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  • 10/31/14--06:28: Ghost (Mystery Skulls)

  • About

    Ghost is a 2014 song from the indie pop/electronica band Mystery Skulls. An animated music video of the song was commissioned to YouTuber MysteryBen27 (Ben Mangum) and quickly gained online notoriety after it’s October 2014 debut.


    Ben Mangum first gained subscribers on YouTube though his 2011 fan animated videos of My Little Pony. Later in 2012, MysteryBen27 uploaded an animated video titled “The Turntable Turnabout (Mystery Skulls – Money)”[1] which featured the artist Mystery Skulls and animated characters from the Phoenix Wright Attorney video games. Mystery Skulls then later contacted channel owner Ben Mangum to produce another animated video for the upcoming song Ghost.[2]


    Mangum uploaded his finished copy of Ghost to his YouTube channel on October 26th, 2014, where it gain over 25K thumbs up and 500K reviews within a week.[3]

    Lewis The Skeleton

    Lewis is the fictional skeleton character which became popular on deviantART and Tumblr with fanart, cosplay and plushies content being in constant production since the video was first posted on YouTube. Alternatively, people have taken to calling him ‘Bara Skeleton’, which is in reference to his masculine size and shape. As of October 31, 2014, DeviantART host hundreds of original sketches and drawings related to Lewis and his former partners.[4]

    Notable Examples

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  • 10/31/14--12:12: Eclectic Method
  • About

    Eclectic Method is the stage name of British electronic musician and producer Jonny Wilson, who is most well-known for creating audio-visual remixes and mashup music videos by splicing together a variety of video clips and soundbites sampled from popular films and TV shows. While the act originally began as a trio consisting of Wilson and two other artists, Geoff Gamlen and Ian Edger, Wilson is the only remaining member as of October 2014.


    Eclectic Method was formed in London in 2001, using Wilson’s experience with Sony Vegas video editing software to make audio-visual mashup music videos. The group began performing live using Pioneer DVJ-1000 turntables at various venues across the world.

    Online History

    On August 27th, 2006, the first video was uploaded to the Eclectic Method YouTube channel, featuring a music video remix using clips from the American crime drama television series The Sopranos (shown below, left). On September 25th, Eclectic Method released a music video featuring clips from the comedy television series Entourage (shown below, right).

    On November 12th, 2008, the group uploaded a remix of President Barack Obama’s victory speech titled “Obama’s White House Puppy” (shown below, left). On January 9th, 2009, Eclectic Method published a music mashup using clips from an interview with copyright activist Lawrence Lessig on the Comedy Central satirical news program The Colbert Report (shown below,right).

    In February, the @EclecticMethod[2] Twitter feed was created. On August 25th, the “Eclectic Method” Facebook[1] page was launched. On March 2nd, 2011, the group released a remix featuring interviews with actor Charlie Sheen (shown below, left). On August 19th, 2012, Eclectic Method posted a music remix using clips of actor Bill Murray from various films (shown below, right).

    On March 11th, 2014, Eclectic Method published a music video remix featuring scenes from the 2013 black comedy film The Wolf of Wall Street (shown below, left). In the first seven months, the video gathered upwards of 2.2 million views and 790 comments. On October 28th, the group released a remix made from scenes in the 1984 comedy film Ghostbusters (shown below, right).

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Facebook – Eclectic Method

    [2]Twitter – @EclecticMethod

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  • 10/31/14--14:12: Hand Me the Aux Cord
  • About

    “Hand Me the Aux Cord” is an expression used to request an auxiliary audio input cable in order to play music off a mobile device. On Twitter, the expression is often used to caption images of flaming vehicles, indicating that the music was so hot it set the car ablaze.


    On August 17th, 2014, the WorldStarHipHop Twitter feed @WSFights[3] posted photographs of a burning car with the caption “When the homie hand me the AUX cord” (shown below). In the first two months, the tweet gained over 1,200 retweets and 750 favorites.


    On August 28th, 2014, Redditor spacymushroom submitted a 3-pane image of the Pokemon character Ash Ketchum turning his hat backwards titled “When someone hands me the AUX cord in the car” to the /r/funny[1] subreddit (shown below).

    On October 23rd, Urban Dictionary[2] user USAFmondesir submitted an entry for “Aux Cord,” defining it as the “blood and lifeline of a car trip.” On October 29th, Twitter user @KingRyin[5] posted a photograph of a flaming airplane with the caption “when the pilot hands me the AUX cord,” garnering upwards of 3,400 retweets and 2,600 favorites in 48 hours (shown below). On October 31st, Redditor Pikey7 submitted a photograph of a burning car titled “When you give me the aux cord” to the /r/teenagers[4] subreddit.

    According to the Twitter analytics site Topsy,[6] the keywords “aux cord” received over 400,000 mentions during October 2014.

    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References

    [1]Reddit – When someone hands me the AUX cord in the car

    [2]Urban Dictionary – Aux Cord

    [3]Twitter – @WSFights

    [4]Reddit – When you give me the aux cord

    [5]Twitter – @KingRyin

    [6]Topsy – aux cord

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  • 10/31/14--15:10: #IAmPerfect
  • Overview

    #IAmPerfect is a Twitter hashtag campaign started by a group of British university students in response to the “Perfect Body” advertising campaign launched by American lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret in late October 2014. The hashtag is accompanied by an online petition at, which demands an official apology and revision of the ad copy from the company. Within 72 hours of its launch, the petition has gained over 16,000 signatures, or roughly two thirds of the supporters required to reach its goal.


    On October 13th, 2014, Victoria’s Secret introduced a new line of bras under the label “Body,” along with several poster advertisements featuring a group of slim-bodied models in underwear and the tagline reading “Perfect ‘Body,’” with the word “Body” wrapped in quotations to highlight the name of the line. Throughout October, the advertisements were placed on storefront display in several British stores, as well as on the company’s U.S. website; However, the campaign mostly remained out of controversy until October 28th, when an online petition was submitted to by Frances Black, a 22-year-old student at Leeds University, who decided to seek an official apology and revision of the tagline after spotting one of the adverts while walking through Trinity Shopping Centre.

    Notable Developments


    As the petition began to take off in the social media and the news, many critics of the company’s ad campaign took their messages on Twitter with the hashtag #IAmPerfect. According to Topsy, the hashtag was used more than 4,300 times in the first 72 hours of the petition’s launch.

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  • 10/31/14--16:06: My Uber Is Down There
  • About

    Following the San Francisco Giants’ victory in the 2014 World Series, there were riots in the streets of San Francisco – the final game itself was actually played out in Kansas City, at the Kauffman Stadium.

    During a pushback by San Francisco riot police, a woman walked up toward the officers and yelled ‘My Uber is down there!’. Which, it’s undetermined if this was meant to be sarcasm towards the police and to humor the surrounding citizens, or if the woman was genuinely expressing her discontent in knowing she’s missing her Uber and is likely to be stuck on the streets with no ride home until the crowds calm down.

    For those unfamiliar, Uber is an on-demand private taxi service mobile app, which connects drivers to customers, wherever they are, usually in just a few minutes. Uber is just one of the many dominant tech startups to hit the streets (in their case, literally) of San Francisco, and other cities around the globe.


    Streets of San Francisco following the 2014 Giants’ World Series Victory. It has been posted by several YouTube users now, with the most popular video (seen below) gaining nearly 200,000 views within the first day of it’s posting.


    ‘My Uber is down there!’ initial news spread across outlets such as Gawker and TheBlemish. The phrase has since spread to sites like PandaWhale, Facebook, Twitter, and various meme generators. It’s still in it’s infancy.

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  • 11/01/14--20:27: I'm Really Feeling It
  • About

    “I’m Really Feeling It” is a memorable quote uttered by the character Shulk in the 2012 role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles, which became a notable catchphrase following the character’s inclusion in Nintendo’s melee fighting game Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.


    In the role-playing video game Xenoblade Chronicles, originally released in America on April 6th, 2012, the protagonist Shulk can be heard saying the phrase “I’m really feeling it” during various battles (shown below, left). On August 29th, 2014, Nintendo released a reveal trailer for Shulk as a playable character in the game Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, in which he performs a “back slash” move on the Super Mario villain Bowser and exclaims “I’m really feeling it!” (shown below, right).


    On August 25th, 2014, YouTuber djl12328 uploaded leaked gameplay footage of Shulk and Bowser Jr. in the upcoming Smash Bros. 3DS game, in which Shulk can be heard saying “I’m really feeling it!” as an in-game taunt. The video was subsequently removed from YouTube due to a copyright claim from Nintendo.[12] On August 30th, YouTuber BlewTanooki uploaded a YouTube Poop video featuring several edited versions of the “I’m really feeling it” video clip (shown below, left). The following day, the quote was added to the “Memes: Super Smash Bros.” page on TV Tropes.[13] On September 7th, YouTube Slimecicle uploaded a montage parody titled “MLG Shulk’s Really Feeling It” featuring edited clips from the reveal trailer (shown below, right).

    On October 8th, Tumblr user gamegrumpsbuttlumps[14] posted a photoshopped picture of Shulk stealing a bottle of liquor with the caption “I’m Really Stealing It,” which gained over 7,600 notes in the next month (shown below, left). On October 17th, Tumblr user fargunkel[15] posted a picture of Shulk with the caption “I Fight For My Feelings” (shown below, right), a reference to Ike’s Quotes, which managed to get over 1,800 notes over the next two weeks.

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  • 11/02/14--10:06: Xenoblade Chronicles
  • About

    Xenoblade Chronicles is a game made by Monolith Soft and Nintendo
    The game was announced during E3 2009 under its original title Monado: Beginning of the World. It was later renamed Xenoblade in January 2010 to honor Tetsuya Takahashi, the director of the game and all prior games in the Xeno series. The game was first released on June 10, 2010 in Japan, and later localized and released in August 19, 2011 in Europe. Despite this, significant time passed without any confirmation on a North American release, which eventually led to part of the Operation Rainfall fan movement to generate interest in a release in the region. Despite Nintendo’s official word that they were not influenced by the movement, the game was eventually released in North America on April 6, 2012.

    Story (under construction)


    The setting is on the remains of 2 titans, the Bionis and the Mechonis. The war machines of the Mechonis, the Mechon, are constantly fighting the Homs, one of the lifeforms that reside on the giant’s bodies.


    The story begins with a flashback to 1 year, when Homs Dickson, Mumkhar, and Dunban are in a war against the Mechon. Dunban uses a sword called the Monado, a sword that works greatly against the Mechon.


    Chuggaaconroy’s Let’s play

    A well-known LPer known as Chuggaaconroy is currently let’s playing the game. He has stated that in every part that he makes, he will be giving out 6 copies of the game on Twitter. Since there is about 40 parts as or now, he has given away about 240 copies of the game, adding new people to the fandom.

    Operation Rainfall

    Operation Rainfall (shortened as oprainfall) was originally a fan campaign initially formed to persuade Nintendo of America (NOA) to localize three role-playing video games for the Wii console: Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, and Pandora’s Tower. The campaign launched on June 23, 2011; and in January 2013, Xseed Games announced Pandora’s Tower, the final game released in North America on April 16, 2013.

    Port to the New Nintendo 3DS

    In a Japan-only Nintendo Direct, it was announced that a remake of the game will be made for the New Nintendo 3DS.

    sub memes (under construction)

    Reyn time
    a quote of the character Reyn in the battle and becomes very popular in the fandom

    notable examples

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  • 11/02/14--14:59: Bailey Jay
  • About

    Bailey Jay Granger (birth name Bryan Griffin), also known as Line Trap and Harley Quinn, is a transsexual pornographic actress, adult model and podcaster. She became an internet sensation as a trap thanks to imageboard 4chan.


    On July 2007, a video was taken at a waiting line for a 4chan panel featuring what looked like a girl flashing her bare chest at onlookers scandering “Trap! Trap! Trap!” (shown below, uploaded in March 2011). When a security staff came to her to make her stop, she retorted that she was, in fact, a boy. [NSFW]

    Because she didn’t give a definite answer on her actual gender, she became famous on 4chan where she began posting pictures of herself and was dubbed Line Trap.


    Adult Modeling

    Around 2008, Line Trap started posing in adult sets mainly involving cosplay and anime-related material for Grooby affiliate websites such as Shemale Yum under the moniker of Harley Quinn[1].


    Beginning in 2010, she adopted her current Bailey Jay nickname and launched her own official website dealing with pornographic material[2]. She was featured in more than 7 movies between 2010 and 2011. In 2011 and, again, in 2012, her performance made her win AVN and XBIZ awards for “Transsexual Performer of the Year”[3].

    Other Works

    Bailey Jay hosts a regular podcast show called The Bailey Jay Show with her husband and photographer Matthew Terhune[4] as well co-hosting several transsexual-related shows such as Sugar and Spice.
    In 2012, She tried to pursue a singing career by releasing her first single titled “You’re Getting Lucky Tonight”[5].
    Since the summer 2014, she has become a regular host of Vice’s The Jim Norton Show.

    External References

    [1]AVNTs Newcomer Sensation Bailey Jay Launches Official Website

    [2]Bailey Jay’s offcial website[NSFW]

    [3]WIkipediaBailey Jay’s Honors and Awards

    [4]Rioatcast – The Bailey Jay Show

    [5]iTunes – You’re Getting Lucky Tonight – Single

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  • 11/02/14--20:10: Randy Marsh
  • About

    Randall “Randy” Marsh is a fictional character from animated television series South Park on Comedy Central. He is the father of main South Park boys Stan Marsh, husband of Sharon Marsh, has a career as a geologist, and possibly the main father / husband character next to Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin. Voiced by half creator of the show Trey Parker.


    The character Randy Marsh made his very first appearance as a geologist on S01E03 “Volcano”, then on S01E5 “An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig” he made another appearance as Stan’s father and Sharon’s husband.

    Related Memes

    Nuoh My God / Oh My God

    Nuoh My God / Oh My God is a famous catchphrase and a memorial quotes from Randy Marsh when something’s bad going to happen or just finding something out for laughs. First said it in S01E03 “Volcano”.

    Oh I’m Sorry, I Thought This Was America

    Oh I’m Sorry, I Thought This Was America is another of Randy Marsh’s memorial quotes in S09E05 “The Losing Edge”. It shows a beaten up Randy Marsh getting arrested without his clothes after baiting a close by angry redneck father with insults to start fights. The image is used for a response to a backlash or criticism.

    My Eyes Are Up Here

    My Eyes Are Up Here is a women logic expression that is used to remind someone to make eye contact instead of looking at their breasts. Randy Marsh used it as one of his memorial quotes to his wife Sharon Marsh when he has testicle cancer that swelled up to a gigantic size in S14E03 “Medicinal Fried Chicken”.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]South Park Wiki – Randy Marsh

    [2]South Park Wikia – Randy Marsh

    [3]Tumblr – Just Randy Marsh Things

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    Alex From Target is a nickname given to an American teenage cashier who rose to global viral fame on Twitter for his apparent charming look after an anonymous customer tweeted a picture of him scanning and bagging items at a Target retail store in Texas. Since entering circulation in early November 2014, the hashtag #AlexFromTarget quickly became a worldwide trending topic and went on to inspire several novelty accounts and fan art image macros on Instagram and Tumblr.


    On November 2nd, Twitter user @auscalum[1] tweeted a picture of a Target employee wearing the name tag “Alex” and bagging items behind the cashier. In the following 24 hours, the tweet gained over 1,000 retweets and 2,000 favorites.[2]


    Within the 24 hour period on November 2nd, the hashtag #AlexFromTarget was mentioned more than one million times on Twitter[3] while the keyword “Alex From Target” was searched over 200,000 times on Google.[4] Soon, Twitter users began looking for information about the subject in the photo, ultimately leading to the identification of his Twitter handle @acl163.[5] In that same time period, Alex garnered more than 250,000 followers.

    On the morning of November 3rd, Target’s official Twitter account posted an image of an employee’s tag featuring the name Alex in support of the overnight phenomenon, which gained over 10,000 retweets and 15,000 favorites in less than six hours.

    Notable Examples

    Search Interest

    [not yet available]

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  • 11/02/14--23:27: Dead Can Man
  • About

    Dead Can Man refers to a creepypasta story accompanied by a series of images depicting what appears to be a decaying corpse sitting in an armchair in the middle of a room cluttered with refuse.


    On the afternoon of December 10, 2010 a user on 4chan’s /b/ (random) board posted a photograph of a deserted house and asked if anyone wanted to see a dead body. Posts soon followed containing images of a decaying corpse (later called the Dead Can Man because, according to a day planner found in the house, his daily activities included collecting cans.) and the room it was found in along with rough descriptions of what the original poster and his friends had found.


    This story is 100% true. Believe me or not, it happened. This is the first time I’ve posted the full story and all the pictures. It was April or May of 2009. My friend (let’s call him Vinnie) was in from out of town and we decided to drink at about noon. We went to a party store and bought some 40s and just walked around town brown bagging it. We got a call from another friend (Justin) that he and his girlfriend (Kim) were going to drop by. By now it was the early afternoon, and we made it back to my place. I had mentioned to Vinnie that the house next door was condemned; it had a bright pink sign on the front door with CONDEMNED written on it because the garage behind the house was collapsing. I had never seen anyone in or out of that house in the two years I had been living next door to it. I had just assumed it was abounded or got foreclosed upon (we have a lot of foreclosures in Michigan, yes, this is in Michigan).
    As kids, we’d always love exploring the woods, and looking for random things. It only seemed fitting that we go into the house and have a look around. We were pretty drunk at this point, and just thought, fuck it lets do this. We went in behind the house, through the partially collapsing garage. The door that went from the garage to the house was locked, but after a while we were able to force it open. To our immediate right was the basement, so we decided to go down there first. We were amazed by the amount of stuff down there; there were so many tools and hardware supplies. In the back of the basement, in its own room, was a large train track set up. It was creepy.
    While we were in the basement, we got a call from Justin and Kim that they had arrived at my house. We came back out the house through the garage again and I grabbed my Nikon. Kim and Justin were pretty pumped about going in and what we discovered, so we went back in and showed them the basement. After looking around, we went back upstairs to the kitchen. Again, there was a lot of stuff in there. A table by in the corner of the room was full of bottles and cans, which we planned on taking after looking around the rest of the house (there is a ten cent deposit for cans in Michigan). We took some time poking around the kitchen. It of course smelled bad in there, but it wasn’t overwhelming. The smell was just that of a musty house. I made the mistake of looking in the refrigerator, and the smell of THAT overwhelmed me from the rotting food that’s smell was being contained until I opened it. There was a door that separated the kitchen from the living room, and I was the first to open it. It was a swinging door, and when I opened it I caught a glance of a figure sitting in a chair facing away from me. All I knew is that someone was in the house and we were trespassing. I quickly turned around and while walking towards the back door I told my friends in a whisper, “shit there is somebody here,” and we all ran out. We went back into my backyard, and I had told them that I saw somebody sitting in a chair in the living room.
    My friend Vinnie, who was most likely more drunk than I was, said, “Fuck it man, he has no more of a right to be there than us. It is probably a junkie.” I was not as excited to go back in to confront a squatting junkie, but I was convinced when Justin informed me that he was most likely high as fuck and wouldn’t be able to do shit (Justin had been addicted to heroin for a few years at that point to I trusted his judgment of the situation. He’s clean now). We ended up going back in through the back again, but more quietly this time. When we made it to the kitchen, Vinnie was the first to open the door this time to the living room. The rest of us stood back and just watched him watch the figure in the chair. Vinnie swung the door shut, looked at us, and said, “That’s a dead body.” We all looked at him in shock, as it was obvious that he was serious. We all trickled into the living room and gathered around the body. His skin was black (even though we found out later he was white), and was sitting in a chair facing the front of house. It was obvious that he had been there for a while. The smell near the body was almost unbearable; we needed to cover our mouths and noses with our shirts like respirators. This made Vinnie and I sober up really quickly. There was a complete silence between our group of four while we observed the body. Nobody said a word.
    I can’t really tell you what happened next, as it gets kind of foggy from there. The effect of seeing a dead body is a kind of surreal experience. We looked around the rest of the house, upstairs and in other rooms on the ground floor, and eventually found a journal next the body. We flipped through the journal, and, every day he listed what he ate, the temperature, and how much money he made in returning cans that day (which I found strange because there was at least $50 worth of cans sitting in the house). I took some more pictures of the house and of the body (although at the time Vinnie was very opposed to doing this) and we left to go the bar. At some point Kim left and it was just us three, but I remember her taking in the experience quite well, and was not as disturbed by it as much as other girls (some people don’t even want to hear the story let alone see the pictures). We went the bar that night, sat in the back, and just quietly talked about what had happened. After the bar, drunk again, Justin and I went back in the house to check it out one more time. I took some more pictures, and Vinnie and Justin left for the night. I told my roommates about it, and one of them told his girlfriend. She was so disturbed she said she refused to come over until the body was gone. She said if I didn’t call the cops than she would.
    The next morning, hung over, I decided that I better call the police. I called my friends to let them know and they made me hold off on doing it until they came over. I waited and called an anonymous tip line when they arrived. When I called the tip line, I simply said that I found a dead body. The operator seemed frazzled and told me to hold the line. She told me multiple times not to hang up. I held the line, and we put on with a detective for our city. I explained what happened, and what the address was. He asked me my name, but I told him he had to be fucking insane if he thought I would be giving my name to him. Right after hanging up we all went to the front porch to wait for the cops to come. Not even a full minute after hanging up the phone, I saw a cop car round the corner with its lights on. We were really surprised by the response time, but it ended up driving by the house. A few minutes later a few cop cars rolled up and asked us if we had seen anyone in our out of the house lately. I told him that I saw nobody near the house in the last two years I had been living there.
    The police went in for a while, and a white van showed up. Eventually some girls that lived across the street come over wondering what was going on. The police said they found a body, and we of course acted shocked. They took out the body covered on a stretcher (they must have had a hell of a time prying him from the chair) and also took out a gun that was in the house (the gun was an old style rifle that had been leaning against a wall in the living room). I talked to one of the cops and he said that the guy’s family would have them check up on the guy from time to time to make sure he was doing alight (apparently he wanted nothing to do with the family) but they stopped doing so. He just wanted to be left alone. The only think that we took from the house was the journal he kept. There is a bunch of nice handwriting in it, and it with addresses and such. The first entry was on January 21st stating that the notebook was found in a dumpster. There is also an entry talking about when the power was turned out, and notes to buy oil (there were a bunch of oil burning lamps in the house). The last entry in the journal, May 3rd, says, “Sick- very flu 4 cans. Sick as heck flu can’t eat”. It is eerie. The date matched up with the most current newspaper he had in a pile in the living room.
    We decided not to take anything out of respect for him and the family. I know that certain things were worth a lot of money, but I’m not about to be the type of person that loots a dead guy’s house. I figured that the family would come and get the stuff, but they never did. The house ended up being sold, and I saw the people who bought it bring out boxes filled with sheet music, toy trains, etc. The house has since been fixed up and it’s being rented out. I could find no information on either the house or the guy who died even over a year later. I am posting this just to share my experience. This happened in 2009 but I am just now deciding to share it with everyone. I am not trying to make jokes or act like it is a funny story. This guy died alone in his house and was found by strangers over a year after his death. Make jokes if you want, but this guy was alone, and obviously had some problems. R.I.P Jeff

    The Photographs

    According to the EXIF data, The photographs were taken with a Nikon D40 on April 9, 2009, matching up with the original poster’s story[1].


    After the original story was posted, 4chan’s /x/ (paranormal) board took interest. Since then the story and photos have been posted to Tumblr[2], The Minecraft Forums (under the title “The Condemned House”)[3] and the Polish language creepypasta wiki[4]. On October 19th, 2013 Youtube user Little Creepy posted a thirteen-minute video containing an image of the day planner taken from the original series of photographs and the story[5]. as of November 3, 2014 the video has 1,476 views and 15 comments.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]EXIF data of one of the images (NSFW)

    [2]Self Inflicted Insomnia

    [3]Antipathy – General Off Topic – Off topic – Minecraft Forum

    [4]Dead Can Man – Creepypasta Wiki

    [5]Dead Can man [Creepypasta]

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  • 11/03/14--11:00: Dear Architects...

    Many people comment on how the shard looks like an unfinished botch job

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  • 11/03/14--15:59: Paul Baul Mall Call
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a 2009 American family-action comedy film directed by Steve Carr and co-written by Kevin James, who stars as the title character, Paul Blart. The film recieved glowing reviews and is considered to be the greatest film ever made. The movie spawned the biggest fanbase of all time who produced fan films, art and best of all memes. In 2014, tumblr user yungterra created the meme “Paul Baul Mall Call” an alternate version of the film with distorted letters and faces. The meme became a smash hit like the movie itself and has spawned numerous images.

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  • 11/04/14--08:54: Bye Felipe
  • About

    Bye Felipe is a single topic blog highlighting screenshots of abusive or hostile responses to rejection sent by men from online dating sites like OKCupid and Tinder. The name of the blog is a play on the quote “Bye Felicia”, which is often used online as a dismissive farewell.


    On October 14th, 2014, the “Bye Felipe” Instagram[1] feed was launched by Los Angeles resident Alexandra Tweten, with the first post featuring an aggressive message from a man asking to chat on an online dating service (shown below).


    On October 27th, 2014, The Atlantic[5] published an article about the Instagram feed titled “The Rise of the Feminist Tinder-Creep-Busting Web Vigilante,” comparing it to the “Straight White Boys Texting” Tumblr blog. The same day, The Young Turks YouTube channel uploaded a discussion about the ethics of public shaming online and the Bye Felipe feed (shown below).

    On October 31st, the women’s interest blog Ms. Magazine[2] published an article written by Tweten titled “Why I Created Bye Felipe,” which revealed that the main reasons for creating the Instagram feed were to commiserate with other women, show other men what women face online and “expose the problematic entitlement some men feel they need to exert over women.” In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the Instagram feed, including Mashable,[3] BuzzFeed[4] and The Daily Dot.[7]

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  • 11/04/14--14:29: Dirds
  • About

    Dirds, a portmanteau of “dog” and “birds,” is a photoshop meme in which faces of canines are superimposed over the trunks of birds to produce fake images of a hybrid between the two species, in a similar vein to other Photoshop-bred mythical creatures like Birds with Arms, Crocoducks and the Bearksharkotopus.


    On October 31st, 2013, Redditor Musicmantobes submitted a photoshopped picture of a bird with the head of the “Doge” Shibu Inu to the /r/SuperShibe[6] subreddit (shown below).


    On November 16th, 2013, the Internet humor site Tastefully Offensive[1] published a compilation of Dird photoshops (shown below). Within one year, the post gained over 74,500 notes.

    On November 18th, the Internet humor site Eat Liver[2] reblogged many of the photoshops, followed by Laughing Squid,[3] Sad and Useless,[8] The Huffington Post[7] and I Waste So Much Time[5] over the next week. On November 4th, 2014, Redditor YouKnowRandall submitted an Imgur gallery of Dirds photoshops to the /r/funny[4] subreddit, where it gathered more than 2,000 votes (82% upvoted) in the first 24 hours.

    Notable Examples

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Tastefully Offensive – Dirds

    [2]Wayback Machine – Eat Liver – Dirds

    [3]Laughing Squid – Dirds Images of Birds with Dog Heads

    [4]Reddit – LOLOLOL Dirds

    [5]IWasteSoMuchTime – Dirds

    [6]Reddit – birde

    [7]The Huffington Post – Birds With Dog Heads

    [8]Sad and Useless – Dogs + Birds

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    “Mitochondria is the Powerhouse of the Cell” is an expression describing the function of mitochondria organelles found in the cells of eukaryote organisms. On Tumblr, the phrase is typically mocked as an example of impractical information taught in public schools.


    The phrase “powerhouse of the cell” used to describe the function of mitochondria was coined by biologist Philip Siekevitz in the article “Powerhouse of the Cell” published in 1957.


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  • 11/04/14--17:09: Ashley Jones
  • Ashley Jones is an online alias for a Youtuber known for her bigotry/comedy on the internet. She first started her account around in late September – Early October. Her videos consist of her sitting in front of a camera in her bedroom, occasionally spastic and with heavy makeup or a wig.

    She is infamously known for stirring up controversy on racial stereotypes. Specifically her video where she vents on how she wishes she was black because they get away with more crime and jokes. This video was taken highly offensive by mostly African Americans after it was reuploaded to WorldStarHipHop under the name “Confused white girl wants to be black because blacks are more privileged”. Which was later to be found as completely satirical confirmed by her.

    After this she gained attention from the image board hosting site by the name of 4chan, specifically the board known as “/pol/” (Politically Incorrect). She was considered to be their queen near the end of October after her video titled “a warm heart to /pol/ , fuck you /b/.” Where she openly claims to use /pol/ for YouTube views/subscribers.

    /pol/, in return, entitles her her as the new queen and dedicates atleast a thread every couple days to her. She is known for checking and responding in these threads as she frequents /pol/.

    She is most loved for her advanced sense of humor at her young age, apparent cuteness, and open minded opinions/venting.

    Many people question her sexuality due to her short hair, even though she has confirmed to be female and leaving it visually obviously.

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  • 11/04/14--15:54: Blogger's Code of Conduct
  • About

    The Blogger’s Code of Conduct is a proposed code of ethics drafted by American media critic Tim O’Reilly for online writers to adhere to, as well as to enforce, civility and good manners through practices of sound judgement, including moderation of readers’ comments.


    The idea for a blogger’s code of conduct was first proposed by Tim O’Reilly in March 2007, shortly after programmer and game developer Kathy Sierra cancelled her appearance at the O’Reilly ETech Conference due to hostile messages and online harassments she has had received, including death threats and doxxing of her personally identifiable information by hacker Andrew Auernheimer. Throughout March 2007, Sierra’s encounter with cyberbullying sparked a broader discussion in the news media and bloggers’ community about online harassments in general, which culminated with Tim O’Reilly calling for a guideline of online behaviors in a BBC article[1] published on March 28th.


    On March 31st, 2007, O’Reilly began drafting his idea in a blog post titled “A Call for a Blogger’s Code of Conduct,”[2] which outlined several protocols for a blogger to safeguard him/herself from cyberbullying and harassments.

    1. Take responsibility not just for your own words, but for the comments you allow on your blog.
    2. Label your tolerance level for abusive comments.
    3. Consider eliminating anonymous comments.
    4. Ignore the trolls.
    5. Take the conversation offline, and talk directly, or find an intermediary who can do so.
    6. If you know someone who is behaving badly, tell them so.
    7. Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t say in person.


    On April 8th, after a week of collaboration and discussion with many others in the blogosphere and online communities, including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, O’Reilly formalized a draft of the Blogger’s Code of Conduct[4] in a blog post on his website.

    1. We take responsibility for our own words and for the comments we allow on our blog

    We are committed to the “Civility Enforced” standard: we will not post unacceptable content, and we’ll delete comments that contain it. We define unacceptable content as anything included or linked to that:

    - is being used to abuse, harass, stalk, or threaten others
    - is libelous, knowingly false, ad-hominem, or misrepresents another person,
    - infringes upon a copyright or trademark
    - violates an obligation of confidentiality
    - violates the privacy of others

    We define and determine what is “unacceptable content” on a case-by-case basis, and our definitions are not limited to this list. If we delete a comment or link, we will say so and explain why. [We reserve the right to change these standards at any time with no notice.]

    2. We won’t say anything online that we wouldn’t say in person

    3. We connect privately before we respond publicly

    When we encounter conflicts and misrepresentation in the blogosphere, we make every effort to talk privately and directly to the person(s) involved--or find an intermediary who can do so--before we publish any posts or comments about the issue.

    4. When we believe someone is unfairly attacking another, we take action

    When someone who is publishing comments or blog postings that are offensive, we’ll tell them so (privately, if possible--see above) and ask them to publicly make amends. If those published comments could be construed as a threat, and the perpetrator doesn’t withdraw them and apologize, we will cooperate with law enforcement to protect the target of the threat.

    5. We do not allow anonymous comments

    We require commenters to supply a valid email address before they can post, though we allow commenters to identify themselves with an alias, rather than their real name.

    6. We ignore the trolls

    We prefer not to respond to nasty comments about us or our blog, as long as they don’t veer into abuse or libel. We believe that feeding the trolls only encourages them--“Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it.” Ignoring public attacks is often the best way to contain them.

    O’Reilly also suggested that bloggers in support of the code could identify themselves as such by adopting a “civility enforced” badge on their sites, while those against the idea of moderating feedback could use a badge that reads “anything goes.” In addition, the blog post linked to a copy of the draft on Wikia[3] for further review and deliberation by the online community at large, the finalized product of which would be then formally published under the web domain

    Online Reaction

    O’Reilly’s proposal instantly led to an intense debate in the comments section of O’Reilly’s blog post, with some openly denouncing the initiative as excessive, impracticable and even harboring of online censorship. In the following 72 hours, the proposal was picked up by several bloggers with their own commentaries[6][9][10] and some major news outlets like the New York Times[8] and San Francisco Gate.[7]

    Tim O’Reilly’s Response

    On April 11th, Tim O’Reilly ran another blog post titled “Code of Conduct: Lessons Learned So Far,”[5] in which he addressed a number of concerns and criticisms brought up by its opponents, including a necessity for a more “modular” and less “monolithic” code of conduct, preservation of constructive anonymity and the legal implications of the code, among others. While acknowledging the existence of shortcomings and room for improvement in the proposal, O’Reilly maintained his position that civility is a desirable attitude in online communities:

    That being said, I am trying to encourage a kind of social self-examination on the part of the blogging community. Many people have written to say that they have no compunctions about deleting unpleasant comments. But I believe that there’s a strong undercurrent on the internet that says that anything goes, and any restriction on speech is unacceptable. A lot of people feel intimidated by those who attack them as against free speech if they try to limit unpleasantness. If there’s one thing I’d love to come out of this discussion, it’s a greater commitment on the part of bloggers (and people who run other types of forums) not to tolerate behavior on the internet that they wouldn’t tolerate in the physical world. It’s ridiculous to accept on a blog or in a forum speech that would be seen as hooliganism or delinquency if practiced in a public space.

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  • 11/05/14--07:53: It's Lu Bu!!!
  • About

    (removed for plagiarism)


    Lu Bu is an extremely powerful character from Dynasty Warriors and usually takes 20 minutes of button-mashing to take down, does not flinch when attacked and usually kills you in 3-4 hits. The “It’s Lu Bu, do not pursue” joke originated from the a cutscene in the Hu Lao Gate map in Dynasty Warriors. During the cutscene, Lu Bu appears in a grand manor after which a soldier would say ’It’s Lu Bu!’ in the background. After the cutscene, you will be given a warning saying ‘Do not pursue Lu Bu’.

    Can someone with a bit more experience help me with this? Leave a comment if you want to help.

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  • 11/05/14--13:24: "Drop the Bass"
  • About

    “Drop the Bass” is a catchphrase associated with the drop, or the climactic point in an electronic music track characterized by a sudden switch of rhythm in bass line after a progressive build-up. Online, the phrase became incorporated into various image macros and animated GIFs during the rise of the electronic dance music (EDM) genre in popular music, most notably dubstep, beginning in the early 2010s.


    While the exact origin of the phrase “drop the bass” remains unknown, the drop has been used as a technical term[6] among electronic music producers since as early as the late 1990s. The earliest known usage of the phrase as the title of an electronic dance song can be attributed to German DJ Rocco’s 2002 track “Drop the Bass” (shown below).


    The expression remained relatively obscure until it was popularized with the rise of dubstep and EDM music in the late 2000s. In January 2011, the EDM producer Skrillex released a remix of the song “Cinema,” in which the lyric “drop the bass” can be heard immediately before the drop portion of the track (shown below).[1]

    On January 17th, 2012, Urban Dictionary[2] user ajbguitar123 submitted an entry for “drop the bass,” which credited Skrillex’s “Cinema” remix with popularizing the phrase. On June 15th, 2013, Redditor Jack100ney submitted an animated GIF of a man struggling to hold a large fish with the caption “Drop the Bass” to the /r/gifs[4] subreddit, where it accumulated upwards of 2,400 votes (88% upvoted) prior to being archived (shown below, left). On July 18th, Redditor Skoalify posted an animated GIF of a sloth falling over with the “Drop the Bass” caption to /r/funny,[5] where it received over 2,000 votes (89% upvoted) before it was archived.

    On May 17th, 2014, The Lonely Island released a parody music video titled “When Will the Bass Drop?”, in which a music producer repeatedly teases his audience before playing the track’s drop (shown below). In six months, the video gathered more than 12.8 million views and 9,500 comments.

    On September 27th, Redditor Ccrasus posted an animated GIF of a professional wrestler dropping a kick drum on a rival’s head with the caption “Drop the Bass” (shown below). Within one month, the post gained over 3,800 votes (88% upvoted) on the /r/gifs[3] subreddit.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Cinema Skrillex Remix

    [2]Urban Dictionary – drop the bass

    [3]Reddit – DROPTHEBASS

    [4]Reddit – Drop the bass

    [5]Reddit – Drop the bass sloth edition

    [6]Sound on Sound – MIKEHIGHAM: Digital Doctor

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