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  • 09/25/14--09:22: Will Smith
  • About

    Will Smith is an American actor best known for his roles as Will Smith on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness.

    Acting Career

    In 1990 Will Smith was cast as the lead in the NBC comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. The show ran for six seasons, ending in 1996. Smith starred in several action films in the late 1990s including Independance Day (1996), Men in Black (1997) and Wild Wild West (1999). In 2002 he was nominated for his first Oscar for his starring role in Ali (2001), and in 2007 he was nominated for a second Oscar for his role in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006).



    Online History

    Fresh Prince of Bel Air Remixes

    Fresh Prince of X is a series of mash-ups based on various songs set to the vocal track from the theme to the American sitcom series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as performed by Will Smith. The remix song series is derived from the bait-and-switch copypasta Bel-Air which initially became widespread through 4chan’s /b/ as early as in 2004.



    Woll Smoth

    Woll Smoth refers to a photoshop technique that involves using the warp tool to drastically shrink the eyes and mouth of a subject in a photograph. The name is taken from an intentional misspelling of Will Smith, whose photo was the first to be photoshopped in this manner on the imageboard 4chan.



    Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing

    On February 17th, 2014, the official YouTube channel for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon[6] uploaded a video titled “Evolution of Hip-Hop Dance” which featured Fallon and Smith performing hip-hop dance moves from the different decades such as “The Doogie” and “The Fisheye.” The video was covered by several sites including The Hollywood Reporter[7] and TIME. As of September 2014, the video has gained over 19.3 million views.



    Fandom

    As of September 2014, DeviantArt[2] has over 330,000 pieces of fan art tagged Will Smith. Fan run Tumblr blogs dedicated to Smith include gabbyloveswillandjaden[6] and fuckyeahwillsmith.[3] As of September 2014, Smith’s Facebook page[4] has gained over 72.6 million likes.



    Personal Life

    Smith married fellow actress Jada Pinkett Smith in 1997. Smith has three children: Trey Smith, actor Jaden Smith and rapper Willow Smith.

    Search Interest



    External References


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    About

    The Brazilian Slutwalk Flasher refers to an unidentified male exhibitionist who tried to taunt a crowd of feminist activists by flashing his penis during the Marcha_das_Vadias (March of Bitches) held in Brasília in May 2012.

    Origin

    On May 26th, 2012, YouTuber Diogo Ramalho uploaded a video featuring a man laying against an incline wall in front of a group of feminist demonstrators at a “Marcha das cadias,” the Brazilian equivalent of the SlutWalk movement. According to various accounts[6], the man allegedly exposed himself in defiance as hundreds of demonstrators marched by, immediately sparking outrage and violent reaction from the crowd. In the first three years, the video footage of the crowd’s reaction gathered more than 530,000 views and 6,200 comments.



    Spread

    On the same day, YouTuber Rafael Ayan Ferreira uploaded a video showing police arresting the man and putting him in the back of a police vehicle. Also on May 26th, the Brazilian news site Globo[7] published an article about the incident, noting the man was arrested for performing an obscene act.



    On October 26th, 2012, Redditor RedditReposter submitted a photograph in which the man is shown laying on incline wall as a woman with an airhorn blasts it in his face to the /r/pics[1] subreddit (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 2,400 votes (91% upvoted).



    On the same day, BodyBuilding Forums[4] member irishmickk posted the photograph in a thread, remarking that it would make a great Facebook cover photo. On November 4th, IGN Forums[5] member Beyerdynamic posted a photograph of the Brazilian man with the caption “Are you not entertained?” (shown below).



    On August 21st, 2014, Redditor NateTheGreat26 posted a photoshopped version of the photo in which soccer uniforms are superimposed on the crowd titled “What it feels like to be a Liverpool fan right now” to the /r/LiverpoolFC[3] subreddit (shown below).



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 09/25/14--14:12: Els Elsweek, Toren C,
  • Els is one of the 30 characters of the Dutch comedy series Toren C. An offbeat depiction of women at work.
    The series started in 2008 and is now going in its 6th season.
    The series is in dutch and won several prizes.
    The scenario is sold to France and Canada.
    Check this video for a subtitled showreel.
    http://youtu.be/kp9LHQNnNzA

    In the comedy series Els stands out as a woman who is always there to help others. She represents the values of motherhood, and at the office she automatically takes the role of the caring motgherfigure.

    The dutch audience fell in love with this character. Els will take care of everything and everyone but in professional working situations Her appearances and solutions often become painfull and shamefull.
    http://youtu.be/RydIUfDISk8

    Tattas be like is a facebook phenomenom that focusses on weird habits of the dutch.
    Last monday Sept. 22 2014; they send out 1 post on Els asking for the audience to provide them with pictures of els in all kind of situations.
    This resulted in a lot of response.
    Tattas be like decided to state this week as #elsweek and the photoshopped entries kept on coming.

    Other platforms like spunk magazine decided to take part and published their entries.


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  • 09/26/14--09:58: #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar
  • Overview

    #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar is a hashtag protest started by One Direction fans against Comedy Central’s late-night TV talk show following the broadcast of a satirical news segment implicating the popular British boy band with global terrorism.

    Background

    On September 23rd, 2014, The Daily Show aired a segment in which they poked fun at the frequent splintering of terrorist groups into smaller, potentially more violent groups. During the segment Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams says:

    “Just as you were talking, a new terrorist group formed, with one member each from ISIS, al-Nusra, Al Qaeda, Hamas, One Direction and the Zetas drug cartel.”




    Many One Direction fans interpreted[1] this as an insult directed at One Direction member Zayn Malik, who is of Pakistani descent.

    Notable Developments

    Hashtag Introduction

    On September 26th, Twitter user 1D_Updates_EU[2] tweeted at The Daily Show’s official twitter feed criticizing the joke; Twitter user ihavetwoHAZ[3] responded by introducing the hashtag #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar. In less than 24 hours the hashtag was tweeted out[4] over 95,000 times.



    Added Hashtags

    Also on September 26th, Twitter user drunkl3wis[5] introduced the hashtag #ZaynSavesNotKills, in less than 24 hours the hashtag was tweeted out[6] over 10,000 times.



    The same day Twitter user shutupKatelynn[8] introduced the hashtag #ZaynDefenseSquad, in less than 24 hours the hashtag was tweeted out[7] over 17,000 times.



    All three hashtags were trending in the US on September 26th.

    Media Coverage

    On September 26th, Vulture published a post titled “One Direction Fans Can’t Even With The Daily Show Right Now.” The conflict was covered by many websites the same day including the LA Times[10] and The Daily Dot.[11]

    External References


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  • 09/26/14--10:15: Coldsteel The Hedgeheg
  • [Work In Progress]


    About

    Coldsteel the Hedgeheg is a fan-made character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. It is notorious for being a stereotype of an overly edgy OC, as well for its hilariously bad portrayal, which is full of grammar errors and 4th wall breaking descriptions.

    Origin

    The origin of the character is unknown, as the artist of the name in the original picture no longer exists or probably had never existed in the first place. The earliest known appearance of the original picture can be dated back to May 29th, 2013, to a Twitter post by Granfallogna[1].


    Spread

    Psssh… Nothin Personnel… Kid…

    Examples

    Search Interest

    [unavailable]

    External References


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  • 09/26/14--11:07: Alibaba
  • About

    Alibaba is a Chinese-based Internet e-commerce business made of several websites, payment services a search engine and cloud computing services.

    History

    In December 1998, Chinese entrepreneur Jack Ma[4] collaborated with 17 other founders to create the online retailer “Alibaba Online.”

    According to Ma, he came up with the name “Alibaba” while sitting in coffee shop in San Francisco.

    One day I was in San Francisco in a coffee shop, and I was thinking Alibaba is a good name. And then a waitress came, and I said, “Do you know about Alibaba?” And she said yes. I said, “What do you know about Alibaba?”, and she said, “Alibaba and 40 thieves”. And I said, “Yes, this is the name!” Then I went onto the street and found 30 people and asked them, “Do you know Alibaba?” People from India, people from Germany, people from Tokyo and China … they all knew about Alibaba. Alibaba -- open sesame. Alibaba is a kind, smart business person, and he helped the village. So … easy to spell, and globally known.

    [1]

    On April 4th, 1999, Ma launched Alibaba.com[3] as a business-to-business website to link Chinese manufacturers and overseas buyers. That year, Alibaba Group raised $25 million in investment from various banks and institutions, including Softbank, Goldman Sachs and Fidelity. In 2003, the Alibaba Group launched the Chinese online shopping platform Taobao Marketplace. In 2004, Alibaba made the Alipay online payment and escrow service. In October 2005, Alibaba partnered with Yahoo! Inc to operate China Yahoo! In April 2008, Alibaba created the Tmall online retailer platform. In September 2009, the Alibaba Cloud Computing platform was launched. In 2010, the online retail service AliExpress was created. On May 10th, 2013, Ma stepped down as the Alibaba Group chief executive officer (CEO) to become executive chairman, being replaced by Jonathan Lu as the company’s new CEO.

    IPO

    On September 5th, 2014, Alibaba was priced at $60 to $66 per share for its initial public offering (IPO) in a regulatory filing by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. On the following day, Big News Network[2] reported that the listing was expected to reach upwards of $20 billion on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to become the largest tech listing in U.S. history. On September 22nd, the Alibaba IPO was raised to $25 billion after Alibaba’s underwriters announced they would be selling investors more shares than originally planned. As of September 26th, Alibaba Group has a NYSE share price of $89.47 (shown below).



    Controversies

    Gold Supplier Memberships

    Alibaba.com provides “Gold Supplier” memberships to sellers that have been verified as authentic and reputable. In February 2011, the Alibaba Group announced that it had supplied 2,236 Gold Supplier memberships to sellers that subsequently defrauded customers.

    Illegal Uranium Sale

    In August 2013, Alibaba seller Patrick Campbell was arrested for attempting to export 1,000 tonnes of yellowcake uranium from Sierra Leone after an United States law enforcement agent posed as a broker seeking to purchase the radioactive material.

    Traffic

    According to the traffic analytics site Alexa,[5] Alibaba.com has a global rank of 63 and a rank of 24 in China as of September 2014.

    Search Interest

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  • 09/26/14--11:41: iPhone 6 Bendgate
  • Overview

    Bendgate refers to the online spread of the allegation that because of its slim design, Apple’s iPhone 6 were prone to bending.

    Background

    On September 21st, only days after the release of the iPhone6, Macrumors Forum[1] user hanzoh published a new thread titled “iPhone 6 Plus slightly bent after 2 days” describing a potential durability issue with Apple’s latest device:

    “I received my iPhone 6 Plus 64GB spacegray at about 3pm on Friday and set it up, but haven’t worn it out that day, so it wasn’t in my pocket.

    Yesterday, I left at 10am with the iPhone in my left FRONT pocket of my suit pants. I drove 4 hours to a wedding, which also involved a lot of sitting during dinner etc but also 2-3 hours of dancing. I left at 2am and went to bed, driving home 4 hours back.

    So in total, the 6 Plus was about 18 hours in my pocket while sitting mostly.

    As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive (yes, sitting again ), I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhones slightly distorted. Now I lay it flat with the display side on the table, take a look."


    That same day, Twitter user Wario64[2] tweeted out a link to the Macrumors forum thread, to which Twitter user SeanPincombe[3] responded by introducing the Twitter hashtag #bendgate. Within a week, the hashtag was tweeted[4] out over 37,000 times.



    Notable Developments

    Media Coverage

    On September 23rd, The Daily Dot[5] published an article titled “Apple fans’ tight pants are bending the iPhone 6 Plus,” which highlighted several tweets diagnosing the issue as a byproduct of sporting skinny jeans and tight pants, while the gadget unboxing and review series Unbox Therapy uploaded a video testing the durability of iPhone 6 Plus (shown below). In less than 24 hours, the video garnered more than 7.4 million views. On the following day, the hashtag and problem were covered by Mashable[6] and Newsday.[7]



    On September 25th, Mashable[10] published a list titled “16 Things That Bend More Than the iPhone 6 Plus.”

    Parody Ads

    Several brands tweeted photos which poked fun at #bendgate, either highlighting their ability to bend or their resilience against it, including Kit Kat, Heineken and Pringles.



    Apple’s Statement

    On September 25th, Apple issued an official statement[9] to the Huffington Post[8] explaining that an iPhone 6 bending is unlikely, saying:

    “Our iPhones are designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a precision engineered unibody enclosure constructed from machining a custom grade of 6000 series anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength. They also feature stainless steel and titanium inserts to reinforce high stress locations and use the strongest glass in the smartphone industry. We chose these high-quality materials and construction very carefully for their strength and durability. We also perform rigorous tests throughout the entire development cycle including 3-point bending, pressure point cycling, sit, torsion, and user studies. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus meet or exceed all of our high quality standards to endure everyday, real life use.

    With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare and through our first six days of sale, a total of nine customers have contacted Apple with a bent iPhone 6 Plus. As with any Apple product, if you have questions please contact Apple."


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    External References


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  • 09/26/14--13:50: Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • About

    Pumpkin Spice Latte is a seasonal coffee drink served at the American global coffeehouse chain Starbucks. Online, it is often mocked as a stereotypical drink consumed by “basic” white women.

    Origin

    Starbucks debuted the “Pumpkin Spice Latte” in October of 2004. The following month, Starbucks sales grew 11%, to which CEO Jim Donald credited the successful Pumpkin Spice Latte for the sales.[1]

    “The very successful debut of Pumpkin Spice Latte, which has been enthusiastically received by our customers, is creating momentum as we head into the holiday season.”

    Spread

    On August 4th, 2014 the “Pumpkin Spice Latte” Twitter[5] feed was launched, which posts tweets written from the perspective of the coffee drink. Within two months, the feed gained over 93,500 followers. On September 4th, BuzzFeed published a listicle titled “25 Things All Basic White Girls Do During The Fall,” which included “Get on that Pumpkin Spice Latte grin” as #1 on the list.



    On September 12th, the pop culture blog Flavorwire[4] published an article highlighting tweets joking about white women and Pumpkin Spice Lattes (shown below).



    On September 22nd, BuzzFeed published a photo log of an attempt at recreating the Starbucks drink, referring to it as “the sacred elixir of basic white girls everywhere.”

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

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  • 09/26/14--14:03: Men's Logic
  • About

    Men Logic is a term primarily used by women to describe a range of behaviors and thought processes that would be seen as distinctly male. Within pop culture, the concept of men’s logic has been employed as a comedy trope to explain various differences between men and women.

    Origin

    Related Memes

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  • 09/26/14--14:46: Tattas Be Like
  • About

    Tattas Be Like is a Dutch series of “X Be Like” image macros typically used as a preface to describe various cliché behaviors and catchphrases associated with caucasian Dutch people.

    Origin

    The Facebook page Tattas be like[1] was launched by Cid, allround creative at Vice, on January 3rd, 2014. According to Cid, in an interview with HP De Tijd,[2] he made the page in a flash after he saw an image on tv of a woman with an aggressive dog with the subscript “Tattas be like.. hij doet niets, aai ‘m maar” (translation: He does nothing, go pet him) and started making several variations himself which he shared over Facebook.



    Tattas

    Tattas is a term used by Dutch immigrants and non-caucasians to describe caucasian Dutch people. The term originated from the Surinam word “patatas”, which means potatoes, after which urban slang turned it into tattas.

    Spread

    Cid’s original images he posted on his own Facebook page managed to quickly spread, reaching thousands of likes within hours. The Facebook page managed to get over 30.000 likes within a day according to Cid,[2] and passed 100.000 likes within a week with thousands of contributions send to the page. During that week, many Dutch news outlets and blogs wrote about the page, including Flabber,[3] Elsevier,[4] Geenstijl,[5] De Nieuws BV[6] and Girlscene.[7] In an interview with his employer Vice,[8] Cid shared his positive reaction towards the page’s popularity.


    Following the popularity of Tattas Be Like, many similar ‘X Be Like’ Facebook pages were launched for other ethical groups, such as Indonesian people;[9] and regions, such as Amsterdam(shown below, left),[10] Rotterdam (shown below, right),[11] and Brabant;[12] in the Netherlands, many which managed to get thousands of likes. Various national and regional news outlets wrote about the trend, such as Het Algemeen Dagblad,[13] BN DeStem,[14] Diep Onderzoek,[15] Spotlight Tv[16] and Nederlandersbelike.nl.[17]



    Notable Examples


    Translation: Day at the Amusement Park
    Translation: Do want my coin back
    Translation: Eating Out Together

    Translation: “You’re still come to work right?”
    Translation: Careful with the wrapping Tim! We can still reuse it
    Translation: Haha No worries I can laugh about this Haha

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  • 09/26/14--15:29: Bruh
  • <!-- wip. part of a series on vine -->

    About

    Bruh is a phrase commonly used in the Vine community as a way of exaggerating nervousness. Its use quickly spread after the April 2014 release of the initial vine.

    Origin

    Tony Farmer, a former high school basketball star from Ohio who was accused of kidnapping and assaulting his ex-girlfriend, collapsed on the floor after hearing his three-year prison sentence.


    Viner CallHimBzar[1] took the clip and posted it to Vine, and added a “Bruh” sound effect which was actually said by another Viner named Headgraphix[2] that implies “bruh, you’re a 6’7, 220-lb guy, and you beat the s*** out of your girlfriend, quit acting like a b****”[3]. The video received over 440,000 loops as of September 2014.


    Spread

    While the Farmer clip originated the phrase, use of the clip did not receive mass use until the spawn of KingAlex’s Vine[4] which depicts a boy’s unfortunate haircut. This exploitation of the clip managed to put “Bruh” on the map and, as of September 2014, the Vine received over 35,000 loops.


    CallHimBzar and Headgraphix realized the popularity of the phrase and decided to start the #BruhMovement.

    Headgraphix also made a self-titled song featuring Lil Homie Town and DillyBeatz about the phrase. The song has over 120,000 views on YouTube since September 2014.


    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Vine – CallHimBzar

    [2]Vine – Headgraphix™

    [3]BroBible – #BruhMovement?

    [4]Vine – KingAlex


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  • 09/27/14--06:12: The Disney Princesses
  • About

    The Disney Princess franchise is a media franchise of women and/or princesses from disney animated films. The franchise was created by Andy Mooney of the Disney consumer products in the late 90s. The line-up of consists of feature female heroines in Disney animated films who has mainly appeared in various Disney brands. Current Princesses includes 11 women from animated Disney films such as Snow White and Cinderella, who are currently on the line-up.

    History

    The Franchise was created by the Disney Consumer Product chairman Andy Mooney in the late 90s. The original Line-up consisted of 9 women including Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Mulan, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Aurora, and Tinker Bell(Who was replaced by Tiana from “The princess and the frog” movie). The current roster now consists of 11 women with now adding Rapunzel, Merida, and Belle. Princess Anna from the 2013 movie, “Frozen”, is expected to join the line-up.

    Official Princesses
    -Snow White
    -Cinderella
    -Belle
    -Aurora
    -Ariel
    -Tiana
    -Mulan
    -Jasmine
    -Pocahontas
    -Rapunzel
    -Merida

    Reception

    Over the years the franchise has received generally neutral reception, from the beginning sales that climbed the consumer Products branch in 2001 to 300 million to 3 Billion in a year. Most critics of the franchise state how most of the women in the franchise are viewed in a stereotypical way regarding gender roles in society. Doug Walker(The Nostalgia Critic) exlpained this in a video titled, “Nostalgia Critic Editorial-What’s with all the Princes Hate?”


    Fandom

    The franchise has a booming fanbase on the internet. The tumblr blog waltdisneyonfessions, mainly concerning princess films, is a fan page with 1200 pages of notes and confessions by disney fans. The official Facebook page has over 6 milllion likes.

    Related Memes


    Hipster Ariel

    Hipster Ariel is an image macro series of Ariel from the 1989 movie,“The Little Mermaid” poking fun at hipsters similar to hipster kitty.


    Hipster Disney Princesses

    Similar to Hipster Ariel, Hipster Disney Princesses is an image macro series that depicts and poke fun at hipsters and other topics.


    Gaston

    Gaston is the main antagonist in the disney movie “Beauty and the beast” and is commonly known on the internet for his image macros, youtube poops, and discussion.


    Search Interest

    References

    Wikia – Disney Princess Wikia
    Facebook – Disney Princesses
    Wikipedia – Disney Princess
    Disney – Disney Princess
    Tumblr – waltdisneyconfessions


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  • 09/27/14--06:49: Carnevale
  • {WIP}

    About

    A Carnevale is a Italian word for Carnival. In 4chan it is used as a spam to post endless images of carnival goers in masks in many threads. It’s often used when a thread of Tom Preston started due to his fear of Carnevale masks.

    Origin

    {WIP}

    Spread

    {WIP}

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  • 09/27/14--08:51: Mr. Bean
  • This article is W.I.P


    About

    Mr. Bean is a British TV show created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis. The first episode was broadcast on January 1st, 1990


    Related Memes

    If you know what I mean

    If you know what I mean is a reaction image, used in the form of sexual innuendo.






    If Mr. Bean was…

    If Mr. Bean was… consists of images of characters combined with the face of Mr. Bean.





    The answer to every question in the universe

    The answer to every question in the universe is a scene from the movie Bean of Mr. Bean saying the word “Magic”. It is smiliar to the meme 42.


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  • 09/27/14--16:59: Hide The Pain Harold
  • [Major rewrite coming though]


    About

    Hide The Pain Harold, and sometimes just “Harold”, is the name given to an old man from stock photos, whose face appears to indicate a certain amount of pain and/or uncomfortableness.

    Origin

    The earliest known archived thread, where Harold first got attention, can be found on Facepunch, dating back to 2011. On September 13th, a user Greenen72, posted stock photos with the old man[1], originally from the site DreamsTime due to pictures having the site’s watermark on them.

    Spread

    However he began to shine again when a memecenter user in 2012 called craftypasta began to use his face as a caption meme and being used mostly for sex/rape jokes, he began to spread out the site to hugelol, redit and more sites when finally turned a religion in memecenter and hugelol.
    http://www.memecenter.com/craftypasta
    http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1124864

    External References

    [1]Facepunch – original post


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    About

    Kitchen Gun & Toilet Grenade are a series of YTPs and YTPMVs that are based on an infomercial parody preformed by comedian Peter Serafinowicz.

    Origin

    The original “Kitchen Gun” skit was preformed by Peter Serafinowicz on his self titled show “The Peter Serafinowicz Show” in an episode that aired late 2007 on BBC Two.


    Positive audience response from the original skit later lead to a similar infomercial parody later in the season titled “Toilet Grenade.”


    Spread

    The first know remix of the video came from a skateboarding video posted by YouTube user deanlearner and was titled “THEKITCHENGUNEDIT.”


    YTPMV Derivatives

    The first YTPs and YTPMVs of the video began appearing in 2012 with some appearing as late as 2014.

    YTPs

    YTPMVs


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  • 09/29/14--10:44: Fire Alarm Dancing
  • About

    Fire Alarm Dancing refers to the act of performing an improvised choreography in rhythm to the beeping sound of a fire alarm notification system and uploading the recorded footage on video-sharing platforms like YouTube and Vine. In late 2013, the idea evolved into a popular dance video fad among teenagers and college students on Vine, presumably due to the frequent observance of fire drill exercises in school and university buildings.

    Origin

    One of the earliest “fire alarm dance” videos was uploaded by YouTuber DustyRoxas[3] on October 28th, 2007. In the video, a group of cosplayers can be seen dancing to the sound of a fire alarm at Shikkaricon 2007, an annual anime convention held in Newtown, Pennsylvania. As of September 2014, the video has gained over 40,000 views.



    Spread

    On March 28th, 2009, YouTuber hustle boy[4] uploaded a video titled “baby dancing to fire alarm in walmart,” as of September 2014, the video has gained over 20,000 views.



    On December 6th, 2011, YouTuber AmeliaRebecca’s channel[6] uploaded a video titled “Fire alarm dance party,” as of September 2014, the video has gained over 1,000 views.



    One of the earliest Vines featuring fire alarm dancing is titled “THEFIREALARMDANCE,” which was uploaded by Vine user Mike Nicklas[1] on October 13th, 2013, by September 2014, the Vine has gained over 1,000 likes.



    On December 26th, 2013, Vine user thunthun skittles[2] uploaded a video titled “Idek…” As of September 2014, the Vine has received for 210,000 likes and over 240,000 revines.



    On September 24th, 2014, Buzzfeed[5] published a round up of fire alarm dance Vines titled “17 People Who Know A Fire Alarm Is Really Just Another Chance To Turn Up.”

    Spread

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  • 09/29/14--14:03: Fuckboy
  • About

    “Fuckboy” is an Internet slang term used as a pejorative toward men who are perceived as immature, weak or disrespectful toward women. On Tumblr, the term is associated with the phrase “En garde, fuckboy,” which is often paired with images of skeletons in a similar vein to 2Spooky.

    Origin

    On December 29th, 2004, Urban Dictionary[1] user bretb submited an entry for the term “fuckboy,” defining it as “a person who is a weak ass pussy.”



    Spread

    On November 29th, 2008, YouTuber DJFullmoon uploaded a music video for the track “Fuck Boy” by hip hop artist Papa Duck (shown below).



    On March 11th, 2014, YouTuber BrealTV uploaded a satirical video titled “Signs you may be a fuckboy with Professor Houseshoes,” which called out submissive, unoriginal and fake men as being “fuckboys” (shown below).



    On April 30th, the “No time for dat goku” Tumblr[2] blog posted a photoshopped image of a retro-themed video game with a skeleton wielding a knife and the caption “En Garde, Fuckboy” (shown below). In the first four months, the post gained over 39,000 notes.



    On August 7th, 2014, the “Get Wrecked Fuckboy” Tumblr[3] blog was launched, which highlights images and animated GIFs of skeletons. On September 5th, Redditor ThirdWaveSTEMinism submitted a post questioning the use of the term “fuckboy” on Twitter toward perceived bigots to the /r/socialjustice101[4] subreddit. On September 27th, Tumblr[5] user rememberingsuunday published a list of “fuckboy symptoms,” which gathered upwards of 165,600 notes within 48 hours.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – fuck boy

    [2]Lysol.co.vu – En Garde, Fuckboy

    [3]Tumblr – Get Wrecked Fuckboy

    [4]Reddit – as an insult is fuckboy

    [5]Tumblr – remberingsuunday


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  • 09/29/14--15:10: Steal Her Look
  • About

    Steal Her Look is a series of instructional posts for costume ideas on Tumblr that offer a list of high-end, boutique clothing items and fashion accessories required to achieve the look of an Internet meme, such as a fictional character, viral video celebrity or inanimate object, as a parody of the familiar “lookbook” format widely used in fashion magazines and seasonal catalogues.

    Origin

    While the layout of “steal her style” posts has been a long-running format in the fashion publishing industry, and later, the fashion blogosphere, its earliest known application in meme-themed costume guides can be traced back to Know Your Meme’s Hallowmeme costume catalogue launched on October 14th, 2009.



    The earliest known usage of the phrase “steal her look” in this context can be found in a Facebook page[3] titled “Steal Her Look," created on September 9th, 2010, within four years, the page has gained over 2,000 likes.



    Spread

    On September 27th, 2014, Tumblr user vaginawoolf[2] posted a GIF of The Pumpkin Dance next to pictures of a black turtleneck, black leggings and a pumpkin with the caption “get her look.” Within 48 hours the post gained over 40,000 notes.



    The next day vaginawolf posted a steal her look entry based on the DashCon ball pit. Within 48 hours the post gained over 50,000 notes.



    On September 29th, Tumblr user pastel-chaos[4] published a steal her look post featuring Tony the talking clock from Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, within 24 hours the post gained over 1,000 notes. The same day Tumblr user theofmoviestills[5] published a steal her look post featuring Tommy Wiseau, within 24 hours the post gained over 1,000 notes. The same day Tumblr user swiggityswagthenightmarestagvevo[6] published a steal her look post featuring hot chocolately milkey spider, within 24 hours the post gained over 100 notes.



    Also on September 29th, Buzzfeed posted a steal her style round-up titled “Tumblr’s “Steal Her Look” Meme Is All The Halloween Inspiration You Need.”

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    Faux Cyrillic is the practice of replacing letters in Latin text with Cyrillic letters that are similar in appearance. It is often employed in Western media that deals with themes relating to Russia, the Soviet Union, or communism.

    Origin

    The earliest known use of Faux Cyrillic in popular media dates back to the 1966 American comedy film The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming[1] by Norman Jewison, which utilized Cyrillic letters in its promotional posters.



    Modern Usage

    Although originally designed in order to look childish, and not as a reference to Eastern European culture, the backwards ‘R’ in the name of the Nu Metal band KoЯn[2] is perhaps the best-known mainstream example of this meme. The 2006 mockumentary comedy film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan[3] also features an example in its stylized title, BORДT.



    TV Tropes has an article[4] about Faux Cyrillic which compiles many notable examples.

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    Notability

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming

    [2]Wikipedia – Korn

    [3]Wikipedia – Borat

    [4]TV Tropes – The Backwards R


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