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  • 03/25/14--16:26: No Makeup Selfie
  • About

    No Makeup Selfie is a type of selfie in which the subject is shown without wearing any cosmetics.

    Origin

    On Twitter, the hashtag #nomakeupsefie has been used to denote a makeup-less selfie since as early as in September 2012[16], around the same time the term selfie is believed to have entered widespread usage online.

    Precursors

    Makeup-less photographs of women have long been treated as an aesthetic criterion in the mainstream and celebrity news blogosphere[17][18], mainly through paparazzi shots of actresses and singers seen in public without wearing makeup or side-by-side comparisons. Similar trends have been observed in other cultures and language zones as well, for instance, in 2006, a makeup-less beauty trend and selfie fad known as 쌩얼[13][14] (“Sang-ul,” meaning natural face) swept across the Korean web as part of the larger Ulzzang phenomenon, and in Japan, the term すっぴん[15] (“no makeup”) is used to highlight or praise someone’s beauty qua beauty.



    Spread

    On March 18th, 2014, #nomakeupselfie[4][8] had its first breakout on UK’s Twitter and Instagram after British student Fiona Cunningham created a Facebook page titled “No Makeup Selfie” after being inspired by actress Kim Novak who appeared at the Oscars ceremony without any makeup. According to the Telegraph[2], the other selfie fad was started under the moniker #itsokkimnovak[3][6] by @LauraLippman earlier that month in support of the 81-year-old actress. Between March 19th and 20th, both #nomakeupselfie and #itsokkimnovak evolved into a viral fundraiser campaign for breast cancer awareness on Twitter (#breastcancerawareness), raising more than £2 million in donations for Cancer Research UK in 48 hours.

    Notable Examples




    Celebrity Participation

    Dozens of British celebrities have participated in the #nomakeupselfie movement, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Adele, Amy Willerton, Helen Flanagan, Kym Marsh, Jemima Khan, Michelle Heaton, Lucy Watson and Jodie Marsh, among others.



    Parodies

    Soon, a number of spin-off campaigns for other charity causes and parody hashtags were born, including #SellotapeSelfie[11], #Manupandmakeup[10] and #Dickinasock.[19]



    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 03/25/14--18:21: Tron


  • About

    Tron is a franchise, created by Steven Lisberger, and its movies made by Disney. It’s word and concept based around, technology, computers and video games.

    History

    The ideas first came to Steven when he saw a movie from MAGI and the game Pong. Soon he created 30 second short with the character Tron. Now Steven and his partner Donald began to create storyboards and write up Ideas for the creation of Tron. They approached Disney, in hoes they would take their daring idea under their wing like they did many others. Disney was hesitant to do it but after giving Disney a showing of their mix of live action and computer generated mix with the back lighted animation, Disney agreed and the creation of the First Tron began. [1]

    Movies



    The fist movie was released back in 1982 by the Disney company. The story followed Kevin Fylnn, who was a genius in technically, who worked for a company named ENCOM. He created multiple videos games, but they where stolen by Ed Dillinger, which rises Ed to the head of ENCOM. Alan, one of Kevin’s best friends, was working on a security program called “Tron”. Alan and Kevin work together to sneak in to ENCOM at night so Kevin can get evidence that he created his games and Alan can finish his program, Tron. Flynn gets sucked into the program world or “Grid” by one of ENCOM’s machines and must destroy the Master Control program to get his evidence and get out so he can shut down Ed. In the computer world he meets Alan’s program, Tron, and they work together to stop the MCP. [2]

    In Tron Legacy, Flynn’s son, Sam, is left alone in the world as Kevin vanished off the face of the earth when he was young. Alan, the creator of Tron, gets a page from Kevins old arcade and tells Sam, in hopes it was from his father. Sam soon gets sucked in to the Grid were he is met by CLU. CLU runs the Grid as a dictator and Sam escapes with help from a program named Quorra, who takes him him to find his father, who is now a old man. They work together to stop CLU from escaping the Grid and taking over the real world. [3]

    Online Relevance

    Tron has a notably large online following. The biggest fansite, Tron-Sector gets updates every couple of days, but has a popular form, were fans talk about Tron. Fanfiction.net has about 700 stories online and Deviantart has over 65,000 artworks under Tron. The Tron reddit, called “The Grid”, has over 2,000 followers on it.

    Fandom

    Fans of the series have made parody videos about the series. Some have been song or flash parodys while others are fan trailers or new story ideas. Many fans cosplay as characters or random programs. Fanart is also every where in the Tron fandom.

    Videos



    Fanart

    Cosplay

    Related Entries

    Tron Guy



    Tron Guy, whose real name is Jay Maynard, made a homemade Tron suit based of the 1982 movie, Tron. Posting pictures of him in his suit, they quickly spread across the internet, and he is now seen as a nerd icon.

    Disney



    Disney, who helped in Tron’s creation, is a large part of the Tron fandom. Many fans of both fandoms love to draw iconic Disney characters in the world of Tron. Disney could almost be considered Trons mother fandom.

    Kingdom Hearts



    As Kingdom Hearts is a crossover between Disney and Square Enix, it was only natural that Tron was to be inculcated in the games. Trons recent popularity might be connected to Trons being included in to Kingdom Hearst, thus putting the fandoms together.

    Daft Punk



    Daft Punk is a two man group electronic music makers. They created and produce the whole Tron: Legacy soundtrack. The soundtrack was very popular and was used in the 2014 Russian Olympics. The fans of Daft Punk and Tron grew in numbers as the sound track brought both cult like fans together. [4]

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Tron

    [2]Tron wiki – TRON

    [3]Tron wiki – TRON: Legacy

    [4]Wikipedia – Tron: Legacy (soundtrack)


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  • 03/25/14--19:16: Butt Selfie
  • This entry is W.I.P. (Working in Progress) and under construction. Please be patient as it’ll be worth the weight--err, wait.

    About

    Butt Selfie, or sometimes Belfie for short, is a type of Selfie that take self-portraits of their backside, showing how big and curvy their butts are. This type of Selfie is taken by mostly females.

    Origin

    The very first Butt Selfie was posted to Instagram on July 18th, 2012. This female user who posted her innocent Butt Selfie hashtagged it under #buttselfie and 18 other tags due to Instagram doesn’t have its own search function.

    Spread

    One year later on July 28th, 2013, the internet first mention the phrase “Butt Selfie”. Between that day and August 3rd, 2013, Butt Selfie made about 18 appearances. Days has passed and Butt Selfie became a popular type of Selfie around the web. Even celebrities, models, and stars (porn stars too) grab a handful of the Butt Selfie popularity.

    Related Butt Selfie Memes

    Jen Selter

    Jen Selter from Long Island, NY, is a woman that take butt selfies of herself working out on Instagram and gain a massive following.

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 03/25/14--20:37: Solaire of Astora


  • About

    Solaire of Astora is a character from the 2011 video game Dark Souls. Although he is a NPC (Non-Playable Character) in the game, he is quoted often online, spawned much fan-art and inspired various memes.

    Origin

    In October of 2011, the RPG (Role-Playing Game) Dark Souls was released by From Software. In the game, there is an NPC named Solaire of Astora who is revealed to have an obsession with the sun and set the goal for himself of finding his own sun. Solaire Is part of the covenant of the Warriors of Sunlight in the game.



    Spread

    Solaire’s memorable quotes and overall naive personality garnered massive attention from fans of Dark Souls. There are several popular Tumblr tags involving Solaire including sunbro,[1] jollycooperation,[2] solaireofastora,[3] and praisethesun.[4] There is also a Facebook page of Solaire with nearly 2,000 likes as of March 2014 known as WarriorofSunlight[5].There are nearly 3,000 posts tagged as “solaire” on deviantART as of March 2014.[6]



    Related Memes

    Praise the Sun

    Praise the Sun is a sarcastic phrase playing off of Solaire’s naivety as seen by his fans and his unnatural obsession with the sun. The saying is usually paired with images of Solaire himself.



    Sunbros / Jolly Cooperation

    Jolly Cooperation is a phrase taken from Solaire’s most notable and popular quote. (shown below)

    “But, use this, to summon one another as spirits, cross the gaps between the worlds, and engage in jolly co-operation!”

    “Jolly Cooperation” refers to Solaire and his overall friendliness and ability to work with a team. In the original game, the player is allowed to join Solaire in his covenant of the Warriors of Sunlight in “jolly cooperation”. This phrase is quoted by fans and is sometimes paired up with images of Solaire working together with the player or another member of the Warriors of Sunlight. The members of the Warriors of Sunlight covenant are also called sunbros by many fans.





    External References

    [1]Tumblr – sunbro

    [2]Tumblr – jollycooperation

    [3]Tumblr – solaireofastora

    [4]Tumblr – praisethesun

    [5]Facebook – WarriorofSunlight

    [6]deviantART – solaire


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  • 03/26/14--05:55: Storm Chips
  • On the Tuesday, January, 21 2014 edition of CBC Mainstreet, host Stephanie Domet was talking with newsreader Ryan Pierce about her her list of things to get at the grocery store in advance of the storm and that was ripple chips and dip (only). Pierce admitted his own list was similar and #stormchips began to trend in Halifax, Nova Scotia during winter storms.

    POINT OF VIEW
    Did you pick up your #stormchips? | CBC Nova Scotia

    #stormchips on Twitter | Trendsmap


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  • 03/26/14--08:29: Counter-Strike
  • W.i.P. feel free to ask for editorship

    About

    Counter-Strike is an FPS (First Person Shooter) game developed by Valve, and released to PC.

    History

    The first version of Counter-Strike was a mod for Half-Life engine, GoldSrc, released on June 19, 1999. It became a hit with Half-Life fans, so much in fact that Valve released the first retail version of Counter-Strike (Counter-Strike 1.0) on November 8, 2000.
    Becoming an even bigger hit, Valve quickly began work on a sequel, named Counter Strike: Condition Zero. After 4 years of development, and going through 4 developers, the game was released on March 23, 2004 to mixed reviews. Later that year, Valve ported the original Counter-Strike (now referred to as 1.6) to their new engine, named Source. Counter-Strike: Source (or CSS) was released on November 1st, 2004 to acclaim and still has a large fan base to this day.
    After the hit that was CSS, Valve began work on other games, such as Team Fortress 2, Portal, and Left 4 Dead. Then, on August 21, 2012 the latest version of Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (from now on referred to as CS:GO) has been released. CS:GO received rave reviews like its predecessor. It is currently the 2nd most played game on Steam, only behind Valve’s own DOTA 2.


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  • 03/26/14--09:06: Dear Diary...
  • About

    Dear Diary… is an image macro series featuring photographs of people scribbling on a page with captions written as if they are penning thoughts in a personal journal.

    Origin

    As early as October 2010,[1] a page was launched on the image macro creator website Meme Generator,[2] featuring a photograph of the former leader of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin with captions depicting him writing thoughts in a diary, many of which contain “OP is a faggot” punchlines (shown below).



    Spread

    On May 21st, 2011, a “dear diary” image macro was submitted to FunnyJunk[5] featuring a man writing in a journal while being eaten alive by a crocodile (shown below, left). On February 3rd, 2012, FunnyJunk[3] user searchia submitted a ’60s Spiderman image macro in which the superhero is shown writing on a piece of paper with a pencil (shown below, right). In the first two years, the post gained over 59,000 views and 930 up votes.



    On January 25th, 2013, Redditor masterschmo submitted a photograph of a woman writing on a clipboard inside an overturned car titled “Dear diary…” to the /r/pics[4] subreddit, where it gathered more than 11,000 up votes and 160 comments prior to being archived. On February 19th, 2014, FunnyJunk[6] user almightybenjamin uploaded a photograph of a woman wearing a low-cut blouse with the caption “Dear diary… / Why won’t anyone make eye contact with me?” (shown below, right). In one month, the post accumulated upwards of 26,000 views and 650 up votes.



    Notable Examples




    Dear Diary, Jackpot

    Many image macros featuring the caption “Dear diary, jackpot” have been created in reference to a memorable quote uttered by the character Quagmire in Season 3 Episode 14 of the animated television show Family Guy, originally aired on December 6th, 2001 (shown below).



    The images typically feature the discovery of a person in a compromised or inebriated state, which mock Quagmire’s sexual deviancy and disturbing behavior.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wayback Machine – Stalin Diary

    [2]Meme Generator – Stalin Diary

    [3]FunnyJunk – Dear Diary

    [4]Reddit – Dear diary

    [5]FunnyJunk – Dear Diary

    [6]FunnyJunk – Dear diary


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  • 03/26/14--10:39: PeanutButterGamer


  • About

    PeanutButterGamer (PBG), whose real name is Austin Hargrave, runs the YouTube channel PeanutButterGamer. He makes video game reviews and top 10 videos. He commonly works with JonTron, and the other normal boots users. He is most known for his Legend of Zelda videos during normalboot’s Zelda month. He also has a lets play channel called PBGGameplay were he does walkthroughs and hardcore gameplays with other members of normalboots.

    Origin

    PGB started in 2009, posing videos in normalboots.com and on to his YouTube channel. His First video,Top 10 Weirdest/Creepiest Video Game Characters, got over 1,000,000 views and all of his other videos gain at least 200,000 views.

    PBG has gained over 600,000 subscribers, and is rising in popularity along with the other normalboots members.

    Videos

    PBG has a couple videos that have reach over 2,000,000 views, Top 10 Suckiest Enemies in Video Games! and Top 10 Scariest Enemies in Video Games!

    He has many other video game reviews and top 10s that reached over 1,000,000 views.

    JonTron




    JonTron or Jon Jafari, is another member of normalboots PBG and JonTron are friends and they work together and play games together on PBG’s lets play channel.

    Search Interest


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  • 03/26/14--11:51: The Big Bang Theory
  • About

    Big Bang Theory is popular television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady, and Steven Malaro. The show is primarily centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California. It stars roommates Leonard Hofstadter (played by Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parsons), both physicists; Penny (played by Kaley Couco), a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon’s equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz (played by Simon Helberg) and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. (played by Kunal Nayyar)

    Origin

    The show first aired on CBS on September 24, 2007, and it is currently in it’s 7th season.

    (Origin still in progress)

    Spread

    Since it’s first airing on CBS, the show has received a large fanbase and spawned a couple of memes, and has referenced memes in the show.

    Work in Progress

    Related Memes

    It’s Goofy Time!

    In Season 3, Episode 20, titled “The Spaghetti Catalyst" Sheldon makes a reference to the meme by saying “No, Goofy.” in his sleep.



    Wil Wheaton



    In the show, Wil Wheaton plays himself as a reoccurring character in the series. He is a rival to Sheldon and has been known to antagonize him.

    Bazinga



    Bazinga is a common catchprase said by Sheldon in he context of the phrase “Zing” meaning they were making a joke. It is a very popular phrase, and has been seen on merchandise, and has even been trademarked by Warner Brothers Entertainment, the production company of the show.

    Search Interest


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  • 03/26/14--12:52: Stan Island Clown
  • Overview

    The Staten Island Clown is a man dressed in a clown costume that was seen lurking around at night in Staten Island, New York in March of 2014. The clown’s presence was wildly reported online, and it continued to be a topic of interest even after the clown was suspected to be a publicity hoax staged by Staten Island based horror film company Lens.

    Background

    On March 16th, comedian Vic Dibietto posted a video of the clown on his Facebook page.[1] As of March 24th, the video has gained over 2,000 likes and over 5,000 shares.



    The video and phenomena was reported on March 24th by New York Daily News[2], The New York Post[3], and New York Magazine.[4]

    Search Interest

    Search query volume for “Montauk Monster” first rose in August of 2008 after the late July news coverage. The second peak in searches occurred when Animal Planet[8] placed the Montauk Monster at #4 in their “Top 10 Animal Stories of 2008” in December of 2008.

    External References

    [1]Facebook – Vic Divitetto

    [2]New York Daily News – "Creepy Staten Island clown spotted around borough, spooks residents ":http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/creepy-staten-island-clown-spotted-borough-spooks-residents-article-1.1732454

    [3]New York Post – Creepy viral clown may be linked to film company

    [4]New York Magazine – "Creepy Clown Haunting Staten Island Probably a Hoax for Horror Movie ":http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/03/creepy-clown-haunts-staten-island-photos.html


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  • 03/26/14--14:28: Peter Oakley
  • About

    Peter Oakley, also known by his YouTube handle geriatric1927, was an English senior citizen and video blogger who gained a large fan following for his commentaries on current events and autobiographical accounts of his life. In late March 2014, Oakley died at age of 86 after years of struggle with an advanced stage of untreatable cancer.

    Online History

    On August 5th, 2006, Oakley launched his geriatric1927 YouTube channel with a video titled “first try” (shown below, left). Within the first eight years, the video gained over 2.9 million views and 10,000 comments. On the same day, Oakley uploaded another video titled “second try,” in which he expresses his intent to vlog about current events and things that “annoy” him (shown below, right).



    Telling It All Series

    On August 11th, 2006, Oakley uploaded the first video in his autobiographical vlog series titled “Telling It All” (shown below). The series chronicles various experiences throughout his life, including growing up during World War II, his time in the British Army and his employment as a public-health inspector.



    Final Video

    On February 12th, 2014, Oakley posted his final video, which concluded the second series of “Telling It All” (shown below).



    “In conclusion I would say my possibly final goodbye. So goodbye.”

    Notable Episodes

    Over the course of eight years, Oakley had received more than 9.3 million video views, 43,000 subscribers and uploaded a total of 443 videos to YouTube. In mid-2006, Oakley was listed as YouTube’s most-subscribed user on the entire site.



    Reputation

    News Media Coverage

    On August 13th, The Guardian[2] published an article about Oakley’s videos, noting that he had reached the top of YouTube’s most-subscribed list. On February 16th, 2007, Oakley was interviewed on the BBC television show The Money Programme, in which he discussed his YouTube fame and relationship with his fans (shown below).



    BBC Documentary

    In May 2007, the BBC broadcast a documentary as part of its Power to the People series, which featured Oakley as a member of The Zimmers, a British band consisting of elderly musicians. In the documentary, the band performs a cover of the 1965 rock song “My Generation” by The Who (shown below).



    Personal Life

    On February 27th, 2014, Oakley’s blog AskGeriatric[1] reported that he had been transferred to a nursing cure facility and was not expected to live due to an advanced stage of cancer. On the morning of March 23rd, Oakley died at the age of 86. That day, AskGeriatric[3] posted an update announcing Oakley’s death and that he passed away with “no pain.” In the coming days, several news sites published articles in Oakley’s honor, including The Telegraph,[4] The Daily Dot,[5] The Independent[6] and BBC News.[7]



    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 03/27/14--09:43: I, Too, am Harvard
  • About

    I, Too, Am Harvard is a photo project that features African American students at Harvard University holding whiteboards with racist and insensitive comments that have been said to them because of their race. The project was started in part to promote a play of the same name written by Harvard sophomore Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence. After the project became popular online minority students at other colleges began similar photo projects.

    Origin

    On March 1st, 2014, the Tumblr blog itooamharvard[1] was created. Its homepage described the Tumblr and the project saying,

    “A photo campaign highlighting the faces and voices of black students at Harvard College. Our voices often go unheard on this campus, our experiences are devalued, our presence is questioned-- this project is our way of speaking back, of claiming this campus, of standing up to say: We are here. This place is ours. We, TOO, are Harvard. The #itooamharvard photo campaign is inspired by I, Too, Am Harvard, a play based on interviews with members of the black community exploring and affirming our diverse experiences as black students at Harvard College.

    All 63 photos in the collection were posted on March 1st, though a video for the project was posted on March 3rd. The video was uploaded to YouTube by AhsantetheArtist[2], the Harvard student who created it, the same day. As of March 27th, the video has more than 160,000 views.



    On March 7th, Matsuda-Lawrence’s play premiered at Harvard’s Black Arts Festival.

    Spread

    In less than 72 hours the Tumblr received over 19,000 pageviews. On March 3rd, 2014, Buzzfeed[6] published an article titled “63 Black Harvard Students Share Their Experiences In A Powerful Photo Project” which featured every photo from the project as well as quotes from Matsuda-Lawrence on her experiences as a person of color at Harvard and her experiences talking with other students for the project. As of March 27th, the post has gained over 1.1 million views. The project was profiled by several major newsites on March 5th, including The Washington Post[11], USA Today[12], and NowThisNews.[13]

    In less than a month the hashtag #Itooamharvard[3] was tweeted out over 4,200 times. As of March 27th, I, Too, Am Harvard’s Facebook page[4] has gained over 2,500 likes and its Twitter account[5] has over 900 followers.

    I, Too, Am Oxford

    On March 10th, 2014, the Tumblr blog Itooamoxford[7] launched, which features ethnic minority students from the English university holding whiteboards with racist comments that have been directed at them in the same style as ItooamHarvard. The blog credit’s Harvard’s photo project as their inspiration, saying,

    “Our project was inspired by the recent ‘I, too, am Harvard’ initiative. The Harvard project resonated with a sense of communal disaffection that students of colour at Oxford have with the University. The sharing of the Buzzfeed article ‘I, too, am Harvard’ on the online Oxford based race forum, ‘Skin Deep’ led to students quickly self organising a photoshoot within the same week.”


    The blog was covered by Buzzfeed[8], The Independent[9], and The Guardian.[10]



    The photo project has been picked up by many other universities such as Ohio State University[14] and NYU.[15]

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 03/28/14--09:55: #CancelColbert
  • Overview

    #CancelColbert is a Twitter hashtag campaign launched to rally up support for the cancellation of Comedy Central’s satirical news show The Colbert Report in March 2014 after the show host Stephen Colbert tweeted a joke that was perceived as racially insensitive towards Asian Americans on Twitter.

    Background

    On the March 26th, 2014, The Colbert Report featured a segment titled “The Sport Report” in which Stephen Colbert mocks Daniel Snyder, the owner of the NFL team Washington Red Skins, for starting a foundation to support Native Americans while maintaining his team’s offensive name. In lampooning Snyder’s contradictory stance on racial relations, Colbert proposed that he would start his own offensively named charity, saying:

    “I am willing to show Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”




    On March 27th, the Twitter account @ColbertReport[1], which is an official Comedy Central account but not handled by Colbert or the show’s writers, tweeted the quote (shown below). It was removed less than 24 hours later.



    About two hours after @ColbertReport sent out the tweet Twitter user @Suey_Park[4] re-introduced the hashtag #CancelColbert, which was first used on May 21st, 2013, by @DRM4GOD[3] who was angered when Colbert seemed to make light of the Benghazi scandal, in a tweet calling the remark racist.




    In less than 24 hours the hashtag[5] was tweeted out over 49,000 times.

    Notable Developments

    Colbert’s Response

    About six hours after the initial tweet, @ColbertReport sent out a tweet to clarify their connection to the show, saying,




    An hour later they followed up with a further clarifying tweet which read,




    Shortly after on March 28th, Colbert tweeted from his official Twitter account @StephenAtHome[6] jokingly throwing his support behind #CancelColbert and again pointing out @ColbertReport is not controlled by the show,




    In less than 24 hours the tweeted gained over 1,900 retweets and over 2,500 favorites.

    News Media Coverage

    The story was picked up by major news media outlets on March 28th, including TIME[7], The Huffington Post[8], and USA Today.[9]

    The same day, Suey Park, who started the hashtag trend, appeared on the live stream news show Huff Post Live[6] to discuss her issues with Colbert’s remarks and the hashtag.



    Several major websites also published essays and think pieces about the larger context of the Twitter outrage, including Jezebel’s[12]“What We Can Learn From the Embarrassing #CancelColbert Shitstorm,” which outlined what fans should do when they believe their favorite show or celebrity is being unfairly attacked online, and Salon’s[11]“Twitter killed Stephen Colbert’s joke," which defended Colbert’s quip as a “totally legitimate dig,” while questioning whether the joke, taken out of its context, was well-suited for the shortform microblogging service.

    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 03/28/14--11:15: X-Files
  • W.i.p, just keep calm and request editorship

    About

    The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine seasons and 202 episodes. The series revolved around FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) agents Dana “Katherine” Scully (Played by Gillian Anderson) And Fox “William” Mulder (Played by David Duchovny)


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  • 03/28/14--16:41: Goat Simulator
  • Work in progress

    About

    Goat Simulator is a third person perspective video game in which the player roams an open world assuming the role of a goat.

    History

    Pre-Release

    On February 3rd, 2014, Coffee Stain Studios released a video featuring alpha gameplay footage of the video game (shown below).



    On March 26th, the official launch simulator for the game was released on YouTube, which parodied the trailer for the 2011 survival horror game Dead Island.



    Release

    [Researching]

    Online Presence

    Search Interest


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  • 03/29/14--06:29: Physical Fitness
  • work in brogress


    About

    Physical fitness is the state on humans and other animals of being able to perform well in sports and other occupations[1]. Followers of physical fitness have been described in showing pride in their achievements and progress and also for having a subculture of their own. The Internet has always being a hub for fitness enthusiasts, with several related memes being born and spread.

    Online Presence

    The pursue for physical fitness through bodybuilding has occupied humans for centuries, with stone-lifting traditions being practiced in ancient Greece and Egypt. Numerous forums and websites exist where followers of physical fitness can discuss issues and share their progress, such as the bodybuilding.com forums[2] and reddit’s /r/fitness[3].



    Fandom

    Related Memes

    I’m 18 Do I Have Potential? (BadBoy2)

    I’m 18 Do I Have Potential? is a question posted by bodybuilding.com Forums member BadBoy2 on the 30th of October 2005. The post featured a man flexing in front of a window. The photo has become the subject of editing and image manipulation on the forums:



    Do You Even Lift?

    Bro

    Swole

    Skipping Leg Day

    #Fitstagram

    Related People

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Dwane Johnson (The Rock)

    Mark Rippetoe

    External References

    [1]WIkipedia – Physical fitness

    [2]bodybuilding.com – Forums

    [3]reddit – /r/fitness


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  • 03/29/14--11:42: #CockInASock
  • [Researching]

    About

    #CockInASock is an Instagram hashtag campaign, which depicts images of men taking semi-nude selfies with their genitals covered by a sock, often having a comical undertone. The campaign was launched in March 2014 order to raise awareness (as well as donations) for testicular cancer research.

    Origin

    Inspired by Red Hot Chili Pepper’s ‘cocks in socks’ routine, the campaign was started by UK cancer charity Balls to Cancer in order to raise awareness for testicular cancer research. [1]

    Search Interest





    External References


    fn1. Nerve – Talking to the People Behind the Huge #CockInASock Instagram Meme 3/27/14


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  • 03/29/14--14:19: Sonic X
  • This show is a show that originated on tv and is about sonic and friends and humans doing things. This show was criticized for generic music, horrendous voice acting, terrible animation an drawings, overuseage of CGI, slow as all get-out action sequences, cheap sound FXs, terrible stories that don’t follow the games, and the stories that do follow the games are dumbed down to the point of loling. Special criticism were reserved for human character Chris Thorndick, who has been referred to as the “Yamcha” of the sonic series, with many pointing out his uselessness, his pointlessness, and his lack of reason for existing. Also, more special criticism was reserved for the Alien character Cosmo the plant thing, is the “Kristen Stewart” of the series, lacking emotion or depth, and is responsible for the destruction of millions TailXCream fanfics and sunk thousands of ships, and stole the tail’s fangirls’ waifu, which makes her the equivalent of Flash Sentry from Equestria Girls (Question: if your waifu is male, does that make him a Maifu?). Despite all of this, Cosmo is somehow hotter than Rogue the bat (I didn’t think it was possible, unless that was there intent). All in all, this series is despised by fans. It isn’t meant for anyone. It’s not for sonic fans, it’s not for dragonball fans, and it’s not for any fans. Heck, even Regular fans despised this.

    In Fact, here is what happened when we showed Sonic X to a fan…..



    Yeah, it’s that bad, avoid at all costs!

    (P.S.) can someone tell me how to merge this with the sonic entry, I don’t know how to.


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  • 03/30/14--03:39: Toy Story
  • About

    Toy Story is an Computer Animated was made by Walt Disney and Pixar in 1995. These Film have a positive reviews by many critics to be one of the best animated films ever made
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    Origin and Development

    Toy Story (1995)

    Director John Lasseter’s first experience with computer animation was during his work as an animator at Disney, when two of his friends showed him the lightcycle scene from Tron. It was an eye-opening experience which awakened Lasseter to the possibilities offered by the new medium of computer-generated animation. Lasseter tried to pitch the idea of a fully computer-animated film to Disney, but the idea was rejected and Lasseter was fired. He then went on to work at Lucasfilm and later as a founding member of Pixar, which was purchased by entrepreneur and Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs in 1986. At Pixar, Lasseter created short, computer-animated films to show off the Pixar Image Computer’s capabilities, and Tin Toy (1988) --a short told from the perspective of a toy, referencing Lasseter’s love of classic toys-- would go on to claim the 1988 Academy Award for animated short films, the first computer-generated film to do so. Tin Toy gained Disney’s attention, and the new team at Disney--CEO Michael Eisner and chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg in the film division --began a quest to get Lasseter to come back. Lasseter, grateful for Jobs’ faith in him, felt compelled to stay with Pixar, telling co-founder Ed Catmull, “I can go to Disney and be a director, or I can stay here and make history.” Katzenberg realized he could not lure Lasseter back to Disney and therefore set plans into motion to ink a production deal with Pixar to produce a film.



    Toy Story 2 (1999)

    Talk of a sequel to Toy Story began around a month after the film’s opening, in December 1995. A few days after the original film’s release, Lasseter was traveling with his family and found a young boy clutching a Woody doll at an airport. Lasseter described how the boy’s excitement to show it to his father touched him deeply. Lasseter realized that his character no longer belonged to him only, but rather it belonged to others, as well. The memory was a defining factor in the production of Toy Story 2, with Lasseter moved to create a great film for that child and for everyone else who loved the characters.
    Ed Catmull, Lasseter, and Ralph Guggenheim visited Joe Roth, successor to recently ousted Jeffrey Katzenberg as chairman of Walt Disney Studios, shortly afterward. Roth was pleased and embraced the idea of a sequel. Disney had recently begun making direct-to-video sequels to its successful features, and Roth wanted to handle the Toy Story sequel this way, as well. Prior releases, such as 1994’s Aladdin sequel, The Return of Jafar, had returned an estimated $100 million in profits.
    Initially, everything regarding the sequel was uncertain at first: whether stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen would be available and affordable, what the story premise would be, and even whether the film would be computer-animated at Pixar or traditionally at Disney. Lasseter regarded the project as a chance to groom new directing talent, but top choices were already immersed in other projects (Andrew Stanton in A Bug’s Life and Pete Docter in early development work for a film that would eventually become Monsters, Inc.). Instead, Lasseter turned to Ash Brannon, a young directing animator on Toy Story whose work he admired. Brannon, a CalArts graduate, joined the Toy Story team in 1993. Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios officially announced the sequel in a press release on March 12, 1997



    Toy Story 3 (2010)

    In January 2006, Disney bought Pixar in a deal that put Pixar chiefs Edwin Catmull and John Lasseter in charge of all Disney Animation. Shortly thereafter, Circle 7 Animation was shut down and its version of Toy Story 3 was cancelled:1 The character designs went into the Disney archives. The following month, Disney CEO Robert Iger confirmed that Disney was in the process of transferring the production to Pixar. John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, and Lee Unkrich visited the house where they first pitched Toy Story and came up with the story for the film over a weekend. Stanton then wrote a treatment. On February 8, 2007, Catmull announced Toy Story 2’s co-director, Lee Unkrich, as the sole director of the film instead of John Lasseter (who was busy directing Cars 2), and Michael Arndt as screenwriter. The release date was moved to 2010. Unkrich said that he felt pressure to avoid creating “the first dud” for Pixar, since (as of 2010) all of Pixar’s films had been critical and commercial successes.



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    You’ve got a Friend in Me



    “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” is a song written and first recorded by Randy Newman. Originally written as the theme song for the 1995 Disney/Pixar animated film Toy Story, it has since become the theme song for its sequels, Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010). The song was nominated for both the 1996 Academy Award for Best Original Song and the 1995 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song but lost both to another Disney song, “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas.
    Like many other Disney theme songs, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” has been covered numerous times. Cover versions featured in the three Toy Story films include a duet with Newman and Lyle Lovett in Toy Story, a version by Robert Goulet and an instrumental by Tom Scott in Toy Story 2, an Italian language version by Riccardo Cocciante, and a Spanish language version by the Gipsy Kings in Toy Story 3.

    Parodies

    Robot Chicken is made a Parody of Toy Story 4 that it have a +20,000 Likes and 5 Million Views. In Oct 6, 2012 Glinko made a Parody video of BUZZLOOK AN ALIEN!!! in GMod Version with a +2 Million Views and 58,000 Likes for Woody is Raping at Buzz.



    YouTube Poops

    In 2007 the First YouTube Poop with Toy Story Called Toys Gone Wild was made by Boogidyboo. In Every Years everyone use Toy Story as a YTP that have Ton’s of Views when their made it.



    BUZZLOOK AN ALIEN!!!



    BUZZ, LOOK AN ALIEN!! is a series of YouTube Poop and YTPMVs. The earliest YTPMV that used this scene had been already posted to there in December 2009. However, it seems that it couldn’t get much attention enough to start a fad.
    Meanwhile, the triggering video that started this fad in YTP communities was uploaded by YouTube user avojaifnot in May 19th, 2010. This video uses a remix of Can’t Beat Air Man! for its source music.

    X, X Everywhere

    X, X Everywhere is a phrasal template typically used for a wide range of cultural references, from quotable lines heard in popular films and TV shows to more obscure things found in viral videos and games. Many instances of “X Everywhere” may be seen as an indicator for emerging trends, while some should be read as a grievance or complaint against them, depending on the context.

    Hentai Woody / 変態ウッディー

    Hentai Woody (Japanese: 変態ウッディー), also known as “Creepy Woody”, is a series of photos featuring a Revoltech Woody action figure posed in erotic, creepy and perverted scenarios. In 2006, Japanese toy company Kaiyodo released their Revoltech line of collector-oriented toys that consisted mainly of Anime figures. In 2010, Kaiyodo broadened their variety of toys with a new subline called the Sci-Fi (Tokusatsu) Revoltech series. This line focused on iconic characters from Japanese and American film and television series like Mothra, Gamera, the Alien, Jack Skellington, and Batman. In March of 2010, Kaiyodo unveiled prototypes of Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody from the Toy Story movies. Like most Revoltech toys, the Woody figures had an alternate faceplate to choose from.


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  • 03/30/14--09:37: Snacklish
  • About

    Snacklish[1] is a site which allows translating words or phrases into Snickers language, replacing syllables with words related to chocolate and candy.

    History

    The site was originally launched in 2009 by Snickers, as part of an advertisement campaign. On March 3rd, 2009, the site was mentioned by The New York Times in the article[2] about advertisement. The site was also featured on Jimmy Kimmel[4], which, according the site creators, brought 800% increase in traffic[3].

    On February 5th, 2013, the site was noticed by 4chan and several threads on various boards were created, asking to insert some name or a quote and then post the results[5].

    Highlights

    Aside from translating the phrases, the site also allows downloading the images containing the said phrases. This in turn, allowed people to superimpose the translations onto the images, from which the translated quote originated. The quotes might come from known franchises, such as Metal Gear, and Deus Ex, or internet memes, George Costanza Reaction Face, and Navy Seal Copypasta.

    Notable Examples


    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Snacklish – Main Page

    [2]The New York Times – The Vocabulary of Snacking, Lightly Sweetened

    [3]cargocollective.com – SNICKERSSNACKLISH

    [4]YouTube – Snacklish on Jimmy Kimmel

    [5]Foolz – snacklish Search


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