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  • 04/19/15--10:16: Shower Beer
  • About

    Shower Beer refers to the practice of consuming a beer while bathing in a shower. On various community sites online, enthusiasts often share selfie photographs of themselves consuming shower beers.

    Origin

    On March 12th, 2004, Urban Dictionary[1] user Mel submitted an entry for “shower beer,” defining it as “an alcoholic beverage one consumes while cleansing himself.”

    Spread

    In April 2006, the Shower Beer Buddy product was placed for sale on Amazon.[3] On December 13th, 2011, the /r/showerbeer[2] subreddit was launched as a page to share photographs of people consuming beers in the shower. In the first three years, the subreddit gained over 28,000 subscribers. On March 29th, 2013, the site ShowerBeer.org[4] was launched, which highlights social media posts about shower beers. On December 11th, The Daily Dot[7] published an article titled “The Internet history of the showerbeer.” The same day, Esquire[6] published an article titled “Ode to Showerbeer.”

    Various Examples



    Shower Orange

    In April 2015, Redditors began sharing pictures of themselves eating oranges in the shower on the /r/showerorange[5] subreddit, which gathered upwards of 2,200 subscribers within one week of launch.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – shower beer

    [2]Reddit – /r/showerbeer

    [3]Amazon – Shower Beer Buddy

    [4]ShowerBeer.org – Shower Beer

    [5]Reddit – /r/showerorange

    [6]Esquire – Ode to Showerbeer

    [7]The Daily Dot – showerbeer internet history


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  • 04/19/15--16:48: Katya Lischina
  • About

    Katya Kotoraya Lischina, also sometimes refered to as Liraley Keltskaya, is a young half-Russian half-Japanese woman who became popular on the Internet for her cute appearance.

    Internet Presence

    Katya was first discovered by 4chan’s /int/ (International) board in early 2013.[1] An image of her was posted to content aggregator 9gag later that year on July 9, where it gained nearly 50,000 upvotes and over 2,000 comments.[2] Several Facebook fanpages were created for her, with the most popular gaining over 100,000 likes as of April 2015.[3]



    Many images of her were taken from her Instagram account, where she went by the name mad_minami; this account, however, has been deactivated.[7] A video taken from this Instagram page which was uploaded to YouTube in 2014 has gained over 77,000 views. She also has an account on the Russian social networking site vk.com, although this too has been deactivated.[6] Several imitator accounts have been made on various websites, most notably on Twitch.


    Personal Life

    Katya was born on October 13, 1993 to a Russian mother and Japanese father.[4][5] She currently lives in St. Petersburg.

    Images

    Photographs




    Fanart




    Search Interest

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  • 04/19/15--23:43: Angel Beats!
  • About

    Angel Beats! (Japanese:エンジェルビーツ! Enjeru Bītsu!) is a light novel that has had many adaptions due to popularity. The series is about a boy named Yuzuru Otonashi who gains amnesia about his life after dying. After being enrolled into the afterlife school, he is recruited into the Afterlife Battlefront, an organization made to defeat the student council president, Angel, for supposedly working for God, who they blame their negative experiences in life on[1]. It is well known throughout the anime fandom, and also known for its sad ending.

    The Afterlife Battlefront (Shinda Sekai Sensen, SSS) insignia.



    History

    Angel Beats! first started as a oneshot light novel written by Jun Maeda and published by ASCII Media Works in November 2009 titled “Angel Beats! Track Zero”. During its run, in December 2009, a 4-volume manga titled “Angel Beats!: The 4-koma: Bokura no Sensen Kōshinkyoku” was released, written and published by the same people and ran until October of 2013. The anime was released in April 2009 and ran until June. Another manga currently ongoing titled “Angel Beats! Heaven’s Door” started in May 2010. The final manga to date, titled “Angel Beats! The 4-koma: Osora no Shinda Sekai kara”, was released in December 2013 and is ongoing, as well. There is also a game scheduled for May 2015.

    Reception

    Angel Beats! has gained many positive reviews ever since its release, especially the anime. People praise the series for its characters, creative plot, and emotional scenes.

    Fandom



    Angel Beats! has an above average fanbase so far, and it still grows today. On websites like Tumblr, DeviantArt, and Reddit, Angel Beats! quite is popular, with numerous threads having been posted about it. There is also plenty of fan art of it, similar to many popular series.



    As of April 2015, Angel Beats! has accumulated an estimated 800 fanfictions on both fanfiction.net[2] and Archive of Our Own[3].

    Many fans also show off merchandise of it such as posters, figures, or even cosplay uniforms. A figurine of Angel is shown below.



    External Links

    [1]Wikipedia- Angel Beats!

    [2]Fanfiction.net- Angel Beats! Fanfiction Archive

    [3]Archive of Our Own- Angel Beats! Fanfiction Archive


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  • 04/20/15--01:56: Tacticool
  • About

    Tacticool is a slang term widely used by first-person-shooter (FPS) video gamers on 4chan’s /k/ board (weapons) to describe any weapon, such as firearms and knives, equipped with accessories or supplements that may be deemed impractical, unnecessary or even counterproductive to the purpose of the task at hand.

    Origin

    On September 5th, 2004, the earliest known definition of the slang term “tacticool”[1] was submitted to Urban Dictionary by user Lars From Mars, although the description of its usage slightly differs from the most common way it is employed:

    Derived from the word “Tactical”.

    1. Descriptive word for equipment or clothing that does not have any tactical purpose; but looks cool.
    2. A person who is a city dweller; but wishes to look like an warrior or as if they are/were in the armed forces.
    3. Appearance that mimics military or martial arts.
    Ex: Hummer H2 is a very tacticool SUV.


    On May 16th, 2006, the earliest known example of such weapon equipped with superfluous accessories was posted on the military and weaponry discussion forum International Military Forum.[4] The image featured an edited photo of an armed man carrying a gun with numerous attachments.



    Spread

    The earliest archived instance on 4chan is a thread submitted to the /k/ (weapons) board on August 9th, 2012, in which the OP asks about the meaning behind the term “tacticool” on the site.[3]



    The first known example of a non-mechanical weapon that fits under the category can be found in a thread on the online discussion forum Boards.ie[2] on March 15th, 2010, which highlights a military tactical knife scoped with an Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG).



    Various Examples


    Pimp My Gun

    Pimp My Gun[5] is an online gun building application, which features parts like stocks, sights, bipods and magazines. Users often create and share tacticool-like and comical weapons.



    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – Tacticool

    [2]Boards.ie – New knife attachment

    [3]4chandata – What is it with all this retarded tacticool speak?…

    [4]International Military Forums – Swiss Army Gun

    [5]Pimp My Gun – Home


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  • 04/20/15--09:57: Let The Bodies Hit The Floor
  • About

    “Let The Bodies Hit The Floor” is a lyric from the 2001 song “Bodies” by the American nu metal group Drowning Pool,[1] which has often used in dubbed remix videos online in a similar vein to the 2002 nu metal song “Crawling” by Linkin’ Park.

    Origin

    On May 14th, 2001, the song “Bodies” was released as the lead single for Drowning Pool’s debut album Sinner. According to the band’s lead singer Dave Williams, the song is about dancing in a mosh pit at a rock concert.[2] On December 18th, 2006, YouTuber RheannonDawn uploaded the music video for the song, which gained over 40 million views and 57,000 comments within nine years (shown below).

    Spread

    On November 30th, 2006, YouTuber FAQ uploaded an anime music video featuring scenes from Naruto with “Bodies” playing in the background (shown below, left). Over the next nine years, the video garnered more than two million views and 2,200 comments. On April 10th, 2008, YouTuber TheSinfulJoker uploaded footage of televangelist Benny Hinn dubbed with “Bodies” (shown below, right).



    On November 8th, 2010, YouTuber peachy525 uploaded a video of a parrot singing the lyrics from “Bodies” (shown below). Within five years, the video gained over 8.9 million views and 15,000 comments.



    On March 30th, Redditor Kavite submitted an animated GIF of Nicolas Cage screaming while bursting out copies of his face in a post titled “MRW it gets to the chorus of ’Let the Bodies Hit the Floor” to the /r/reactiongifs[4] subreddit (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gathered upwards of 2,100 votes (92% upvoted) and 55 comments.



    Search Interest

    External Links


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  • 04/20/15--22:26: Giffany
  • About:

    Giffany is a video game character from the Disney animated TV series Gravity Falls. Her cute appearance hides a dangerously possessive personality.

    Origin:

    In the second season episode Soos and the Real Girl, “loveable man-child” Soos learns his cousin Reggie is having a wedding engagement party, he’s convinced he should take a girlfriend with him to the party. Getting a girlfriend is harder than Soos expects and when he sees his cousin at the mall he hides in a video game store. In the store he finds a cobweb covered game he’s never seen before, Romance Academy 7, that advertises improved dating skills. Soos takes the game home and meets its main character, Giffany (she pronounces her name Gif-a-nee, not Jiff-a-nee). Even though they get along well, Soos eventually decides to return Giffany to the store. It’s then that the dangerous side of Giffany’s personality takes over.

    Giffany was voiced by Jessica DiCicco and animated by famed pixel animator, Paul Robertson.

    Spread:

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    About

    The Goyim Knows, also known as Shut It Down, is a catchphrase used to impersonate and mock jews and the conspiracy theories arround them, as a goyim (non-Jewish person) has discovered a Jewish conspiracy, so the Jews shut the conspiracy down to prevent the “truth” from being exposed. The catchprases are often used as captions on images of jews talking on a phone or a handheld transceiver.

    Origin

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    Spread

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    Various Examples

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    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 04/21/15--10:50: Boba Fett


  • About

    Boba Fett is an immensely popular character from the sci-fi movie series Star Wars. Despite his limited appearance in the original three movies, he has become a cultural icon, and is usually given the title of being the most popular character from the Star Wars franchise.

    Origin

    Originally appearing in a deleted scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope[1], Fett did not make his first official appearance until the 1978 animated/live-action special titled, The Star Wars Holiday Special[2]. He later appeared in both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. He has since appeared in numerous Expanded Universe[3] works within the Star Wars universe.

    Online Relevance

    Boba Fett has an immense following online, typically stemming from the larger Star Wars fandom. On DeviantArt the character has a total of over 20,000 image results[4]. On Tumblr there are numerous posts tagged under the character[5][6], as well as numerous Tumblr blogs dedicated to the character[7][8][9][10]. Likewise, on Reddit, there is an entire subreddit dedicated to the character as well[11].

    Fanart




    External References

    [1]Wookiepedia – A New Hope

    [2]Wookiepedia – The Star Wars Holiday Special

    [3]Wookiepedia – Legends

    [4]DeviantArt – Boba Fett

    [5]Tumblr – Boba Fett

    [6]Tumblr – BobaFett

    [7]Tumlbr – Mandalorian

    [8]Tumblr – Daily Fett

    [9]Tumblr – Boba Fett Fan Club

    [10]Tumblr – The Boba Bounty

    [11]Reddit – Boba Fett


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  • 04/21/15--12:26: Kylie Jenner Challenge
  • About

    The Kylie Jenner Challenge, also known by the hashtag #KylieJennerChallenge, is a viral trend where teenagers post videos or photos of themselves attempting to temporarily enlarge their lips by a suction technique called “the shot glass effect” in order to imitate the look of model and socialite Kylie Jenner[6]. The trend has been criticized due to the fact that the intense effect can lead to permanent disfigurement and scarring.

    Origin

    The exact origin of the hashtag is unknown, however Kylie Jenner’s lips became a subject of teen fascination as the model rose to fame. In a November 15th, 2014, interview with E! News[1], Jenner credited cosmetics for her lip’s appearance, stating:

    I feel like everyone has been talking about it for months, so I’m kind of sick of it…
    …My pictures, I pout them out a lot. I think big lips are awesome.

    Earlier, on October 24th, 2014, Jenner tweeted:



    The term “Kylie Lips” was later submitted to Urban Dictionary[2] on December 6th, 2014.

    On January 8th, 2015, makeup tutorial YouTuber Jenna Marbles uploaded a parody video called “Kylie Jenner Lip Tutorial” which jokingly told viewers to use the shot glass suction method to get bigger lips. As of April 21st, 2015, the video had over 4,400,000 views.



    Spread

    On April 17th, 2015, Vine star and teen heart throb Alex Ramos tweeted:




    The tweet was followed by another where Alex summoned his fans to do the challenge and then send him photos and videos.




    These two tweets combined summoned hundreds of replies, and Alex retweeted many of the photos and videos he received, creating even more viral power. The night of April 17th, there were 2,380 mentions of the hashtag, many of them retweets and replies to Alex Ramos. Two days later, on April 20th, 2015, there were more than 164,000 tweets[3]. In addition, there were more than 500 posts on Vine using the hashtag[4] and more than 42,000 posts on Instagram[5].

    In addition, some YouTube videos of young people trying the suction technique. One video, titled “The Secret to Bigger Lips,” which gained the top spot on subreddit /r/videos, garnered more than 433,000 views as of April 21, 2015.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest





    External References

    [1]E! News – Kylie Jenner Slams Lip Injection Rumors

    [2]Urban Dictionary – Kylie Lips

    [3]Twitter Tag Search: #KylieJennerChallenge

    [4]Vine – Tag Search: #KylieJennerChallenge

    [5]Instagram – Tag Search: #KylieJennerChallenge

    [6]The Daily What – Cringe of the Day: For the Love of God Stop With the #KylieJennerChallenge

    [7]Twitter – @KylieJenner Oct 27, 2014


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  • 04/21/15--12:32: The Stages of X Fangirling
  • About

    The Stages of X Fangirling is a Tumblr meme, generally presented as a series of 3 animated gifs bearing the following captions:

    1. wow, what a cutie
    2. oh no, (he/she)‘s hot
    3. protect (him/her), (he/she)’s awkward

    Origin

    On February 19, 2015 Tumblr user randomthunk posted a The Stages of PCap Fangirling (“PCap” referring to Peter Capaldi, a British actor who recently took over the role of Doctor Who on the long-running BBC series of the same name.) It identified the three stages and set the template for all future incarnations: first an image of the actor or character smiling and/or being cute, second an image of the same actor or character smoldering, and finally a flailing or otherwise awkward third image.

    The second caption (“oh no, he’s hot”) may or may not be a reference to the character Squidward from SpongeBob Squarepants, who delivers the same line via internal monologue in this clip, titled “Squidward’s Gayest Moment”.

    Spread

    Regardless of the precise origin of the caption phrasing, the meme soon spread like wildfire, being adapted to actors and characters throughout fandom and appearing all over Tumblr dashboards (citation needed, I know.)

    Examples


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  • 04/21/15--23:43: Isreal Crotty
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  • 04/22/15--08:29: Me IRL
  • About

    Me IRL is a phrase used online to signify a person’s connection with a particular image. The phrase is also often used in an ironic sense by using a strange or cringeworthy image.

    Origin

    The phrase was originally used by furry writer and artist Jurann Foxtail in 1997. Foxtail’s website’s “About” page has a description of the artist’s fursona in which it describes how the character “even looks like me IRL”.[3]



    Spread

    [researching]

    On October 26th, 2012, a dedicated subreddit was created.[2] As April 22nd, 2015 it has over 113,000 suscribers.

    Search Interest

    External Links

    [1]Archieve.moe – Search for me irl

    [2]Reddit – /r/meirl

    [3]Jurann’s Mirror Page of Art and Writing – About Jurann Foxtail


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  • 04/22/15--10:12: Majiresu
  • About

    Majiresu (マジレス) is a Japanese meme focusing on various Photoshops of an unidentified man. The meme originated on the imageboard 2chan.

    Origin

    Majiresu was a 2chan user who would post under the aforementioned tripcode. At one point in time, a photograph supposedly of him was posted. Although it was later proven to not be Majiresu, the photograph was found to be funny enough to other 2channers to catch on.[1]



    Spread

    Many Photoshops of Majiresu were created. Majiresu threads were banned for sometime on 2chan after privacy concerns rose over the man’s identity.

    Examples


    Fill in later

    Notable Sub-Memes

    The Unforgiven Angle

    The Unforgiven Angle is the name given to the pose that the man in the photograph is making. It is common for artists to draw other characters in the same pose. It is often combined with the Flag of Macedonia (see below).



    Flag of Macedonia

    The Flag of Macedonia is the name of a yellow and red background often used in Majiresu parodies., derived from its similarity to the flag of the Republic of Macedonia.[2]



    Zettai Yuru-Sanae

    Zettai Yuru-Sanae is the name of a popular Majiresu spin-off featuring the Touhou Project character Sanae Moriya. The joke came about after it was discovered that “Sanae” could rhyme with “Yurusanai”, which was one of Majiresu’s catchphrases.


    Search Interest

    References


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  • 04/22/15--10:19: Yaass
  • About

    Yaass, also spelled as Yas, Yaasth or Yas Queen, and other combinations of As and Ss, is an excited affirmative statement or word of encouragement used in favor of someone’s style or appearance. The phrase is often associated with use by gay men.

    Origin

    Although the phrase purportedly comes from ballroom culture, a gay drag queen dance subculture from the 1980s, its internet origin is easy to pinpoint. According to Urban Dictionary[1], the phrase Yaass came to prominence after a YouTube video that was posted on August 21st, 2013, of a young man screaming at Lady Gaga as she emerges for paparazzi cameras. The video gained 340,854 views as of April 22nd, 2015.



    Spread

    In the following years, various spellings of the word have proliferated as the video gained popularity. In 2014, VFiles posted a video interview with two separate young men who claimed to be the one screaming at Lady Gaga. One was the owner of the Instagram profile PrinceNeptune, to whom the original video is attributed by Buzzfeed.[2]



    As the video rose to popularity, many other people began filming themselves screaming “Yaass” at Lady Gaga, both on television or in person at her public appearances. Various spellings migrated to image macros and GIFs.

    Notable Examples




    Broad City

    One of the main characters on Broad City, Ilana, often exclaims “Yas Queen!” when she is praising someone or excited about what they are doing. Usages from the show have become popular as responses, usually in .GIF form.

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Urban Dictionary – Yaass

    [2]Buzzfeed – Yaaaas Gaga Is The Perfect Way To Tell Someone You Love Them


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  • 04/22/15--10:45: Ben 10
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    About

    Ben 10 is an American animated series created by Man of Action, a group consisting of Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The show follows the adventures of a 10-year-old boy named Ben Tennyson, who finds a watch-shapped alien gear called Omnitrix that lets him transform into various alien creatures.

    Premise

    The show follows Ben Tennyson (voiced by Tara Strong), a 10 year old boy on a cross country summer vacation, with his cousin Gwen Tennyson (voiced by Meagan Smith) and his grandfather Max (voiced by Paul Eiding). On their first camping night, Ben finds a mysterious watch-like alien device called Omnitrix, which attach on his wrist letting him transform into alien life-forms. During their vacation, the Tennysons are attacked by various enemies ranging from space aliens to supernatural entities, and Ben has to learn he responsibilities of being a hero.



    History

    Ben 10 was created by Man of Action, a group consisted on the comic creators Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle, and worked on the concept for 3 years.

    Reception

    Fandom

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]DeviantArt – Search for ben 10

    [2]Facebook – Ben 10


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  • 04/22/15--11:21: MikeNnemonic


  • About

    Mikennemonic is a former Let’s Player and currently a Streamer on both Hitbox and Twitch. He tends to let’s play and stream old games and RPG Maker games with a few non-gaming content in the mix. His streams are interactive since he can talk to the chat and take suggestions of games and links, some of which provide some quirky material for his own streams. His username comes from a misspelling of “Johnny Mnemonic”. His avatar is of a pianist hand he bought.

    Online History

    On November 14th, 2008 Mike joined Youtube to upload his very first Let’s Play of Rocket Knight Adventures.



    He would then on proceed to Let’s Play other games like “Raid Over Moscow”, “Beach-Head”, “The Immortal”, and “D”.

    LSD: Dream Emulator

    Perhaps one of his most popular Let’s Plays and in general, one of his most popular videos comes from his LP of the Japanese only PSX game, “LSD: Dream Emulator”.



    His entire Let’s play has garnered 100 thousands of views and has been one of the first videos of the game. It also inspired other Youtubers to LP the game.

    Streaming

    In August 2010, Mike decided to stream on let’s Play, carving his path to being a full time streamer in the near future His known first Stream was on livestream.

    The Trip Nnemonic

    On Febuary 11th, 2009 Mike uploaded one of his other famous videos “The Trip Nnemonic”, which is of a flash animation made by Leileilol and Mike provided the vocals to the song.



    Due to his video, the flash animation got notability around certain 4chan circles.

    Full time streaming

    In late 2011, Mike has begun to do more streams than Let’s Plays, possibly because of his loss of interest in LPing. This marks his transition from a “Let’s Player” to a “Streamer”.

    Mike versus Pewdiepie Fanbase

    When Swedish Let’s Player, Pewdiepie became more popular, some of his fanbase went after Mike and accusing him of “Ripping off” Pewdiepie for Let’s playing games like “Ao Oni”, despite there being proof that Mike did it before Pewdiepie. In response of this Mike made videos to troll Pewdiepie and his fanbase.



    Surge in stream popularity

    In 2012, Mike solidified his Internet persona on Streaming on sites like Twitch. He interacts with his chat and even specific people and take suggestions. This is where he manages to get In-jokes as “Stream characters” and quotes in. Certain chat regulars managed to gain fame within the circle here or in one group of trolls case, infamy. His streams also caused most of the chat regulars to take a shot at streaming. In recent times due to his new job as a trucker, he can’t stream as consistently anymore but he manages to do so when he comes back and the other streamers do their own streams until he comes back.

    Appearance in Lisa: The Painful RPG

    One of the more recent noteworthy highlights in Mikes career was that he appeared in the indie RPG, “Lisa” due to him providing money to the games kickstarter.



    [1]YouTube – LSD: Dream Emulator Playthrough / Posted on 12-12-2008

    [2]YouTube – The Trip Nnemonic / Posted on 2-11-2009

    [3]Twitch- His Twitch Account

    [4]Hitbox- His Hitbox account

    [5]Forum- A forum to him and his streaming community made by fans

    [6]Wikia- A Wiki dedicated to Mike, his fanbase, and all the shenanigans that happen

    [7]YouTube- His Youtube channel

    [8]TV Tropes-TV Tropes page


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  • 04/22/15--12:03: Defective by Design
  • Overview

    Defective By Design is an anti-digital rights management (DRM) campaign by the Free Software Foundation, which accuses DRM technology of restricting consumer’s ability to freely use purchased movies, music, literature, software and hardware.

    Background

    In May 2006, the Defective By Design[2] campaign was launched by the Free Software Foundation non-profit with support by the online advocacy campaign development organization CivicActions. That month, the campaign held an anti-DRM protest at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community conference at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington.[1]



    Notable Developments

    Freedom Rings the RIAA

    On June 23rd, 2006, Defective By Design led a phone-in protest against the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), during which over 3,600 people called various recording industry executives to question their use of DRM.

    Amazon Tagging Campaign

    In October 2006, Defective By Design launched an “Amazon product tagging campaign,”[3] inviting participants to tag products on Amazon with the “defectivebydesign” tag if they contain DRM and with the tag “drmfree” if they did not.

    Day Against DRM

    On October 3rd, 2006, Defective By Design held the first “Day Against DRM” event outside of several Apple stores in the United States and United Kingdom, where participants wore hazmat suits and handed out leaflets outlining how Apple used DRM on iTunes and iPod media players.



    During the International Day Against DRM held on May 3rd, 2013, Defective By Design held an event in which they rolled out a red carpet at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to deliver more than 22,500 signatures from people opposing including DRM in HTML5 technology.[5] During the eighth International Day Against DRM on May 6th, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation held a live webinar on YouTube to “educate people about the threats of digital rights management” (shown below). In April 2015, Defective By Design announced the ninth International Day Against DRM event to be held on May 6th.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Defective By Design

    [2]Defective By Design – Defective By Design

    [3]Defective By Design – Amazon Product Tagging Campaign

    [4]Defective By Design – Freedom Rings the RIAA

    [5]Defective By Design – Tell W3C We Dont want Hollyweb


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  • 04/22/15--12:15: Anglophile
  • About

    Anglophile is a word meaning a non-English person who admires England and English people and their culture. The term Anglophile is commonly used incorrectly to refer to a person who admires Great Britain or the British isles (known officially as a Britophile). Anglophiles are known for having romanticised views of England and the United Kingdom and some have been known to prefer English culture over that of their own indigenous culture, similar to Japanophiles or Weeaboos.

    Origin

    The word Anglophile is derived from the Latin “Angli” meaning the English people and the Ancient Greek word “Philos” meaning friend.

    Anglophile first appeared in English author Charles Dicken’s book All the Year Round, in which he describes the French magazine Revue des Deux Mondes as “an advanced and somewhat ‘Anglophile’ publication.”

    It is unknown who the first non-English Anglophile was although they must have lived after the unification of England in 954 AD.

    Spread

    Anglophiles grew to a notable size during the imperial era due to the British empire and it’s colonies with many non-British people having favourable opinions on England and the UK such as the King of Hawaii who put the Union Jack on the Hawaiian flag.

    Anglophiles became increasingly common as telecommunication and transport improved during the late 1800s and early 1900s and the booming British media industry (especially television and music) lead to the Anglophile identity.

    The invention of the internet and the web led to Anglophiles forming communities on sites like Tumblr as well as Anglotopia and Anglophiles United.

    Anglophile Interests

    Anglophiles are known for a exaggerated view of England and the UK based off British media and it’s capital London, however some Anglophiles are also interested in English traditions and it’s history, a list of common things Anglophiles are interested in are as follows;


    • The British accent; an informal and incorrect name for English accent spoken by middle or upper class people in some areas in Southern England. Another accent which is commonly called a British accent is the rare “Queen’s English” or “BBC English”.
    • British culture and traditions such as an English Christmas and London.
    • British music or Britpop such as the Beatles, Queen, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and One Direction.
    • British television especially television produced by the BBC such as Doctor Who, Sherlock and Top Gear as well as Downton Abbey.
    • English history such as it’s Roman, Medieval, Tudor and Colonial eras.
    • The British monarchy.
    • British cuisine such as the English breakfast, fish and chips, jam and scones and tea.
    • The British geography and landscape.
    • British politics such as it’s parliament and political parties such as the infamous UKIP and BNP.
    • British celebrities such as Gordon Ramsay and Simon Cowell.
    • British internet celebrities and vloggers.
    • British comedy, known for quirky characters and surreal and dark themes.
    • British literature such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, the works of Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.

    Criticism

    There has been criticism over Anglophiles, most notably by English and British due to issues also associated with weeaboos (Anglophiles are sometimes called teaboos); some Anglophiles base most of what they know about England and the UK off of British entertainment such as film, television and music as well as outdated or incorrect stereotypes giving an unrealistic, exaggerated view of the country/countries.

    Anglophiles have also been known for making the assumption that England is London or that Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are historic and cultural equals to England; a view that many Welsh, Scottish and Irish people view offensive.

    By some English and British people, Anglophiles have been viewed as cringeworthy, annoying or creepy due to their obsessive nature often fuelled by misconceptions. Notable phrases found on sites like Tumblr and Pinterest which are often criticised such as If I had a British accent, I’d never shut up and Born in the wrong country, a phrase used similarly to Le Wrong Generation.

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Anglophile

    [2]Wikipedia – Anglophillia

    [3]Urban Dictionary – Anglophile

    [4]Urban Dictionary – Anglophillia

    [5]Urban Dictionary – Teaboo

    [6]Urban Dictionary – “Teaboo”:

    [7]TV Tropes – Britain

    [8]TV Tropes – Foreign Culture Fetish


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  • (Editor’s Note: Currently a work in progress.)

    About

    Chaiyya Chaiyya is an indonesian viral video created by Gorontalo police officer Norman Kamaru in which he lip sync over 1998 indian song of the same name. Since its debut on March, 2011, the video has gain significant fame with Norman Kamaru becoming a viral video star throughout 2011.

    Origin

    On March 29th, 2011, Youtube user Ivhal Marley uploaded the video titled “POLISIGORONTALOMENGGILA.mp4” which shows officer Norman Kamaru lip syncing over the song “Chaiyya Chaiyya”. As of April, 2015, the video has gathered over 3.6 million views.


    The original song was written by veteran song writter Ghulzar, composed by A.R Rahman, an sang by Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi for the 1998 Hindi Film Dil Se. The song itself is popular in India due to the scene being performed by famous Indian Celebrity Shahrukh khan on top of a moving train[1].


    Jinke sar ho ishq ki chaaon
    Paaon ke neeche jaanat hogi
    Jinke sar ho ishq ki chaaon

    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya

    Saare ishq ki chhaaon chal chaiyya chaiyya
    Saare ishq ki chhaaon chal chaiyya

    Pau janat chale chal chaiyya chaiyya
    Pau janat chale chal chaiyya

    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya

    Voh yaar hai jo khushboo ki tarah
    Voh jiski zubaan urdu ki tarah

    Meri shaam raat, meri kaayanat
    Voh yaar mera sainya sainya

    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya

    Gulposh kabhi itraaye kahin
    Mehke to nazar aa jaaye kahin
    Gulposh kabhi itraaye kahin
    Mehke to nazar aa jaaye kahin

    Taaveez banaake pehnoon usay
    Aayat ki tarah mil jaaye kahin
    Taaveez banaake pehnoon usay
    Aayat ki tarah mil jaaye kahin
    Gulposh kabhi itraaye kahin
    Mehke to nazar aa jaaye kahin

    Taaveez banaake pehnoon usay
    Aayat ki tarah mil jaaye kahin

    Voh yaar hai jo imaan ki tarah
    Mera nagma vohi mera qalma vohi
    Mera nagma nagma mera qalma qalma

    Mera nagma nagma mera Qalma Qalma
    Mera nagma nagma mera Qalma Qalma
    Mera nagma nagma mera Qalma Qalma

    Yaar misaale ous dhale
    Paaon ke tale firdous chale
    Kabhi daal daal kabhi paat paat
    Main hava pe dhoondhoon uske nishaan

    Saare ishq ki chaaon chal chaiyya chaiyya
    Saare ishq ki chaaon chal chaiyya
    Pau janat chale chal chaiyya chaiyya
    Pau janat chale chal chaiyya

    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya

    Main uske roop ka shehdaai
    Vo dhoop chhanv se harjaai
    Vo shokh hai rang badalta hai
    Main rangroop ka saudaai

    Main rangroop ka saudaai

    Jinke sar ko ishq ki chhaaon
    Paaon ke neeche jannat hogi
    Jinke sar ko ishq ki chhaaon
    Paaon ke neeche jannat hogi
    Shaam raat meri kaaynaat
    Vo yaar mera sainya sainya

    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya

    Saare ishq ki chaaon chal chaiyya chaiyya
    Saare ishq ki chaaon chal chhaiya
    Pau janat chale chal chaiyya chaiyya
    Pau janat chale chal chaiyya

    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya
    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya

    Voh yaar hai jo khushboo ki tarah
    Voh jiski zubaan urdu ki tarah
    Meri shaam raat, meri kaayanat
    Voh yaar mera saiyya saiyya

    Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya (10x)

    Translation

    He whose head is in the shadow of love
    has heaven under his feet

    Walk in the shade (of love) x4

    Keep your head in the shade of love, and keep walking x2

    Under your feet are paradise, keep walking in the shade x2

    Walk in the shade (of love) x4

    That lover which is like fragrance
    Whose voice is as beautiful as Urdu (a language)

    My evening, my night, my universe
    That lover is my beloved

    Walk in the shade (of love) x4

    She who hides in the flowers
    you can only find her from her fragrance x2

    I’ll wear her like an amulet
    hoping she’ll come to me like a prayerx2

    She who hides in the flowers
    you can only find her from her fragrance

    I’ll wear her like an amulet
    hoping she’ll come to me like a prayer

    That lover that is like my faith
    she is like my song, my declaration of faith
    my song song my faith faith x4

    My love who walked like dew
    Under her feet streams paradise
    sometimes on the branches, sometimes on teh leaves
    I search for a sign of her in the air

    I am a lover of all her forms
    Who flirts with light and shadow
    She is mischievous, and changes color
    And I am a seeker of the colors and forms[2]

    Spread

    WIP

    Media Coverage

    WIP

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Chaiyya Chaiyya

    [2]Lyrics Translate – Chaiyya Chaiyya


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    About

    Uncomfortable Steven face is a popular meme surrounding the Steven universe community, in which Steven is shown deformed. Which may be a possible animation mistake.

    Origin

    The face comes from the 4th episode of Steven Universe where Garnet comes in and Steven asks if she would like to have some of his together breakfast, but she declines because she has to go into the Temple to burn something. She shows him a dark and creepy poster with strange patterns and voices emanating from it. Steven thinks it is cool and takes a picture of it, but Garnet quickly snatches his phone and says she also has to burn that too and leaves.



    Spread

    The spread came from the Steven Universe fan Tumblr written on November 19th 2013 which was posted 2 weeks after the shows premiere.It was made by user named Flopiccolo which quotes “Can we take a second to appreciate Steven’s face in Together Breakfast” the post has received more than 50 likes as of April 2015 the post also features the following faces
    .

    .
    The name Uncomfortable Steven comes from a Tumblr user called uncomfortable-steven-u who just so happens to feature the face as a profile picture. The users catchphrase is
    “Guaranteed to make you at least a little bit uncomfortable, or your money back.”the user calls his homepage Rose’s room after Rose Quartz which is Stevens mother, and he also does Photoshop.

    Various examples

    Search interest

    External Refrences

    [1]- Tumblr – Fyahstevenuniverse

    [2]- Tumblr – Uncomfortable-Steven-u

    [3]- Tumblr – Flopiccolo

    [4]- YouTube – A balanced snack

    [5]- YouTube – Steven Crewniverse

    [6]- Wikia – Steven Universe Wiki

    [7]- Wikia – Steven universe Wiki -Together breakfast


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