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  • 10/15/12--11:58: Mr. Bones' Wild Ride
  • some help would be appreciated on this

    About

    Mr. Bones’ Wild Ride is a creepypasta that involves a ride that was custom made by someone in the computer game “Roller Coaster Tycoon 2”. The ride was apparently a very long ride for the customers lasting 4 years in game time, and the exit path only led back to the entrance of the ride.

    Origin

    After the original ride was posted on 4chan, other users started to create their own versions of the ride.

    4chan thread



    At one point the following Creepypasta was posted based on the ride being mentioned on 4chan. It involved a person going to Busch Gardens and finding a ride he’s never seen before, only to realized that it was called Mr. Bones’ Wild Ride.

    So anyone who’s been on the /v/ board at 4chan. probably knows about Mr. Bone’s Wild Ride. For those who don’t, it was a ride someone made for Roller Coaster Tycoon. It was one of those really slow motor car rides but with a twist. It had 30,696 feet of track and a ride time of 70 real time minutes, around four years ingame time. In addition there were those props of the skeleton holding out his top hat scattered around here and there, as if to mock the customers. Needless to say, there were a lot of passengers screaming “I WANT TO GET OFF MR. BONE’S WILD RIDE!”

    Now here’s where things get really good. Once the ride came to a stop, the passengers found themselves on a long path that took about 2 hours to traverse. Once they reached the end, they found themselves facing a sign that read “Mr. Bones says: The ride never ends!”

    The path lead straight back to the entrance of Mr. Bone’s Wild Ride. There was nowhere else to go. In other words, they were fucked. Needless to say this gained a lot of popularity on /v/ and people started making their own Mr. Bones Wild Ride. I was one of them and made a version with the ghost train ride. You know the one that’s usually a huge death trap. It didn’t last as long as the original but it did have a twist. Near the end it launched the cars into a small shed with a sign on the side that said “Enjoy your stay!” I killed about 20 people with that ride and laughed my ass off as they each went one by one to their graves.

    Fast forward a few weeks and I was in Busch Gardens on vacation. I was wandering around trying to decide what to ride. That’s when I noticed a ride that hadn’t been there the last time I visited. It was weird because it had never been advertised and there was nothing on the map about it. I figured “what the hell” and got in line.

    Surprisingly the line wasn’t very long. I only waited about 10 minutes to get on. It was one of those motor car rides which is kind of weird because they already had one elsewhere in the park. Why would they open up a second one? After buckling in I looked up ahead and froze. There was a giant skeleton up ahead tipping a hat to me with a sign over his head. “No…” I whispered. The sign read “Mr. Bone’s Wild Ride”.

    I struggled with my restraints but they wouldn’t come off. I begged the employee contolling the ride to help and that I had changed my mind but he ignored me. My car started moving and I screamed in terror. Up ahead the track stretched on for what seemed like forever. “I WAN’T TO GET OFF MR. BONE’S WILD RIDE!”

    [1]

    Impact



    Most of the impact has been in quotes used such as “I WANT TO GET OFF OF MR. BONES’ WILD RIDE” or “The Ride Never Ends”. This has been in various images and videos.

    Photos



    References

    [1] Creepypasta Wiki – Mr. Bones’ Wild Ride


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  • 10/15/12--14:48: Dave On Wheels


  • About

    Dave On Wheels is the nickname of David Rose, a fictional blogger who writes about living with cerebral palsy. David Rose gained notoriety shortly after The Chive published screenshots of his Twitter account in October 2012, when a tweet message from Rose’s sister was posted on his blog announcing that Rose had passed away. The blog was soon revealed to be a hoax.

    Origin

    The now-deleted blog Dave On Wheels[1] was created in August 2012 to chronicle the life of a young deaf man suffering from cerebral palsy[6], a series of disabling motor disorders. In October 2012, two users of The Chive, Sarah Hill[2] and Erin Willet[3] tipped off Chive editor John to Dave On Wheels’ Twitter account[4], which had 8 followers at the time. On October 8th, 2012, John posted a collection[5] of screenshots (shown below, left) from Rose’s Twitter, followed by a group photo of Chive staff holding up a sign reading “Chive On, Dave!” (shown below, right). The post was shared on Facebook 1.7 thousand times and garnered more than 180 comments.



    Spread

    In the first 24 hours after the Chive post, Dave On Wheels gained more than 7500 Twitter followers. The following day, the Chive posted a second set[7] of his tweets, noting that his sister’s account, NicholeRose85[8][9] had tweeted that Rose had fallen ill. By October 11th, Rose had allegedly slipped into a coma, as his sister updated his blog to note he may not make it through the night. Later that day, a blog entry titled “Three Friends And A Whole Lot More” was posted, allegedly written by Rose on October 8th in case he passed away from pneumonia.



    The day he passed away, there were nearly 1100 mentions of his handle on Twitter.[11] In the days following, his blog post began circulating the web with stories appearing on Radar Online[20], the New York Daily News[12], British tabloid the Mirror[13], the Huffington Post[14] and ABC News[15], where it was later retracted. Reality star Kim Kardashian also tweeted[10] a quote from his post, which was retweeted 4768 times in a day.

    Hoax Revealed

    On October 15th, a blogger known as Kristi-Anne launched a blog entry titled Dave-On-Wheels Exposed[16], noting that they became suspicious after thinking about how Rose would be able to communicate via sign language with cerebral palsy. After doing a reverse image search of a photo of Rose available on his Facebook page, she uncovered that the photos were taken from two separate articles about a man named Hunter Dunn from Danville, Virginia.[17][18]



    45 minutes after the blog post went up, several comments from Nichole Rose’s Blogspot account were posted, in which the person revealed that he was an older man and David Rose was just a character he made up in 2007. He did not expect the character to ever gain internet fans and after he did, the blogger did not want to keep up the ruse. He apologized to the fans he hurt, specifically Sarah Hill and Erin Willet, as well as to Hunter Dunn. The same day, The Chive[19] published selections from post Kristi-Anne’s findings, noting their dismay with the revelation.

    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 10/15/12--15:35: Russian Dancing Men
  • Russian Dancing Men was created by very popular youtuber, Mrweebl on November 17, 2010. Later, in 2012, he made a game for Russian Dancing Men which included a various selection of levels to play in, which were based off of his more popular videos, like Narwhals, Amazing Horse, and Kenya, just for example. Russian Dancing Men is about, well, Russian Dancing Men with awesome mustaches. Russian Dancing Men has been reviewed by many companies like Joystiq and Kotaku. In the game, they also added in Jazz Dancing Men and the Red Army, which gives you unlimited lives. It is an app for Ipod Touch, Iphone, and Ipad. It has been rated pretty well in the app store too. Here Are The Lyrics:

    We’re Russian Dancing Men
    Ah, yes, we’re Russian Dancing Men
    I’m dancing with the Purple Hen
    I’ve also got this Ballpoint Pen
    We’re Russian Dancing Men
    We’re only dancing now and then
    We started off at half past ten
    Soon we’ll be going home again
    We’re Russian Dancing Men
    Our favorite Pepper is Cayenne
    We’re dancing right next to Big Ben
    Come on and see us Bogling
    ‘cause we’re Russian and we’re dancing
    And we always keep spare pants
    In case of accidents while Boogieing
    ‘cause Russians love to Boogie.
    And In Russian:
    Мы русские танцующие мужчины
    О, да, Мы русские танцующие мужчины
    Я танцую с Фиолетовой курицей
    Я также получил эту Шариковаю ручку (?)
    Мы русские танцующие мужчины
    Мы только только и делаем, что танцуем
    Мы начали в половине одиннадцатого
    Скоро мы поедем домой
    Мы русские танцующие мужчины
    Наш любимый Перец (чувак?) Cayenne
    Мы танцуем рядом с Биг Бен
    Давай к нам Боглинг
    потому что мы русские и мы танцуем
    И мы всегда держим запасные штаны
    в случае возникновения неудач при Boogieing
    потому что русские любят Boogie
    There are many remixes on youtube, like 10 hours, sped up, backwards, slowed down, extended, and a pony version (they just had to, didn’t they?)


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    About

    Seibu Keisatsu Part III OP Parodies are a series of videos that imitate the opening of the Japanese television drama Seibu Keikatsu Part III.

    Origin

    The origin is the opening of the Japanese television drama Seibu Keisatsu Part III, which was aired from April 1983 to October 1984. The song is “Wonderful Guys” written by the Japanese famous classic/pop music composer Kentaroh Haneda. The show was known for its quite ridiculous scenario and nonsense rendition, which are very memorable for Japanese TV viewers. And Seibu Keisatsu is representative of too macho police drama of the 1980s.

    Spread

    One of the earliest instances which have scored many page views is this video featuring Bandai Namco’s video game Ace Combat 6. It was uploaded to NND on November 29th, 2007.

    Notable examples


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  • 10/15/12--22:07: what are you looking at?
  • A good friend of mine took this photo in a hospital waiting room. I guess he was really concerned, tired, ill and irate?


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  • 10/15/12--10:23: Tan Man
  • Overview

    Tan Man is a nickname given to the contestant number 49 in the 2012 Arnold Classic Europe bodybuilding competition, who became the subject of mockery online after a photograph showing his dark bronzed body contrasting with his pale face was published in the news media.

    Background

    On October 15th, 2012, The Daily Mail[4] published an article titled “Er, you missed a bit: Bodybuilder’s hilarious fake tan blunder,” which mocked a photograph (shown below) of competitor number 49 from the annual Arnold Classic Europe bodybuilding competition for applying bronzer to only his body.



    Notable Developments

    News Media Coverage

    The same day, the photograph was reposted by Gawker,[1] the New York Daily News,[6] The Huffington Post[7] and BuzzFeed,[10] which unisonly mocked the contestant for appearing as if he forgot to tan his face. On October 16th, the photograph was featured by Yahoo Sports,[9]USA Today[13] and ABC News.[14] That same day, International Business Times[5] published an article titled “‘Tan Man From Arnold Classic 2012 and Other Bizarre Tanning Photos of Bodybuilders,” which quoted BodyBuilding Forums member Tanji Johnson’s explanation on the importance of tanned skin in body building competitions.

    The lights used for stage illumination are quite different from that of natural light or the lights we use in our homes. The stage lights are bright and a person’s skin tone will get washed out if not protected with a tanning product. The darker the skin, the easier it will be for judges to evaluate a person’s body conditioning and muscular development when compared to the other athletes on stage."

    Online Reaction

    On October 15th, member SandEagle of the technology enthusiast AnAndTech Forums[8] submitted the bodybuilder photo in a thread titled “Bodybuilder With a Fake Tan.” That same day, Redditor firstclassshitposter submitted the bodybuilder’s photograph to the /r/photoshopbattles[2]subreddit, to which several users replied with photoshopped variations of the image, including a version with the head of United States president Barack Obama (shown below,left). According to the Reddit reverse image search Karma Decay,[11] the photograph was resubmitted to Reddit 28 times within the first 48 hours of firstclassshitposter’s original post. On October 17th, a photoshopped version of Tan Man with a woman biting the bodybuilder’s leg was submitted to the message board B3ta[12] with the title “For the last time, I’m not made of chocolate!” (shown below, right).



    External References


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  • 10/16/12--09:54: Insanity Crow
  • About

    Insanity Crow is an image macro series featuring a photograph of a black crow with an intimidating-looking upturned beak. The captions portray the bird as devious, threatening and maniacal, bearing many similarities to the Evil Cows advice animal series.

    Origin

    On October 15th, 2012, Redditor Glibhat submitted a post to the /r/funny[1] subreddit titled “I took this picture of a crow yesterday,” featuring a photograph of a black crow with a prominent upturned beak (shown below, left). Within 24 hours, the post received over 23,500 up votes and 700 comments. Redditor CyaSteve replied to the post with a three-pane comic, characterizing the crow as a stereotypical Internet tough guy (shown below, right).



    Precursors

    The series bear many similarities in theme and composition to a number of animal image macro and advice animal memes, most notably Evil Cows, Soon and Insanity Puppy (shown below, left). Meanwhile, the multi-pane format juxtaposing the animal’s ordinary facial expression with a startled looking one has been seen on Reddit in a /r/funny post[9] (shown center) submitted by Redditor andybybee on May 13th, 2012 and another post titled “This is how I imagine people that make violence (sic) threats from behind the computer”[6] (shown below, right)by Redditor Groznyylol on August 15th.



    Spread

    On October 15th, 2012, Redditor iamwhatiis submitted an image macro of his crow photograph in a post titled “Insanity Crow”[3] (shown below, left). Within 24 hours, the post received more than 15,000 up votes and 185 comments. The same day, Redditor Praxxus submitted an image macro titled “Insanity Crow Predicts Your Future,”[4] which received over 13,200 up votes and 175 comments within the first 24 hours (shown below right).



    Also on October 15th, 9gag[7] user grayfront submitted Redditor iamwhatiis’ image macro in a post titled “Insanity Crow,” receiving over 16,000 up votes and 5,300 Facebook shares within the first 24 hours. On the following day, FunnyJunk[8] user pappalardi re-submitted Redditor Praxxus’ image macro to the Internet humor site.

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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    Overview

    Gawker’s ViolentAcrez Expose Controversy refers to the ongoing dispute between Gawker’s staff writer Adrian Chen and community members of Reddit that erupted in October 2012, after the former wrote and ran a feature story exposing the identity of Reddit’s prominent moderator ViolentAcrez and his role as the curator of several controversial subreddit forums including /r/Jailbait.

    Background

    On October 10th, 2012, Redditor violentacrez, a veteran member of the community known for moderating more than 400 subreddits[1] including the banned /r/Jailbait, deleted his account after posting a now-removed goodbye thread[2] in his personal subreddit. Soon after, the link to his farewell message was shared in /r/SubredditDrama[3], where it received 620 points and nearly 500 comments. Around the same time, /r/violentacrez was taken over by several new users apparently affiliated with the Something Awful forums and /r/ShitRedditSays, reclaiming it as a place to smoke out users who post pedophilia-related commentary.



    Later that same day, Redditor POTATO_IN_MY_ANUS[4] submitted a self post[5] to /r/SubredditDrama alleging that violentacrez had been doxxed by Gawker writer Adrian Chen, who planned to reveal the user’s personal information in an upcoming story after he had been added as a moderator to /r/CreepShots, a subreddit where users shared scandalous photos of women they had taken without the subject’s knowledge or consent. In chat logs posted by POTATO_IN_MY_ANUS, violentacrez stated that he was concerned a Reddit administrator provided Chen with his real name and a personal photo. On October 5th, violentacrez offered to delete his account in exchange for Gawker to not publicly release his personal details, but it was declined.



    Notable Developments

    /r/CreepShots Threatened

    The same day, Redditor CreeperComforts[6] reportedly received a private message[7] (shown below) from a user named HelloJK stating that they knew the users’ identity and he had 48 hours to shut down /r/CreepShots. This message came around the same time Jezebel[8] published an article about the Predditors[9] Tumblr which launched in September 2012 to seek out public personal information about /r/CreepShots posters. Though the doxxing of violentacres and CreeperComforts were not explicitly related, the timing led many commenters[10] to believe these events were tied together. However, a /r/ShitRedditSays post titled "The Admins Sure Doxxed The Ball On This One[11] alludes to the subreddit being involved in finding CreeperComforts’ identity.



    Linking Embargo on Gawker

    In response to these two stories, Redditor karmanaut[17] suggested to the private DefaultMods subreddit[12] that all moderators temporarily ban links from Gawker network sites to persuade them away from personal attacks on moderators. Multiple subreddits[13] cooperated including /r/Politics[14], /r/MensRights[15], /r/WoW[16] (World of Warcraft), /r/Borderlands[17] and /r/Cinemagraphs[18], among others. On the other hand, /r/CircleJerk[19] banned any link that was not from the Gawker network. Adrian Chen responded by tweeting[20] that Reddit is banned from linking to his blog posts, threatening Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedowns. On October 11th, several news media sites picked up on the story including the Daily Dot[21], Politico[22], BetaBeat[23], the Atlantic Wire[24], the New Statesman[25] and New York Magazine.[26]



    Violentacrez Identity Revealed

    On October 12th, Gawker[28] published an article titled “Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web” by staff writer Adrien Chen. The piece identified Violentacrez as Michael Brutsch (pictured below), a programmer for a financial services company in Texas. The article contained several quotes taken during a phone interview conducted by Chen, in which Brutsch revealed that he was living with a disabled wife with very little savings and that he was fearful of losing his job over the controversy.



    On the following day, the viral content site BuzzFeed[29] published a post which included screen captures of Reddit admins and moderators conversing about banning Gawker and Jezebel articles revealing Violentacrez real name. After admins enacted a site-wide ban against the offending articles, Reddit manager Eric Martin sent BuzzFeed an email saying the ban was a mistake and had been removed. On October 15th, The Daily Dot[30] published an article reporting that Brutsch had been fired over the weekend from his programming position and was left with little savings and no health insurance for him and his disabled wife.

    PayPal Donations for VIolentacrez

    On October 12th, the Reddit account mbrutsch[32], later outed as violentacrez’ “clean” account, shared a link to a game called Tea Break Escape to the Point and Click gaming subreddit.[33] In the comments, people began to derail the thread by discussing the controversy instead of the actual game.

    In comments, Brutsch stated that he only had three weeks of pay left in the bank and could not afford health insurance to care for him and his disabled wife.[34] In response, members of /r/C1rclejerkers started a campaign titled “His Name Was Michael Brutsch,”[35] in reference to a line from the 1999 film Fight Club used to honor a fallen hero. Brutsch provided his PayPal email address[36] to receive donations from Redditors.



    That day, he received at least $110 in donations.[37] A second donation thread[38] with Brutsch’s personal information redacted was created in /r/C1rclejerkers so the link would not be removed if it was linked to in other places on Reddit. On the 16th, mbrutsch posted in /r/C1rclejerkers[39] to thank everyone who had donated to him, but did not disclose how much he had received.

    News Media Coverage

    Given the reputation of the two websites as influencers in the world of the Internet culture, the feud between Gawker’s staff writers and the Reddit community was promptly picked up by major U.S. news outlets like the New York Times[42], The Guardian[40] and The Atlantic[41], as well as internet news and tech blogs The Huffington Post[43], BoingBoing[44] and Slate.[45] The news media coverage of the controversy also led to a wide range of varying opinions regarding key issues on digital rights, such as freedom of speech versus privacy and anonymity versus accountability. Slate’s columnist Amanda Hess[45] defended Chen’s expose for "bringing the Internet’s worst offenders back to reality; BoingBoing’s Rob Beschizza[44] responded to criticisms against Gawker by questioning other bloggers’ preference of “honest depravity over depravity masked as righteousness”; and The Atlantic’s Rebecca Rosen[41] similarly challenged the criticisms by asserting that Brutsch had given no thought to his actions behind the veil of anonymity.

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1] Reddit (cache) – Reddits violentacrez moderated as of 10/01/12

    [2] Reddit – Well, guys, my work here has come to an end

    [3] Reddit – Violentacrez, reddit pimp and source of much drama, has deleted his account.

    [4] Reddit – Overview for POTATO_IN_MY_ANUS

    [5] Reddit – The real reason why Violentacrez deleted his account: Adrian Chen, Gawker Media, Creepshots, PM’s and real-life doxxing.

    [6] Reddit – Overview for CreeperComforts

    [7] Reddit – /r/creepshots has been removed due to doxxing of the main mod.

    [8] Jezebel – How to Shut Down Reddit’s CreepShots Once and for All: Name Names

    [9] Tumblr – Predditors

    [10] Reddit – Comment thread comparing the two doxxing incidents

    [11] Reddit – [META][IMPORTANT] /r/creepshots mod blackmailed into shutting down the sub a.k.a. The Admins Sure Doxxed The Ball On This One

    [12] Reddit – Overview for karmanaut

    [13] Reddit – /u/karmanaut behind the gawker domain bans

    [14] Reddit – /r/BanGawker

    [15] Reddit – An announcement about Gawker links in /r/politics

    [16] Reddit – The follow domains will no longer be allowed to post in /r/MensRights.

    [17] Reddit – r/WoW Announcement: Kotaku may no longer be submitted to this subreddit.

    [18] Reddit – [Announcement] Regarding Gawker Media submissions

    [19] Reddit – /rCinemagraphs announcement: Gawker media links may no longer be submitted to this subreddit

    [20] Reddit – An announcement about Gawker links in /r/circlejerk

    [21] Twitter – @AdrianChen’s ban

    [22] Daily Dot – Redditors declare war on Gawker Media

    [23] Politico – Internet wars: Reddit v. Gawker

    [24] BetaBeat – Reddit Readies for Brewing ‘Inter-Website War’; Major Subreddits Ban Links to Gawker Media

    [25] Atlantic Wire – Redditors Stand Up to Gawker to Protect Child Pornography

    [26] New Statesman – Reddit blocks Gawker in defence of its right to be really, really creepy

    [27] New York Magazine – Reddit Blacklists Gawker in Defense of Creepy Pictures

    [28] Gawker – Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web

    [29] BuzzFeed – Leaked Reddit Chat Logs Reveal Moderators’ Real Concern

    [30] The Daily Dot – Reddit’s Most Notorious Troll Loses Job After Gawker Profile

    [31] Gawker – Reddit’s Biggest Troll Fired From His Real-World Job

    [32] Reddit – Overview for mbrutsch

    [33] Reddit – Tea Break Escape

    [34] Reddit – Only rich folks can afford COBRA. I have maybe 3 weeks pay in the bank.

    [35] Reddit – His Name Was Michael Brutsch. His Name Was Michael Brutsch. His Name Was Michael Brutsch. His Name Was Michael Brutsch.

    [36] Reddit – Comment w/PayPal email

    [37] Reddit – Meh. “reddit” is not a person. I’ve gotten $110 so far.

    [38] Reddit – THE OFFICIAL DONATION THREAD: “His Name Was M****** B******” Campaign, or Let’s Buy Him A Fucking Beer [Personal Information Redacted]

    [39] Reddit – Thank you to everyone who has contributed to my Paypal

    [40] The Guardian – Reddit user Violentacrez fired from job after Gawker exposé

    [41] The Atlantic – What Was Reddit Troll Violentacrez Thinking?

    [42] New York Times – CNN to Interview Reddit’s Violentacrez: A Troll Comes Out From Under the Bridge

    [43] The Huffington Post – Violentacrez Fired: Michael Brutsch Loses Job After Reddit Troll Identity Exposed By Gawker

    [44] BoingBoing – Violentacrez exposé should be taken on its own merits

    [45] Slate – Gawker Outed Reddit’s Most Notorious Troll. Why Isn’t Law Enforcement Doing the Same?


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  • 10/16/12--12:06: Mansplaining
  • About

    Mansplaining is an Internet slang term used to describe condescending and inaccurate explanations that are given under the assumption that the audience is entirely ignorant on the subject matter or topic. The name stems from an online behavior commonly exhibited by male newbies on female-oriented discussion forums, however, any member of either sex can be guilty of mansplaining.

    Origin

    [researching]

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1] Urban Dictionary – Mansplain


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  • 10/16/12--20:16: Binders Full of Women
  • Background

    On October 16th, 2012, the second U.S. presidential debate took place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. During the debate, an undecided voter by the name of Katherine Fenton asked both candidates about pay inequality for women, to which Romney replied with an anecdote about how he sought to form a gender-balanced cabinet during his governorship in Massachusetts:



    “And I said, ‘Well, gosh, can’t we -- can’t we find some -- some women that are also qualified? I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women."

    Notable Developments

    News Media Coverage

    On October 17th, the gaffe was reported by several major news media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal,[4]NPR,[6] Wired,[7] The Atlantic,[8]CBS News[9] and Time,[12] who remarked in unison about the quote’s transformation into an Internet meme. Today.com[10] published a piece by writer Helen A.S. Popkin titled “‘Binders Full of Women,’ other Internet memes trump voter issues,” which noted the increasing importance of Internet memes in political campaigns. The same day, Salon.com[14] published an article reporting that Romney never asked women’s groups for eligible candidates, but that a list had been compiled by a bipartisan coalition prior to the 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial election.

    Online Reaction

    Near-immediately, image macros captioned with Romney’s “binder” response began circulating on Twitter, as well as the launch of parody blogs Binders Full of Women on Tumblr[2] and novelty account @RomneysBinder on Twitter.[3] On October 17th, The Wall Street Journal[13] interviewed Veronica De Souza, the creator of the “Binders Full of Women” Tumblr, who announced that the blog received over 11,000 followers within the first 24 hours. She went on to reveal that she hoped the success of the blog would bring her new employment opportunities, since she had been laid off from her position as a social media manager just hours prior to the debate. The same day, Redditor elSpanielo submitted a post to the /r/AdviceAnimals[15] subreddit titled “Obama doesn’t use binders,” which included an Internet Husband example featuring Barack and Michelle Obama (shown below). Within 11 hours, the post received over 9,000 up votes and 145 comments.



    Notable Examples



    Twitter Feed



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External Resources


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  • 10/16/12--20:41: Intel Inside stickers
  • Work in progress; I’ll get some text here shortly.


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  • 10/17/12--03:41: Worst Movie Death Scene Ever
  • About

    Worst movie death scene ever was the title of a YouTube video created by british user plantyzombie featuring Ferruh’s death scene (played by Bülent Kayabaş) taken from the 1973 turkish film “Kareteci Kiz” (english: Karate Girl). The video growed into a popular subject for parody videos.

    Origin

    Before plantyzombie created his edited version, the movie has been uploaded in nine parts by turkish user arabulucu84bjk, who uploaded since 2007 several turkish movies to YouTube. Ferruh’s death scene is mentioned in the eigth part of the film in arabulucu84bjk’s uploads, it was uploaded on November 4, 2008 and it was later recognized by plantyzombie in 2012. The scream was an additional edition by plantyzombie to make it more funny and humorous. He uploaded it then on September 26, 2012 and it received 17.623.909 views, 85.925 likes and 5.293 dislikes until it’s deletion, because of plantyzombie’s re-uploaded videos including third-party claims of copyright infringement.

    He did know, that he would be deleted and created another YouTube channel on October 2, 2012 under the same username but with a “The” in the beginning. He then re-uploaded his re-uploaded videos.

    Spread

    [Request Editorship to fill this section with more infomation]

    Nico Nico Douga

    The video has also growed popularity in Japan on the japanese video-sharing website “Nico Nico Douga”. The video has been re-uploaded two days after it’s upload but except for the scream, the user “21494053 / 故・ちょびたん❤” replaced the part with a song. The original edited video has been then uploaded to Nico Nico Douga a day later and it received, as of October 17, 2012 over 532.000 views. These parody videos are under the tag “映画史上最悪の死亡シーン” (english: Worst death scene in movie history).

    【ニコニコ動画】史上最悪の死にシーンに感動要素をたしてみた
    【ニコニコ動画】【グロ注意】映画史上最悪の死にシーン


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    Please, if you find some mistakes, correct them.
    Who are you? Come on, get out of here! (rus. Ты кто такой? Давай, до свидания!) is a catchphrase from Azerbaijanian meykhana action and Russian internet-meme. This is the one year ago-wedding record, where azerbaijanian meykhana singer Intigam Rustamov tried to sing it in Russian, resulting in a disjointed set of distorted words.

    Video





    Original lyrics

    Ты кто такой? Давай, до свидания! (6 раз)

    Жизнь такой, жить надо осторожно,
    В нашем Астара есть свой таможня,
    Я знаю, по-русски как положено,
    Давай, иди гуляй, до свидания.

    Ты ребенок, эх, тебе манная каша,
    У нас есть мамаша, еще папаша.
    И что хочешь от меня ты, Наташа?
    Твой рейс, Дубай, до свидания.

    Translate

    Who are you? Come on, get out of here! (6 times)

    The live is such, you must live carefully,
    We have a custom in our Astara.
    I can speak Russian as expected.
    Come on, go away and get out of here!

    Oh, a kid? Hey, have porridge.
    We have mums, also dads.
    What do you want from me, Natasha?
    Your flight, Dubai, get out of here!

    Spread

    Video recorded in November 2011 has been posted on YouTube by Intigam’s friend – Hilal Mamedov. It won’t become so popular if it hadn’t been reviewed by known Russian viral video reviewer Stas Davidov in May 2012.



    Intigam Rustamov and his friend on famous Russian TV program:



    After that, video and catchphrases became very famous in Russian internet, TV and other media. This catchphrase has become a universal answer to uncomfortable questions and insults.


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  • 10/17/12--09:52: Snow Goose
  • Editor’s note: Work in Progress


    About

    Snow Goose is an electric pomp styled song created by Mutsuhiko Izumi (泉 陸奥彦) for the first rhythm game of Jubeat, which is one of Konami’s BEMANI games.

    Origin

    The song has been included in the rhythm game Jubeat, that was released on July 24, 2008.

    Spread

    MAD

    The song inspired a japanese Nico Nico Douga user named “nirezozo” to make the first MAD video for the song featuring Shuzo Matsuoka, another popular fad for MAD videos. The video was uploaded on November 15, 2008 and is the trigger of this fad with over 90.000 views, as of October 17, 2012. The number of videos about the song on Nico Nico Douga reached 300 views in 2012.[1]

    Right: Super Smash Bros. Hammer

    Left: Untan | Right: There’s no fucking seat for you!

    YTPMV

    This fad growed also popularity on YouTube beginning after September 2009 with user “HTFFan8500” using Mondo Media’s web cartoon series Happy Tree Friends.

    Right: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    Left: WUBUBU | Right: Billy Mays

    External Links

    [1]Snow Goose videos on Nico Nico Douga


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  • 10/17/12--18:01: Doxing
  • (stub entry/work in progress)

    About

    Doxing, sometimes spelled as Doxxing, is the practice of revealing a person’s personal information including home address, work information and credit card numbers online without their consent. The word is taken from “docs,” which is a shortened term for “documents”

    Origin

    Spread

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1] Wiktionary – Dox

    [2] Urban Dictionary – doxing

    [3]


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  • 10/17/12--20:37: Give Her The Dick
  • About

    Give Her The Dick is a catchphrase most commonly used as a comment and reply in online conversation as a non-serious advice saying that the person it’s directed to should engage into sexual intercourse with a specific female who was most likely previously mentioned. The catchphrase and variations of it are commonly associated with a portrait of the French philosopher René Descartes.

    Origin

    The catchphrase was made popular through a series of comments on the adult video website Pornhub, by user Ross53545. Ross53545’s commenting style commonly consisted of using elements precent in the video through the usage of bro slang. His profile picture of French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes is commonly associated with his comments and the popular catchphrase. The original portrait of Decartes was painted in 1648 by the Dutch painter Frans Hals.



    Spread

    [Researching]

    Search Interest


    External References


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  • 10/18/12--10:40: Cicada Block
  • About

    Cicada Block is the physical act of trapping someone in a corner by pressing one’s hands and feet against the adjacent walls to form a one-man barricade, mimicking a perched cicada insect. The block was first introduced through a scanned image of an unknown manga on the Japanese artist community Pixiv and later spread to Tumblr, where it spawned a series of crossover fanart featuring other well-known video game and anime characters.

    Origin

    A page from an unknown manga was uploaded to the Japanese art-sharing website Pixvi[9] on October 14th, 2012, which illustrated a man being pinned into a corner by another character holding himself above the ground with his hands and feet against the wall (shown below).



    Spread

    On October 16th, 2012, a fanart illustration of the cicada block featuring Pokemon characters Lance and Lyra (shown below) was posted to Pixiv.[10] The same day, Tumblr[1] user Rabulen130 reblogged the Pokemon fanart with the tag “#cicada block.”



    On the following day, Tumblr[2] user Fideo published a post titled “If anybody’s wondering where the meme came from,” featuring a step-by-step instruction on how to form a cicada block. Within the first 24 hours, Fideo’s post received over 14,300 notes. The same day, DeviantArt[3] user Sanpincha submitted a cartoon strip titled “PGNC: Cicada block’d,” featuring the characters Diego and Chel from the Pokemon Gijinka Nuzlocke Challenge (shown below, right).



    Also on October 17th, Tumblr[4] user StainedBrain submitted a Homestuck edition of the cicada block, which depicted the troll Karkat blocking the character Nepeta in a corner (shown below, left), and Tumblr[6] user fideo submitted a photograph of two men demonstrating the block in live-action (shown below, right). Within the first 24 hours, the posts gained more than 2,400 notes and 4,500 notes, respectively. On October 18th, a “Cicada Block” theme page was created under the categories “poses” and “meme” on the art-sharing website Zero Chan.[5]



    Notable Examples

    The meme has continued to spread on Tumblr[7] and DeviantArt[8] under the tag “#cicada block.”




    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References

    [1] Tumblr – Rabulen130

    [2] Tumblr – fideo

    [3] DeviantArt – PGNC Cicada Blocked

    [4] Tumblr – StainedBrain

    [5] Zero Chan – Cicada Block Theme

    [6] Tumblr – fideo

    [7] Tumblr – #cicada block

    [8] DeviantArt – #cicada block

    [9] Pixiv – 腐】壁ドン【佐和山

    [10] Pixiv – 蝉ドンが流行ってると聞いて【ワタコト


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  • 10/18/12--15:10: There's No Time To Explain
  • Note: Work in progress

    About

    There’s no time to explain is an expression often used to alert someone of an unplanned event or destination. It is used in image macros featuring people or animals mobile-based vehicles.

    Origins

    Before its uses in image macros, the phrase has been used in movies and TV shows change between scenes without explanation. A TV Tropes [1] page was created to list various medias that uses the phrase in its writing. On August 12th, 2011, the internet humor site Thumbpress[2] compiled a list titled “100 Things I Learned From Watching Movies”, which featured the phrase at number 21.

    One of the earliest known uses of the phrase as a caption was uploaded to I Can Has Cheezburger [3] on July 14, 2011, which featured two dogs with tongues hanging out.


    Spread

    [researching]

    Notable Examples


    Search Insight

    External References

    [1] TV Tropes – No Time To Explain

    [2] Thumbpress – 100 Things I Learned From Watching Movies

    [3] I Can Has Cheezburger – There’s No Time To Explain


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  • 10/19/12--11:49: Menacing Josh Romney
  • About

    Menacing Josh Romney is an image macro series based on a screen capture of Josh Romney, the son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, staring intently at the camera during the 2012 U.S. presidential debate in October 2012. Largely due to his possessed-like facial expression, the image of Josh Romney became a target of mockeries on the web.

    Origin

    Shortly after the broadcast of the second round of 2012 U.S. presidential debate on October 16th, BuzzFeed Tumblr posted a muti-pane image macro featuring the face of Mitt Romney’s second oldest son captioned with SOON (shown below, left). The post instantly went viral on Tumblr, gaining more than 53,200 notes in less the first 48 hours.



    On the following day, Redditor acore8604[2] submitted the first image macro instance with a reference to Darth Vader’s quote from the 1980 space film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. (shown below) In the first 24 hours, the image received more than 22,800 up votes 21,070 down votes.



    Spread

    Throughout October 17th, the series spread across Tumblr[3] and Twitter[4], while nearly 500 instances were uploaded to Quickmeme[4] and more than 69 image macros were submitted to Reddit’s /r/adviceanimals subreddit[6], including four instances that have gained more than 1,500 upvotes in the first 48 hours. By October 18th, the “Menacing Josh Romney” meme had been featured on the Huffington Post[7], Buzzfeed[8], Uproxx[9] and the FWD.[10]

    Notable Examples




    External References


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  • 10/19/12--14:00: Weird Twitter


  • About

    Weird Twitter refers to a loosely connected group of Twitter users who are known to experiment with spelling, punctuation and format for humor or poetry. The style of writing can be considered surrealist by participants in the group, with subject matter ranging from creating absurd scenarios to attempting to describe abstract feelings by choosing words for their “verbal aesthetic appeal.”[17] However, many of the accounts are grouped together by the same desire to reinterpret the “realness” of life in ways people do not always get to experience.[16][18]

    Origin

    One of the earliest Twitter accounts associated with these types of tweets belongs to Jon Hendren, a writer for Something Awful[2], who created his account @fart[1] in March 2008. As of October 2012, dozens of his tweets have been favorited or retweeted hundreds of times.[3]




    The term “Weird Twitter” was coined as early as March 2012 by @regisl[19] in a caps lock tweet.




    Spread

    In March 2011, Jon Hendren began cataloging his favorite tweets on Something Awful in a series called “Twitter Tuesday.”[8] Though the phrase “weird Twitter” was never used to describe these tweets, many of the Twitter users he quoted would later be included in the group. In August 2012, PhD student Sebastian Benthall posted his first hypothesis about the phenomenon to his personal blog, Digifesto.[4] He argued that he saw the tweets similar to the spam poetry found in the Twitter account @Horse_ebooks, despite no interaction between eBooks Twitter accounts and this community, and that members valued the favoriting statistics provided by Favstar.[5]



    On October 3rd, 2012, a question inquiring about weird Twitter was posed to the Q&A website Quora,[6] where an anonymous user described it as “the Twitter equivalent of /b/,” 4chan‘s random board notorious for its outrageous content. Screenshots of this Quora page, along with Sebastian Benthall’s blog post, were tweeted out by @Mobute[7] on October 16th to nearly 10,000 followers. That day, “weird Twitter” was mentioned more than 1000 times[9] across the platform, followed by many users who typically post in this style complaining about the use of the term.




    Also on the 16th, Benthall posted a follow-up article on his blog[11] with a compilation of angry tweets from Twitter users who had perceived the concept of “weird Twitter” in a negative light. (example shown below). Two days later, Benthall posted a third article[10] explaining his academic interest in the study of online communities and his fascination with the amorphous “Weird Twitter community.” He also noted that he was attempting to troll the community with the two previous posts, overusing scientific language to stir up controversy on purpose, which did lead to a large influx of hate messages.




    On October 17th, a Twitter account named @WeirdTwiterTxt[15] was launched to parody stereotypical “weird” tweets associated with the community. The following day, @tropikoala[14] uploaded a map of 75 “Weird Twitter” users (shown below) that he felt reflected the many circles and sub-groups that existed within the small part larger community he had come in contact with. The image was intended to show just a portion of the vast co-existent universes within this type of tweeting. Also on the 18th, Slacktory[12] posted a collections of the staff’s favorite Weird Twitter tweets. On October 19th, Uproxx[13] posted a similar article with more examples of tweets.



    Notable Examples





    Search Interest



    External References


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