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    Currently being researched, any assistance is welcomed.


    About

    Record scratch * Freeze frame* are anecdotes describing a person, accompanied with a picture, and their lead up to the situation that brought them there, usually used in television and films. The original poster being the narrator would tell their unfortunate turn of events leading to the situation displayed in green text.

    Origin

    The first instance of appeared in the /tv/ board on 4chan in a form of a Green Text Story on June 13, 2015. The original thread is archived and is view-able via 4plebs[1].(Shown below)


    Spread

    The meme gain a resurgence during the month of Janurary, 2016 again thru /tv/ then onto twitter[2] where users began posting in the same format.

    External References

    [1]4plebs – Thread

    [2]Twitter -Search Results


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  • 01/21/16--01:26: The Big Lez Show
  • (Work in Progress)

    About

    The Big Lez Show is a web series created by Australian teens Jarrad Wright, Izak Whear & Tom Hollis mid-2012.

    Plot

    The Big Lez Show is a web series featuring ‘Big Lez’, a a crude, short tempered alien humanoid, banished from his far away planet of Kingdom Cum, and Sassy the Sasquatch, Lez’s neighbor and closest friend who is constantly stoned on countless different drugs. He is often the cause of conflicts due to the messes he gets Lez into. Sassy the Sasquatch has three catchphrases: “Whatdyatalkinabeet”, “You fuckin’ druggo” and “What’s going on, mate?” Over the course of the series, the plot changes from a series of random scenes and skits into a story that involves Aliens, Mysterious islands, space travel, and the fate of the entire world.

    Origin

    The web series was created by Jarrad Wright, Izak Whear & Tom Hollis on Jul 16, 2012. The show deals with the day-to-day life of Leslie “Lez” Mackerel, a short-tempered Australian man. The series started with the first video “THEBIGLEZSHOW se1 ep1 the flowers”.[1] As of now, it has 828,545 views. The first two seasons were animated in MS Paint, then put together frame by frame.

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  • 01/21/16--08:49: Benis
  • Note: Because this started with the finnish spurdo sparde meme, I have a feeling that we might be able to find out more if we had some finnish memers who use the finnish web a lot to work on this.


    About

    Benis is a term, originating from the misspelling of the word “penis”. Online, the phrase has become associated with Spurdo Sparde due to it being commonly used in Spurdo-related comics, as well as being used to refer to male genitals.

    History

    The first (unintentional) portrayal of this term comes from the Iranian village called “Benis”[1].
    In 2004, a definition[2] for the term was submitted to Urban Dictionary.

    Benis is to refer to ones entire package. Balls & Penis.

    Spread

    work in progress

    Due to the intentional misspellings in most Spurdo Sparde comics, the term began to be used frequently in examples of Spurdo Sparde. The phrase has been used on multiple 4chan boards as a form of shitposting[5][6], as well as having many examples of the phrase being used in Spurdo comics on Google Images[3], as well as having several videos using the term on Youtube[4].

    Various Examples

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Benis

    [2]Urban Dictionary – Benis

    [3]Google – Search Results for Benis[NSFW]

    [4]Youtube – Search Results for Benis[NSFW]

    [5]Archive.4plebs – Search for benis

    [6]DesuStorage – Search for benis


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  • 01/21/16--12:21: Suh Dude
  • About

    “Suh Dude”, short for “what’s up dude?”, is an expression popularized by Vine comedian Nick Colletti and American dubstep producer Tanner Petulla (a.k.a Getter) in a series of video clips uploaded in 2015.

    Origin

    On March 23rd, 2015, Colletti uploaded a Vine of himself yelling “ayy dude!” in a phone conversation with Petulla, who then responds to his greeting with “suh dude" (pronounced suh-dew), a casual way of saying “sup dude,” which in itself is a shorthand form of the expression “what’s up, dude?” (shown below).



    On November 13th, Colletti uploaded a Vine of himself saying the phrase “suh dude” and making peace signs at the camera (shown below, left). The same day, Petulla posted several clips of himself saying “suh dude” to Vine (shown below, right).



    Spread

    On November 13th, 2015, Viner G. Avocado posted the “suh dude” clips edited together.[2] On November 15th, Petulla posted the mashup video to his Facebook[5] page, where it received upwards of 8 million views and 80,000 shares over the next two months. On November 20th, the Funny Things YouTube[1] channel reuploaded the video (shown below). On November 22nd, Redditor guywhosaysyeah posted the video to the /r/videos[3] subreddit.



    On December 4th, Petulla uploaded a Vine in which he yells “suh dude” at a man riding a self-balancing scooter down the sidewalk (shown below).



    On December 28th, Petulla’s retail site TrippyBurger[4] began selling “Suh Dude” merchandise (shown below).



    On January 16th, 2016, Petulla uploaded a Vine in which he and Colletti say “suh dude” and laugh while talking on the phone (shown below). In the first week, the video gained over 2 million loops, 61,000 likes and 29,000 revines. That day, the website Suhdu.de[6] was created, which features a clickable button that produces an audio clip of Petulla saying “suh dude.”



    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]YouTube – Suh Dude

    [2]Vine – G Avocado

    [3]Reddit – Suh Dude

    [4]TrippyBurger – Trippy Burger

    [5]Facebook – Getter

    [6]Suhdu.de – Suh Dude Button


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  • 01/21/16--14:13: Killing Floor
  • About

    Killing Floor is a co-operative FPS zombie game. The game has developed a following online.

    Gameplay

    Killing Floor is a co-operative FPS game, which requires players to survive waves of enemy zombies (referred to in-game as “specimens”[1]. There are 9 different “perks”, all of which benefit different playstyles within the game, such as the Berserk perk increase a player’s melee abilities, or the Sharpshooter perk which helps a player become more accurate and deadlier with headshots[2].


    Screenshot of Killing Floor gameplay

    History

    The game was originally released as a total conversion mod for Unreal Tournament 2004 on July 1st 2005 by Alex Quick on ModDB[3]. The game was then re-released on Steam by Tripwire Interactive[4]. Due to the popularity of the game, it managed to sell over 3 million copies on Steam by December 2014, as announced by Tripwire Interactive at the Playstation Experience event[5]. It also received a sequel, Killing Floor 2, which was released in an “Early Access” state on Steam on April 21st 2015[6].

    Online Relevancy

    The game has developed a following on multiple sites, such as Tumblr[7] and 4chan[8]. It has its own sub-reddit[9] which has a little over 16 000 readers. There are over 30 000 search results for Killing Floor on DeviantArt, although not all of them are related to the game[10]. In the online FPS game Team Fortress 2, a crossover promotional item was released on December 14th 2010 for the Pyro, a headwear cosmetic called the “Foster’s Facade”, referencing the character “Mr. Foster” from the game[11]. The game has over half a million videos related to it on Youtube[12].

    Related Memes

    Loadsamoney


    Loadsamoney is a term associated with Harry Enfield’s character called “Loadsamoney”, created by Enfield for a skit. Due to the cockney voice-acting of the characters and references to the “Loadsamoney” skit via character lines[12], an expy of the character was released as DLC for the game, called Harold Lott[13].

    I am Welding This Door / I AM WELDINGTHISDOAH


    A memorable quote uttered by one of the voice actors in Killing Floor while wielding a door, it’s remembered due to the Cockney-accented pronunciation of the word “door” and is often used for comedic effect in Killing Floor videos relating to door-welding in-game.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Killing Floor Wiki – Specimens

    [2]Killing Floor Wiki – Perks

    [3]Duck and Cover – Mod: Killing Floor

    [4]GameFront – GT Q&A: Tripwire’s Killing Floor

    [5]Youtube – PlayStation Experience | Killing Floor 2 Panel

    [6]Steam – Killing Floor 2’s Store Page

    [7]Tumblr – Search Results for Killing Floor[NSFW]

    [8]Fireden – Search Results on /v/ for Killing Floor

    [9]Reddit – r/KillingFloor

    [10]DeviantArt – Search Results for Killing Floor[NSFW]

    [11]Team Fortress 2 Official Wiki – Foster’s Facade

    [12]Youtube – Search Results

    [12]Killing Floor Wiki – Squad Responses – Automatic

    [13]Killing Floor Wiki – Harold Lott


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    About

    #TrumpAnime / Rick Wilson controversy refers to statements made by political commentator and Republican strategist Rick Wilson about Donald Trump supporters and the following out rage among anime fans on the internet.

    Origin

    On January 19 2016, Republican consultant and strategist Rick Wilson referred to Donald Trump’s supporters on the AltRight as “Childless single men who masturbate to anime.” This resonated with users of 4chan’s /pol/ board who viewed it as a personal attack, responding with harassment of Wilson and his family and the twitter hashtag #trumpanime.

    Harassment campaign

    Following Wilson’s statements on MSNBC, /pol/ began harassing Wilson and his family on twitter and in real life: sending photos of semen on pictures of Wilson, and his wife and daughter, sending hundreds of dollars worth of pizza to his home, placing threatening letters “from Reddit” on his daughter’s home, and flooding his twitter with hentai.

    #trumpanime

    the #trumpanime hashtag first appeared on October 8 2015 as a series of puns unrelated to the Rick Wilson controversy, however the tag resurfaced on January 21 2016. The hashtag features photoshopped images of anime characters wearing Donald Trump’s “make America great again” hats and comments about Donald Trump making anime real among other things.

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  • 01/21/16--16:27: You On Kazoo
  • About

    You On Kazoo is a video of former child actor Brett Ambler enthusiastically playing a kazoo musical instrument with other children. The video was widely circulated online after an edited version was submitted to YouTube in late August 2014.

    Origin

    On March 24th, 2011, YouTuber Jim VanBlarium uploaded a segment of the episode “You On Kazoo” from the 1989 children’s show Special Friends,[2] in which a young boy and other children play the kazoo.[1] On August 25th, 2014, the Dead VCR YouTube channel uploaded an edited version of the episode (shown below). Within two years, the video gained over 500,000 views and 2,200 comments.



    Spread

    On October 20th, 2015, Redditor mikesicle posted the “You On Kazoo!” video to /r/DeepIntoYouTube,[4] where it received more than 420 votes (99% upvoted) and 60 comments in three months.

    On October 22nd, Soundcloud user Florian Olsson uploaded a techno remix featuring audio from the video (shown below).



    On November 5th, YouTuber Grant NOT The Flash Gustin uploaded a “YouTube poop”: edit of the “You On Kazoo” video (shown below, left). On November 24th, YouTuber Gumble Dog uploaded an edited version of the kazoo video featuring a voice saying “let’s do acid” followed by techno music playing in the background (shown below, right). On January 20th, 2016, the Hood Vines Facebook[8] page reposted the video, which garnered upwards of 2 million views and 38,000 shares in the first 24 hours.



    Identity

    On October 20th, 2015, the video was reposted on /r/NotTimAndEric,[6] where Redditor grahamthefalcon linked to a current photo of Ambler (shown below, left).[5] On December 25th, Ambler responded to a tweet confirming he was the child from the video (shown below, right).



    Various Examples



    “We Want Brett”

    On August 14th, 2014, YouTuber Gumble Dog uploaded edited footage of various news brocasts followed by a clip of Ambler reacting to a group of people shouting “we want Brett” from the 1990 children’s sing along tape “Let’s Sing Along”[3] (shown below).



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  • 01/21/16--16:29: Flint Water Crisis
  • About

    The Flint Water Crisis is an ongoing situation in the city of Flint, Michigan, where government mismanagement of the water supply led to dangerous conditions, including prolonged lead contamination and deadly outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease. The crisis was met with relative national indifference until online activists forced the media and government to pay attention to the situation.

    History

    In April 2014, the city of Flint changed its water source from Detroit municipal water to the nearby Flint River. While the river had been the city’s backup water source for a long time, it had never been used; instead, for the past fifty years, Flint had purchased treated water from Detroit. However, the city, which had long been decreasing in population and industry, was looking to save about $5 million per year by joining another water distribution network, which had not yet been built.[1]

    In January 2015, residents at a town hall meeting in Flint complained about the new water’s smell, taste, and appearance, which was often murky and yellowish. The Michigan Department of Water Quality maintained at that time that the water was safe to drink, however local opposition to that fact continued to grow. The Flint Water Department published the results of tests claiming that the water was safe in early 2015, but it was later found that the tests had been performed in houses that did not have lead plumbing.[2]

    In August, 2015, the citizens of Flint submitted a petition with over 26,000 signatures to the city, demanding that something be done about the water. In September, a doctor named Marc Edwards began testing residents for lead in their blood, and found that at least a quarter of Flint households have levels of lead above the federally acceptable level of 15 parts per billion (ppb) and that in some homes, lead levels were at 13,200 ppb. The cause was found to be corrosive elements in the water coming from the Flint River; the water caused lead to leach from older pipes. Anyone who drank the water in Flint between April 2014 and the current day has most likely been exposed to higher levels of lead than are necessary to not be considered poisonous; somewhere between 6,000 and 12,000 residents have suffered detrimental health effects as a result, and many children were exposed. In addition, an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease, a waterborne illness possibly linked to the contamination, killed 10 people and sickened 77 others.[1]



    Notable Developments

    State of Emergency Declaration & Email Release

    After a dedicated outpouring of social media over the water crisis, the Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, declared a state of emergency in the city on January 5th, 2016.[2] On January 12th, he mobilized the National Guard to begin distributing bottled water to residents. A Federal emergency was declared on January 16th, allowing for FEMA to dedicate resources to assisting residents. On January 19th, 2016, Snyder released all his emails pertaining to the crisis, although many were deeply redacted.[4] However, the emails still showed that Snyder had known about the extent of the crisis and neglected to step in. Several anti-Snyder hashtags went into wide use on Twitter, including #ArrestGovSnyder.[5]



    Celebrity Calls for Intervention

    As it became more obvious in late 2015 that the administration of Michigan was acting negligently in the case of Flint, social media outcries, often using the hashtag #FlintWaterCrisis, became more frequent, and included many celebrities who were appalled at the treatment of the city. On December 20th, filmmaker Michael Moore, who is originally from Flint, tweeted “This is a racial killing. Flint MI is 60% black. When u knowingly poison a black city, u r committing a version of genocide #ArrestGovSnyder”[7] This tweet, which had over 1,400 retweets and 1,100 favorites helped to activate many of the people involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, like active tweeters Deray McKesson and Shaun King. Other celebrities, like Sean Combs, Meek Mill, Jim Gaffigan, Sandra Bernhard, and Magic Johnson also tweeted about the crisis, amplifying it in the public eye.[8]

    During January 16th’s Democratic Presidential Debate, both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton spoke about the actions they’d taken when they learned about Flint’s issues. Bernie Sanders re-emphasized his prior call for Governor Rick Snyder’s resignation.



    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Flint Water Crisis

    fn2 USA Today – How water crisis in Flint, Mich., became federal state of emergency

    [3]NYTimes – As Water Problems Grew, Officials Belittled Complaints From Flint

    [4]Gawker – Finally, We Know Exactly What Led to the Flint Water Crisis

    [5]Twitter – #ArrestGovSnyder

    [6]Twitter – #FlintWaterCrisis

    [7]Twitter – Michael Moore’s Tweet

    [8]Fortune Magazine – Celebrities Are Speaking Out About the Flint Water Crisis


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  • 01/22/16--03:09: Gate of Babylon
  • About

    Gate of Babylon refers to the noble phantasm wielded by the character Gilgamesh in Type-Moon’s Fate series. Since its introduction in 2004, the ability became popular among fans, spawning various parodies that replaces Gilgamesh with popular characters from other medias.

    Origin

    The Gate of Babylon is the noble phantasm of the character Gilgamesh that was first introduced in the 2004 visual novel Fate/stay night. It is a key that opens a dimensional gate which leads towards Gilgamesh’s personal treasury containing all of the legendary weapons known throughout history. Once activated, Gilgamesh can summon all of these weapons from his treasury and used them as projectiles to defeat his enemies.

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  • 01/22/16--08:28: Waka Flocka Flame
  • About

    Waka Flocka Flame (real name: Juaquin James Malphurs) is an American trap rapper who has developed a large online following.

    History

    Music Career

    The Atlanta-based rapper originally released a few mixtapes while signed to the group 1017 Brick Squad[1] before the release of his most famous album Flockaveli. Waka Flocka came to mainstream fame with the release of the single “O Let’s Get It” on December 25th 2009, which peaked at 62 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2]. The official remix of the song has over 3.5 million views. On October 5th 2010, the rapper released his debut album Flockaveli to generally favorable review, garnering a 75 aggregate on Metacritic[3]. He would go on to release other albums and several mixtapes


    The original O Let’s Get It and the remix, respectively.

    Waka Flocka Flame Presidency Run

    On November 7th 2012, the rapper announced that he would be running for the seat of President of the United States on Twitter in 2016.


    On April 20th, 2015, the rapper confirmed the announcement by releasing his presidential campaign video[4], announcing his plans for what he would do as president.

    However, due to the legally required age for U.S Presidency is 35 and him being 29 at the time of his campaign, he was unable to be a legal candidate. Then on October 20th 2015, he announced he was going to run for Speaker of The House on Funny Or Die[5].

    Online Relevancy

    Online, the rapper has a substantial following, having over 1.5 million followers on Twitter[6] and a Facebook page with over 10 million likes[7]. He also has popularity on 4chan’s /mu/ board [8] and Tumblr[9], as well as several pins related to him on Pinterest[10] and over over 1800 Vines marked with “Waka Flocka Flame” on Vine[11]. There are 100 results for “Waka Flocka Flame” on DeviantArt[12]. A Youtube account has been made for the rapper with a follow count of over 340 000 as of January 22nd 2016[13].

    Related Memes

    Dicksquad / D I C K S Q U A D


    Quote appears at 2:20


    Dicksquad / D I C K S Q U A D is a reference to a post made on one of Waka Flocka Flames’ videos. The rapper read the post on an episode of “The People Vs.”, a show created by Noisey[14]. Online, the post has been used as a copypasta and for shitposting.

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  • 01/22/16--11:17: Stay Woke
  • About

    Stay Woke, derived from the phrase “stay awake,” is an Internet slang term often used to demonstrate the need for awareness of an issue, particularly those relating to social justice or the Black Lives Matter movement. The term is also used ironically in a similar manner to Wake Up, Sheeple.

    Origin

    The first instance of the use of stay woke is unknown. One of the first instances of public use was in the chorus to Erykah Badu’s 2008 song “Master Teachers” from the album New Amerykah Part 1: The 4th World War.[1]



    Spread

    The phrase was first defined on Urban Dictionary on August 19th, 2014, where the definer linked it directly to the 2014 Ferguson Riots. [2]

    Deriving from “stay awake,” to stay woke is to keep informed of the shitstorm going on around you in times of turmoil and conflict, specifically on occasions when the media is being heavily filtered- such as the events in Ferguson Missouri in August 2014.

    A later definition, on February 17th, 2015, helped define the ironic usage by providing the following textual example:

    5’2" white guy: I swear I’ve been in the gym getting ready for the NBA Draft!
    Person in touch with reality: Stay woke lil nigga. You ain’t shit

    The phrase continues to be used in both non-ironic and ironic ways on all platforms. The hashtag #staywoke is in wide use on Twitter,[3] Tumblr,[4] and Instagram,[5] where it has more than 128,000 associated posts. In summer of 2015, programmers Darius Kazemi and Courtney Stanton built a Twitter bot called @StayWokeBot,[6] intended to automate replies to those who might need more education about racism in society. On January 5th, 2016, MTV declared that “woke” was a new slang term for the new year, but many commenters noted that the term was not new.[7]

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Genius – Erykah Badu – Master Teachers

    [2]Urban Dictionary – Stay Woke

    [3]Twitter – #StayWoke

    [4]Tumblr – #StayWoke

    [5]Instagram – #StayWoke

    [6]Twitter – StayWokeBot

    [7]MTVTeen Slang 2016


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    WIP. Triangle Mare will complete this entry for me k ty



    I’ll finish it tommorow, hopefully ~Triangle Mare



    About

    Black Desert Online Character Creations are custom generated player avatars created in the Korean MMO video game Black Desert Online, which has been praised for its advanced customising options.

    Origin

    [WIP]

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  • 01/22/16--12:11: Beach Episode
  • About

    Beach Episode is a term referring to the common occurrence in anime to have an episode focusing on the main characters of a series going to the beach or visiting a beach for an episode.

    Origin

    work in progress

    Request: If you know which anime, notable or not, had the first actual stereotypical beach episode in existence, that would be an awesome addition to have on the entry!

    The earliest known example of a beach episode in anime would have to be the 22nd episode of the original 1963 Astro Boy anime[1]. Gainax seems to have popularized this trope as some of their early shows having a beach episode/s (somewhat), the first ones appearing in episode 12 and 23 of Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water[2] and the ending of The End of Evangelion (which could also be considered a beach episode)[3]. Sailor Moon’s 20th episode for its first season of the original series also had a beach episode[4].

    Spread

    On January 7th 2006, the blog BasuGasuBakuhatsu made a post discussing the event[12]. On February 19th 2011, the blog Rabbit Poets made a post about a beach episode in the series Yumekui Merry[13].

    TV Tropes has a page on the occurrence[5], defining the episodes as “an episode where the cast decided to take a break and go to the beach or a swimming pool for some wet and splashy fun”.The earliest known mention of a beach episode being mentioned on 4chan was posted November 6th 2009[6].
    On November 23rd 2013, a discussion was made on the Anime and Manga board of StackExchange asking "why do almost all anime series have a “going to the beach” episode?"[11] The website aniDB has a list of many beach episodes[14]. The phrase has been referenced heavily on 4chan’s /a/ board[7] and has multiple topics about the event on Reddit on various sub-reddits[8].
    Tumblr has various results related to the term (art unrelated to anime under the “beach episode” tag usually has the character/s at a beach setting, usually wearing swimwear)[9]. The term has over 4000 results on DeviantArt[10].
    On August 7th 2012, a video was uploaded to Youtube stating that “almost every single anime has a beach episode”.

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  • 01/22/16--12:21: Screamed the Stable Boy
  • About

    “Screamed the Stable Boy” is a memorable quote stemming from a chat conversation on the mobile messenger application Kik, in which a young man’s hostile response to an erotic role play invitation is met with the clever retort “screamed the stable boy.”

    Origin

    In April 2015, a screenshot of a Kik conversation began circulating on 4chan and other image boards,[8] featuring a chat initiated by a role player identifying himself as “Drath’nor, the anus destroyer.” After Drath’nor attempts to engage in cyber sex, the Kik user aggressively responds with several homophobic slurs, to which the Drath’nor replies “..screamed the stable boy” (shown below).



    Spread

    On April 23rd, 2015, an anonymous 4chan[7] user threatened a user on the /fit/ (fitness) board saying “I’ll be Drath’nor the anus destroyer and you can be the stable boy” (shown below).



    On April 29th, the original screenshot was reposted on 9gag.[4] On May 31st, Redditor BaratheonFire submitted the chat screenshots in a post titled “/fit/itzen roleplays” to the /r/4chan[5] subreddit. The same day, the image was reblogged on the TalesOf4chan Tumblr.[6] On July 27th, Imgur[3] user Nismojutsu uploaded the chat screenshot in a gallery titled “Role Play app is the new Tinder.” On September 9th, the image was posted to FunnyJunk,[2] where it garnered upwards of 37,400 views and 1,200 points in the following five months. On October 13th, a 4chan user replied to a comment on /fit/ with the “stable boy” line (shown below).



    Search Interest

    Not available.

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  • 01/22/16--15:29: ShitTalk Generator
  • About

     
    Shittalk Generator is a insult generation script and crowd-sourced content website where users can create and bind insults for popular multiplayer Source engine games. Content is moderated by a reddit-stylized voting system in which curates the sites most popular insults on it’s front page.

    Online History

    On January 2nd, 2016, The Shittalk Generator was created as a branch of programmer and creator Davis Ford’s blog. Within it’s first five days, the site received over 30,000 pageviews, 4,000 submissions, and 140,000 votes.[1]

    Spread

     
    The Shittalk Generator has seen recognition from numerous gaming blogs and outlets, most notably by Kotaku on January 5th, 2016, praising it’s simple yet innovative concept, and it’s potential as a social tool in online gaming.[2]
     

    Notable Examples


     


     

    External References

    [1]Davis Ford – Shittalk Generator First Reactions

    [2]Kotaku Steamed – Player Creates Crowd Sourced Trash Talk Generator For Steam Games


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  • 01/22/16--17:08: 2016 Winter Storm Jonas
  • About

    Winter Storm Jonas was a major winter storm that occurred on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States between January 22nd and January 23rd, 2016. The storm, which was predicted more than a week in advance, caused much speculation online.

    Background

    An area of low pressure began developing over the South Eastern United States.[1] The storm was christened Jonas by the Weather Channel, and by January 22nd, after several days of warning, snow began to fall in the American south, including 9" in the western part of South Carolina. Snow began falling in Washington DC on the evening of the 22nd, where they were predicted to receive more than 20 inches.[2] New York City was predicted to see more than 10 inches of snow, and some parts of New Jersey were preparing for over two feet of precipitation. [3]

    Online Presence

    In advance of the storm, users online in the American East Coast used the hashtags #WinterStormJonas,[5] #Blizzard2016,[6] and #Snowpocalypse[7] on Twitter. On Instagram, #WinterStormJonas[8] and #Blizzard2016[9] hashtags received over 13,000, and 23,000 posts respectively (#snowpocalypse cannot be isolated from previous uses of the term). On Facebook, over 30,000 people searched for Winter Storm Jonas.[10]

    Jonas Brothers Association

    In 2012, the Weather Channel began naming winter storms in the way that Hurricanes are named; while the convention was not accepted by many major news sources, like the New York Times, it still provided ample fodder for those looking to talk about the storm on social media. After christening this storm Jonas, many online associated the storm with the Disney musical act the Jonas Brothers, creating image macros and photoshops featuring the faces of the brothers along the path of the storm.[11]



    On January 21st and January 22nd, each of the Jonas Brothers responded to the memes on Twitter by reposting their own favorites in individual tweets.



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    About

    I have no memory of this place refers to an image or set of images of Gandalf from the The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. It is used to point out things that make otherwise familiar situations and scenarios unfamiliar.

    Origin

    The images used in it originally appeared in the movie The Fellowship of the Ring during their passage through the Mines of Moria. Gandalf, despite previously knowing the insides of it well, gets lost inside and says “I have no memory of this place.”

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  • 01/22/16--18:46: ESRB Rating Parodies


  • About

    ESRB Rating Parodies” refers to parodies of ratings icons the given to video games by the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

    Origin

    In 1994, the Entertainment Software Rating Board was created in 1994 due to criticisms about the content of certain games. [1]. It’s purpose was to in provide age guidelines for Console and Computer games in North America. While the ESRB is a self regulatory organization, many consoles will not not licences games without a ESRB rating. Similarly, many retail outlets will not sell these games without an ESRB rating.

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    [2]Wikipedia – Entertainment Software Rating Board


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    “I Have No Mouth An I Must Scream” is a short story written by Harlan Ellison.

    History

    The story was first published in 1967 in IF: Worlds of Science Fiction[1]

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    The Story won a Hugo award in 1968.[1]

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    AM’s “HATE” speech



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    [1]Wikipedia – I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream


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    “No! Stop touching me! I AM THENIGHT!” is an meme, originally showing a picture of a bat being touched by a finger and appearing annoyed. The image was later parodied by others, showing cute creatures, or cute versions of creatures trying to act formidable. The phrase is a parody of the Batman quote “I am the night”

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