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- 09/08/14--03:45: Zero Suit
- 09/08/14--11:31: Dads At One Direction Concerts
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- ”Liberal” replaced by ”generous”, to negate the political connotations of the former,
- ”Wickedness” replaced by ”liberal values”,
- “Cast lots” replaced by “gambled”, to ensure that the Bible is interpreted as being opposed to gambling,
”Great burdens” replaced by ”burdensome regulations and transaction costs”.
- 09/10/14--11:02: Destiny
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- 09/10/14--13:03: Books That Stayed With You
- 09/10/14--15:50: Sassy George Washington
Unnecessary Explosions refers to GIFs or videos which have been edited to include an exaggerated explosion effect in a situation where such an explosion had obviously not occurred.
On February 8th, 2010, YouTuber Sindri Johannsson uploaded a video titled “If Michael Bay Directed the Super Bowl” which featured Super Bowl footage with an explosion edited in. As of September 2014, the video has gained over 120,000 views.
On September 8th, YouTuber Rosarioproductions1 uploaded a video titled “Unnecessary Explosions” which featured video clips with exaggerated explosions edited into them. As of September 2014, the video has gained over 400 views.
On April 17th, 2013, Redditor wildman50 submitted an animated GIF of a skateboarder landing a trick with a giant explosion titled “Skateboarding: directed by Michael Bay” to the /r/funny subreddit, gathering upwards of 3,400 up votes and 120 comments prior to being archived (shown below, left). On October 4th, Redditor ArcherJF posted an animated GIF featuring scenes from the 1997 period drama film Titanic edited with explosions titled “Titanic, as directed by Michael Bay” to /r/gifs, accumulating over 5,400 up votes and 75 comments in four months (shown below, middle). On February 15th, 2014, Redditor HowIChrgeLazer submitted a GIF of two bees colliding into a giant explosion titled “So I heard Michael Bay is getting into nature documentaries” to /r/gifs, garnering more than 2,400 up votes and 25 comments in the next 10 days (shown below, right).
On May 22, 2013, YouTuber AHarperFilms uploaded a video titled “Extremely Unnecessary Explosions” (Short Comedy)." As of September 2014, the video has gained over 500 views.
On August 4th, 2014, Reddit user jerip123 posted an Imgur album to the r/funny subreddit titled “Unnecessary Explosions” which features GIFs edited to include exaggerated explosions. Within 48 hours the thread gained over 3,000 points and over 800 comments. The same day the Tumblr blog TastefullyOffensive posted a collection of the GIFs. Within 24 hours the post gained over 25,000 notes. On August 4th, Elite Daily published a round-up of unnecessary explosion GIFs titled “When You Add Unnecessary Explosions To Funny GIFs, They Become Even Better.” The GIFs were covered the same day by Heavy and Pleated Jeans. The following day UpRoxx published a roundup titled “Meme Watch: Unnecessary Explosions Added To GIFs Make Everything More Rad.”
Exploding Actresses is a series of videos and animated GIFs by digital artist Simone Rovellini, featuring scenes from famous films which have been edited to make a character’s head explode. On June 16th, 2013, the “Exploding Actresses” Tumblr blog was launched, with the first post highlighting an animated GIF of a scene from the 1959 musical The Sound of Music edited with Julie Andrews’ head exploding (shown below).
The Streamy Awards is an annual award show which recognizes the outstanding YouTube content, as well as content shared through other online video sites.
The first Streamy Award ceremony was announced on Tubefilter, who created the event on December 19th, 2008. The awards ceremony itself occurred on March 28th, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. The original ceremony had 25 categories including Best Original Music, Best Writing for a Dramatic Series and Best Ensemble Cast. Viewers and fans were able to nominate those they felt merited the award, with the final decisions made by the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV). On April 12th, 2010, Brady Brim-Deforest who headed Tubefilter, issued an appology for the poorly handled 2nd Streamy Awards, telling Gigaom:
“The show suffered from a lack of cohesiveness. There wasn’t enough focus on the awards, it was more focused on the comedy. Last night’s show was off that mark and we’re very sorry for that.”
As of the 4th annual Streamy Awards, to be held on September 7th, 2014, the categories include:
Channel, Show, or Series Overall
Channel, Show, or Series Subject
As of September 2014, the Streamys’ Facebook page has gained over 17,000 likes and its Twitter account has gained over 15,000 followers. Its Instagram account has gained over 2,000 followers. Its YouTube Channel has gained over 5,000 subscribers.
The Madden Gif-erator is a GIF Generator made by EA featuring NFL teams. (researching)
The gifs have spread to tumblr and other sites (in other words, researching)
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Star Wars opening crawl parodies refers to parodies of the opening sequence featured in the Star Wars franchise which features a prologue slowly scrowling up towards the top of the screen before dissapearing into the horizon.
The original sequence first appeared in Star Wars, the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy, which was first released on May 25th, 1977.
One of the earliest parodies was featured in The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie, which was first released on September 30th, 1979.
In 2008 one of the first Star Wars crawl generators, which allowed fans to enter any block of text to create the crawling effect, was created by Brent Budden. However, the generator’s popularity led it to be taken down shortly after its release due to copyright concerns. In August of 2010, LucasFilms released an official crawl generator users could utilize on their website.
On December 16th, 2010, BoingBoing posted an image of a dress printed with the Star Wars opening crawl.
On May 19th, 2013, coder Tim Pietrusky created the original opening crawl using HTML and published the code on his blog. Several sites covered Pietrusky’s code including Gizmodo and BoingBoing.
On May 28th, 2013, YouTuber Jon Hamblin uploaded a video titled “Shakes Wars – Star Wars opening crawl in Shakespearian language,” which he explained he had edited the language of the original crawl to appear Shakespearian. As of September 2014, the video has gained over 280,000 views.
On September 25th, 2013, redditor Join_You_In_The_Sun posted an image of a handmade gown with the Star Wars opening crawl printed on it. Within a year the image gained over 1,000 points.
Zero suit presents the blue female jumpsuit based on the video game series metroid worn by Samus Aran underneath the powersuit (She is called “Zero Suit Samus” when she wears the zero suit without the powersuit). The suit itself popularized by the fandom with fanwork arts, crossovers and cosplays.
The first apperance of the zero suit comes from the end of the first game of the metroid series: Metroid: Zero Mission. The suit also apperances in other metroid games like Prime Hunters, Prime 2: Echoes and Prime 3: Corruption.
The trend raised its popularity with the Super Smash Brothers series.
Dads at One Direction Concerts is a photo series which features the fathers of young One Direction fans at One Direction concerts with expressions of obvious sadness at being taken along.
On August 11th, 2013, Imgur user jlct posted an image gallery titled “Dads of the One Direction Concert” which featured pictures of middle aged men looking bored and uncomfortable in the midst of excited teenage girls attending a One Direction concert. Within a year the gallery gained over 920,000 views. The same day redditor jlctjlct added the album to the r/pics subreddit. As of September 2014, the submission has gained over 4,000 points.
On August 12th, 2013, the photos were covered by The Huffington Post. The following day several sites covered the collection including Buzzfeed and CNN. On August 20th, 2014, Nashville Scene posted a new group of photos of depressed dad’s at a One Direction concert titled “Sad Dads at One Direction.” On September 6th, redditor PaperkutRob submitted the collection to the r/funny subreddit, within 48 hours the collection gained over 3,000 points. Also on September 6th the collection was covered by Buzzfeed. The following day it was covered by Cosmopolitan.
The Huffington Post – Dads At The One Direction Concert Would Rather Be Anywhere Else
Antonio Brown’s Karate Kick is a video remix and photoshop meme featuring footage of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown delivering a kick to the head of Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning.
During the Pittsburgh Steelers football game against the Cleveland Browns on September 7th, 2014, Antonio Brown kicked Spencer Lanning in the face while trying to jump over the Browns punter. Immediately after, photographs and videos of the incident began spreading on various social media platforms (shown below).
That day, the @NFL_Memes Twitter feed posted a photoshopped image featuring Brown kicking Lanning in a pit from a scene in the 2007 fantasy war film 300 (shown below).
Immediately following the game, Lanning posted a photo of the kick in a tweet asking “when did this happen?”
The same day, the Benstonium.com YouTube channel posted a parody video featuring Brown’s kick edited together with a scene from the 1984 martial arts film The Karate Kid (shown below). In the first 24 hours, the video gained over 200,000 views and 70 comments.
That evening, Brown tweeted that he did not intend to hurt Lanning but that he appreciated the photoshops of the incident.
Key and Peele is a sketch comedy show which airs on Comedy Central starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
Key and Peele debuted on Comedy Central on January 31st, 2012. Comedy Central renewed the series for a fourth season on October 30th, 2013. As of September 2014, 31 episodes have aired.
The show was a critical success, earning a score of 8.2 on IMDB and a rating of on Metacritic. The show was nominated for three Primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. In 2014 the series was awarded a Peabody Award.
IMDB– Key and Peel
TV By the Numbers – ‘Brickleberry,’ ‘Key & Peele’ and ‘Drunk History’ Renewed by Comedy Central
Meta Critic – Key and Peele
Twitter – Key and Peele
Facebook – Key and Peele
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Ray Rice Assault Video refers to surveillance footage of professional football player Ray Rice knocking his fiancee unconscious in an elevator.
On February 19th, 2014, TMZ published a video showing Rice dragging his unconscious fiancee Janay Palmer out of an elevator at a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey several days prior. On July 24th, the NFL suspended Rice for two days and fine him $58,000/
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On September 8th, TMZ released leaked additional security camera footage of the incident from inside the elevator, showing Rice punching his girlfriend and rendering her unconscious in the elevator (shown below).
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On the same day, ClickHole published a satirical post written from the perspective of Rice titled “In My Defense, I Am A Monster.” Meanwhile, Redditor eaglessoar an image of a “wife beater” tank top titled “Got my new Ray Rice Rice jersey” to the /r/funny subreddit, where it gained over 3,600 votes (87% upvoted) in the next 24 hours. Hours later, Redditor mancan submitted an image macro titled “My Thoughts on the Ray Rice Situation,” which contained a photograph of professional football player Ray Lewis holding an axe (shown below). In 18 hours, the post gathered upwards of 3,400 votes (83% upvoted) and 400 comments on /r/funny, many of which disputed comparing the two cases.
Twitter users subsequently began mocking the incident with the hashtag #BeatsByRay, in reference the Beats by Dre brand of headphones.
Fox & Friends Gaffe
During a segment about the incident on the morning talk show Fox & Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade joked “I think the message is, take the stairs.” Afterwards, the show was criticized by many for mocking domestic violence.
Also on September 8th, the Baltimore Ravens published a tweet announcing that the team had terminated their contract with Rice. In the first 24 hours, the tweet received over 55,400 retweets and 28,700 favorites.
On September 8th, 2014, Twitter user bevtgooden introduced the hashtag #WhyIStayed in response to the questions raised by Rice’s domestic violence as to why his wife would stay with him in the face of his abuse. Twitter users used the hashtag to explain why they stayed in abusive relationships. Within 48 hours the hashtag was tweeted out over 70,000 times.
The same day the hashtag #WhyILeft, which Twitter users used to tell stories of escaping abusive relationships, was introduced by user SeymoreCrystal. Within 48 hours the hashtag was tweeted out over 19,00 times.
Also on September 8th, the official Twitter account for DiGiorno Pizza used the hashtag to send out a tweet reading “#WhyIStayed You Had Pizza.” The account quickly deleted the tweet and tweeted out an apology, explaining they didn’t know what the hashtag was being used for. The tweet was covered by several sites including TIME and Adweek.
Tattoo Fails are photographs of faultily designed or poorly inked tattoos which are often shared online via internet humor sites and body art communities.
On May 14th, 2007, Flickr user casting.shade uploaded a photograph of a portrait tattoo with the caption “Never seen a tattoo end up this bad” (shown below).
On May 12th, 2009, the Bad Tattoos Tumblr blog was created. On February 12th, 2010, the /r/badtattoos subreddit was launched for photographs of poorly designed tattoos. On April 8th, 2011, the Fuck No Bad Tattoos blog was created on Tumblr. On January 6th, 2012, the /r/shittytattoos subreddit was launched. On April 30th, 2013, BuzzFeed highlighted tattoo fail pictures in a post titled “47 Cringeworthy Tattoos Being Regretted As We Speak.” On May 20th, 2014, BuzzFeed published another compilation of notable tattoo fail photos. The following day, Redditor Mister_Kurtz submitted an Imgur gallery of bad tattoos titled “The ‘No Ragrets’ Tattoo Series” to /r/WTF, where it gathered upwards of 3,600 votes (92% upvoted) in the first three months. On July 10th, Redditor Alexander_Supertramp submitted a Facebook photo post featuring two friends with matching lips tattoos above several comments brutally critiquing the artist’s work (shown below). In two months, the post gained over 4,700 votes (95% upvoted) on the /r/cringepics subreddit.
Kimberley Vlaeminck is a Belgian teenager who failed a lawsuit against a tattoo artist for tattooing 56 stars on her face, three more than she claims she had asked for, after she fell asleep during the procedure. Later, Vlaeminck admitted that she fabricated the story after seeing her father become furious at the sight of the tattoos.
On November 20th, 2013, the subreddit /r/tattoocomparisons was launched, featuring photoshopped images with poorly drawn tattoo heads superimposed over various people and animals.
fn5, Reddit – Brutal Honesty about new tattoos
The Daily Dot is an online newspaper which focuses on technology and internet culture and how they relate to world events and entertainment news.
The Daily Dot officially launched on August 23rd, 2011, with a staff of twenty-five people.
Social Media Presence
As of September 2014,The Daily Dot’s official Facebook page has gained over 680,000 likes and its Twitter account has gained over 200,000 followers. The site launched a Tumblr blog, DailyDot on August 19th, 2011. The r/dailydot subreddit was created by redditor dailydot on August 3rd, 2011. As of September 2014, the subreddit has gained over 6,000 readers.
As of September 2014, The Daily Dot is ranked as the 985th most popular website in the United States. Over 50% of the site’s traffic comes from the United States, with over 4% coming from the United Kingdom.
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Digimon (デジモン Dejimon), short for (デジタルモンスター Dejitaru Monsutā, “Digital Monster”) is a popular Japanese series of media and merchandise created by Akiyoshi Hongo, which is comprised of anime, manga, toys, video games, trading card games and other media. Digimon, the lifeforms the series revolves around, are monsters of various forms living in a “Digital World,” a parallel universe that originated from Earth’s various communication networks. 
The franchise was first created as a series of virtual pets, similar to Tamagotchi toys, released on on June 26, 1997. The creatures were first designed to look cute and iconic even on the devices’ small screens; later developments had them created with a harder-edged style influenced by American comics. A second generation of virtual pets was released in December of the same year. The franchise had its first anime released on March 6, 1999, in the form of a movie in Japan. A television series, Digimon Adventures, was released a day later, on March 7th, 1999.
Spread and Popularity
Digimon – http://digimon.wikia.com/wiki/Digimon
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Conservapedia is an alternative internet encyclopedia written from a fundamentalist Christian conservative point of view. Although it was the first partisan encyclopedia of its kind, it is perhaps best known across the internet for hosting the Conservative Bible Project, and for being the target of a Colbert Nation raid as a result.
Conservapedia was launched on November 21st, 2006 by Andrew Schlafly, a lawyer, conservative activist, and homeschool teacher. Frustrated by what he perceived to be liberal bias on Wikipedia, Schlafly founded the site with the intention of providing an alternative to the popular internet encyclopedia.
The site features articles written in support of conservatism, Christian fundamentalism, American exceptionalism, and creationism, alongside articles denouncing liberalism, atheism, homosexuality, and evolution. It has also gained considerable notoriety online for its rejection of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, arguing that the theory was created so that liberals could use it to justify moral relativism.
It has 40,500 articles and over one million edits as of September 2014.
Conservative Bible Project
The site’s most well-known project to date was launched in 2008. Named the Conservative Bible Project, its stated purpose is to create a “Conservative Bible” by translating Biblical scripture in a way which purportedly eliminates the perceived liberal bias and outdated terminology of popular modern Bible translations.
Notable changes in the Conservative Bible include:
Colbert Nation Raid
On October 7th, 2009, Stephen Colbert mentioned the Conservative Bible Project during the Tip/Wag section of his show The Colbert Report, mocking the project’s goal of introducing “free market parables” into the Bible.
Colbert encouraged his audience members to visit Conservapedia and to write him into the Conservative Bible in place of God. The site crashed less than five minutes after the request due to the surge of visitors, and the administrators were forced to lock down the Bible page for several days afterwards.
RationalWiki was launched in April 2007 as a direct response and counterpoint to Conservapedia. Although its original purpose was to monitor the activities of Conservapedia and the online presence of Andrew Schlafly, it has since become an extensive encyclopedia in its own right, written in a self-described “snarky” tone.
The Guardian – Rightwing website challenges ‘liberal bias’ of Wikipedia
Destiny is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie, the creators of the massively successful Halo franchise, and released for Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox consoles on September 9th, 2014. The game has been described as a unique “shared-world shooter” set in an online “persistent world” that incorporate various elements of first-person shooter (FPS), massively multiplayer online (MMO) and action role-playing genres.
Bungie has described the game as a “shared-world shooter” for having combined elements from first-person shooters and massively multiplayer online games (MMOs). Players can interact with others in the persistent open world after being “matched” with the game’s on-the-fly matchmaking system. To create a character, players must initially choose a race and class, each with their own special abilities and play styles.
On September 22nd, 2009, the game Halo 3:ODST was released on Xbox 360 consoles, which contained an in-game Easter egg of a sign with a picture of Earth and the words “Destiny Awaits” (shown below).
In November 2012, concept art and plot details for Destiny were leaked online. On February 17th, 2013, Bungie released a reveal trailer for the game on YouTube, accumulating over 6.09 million views and 21,500 comments in the next two years (shown below).
On May 23rd, the destinygame YouTube channel released a trailer for the game titled “The Law of the Jungle” (shown below, left). At E3 2013 in June, an official Destiny gameplay trailer was unveiled (shown below, right). The trailer was subsequently uploaded to the destinygame YouTube channel, where it gathered more than 7.4 million views and 9,100 comments over the next year.
On September 4th, 2014, the official live action trailer for the game was uploaded to the destinygame YouTube channel, garnering upwards of 7.9 million views and 6,800 comments within the first week (shown below). On September 9th, Destiny was released for PlatStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles.
On December 6th, 2012, /r/DestinyTheGame was launched on Reddit for discussions about the upcoming game. In the first two years, the subreddit gained over 60,300 subscribers. On February 8th, 2013, a Destiny wiki was created on Gamepedia. On February 11th, a Facebook page for the game was launched, which received more than 1.28 million likes in the next two years. On July 19th, another Destiny wiki was created on Wikia. As of September 2014, the @DestinyTheGame Twitter feed has accumulated upwards of 364,000 followers. A directory of livestreams featuring Destiny gameplay is available on Twitch.
Within 24 hours of launch, Destiny had a user score of 6.2 out of 10 on the rating aggregation site Metacritic. Additionally, the game received over $500 million in retail sales the first day of launch.
DisneyBounding is an alternative form of cosplay in which the participant dresses up as an iconic Disney character in casual contemporary fashion by assembling a color-coordinated outfit that is subtly evocative of the aforementioned character.
On January 27th, 2012, the Tumblr blog Disneybound, which features pictures of cosplayers wearing outfits which evoke a certain Disney character, normally by matching the colors of their outfit to that of the Disney character, was created by Leslie Kay. The blog also features curated outfits for would-be DisneyBound cosplayers. In an interview on DisneyGeekery Kay defined DisneyBouding as:
“A way of showing your love and appreciation of Disney through fashion.”
On May 18th, 2012, The Huffington Post published a post titled “10 Super-Stylish Disney-Inspired Outfits From The Fashion Tumblr” which highlighted the DisneyBound blog. On May 25th, 2013, the subreddit r/disneybound was created by redditor Lyssa_Ray. On May 30th, 2013, Buzzfeed published a list titled “39 Stylish People Who Are Secretly Disney Characters” which featured a collection of pictures from the DisneyBound blog.
On June 24th, 2014, YouTuber Leo Camacho uploaded a video titled “The Difference Between Cosplay and Disneybound.” As of September 2014, the video has gained over 14,000 views. Also on June 24th, YouTuber imsarahsnitch uploaded a video titled “HOW TO DISNEYBOUND!.” As of September 2014, the video has gained over 14,000 views.
On June 16th, 2014, Disney’s official blog published a quiz titled “Which Character Should You DisneyBound As Next?” On September 8th, MTV published a list titled “These 22 People Are Secretly Dressed As Disney Characters” which featured pictures of DisneyBound cosplayers from Instagram.
DisneyGeekery – Interview: DisneyBound Explained by Leslie Kay
Buzzfeed – 39 Stylish People Who Are Secretly Disney Characters
MTV– These 22 People Are Secretly Dressed As Disney Characters
Disney – Which Character Should You DisneyBound As Next?
Reddit – disneybound
The Huffington Post – DisneyBound: 10 Super-Stylish Disney-Inspired Outfits From The Fashion Tumblr
YouTube – Leo Camacho
YouTube – imsarahsnitch
Books That Stayed With You is a Facebook status update meme in which participants list 10 books that have remained relevant throughout their life while tagging several friends to list their own.
In August, Facebook users began posting a copypasta message accompanied by a custom list of 10 selected books that continued to remain pertinent or meaningful. Additionally, participants would tag 10 friends with the message to continue its circulation on the social networking site. The earliest known public update was published on August 21st.
“In your status, list 10 books that stayed with you in some way. Don’t think too hard. They don’t have to be the “right” books or great books of literature, just ones that affected you in some way. Tag 10 friends including me so I can see your list."
On September 4th, the Australian news site Fraser Coast Chronicle published an op-ed about the status update meme, in which the author listed several of her favorite books. On September 8th, Facebook data scientists Lada Adamic and Pinkesh Patel posted a statistical analysis of the updates, revealing the top 20 books users had ranked with Harry Potter topping the list. In the coming days, several news sites published articles about Facebook’s analysis of the status updates, including The Huffington Post, Gawker, CS Monitor and Bustle.
Fraser Coast Chronicle – List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way
The Huffington Post – Harry Potter Tops Facebooks 10 Books That Stayed With You
“Sassy George Washington” is a newer and largely unknown meme that was started around the late spring and early summer of 2014. It primarily features historical paintings, where President George Washington is subject, that have been enhanced with humorous captions (often lacking grammar and punctuation and in the font “Comic Sans”).
Although the meme’s origins are currently unclear (efforts are being made to find the original post/idea), Sassy George Washington has been seen on websites like ‘ryot.org’ and 9Gag, and on applications such as iFunny and Tumblr.