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  • 12/31/13--12:23: Ryuko Matoi Bikini Edit
  • About

    Ryuko Matoi Bikini Edit is a series of image edits with the likeness of Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill wearing various types of clothing.

    Origin

    The original image was first published in November 1st[1] as part of the December issue (#49) of the Japanese Bishojo (anime pretty girl) magazine Nyantype.


    Spread

    Ever since the image came out, numerous edits of the picture have been created in the drawthreads of 4chan’s /a/ (Anime and Manga) board[3]. The edits range from simple recolors, to entirely redrawn attire and making Ryuko look like a character from an entirely different show. In November 4th, Crunchyroll published an article[2] about the edited images.

    Notable Examples


    External References

    [1]Danbooru – Image Source

    [2]Crunchyroll – Fans Create Hundreds of…

    [3]Foolz! – Archived Drawthread


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  • 01/01/14--18:06: Lauren Faust
  • About

    Lauren Faust(Screen name: fyre-flye) is a American cartoonist who is currently famous for developing generation 4 of Hasbro’s My Little Pony, successfully created the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series. She was also known for her work on Cartoon Network. She is happily married to Craig McCracken, who she met at CN.

    History

    In her earlier days, Lauren Faust was a movie animator that animated classic movies such as Cats Don’t Dance in 1997, Quest for Camelot in 1998, and The Iron Giant in 1999. She moved to animating television shows at Cartoon Network Studios after The Iron Giant was made. During her career at Cartoon Network, she met her husband Craig McCracken, creator of popular Cartoon Network shows such as The Powerpuff Girls, a show about three girls created when “sugar, spice and everything nice” was fused together with Chemical X, and Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, a show about a Foster’s home for imaginary friends. Lauren and Craig ended up in a relationship together and later married as a happy couple.

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    While Hasbro was unsuccessful at marketing My Little Pony for girls only, Lauren Faust was hired by Hasbro for her help with the generation 4 of My Little Pony. Lauren says that My Little Pony was one of her favorite childhood toys. However according to her imagination, she is disappointed with the characters girly stereotypes she has seen. After Lauren’s hard work of developing and writing, the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series became a successful hit. Not only did it gain many young fans in the target age group, but it also gained a strange and (even referred to as) a cult-like following known as Bronies. Bronies are male fans of the show My Little Pony. Older girl bronies tend to be referred to as Pegasisters.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]deviantART – Lauren’s fyre-flye

    [2]IMDBLauren Faust

    [3]Wikipedia – Craig McCracken


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  • 01/02/14--14:07: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • About

    Benedict Cumberbatch is an English actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes on BBC’s TV crime drama seriesSherlock On Tumblr and elsewhere the web, he has developed a large fan base who call themselves “Cumberbitches.”

    Acting Career

    Cumberbatch began his acting career in the early 2000s through minor role appearances in British TV movies and miniseries, before landing supporting roles in the feature films Atonement and The Other Boleyn Girl released in 2008. After finding fame through Sherlock in 2010 Cumberbatch has acted in many high profile films such as Twelve Years a Slave,August: Osage County, and War Horse.

    Online History

    On February 11th, Urban Dictionary[19] user missCumberbatch submitted an entry for the term “Cumberbitch” defined as:


    “A refernce given to people who admire the beautiful features of Benedict Cumberbatch. ex- his green eyes, beautiful cheekbones, sexy toussled hair.”

    On August 9th, 2010 a Facebook page for Benedict Cumberbatch[20] was launched. As of January 2014, the page has 235,000 likes.

    On October 11th, 2013, Cumberbatch hosted a Reddit AMA, during which he jokingly confirmed he had “cheek polishing parties”[21] with actors Matt Smith and Tom Hiddleston and made some more serious comments on fame.

    A clip from The Jimmy Kimmel Show was uploaded to Youtube on Decemeber 5th, 2013, showing Cumberbatch reading the lyrics to “Genius,” a song by R. Kelly. The video has gained over 2,000,0000 views. Cumberbatch had previously read the lyrics to Sir-Mix-a-lot’s “I Like Big Butts” on an October 2013 episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.



    Sherlock Fandom

    Many members of the show’s fandom convene on Tumblr. Popular tags include #Sherlock[1] and #Sherlock BBC[3], as well as ones dedicated to the characters and actors themselves. Various blogs dedicated to the show can also be found, such as Fuck Yeah, Sherlock[4] and Sherlock Holmes Fanart[5]. Many artists upload their fan works to Tumblr, such as Sdkay[8], Reapersun.[9] DeviantArt also hosts various fanworks when searching for Sherlock[10] and Sherlock BBC.[2] The site also has two Sherlock dedicated groups: BBC-Sherlock[6] and Sherlock-2010.[7] In October 2011, The Beginner’s Guide to the Sherlock Fandom[44] Fans have also compiled a glossary[43] of popular terms within the fandom, which has more than 100 entries relating to pairing names for shipping purposes, fanfiction terms and inside jokes relating to actual dialogue from the show.



    Related Memes

    Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator

    On August 27th 2013[11] Tumblr user Wandaventham[12] created the Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator[13], a program that suggests names at random that poke fun at Cumberbatch’s funny sounding multi-syllabic name. Some examples of names generated include Beetlejuice Cumberbund, Boilerdang Snugglesnatch, and Bulbasaur Countryside.



    Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch

    Using an otter to represent Sherlock became popular after the Tumblr photoset “Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch: A Visual Examination”[14][15] created by Red Scharlach[16] went viral in March 2012. [17] The idea expanded beyond otters with a Buzzfeed post published on October 22, 2003 titled “13 Things Benedict Cumberbatch Looks Like”[18] which included milk, a foot, and E.T.



    Top Gear Photo

    A photo from a shoot uploaded to TopGear.com[22] on July 12th, 2013 showing Cumberbatch stricking an open mouthed pose holding onto the shoulder of a race car driver was soon encorpated into other photos including Sherlock stills and otters.



    Personal Life

    Cumberbatch was born on July 19th, 1976 in London, England to actor parents. Early in his schooling he studied visual arts, but he eventially went on to study theater at Manchester University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

    External References

    [1]Tumblr – Tagged #Sherlock

    [2]DeviantArt – Search: Sherlock BBC

    [3]Tumblr – Tagged #Sherlock BBC

    [4]Tumblr – Fuck Yeah, Sherlock

    [5]Tumblr – Sherlock Holmes Fanart

    [6]DeviantArt – BBC-Sherlock

    [7]DeviantArt – Sherlock-2010

    [8]Tumblr – Sdkay

    [9]Tumblr – Reapersun

    [10]DeviantArt – Search: Sherlock

    [11]Buzzfeed- The Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator Is The Best Thing Online

    [12]Tumblr – Wandaventham

    [13]Tumblr – Benedict Cumberbatch Generator

    [14]Tumblr –

    [15]Tumblr – <a href="http://redscharlach.tumblr.com/post/19565284869/otters-who-look-like-benedict-cumberbatch-a">Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch</a>

    [16]Tumblr – <a href="http://redscharlach.tumblr.com/">Red Scharlach</a>

    [17]The Huffington Post – <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/03/19/otters-who-look-like-benedict-cumberbatch_n_1362375.html">Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch (PICTURES)</a>

    [18]Buzzfeed- <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/13-things-benedict-cumberbatch-looks-like">13 Things Benedict Cumberbatch Looks Like</a>

    [19]Urban Dictionary- <a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cumberbitch">Cumberbitch</a>

    [20]Facebook- <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Benedict-Cumberbatch/138224756215112">Benedict Cumberbatch</a>

    [21]Buzzfeed- <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/jordanzakarin/benedict-cumberbatchs-sex-fantasy-with-tom-hiddleston-and-ma">Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sex Fantasy With Tom Hiddleston And Matt Smith Is Melting The Internet</a>

    [22]TopGear- <a href="http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/Behind-the-scenes-at-top-gear-2013-07-11?imageNo=11">Behind the scenes at this week’s Top Gear</a>

    [43]Google Drive – <a href="https://docs.google.com/a/cheezburger.com/document/d/1BueXx9a4JmlpXGckaH_ODSPLGcRmw4AuxyT79UO6zLI/edit">Sherlock Fandom Dictionary</a>

    [44]Tumblr – <a href="http://thesherlockfandom.tumblr.com/">">The Sherlock Fandom


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  • 01/02/14--14:13: Bookshelf Desktop Wallpaper
  • About

    Bookshelf Desktop Wallpaper is a background image for personal computers with a virtual desk and shelf designed for the placement of desktop icons.

    Origin

    On March 22nd, 2010, Redditor Wickedwiener submitted a screenshot of a black-and-white illustration of an office containing a bookshelf and a desk populated with icons (shown below) to the /r/funny[1] subreddit. In the comments section, Redditor jbretthall linked to a blank high resolution version of the desktop (shown below, right), claiming he found the wallpaper on imageboard 4chan. Prior to being archived, the post received over 2,000 up votes and 610 comments.



    Spread

    On March 23rd, the same desktop background was highlighted on the Internet humor blog Blame It On The Voices.[4] On March 24th, 2010, Redditor kn0where posted an updated version of the shelf background (shown below) to the /r/pics[2] subreddit, garnering more than 1,000 up votes and 250 comments before it was archived.



    In February of 2011, IKEA[5] released a shelf wallpaper for organizing desktop icons (shown below). On October 16th, 2012, Redditor Emwat1024 posted a screenshot of kn0where’s background to the /r/funny[3] subreddit. Prior to being archived, the post accumulated upwards of 3,300 up votes and 130 comments.



    On December 22nd, Redditor Brandon23z posted a screenshot of his black-and-white shelf background populated with icons from his entire game collection (shown below, left) to the /r/gaming[6] subreddit. On the same day, Redditor widgetdude submitted a screenshot of the updated shelf wallpaper containing icons from his desktop (shown below, right). Prior to being archived, the posts gained over 4,300 up votes and 23,000 up votes respectively.



    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 01/03/14--10:25: Selfie Olympics
  • About

    Selfie Olympics, also known as The Selfie Game, is a Twitter hashtag associated with selfies photographed while engaged in physically challenging activities or otherwise extraordinary circumstances.

    [researching]

    External References

    [1]Twitter – Tagged Results for SelfieOlympics


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  • 01/03/14--10:45: Man With Two Penises
  • Overview

    Man With Two Penises is the nickname of a Redditor with diphallia, a rare medical condition in which a male infant is born with two penises.

    Background

    On December 27th, 2013, several photographs of a man with diphalia were highlighted on the adult media Tumblr blog “The Meat Market.”[1] On December 31st, Redditor warmapplejuice submitted the photos to the /r/WTF[2] subreddit. Within 48 hours, the post gained over 19,900 up votes and 3,500 comments.

    Notable Developments

    In the comments section of the post, Redditor warmapplejuice revealed that he had contacted the man in the photograph about participating in an “ask me anything” (AMA). On January 2nd, Redditor DoubleDickDude submitted a post titled “I am the guy with two penises. AMA” to the /r/IAmA[3] subreddit. In the post, he answered several questions regarding his condition, confirming that both penises are capable of reproductive and urinary functions. In response to a question about his “best sexual experience,” DoubleDickDude described a group bi-sexual encounter involving seven other people. Redditor AWildSketchAppeared replied with an illustration(NSFW) of the encounter, to which DildoDickDude responded that he had incorrectly depicted the event. Within 24 hours, the post gathered more than 57,000 up votes and 15,300 comments. On January 3rd, the Redditor DoubleDickDude launched the @DiphalicDude[4] Twitter feed, accumulating upwards of 1,500 followers in the first 11 hours.




    New Media Coverage

    In the coming days, several news sites published articles about Redditor DoubleDickDude’s AMA post, including Rolling Stone,[5] Yahoo,[6] GQ,[7] BuzzFeed,[8] UpRoxx,[9] The Huffington Post,[12] The Daily Beast[10] and Jezebel.[11]

    Search Interest

    External References


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    About

    PornHub Comments On Stock Photos is a single topic blog featuring stock photographs with captions taken from the comment sections on the adult media website PornHub.

    Origin

    On October 22nd, 2013, the “PornHub Comments On Stock Photos” Tumblr blog was created, with the first post featuring a photograph of a tuxedo-wearing man seated at a laptop with a caption complimenting the quality of an adult film (shown below). In the first three months, the post gained over 800 notes.



    Precursor

    On September 8th, 2013, the Tumblr blog “Porn Comments on Instagram Pics” was launched, which features pictures taken from the photo-sharing site Instagram with captions of comments from unknown adult entertainment sites (shown below), in a similar vein to Instagram Quote Rebuttals.



    Spread

    On October 30th, the blog was linked on the /r/InternetIsBeautiful[5] subreddit, where it received upwards of 4,500 up votes and 150 comments in the following two months. On October 31st, 2013, the Internet news blog The Daily Dot[4] published an article about the blog, followed by the Internet humor blog UpRoxx[6] the next week. On December 30th, Redditor DapperConch submitted a post titled “Nice Comment” to the /r/Unexpected[3] subreddit, which contained a photo of a man using a laptop captioned with a fantasy about a female adult film star (shown below). In the following four days, the post received more than 9,300 up votes and 230 comments.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 01/04/14--12:01: #happygary
  • About

    #happygary is supposed to be the first meme of 2014. It shows an emoticon (that looks like this: ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ) dancing/walking happily.

    Origin

    This video was posted by JakeWhyman on January 2, 2014. The video has 6,000+ views.

    Spread

    So far, the meme hasn’t spread much.


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  • 01/05/14--13:24: I just had Sex
  • I just had Sex


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  • 01/05/14--13:52: Know Your Meme Inside Jokes
  • About

    Know Your Meme (KYM) inside jokes are a collection of jokes started on this website. They usually appear in image galleries and spread as a little trend for a short amount of time.

    Origin

    KYM inside jokes became popular in 2009 with the inclusion of the artice Super Robo Jesus was made. It formed into a running joke through the community and referred to as “The God of KYM” despite its deadpool. Other popular trends on this site include the goat, the cheeto, and “Time to killed people”

    Notable Examples

    Super Robo Jesus

    One of the first inside jokes began in 2009 as the article Super Robo Jesus was created. This article was a misleading article with no information other than how it was a mix of images from Google combined using paint. Regardless of its Deadpool, the article became popular with everyone on the site.

    Notable Derivatives

    The Goat

    The Goat is a inside joke referring to a female goat the was featured in a hentai called Little Goat (koyagi) by kishibe. The beginning of the comic shows here looking around a room for “Video Games” leading up to her opining a guy’s pants to reveal his genitalia. The goat proceeds to get raped by the man. Do it it’s suggestive context, it has been brought up on the forums frequently. She is often associated with Super Robo Jesus and The Cheeto.

    Notable Derivatives

    The Cheeto

    The Cheeto is an image of a cheeto with bulging eyes and a mustache. Although its origin is unknown, it seems to have swarmed the community as another inside joke. He is usually seen in forum posts and avatars and is associated with The Goat and Super Robo Jesus.

    Notable Derivatives

    . . .

    I Need Blood

    I Need Blood spawned from a picture uploaded to Deviantart in 2013. The picture[1] features one Sonic the Hedgehog OC claiming he needs blood while another one, his mate, offers her own. Due to the poor quality of the art and the context of the OCs, this image was posted in the Cringeworthy gallery[2]. The dialogue was considered humorous to the people who saw the art in the gallery, causing it to spread between member on the forums. Various parodies have been made and submitted to the Cringeworthy gallery.

    Notable Derivatives

    . .

    Time to Killed People

    Time to Killed People is a inside joke that sparked up controversy on this site during this year. It started when a picture of an image of the Rake saying “Time to killed people”[3] was posted onto the Cringeworthy gallery[4]. While the picture was greatly criticized, the owner of the art made an account on this site and commented to everyone who was making fun of her art. She received a huge backlash from the members and had her entire gallery uploaded to the Cringeworthy gallery. The moderators noticed these events, and called for the gallery to be shut down temporary as the art started to be cleaned up. The artist was blocked from KYM for a while until mods decided it was okay for her to keep posting.

    Notable Derivatives

    .

    King Satire/HAWHAWHAW

    King Satire is from an image[5] posted on this site used to call out all the satire images posted in the Cringeworthy gallery.
    It represents a KYM user uploading a satire image (Represented by “SATIRE” in all red caps) to rank in upvotes as he manically laughs as he is dressed up as a king. Is facial reaction and the context became really popular with the people viewing that gallery and a popular way to call out satire posts that were not Cringeworthy at all.

    Since most of the pictures based on this are reposts, not that many Notable Derivatives are available.

    Circulese/Herculoon

    Circulese/Herculoon is a piece of fetish artwork[6] of Hercules inflated to the point where is is a giant sphere. Users tend to uses this to represent a roiling or circular object followed up by the phrase “FUCKYOURFETISH”. It has gotten really popular with the community and is probably one of the most recent inside jokes created on this site.

    Notable Derivatives

    . . .

    External References

    [1]Deviantart – Jake and Maribelle

    [2]Know Your Meme- I Need Blood: The Original

    [3]Deviantart – Rake’s Have Time To Killed People

    [4]Know Your Meme- Time to Killed People

    [5]Know Your Meme- SO MUCHCRINGE

    [6]Deviantart- Herc-spansion


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  • 01/05/14--14:04: Bronies,heck yeah.
  • Bronies,heck yea.


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  • 01/06/14--09:27: Penguins
  • About


    Penguins are flightless birds found in the Antarctic and other parts near by

    there are over 16 different types of penguins

    History


    Penguins where first discovered by explorers in the 1800’s

    and even before then there where so penguins species that went extinct (as shown below)

    Reception


    Some penguin memes where made such as socially awkward penguin (shown below) and socially awesome penguin

    may blogs where made about penguins and many fan art where created about penguins

    impact
    _______________________________________________

    Penguins had appear all over the internet and in pop culture such as the book “mr popper’s penguins” which also had a movie with the same name. Many other movies have penguins in it such as “happy feet” “surfs up” “Madagascar” and “march of the penguins”

    many tv shows feature penguins in it such as “the penguins of Madagascar” and “pingu” and “adventure time”

    linx’s mascot is a penguin named tux (shown below)

    videos games feature penguins such as a penguin like Pokemon named piplup. There’s a viral world for kids called “club penguin” where you play as a penguin. Kirby’s main enemy is a penguin named king dee dee

    External References
    _________________________________________

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_%28disambiguation%29

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_depictions_of_penguins


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  • 01/06/14--11:40: Behind The GIFs
  • About

    Behind the GIFs is a community on Reddit that curates a series of illustrated comics offering humorous and fictitious backstories to a variety of animated GIFs that are frequently shared on the website.

    Origin

    On January 1st, 2014, Tumblr[1] user pizza-omelette posted several illustrated comic panels depicting the events leading up to an infomercial failGIF of a man dropping a bowl of snack food (shown below). In the next five days, the post garnered upwards of 197,000 notes.




    On the following day, the /r/BehindTheGIFs[2] subreddit was launched for Redditors to submit humorous images explaining the stories behind animated GIFs. In the first four days, the subreddit gained over 31,000 subscribers.

    Spread

    The same day /r/BehindTheGIFs was created, BuzzFeed[3] highlighted several notable examples from the subreddit. Also on January 2nd, 2014, actor Wil Wheaton tweeted about /r/BehindTheGIFs.




    On the following day, the Internet humor blog Pleated Jeans[5] reblogged several images from the subreddit. On January 6th, the Internet news blog UpRoxx[4] published an article about /r/BehindTheGIFs, noting the Tumblr post that inspired its creation.

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References


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    About

    Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Snubbed By Oscar refers to a series of jokes surrounding the American actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his noticeable lack of recognition by the Academy Award, the world’s most prestigious accolade for excellence of cinematic achievements, despite having been nominated three times throughout his acting career.

    Origin

    The first media mention of DiCaprio’s lack of Oscars came from an article published on E! Online on February 21st, 2011 titled “Do Oscar Voters Really Hate Leonardo DiCaprio?”[3] The article examines possible explanations to why DiCaprio hasn’t won a statue.

    On November 8th, 2011, Funny of Die[1] uploaded a video titled “L. DiCaprio,” a parody trailer of DiCaprio’s film J. Edgar. The trailer depicts DiCaprio in a state of rage endlessly pursuing an Oscar The Academy refuses to award him.


    Spread
    The meme resurfaced after a clip from the 2012 Golden Globes showed DiCaprio looking forlorn[2], leading many to add captions imagining he was thinking about his lack of Oscar. GIFs of his movies are also often captioned so his character’s anger or sadness is due to his lack of Oscars.


    Notable Examples



    Bad Luck Leo

    Bad Luck Leo is a meme based on the popular Bad Luck Brian that explains the unfortunate situations the characters DiCaprio has played have found themselves in. For example, his character in Titanic, Jack Dawson drowns on the boat after winning tickets just before it sails.



    External References

    [1]Funny or Die – L. DiCaprio"

    [2]Unreality Magazine- GIF of the Week"

    [3]E! Online- GIF of the Week"


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  • 01/06/14--13:41: Erotic Edna
  • About

    Erotic Edna is a meme based on the stock photography used Answers.com.

    Origin

    Erotic Edna is an image macro based on a post by redditor InverseSandwich.


    Answers.com uses stock phototography for question thumbnails, and often overlays question titles on top of these images. When inappropriate questions are overlayed it can result in some humourous results.

    Spread

    The meme was created after imgur user tolaanto suggested that the 2nd image on the middle row should be turned into a meme.

    Notable Examples




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  • 01/06/14--16:08: #OpSafeWinter
  • Overview

    #OpSafeWinter is an operation orchestrated by members of the cyber group Anonymous aiming to help homeless people survive worldwide during the winter of 2013 and 2014.

    Background

    On November 7th, 2013, a Pastebin[2] page was created announcing the launch of #OpSafeWinter, which provided instructions on how to assist the poor and homeless to survive the harsh winter in many areas of the world.

    “Fellow Anon and Citizens of the world, We are proud to announce #OPSafeWinter. In this age of consumerism there is very little love or care about each other, we’re here to change that. No longer shall we stand by and watch isolation and fear be spread by the establishment, which is killing and destroying community and lives. We all have a voice, so make yours heard, you are the power, your choice, your life, you are the motivation for justice.”

    Notable Developments

    On November 10th, 2013, YouTuber Anonymous uploaded a video titled “#OpSafeWinter Engaged,” which urged viewers to assist homeless people around the world by giving them needed money, food and clothing (shown below).



    On November 16th, a Facebook[3] page titled “Anonymous OpSafeWinter” was launched. On November 25th, the OpSafeWinter blog was created, featuring news and updates regarding the operation worldwide. On December 15th, a post was submitted to the Occupy Forums urging members of the Occupy movement to join #OpSafeWinter. On January 3rd, 2014, an animated GIF was submitted to Imgur,[6] which featured a Guy Fawkes mask wearing a Santa Claus with “#OPSAFEWINTER” written on the brim and snow falling in the background (shown below).



    On the following day, the Internet news blog The Daily Dot published an article about the operation. As of January 2014, the @OPSafeWinter[4] Twitter feed has accumulated upwards of 1,400 followers.

    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References

    [1]The Daily Dot – OpSafeWinter

    [2]Pastebin – Anonymous #Opsafewinter Engaged

    [3]Facebook – Anonymous OpSafeWinter

    [4]Twitter – OPSafeWinter

    [5]Occupy Forums – OpSafeWinter

    [6]Imgur – OpSafeWinter


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  • 01/07/14--09:50: I Came Here To Laugh At You
  • About

    “I Came Here To Laugh At You” is a quote, often associated with Char Aznable of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, which is often used in reaction images.

    Origin

    The quote comes from an interaction between two characters of 1985 Japanese television anime Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Char Aznable and Amuro Ray.

    Amuro Ray:“Why are you here?”
    Char Aznable:“I came to laugh at you! Is that what you were expecting me to say?”

    The screenshot of Char with the subtitles saying “I came here to laugh at you”, had been used as a reaction image on sites such as 4chan since 2010[1].


    Spread

    The image continued to be used as a reaction image on 4chan’s boards, such as /a/ (Anime and Manga)[2], /m/ (Mecha)[3], /tg/ (Traditional Games)[4], and others. The image also been used on other sites, such as Funnyjunk[5] and Tumblr[6].

    Derivatives of the image have also been made, featuring a character from a different franchise with a pair of sunglasses, or a likeness of Char usually represented by his signature helmet[7].

    Notable Examples


    External References

    [1]Foolz! – First use on /tg/

    [2]Foolz! – Usage on /a/

    [3]Foolz! – Usage on /m/

    [4]Foolz! – Usage on /tg/

    [5]Funnyjunk – Use on Funnyjunk

    [6]Tumblr – I came here to laugh at you.

    [7]tripleacosplay.files.wordpress.com – Char Aznable


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  • 01/07/14--09:57: Cicada 3301
  • Overview

    Cicada 3301 is an annual online scavenger hunt in which the participant is asked to complete a series of complex and interconnected puzzles using various clues embedded in multimedia files. Purportedly designed to recruit “intelligent individuals” and heavily focused on data security, cryptography, and steganography, the mysterious puzzle-solving challenge has garnered considerable attention on the web since its launch in January 2012.

    Background

    On January 4th, 2012, an image of a text-based puzzle was posted to 4chan’s /b/ (random) and /x/ (paranormal) boards, which challenged the readers to find a hidden message in the file.



    The mysterious post was quickly met by various speculations and theories surrounding its true intent, with some simply interpreting the message as yet another alternate reality game (ARG), while others suspected that it was a recruitment program for the United States intelligence community.

    Notable Developments

    2012

    The first clue in the puzzle was retrieved by opening the image file in a text-editing application, which revealed the following message encoded as a Caesar Cipher:

    TIBERIVSCLAVDIVSCAESAR says “lxxt>33m2mqkyv2gsq3q=w]O2ntk”


    Once decrypted, the text revealed a URL address to an image of a wooden duck accompanied by another cryptic message (shown below). The image was then processed through OutGuess, a steganography program for hiding and finding messages within images, which led to additional clues. Although it remains unclear how many participants completed the puzzle, at least one San Francisco-based self-taught programmer by the handle “Tekk.nolagi” is believed to have solved it, according to the WNYC.

    Search Interest


    External References

    [1]Wikia – Uncovering Cicada

    [2]Wikia – What Happened Part I

    [3]Mental Floss – Chasing the Cicada: Exploring the Darkest Corridors of the Internet

    [4]

    The Belfast Telegraph – Masonic conspiracy or MI6 recruitment tool? Internet mystery Cicada 3301 starts up again

    Wikipedia – Cicada 3301

    CBS News – Is this a clue for online code-breaking scavenger hunt Cicada 3301?

    Telegraph – Cicada 3301 update: the baffling internet mystery is back


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  • About
    Frozen is a 2013 American computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen, and featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana; the film tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged, thrill-seeking mountain man, his loyal pet reindeer, and a hapless snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.[1]

    Frozen was released in theaters on November 27, 2013 in the United States, earning about $296,691,729 in North America, and $342,100,000 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $638,791,729. [1]
    Spread
    Buzz about the movie quickly spread to Twitter[2], where a flurry of images, gifs, videos and other content flooded the site.

    Let It Go

    “Let It Go” is a song from Disney’s 2013 animated feature film, Frozen, with music and lyrics composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.[3] The song was performed in the film by American actress and singer Idina Menzel in her role as Queen Elsa. The song appears after an ostracized Elsa abandons her kingdom soon after her cryokinetic powers are discovered by the public. Realizing that she no longer needs to hide her incredibly powerful icy abilities anymore, Elsa declares herself free from the obstacles that she’s been faced with since childhood and rejoices in using her powers without fear.

    Demi Lovato also recorded the song for the film’s soundtrack.

    This song spawned multiple parodies and covers.

    Notable Examples

    Other Frozen Songs

    Actors Brian Rosenthal and Joey Richter from Starkids Productions, the theater group behind “A Very Potter Musical,” posted a lip sync version of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” in a collection of Vines posted by Corey Lubowich.[4] The Vines were compiled into a Youtube video uploaded on December 11th, 2013.

    Youtube user Jolan Carl Abaquin proposed to his girlfriend using a karaoke version of “Love is an Open Door” on December 24th, 2013.

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia- Frozen
    fn2. Tumblr- Frozen
    fn3. IMDB- Frozen
    fn4. Vine- Corey Lubowich


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    About

    Fukushima Radiation Scare Hoaxes refers fictitious reports about dangerous radiation from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

    Origin

    As early as August 2013, an email message began circulating claiming that radioactive seepage had spread across the Pacific Ocean from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant, accompanied by an image illustrating the trajectory of the radiation (shown below). On August 28th, a page titled “Fukushima Emergency” was created on the hoax debunking site Snopes,[3] which revealed that the image was actually a map of projected tsunami wave heights and not radiation spread.



    Spread

    On September 3rd, 2013, the satirical news site National Report published an article reporting that Fukushima radiation had killed hundreds of whales, which contained an embedded image of beached whales (shown below). On September 5th, an entry titled “Fukushima Dead Whales Hoax” was submitted to the Hoax debunking website Hoax Slayer,[10] which revealed that the photo was of pilot whales beached on the coast of New Zealand in August of 2010, several months prior to the Fukushima meltdown.



    On October 22nd, 2013, the government conspiracy news blog Activist Post[7] published an article attributing various environmental issues on the United States west coast to the Fukushima disaster. On October 29th, the science blog Southern Fried Science[9] published an article debunking many of the points made in the Activist Post piece. On October 28th, the skeptic news blog Skeptoid[2] published an article about Fukushima radiation rumors, referring to the reports as “scaremongering.” On November 28th, the ocean life blog Deep Sea News[5] published an article debunking several radiation rumors which exposed the radiation spread image to be a map of estimated maximum wave heights. On December 24th, 2013, YouTuber Kill0Your0TV uploaded a video featuring a man using a Geiger Counter at Pacifica State Beach near San Francisco, California, claiming that the Fukushima radiation had hit the United States’ coast (shown below). In the next two weeks, the video gained more than 560,000 views and 1,000 comments.



    On January 6th, 2014, the conspiracy theory blog Infowars[4] highlighted the video in an article questioning if Fukushima radiation had hit the California coastline. On the following day, the news blog PolicyMic[8] published an article about viral Fukushima radiation stories spreading online, criticizing those who have attributing environmental issues to the Fukushima disaster without evidence.

    Search Interest

    External References


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