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- 04/17/14--14:11: _Microsoft
- 04/17/14--16:50: _Bonzi Buddy
- 04/18/14--08:46: _It's a Metaphor
- 04/18/14--11:23: _MAGCON Tour
- 04/18/14--11:27: _4chan Best Book Rea...
- 04/18/14--13:26: _#PotToBlame
- 04/18/14--14:30: _Kiss Stir Fry
- 04/18/14--22:30: _White With Red
- 04/19/14--15:54: _Renaissance Art
- 04/20/14--00:20: _Easter 4/20
- 04/20/14--04:50: _Thomas the Tank Engine
- 04/20/14--23:10: _oh shit nigger what...
- 04/21/14--08:35: _Awkward Moment Seal
- 04/21/14--12:23: _Song Lyric Flowcharts
- 04/21/14--15:22: _Yarosh's Business Card
- 04/21/14--20:58: _Droppin' Around in ...
- 04/22/14--02:15: _Earth Day 2014
- 04/22/14--05:57: _Gippo Dudee
- 04/22/14--10:15: _Basic Bitch
- 04/22/14--11:11: _Scooby-Doo
- 04/17/14--14:11: Microsoft
- 04/17/14--16:50: Bonzi Buddy
- 04/18/14--08:46: It's a Metaphor
- 04/18/14--11:23: MAGCON Tour
- Cameron Dallas -3.9 million followers
- Mahogany LOX- over 320,000 followers
- Aaron Carpenter-over 550,000 followers
- Jack and Jack-3.2 million followers
- Shawn Mendes- 2.1 million followers
- Matthew Espinosa-3 million followers
- Nash Grier-7.2 million followers
- Hayes Grier-2 million followers
- Carter Reynolds-2.5 million followers
- Jacob Whitesides-over 250,000 followers
- Taylor Caniff-1.1 million
- 04/18/14--11:27: 4chan Best Book Read Raid
- 04/18/14--13:26: #PotToBlame
- 04/18/14--14:30: Kiss Stir Fry
- 04/18/14--22:30: White With Red
- 04/19/14--15:54: Renaissance Art
- 04/20/14--00:20: Easter 4/20
- 04/20/14--04:50: Thomas the Tank Engine
- 04/20/14--23:10: oh shit nigger what are you doing
- 04/21/14--08:35: Awkward Moment Seal
- 04/21/14--12:23: Song Lyric Flowcharts
- 04/21/14--15:22: Yarosh's Business Card
- 04/21/14--20:58: Droppin' Around in a Fancy Car
- 04/22/14--02:15: Earth Day 2014
- 04/22/14--05:57: Gippo Dudee
- 04/22/14--10:15: Basic Bitch
- 04/22/14--11:11: Scooby-Doo
Microsoft is an American consumer electronics company founded by Bill Gates and known for its Windows personal computer operating system.
Microsoft was officially established by founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4th, 1975, with Gates as the company’s CEO. In 1979, the company moved its headquarters to Bellevue, Washington. In 1980, Microsoft released a version of the Unix operating system called Xenix.
Paint (sometimes called Microsoft Paint or MS Paint) is a graphics painting program developed by Microsoft. It has been included in all versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system from version 1.0 (as Paintbrush). Its simplicity of usage and the lack of advanced image manipulation features made the art created on the program distinct due to its amateurishness and lack of detail.
Clippit, better known as Clippy, is the default animated character in the English Windows version of Microsoft Office Assistant, an interactive user’s guide that came pre-installed with Microsoft Office bundles from 1997-2003.
Internet Explorer (often abbreviated as IE) is a web browsing software that is included in all versions of Microsoft Windows Operation Systems since Windows 95. Though once regarded as the most widely used web browser, being utilized by more than 95% of all web browsers at its height in 2002 and 2003, the popularity of Internet Explorer began to decline after the launch of other browsing applications like open source Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Google Chrome in the following years. Due to its enduring association with novice Internet users, or noobs, Internet Explorer has been a popular subject of parodies and ridicule on the web.
Xbox is a gaming brand distributed by Microsoft that was launched in 2001, with consoles in the sixth through eighth generations. The brand also incorporates an online service known as Xbox Live, which allows users to play multiplayer games over the server as well as download new content.
Blue Screen of Death
Blue Screen of Death (also shortened as “BSoD”) refers to the notorious “stop error” message displayed in Microsoft Windows operating systems. Because the BSoD message indicates an unrecoverable system crash or freeze and leaves the user no option but to reboot the computer, the blue screen has been both feared and ridiculed by Windows OS users ever since its introduction through Windows 3.1 in March 1992.
Delete System 32
Delete System32 is a popular trolling scheme used to hoax inexperienced PC users into deleting the Windows system directory called System32. It is essential to the running of Windows OS and without it, the computer would not work at all.
Microsoft Sam Can’t Say Soi
Microsoft Sam Can’t Say Soi is a series YTMND pages and YouTube videos mocking the Microsoft Sam text-to-speech application’s inability to say the word “soi.”
Microsoft XP Bliss Wallpaper
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 desktop background image.
Steve Ballmer Monkey Dance refers to video footage of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer jumping around enthusiastically during the opening of his presentation at Microsoft’s 25th Anniversary event in September 2000. Along with another conference footage of Ballmer repeatedly chanting the word “developers!” on stage, the video was uploaded onto YouTube in March 2006 and has since spawned a number of remixes and parodies mocking Ballmer’s over-the-top delivery.
Windows 7 Launch Party
Microsoft Ad Photoshop Controversy
Microsoft Photoshop FAIL Controversy refers to an incident involving a photoshopped Microsoft advertisement in which a black man’s head was replaced with a white man in the Polish version of the ad. The discrepancy between the images caused many to accuse the multinational corporation of racism and inspired the creation of many photoshopped variations of the image.
Bonzi Buddy is a malware designed to look like an aiding and organizing program with the ability to tell jokes, organize events, etc. Bonzi Buddy has became famous for it’s annoying voice (utilizing the Microsoft text-to-speech capabilities), random and interrupting conversations with the viewer, etc.
Bonzi Buddy was made by an organization known as Bonzi Software in the early 2000s. The program was originally meant as an ad ware, but summarily became a spyware/malware tool. The software existed until 2004, when Bonzi Software went out of business. However, Bonzi Buddy can still be downloaded from a fan site (link unavaliable for virus protection).
In February of 2014, Joel from the internet streaming site Vinesauce featured a video in which the streamer destroyed an emulated Windows XP computer utilizing multiple viruses and malwares, including Bonzi Buddy. The program was the reason for the destruction of said computer by deletion of system 32, after the program told a joke.
Childs Protection lawsuit
On February 18th, 2008, the Federal Trade commission instructed the company of Bonzi Software to pay over 75,000$ for violating the terms of the Childrens Online Privacy Protection act by collecting information from children under the legal age described in the act.
It’s a Metaphor refers to a photo meme inspired by a scene from the 2014 teen drama The Fault in Our Stars which features the teenage protagonist holding an unlit cigarette in his mouth as a metaphor. The meme involves two types of images, a photo edited so someone’s mouth is filled with a comical amount of cigarettes or edited so their mouth is filled with something else dangerous.
On April 13th, 2014, a clip from the teen drama The Fault in Our Stars was played at the MTV Movie Awards. The film is an adaptation of the John Green young adult novel which was released on January 10th, 2012. The clip features Gus, a teenager at a cancer support group, puts a cigarette in his mouth in the company of Hazel Grace, a teenager with lung cancer. When Hazel expresses digust that he would smoke, Gus explains:
“It’s a metaphor see. You put the thing that does the killing right between your teeth, but you never give it the power to kill you.
The clip was uploaded to Mega Trailers’ YouTube channel on April 14th. In less than a week the video gained over 270,000 views.
On April 15th, Tumblr user 1-800-health-inspector posted a GIF of King of the Hill character Bobby in front of a large pile of cigarette butts. In less than a week the post gained over 300 notes.
The hashtag #itsametaphor was tweeted out over 3,800 in the week following the release of the clip.
On April 17th, The Fault in Our Stars author John Green posted an anymous question about the meme and his reply to his Tumblr blog:
“How do you feel about “It’s a metaphor” jokes blowing up on tumblr?
I think they are hilarious. I’m particularly fond of this one."
The post he referred to (shown below) was posted by Tumblr user mamalovebone on April 15th. In less than one week it gained over 53,000 notes.
MAGCON (Meet and Greet Convention) was a planned tour event featuring a group of teenage comedians and musicians on the video-sharing site Vine. After touring for six months, the organizer announced in April 2014 that the remainder of the tour schedule had to be cancelled as a result of the group’s disbandment, prompting hundreds of thousands of fans to lament the breakup of the Vine supergroup on Twitter.
MAGCON was created by Bart Bordelon in September 2013, after he met and became friendly with a young Vine star. In addition to a way for Viners to meet with their fans, the Con was started as a way to support an Anti-Bullying Campaign. As of April 2014, the tour has made stops in eight US cities: Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Washington DC, Nashville, Bay Area, Chicago, and San Diego. The tour began by stoping in Houston, Texas on September 28, 2013. Tickets are grouped into three tiers of admission: general admission, priority admission, and VIP Experience. General admission allows ticket holders to enter the Main Event Room to watch Viners perform and purchase merchandise, but does not allow them to meet the Viners. Priority admission allows ticket holders all the privileges of general admission and a meet and greet with the Viners, if there’s time. VIP Experience allows ticket holders to have a guaranteed meet and greet, one MAGCON Signature T-Shirt, and a general admission ticket for the opposite day.
The tour group is made up of 12 Vine stars, both comedians and musicians.
Between September 2013 and March 2014, the tour made stops in eight US cities: Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Washington DC, Nashville, Bay Area, Chicago, and San Diego, during which the members continued to update their Vine feeds with videos from the events (shown below).
Tour stops featured photo opportunities with the Viners for fans, a dance party featuring DJ Mahogany LOX, performances by the musician Viners that sometimes gave the opportunity for fans to come on stage, and the opportunity for fans to buy merchandise.
On April 17th, 2014, a few member of the MAGCON announced the tour would be disbanding. Carter Reynolds tweeted that he would miss his fellow Viners, saying:
I’m gonna miss the family. Love y’all. pic.twitter.com/DcOp3zN8bz— Carter Reynolds (@Mr_Carterr) April 18, 2014
Other MAGCON members tweeted about the tour disbanding, included Jack Johnson.
That same day, fans began using the hashtag #cutformagcon, a call to post self harm photos (often staged) similar to #cuttingforbieber. In less than 24 hours, the hashtag was tweeted out over 20,000 times. Other related trending hashtags included #RIPMagcon, which was tweeted out over 66,000 times, and #Magcon, which jumped from approximately 52,000 mentions on April 16th to more than 731,000 mentions on the morning of April 18th.
Nash Grier’s Response
Also on April 18th, Nash Grier posted a video to his YouTube channel titled “MAGCON ENDING!?” (shown below). In the video, Grier explains that because his management team, which consists of his father and two family friends, could not reach an agreement with the director of MAGCON, the tour under that name would be disbanding, though he still plans on touring with his fellow Viners because of his desire to spend time with them and to meet his fans. He ended the video with a long list of assurances that the group would still be creating content together while Bob Marley’s “Everything is Going to be Alright,” played in the background.
The keyword “MAGCON” was ranked the fifth most searched term on Google on April 18th.
4chan Best Book Read Raid was a prank orchestrated by members of 4chan which targeted an online poll ranking life-changing books by the website Best Book Read.
On April 7th, 2014, the website Best Book Read published a promotional video for their online poll ranking books that “transformed your life forever.”
On April 17th, 2014, a thread was submitted to 4chan which urged users to vote the 1925 autobiographical manifesto Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler to the top of the Best Book Read poll.
The same day on April 17th, Redditor majorwtf submitted several screenshots of the Best Book Reads poll to the /r/4chan subreddit, where it gained over 1,700 up votes and 230 comments in the first 24 hours. The images showed Mein Kampf topping the the poll at #1, with subsequent titles referencing Nazis, pedophilia, suicide, 4chan’s founder moot and racial and homophobic slurs (shown below).
The same day, Redditor majorwtf submitted the Best Book Read poll to the /r/offbeat subreddit, where it gathered more than 1,700 up votes and 200 comments. Also on April 17th, the Internet news site The Daily Dot published an article about the prank, comparing it to a raid on Mountain Dew’s “Dub the Dew” contest in 2012. On April 18th, the Best Book Read website began forwarding to the Mindvalley Academy online university website.
The Daily Dot – Hey Internet 4chan has some book recommendations for you
#PotToBlame is a Twitter hashtag started by television personality Nancy Grace in a series of tweets vilifying the use of marijuana as a recreational drug. Upon its introduction in April 2014, days before the annual celebration of cannabis culture on April 20th, the hashtag was promptly hijacked by marijuana enthusiasts on Reddit and turned into a catchall term for sharing positive stories and inspirational messages.
On April 16th, 2014, Grace posted several tweets with the hashtag #PotToBlame, referencing reports that Denver resident Richard Kirk shot and killed his wife after ingesting marijuana .
Daddy allegedly snacks on marijuana and kills his wife! Is #PotToBlame?— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) April 16, 2014
Cops say daddy eats marijuana & goes crazy. He shoots his wife in the head while she pleads with 9-1-1 for help! #PotToBlame?
— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) April 17, 2014
If pot makes you mellow and laid back, why does this guy allegedly turn berserk and gun down his wife? #PotToBlame?
— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) April 17, 2014
How many people must die before this stops?! #PotToBlame?
— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) April 17, 2014
On the same day, actor Seth Rogen replied to one of Grace’s #PotToBlame tweets, calling the television personality a “fucking dumbass.” In the first 48 hours, the tweet gained over 22,700 favorites and 19,300 retweets.
On April 17th, the @NancyGraceHLN Twitter feed sent a reply to Rogen which thanked him for watching Grace’s tweets.
On the same day, Redditor sillywill posted a screenshot of Rogen’s tweet to the marijuana enthusiast subreddit /r/trees, where it accumulated upwards of 8,000 up votes and 400 comments in the following 24 hours. On April 18th, Redditor SoNerdy submitted a post to the /r/trees subreddit urging subscribers to takeover the #PotToBlame hashtag with stories about harmless side effects associated with marijuana consumption. Within 18 hours, the post received more than 5,300 up votes and 580 comments. On the same day, the /r/pottoblame subreddit was launched for discussions regarding the hashtag takeover. Also on April 18th, Redditor wishful_synic posted a screenshot of several notable tweets parodying the #PotToBlame hashtag to /r/trees, where it gained over 11,800 up votes and 270 comments in six hours (shown below).
Kiss Stir Fry, also known as difficultly kissing contest (Chinese: 高难度接吻大赛) and “pattern kiss contest” (Chinese: 花样Kiss大赛), is a Chinese video fad in which a person is bent over in front of a partners waist who proceeds to flip them over into a seated position and kisses them on the lips. Recordings of the maneuver are often shared online in the form of animated GIFs on the Chinese social networking and microblogging site Weibo.
On April 17th, 2014, the Guangzhoi Daily Weibo feed highlighted GIF examples of young Chinese residents attempting to perform the Kiss Stir Fry manuever (shown below).
On April 18th, 2014, the Chinese news blog The Nanfang published an article about the trend, highlighting several animated GIFs showing both successes and fails of the Kiss Stir Fry.
That same day, the social media news site SocialNewsDaily reported on the Chinese video fad.
White with red (also known as the keyhole creepypasta) is a fictional horror story that takes a place on an old and mysterious hotel, which the pragtagonist noticed a weird room that has an interesting story.
A man went to a hotel and walked up to the front desk to check in. The woman at the desk gave him his key and told him that on the way to his room, there was a door with no number that was locked and no one was allowed in there. Especially no one should look inside the room, under any circumstances. So he followed the instructions of the woman at the front desk, going straight to his room, and going to bed.
The next night his curiosity would not leave him alone about the room with no number on the door. He walked down the hall to the door and tried the handle. Sure enough it was locked. He bent down and looked through the wide keyhole. Cold air passed through it, chilling his eye. What he saw was a hotel bedroom, like his, and in the corner was a woman whose skin was completely white. She was leaning her head against the wall, facing away from the door. He stared in confusion for a while. He almost knocked on the door, out of curiosity, but decided not to.
This disinclination saved his life. He crept away from the door and walked back to his room. The next day, he returned to the door and looked through the wide keyhole. This time, all he saw was redness. He couldn’t make anything out besides a distinct red color, unmoving. Perhaps the inhabitants of the room knew he was spying the night before, and had blocked the keyhole with something red.
At this point he decided to consult the woman at the front desk for more information. She sighed and said, “Did you look through the keyhole?” The man told her that he had and she said, “Well, I might as well tell you the story. A long time ago, a man murdered his wife in that room, and her ghost haunts it. But these people were not ordinary. They were white all over, except for their eyes, which were red.”
The use of Renaissance Art as an Image Macro, Meme, or Parody.
The Renaissance marks the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the Modern world. Early Renaissance, mostly in Italy, bridges the art period during the fifteenth century, between the Middle Ages and the High Renaissance in Italy. It is generally known that Renaissance matured in Northern Europe later, in 16th century.
Renaissance Art memes have been showing up on the internet since around 2009 with memes like The Last Supper Parodies,Joseph Ducreux, and Give Her The Dick. Since then many other image macros and parodies of Renaissance Art have surfaced. Even though Renaissance Art didn’t become popular on the internet until much later, Terry Gilliam of Monty Python’s Flying Circus was using Renaissance Art in his cartoon sketches in the late 60’s. The famous foot in the opening credits is taken from Agnolo Bronzino’s “Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time”.
Chinese State TV Censorship
In 2012 CCTV censored the private parts of Michelangelo’s David during a newscast about an exhibit at the National Museum of China. Because of the government’s anti-vulgarity Internet censorship campaign and their decision to censor the content of TV and online photo albums. Images of Renaissance paintings where censored on the grounds of indecent display of nudity. The Chinese internet reacted by photoshopping garments over nudity in classical artwork.
Ministry of Tofu – Chinese State TV Censors Genitals of Michelangelo’s David
Tea Leaf Nation – Meme Watch: Put Some Clothes On Those Classic Paintings
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Easter 4/20 is a holiday event of both Easter Day and 4/20 on Sunday, April 20th, 2014. It’s the only one day and year of possibly a lifetime that will flood a massive amount of jokes and memes about the combined holidays.
Washington Post – Here’s how many times Easter will fall on 4/20 in the next 1000 years
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Thomas the Tank Engine is a British children’s television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network on 4 September 1984. It is based on The Railway Series of books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher Awdry. These books deal with the adventures of a group of anthropomorphised locomotives and road vehicles who live on the fictional Island of Sodor.
Before the airing of the first episode of Thomas & Friends on 4 September 1984, previous attempts had been made to adapt Awdry’s stories for television. The first occurred in 1953, when the editor of the Railway Series books Eric Marriott was approached by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), who wished to use live-action model trains to re-create two stories from Awdry’s first book, The Three Railway Engines. The engines were portrayed by 00 gauge Hornby Dublo models, and authentic sets produced in the styles of the original illustrations were produced; the first episode, based on ‘The Sad Story of Henry’, was broadcast live on the evening of Sunday 14 June 1953 from Lime Grove Studios.
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‘oh shit nigger what are you doing’ is a phrase frequently used throughout the prefectures of 4chan, Reddit and other popular image boards. The phrase is used to delineate a feeling of bafflement to another users questionable or bewildering actions. It is commonly accompanied by a reaction face expressing confusion, though it is most commonly used over an exploitable image of a man poking a nail into his forehead.
The earliest discernible use of the phrase was on the image database chan4chan, in this image uploaded by user iprobablyhateyou on January 12, 2010.
The image itself originated on iStock photo on the 16th of August, 2004.
Awkward Moment Seal is an advice animal image macro series featuring a seal with a wide-eyed, closed mouth expression that seems to imply embarrassment. The captions describe common awkward situations that would cause someone embarrassment of a feeling of social discomfort similar to socially awkward penguin.
On October 19th, 2013, Twitter user @SoVeryAwkward (Awkward Seal) sent out their first tweet. As of April 2014, the Twitter account is verified and has over
That awkward moment when you have over 500 songs on your iPod but you aren’t in the mood to listen to any of them.— Awkward Seal (@SoVeryAwkward) October 19th, 2013
On April 17th, 2014, Redditor walrusmeats submitted the photo featuring a seal which appeared embarrassed with the caption “I need to shit but my girlfriend won’t go home,” to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit. Walrusmeats titled the image “Introducing squeamish seal,” and in less than a week the image gained over 400 comments and over 17,000 upvotes.
An example of the image macro landed on Reddit’s front page on April 21st. It received more than 3,000 upvotes in less than 24 hours.
On April 18th the meme was covered by Mashable and UpRoxx. The same day examples of the meme was also featured on the Tumblr blog TastefullyOffensive. In less than a week the post gained over 13,000 notes.
Song Lyric Flowcharts are a series of graphic charts and diagrams that visualize the lyrics of popular songs in a sequential order, in similar vein to the use of LOLgraphs.
On August 17th, 2009, Tumblr user Jeannr posted a flowchart outlining the lyrics for the 1983 soft rock song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler (shown below). In the first five years, the post gathered upwards of 2,700 notes.
One of the earliest known online projects devoted to flowchart visualization of popular song lyrics was launched as a single webpage under the domain Jamphat.com in November 2007. The site featured a series of Microsoft Office charts breaking down the semantics of hip hop & rap song lyrics.
On August 18th, 2009, BuzzFeed reposted Jeannr’s flowchart. On December 11th, the “Total Eclipse of the Heart” flowchart was highlighted by the Internet news blog Urlesque in an article about notable Internet flowcharts. The same day, Tumblr user loveallthis posted a flowchart for the 1968 rock song “Hey Jude” by The Beatles, which credited Jeannr’s original chart an inspiration (shown below). In five years, the post gained over 16,800 notes. On July 13th, 2010, a flowchart for the 1980 new wave song "Whip It’ by Devo was submitted to the /r/pics subreddit (shown below, right).
On October 20th, YouTuber lyricalflowcharts uploaded a video showing the creation of another flowchart for The Beatles’ song “Hey Jude” (shown below). In the next four years, the video garnered more than 180,000 views and 150 comments.
On January 31st, 2014, the Redbull music blog highlighted a flowchart illustrating the lyrics for the 1971 rock song “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin (shown below). In the following three months, the post gathered more than 2,000 Facebook likes and 280 tweets.
Yarosh’s Business Card (Ukrainian: ВизиткаЯроша) refers to a business card for the Ukrainian presidential candidate Dmytro Yarosh that was purportedly discovered at the scene of a deadly shootout in Slovyansk, Ukraine on April 20th, 2014. In the hours after the incident, reports of the shootout and the discovery of Yarosh’s business card quickly circulated throughout Russian news media, while Ukrainians on Twitter responded to the accusations of Yarosh’s involvement by creating photoshopped parodies of the so-called crime scene evidence.
On April 20th, 2014, the Russian news outlet Life News reported that a business card belonging to Dmytro Yarosh, the leader of the Ukrainian nationalist political party Right Sector and a candidate for the upcoming Ukrainian presidential election, was discovered in the aftermath of a shootout in Sloviansk, Ukraine (shown below). The incident, which occurred at a checkpoint controlled by pro-Russian activists at approximately 3:00 AM, claimed the lives of three people and left three injured. Following the alleged discovery of the business card, the Russian Foreign Ministry officially blamed the attack on members of Right Sector Ukrainian political party.
Right Sector Response
On the same day, Right Sector spokesperson Artem Skoropadskiy called the allegations of Yarosh’s involvement in the shootout “absurd” and a “staged act of provocation” targeting far-right groups in eastern Ukraine.
Shortly after Life News released a photograph of the business card, Twitter users began posting photoshopped images with superimposed cutouts of the card accompanied by the hashtag “#ВизиткаЯроша” (shown below).
— Nikita Khairudinov (@nickson_9) April 20, 2014
— zhgun (@zhgun) April 20, 2014
Meanwhile, the novelty Twitter account @vizitkayarosha was launched, highlighting notable examples of the photoshop meme. According to the Twitter analytics site Topsy, over 44,000 tweets containing the hashtag “#ВизиткаЯроша” were posted within the first 24 hours.
Droppin’ Around in a Fancy Car is a video that is derived from the Donkey Kong Country animated series episode Hooray for Holly-Kongo Bongo, which aired in North America on January 7th, 2000.
The video revolves around a particular part of the aforementioned episode in which Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong and Cranky Kong sing a song entitled I’m Gonna Be a Star. A section of the song involves Donkey Kong singing “We’ll be driving around in a fancy car!” whilst being propelled through the air. This line is the most defining part of the meme.
On June 20th, 2011, YouTube user IAMGOOMBA created a short music video entitled Wiz Khalifa – Droppin’ Around in a Fancy Car, which mixes some of the lyrics of the song with the music of American rapper Wiz Khalifa’s Black and Yellow, which was released on September 14th, 2010.
As of April 21st, 2014, the video has amassed over 48,000 views and over 950 likes.
Since the creation of the video, it has had a small, but notable, spread as a meme.
On Aug 17th, 2011, YouTube user ThemOldaBoys uploaded a very short video entitled Burn Marks (also known as Howdy Mrs. K, for obvious reasons), which had a section of the original video’s audio contribute to it. As of April 21st, 2014, the video has amassed over 250,000 views and over 4,000 likes. According to comments that have been made on the video, its considerable popularity growth was due to it being regularly reblogged on Tumblr. However, concrete evidence of this has yet to be found.
On June 14th, 2013, YouTube user EmperorLemon uploaded a video entitled The Krusty Krustacean’s Kantankerous Kommercial, which includes a link to a different version of the original video as part of a joke (around the 5:40 mark). This different version, entitled Droppin’ Around in a Fancy Sponge, uses clips from the television series SpongeBob SquarePants in place of clips from the Donkey Kong Country episode. It is currently on EmperorLemon’s alternate account, EmperorLime, and is otherwise inaccessible.
As of April 21st, 2014, The Krusty Krustacean’s Kantankerous Kommercial has amassed over 450,000 views and over 4,000 likes, while Droppin’ Around in a Fancy Sponge has amassed over 23,000 views and over 150 likes.
On September 10th, 2013, YouTube user TehShadzify uploaded a full-length music video entitled Droppin’ Around in Green and Purple, which contains a collaboration of the original video and animation from Team Fortress 2. As of April 21st, 2014, the video has amassed over 7,000 views and over 240 likes.
Videos from Other Users
Gippo Dudee is a famous namefig from 4chan’s [s4s] funposting board. He is widely regarded as one of the board’s best original posters and is thus held in high regard by almost all of those who frequent [s4s]. He is commonly associated with the phrase:
“Incase you didn’t know, /s4s/ is property of Gippo Dudee, so kindly fuck off. "
thus, it is seen that [s4s] regards Gippo Dudee as their king and captain. Despite the fact it is believed Gippo no longer posts using this name, those who admire his work continue to honor him by adopting his personage, flooding the board with daily reminders.
“Basic Bitch” is a pejorative term used to describe an individual who displays cliche, conformist or otherwise predictable character traits. The antithesis of a basic bitch is referred to as a “bad bitch.”
The exact origin of the term “basic bitch” is unknown. The earliest known use of the term online was submitted to Urban Dictionary on July 10th, 2009 by user Meeks901, who definined it as a woman with a dull personality.
On August 3rd, 2009, YouTuber SpokenReasons uploaded a video by comedian Roland Powell, who listed several examples of behaviors that make a woman a “basic bitch” (shown below).
On November 14th, 2011, the celebrity gossip Livejournal blog Oh No They Didn’t published an article titled “Basic Bitches 101,” which provided a list of celebrities classified as basic bitches. On June 14th, 2011, rapper Kreayshawn released the track “Gucci Gucci,” in which she refers to women who wear expensive handbags as “basic bitches.”
“Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada
Them basic bitches wear that shit so I don’t even bother”
On July 22nd, 2011, a Facebook page titled “I make bad bitches look like basic bitches” was launched. On June 26th, 2012, YouTuber lohanthony uploaded footage of himself swinging his leg around while repeating the phrase “calling all the basic bitches” (shown below, left). On July 26th, 2012, YouTuber ThisIsACommentary uploaded a video titled “How to Detect a Basic Bitch,” which listed examples of stereotypical behaviors associated with basic bitches (shown below, right). In the first two years, the videos received more than 2.2 million and 1.2 million views respectively.
On October 4th, 2013, the pop culture blog Mass Appeal published an article titled “Are You Dating a Basic Bitch?” On April 2nd, 2014, CollegeHumor released a comedy sketch titled “How to Tell if You’re a Basic Bitch,” in which a woman is diagnosed by a doctor as being “basic” (shown below). Within three weeks, the video gathered upwards of 2.8 million views and 2,800 comments.
On April 10th, Vice published an article titled “The Basic Bitches Guide to Coachella 2014,” mocking the stereotypical behavior of attendees at the annual Coachella music festival. On April 16th, BuzzFeed published a quiz inspired by the CollegeHumor sketch titled “How Basic Are You?”
Scooby-Doo is an American cartoon franchise created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears for Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1969. It centers on the adventures of four teenagers and the eponymous dog as they solve mysteries involving supposedly supernatural events. The franchise includes 12 different television series, 22 direct-to-video films, 10 made-for-television films, and 2 theatrically-released films.
In 1968, Fred Silverman, executive of CBS daytime programming, was looking for a show that would revitalize the channel’s Saturday morning cartoon line and please parent groups who were upset by more violent cartoons like Johnny Quest. Working with producers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, along with writers Ruby and Spears and character designer Iwao Takomoto, they came up with the idea for House Of Mystery. The show about five teenagers: Geoff, Mike, Kelly, Linda, Linda’s brother “W.W.” and their dog, Too Much, who were all members of the band “Mysteries Five”. The band would solve mysteries in between gigs.
As the ideas progressed, the rock band element was dropped, the number of teenagers dropped from five to four, being named Fred, Velma, Daphne, and Shaggy, and the dog was named Scooby-Doo, with the new name inspired by Frank Sinatra’s scat singing.
The original show, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, premiered on CBS on September 13th, 1969. It ran until 1976. In 1977, Silverman became President of ABC, and wanted to bring Scooby-Doo to his new channel. Scooby-Doo series ran on ABC until 1987. In the early 1990s, Turner broadcasting acquired Hanna-Barbera studios, and the franchise was revived on their Cartoon Network cable channel.
Being a long-running franchise, Scooby-Doo has gained a considerable fandom, with fan content appearing on sites like Tumblr, Fanpop,DeviantART, FanFiction.net, and Reddit, as well as the reference sites Scoobypedia and TV Tropes.
Scooby-Doo Doors are a gag popularized by Scooby-Doo in which characters, being pursued by another character, will dodge into a room down a hallway. The gag became synonymous with the show, and has been used in popular culture enough to get its own TV Tropes page.
Scrappy-Doo is a character introduced to the franchise for its 1979-1980 run, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, who is canonically Scooby’s nephew. Many saw him as an extremely irritating character, giving him a large hatedom. Scrappy became so infamous that in the 2002 Live-Action film, he was given an antagonistic role. TV Tropes uses the term The Scrappy to describe a character that is hated by fans of a given work of fiction.
I Hate My Job
I Hate My Job is a bait-and-switch copypasta story that opens with the narrator ranting about their disdain for their job, and in the end, revealing themselves to be a fictitious character. In the original version of the story, the narrator is revealed to be the character of Fred from Scooby-Doo.
That’s My Fetish
That Is My Fetish is a reaction face meant to show one’s arousal at something others might find weird or disgusting. One popular version of the meme shows a GIF from the 2003 version of the show, What’s New, Scooby-Doo?, which shows the cast’s horrified faces before panning over to a grinning Fred, with the caption That’s My Fetish.