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  • 08/05/15--14:50: Baby Sinclair
  • Baby Sinclair is the youngest member of the Sinclair family in the television series Dinosaurs. He hatched from his egg in the premiere episode, “The Mighty Megalosaurus”.

    His catchphrases include “I’m the baby, gotta love me!” and “Not the mama!” The latter is often spoken to his father, Earl Sinclair, whom he repeatedly bashes with a frying pan, though they form a slightly friendlier relationship over time. The toddler’s relationship with his mother, Fran Sinclair is more affectionate, but the dinosaur child’s wisecracks are also aimed at his siblings – Robbie and Charlene. His grandmother, Ethyl often reads to him, the pair both rejoicing in Earl’s foolishness.

    Also, Baby Sinclair is quite intelligent for his age, being able to speak and spell at a very young age. Never formally named until near the end of the second season, the infant Sinclair is briefly named “Aaah Aagh I’m Dying You Idiot,” the result of the then-Chief Elder keeling over during the official christening. By episode’s end, he has been legally named “Baby Sinclair.”

    As a hand puppet creation and the smallest member of the show’s core regular cast, the character was portrayed by Kevin Clash, with the eyes operated by John Kennedy and the arms operated by Terri Hardin (replaced by Julianne Buescher for the final season).


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    About

    What She Says, What She Means is a series of posts on Tumblr which juxtapose the phrase “I’m fine” with a humorous translation describing the statement’s implicit meaning. The posts are often used to make joke confessions regarding a specific fandom.

    Origin

    On March 31st, 2013, Tumblr user andogynous[1] submitted a post with text “What she says: I’m fine, really. / What she means: Please come to Brazil” (shown below). Within three years, the post gained over 34,700 notes.



    Spread

    On September 3rd, 2013, Tumblr user ichikun[5] published a post with a similar setup, in which the translation “what she means” describes a feeling of uneasiness towards the ending of the 2001 Hayao Miyazaki animated film Spirted Away. Within two years, the posted garnered upwards of 219,000 notes.



    On November 8th, 2014, the stevebuscemi4prez Tumblr blog posted a variation of the joke praising actor Steve Buscemi, which received more than 83,000 notes over the next year.



    On January 16th, 2015, Tumblr user aobasyellowsocks-official[6] published a “what she says” post[3] referencing The Brady Bunch-inspired “skule” meme (shown below). On January 18th, the Meme Documentation Tumblr reblogged the post.



    On April 29th, Tumblr user homuratrash[2] published a “what she says” post featuring a verbose description of a Spongebob Squarepants episode. In the next three months, the post gained over 125,000 notes (shown below, left). On June 3rd, Tumblr user kotoricchi[4] posted an example containing a referencing a moderator for the Tumblr blog SFRJ-News (shown below, right). In one month, the post received upwards of 10,100 notes.



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References

    [1]Tumblr – andogynous

    [2]Tumblr – homuratrash

    [3]Tumblr – Meme Documentation

    [4]Tumblr – kotoricchi

    [5]Tumblr – ichikun

    [6]Tumblr – abobayellowsocks-official

    [7]Tumblr – stevebuscemi4prez


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  • 08/05/15--21:04: Cloud9 Adderall Controversy
  • Overview

    Cloud9 Adderall Controversy refers to the controversy surrounding the discovery of the use of the ADHD medication Adderall as a performance enhancing drug within the e-sports team Cloud9. The controversy convinced pro-gaming network ESL to install strict anti-drug rules onto their players and teams.

    Background

    The idea of performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, within professional e-sports had been a topic for many years, and various claims of the use of PEDs had been reported on by various gaming news sites, such as NowGamer,[1] New Scientist,[2] as well as several others.[3][4][5][6] However, there was no substantial proof to these claims, and, as such, no official action was taken by any major gaming network.

    On July 12, 2015 YouTuber LAUNDERSCSTRIKE uploaded an interview he had with former Cloud9 player Kory “Semphis” Friesen in which he had stated that he and the rest of Cloud9 had taken the ADHD medication Adderall to boost their performance during a professional Counter Strike competition called ESL One Katowice (shown below).



    Notable Developments

    Following the release of the interview several news sites were quick to report on the matter, including SegmentNext,[7] BreitBart,[8] Kotaku,[9] and several others.[10][11][12] Several YouTubers and YouTube gaming news shows also reported on the story including Richard Lewis (shown below, left) and Machinima ETC’s parody gaming news show TUGS (shown below, right).



    ESL Response

    On July 20th, 2015, head of communications at ESL, Anna Rozwandowicz, told gaming news site Wired, that they had begun work on new stricter rules to police the use of PEDs within the gaming network, which would include randomized drug testings for the player within the ESL.[13] Other news sites also reported on the Wired article.[14][15][16] Later on July 23rd, 2015, ESL announced that it had partnered with the NADA (Nationale Anti Doping Agentur) to create a fair anti-PED policy for the gaming network.[17] Several news sites reported on the ESL’s response including The New York Times,[18] The Wall Street Journal,[19]ESPN,[20] as well as several others.[21][22][23][24] Several YouTubers and YouTube gaming news shows also reported on the announcement, including Force Gaming (shown below, left), as well as being featured in a second episode of TUGS (shown below, right).



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]NowGamer – Are eSports Stars Using Performance Enhancing Drugs?

    [2]New Scientist – Esports: Doping is rampant, industry insider claims

    [3]Softpedia – Study: eSports Players Have Physical Advantages over Normal Players

    [4]News of Legends – Anti-Doping Rules – should eSports be concerned about performance enhancing drugs?

    [5]BoingBoing – Is drug use a problem for eSports?

    [6]Eurogamer – Winners might use drugs

    [7]SegmentNext – Drug Abuse in Competitive Gaming is Turning Into a Menace

    [8]BreitBart – QUESTIONSABOUTPERFORMANCE-ENHANCINGDRUGS IN ESPORTSRAISEDAGAIN

    [9]Kotaku – Pro Counter-Strike Player: ‘We were all on Adderall’

    [10]TechnoBuffalo – Pro Counter-Strike player says everyone takes Adderall at eSports competitions

    [11]Game Rant – CS:GO Pros Admit to Adderall Use During Tournaments

    [12]CheatSheet – Drugs and Competitive Gaming: It’s Already Happening

    [13]Wired – ESL responds to esports doping controversy

    [14]PCGamer – ESL preparing new anti-doping rules following Katowice Adderall controversy

    [15]VG24/7 – ESL looking to implement random drug testing after recent Adderall scandal

    [16]LazyGamer – eSports organizations to toughen up drug rules following player doping admission

    [17]ESLESL leads anti-PED initiative for esports with the support of NADA

    [18]The New York Times – Drug Testing Is Coming to E-Sports

    [19]The Wall Street Journal – Now Coming to E-Sports: Random Drug Testing

    [20]ESPNESL announces plans to test for PEDs

    [21]The Denver Post – Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests

    [22]Fortune – Just like with regular sports, eSports athletes will be tested for drugs

    [23]arstechnia – Winners can’t use drugs: Anti-doping tests are coming to eSports [Updated]

    [24]PCGamer – After drug scandal, ESL says ‘esports needs to mature’


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  • 08/06/15--03:24: Witch House


  • About

    Witch House is a electronic musical genre and visual aesthethic, influenced by chopped and screwed hip-hop soundscapes, and industrial and noise experimentation, and features use of synthesizers, drum machines, obscure samples, droning repetition and heavily altered, ethereal, indiscernible vocals. The visuals of the genre usually include occult, witchcraft and shamanism, with a significant use of Unicode symbols in order to keep the scene underground and make harder to search on the Internet. The genre gained a following in early 2010’s, often being described as a “joke genre” on communities like /mu/.

    History

    The term witch house was coined by the electronic musician Travis Edgey, better known by his stage name Pictureplane, as a joke to refer to his own music.[5] Shortly after being mentioned on the music review site Pitchfork, the term started being used on mussic press. The genre didn’t gain traction until late 2010, when the American band Salem released their album King Night on September 28th, 2010. Other notable groups include White Ring, Purity Ring and oOoOO. [6]



    Reception

    On December 15th, 2010, a subreddit dedicated to witch house’s discussion was created, gaining over 2,900 subscribers in less than five years.[1] In October 2012, the music blog /mu/essentials[4], run by members of 4chan’s music board, posted a graphic for “Essential Witch House” (shown bellow).



    On October 16th, 2014, YouTuber FrankJavCee uploaded a video titled “HOW TO MAKEWITCHHOUSE”, where he explains the history of witch house and how to recreate its aesthethic and sound. The video gained over 85,000 views in less than 10 months.



    Witch house was most popular on communities like 4chan’s music board /mu/ during late 2010 and 2011, but its popularity has since decreased.[2] Witch house can be found in other communities and on other websites including Tumblr[3] and Soundcloud.[7]

    Impact

    Notable Videos



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Reddit – /r/witchhouse

    [2]Rebecca Black Tech – Search for witch house on /mu/

    [3]Tumblr – Search for witch house

    [4]Mussentials – Essential Witch House

    [5]AV Club – This is witch house

    [6]Rate Your Music – Search for witch house

    [7]Soundcloud – Tagged as witch house


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  • 08/06/15--11:57: Fitbit
  • About

    Fitbit, also known as the Fitbit Tracker is a type of wearable technology used to track fitness metrics like daily step counts, heart rate, and more. Because the devices include a social network as part of their operating system, their use has grown a subculture of self-quantification and personal metric tracking.

    History

    Fitbit was developed in 2007 in San Francisco, CA, by James Park and Eric Friedman. Their mission is “To empower and inspire you to live a healthier, more active life. We design products and experiences that fit seamlessly into your life so you can achieve your health and fitness goals, whatever they may be.”[1]

    The first Fitbit was designed to be a small device with a clip-like design, meant to be worn on the body at all times by sliding it over the edge of a pocket or on a bra strap. It was equipped with a pedometer and a sleep tracker, and equipped with a transmitter that sent the data to an application on a desktop computer. Since it was developed at the same time as the iPhone, the first generation did not have an app.[2] Fitbits record steps by using a 3-axis accelerometer, and sets a default goal of 10,000 steps per day for each user.[3]



    Two models of Fitbit

    The device sparked even more interest when the second generation, dubbed the Fitbit Ultra, was introduced. The newer device introduced an altimeter, so that the device could track stair climbing, an even more efficient exercise than walking. The Ultra also contained a stopwatch and the ability to display small messages.[4] Later models, including the Flex and the Charge, have integrated the Fitbit capabilities into a small watch-like device, so users can wear them at all times, even when they change their clothes. There are now nine different types of Fitbits including the Fitbit Aria, which is a scale that records metrics like body mass index when it interacts with a user’s Fitbit tracker.[5]

    Fitbit sold 200,000 devices in 2011, 1.3 million in 2012, 4.5 million in 2013, and 10.9 million in 2014.[6] It sold 1.6 million during the first three months of 2015; in addition, users who subscribe to its app with a premium service number more than 10 million as of the time Fitbit, Inc filed for their initial public offering for $100 million in May 2015.[7]

    Online Presence

    While Fitbit maintains its own private social network for its over 10 million users, there are also several public forums where Fitbit users share statistics and other Fitbit-related items. On Reddit, the subreddit /r/fitbit has 11,294 readers, many of whom share screenshots of their achievements or daily life workouts, or discuss how to get motivated and other fitness tips.[8]



    A USPS Mail Carrier’s Fitbit Metrics

    Fitbit maintains several corporate Twitter accounts, including @Fitbit, with over 200,000 followers, @FitbitSupport, with over 62,000 followers, and @FitbitUK, with over 24,000 followers.[9][10][11] The corporate Facebook account has over 930,000 likes and the Instragam has over 114,000 followers.[12][13] All of these accounts are used to distribute general health tips and other promotional material. In fitness-related forums, the devices are discussed frequently; for instance, there are 77 threads about Fitbits on the Bodybuilding.com forums, and the main thread has over 25,000 replies in the discussion.[14]

    Notable Developments

    Fitbit Force Recall

    In February 2014, Fitbit announced a voluntary recall of its Fitbit Force wristband tracker, due to 1.7% of customers experiencing a negative skin reaction after wearing the band for an extended period. The reaction was initially thought to be an allergy to nickel used in the wristband, but Consumer Affairs noted that the symptoms were inconsistent with an allergy and that one wearer had a reaction even after wrapping the band in electrical tape.[15]

    Search Interest



    External References


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    About

    “Oh Look. It’s THIS thread again” is a weary expression indicating that a topic of conversation has appeared many times before within an online discussion forum. The remark is often used to caption reaction images featuring exhausted or annoyed-looking characters.

    Origin

    The earliest known use of the phrase “It’s this thread again” in an online discussion was posted by DIYAudio Forums[1] member SteveCallas, on December 5th, 2006, when replying to a thread regarding subwoofer loudspeakers.

    Spread

    On October 9th, 2009, GiantBomb Forums[2] member rjayb89 posted the earliest known reaction image containing the expression, which featured a man looking perturbed while resting his head in his hand (shown below, left). On April 3rd, 2010, the 4chan media archive site Chan4Chan[3] collected an image of a man resting his head on his hand at a computer with the same caption (shown below, right)



    On June 5th, 2011, a thread about the phrase was created on the League of Legends Forums.[10] On February 29th, 2012, a thread titled “Oh look, it’s this thread again” was posted to the World of Warcraft Forums regarding a common complaint about the game’s loot mechanics. On July 27th, 2015, the phrase was used in a post discussing mechanics in the ranked mode of the online card game Hearthstone in the /r/hearthstone[11]subreddit.

    Various Examples




    This Will Be The Sixth Time We Have Made A Thread About It

    “This will be the sixth time we have made a thread about it” is the caption of a reaction image conveying a similar sentiment, which features a close-up picture of actor Helmut Bakaitis as The Architect in the 2003 film Matrix Reloaded. On February 17th, 2011, the image was posted to the /r/pics[9] subreddit with the full caption “This will be the sixth time we have created a thread about it and we have become exceedingly efficient at it” (shown below). In the comments section, Redditor Fish9 claimed the image was originally posted by user snipawolf before his former account was deleted.



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  • 08/06/15--18:21: Silent Hill
  • About

    Silent Hill is a series of survival horror games owned by the company Konami. The series started with 3 critically lauded games, but has become infamous for it’s waning quality over the years, and Konami neglecting the series, patricularly with it’s handling of the “Silent Hills” game.

    Origin

    Silent Hill was release for the Playstation on January 31, 1999, garnering high acclaim from critics. More games in the series have followed, but after the fourth game in the series, “The Room”, many fans and critics noticed the quality of the games dropping drastically with each installment.

    PT and Silent Hills

    On August 14th, 2014, an unexpected demo named “P.T.” appeared on the Playstation Store, revealing itself to be a “playable teaser” for the new game “Silent Hills”. This was a joint development between Hideo Kojima and film director Guillermo del Toro. The teaser received praise for it’s engaging storyline and 2spookyness, prompting hype for the new Silent Hills game.
    Due to Hideo Kojima’s falling out with Konami in April 2015, Silent Hills was canceled and PT was taken off the Playstation Store, prompting largely negative reactions from fans and critics alike. PS4s with PT installed were sold for high prices on eBay, and the popular opinion of Konami became hostile.

    Pachinko

    On August 4th, 2015, Konami announced a pachinko machine for the Japanese market based of the Silent Hill series, garnering extremely negative reactions from the press and fans.



    Search Interest


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    About

    TIME’s Virtual Reality Magazine Cover refers to the cover of an August 2015 issue of TIME magazine, which featured Oculus founder Palmer Luckey wearing an Oculus Rift head set and standing with his arms outstretched. The image subsequently inspired the creation of a photoshop meme, in which a cut out of Luckey is superimposed into a variety of base images.

    Origin

    On August 6th, 2015, TIME unveiled the cover for their upcoming issue focusing on virtual reality technology and the Oculus Rift device (shown below).[1] Additionally, the official Twitter account for TIME then tweeted an animated version of the cover.[2]



    That same day, Twitter user Ryan Evans[10] tweeted a photoshopped image featuring a cut out of Luckey riding a horde in the middle of a field (shown below). Within 24 hours, the tweet gained over 200 retweets and 200 favorites.



    Spread

    The same day it was released, Redditor C-Ron submitted the cover to the /r/CrappyDesign[11] subreddit, where it garnered more than 6,100 votes (94% upvoted) and 380 comments. Meanwhile, Redditor vrnate submitted the cover to the /r/photoshopbattles[12] subreddit, where many users submitted digitally edited versions of the image. Also on August 6th, Twitter user @PellyNV[14] tweeted a photoshopped picture of Luckey being held by actor Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1997 film Titanic (shown below, left) and Redditor Tidus5005 submitted a version of the cover with Luckey seated on a toilet to /r/funny[13] (shown below, right).



    That evening, Time[9] published a compilation featuring 37 notable examples of the photoshop meme. In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the online reaction to the magazine cover, including Forbes,[3] VG24/7,[4] The Daily Dot,[16] The Huffington Post[17] and Tech Crunch.[7]

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    Not Currently Available

    External References


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  • 08/07/15--09:49: Ronald Raven
  • About

    “Ronald Raven” is a mispronunciation of the former United States president Ronald Reagan said by former governor of Texas and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry during the first Republican primary debate held in early August 2015.

    Origin

    On August 6th, 2015, former governor of Texas and the second-time Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry participated in the Republican Party’s first primary-stage debate for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Upon being asked about his policy plans on immigration reform, Perry took the unusual path of taking a critical tone with Ronald Reagan, one of the most revered politicians of American conservatives in recent memory, by tracing the root of the issue back to the legislation of Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 under the late Republican president’s administration:



    “For 30 years this country has been baited with half-hearted measures designed to lower the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States," he said. “All the way to when Ronald Raven signed a piece of legislation that basically allowed for amnesty for over 4 million people and the border is still not secure.”

    Spread

    Within minutes of Perry’s response, many viewers at home were quick to point out the candidate’s tongue-tied mispronunciation of Ronald Reagan via Twitter and other social media outlets. At 5:32 p.m. (EST), Viner Erik Malinowski submitted a soundbite clip of Perry uttering the word “Ronald Raven,” followed by a series of photoshopped parodies featuring President Reagan’s head superimposed over the body of a raven. By 5:39 p.m., a novelty Twitter account personifying “Ronald Raven”[16] had been created.



    At 5:46 p.m., Twitter user Tim Mak shared a screenshot of a puppet character named “Ronald Raven” that was featured in a satirical news segment titled “Puppet Pundits with Ronald Raven” during the 2012 presidential election season.



    News Media Coverage

    The jokes about Rick Perry’s “Ronald Raven” pronunciation on Twitter was quickly picked up as one of the highlights of the night by nearly all major U.S. news media outlets, including ABC News, USA Today and The Week, as well as many political blogs and news sites covering the event, such as Slate, The Hill,, Mediate, Salon, Talking Points Memo and PolicyMic, among many others. On the morning of August 7th, Lucy Nashed, the campaign spokeswoman for Rick Perry, flat out denied the gaffe by telling ABC News that he “clearly said Ronald Reagan.”

    Various Examples




    External References


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  • 08/07/15--10:07: Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Work in progress. Feel free to request editorship


    About

    Himouto! Umaru-chan (干物妹!うまるちゃん Himōto! Umaru-chan) is a manga and anime series written by Sankaku Head and published on the magazine Weekly Young Jump. The series follow Umaru Doma, a high school student who appears to be the ideal student with good looks, but when she gots at home she reverts into a layabout where she acts lazy, plays video games and depends on her older brother Taihei, to his dismay.

    Premise

    The series focus on the exploits of Umaru Doma, a high school student who lives with her older brohter Taihei. At school, she appears to be the perfect student, with beautiful looks, top grades and excellence in everything she does. But once she gets home she reverts into a chibi version of herself who spends her time laying arround, eating junk food, playing video games, reading manga and watching anime, along with depending on Taihei for all kind of stuff. Umaru’s alternate personalities help her to become friends with some of her classmates, who will also discover Umaru’s personality.

    History

    The series started its serialization in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump on March 13th, 2013. On December 13th, 2014 a television anime adaptation was announced by the animation studio Doga Kobo (known for its works on other adaptations like YuruYuri.) The anime officialy premiered on July 9th, 2015.



    Reception

    Online Presence

    Search Interest

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  • 08/07/15--10:49: Shimoneta
  • About

    Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist (下ネタという概念が存在しない退屈な世界 Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai), abbreviated as Shimoseka, is Japanese manga and anime series set in a dystopian future where citizens are prohibited from using lewd language by wearing computerized monitoring devices around their necks. The series follows the protagonist Tanukichi Okuma, a high school student who inadvertently becomes involved with the terrorist organization SOX to spread sexually suggestive materials across his city.

    History

    On July 18th, 2012, the first volume of Shimoneta was released by the publisher Shogakukan. Over the next three years, eight additional volumes were released.

    Anime

    On July 4th, 2015, an anime adaptation of the manga produced by the Japanese animation studio J.C.Staff was released. Over the next month, a total of five episodes in the series were broadcast.



    Online Presence

    On February 19th, 2015, the /r/shimoseka[1] subreddit was launched for discussions about the series. On July 4th, Redditor Shadofix posted a thread about the show’s first episode to the /r/anime[3] subreddit, where it gained over 720 votes (99% upvoted) and 320 comments in one month. The following day, the Shimoseka Wiki[9] was launched, which accumulated more than 20 pages in the first month. On July 12th, Redditor Tsundere_Doge submitted a compilation of animated GIFs from the anime to the /r/anime[2] subreddit (shown below).



    On the same day, a page for Shimoneta was created on TV Tropes.[5] That month, entries for the show was created on the anime databases MyAnimeList[6] and Anime News Network.[8] On Twitter, screen captures from the show are often posted under the tags #shimoneta[4] and #shimoseka.[7]

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Reddit – /r/Shimoseka

    [2]Reddit – GIFs Shimoneta

    [3]Reddit – Shimoneta Episode 1 Discussion

    [4]Twitter – #shimoneta

    [5]TV Tropes – Shimoneta

    [6]MyAnimeList – Shimoneta

    [7]Twitter – #shimoseka

    [8]Anime News Network – Shimoneta

    [9]Wikia – Shimoseka


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  • 08/07/15--14:51: Bartolo Colón
  • (work in progress, tying in to the Baseball entry)

    Overview

    Bartolo Colón (born May 24, 1973) is a Dominican-American professional baseball pitcher currently playing for the New York Mets. He has recently become popular among baseball fans and internet fans for his age (42, much older than most other players in the game), his large and un-athletic body, and his awkward batting methods.

    Background

    Colón made his Major League debut in 1997 with the Cleveland Indians, and throughout his career has played for 8 different teams. He spent most of his career in the American League, where he was an All-Star 3 separate times and won the 2005 Cy Young Award for being the AL’s best pitcher that season.[1]

    After 17 years in the AL, Colón agreed to a contract with the New York Mets in the National League prior to the 2014 season. Due to the Designated Hitter rule in the AL where pitchers do not have to bat for themselves, Colón very rarely had to come up to the plate in the AL. But now with the Mets in the NL he has to bat for himself… and the results have been spectacular.

    Colón’s awkward batting stance and wild swing (which often knocks off his helmet or spins him around) has led to many media outlets such as Deadspin[2] posting photos and writing articles about Colón, some to laugh at him for his ineptitude and entertainment at the plate, and some to praise him for the times he gets a hit or does something else good. Despite Colón’s unorthodox batting, he has 6 hits (as of this entry’s creation) in the 2015 season so far.[1]

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  • 08/07/15--15:07: Pyramid Pete
  • Pyramid Pete originally was started on 4chan on the 7th of August, 2015. The picture consists of an autistic child “pretending” to hold a pyramid. A 4chan user posted a thread with the content
    "Hey guys,

    I was wondering if you could photoshop the pyramid on my sons hand.
    He hasn’t seen the pictures yet, so could be fun to show him doing something for once!
    Thanks /b/!"

    After this was posted, many people edited the picture into various things such as Pyramid Pete holding a ball sack or himself.
    One hour later there was over 50+ original pictures of Pyramid Pete developed by various 4chan users.


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  • 08/07/15--15:14: Lenny Kravitz' Penisgate
  • Overview

    Lenny Kravitz’ Penisgate refers to an incident in which singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz accidentally exposed himself on stage during a performance in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Background

    On August 3rd, 2015, Kravitz’ leather pants split down the middle during a performance of the song “American Woman” at a concert in Stockholm, Sweden (shown below). Immediately after, several photos and video of the incident began circulating online.



    Notable Developments

    Kravitz’ Response

    On August 4th, Kravitz tweeted[1] a screenshot of a text sent from Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler joking about the incident with the hashtag #penisgate (shown below). Within 72 hours, the tweet gained over 25,700 favorites and 19,800 retweets.



    Legal Action

    [Researching]

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Twitter – @LennyKravitz

    [2]

    [3]


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    About

    Floral Shoppe, also known as フローラルの専門店, is a 2011 vaporwave album by the electronic artist Vektroid released under the alias Macintosh Plus. As one of the most well-known vaporwave albums, it has had a large influence on the genre, and in turn has become memetic.

    Origin

    Floral Shoppe was released on December 9, 2011 on the music streaming/marketplace website Bandcamp on the record label Beer on the Rug. The album primarily consists of slowed down and edited versions of various songs, notably funk and R&B spanning from the 1970s to the 1990s.[1][2]



    Spread

    The album has had a mixed reception among critics; while review websites such as Tiny Mix Tapes and Sputnikmusic gave the album praise for what they saw as a deconstruction of pop music, other reviewers such as Anthony Fantano, who gave the album a rating of 4/10, were more critical.[3][4] Nevertheless, the album found its fans; a YouTube upload of the full album has been viewed over 1 million times.[5] It has also spawned two unofficial sequels, both titled Floral Shoppe 2, as well as a nightcore version which restores the songs to their original speeds.[6][7][8] The album has been discussed on 4chan’s /mu/ (Music) board since 2012, and has since been mentioned nearly 5,000 times.[9] The album also has a large following on Tumblr. Although it was not the first vaporwave album, it is one of the most well known in the genre, influencing both the popular perception of the genre as well as its overall aesthetics, including popularizing common visual traits such as Japanese text and ancient Greco-Roman busts.



    Notable Sub-memes

    リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー

    “リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー” (trans. “Lisa Frank 420 / Modern Computing”) is the second track off of Floral Shoppe, and is arguably its most well known track, with over 1,300,000 views on YouTube, surpassing that of Floral Shoppe itself. It is an edited and slowed down version of the song “It’s Your Move” by R&B artist Diana Ross. Because of this, vaporwave is sometimes jokingly described as “slowed down Diana Ross songs”. The song itself is occasionally covered or remixed; the most popular remix of the song is a Death Grips Mashup which has over 350,000 views on YouTube.




    Cover Art Parodies

    The album’s cover art has inspired numerous parodies. The Roman bust of Helios in particular has been a common subject of edits.




    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Bandcamp – FLORALSHOPPE

    [2]Wikipedia – Floral Shoppe

    [3]Tiny Mix Tapes – Favorite 30 Albums of 2012

    [4]Sputnikmusic – Macintosh Plus – FLORALSHOPPE

    [5]YouTube – Macintosh Plus – Floral Shop Full Album

    [6]Bandcamp – FLORALSHOPPE 2

    [7]Bandcamp – FLORALSHOPPE 2

    [8]Bandcamp – FLORALSHOPPE

    [9]Rebecca Black Tech – Floral Shoppe


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  • 08/08/15--13:54: Knotting / Take the Knot


  • About

    Knotting / Take the Knot is a phrase used by both individuals who identify as being sexually attracted to animals as well as members of the furry fandom to describe a person receiving the bulbus glandis at the base of canine’s phallus that swells up upon ejaculation.

    Origin

    The earliest known use of the phrase in a sexual context was posted on the alternative sex story site, asstr.org, on March 8th 2002.[1]

    Spread

    On Urban Dictionary an entry was made for “knotting” was made on August 2nd, 2003.[2] A second entry for “the knot” was created on March 29, 2006,[3] and a third for “taking the knot” on April 17th, 2006.[4] On “Tumblr”: there are various posts tagged under “take the knot”,[5] as well as at least two Tumblr blogs dedicated to erotic furry artwork showcasing characters who have a knot.[6][7] On January 26th, 2012, furry electronic music producer, Futret released an album entitled “DON’T EVERPAYMONEYFORTHISALBUM [FORSERIOUS]” which included a song entitled “TAKETHEKNOT [VARKA’S LAMENT]” (shown below).[8]



    On furry pornography image board e621 there are various posts tagged under “knot”.[9] On March 19th, 2012, YouTuber MrSuperGeep uploaded an analysis on the “The Legend of Korra”: protagonist Korra, discussing whether or not she could take receive Naga’s “knot” if Naga were a male (shown below). An article discussing “knotting” was posted to Gawker affiliate the news site Jezebel on July 18th, 2014.[10]



    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Alt Sex Stories Text Repository – NSFWThe A List

    [2]Urban Dictionary – knotting

    [3]Urban Dictionary – knot

    [4]Urban Dictionary – taking the knot

    [5]Tumblr – NSFWPosts tagged under ‘take the knot’

    [6]Tumblr – NSFWKnot Safe for Work

    [7]Tumblr – NSFWFun Box of Knots

    [8]Ask.fm – NSFWDON’T EVERPAYMONEYFORTHISALBUM [FORSERIOUS]

    [9]e621 – NSFWPosts tagged under ‘knot’

    [10]Jezebel – ‘Knotting’ Is the Weird Fanfic Sex Trend That Cannot Be Unseen


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    About

    Straight Outta Somewhere is a generator of the logo of the 2015 biographical drama film Straight Outta Compton to promote the film. Images made from the generator have been posted on social media and has become a trending topic in many sites.

    Origin

    The Red Band trailer of Straight Outta Compton was released on February 8, 2015, and will be released on theaters on August 14, 2015. The film shows the rise and disbandment of the 90’s rap group N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). The title of the movie was borrowed from their debut album of the same name.[1]



    On July 23, 2015, a promotional site for the film named Straight Outta Somewhere was created as an image generator based on the film’s logo. The images made from it can be saved and shared via Facebook and Twitter.[2]



    Spread

    Most of the images are posted with the hashtag “#StraightOutta” or “#StraightOuttaSomewhere”. The hashtag has been trending on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. As of August 9, 2015, both hashtags have a total of approximately 206,000 tweets.[3] On August 7, 2015, Vine personality LeJuan James posted on a picture from the site on Twitter with the caption “HISPANICPARENTS #StraightOutta #TeamLeJuan” (below, left), and has acquired 140 retweets and 195 favorites. On August 9, 2015, rapper Lil’ Kim posted a picture also made from the generator on Instagram, with the caption “#StraightOutta BROOKLYN!! @beatsbydre” (below, right). The image has gained over 16,100 likes and 360 comments.



    On August 7, 2015, the 120 Sports Facebook page posted a video about the pictures from the site, specifically the sports-related ones. The video currently has over 1,700 views and 62 likes.


    Comin' straight outta Compton!In honor of Ice Cube's new movie Straight Outta Compton, the internet had a FIELDDAY creating #StraightOutta memes that did not disappoint!

    Posted by 120 Sports on Friday, August 7, 2015


    On the same day, the website for Dime Magazine published an article about the NBA-related images from the generator, featuring pictures poking fun of DeAndre Jordan, Chris Broussard and other NBA-related stars.[4] On August 8, 2015, one of USA Today Sports’ websites For The Win published an article on mixed martial artist Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino’s post on Instagram to “troll” Ronda Rousey (below, right). The article currently has more than 8,000 shares.[5]



    Notable Examples




    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 08/09/15--03:22: Smugdash

  • About

    Smugdash, alternatively Rainbow Dash Dreamworks Face, refers to one of two amused facial expressions belonging to the character Rainbow Dash from the animated cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Both show her smirking with raised eyebrows and looking off to the side of the image.

    Origin

    The first face occurs in the episode “Daring Don’t”[1] in season four, released in December of 2013, after Rainbow Dash overhears the main villain Ahuizotl and eponymous character Daring Do exchanging taunts before they begin to fight over the possession of a critical plot device.



    The second face originates from the proceeding episode, “Flight To The Finish”.[4]

    Spread

    As of August 2015, MLP image hosting site Derpibooru returns 388 results for Smugdash. Art community DeviantArt returns 13 results for “Smugdash”[2] and 408 results for “Smug Dash”,[3] though most of the latter consists of unrelated MLP images. Among the most popular varieties of the meme are crossovers with Twilicane, in which Twilight Sparkle’s face is replaced with Smugdash (examples below).



    Smugdash is noted as being an MLP meme by TV Tropes[5]

    Notable examples




    External References

    [1]MLP Wiki – Daring Don’t

    [2]DeviantArt – SmugDash

    [3]DeviantArt – Smug Dash

    [4]MLP Wiki – Flight to the Finish

    [5]TV Tropes – MLP Character Memes


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  • 08/09/15--04:42: 14/f/Cali


  • About

    “14/f/Cali” is the acronym of “fourteen-year-old girl from California”, used as generic and troll response to a/s/l used by a much older male in an attempt to deceive people in chatrooms.

    Origin

    The Acronym a/s/l or age, sex and location used as internet slang on instant messaging and in Internet chatrooms. This brings up the question regarding users actual age, sex and location. In the rules of the Internet, the number 29 says “On the internet, all girls are men, and all kids are undercover FBI agents or Perverted Justice Decoys.” 14/f/Cali is the generic response used by users trying to deceive an unsuspecting person into sharing info, pics, etc. Sometimes it’s used as a kind of bait and switch troll where the users eventually reveals himself to be an older male.

    Spread

    The earliest mention of “14/f/Cali” fat man can be found on the online cmmunity Trible, on a picture of a fat man with the catchphrase as caption uploaded by user cDub on November 22nd, 2003.[1] The catchphrase has also spread to other sites including reddit[2] and Memegenerator.[3]

    Notable Examples



    Notable Examples

    [1]Tribe – 14/F/Cali

    [2]Reddit – 14/f/Cali

    [3]Memegenerator – fat guy at computer

    [4]YTMND14/F/Cali


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  • 08/09/15--07:25: Flutterbat


  • About

    Flutterbat is an image of “Fluttershy” from the animated cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic as a fruit bat, which is widly popular amongst the brony community. It is usually recoloured as another pony from the show.

    Origin

    Flutterbat had made her debut in the episode “Bats!”[1] in season 4, which was released in December of 2013. After fruit bats had infested Sweet Apple Acres, AppleJack asked for help from her friends Twilight Sparkle and FlutterShy, but Twilight’s spell had backfired and caused FlutterShy to become a fruit bat herself, craving nothing but apples.

    Spread [WIP]

    There are over 2834 images tagged under “Flutterbat” on “Derpibooru”[2], 2000+ images on Deviantart[3], and the are numerous tumblrs about Flutterbat. She is also associated with the meme Brushie Brushie Brushie, as her bat like features fits into contexts (shown below)



    Notable Examples




    External References

    [WIP]


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