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  • 06/10/15--20:19: Peter Parker Reading A Book
  • About

    Peter Parker Reading A Book is an exploitable three-pane comic series from a 60’s Spider-Man scene which depicts the character Peter Parker reading a book. The comic has spawned several common variants, such as “Book Of Faggots” and “Reasons to Live”.

    Origin

    On May 28, 2012, a user of the meme aggregator FunnyJunk by the name of stinkytech submitted an edited 60’s Spider-Man strip featuring an OP is a Faggot joke. This image was viewed over 110,000 times and gained over 4,000 points and 411 comments. stinkytech posted a template in the comments section of this image, which allowed the first variants to spawn.[1]



    Left: Original Edit. Right: Original Template.

    Spread

    The comic eventually spun-off into a variant featuring Sad Pepe naked on a bed reading a book labelled “Reasons to Live”. This variant, judging by the cover of the book, likely stemmed from the meme aggregator MemeCenter. The contents of the books in these strips are often something the author is looking forward to. In 2015, Sui Ishida, author of the manga Tokyo Ghoul, responded to a strip edited to feature a Tokyo Ghoul-related image by drawing an image of the character Saiko Yonebayash in a hood designed to look like Pepe.[2]





    Various Examples

    Peter Parker




    Reasons To Live



    Search Interest

    Not available

    References


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  • 06/11/15--08:28: 300


  • About

    300 is a comic book series written and illustrated by Frank Miller which was published by Dark Horse Comics from May to December of 1998. The comic centers around a fictional retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. A movie adaptation was released on 2006 followed by a sequel on 2014.

    Premise

    In 480 BC, King Xerxes of The Persian Empires begins his invasion of Greece with over a million soldiers under his command. In response, King Leonidas of Sparta amasses 300 of his best soldiers at the hot gates in Thermopylae to hold off the advancing Persian advance.

    History

    300 began as a comic series which was written and illustrated by Frank Miller with painted colors by Lynn Varley. The comic was published by Dark Horse Comics from May to September of 1998 with a total of 5 volumes.


    In 2006, a movie adaptation of the comic under the same name was released to theaters (shown below, left). The movie was directed by Zack Snyder and starred Gerrard Butler as King Leonidas. In 2014, a sequel titled 300: Rise of an Empire was released to theaters (shown below, right). The sequel was directed by Noam Murro and starred Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles..


    Reception

    As of June, 2015, The first movie earned a 7.8 user rating on IMDb[1] and a score of 51 on Metacritic[3]. Its sequel earned a 6.3 user rating on IMDb[2] and a score of 48 on Metacritic[4].

    Online Presence

    WIP

    Related Memes

    WIP

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]IMDb – 300

    [2]IMDb – 300: Rise of an Empire

    [3]Metacritic – 300

    [4]Metacritic – 300: Rise of an Empire


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  • 06/11/15--11:22: Body Shaming
  • About

    Body shaming refers to the practice of mocking or insulting others for their body type, which includes fat shaming, fit shaming and thin shaming.

    Origin

    In the context of Internet meme culture, obesity has been a popular subject of online mockeries and ridicule on discussion forums and imageboards, such as 4chan, since as early as 2007 through expressions like “man the harpoons” and “a wild snorlax appears!” (shown below).



    Spread

    In early 2010, the Fat Girl advice animal character first appeared on Reddit with captions shaming and mocking stereotypes that are often associated with obese people (shown below, right).



    On May 17th, 2012, feminist YouTuber Laci Green uploaded a video titled “Fat Shame,” in which she criticized using the word “fat” as a pejorative, promoted the HAES approach to health and urged people to “love their body” (shown below). In the first two years, the video received more than 830,000 views and 6,500 comments.



    On October 19th, 2013, Urban Dictionary[1] user Kanade-chan submitted an entry for “fat shaming,” defining it as “A term made by obese people to avoid responsibility to actually take proper care of their body.” On October 30th, YouTuber Philip DeFranco uploaded a video titled “Fat Shaming in America,” in which he criticized those who equated fitness inspiration to fat shaming (shown below). In eight months, the video gained over 600,000 views and 7,000 comments. On December 23rd, BuzzFeed[2] published a listicle titled “19 Times People Got Body-Shamed in 2014.”



    Fit Shaming

    Following the emergence of fat acceptance movement in the social justice blogosphere around the turn of the decade, criticisms of fat shaming continue to gain popular consensus, which in turn prompted counter-reactions against “fit shaming” from online fitness communities. On November 1st, 2012, Redditor HughMerlin submitted a Facebook screenshot titled “Swole Hate/Shaming on FB,” featuring a photograph of a man and women showing their abdominal muscles juxtaposed with disparaging comments made by Facebook users criticizing their appearance. Prior to being archived, the post garnered upwards of 1,000 upvotes and 220 comments on the /r/swoleacceptance[3] subreddit.



    Various Examples

    When Did This Become Hotter Than This

    When Did This Become Hotter Than This? is an image macro series comparing two sets of photographs featuring celebrities or famous subjects from two distinct time periods or generations. What began as a commentary on the ever-changing definition of beauty across generations, eventually led to online debates regarding the controversial issue of body images.



    Fit Mom Controversy

    The “Fit Mom” Controversy refers to the online debate surrounding a Facebook photograph of Maria Kang, a mother of three and fitness blogger, posing in a bikini suit with her children and the caption at the top reading “What’s your excuse?” The image was accused of body shaming after it began widely circulating online in September 2012.



    Bikini Bridge

    “Bikini Bridge” is a slang term used to describe a horizontal line that is formed on a woman’s bikini bottoms as a result of the suspended gap between the bikini and the lower abdomen. In January 2014, 4chan users launched “Operation Bikini Bridge” to promote photos of bikini bridges on social media, leading many to accuse the fad as a type of body shaming.



    Protein World’s “Beach Body Ready” Ad

    Protein World’s “Beach Body Ready” Ad refers to a London Underground weight loss product advertisement featuring a bikini-clad women with the message “Are you beach body ready?”, which was accused of “body shaming” and promoting “unrealistic body images” by activists in April 2015.



    #FindDancingMan

    #FindDancingMan is a hashtag campaign launched by Twitter users in search of an overweight man who became a target of fat shaming after a photograph of him dancing at a music concert surfaced on 4chan in early March 2015. After the man was identified as London resident Sean O’Brien, a party was held in his honor by anti-bullying activists at the Avalon in Los Angeles, California.



    /r/FatPeopleHate

    The /r/FatPeopleHate subreddit was a web forum highlighting user-submitted images mocking overweight and obese people, which was banned by Reddit administrators in June 2015. In May 2013, the /r/FatPeopleHate subreddit was launched. Over the next two years, the forum accumulated upwards of 150,000 subscribers with a subreddit rank of 230 according to Reddit Metrics.[4] During the summer of 2015, users on the subreddit began flooding Imgur with pictures mocking various Imgur employees’ weight, which was purportedly done in retaliation for the removal of /r/fatpeoplehate submissions on the image-hosting service. On June 10th, Reddit posted an announcement[5] that they had removed /r/fatpeoplehate, along with four other subreddits, “based on their harassment of individuals.” Within 24 hours, the announcement post had a score of “0” and over 28,600 comments, many of which expressed dismay with the decision to ban the subreddit. In retaliation, users flooded the site with replacement fat shaming subreddits, with each being banned shortly after creation.[6] Throughout the dat, the front page of /r/all/ was overrun with fat shaming images, posts criticizing the /r/fatpeoplehate ban and posts denouncing Reddit CEOEllen Pao.



    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 06/11/15--13:40: Reddit bans /r/fatpeoplehate
  • Origin

    /r/fatpeoplehate on Reddit was a popular subreddit with nearly 151,000 subscribers that was taken down by the administrators for voicing their opinion breaking new harassment rules

    Take down

    on June.10.2015 many Reddit users were dismayed to find that the popular subreddit had been replaced with 1 very saddening 404: not found page for the reason of trying to voice there opinions and help stop obesity, a problem recurring for years harassment, almost immediately threads started appearing on every other internet forum with numerous subscribers astounded how this happened, slowly a revolution formed and the top threads on Reddit were detailing how Reddit was now a sinking ship.

    What caused the ban?

    the ban was due to a anti-harassment policy which goes as follows:

    Because of this, we are changing our practices to prohibit attacks and harassment of individuals through reddit with the goal of preventing them. We define harassment as:

    Systematic and/or continued actions to torment or demean someone in a way that would make a reasonable person (1) conclude that reddit is not a safe platform to express their ideas or participate in the conversation, or (2) fear for their safety or the safety of those around them.
    If you are being harassed, report the private message, post or comment and user by emailing contact@reddit.com or modmailing us; include external links if they are relevant.

    Oh Internet.

    after many laughs were had at this almost ridiculous post, many users flocked to 4chan and the all new and previously unknown voat.co to express there utter disbelief that the internet has sunk THIS low, to the point that we can’t even encourage fat people to lose weight without it being sussed as a “use of harassment” by Reddit’s terms and services, it wasn’t used on Reddit however, as people venting there anger out to the website itself, quickly came to the fact that the SJW task force of Reddit administrators were not happy that people were also not happy and quickly deleted any form of retaliation.

    So who was the person who put into place these rules?

    The dictator who put these rules into place is known as Ellen Pao ( also known as Chairman Pao) the CEO of Reddit, renowned as a Social Justice warrior and a fighter for equality, who believes solely that everyone is equal, (except she is more equal then everyone else) she has used her new authoritarian powers to good use however, seeing that now she is cleaning the internet of filth (despite not removing CoonTown, a pretty sourly-mouthed subreddit). and removing anything mean against fat people. because Fat acceptance is more serious than you know, Racism.

    She has very strong arguments due to the fact she is a lawyer, this can be observed from the substantial fact of creating 2012’s funniest lawsuit of what she describes as “gender discrimination” and then pathetically failing at achieving anything. LOL

    Reddit Revolts

    however, now we have a problem, due to the fact Ellen Pao has literally taken away Reddit’s core values, she has divided the Reddit community into With and Against the mighty emperor herself.

    People FOR her go into the categories of:
    • SJW’s
    • The morbidly obese
    • Feminists (somehow)
    • Liberals
    • Her clients at court
    • Her stalkers
    • Her family
    • The Tumblr crowd
    • The Far-Left
    • Probably Russel brand

    People AGAINST her go into the categories of:
    • The sane
    • Redditors
    • Overweight people that can take a joke about themselves
    • The physically fit
    • The mentally fit
    • 4chan (because Reddit)

    As it stands, Redditors againts chairman Pao (such as yours truly) are now using AdBlock Plus to deprive them of income, people who specifically want the /r/Fatpeoplehate subreddit are now using Voat.co, a rather shady but effective board hosted in Colombia, rendering The mighty one ineffective. losing income, and less of an audience

    However on a positive note, some happy and generically nice people at the Voat HQ will be recieving quite a few paychecks.


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  • 06/11/15--20:03: SoundClown
  • Note: Soundcloud clips can be embedded on the video section. Instead of embeding them under the comments, try to paste soundcloud links on the video uploading page and submit it.


    About

    SoundClowns, are humorous song mash-ups or edits typically shared on the audio streaming website SoundCloud. They can be considered, to some extent, the SoundCloud equivalent of YouTube Poop videos.

    History

    Prior to the rise of SoundCloud, humorous song mash-ups were primarily shared on sites such as YouTube; examples of this can be seen with Thomas the Tank Engine Remixes, whose earliest examples stem from the video sharing site, and whose remixes continue on in SoundClown culture to this day.

    One of the earliest examples of a popular SoundClown would be “Under the Booty” by TDRloid, a mash-up of “Ms. New Booty” by Bubba Sparxxx and “Under the Sea” from the soundtrack of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. This mash-up, released on May 6, 2012, would be listened to over 2 million times in the next three years.

    The trend was brought to mainstream attention on January 10 2014, when Internet news site The Daily Dot put out an article on the trend.[2] Later that day, content aggregator Buzzfeed published a list of SoundClowns.[5] The trend was later covered in articles by sites such as Complex and Vice; all of these sites dub the trend “Weird SoundCloud”.[3][4] A subreddit for SoundClowns was created on January 14, 2014.[1]

    Related Memes

    Air Horn Remixes

    Air Horn Remixes are ironic remixes of songs which prominently feature the sound of air horns.

    Death Grips Mash-ups

    Death Grips Mash-ups are musical mash-ups which use audio stems from songs by the experimental hip-hop group Death Grips.

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 06/12/15--09:17: Five Nights at Fuckboy's
  • WIP. Feel free to request editorship


    About

    Five Nights at Fuckboy’s is a RPG maker video game series created by Sable Lynn and Joshua Shaw. In the games, set in Five Nights at Freddy’suniverse, the player controls Freddy Fazbear and his friends in order to have “a night of debauchery”. The fangame has gained a following for its bizarre dialogues and elevated difficulty.

    History

    The game was first posted on Sable Lynn’s tumblr account, currently closed, in December 2014.[8] According to her, she created the game with the question “How much could I fuck up Five Nights at Freddy’s?”.[1] Due the positive reception of the game, Lynn and Shaw released a sequel on December 25th, 2014.[9] Both games were released to the indie games site Game Jolt at March 10th, 2015.[10]



    Three days later, on March 13th, 2015, a page for the third instament of the series was createdon Game Jolt, being released on April 20th, 2015.[12]



    Online Relevance

    [wip]

    Related Memes

    Inhale My Dong Enragement Child

    “Inhale My Dong Enragement Child” is a memorable catchphrase from Freddy Fazbear to Ballon Boy on the first instament of the series.[6][7]



    Search Interest

    External References


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    Overview

    Rachel Dolezal’s Racial Identity Controversy refers to allegations that Rachel Dolezal, the president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP, adjunct faculty member at Eastern Washington University and chair of the Spokane police oversight commission, had been disguising herself as an African American since 2007.

    Background

    Hate Crime Claims

    In March 2015, Dolezal claimed to have received a package containing racist and threatening materials in the NAACP PO Box. After police investigated the incident, they determined the package had not been processed by the local postal service, and could only have been placed in the box by a postal worker or key holder.



    Racial Identity

    On June 11th, 2015, the Coeur d’Alene Press[3] published an interview with Dolezal’s biological parents, who claimed that their daughter had been misrepresenting her racial identity for several years. The article also noted that Dolezal indicated she was “white,” “African American” and “Native American” on her police oversight committee application.

    Notable Developments

    KXLY Interview

    The same day, the local news station KXLY uploaded an interview Dolezal, in which she discusses the various hate crimes she has reported over the years. After being confronted by the interviewer about whether she identifies as “African American,” Dolezal abruptly ends the interview and walks off camera.



    Dolezal’s Response

    Also on June 11th,, the Spokesman Review[8] published an interview with Dolezal, in which she avoided directly answering questions about her racial identity, saying “That question is not as easy as it seems” and “We’re all from the African continent.” The article also included a statement by Dolezal’s mother Ruthanne, who claimed “the family’s ancestry is Czech, Swedish and German” with “faint traces” of Native American.

    Online Reaction

    That day, reporter for the North Idaho news station KREM Taylor Viydo[2] posted a current photograph of Dolezal next a picture of her growing up (shown below, left). In the first 24 hours, the tweet gained over 1,800 retweets and 690 favorites. Shortly after, Viydo posted a follow-up tweet featuring a photograph of Dolezal’s biological parents (shown below, right).



    Meanwhile, many Internet users and investigative journalists discovered social media posts by Dolezal, in which she describes herself as African American, depicts her adopted step siblings as her children and falsely identifies a black man as her father (shown below).



    NAACP’s Response

    On June 12th, the NAACP[7] released a statement on the controversy, noting that “one’s racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership.”

    “One’s racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership. The NAACP Alaska-Oregon-Washington State Conference stands behind Ms. Dolezal’s advocacy record. In every corner of this country, the NAACP remains committed to securing political, educational, and economic justice for all people, and we encourage Americans of all stripes to become members and serve as leaders in our organization.”

    Comparison to Caitlyn Jenner

    Also on June 12th, radio host Lenard McKelvey (aka Charlamagne Tha God) posted a tweet saying “If Bruce Jenner can be a woman Rachel Dolezal can be black” (shown below). In the next 12 hours, the tweet gathered upwards of 1,200 retweets and 600 favorites. That day, many debated online whether Dolezal was “transracial” and if it was comparable to being a transsexual.[5][6]



    Parents’ CNN Interview

    Meanwhile, CNN[16] broadcast an interview with Dolezal’s parents, in which they indicated that Dolezal first began representing herself as African American in 2007 (shown below).



    News Media Coverage

    In the coming days, several news media outlets published articles about the controversy, including The Daily What,[9] BuzzFeed,[10] Gawker,[11] The Washington Post,[12] The New York Times,[13]MSNBC[14] and The Guardian.[15]

    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 06/12/15--11:45: Meme Arrows
  • About

    Meme Arrows are an ironic name for the greater-than signs (“>”) typically associated with Green Text Stories. The name is typically associated with those who are outside of chan culture and use the arrows in a ways that demonstrate their lack of knowledge on said culture.

    Origin

    On imageboards such as 4chan, the greater-than sign, when used after a line break, allows the user to change the rest of the line’s color to green; this feature is intended to allow the user to differentiate quoted text from their own.[1] This feature is often and instead used for other purposes, such as in conjuncton with phrases including implying, mfw, and [year], as well as green text stories, which are one of 4chan’s most popular forms of exported content.

    Spread

    The earliest complaints about “meme arrows” stem from late 2012. On September 3, YouTube user lorem tripsum uploaded a video parodying the use of “meme arrows”. A Facebook page for greentext stories was created under the name Meme Arrows on September 4.[3] On September 9, a screencap of a /b/ thread discussing the death of “meme arrows” was posted to the subreddit /r/4chan, where it gained a score of 166 before it was archived.[2] An Urban Dictionary definition for “Meme Arrows” was submited in November of the same year.[4]



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]A 12-year-old’s Guide to Internet Powertools – 4chan basics

    [2]Reddit – Meme Arrows

    [3]Facebook – Meme Arrows

    [4]Urban Dictionary – Meme Arrows


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  • 06/12/15--21:13: Voat
  • Work in Progress. Feel free to contribute.

    About

    Voat[1] (pronounced like goat), formerly known as WhoaVerse[4], is a open source media aggregator that features user rating system to determine which content gets featured in the site’s front page.

    History

    Voat started as a hobby project by a third year BSc student, known by the username “Atko”. It was officially launched in April 2014[2].

    /r/fatpeoplehate ban on Reddit

    Voat’s popularity was greatly influenced by Ellen Pao’s Gender Discrimination Case, because of some users from Reddit being against some administration actions credited to Ellen Pao.
    The ban of the subreddit/r/fatpeoplehate on June 10, 2015 because of a new anti-harassing policy raised free speech questioning on the website and lot of users started to migrate to Voat[5]. Because of the amount of users, Voat got down for 2 days.




    Features

    The site is divided in the called subverses. Each subverse is a community that have their own rules, where people can submit links or create self posts, that are text only. These submissions can be voted “up” or “down” (known by the community as upvoat and downvoat), and the votes can modify the position of the submission in the subverse page.

    If a submission is constantly voted, it can be featured in the main page of the webpage, called frontpage.

    Traffic

    As for June 10, 2015, Voat has a Alexa[3] 11,119 rank in United States.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Voat.co Main Page

    [2]Voat – About Page

    [3]Alexa – Voat’s Alexa page

    [4]Voat – WhoaVerse is changing name

    [5]ITworld – Reddit censorship results in mass exodus to Voat.co


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  • 06/13/15--10:32: Nibiru Collision Scenario
  • W.I.P. Editorship is open

    About

    The Nibiru Collision Scenario is a theory that predicted a large planetary object known as “Nibiru” (A.K.A. “Planet X”) would’ve collided with the Earth on December 21, 2012. Despite not being supported by real scientific evidence, many believed, or still believe the Earth was to meet this fate in the near future.

    Origin

    In 1995, a woman named Nance Lieder claimed to have been contacted by aliens who told here that a planet four times the size of Earth would make a close approach to the Earth on May 23, 2003, disrupting Earth’s magnetic core, causing chaos on the surface. When the date passed without incident, Lieder claimed it was a white lie “to fool the establishment.” Although she refused to reveal the actual date, many assumed it would be December 21, 2012, a date which has already been associated with many other doomsday scenarios.

    Spread

    [W.I.P.]

    Various Examples

    [W.I.P.]

    Search Interest

    [W.I.P.]

    External References


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  • 06/13/15--17:38: @sonic_hedgehog
  • About

    @sonic_hedgehog is the official English Twitter account for SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. In June 2015, the account began interactions with fans, which was praised for its ability to reference many memes and sentiments within the fandom.

    History

    The official English Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter was launched on January 27, 2009.[1] Prior to June 1, 2015, the Sonic social media channels were run by former SEGA employee Kellie Parker; on her last day of employment, Aaron Webber, SEGA’s Associate Brand Manager and also known as RubyEclipse, an admin on the SEGA Forums, was announced as her successor.[2][3]

    On June 9, @sonic_hedgehog responded to a tweet made by video game journalist Jim Sterling, referencing an earlier account in which SEGA sent him a large Sonic poster in response for a negative review of the game Sonic Colors.[4]




    On the same day, the Twitter responded to a question with a post featuring the infamous Gotta Go Fast illustration.[5] On June 10, the Twitter responded to a question about Sonichu, mocking Chris-chan’s blue arms incident from late 2014.[6] On June 11, the Twitter responded to a previous tweet with a picture of a Sanic Hegehog game cover.[7] The Twitter was covered in an article on the technology news site The Verge on the same day.[9] On June 12, the Twitter began an & Knuckles Photoshop contest; notable retweeted entrants to the contest include Archie Comics and the team for the Super Smash Bros. Brawl mod Project M.[8]




    Search Interest



    References


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  • 06/13/15--21:58: Sweetie Bot
  • About

    Sweetie Bot is the name of a fan parody of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic character Sweetie Belle, originating from the Friendship is Witchcraft abridged series. She is notable for being the most popular character in the series, spawning a large amount of fan tributes.

    Origin

    In the original Friendship is Witchcraft abridged parody series, the first episode of which was released in June 2011, she is voiced by Griffin Lewis using a voice modifier.[1] Despite her obviously robotic voice, none of the characters in the series are aware that she is a robot, herself included. As a result, some running jokes include the fact that she thinks out loud in subroutines and computer commands, and that water makes her “feel funny”.[2]



    Spread

    On July 31st, 2013, Youtuber Faceless Jr posted a re-animation of Sweetie Bot’s most famous scene, “Fear Me”,[3] featuring a robotic model of Sweetie Bot (below, left). On June 26th, 2014, PrimitiveScrewhead1300 posted a compilation video[4] featuring highlights of the character (below, right).



    Searching for “Sweetie Bot” on DeviantArt nets 1,167 results as of June 2015.[5] The character has two fanpages on Facebook with 7,000[6] and 2,400[7] likes respectively. On February 28th, 2013, DeviantArt user futzi01 submitted a game to the website titled “Sweetie Bot’s Pixel Trip”.[8] It has 161,000 views and 2,130 favorites as of June 2015.

    Notable Examples




    Search Interest


    External References

    [1]Tumblr – Griffinilla

    [2]MLP Fan Wiki – Friendship is Witchcraft characters

    [3]Youtube – Sweetie Bot – Fear Me

    [4]Youtube – Sweetie Bot moments

    [5]DeviantArt – Sweetie Bot

    [6]Facebook – Sweetie Bot

    [7]Facebook – Sweetie Bot

    [8]DeviantArt – Sweetie Bot’s Pixel Trip


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  • 06/14/15--06:05: Pimple Popping
  • Note: This entry and its media section might be abominable or offensive for some users.


    About

    Pimple Popping refers to the act of pinching and popping acnes on human skins while being recorded. Numerous YouTube videos have been filmed, containing cysts and pimples being popped.

    Spread

    [Researching!!]

    A subreddit was created on Aug 29 2010 called /r/popping to display pictures of pimples being popped.

    Dr. Vikram Yadav, a doctor in India, has uploaded many videos of pimple popping.

    Notable Examples.

    A video titled Best Pimple Pop Ever was uploaded by insanewombats3 on Oct 10, 2011. It currently has 31 million views.

    Search Analytics


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  • 06/14/15--10:33: Pitbull
  • Work in progress. Feel free to request editorshipDALE




    About

    Pitbull is the stage name of American rapper Armando Christian Pérez, who has been openly criticised for the overall low quality of his work, also gaining an ironic following on 4chan’s musical board /mu/.

    Online History

    In June 2012, Wallmart started a promotional campaign to bring Pitbull to whichever local Walmart store that gains the most new Facebook likes between June 20th and July 15th, 2012. On June 29th, a petition to send him to Kodiak, Alaska, was launched under the hashtag #ExilePitbull by the Something Awful editors Jon Hendren and David Thorpe. The petition was succesful and the rapper visited Kodiak’s Wallmart on July 30th, 2012.

    Related Memes

    Dale

    Dale is an spanish expression (meaning “let’s go” on english) fairly used on some Latin American countries like Cuba, and associated to Pitbull for its overuse. On April 20th, 2012 youtuber Jonathan Mayo uploaded a video titled “Pitbull – Dale”, featuring supercuts from Pitbull song videoclips where he says the lines. As June 14th, 2015 the video has gained over 110,000 views. On January 28th, 2015, a thread about Pitbull featured the expression,[10] starting being used as shitposting and vertical posting measure during the following months.[6]



    Miami Rap Star Pitbull

    “Miami Rap Star Pitbull” is a catchphrase used as unrelated response on musical discussions, in similar vein to Nanomachines, Son, often accompanied with a picture of the artist (shown bellow).[7] The first registered instance on /mu/ can be found on a thread from April 19th, 2015 as a failed attempt of threadjacking it,[8] being used a day later as unrelated response to a post.[9]



    Kodak

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Facebook – Rhyming ‘Kodak’ with ‘Kodak’? Absolute genius, Pitbull. Absolute genius.

    [2]Urban Dictionary – Pitbull Rhyming

    [3]Facebook – Pitbull

    [4]Twitter – Pitbull

    [5]Rebecca Black Tech – Search for pitbull on /mu/

    [6]Rebecca Black Tech – Search for dale on /mu/

    [7]Rebecca Black Tech – Search for miami rap star pitbull on /mu/

    [8]Rebecca Black Tech – Sup /mu/.

    [9]Rebecca Black Tech – Artists who have been on /mu/

    [10]Rebecca Black Tech – why doesnt anyone ever mention pitbull?


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  • 06/14/15--13:30: Nvidia vs AMD
  • // free editorships

    About

    w.i.p.

    Origin

    w.i.p.

    Notable Examples

    w.i.p.


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  • 06/14/15--14:15: 20XX
  • minor wip


    About

    20XX is a term in the Super Smash Bros Melee community referring to the hypothetical future where play has become so optimized that Fox is the only viable character, and matches are decided by port priority. The term has since branched out to other games, and derived into other versions for different characters.

    Origin

    The term 20XX originates from the Mega Man games, which are set in the indeterminate future of the year 20XX. The first game in the series using 2XXX, the second game 200X, and the rest of them 20XX. The concept in Melee was first outlined by commentator Kris “Toph” Alexander at the tournament The Big House 3 in October of 2013:

    Geez, I really hope no more Foxes play on this stream cause I’m just gonna have to listen to this endless complaining about how good my character is… [Aziz “Hax” Al-Yami] has this running joke about--so you know how in Megaman, in the Megaman Show, it’s like, “the year is 20XX…”

    So Aziz’s thing is like, “the year is 20XX, everyone plays Fox…” And there’s this whole postapocalyptic universe that is built off of Fox being the only viable character left… Humanity has reached its pinnacle… The peasants are living in poverty… And there’s these monasteries where these fox monks just levitate and TAS Fox with one character and with one hand, and win a tournament with the other…

    The tournament metagame has gotten to this point where everything is played out to theoretical perfection, so they Rock Paper Scissors for port priority, and that’s the set, and everyone gets really excited about the port priority RPS. So RPS’s metagame has really evolved to where it’s really just like RPS tournaments are now. […] And then we have warriors like Kevin [“PewPewU”] Toy and Europhoria desperately trying to prevent the apocalypse, the Fox Apocalypse, from happening with their Marths…

    Spread

    On November 13th of 2013, Reddit user Nannose[2] replied to a topic asking for an explanation, creating a copypasta for the meme (Shown below).

    The year is 20XX. Everyone plays Fox at TAS levels of perfection. Because of this, the winner of a match depends solely on port priority. The RPS metagame has evolved to ridiculous levels due to it being the only remaining factor to decide matches.

    On March 29th of 2014, Smash Boards user achilles1515[3] uploaded a ROM Hack of Melee titled 20XX to train those for when the year comes. On November 25th of 2014, a game was put on the Steam Store[4] under the name 20XX under Early Access with a trailer (Shown below, left). On June 11th of 2015, Youtuber GRsmash[5] uploaded a video showcasing the top 10 20XX moments of competitive smash bros (Shown below, right).



    Search Interest

    Editor’s Note: Much of the searches before 2013 are due to other events such as album releases and motorsports

    External References

    [1]Reddit TBH3 Thread – The year is 20xx, everyone plays Fox.

    [2]Reddit Nannose Post – Can someone explain the 20XX reference to me?

    [3]Smash Boards achilles151 Post – The 20XX Melee Training Hack Pack

    [4]Steam – 20XX

    [5]GRsmash YouTube – Top 10 20XX Moments – super Smash Bros


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  • 06/14/15--20:54: Pokémon Vietnamese Crystal
  • About

    Pokémon Vietnamese Crystal is the nickname given to a particular bootlegged version of the video game Pokémon Crystal Version, the third and final Generation II title in Nintendo’s role-playing video game series, that became infamous for its Engrish mistranslations.

    Origin

    Pokémon Crystal Version was first released in Japan on December 14, 2000.[1] Although it is unknown exactly when the bootlegged version was made, it is presumed to have been circulated as early as 2001. It was likely translated from a Chinese language bootleg of the game, which itself was translated from a Japanese version.[2]

    The Bootleg

    The earliest known video of the bootleg was uploaded to YouTube in 2006. The bootleg languished in obscurity until 2010, when it was played during a video game marathon held by the charity ExtraLives; this marathon is also where the game earned the name Pokémon Vietnamese Crystal.[3][4]



    Spread

    One of the earliest notable playthroughs of the game was created by the YouTube-based Let’s Player DeliciousCinnamon; the first episode of his Let’s Play, which was uploaded in 2011, has nearly over 900,000 views as of June 2015. Other notable Let’s Players and streamers who have played the game include cr1tikal and both Vinny and Joel from Vinesauce. The game was also discussed in a video about various Pokémon bootlegs by the video game critic and Let’s Player JonTron.




    A TV Tropes page for the game was created in 2012. In 2014, an image containing several quotes from the game was shared to the subreddit /r/pokemon, where it gained over 1,000 points before being archived.[5] An article on the game was published on the Pokémon news site Bulbanews on January 28, 2015; this article inspired a similar article on the game journalism site Kotaku later that day.[6][7]

    Notable Quotes

    Elf

    In the bootleg, the word “Pokémon” is mistranslated as “elf”, leading to infamous lines such as “Welcome, it’s elf’s world” and “Go to the elf’s world”.



    Trashy

    Trashy” is a word associated with a long piece of dialog spoken by the character Silver in the bootleg. During the monologue, the word “trashy” is spoken over and over, to an absurd degree.



    Volcano Bakemeat

    Volcano Bakemeat is a mistranslation of a line about a dish being baked in an oven in the player’s house at the beginning of the game. The line has inspired people to attempt the creation of a recipe for “volcano bakemeat,” whatever it may be.[8]




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  • 06/15/15--09:25: Time Machine Modulus
  • About

    Time Machine Modulus refers to a video of high school band playing an instrumental track during Monrovia High School 2009 Battle of the Bands. The video is frequently posted in cringe threads on 4chan’s music board /mu/ usually as an attempt to ruin threads similar to posting Jerk City comics in /mu/ humor threads and Naked Banana in /b/ YLYL threads. The post is usually followed by replies saying how the video is actually pretty good and not cringe at all.

    Origin

    The video was originally uploaded in the 12th of August in 2009, uploaded by the band’s drummer, Todd Siefke, however, the first post mentioning the video on /mu/ dates to February of 2013[1].



    Spread

    The video however became massively popular around late 2014 when it has begun being repeatedly posted in cringe threads and people often commented it was actually great and not cringeworthy[2][3]. Eventually the video became so popular it is usually posted in cringe threads within the first 5 posts, often evoking disdain from other posters while still getting lots of replies.

    According to the archive, the video has been posted on /mu/ over 900 times[4].

    Since November 2014, the view count of the video has skyrocketed from around 10.000 to almost 90.000 views as of June 2015.

    The band has barely recorded any material even though they have Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages[5][6].
    Recently an official site with merchandise has been made.[7]

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    About

    “Anon-Kun You’re Such a Fucking Faggot Holy Shit” is a catchphrase associated with a ilustration of Tanya Volta from the japanese role-play game Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk. The picture, often used to describe dislike of someone’s opinion, mainly on anime and japanese culture discussions, has become an exploitable.

    Origin

    The original ilustration comes from the video game Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, released in June 2012 in Japan and March 2013 in America and Europe, featuring the character Tanya Volta[1] on a corset, drawn by the game illustrator Hidari “Left Side”.[3] On August 13th, 2013, user Benit149 uploaded the picture to Danbooru, getting a score of 14 and 26 favorites.[2] The earliest captioned instance can be found on a thread submited on 4chan’s cooking board /ck/ asking for bread recipes.[4]



    Spread

    [WIP]

    Various Examples

    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References

    [1]Atelier Wiki – Tanya Volta

    [2]Danbooru – Tanya Volta

    [3]Wikipedia – Hidari

    [4]Wasoru – CK

    [5]FunnyJunk – Fuck you weeaboo

    [6]Archive.moe – Search for anon-kun you’re


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  • 06/15/15--16:08: Jeb Bush
  • About

    Jeb Bush is an American conservative politician who previously served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the younger brother of former United States President George W. Bush.

    Political Career

    In 1989, Bush served as the campaign manager for Republican congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. In 1994, Bush ran for governor of Florida and was defeated by incumbent Democract Lawton Chiles. In 1998, Bush defeated Lietenant Governor Buddy MacKay to become Governor of Florida, where he held the position till 2007.

    Online History

    2016 Presidential Election

    On June 15th, 2015, Bush announced his candidacy for the Republican Party nomination in the 2016 United States Presidential election.



    Personal Life

    Jeb Bush was born on February 11th, 1953 in Midland, Texas. In 1974, he married Columba Garnica de Gallo, with whom he has three children.

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