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  • 10/31/14--16:06: My Uber Is Down There
  • About

    Following the San Francisco Giants’ victory in the 2014 World Series, there were riots in the streets of San Francisco – the final game itself was actually played out in Kansas City, at the Kauffman Stadium.

    During a pushback by San Francisco riot police, a woman walked up toward the officers and yelled ‘My Uber is down there!’. Which, it’s undetermined if this was meant to be sarcasm towards the police and to humor the surrounding citizens, or if the woman was genuinely expressing her discontent in knowing she’s missing her Uber and is likely to be stuck on the streets with no ride home until the crowds calm down.

    For those unfamiliar, Uber is an on-demand private taxi service mobile app, which connects drivers to customers, wherever they are, usually in just a few minutes. Uber is just one of the many dominant tech startups to hit the streets (in their case, literally) of San Francisco, and other cities around the globe.


    Streets of San Francisco following the 2014 Giants’ World Series Victory. It has been posted by several YouTube users now, with the most popular video (seen below) gaining nearly 200,000 views within the first day of it’s posting.


    ‘My Uber is down there!’ initial news spread across outlets such as Gawker and TheBlemish. The phrase has since spread to sites like PandaWhale, Facebook, Twitter, and various meme generators. It’s still in it’s infancy.

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    “I’m Really Feeling It” is a quote said by the character Shulk in the fighting game Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. Because of his delivery of the sentence along with his accent and being a fan-favorite, the phrase has turned into an signature staple of quotes along with “Ike Quotes” and Sonic the Hedgehog’s“You’re Too Slow” that has generated many uses and derivatives.


    On August 29, 2014, Nintendo released an English reveal video of Shulk joining Super Smash Bros. As of November 1, 2014, the video has garnered 449,174 views. Around the 0:37 mark [1], it can be heard of Shulk delivering his line. Upon hearing it at first, people were turned off by it but then it quickly became an endearing catchphrase uttered by many Nintendo faithful and unfaithful alike.

    As for the character, Shulk originated from the video game Xenoblade Chronichles, a fantasy action role-playing game that was developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo. Though first released in Japan on June 10, 2010 and subsequently in Europe on August 19, 2011, the American version finally released (by way of Operation Rainfall) on April 6, 2012 [2]. The game was met with critical acclaim with a Metacritic score of 92 [3]. It is even regarded as one of the best, if not the best, RPGs of the Wii system library.


    Since the video debut, the catchphrase has since spread to other websites. There have been many posts that have used the phrase in conversation, notably on YouTube comments [4], Reddit posts particularly in the r/smashbros subreddit [5], Facebook comments on Smash Bros. pages [6][7], GameFAQS posts [8], Smashboards forum posts [9], Tumblr posts [10], comments on video game sites such as IGN, etc. Though there are presumably numerous other people who have used the phrase comically, one of the earliest percieved usages of this can be seen on a Smashboards forum thread titled “New 3DS Direct for Japan” by user PLATINUM7, posted on 7:39 am on August 29, 2014 [11].

    Later, it was soon revealed the quote would be used as one of his taunts, which many players would soon use upon release of the 3DS version of the game. The meme is often used in a sentence in a forum or social platform online, although it being used as an image reply is not uncommon. There have also been YouTube parody videos involving Shulk with his quote.

    Notable Examples


    The phrase has been used mainly as a reaction to a situation or for expressing emotion. “I’m Really Feeling It” has also turned into a template for other uses, with it the form of it being “I’m Really ___-ing It”. This has since spawned multiple uses. The meme has been involved in images and video parodies

    Other Shulk Quotes
    Other notable Shulk quotes, though not as popular, are “This Is the Manado’s Power”, “Now It’s Shulk Time”, “Backslash!”, and “A Vision/I See It!” Things involving Shulk foreseeing something can also be applied, though of course the meme is not limited to only the things listed.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]YouTube – Super Smash Bros. – Looks like we don’t have a choice! / Posted on 8-29-14

    [2]Wikipedia – Xenoblade Chronicles

    [3]Metacritic – Xenoblade Chronicles

    [4]YouTube – All comments on Shulk commentates his own reveal trailer / Posted on 9-2-2014

    [5]Reddit – Results of ‘really feeling it’ on r/smashbros /

    [6]Facebook – Shulk for Super Smash Bros. 4

    [7]Facebook – Shulk Xenoblade/Super Smash Bros

    [8]GameFAQs – Search results for ’i’m really feeling it’

    [9]Smashboards – ""I’m really feeling it!– Shulk Image Gallery / Posted on 8-29-14

    [10]Tumblr – Posts tagged ’i’m really feeling it’

    [11]Smashboards – New 3DS Direct for Japan / Posted on 9-29-2014

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  • 11/02/14--10:06: Xenoblade Chronicles
  • About

    Xenoblade Chronicles is a game made by Monolith Soft and Nintendo
    The game was announced during E3 2009 under its original title Monado: Beginning of the World. It was later renamed Xenoblade in January 2010 to honor Tetsuya Takahashi, the director of the game and all prior games in the Xeno series. The game was first released on June 10, 2010 in Japan, and later localized and released in August 19, 2011 in Europe. Despite this, significant time passed without any confirmation on a North American release, which eventually led to part of the Operation Rainfall fan movement to generate interest in a release in the region. Despite Nintendo’s official word that they were not influenced by the movement, the game was eventually released in North America on April 6, 2012.

    Story (under construction)


    The setting is on the remains of 2 titans, the Bionis and the Mechonis. The war machines of the Mechonis, the Mechon, are constantly fighting the Homs, one of the lifeforms that reside on the giant’s bodies.


    The story begins with a flashback to 1 year, when Homs Dickson, Mumkhar, and Dunban are in a war against the Mechon. Dunban uses a sword called the Monado, a sword that works greatly against the Mechon.


    Chuggaaconroy’s Let’s play

    A well-known LPer known as Chuggaaconroy is currently let’s playing the game. He has stated that in every part that he makes, he will be giving out 6 copies of the game on Twitter. Since there is about 40 parts as or now, he has given away about 240 copies of the game, adding new people to the fandom.

    Operation Rainfall

    Operation Rainfall (shortened as oprainfall) was originally a fan campaign initially formed to persuade Nintendo of America (NOA) to localize three role-playing video games for the Wii console: Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, and Pandora’s Tower. The campaign launched on June 23, 2011; and in January 2013, Xseed Games announced Pandora’s Tower, the final game released in North America on April 16, 2013.

    Port to the New Nintendo 3DS

    In a Japan-only Nintendo Direct, it was announced that a remake of the game will be made for the New Nintendo 3DS.

    sub memes (under construction)

    Reyn time
    a quote of the character Reyn in the battle and becomes very popular in the fandom

    notable examples

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  • 11/02/14--14:59: Bailey Jay
  • About

    Bailey Jay Granger (real name Bryan Griffin), also known as Line Trap and Harley Quinn, is a transsexual pornographic actress, adult model and podcaster. She became an internet sensation as a trap thanks to imageboard 4chan.


    On July 2007, a video was taken at a waiting line for a 4chan panel featuring what looked like a girl flashing her bare chest at onlookers scandering “Trap! Trap! Trap!” (shown below, uploaded in March 2011). When a security staff came to her to make her stop, she retorted that she was, in fact, a boy. [NSFW]

    Because she didn’t give a definite answer on her actual gender, she became famous on 4chan where she began posting pictures of herself and was dubbed Line Trap.


    Adult Modeling

    Around 2008, Line Trap started posing in adult sets mainly involving cosplay and anime-related material for Grooby affiliate websites such as Shemale Yum under the moniker of Harley Quinn[1].


    Beginning in 2010, she adopted her current Bailey Jay nickname and launched her own official website dealing with pornographic material[2]. She was featured in more than 7 movies between 2010 and 2011. In 2011 and, again, in 2012, her performance made her win AVN and XBIZ awards for “Transsexual Performer of the Year”[3].

    Other Works

    Bailey Jay hosts a regular podcast show called The Bailey Jay Show with her husband and photographer Matthew Terhune[4] as well co-hosting several transsexual-related shows such as Sugar and Spice.
    In 2012, She tried to pursue a singing career by releasing her first single titled “You’re Getting Lucky Tonight”[5].
    Since the summer 2014, she has become a regular host of Vice’s The Jim Norton Show.

    External References

    [1]AVNTs Newcomer Sensation Bailey Jay Launches Official Website

    [2]Bailey Jay’s offcial website[NSFW]

    [3]WIkipediaBailey Jay’s Honors and Awards

    [4]Rioatcast – The Bailey Jay Show

    [5]iTunes – You’re Getting Lucky Tonight – Single

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  • 11/02/14--20:10: Randy Marsh
  • About

    Randy Marsh is a fictional character from animated television series South Park on Comedy Central. He is the father of Stan Marsh, geologist, and possibly the main father characters next to Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin. Voiced by half creator of the show Trey Parker.

    Related Randy Marsh Memes Based On His Memorial Quotes

    Nuoh My God / Oh My God

    Nuoh My God / Oh My God is a famous catchphrase and a memorial quotes from Randy Marsh when something’s bad going to happen or just finding something out for laughs. First said it in S01E03 Volcano.

    Oh I’m Sorry, I Thought This Was America

    Oh I’m Sorry, I Thought This Was America is another of Randy Marsh’s memorial quotes in S09E05 The Losing Edge. It shows a beaten up Randy Marsh getting arrested without his clothes after baiting a close by angry redneck father with insults to start fights. The image is used for a response to a backlash or criticism.

    My Eyes Are Up Here

    My Eyes Are Up Here is a women logic expression that is used to remind someone to make eye contact instead of looking at their breasts. Randy Marsh used it as one of his memorial quotes to his wife Sharon Marsh when he has testicle cancer that swelled up to a gigantic size in S14E03 Medicinal Fried Chicken.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]South Park Wiki – Randy Marsh

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    Alex From Target is a trending Twitter hashtag about a young man who works at Target, an American retailing company. He is seen obsessed over as a romantic interest. From November 2nd, it has entered Twitter’s worldwide trend chart. It has sparked multiple made-up versions, like #tbofromthegroovysmoothie and #bettyfromwalmart, for instance. [1]


    On November 3rd, Twitter user auscalum tweeted a picture of Alex checking out items. In the next 2 days, it has gained over 1,000 retweets and 2,000 favorites.[2] From there, people starting looking for information about the person, and found his Twitter, @acl163.

    Search Interest

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  • 11/02/14--23:27: Dead Can Man
  • Dead Can Man refers to a creepypasta story accompanied by a series of images depicting what appears to be a decaying corpse sitting in an armchair in the middle of a room cluttered with refuse.


    On the afternoon of December 10, 2010 a user on 4chan’s /b/ (random) board posted a photograph of a deserted house and asked if anyone wanted to see a dead body. Posts soon followed containing images of a decaying corpse (later called the Dead Can Man because, according to a day planner found in the house, his daily activities included collecting cans.) and the room it was found in along with rough descriptions of what the original poster and his friends had found.


    This story is 100% true. Believe me or not, it happened. This is the first time I’ve posted the full story and all the pictures. It was April or May of 2009. My friend (let’s call him Vinnie) was in from out of town and we decided to drink at about noon. We went to a party store and bought some 40s and just walked around town brown bagging it. We got a call from another friend (Justin) that he and his girlfriend (Kim) were going to drop by. By now it was the early afternoon, and we made it back to my place. I had mentioned to Vinnie that the house next door was condemned; it had a bright pink sign on the front door with CONDEMNED written on it because the garage behind the house was collapsing. I had never seen anyone in or out of that house in the two years I had been living next door to it. I had just assumed it was abounded or got foreclosed upon (we have a lot of foreclosures in Michigan, yes, this is in Michigan).
    As kids, we’d always love exploring the woods, and looking for random things. It only seemed fitting that we go into the house and have a look around. We were pretty drunk at this point, and just thought, fuck it lets do this. We went in behind the house, through the partially collapsing garage. The door that went from the garage to the house was locked, but after a while we were able to force it open. To our immediate right was the basement, so we decided to go down there first. We were amazed by the amount of stuff down there; there were so many tools and hardware supplies. In the back of the basement, in its own room, was a large train track set up. It was creepy.
    While we were in the basement, we got a call from Justin and Kim that they had arrived at my house. We came back out the house through the garage again and I grabbed my Nikon. Kim and Justin were pretty pumped about going in and what we discovered, so we went back in and showed them the basement. After looking around, we went back upstairs to the kitchen. Again, there was a lot of stuff in there. A table by in the corner of the room was full of bottles and cans, which we planned on taking after looking around the rest of the house (there is a ten cent deposit for cans in Michigan). We took some time poking around the kitchen. It of course smelled bad in there, but it wasn’t overwhelming. The smell was just that of a musty house. I made the mistake of looking in the refrigerator, and the smell of THAT overwhelmed me from the rotting food that’s smell was being contained until I opened it. There was a door that separated the kitchen from the living room, and I was the first to open it. It was a swinging door, and when I opened it I caught a glance of a figure sitting in a chair facing away from me. All I knew is that someone was in the house and we were trespassing. I quickly turned around and while walking towards the back door I told my friends in a whisper, “shit there is somebody here,” and we all ran out. We went back into my backyard, and I had told them that I saw somebody sitting in a chair in the living room.
    My friend Vinnie, who was most likely more drunk than I was, said, “Fuck it man, he has no more of a right to be there than us. It is probably a junkie.” I was not as excited to go back in to confront a squatting junkie, but I was convinced when Justin informed me that he was most likely high as fuck and wouldn’t be able to do shit (Justin had been addicted to heroin for a few years at that point to I trusted his judgment of the situation. He’s clean now). We ended up going back in through the back again, but more quietly this time. When we made it to the kitchen, Vinnie was the first to open the door this time to the living room. The rest of us stood back and just watched him watch the figure in the chair. Vinnie swung the door shut, looked at us, and said, “That’s a dead body.” We all looked at him in shock, as it was obvious that he was serious. We all trickled into the living room and gathered around the body. His skin was black (even though we found out later he was white), and was sitting in a chair facing the front of house. It was obvious that he had been there for a while. The smell near the body was almost unbearable; we needed to cover our mouths and noses with our shirts like respirators. This made Vinnie and I sober up really quickly. There was a complete silence between our group of four while we observed the body. Nobody said a word.
    I can’t really tell you what happened next, as it gets kind of foggy from there. The effect of seeing a dead body is a kind of surreal experience. We looked around the rest of the house, upstairs and in other rooms on the ground floor, and eventually found a journal next the body. We flipped through the journal, and, every day he listed what he ate, the temperature, and how much money he made in returning cans that day (which I found strange because there was at least $50 worth of cans sitting in the house). I took some more pictures of the house and of the body (although at the time Vinnie was very opposed to doing this) and we left to go the bar. At some point Kim left and it was just us three, but I remember her taking in the experience quite well, and was not as disturbed by it as much as other girls (some people don’t even want to hear the story let alone see the pictures). We went the bar that night, sat in the back, and just quietly talked about what had happened. After the bar, drunk again, Justin and I went back in the house to check it out one more time. I took some more pictures, and Vinnie and Justin left for the night. I told my roommates about it, and one of them told his girlfriend. She was so disturbed she said she refused to come over until the body was gone. She said if I didn’t call the cops than she would.
    The next morning, hung over, I decided that I better call the police. I called my friends to let them know and they made me hold off on doing it until they came over. I waited and called an anonymous tip line when they arrived. When I called the tip line, I simply said that I found a dead body. The operator seemed frazzled and told me to hold the line. She told me multiple times not to hang up. I held the line, and we put on with a detective for our city. I explained what happened, and what the address was. He asked me my name, but I told him he had to be fucking insane if he thought I would be giving my name to him. Right after hanging up we all went to the front porch to wait for the cops to come. Not even a full minute after hanging up the phone, I saw a cop car round the corner with its lights on. We were really surprised by the response time, but it ended up driving by the house. A few minutes later a few cop cars rolled up and asked us if we had seen anyone in our out of the house lately. I told him that I saw nobody near the house in the last two years I had been living there.
    The police went in for a while, and a white van showed up. Eventually some girls that lived across the street come over wondering what was going on. The police said they found a body, and we of course acted shocked. They took out the body covered on a stretcher (they must have had a hell of a time prying him from the chair) and also took out a gun that was in the house (the gun was an old style rifle that had been leaning against a wall in the living room). I talked to one of the cops and he said that the guy’s family would have them check up on the guy from time to time to make sure he was doing alight (apparently he wanted nothing to do with the family) but they stopped doing so. He just wanted to be left alone. The only think that we took from the house was the journal he kept. There is a bunch of nice handwriting in it, and it with addresses and such. The first entry was on January 21st stating that the notebook was found in a dumpster. There is also an entry talking about when the power was turned out, and notes to buy oil (there were a bunch of oil burning lamps in the house). The last entry in the journal, May 3rd, says, “Sick- very flu 4 cans. Sick as heck flu can’t eat”. It is eerie. The date matched up with the most current newspaper he had in a pile in the living room.
    We decided not to take anything out of respect for him and the family. I know that certain things were worth a lot of money, but I’m not about to be the type of person that loots a dead guy’s house. I figured that the family would come and get the stuff, but they never did. The house ended up being sold, and I saw the people who bought it bring out boxes filled with sheet music, toy trains, etc. The house has since been fixed up and it’s being rented out. I could find no information on either the house or the guy who died even over a year later. I am posting this just to share my experience. This happened in 2009 but I am just now deciding to share it with everyone. I am not trying to make jokes or act like it is a funny story. This guy died alone in his house and was found by strangers over a year after his death. Make jokes if you want, but this guy was alone, and obviously had some problems. R.I.P Jeff

    The Photographs

    According to the EXIF data, The photographs were taken with a Nikon D40 on April 9, 2009, matching up with the original poster’s story[1].



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]EXIF data of one of the images (NSFW)

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  • 11/04/14--08:54: Bye Felipe
  • About

    Bye Felipe is a single topic blog highlighting screenshots of abusive or hostile responses to rejection sent by men from online dating sites like OKCupid and Tinder. The name of the blog is a play on the quote “Bye Felicia”, which is often used online as a dismissive farewell.


    On October 14th, 2014, the “Bye Felipe” Instagram[1] feed was launched by Los Angeles resident Alexandra Tweten, with the first post featuring an aggressive message from a man asking to chat on an online dating service (shown below).


    On October 27th, 2014, The Atlantic[5] published an article about the Instagram feed titled “The Rise of the Feminist Tinder-Creep-Busting Web Vigilante,” comparing it to the “Straight White Boys Texting” Tumblr blog. The same day, The Young Turks YouTube channel uploaded a discussion about the ethics of public shaming online and the Bye Felipe feed (shown below).

    On October 31st, the women’s interest blog Ms. Magazine[2] published an article written by Tweten titled “Why I Created Bye Felipe,” which revealed that the main reasons for creating the Instagram feed were to commiserate with other women, show other men what women face online and “expose the problematic entitlement some men feel they need to exert over women.” In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the Instagram feed, including Mashable,[3] BuzzFeed[4] and The Daily Dot.[7]

    Notable Examples

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  • 11/04/14--14:29: Dirds
  • About

    Dirds, a portmanteau of “dog” and “birds,” is a photoshop meme in which faces of canines are superimposed over the trunks of birds to produce fake images of a hybrid between the two species, in a similar vein to other Photoshop-bred mythical creatures like Birds with Arms, Crocoducks and the Bearksharkotopus.


    On October 31st, 2013, Redditor Musicmantobes submitted a photoshopped picture of a bird with the head of the “Doge” Shibu Inu to the /r/SuperShibe[6] subreddit (shown below).


    On November 16th, 2013, the Internet humor site Tastefully Offensive[1] published a compilation of Dird photoshops (shown below). Within one year, the post gained over 74,500 notes.

    On November 18th, the Internet humor site Eat Liver[2] reblogged many of the photoshops, followed by Laughing Squid,[3] Sad and Useless,[8] The Huffington Post[7] and I Waste So Much Time[5] over the next week. On November 4th, 2014, Redditor YouKnowRandall submitted an Imgur gallery of Dirds photoshops to the /r/funny[4] subreddit, where it gathered more than 2,000 votes (82% upvoted) in the first 24 hours.

    Notable Examples

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Tastefully Offensive – Dirds

    [2]Wayback Machine – Eat Liver – Dirds

    [3]Laughing Squid – Dirds Images of Birds with Dog Heads

    [4]Reddit – LOLOLOL Dirds

    [5]IWasteSoMuchTime – Dirds

    [6]Reddit – birde

    [7]The Huffington Post – Birds With Dog Heads

    [8]Sad and Useless – Dogs + Birds

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    “Mitochondria is the Powerhouse of the Cell” is an expression describing the function of mitochondria organelles found in the cells of eukaryote organisms. On Tumblr, the phrase is typically mocked as an example of impractical information taught in public schools.


    The phrase “powerhouse of the cell” used to describe the function of mitochondria was coined by biologist Philip Siekevitz in the article “Powerhouse of the Cell” published in 1957. In April, 2013, Tumblr[1] user apatheticghost posted several things learned in school, which included “mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell” (shown below). In the following two years, the post gained over 992,000 notes.


    On February 12th, 2014, Tumblr user thomas-stillinski posted a photo of a biology exam in which the function of mitochondria is described as “the powerhouse of the cell” (shown below, left). On June 8th, Tumblr user kanga-roux posted another photo of a biology exam with mitchondria described as “the powerhouse of the cell” (shown below, right).

    On October 6th, Tumblr[4] user perks-of-being-chinese posted the phrase “The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell,” which gathered more than 1,500 notes in the next month. On November 2nd, Tumblr[3] user tylersivia-troyeoakley listed several things he learned in school, including “mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell” (shwon below).

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  • 11/04/14--15:54: Blogger's Code of Conduct
  • About

    The Blogger’s Code of Conduct is a proposed code of ethics drafted by American media critic Tim O’Reilly for online writers to adhere to, as well as to enforce, civility and good manners through practices of sound judgement, including moderation of readers’ comments.


    The idea for a blogger’s code of conduct was first proposed by Tim O’Reilly in March 2007, shortly after programmer and game developer Kathy Sierra cancelled her appearance at the O’Reilly ETech Conference due to hostile messages and online harassments she has had received, including death threats and doxxing of her personally identifiable information by hacker Andrew Auernheimer. Throughout March 2007, Sierra’s encounter with cyberbullying sparked a broader discussion in the news media and bloggers’ community about online harassments in general, which culminated with Tim O’Reilly calling for a guideline of online behaviors in a BBC article[1] published on March 28th.


    On March 31st, 2007, O’Reilly began drafting his idea in a blog post titled “A Call for a Blogger’s Code of Conduct,”[2] which outlined several protocols for a blogger to safeguard him/herself from cyberbullying and harassments.

    1. Take responsibility not just for your own words, but for the comments you allow on your blog.
    2. Label your tolerance level for abusive comments.
    3. Consider eliminating anonymous comments.
    4. Ignore the trolls.
    5. Take the conversation offline, and talk directly, or find an intermediary who can do so.
    6. If you know someone who is behaving badly, tell them so.
    7. Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t say in person.


    On April 8th, after a week of collaboration and discussion with many others in the blogosphere and online communities, including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, O’Reilly formalized a draft of the Blogger’s Code of Conduct[4] in a blog post on his website.

    1. We take responsibility for our own words and for the comments we allow on our blog

    We are committed to the “Civility Enforced” standard: we will not post unacceptable content, and we’ll delete comments that contain it. We define unacceptable content as anything included or linked to that:

    - is being used to abuse, harass, stalk, or threaten others
    - is libelous, knowingly false, ad-hominem, or misrepresents another person,
    - infringes upon a copyright or trademark
    - violates an obligation of confidentiality
    - violates the privacy of others

    We define and determine what is “unacceptable content” on a case-by-case basis, and our definitions are not limited to this list. If we delete a comment or link, we will say so and explain why. [We reserve the right to change these standards at any time with no notice.]

    2. We won’t say anything online that we wouldn’t say in person

    3. We connect privately before we respond publicly

    When we encounter conflicts and misrepresentation in the blogosphere, we make every effort to talk privately and directly to the person(s) involved--or find an intermediary who can do so--before we publish any posts or comments about the issue.

    4. When we believe someone is unfairly attacking another, we take action

    When someone who is publishing comments or blog postings that are offensive, we’ll tell them so (privately, if possible--see above) and ask them to publicly make amends. If those published comments could be construed as a threat, and the perpetrator doesn’t withdraw them and apologize, we will cooperate with law enforcement to protect the target of the threat.

    5. We do not allow anonymous comments

    We require commenters to supply a valid email address before they can post, though we allow commenters to identify themselves with an alias, rather than their real name.

    6. We ignore the trolls

    We prefer not to respond to nasty comments about us or our blog, as long as they don’t veer into abuse or libel. We believe that feeding the trolls only encourages them--“Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it.” Ignoring public attacks is often the best way to contain them.

    O’Reilly also suggested that bloggers in support of the code could identify themselves as such by adopting a “civility enforced” badge on their sites, while those against the idea of moderating feedback could use a badge that reads “anything goes.” In addition, the blog post linked to a copy of the draft on Wikia[3] for further review and deliberation by the online community at large, the finalized product of which would be then formally published under the web domain

    Online Reaction

    O’Reilly’s proposal instantly led to an intense debate in the comments section of O’Reilly’s blog post, with some openly denouncing the initiative as excessive, impracticable and even harboring of online censorship. In the following 72 hours, the proposal was picked up by several bloggers with their own commentaries[6][9][10] and some major news outlets like the New York Times[8] and San Francisco Gate.[7]

    Tim O’Reilly’s Response

    On April 11th, Tim O’Reilly ran another blog post titled “Code of Conduct: Lessons Learned So Far,”[5] in which he addressed a number of concerns and criticisms brought up by its opponents, including a necessity for a more “modular” and less “monolithic” code of conduct, preservation of constructive anonymity and the legal implications of the code, among others. While acknowledging the existence of shortcomings and room for improvement in the proposal, O’Reilly maintained his position that civility is a desirable attitude in online communities:

    That being said, I am trying to encourage a kind of social self-examination on the part of the blogging community. Many people have written to say that they have no compunctions about deleting unpleasant comments. But I believe that there’s a strong undercurrent on the internet that says that anything goes, and any restriction on speech is unacceptable. A lot of people feel intimidated by those who attack them as against free speech if they try to limit unpleasantness. If there’s one thing I’d love to come out of this discussion, it’s a greater commitment on the part of bloggers (and people who run other types of forums) not to tolerate behavior on the internet that they wouldn’t tolerate in the physical world. It’s ridiculous to accept on a blog or in a forum speech that would be seen as hooliganism or delinquency if practiced in a public space.

    Search Interest

    [not available]

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  • 11/05/14--07:53: It's Lu Bu!!!
  • About

    (removed for plagiarism)


    Lu Bu is an extremely powerful character from Dynasty Warriors and usually takes 20 minutes of button-mashing to take down, does not flinch when attacked and usually kills you in 3-4 hits. The “It’s Lu Bu, do not pursue” joke originated from the a cutscene in the Hu Lao Gate map in Dynasty Warriors. During the cutscene, Lu Bu appears in a grand manor after which a soldier would say ’It’s Lu Bu!’ in the background. After the cutscene, you will be given a warning saying ‘Do not pursue Lu Bu’.

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  • 11/05/14--13:24: "Drop the Bass"
  • About

    “Drop the Bass” is a catchphrase associated with the drop, or the climactic point in an electronic music track characterized by a sudden switch of rhythm in bass line after a progressive build-up. Online, the phrase became incorporated into various image macros and animated GIFs during the rise of the electronic dance music (EDM) genre in popular music, most notably dubstep, beginning in the early 2010s.


    While the exact origin of the phrase “drop the bass” remains unknown, the drop has been used as a technical term[6] among electronic music producers since as early as the late 1990s. The earliest known usage of the phrase as the title of an electronic dance song can be attributed to German DJ Rocco’s 2002 track “Drop the Bass” (shown below).


    The expression remained relatively obscure until it was popularized with the rise of dubstep and EDM music in the late 2000s. In January 2011, the EDM producer Skrillex released a remix of the song “Cinema,” in which the lyric “drop the bass” can be heard immediately before the drop portion of the track (shown below).[1]

    On January 17th, 2012, Urban Dictionary[2] user ajbguitar123 submitted an entry for “drop the bass,” which credited Skrillex’s “Cinema” remix with popularizing the phrase. On June 15th, 2013, Redditor Jack100ney submitted an animated GIF of a man struggling to hold a large fish with the caption “Drop the Bass” to the /r/gifs[4] subreddit, where it accumulated upwards of 2,400 votes (88% upvoted) prior to being archived (shown below, left). On July 18th, Redditor Skoalify posted an animated GIF of a sloth falling over with the “Drop the Bass” caption to /r/funny,[5] where it received over 2,000 votes (89% upvoted) before it was archived.

    On May 17th, 2014, The Lonely Island released a parody music video titled “When Will the Bass Drop?”, in which a music producer repeatedly teases his audience before playing the track’s drop (shown below). In six months, the video gathered more than 12.8 million views and 9,500 comments.

    On September 27th, Redditor Ccrasus posted an animated GIF of a professional wrestler dropping a kick drum on a rival’s head with the caption “Drop the Bass” (shown below). Within one month, the post gained over 3,800 votes (88% upvoted) on the /r/gifs[3] subreddit.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Cinema Skrillex Remix

    [2]Urban Dictionary – drop the bass

    [3]Reddit – DROPTHEBASS

    [4]Reddit – Drop the bass

    [5]Reddit – Drop the bass sloth edition

    [6]Sound on Sound – MIKEHIGHAM: Digital Doctor

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  • 11/05/14--15:14: Where They at Doe?
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    “Where They at Doe?” is a video remix series featuring a music remix clip containing a sample of rapper T.I. saying the phrase “where they at though?”


    On May 26th, 2014, rapper T.I. posted a video on Instagram responding to rumors that he received two black eyes during a fight with professional boxer Flloyd Mayweather two days prior, saying “where they at though?” while looking into the camera (shown below). In the next six months, the video gained over 176,000 likes and 29,000 comments.

    Two black what?? C'mon now. Never in da history of Nigga-dom. But nice try tho. Lol

    A video posted by @troubleman31 on May 5, 2014 at 5:37pm PDT

    “What they say I got two black eyes. Where they at though? These ones I’m looking at here?”\


    On August 8th, 2014, Viner Reggie COUZ uploaded a remix of the T.I. clip titled “Where they at tho?”, which gained over 7.7 million plays and 173,000 likes in the next two months (shown below).

    On October 24th, news anchor Dan Thorn uploaded a video of himself dancing to an extended version of the T.I. remix in the 59 News studio (shown below). In two weeks, the video gathered upwards of 1.1 million views and 230 comments.

    Notable Examples

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    David Kalac’s 4chan Murder Confession refers to a 33-year-old Washington state resident’s alleged confession to murdering his girlfriend, Amber Lynn Coplin, on 4chan’s /b/ (random) board in early November 2014.


    On November 4th, 2014, an anonymous 4chan user submitted several photos of what appeared to be a woman’s corpse, along with a confession that he strangled her to death and would be attempting to taunt police into shooting him upon their arrival at his home (shown below).

    The same day, the Kitsap County, Washington news site Kitsap Sun[1] reported that police were investigating a suspected homicide involving the death of a woman in her early 30s, who was found dead by her 13-year-old son at her home in the Port Orchard area. That evening, KOMO 4 news anchor Russ Bowen tweeted a photo outside the house where the woman was found dead (shown below).[3]

    Notable Developments

    News Media Coverage

    In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the murder and suspected 4chan confession, including The Daily Dot,[2] The Huffington Post,[7]CNN,[8] The Daily Beast,[9] The Washington Post,[10] The Daily Mail[11] and Gawker.[17]


    On November 5th, Kalac was taken into custody by police 20 miles southwest of Portland, Oregon. That evening, the @WilsonvillePD[4] Twitter feed tweeted a photograph of Kalac seated and handcuffed, noting that he had been taken into custody “without incident and cooperative” (shown below).

    On November 6th, NBC News[5] reported that Kalac had surrendered to police after previously evading them during a chase by swerving into oncoming traffic.

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  • 11/06/14--15:16: :^)
  • About

    :^), jokingly referred to as “Dorito face”, is a variation of the smiley face emoticon with an upward facing arrow representing a nose.


    The exact origin of the Dorito face is unknown. The earliest known use of the emoticon was submitted to Urban Dictionary[1] by user “-” on October 22nd, 2008, defining it as “An emoticon describing the feeling of being happy and having a nose.”


    On October 20th, 2013, IGN Forums[5] member For_I_Am_Cornholio referred to the emoticon as “Dorito face.” On May 22nd, 2014, Redditor Captain_Li_Shang replied to a post on the /r/cringepics[6] subreddit with the message “le dorito face :^).” On June 3rd, a thread about the emoticon was posted on the /s4s/ (shit 4chan says) board on 4chan, to which an anonymous user replied “it’s called dorito face” (shown below).

    On June 20th, another Urban Dictionary[2] entry was submitted, which defined it was a “trolling” or “passive aggressive” emoticon. On June 23rd, League of Legends Forums member Trippeh referred to the emoticon as “le dorito face.”

    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – :^)

    [2]Urban Dictionary – :^)

    [3]4plebs Archive – what is this face called

    [5]IGN Forums – Dorito face

    [6]Reddit – le dorito face

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  • 11/07/14--08:40: Landmaster

  • About

    The term Landmaster is used to describe something uncreative and repetitive. It was started on the Super Smash Bros. Brawl Forums, GameFAQs and Gamespot due to the dissatisfaction and anger fans felt when it was revealed that the Landmaster was not going to be used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as the Final Smash of only Fox McCloud, but of Falco Lombardi of Wolf O’Donnel as well. It has caused such great negative reaction, that people continue to complain about this on various forums and also hope that with the coming of a new Super Smash Bros. game, two out of the three Star Fox characters will have their Final Smash special move altered. However, in Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS and Wii U, the move is still present in both Fox’s and Falco’s movesets, while the character Wolf is absent from the game’s roster.


    The Landmaster tanks are vehicles originally appearing in Star Fox 64 (also known as Lylat Wars in PAL regions), where they are used by the Star Fox team in order to complete their objectives on planets Titania and Macbeth. The tanks possess the abilities of rolling over (also known as barrel rolling) and temporarily hovering. The Landmaster tanks also make an appearance in Star Fox: Assault, getting a slight redesign for this game.

    In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it fuctions as the Final Smash of Fox, Falco and Wolf. While all three characters control the same basic vehicle, each model has its own modified attributes. The Landmaster is a large and powerful machine, which is capable of delivering multiple KOs and also grants invisibility to the user. Despite this, the fact that the tanks are heavy and kind of unwieldy makes it easy for the player to be self-destructed accidentaly.

    In Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS, the Landmaster returns as the Final Smash of Fox and Falco once again, without many notable differences from the previous installment of the series.


    There are 5 definitions of “Landmaster” on Urban Dictionary and it has also spread on Tumblr and Youtube,mostly used as a joke between fans of the Smash community.

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  • 11/07/14--10:45: Blown the Fuck Out (BTFO)
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    “Blown the Fuck Out”, often abbreviated as BTFO, is an expression used to describe a “blowout,” or a landslide victory in a competitive event. In online gaming, the expression is often used in a similar vein to the slang terms “rekt” and “pwned”.


    The phrase “blowout”[3] was initially used in the context of competitive sporting events to describe an outcome of a match in which one team or individual has outscored the opponent by a wide margin. The earliest known use of the phrase online in this context can be found in blog post on the Blogger blog Rhymescheme,[4] published on October 15th, 2001 in reference to a Filipino basketball team’s 50-point loss.


    On December 6th, 2013, Urban Dictionary user asdfMan submitted an entry for “BTFO,” defining it as an acronym for “blown the fuck out” typically indicating that a sports team had been defeated by a “large margin.” On January 28th, 2014, YouTube spee outlaw uploaded a Gordon Hurd testimonial video titled “Janitor on /sp/ gets BTFO” (shown below).

    On April 12th, Redditor RabiRageripper submitted a gallery of joke images comparing PC games to console games titled “PC gamers get BTFO on /v/” to the /r/4chan[2] subreddit. Prior to being archived, the post gained over 3,000 votes (90% upvoted). On July 23rd, a screenshot of a 4chan post titled “Feminism gets BTFO” was submitted to /r/4chan,[5] where it gathered upwards of 3,900 votes (94% upvoted). On September 25th, YouTuber UgandaPizzaPolice uploaded a video titled “Earth Gets #BTFO” in which a science experiment cause a large explosion (shown below).

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – BTFO

    [2]Reddit – PC gamers get BTFO on /v/

    [3]Wikipedia – blowout

    [4]Rhymescheme – The Blowout

    [5]Reddit – Feminism gets BTFO

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  • 11/07/14--13:20: Tim & Eric
  • About

    Tim Heidecker and Erick Wareheim are an American comedy duo known for producing the sketch comedy television series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! on the Adult Swim cable television network.


    Heidecker and Wareheim met while attending Temple University in the mid 1990s. In 2002, the pair launched the website,[1] where they released short sketch comedy videos. In 2004, Tim & Eric created the Adult Swim animated television series Tom Goes to the Mayor (shown below, left). In 2007, the show Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! premiered on Adult Swim, featuring bizarre, surreal and satirical comedy sketches (shown below, right).

    In 2009, the duo assisted Tommy Wiseau to develop the television pilot The Neighbors (shown below, left). In 2010, the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! spin-off show Check it Out! with Dr. Steve Brule was launched on Adult Swim, starring actor John C. Reilly as the witless Dr. Steve Brule who examines various aspects of life (shown below, right).

    In 2012, the comedy film Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie was released, in which Tim & Eric are given a $1 billion budget to produce a film (shown below, left). In September 2014, Adult Swim premiered the first episode of Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories, a horror-comedy anthology series (shown below, right).


    In March 2013, Tim & Eric collaborated with actor Michael Cera, comedian Sarah Silverman and musician Reggie Watts to launch the comedy YouTube channel Jash.[2] The duo provided six short episodes of a show titled Tim & Eric’s Go Pro Show, a faux reality show featuring footage recorded with GoPro cameras attached to their heads.

    Brand Advertisements

    On September 29th, 2014, the General Electric YouTube channel released a commercial starring actor Jeff Goldblum created by Tim & Eric for their brand of LED light bulbs (shown below, left). In the first month, the video gained over 1.8 million views and 1,400 comments. On November 5th, the Totinos Pizza Rolls YouTube channel uploaded an ad for the snack food brand created by Tim & Eric, which garnered upwards of 320,000 views and 130 comments within 48 hours (shown below, right).

    Social Media Feeds

    As of November 2014, “The Official Tim and Eric Fan Page!” Facebook[4] page has received more than 62,000 likes and the @OfficialTandE[3] Twitter feed has garnered over 11,000 followers.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1] – Tim and Eric

    [2]YouTube – Jash

    [3]Twitter – @OfficialTandE

    [4]Facebook – The OFFICIAL Tim and Eric Fan Page

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  • 11/08/14--11:12: BLOOD+ Ending Parodies
  • About

    BLOOD+ Ending Parodies (Japanese: BLOOD+EDパロ) refer to a series of parody video remixes for an ending credit movie in the Japanese TV anime BLOOD+ produced by Production I.G.[1] The ending movie had been a popular subject for MAD and hand-drawn animated videos in the Japanese video sharing service Nico Nico Douga (NND) between 2007 and 2009.


    The TV anime series BLOOD+ was aired from October 2005 until September 2006, and it has 4 different ending credit movies. Among them, almost all of parody videos in this series refer to the 1st ending credit movie consisting of still-illustrations only. It was used until the first 15 episodes and its theme song “Kataritsugu Koto” (語り継ぐこと; lit. “The Things I Pass Down”) is sung by a Japanese singer Chitose Hajime.[2]


    In late 2007, parody video creations for that ending credit movie started to be uploaded to NND, which includes MADs and hand-drawn animations. Due to its quite convenient editing style which just requires several still-illustrations for reproducing, a vast amount of parody videos became to be posted to the video hub site.[3] Meanwhile, the videos, particularly MAD videos, in this series became to be removed from NND by the copyright claim from Epic Records Japan, the copyright holder for the theme song formerly known as Epic/Sony Records[4], after many Japanese media companies started strictly removing online creations for the copyright infringement in 2009. Because of this, afterward people make no attempt to create the parody videos so much.

    Various Examples

    Niconico 【手書き】ダンガンロンパ2でBLOOD+EDパロ
    Left:Dangan Ronpa | Right: Final Fantasy[5]
    Niconico 【手描きトレス】語り継ぐ進撃Niconico 【手書き】艦これでBLOOD+EDパロ
    Left:Attack on Titan | Right: Kantai Collection
    Niconico 【手描き】とこぐつり語 ンガランレグ破突元天
    Left:Gurren Lagann | Right: Kingdom Hearts

    Search Interest

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    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos/illustrations listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – Blood+

    [2]Wikipedia – Chitose Hajime

    [3]niconico Douga – Search results for the tag BLOOD+EDパロ

    [4]Wikipedia – Epic/Sony Records

    [5]niconico Douga – 【手書き】7~10で語.り.継.ぐ.こ.と【ディシディア】 / Posted on 06-08-2010

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