…あっ…ぁ…あっんっ…」
    Left: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions | Right: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Niconico はぁはぁ、ひな、はぁはぁ、風呂入るぞNiconico アスナ&リズ「ぁ……んっ…んぁ…あっ…ぁ…あっんっ…」
    Left: Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! | Right: Sword Art Online
    Niconico トキ「ぁ……んっ…んぁ…あっ…ぁ…あっんっ…」Niconico キセキ「ぁ……んっ…んぁ…あっ…ぁ…あっんっ…」
    Left: Fist of the North Star | Right: Kuroko’s Basketball

    Search Interest

    External References

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    [1]Wikipedia – 恋妹SWEET☆DAYS (Japanese)

    [2]Wikipedia – Parasol (ゲームブランド) (Japanese)

    [3]Wikipedia – Saki (manga)

    [4]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag ぁ……んっ…んぁ…あっ…ぁ…あっんっ…


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  • 10/15/14--13:15: Surveillance Camera Man
  • About

    Surveillance Camera Man is a mysterious YouTube prankster who records video of random strangers in locations around the city of Seattle, Washington without their permission.

    Online History

    On October 10th, 2012, the photography news blog Pinac[5] published an article about a YouTube video featuring a man disrupting classrooms by recording students and teachers without their permission. The YouTube video has since been removed. On October 30th, Pinac[7] published a follow-up piece referring to the prankster as “Surveillance Camera Man.” That day, a Facebook[6] page titled “Surveillance Camera Man” was launched. May 22nd, 2013, the Surveillance Camera Man YouTube[1] channel was created, with the first video featuring footage of people expressing frustration for having themselves recorded without their permission (shown below). In the first two years, the video gained over 380,000 views and 1,700 comments.



    On June 25th, the Surveillance Camera Man LiveLeak[2] channel was created, where two additional videos in the series was uploaded that day (shown below).



    On July 11th, the /r/SurveillantCameraMan[3] subreddit was launched for discussions about the video series. On June 17th, 2014, a seventh video was uploaded to the Surveillance Camera Man channel (shown below, left). On October 14th, an eighth installment of the series was uploaded to YouTube, which was subsequently posted on the /r/videos[4] subreddit. In 24 hours, the video gained over 300,000 views and 3,600 votes (80% upvoted).



    Reputation

    On October 15th, 2014, The Daily Dot[8] published an article about whether the pranks should be considered harassment and highlighted Internet comments speculating that the videos were staged with hired actors.



    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 10/15/14--14:56: The Princess Bride
  • About

    The Princess Bride is a 1987 comedic romance film based on the 1973 novel by William Goldman. Because of the film’s quotable script it quickly became a cult classic.

    Premise

    The film opens with a grandfather (Peter Falk) reading his sick grandson (Fred Savage) the story of The Princess Bride. The story opens with a young girl, Buttercup (Robin Wright) falling in love with her farm worked Wesley (Cary Elwes). Wesley becomes a sailor to save money for their wedding, but soon after he is captured by pirates and presumed dead. Five years later Prince Humperdink (Chris Sarandon) chooses Buttercup as his bride, though she does not love him. Before the wedding Buttercup is kidnapped by three outlaws Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), Fezzik (André the Giant) and Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin). She is then kidnapped from them by a masked man who turns out to be Wesley, who was captured by pirates but trained to be one instead of being killed. Reunited, the two are found by Prince Humperdink, who promises Buttercup he will not harm Wesley if she returns with him. Instead, he is taken into a torture chamber run by Humperdink’s friend, Count Tyrone Rugen (Christopher Guest), where he is eventually killed. Rugen is also the man who killed Inigo Montoya’s father, and who he as vowed to kill. Teaming up with Fezzik, he brings Wesley to Miracle Max (Billy Crystal), who revives him so they can storm the castle together. Montoya kills Count Rugen, Wesley saves Buttercup and the two ride into the sunset.

    Reception

    The film earned a 8.2 on IMDB[1] and a rating of 77 on Metacritic.[2] It was nominated for one Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song. It won a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and a People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

    Fandom

    As of October 2014, DeviantArt[3] has over 10,000 fan art submissions tagged The Princess Bride. The film’s Facebook page[4] has gained over 2.6 million views. Fanfiction.net has over 100 fan fiction submissions about The Princess Bride. Fan run Tumblr blogs dedicated to the movie include effyeahprincessbride[6] and princessbridequotes.[7]



    Related Memes

    “You Killed My Father, Prepare to Die”

    You Killed My Father, Prepare to Die is a phrase from The Princess Bride. Because the line is repeated so often and has such a strong meaning to one of the characters, it became common for fans to repeat it, especially mockingly before moments of conflict.



    “You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means”

    You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means is a phrase used to call out someone else’s incorrect use of a word or phrase during online conversations. It is typically iterated as an image macro series featuring the fictional character Inigo Montoya from the The Princess Bride.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]IMDBThe Princess Bride

    [2]Metacritic – The Princess Bride

    [3]DeviantArt – The Princess Bride

    [4]Facebook – The Princess Bride

    [5]Fanfiction.net – The Princess Bride

    [6]Tumblr – effyeahprincessbride

    [7]Tumblr – princessbridequotes


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  • 10/15/14--16:18: Bob the Builder


  • About

    Bob the Builder is a British animated children’s series known for its distinct stop motion animation, wide range of characters, toys and merchandise. It is one of the most popular children’s media franchises of all time.

    History

    The original series was created by television writer Keith Chapman in 1998, and ran for fourteen years, with its finale premiering on 12 June 2012. Bob appeared as a building contractor specializing in masonry in a stop motion animated programme with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised work-vehicles and equipment (all made of clay).



    The show is broadcast in many countries, but originates from the United Kingdom where Bob is voiced by English actor Neil Morrissey. The show was later created using CGI animation starting with the spin-off series Ready, Steady, Build![1]

    Bob’s catchphrase is “Can we fix it?”, to which the other characters respond with “Yes we can!” This phrase is also the title of the show’s theme song, which was a million-selling number one hit in the UK.

    Reception

    Bob the Builder was nominated in the BAFTA“Pre-school animation” category from 1999 to 2009, and won the “Children’s Animation” category in 2003 for the special episode “A Christmas to Remember”[2]

    Director Sarah Ball was interviewed on Gurgle.com about the show’s success in 2010:

    “I think diggers and dumpers fascinate kids in the same way that they are drawn to dinosaurs. They both have a timeless appeal. The technique of stop motion is very tangible – the characters look like you can just pick them up and play with them. It’s a safe, lovely, bright, colourful world, which is very appealing. Curtis Jobling did a fantastic job designing the show – it’s very simple and stylized but has such charm.”

    --Interview with Sarah Ball, Gurgle.com

    Makeover

    Overview

    In October 2014, Bob the Builder was revamped by Mattel for a new series to be aired on Channel 5’s Milkshake! in 2015. Amongst the changes were a complete overhaul of the cast, with actor Lee Ingleby replacing Neil Morrissey as the voice of Bob, and Joanne Froggatt also confirmed to play as Wendy.

    “Viewers will see a big difference on screen as the characters will be computer-generated for the new series rather than created using stop-motion animation.”[3]

    A spokesman for the new series said it would retain “the emotional warmth that has always given Bob the Builder a firm place in the hearts of young viewers”.[4]

    Bob’s original character designer ;Curtis Jobling was asked about how he felt about the remake. He had this to say:
    "I was surprised to see the new design.
    “My original designs captured children all over the world.”
    But he added: “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”[5]



    Online Reception

    The response from online was mostly negative, most notably on Twitter:



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    External References


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  • 10/16/14--10:57: Beetlejuice
  • About

    Beetlejuice is an American horror comedy film about a young couple who die in a car crash and come back as ghosts, haunting their old house and navigating the afterlife.

    History

    Beetlejuice was released on March 30th, 1988. The film stars Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis as Adam and Barbara, the ghost couple, Winona Ryder as Lydia, the teenager who befriends them when she moves into their old house, and Michael Keaton as Betelgeuse, the afterlife conman. On September 9th, 1989, an animated series of the same name premiered. The show ran for four seasons, concluding on December 6th, 1991.

    Premise

    Adam and Barbara, a married couple, live in a small town in an old but loved house. One day on their way home from some errands, their car falls into a lake and they both drown. They return to their house as ghosts, only to find a New York City artist (Catherine O’Hara), her husband (Jeffrey Jones) and her step-daughter (Winona Ryder) have moved in and completely remodeled it. At first the couple try to remove the family, seeking the help of their afterlife caseworker and trying to be scary, but eventually they befriend Lydia, and decide they’d rather co-exist. However, in the process of driving them out they strike a deal with Betelgeuse, a man trapped in the underworld who is trying desperately to escape. Though he tries to destroy Adam and Barbara in the process of getting free, they beat him and settle into life as kind of surrogate parents for Lydia.



    Fandom

    As of October 2014, DeviantArt[2] has over 20,000 fan art submissions tagged BeetleJuice. Its Facebook page[3] has gained over 2.9 million likes. On July 1st, 2010, the Tumblr fan blog fuckyeahbeetlejuice[5] was created.



    Related Memes

    Robin Thicke Beetlejuice Outfit

    On August 26th, 2013, the day after Miley Cyrus performed with Robin Thicke at the MTV VMAs, Wet Paint[6] published an article titled “Who Wore it Better: Robin Thicke or Beetlejuice?” which featured side by side pictures of Robin Thicke at the VMAs and Betelgeuse, which showed they were wearing very similar outfits.



    The same day WeKnowMemes[7] ran the same two photos with the words “9 months” overlayed over them with the titled “How Beetlejuice Was Born – Robin Thicke Plus Miley Meme.” Several other sites ran similar posts the same day including New York Daily News[8] and MTV.[9]



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]IMDBBeetleJuice

    [2]DeviantArt – BeetleJuice

    [3]Facebook – BeetleJuice

    [4]IMDBBeetleJuice

    [5]Tumblr – fuckyeahbeetlejuice

    [6]Wet Paint – Who Wore it Better: Robin Thicke or Beetlejuice?

    [7]WeKnowMemes – How Beetlejuice Was Born – Robin Thicke Plus Miley Meme

    [8]New York Daily News – VMAs 2013: Robin Thicke channels Beetlejuice during ‘Blurred Lines’ performance with Miley Cyrus

    [9]MTV– "Miley Cyrus Twerking On Beetlejuice Is The Best VMA Miley Twerk Photoshop Job Yet ":http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2013/08/26/miley-cyrus-vma-twerk-beetlejuice/


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