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  • 02/27/14--09:24: IRC traps
  • IRC is a classic protocol for online chatting. As such, there has been a lot of people using it over the years, some of which don’t agree with each other. As such some users have pranked others by fooling them into executing undesired commands.

    Some examples of commands include tempting people to join the channel zero. This is an obscure feature of the IRC protocol and means to part from all the channels. This is often hidden by exploiting the fact that the join command can join several channels at the same time when they are separated by a comma and that servers frequently treat several zeros the same as just one. This leads to bogus channel names like #1,000.

    Another common prank is asking a question about two people on a boat:

    Two people are on a boat, /part and /quit. /part fell overboard, who is left in the boat?

    This suggests people to enter the command to quit their IRC client when trying to answer. The fact that it is commonly possible to bypass the command parsing and send the correct answer is sometimes used to show that it is safe to answer the question.

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  • 02/28/14--08:02: KnowYourMeme Article
  • About

    The KnowYourMeme Article is an article about the website KnowYourMeme on KnowYourMeme. The article entails a description of the site talks about ‘memes’ and site’s origins.

    Origin

    User Kraziab created the article in 2013. Since then it has been edited by users Brad, Triple Zed, and ShadowPirateX.

    Spread

    The article gained fame in the comments of the article itself. The comments themselves contained claims for KnowYourMeme to ‘go deeper.’


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  • 02/28/14--08:20: Girls
  • About

    Girls is an American comedy television show that follows the lives of four women in their early twenties living in New York City. Upon its premiere on HBO in April 2012, the show quickly became a hot topic on entertainment and women’s issue websites, with bloggers often criticizing the lack of racial diversity on the show.

    Premise

    The series follows Hannah, a young women a few years out of college, as she tries to establish a writing career in the city while navigating her relationship with her booty call/ boyfriend. Her best friend Marnie, is an overachiever who isn’t sure how to handle being laid off from her nice job or her break-up with her college boyfriend. Their college friend Jessa is a wild child who avoids responsibility and bounces from job to job and relationship to relationship. Her cousin Shoshana is still in college and trying to figure out who she wants to be when she graduates.

    History

    Girls was created by Lena Dunham and produced by Judd Apatow. The show premiered on HBO on April 15th, 2012. Its third and most recent season premiered on January 12th, 2014. It’s fourth season, which will air sometime in 2015, was announced on January 9th.[1]

    Reception

    Girls earned a rating of 7.5 on IMDB[2] and a score of 87% on Metacritic. It has won two Golden Globes in 2013 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Lena Dunham) and Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy). It has also been nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys, winning one for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series (Jennifer Euston ) in 2012. The show has been accused of nepotism since many of the stars have famous parents (including Brian Williams and David Mamet) and has been criticized for portraying almost exclusively white characters in a very racially diverse city.

    Online Presence

    As of February 2014, Girl’s official Twitter account[4] has over 290,000 followers and its Facebook Page[5] has over 1.3 million likes.

    Fandom

    Popular Tumblr blogs dedicated to the show include fyeahhbogirls,[6] girlscaps,[7] and girlshbo.[8] The show is also popular on Instragram, where over 15,000 pictures have been tagged #girlshbo.[9]



    Related Memes

    Shoshi Games

    The Shoshi Games is an exploitable photoshop meme in which screen shots of Girl’s character Shoshanna (played by actress Zosia Mamet) are put on images of athletes competing in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. On February 11th, 2014, the Tumblr Shoshigames[1] was created, which creates and posts the images along with comments written in Shoshanna’s voice such as “Curling? I’ve been doing that since my bat mitzvah.” and “Are we going to a Drybar? #helmethair.”



    Parodies

    On July 27th, 2012, YouTuber PeterFrankMike uploaded a parody trailer for Boys, which swapped the gender and location (LA) of Girls and poked fun at the trivial conflicts and the stars’ famous parents (below, top left). As of February 2014, the video has over 350,000 views. On April 26th, 2012, comedian Stephanie Bencin uploaded a video to her YouTube channel titled “Shit Girls Say About the Show ‘Girls’” which combined Girls parody with the Shit People Say meme (bottom right). As of February 2014, the video has over 140,000 views. An episode of Saturday Night Live that aired on September 28th, 2013, featured a parody of Girls that introduced an older, tougher girl from Albania (played by Tina Fey) (top right). The sketch was uploaded to NBC’s YouTube channel on September 29th. As of February 2014, the video has over 1 million views. On January 20th, 2014, comedy group Above Average uploaded a video to their YouTube channel titled “HBO’s GIRLS Tour ft. Sasheer Zamata” which featured a fictional tour of the Brooklyn neighborhoods where Girls is shot (bottom left). As of February 2014, the video has over 87,000 views.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Deadline- TCA: HBO’s ‘Girls’ Renewed For Fourth Season

    [2]IMDBGirls

    [3]Metacritic – Girls

    [4]Twitter – Girls HBO

    [5]Facebook – Girls

    [6]Tumblr – fyeahhbogirls

    [7]Tumblr – girlscaps

    [8]Tumblr – girlshbo

    [9]Webstagram- girlshbo


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    Overview

    Duke University Freshman Porn Star Scandal refers to the controversy and debate surrounding the public outing of Duke University freshman Miriam Weeks (a.k.a. Lauren A) as adult film actress Belle Knox by a fellow classmate in January 2014.

    Background

    According to Weeks, her involvement in adult films was first recognized by fellow freshman Duke University student Thomas Bagley on January 10th, 2014. Upon bing confronted with the discovery, Weeks asked Bagley to keep the matter private. That evening, Bagley allegedly told several people about Weeks’ profession at a fraternity rush event. According to the Duke Chronicle,[4] a thread titled “Freshman Pornstar” about Weeks was subsequently posted to the anonymous college student communication board CollegiateACB (shown below).[9] The thread has since been removed.



    Notable Developments

    Collegefession’s Tweet

    On February 7th, 2014, the anonymous secret-sharing community Collegefession tweeted an anonymous tip from a male student at Duke University claiming to have discovered an adult film actress in his freshman class. In the first month, the tweet gained over 1,400 favorites and 220 retweets.

    On February 7th, 2014, the Twitter feed Collegefession published an anonymous message from a male student claiming to have discovered an adult film actress in his freshman class. In the first month, the tweet gained over 1,400 favorites and 220 retweets.




    The Duke Chronicle Interview

    On February 14th, the Duke Chronicle[4] published an interview with Weeks, in which she gave an account of how she became involved in the adult film industry and was subsequently outed. The article also included a statement from Bagley, who was quoted as saying that he regretted his decision to out her. On February 18th, the women’s interest blog Jezebel[12] published an article about the scandal and subsequent harassments that Weeks has been subject to. On the same day, The Daily Caller[5] reported that Bagley claims that Weeks had divulged the information to him willingly and that he had never recognized her in adult films, as has been reported.

    XoJane Article

    On February 21st, XoJane[1] published an article written by Weeks, in which she called her experience in the adult film industry “empowering,” discussed the harassment she had received following the outing and argued that a patriarchal society is fearful of women’s sexuality. The following day, the article was submitted to the /r/sex[7] and /r/TrueReddit[2] subreddits, where it garnered upwards of 2,900 and 1,300 up votes in the first five days respectively. Also on February 22nd, CollegiateACB[10] member terry.arnold submitted a thread containing links to several of Weeks’ adult videos. The following day, a article titled “Miriam Weeks” was submitted to the Internet culture wiki Encyclopedia Dramatica.[8]

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  • 02/28/14--12:40: LinkedIn
  • About

    LinkedIn is a social media network site founded by Reid Hoffman created for professionals to connect with current and former colleagues. The site also allows users to host and maintain a resume.

    History

    The site was founded in 2002 and launched in 2003 by Hoffman about six months after he organized a group of workers.[1] Many of the people who were behind the launch were people he had worked with at money-transferring service PayPal[2] and SocialNet. After their first month of operation they had over 4,000 members. In 2005 the company began selling subscriptions that would allow members to send messages to other LinkedIn members they didn’t know.[3] They also launched their job board that year.

    2012 Account Hacking

    On June 4th, 2012, Russian hackers were able to obtain over 6.4 millions passwords from LinkedIn members.[14] Because of LinkedIn’s reputation as a very professional, and thus uninteresting social platform, many took to Twitter to make light of the hacking. On June 7th, several guides were published to check if your password was among the stolen on sites like Venture Beat[15] and The Huffington Post.[16]

    Features

    • Members can send invites to connect to current and former colleges
    • Member pages allow users to build and host their resume, including endorsements from current and former employees
    • Members with premium subscriptions may send messages to members they are not connected with
    • Members may endorse other member’s in skill areas relevant to their profession
    • Members can search for others by name or company

    Userbase

    As of February 2014, LinkedIn has more than 277 million registered members.[4] Only 34% of its members are based in the United States. The fastest growing demographic on LinkedIn is recent college graduates.

    Highlights

    Bang with Professionals

    On February 1st, 2013, the site Bang With Professionals was launched.[12] The site allowed users to connect through their LinkedIn network, then label co-workers they’d like to hook-up with “would bang.”[13] When two people labeled each other as would bang the site would e-mail them the news. The founders explained their site saying:

    ""We obviously saw what others were doing," the site’s anonymous founders said in reference to communities like Grindr and Blendr, “but it was hard for us to think of really hooking up with someone using their services. In our opinion a network such as LinkedIn might be a good place to look when trying to hook up with someone. After all, you spend most of your time at work, so chances are finding someone to hook up with used on your LinkedIn profile might be a good place to start.”


    The site was shut down less than two weeks later on February 11th, after LinkedIn’s API key was revoked.[11]

    Pope Job Listing

    On March 12th, 2013, a job posting for the Pope appeared on LinkedIn, as a joking reaction to Pope Benedict stepping down from copywriter William Grave.[18] The listing was removed soon after it was posted, but at least 30 applications for the position were sent.[17]



    Cleveland Woman’s Rude Reply Goes Viral

    On February 19th, 2004, Diana Mekota, a twenty-six-year-old job searcher sent a LinkedIn request to Kelly Blazek, who is in charge of an online job board for marketers living in Cleveland, Ohio.[5] Mekota received an angry e-mail in response, which expressed frustration that Mekota would try to connect with her without knowing her. She said,

    ""Your invite to connect is inappropriate, beneficial only to you, and tacky.Wow, I cannot wait to let every 26-year-old jobseeker mine my top-tier marketing connections to help them land a job. I love the sense of entitlement in your generation.You’re welcome for your humility lesson for the year. Don’t ever reach out to senior practitioners again and assume their carefully curated list of connections is available to you, just because you want to build your network."


    Mekota posted the entire message on Imgur[6] on February 19th with the caption:

    “Moving to a new area so I attempted to join her job board and followed it up with a LinkedIn invite. This was the email response I received. Guess us twenty somethings should bow down to senior professionals because clearly we have nothing to offer.
    Just like to point out that her LinkedIn page reads: “Frequent speaker on creating a gamechanger resume, professional presence, and how LinkedIn is a critical element of any job search.”


    Mekota also posted her original message in which she asked to join Blazek’s job board to Imgur[7] on February 25th. The message briefly outlined her education and previous positions.

    The e-mail was posted on Buzzfeed[8] on February 20th, which noted that Blazek had been named “2013 Communicator of the Year” by the Cleveland Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

    The hashtag #blazek topped Twitter’s trending topics list on February 25th, with many using the hashtag to condemn Blazek for her harsh words.[9]

    That same day Blazek sent a letter of apology to Mokota and The Plain Dealer, an Ohio newspaper.[10] In the e-mail she explained she had become frustrated with how many job seekers sought her help every day, and that led her to be short with Mekota. She went on to say:

    “The note I sent to Diana was rude, unwelcoming, unprofessional and wrong. I am reaching out to her to apologize. Diana and her generation are the future of this city. I wish her all the best in landing a job in this great town.”


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  • 02/28/14--15:33: Normcore
  • About

    Normcore is a humorous fashion trend in which artists and others associated with the “hipster” subculture emulate Middle Americans by wearing ordinary clothing with dull or muted colors.

    Origin

    On October 19th, 2013, the trend forecasting group K-Hole[1] published a trend report titled “Youth Mode: A Report on Freedom,”[2] which proposed a new emergent aesthetic titled “#Normcore” encompassing a functional, comfortable fashion style and an attitude that embraces sameness rather than individuality.



    Spread

    On October 25th, 2013, the pop culture blog Bullett Media[7] published an interview with several K-Hole collective members, who shared their thoughts on what it means to be “normcore.”

    “Obviously self-image has always been a more distant, maneuverable extension of the self, but the Internet gives us total freedom to disengage the two. At the end of the day, we’re still ourselves. The blankness of Normcore deemphasizes self-image to promote a more fluid sense of self. It allows you to experience more things, both on and offline.”

    On February 24th, 2014, NY Mag[3] published an article about the emerging fashion trend, which referred to the style as “mall clothes,” “blank clothes” and a “dad-brand non-style you might have once associated with Jerry Seinfeld.” On February 26th, writer Tavi Gevinson posted a tweet joking that normcore should be a nudist movement.




    On February 26th, That same day, Gothamist[6] published an article highlighting photographs of several tongue-in-cheek examples of normcore fashion (shown below).



    On February 27th, GQ[5] published a list of “10 #Normcore Essentials Every Man Should Have,” including Costco white T-shirts, stonewashed jeans, Patagonia fleece jackets and white tube socks, Teva sandals and New Balance sneakers.



    The same day, several other news sites reported on the trend, including Flavorwire,[8] Styleite,[9] The Guardian,[10] Jezebel,[11] Gawker[12] and The Daily Dot.[13] Also on February 27th, the Twitter feed of the clothing retailer Gap posted a tweet that they had been stocking “#normcore” clothing for the past several decades. According to the Twitter analytics site Topsy,[14] there were over 2,600 tweets containing the hashtag “#normcore” that month.




    Search Interest

    Not yet available.

    External References


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  • 03/01/14--05:12: Disrespect Your Surroundings
  • About

    Disrespect Your Surroundings” is a caption adopted by a series of macro images and GIF’s. The phrase has various uses, but it’s most common context is to describe a person or groups of people behaving in a wild and disruptive manner, and often involves the destruction of property. Alternatively, it has been used to describe an individual rapidly spinning their arms.

    Origin

    The phrase ‘disrespect your surroundings’ was first used during the bridge of the song ‘Mr Highway’s Thinking about the End’ by rock/metal group A Day to Remember in 2008. The band would often shout out the phrase to provoke the crowd to begin moshing intensively.

    The first instance of the phrase being used in an image was in this GIF created by Tumblr user Curse Of The Jaguar on the 24th of April, 2011. The image received more than 17 000 notes.

    Spread

    Following the popularity of the original GIF, numerous similar images were created and spread across Tumblr.

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  • 03/01/14--12:07: Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life
  • About

    “Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life” Is a series of Green Text Stores that begun being posted on 4chan sometime in January, 2013 (as seen from Google Trends reports). It entails a usually homoerotic story of a man/woman praying to Shrek , while another person (typically the father) insults Shrek. Shrek then bursts through the window/wall, kills the father and rapes the man/woman who prayed to Shrek.

    The coined title comes from the ending of the story, most usually ending in “Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life”

    Origin

    The original “Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life” thread was posted in January, 2013. Link available here. Multiple “Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life” threads began to pop up around 4chan, mostly on /b/, becoming extremely popular topics.

    Related Terms

    Several terms are used within the “Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life” entries. More notable ones are; “It’s all Ogre now”, “Get Shrekt”, “Shrek is Drek”, “Play time is Ogre”, and “Check yourself before you Shrek yourself”. These terms have gained, as well, significant popularity in most “Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life” stories.

    Variants

    Several variants of the “Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life” story have been created. A “Doge is Love, Doge is Life” post spawned several videos and posts by the same type. An Expand Dong variant, “Dong is Love, Dong is Life” has reportedly been made. Additionally, a Kevin is Love, Kevin is Life based off of the character “Kevin” from the show Ed, Edd and Eddy .

    Related Site: Shrekchan

    Shrekchan is an image board, very similar to 4chan in nature and name. Shrekchan contains multiple “brogres”, or grown Shrek fans. Shrekchan holds multiple “Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life” stories.

    Related Video: Original “Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life” story

    Spread:


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  • 03/01/14--21:29: Romantically Apocalyptic
  • Origin

    The comic started on 9th June 2009 on a site which was simply named “Romantically Apocalyptic” the comic was made by a person known as “Vitaly S Alexius” along with other guess artists including stupidfox, Azim K and Cyanide and Happiness.

    About

    Warning this part of the entry contains some spoilers about the comics plot.

    whilst the comic itself doesn’t have a clear story it is mostly about a group of thermo-nuclear survivors which consists of four people

    The captain: The leader of the team that appears to have the lowest sanity of the group, his adventures consist of usually nonsensical shenanigans which at one point included him drinking a black hole. The captains past is not shown a lot and is possibly the one that has the little past of his shown. He is also well known to hold a mug with a red love heart on it which later is shown in the story is making a plot to kill him.

    Snippy: Charles Snippy is one of the more saner characters of the four and is the only known character that wasn’t connected to ANNET (this universes internet provider). His adventures with the captain usually end him up either being killed or getting close to death. Before the apocalypse he was an average employee in a corporation but his past in his corporation is not shown much in the comic except for the fact that he got a side job and a tour-man in the nearby wasteland.

    Pilot: The other insane character of the four who follows the captains every order as he sees the captain as a form of ‘miracle maker’ who which he also fears as shown in one of comics pages he says that if they disobey the captain they will be splashed with boiling hot water. The pilots past appears to be that of a Hitman/assassin he also appears to be another ANNET user (as ANNET was used by 99% of the population). He has a signature weapon of a katana (which is broken in a part of the comic)

    Engie: The only other main character that is also sane character. Alexander Gromov was a head engineer of a ANNET and also appears to be the machines lover as well as it says to him (in page 65) “I love you”. His personality consists of not being a courageous man as when he leaves his bunker he sees a large mass (known as “cancer”) and quickly runs to hide from it. He also appears to be an intelligent man as he knows more about the termo-nuclear war than any other of the gang

    Spread

    Whilst the time of where the comic started to spread is a mystery it has spread in not only how long the comic is but also its user base as multiple users have criticised and praised the comic for its art style and humour .

    Search Interest


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  • 03/02/14--02:38: Frodo
  • While working in an arcade yesterday I was humming The lord of the rings theme and thought to myself isn’t Frodo a bit of a ball bag. So I just thought make a meme about Frodo and call him Frodo Ball-baggins. Simple really.


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    spongebob uses too much sauce is a meme that appeared on the episode The Algae’s Always Greener,when Plankton tells that Spongebob used too much sauce,spongebob makes a face and says"Uh Uh Uh".

    The original video had been uploaded by youtube user maryisthebestever,the youtube channel got hacked and ban 90,000 views lost,after the channel got hacked,the video received 1.047.459 views

    Spread
    there are many versions of the video

    Images


    Credit to:BigDaddyWingnut
    the user who made this image on deviantART

    Search Interest
    Link:http://www.google.com.br/trends/explore#q=spongebob%20%20too%20much%20sauce&cmp
    some people think that the spongebob"too much sauce"face looks like an asian face


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  • 03/02/14--23:06: Ellen DeGeneres Oscar Selfie
  • W.I.P.

    About

    Ellen DeGeneres Oscar Selfie refers to a selfie taken at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014, by the ceremony’s host Ellen DeGeneres. The photo included DeGeneres with numerous celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, and Bradley Cooper. with the caption, “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars” DeGeneres wanted to set a Twitter record with the most retweets in Twitter history.

    Origin

    During the Academy Awards ceremony DeGeneres approached Meryl Streep telling her she wanted to take a selfie with her and tweet it in an attempt to break the record for most retweeted photo, a title previously held by a photo of President Obama and the first lady embracing with the caption “four more years.” tweeted after he was elected to his second term. As DeGeneres and Streep prepared to take the photo, other actors in the audience jumped into the photo, with the photo eventially including DeGeneres, Streep, Jared Leto, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Lupita N’yongo and her brother, Kevin Spacey, Channing Tatum, and Angelina Jolie. She tweeted the photo at 10:06 PM EST that night.




    Spread

    Within three minutes of the photo being tweeted it had gained over 80,000 retweets, and an hour after it was tweeted it had hit over 1 million retweets.[1] The intense retweeting crashed Twitter shortly after it was first tweeted, with service on the platform disrupted for at least 20 minutes.[2] As of March 3rd, the picture has been retweeted over

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]The Independent- Ellen DeGeneres takes Oscars ‘selfie’ with every A-lister in existence, breaks Twitter record

    [2]CBS New – Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie goes viral, crashes Twitter


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  • 03/03/14--06:28: Snoop Dogg Blingee
  • (Work In Progress)

    About

    Snoop Dogg Blingee is an animated GIF featuring the rapper Snoop Dogg jigging from side to side, popularized by the image editing site Blingee.

    Origin

    The original GIF is taken from the video for Snoop Dogg’s video for his 2004 single “Drop It Like It’s Hot”. The video won the award for Best Hip-Hop Video at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. (The clip from which the GIF is taken from is seen at 0:27)

    In 2006 Blingee, a site which allows you to add hip-hop culture themed pictures to images, was launched. It included the GIF of Snoop Dogg dancing taken from the video.

    Spread

    The GIF quickly became the most popular picture on the site. It is often placed in dark scenes for the contrast between the sene and his happy dance.

    It is also associated with the phrase Smoke Weed Everyday, from the 2001 Dr Dre/Snoop Dogg single “The Next Episode”. It is often paired the GIF with videos of an original source in YTPMV Remixes of the phrase.

    Related Memes

    GIF
    Blingee
    Smoke Weed Everyday

    Search Interest


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    Overview

    @Versacepoptarts’ Hot Pocket Stunt refers to a Vine video of a teenager attempting to pleasure himself with a Hot Pocket microwavable pastry that was shared on the video-sharing platform in late February 2014. Shortly after he uploaded the video, his Vine account was suspended for violating the site’s terms of services, which in turn made him a legendary figure on Twitter and in the blogosphere.

    Background

    On February 20th, 2014, Vine user @Versacepoptarts posted a video of himself humping a hole in a box of Pop Tarts microwavable pastries. Immediately after, he tweeted a selfie of himself with the used Pop Tart box (shown below). The original video was subsequently removed.



    On February 23rd at 12:17 p.m., @Versacepoptarts posted a tweet claiming that he would “fuck a hotpocket on vine” if he received 420 retweets. Within the first 24 hours, the tweet received over 868 retweets and 690 favorites. Eight hours later, @Versacepoptarts delivered his promise by sharing a video of himself making love to a warmed-up Hot Pocket with the hashtag #FoodPorn. The clip was subsequently removed.



    Eight hours later, a video in which he is shown engaging in a sexual act with a warmed-up Hot Pocket was uploaded to Vine with the hashtag #FoodPorn. The clip was subsequently removed.

    Notable Developments

    After posting the Hot Pocket video on February 23rd, 2014, @Versacepoptarts posted several tweets joking about the Vine clip (shown below).



    On February 25th, @Versacepoptarts tweeted a screenshot of the @hotpockets Twitter feed, which displayed a message indicating that the account had blocked him (shown below, left). On February 26th, @Versacepoptarts posted a tweet announcing that his Vine account had been suspended (shown below, right).



    News Media Coverage

    In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the Vine incident, including The Daily Dot,[3] Bro Bible,[4] Elite Daily,[5] Gawker[6] and BuzzFeed.[7]

    Online Reaction

    On February 26th, The Daily Dot article was submitted to the /r/WTF[2] subreddit, where it received more than 4,300 up votes and 430 comments in the first week. The same day, YouTuber Kingsley posted a video titled “The Hot Pocket Vine,” in which he criticized @Versacepoptarts for using a Hot Pocket as a masturbation tool (shown below). On February 28th, @Versacepoptarts Twitter account was suspended.



    Interview with First We Feast

    On February 28th, 2014, the food blog First We Feast[1] published an interview with @Versacepoptarts in which he described his experience in details, like how he had to use a condom because the Hot Pocket was too warm, while recommending others to try the stunt in their own privacy.

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 03/03/14--13:03: Shitposting
  • About

    Shitposts refer to normal or (non-commercial) spam messages or posts are often intended to be off-topic, irrelevant, pointless or unfunny.

    Related Concepts

    It’s Still Shitposting Even If You Are Being Ironic

    “It’s Still Shitposting Even If You Are Being Ironic” is a phrase often been used against shitposters on 4chan with featuring the touhou character Keine Kamishirasawa.

    /s4s/

    /s4s/[2] is the 4chan’s famous shitposting board which knowns with Topkek, gippo dude[3], dubs and other inside jokes.

    /s4s/ started as a joke board on April 1st, 2013 to mock the reddit’s“shit reddit says” subreddit. After the Fool’s Day over, /s4s/ was decided to kept alive and became the shitpost board of 4chan.

    Desu

    Desu is some kind of Japanese suffix mostly populated on imageboards and forums because of Suiseiseki, from the Japanese anime Rozen Maiden. Desu is often used for spamming or thread derailing.

    Chickun

    Chickun are 4chan pony spam threads or posts to troll users or derail topics especially on /b/ and 4chan.

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) / Le Lenny Face / Deg Deg

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) is an emoticon created with unicode character symbols. The face is often used to spam forums and image boards.

    References

    [1]Wiltionary – Shitpost

    [2]/s4s/ Wikia

    [3]/s4s/ Wikia – Gippo Dude


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  • 03/03/14--13:19: Did You Mean?
  • About

    Did You Mean is a meme based on Google search suggestions. While Google’s real “Did you mean?” is checking for a possible spelling or gramatical error from the searcher, the meme features commical alternative suggestions.

    Origin

    Spread

    Highlights

    Recursion Easter Egg

    While most misspellings will prompt Google to ask, “Did you mean?” if a user types “recursion” it will ask if you meant “recursion” sending the user in circles.[1]


    Notable Examples




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    About

    Nice MayMay Man is an image macro series featuring a poorly-drawn illustration of a man in front of a yellow and blue color wheel background, with captions that mock advice animals and other Internet memes. The name “maymay” is a common mispronunciation of the word “meme” that is often referenced in circlejerk communities.

    Origin

    On February 27th, 2014, Redditor xvvhiteboy submitted a post titled “Le New Meme: Nice MayMay Man” to the /r/circlejerk[1] subreddit, featuring an illustration of man’s face with the caption “Is maymay / and man” (shown below). In the first four days, the post gained over 3,500 up votes and 180 comments.



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    [1]Reddit – Le New Meme

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  • 03/03/14--18:54: That is my Fetish
  • [Editor’s Note: This is a W.I.P.]


    About

    “That is my Fetish” is a reaction face that is usually used in response to an unpopular opinion where the poster claims that it is their fetish.

    Origin

    The comment originally comes from the webcomic“Pictures for Sad Children” in which the character is looking for pornography that portrays an accurate relationship.

    The last frame of the panel was then exploited and heavily derived.

    Spread

    It is unknown where the first use of the image took place outside the comic, but we do know it traversed its way into the pony world some time in early 2011 when a fan drew this image.


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  • 03/04/14--08:42: Kelvin Templeton-Jones
  • After following President Putins speech online, this image came to me. Figured the Internet might have fun with it too.


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  • 03/04/14--11:23: Skipping Leg Day
  • About

    Skipping Leg Day refers to the negligence of lower body workouts in a weight lifting routine, which is often associated with out-of-proportion “curlbro” bodybuilders who prioritize upper body aesthetics over functional strength.

    Origin

    On February 11th, 2004, the earliest known use of the phrase “skip leg day” was posted in the Cycle Forums[1] by member texmex who urged others to not skip the leg workout in a discussion thread about the importance of lower body workouts.



    Spread

    On April 17th, 2004, Steroidology Forums[4] member Golden Muscle brought up his distaste for training legs in a thread titled “I dread leg day.” On August 21st, 2006, Body Building Forums[5] member jando submitted a thread titled “why you shouldn’t skip legs,” in which he argued that delayed onset muscle soreness is increased after skipping leg training for one week. On June 19th, 2007, Body Building Forums[6] member philbryant12345 submitted a thread titled “Every time you skip leg day, you lose a chunk of your brain,” in which he asked others to share “leg day motivation methods.” On May 17th, 2008, Straight Health Forums[7] member ken posted a thread titled “Why do you guys hate doing legs so much?”, claiming he knew many men who skipped leg day in favor of upper body workouts. On April 23rd, 2010, Body Building Forums[8] member Italian.Muscle submitted a thread questioning why “some brahs skip legs.” On July 22nd, 2012, Body Building Forums[9] member Based Princess submitted a photo of a man at the gym with the caption “Friends don’t let friends skip leg day” (shown below) in a post titled “The worst case of chicken legs I have ever seen." In the following two years, the thread garnered 300 replies.



    On January 3rd, 2013, College Humor[3] ran a compilation of photographs featuring men with big upper bodies and small legs in a post titled “6 People Who Skipped Leg Day.” On May 4th, the “Don’t Skip Leg Day” Facebook[2] page was launched, garnering upwards of 37,500 likes in the next 10 months. On July 18th, the BroScienceLife YouTube channel posted a video titled “How to Skip Leg Day,” in which host Dom Mazzetti demonstrates various excuses commonly used to avoid working legs at the gym (shown below). In the first eight months, the video gained over 1.7 million views and 1,800 comments.



    On August 18th, Redditor BearSkinTrenchCoat submitted a photograph of a top-heavy Batman stuffed toy in an /r/funny post[10] titled “Looks like Batman skips leg day” (shown below, left), accumulating more than 7,800 up votes and 80 comments prior to being archived. On February 26th, 2014, Redditor Davidstan submitted an edited screenshot from the video game Pokemon in a post titled “Never Skip Leg Day,” in which the player grows a pair of enormous legs (shown below, right). Within one week, the post received upwards of 1,100 up votes and 10 comments on the /r/twitchplayspokemon subreddit.[11]



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