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  • 01/29/14--10:47: Hillary Clinton
  • About

    Hillary Clinton was the 67th Secretary of State of the United States of America. She began her term in office on January 21st, 2009, and ended it on February 1st, 2013. She was also acted as First Lady during her husband Bill Clinton’s two presidential terms from 1993 to 2001.

    Online History

    Presidential Primary Race 2007

    Hillary 1984


    Soprano’s Spoof


    h4.

    Social Media Presence
    Clinton joined Twitter on June 10th, 2013, and gained over 180,000 on her first day.[13] As of January 2014 her account[10] has over 1.08 million followers, though she herself only follows nine accounts including her husband and her daughter Chelsea.

    Dance in South Africa

    On a trip to South Africa in August 2012 Clinton danced at a dinner held in Malawi.[7] A video of the dance, which involved Clinton doing a bit of grinding, was uploaded to CNN’s Youtube Channel[8] on August 8th. As of January 2014 it has over 95,000 views. The video was broken down into GIFs in a Buzzfeed[9] article published the same day titled “The Animated GIF Guide To Hillary Clinton’s Adorable Dance Moves.”



    Meryl Streep/Clinton Selfie

    On December 1, 2012, Clinton attended State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C.[11] After the dinner she and actress Meryl Streep were photographed taking a selfie together on Streep’s iPhone. The photos were reported on across the web, and Streep ultimately made the photo available for purchase at Shuttertothink.org, a charity that allows celebrities to sell their photography and funnels the proceeds to charities that support education for girls.[12]



    h4. New York Times Magazine Cover

    Hilary Clinton’s New York Times Magazine Cover:http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hillary-clintons-new-york-times-magazine-cover also known as “Planet Hillary,” refers to a magazine cover featuring a composite image of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s face superimposed on to the surface of a planet. On January 23rd, 2014, New York Times Magazine editor David Joachim tweeted the cover for its upcoming January 26th issue, featuring Hillary Clinton’s face on the surface of a planet in space. The same day on January 23rd, 2014, several other Twitter users began posting photoshopped images featuring cutouts of the Clinton planet edited into other base images of various contexts.



    The Hillary Project

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/republican-superpac-wants-you-to-slap-hillary-clinton-across

    SNL Skits



    Related Memes

    Texts from Hillary

    Texts from Hillarysingle topic blog featuring a series of vertical, multi-pane image macros based on a photograph of United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton[1] sitting aboard a military aircraft while wearing sunglasses and reading from her smartphone. The image of the then U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was taken by Reuters photographer Kevin Lamarque while she was awaiting departure aboard a military C-17 Globemaster III[2] flight from Malta to Tripoli, Libya on October 18th, 2011. The photograph was subsequently featured on the news site[3] on October 20th, 2011. The Tumblr blog Texts From Hillary was created by friends Adam Smith[4] and Stacy Lambe[5] who both work in public relations in Washington, D.C. On April 4th, 2012, the first image was posted to to the Tumblr[6], featuring Clinton’s photo paired with one of Obama texting (shown below). Within the first 48 hours of the post, the image received 9,094 notes.



    External References


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  • 01/29/14--11:26: Tinder
  • About

    Tinder is a mobile dating application that serves as a matchmaker for users within close proximity based on their preferences. Unlike most other online dating services, users are required to register via Facebook Connect and can only message those who they have been matched with.

    History

    Tinder was developed in Southern California by co-founders Justin Mateen, Sean Rad, Christopher Gulczynski and Jonathan Badeen. On September 14th, 2012, the Tinder application went live on Apple iOS devices for students at the University of Southern California, the University of California at Los Angeles and select colleges in Texas and Boston. According to Mateen, the company seeded the application’s network with attractive women and socially active students on campus.[3] On December 19th, 2013, the app was released on Google’s Android mobile operating system.[5] On January 13th, 2014, Tinder released a promotional video titled “#ItStartsHere,” featuring young people engaging in various recreational activities and using the Tinder dating app (shown below).



    Online Presence

    On August 10th, 2013, Redditor jcf1211 submitted a screenshot of a disturbing Tinder message to the /r/creepyPMs[15] subreddit (shown below, left). On the following day, Redditor amandaisacat submitted a photograph she purportedly discovered on Tinder of a man photoshopped into a playground to the /r/cringepics[16] subreddit (shown below, right). In the first five months, both posts earned over 2,000 up votes.



    On November 17th, YouTuber SungaAttack uploaded a Tinder-themed “Shit People Say” video (shown below, left). On January 24th, 2014, YouTuber AdhocVids uploaded a satirical ad for a Tinder-inspired dating application titled “Love Within Reach: Think Globally, F*ck Locally” (shown below, right).



    Tumblr Blogs

    In January 2013, the Tumblr blogs Tinderactions[7] and TindermeJanet[8] were launched, featuring humorous screenshots of messages and profiles from the Tinder app. Over the course of the following year, several copycat Tumblr blogs were created, including TinderLove,[9] How to Lose a Guy in One Tinder,[10] Teach Me How to Tinder,[11] Shit We Found on Tinder,[12] Alone With Tinder[13] and Dead Fish of Tinder.[14]



    Traffic

    In February of 2013, the app tracking service AppData estimated that Tinder was averaging 500,000 monthly active users.[6] April, Mateen announced that the app was being downloaded from 10,000 to 20,000 times a day. Within one month of release on the Google Play Store, the app received upwards of one million downloads.

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 01/29/14--14:37: Neknominate
  • About

    Neknominate is a drinking game in which participants record themselves swalling alcoholic beverages and challenging others to drink more than they have consumed.

    Origin

    On December 11th, 2013, YouTuber Alex Pulchan uploaded a video titled “Skulls Neck and Nominate,” in which he proceeds to down two glasses of Guiness stout along with two shots of an Irish cream-based liquer (shown below).



    Spread

    On January 2nd, 2014, a Facebook[1] page titled “Neknominate” was launched, which garnered upwards of 19,000 likes within the next month. On January 5th, the @NekNominate Twitter[2] feed was created. On January 16th, YouTuber Hamudi uploaded a video titled “Ronald McDonald’s Extreme Nekonominate,” in which a man dressed in a clown costume appears to drink copious amounts of alcohol and various other drugs (shown below).



    Notable Examples

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Facebook – Nekonominate

    [2]Twitter – @NekNominate

    [3]


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  • 01/29/14--18:25: Magical Girl
  • (This entry is under construction)


    About

    The term “magical girl” is used to describe female characters in various media with the ability to take on an alternative form in an often decorative and visually stunning way.


    History

    While the idea of transforming into a different being goes back to ancient times [2],Akko-chan of Himitsu no Akko-chan is typically accepted as the earliest magical girl after being published in the shojo manga magazine Ribon in 1962. Himitsu no Akko-chan would would go on to plant the seed for later magical girl themed media [1].

    In 1992, however, Sailor Moon revolutionized the magical girl genre by introducing the first crime-fighting magical girl and popularizing the idea of a magical girl team. Due to its success, many magical girl series after Sailor Moon incorporated similar concepts [3]. It can be said that while Himitsu no Akko-chan introduced the idea of a transforming female protagonist, Sailor Moon molded the genre into what it is today.

    Reception

    (Yeah, I really don’t know)
    Generally magical girls have been positively received particularly by fans of anime.
    Some feminists believe magical girls to be a good example of “girl power” as the girls typically serve as strong heroines who don’t continually rely on male assistance. Others argue things such as typical magical girl attire and its take on beauty are a bad influence for young girls who are the main demographic for the genre [3].

    Impact

    A new genre of anime was created as a result of the success and appeal of early magical girls.

    Fandom

    Magical girls have a considerable following and their presence is widely felt in many online communities, especially those concerning anime. Often the most notable and discussed part of of this genre are the transformation sequences.

    Related Memes

    Fanime Transformations

    Because of the popularity of transformation sequences, many fans of the genre like to create their own transformations. Many times these transformations are used in fan-made anime with a magical girl premise. The skill of these videos can range greatly.


    While They Transform

    (May not be a meme) “What do villains do when they transform?” and variants of this question are often put as a response to lengthy transformation sequences. This concept is also used as the subject of parodies and fourth-wall jokes.


    Search Interest

    External References

    (Please help me find more reliable sources)

    [1]Wikipedia – Magical Girl / Posted on 3-14-2003

    [2]Wikipedia – Shapeshifting / Posted on 6-11-2003

    [3]Wikipedia – Sailor Moon / Posted on 9-8-2001

    [4]Television Tropes & Idioms – Magical Girl / Posted on ???


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  • 01/30/14--02:36: Kanye West - POWER
  • About

    POWER is a 2010 rap/urban song produced by the American rapper Kanye West. In the following time, music receive the online attention with parodies or covers on youtube.

    Origin

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  • 01/30/14--10:09: XOJane
  • About

    XOJane is a womens’ interest website covering fashion and beauty, as well as publishing a variety of op-eds and personal essays. It was founded by Jane Pratt, former editor of the teen magazine Sassy.

    XOJane is a womens’ interest blog focused on covering fashion and beauty-related news, as well as op-ed columns and personal essays on a variety of topics and issues, including gender identity, body image and racial identity.

    History

    XOJane launched in May 2011, followed by its UK counterpart in November 2012 and its beauty site XOVain in March 2013.[1][2] The online magazine was founded by feminist writer Jane Pratt, who had started and managed two magazines, teen magazine Sassy and women’s magazine Jane, during the late ’80s early ‘90s. The site is owned by SAY Media[3], a web advertising firm that operates several other women’s interest websites, such as Fashionista[4] and Cupcakes and Cashmere.[5]

    Cat Marnell’s Departure

    On June 14, 2012, Page Six[24] reported that XoJane Beauty editor Cat Marnell had left the website, following her stay at a rehabilitation center at the insistence of XoJane’s parent company Say Media. That same day, Pratt published a post simply titled “Cat’s Gone,” in which she explained her struggle to understand what to do about Cat in light of her drug problems and insisting she still loved Cat as a person and a writer.[25] She concluded the article by saying:

    “In the end: We both agreed she wasn’t doing her job. Though she plans to write more here in the future, she isn’t on staff. On her last day in the office, Cat Slimed me with some smelly lotion and ran off. Yep, I adore her.”

    Girls Parody

    On the January 27th, 2013 episode of the HBO comedy series Girls titled “Bad Friend,” Hannah meets with a woman named Jame, the editor of a trendy New York City-based website called JazzHate. Many entertainment news sites following the show, including XOJane, speculated the show could be parodying Pratt and the website.[19] Those behind the show denied the send up, but Pratt explained the clip is,“… not that far from how we work.”[20]



    Features

    The site is broken up into seven main verticals: sex/love, Jane, Beauty, Issues, Clothes, It Happened to Me, and Entertainment. the Jane vertical sends readers to a section titled “Jane’s Phone” that features pictures and thoughts from the sites founder, Jane Pratt. It Happened to Me is a series of personal essays that explore the unusual or profound experiences of the writer. The writers tackle heavy topics such as rape, eating disorders, and drug addiction.

    Another personal essay series on the site is called “Unpopular opinion.” Examples from the series include “I Hate Brunch” and “I Support Flag Burning.”[12][13]

    The site also runs an advice column called “You Are the Advice Columnist” that allows readers to submit their questions and leaves the advice giving up to the commenters.[14]

    Social Media Presence

    As of January 2014 XoJane’s official Twitter account[6] has over 30,900 followers and its Facebook page[7] has over 38,000 likes. The site also maintains an active Instagram[8] account with over 6,000 followers and a Pintrest account[9] with over 7,000 followers.

    Controversies

    Disney Land Rape Headline

    On July 17th, 2013, XoJane published a post titled “It Happened to Me: I was Rapped at Disney World and No One Cared.”[21] The author wrote that she was rapped by a Disney World co-worker in his apartment the summer after she finished college. Jezebel pointed out the headline XoJane used was false, as the author hadn’t actually been rapped within Disney World, and accused the site of bending the true to get more clicks.[22] Women’s lifestyle and fashion site The Gloss[23] also accused the site of lying in the headline, while criticizing Jezebel’s original headline for it’s piece “xoJane Lied and Said She Was Raped at Disney World” as it seemed to imply the author was lying about the rape itself.

    There Are No Black People In My Yoga Class

    On January 28th, 2014, XoJane published an “It Happened to Me” personal essay titled “It Happened to Me: There Are No Black People In My Yoga Class and I’m Suddenly Feeling Uncomfortable About It.”[15] The essay described the author, Jen Caron’s, experience in her yoga studio when a overweight black woman entered. She goes on to explain how she felt the woman was angry at her “skinny white girl body” and how this distracted her and troubled her, ultimately causing her to break down crying when she returned home. Within 48 hours the post has gained over 2,500 comments. The same day Gawker[16] posted an article titled “Black Person in Yoga Class Causes Profound Moral Crisis” which poked fun at the article. Other posts that lampooned the article include The Wire’s[17]“It Happened to a Well-Off Young Woman Wallowing in Her Privilege” and XoJane’s[18] own “It Happened To Me: I Read an Essay About a White Woman’s Yoga Class/Black Woman Criss and I Cannot,” both published on January 29th.

    On January 30th the editor who assigned the original post, Rebecca Carroll, published a post titled "I Assigned That “Yoga Class” Piece and Here’s Why," in which she explained how the story came to be published and responded to the backlash saying:


    “After taking a step back, halfway through my fourth week as an editor at xoJane, I realized that in all likelihood if I were a reader who hadn’t had the initial conversation with Jen and knew the background and context of the story, I would have been equally as offended as the most critical commenters. Because I SHOULD have asked Jen to do more work and questioning before writing about her experience.”

    Traffic

    Parent company Say Media describes XoJane as “The fastest growing women’s lifestyle brand on the Web.”[10] The site has about 4 million readers and 10 million page views a month. It receives about 64% of its traffic from the United States, with the remainder coming in almost equal parts from the UK, Canada, India, and Finland.[11]

    External Links


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  • 01/30/14--14:06: Funny Wifi Names
  • About

    Funny Wifi Names is a meme that involves taking screenshots or fabricating screen shots of unusually named Wi-Fi networks.

    Origin

    Notable Examples


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  • 01/30/14--14:39: Satoru Iwata
  • About

    Satoru Iwata is the Executive CEO of Nintendo, and a popular CEO within the video game industry. Ever since he became Nintendo CEO in 2002, he has garnered a significant online following, similar to fellow Nintendo employees Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aime

    Biography

    [w.i.p.]

    Online Presence

    [w.i.p.]

    “Please Understand”

    Please Understand is a phrase often associated with Satoru Iwata and has many times in the past said “please understand” when apologizing for something. It has even been said to be one of Iwata’s “favorite excuses.”Many image macros of Iwata saying “please understand” have been made.


    Satoru Iwata Holding Bananas

    Search Interest


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    “這些機會不是屬於我的” in Chinese, translated, “These chances are not belong to me.” Appeared in an interview of a teen (Which now an assistance in a local Public Library, whose no friends at that time) called Leung Man-Yuen, or Ah-Yuen (阿源) on TVB“Sunday Report,” a documentary on March 20, 2005 and March 27, 2005. And he said: “這些機會不是屬於我的” makes him famous in the internet since, especially in Golden Forum in Hong Kong.


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  • 01/31/14--07:32: Farid de la Morlette
  • About

    Farid Ghilas, who nicknamed himself Farid de la Morlette is a French young man who filmed himself abusing a cat by throwing it onto a building et posted it on Facebook. The discovery of his video triggered an online outcry on the French web and a petition to make Farid arrested.

    Origin

    On January 22th 2014, Farid Ghilas[1] from Marseille, France, uploaded two mobile videos on his Facebook account in which he is seen throwing a cat onto the side of a building and killing it. In it, he presented himself as Farid de la Morlette, referencing La Maurelette, a neighborhood in Marseille. The videos were soon deleted after many people reacted violently on its disturbing animal-abusing content. Other people saved it and uploaded to Youtube to keep an online trace of the crime.

    Warning : not for the faint-hearted

    Spread and Online Reaction

    Several French news sites reported on the videos, including Spi0n[2], éteignezvotreordinateur[3], 5minutesàtuer[4] and more formal news websites such as Belgian news Lameuse.be[7].
    An online petition asking the French Secretary of Justice for Farid’s arrest was filled on Avaaz.org[5], gathering more than 75 000 signatures.

    Farid’s Arrest

    On January 31st, regional news outlet La Provence issued an headline[6] stating that Farid was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

    External References

    [1]Farid Ghilas’s Facebook account

    [2]Spi0n – Un marseillais torture un chat / 1-30-2014

    [3]Eteignezvotreordinateur – Farid Ghilas (de la Morlette sur Facebook) torture un chat à Marseille

    [4]5minutesàperdre – Farid Ghilas de la Morlette, tueur de chat à Marseille

    [5]Avaaz.org – Mme Taubira et Mr Valls: une condamnation exemplaire

    [6]La Provence – Interpellé après avoir diffusé sur Facebook des vidéos où il torture un chat

    [7]La Meuse – Farid torture et jette un chat contre le mur: une pétition pour le faire condamner compte plus de 50.000 signatures


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  • 01/31/14--09:45: Anna Kendrick
  • About

    Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer best known for her supporting roles in a number of feature films, most notably in the Twilight series, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Pitch Perfect.

    Acting Career

    Kendrick made her stage debut at the age of 12 in August 1998, when she was cast as Dinah in the Broadway musical High Society, for which she was honored with the Theatre World Award and nominated for a Tony Award. A few years later, Kendrick made her film debut in the 2003 musical comedy Camp[1] and subsequently landed a recurring minor character role in the Twilight films as one of the female protagonist’s school mates. In 2010, she was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in Up in the Air (2009).[2] She gained popularity, especially online, for her staring role in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect (2012). She will appear as Cinderella in the 2014 film adaptation of the Tony Award winning musical Into the Woods.



    Online History

    On Twitter

    As of January 2014 Kendrick’s Twitter account[4] has over 2.05 million followers. Her funny tweets and interactions with fellow celebrities on Twitter are often reported on. On August 9th, 2013, The Huffington Post[5] published a piece titled “28 Great Tweets From Anna Kendrick In Celebration Of The Actress’ 28th Birthday,” and on January 7th, 2014, Buzzfeed[6] published a post titled “25 Times Anna Kendrick Was Painfully Accurate” which also compiled her best tweets.



    Cups

    On April 12, 2013, the AnnaKendrickVEVO YouTube channel[11] uploaded a music video for Kendrick’s single version of “Cups,” a song she sang in the movie Pitch Perfect. As of January 2014 the video has over 105.7 million views.



    The music video sparked a trend of creating tutorials for the cup tapping aspect of the song, with popular YouTubers like Grace Helbig (right) and Glozell (left) making tutorials as well.[12]



    Multiple covers of “Cups” have gone viral including a tap dancer version (top left), an Irish language version (top right), an a capella version (bottom left) and kids version (bottom right)



    Super Bowl Comercial

    On January 28th, 2014, Heineken unveiled its Super Bowl commercial for the Newcastle Brown Ale featuring the actress via the company’s YouTube channel.[7] The commercial opens with Kendrick explaining that she had been hired by the beer company to do a Super Bowl ad, but after mentioning that they ran out of money, she quickly digresses into a rant-like, bleep-ridden monologue. Within 72 hours of release, the Newcastle ad gained over 2.6 million views and many viral media and news sites such as Buzzfeed[8], Variety[9] and Adweek[10] reported on its success.



    Personal Life

    Anna Kendrick was born on August 9th, 1985, in Portland Maine. She attended Deering High School, also in Portland, graduating in 2003.

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 01/31/14--11:37: Dom Mazzetti
  • About

    Dom Mazzetti is a character portrayed by comedian Mike Tornabene, who is known for his fitness humor YouTube series “Bro Science Life.”

    History

    On January 10th, 2011, the Dom Mazzetti YouTube channel was launched. On December 10th, 2012, the “Bro Science Life” series was created.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]YouTube – "Dom Mazzetti":R.I.P. Colonel Meow

    [2]Facebook – Dom Mazzetti

    [3]Twitter – Dom Mazzetti

    [4]NYU Local – An Interview With NYU Grad Mike Tornabee


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  • 01/31/14--13:11: Sleepy Hallow
  • About

    Sleepy Hallow is an American fantasy drama television series that premiered on Fox in September 2013. The show follows Ichabod Crane, a former Revolutionary War soldier who comes back to life in the 21st century, and police officer Lieutenant Abbie Mills as they hunt and defeat supernatural creatures. The show quickly developed a large online following, particularly on Tumblr, and was praised for its racially diverse cast.

    History

    Sleepy Hollow was created by Phillip Iscove, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Len Wiseman, and premiered on Fox on September 16th, 2013.[1] The show follows Ichabod Crane, a man who was killed on the battle field by the headless horseman during the Revolutionary War, as he wakes from the dead in the 21st century. He joins forces with Sleepy Hollow police officer Abbie Mills, who lost her mentor to the headless horseman, to hunt him and prevent any other horsemen of the apocalypse from rising. It’s first season contained 13 episodes, with the season finale airing on January 20th, 2014. It was renewed for a second 13 episode season on October 3rd.[2]



    Reception

    Sleepy Hollow’s first season earned a 7.9 on IMBD and a 65 on Metacritic[3]. The season premiere had 10.1 million viewers, while the season finale had 7.5 million viewers.[4][5] It was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV drama in 2014.

    Online Presence

    As of January 2014 Sleepy Hollow’s official Twitter account[6] has over 75,200 followers and its Facebook Page has over 1 million likes.[7]

    Fandom

    Fans of Sleepy Hollow are often referred to as “Sleepyheads.” Popular fan run Tumblr blogs include fuckyeahsleepyhollow[10], sleepyhollowfox[11], and 250yearslater.[12]

    Orlando Jones

    Actor Orlando Jones, who plays Captain Frank Irving, Abbie’s boss who knows about and assists with the horsemen problem, has become well known for his active interaction with the Sleepy Hollow fandom and popular Tumblr fandoms in general. As of January 2014 his Twitter account[8] has over 102,000 followers. He maintains a the Tumblr theorlandojones[9] where he frequently reblogs fan art.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]TVbytheNumbers – ‘Arrow’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Supernatural’ Renewed for Next Season

    [2]Deadline – Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Renewed for Second Season

    [3]MetaCritic – Sleepy Hollow

    [4]Zap2It – Monday Final TV Ratings: ‘Sleepy Hollow’ & ‘Bones’ Adjusted Up, ‘Dancing With the Stars’, ‘Million Second Quiz’, ‘American Ninja Warrior’ & ‘Siberia’ Adjusted Down

    [5]Zap2It – Monday Final TV Ratings: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Adjusted Up, ‘Beauty & the Beast’ Adjusted Down & Final ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Numbers

    [6]Twitter- Sleepy Hollow

    [7]Facebook- Sleepy Hollow

    [8]Twitter- Orlando Jones

    [9]Tumblr- The Orlando Jones

    [10]Tumblr- fuckyeahsleepyhollow

    [11]Tumblr- sleepyhollowfox

    [12]Tumblr- 250yearslater


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  • 01/31/14--13:20: Super Bowl XLVIII
  • Overview

    Super Bowl XLVIII is an upcoming National Football League (NFL) championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos to be held at the MetLifeStadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on February 2nd, 2014.

    Background

    Both the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks finished the 2013 season with scores of 13 to 3, with the Broncos scoring the highest total points in a season in NFL history at 606.



    Notable Developments

    Richard Sherman’s Postgame Rant

    On January 19th, 2014, Seattle Seahawks won against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game after cornerback Richard Sherman managed to tip a pass thrown to 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, assisting Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith’s interception during the closing minute of the game. As a result of the victory, Seattle Seahawks advanced to to Super Bowl XLVIII. Immediately after the game, Sherman taunted Crabtree in an impassioned rant in an interview with Fox Sports sportscaster Erin Andrews (shown below).



    Marijuana Bowl

    On December 31st, 2013, the marijuana enthusiast blog High Times[2] published an article noting that the Seahawks and Broncos come from two of the largest cities in the United States that had recently legalized the use of recreational marijuana. On January 17th, MSN[3] reported that lobbyists were urging the NFL to refrain from punishing players who tested positive for marijuana and referred to the upcoming Super Bowl game as the “Marijuana Bowl.” According to the Twitter analytics site Topsy,[1] tweets containing the keywords “marijuana bowl” peaked on January 19th, with over 39,900 mentions.



    On January 20th, Redditor Jonathan_71 submitted a two-pane image macro featuring a Broncos player and a Seahawks player with a caption pointing out the recent legalization of marijuana in each team’s home state (shown below). Within the first two weeks, the post garnered more than 33,000 up votes and 1,000 comments.



    Notable Advertisements

    Audi doberhuahua(shown below, left),



    Cheerios (shown below, left). “Terry Crews”: Toyoto Highlander with Muppets (shown below, right).



    Doritos Contest

    The week leading up to the Superbowl, the snack food company Doritos revealed the top five finalists for their annual “Crash the Superbowl” contest, two of which would be aired during the football championship game.



    (Shown above clockwise: “Office Thief,” “Cowboy Kid,” “Finger Cleaner,” “Time Machine” and “Breakroom Ostrich”)

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  • 01/31/14--03:07: Eatcast
  • About

    Eatcast (먹방), short for “eating broadcast,” is a Korean internet slang term used to describe a webcast in which a video blogger livestreams oneself while eating a casual meal, usually alone and at a desk. While styles may vary from one eatcaster to another, the main draw of these video is quite similar to that of food porn.

    Origin

    The “feasting” webcasts first came about in 2008 with AfreecaTV vlogger Tae-Hyun’s Muck-Show (Eating Show), a livecast talk show-style program wherein he hangs with his friends over a barbecue on camera. In the following years, Tae-Hyun and his eat-and-show set-up became quite popular within the AfreecaTV community, giving rise to bloggers on the site, most notably Wang-Jew, who has been credited with establishing eating shows (muk-shows) as a mainstream vlog genre.

    Spread

    Between 2008 and 2010, numerous other AfreecaTV vloggers rose to minor fame through their eating programs, such as Bump, GoalKu and Bi-Ryong. Then in 2011, Korean internet users began using the term “eatcast” (muck-bong) to praise actor Ha Jeong Woo’s performance in eating scenes, which first came to light in the 2010 thriller film The Yellow Sea. By the end of 2011, the meaning of “eatcast” was expanded to describe mainstream variety TV shows that are heavy in food porn content, often in criticism.



    Notable Examples

    Fausto Levantesi

    On May 16th, 2010, Italian video blogger Fausto Levantesi began uploading a series of short video clips of himself eating food on camera.



    Search Interest



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  • 02/01/14--11:21: Adblock / Adblock Plus
  • About

    Adblock[1] and Adblock Plus[2] are web browser extensions/open source programs for blocking or filtering advertisements or pop-ups on websites.

    Adblock and Adblock Plus

    Contrary to popular belief, Adblock and Adblock Plus are not developed by the same programmers. Nor Adblock Plus is the upper version of the very first program Adblock. Adblock is developed by indepented programmers. However the very first version of “Adblock Plus”, has been developed by Michael McDonald from the company Eyeo GmbH[3].

    Adblock’s Anti-Ad Campaign

    On Aug 27, 2013 Adblock developers started a new campaign to get rid of advertisement.

    The campaign simply planned to put an end to ads with raising over 50000 dollars.[4] In other words: with buying ads.
    “One ad to end all ad” project rejected by most of the internet community. (on left). On the same day youtube user Ockeroid uploaded an animated parody of Adblock campaign video(on right).



    Catblock

    WIP

    Site Ruin – Economical Controversy

    It will be helpful if you improve this article with the list of anti-adblocker websites or screenshots of notifications when you use adblock

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Adblock

    [2]Wikipedia – Adblock Plus

    [3]FreewareGenius – Adblock vs Adblock Plus

    [4]Adage – Anti-Ad Campaign


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  • 02/02/14--23:31: Chadchart Sittipunt
  • Chadchart Sittipunt, Thailand’s Minister of Transport, has become an internet sensation since when he walks into the temple with barefeet, wearing shorts & black top and holding the food bags in his right hand. The meme starts when someone posted him with that picture and say (in Thai) “Looks like he’s gonna fight with some monks”. After that comment, many people try to photoshopped his picture into many forms…


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  • 02/03/14--00:53: Git Gud
  • About

    “Git Gud”, an intentional misspelling of the phrase “get good,” is an expression used to heckle inexperienced players or newbies in online video games, similar to the use of the phrase “lurk more” on forums.

    Origin

    According to a GameFAQs forums[1] discussion from Septembe 2009, the term was coined on PlayStation 3’s Metal Gear Online community as a corrupted way of telling a fellow player “get better.”

    Spread

    On July 10th, 2008, Urban Dictionary user PaperCupp submitted a definition[2] of the word, explaining it as another way of saying “get better.” In February 2012, the phrase started to gain significant momentum on 4chan’s /v/ (Video Games) and other video game-related boards[3], particularly within the Dark Souls and Call of Duty communities. For instance, on September 1st, 2013, a parody image of a film Get Rich or Die Tryin’ named Git Gud or Die Tryin’ (pictured below) was posted on 4chan’s /vg/ (Video Games – General) Dark Souls General[7]. The image was later posted on Reddit.[8]



    “Git Gud” is also used on a variety of other gaming communites, like Team Fortress 2[4], Dust 514[5], League of Legends[6], and many more.

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]GameFAQs – who invented git gud?

    [2]UrbanDictionary – GiT GuD

    [3]Foolz! – git gud

    [4]Steam forums – Ways to “git gud” at MVM…?

    [5]Dust 514 forum – Git gud

    [6]League of Legends forum – Reporting every Fizz…

    [7]Foolz! – Git Gud or Die Tryin’

    [8]reddit – Git Gud or Die Tryin’


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  • 02/03/14--07:55: Russavia
  • Russavia, aka Scott Bibby, formerly known only as one of the Wikipediametric players and huge fan of Polandball, conceived the successful troll of Wikipedia and Jimmy Wales by commissioning a portrait of Jimbo by Pricasso, an Australian artist who paints with his penis. After rancorous discussions about these, Russavia was indefinitely blocked by Spartaz to prevent him from causing any further disruption. The block was immediately posted at the administrator’s noticeboard for discussion and was overwhelmingly supported by community consensus. One administrator, Scott Martin, believed that “due consideration had been had”, added him to Wikipedia’s banned users list. Dennis Brown unilaterally reverted the ban listing against Wikipedia’s banning policy and added an uncivil argument: “I endorsed this, not that”; this unilateral action created a consensus which is to let it wait a while (noting that “a while” means “forever”). Ironically, three Wikipedia administrators endorsing or enforcing Russavia’s block – Dennis Brown, AGK and Boing! said Zebedee – are known to be affiliated with BatteryIncluded, and, along with him, compared to a “regime that killed countless civilians, treated women as subhumans and mutilated people for transgressing religious laws” like other people on Wikipedia and Wikipediocracy.


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    Overview

    Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death refers to the death of the 46-year-old, Oscar-winning actor of an apparent drug overdose which occurred in New York City, New York in early February 2014.

    Background

    On February 2nd, 2014, at approximately 11:30 AM (EST), Hoffman’s friend, playwright and screenwriter David Bar Katz found the actor unconscious in the bathroom of his New York City apartment.[1] He was found with a needle still in his arm and two envelopes of what might be heroin near by. An autopsy to determine the cause of death was scheduled for February 3rd.[2] His family released an official statement to the media saying:

    ""We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving."


    On February 3rd, 2014, the New York City police authorities confirmed that 70 envelopes containing heroin were found at the late actor’s residence and they are examining the evidence to determine whether the drug was mixed or tainted with anything else.

    Acting Career

    Hoffman had acted in over 63 films and television series, and was nominated for four Oscars, winning one in 2006 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for playing the title character in Capote.[6] The actor had admitted to struggling with drug addiction in the past, checking into a rehab facility in May of 2013.[8] He had three children with longtime girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell: Cooper, Tallulah, and Willa.

    Notable Developments

    On Twitter

    Many of Hoffman’s fellow actors expressed their sadness over his death on Twitter.













    The “Death Hoax” Hoax

    Shortly after the announcement of Hoffman’s death, several online news sites reported the actor had been the victim of a celebrity death hoax days before his actual passing. The initial claim that an internet death hoax occurred was made by Media Mass[3], a website that focuses on celebrity gossip through satirical news articles.[4] The same website alleged actor Paul Walker’s death was a hoax when it was first reported in November 2013. The site has a template allowing readers to quickly create a “death hoax” plot for any popular celebrity. An article on About.com[5] pointed out the fact the hoax itself had been fabricated in a post titled, “No, There Wasn’t a Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Hoax Before the Actual Event.”

    Jared Padalecki and Levar Burton’s Tweets

    On February 2nd Supernatural actor Jared Padalecki tweeted about Hoffman’s death saying:

    ""’Sad’ isn’t the word I’d use to describe a 46-year-old man throwing his life away to drugs. ‘Senseless’ is more like it. ’Stupid’"


    Padalecki then deleted the original tweet and followed up with another tweet for clarification:







    The tweets received backlash on Twitter, Tumblr and Jezebel[9]. Actor LeVar Burton faced similar criticism for tweeting:




    Search Interest



    External References


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