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- 12/17/12--10:45: _NationStates
- 12/17/12--11:05: _Aristocat
- 12/17/12--13:15: _Change.org
- 12/17/12--17:12: _Westboro Baptist Ch...
- 12/17/12--19:55: _Josh Jepson
- 12/18/12--13:31: _ProtonJon
- 12/19/12--07:27: _Mayor Eddie's Workweek
- 12/19/12--14:45: _belfast bigot
- 12/19/12--15:08: _Ola K Ase
- 12/19/12--17:52: _Bazinga
- 12/20/12--03:42: _Hina face
- 12/20/12--10:22: _Golden Eagle Snatch...
- 12/20/12--10:57: _Things Are Getting ...
- 12/20/12--12:37: _Good Luck Gary
- 12/20/12--18:48: _Donte/Fuck You
- 12/20/12--19:29: _Jiggling Chins
- 12/20/12--19:49: _Real Vampires Don't...
- 12/20/12--22:20: _Phaggotbrah Aesthetics
- 12/16/12--17:22: NintendoCapriSun
- 12/16/12--18:15: Hewy Toonmore
- 12/17/12--10:45: NationStates
- 12/17/12--11:05: Aristocat
- 12/17/12--13:15: Change.org
- 12/17/12--17:12: Westboro Baptist Church
- 12/17/12--19:55: Josh Jepson
- 12/18/12--13:31: ProtonJon
- 12/19/12--07:27: Mayor Eddie's Workweek
- 12/19/12--14:45: belfast bigot
- 12/19/12--15:08: Ola K Ase
- 12/19/12--17:52: Bazinga
- 12/20/12--03:42: Hina face
- 12/20/12--10:22: Golden Eagle Snatches Kid
- 12/20/12--10:57: Things Are Getting Pretty Serious
- 12/20/12--12:37: Good Luck Gary
- 12/20/12--18:48: Donte/Fuck You
- 12/20/12--19:29: Jiggling Chins
- 12/20/12--19:49: Real Vampires Don't Sparkle
- 12/20/12--22:20: Phaggotbrah Aesthetics
NintendoCapriSun (real first name Timothy) is a popular let’s player on Youtube. He is a member of the Runaway Guys with ProtonJon, JoshJepson and Chuggaaconroy.
In the bathroom!
Green rupee scream- a humorous scream that became famous in an episode of his Wind Waker LP in which he is fishing for treasure. After the suspense of one of the treasure chests ultimately leads to it being a single rupee, he screams.
Is this ok, Mommy?- His interpretation of Link’s thoughts whenever he holds up a bottle after he has put something in it.
HewyLewis, also known as Hewy Toonmore, is a reviewer of animated movies and cartoons. His username was derived from blue eyed soul musician Huey Lewis. His show introduction was originally a montage of Disney film footage set to Huey Lewis’ hit song Back in Time, but this was later replaced with an original, hand drawn animated intro done in the style of Huey Lewis.
Toonmore is also known as That Fellow in the Coat, directly taken from That Guy With the Glasses (whom he often borrows his jokes from). He is known for wearing sunglasses indoors and a black glove only on his left hand (a la Michael Jackson).
NationStates is a browser-based multiplayer nation simulation game. It presents players with political decisions to make, termed ‘issues’, and allows players to shape their country as they want to. There is also a large forum community, where can players interact and role-play. The site hosts over 3.3 million nations, with around 100,000 active at any time.
NationStates was founded in 2002 by author Max Barry. It is an offshoot of his 2003 novel Jennifer Government, but contains none of the novel’s plot or characters. Since its launch, it has had a large forum community. The game itself is fairly simple and is text-based, so most of the community interaction and role-playing occurs on the NationStates forum. In addition, many “satellite” sites have been created by players, to further consolidate their communities – called regions in-game.
Players are faced with issues once or twice a day; these are political questions (regarding things like the death penalty or economic regulation) with multiple choice answers. Depending on the answers chosen, the player can shape their country into anything from a dictatorship to an anarchist state. Broadly speaking, the choices made will rank the player’s nation on political, personal, and economic freedom.
Players are also asked to join a region when starting the game, to facilitate their incorporation of their nation into the game, and to introduce them to the community. There is also a supranational organization called the World Assembly, similar in function to the United Nations, through which international issues can be addressed. Players can choose to abide by World Assembly decisions, or can invade other countries as they see fit. Such community-based interaction is done in the forums.
As the game is almost entirely text-based, it has inspired a large amount of fan art and graphics, especially flags and maps. Each regional community will typically have one or two members who are designated regional cartographers, and players often produce maps of their specific countries. Some “satellite” sites also have wikis, where players can create pages for their nations, and really work on developing their nations’ histories and identities.
Aristocat is an advice animal image macro series featuring a black-and-white photograph of a cat wearing a suit and top hat. The captions typically portray the cat as a member of the wealthy elite class, who often orders his servants to perform various tasks.
On August 4th, 2011, Redditor Scratchie submitted a post titled “Aristocat’s worked for it” to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit, which included a black-and-white photograph of a suit-wearing cat with the caption “Poverty / Is a lazy man’s problem” (shown below, left). According to the vintage media website Vanished Americana, the original photograph came from a 1906 postcard with the caption “One of the ‘Smart Set’” (shown below, right).
On December 4th, 2011, Redditor theel25 submitted an Aristocat image macro to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit, which included the caption “What did one poor person say to the other poor person? / Who cares?” (shown below, left). On February 21st, 2012, Redditor YellowBatman submitted a post titled “Quite the Aristocat” to the /r/funny subreddit, featuring an image macro with the caption “Jeeves / Fetch me that red dot moving on the wall” (shown below, right). Prior to being archived, the post received over 7,300 up votes and 45 comments.
For several months the meme remained dormant until Redditor Chubb47 submitted an image macro titled “Aristocat” to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit on December 15th, which featured the caption “Geoffrey, bring the car around / I want to sleep under it” (shown below, left). Within 48 hours, the post received over 13,400 up votes and 115 comments. On the following day, Redditor peternemr submitted an image macro with the caption “Jeeves / Turn on the laptop I require a warm bed” (shown below, right), which accumulated over 11,700 up votes and 60 comments within the next 24 hours. As of December 17th, 2012, the “Aristocat” Quickmeme page has accumulated over 950 submissions.
Old Money Dog
Aristocat inspired the creation of the “Old Money Dog” advice animal series, which featured a similar black-and-white photograph of a dog wearing a suit and hat with captions portraying the canine as a wealthy businessman. The first example was posted by Redditor lets_be_truant to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit on December 16th, 2012, which featured the caption “Benson please pull the car around / I would like to chase it” (shown below, left). Within 16 hours, the post received over 17,400 up votes and 225 comments. As of December 17th, 2012, the “Old Money Dog” Quickmeme page has accumulated over 395 submissions.
Additional examples can be found on the microblogging site Tumblr under the tag “#aristocat.”
Vanished Americana – “Cat Wearing Hat and Suit”
Reddit – "Aristocat is tired’:http://www.reddit.com/r/AdviceAnimals/comments/14y0qx/aristocat_is_tired/
Change.org is an online petition platform which allows anyone to launch and participate in crowdsourced petitions. In 2012, the site surpassed more than 20 million users in 196 countries.
After two years of development, Change.org was launched in February 2007 by the San Francisco-based for-profit organization Change.org, Inc.. In its first year, the site allowed users to search for nonprofits and politicians to support based on political movements. The day of the site’s launch, it was featured on TechCrunch, who likened the site’s original design to that of a social network. At launch, users could add friends, share photos and join groups, known as “Changes,” based on social issues and nonprofit organizations.
The site was also featured on VentureBeat and the Nonprofit Technology Network in spring 2007 and by July, the site launched a Facebook application where users could easily access the site through their Facebook account. After President Obama’s election in 2008, Change.org partnered with social networking site MySpace to create a platform where users could submit policy ideas for Barack Obama (shown below).
In November 2009, Change.org introduced their petition tool, integrating non-profit organization Democracy in Action’s government data with social media share buttons and embed codes. After transitioning away from its original social network setup, the site saw its first major spike in traffic after a petition was made in July 2011 to create a law to make it a felony for a parent or guardian to not notify authorities after a child has been missing for 24 hours. As of December 6th, 2012, the site hosts more than 350 thousand petitions, with 40,000 being created every month, which are browsable by popular topics, amount of signatures and most recent submissions.
The site has staff in twenty countries that provide translations in eleven different languages. Change.org also features successful petitions on a blog page that have resulted in real-life changes including a petition ensuring health care for victims affected by contaminated water at a military base and another urging schools to remove LFTB, a mixture of beef scraps and connective tissue, from school food. Change.org maintains a presence on other forms of social networking including Facebook and Twitter, where it has more than 102K likes and 415K followers respectively as of December 2012.
Following Casey Anthony being found not guilty for the murder of her two-year-old daughter Caylee in July 2011, a handful of petition launched calling for governors to make not reporting a child missing after 24 hours a felony for parents or guardians. One in particular, written by Oklahoma resident Michelle Crowder gained more than 1.2 million electronic signatures within 14 days. In response, lawmakers in eleven states have proposed bills of this nature and as of December 2012, seven of those have been approved.
On March 8th, 2012, Tracey Martin and Sybrina Fulton launched a petition seeking justice for their son, Trayvon Martin, after he was murdered in Sanford, Florida. In less than two weeks, the petition became the fastest growing on the site, at one point gaining 1000 new signatures per minute. More than 2.2 million people virtually signed the petition before it was announced that a Florida State Attorney would charge neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman with second degree murder. The trial is scheduled to begin in June 2013.
Following the attention Change.org recieved from the Trayvon Martin case, the site began appearing in the media more frequently with mentions on NPR, the Huffington Post, Mashable, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Many of these articles touch on the for-profit aspect of the site, by generating revenue from the email addresses of users who sign petitions.
As of December 2012, Change.org has a Quantcast score of 1024 in the United States, seeing 1.6 million monthly users, and a global Alexa score of 1395. In September 2012, the site had surpassed 20 million total users, breaking 25 million in December.
The Huffington Post – Change.org Petitions Targeting Restaurants Gain Steam
Wall Street Journal – Change.org Tests the Line Between Activism, Profits
Westboro Baptist Church is an American church founded by pastor Fred Phelps known for promoting anti-gay and anti-semitic views. The church often organizes protests in which members hold signs reading “God Hates Fags” and praising various tragedies and disasters.
The domain for the website GodHatesFags was registered on January 22nd, 1997, which features various information related to the Westboro Baptist Church, including a schedule of picketing activities, press releases, media, blog posts and open letters. The church has launched several sister sites as well, including GodHatesAmerica (registered May 20th, 1999), GodHatesTheWorld (registered January 18th, 2005), AmericaIsDoomed (registered July 31st, 2005, now defunct), PriestsRapeBoys (registered July 31st, 2005), BeastObama (registered December 21st, 2008) SignMovies (registered April 5th, 2009), JewsKilledJesus (registered April 23rd, 2009), GodHatesIslam (registered September 22nd, 2010) and GodHatesTheMedia (registered November 9th, 2010). As of December 17th, 2012, the @GodHatesFagsWBC Twitter account has accumulated over 2,400 followers.
Connecticut School Massacre
Following the Connecticut School Massacre on December 14th, 2012, Westboro Baptist Church leader Margie Phelps tweeted at United States President Barack Obama that gay marriage was to blame for the shooting.
President Beast @barackobama! Stop the phony tears!You brought this mayhem! STOPMARRYINGFAGS! God is not joking! You’ve brought His wrath.
— MargiePhelps (@MargieJPhelps) December 14, 2012
The same day, church representative Shirley Phelps-Roper announced via Twitter that the church planned to picket the Sandy Hook Elementary School to praise God for the shooting. Also on December 14th, a petition was created on the White House “We the People” website calling for the Westboro Baptist Church to be recognized by the government as a hate group, amassing over 155,000 signatures within three days. On December 16th, Phelps-Roper’s Twitter was hacked by someone claiming to be Twitter user @CosmoTheGod.
— Cosmo (@DearShirley) December 17, 2012
The same day, a Pastebin was created containing the personally identifiable information of several church members. On December 17th, Gawker published an article reporting that Anonymous had launched #OpWestboro to attack the Westboro Baptist Church and its members. The article noted that several church members credit card numbers had been leaked and that Cosmo the God had violated his parole in order to take over Phelps-Roper’s Twitter account.
The church has been widely criticized for its outspoken views and high profile picketing stunts. According to the non-profit news blog NonProfit Quarterly, political commentator Bill O’Reilly has called the church “evil” and “despicable.” The Anti-Defamation League has labelled the church “virulently homophobic” and accused its members of being anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, anti-American and racist. The church has been labelled as a “hate group” by the nonprofit civil rights organization Southern Poverty Law Center.
We the People – Legally Recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a Hate Group
NonProfit Quarterly – Students Support Targets to Oppose Westboro Baptists
Josh Jepson is a popular LPer on Youtube. He is a member of the Runaway Guys with NintendoCapriSun, Chuggaaconroy, and ProtonJon. His usual greeting is “My name is Josh Jepson, but you knew that already.”.
ProtonJon (real name Jonathan Wheeler) is a popular LPer in Youtube. He is a member of the Runaway Guys with NintendoCapriSun, Chuggaaconroy, and Josh Jepson.
His most notable LP is a playthrough of the infamous Superman 64, in which he provides backstories on the game’s development. In one video, he even claims to have interviewed some of the developers about the game, only to find out that they are still under a nondisclosure contract.
The politician of 10,000 DERPS, this guy’s facial expressions and shots in public photographs are just too priceless not to meme! Working in a career where his colleagues, for the most part, comprise the most foul collection of lying, cheating, corrupt human specimens, Eddie Paes is practically a saint in the history of politicians across the world. He is most notable for his relentless efforts to bring the Games of the XXXI Olympiad to Rio de Janeiro and has nearly entirely pacified a city previously reputed for its history of violence, gang warfare and corruption. Whatever his political leanings may be, Prefeito Paes is always on the front lines of everything happening in Rio de Janeiro – for better or for worse – as simply a Carioca with his sleeves crudely rolled to his elbows standing among his fellow people.
In other words: WE LOVEEDDIE!
Belfast bigot, or no surrender, is a meme which came after the unionist flag protest when a woman who was protesting shouted ‘NO SURRENDER!’ through a broken window and it appeared on the local news. Many people within Northern Ireland made remixes, parodies etc
“Ola K Ase” or “Ole Ke Ase” is a catchphrase that is a play on the Spanish expression “Hola Que Hace,” which literally means “Hi, What are you doing?” While it can be colloquially used as “Hey, what’s up?” the phrase has been adopted as a Twitter hashtag and an image macro series, similarly to Whatcha Thinkin’ Bout?
One of the earliest instances of the phrase “Ola K Ase” in image macros appeared on the automobile enthusiast forum ForoCoches on November 1st, 2012. The first post contained a set of three photos featuring a llama and two different dogs with variations of the phrase overlaid on them.
The Twitter account @OlaKAseTu was created on November 11th, 2012, gaining more than 155,000 followers by December 19th. On November 15th, 2012, a Facebook page for the phrase was launched, gaining more than 45,000 likes in just over a month. A week later, A blog post appeared on the CocaCola Happing social network attempting to explain the images, linking the spread of them back to the @OlaKAseTu Twitter account. A few days later, a blogger named Antonio Ortiz looked into the trend on his personal blog, Error 500, yielding discussion about the evolution of language memes, specifically in Spanish-speaking countries.
On November 29th, a question about the origin of the phrase was asked on Mexico Yahoo! Answers. By December 2nd, the news site SDP Noticias covered the trend, noting that the hashtags were Twitter trending topics in Mexico for two days. As of December 19th, the hashtag #OlaKAse has been used on Twitter more than 9000 times and #OlaKeAse has been used more than 5700 times.
CocaCola Happing – ‘OLA KE ASE’, las imágenes más divertidas con llamas de por medio
Bazinga is a catchphrase used on the show “The Big Bang Theory” by the character Sheldon Cooper, played by Jim Parsons. Likewise to its origin in the show, the phrase is most commonly used in accompany of pranks.
The phrase first appeared in the Season 2 finale “The Monopolar Expedition”, which first aired on May 11th, 2009. During the episode, the phrase can be heard a total of three times (first three versions in the video below), each time as a follow up to a joke. Sheldon’s reason for saying the phrase is to make it function as a stinging barb meant to impress his cleverness upon victims, one of his character traits within the show. A list of all the uses in the show can be found on the Big Bang Theory Wikia page for Bazinga.
Chemistry is a common recurring topic within the show. Likewise to this, the phrase comes from the union of chemical symbols for Barium (Ba), Zuunium (Z), Iodine (I), Nitrogen(N) and Gallium (Ga). This lead to fans believing that Bazinga is merely Sheldon’s variation of “Zing”, a popular phrase used to criticize or ridicule someone, due to their similar context.
Derivatives of the phrase commonly include intentionally misspelled version aimed at mocking the show’s humor and or its fandom.
Hina Face is a meme based on the official image of Hina found in Touhou 10 – Mountain of Faith. Placing Hina in an image creates awkward situations and a sense of discomfort. She is also often a subject of facebombs, as her stare will turn anyone into a replica of herself, in a similar fashion to Weegee.
Hina’s :D grin in that particular image is incredibly derpy and goofy looking, even for ZUN’s hilariously bad art in that game, and attained some notoriety with fans on both sides of the pond.
Golden Eagle Snatches Kid is a video purportedly showing a large golden eagle attempting to carry away a toddler. Shortly after its release in December 2012, the video was revealed to be a hoax created with CGI techniques.
YouTuber MrNuclearCat uploaded a video titled “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” on December 18th, 2012, which showed a large eagle swooping down on a small child and attempting to carry him away before dropping him several feet to the ground (shown below). Within 48 hours, the video accumulated over 18 million views and 21,000 comments.
On December 19th, the video was submitted by Redditor FrostByte122 to the /r/WTF subreddit and by Redditor ThatGThang to the /r/videos subreddit. Within 24 hours, FrostByte’s post received over 18,500 upvotes and ThatGThang’s post received over 41,800 up votes. The same day, YouTuber Cyatek and YouTuber AnimalWire uploaded videos which argued that the video was faked, citing a frame where the eagle’s shadow suddenly appeared and the movement of the child after being let go by the eagle (shown below).
Also on December 19th, Redditor reddirter submitted an image macro titled “Misunderstood Eagle” to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit, featuring a painting of a crying bald eagle with the caption “Tries to show kid the world / accused of trying to kill kid” (shown below). Within the next 24 hours, the post received over 10,600 up votes and 100 comments.
On December 19th, a post was published on Montreal’s Centre NAD animation and design school blog, which revealed that the video had been faked by students Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin in a 3D animation and digital design production simulation workshop class. That day, the hoax was subsequently reported on by various news sites, including the BBC,ABC News, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and NPR. Also on December 19th, Redditor Cactrot911 submitted a post titled “How I felt when I found out the video of the eagle stealing the baby was fake” to the /r/funny subreddit, which featured an image macro of an eagle carrying a baby captioned with the catchphrase “I want to believe” (shown below). Within the next 24 hours, the post received over 8,800 up votes and 290 comments.
Parody Twitter Accounts
On December 19th, the @hideyobabies Twitter account was created, which tweeted jokes referencing the baby-snatching eagle and the Antoine Dodson Bed Intruder video. A similar Twitter feed @snatchyobabies was created the same day, which tweeted from the perspective of the baby-snatching eagle.
Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide yo babies, ‘cause we snatchin’ everybody out here!
— Baby-Snatching Eagle (@hideyobabies) December 19, 2012
I can show you the world. Shining, shimmering, splendid SWOOPGRASP
— Baby-snatching eagle (@snatchyobabies) December 19, 2012
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Things Are Getting Pretty Serious is a catchphrase originally found in the 2004 cult comedy film Napoleon Dynamite. Online, it has been used in image macros featuring a movie still with the title character’s brother, Kip.
Good luck Gary is a meme created on quickmeme that is a yearbook picture of a blond man in which good luck always happens to him. According to google search trends, the meme was possibly created around june 2011 when search trends spiked. There are variiations of the meme but the most popular seems to be the picture of the unknown blonde man.
Donte/Fuck You is a meme based off of the upcoming action game DmC: Devil may Cry. It originated on 4Chan’s /v/ board between 2010 and 2012.
In 2010, Capcom and Ninja Theory unveiled DmC: Devil my Cry. This game was essentially a reboot of the beloved action series. However, the reception of the trailer didn’t impress people, and the new design of Dante was off putting to the fanbase.
Various sources began to refer to this new reboot’s version of Dante, the protagonist of the series, as Donte, due to the fact he doesn’t look, or act like the original Dante. The title of Donte is mostly used by longtime fans of the series who don’t want to call this a Devil May Cry game, and would have rather it not existed, or at least changed to be more like the source material.
The meme developed more as a new trailer with Donte saying “Fuck You!” hit the internet. This pretty much summed up how the fanbase felt about DmC.
The phrase “Jiggling Chins” is often associated with Americans and the cultural impact of their morbid obesity. It should never be confused with “Jiggling China”, since the latter does not even exist. In case of lacking citation, go ahead and prove me wrong.
This gem of maymaytic culture originated on the vast lands of forumotion.com in one of it’s many individual forums, specifically speaking thehastudents.
On the 21st of December 2012 Gzu, a well known poster on the thehastudents subforum, came up with the phrase “Jiggling Chins”, after one of his buddies remarked how her American chins were moving practically on their own as she examined a comic about Sonic the Hedgehog. The name of that girl is Synthra and we have to consider, what if she was the grillest? From that point in time on the meme spread like wildfire in Somalia.
Many argue, whether this phrase is supposed to simply mock Americans or if it’s just laying down the facts. Shiniestmouse is investigating on that case. To this date his response was the following: “Well, who the hell cares about those blobs anyway?!”
Note: Discussion about this article can be found here.
Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle (or just “Vampires Don’t Sparkle”) is a common term used to oppose the mythology behind the Twilight Novel Series, oftentimes captioned with pictures of more traditional vampires or characters who would be experts on the subject.
Despite the Twilight Novel series launching in 2005, the term wasn’t used until the release of Twilight’s Film Adaptation, where the sparkling visual effect could be seen first hand.
(Exact Origin is still unknown.)
u mad ur an ugly ass bogan with no aesthetics and no1 knows who you are, and ur missus is prob getting fucked in the ass buy aesthetic cunts and u dont even know it. u mad ur face looks like a wrinkled up ballsack, u ugly as fuck cuz
Sent from Chestbrah’s personal account to Brett White’s personal account. Hosted as a screenshot on Brett White’s fan page.