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  • 04/11/14--09:19: Boy Meets World
  • About

    Boy Meets World is a 1990s teen sitcom that follows the Corey Matthews (Ben Savage) as he goes through middle school, high school, and college. The show focuses on his relationships with his best friend Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong), older brother Eric (Will Friedle), girlfriend Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel), and next door neighbor and teach Mr. Feeny (William Daniels). A show following Corey and Toganga’s preteen daughter, Girl Meets World is scheduled to premiere in the summer of 2014.

    History

    Boy Meets World was created by April Kelly and Michael Jacobs. It premiered on ABC on September 24th, 1993, and aired its series finale on May 5th, 2000, after seven seasons and 158 episodes. It found much of its fans in syndication, running from 2000 to 2007 on the Disney Channel and and from 2004 to 2007 on ABC Family.

    Girl Meets World

    On November 2nd, 2012, TVline[2] broke news that The Disney Channel was developing a Boy Meets World spinoff titled Girl Meets World that would follow Corey and Topanga’s preteen daughter. On November 26th, Ben Savage confirmed that show was being made and he would reprise his role as Corey Matthews on his Twitter account.[3]




    The same day Danielle Fishel confirmed on her Tumblr[4] she would star on the show as Topanga. On January 28th, 2013 actress Rowan Blanchard announced on her Twitter account[5] she would be playing the lead in Girl Meets World, the Matthews’ daughter Riley.

    Following speculation as to whether other Boy Meets World cast members, like Rider Strong, would be involved in the project, Savage posted a picture from a future episode on Instagram[6] on March 18th, 2014, which revealed there would be at least one major Boy Meets World reunion on the show featuring Strong, Betsy Randle (who played Cory’s mother Amy Matthews), and William Russ (who played Cory’s father Alan Matthews).



    On April 10th, the first trailer for the show was released, featuring Fishel and Savage giving advice to their daughter and her friend.



    Premise

    Cory Matthews begins the show as a sixth-grader who lives in a suburban area of Philadelphia with his mother (Betsy Randle), father (William Russ), older brother Eric, and younger sister Morgan (originally played by Lily Nicksay, and played by Lindsay Ridgeway from season three unward). He navigates middle school, and high school with the help of his best friend Shawn, friend-turned girlfriend Topanga, and teacher Mr. Feeny. Situations faced by Cory range from the light, like worrying about a test or pulling a prank, to the heavy, like finding out a classmate is being abused by her father. Many of the heavier storylines are driven by Shawn, whose family is much poorer than Corey’s and lives in a trailer park. Throughout the first few seasons’ Shawn’s mom leaves, followed by his dad, leaving him in the care of a young teacher, Mr. Turner (Anthony Tyler Quinn). In the boys’ final year of high school Shawn moves in with his college-age half brother Jack Hunter (Matthew Lawrence). Another main character introduced in their senior year is Angela Moore (Trina McGee), Topanga’s best friend and Shawn’s on-again, off-again girlfriend. A lot of the drama in the show’s college years surrounds their relationship. Another major thread of the show is Cory and Topanga’s relationship. Though Cory is shown as disliking her the first season, they become a couple by the second season, and often refer to their courtship beginning when they were toddlers. Though they go through a few breakups their relationship remains a constant for the show, and in the seventh season the two are married.

    Reception

    Boy Meets World received a score of 8.1 on IMDB and a rating of 50 on Metacritic.[11] The show was nominated for three Kids’ Choice Awards, winning one in 2000 for Favorite Television Friends (Strong and Savage). It was also nominated for three YoungStar Awards, winning one in 1998 for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy TV Series (Fishel).

    Online Presence

    All seven seasons of the series are available to watch for $1.99 each (or $24.99 per season) through Google Play.[10] As of April 2014, Boy Meets World’s official Facebook page[7] has over 1.5 million likes. Fans can also access episode guides and character sketches at the Boy Meets World Wiki[8] and discuss the show on the /r/boymeetsworld[9] Reddit thread.

    Fandom

    There are numerous fan-run Tumblr blogs dedicated to the Boy Meets World fandom including boymeetsworldgifs[12], boymeetstumblr[13], and boy-meets-world-quotes.[14] Popular Tumblr tags fans use to tag their content include boymeetsworld[15] and bmw.[16] As of April 2014, there are over 14,000 fan art submissions submitted to DeviantArt[17] tagged Boy Meets World and over 600 fan fiction submissions for the show on Fanfiction.net.[18]



    Related Memes

    Feeny Call

    The Feeny Call, refers to the repetitive chanting of Mr. Feeny’s (Daniels) name by Eric Matthews (Friedle) to get his attention. The chant is often performed at the fence that separates the Matthew’s yard from Feeny’s, but is performed in a variety of other places. It was first performed on an episode titled Singled Out[20] which originally aired on November 1st, 1996.

    On December 18th, 2006, YouTuber Striker4552[19] uploaded a video titled “The Feeny Call,” which featured a supercut of Eric making the call throughout the seasons. As of April 2014, the video has gained over 1.8 million views.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]IMDBBoy Meets World

    [2]TV Line – Exclusive: Disney Channel Eyes Boy Meets World Sequel Series, Ben Savage In Early Talks

    [3]Twitter – Ben Savage

    [4]Tumblr – dfishel

    [5]Twitter – rowblanchard

    [6]Instagram – bensavage

    [7]Facebook – Boy Meets World

    [8]Boy Meets World Wikia – Boy Meets World

    [9]Reddit – boymeetsworld

    [10]Google Play – Boy Meets World

    [11]Metacritic – Boy Meets World

    [12]Tumblr – boymeetsworldgifs

    [13]Tumblr – boymeetstumblr

    [14]Tumblr – boy-meets-world-quotes

    [15]Tumblr – /boy+meets+world

    [16]Tumblr – /bmw

    [17]DeviantArt – boy meets world

    [18]Fanfiction.net – Boy Meets World

    [19]YouTube – Striker4552

    [20]Boy Meets World Wiki – Feeny Call


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  • 04/11/14--11:34: Heartbleed bug
  • please keep in mind that this is a W.I.P, please point my faults out

    About
    The heartbleed bug is a fault in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic which allows exploters to use the bug to gain acsess to a SSL server private keys by reading its memory

    Origin
    The bug comes from a fault in the programming of the software, those affected are OpenSSL 1.0.2-beta, and OpenSSL 1.0.1.

    Spread
    The bug was discovered on April 10, 2014, but audit logs indicate that it was known for about five months prior to re-discovery
    Since then most affected sites have patched the issue.
    List of the said affected sites (And ones that have fixed it)

    Akamai Technologies
    Amazon Web Service
    Ars Technica
    Bitbucket
    BrandVerity
    GitHub
    IFTTT
    PeerJ
    SoundCloud
    SourceForge
    SparkFun
    Stripe (company)
    Tumblr
    Wattpad
    Wikimedia (including Wikipedia)
    Wunderlist
    Steam community
    Reddit

    There is a site that allows user to enter a URL and check if the link is safe from the bug (URL needed)
    A official image has been created to help spread awareness


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  • 04/11/14--13:28: The Madden Curse
  • About

    The Madden Curse is a superstition associated with getting on the cover of any Madden NFL game in the series, similar to the Campbell’s Chunky Soup Curse or the Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx. Players who make the cover often times suffer a serious injury, have a decline in performance, and/or their team does poorly the following season.

    Origin

    The Madden NFL series, formerly known as John Madden Football, is an American Football video game series developed by Electronic Arts (aka, EA) that started in 1988. Prior to 1998, John Madden himself was only featured on the cover of each yearly installment of the series. In 1998, John Madden would again be on the cover of Madden NFL 99. However, in the PAL version of the game, San Francisco 49ers’ running back, Garrison Hearst made the cover. After having the best year in his professional career and breaking several franchise records, Hearst twisted his ankle in the Divisional round of the NFL Playoffs against the Atlanta Falcons. The following year, Barry Sanders, running back of the Detroit Lions, would appear on the cover of Madden NFL 2000 along with John Madden, while Dorsey Levens, running back for the Green Bay Packers, would appear on the cover of the PAL version. Before the 1999 season even began, Barry Sanders abruptly retired, leaving the Lions without their star player, and the Packers would fail to make the playoffs despite Levens running for 1,034 yards. The suffering of players and teams associated with making the Madden cover has not go unnoticed by the public. They determined that the Madden cover is “cursed”, thus The Madden Curse was born.

    Spread

    As the Madden NFL series’ popularity grew to astronomical heights and more players and teams languish after appearing on the Madden cover, The Madden Curse has become a part of video game and sports lore. In 2007, Electronic Arts decided to feature San Diego Chargers running back, LaDainian Tomlinson, for the cover of Madden NFL 08. This sparked outrage among Chargers and Tomlinson fans to the point they created the site, SaveLTfromMadden.com, to voice their disdain for the decision. Tomlinson would later turn down the offer citing contract negotiations and Tennessee Titans’ quarterback, Vince Young, would make the cover instead. Starting in 2010, Electronic Arts allowed fans to vote on who gets to be on the Madden cover. The following year, Electronic Arts began running a bracket-style tournament where fans vote on which player makes the cover. Fans would commonly vote against players they like and/or plays for their favorite team to avoid the “curse” while voting for players they didn’t like and/or plays for a rival team.

    Notable Examples

    Garrison Hearst, San Francisco 49ers running back (1999 PAL cover): The first NFL player to ever appear on a Madden cover, Hearst broke his ankle and was out of football for two seasons.

    Daunte Culpepper, Minnesota Vikings quarterback (2002 cover): A year after he made the cover, he threw 23 interceptions. He also broke the record for most fumbles in a season. He would later blow out both knees in 2005 and 2006. In 2008, he was a member of the 0-16 Detroit Lions.

    Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens linebacker (2005 cover): After having at least one interception in every season, he recorded zero the year of his appearance. He also suffered an wrist injury which caused him to go on the IR in Week 15.

    Shaun Alexander, Seattle Seahawks running back (2007 cover): After winning the Most Valuable Player the year before, he got injured and had a very down year. His career was over due to lack of production a season later.

    Peyton Hillis, Cleveland Browns (2012 cover): The Madden NFL 12 cover athlete was determined by a March Madness-style bracket tournament containing one player from every team, with fans voting for players in one-on-one matchups. This culminated in the cover being graced by Hillis, making him only the second Madden cover athlete whose team didn’t make the playoffs the previous season (the first was Vince Young, who’d just won the Rookie of the Year award). A few people have theorized that Hillis gained a lot of his votes from people who didn’t want the guy on their team to be on the cover, due to the curse being well known by this point. And the first indication of the curse was? Hillis sat out the Browns’ Week 3 game with strep throat. He also voluntarily sat out Week 5. He also became a giant asshole.


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  • 04/11/14--14:00: Microsoft XP Bliss Wallpaper
  • About

    Microsoft XP Bliss Wallpaper refers to edits and parodies made to the image of a rolling green hill and a blue sky that acts at the default Microsoft XP wallpaper.

    Origin

    The original photograph was taken of a hill in Napa, California on June 24th, 1996, by photographer American photographer Charles O’Rear.[1] Window XP was first released to the public, with the default wallpaper, on October 25, 2001. The first parody was published on a message board thread on Getpaint.net[2] titled “The Bliss Parody Gallery,” which was started on July 19th, 2006. The first edited image was submitted by forum user wontstoptalkinga on July 20th and featured fighter jets flying through the sky.



    Spread

    The trend quickly spread to fan art community DeviantArt. On October 2nd, 2006, DeviantArt artist Mahochan[3] submitted an imaged titled “Windows Invasion by Osaka” which featured the anime character resting her head on the hill. As of April 2014, the image has gained over 3,000 views.



    On June 25th, 2007, DeviantArt artist fallowbuck[4] submitted an image that featured Bliss with a Tardis from Doctor Who sitting on the hill. As of April 2014, the image has gained over 15,000 views.



    The photo editing trend moved to Tumblr in 2013. On August 23rd, 2013, Tumblr blog badpicsofbrendonryandpete[5] posted Bliss with the head of Panic at the Disco vocalist Ryan Ross poking out over the hill.



    Other Bliss edits uploaded to Tumblr in 2013 include blimeyisagreatword’s[6] Doctor Who edit which gained over 200 notes as of April 2014.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Napa Valley Register – Windows XP desktop screen is a Napa image

    [2]TV Line – The Bliss Parody Gallery

    [3]DeviantArt – mahochan

    [4]DeviantArt – fallowbuck

    [5]Tumblr – badpicsofbrendonryandpete

    [6]Tumblr – blimeyisagreatword


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  • 04/13/14--00:15: Smile HD
  • About

    Smile HD is a YouTube Video was been Uploaded by MisterDavie in Aug 24, 2013 that was been use of a Popular Cartoon Animated called My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and a Same Music by Foozogz. This Video have a Blood, Gore and Horror Scenes that Pinkie Pie is Killing at her Friends after the Video it got’s a 5 Million Views and 60,000 Likes. The video starts with a fake disclaimer. According to the video description, the premise is that after having her friends always laughing at her, Pinkie Pie finally decides to show them how much they mean to her.



    Plot

    The Video Starts with Pinkie running through a field to get to her friends, Twilight, Rarity and Applejack, who are relaxing on a checkered blanket. Twilight spots her and does a friendly wave. After getting close enough, Pinkie jumps up and kicks Twilight’s head clean off. Rarity and Applejack watch in horror. Pinkie then leaps in the air and smashes Rarity’s head, exposing her brain.

    Pinkie then kicks Applejack into a tree and brutally beats her (to the point where her face looks puffed up and bloody), Applejack doing nothing but crying. Rainbow Dash spots Pinkie and zooms in the air and back picking Pinkie in the head at Sonic Rainboom power. As Pinkie seemingly is dead, her Kill-O-Meter rises to “You’re F**ked” as she gets up and vaporizes Applejack in a beam of energy. Pinkie then uppercuts Rainbow in the air and hits her down to the ground, she then races down to Rainbow and lands on her stomach, causing Rainbow’s guts and organs to pour from her mouth in an ironic Rainbow fashion, killing her. Fluttershy then arrives and gasps in horror. Pinkie then shoots a blast at Fluttershy, seemingly killing her. At that moment, Pinkie’s smile turns into a distorted tearful frown, it’s unknown if the tears where because of remorse or the undying urge to kill aging.

    However, Fluttershy pops out and gives Pinkie a viscous, brutal beat down. Just as it seems she is going to win, Pinkie grabs the song’s text and whacks Fluttershy to the ground. Pinkie then makes a Spirit Bomb (Dubbed "Smile Bomb by fans) type energy ball and hurls it at Fluttershy. Fluttershy screams in agony as her flesh melts, exposing her tissues and veins. Pinkie smiles one more time as the entire Earth explodes, killing all of them, including Pinkie and the Video End.

    Reception

    Smile HD have a Mix to Positive or Negative Views that Pinkie is been Brutally Killing at Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Applejack, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy that all the Bronies was Scared for this Video so their give it a Negative Response at MisterDavie for what he was Done.


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  • 04/13/14--06:32: Do You Want Ants?
  • About

    “Do you want ants? Because that’s how you get ants” is a memorable quote said by the character Malory Archer from the American animated TV series Archer while explaining the dangers of leaving sugary food products uncovered in an office. Online, the phrasal template“Do you want X? Because that’s how you get X" is typically used as a reaction image to warn against the potentially negative consequences of acting upon a decision.

    Origin

    In the closing scene of the pilot episode of the animated television series Archer, originally aired on September 17th, 2009, Malory Archer, the mother and supervisor of the titular character Sterling, notices several donuts scattered across the floor and scolds her son, “Do you want ants? Because that’s how you get ants!” (shown below). On January 23rd, 2010, a Facebook[1] page titled “Do you want ants? Because that’s how you get ants!” was launched.



    Malory: …And why are there donuts everywhere?!

    Sterling: Lana did that.

    Lana: I --

    Malory: Do you want ants?! Because that’s how you get ants!

    Spread

    On July 8th, 2013, Redditor SunnyDeligh submitted a two-panel image macro featuring a photograph of a love note written in candy pieces and a screenshot of Sterling Archer with the caption “This is how / we get ants” to the /r/funny[4] subreddit (shown below, left). Prior to being archived, the post gathered more than 21,200 up votes and 260 comments. On February 8th, 2014, Redditor existenjoy posted an Archer image macro poking fun at a woman’s online dating profile to /r/AdviceAnimals,[5] which accumulated upwards of 9,000 up votes and 150 comments within two months (shown below, right).



    On February 17th, Redditor myowngalactus submitted a two-panel image macro of Archer chastising Willy Wonka from the 1970 musical film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to /r/funny[3] (shown below, left). In the next month, the post gained over 6,800 up votes and 50 comments. On April 13th, Reddit LibonatiJT submitted an Archer image macro complaining about his mother ripping off his blanket in the morning to /r/AdviceAnimals[2] (shown below, right). In the first 24 hours, the post garnered upwards of 9,400 up votes and 400 comments.



    Notable Examples




    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 04/13/14--20:57: Birdemic
  • About

    Birdemic: Shock and Terror is 2009 horror film about large groups of acid filled, explosive eagles and vultures that attack Silicon Valley. Though universally panned by critics, the film gained a cult following, leading to more widespread distribution in 2010.

    History

    Birdemic was written and directed by James Nguyen.[1] The film was loosely based on the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds. The film follows a young couple as they try to escape a large groups of homicidal birds. After promoting his film during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January of 2009, Nguyen sold the film to Severin Films in early 2010. The film premiered in LA on February 27th, 2010. The film had its UK premiere[8] in London on May 28th, 2010, after showing in several US cities throughout the spring. Its sequel Birdemic 2: The Resurrection[4], which follows a filmmaker and actress trying to survive a deadly bird attack, was released online on April 16th, 2013.



    Reception

    The film was panned by critics, earning it a rating of 20% on Rotten Tomatoes[5] and a score of 1.9 on IMDB. The criticism covered almost every aspect of the movie, though critics were especially critical of the CGI birds, which appeared highly unrealistic but when the birds will appeared after in 40 Minutes.



    On Jun 27th, 2012, YouTuber and movie reviewer JonTronShow[7] uploaded a video titled “Birdemic: The Best Worst Movie Ever” examining why the movie, in spite of its flaws, had merit much like The Room.



    On April 8, 2014, Cinema Sins uploaded a video to their YouTube channel[6] titled “Everything Wrong With Birdemic: Shock & Terror.” While their series normally indicates a specific time frame the video will work within (for example in five minutes or less) this video is set it fill “an awful lot of minutes,” indicating the film has many more issues than normal. The video gained over 590,000 views in less than a week.



    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]IMDBBirdemic

    [2]Twitter – #Sharknado

    [3]CNNOh no, it’s “Sharknado” and it’s ravaging Twitter

    [4]This is Birdemic – Birdemic

    [5]Rotten Tomatoes – Birdemic

    [6]YouTube – Cinema Sins

    [7]YouTube – JonTronShow

    [8]Dread Central – Birdemic Flocks to the UK


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  • 04/13/14--21:10: Muh X
  • This is my first entry, and I’m not very good with textile, despite the guide that’s available. I’ve started this entry in the hopes that someone more experienced can help me out, thanks.


    About

    Muh X is a snowclone phrase used by people in order to trivialize a certain topic with the intentional misspelling of the word “my”.

    Origin

    While the origins of Muh X are unclear, the earliest instance of a phrase using “muh” in the context of Muh X appears to be from a BodyBuilding.com forum thread[1] dating back to 2011 where a forum user asked as to whether or not his cutting routine will “ruin muh gains” (muscle gains).


    Spread

    After the initial sighting of “muh gains” on the Bodybuilding forums, Muh X quickly spread to other sites such as FunnyJunk, Tumblr, and 4chan, with the phrase being used as a means to either humorously defend one’s own point or to mock another poster’s argument or motivations[2]. “Muh gains” is a phrase still commonly used on the BodyBuilding.com forums when referring to muscular gains, whether in jest or in seriousness. Muh X is most commonly used in its image-less phrase form.

    Poster 1: I love mass gainer shakes! They work so great!
    Poster 2: Mass gainer is a shitty waste of money. Dat dere celltech on the other hand…
    Poster 1: But m-muh carbs….

    Muh X is also associated with images containing an intricate explanation of what “Muh (insert concept/topic to be trivialized)” means and the logo of an American publishing company Scholastic[3].

    Notable Examples

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]bodybuilding.com – Origin

    [2]foolz – example 1

    [3]Scholastic – Main Page


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  • 04/14/14--07:53: Cat Band
  • About

    Cat Band is an Instagram video fad in which the participant pets a cat as if it were a musical instrument to a fitting audio track in the background.

    Origin

    On March 31st, 2014, Instagram user Julieamalone[1] uploaded a video in which she strums the stomach of her cat like a string instrument with a guitar instrumental track playing in the background. In two weeks, the video has gained over 90 likes.



    Spread

    On April 2nd, the single topic Tumblr blog cat-band[2] was launched with Julieamalone’s cat-strumming video as its first featured post and an instruction on “How to Audition for #CatBand.” According to the guideline[3]:

    “1. Play a song that features a prominent instrument. TURN UP YOURVOLUME. The more creative the instrument, the better.
    2. Go get your cat
    3. Play your cat (Please don’t hurt your cat. That would be super lame.)
    4. Tag your Instagram videos with #CatBand and we will review your submissions. If you end up on the site, You’re in the band!


    During the first half of April 2014, the band was joined by a keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist, jazz trumpeter and violinist and the hashtag #catband[4] was mentioned in at least 27 video posts on Instagram[3] and 190 tweets on Twitter.[4] On April 3rd, Buzzfeed[5] published a post titled “People Playing Their Cats As Instruments Is The New Best Thing.” On April 13th, the fad was covered by The Daily Dot[6] in a post titled “People are playing their cats like instruments for ‘Cat Band’.”

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 04/14/14--09:46: Promposals
  • Promposal

    A Promposal refers to a surprise event that is organized by a student and presented to his/her romantic interest as an invitation to a prom dance. Similar to the phenomenon of marriage proposal videos on YouTube, these elaborately staged events are documented in photographs or videos and shared online, most notably on Instagram.

    Origin

    On June 28th, 2012, Instagram user mandy1657[8] posted a photo of her boyfriend’s promposal in which his friends spell out the question “will you go to prom with me?” using their bodies with the hashtag #promposal, a portmanteau word derived from “prom” and “proposal.”



    Precursors

    The first definition for promposal on Urban Dictionary[1] was submitted on January 22nd, 2006, by user TexanJackass who defined it as:

    “a proposal from one person asking another person to the prom; is the combination of the words ‘prom’ and ‘proposal.’”


    Throughout the late 2000s promposal reaction videos, in the style of marriage proposal reaction videos, spread on YouTube and other video sharing sites. One of the oldest was uploaded to EbaumsWorld[2] on July 3rd, 2006, which featured a teenage girl covering Hellogoodbye’s “Jesse Buy Nothing… Go To Prom Anyways!” As of April 2014, the video has gained over 250,000 views.



    On April 5th, 2013, YouTube McKane Andrus[3] uploaded a video which represented a backlash against elaborate promposals titled “The Senn Way of Asking Someone to Prom,” which featured a teenage boy describing promposals as over the top and describing his own video as satire, before twerking on a girl wearing gold short-shorts with “prom” written on the butt. As of April 2014, the video has gained over 7.7 million views.



    Spread

    In 2013, there were over 100 photos uploaded to Instagram tagged #promposals[9] including promposals written in ketchup, on baseballs, and on pizza boxes. The first entry of 2014 was submitted on January 10th, 2014, by user madi_paiige15[10], who posted a photo of a promposal based on Disney’s Up.



    On March 19th, 2014, the official Instagram blog[7] highlighted #promposals in a post, which gained over 7,000 notes by April 2014. Several websites published roundups of the most impressive and extravagant promposals in March of 2014, including Mashable[5] and Buzzfeed.[6] As of April 2014, there are over 39,000 Instagram photos tagged #promposal.[4]

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – promposal

    [2]Ebaums World – Will You Go To Prom With Me?

    [3]YouTube – McKane Andrus

    [4]Statigram – promposal

    [5]Mashable – 21 Clever Promposals You’d Never Turn Down

    [6]Buzzfeed – 21 Clever Promposals You’d Never Turn Down

    [7]Instagram – Hashtag Highlight: #promposals on Instagram

    [8]Instagram – mandy1657

    [8]Gramfeed – promposals


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    Overview

    The American Airlines Terrorism Tweet was a fake forewarning of a purported terrorist plot sent by a Dutch teenager to the major U.S. airline company American Airlines via Twitter in April 2014. The tweet, which hinted at an imminent attack to be carried out by an agent of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, quickly prompted the airline company to report the teenager’s IP address to the authorities and the F.B.I, ultimately leading to her arrest in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

    Background

    On April 13th, 2014, at 10:37 a.m. (ET), a 14-year-old Dutch teenager who goes by the Twitter handle @QueenDemetriax_ tweeted the following message at @AmericanAirlines:



    Within five hours, the tweet garnered more than 7,400 retweets and 2,600 favorites prior to its removal and the suspension of the account from Twitter.

    Notable Developments

    Within minutes of receiving the tweet, American Airlines replied to the teenager stating that they take these type of threats really seriously and that they “forwarded her IP address to the authorities and the F.B.I.”



    Frightened by the serious tone of American Airlines’ response, the teenager immediately began explaining that it was only meant to be a joke, with quotable tweets like “omfg i was kidding”, “I’m so sorry, I’m scared now”, “I was joking and it was my friend, not me, take her IP address, not mine”, and lastly, “I was kidding pls don’t i’m just a girl pls.”



    h4. The Arrest

    On the following day, it was reported that the teenager lived in Rotterdam in the Netherlands and she was promptly arrested by the Dutch police authorities.




    Search Interest

    [not yet available]

    External References


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  • 04/14/14--12:51: Funny Exam Answers
  • About

    Funny Exam Answers are photographs of humorous responses to questions on student tests that typically obfuscate or misinterpret the intended meaning.

    Origin

    The earliest known funny exam answers posted online were highlighted on the BBC News[5] Lancanshire blog on August 28th, 2002, which cited a reader named Sam as the source of the answers.


    • Monotony means being married to the same person for all your life.
    • Use the word “judicious” in a sentence to show you understand its meaning – "Hands that judicious can be as soft as your face..
    • How important are elections to a democratic society? – Sex can only happen when a male gets an election



    • What is Britain’s highest award for valour in war?
      Nelson’s Column
    • What’s a Hindu?
      It lays eggs
    • Name the four seasons
      Salt, mustard, pepper, vinegar
    • What changes happen to your body as you age?
      When you get old, so do your bowels and you get inter-continental
    • What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on? They’ll insist you’re well endowed if you’re buying a house
    • What is a co-operative? It’s a kind of shop that is not as dear as places like Marks and Spencer
    • What is artificial respiration commonly known as?
      The Kiss of Death
    • What are steroids?
      Things for keeping the carpet on the stairs
    • What is a common treatment for a badly bleeding nose? Circumcision
    • “I’ve said goodbye to my boyhood, now I’m looking forward to my adultery.”
    • “I always know when its time to get up when I hear my mother sharpening the toast.”
    • “Christians go on pilgrimage to Lord’s.”
    • “A major disease associated with smoking is premature death.”
    • “The equator is a menagerie lion running around the earth through Africa.”
    • “Artificial insemination is when the farmer does it to the cow instead of the bull.”
    • “Cows produce large amounts of methane, so the problem could be solved by fitting them with catalytic converters.”
    • “The process of flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.”
    • “The moon is a planet just like the earth, only it is even deader”
    • “Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire.”
    • “A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold.”
    • “Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas.”
    • “The body consists of three parts – the brainium, the borax and the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains
      the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowels, of which there are five – a, e, i, o and u.”
    • “Momentum: What you give a person when they are going away.”
    • “Planet: A body of earth surrounded by sky.”
    • “Rhubarb: A kind of celery gone bloodshot.”
    • “Before giving a blood transfusion find out if the blood is affirmative or negative.”
    • “To remove dust from the eye, pull the eye down over the nose.”
    • “For a nosebleed: put the nose much lower than the body until the heart stops.”
    • “For drowning: climb on top of the person and move up and down to make Artificial Perspiration.”

    “For Fainting: Rub the person’s chest or, if a lady, rub her arm above the hand instead. Or put the head between the knees of the nearest
    medical doctor.”

    • “To prevent contraception: wear a condominium.”
    • “For head cold: use an agonizer to spray the nose until it drops in your throat.”
    • “To keep milk from turning sour: keep it in the cow.”
    • “The pistol of a flower is its only protection against insects.”
    • “The alimentary canal is located in the northern part of Indiana.”
    • “The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and the outsides have been taken off. The purpose of the skeleton is
      something to hitch meat to.”
    • “A permanent set of teeth consists of eight canines, eight cuspids, two molars, and eight cuspidors.”
    • “The tides are a fight between the Earth and Moon. All water tends towards the moon, because there is no water in the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.”
    • “A fossil is an extinct animal. The older it is, the more extinct it is.”


    Spread

    On May 19th, 2004, Red and White KOP Forums[1] member Roger reposted many of the same answers from the BBC blog post in a thread claiming they were collected from the previous year’s General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exam in Swindon, England. On November 30th, 2005, Blogspot[6] user JustSomeGibberish highlighted several pictures of funny exam answers (shown below).



    On June 12th, 2006, Snopes Forums[8] member Midgard_Dragon posted a thread questioning the authenticity off an email forward containing purported funny exam answers. On January 24th, 2007, eBaum’s World[7] user ebaum uploaded a picture of a math exam question with an elephant drawn on the visual aid (shown below).



    On February 15th, 2009, the exam answer photo site FunnyExam[4] was launched, which collected upwards of 450 submissions in the next six years. On March 9th, a photograph of a math exam answer joking that a woman’s gender prevented her from providing being correct was submitted to the 4chan image archive Chan4chan[9] (shown below).



    On May 31st, 2010, a Facebook[2] page titled “Funny Exam Answers” was launched, which highlights notable examples of funny exam answer photographs. On December 1st, 2011, Redditor madcowrocks submitted a picture of a test question asking for “an example of a risk” to the /r/funny[3] subreddit, where it gathered more than 10,900 up votes and 440 comments prior to being archived (shown below).



    On September 5th, 2012, CollegeHumor[11] posted a compilation of joke test answers titled “13 Pictures of Smart-Ass Answers.” On May 19th, 2013, Redditor allenme213 posted a picture of a young child’s answer to a question about earning money at home to /r/funny,[12] gaining over 25,700 up votes and 400 comments prior to being archived (shown below).



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

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  • 04/14/14--15:03: Titanic
  • About

    Titanic is an American romantic drama film

    Related Memes

    “Draw me like one of your French girls.”

    “Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls” is an expression Titanic which is often used to caption photos of people or animals laying down in an alluring pose. In a scene in the film after seeing nude drawings Jack Dawson (DiCaprio) had done, Rose (Winslet) tells him, “Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls” (shown below).[2]




    Notable Examples




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  • 04/14/14--16:52: Elvin Yung
  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/472845102823669/


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  • 04/15/14--04:39: 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick
  • About

    “1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick” is a shock video. It consists of a Chinese student, who has been identified as “Lin Jun” or “Justin Lin” being mutilated by a gay adult magazine star, Luka Rocco Magnotta. He was also pursued by numerous Animal Rights groups following a prior incident where uploaded videos of him feeding a kitten to a python and drowning cats in a bathtub.

    The name is a parody of 2 Girls 1 Cup, 3 Guys 1 Hammer etc.

    Origin

    Luka Rocco Magnotta, born “Eric Clinton Kirk Newman” uploaded the 11-minute video onto the shock site, Bestgore on May 25th, 2012. The video has “True Faith” by New Order running in the background, and features the victim having his limbs severed and his body sliced with a knife. Magnotta also performs necrophilia on the body as well as cuts of a part of the body, sticking it on a knife. There was no evidence that cannibalism was actually performed on the body. The poster for the 1942 film “Casablanca” was also visible on the wall.

    Spread

    The video was mainly passed around on image boards and forums such as 4chan. The video was uploaded to YouTube before being taken off almost immediately. It was removed from Bestgore. com by Montreal police, yet it still remains on some sites such as The YNC, Gore2Gasm and GoreGrish.

    Similarly to 2 Girls 1 Cup, Kids in a Sandbox and 3 Guys 1 Hammer, reaction videos were posted online.

    Notable Examples


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  • 04/15/14--12:30: Boyfriend Twins
  • About

    Boyfriend Twins is a single topic blog dedicated to sharing photos of men in relationships with men who resemble them.

    Origin

    The Tumblr blog Boyfriend Twins[1] was launched on April 6th, 2014, by an anonymous Tumblr user. The creator told Buzzfeed[2] he created the blog in order to “start a conversation about narcissism, exhibitionism and sexuality.” In the interview he also revealed the original name for the blog was “doppelbangers.”



    Spread

    On April 7th, the Tumblr was covered by LOGO network’s blog NewNowNext[5], which collected some of the best examples.The following day Buzzfeed published an interview with the blog’s creator, and Boyfriend Twins was covered by The Huffington Post[3] on April 9th. The next day Salon[4] published a post titled “The “Boyfriend Twin” and Our Tendency to Date People Who Look Like Us” which examined the phenomena of dating someone who looks similar to you, and the possible psychological implications of having a partner with a similar appearance.

    Notable Examples





    External References


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  • 04/15/14--12:33: US Airways Porn Tweet Gaffe
  • About

    US Airways Porn Tweet Gaffe refers to a lewd photograph of a woman toying herself with a scale model airplane that was accidentally tweeted by the official Twitter feed for the American airline company US Airways in April 2014.

    Background

    On March 19th, 2014, Redditor Whisper38 submitted a photograph of a nude woman inserting a model airplane into her vagina to the /r/spacedicks[5] subreddit, joking that the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 had been found. On April 14th, @USAirways mistakenly tweeted a link to the pornographic image in response to at least two separate customers’ complaints about the airline’s service. Later that same day, the company explained that the image in question had been originally posted to its Twitter feed, and in the process of flagging the post for removal, it was inadvertently pasted into the replies to the customers.



    US Airways Apology

    One hour later, @USAirways posted a tweet apologizing for the graphic image, announcing they were “investigating” the matter. Within 24 hours, the tweet gained over 13,500 retweets and 10,500 favorites.




    In a statement released later that day, a US Airways spokesperson claimed that the tweet was made in error and was not the result of a hack or malicious employee:

    “We apologize for the inappropriate image we recently shared in a Twitter response. Our investigation has determined that the image was initially posted to our Twitter feed by another user. We captured the tweet to flag it as inappropriate. Unfortunately the image was inadvertently included in a response to a customer. We immediately realized the error and removed our tweet. We deeply regret the mistake and we are currently reviewing our processes to prevent such errors in the future.”[16]

    Online Reaction

    Following the tweet gaffe, many Twitter users replied to @USAirways with jokes about the pornographic image.



    According to the Twitter analytics site Topsy,[6] there were over 100,000 replies to the @USAirways Twitter feed on April 14th (shown below).



    That day, several posts about the tweet gaffe reached the front page of Reddit, including submissions on /r/cringe,[8] /r/offbeat,[1] /r/facepalm,[2] /r/nottheonion[3] and /r/news.[4]

    News Media Coverage

    Shortly after the US Airways apologized for the tweet, BuzzFeed[7] posted a screenshot of the deleted image, claiming that it had originated from a “German-language amateur porn and shock site." In the following 24 hours, the U.S. Airways’ tweet, which came off the heels of a terrorist threat directed at American Airline on Twitter that very same day, was quickly picked up by several other news sites, including The Daily Dot,[9]USA Today,[10]CNN Money,[11] The Huffington Post,[12] Mashable,[13] Jezebel,[14] Business Insider[15] and The Washington Post.[16]

    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 04/15/14--13:02: Like Skyrim With Guns
  • About

    “Like Skyrim With Guns” is an expression used within the video game community to mock overly enthusiastic reviews of games.

    Origin

    In October of 2008, PC Gamer Sweden published their review of Fallout 3, in which they compared the game to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion with guns. Neoseeker covered the story.

    On November 25th, 2012, the gaming YouTube channel Machinima published their review of UbiSoft’s Far Cry 3 , in which they compared the game to " Skyrim with guns".

    Spread

    When Ubisoft released the game, they used the quote from Machinima in their advertisements for the game.

    Almost immediately, the quote became mocked by the gaming community. The day the advertising campaign began, Inside Gaming Daily published an article musing upon the choice of words. On November 30th, Machinima’s Adam Kovic posted a video defending his “Skyrim with guns” quote (shown below).



    On December 6th, Redditor ronasd4 submitted a promotional image for the 2008 roleplaying game Fallout 3 titled “This is the original ‘Skyrim With Guns’” to the /r/gaming[1] subreddit (shown below, left). On December 12th, 2012, redditor “thedz” submitted the post “Wow, Far Cry 3 really IS Skyrim With Guns” to the r/gaming[2] subreddit (shown below, right).

    Several different variations of the phrase have been used to describe other games, in a mocking fashion of the original review. (HELPNEEDED)

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 04/15/14--14:02: Wheel of Fortune
  • About

    Wheel of Fortune is an American game show that first aired in 1975. The game involves

    History

    Wheel of Fortune premiered on January 6th, 1975.

    Online Presence

    Wheel of Fortune official Twitter account[1] has over 74,000 followers and its Facebook page[2] has over 540,000 likes.

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Twitter – Wheel of Fortune

    [2]Facebook – Wheel of Fortune


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  • 04/15/14--05:03: Tomodachi Life
  • Overview

    Tomodachi Life is a life simulation handheld video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS, and the direct sequel to the Japan-exclusive Nintendo DS title, Tomodachi Collection.

    History

    Initially released in Japan on April 18th, 2013, Tomodachi Life is set for release in North America and Europe on June 6th, 2014.

    Gameplay

    The game takes place on Chin island inhabited by various Miis, which the player can import from their 3DS, Kapusta device, other devices, or QR codes, or create from scratch using the 3DS’ camera or the in-game creation tools. These Miis can be given their own voice, which is spoken in vocal synthesizer software, and a unique personality based on slider inputs given. Miis can then perform various actions, such as eating, trying on different outfits and doing many leisurely activities. As more Miis are introduced, many strange and curious interactions can occur between Miis, such as friendship, romance, rivalry, and even bizarre musical numbers.

    see also: http://knowyourmeme.com/search?context=images&sort=relevance&q=tags%3ATomodachi+Life


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