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  • 06/21/15--14:09: Gemsonas
  • ABOUT
    Gemsonas, are essentially the Steven universe equivalent of Fursonas. instead of being based of animals, they are based off of individual gemstones, and minerals-like the main characters of the show: Steven, Garnet , Amethyst, and Pearl. These OC’s are as plentiful as they are diverse.

    Origins


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  • 06/21/15--19:52: Leggy Lamb
  • About

    Leggy Lamb is a minor character originating from the 1958 Droopy Dog cartoon Sheep Wrecked. Despite appearing for only a few seconds as a joke with no lines of dialogue, the character was embraced by 4chan’s /co/ (Comics & Cartoons) board.

    Origin

    Leggy Lamb originally appeared in the 1958 cartoon Sheep Wrecked. In the cartoon, a wolf character tries to steal a sheep from a yard; one such attempt at stealing the sheep involved a plunger launched with a bow. Instead of bringing back the sheep, it instead rips some wool off of the sheep; the next shot shows the sheep, who is suddenly anthropomorphized. The name “Leggy Lamb” is derived from the next line said by the wolf:

    “Now there’s a right purdy leg a’ lamb!”

    Spread

    The first instance of Leggy on /co/ was in December of 2012.[1] On February 9, 2013, the segment of Sheep Wrecked featuring Leggy was uploaded to YouTube by the account StealthPornucopia.[2] The name “Leggy Lamb” was given to the sheep in a /co/ thread from May 23, 2013.[3] A page for Leggy was made on /co/’s /co/nservatory Wiki in June of the same year.[4] Other related sheep characters were later created to accompany Leggy: Peggy Lamb, a “naughty” version of Leggy, and Barbra Blacksheep, an even “naughtier” version of Leggy meant to resemble an attractive African-American woman, both of whom were created for pornographic reasons.[5][6] These three sheep form what is called the “Sheep Trio”.

    Example Images




    Search Interest

    Not available

    External References

    [1]Archive.moe – /co/ – Comics & Cartoons

    [2]YouTube – Suddden Sheep Anthropomorphism

    [3]Archive.moe – /co/ – Comics & Cartoons

    [4]The /co/nservatory Wiki – Leggy Lamb

    [5]The /co/nservatory Wiki – Peggy Lamb

    [6]The /co/nservatory Wiki – Barbra Blacksheep


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  • 06/21/15--20:24: The Whip
  • About

    The Whip is a type of dance which consists of lifting the knee opposite which ever arm you are using, then dropping it and moving you arm out. The dance gained heavy notoriety in sites such as Youtube and Vine, especially after songs “Watch Me” by Silento, and “Nasty Freestyle” by T-Wayne peaked at #11 and #9, respectively.

    Origin

    Although the exact origin of the move is questionable, the dance was created by recreating the act of driving a car.

    On August 21st, 2014, the user King Imprint posted a video in which him and his friends do the dance to the song “Bricks (Featuring Migos)” by Carnage. The video received over 13 million views, almost 73 thousand likes, and 7 thousand dislikes. Shortly after, in early November, professional football player, Odell Beckham Jr did the whip as a touchdown celebration, giving it further notoriety. The video of him doing the whip received over 1,800,000 views.


    Spread

    On January 26th, 2015, rapper Silento released his debut single, “Watch Me”. The song, which main lines were “Watch me whip, watch me Nae Nae” (referencing The Nae Nae) received over 44 million views on YouTube, as well as reaching #11 on the Billboard Hot 100[1]. The dance has also been done frequently with the song “Nasty Freestyle” by rapper T-Wayne. The song received 41 million views, as well as it’s own spot on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9[3].


    Vine

    The dance has also received notoriety on the site Vine. The dance has received over 32,8000 results under the tag “The Whip”[2]. The most popular video, by user Anwar Jibawi has over 16,000,000 loops.

    Notable Examples


    Search Interests

    External References


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  • 06/21/15--21:07: Mirai Nikki / Future Diary
  • Entry is a work-in-progress. The entry may also contain spoilers.

    About

    Future Diary is a psychological-thriller and romance manga and anime series. It was written and illustrated by Sekae Esuno in 2006.

    Premise

    In the world of Future Diary, there is a God. His name is Deus Ex Machina. However he is dying. In order to find a successor he hosts the Survival Game. Twelve contestants must participate in a battle royale to see who is the last one standing over the course of 90-days otherwise the world itself will end.

    The twelve contestants consist of a vigilante, police chief, mayor, orphanage head, cult leader, terrorist, serial killer, children, and various psychopaths including the iconic yandere Yuno Gasai.

    Each of the twelve contestants has a device called a Future Diary that is unique to each individual user. These tell the future in various ways depending on the user. Ex: Yukitero Amano has the Observance Diary, which is written from his point of view and gives a detailed explanation of his surroundings very accurately, whether it be the present or the future.

    The Diaries behave in a rock-paper-scissors formula in which there is always a counter to a specific users Diary. Should the Diary ever break, the contestant will suffer an incredibly painful death resulting in the erasement of their existence. They can still be killed using traditional methods as well.

    History

    Manga

    Anime

    Visual Novel

    Live Action

    Reception

    Fandom

    Related Memes

    Yandere Trance

    The Yandere Trance is an exploitable image from the Fall 2011 anime Future Diary (未来日記, Mirai Nikki ).[1] It’s variations mostly stem from amateur Japanese artists on pixiv, but they have gained popularity across the internet. These images have made appearances on 4chan’s /a/ board, Tumblr, and deviantART.

    Search Interest


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  • 06/21/15--21:23: Star_
  • About

    Star_ or Star underscore or Niichts (real name Steve Sarge is a youtube lets player and professional gamer and commentator, famous for his skills on the multiplayer FPS Team Fortress 2, as well as videos of the game using the “The Market Gardener” weapon, other type of content include extreme moding of games such as gta IV, co-op commentaries with lets players such as Jerma985[1] and Boo[2] and comedic gameplay games

    Online History

    Origin

    Star_ uploaded his first video on Jan 22, 2011 in his channel “Niichts” titled “Being Careful: Team Fortress 2 [Tips]” (Shown below left) consisting of general tactics for playing team fortress 2, as well as another video on the same day about class basics and selection titled “Class Selection & Basics: Team Fortress 2 [Tips]” (shown below right).

    Spread

    After more video gameplays of tf2 were uploaded star_’s videos featured more antics and unusual gameplay, playing with irregular loadouts, binding “s” to explode, gameplay on modded servers and showing his market gardener skills and co-op gameplays with jerma.

    His more popular video showcases him drunk playing soldier on plr_hightower killing snipers using the suicide taunt of the “Equalizer”[3] combined with the glitch[5] to not die by said taunt caused by the 0 damaged by own explosives stats of the “rocket jumper”[4], as well as other unusual occurances in the server, the video was uploaded on May 2, 2012 and currently it has 2,328,526 views and 29,917 likes

    Jerma

    jerma also known as Jerma985 is a lets player and friend of star_ often the two post videos of them playing a variety of games together on their different channels.

    On June 26, 2013 Star_ uploaded a video titled “TF2: Ruiner of Fun”(shown below left) in which star_, disguising as a normal player, interrupts a video shooting by jerma by killing him multiple times upseting him, the series continued with a sequel titled “TF2: Jerma is Mad pt.2”(shown below right) following the same formula of upseting him.

    Basically

    Basically are a series of videos by star in which he plays and snarkily comments on heavily edited gameplay of videogames of his choosing, most of the time butchering the main storyline for comedy purpose

    Personal Life

    Not much is known about Steve Sarge’s personal life other than he was born and lives in Boston and he makes a living out of gaming trough gameplay videos and professional matches, The Boston Globe wrote an article talking about star_’s live as a professional gamer and the living he makes off it[6].

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 06/22/15--08:41: Monica's Gang
  • About


    Monica’s Gang (originally titled Turma da Mônica in Portuguese) is a popular Brazilian comic book franchise created by Mauricio de Sousa in 1959.

    Since its debut comics gave rise to a very lucrative franchise selling various toys, products, along with a cartoon series, movies and TV specials. Through his fandom, the comics often inspired many memes on the internet.

    Related Memes

    Chola Mais / Cwy Mowe

    Chola Mais is an animated video which shows the character Jimmy Five dancing on the theme song of Dragon Ball Z in pagoda remix.


    Magali California Dreaming

    Magali California Dreaming is a music video that was successful on Youtube featuring a dancer wearing a Maggy mask dancing in the streets of Rio de Janeiro.


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  • 06/22/15--11:46: Jerma985


  • About

    Jerma985, commonly referred to as Jerma (real name Jeremy Harrington) is a YoutubeLet’s Player, professional video gamer and voice actor, particularly known for his video commentaries of Team Fortress 2, the Jerma Rumble and other comedic game play videos, in addition to co-op commentaries with other Youtubers such as STAR_[1], Ma3la[2] and Boo[3].

    Online History

    Origin

    Jerma’s first video (shown below, left), “TF2- Spy: Goldrush (First Commentary)” was uploaded on June 11, 2011, where he introduced himself whilst commentating on a recorded play-through of the Spy class on the map Goldrush on Team Fortress 2. On the same day, he would later upload a video of him playing the Medic class on the map Dustbowl (shown below, right).



    Spread

    As Jerma began posting more and more videos over the years, the range of his videos expanded beyond just Team Fortress commentaries. He began covering other games, such as Grand Theft Auto and the Pac-Man series, as well as generally unusual and hilarious game play, like playing TF2 using a voice-recognition software to control his character (below, right).


    As of present, Jerma’s most popular video is “Fat Guy Engie”, where he reacts to the at-the-time newly added “Level Three Chin”[4], posted on June 19, 2014, and has over 1.1 million views.


    STAR_

    STAR_, also known as Niichts, is another Let’s Play Youtuber and close friend of Jerma’s. The two of them often posts videos featuring one-another, commonly playing either co-operatively or against one another.


    Voice Acting

    On top of commentating and playing video games, Jerma is also a professional voice actor. He has worked on many different games, as well as having a Newgrounds account[5], and vocing his own characters in his videos for added comedy value.


    Related Memes

    Characters

    Being a voice actor, Jerma frequently throws in additional fictional characters (voiced by himself) into his videos as a means of adding more humor to them. Amongst noticeable examples are: Grandpa (left), a fictional character who is supposed to be Jerma’s grandfather who occasionally reviews and plays games on Jerma’s behalf and gets into all kinds of mischief; the Byeahs (middle), a race of obese hobos from Grand Theft Auto; and the Shpee (right), a term coined by Jerma referring to the Spy class from Team Fortress 2.



    Jerma Rumble

    The Jerma Rumble is a series of videos where Jerma pits various video game characters, such as Gordon Freeman, Gabe Newell and Pac-Man, fellow Youtubers and several of his own creations, like The Egg, Grandpa, Batboy and hundreds of Byeahs to boot, in a wrestling arena from the game WWE 2014.


    Personal Life

    Jerma was born on September 22, 1985, and is aged 29 and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. While not much is known about his personal life or family, in one video it is revealed that he has an older sister and is an uncle to her son.

    Notable Examples


    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Youtube – STAR_

    [2]Youtube – Ma3la

    [3]Youtube – Boo

    [4]Team Fortress Wiki – Level Three Chin

    [5]Newgrounds – Jerma


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  • 06/22/15--12:21: /co/
  • About

    /co/ is a 4chan’s board dedicated to comics and cartoons discussion. Since its creation, it has grown to become one of the biggest comics and cartoons discussion boards on the English-speaking Internet. Users of the board are commonly referred to as /co/mrades.

    History

    /co/ was added to 4chan’s selection of boards on April 6, 2006 alongside /po/ (Papercraft & Origami) and /sp/ (Sports). The board was later spun off into the board /mlp in 2012 as a containment for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic threads.[1]

    Board Culture

    (wip)

    /co/verse

    A /co/verse is the name given to a universe created by /co/ users. These /co/verses contain many characters which are popular on the board, such as /con/rad and Leggy Lamb. There are several websites which catalog /co/verse, including “The /co/nservatory Wiki” and “The /co/llection booru”.[2][3]

    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a 2010 cartoon based on the My Little Pony franchise produced by Hasbro. The show was initially followed semi-ironically on /co/ until it began to produce actual fans, who were dubbed “bronies”. My Little Pony threads became so frequent on /co/ that the /mlp/ board was created for them in 2012 in an effort to curb their overabundance on /co/.



    60s Spider-Man

    60s Spider-Man is a series of image macros based on odd-looking still frames taken from the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon. The meme originally started on /co/ before branching out to other websites.



    Hexafusions

    Hexafusions are illustrations which create an original composite character using three previously existent characters. The trend began on /co/ in November of 2013.



    It Was Me, Barry!

    It Was Me, Barry! is a line associated with the Flash character Professor Zoom. The line is often used in petty contexts to parody the character. Posting the line is sometimes refered to as “Zoomposting”.



    Handsome Face

    Handsome Face is an exploitable image of Superman taken from the 2010 film Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.



    Man of Murder

    (wip)

    Brian Michael Bendis

    (wip)

    Cyclops Was Right/Magneto Was Right

    (wip)

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Tanasinn.info – Complete History of 4chan

    [2]The /co/nservatory Wiki – The /co/nservatory Wiki

    [3]The /co/llection – THe /co/llecton


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  • 06/22/15--12:24: Lamia
  • Overview

    Lamia is a Monster Girl type composed an human torso and the tail of a snake. Amongst fans of the monster girl genre, lamias are often considered the most popular type of monster girl and frequently used to represent the genre. Although other types of monster girls, such as Catgirls and Foxgirls, have more spread compared to lamias, fans of the Monster Girl genre often consider those exceptions to the rule. This is due to their close resemblance to humans, unlike other monster girls such as lamias. The popularity of lamias grew significantly following the releases of the Monster Girl Quest eroge and Monster Musume manga series.

    History

    In ancient Greek mythology, Lamia was a beautiful queen of Libya who became a child-eating demon. Aristophanes claimed her name derived from the Greek word for gullet, referring to her habit of devouring children. Some tales say that Lamia merely has snake’s skin around certain parts of here body, whereas other tales claim she has a serpent’s tail below the waist. The latter description of her is largely due to Lamia, a poem by John Keats composed in 1819.[1]



    Reception

    The lamia’s entry in the Monster Girl Encyclopedia[8] describes the species as extremely intelligent and individualistic, living stealthily with their own kind in small villages or near settlements. They often lurk alongside roads, waiting for a man to pass by to charm them with their magic.



    Lamias have a significant following on various online communities. As of June 22nd, 2015, DeviantART[2] brings up over 28,000 images when searching for ‘Lamia’. As of the same date, the image sharing boards Danbooru[3] and Monster Girl Booru[4] each hold over 1,100 images tagged as ‘lamia’, which in the case of Danbooru equals roughly 10% of the total images tagged as ‘Monster Girl’[5] on the site with 11,000. The 4chan archive archive.moe also features over 42,500 results for ‘lamia’.[6] And the r/Lamia sub-Reddit[7] has over 1,200 subscribers.

    Fanart




    Related Meme: Snake Cloaca

    Snake Cloaca refers to the posterior opening at the end of a snake’s tail that is used for intestinal, reproductive, and urinary tracts. As fanart of lamias often places the reproductive organ on the human part of the body, pointing out the snake’s anatomically correct opening. It has become a common form of shitposting similarly to Puffy Vulva.



    Notable Characters

    Miia

    Miia is a nymphomaniac lamia featured in the comedy-romance manga Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (モンスター娘のいる日常 or Daily Life with Monster Girl). In the manga, Miia is the primary and initially only heroine who lives together with the protagonist, Kimihito Kurusu, and as such is featured the most in the series.



    Alice

    Alice is a lamia from the popular monster girl eroge series Monster Girl Quest. In the series, Alice joins the protagonist, Luka, in his quest and as such is the primary monster girl with the most appearances. Unlike the countless other monster girls featured in the games, Alice eventually becomes a central part of the story and often helps out the protagonist.



    Search Interest

    Search Interest for the Lamia-type monster girl starts to grow in December 2012, which matches the release of the sequel of Monster Girl Quest on December 16th of that year.


    External References

    [1]Bartleby – Lamia

    [2]DeviantART – Search: ‘Lamia’

    [3]Danbooru – Tagged: ‘Lamia’[NSFW: Explicit Content]

    [4]Monster Girl Booru – Taged: ‘Lamia’[NSFW: Explicit Content]

    [5]Danbooru – Tagged: ‘Monster Girl’[NSFW: Explicit Content]

    [6]Archive.Moe – Search: ‘Lamia’[NSFW: Explicit Content]

    [7]Reddit – r/Lamia

    [8]Monster Girl Encyclopedia – Lamia


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  • 06/22/15--15:55: Silicon Valley
  • About

    Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinksy, which centers around a compression algorithm startup company founded in the Silicon Valley portion of the San Francisco Bay Area.

    History

    On April 6th, 2014, Silicon Valley premiered on HBO, which introduced the character Richard Hendricks (played by Thomas Middleditch) as the series protagonist who is developing his own music application Pied Piper while working at the Internet company Hooli. The first season ran for eight episodes until June 1st. On April 12th, 2015, the second season premiered, which ran for 10 episodes until June 14th.



    Online Presence

    On March 21st, 2014, the /r/SiliconValleyHBO[1] subreddit was launched for discussions about the series, which received over 26,700 subscribers over the next two years.

    Reception

    The show has received mostly positive reviews. As of June 2015, it has a score of 84/100 on Metacritic[2] and a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.[3]

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Reddit – /r/SiliconValleyHBO

    [2]Metacritic – Silicon Valley

    [3]Rotten Tomatoes – Silicon Valley


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  • 06/22/15--16:09: Deathisnotonfire
  • On June 22nd of 2015, popular youtuber Danisnotonfire posted a picture to his Instagram of him overlooking the ocean. He commented on how in the picture, he looked like the grim reaper, with his black hoodie.
    Instagram user @phanisperf quickly made the account @deathisnotonfire and posted a meme of Dan’s death picture. Other people began to send in their own memes.


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  • 06/22/15--17:08: Solo Jazz Pattern
  • About

    The Solo Jazz Pattern is the name given to an iconic blue, purple and white sketch pattern found on a type of waxed paper cup manufactured at first by Sweetheart Cup Company, beginning in 1992, and later acquired by the Solo Cup Company in 2004. The pattern, which has a long-standing fan base online, rose to mainstream popularity during a Reddit campaign to find its designer in 2015.



    The Solo Jazz Pattern

    Background

    The Solo Jazz pattern was created in the art department of the Sweetheart Cup Company in the early 1991 and began production across a variety of waxed paper products in 1992.[1] In 2012, users of the photo-sharing website dump.fm began re-appropriating the pattern and photoshopping it into different environments – some users estimate that over 100,000 different images using the pattern were created.[4][5] These images spread across Tumblr and Reddit, often used in reference to nostalgia for the 1990s. A dedicated Facebook page was created on February 6th, 2012; as of June 2015, the page had more than 4,000 fans.[2] A Tumblr was created the same day, and posted continuously until October 2014.[3] The earliest known mention of the cups on Reddit was an image post in the subreddit /r/nostalgia on November 14th, 2013, which received 86 points (93% upvoted).[6]

    In April of 2015, clothing company 1991Inc created a line of clothing featuring the pattern, which quickly sold out after being featured in notable blogs like those of the Laughing Squid and Pee Wee Herman.[7][8]

    Notable Developments

    Reddit AMA Request and Springfield News-Leader Article

    On June 9th, 2015, reddit user mcglaven posted in /r/IAmA looking for the designer of the Solo Jazz pattern with five questions and claiming that Google searches had turned up nothing about their identity.[1]


    1. Did you get paid well for your work? Did you get royalties?
    2. Did you anticipate how ubiquitous this image would become?
    3. How long did you spend on this design?
    4. What does it feel like to have something you designed become a part of 90s culture that will be remembered for generations?
    5. Where were you in your career when you came up with this design? Did it hurt or help it?

    One reply was from user pdschatz, who claimed to have been one of the original re-appropriators of the image on dump.fm; the user claimed that he had emailed Solo Cup to find out more, and had learned that it was designed by a woman named Gina in 1991 in a design contest.

    From there, a journalist named Thomas Gounley picked up the search for a newspaper called the Springfield News-Leader, in Springfield Illinois, the region in which the cups were manufactured. He was able to track Gina down to Aurora, Illinois, and interview her for his story. He began with the five questions asked by mcglaven on Reddit.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    unavailable at this time

    External References

    [1]Springfield News-Leader – The Internet is looking for who designed this cup. What does Springfield have to do with it?

    [2]Facebook – Solo Jazz Cup Page

    [3]Tumblr – SoloJazz

    [4]Google.com – Image search for Solo Jazz on Dump.fm

    [5]Tom Moody – “precursors of solo jazz appropriation”https://www.tommoody.us/archives/2014/10/07/precursors-of-solo-jazz-appropriation/

    [6]Reddit – Jazz Solo Cups

    [7]The Laughing Squid – A Line of Tops Featuring the Iconic Squiggly ‘Jazz’ Waxed Paper Solo Cup Design

    [8]Pee Wee Herman – LOOK! ‘Solo Jazz’ PAPERCUPS are in Fashion!! TGIF!!


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  • 06/22/15--21:30: Lenny Therrien
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  • 06/22/15--18:37: The Confederate Flag Debate
  • Overview

    The Confederate flag, also known as “Dixie flag” or “Southern Cross,” is the most well-known variant of the three national flags adopted by the Confederate States of America (CSA) during its existence in the American Civil War. In the United States, public display of the flag has been a long-standing issue of national debate due to its historically symbolic association with the southern states’ support of slavery.

    Background

    The Flag

    The Confederate flag was designed in 1861 by William Porcher Miles, the chairman of the CSA’s Flag and Seal committee, as a contender for the third national flag of the southern states, though it was ultimately rejected in favor of Arthur L. Roger’s “The Blood-Stained Banner.” Instead, Miles’ design was chosen as the official battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia (shown below, left), representing General Robert E. Lee’s troops from its adoption in 1861 until the fall of the Confederacy in 1865, and a rectangular variation was similarly adopted as the battle flag of the Army of Tennessee (below, right).


       

    Post-Civil War Usage

    Though never recognized as one of the official national flags during its existence, the flag gradually emerged as a symbol of the American south and its regional pride among the traditionalist white population in the decades following the end of the Civil War. However, the usage of the Confederate flag was mostly limited to the political minority in the southern states until the mid-20th century, when it enjoyed a large-scale revival as the official emblems and battles of several South-based U.S. military units during the World War II. In 1956, the Confederate battle flag was re-introduced into the official state flag of Georgia.



    Notable Developments

    South Carolina Capitol Flag Protest (2000)

    Following the revival of the Confederate flag’s popularity in the post-World War II era, the propriety of its usage in public and official functions, as well as the symbolic significance of the flag itself, soon became a hot-button issue across the country, which culminated into its first major breaking point in 1997 with the efforts of civil rights activists’ campaign to remove the Confederate flag from the dome of the Capitol building. In 2000, the battle flag was removed from the top of the Capitol’s dome by law in South Carolina, however, with a caveat that any further alterations of tributes to Confederate history would require the 2/3 majority consent of the lawmakers. In addition, a smaller flag was erected as a partial replacement on the lawn of the state house.



    South Carolina Capitol Flag Protest (2015)

    In June 2015, the debate saw its largest resurgence yet in the wake of the tragic Charleston Church Shooting by a lone white supremacist gunman. Due to the racially charged nature of the attack, as all nine victims were African Americans, and the subsequent findings of the suspect’s fascination with the Confederate flag, many on Twitter and the news media quickly raised issue with the Confederate flag still flying at the South Carolina State House in Columbia. On June 22nd, in response to the public backlash, the Republican governor Nikki Haley urged state legislators to ban the public display of Confederate flag on government sites, followed by the the state house’s approval of a legislative hearing to consider the ban on the next day.


    #TakeDownTheFlag

    Shortly after the Charleston mass shooting in June 2015, an anti-Confederate flag social media movement was launched under the hashtag banner #takedowntheflag[10], which grew in size as many news sites joined in on to promote the protests. On MoveOn.org[8], a petition against the display of Confederate flags in government buildings has garnered over half a million signatures, while major retail companies like Walmart, Target, Amazon, eBay and Etsy have pledged to discontinue carrying any confederate flag-themed merchindise.



    Parodies

    The Onion has mocked the official use of the Confederate flags in southern states since as early as November 4th, 1998 in a parody headline that reads “Georgia Adds Swastika, Middle Finger To State Flag”[1] and a photoshopped image, followed by a faux-public opinion column on the confederate flag controversy in South Carolina on January 26th, 2000. Due to its strong association with white supremacy in gang culture and pop culture, the flag is quite often incorporated into portrayals and satires of Murican stereotypes in popular culture and internet memes.




    Polls

    In 2011, a Pew Research poll showed that 30% of Americans felt a “negative reaction” upon being shown the Confederate flag, while 9% had a positive reaction and the majority felt indifferent about it.

    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 06/23/15--10:08: Don Lemon's N-Word Sign
  • About

    Don Lemon’s N-Word Sign, also known as Don Lemon: Does This Offend You? refers to a sign featuring the ethnic slur “nigger” held up by the American TV news anchor while discussing the propriety of using racially insensitive words and symbols during a special segment on the nightly news program CNN Tonight, aired in late June 2015. Immediately after its broadcast, screenshots of Lemon holding up the sign were turned into a photoshop meme with many participants superimposing alternate messages over the original sign.

    Origin

    On June 22nd, CNN Tonight broadcast a special segment titled Does This Offend You?, which begins with the host Don Lemon holding up a Confederate flag, followed by a sign featuring the racial slur in its uncensored form, before rhetorically asking the audiences if they found it offensive.



    Background

    In the aftermath of the mass shooting of nine African American churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17th, 2015, a national debate ensued over whether the display of the Confederate flag should be banned from official government buildings, such as the one flying over South Carolina’s state capitol. That weekend, President Barack Obama appeared on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast for an interview, where the president used the word “nigger” during a discussion about the state of racial relations in America, which prompted a concurrent public discussion on whether it is appropriate to use the slur regardless of context.

    Spread

    Soon after the broadcast, the popular blog Boing Boing tweeted at Twitter user darth, asking him to photoshop something else onto the sign The tweet received 543 retweets and 388 favorites in less than 24 hours.




    It also inspired a barrage of users to create similar images. Between June 22nd and June 23rd, 18,000 people tweeted about Don Lemmon, with thousands more tweeting “Does This Offend You” with images attached.[1]

    Notable Examples



    Search Reference


    External References

    [1]Topsy – Search: Don Lemon, #donlemon, #DoesThisOffendYou

    [2]The Daily What – Photoshop of the Day: Don Lemon Holds Up N-Word Sign on CNN, Internet Turns Him Into a Meme


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  • 06/23/15--15:26: Carter Reynolds
  • About

    Carter Reynolds is a vlogger known for his large fan base on the video-sharing mobile app Vine. In June 2015, he was accused of sexual misconduct after a video surfaced in which he appears to pressure fellow vlogger Maggie Lindemann into performing oral sex on him.

    History

    On May 22nd, 2013, Reynolds created an account on Vine,[1] with his first video featuring several shots of his 2012-2013 high school yearbook (shown below).



    Fan Hate Controversy

    In October 2014, Reynolds’ then-girlfriend vlogger Maggie Lindemann livestreaming via the service YouNow, during which Reynolds can be heard saying “I hate fans, they are annoying and they bother me" somewhere off camera (shown below, left). Clips of the incident were widely circulated online, with many criticizing Reynolds for being ungrateful to his supporters. On May 22nd, 2015, Reynolds posted a video providing an explanation for the livestream comments (shown below, right).



    Leaked Video

    On June 22nd, 2015, two short videos surfaced online purportedly showing Reynolds and Lindemann on a bed. In the first video, Lindemann is shown giggling with Reynolds and asks him to take his pants off. In the second part, Reynolds exposes his penis, leading Lindemann to say “this makes me so uncomfortable.” After Reynold’s protests saying “do it,” Lindemann again says “I don’t think I can do this.”




    The second video quickly circulated across various social media platforms, with many arguing that Reynolds’ actions constituted sexual assault. That morning, Reynolds announced via Twitter that his account had been hacked and that he would be posting an explanation of the incident (shown below, left). Later that day, Reynolds tweeted two images saying the video was hacked from his iCloud and claiming the content was being misinterpreting by critics (shown below, middle, right).



    On June 23rd, Lindemann posted a tweet[7] saying “trust that this is being handled and I’ve been told I can’t comment on it at this time.”[2] In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the incident, including Fusion, Gawker, The Daily Dot, The Daily Mail and BuzzFeed.



    Social Media Presence

    As of June 2015, Reynolds has accumulated over 4.3 million Vine followers, 2.9 million Instagram[6] followers, 2.31 million Twitter[4] followers and 859,800 YouTube[5] subscribers.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Vine – Mr_Carterr

    [2]Twitter – @maggielandemann

    [3]Twitter – @carterexpsedpt2

    [4]Twitter – @CarterReynolds

    [5]YouTube – Carter Reynolds

    [6]Instagram – carterrreynolds

    [7]Twitter – @MaggieLindemann

    [8]Reddit – Who is Carter Reynolds and why is Twitter upset?

    [9]Fusion – "":

    [10]Gawker – "":

    [11]The Daily Dot – "":

    [12]BuzzFeed – "":

    [13]The Daily Mail – "":


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  • 06/23/15--16:29: Bernie Sanders
  • About

    Bernard “Bernie” Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election.

    Political Career

    Sanders is the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history. A self-described democratic socialist, he favors policy proposals similar to those of mainstream social democratic governments in Europe, particularly in Scandinavia. He caucuses with the Democratic Party and has been the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee since January 2015.

    After unsuccessful candidacies for governor and senator of Vermont, Sanders was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont’s most populous city, in 1981. He was reelected to three more two-year mayoral terms before being elected to represent Vermont’s at-large congressional district in the United States House of Representatives in 1990. He served as a congressman for 16 years before being elected to succeed the retiring Republican-turned-independent Jim Jeffords in the U.S. Senate in 2006. In 2012, he was reelected by a large margin, capturing almost 71% of the popular vote.

    Since his election to the Senate, Sanders has emerged as a leading progressive voice on issues like income inequality, climate change, and campaign finance reform. He rose to national prominence on the heels of his 2010 filibuster of the proposed extension of the Bush-era tax rates for the wealthy. Sanders is also outspoken on civil liberties issues, and has been particularly critical of mass surveillance policies such as the Patriot Act.

    Sanders announced his intentions to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for President on April 30, 2015, in an address on the Capitol lawn. His campaign was officially launched on May 26 in Burlington. Unlike the other presidential candidates, Sanders will not pursue funding through a Super PAC, instead focusing on small individual donations. His campaign events have been drawing “overflow crowds” around the country.

    Online History

    Reddit



    Even though Bernie Sanders has not been (as of posting this information) covered strongly in the news, the popular online site Reddit has shown a large amount of commentary and support for Bernie Sanders. The first 200 results for Bernie Sanders on Reddit all have over 2000 upvotes and the first 25 results have over 5000 upvotes, and notably all the top 200 results for Bernie Sanders on Reddit are overwhelmingly supportive of him and his policies. Unlike other candidates, Bernie has notably done an AMA on Reddit as well with overwhelmingly positive reception.






    Search Interest


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  • 06/23/15--18:32: Metal cap
  • Origin:
    It originated from a guy trying to know how to get the caps in super-mario 64, this is how to get the metal cap in the answers(http://www.gamefaqs.com/…/198074-how-can-i-unlock-all…) then Sarai give the link to a streamer called “LOLYOU” that was read over there, then the link was given to the chat and people found it very amusing and started posting it everywhere.

    To get metal cap you need to enter swimming beast star and ride dinosaur to door, not floor switch near door and go left then you will see tunnel to water fall and there is a final switch but water current is strong so be careful and be careful of flying red guy spitting bullet at you


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  • 06/23/15--19:52: Twitter .txt Accounts
  • About

    Twitter .txt Accounts are novelty accounts on the social networking website Twitter which tweet out-of-context quotes from other websites. These quotes are typically chosen for their bizzare or cringeworthy content.

    Origin

    One of the first Twitter accounts to quote various sources while using the “txt” name was @wwwtxt, which takes its quotes from Usenet conversations between 1980 and 1994. The Twitter, which ahs been running since October 2010, has made over 3,700 tweets and is followed by over 23.8 thousand people.[1]


    Spread

    In February of 2012, the Twitter account @Fanfiction_txt was created, which takes compiles various out-of-context quotes from the fanfiction website FanFiction.net. This account is one of the most popular “txt” accounts, with over 64,000 followers as of June 2015.[2] In July of the same year, the account @TumblrTXT was created, which archived quotes from the social networking site Tumblr; at its peak, the account had over 30,000 followers, though in 2015 it was deleted and revived.[3][4] In December 2012, an account for quotes from the question-and-answer site Yahoo! Answers was created; it has over 34 thousand followers as of June 2015.[5] Various other “txt” accounts were created in the following years, including those for Reddit, /r9k, PewDiePie, and creepypasta stories.[6][7][8][9]

    In May of 2013, humor website CollegeHumor published a list of “txt” accounts which it considered the best.[10] In December of the same year, Internet news site the Daily Dot published an article about the @bitcoin_txt account, which uses quotes about the Bitcoin form of cryptocurrency.[11]

    Example Tweets


    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Twitter – @wwwtxt

    [2]Twitter – @Fanfiction_txt

    [3]Internet Archive – @TumblrTXT

    [4]Twitter – @TumblrTXT

    [5]Twitter – @YahooAnswersTXT

    [6]Twitter – @Reddit_txt

    [7]Twitter – @r9k_txt

    [8]Twitter – @PewDiePie_txt

    [9]Twitter – @creepypasta_txt

    [10]CollegeHumor – The 5 Best Twitter .TXT Accounts

    [11]The Daily Dot – Everything insane about Bitcoin in 1 glorious Twitter feed


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    About

    Twilight Sparkle’s Chocolate Milk, also known as Everything is Ruined and Pure Unfiltered Evil, refers to a series of exploitable images, comics, and GIFs featuring Twilight Sparkle from the Hasbro animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic tipping over a glass of chocolate milk. It is a reference to /b/’s chocolate milk threads, and often appears on /mlp/ in a similar manner.

    Origin

    The original image, consisting of Twilight Sparkle standing behind a glass of spilled milk with her left hoof outstretched, was created by Furseiseki.[1] It was posted in February 2012 to FurAffinity in a post titled “I speel ur malk” (shown below).



    The two-paneled original version of the meme, also created by Furseiseki, was posted[2] to MLP image hosting site Derpibooru in August 2012.

    Spread

    On February 24th, 2013, DeviantArt user Philith posted a GIF of Twilight Sparkle walking down a row of chocolate milk glasses, knocking them over with her wing,[3] in reply to the controversy related to Twilight Sparkle’s transformation into an Alicorn on February 16th. The image was posted[4] to Derpibooru on February 25th, 2013, where it has 1067 upvotes as of June 2015.



    On June 7th, 2015, Youtuber Intrapulation S uploaded a video titled “Twilight sparkle does the most EVIL thing EVER!”, featuring a short animation of Twilight shooting the glass of chocolate milk with a gun.



    Notable Examples




    External References

    [1]FurAffinity – I speel ur malk

    [2]Derpibooru – Two-paneled variant

    [3]DeviantArt – Week-87-rise

    [4]Derpibooru – Week-87-rise


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