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  • 12/08/14--11:00: Wuant
  • About

    Wuant is the YouTube alias of Portuguese gamer Paulo Borges. He is known for his random videos.
    This youtuber is very famous in Portugal and Brazil.

    Online History

    Wuant creates his channel on January 11th 2012, his first videos are Minecraft, next to Minecraft he starts to make some horror games (Outlast), Day-Z, Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse and League of Legends.
    In 2013, Wuant starts to make random game plays with some cool language, starts to talk like an “alentejano” wich name is Zé and makes some videos of “WUANT NO…” wich can be Google, yahoo answers and happy wheels.
    He starts to make some G-MOD videos and GTA 4.
    In 2014, Wuant makes more videos of horror games and plays SimSimi, and make a serie of Octodad.
    He starts to make Happy Wheels Series and starts to show his father in some videos.
    In June 2014, Wuant starts to make more random videos of gamplays and simulations games and the series are extinted.
    Only in November 2014, Wuant starts to make a serie of Sims 4.
    Wuant starts to like Snoop Dogg things and starts to create things about Snoop Dogg in his videos.

    Search Interest
    http://www.google.com/trends/explore?hl=en-US#q=Wuant&cmpt=q
    http://www.google.com/trends/explore?hl=en-US#q=Wuant&gprop=images&cmpt=q
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    Overview

    Rolling Stone’s UVA Rape Story refers to the online backlash surrounding the pop culture magazine’s investigative report that sought to expose the gang rape of “Jackie,” then an 18-years-old freshman student at the University of Virginia, allegedly carried out by seven members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity on campus in the fall of 2012. Upon its print and online publication in November 2014, the validity of the victim’s claims as cited in the article soon came under intense scrutiny in the social media after the discovery of factual discrepancies and conflicting details in the accounts provided by the accuser and the fraternity.

    Background

    On November 19th, 2014, Rolling Stone[1] published a feature investigative article titled “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA" by staff reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, which alleged that seven Phi Kappa Psi brothers at the University of Virginia brutally gang raped a female freshman student, who is only identified by her first name as “Jackie,” during a social gathering at their fraternity house held on the night of September 28th, 2012.

    Notable Developments

    University of Virginia’s Response

    On November 20th, the University of Virginia Interfraternity Council[7] (IFC) released a statement noting that an IFC officer had been interviewed by the Rolling Stone but that “the reporter elected not to include any of the information from the interview in her article.” On November 22nd, University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan announced that the University was suspending all fraternities on campus until January 9th, 2014.[6]

    Criticism

    On November 24th, Worth magazine editor in chief Richard Bradley[4] published a blog post titled “Is the Rolling Stone Story True?”, which questioned the story’s authenticity and comparing it to the 2006 Duke lacrosse case.[3] On November 27th, Slate[5] published an interview with Erdely, in which she claimed she was unable to contact the accused men for the story due to the fraternity’s “outdated” contact page. On December 2nd, Slate published an article titled “The Missing Men,” noting that Erdely refused to answer follow-up questions about the story. That day, The Washington Post[8] published an article titled “Rolling Stone whiffs in reporting on alleged rape,” which rejected Erdely’s excuse for not contacting the accused men:

    “The charge in this piece, however, is gang rape, and so requires every possible step to reach out and interview them, including e-mails, phone calls, certified letters, FedEx letters, UPS letters and, if all of that fails, a knock on the door. No effort short of all that qualifies as journalism.”

    Phi Kappa Psi’s Response

    On December 5th, the Virginia chapter of Phi Kappa Psi issued a press release, which claimed no fraternity member matched the description of the lifeguard in the story, denied having a social event during the weekend of September 28th, 2012 and revealed that their pledging and initiation periods took place during the spring semester (shown below).



    Rolling Stone’s Apology

    On December 5th, 2014, Will Dana, the managing editor of Rolling Stone,[2] issued an official response in an article titled “A Note to Our Readers, in which Dana apologized to the readers on behalf of the magazine for their admitted oversight on fact-checking and failure to include any account or statement from the alleged assaulters (shown below). On December 7th, Rolling Stone updated the apology letter with a full acknowledgment of their mistake by stating “these mistakes are on Rolling Stone, not on Jackie.”

    “In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced… Because of the sensitive nature of Jackie’s story, we decided to honor her request not to contact the man she claimed orchestrated the attack on her nor any of the men she claimed participated in the attack for fear of retaliation against her. In the months Erdely spent reporting the story, Jackie neither said nor did anything that made Erdely, or Rolling Stone‘s editors and fact-checkers, question Jackie’s credibility.”

    News Media Coverage

    In the coming days, several news sites published articles criticizing Rolling Stone for its poor journalistic practices and for blaming a source for their own errors, including Fortune,[9] Washington Post,[10] The New Yorker,[11] Fox News[12] and The Daily Mail.[13]

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  • 12/08/14--13:36: Andy Tate
  • About

    Andy Tate is a eccentric fan of the English Football/Soccer Team Manchester United, who became famous after his rants on the team’s play and management became the newest use for Vine remixes.

    Origin

    Andy Tate first became noticed on the Youtube channel ‘FullTimeDEVILS’ in which his first video gained 630,000 views in 11 months and his second over 1 million in 8 months

    Spread

    After a while Andy’s funny and loud comments became the joke of Vine remixes, seen here:

    Personal Life

    After saying on one of his interviews that he would like to work at the English supermarket chain Home Bargains to which the supermarket gave him a job offer to work for them to which you can see him working hard here:

    Search Interest


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  • 12/08/14--14:53: Sad Joe Biden
  • About

    Sad Joe Biden is a series of humorously captioned images based on a photograph of United States Vice President Joe Biden staring out a window during a summit between the U.S. president Barack Obama and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the White House in September 2014.

    Origin

    On September 18th, 2014, Getty Images photographer Oliver Douliery photographed Biden staring pensively out a window at the White House.



    “US Vice-President Joe Biden looks on during a bilateral meeting between President Obama and President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine in the Oval Office of the White House September 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. The two leaders held a bilateral meeting to discuss a strategic aid package for Ukraine for its battle with pro Russian separatists.”

    On December 6th, 2014, Twitter user Michael Doran[2] tweeted the photo, inviting followers to post captions of Biden’s internal monologue.



    Spread

    On December 6th, Twitter user @Popehat[7] tweeted the photo with a quote uttered by the character Tuco in the 1966 Spaghetti Western film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (shown below, left). The following day, Twitter user Rachel Zarrell[8] posted the photo with the caption “but did adnan do it tho?” (shown below, right). .



    Several minutes later, the BuzzFeed Twitter[3] feed urged followers to caption the photo (shown below, left) On December 8th, Twitter user Vince Coglianese tweeted a photoshopped image of Biden looking at the window next to the character Clark Grisworld from the 1989 comedy film National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (shown below, right). In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the Twitter captions, including The Daily Dot,[4] Today[5] and The Washington Post.[6]



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 12/09/14--11:23: Plebcomics
  • About

    Plebcomics is a webcomic blog known for its satirical commentaries on various stereotypes and rhetorics associated with the social justice activist community on Tumblr. In December 2014, the creator of the series was doxxed by critics who posted her personally identifiable information on the microblogging and social networking site.

    History

    The title of the blog is a blendword that combines the Internet slang term “pleb” (short for “plebian”) and webcomic. Due to an alleged hacking incident[9] and subsequent mass removal of posts that occurred in December 2014, the creation date of the Plebcomics[1] on Tumblr remains unclear; however, the earliest known mention of the webcomic can be found in Tumblr user Neonationalist’s post submitted on February 16th, 2014. On March 9th, 2014, Redditor hydra877 posted a Plebcomic illustration mocking hypocritical fat acceptance activists to the /r/TumblrInAction[6] subreddit, where it gathered more than 800 votes (96% upvoted) prior to being archived (shown below).



    On August 24th, Redditor SunAtNight submitted a Plebcomic criticizing a crowdfunding campaign by feminist videoblogger Anita Sarkeesian to the /r/TumblrAtRest[10] subreddit (shown below).



    On October 29th, Redditor Greyathus submitted a Plebcomics webcomic mocking the GamerGate Wikipedia article to the /r/KotakuInAction[5] subreddit, where it gained over 1,200 votes (91% upvoted) in the first two months.



    Following her popularity on Reddit, Plebcomics artist Abbysucks made two instances of AMA threads on TumblrInAction-related subreddits in May 2014[11][12] in which she answered various questions about her.

    Creator Doxxed

    On December 7th, 2014, the Plebdox Tumblr[4] blog was launched, which posted the personally identifiable information of the Plebcomics creator. That day, the Plebcomics blog was removed and the creator’s personal blog “AbbySucks”[3] announced that she had been “forced to resign” from her job following the release of her information.



    After regaining control of her site that day, over 30 comics were reuploaded, including illustrations mocking overweight racists (shown below, left), misogynistic men’s rights activists (shown below, middle) and hypocritical “social justice warriors” (shown below, right). On December 8th, threads about the doxxing were submitted to the /r/KotakuInAction[7] subreddit and the /co/[8] (comics & cartoons) board on 4chan.



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  • 12/09/14--13:42: Turnt
  • About

    “Turnt”, a variation of the word “turned,” is a slang term for the feeling of being excited to participate in a party of other social event often centered around intoxication.

    Origin

    On August 2nd, 2005, Urban Dictionary[1] user Erica Peters submitted an entry for “turnt,” defining it as the state of being “horny,” “drunk,” “f*cked up” or “crunk.”

    Spread

    On October 18th, 2008, Urban Dictionary user KayBee(LD) submitted an entry for the phrase “turnt up,” defining it as “getting drunk” or “getting loose.” On November 26th, 2009, rapper Lupe Fiasco released the track “Turnt Up” on his mixtape Enemy of the State: A Love Story (shown below, left). On January 2nd, 2010, rapper Soulja Boy released “All the Way Turnt Up” as the first single for his debut album Ready Set Go! (shown below, right).



    On May 21st, 2013, the track “Turnt” by The Dream featuring Beyonce and 2 Chainz was released (shown below, left). On May 14th, the pop culture blog Pop Dust[3] published an article titled “Everything You Need to Know About ‘Turnt’”, which chronicled the word’s history in hip hop music. On December 17th, Reach Records released the music video for rapper Lecrae’s track “I’m Turnt,” which celebrates the ability to party without consuming drugs and alcohol (shown below, right).



    On March 13th, 2014, the DJSnakeVEVO YouTube channel uploaded the music video for the track “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon, in which several residents in an apartment building burst through the floors below them while performing violently sexual dance moves (shown below, left). On June 24th, BuzzFeed[4] published a compilation of photos and videos titled “21 People Who Are Way Too Turnt.” On September 27th, Saturday Night Live aired a parody erectile dysfunction medication commercial titled “Cialis Turnt” (shown below, right).



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – turnt

    [2]Urban Dictionary – turnt up

    [3]Pop Dust – Everything You Need to Know About Turnt

    [4]BuzzFeed – 21 People Who Are Way Too Turnt


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  • 12/09/14--19:14: Monster Girls
  • W.I.P. Help welcomed.




    About

    Monster Girls are a special type of Gijinka (擬人化) / Humanization where the anthropomorphic character is a mix between a creature (both real and fictional) and a human. The human is usually a female, though some rare male examples exist. Fetishism of monster girls is referred to as teraphilia, and is a common form of internet paraphilia.

    Definition

    SInce monster girl is such a broad and vague term, creators and fans often argues about its clear definition.
    The general consensus is that a monster girl is a mix between a human being and a monster or an animal.
    Most of them are an human torso on the top of a monster bottom body. One of the general rule is to keep the face and torso area human, with exception of cyclops and something spider, who get either only one eye or more of them.
    Also, independant and more mainstream genre like Succubus and Cat Girls are sometime excluded.

    History

    Majors Type of Monster Girls

    Harpy



    A harpy are a mix of a human and a bird. They usually have bird legs instead of humans legs and wings instead of arms. They are almost always lays eggs. They are one of the most famous and reprentative monster girls, second only to lamia.

    Lamia



    A lamia is composed of an human torso and the tail of a snake. It something also come with a forked tongue. It is seen as the most popular monster girls and is often used to represent the whole genre, similar to ‘Space Invaders’ to video games.

    Centaur



    A centaur is a human torso implanted on the neck of a horse. They are more commonly seen outside the fandom in mythology than in the fandom.

    Arachne



    Also know as spider girl, an arachne is an human torso on top of what would be the spider’s head or sometime the abdomen. They sometime have multiple eyes similar to the many eyes of a real spider. The mandible of a real spider are almost always absent if the torso is on the head.

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    Fandom

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  • 12/09/14--23:47: Grilled Cheese Copypasta
  • The Grilled Cheese Copypasta started on the “Front Page of the Internet”, Reddit.com. It originated on the subreddit /r/GrilledCheese on Tuesday, December 9th (12/9/14) and was posted by /u/Fuck_Blue_Shells. The account has no previous usage before this. (Note: In the original text, the author said that he had been lurking for three years and then made this account just to post this.)

    “A grilled cheese consists of only these following items. Cheese. Bread with spread (usually butter). This entire subreddit consist of “melts”. Almost every “grilled cheese” sandwich i see on here has other items added to it. The fact that this subreddit is called “grilledcheese” is nothing short of utter blasphemy. Let me start out by saying I have nothing against melts, I just hate their association with sandwiches that are not grilled cheeses. Adding cheese to your tuna sandwich? It’s called a Tuna melt. Totally different. Want to add bacon and some pretentious bread crumbs with spinach? I don’t know what the hell you’d call that but it’s not a grilled cheese. I would be more than willing to wager I’ve eaten more grilled cheeses in my 21 years than any of you had in your entire lives. I have one almost everyday and sometimes more than just one sandwich. Want to personalize your grilled cheese? Use a mix of different cheeses or use sourdough or french bread. But if you want to add some pulled pork and take a picture of it, make your own subreddit entitled “melts” because that is not a fucking grilled cheese. I’m not a religious man nor am I anything close to a culinary expert. But as a bland white mid-western male I am honestly the most passionate person when it comes to grilled cheese and mac & cheese. All of you foodies stay the hell away from our grilled cheeses and stop associating your sandwich melts with them. Yet again, it is utter blasphemy and it rocks me to the core of my pale being. Shit, I stopped lurking after 3 years and made this account for the sole purpose of posting this. I’ve seen post after post of peoples “grilled cheeses” all over reddit and it’s been driving me insane. The moment i saw this subreddit this morning I finally snapped. Hell, I may even start my own subreddit just because I know this one exists now.
    You god damn heretics. Respect the grilled cheese and stop changing it into whatever you like and love it for it what it is. Or make your damn melt sandwich and call it for what it is. A melt."

    Nothing besides /u/Fuck_Blue_Shells passionate hate for melts being passed off as grilled cheeses is attributed to the posting of this article.

    No other variations of this Copypasta have emerged yet, but they have started to pop up around the well known meta subreddit, Circlejerk.


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  • 12/10/14--03:50: Javert
  • WORK IN PROGRESS


    About

    Javert, also known as Javert your eyes, refers to a series of photoshopped GIFs and still images consisting of Javert, the main antagonist of Les Misérables, staring through a window with a distressed look on his face. Many of the images are accompanied by captions, typically setting up the image as the punchline in a My Face When joke. It has recently become extremely popular on Imgur, and has been compared to dick butt due to many instances of people hiding Javert in their images.

    Origin

    [W.I.P.]

    The original GIF has existed for quite some time on Imgur, used as a My Face When reaction image. It is derived from a scene featuring the character Javert, played by Russell Crowe, from the 2012 historical drama film Les Misérables directed by Tom Hooper.[1]

    Spread

    [W.I.P.]

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest


    External References

    [W.I.P.]

    [1]Wikipedia – Les Misérables

    [2]


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  • 12/10/14--09:16: 2014 Sony Pictures Hack
  • Overview

    2014 Sony Pictures Hack refers to a cyberattack which compromised the Sony Pictures entertainment company’s computer network in late November 2014, resulting in the leak of several unreleased films and confidential information regarding Sony staff.

    Background

    The Interview

    On June 11th, 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s official YouTube channel uploaded the first teaser trailer for the film The Interview. The film follows a talk show host and his producer, played by James Franco and Seth Rogen respectively, who are hired by the CIA to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un after the two arrange an interview with him. Within six months the trailer gained over 7.4 million views.



    On June 25th, a representative for the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement[2] about the film, saying:

    “If the United States administration tacitly approves or supports the release of this film, we will take a decisive and merciless countermeasure.”

    The same day, Seth Rogen[1] tweeted a joking response to the threat. In less than 48 hours, the tweet received over 8,000 favorites and over 5,000 retweets.



    Sony Pictures Entertainment Hack

    In late November 2014, weeks before the box office premiere of The Interview, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s online database was hit by critical cyberattacks from a group of hackers who identified themselves as the Guardians of Peace (GOP), leading to the leak of private corporate data at an unprecedented volume in the tens of terabytes in early December. Among other things, the leaked data included many scripts and screeners of recently released or upcoming films to be distributed by the studio, including Fury, Annie, Still Alice, Mr. Turner and To Write Love On Her Arms, as well as the personally identifiable information and corporate profiles of over 6,000 employees.



    Notable Developments

    North Korea Denies Involvement

    On December 4th, North Korean officials released a statement denying any involvement in the cyberattack, though one of them implied that the hack “might [have been] a righteous deed” of its supporters or sympathizers. Also on December 4th, researchers at the computer security firm AlienVault revealed that the computer that compiled the malware responsible for compromising the Sony network was written using Korean characters.[5]

    Email Threats

    On December 5th, Variety reported that Sony employees were receiving mass threatening emails, purportedly from the hackers who carried out the cyberattacks.

    “Please sign your name to object the false (sic) of the company at the email address below if you don’t want to suffer damage. If you don’t, not only you but your family will be in danger.”

    Franco and Rogen SNL Sketch

    On December 6th, The Interview actors James Franco and Seth Rogen appeared on Saturday Night Live, where they joked that hackers had leaked humorous and embarrassing photos of each other in compromised positions (shown below).



    Guardians of Peace Statement

    On December 8th, the GOP created a Github[6] page, which demanded that Sony stop showing the “movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the war,” in reference to The Interview. In addition, 2.7 gigabytes of files were released by the group.

    Leaked E-Mails

    Included in the 2.7 gigabytes of files were emails from Sony Pictures Television president Stephen Mosko and Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal. On December 9th, Gawker[4] reported on leaked emails between Pascal and film producer Scott Rudin, in which the two argue about an upcoming Steve Jobs biopic and the ego of actress Angelina Jolie, whom Rubin referred to as a “minimally talented spoiled brat.” Additionally, The Wall Street Journal reported that several of Pascal’s leaked emails revealed that Sony planned on making a crossover film between the comedy film series Jump Street and Men in Black.

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  • 12/10/14--11:09: Yu Yu Hakusho
  • About

    Yu Yu Hakusho (Japanese: 幽☆遊☆白書 Yū Yū Hakusho) is a manga series created by Yoshihiro Togashi and was published by Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1990-1994 for nineteen volumes. It has been also called “Ghost Files” or “Poltergeist Report”.

    Premise

    Yu Yu Hakusho tells the story of a fourteen year old troublemaking student named Yusuke Urameshi who’s life was forever changed after he was killed and struck by a car after saving a young child’s life. After a series of tests presented to him by the son of the ruler of the Spirt World Koenma, Yusuke is revived from his brief death and is appointed the title of “Spirt Detective”. Which he must investigate cases involving demons and apparitions in the human world.

    Origin

    Yoshihiro Togashi created Yu Yu Hakusho in November 1990 from his interests of Occult & Horror movies all with the influence of Buddhism and martial arts. During his tenure on the series, Togashi deal with a great amount of stress & a lack of sleep for five hours due to demand of the editorial staff from Weekly Shonen Jump, but was later relieved that the series ended in July of 1994. The series later became well known with a anime adaptation produced by Studio Pierrot in October 1992 until December 1994, where it lasted for 112 episodes. A english dub was announced in 2001 & later released in 2002 from Funimation, where voice actor Justin Cook not only served as the Voice director, but also the voice of Yusuke, who was nineteen years old at the time. The series aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult swim block first then later Toonami & early Saturday mornings from 2002-2006.[1]

    Fandom

    As of 2014, its Facebook page has over 159,000 likes,[3] 918 subscribers on Reddit[2] and over 36,000 results on Deviantart.[5]

    Spread

    [Researching]

    Notable Examples


    Search Interest

    [Researching]

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Yu Yu Hakusho

    [2]Reddit – Yu Yu Hakusho

    [3]Facebook – Yu Yu Hakusho

    [4]Anime News Network – Yu Yu Hakusho

    [5]Deviantart – Yu Yu Hakusho


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  • 12/10/14--12:39: Facebook Names
  • WORK IN PROGRESS


    About

    Facebook names is a Twitter page that mocks the odd-sounding names of certain people on Facebook, often utilizing name puns and homophones to make them the punchlines of jokes involving song lyrics.

    Origin

    The Twitter account Facebook Names[1] was launched on December 7th, 2014.



    Spread

    Facebook Names has over 60,000 followers as of December 11th, 2014.[1] A newer account based around the same concept, Facebook Name Lyrics, has over 28,000 followers.[2]

    Notable Examples

    Search Interest


    External References

    [1]Twitter – Facebook Names

    [2]Twitter – Facebook Name Lyrics


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  • 12/11/14--03:20: Rick Ross Pears
  • About

    Rick Ross pears refers to a series of vines based off the phrase “I eat pears and shit like that” by American rapper RIck Ross regarding an interview about his recent weight loss, the phrase has spawned multiple vines and image shops regarding the barely coherent phrase, often mocking his pronunciation of the word “pear”.

    Origin

    The original video posted on May 21, 2014 is an interview by Tim Westwood with Rick Ross on the backstage of his London show regarding his weight loss, and his fitness program RossFit, as well as his eating habits.



    on Oct 18, 2014[1], Vine user willyjoy posted a vine highlighting the phrase “i eat pears and shit like that, shoutout to all the pears” from the interview, in the next 2 months the Vine has gathered more than 24.101.200 loops, and 218.1K likes and 180.9K Revines, the same day the same vine was posted on youtube[2] by user Spencer Mutsch, it gathered 539,735 views and 3,731 likes

    Spread

    on the days following the video, multiple parodies began appearing on vine with the hashtags #Pears, ofter accompanyed by the hashtag #RickRoss, the videos consisted of certain subjects, sometimes music with sound-alike words, colliding with the word “pear” shouted by rick ross as well as parodies of gangsta rap music involving pears. on November 12, 2014 Vine Trends Compilations posted a compilation of all Rick Ross pears vines



    on November 9 Youtube user Dirkaz posted a trap remix using the interview (shown below, left), on Nov 25 2014 another compilation by Vine Trends was posted including more vines (shown below, right) and on November 11, 2014 the internet news site Buzzfeed published an article about the Vine fad titled “People Can’t Stop Making Vines About Rick Ross Eating Pears”



    Notable Examples

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  • 12/11/14--06:56: Pacific Rim
  • About

    Pacific Rim is a 2013 American Science Fiction Monster Film directed by Guillermo del Toro starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman. The movie follows the story of Jaeger Pilots as they combat the threat of giant monsters known as Kaijus that rise from beneath the ocean.

    History

    Filming began on November 14, 2011 and continued in Toronto into April 2012. Del Toro gave an update after the second week on filming finished. The film was referred to as Silent Seas and Still Seas during production. On November 28, 2012, the official film website premiered alongside two viral videos--one depicting the initial Kaiju attack as captured by a handheld camera. Blueprints depicting the designs for the Jaeger machines were also released online. Pacific Rim was initially expected to reach theaters in July 2012. However, Warner Bros. decided to postpone the film’s release date to May 10, 2013. In March 2012, it was announced that the film would be released on July 12, 2013. The film premiered in Mexico City on July 1, 2013[1].

    Reception

    Pacific Rim grossed $101.8 million in North America, and has had a favorable international release, grossing $309.2 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $411,002,906[1].

    The film received generally positive reviews from critics. The film has a score of 72% on Rotten Tomatoes[2], 7.0 on IMDB[3], and 64/100 at Metacritic[4]. Critics praised the movie for being a solid example of the monster movie genre that had no shortage of brains nor brawn.

    Impact

    Pacific Rim is a popular concept to crossover with multiple other fandoms, especially Attack on Titan, since both the movie and the anime bear striking similarities and begun trending at nearly the same time.




    Fandom

    The movie has an unofficial wiki[5] with over 400 pages created. The official facebook page has 1,352,154 likes[6]. The tag ‘Pacific Rim’ at Tumblr is very active[7] and the same tag on Deviantart[8] yields 13,878 results.

    Related Memes

    Jaeger Designer



    The Jaeger Designer is an online application created by Warner Brothers to promote the film. Following its release and coverage by various websites in May and June of 2013, many fans used it to generate non-serious Jaegers using a variety of humorous phrases and nationality stereotypes.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Pacific Rim (film)

    [2]Rotten Tomatoes – Pacific Rim

    [3]IMDBPacific Rim

    [4]MetaCritic – Pacific Rim

    [5]Pacific Rim Wiki – Pacific Rim Wiki

    [6]Facebook – Pacific Rim Movie

    [7]Tumblr – Pacific Rim

    [8]Deviantart – Pacific Rim


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  • 12/11/14--14:01: I'll Make A Man Out of You
  • About

    “I’ll Make A Man Out of You” is a song from the Disney movie “Mulan.” On the internet the song has many covers, parodies, and video edits.

    Origins

    “I’ll Make A Man Out of You” was made for the movie Mulan by Disney in 1998, written by David Zippel and Matthew Wilder. The song was well received and was considered to be one of the best training montage songs by many. [1]



    Let’s get down to business
    To defeat the Huns.
    Did they send me daughters
    When I asked for sons?

    You’re the saddest bunch I ever met
    But you can bet before we’re through
    Mister, I’ll make a man
    Out of you.

    Tranquil as a forest
    But on fire within.
    Once you find your center
    You are sure to win.

    You’re a spineless, pale pathetic lot
    And you haven’t got a clue.
    Somehow I’ll make a man
    Out of you.

    Chien-po: I’m never gonna catch my breath
    Yao: Say goodbye to those who knew me
    Ling: Boy, was I a fool in school for cutting gym
    Mushu: This guy’s got them scared to death
    Mulan: Hope he doesn’t see right through me
    Chien-po: Now I really wish that I knew how to swim

    [men] BE A MAN
    We must be swift as a coursing river
    [men] BE A MAN
    With all the force of a great typhoon
    [men] BE A MAN
    With all the strength of a raging fire
    Mysterious as the dark side of the moon

    Time is racing toward us
    ’til the Huns arrive.
    Heed my every order
    And you might survive.

    You’re unsuited for the rage of war
    So pack up, go home you’re through
    How could I make a man
    Out of you?

    [men] BE A MAN
    We must be swift as a coursing river
    [men] BE A MAN
    With all the force of a great typhoon
    [men] BE A MAN
    With all the strength of a raging fire
    Mysterious as the dark side of the moon

    A MAN

    We must be swift as a coursing river
    BE A MAN
    With all the force of a great typhoon
    BE A MAN
    With all the strength of a raging fire
    Mysterious as the dark side of the moon
    Hoo-ah! [2]

    Spread

    The song has spread through out the internet, especially YouTube. A search for the song will bring up over 600,000 results. The original version of the song has 42 million views. Many people make covers of the song in different music styles. A mere post of the song on /r/Music board on Reddit got over 1300 up votes. On Tumblr, some posts of gifs and pictures of the song matched with some of the lyrics gain over 72,000 notes.

    Notable examples

    Covers

    Many youtubers, popular and not, have made covers of the Mulan song. Some of the covers have gotten over 500,000 views.



    Parodies

    Paodies of the song, and the training montage scene with it have parodied. Team Four Stars parodie of has reach over 6,000,000 million views, and others range from 100,000 to over 1,000,000.


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  • 12/11/14--15:22: My God, It's Full of Stars
  • About

    “My god, it’s full of stars” is a phrase associated with a scene from the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey” in which the protagonist David Bowman is traveling through the star gate created by the monolith orbiting Jupiter and the awed expression face that he gives.

    Origin

    The phrase is not from the movie itself, but from the novelization that screenwriter Arthur C. Clarke wrote at the same time as the screenplay. The book describes the scene in which Bowman is entering the star gate, and he says the following phrase just before losing contact with Mission Control: “The thing’s hollow -- it goes on forever -- and -- oh my God! -- it’s full of stars!”[1]

    Spread

    The expression that bowman makes has become quite popular within the internet and the phrase is often paired with it in various snowclone like parodies.

    Notable Examples



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    External References

    [1]See p. 254 of paperback edition of 2001: A Space Odyssey


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  • 12/12/14--09:47: See? Nobody Cares
  • About

    See? Nobody Cares is a catchphrase derived from pieces of dialogue uttered by character Dennis Nedry (played by Wayne Knight) in a scene from the 1993 science-fiction movie Jurassic Park. On internet, it has become widely used in image macros featuring screenshots from the scene in order to express lack of interest for a token popular trend or as a retort when someone is considered to be trying to get unwarranted attention.

    Origin

    The peculiar segment from the movie was uploaded to Youtube on July 11th 2009 (shown below). It involves Dennis Nedry (played by Wayne Knight) meeting with Lew Dodgson (played by Cameron Thor) at a terrace of a restaurant and calling him out on his attempt to wear a disguise to appear incognito.

    Dennis Nedry: [waving] “Dodgson!”
    Lew Dodgson: [sitting down] “You shouldn’t use my name.”
    Dennis Nedry: [loudly] “Dodgson, Dodgson, we’ve got Dodgson here! Nobody cares. Nice hat. What are you trying to look like, a secret agent?”

    (bold added for emphasis)

    The scene became a macro on Memegenerator on November 25th 2012[1]. From it, the question See? was added to emphasize on the lack of interest expressed in the macro. as of December 2014, the macro ranked #565 on the site and contributed to more than 35 pages of parodies, for over 50 000 pictures made.

    Spread

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    As early as the beginning of 2013, the macro was submitted to Quickmeme[2], Car-memes.com[3] and Imgflip[4].

    Examples



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    Search


    External References

    [1]Memegenerator – See? Nobody Cares

    [2]Quickmeme – See? Nobody Cares meme

    [3]Car-memes.com – Jurassic Park Nobody Cares Meme

    [4]Imgflip – See Nobody Cares


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    Overview

    2014 UK Porn Censorship Protest were demonstrations held outside of Parliament in the United Kingdom (UK) following the announcement that several sex acts would be banned from UK porn websites in December 2014.

    Background

    In October 2011, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to work with broadband Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict access to pornographic websites>.[1] His initial proposition included an opt-in system where ISPs would automatically filter questionable content unless a user specifically asked to make everything available. In 2012, Cameron was reported to be working on these measures, citing children as young as 11 who had become addicted to online pornography.[2][3][4] In June 2013, Cameron was interviewed by Sky News (shown below, left), where he claimed ISPS were not doing enough to prosecute pedophiles and remove child pornography from the web. The following month, Cameron announced the creation of a global alliance to remove child pornography and encouraged search engines including Google and Bing to have a blacklist of search terms like “child sex” that would direct users to alternate searches (shown below, right).



    In the announcement, Cameron revealed that the opt-in system go into effect for all UK Internet users by the end of 2014. Additionally, “violent” or “extreme” porn would become illegal, including images or video that depict simulated rape.[5] Free-speech advocates in the UK were angered by the news,[7] questioning who would decide what content was legal or illegal after the filter’s launch. On July 22nd, “UK Porn” was mentioned more than 36,000 times on Twitter.[8] On December 1st, the Audiovisual Media Services Regulations (AMSR)[12] went into effect, banning pornographic media depicting acts that could be “potentially life-threatening.”

    Notable Developments

    #PornProtest

    On December 2nd, 2014, sex worker Charlie Rose launched a Facebook event titled “Protest outside parliament against sexist porn law! – old palace yard,”[13] gathering over 1,100 supporters in the next two weeks. On December 9th, London24 News[14] published an article about the event, which was later shared on Reddit[15] where it gained more than 4,600 upvotes in the 72 hours before the protest. On December 12th, 2014, the mass “face-sitting” protest was held outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, which aimed to simulate some of the banned sex acts imposed by the new AMSR.[9][10] Attendees of the demonstration took to Twitter with the hashtag“#PornProtest”[11] to share pictures and thoughts on the events, creating over 6,000 tweets within the first hours of the protest. That day, images from the event were shared in a post on the /r/pics[16] subreddit, where it garnered upwards of 3,000 votes and 420 comments in 6 hours.



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  • 12/12/14--13:58: Joel Bauer

  • About

    Joel Bauer is a marketing expert, speaker trainer and infotainer best known for his over the top personality and his role in the YouTube video “Your business card is CRAP!”[1] During the video he has such memorable quotes as “Wow, I’m impressed” and “What do you do guaranteed?”.

    Origin

    Joel Bauer gained notoriety for his role in the YouTube video, which was uploaded on December 17, 2008. During the video Joel boisterously points out the flaws in common business cards, feigning interest in what appear to be very standard business cards.



    After pointing out the flaws in common business cards, Joel proceeds to enlighten viewers as to what a good business card should look like. The card on display allegedly costs $4.00 per card, is die cut, embossed, foil stamped, and, perhaps most importantly, informs people of the results he generates, guaranteed.

    Spread

    Since being uploaded to YouTube on December 17, 2008, the original video has been viewed over 2 million times in addition to being re-uploaded and parodied countless more times including “Your Holiday Card is Crap!”[2] The original video has had such an impact that Joel Bauer is often asked to critique the business cards of other people.[3]

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  • 12/12/14--19:17: Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
  • About

    Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (Japanese: ボボボーボ・ボーボボ Bobobōbo Bōbobo) is a manga series created by Yoshio Sawai and was published by Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 2001-2005 for twenty-one volumes. Followed by a sequel called True Theory Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (Japanese: 真説ボボボーボボーボボ Shinsetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo) which lasted for 7 volumes from 2005-2007.

    Premise

    In the year 300X, the entire world is under the tyrannical rule of the Chrome-Dome Empire, and their ruler, Czar Baldy Bald the 4th. His army known as the Hair Hunt troops captures innocent people’s hair, leaving them bald and their homes in ruins. Standing against the regime is a heroic, but bizarre rebel known as Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo. Who fights the Hair Hunt Troops with his powerful Fist of the Nose Hair. His team consists a teenage girl name Beauty, a smelly teenage warrior Gasser, the Hajike leader Don Patch with his former sidekick and Fist of the Key master Hatenko, former Hair Hunt troop leaders Jelly Jiggler, Dengakuman & Torpedo Girl and the calm loner Softon.[6]

    Background

    The series is known for having comedy influenced by Japanese manzai humor that uses puns, double-talk, breaking of the fourth wall, visual gags, satirical and pop-culture references. It made it’s first publication from Shueisha via Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2001 until November 2005. Followed by a sequel called True Theory: Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. Where it takes place a year after the first series left off. Where the Chrome-Dome Empire was reborn as the New Chrome-Dome Empire, under the leadership of the former ruler, Czar Baldy Bald the III. Where the Hair Hunt troops resume and a new generation of powerful generals are created. Bo-bobo later receives a “True Theory” form of his Fist of the Nosehair, Where he is later reunited with his friends from the first series. A anime adaptation was produced by Toei Animation from November 8, 2003 to October 29, 2005 in Japan. Followed by a English dub that was produced in fall of 2005, shortly before the anime ended in the same season. The English dub first aired on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block from September 30, 2005 to October 13, 2007.[1]

    Fandom

    As of December 2014, its Facebook page has 57 likes,[3] its subreddit /r/bobobo/ has 19 subscribers,[2] and searching for it yields 1,317 results on Deviantart.[5]

    Spread

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    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

    [2]Reddit – Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

    [3]Facebook – Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

    [4]Anime News Network – Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

    [5]Deviantart – Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

    [6]Wikia – Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo


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