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  • 03/02/16--09:40: /tv/

  • About

    /tv/ is a board dedicated to Television and Film discussion on the imageboard 4Chan it has gained a reputation for frequently spawning memes like Brendan Fraser’s Alimony / JUST and Baneposting.

    Board Culture

    The board has gained a reputation for hating films as soon as they premiere, specially if they are sucessful at the box office, on other instances they will support previously hated movies in order to spite currently popular ones. Due to constant shitposting and use of the words “Reddit” and “Redditor” as an insult/strawman to dismiss arguments moderators started banning publicly users for a while (First instance shown, below) /tv/ users are usually refered as fa/tv/irgins as well.


    Baneposting

    Baneposting refers to the awkard dialogue between the CIA agent and main antagonist Bane that takes place during the opening scene from the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” which has been parodied in the board countless times.


    * Record Scratch * * Freeze Frame *

    Record ScratchFreeze Frame is a common trope in film mocked as a result of it’s constant overuse through the 90’s


    Tom Hardy’s AMA Raid

    On April 23rd, 2014 actor Tom Hardy joined with director Steven Knight on a Ask me anything to promote their new film called LOCKE. /tv/ users made threads[1][2] about it, encouraging others to downvote all serious question in order to get an answer about the awkard dialogue from his latest film, The Dark Knight Rises.



    Meme Lover

    Meme Lover is the Brazzers directed pornographic film, notable due to it being based off of /tv/ memes. On December 15, 2015 porn director Dick Bush made a thread on /tv/, which was later stickied asking for memes to create a dialogue for his new scene called “Meme Lover!” [3]


    On February 23, 2016 Brazzer’s official Twitter account confirmed that the scene was indeed coming soon, the same day, a thread on /tv/ was made (Later stickied) about the announcement[4]


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  • 03/02/16--10:56: Chris Christie's Face


  • About

    Chris Christie’s Face refers to a pained expression worn by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as he stood behind Donald Trump during a press conference celebrating Trump’s primary election wins during the 2016 Republican Presidential Primary. The expression was captured and ridiculed widely on social media after Christie was criticized for his endorsement of Trump.

    Origin

    Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign on February 26th, 2016, after dropping out of the race himself. The governor was widely criticized for the endorsement; one former campaign staffer called it “an astonishing display of political opportunism.” After Trump won seven primary elections on March 1st, 2016 (also known as “Super Tuesday”) he held a press conference and victory speech in Florida. Christie introduced him and then stood behind him for the duration of the appearance. (Christie’s introduction begins at 2:11:00 in the video below.)



    Spread

    Users on Twitter began noticing Christie’s facial expression in real time. Beginning at 9:39 pm EST, many notable Twitter users made jokes mocking Christie simultaneously. User mattduss tweeted “Christie enthusiasm level: hostage video.” and received 394 retweets and over 400 likes in less than 24 hours. At 9:44 pm, by which time Christie had moved behind Trump who was beginning to speak, user jackmirkinson took a photo of the governor’s face and tweeted “It’s like he’s trying to call for help through the screen;” this tweet received over 1,000 retweets and over 1,300 likes in less than 24 hours.



    Many online celebrities, including Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing joined in; users remixed screenshots of Christie’s Face with songs like Hello Darkness, My Old Friend and the theme to Curb Your Enthusiasm. The Internet’s reaction to his expression trended on Facebook and Twitter. MSNBC launched a caption contest via their Twitter that asked users to name what they thought he was thinking, which received hundreds of responses.




    The notable tweets were collected on a wide variety of media web sites, including Uproxx, CNN, and the Boston Globe.

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    ~~~~~W.I.P~~~~~~~~~~

    About

    Applejack is a Background Pony is a joke among the fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic about Applejack, a main character of the show, being about as important as the unnamed characters that trod the background. While it is mainly used in jest, fans of Applejack sometimes take offense to the statement.

    Origin

    Members of the MLP community first began calling Applejack a background pony during the later part of season 3 due to the lack of episodes devoted to properly expanding or fleshing out her character. This continued into the next season, something that only continued the amount of jokes directed towards her.

    Spread

    Looking up “Applejack is a background character” on Google will result in over one million results, while looking up “X is best background pony” on Google Image search will also result in many of the images being of Applejack. A countless amount of discussions and threads have been made relating to her status as insignificant to the show, though these have died down in light of Applejack receiving several episodes starring her.


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  • 03/02/16--21:53: Ghostbusters Hospital Visit
  • About

    Ghostbusters Hospital Visit refers to a surprise visit from the cast of Ghostbusters (2016) to a children’s hospital. The visit was praised, criticized, and parodied by various circles around the internet.

    Origin

    On August 1, 2015, the lead cast of the Ghostbusters reboot (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones) visited the Floating Hospital for Children at a Tufts Medical Center facility in Massachusetts.[1] While some outlets applauded the initiative, others criticized the effort as being a tasteless way to promote the movie over cheering up the young patients.



    Spread



    August 2, a 4Chan thread on /tv/ was made to mock the visit[2], featuring the above image with many likening the characters visiting a hospital with dying children to ‘Spawn Camping’. The thread inspired the following greentext story:

    >be 8
    >terminal brain cancer
    >make a wish ask me what my dream is
    >I want to meet my favourite ghostbuster
    >big day comes
    >can’t wait to meet Bill Murray
    >"We managed to get all four of them to come anon, isn’t that great?"
    >4? But Harold Ramis is dead.
    >The door opens and I hear shrill laughter and mumbled ebonics
    >Four women shamble in to the room wearing cheap cosplay outfits.
    >The largest, a barely human looking sheboon swaggers over to me looking like she thinks she’s made my day
    >"Who ya gun call lil guy?"
    >The rest of them roar with laughter
    >I hear a voice screaming “Ay gurls, lemme holla at ya”
    >A strange negro runs in to my room and starts whooping.
    >The 4 women begin to whoop along with him and chant “PHOTO OP, PHOTO OP”
    >A camera flashes as I drift in to the abyss

    Following this, a number of photoshops of the various images were created. A WebM file containing many of the photoshops was posted on /tv/ sometime after that, and said video was later mirrored to YouTube.


    Notable Examples


    Under Construction!

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  • 03/03/16--13:30: Ayo Hol Up
  • Work in progress.


    About

    Ayo Hol Up referes to a copypasta featuring several racial stereotypes about African American people. The copypasta has been heavily associated with the expression “WE WUZ KINGZ” and the Alberto Barbosa ilustration.

    Origin

    The earliest reference to the copypasta comes from a thread on 4chan’s television and film board /tv/ submitted on July 18th, 2015, mocking Will Smith’s performance of the antihero Deadshot on the trailer from the upcoming Suicide Squad film adaptation. During the following days, several posts modified the original,[2][3][4] until a post from July 22nd that included several African American stereotypes.[6]



    Spread

    [WIP]

    Search Interest

    Not available

    External References

    [1]Archive.4plebs – Bravo, Smith

    [2]Archive.4plebs – BECAUSESTORINDEADNYUIKKAS AIN’T MY FUCKINGBUISNESS

    [3]Archive.4plebs – Who am I, CIA?

    [4]Archive.4plebs – HOLD UP YOUSAYIN

    [5]Archive.4plebs – Search for hol up

    [6]Archive.4plebs – AIGHTHOLD UP HOLD UP


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  • 03/03/16--13:44: Carol Peletier
  • About

    Carol Peletier is a fictional character from the American television series The Walking Dead, and is portrayed by actress Melissa McBride, she’s based on the comic book character of the same name, who was first introduced by writer Robert Kirkman in his comic book series. Carol has become a fan favorite in the series, with numerous memes and catchphrases being created online to highlight her often badass and cold character.

    History

    The earliest appearance of Carol was in issue #3 of The Walking Dead comic book series, unlike the her television counterpart, Carol was overwhelmed by the apocalypse and eventually committed suicide.

    The television version of Carol debuted in the third episode of The Walking Dead’s first season (airing November 14, 2010), a housewife who was abused by her husband, Carol was weak and helpless throughout the first two seasons. It wasn’t until season four that the actress was promoted to a main character, this was when Carol increased in popularity. Carol became cold, killing people if it was needed to be done, she has continued to kill since season 4, most notably when she broke her fellow comrades out of a false sanctuary called ‘Terminus’.

    Reception

    Melissa McBride’s portrayal of Carol has received high acclaim among both fans and critics, many of which have gone on to call her the series “best character”[1][2]. McBride has won numerous awards for her portrayal, including two Saturn Awards for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Television series’ (the only actress to have won to in this category twice). Despite heavy fan campaigns, McBride has never been nominated for an Emmy.

    Related Memes

    “Look at the Flowers”



    This Section Contains Spoilers

    “Look at the Flowers”, also known as “Look at the Flowers, Lizzie” or “Just look at the Flowers” is a memorable quote uttered by Carol in episode fourteen of the fourth season. The scene involved Carol leading out a mentally unstable Lizzie, only to shoot her in the back of the head because she couldn’t be around other people.

    The quote has become very popular among fans of the series, online users have used the quote to express their subtle disdain at an opposing opinion, other uses include numerous images of people fearing to “look at the flowers”, an image of Carol telling Justin Bieber to “look at the flowers” gained over 1,300 upvotes on Reddit[4].

    Examples


    Carol’s Cookies

    Carol’s Cookies refers to a scene in the thirteenth episode of season 5, where Carol unsuccessfully attempts to bribe Sam with cookies, only to threaten his life by tying him to a tree and allowing walkers to eat him, if he was to tell anyone that he caught her taking stored guns.
    After the airing of the episode, Carol’s cookies became another popular example to illustrate the now cold personality of Carol, numerous photoshopped images emerged of Carol related cookie mix, along with memes similar to “Look at the Flowers”, such as “Look at the cookies”.

    Search History

    External References

    [1]Metro – How Carol has become the shows best character

    [2]Vox – Carol is now The Walking Dead’s best character

    [3]tumblr – Carol Peletier tumblr

    [4]Reddit – Carol Justin Bieber


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  • 03/03/16--13:46: Our Third Life
  • About

    Our Third Life is a YouTube channel featuring satirical confession vlogs by hosts Pupinia Stewart, Schmitty Winkleson and Steven Skyhard. Some videos on the channel have been widely circulated online under the misconception that they are not satirical.

    History

    On March 3rd, 2015, the first video was uploaded to the channel, in which Skyhard emotionally reveals that his mother deleted his Club Penguin account (shown below).



    On June 7th, the channel posted a vlog titled “England is Confusing,” in which Stewart feigns misunderstanding the United Kingdom’s pound currency for the pound imperial unit of measurement (shown below). On June 22nd, a video in which Stewart derides minions was uploaded to the channel (shown below, right). Within nine months, the videos gained over 445,000 and 961,000 views respectively.



    On August 21st, a vlog titled “I Love Memes” was uploaded to the channel, in which Stewart expresses her distaste for “normies” and Pepe the Frog (shown below, left). On August 22nd, the channel featured an autonomous sensory meridian response video by Winkleson (shown below, right).



    On September 7th, Stewart posted a vlog calling for the removal of all languages except “Americanish” (shown below, left). On September 9th, a freebooted version of the “England is Confusing” video reached the front page of /r/videos,[3] where it gathered upwards of 860 comments and 50% downvotes. In the comments section, many pointed out that the video was likely satirical, while others mocked Stewart’s intelligence for misunderstanding the pound currency for a unit of measurement and thinking “English” and “American” were two different languages. That day, The Daily Dot[2] posted an article titled “Reddit falls for teen girl’s YouTube comedy routine, ironically calls her dumb.” On September 13th, the @real03l[1] Twitter feed was created for the YouTube channel. On September 14th, Stewart uploaded a video in which she argues that the world is “running out of gravity” (shown below, right).



    Search Interest

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    “Looks At Smudged Handwriting” (often indicating that the writing is located on one’s hand) is a literary device that leads to a humorous homophone or mondegreen. The device came into wide usage on Tumblr as a way of ironically demonstrating an advanced knowledge of various fandoms.

    Origin

    Writing inside the hand as a method of cheating on tests and during speeches is a well-known television trope. A Wikihow titled “How to Cheat on Your Test Using Body Parts” describes a variety of different methods for accomplishing this task in real life.[1] One notable instance of reading smudged handwriting on the hand, and therefore accidentally replacing a word with a homophone, is from episode 304 of Hey Arnold, “Helga vs. Big Patty,” in which Helga replaces the word “feelings” with “felines” after reading the latter off of her sweaty palm.[2] (Scene begins at 14:20 below.)



    The use of the trope as a literary device in microblogging began in 2015. According to the Meme Documentation blog, the first use of the phrase was by user walmart-dot-com, who used it in a now-deleted post in January. The post has received more than 105,000 notes as of March 2016.



    Memedocumentation defined the format of the meme as such:

    I love [thing/person], especially
    looks at smudged writing on hand
    [distorted pronunciation of something or someone
    related to the aforementioned thing/person].

    More recently, some posts drop the “on hand” part of the phrase.

    Spread

    On February 27th, he meme reappeared; user Falloutbay posted a derivation which featured an in-joke for fans of the band Fallout Boy, which gained over 37,000 notes.



    On March 3rd, user 70spornomusic posted another derivation of the meme, which 13,299 notes.



    Also on March 3rd, user japanmalum posted a derivation with an in-joke of the fandom of boyband 5 Seconds of Summer which gained over 1,400 notes.



    On March 5th, user ruinedchildhood posted a derivation that used an in-joke of the fandom of Spongebob Squarepants; this post gained over 7,400 notes. From here, the meme went into wide usage, with several more posts on March 5th with thousands of notes.



    The memedocumentation Tumblr documented the meme on March 4th, and subsequently recorded almost 80 separate instances of it in use. According to Google, there are over 24,000 instances of the phrase on Tumblr alone. The meme is also in wide use on Twitter, especially in musical fandoms.

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

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    External References


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  • 03/03/16--19:10: Dagashi Kashi
  • About

    Dagashi Kashi (Japanese: だがしかし) is a manga written by Kotoyama which was later turned into a broadcast anime animated by feel. inc.

    Premise

    Dagashi Kashi follows the story of Kokonotsu Shikada, an aspiring mangaka who refuses to inherit Shikada Dagashi, the candy shop which has been in his family for nine generations. One day an eccentric girl named Hotaru Shidare enters the shop, hoping to convince his father to work for Shidare Corporation, her family’s candy manufacturer. Kokonotsu’s father agrees to do so only on the condition that Kokonotsu accepts his inheritance. The majority of the series is spent focused on various candies and treats as Hotaru shows them to him. They are also joined by Saya Endo, a friend of Kokonotsu who runs a local cafe.[1][2]

    History

    Dagashi Kashi was first published in June 2014 in Weekly Shonen Jump. An anime adaptation was announced in 2015 began airing on several Japanese channel son January 7, 2016.[3] An English dub of the series was announced by the American distributor Funimation on December 21, 2015.[4]

    Reception

    Sales of the Dagashi Kashi manga doubled in the weeks before the anime adaptation’s debut. The manga itself have totaled over 1.6 million copies sold.[5] The anime adaptation has received positive reviews, with a score of 7.04 out of 10 on My Anime List.[2]

    Fandom

    A search for “だがしかし” on the Japanese illustrator social network Pixiv returns nearly 3,000 results.[6] A small subreddit for the series was created in May of 2015 and has over 100 subscibers.[7] A TV Tropes page for the series was created on January 4, 2016.[8]




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  • 03/03/16--21:23: Artist's Beanie Auction
  • Overview

    Artist’s Beanie is an artwork created and put up for eBay auction by Ethan Klein, a well-known YouTube vlogger and the host of h3h3 Productions, as a satire of modern art. The artwork, which consists of Klein’s signature red beanie hat framed in a glass case, was purportedly sold for more than $1 million (USD) and spawned several copycat offers on the online auction site.

    Background

    On February 21st, 2016, h3h3 Productions released a video titled “HOW TO MAKEMODERNART” in which Klein undertakes a tongue-in-cheek investigation of modern art by examining several instances of famous modern and postmodern artworks, as well as their commercial values, that are on exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. During his visit, Klein compiles a list of qualities that he deems to be common attributes of high-value modern artworks and concludes the video by announcing that he has created his own creation of modern art titled “Artist’s Beanie”[1], a red beanie hat placed inside of a frame, which he intends to sell for no less than $1 million; the video garnered over 1.7 million times within the first two weeks.



    Notable Developments

    Between Klein’s announcement of his art auction and its eventual end, the auction page was removed and reinstated by eBay three times on various grounds. The auction ended on March 3rd, with the final bid reaching a purported $10,000,100 (USD).[2] A Reddit thread created when the auction met $1,000,000 received over 1,000 upvotes.[3]



    Meanwhile, as the story of Klein’s “Artist’s Beanie” auction began circulating online, several copycat items began popping up on the online auction site, including other beanie hats in frames, as well as screenshots of the auction page, photographs of people reacting to the auction and crude drawings of the piece.

    Notable Examples




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  • 03/04/16--10:22: Breaking News Parodies
  • About

    Breaking News Parodies are photoshopped images edited to resemble screenshots taken during “breaking news” segments on television news station broadcasts, many of which bear many similarities to Morning News images.

    Origin

    On November 30th, 2010, Newgrounds Forums user Drony submitted a thread invited viewers to photoshop two different “Breaking News” templates, featuring a CNN news slate (shown below, left) and an unknown female news anchor (shown below, right).



    Spread

    On June 1st, 2012, Something Awful[5] featured the results from a “Breaking News!” photoshop contest, using a template image of Sky News anchor Jeremy Thompson (shown below).



    On September 4th, 2014, the BreakYourOwnNews[1] web app was launched, allowing users to make custom “Breaking News” parodies using a template image (shown below).



    On May 14th, 2015, FunnyJunk[3] user chokinandtokin posted a compilation of notable examples of the photoshop meme (shown below).



    On September 24th, an anonymous 4chan user posted a photoshopped image of CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper with the caption “Breaking News: OP being a huge faggot” to the /mlp/ (My Little Pony) board (shown below).



    On February 20th, 2016, a photoshopped breaking news parody image was uploaded the My Little Pony image database Derpibooru,[2] featuring Donald Trump and several My Little Pony characters with the caption “Donald Trump Makes Equestria Real” (shown below).



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References

    [1]BreakYourOwnNews – Break Your Own News

    [2]Derpibooru – Donald Trump Makes Equestria Real

    [3]FunnyJunk – breaking news comp

    [4]Desustorage – /mlp/

    [5]Somewthing Awful – Breaking News!


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  • 03/04/16--10:38: We Dem Boyz
  • w.i.p

    About

    We Dem Boyz is a song by the American hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa. Online, the song has been subject to multiple parodies and usage in Vines.

    Origin

    The song came from Wiz Khalifa’s fifth studio album, Blacc Hollywood, and was released as a single on February 11, 2014[1]. The video for the song was released on April 14, 2014 and as of March 2016, the video has over 100 million views.

    Spread

    On June 18, 2014, a parody of the song was uploaded to Youtube by user Baby Kanine, titled “Hold Up I Need a Donut” and on August 12, 2014, another parody of the song was uploaded by user bigjimmyhickhop titled “We Dem Hickz”.

    There are multiple results and mentions relating to the song on Tumblr[2] and on Vine[3].

    Examples

    w.i.p

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]The Source – LISTEN TO WIZ KHALIFA’S NEWSINGLE, ‘WE DEMBOYZ’, FROMHISUPCOMINGALBUM‘BLACC HOLLYWOOD

    [2]Tumblr – “Search Results for We Dem Boyz”:Tumblr

    [3]Vine – #wedemboyz


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  • 03/04/16--12:46: Because of the Implication
  • About

    “Because of the Implication” is a memorable quote from an episode of the television sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, in which the character Dennis Reynolds alludes that women may be more inclined to have sex on a boat because they fear for their safety.

    Origin

    In September 2010, Season 6 Episode 3 of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia titled “The Gang Buys a Boat” was broadcast. In the episode, the Dennis Reynolds discusses how pressuring a woman into having sex on a boat is easier “because of the implication,” alluding to the woman’s fear of being harmed while out at sea. On October 2nd, 2010, the sunnyonfx YouTube channel uploaded a clip of the scene, which gained over 1.65 million views and 1,300 comments over the next six years.





    Dennis: Think about it. She’s out in the middle of nowhere with some dude she barely knows. She looks around her, what does she see? Nothing but open ocean. “Oh, there’s nowhere for me to run, what am I gonna do, say no?”

    Mac: Okay…that seems really dark though.

    Dennis: No, no, it’s not dark. You’re misunderstanding me, bro.

    Mac: I think I am.

    Dennis: Yeah, you are. ‘Cause if the girl said no, then the answer obviously is no. The thing is that she’s not gonna say no, she’d never say no…because of the implication.

    Mac: Now, you said that word “implication” a couple of times. What implication?

    Dennis: The implication that things might go wrong for her if she refuses to sleep with me. Now, not that things are gonna go wrong for her, but she’s thinking that they will.

    Spread

    On October 5th, 2010, the gender justice blog Gender Across Borders[6] published an article about the episode. In April 2011, the FX Network[7]s online store began selling T-Shirts screen printed with an image of Reynolds and the caption “The ladies can’t refuse because of the implication” (shown below).



    On September 29th, 2013, the video was posted by Tumblr[5] user xcyclopswasrightx. On November 20th, 2013, the entertainment news site PopMatters[4] listed the scene in an article titled “Political Incorrectness Gone Good: An Appreciation of ’It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’”. On September 3rd, 2014, UpRoxx[8] listed the “because of the implication” scene as an example of “Dennis Reynolds at his absolute worst.” On June 22nd, 2015, a clip of the scene was submitted to the /r/videos[1] subreddit, where it garnered more than 2,500 votes (85% upvoted) and 200 comments prior to being archived. On August 8th, Imgur[10] user brb4ever submitted a gallery of captioned screenshots of the scene, accumulating over 392,000 views and 740 comments in seven months (shown below).



    On November 19th, Redditor takeme2infinity reposted the video on /r/videos,[9] where it garnered upwards of 6,400 votes (92% upvoted) and 1,200 comments in three months. On February 27th, 2016, the Because of the Implication Tumblr[3] blog was launched, which highlights GIFs and videos from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. On March 4th, Redditor bundys submitted a post to /r/OutOfTheLoop[2] asking why the phrase “because of the implications” is often used in the context of sex on the site.

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  • 03/04/16--13:52: Zettai Ryōiki
  • Please note, article is a work in progress. Any help would be appreciated.

    About

    WIP

    Zettai Ryouiki (Japanese: 絶対領域, lit. Absolute Territory) is a term used to refer to the area of bare skin showing in the gaps between over-knee socks and a skirt or shorts. The style first became popular in the otaku community where it is considered a “moe” trait in anime and manga characters. It has since become popular with the general public as a fashion style. Zettai Ryouiki is often divided into gradings depending on the length of socks being worn and therefore how much skin is showing. These gradings range from ankle socks to thigh-highs. Most fans of the style only consider true Zettai Ryouiki to include over-knee socks and above. The ideal ratio for the skirt-gap-socks (to knee) difference has been calculated as 4:1:2.5.[1]

    Origin

    WIP

    The term originates from the 1995 anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, where it was used to describe a protective energy shield which surrounded an area that “no one can intrude upon”. The term was picked up in the otaku community where it evolved into the meaning it has today.

    Spread

    WIP

    The style is heavily featured in many Japanese anime and manga series and has become a part of a signature look for certain types of characters. It is often seen being worn by tsundere characters, such as Tohsaka Rin of the Fate series and Shana from Shakugan no Shana. A subreddit[2] dedicated to the fashion exists as well as a TV Tropes[3] page.

    Unofficial Knee-high Socks Day

    November 28th is considered by some on the Japanese web as Good Knee High Socks Day. The day is considered to be the unofficial anniversary for knee high socks. While not specifically celebrating Zettai Ryouiki, the day does focus on a key component of the fashion style.

    Various Examples

    Search Interest

    References

    [1]Google Books – A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World’s Largest Experiment Reveals About Human Desire

    [2]Reddit – r/ZettaiRyouiki

    [3]TV Tropes – Zettai Ryouiki


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    About

    Congratulations, You Played Yourself is a catchphrase spoken by DJ Khaled which means to reveal one’s own weaknesses. The catchphrase is commonly applied to images, videos, and other media in which the subject or original poster ends up as the butt of a joke.

    Origin

    On September 23rd, 2015, Complex uploaded a video in which Khaled shows off his sneaker closet. During the segment, Khaled says the phrase “Congratulations, you played yourself” (shown below).[1] As of March 2016, the video has received over 2.1 million views.



    Spread

    The same day, Viner younglame created a video montage of DJ Khaled saying “Don’t ever play yourself” and “Congratulations. You Played Yourself.”. This Vine received 7.5 million loops as of March 2016. (Shown below.)



    The catchphrase went into general use on Twitter in a minor way; an image macro with a still from the Complex video and the catchphrase in yellow text circulated as a reaction image as well.[2] However, the phrase began to gain in popularity in December, after a series of articles and general attention on DJ Khaled’s work in catchphrase and motivational terminology were published. A tweet by user Retro_Specto_ on December 12th that was simply the catchphrase received 671 retweets and 638 likes.[3] On December 19th, a user in /r/outoftheloop inquired as to the origin of the meme; the post received 29 points (100% upvoted) and was answered accurately.[4] On December 26th, the sports publication SB Nation tweeted a video in which a woman is caught making fun of LeBron James by the player himself; they captioned the video with the catchphrase, and the tweet received 101 retweets and 141 likes.[5] On Reddit, the catchphrase has been applied to over 30 popular posts,[6] including most recently a submission to /r/funny which received 5,186 points (93% upvoted).[7] There are over 3,000 results on YouTube featuring the catchphrase.[8] On Twitter, the hashtag #YouPlayedYourself can be used to find examples of the meme in use.[9]

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  • 03/02/16--15:52: Long Boy
  • WIP
    ~~~~~


    About

    “Long Boy” refers to an image series of cylinders paired with the phrase “haha long boy.” The meme is frequently used in Shitposting.

    Origin

    The first mention of long boy was a post by the Tumblr blog “Special meme fresh”, the Tumblr branch of the Facebook community of the same name. In the post, the blog lists the layers of irony, in reference to the layers of irony comic. In the post, the blog states that level 5 is “you send your friend a pic of a cylinder and say “haha long boy”. they unfriend you”. The post has since gained over 2 thousand notes.[3]

    Spread

    On February 26th, 2016 a picture of the cylinder paired with the text “who are you? im you but longer” was posted to tumblr. As of March 5th, 2016 the post has gained over 8 thousand notes.[2]


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    About

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a series of children’s books composed of original horror stories and variations of traditional folktales. Since its original publishing, it has become notorious for its often gorey contents and frightening images.

    Origin

    In 1981, Alvin Schwartz published the first book, drawing heavily from local myths and urban legends when writing his stories. He later followed with More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in 1984 and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones in 1991. Stephen Gammell illustrated the sometimes unrelated pictures.

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    The book series almost immediately gained notoriety for its disturbing stories and illustrations, resulting in them becoming immensely popular among its intended demographic. Moral guardians, however, were less than pleased, placing Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark on the top of the challenged books list for seven straight years.

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    Art Change Controversy

    In 2011, a 30th year anniversary addition of the books were released, but with Brett Helquist as the artist instead of Stephen Gammell. Fans almost immediately expressed outrage at the change, saying that the new images weren’t as effective or scary. The fact that the original books were taken off the shelves only increased the backlash. The anger eventually subsided when Scholastic put the books with the original art back in stock.

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie

    In 2013, CBS Films announced that a movie was in production, with the writers of Saw developing the story. They have been confirmed to have been replaced by John August in 2014. Guillermo De Toro revealed that he would be producing and possibly directing the movie in 2016.

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  • 03/05/16--06:34: Ted Cruz Booger
  • During the GOP Democratic debate on March 3rd 2016, presidential candidate Ted Cruz had appeared to have an unidentifiable crumb or food particle attached to his upper lip while responding to a question regarding Donald Trump. During his response the crumb moved itself to his lower lip and was swallowed at the end of his sentence. The Occurrence had gone viral overnight when reactions were posted to YouTube. Many small news outlet had posted articles on there websites on what mysterious piece of Cruz’s dinner was swallowed on live television. Many believed it to be a booger at first glance that had fallen from his right nostril. Many edits were made of this video and became popular on sites like Vine and Twitter.
    Edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HesDbCLSOpM


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  • 03/05/16--07:32: Sailor Fuku
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    Sailor Fuku (Japanese: セーラー服, lit. Sailor Suit) is a common uniform style worn by female students in Japan. The outfit traditionally consists of a blouse featuring a navy style collar, a neckerchief or bow, and a pleated skirt; however variants do exist. Many schools tend to have summer and winter variants of the uniform, featuring different sleeve lengths and colours. The clothing appears regularly in anime and manga series, most-notably in a school setting.

    Origin

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    The Sailor Fuku was introduced in 1920[1] at the Heian Jogakuin University, and in 1921 by the principal of Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University, Elizabeth Lee. The design was modelled after the uniform used by the British Royal Navy, which Lee had seen while as an exchange student to the United Kingdom.

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    The outfit has since become widespread across Japan since its inception, having been introduced to elementary, middle and high schools. However In recent years some schools have opted for using western styled uniforms instead. Due to its prominence in the Japanese educational system, it is commonly seen as an outfit for manga and anime characters, especially in series that take place in a school environment. The uniform has been adapted in certain series where alternate clothing styled on it is employed. A notable example of this use is in the Sailor Moon series. Other media, such as music videos have also been produced based on the clothing, such as the anime series Lucky Star opening song Motteke! Sailor Fuku. A Tv Tropes page[2] which focuses on the attire has been created.

    Various Examples

    TBA

    Search Interest

    References

    [1]Sailor Fuku History – Uniform Museum

    [2]TV Tropes – Sailor Fuku


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  • 03/05/16--15:22: Sukumizu
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    Sukumizu (Japanese: スクール水着, lit. School Swimsuit), also known as “school mizugi”, is a variant of swimwear used in Japanese schools during swimming lessons. The term sukumizu can refer to the swimming attire worn by either males or females, however it is commonly used for the latter. The typical sukumizu consists of either a one-piece or two-piece suit for females, while males typically wear swimming trunks. They are traditionally coloured dark blue to prevent the attire becoming visually transparent when wet. Most female sukumizu feature a name tag attached to the chest area to identify the students wearing them.

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    The sukumizu swimsuit emerged in the late 1950s due to the greater availability of nylon for manufacturing, allowing more companies to secure production deals. Since its inception, the female style has changed multiple times, with five variations existing. Originally, the suit was comprised of two separate pieces, however, it has evolved into a one-piece in recent years. The five variations are known as the “old-old type”, the “old type”, the “new type”, the “competition type”, and the “spats type”. The two oldest types which feature a “skirted” portion that overhangs the waist are typically the most popular versions that feature in media.

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    Sukumizu are heavily featured in many anime and manga series; used as a form of fanservice or moe appeal. Due to their prominence in Japanese school life, they are often seen being worn by characters either swimming at school or at the beach. In many cases, typically younger looking characters will wear the attire to emphasise immaturity. A TV Tropes page[1] focusing on the clothing has been created.

    Various Examples

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    References

    [1]TV Tropes – School Swimsuit


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