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  • 10/03/15--06:19: /leftypol/

  • About:

    Leftist Politically Incorrect, otherwise known as /leftypol/, is a board dedicated to political events and discussion based on an left-wing viewpoint . Similar to it’s alternative /pol/, the board is known for it’s radical viewpoint on current events and issues.

    History

    /leftypol/ was founded in 2014 on the imageboard website 8chan, was founded on discussion of Politics from an radical far left wing viewpoint, politically opposite of it’s original counterpart, /pol/.

    Features

    /leftypol/ consists of users who sympathizes with communist ideology and viewpoint. The board is also the home of left-wing discussion of ideology and culture, according to the board’s FAQ. The Board is also associated with the USSC as well.

    Related Memes

    Porky

    Porky is a cartoon used to depict a man of the upper class in the economic spectrum, similar to /pol/’s Happy Merchant.


    Max Stirner Spooks

    Max Stirner Spooks is used to convey dissent towards users of opposing political views, particularly to the board’s rival users from /pol/.


    Traffic

    Ever since it’s founding and debut, /leftypol/ has become one of 8chan’s top 20 boards, ranked at #10 site wide. The board now has over 300,000 posts, with over 400 active users. On Average, the board consists of more than 800 posts per day.

    External References

    [1]8chan – /leftypol/

    [2]8chan – FAQ / Posted on 01-28-15

    [3]Reddit – r/leftypolitics

    [4]United Chans Wiki – /leftypol/


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  • 10/03/15--07:48: Long Ago in A Distant Land
  • Editor’s note: Because archive.moe is down again, the entry is on hold.


    About

    Long Ago in A Distant Land refers to the monologue uttered by the character Aku in the animated action series Samurai Jack. Online, the monologue has evolved into a copypasta by fans of the series which is often used as a form of shitposting or to describe the premise of a series by replacing Aku and Jack in the narration with characters from said series.

    Origin

    The monologue first appeared in the fourth episode of Samurai Jack which aired on August 13th, 2001. The monologue starts at the intro of each episode, where the main antagonist Aku summarizes the events of the first episode in the series leading up to main protagonist Jack’s banishment into the distant future.


    Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shapeshifting master of darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil. But, a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to opposed me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future where my evil is law. Now, the fool seeks to return to the past and undo the future that is Aku.

    Spread

    Various Examples

    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 10/03/15--11:35: Hurricane Joaquin Phoenix
  • About

    Hurricane Joaquin Phoenix is a photoshop meme featuring pictures of actor Joaquin Phoenix superimposed over images depicting the tropical cyclone Hurricane Joaquin, which was first classified as a major hurricane in late September 2015.

    Origin

    On September 28th, 2015, Joaquin was classified as a tropical depression southwest of Bermuda. The following day, it became a tropical storm and began a period of rapid intensification. That morning, Twitter user @IamMikeCole[3] posted a tweet saying “they should name hurricanes after celebrities. #hurricanejoaquinphoenix” shown below).



    Spread

    On September 30th, 2015, the Joaquin was reclassified as a hurricane. That day, Twitter user @braggmichaelc[9] posted a photoshopped picture of a Hurricane Joaquin weather image with Joaquin Phoenix photoshopped over the eye of the storm (shown below).



    On October 1st, 2015, the Twitter feed for the New York Police Department’s 108th precinct posted a photoshopped picture of a Hurricane Joaquin with several cutout images of actor Joaquin Phoenix’s face superimposed over the storm’s forecast (shown below).[1] Within 48 hours, the tweet gained over 1,500 retweets and 930 favorites.



    In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the Internet meme, including US Weekly,[4] E! Online,[5] People,[6] The Huffington Post[7] and Mashable.[8]

    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 10/03/15--12:13: Beta Uprising
  • Work in progress.


    About

    Beta Uprising is a statement used by individuals percieved as “beta” (socially awkward inconfident people with low romantical/sexual success) in order to promote a violent uproar that would change their social status. The term, used both ironically and unironically, gained popularity in 4chan’s board /r9k/, being often accompained by Angry Pepe images.

    Origin

    Spread

    2015 Umpqua Community College Shooting

    Various Examples

    Search Interest

    External Links


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  • 10/03/15--15:04: Dr Jean's Banana Dance
  • Dr, Jean’s Banana Dance Is a video that depicts various fruits and vegtables (Corn,Avocado,Orange) in a variety of ways that appeal to young children, going through the process of preparing them.
    Notable Examples:



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  • 10/07/15--16:37: Beaker Pony

  • About

    Beaker Pony, otherwise known as Erlenmeyer Flask Pony or Flaskhead Hearts, is a background character who is briefly shown with her head stuck in an erlenmeyer flask in an episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Her bizarre predicament and triangle-shaped head have been the source of a multitude of edited images, such as in conjunction with descriptive noises or references to the Illuminati.

    Origin

    Canonically named Lemon Hearts, her appearance as Beaker Pony can be found in Episode 12 of Season 5, “Amending Fences,”[3] where she is seen in a flashback as a filly running around a young Twilight Sparkle and Moondancer with other foals.



    Spread

    Researching

    The first image[1] (shown below, left) with the tag “Flaskhead Hearts” on Derpibooru was uploaded on July 4, 2015, receiving 330 upvotes as of October 2015. Since then, there have been over 65 images[2] of her uploaded to Derpibooru. The highest-rated example (shown below, right) features her in a poster format with the word “Science” at the bottom.[5]



    Flaskhead Hearts was featured prominently in Equestria Daily’s follow-up article of Amending Fences, published on July 5th, 2015.[4]

    Notable Examples



    External References

    [1]Derpibooru – First Uploaded Image

    [2]Derpibooru – Flaskhead Hearts

    [3]MLP Wiki – Amending Fences

    [4]Equestria Daily – Amending Fences: Episode Followup

    [5]Derpibooru – Highest Rated Image


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  • 10/07/15--19:57: Three Seashells
  • About

    The Three Seashells are a mysterious set of seashells which have replaced toilet tissue in the 1993 science fiction action film Demolition Man. Online, many fan theories have arisen attempting to explain the function of the shells.

    Origin

    On October 8th, 1993, the film Demolition Man was released, in which the protagonist John Spartan (played by Sylvester Stallone) expresses confusion when he discovers that toilet tissue has been replaced by three seashells after awakening 36 years in the future (shown below). The proper use of the seashells is never explained in the film.



    Spread

    In 2007, the Internet humor site I-Mockery[4] published an infographic with instructions on using the three seashells. On February 8th, 2008, Urban Dictionary[8] user Tot submitted an entry for “Three Sea Shells.” On April 16th, 2013, Redditor Samo1415 submitted a picture of a toilet paper holder with three seashells placed above it to /r/funny[7] (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 1,900 votes (82% upvoted) and 120 comments.



    In August, the artist Tailsteak[5] published a blog post which speculated how the seashells could be used. In October, actress Sandra Bullock discussed the three seashells during an interview with MTV (shown below).



    “Well, think of a bidet, right? There’s several processes. You have number one, you have number two, and then the cleanup.”

    On October 14th, 2014, Redditor silverlil submitted a post speculating that the seashells were just buttons for futuristic toilets to the /r/FanTheories[6] subreddit. On December 5th, Redditor Uncleluke2 created a post on /r/movies[7] claiming he heard an explanation of the three seashells during a Q&A session with Demolition Man screenwriter Daniel Waters.

    “I won’t tell you the actual secret, but I’ll tell you where it came from. There’s a scene where Stallone has to use a restroom. I’m trying to come up with futuristic things you’d find in there. I was having trouble, so I called my buddy, another screenwriter across town, asked him if he had any ideas. Ironically enough that guy was taking a dump when he answered the phone, looked around his bathroom and said ‘I have a bag of seashells on my toilet as a decoration?’ I said ‘Ok, I’ll make something out of that.’”

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  • 10/08/15--09:57: Milo Yiannopoulos
  • About

    Milo Yiannopoulos is a British journalist who is an associate editor at the conservative news and opinion site Breitbart. He has gained much notoriety online for frequently covering the Gamergate controversy and for being an outspoken critic of third-wave feminism.

    History

    In May 2007, Yiannopoulos launched the @Nero[5] Twitter feed, gaining over 79,000 followers over the next eight years. In November 2011, Yiannopoulos launched the online tabloid magazine The Kernel along with friends David Rosenberg and David Haywood Smith, journalist Stephen Pritchard and former Telegraph employee Adrian McShane. The magazine was subsequently closed in 2013 and was purchased by The Daily Dot in 2014.

    Gamergate Coverage

    On September 1st, 2014, Breitbart published an article by Yiannopoulos titled “Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart,” which criticized the politicization of video game culture and video game developer Zoe Quinn. That month, Yiannopoulos wrote several articles about a private Google group mailing list titled “GameJournoPros,” purportedly used by gaming journalists cooperating to work against GamerGate.[2][3][4] In December, Yiannopoulos announced he was working on a book about the Gamergate controversy. On September 30th, 2015, Yiannopoulos appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, where he discussed a variety of issues, including Gamergate, homosexuality, religion and feminism (shown below).



    Sky News Appearances

    Yiannopoulos is a frequent guest on the British news station Sky News. On June 16th, 2015, YouTuber Captain Nemo uploaded footage of Yiannopoulos defending Nobel Prize-winning British biochemist Tim Hunt (shown below, left). On July 29th, YouTuber Captain Nemo uploaded a Sky News segment in which Yiannopoulos debates the issues body shaming and fat acceptance (shown below, right).



    University of Manchester Debate

    On October 6th, 2015, Yiannopoulos and Guardian journalist Julie Bindel were banned from appearing at an upcoming debate titled “From liberation to censorship: Does modern feminism have a problem with free speech?” at the University of Manchester. In an announcement from the University of Manchester’s Students’ Union, Bindel, a second-wave feminist, had been barred from the debate for her “views and comments towards trans people” which violated the school’s “safe space policy.”[6] The ban was subseqeuntly extended to Yiannopoulos for “comments lambasting rape survivors and trans people.”

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  • 10/09/15--06:24: Canon in D
  • About

    Canon in D, also known as Pachelbel’s Canon, is a composition by 17th-century German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel.

    Origin

    The exact date and circumstances of the composition is unknown, although the year of composition has been estimated to fall between 1680 and 1696. The oldest extant copy of the score, currently in the Berlin State Library, dates back to the 19th century.[1]

    Rediscovery and spread

    After remaining in obscurity for centuries, German church musician Gustav Beckmann published an article on Pachelbel’s chamber music in 1919, where he included the score of the canon. In 1940, the Boston Pops Orchestra under Arthur Fielder was the first to record their rendition of the piece.[1] However, it was the 1968 recording by the Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra that gained considerable fame for the composition when a San Francisco classical radio station broadcasted it in 1970.[1][2] Ever since, it became a staple in weddings and other events, and parts of it, especially the chord progression, are reused in other compositions.

    Notable examples

    Pachelbel Rant

    Comedian Rob Paravonian did a routine at Penn State University in 2007 called the Pachelbel Rant. In this piece, he starts by playing the said composer’s “Canon in D” on acoustic guitar. It starts out like he likes it, but as he goes into his story he mentions that he hates it (with a passion). He then goes on that the song is always following him because the song is sampled in many pop hits such as Vitamin C’s “Graduation”, Blues Traveler’s “Hook”, and others while still playing the song on the guitar in perfect synchronicity with each song sample.[3]

    Canon Rock

    Canon Rock is a classical/metal instrumental piece composed by the Taiwanese musician and songwriter Jerry Chang (aka JerryC). The guitar arrangement is based on Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, a well-known classical masterpiece.

    JerryC’s arrangement was subsequently covered by Lim Jeong-hyun, a South Korean guitarist better known as Funtwo, which became viral and went on to receive over 4 million views and inspired over 2,000 video responses.[4]

    The video footage of Jerry’s performance was initially uploaded on his band site (jerryc.tw), but later spread over to other video-sharing sites like YouTube, where it has received almost 19 million views [as of October 2015][5]. But Canon Rock recitals didn’t quite go viral until Funtwo, a guitarist from S. Korea, uploaded his own rendition of Canon Rock on a Korean musicians’ site called Mule.co.kr. Simply titled “guitar”, it gained overnight exposure and quickly spread over to YouTube, where it became the 18th most watched video on YouTube [as of March 2010].[6]

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  • 10/09/15--10:51: Eggplant Emoji
  • About

    The Eggplant Emoji, often referred to as the aubergine, is an ideogram depicting a narrow, oblong species of Japanese eggplant, often used in online and text message conversations to represent male genitalia or as a sexual innuendo. While the emoji set is standard worldwide, this association is generally confined to the United States.

    Origin

    The eggplant emoji was added to the official Unicode emoji set in 2011, and was adopted to the standard keyboard of all iPhones that year. According to a history written by First We Feast, the sexual association began almost immediately, although it is unclear why. First We Feast writes:[1]

    There’s still the question of why the eggplant made the jump to the dark side. Even if we rule out the banana for its grade-school awkwardness, why not the corn cob, the snake, even the Easter Island head? It’s precisely because Americans had no cultural association with eggplants prior to the emoji revolution that it was the perfect euphemism.

    Spread

    In April 2015, Swiftkey performed a study measuring the rates of use of different emoji per country.[2] The study found that the highest rates of use of the eggplant emoji were in the United States and Canada, and that in both countries, the eggplant accounted for approximately 0.1% of all emojis sent.

    Most social networks do not allow you to search by Unicode characters; however, the hashtag #eggplantfriday, commonly used by men to allude to or display their genitalia on Fridays on social networks has over 125,000 associated posts on Instagram as of October 2015,[3] and receives about 100 new Twitter uses each Friday.[4][5] While many users have embraced the eggplant emoji as a way to allude to sexual content without actually displaying it, some critics have asked if its agreed-upon meaning could lead to non-consensual sexting.[6]

    Instagram Search Bans

    On April 29th, 2015, Instagram announced that, while beginning to allow searches of emoji-related hashtags, the social network would not allow users to search for the eggplant emoji.[7] According to CNN, "A spokesman for Instagram said the eggplant emoji was made unsearchable because it was “consistently associated” with photos or videos that violate the social network’s community standards," including their bar against nudity. Users responded by creating the hashtag #freetheeggplant, modeled after the similar #freethenipple hashtag campaign; as of October, 2015, over 1,100 posts are associated with that hashtag on Instagram.[8]

    Search Interest



    External References


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    Overview

    Ashley VanPevenage’s Makeup Transformation Photo refers to photographs of Tacoma, Washington resident Ashley VanPevenage taken before and after her makeup was applied by a professional artist. After the photographs were posted to Instagram in January 2015, they were widely circulated across parody Twitter accounts and Facebook feeds, where many mocked VanPevenage’s skin.

    Background

    On January 16th, 2015, makeup artist Andreigha Wazny posted photographs of her friend Ashley VanPevenage before and after having her makeup done (shown below). Within the first nine months, the post gathered upwards of 560 likes and 180 comments.



    Notable Developments

    On February 9th, 2015, Twitter user @virtuallyvivi[2] tweeted the photograph, expressing feelings of incredulity with how to properly conceal blemishes. The following day, @virtuallyvivi’s tweet was reposted by the parody account @SoDamnTrue,[3] receiving over 12,000 favorites and 8,900 retweets in the next eight months.



    On February 15th, Twitter user @H_Menace[4] reposted the image with the caption “The reason why you gotta take a bitch swimming on the first date.” In the coming months, versions of the @virtuallyvivi tweet were reposted by various parody accounts. On July 9th, British DJ Samy Irssak reposted the photo on Facebook,[5] where it gathered upwards of 345,000 shares, 126,000 likes and 23,400 comments in the next three months.

    VanPevenage’s Response

    On October 6th, 2015, VanPevenage uploaded a video titled “My response to my viral meme,” in which she revealed how reading negative online comments about her appearance damaged her self confidence (shown below).



    On October 8th, BuzzFeed[6] reposted the video along with a detailed history of the image’s online spread. The same day, the Western Washington state news station Q13 Fox aired an interview with VanPevenage, who described her experience with online bullying (shown below).



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 10/11/15--01:52: Melon Lord

  • About

    Melon Lord is the popular alter ego of Toph, a member of the Gaang from the 2005 American animated television show, Avatar: The Last Airbender. Despite appearing in the entire show for just one brief scene, Melon Lord gained notoriety, has been referenced and deviated upon, and even became the subject of cosplays, on the internet.

    Origin

    Melon Lord appeared in the episode Sozin’s Comet, Part 1: The Phoenix King, which is the 18th episode of the series’ final season. It premiered on July 19, 2008.[1] Aang and company practices on taking down the Firelord, the main antagonist of the series, which is represented by a makeshift dummy with a melon for a head. Toph is assigned as the enemy force to prevent Aang and the rest of his friends from getting to the dummy during the practice. Toph then gets carried away during training and declares ’I am not Toph, I am Melon Lord!"


    Spread

    ‘Melon Lord’ yields 723 results on the art-sharing website, DeviantArt.[2] The tumblr tag for melon lord yields results that are largely associated with Toph and the Avatar series.[3] Melon Lord is also a term frequent on Pinterest.[4]

    Notable Examples


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    About

    He Was There For Me When No One Else Was is a catchphrase used to ironically measure the impact of a (fictional) character on someone’s life. The phrase is commonly used on the microblogging social network Tumblr in image posts featuring a 3×3 collection of images accompanied by the phrase.

    Origin

    A common saying in American Christianity is a variation on “God (or Jesus, or The Lord) was there for me when no one else was.” It is sometimes followed with the sentence. “I (or You) am never alone.” The phrase has possible roots in the King James Bible version of Isaiah 45:5, which reads:[1]

    I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

    This phrase is frequently used in situations where a follower of religion is reminding themselves to pray, and is spread online via image macros.



    Spread

    A panel-style macro image featuring both a mutation of the phrase and the Left Shark from the XLIX Super Bowl garnered over 195,000 notes on Tumblr when it was posted by user yesterdaystomorrows.[2] The macro was later posted on other sites, such as Buzzfeed,[3] on February 2nd, 2015.



    On May 7th, 2015, actor James Franco wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post entitled “McDonald’s was there for me when no one else was”, in which he spoke about his short tenure as an employee of McDonald’s during his early acting career.[4] The article received 472 comments as of October, 2015.

    The phrase has spread throughout image macros on Tumblr, especially using the macro-style originated in the Left Shark image.

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  • 10/11/15--12:01: Stan Lee
  • About

    Stan Lee (born Stanley Lieber) was an American comic book writer and former Editor-in-Chief, executive vice president and publisher at Marvel Comics. Stan Lee was a co-creator for many of the most iconic superheroes Marvel produced including Thor, X-Men, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and the Hulk as well as creating The Avengers.

    Online Presence

    Related Memes

    Stan Lee Asking For Coffee

    Stan Lee Asking for Coffee is an exploitable series based on a stillshot from the TV anime series Heroman, featuring the American comic book writer Stan Lee holding a mug up with his hand to ask for more coffee.




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  • 10/12/15--03:46: A. Wyatt Mann
  • Editor’s Note: This entry may be offensive to some users. View it with your own discretion.




    About

    A. Wyatt Mann is the pen name of the political cartoonist Nick Bougas, best known for his drawings depicting white supremacist and racist sentiments. Online, Mann’s drawings have gained a cult following on communities such as 4chan’s /pol/ (Politically Incorrect) and Stormfront, typically being used as exploitables.

    History

    The original illustrations were drawn in the late 80’s and early 90’s, though is unknown where they were published. The pen name A. Wyatt Mann is a pun for “a white man”, in reference to the drawings’ themes of white supremacy.

    Online History

    A section for Mann’s drawings was created on the white supremacist website Resist.com, which was founded by the founder of the neo-nazi white supremacist organization WAR (White Aryan Resistance) Tom Metzger. At some point, Mann’s drawings started being posted on 4chan, mainly on the boards /b/ and /pol/, where they gained a cult following.[2] In 2009, users from /pol/ stated editing cartoons from the political artist Ben Garrison by using illustrations from Mann in order to try and frame Garrison as a white supremacist (shown bellow, left). On April 16th, 2011, a page for Mann was created on Encyclopedia Dramatica.[9] On December 2nd, 2013, a user named Ozzy Bon Halen on the white supremacist forum The Beer Barrel submitted a thread to the site comparing real life pictures with Mann drawings.[6]



    Identitiy

    Over the years, /pol/ and other white supremacist communities tried to find Mann’s true identity, with the following being the two most likely cadidates: Wyatt Kaldenberg, odinist former white supremacist and advocate for Tom Metzger’s WAR; and Nick Bougas, film director (who directed the film The Goddess Bunny) and artist with a similar style as Mann. Kaldenberg denied being Mann, first in a Facebook post on February 20th, 2014,[3] and later in a Google+ post from September 10th, 2014 where he pointed to Bougas.[8] On July 11th, 2014, a /pol/ thread announced that Mann was Bougas, inspiring a series of “appreciation threads” to him in the following days.[7] On February 5th, 2015, BuzzFeed’s editor Joseph Bernstein submitted an article which explains the history of the Happy Merchant face and points to Bougas as being its creator.[4]



    Related Memes

    Due to their racist nature, various pieces of Mann’s work have inspired exploitables and parodies, some of them associated with 4chan culture.




    Happy Merchantis the nickname given to a cartoon portraying a male Jew based on anti-Semitic views, giving it characterizations such as greed, manipulation, and the need for world domination. The original drawing promoted a world without Jews and blacks.
    “Around Blacks Never Relax”is a catchphrase associated with a Mann drawing depicting an Afro-American man with a knife in his hands. The drawing has inspired a series of exploitable images.
    “Bix Nood”is a term used to refer to African-Americans, coming from a Mann ilustration despicting a black man speaking gibberish through a cellphone.
    “Gas The Kikes, Race War Now” is a catchphrase used to instigate a violent uproar against other groups or races, mainly Jews. The phrase, mostly used ironically, has been used as a phrasal template on /pol/ (Gas The X, Y War Now)
    “Smelly, Dumb, Beaner Scum” is a catchphrase associated with a Mann drawing despicting an stereotypical Mexican. The drawing and catchphrase have inspired various derivates.
    Electric Jew is a term used to refer to television, criticising the apparent Jewish dominance on the media. The term has also been associated with one of Mann’s drawings, which has been often parodied.

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    About

    Luke Gatti’s Mac and Cheese Rant refers to a viral video in which 19-year-old University of Connecticut student Luke Gatti engages in a violent altercation with a cafeteria manager before being arrested by police.

    Origin

    In early October 2015, a video of an inebriated college student in a heated argument with a manager at an on-campus food court was uploaded to YouTube. In the video, a manager at Union Street Market asks a customer, later identified as University of Connecticut freshman student Luke Gatti, to leave the cafeteria after catching him drink an alcoholic beverage on the premises. Gatti then refuses to exit, demands an order of “bacon jalapeno mac and cheese” and pushes the manager several times, shortly before being tackled to the ground by fellow employees. The original video was subsequently removed from YouTube due to a copyright claim by Michael Vincent Uccello.



    Spread

    On October 6th, 2015, Redditor CynicalCount submitted the video to the /r/PublicFreakout[1] subreddit, where it gathered upwards of 4,500 votes (95% upvoted) and 1,300 comments in the first week. That day, the men’s interest blog Bartsool Sports posted two Snapchat photographs of Gatti packing his belongings into his father’s car (shown below).



    Also on October 6th, Twitter user @SpencerSays[3] tweeted photographs of a macroni and cheese stuffed calzone named the “Mac-Gatti Zone” sold at the restaurant D.P. Dough (shown below, left). Meanwhile, Redditor holyfruits posted a Straight Outta Somewhere image macro featuring a screen capture of Gatti to the /r/Uconn[4] subreddit (shown below, right).



    On the following day, the news site Death and Taxes[6] reported that Gatti was rumored to have been expelled for the altercation. Also on October 7th, Gawker[2] published an article about the incident, which noted that Gatti had been arrested for disorderly conduct twice while attending the University of Massachusetts in 2014. On October 8th, the late night talk show Conan aired a segment on the viral video, featuring a parody promo ad for the University of Connecticut (shown below).



    On October 9th, a GoFundMe[5] page was launched to raise money for the Union Street Market staff to have a “nice night out.” Within three days, the crowdfunding campaign garnered upwards of $1,900 in donations.



    Apology Video

    On October 11th, Gatti uploaded an apology video to YouTube in which he expressed remorse for the incident, claiming it was a “wake up call.”



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  • 10/12/15--15:23: Arin Hanson's Chin
  • Work in progress. Feel free to request editorship




    About

    Arin Hanson’s Chin refers to a series of jokes poking fun at the animator Arin Hanson, alias Egoraptor, for having multiple chins.

    Origin

    [Researching]

    Spread

    [Researching]

    Diamond Tiara’s Arin Face

    Diamond Tiara’s Arin Face is an exploitable image of the Friendship is Magic character Diamond Tiara scrunching her face in such a way that it appears that she has multiple chins. Its name alludes to animator and Game Grumps member Arin Hanson, who is known for having multiple chins.




    The face first appeared in episode 18 of season five, “Crusaders of the Lost Mark,” when the Cutie Mark Crusaders, feeling sorry for Diamond Tiara, invite her to their club house. Once there, they ask her if she really knows what her Cutie Mark means. Diamond Tiara responds by scrunching her face and saying, “That’s a weird question.”



    The first image of it was uploaded to Derpibooru on October 12, 2015, receiving 92 upvotes. Since then, over fifty images with the tag “Arin Hanson Face” have been uploaded.



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  • 10/13/15--08:50: Applebee's

  • About

    Applebee’s (often referred to as Crapplebee’s in satire) is an American restaurant franchise chain, founded in 1980 and specializing in traditional American food like hamburgers, steak, pasta, and a signature dish they call “riblets.” Applebee’s is often referred to online, especially by shitposters, as a synonym for the low-quality of mainstream American food and culture.

    History

    Applebee’s was founded in 1980 in Decatur, Georgia, by Bill and TJ Palmer. By October, 2015, the chain had 2,003 locations, located mostly in suburban America, and 28,000 employees.[1] Applebee’s commercials are a staple of American television, and frequently depict a group of young people enjoying a meal while a voice-over explains the new food or promotion; the close-up shots of glistening food recur throughout the oeuvre.[2]



    Satires of Applebee’s first became popular in the late 1990s. An early example was featured in the film Office Space, which featured a parody version of Applebee’s named Chotchkie’s.[3] Many popular scenes from the film take place inside Chotchkie’s.



    Applebee’s Boycott

    On January 29th, 2013, Saint Louis resident and Applebee’s waitress Chelsea Welch, also known as “gateflan” on Reddit, submitted a photograph to /r/atheism in a post titled “My mistake sir, I’m sure Jesus will pay for my rent and groceries,” showing a receipt that a customer had left for another server at the restaurant. Along with the customer’s signature, a note on the receipt read “I give God 10%, why do you get 18,” referring to the automatic 18% gratuity added on to parties of 8 or more. In the comments, Welch explained that the receipt was issued for a table of 20 people who all asked for separate checks to avoid the automatic gratuity. The post received 12,861 upvotes and 3599 points overall.

    Fandom & Anti-Fandom

    On May 29th, 2013, a post was submitted to shitposting subreddit /r/circlejerk titled “If this gets 2,000 upvotes, /r/circlejerk will be an applebees themed subreddit.”[4] The post received only one upvote; however, on October 4th, 2015, another Applebee’s themed post was created, titled “Oh no! John Cena and Bernie Sanders were just banned from eating at all Applebee’s locations! If this post gets 2000 upberns, /r/circlejerk will become an anti-Applebee’s subreddit.” This post, created by user BarbatisCollum, had received 3,425 points (95% upvoted) as of October 13th, 2015, but the subreddit had been themed “Anti-Applebee’s” by October 5th, and users began creating many Applebee’s themed posts.



    The theme spread to other shitposting forums, including Tumblr[7] the popular Facebook shitposting community called “I play KORN to my DMT plants, smoke blunts all day & do sex stuff.”[8] As of October 13th, there are over 375 posts on /r/circlejerk relating to Applebee’s.

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  • 10/13/15--10:32: Bill Cipher
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    Warning: This entry contains major spoilers




    Bill Cipher (voiced by Alex Hirsch) is a dream demon who acts as a major antagonist in Disney series Gravity Falls. He has become one of the show’s most popular characters.

    Orgin

    Bill appears first in the episode Dreamscapers, where he makes an agreement with another major antagonist Gideon Gleeful to invade Stanley Pines’ mind and get the code to the safe containing deed to his Mystery Shack. Ultimately he is thwarted by Dipper and Mabel Pines and Soos Ramirez. Since then he has appeared in the episodes Sock Opera, the Last Mabelcorn and Twins vs. the Future, his ultimate plan being invading the physical world and opening a rift to his own realm.

    Spread

    Ever since his first appearance, Bill Cipher has gained notable popularity among the fandom due to his twisted sense of humor and mysterious nature. Deviantart has over 16000 results related to the character.[1]

    Related Memes

    I know lots of things

    I know lots of things is a memorable quote associated with the character. It appears in Dreamscrapers when Bill explains to Gideon how he knows his name among multiple other subjects.

    Search Interest

    External Refrences

    [1]Deviantart – Bill Cipher


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    Reptilian Army/Hisss/Reptilian Brotherhood is a recent meme attempt by the fanbase of popular YouTuber LeafyIsHere. The whole aim of it is to go on every possible YouTube video and spam the comments with things such as “Hisss”, “Reptilian Brotherhood is Here”, and “Leaf a Like!”. It originated on October 9th, 2015 when a video posted by LeafyIsHere parodied certain videos using his “Reptilian Race” meme. In response, people flooded every comment section they came across with different memes from Leafy, earning likes for them. People also said things following along the lines of overthrowing the popular channels, and replacing them with YouTuber Leafy.


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