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  • 11/20/14--18:08: Yik Yak
  • About

    Yik Yak is a mobile application which allows anonymous users to post on various boards determined by their location.

    History

    In November 2013, Yik Yak was launched by developers Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll after the pair graduated from Furman University in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. By April 2014, Yik Yak amassed $1.5 million in investment from Vaizra Investments, DCM, Kevin Colleran and Azure Capital Partners. At the end of June, Yik Yak received an addition $10 million in funding.

    Features

    Yik Yak uses GPS to determine a user’s location and allows them to view anonymously submitted posts published by people within a 1.5 mile radius. The app cannot be used while the device is within a “geofenced” area, typically including middle schools and high schools. Yik Yak allows users to upvote and downvote posts, which are auto-hidden after receiving a net negative score of five.[1][2] Users are given a “yakarma” score based on votes their posts receive. The app has a “Peek” mode, which enables users to view other community feeds without the ability to post or vote.




    Controversies

    Many schools and universities have banned the app within their grounds, claiming it can be used by students to cyberbully peers. In March, Yik Yak was disabled in the Chicago-area after several local high school principals expressed concerns about students using the app inappropriately.[3] Yik Yak subsequently hired the Vermont-based company Maponics to build “geofenced” areas that would disable the app on devices near middle schools and high schools in the United States.[4]

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  • 11/20/14--22:34: The Powerpuff Girls
  • [Editors Note: Still researching, editorships are welcome.]

    About

    The Powerpuff Girls is an animated children’s television show created by Craig McCracken which was previously aired on the channel Cartoon Network. This show mainly centers around three sisters: Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, who were accidentally created in a laboratory by Professor Utonium, which granted them special powers. The show primarily focuses on the sisters’ adventures in using these abilities to stop nefarious evildoers from harming their town; Townsville.
    Since its debut in 1998, the show has garnered a large fanbase, along with spawning several online memes.

    History

    The show was originally created in 1992 by McCracken as a project while he was in collage at CalArts He entitled his cartoon “Whoopass Stew”. Cartoon Network noticed the show, and after changing the name to “The Powerpuff girls”, included it in their showcase series What a Cartoon![1] in 1995. Three years later, the show was aired on Cartoon Network on November 18, 1998. The show aired a total of 78 episodes in 6 seasons, eventually ending on March 25, 2005.

    Reception

    The Powerpuff Girls has received many positive reviews from both fans and critics alike. It has also been given two Emmy awards and three nominations, along with being ranked 18th in IGN’s “Top Primetime Animated Series Of All Time”[2] and rated 17th in TV Guide’s “50 greatest Cartoon Characters of all time”[3].

    Related Memes

    That’s The Evilest Thing I Can Imagine

    That’s the evilest thing I can Imagine is a meme that first appeared in Season 6 Episode 2 of The Powerpuff Girls; showing 2 villains known as HIM and Mojo Jojo using the expression. It is commonly used online to mock online trolling attempts or to describe anything that one would consider “evil”.

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – What a Cartoon!

    [2]IGNTop Primetime Animated Series Of All Time


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  • 11/21/14--12:58: #ThanksMichelleObama
  • About

    #ThanksMichelleObama is a satirical Twitter hashtag started by American high school student Hunter Whitney to highlight unappetizing photographs of public school meals in compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s revamped guidelines for school lunches.

    Origin

    The earliest known use of the hashtag on Twitter can be attributed to Jessie Livesay[7], a mother of three and a high school teacher in Dayton, Ohio, who tweeted a message expressing her disapproval of the “new healthy food laws” on August 30th, 2011. The first notable wave of #ThanksMichelleObama tweets took place in April 2014, though it didn’t gain much traction until months later, on November 13th, when Hunter Whitney, a student at Richland Center High School in Richland Center, Wisconsin, tweeted a photograph of a school lunch meal consisting of Spanish rice and an apple with the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama (shown below):



    Background

    In 2014, public schools across the United States began serving lunch meals with revamped nutrition standards in accordance with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, a federal statue signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2010 which introduced a series of new standards for food sold on school grounds, including allocation of resources for schools to offer fresh produce through local farms and gardens and improving the nutritional quality of food served in cafeterias. The nutritional standard reform has been often credited to Michelle Obama as it has been a central tenet of her anti-childhood obesity campaign Let’s Move!.

    Spread

    Throughout the following week in November, others students from public schools across the country began sharing photographs of their unappetizing-looking school lunch meals using the same hashtag. According to Topsy, #ThanksMichelleObama was mentioned more than 2,000 times in the month of November, which saw a huge spike in usage after BuzzFeed ran an article titled “Teens Are Sharing Gross Pictures Of Their School Lunches With The Hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama” on November 21st.

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  • 11/21/14--13:18: Allahu Akbar
  • About

    “Allahu Akbar” also referred to by the term Takbir, is an Islamic Arabic expression widely used by Muslims in various contexts. It is commonly translated as “God is [the] greatest” or “God is greater” in English.

    Origin

    The phrase has been used by Muslims for over a millennium in various cultural and religious rituals, including as an expression of faith, distress call and declaration of victory. One of the earliest notable utterances of the Takbir on record is attributed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Badr on March 13th, 624 A.D.



    In the West, the phrase is often associated with Islamic extremism, largely due to its widespread usage[1] by militant jihadists as a battle cry shortly before or while committing an act of terrorism, most notably during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as well as its frequent appearance in English-language documentaries, films and other media on the subject.

    Spread

    On November 17th, 2005, Urban Dictionary[4] user 23(tu-three) submitted an entry for “Allahu Akbar,” defining it an expression “used predminately by Muslims.” On November 30th, 2008, Ebaumsworld[9] user freshsquilla uploaded a video titled “Allahu Snackbar,” in which an explosive weapon backfires and kills two Arabic men. On October 23rd, 2012, Redditor notsafeforviewing posted an animated GIF of a man yelling “Allahu Ackbar” in a crowded room prior to detonating several containers filled with silly string to the /r/ImGoingtoHellForThis[7] subreddit, which gathered more than 2,100 upvoted (87% upvoted) before being archived (shown below).



    On November 17th, the Israel Spokement[5] YouTube channel uploaded a video titled “Terrorist Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ and Explodes.” On January 15th, 2014, a post about the parody phrase “Allahu snackbar” was submitted to the /r/OutOfTheLoop[8] subreddit. On June 15th, Redditor biff2204 submitted a post titled “Asleep on a plane, I was woken to this guy shouting in my face” to /r/videos,[6] featuring a clip of a man yelling “Allahu Akbar” near the exit door on an airplane (shown below, left). In five months, the video gained over 4,800 votes (93% upvoted). On July 19th, YouTuber Creme de la meme TV uploaded a video of a toilet exploding while a man repeats the phrase “Allahu Akbar” titled “allahu akbar.webm” (shown below, right).



    On September 10th, YouTuber bloodburgerEARTH[3] uploaded a montage video titled “Collection of failed ‘allahu akbar’”, featuring video footage of explosives detonating prematurely and firearms backfiring. On September 20th, FunnyJunk[2] user plaguehammer submitted an edited PSA commercial in which a man can be heard yelling “Allahu Akbar” while a car flips over and kills several children (shown below). On October 29th, the “Allahu Akbar Compilations” YouTuber channel was launched, featuring videos with a voice yelling “Allahu Akbar” dubbed over the background audio (shown below).



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  • 11/22/14--17:48: Powerpuff Style
  • About

    Powerpuff Style refers to style parodies of the Cartoon Network show The Powerpuff Girls. Characters from various fandoms, as well as OC’s are redrawn in a style resembling characters from the show, similar to Pokefication,Ponification and Kirby Transformations. While the Powerpuff Girls themselves are the most common basis for the art, other PPG characters such as Professor Utonium and Mojo Jojo are frequently used as well.

    Work in progress


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  • 11/22/14--19:03: Julien Blanc
  • About

    Julien Blanc hosts seminars across the world on how to pick up women.

    Online History

    In 2014 he uploaded a video of one of his seminars in Japan on how to pick up Japanese women. In the video he suggests, and demonstrates that to pick up Japanese women, you just grab a random woman, and shove her face into your crotch. The video was seen as incredibly racist and sexist.

    Reputation

    His videos started the hashtag campaign #takedownjulienblanc

    Due to the hashtag campaign and petitions, he has been banned from Australia, Canada, Britain, Japan, and Brazil.

    On November 17th, 2014 he offered on apology in an interview on CNN


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  • 11/23/14--00:03: My name is Jeff
  • This meme started after the 2014 release of the movie ‘22 Jump street’ and gained popularity in November 2014. The meme itself is based on a popular, funny quote from the movie in which Channing Tatum’s character replies ‘My name is Jeff’ in a embarassingly bad accent whilst undercover. Typically, scenes from popular movies or shows where someone asks “What’s your name?” are taken, with the answer ‘My name is Jeff’ being dubbed over the top of the clip.

    Several examples can be found on the following channels:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYeRRJFi1X3fTw9dJN279w

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5tqyeBTb0Y


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    Overview

    On September 26, 2014, 43 male students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College of Ayotzinapa went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.



    Street poster depicting the missing students. It reads, “Alive they were taken away … Alive we want them [back]. Ayotzinapa lives, the struggle goes on.”

    Background

    According to official reports, they had travelled to Iguala that day to hold a protest against what they considered to be discriminatory hiring and funding practices by the Mexican government. During the journey local police intercepted them and a confrontation ensued. Details of what happened during and after the clash remain unclear, but the official investigation concluded that once the students were in custody, they were handed over to the local Guerreros Unidos (“United Warriors”) crime syndicate and presumably killed.








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    About

    Com 16,99 eu compro uma buceta or “With 16,99 i can buy a pussy” is an citation of an Facebook user called “Luis Fernando” asking “What version of the cracked Garry’s Mod i download?/Qual versão do Garry’s Mod eu baixo?” in a Brazilian Garry’s Mod fanclub created in facebook but piracy (cracked progams and games) is against the rules of the fanclub, then he got banned

    Origin

    After Luis Fernando Posted the message in the fanclub another user texted an message saying to him purchase the original version of the game, because the cracked verison is ilegal and very limited, but then Luis replied him rudely to the other user give him money to buy the game, after this an discussion has been generated to convince him to buy the game, and in a message saying the game is only R$16,99 (The price of the game in brazilian Steam Virtual Game Shop) and then Luis has replied again “Com 16,99 eu compro uma buceta”

    Spread

    After Luis get banned from the fanclub some users has made montages based in the message and other messages joking about the message of Luis


    ” “” “


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  • 11/23/14--17:17: Troll 2
  • (This article is a W.I.P.)


    About

    Troll 2 is an 1990’s comedy-horror B movie[1] and a sequel of Troll released in 1986[2]. After when Troll 2 was released it was considered one of the worst movies ever made which that there were no Trolls in this film but only Goblins when it’s become as a cult following like the Room and Birdemic that it was become as the Best Worst Movie ever made.

    History

    W.I.P.

    Spread

    W.I.P.

    Related memes

    They’re Eating Her!

    “They’re Eating Her!” is a quote from a scene in the film. in which the character Arnold reacts in horror upon seeing a group of monsters devouring a woman. Due to the scene’s low production value and poor acting, it became the subject of several remix and parody videos on YouTube.

    YTMND user onemoresolo featured the audio from a clip “Oh My GAHHHHHHHHD!” on February 28th, 2006, in which the character Arnold (played by Darren Ewing) witnesses several monsters consuming a woman and yells:

    They eating her! And then they going to eat me.. Oh my god!

    On September 8th, 2006, YouTuber Veovisjohn uploaded a clip of the scene, which received over 3.5 million views and 10,400 comments within six years.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Troll 2

    [2]Wikipedia – Troll (film)


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  • 11/23/14--18:03: Devo
  • Work in progress, feel free to request editorship

    About

    Devo is a post-punk/new wave band hailing from Ohio. Their bizarre aesthetic and bold fashion have had a cultural impact, and are oft parodied in media.

    Origin

    Devo were formed in 1972 in Kent, Ohio by brothers Gerald V. and Bob Casale. The idea of “de-evolution” was developed from some of the members witnessing the infamous “Kent State Shootings”. Their most consistent line-up were Gerald V. Casale, Bob Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh and Alan Myers between 1974 to 1986.

    Spread

    Devo were active from 1973 to 1991, and 1995 to present. Devo released their debut album Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! in 1978, which gained critical acclaim. However, their mainstream breakthrough was with their hit single “Whip It” from the album Freedom of Choice (1980), reaching #14 in the Billboard charts that year.

    Impact

    Devo made a large impact on the New Wave music scene at the time, particularly with the art-punk and post-punk approach in the first album which features many of their iconic songs such as “Mongoloid”, “Jocko Homo” and “Space Junk”. Many bands, such as Nirvana, Talking Heads, Duran Duran and Soundgarden citing them as major influences. Devo also has a large fanbase online, with many concepts from them being parodied and brought up in music discussion.

    Memes

    “Are We Not Men?”

    The phrase “Are We Not Men?” comes from the 1896 book " he Island of Doctor Moreau", and Devo has used it in their anthem “Jocko Homo” from their debut album to represent de-evolution. This phrase has been used as a phrase used by fans as Devo’s calling card.

    Yellow Suits


    The Yellow Suits were worn by Devo from 1977 to 1979, and have seen a comeback in recent years. They were most famously used in the music video for their cover of “(I Can’t Get Me No) Satisfaction” in 1978, which saw heavy rotation during the early years of MTV.

    Energy Domes


    The now infamous headwear was used by Devo for their “Freedom Of Choice” album in 1980, and is possibly their most infamous aspect. The origin is somewhat shrouded in mystery, but Devo claims that they are used to redirect energy lost from the head to the rest of the body.

    “Whip It”


    Whip It was Devo’s calling card back in 1980, and is considered their commercial breakthrough. Peaking at #14 in the Billboard charts in 1980, the single is often used in soundtracks and when parodying “The 80’s”.

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  • 11/23/14--19:53: ME!ME!ME!
  • About

    ME!ME!ME! is the name of a song by Japanese electronic artist Teddyloid whose accompied animated music video managed to find fame in the anime community due to its high animation quality, mature content, catchy music, and prominent and attractive female lead; whereas the ambivolent nature of the film led to many viewers trying to figure out and understand its enigmatic meaning.

    Origin

    The music video for the song was announced[4] on November 17, 2014, and released[1] on November 21 as part of Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideki Anno’s Studio Khara’s Japan Animator Expo.[2] The music in the video comes from electronic artist Teddyloid with lyrics by daoko; with Hibiki Yoshizaki as the planner and main/technical director, and Shuichi Iseki for character design and the animation director. The video shows a young man “attacked and ravished by many girls,” according to the video description.


    [NSFW: Mature Content]

    Spread

    Following the release of the video, many praised it due to its high quality animation, perceived strangeness, mature content, catchy music, and, most notably, its enigmatic message. Particular focus has also been shown on Mimi, the female character from the video.



    In the days following the preview- and video release, it was reported by several anime sites such as AnimeNewsNetwork.[3][7] The video also gained notable attention on 4chan’s /a/ board, where several threads were created on since its release,[5][6] which managed to reach the post limit of 500 posts several times.[8][9][10] Other places where the video caught on were on NeoGaf[11] and Tumblr.[12]Image boorus, such as Danbooru[13] and Gelbooru,[14] also quickly featured dozens of pieces of fanart following the videos release.

    Various Examples


    Search Interest

    (Not yet available yet.)

    External References

    [1]Japan Animator Expo – ME!ME!ME! / November 21, 2014 (NSFW: Explicit Content)

    [2]Japan Animator Expo – News / November 17, 2014

    [3]AnimeNewsNetwork – Khara’s Japan Animator Expo Posts TeddyLoid Music Video /

    [4]Japan Animator Expo – ME!ME!ME! Preview / November 17, 2014

    [5]Archive.moe – Is ME!ME!ME! the On Your Mark of our times?

    [6]Archive.moe – Has Anno saved anime yet?

    [7]AnimeNewsNetwork – 3rd Animator Expo Short is “ME!ME!ME!” TeddyLoid Music Video

    [8]Archive.moe – I feel like we need more threads about this masterpiece

    [9]Archive.moe – Lets have another lengthy thread about this masterpiece shall we?

    [10]Archive.moe – Lets talk about the masterpiece that is this short

    [11]NeoGaf – Short anime video by Studio Khara

    [12]Tumblr – Tagged: ‘me!me!me!’

    [13]Danbooru – Tagged: ‘me!me!me!’(NSFW: Explicit Content)

    [14]Gelbooru – Tagged: ‘me!me!me!’(NSFW: Explicit Content)


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  • 11/24/14--11:33: Odell Beckham Jr's Catch
  • About

    Odell Beckham Jr’s Catch is a photoshop meme featuring an exploitable cutout image of the New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham making an impressive one-handed catch during a game against the Dallas Cowboys in November 2014.

    Origin

    During a National Football League game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys on November 23rd, 2014, Beckham managed to catch a touchdown pass thrown by quarterback Eli Manning by reaching backwards behind is head with one arm (shown below).



    After the touchdown pass was made, Twitter user @flexpotvin[1] tweeted an edited picture of the fresco painting “The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo featuring a cutout image of Beckham mid-catch (shown below). In less than 24 hours, the tweet gained over 2,000 retweets and 1,400 favorites.



    Spread

    At the same time, Twitter user @World_Wide_Wob[2] posted a photoshopped version of the Kim Kardashian Paper Magazine cover with Beckham superimposed on the front (shown below).



    That evening, Twitter user @nick_pants[3] tweeted a photo of Beckham catching a stray ceremonial baseball pitch thrown by rapper 50 cent (shown below). In 24 hours, the tweet gathered upwards of 2,500 retweets and 2,100 favorites. In the comings days, several news sites published articles about the photoshop meme, including Bleacher Report,[4] Time,[5] Fox Sports,[6] The Independent,[7] The Daily Dot[8] and UpRoxx.[9]



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  • 11/24/14--11:53: Bill Cosby Thanks Ferguson
  • A picture of bill Cosby tipping his hat with the phrase “thank you Ferguson for taking the heat off”


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    About

    The Creation of Adam Parodies are photoshops, redrawn images and live action remakes that play off the fresco painting The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.

    Origin

    The Creation of Adam was painted as one of the nine frescos on the Sistine Chapel ceiling in Vatican City by Michelangelo between 1511 and 1512. The artwork depicts a bearded man, who represents the Biblical Christian God, floating in the air while reaching out to a nude man, who represents the first human Adam in Abrahamic religions (shown below).



    One of the earliest known parodies of the painting was on a promotional poster for the 1982 science fiction film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, featuring the hand of the alien E.T. touching the finger of the film’s protagonist Elliot (shown below).



    Spread

    In August 2005, Swedish graphic designer Niklas Jansson posted a parody image in which God is replaced with the Flying Spaghetti Monster (shown below).[1]



    On June 18th, 2010, DeviantArtist[2] TsaoShin uploaded an illustration titled “The Creation of Mario,” featuring the Nintendo video game character Mario reaching out to Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto (shown below).



    On September 14th, 2011, a photoshopped version of the painting featuring Yao Ming’s face was submitted to the /r/funny[3] subreddit, where it gathered upwards of 950 votes (86% upvoted) prior to being archived. On December 14th, the “Parodies of the Creation of Adam” Tumblr[6] blog was launched, which highlights notable edited versions of the painting.



    On February 18th, 2012, the arts and entertainment site ShockBlast[7] published a compilation of exploitable photoshops featuring a cutout of God from the painting. On May 11th, 2013, a page titled “Sistine Steal” was created on TV Tropes,[8] which lists various parodies of the painting in pop culture. On July 25th, 2014, Redditor jdk submitted a gallery of photographs featuring people recreating the painting to /r/funny,[5] where it received more than 2,900 votes (84% upvoted) within four months (shown below, left). On October 4th, Redditor Panukka submitted an animated GIF of the painting in which God removes meat from Adam’s chest to created a woman dancing in a bikini to /r/gifs[4] (show below, right). In one month, the post gained over 1,700 votes (85% upvoted).



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  • 11/25/14--12:12: Vince McMahon Reacts
  • About

    Vince McMahon Reacts are videos and animated GIFs featuring footage of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon reacting in amazement spliced together with a variety of humorous video clips.

    Origin

    During a 2002 episode of the WWE, professional wrestler and model Stacy Keibler entered the ring and danced on the table in front of McMahon while he watched in amazement during the performance (shown below). Following the dance, McMahon hired Keibler as his personal assistant.



    On November 1st, 2013, YouTuber wazeu2 uploaded a video titled "Funny Vince McMahon looking at a bodybuilder, which featured footage of bodybuilder Gary Strydom[5] flexing during a World Bodybuilding Federation competition spliced between footage of McMahon reacting to Keibler (shown below).



    Spread

    That day, Imgur[3] user GodIsDeadLongLiveDog uploaded an animated GIF of the video, receiving over 11,200 points and 320 comments over the next year. On November 12th, 2014, the /r/VinceMcmahongifs[2] subreddit was launched for animated GIFs featuring the WWECEO. On March 8th, 2014, Something Awful[1] Forums user Machai submitted a thread titled “Vince McMahon.gif,” which highlighted several notable examples from the series. On October 28th, Redditor TheDarkWayne posted a parody GIF featuring McMahon reacting to the announcements of several Marvel comic book films to /r/gifs[6] (shown below). In the first month, the post gained more than 4,200 votes (94% upvoted).



    On November 1st, the Strydom-McMahon mashup GIF was featured during an episode of the comedy game show @Midnight (shown below).



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  • 11/25/14--14:37: Lumbersexual
  • About

    Lumbersexual, a portmanteau of “lumberjack” and “metrosexual,” is a neologism used to describe attractive and fashionable men who maintain a rugged appearance with nicely groomed beards.

    Origin

    On February 27th, 2008, Urban Dictionary[1] user Adam Mateljan submitted an entry for “lumbersexual,” defining it as a “metrosexual” with a “finely trimmed beard.”

    Precursor

    On November 15th, 1994, The Independent[8] published an article written by pop culture journalist Mark Simpson, who used the term “metrosexual” to describe men living in urban areas and demonstrate an interest in grooming, fashion and shopping. On July 22nd, 2002, Salon[9] published another article by Simpson titled “Meet the Metrosexual,” which identified soccer player David Beckham as a prime example of the aesthetic. In June 2014, The Telegraph published an article by Simpson which described a new wave of body conscious men influenced by social media culture with “chiselled bodies, muscle enhancing tattoos, piercing, adorable beards and plunging necklines” labelled as “"spornosexuals"":http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/spornosexual.

    Spread

    The term remained relatively obscure until October 30th, 2014, when the outdoor lifestyle blog GearJunkie[4] published an article titled “The Rise of the ‘Lumbersexual’”, which highlighted several photos of models and celebrities as examples of the lumbersexual aesthetic. On November 6th, the pop culture blog The Bold Italic[5] published an article titled “The Lumbersexual is Here to Chop Down Metrosexuals.” On November 10th, the “Lumbersexual” Instagram[2] feed was launched, which highlights photographs of attractive men with beards (shown below).



    On November 13th, BuzzFeed[3] posted an article titled “Introducing the Hot New Trend Among Men: ‘Lumbersexual’.” The same day, Huffington Post Live aired a discussion on the term led by host Josh Zepps (shown below).



    On November 21st, MTV News[6] posted an interactive quiz titled “How Lumbersexual Are You?” On November 25th, Paste Magazine[7] reposted many of the images from the previous month’s GearJunkie article.

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  • 11/26/14--04:20: 2-4-11 of Love
  • About

    2-4-11 of Love” (Japanese: 恋の2-4-11, Koi no Two-Four-Eleven), also tranlated as “Love is 2-4-11”, is a fanmade “idol” song for Naka[1], a fleet girl from Japanese online card game Kantai Collection (KanColle). This song inspired by an illustration for the fleet’s idol had earned a huge popularity on the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) in late 2013, and even got the official approval.

    Origin

    This energetic fleet girl proclaiming herself as “Naka-chan the fleet’s idol” is well-known for her unique personality like a typical Japanese idol[2], which nature comes from the similarity between her ship number “48” and Japanese idol group AKB48.[3] On the other hand, she is also known for a dishonorable title “The dismantling idol” (解体のアイドル, Kaitai no idol) which comes from a pun for “The fleet’s idol” (艦隊のアイドル, Kantai no idol) as well as a common experience among the game players that they dismantle her with disappointment because her high appearance rate makes her often appear on when they want to get or construct other rare ship girls. The iconic number representing her, “2-4-11”, stands for the numbers of resources which can get from her dismantlement (2 fuels, 4 Bullets and 11 Steels).



    The real sense of the word “2-4-11”

    Against a backdrop of this Naka’s funny but slightly unhappy circumstances, a parody illustration of she singing an imaginary song named “2-4-11 of Love” at a Karaoke box was drawn for an official fan book for KanColle by an illustrator kinnotama (きんのたま), and it was uploaded to his pages in pixiv[4] and Nico Nico Seiga[5] on September 26th, 2013.



    “The next tune! 2-4-11 of Love☆”

    Spread

    Inspired by this illustration and the catchy song name, a Japanese amateur composer Gun-SEKI created a song in this name actually, which features the 2-4-11 beats in typical Japanese idol song style. His “2-4-11 of Love” song was posted its short version to NND on October 4th[6], and then its full-version on 11th of that month[7] to celebrate that KanColle broke the 500,000 user mark (Shown below, left). The latter music video soon got a huge popularity and a large fanbase on that Japanese video hub site. It had reached to 1 million page views in November 2014, and many hundreds of dancing covers, singing covers and other fan works had been created till that point.[8] Additionally, the “wotagei”[9] chants and lightstick calls dedicated to the song were prepared (Shown below, right). The admirals had learned it for some day.


    Niconico【艦これ】『恋の2-4-11』フルバージョンでいっくよー★【オリジナル曲】Niconico【【艦これ】恋の2-4-11に観客コールをつけてみた【フルカオス】

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    Original Japanese Lyrics (Ronamized) English Translation kizuiteruwa minna ga watashi wo hāto no shisen de mitsumeteruno I’m aware of everyone is watching me with hearts in eyes aidoru dakara narekko dakedo I’m used to it cuz I’m the idol anata no hitomini kizuite doki-tto shichatta But your gaze made my heart go crazy     hoka no hitoto wa chigau tokubetsu wo kanjitano You made me feel something special You’re different from others sono toki kara watashi no mune wa kaitai sarechaisouyo My heart has since been almost dismantled     koi no 2-4-11 hāto ga takanaruno 2-4-11 of Love My heart is beating rapidly nyuukyo shitemo osamanai doushitara iino? Even dock can’t cure me What I’m going to do? koi no 2-4-11 mou gomakasanai 2-4-11 of Love But I won’t pretend anymore shizukani demo daitanni Silently but fearlessly anata no kokoro ni syutsugeki shichaukara I’ll sortie into your heart     kizukanaino? watashi ga minnani muketeru shisen to chigaukoto ni Aren’t you aware of me giving the special gaze only to you? aidoru dakedo narete nainoyo I’m not used to it though I’m the idol jibun no kimochi wo sunaoni tsutaerarenaiwa I can’t tell my heart honestly     hoka no kototo wa chigau tokubetsu na muzukashisa It made me feel special difficulty It’s different from other things ano toki kara watashi no kokoro wa kaizou sarechattanoyo My heart has since been remodeled into kai nano! Kai!     koi no 2-4-11 dokidoki ga tomaranai 2-4-11 of Love My heart can’t stop beating rapidly kokuhaku no enshuu wa nazeka shippai bakari I always fail in exercises for the confession koi no 2-4-11 demo gomakasenai 2-4-11 of Love But I can’t pretend anymore gohan miryoku hokyuu shite Filled with fuels (meals) and bullets (charms) anata no kokoro wo seiatsu shichaukara I will conquer your heart     koi no 2-4-11-te nandaka shitteru? Do you know what “2-4-11 of love” is? 2 wa “su-ki” 2 is “Love you” 4 wa “da-i-su-ki” 4 is “I really love you” 11 wa “se-ka-i-i-chi-a-na-ta-ga-su-ki” 11 is “I love you the most in the whole of the world”     watashi wa anata no koto ga… sekaide ichiban… daisukidayo! I love you… the most… in this world!     koi no 2-4-11 bacchiri junbi shite 2-4-11 of Love Let me prepare myself watashi wa aidoru dakara shizumunante naiwa I never sank cuz I’m the idol koi no 2-4-11 tettai wa dekinai 2-4-11 of Love I can’t retreat anymore ai no houraigekisen de By my love bombardments and torpedoes anata no kokoro wo kouryaku shichau kara I’ll capture your heart     Su-Ki! Da-I-Su-Ki! Se-Ka-I-I-Chi-A-Na-Ta-Ga-Su-Ki! x4 Da-I-Su-Ki!


    Feedback to the Official

    The viral hit of this song soon reached to the ears of KanColle staffs. They mentioned to this song on their Twitter in that month.[10][11] And on December 27th 2013, KanColle official Twitter account announced that Gun-SEKI’s “2-4-11 of Love” would be released on JOYSOUND, a Japanese major Karaoke network, as the first title in KanColle official music distributions starting in the following day.[12] Naka-chan herself got the 2nd upgrade mode “Kai Ni” before other Sendai-Class light cruiser girls in the following month in commemoration of the release.



    Naka Kai Ni

    On August 3rd, 2014, “2-4-11 of Love” was finally sung by Ayane Sakura[13], the voice actor for Naka, with the cosplay of the fleet’s idol at the 1st official fan event “First Yokohama Naval Review Rehearsal” (第一回横浜観艦式予行) held at PACIFICOYOKOHAMA. An attendant’s report said that all admirals struck the wotagei moves and calls perfectly even though it was the first live performance.[14]

    Various Examples


    Niconico「恋の2-4-11」を歌ってみた*ななひら
    Left: Singing Cover by Nanahira | Right: Wotagei
    Niconico 【第12回MMD杯本選】艦これライヴ 始まるよっ!【恋の2-4-11】Niconico 【修正版】総統閣下は恋の2-4-11に合わせて芸を披露してくださるようです
    Left: Miku Miku Dance Edition | Right: Hitler’s Downfall Parody

    Dancing Covers

    Dancing covers, usually called as “Odottemita” (踊ってみた; lit. “I tried dancing”) on NND, has been the most popular fan work for the song since 2014.[15] Popular choreographies for the song among nico nico dancers are Tora-san & Miya’s version posted in March (Shown below, left) and Asibuto_Penta’s version posted in May (Shown below, right).


    Niconico 【とらさん】『恋の2-4-11』踊ってみた【ミヤ】

    Illustrations




    Search Interest

    External References

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

    [1]Kancolle Wiki – Naka

    [2]Wikipedia – Japanese idol

    [3]Wikipedia – AKB48

    [4]pixiv – 「【告知】「次は『恋の2-4-11』いっくよー★」」/「きんのたま▼6th」 / Posted on 09-26-2013

    [5]Nico Nico Seiga – 「次は『恋の2-4-11』いっくよー★」 / きんのたま▼ さんのイラスト / Posted on 09-26-2013

    [6]niconico Douga – 【艦これ】『恋の2-4-11』いっくよー★【オリジナル曲】 / Posted on 10-04-2013

    [7]niconico Douga – 【艦これ】『恋の2-4-11』フルバージョンでいっくよー★【オリジナル曲】 / Posted on 10-11-2013

    [8]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag 恋の2-4-11

    [9]Wikipedia – Wotagei

    [10]Twitter – 「艦これ」開発/運営: "次回の全サーバ群共通メンテナンス&アップデートは、来週10/16(水)実施を予定しています。「100万の感謝」掛け軸の配信などのアプデートもあります。お楽しみに! …「恋の2-4-11」が頭の中でリピートされすぎて仕事に支障が…2-4-11とはそういう意味だったの…か… #艦これ" / Posted on 10-10-2013 (Japanese)

    [11]Twitter – 「艦これ」開発/運営: "以上…「改」なの~!…という訳で【甘味処『間宮』】のメニュー改でした。本日の新規サーバ開放、残り着任枠僅か、もうすぐ終了致します。明日土曜日も【17:30】より新規サーバ開放予定です。 #艦これ" / Posted on 10-11-2013 (Japanese)

    [12]Twitter – 「艦これ」開発/運営: "明日【12/28 15:00】からJOYSOUNDさんの最新機種「JOYSOUND f1」で「艦これ」関連楽曲配信がスタートします! 第一弾は、艦隊のアイドルが歌う 【曲名/歌手名】恋の2-4-11/Gun-SEKI feat.那珂 です!「改なの~☆」お楽しみに! #艦これ" / Posted on 12-27-2013 (Japanese)

    [13]Wikipedia – Ayane Sakura

    [14]かんむす! – 【艦これ】あやねるが「恋の2-4-11」を生で歌っただとー!?観艦式レポまとめ / Posted on 08-04-2014 (Japanese)

    [15]niconico Douga – Search results for the tags 恋の2-4-11 踊ってみた


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  • About

    Running in the 90’s is a pop song written and released by artist Max Coveri. The song is most often used in montage parodies and/or to incorporate humor on a certain subject.

    Origin

    Running in the 90’s was released around the late 1990’s as a part of Coveri’s album “Golden Age”. After the release, the song had received critical acclaim and praise from prominent reviewers.“The action and the rush of adrenaline the song delivered was astounding, we haven’t seen anything like it,” said Eurobeat in a review that has now been torn down from their website for unknown reasons.

    Spread

    Around a few years later after the original release, the Japanese anime Initial D used the song in an episode of the show. On August 18, 2012, a YouTuber by the name of MrQbista uploaded a clip of the scene that used the song, gaining over 70,000+ views and 300+ likes as of November 2014.

    On November 3rd, 2009, a user by the name of JoeDutchCoast uploaded a video of the song and has gained 2 million views and 28,000+ likes as of November 2014.

    Notable Examples

    Notable examples of videos parodying the song can be shown here.

    Related Memes

    “Lol, Internet”

    Lol, Internet is a compilation of GIFs and images featuring Ronald McDonald riding in a car with his finger pointed at the sky saying, “lol, internet” with Running in the 90’s playing in the background. Originally found on 4chan, it is used to remind Internet users to not take the Internet so seriously.

    The Internet is Serious Business

    The Internet is Serious Business, originating on General Mayhem, is used to mock users and is ironically used towards aggressive Internet users that take the Internet seriously, similar to “Lol, Internet”.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1] YouTube – Initial D – Running in the 90’s Clip
    [2] YouTube – Running in the 90’s
    [3] YouTube – Sonic Running in the 90’s
    [4] YouTube – Mario Runs in the 90’s
    [5] YouTube – YTPMV: Weegee (90’s Remix) Extended


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