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  • 03/08/16--18:17: Blake Vapes
  • About

    Blake Vapes is a satirical Instagram page parodying fans of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping. He is also known for being the feature of the most disliked video in Buzzfeed multiple YouTube channels.

    Origin

    According to an interview with popular underground podcast, No Jumper, Blake originally started on Twitter, but was somewhat unsuccessful. He decided to move to videos, and see how he could bait younger users into thinking he was legitimate on Instagram, where he received much more popularity and backlash.



    Spread

    Buzzfeed

    External References




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  • 03/08/16--23:15: Paper Mario
  • (This article is a work in progress. Edit it to your heart’s content. I’m going to bed now. I’ll help clean it up soon.)

    About

    History

    Reception

    Online Relevance

    Fan Works

    “Paper Mario: Color Splash” Backlash


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  • 03/09/16--08:08: Burgie
  • About

    Burgie is a character meme of a smiling floating burger originated by Danny Sexbang in the Game Grumps playthrough video of a classic video game B.O.B. for the SNES.

    Origin

    On January 2nd, 2014, during the playthrough of B.O.B. the game crashed (7:47) and shortly started a podcast known as Grumpcast (8:08). During their podcast (11:10) Danny requested Barry to put a smiling burger with eyes floating from right to left which became the very first introduction of Burgie.

    On August 15th, 2014, the identity of Burgie was stated by Suzy Hanson (known as Mortem3r and the host of Kitty Kat Gaming) on the Game Grumps Instagram that she believes Burgie is the reminiscent of Barry Kramer.

    Spread

    During the first appearance and first identity of Burgie, fanart of Burgie has been spread around deviantART, Tumblr, Reddit, and Twitter, including Game Grump Animated videos of Burgie on YouTube.

    I Burgie Burgie

    I Burgie Burgie is a Nick At Nite sitcom parody about a family living with Burgie as a burger puppet with a famous catchphrase “Beefy!”. This video was posted on the Game Grumps channel and later Outtakes on the Grump Out channel on August 2015. A Halloween version of I Burgie Burgie titled All Hail Burgie was posted on October 2015. In the end it’s about promoting Game Grumps t-shirts of Burgie for a limited time.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Game Grumps Wikia – Burgie

    [2]Game Grumps Wikia – B.O.B.

    [3]YouTube – Game Grumps

    [4]YouTube – Game Grumps – B.O.B.

    [5]Instagram – Barry & Burgie

    [5]Google – Burgie


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  • 03/09/16--08:29: Who Are You?
  • About

    “Who Are You?” is an exploitable clip from the 2002 film Spider-Man. The scene involves the iconic superhero Spider-Man trying to run away, and his love interest Mary Jane Watson stops him and asks for his identity. It is used along with other exploitables like And His Name is John Cena and My Name Is Jeff, usually in vine form.

    Online History

    Origin

    The first appearance of the parody was in 2012 with a video called “Spider-Man is Buk Lau”, in which Spider-Man instead of saying his line “You know who I am” it is replaced by a sound clip from the prank channel Ownage Pranks. Since then, many other variations on this occurred.

    Examples


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  • 03/09/16--11:28: #TheTriggering
  • Overview

    #TheTriggering is a hashtag-based activist campaign launched by Canadian conservative political commentator Lauren Southern to challenge the contemporary values of political correctness and the radical faction within the social justice movement by sharing provocative message that would be deemed as triggers for the aforementioned group in defense of free speech on March 9th and 10th, 2016.

    Background

    On September 18th, 2015, Southern posted a tweet calling for the creation of a day named “The Triggering,” during which participants would post “offensive” statements on social media in defense of free speech (shown below, left).[1] Over the next six months, the tweet garnered upwards of 980 likes and 730 retweets. The following day, Southern announced that the hashtag campaign “#TheTriggering” would take place on March 9th, 2016 (shown below, right).[2]



    Notable Developments

    On March 7th, 2016, the Internet culture blog Age of Shitlords[3] published an article about the upcoming social media campaign. The following day, a post promoting the hashtag was submitted to the International Skeptics Forum,[8] which called for readers to stand up for free speech “like Socrates would.” On March 9th, Twitter users began posting the hashtag “#TheTriggering”[5] along with various statements criticizing political correctness (shown below).



    That morning, Twitter user @MartinDaubney posted a screenshot of Twitter search, accusing the platform of “suppressing” the hashtag (shown below). Meanwhile, Redditor pl0x submitted a post about the campaign to the /r/KotakuInAction[7] subreddit.



    During much of the day, the #TheTriggering remained a worldwide trending topic on Twitter. Meanwhile, YouTuber Fem Fighter uploaded a satirical response video titled “#TheTriggering is Triggering,” in which she feigns outrage over the hashtag campaign (shown below). In the coming days, several news site published articles about the hashtag campaign, including Infowars,[6] The Mary Sue[4] and WeHuntedTheMammoth.[9]



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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    About

    “Please Disconnect the Bluetooth Speaker.”, “Bluetooth Speaker.”, or “We need to talk” is an image macro that is used to show a mother’s disgust or concern in whatever audio the image is showcasing as being listened to while connected to a bluetooth speaker set downstairs. The text notification band at the top of the image is placed over a picture of someone listening to or watching something that could be considered strange or inappropriate.

    Origin

    The original photo (shown above), featuring a scene from Baku Ane: Otouto Shibocchau zo! The Animation [1] was posted by twitter user @nochiIInovember on March 7th [2]. The photo in question was confirmed to be fake by @nochillnovember after multiple questions of whether or not he was the original creator of the photo (multiple people had made an identical tweet as little as an hour afterwards.) He tweeted the photo below as proof of it being fake [3].



    Spread

    By March 9th, the original tweet had more than 17k retweets and 19k likes, with the image being posted on multiple image hosting site such as reddit [4], funnyjunk [5], tumblr, [6] and imgur [7]. Variations of the image, using the text notification band at the top, began appearing around the same time, with notable ones coming from reddit [8] and twitter replies [9].

    Various Early Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]MyAnimeList – Baku Ane: Otouto Shibocchau zo! The Animation / Aired on 8-29-2014

    [2]Twitter – @nochillnovember’s post / Tweeted 3-7-2016

    [3]Twitter – nah its OC / Tweeted 3-8-2016

    [4]Reddit – Make sure you always turn of your bluetooth / Posted on 3-8-2016

    [5]Funnyjunk – We need to talk / Posted on 3-9-2016

    [6]Tumblr – Imaged Edited to incorrect Twitter handle / Posted on 3-8-2016

    [7]Imgur – Don’t you hate when this happens? / Posted on 3-8-2016

    [8]Reddit – me_irl / Posted on 3-8-2016

    [9]Twitter – @pelzerrrr / Posted on 3-8-2016


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  • 03/09/16--14:32: Geraffes Are So Dumb

  • About


    Geraffes Are So Dumb, also known as Geraffes Are Dumb arose on a Reddit thread on the subreddit /r/pics. User /u/hard2kill posted a thread with the title “Awww, this is just too sad [PIC]” linking to the picture above. The thread gained notoriety when a user (now deleted) commented “geraffes are so dumb.” The comment was initially downvoted for the spelling error, but soon exploded in popularity when the user added several edits to the post.



    EDIT: sorry, the only reason i say this is that this geraffe in this picture is trying to eat a painting. i should say that this one particular geraffe is dumb.
    EDIT: hey asshats quit downvoting me i am not the one who tried to eat the wall.
    EDIT: hey before you hit that down arrow why don’t you ask yourself why you can’t take a joke you losers. jesus the pc crap has extended to long horses? because that is all those things are, and no one was bawling when that chimp got shot for eating that lady’s face. so are you racist for long horses over gorillas? hippocrites.
    EDIT: is it a bunch of peta lamebrains doing this? did my one little joke hit some kind of tree-hugger blog or some shit? i have never so much as even spit on a geraffe! wtf? i ate lion one time, it was in a burger; i had alligator, and something they told me was eagle but i’m positive it was just chicken. whatever anyone is saying about me and geraffes is not even true. but go on farteaters, downvote away. it shows how stupid you are.
    EDIT: spelling.
    EDIT: this is such shit. i have never received as much as one single downvote in my life and you peckers are jumping on this stupid geraffe-loving bandwagon. that is a dumb goddamn wall-licking geraffe and that is all. i’m not going to apologize to you idiots any more.
    EDIT: you know, now my feelings are hurt. the amount of downvotes piled on me is just excessive. god for-fucking-bid i had commented on a post about an antteater, i would be at -1000 by now. you people are horrible.

    Search Interest


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  • 03/09/16--15:42: When You Wake Up From a Nap
  • About

    When You Wake Up From a Nap, also known as Confused Mr. Krabs refers to a reaction image of Mr. Krabs of Spongebob Squarepants looking confused and scared as the world around him spins. The image is popular as a companion to jokes that indicate the poster is confused.

    Origin

    While the exact origin of the image is unknown, it appears to be a manipulated screenshot from the Spongebob Squarepants episode “Patty Hype,” in which Mr. Krabs is surrounded by a mob of angry residents. As of March, 2016, there is no true clip of this episode available online; what is featured below is an amateur voiceover. (Caution: strong language.)



    On January 31st, 2016, Twitter user isthatahmed tweeted the manipulated image accompanied by “When you just wake up from a nap and your parents already yelling at you”; as of March 9th, 2016, the tweet received 6,352 retweets and 7,370 likes.[2]



    Spread

    On February 2nd, the popular Twitter content aggregator WORlDSTARHIPHOP,[3] which imitates the web site WorldStarHipHop and collects tweets that it retweets as its own, recreated the isthatahmed tweet, and received over 1,600 retweets and 2,700 likes. Soon after, several other notable Twitter accounts posted the images with different jokes; for instance, on February 3rd, the account freddyamazin posted a version of the meme that received over 2,600 retweets and 6,200 likes (below left).[4] Screenshots of mutations on this theme remained popular well into March, when posts on the /r/blackpeopletwitter subreddit with the image became common; several popular examples earned well over 1000 points. The most popular, by user justgoblaze, earned 3,969 points (90% upvoted) in less than 24 hours after its initial posting (below right).



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    not yet available

    External References

    [1]Spongebob Wikia – Patty Hype

    [2]Twitter – isthatahmed’s tweet

    [3]Twitter – WORlDSTARHIPHOP’S tweet

    [4]Twitter – Freddymazin’s tweet

    [5]/r/blackpeopletwitter – These hoes aint loyal


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  • 03/09/16--15:50: Meme Man
  • WIP




    About

    “Meme Man” refers to a poorly made 3D head which functions as the mascot of the Facebook page “Special meme fresh.” The head is frequently used in absurd edits and shitposting.

    Origin

    WIP

    Spread

    WIP

    Various Examples

    WIP

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Know Your Meme – Post By Special meme fresh


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  • 03/09/16--15:52: Thera
  • About

    Thera is a bad Touhou clone made by Richard Gonzalez a.k.a richardgnw.

    Origin

    On August 22nd, 2010, Richard Gonzalez released a video called “InvaderFlux Game Play”, showcasing his bad shooter game engine with a game called InvaderFlux. Eventually, it became Thera. Gonzalez kept posting videos with the game progress on his YouTube channel, but they haven’t drawn much attention.
    On August 31st, 2011, Gonzalez decided to post a Kickstarter project asking for $5,000, which, of course, was unsuccessful.

    Notority

    The Kickstarter project gained little to no attention, until May 12th, 2014, when a popular YouTube duo, retsupurae, featured Thera in their series ‘Kickstarter Nonstarters’. The game immediately went notorious for its bad graphics, music and gameplay.

    Gameplay


    (combination of two memes: ‘Metal Crotch Guy’ and ‘Thera’)

    Links

    YouTube – richardgnw’s channel
    Thera Website
    Retsupurae’s Video on Thera

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  • 03/10/16--11:01: Still D.R.E.
  • About

    “Still D.R.E.” is a 1999 gangsta rap song by Dr. Dre and featuring additional lyrics by Snoop Dogg, which is commonly used among other iconic rap songs as the outro track in “Thug Life” remix videos.

    Origin

    On October 13th, 1999, the single “Still D.R.E.” was released as the lead single for Dre’s second studio album 2001.[1] The music video for the track was directed by Hype Williams, and featured Dre and Snoop Dogg driving in lowrider cars with a cameo appearance by Eminem (shown below).



    Spread

    On June 17th, 2009, YouTuber SmoothCatBeats uploaded a tutorial video demonstrating how to play “Still D.R.E.” on the piano (shown below). Within seven years, the video garnered upwards of 1.1 million views and 620 comments.



    On May 29th, 2013, YouTuber Monish Tyagi uploaded a University of Southern California-themed parody of “Still D.R.E.” (shown below, left). On September 15th, YouTuber A + uploaded a fan trailer for the video game Grand Theft Auto V featuring “Still D.R.E.” playing in the background (shown below, right).



    On August 20th, 2015, YouTuber tvboy88 uploaded footage of a man playing “Still D.R.E.” on a piano at a bar in Arizona (shown below). Within seven month, the video received more than 1.5 million views and 370 comments.



    Thug Life Remixes

    The track is frequently used as the outro song in “Thug Life” remix videos, typically containing footage of people displaying confidence or performing acts of defiance (shown below). On December 1st, 2014, Reddtior PlaylisterBot[2] listed “Still D.R.E.” among other songs commonly used in “Thug Life” remixes.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Still D.R.E..

    [2]Reddit – PlaylisterBot


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    About

    “Stop It Son You Are Doing Me A Frighten” refers to a series of images of dogs being shocked by other dogs repeating “bork”, and replying in a concerned manner. The edits frequently feature humorous words floating around the dogs faces, in a similar manner to Doge.

    Origin

    The first known use of the style is in a post by iFunny user “Watimoro” of a puppy being held up to an older dogs face, presumably the dogs father. The image was posted on November 8th, 2015 and has since gained over 200 likes.[1]



    Spread

    A collection of images in the style entitled “bork megapost” was posted to tumblr by the blog “froob”, and has since gained over 370 thousand notes.[2] A gallery of images was posted to Imgur entitled “Borf Borf” on January 25th, 2016 by user iatethebanana, and has since gained over 2 thousand points and 50 thousand views.[3] An image was posted to tumblr on January 30th, 2016 of two large white dogs in the style entitled “This is my favorite picture”. As of over one month later the image has gained over 100 thousand notes.



    Various Examples



    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]iFunny – Watarimono’s Post

    [2]tumblr – bork megapost

    [3]Imgur – Borf Borf

    fm4. tumblr – This is my favorite picture


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  • 03/10/16--14:44: The Ramsey Effect
  • About

    The Ramsey Effect, also known as The Ramsey Curse or The Rambo Effect, refers to the correlation between the untimely deaths of notably famous people and the soccer goals by the Brittish Arsenal player Aaron Ramsey (nickname Rambo). The phenomenon first gained attention in 2012 following the deaths of several well known people that year and the year prior, but returned in the following years when it kept occuring each time after Ramsey scored a goal.

    Origin

    Fans first noticed the coincidence in 2012, when all 4 of Ramsey’s goals for Arsenal in 2011 and 2012, taking place in less than a year from May 2011 to February 2012, were each followed by the death of a notable celebrity within a few days at most; leading them to imply there was a correlation between Ramsey’s goals and the deaths:

    Ramsey’s Goal Celebrity Death
    - May 1st, 2011: Ramsey scores against Manchester United at the Emirates stadium. - May 2nd: Osama bin Laden is killed by U.S. Special Forces in Pakistan.
    - October 2nd, 2011: Ramsey scores against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. - October 5th: Steve Jobs dies after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
    - October 19th, 2011: Ramsey scores an injury-time goal against Marseille during a Champions League game. - October 20th: Muammar Gaddafi is captured by rebels near his home town of Sirte and killed shortly after.[2]
    - February 11th, 2012: Ramsey scores the equaliser against Sunderland. - February 11th, later that day: Whitney Houston is found dead in a bathroom in Los Angeles.[3]



    Spread

    The phenomenon increased in attention following the death of American singer Whitney Houston on February 11th, 2012. On February 12th, British tabloid The Sun first pointed out how Ramsey was being bizarrely linked to Whitney Houston’s death by fans.[6] Later that day, a Sharenator article on the phenomenon was created,[5] which also pointed out that Ramsey broke his leg in February 2010 just before an earthquake of magnitude 8.8 hit Chile. On February 13th, the Facebook group “Saving an aaron ramsey shot is like saving someone’s life” was created.[4] On February 15th, the Daily Mail UK ran an article about the Ramsey Effect,[1] followed by the Telegraph[7] on February 17th after a video was created by Next Media Animation that same day (shown below).



    Throughout the years, Ramsey’s goals have become associated with various celebrity deaths and other negative events; gaining his goals the repuation of being a bad omen and Ramsey the nickname of “The Grim Reaper of Soccer”. Although the deaths of lesser known celebrities usually don’t get as much attention, Ramsey’s goals and the “curse” they carry are brought up most commonly with the deaths of memorable celebrities.

    A video explaining the curse was uploaded by argentinian vlogger and youtuber DrossRotzank on January 15, 2016, it has gained over 3 million views and over 150,000 likes, turning it in the most popular video regarding the alleged curse



    November 2013: Paul Walker

    On November 30th, 2011, Ramsey kicked off his 2012-2013 EPL campaign with two goals against Cardif. Shortly thereafter, on that same day, Fast and the Furious actor Paul Walker dies in a car accident.



    August 2014: Robin Williams

    On August 10th, Ramsey scored the opening goal in Arsenal’s first game against Manchester City. The day after, on August 11th, American actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at his home in California in an apparent case of suicide.



    January 2016: David Bowie & Alan Rickman

    On January 9th, 2016, Ramsey scored Arsenal’s second goal in their 3-1 league win over Sunderland. The day after, on Januarty 10th, prolific English musician and songwriter David Bowie died from liver cancer. On Januarty 13th, Ramsey scored Arsenal’s first goal in a 3-3 draw against with Liverpool. On January 14th, British actor Alan Rickman died from pancreatic cancer.



    Ramsey’s Reaction

    In August 2014, Ramsey addressed the phenomenon in an interview with Sport magazine, calling it “ridiculous” but at the same time joking about it. That same month, the reply was also featured in an article by Metro.[8]

    “The most ridiculous rumour I’ve heard is that people die after I score. There have been loads of occasions where I’ve scored and somebody has died. That’s just a crazy rumour. Although I took out some baddies!”

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  • 03/10/16--14:53: Duckling or Plantain
  • About

    Duckling or Plantain, also known as Puppy or Bagel, is a series of totally looks like image galleries comparing photographs of various animals to stock photographs of food items.

    Origin

    On November 20th, 2015, Twitter @teenybiscuit[2] posted two sets of photos juxtaposing pictures of baby ducks with bunches of bananas, along with the caption “duckling or plantain?” (shown below). Over the next four years, the tweet received more than 1,000 likes and 770 retweets.



    Precursor

    On July 12th, 2013, French-Canadian food blogger Alexis Brault launched the Hot Dog Legs Tumblr blog, featuring photographs of bare legs taken in first-person perspective and pictures of two sausages ostensibly presented as selfies.



    Spread

    On March 2nd, 2016, @teenybiscuit[3] posted a follow-up image featuring pictures of Labradoodle dogs next to stock photographs of fried chicken (shown below). On March 6th, Redditor V1kTri uploaded the image to the /r/funny[1] subreddit, where it gained over 4,900 votes (91% upvoted) and 60 comments within four days. The following day, @teenybiscuit[5] posted an image gallery titled “puppy or bagel,” containing images of sleeping tan-colored dogs next to pictures of baked bagels (shown below, right). In 48 hours, the post gathered upwards of 13,000 retweets and 12,000 likes.



    On March 9th, @teenybiscuit compared various photographs of sheep dogs with floor mops (shown below, left). The same day, Twitter user @teenybiscuit[6] uploaded an image containing a grid of chihuahua faces next to pictures of blueberry muffins, which received upwards of 19,900 retweets and 17,100 likes in the next 24 hours (shown below, right). On March 10th, Redditor Raikkou posted the chihuahua image to the /r/funny[4] subreddit, where it received over 7,600 votes (80% upvoted) and 200 comments over the next day.



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 03/10/16--16:40: Weird Facebook
  • About

    Weird Facebook, is a loose agglomeration of Facebook pages, also known as “Meme Pages,” that create and distribute dank memes, often along a certain theme or topic. Many of these pages have become popular both because of their absurd humor, but also because of possible advantages given to the “Page” format in the Facebook algorithm.

    Origin

    It’s unknown who invented the idea of creating pages on Facebook and using them to distribute dank memes. Before the page system on Facebook, users were creating humorous user groups; one article from 2008 records seven “weird” groups that had several thousand members,[6] and distributed humorous content on a theme. Facebook Pages were first launched in 2009; many of the earlier Weird Facebook pages were used in a manner similar to Tumblr, with simple image reposts that were not generated by any member or admin of the meme group.[3]



    An early meme repost-type page

    One of the earliest pages of this type was titled Going to MacDonalds for a salad roll is like going to a brothel for a hug, which began as a regular page, run by a person who used it to talk about his or her life, this page posted its first dank meme-style post in 2012;[2] the page now has over 350,000 followers, but ceased posting in late 2012. Another early example is Freddy YOLO, which posted for the first time in July of 2013,[7] and has since acquired over 111,000 followers as of 2016. The first post on that page, an image of outer space, received 28 likes, but recent posts generally receive over 1,000 likes each.


    FreddyYOLO’s first post

    The term “Weird Facebook” was coined by a Daily Dot writer in July of 2014,[1] who wrote that the communities “shouldn’t even exist.” October 1st, 2015, a joke article by the offshoot website of an ironic meme group, called Best Stories Online, defined the community from the inside, writing. “Weird Facebook is a subculture of meme pages, secret groups, friend networks, and personalities.”[4] The name was almost certainly adopted from the Weird Twitter subculture; however, while Weird Twitter was mostly made up of people who were exiled from the community of Something Awful, Weird Facebook meme groups also often have Tumblr or Instagram accounts on which they post the same content simultaneously.[5]

    Spread

    With the launch of Groups and Pages functionality in 2009, users immediately began creating communities that used the idea of assembling groups and communities as a joke. By 2014, The Daily Dot was able to catalogue 10 different Weird Facebook pages that all had more than 10,000 followers, and speculated that there were many more. The groups began to grow quickly in mid-to-late 2015; Freddy YOLO, which had more than 40,000 followers as of 2014, more than doubled in two years.



    Other groups, like Stick Memes, which was founded in November of 2013, grew more slowly. In the beginning of its existence, Stick Memes received an average of 30-40 likes on each of its stick-themed meme images, which were original and tailored to the group’s emphasis on stick-themed jokes. By 2016, Stick Memes has over 25,000 page followers, and it’s average post receives several hundred likes.

    One of the most popular Weird Facebook pages is Bernie Sanders’ Dank Meme Stash, which was founded in 2015 to create and publish memes about the presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. As of March 2016, the group has almost 400,000 members, who not only post dank memes about Sanders but also use the group for general discussion about the presidential election.



    Bernie Sanders is not the only public figure to have a Weird Facebook group that focuses on him. One group, Guy Fieri Memes, which has over 7,500 members, focuses only on memes about the famous chef. Other popular meme pages that could fall under the Weird Facebook categorization have philosophical themes; both Nihilist Memes (over 400,000 members) and The Philosopher’s Meme (over 45,000 members) explore this territory.



    Categorizing the spread of these types of meme groups is difficult, if not impossible. However, here is a list of many more notable members of the subculture, along with their membership statistics as of March 2016. (If you would like to add more to the list, please suggest them or request editorship.)

    hTe Spaghetti– 21,000 members
    Shit Memes– 97,000 members
    Museum of Modern Memes– 8,000 members
    Spooki Scary Skeleton– 38,000 members
    Exploding Fish Shitposting and Senseless Drivel, Inc.– 49,000 members
    Post Ironic Memechartcore II: But Then WAS Graph– 15,000 members
    Box de la Box– 15,000 members
    Memes that make you contemplate your existence– 10,000 members
    Niggaz Still Wilin– 67,000 members
    Special Meme Fresh– 53,000 members
    Sassy Socialist Memes– 139,000 members
    Laughapalooza– 29,000 members
    Check Dis Shit Out– 53,000 members
    I play KORN to my DMT plants, smoke blunts all day & do sex stuff– 73,000 members
    Gangster Popeye– 36,000 members
    C a И C E Я 脳疾患 4百20– 41,000 members
    Creme De La Meme/CDLM– 14,000 members
    Kevin 3– 41,000 members
    LSD: MemeEmulator– 85,000 members
    Eric’s Creamy Memes For Depressing Teens– 115,000 members
    Difficulty II– 42,000 members
    ShitpostBot 5000– 73,000 members
    Dream de la Meme– 48,000 members
    When hte meam is well executed– 47,000 members
    Fun Silly Drawings for Fun Silly People Haha– 26,000 members
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Memes?– 40,000 members
    Lettuce Dog– 42,000 members
    Spicy Saddam Memes– 36,000 members
    Big “N****” Bird– 35,000 members
    This is not a Meme Page– 20,000 members

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  • 03/10/16--17:53: Not Gonna Happen
  • On a Fox News Debate with Meghan Kelly, Ted Cruz mocks Hillary Clinton when she said, Not Gonna Happen", to Joe Ramos in the 2016 Democratic FL Debate.


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  • 03/10/16--18:29: Frisbee Doge
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    About

    “Frisbee Doge” refers to a humorous image of a dog getting hit in the face by a frisbee. The image is frequently used in photoshops and is typically accompanied by the phrase RIP in Peace, in reference to the dog supposedly being killed by the frisbee.

    Origin

    WIP

    Spread

    WIP

    Various Examples

    WIP

    Search Interest



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    About

    Hulk Hogan’s Sex Tape Scandal refers to a sexually explicit video in which former professional wrestler Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his stage name Hulk Hogan, is shown engaging in sexual intercourse with Heather Clem, the wife of radio personality Todd Clem. Clips of the video were widely circulated online throughout 2012, which lead Bollea to file lawsuits against both the Clems and Gawker Media for violating his privacy. Many have speculated the lawsuit against Gawker could potentially bankrupt the company, as well as set important legal precedents in regards to privacy rights and freedom of the press.

    Background

    In April 2012, a 30-minute sexually explicit video in which Hogan and Clem engage in sexual intercourse began circulating online. In the video, radio host Todd Alan Clem (a.k.a. Bubba the Love Sponge) can be heard telling his wife Heather “If we ever need to retire, here is our ticket,” prior to Bollea entering the room. On October 4th, Gawker[7] released a one-minute clip from the video titled “Even for a Minute, Watching Hulk Hogan Have Sex in a Canopy Bed is Not Safe For Work but Watch it Anyway.”



    Notable Developments

    Howard Stern Appearance

    That month, Bollea was interviewed on the Howard Stern radio show about the tape, claiming he was covertly filmed without his consent (shown below).



    Lawsuit Against the Clems

    Also in October 2012, Bollea filed a lawsuit against the Clems for invading his privacy by filming him without his consent. On October 29th, a settlement was reached and Todd Clem issued a public apology to Bollea on his radio show.

    “I am now convinced that Hulk Hogan was unaware of the presence of the recording device in my bedroom. I am convinced [Hulk Hogan] had no knowledge that he was being taped…It is my belief that Hulk is not involved, and has not ever been involved, in trying to release the video, or exploit it, or otherwise gain from the video’s release in any way.”

    Lawsuit Against Gawker

    On April 24th, 2013, Hogan sued Gawker for the post, and demanded they take the tape down. The site initially refused, citing their first amendment rights as journalists in the public interest, but a judge later required them to remove it.[8] On October 21st, 2014, Redditor Alexxm posted an image juxtaposing Gawker headlines about the Bollea sex tape with headlines criticizing “The Fappening” iCloud leaks, accusing the online tabloid of hypocrisy (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 5,600 votes (94% upvoted) and 690 comments on the /r/TumblrInAction[1] subreddit.



    On July 6th, 2015, a civil trial against Gawker Media convened in Florida, in which Bollea is seeking $100 million in damages for violating his privacy, personality rights and intentionally inflicting emotional distress for publishing the sex tape. On July 24th, 2015, the National Enquirer[3] and Radar Online[4] published transcripts of Bollea’s statements heard in the background audio of the sex tape:

    “I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n*ggers. But then when it comes to nice people and sh*t, and whatever."

    “I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f*ck some n*gger, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n*gger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!”

    On July 29th, Bollea filed a motion accusing Gawker of leaking the tape audio to compromise the lawsuit against them.[5] In October, a judge granted Bollea access to Gawker’s computer system to allow a forensic expert to search for evidence that the company leaked a recording of Hogan to the National Enquirer. On March 5th, 2016, The New York Times[2] published an article about the lawsuit, noting that it may set important legal precedents in regards to privacy rights and freedom of the press. On March 7th, Bollea appeared on the stand at the trial, where he claimed he was “in character” when questioned about the Howard Stern appearance, and that he was “completely humiliated” by Gawker publishing the video



    On March 9th, former Gawker editor Albert J. Daulerio was questioned as a defendant in the case. When asked if he could “image a situation where a celebrity sex tape would not be newsworthy,” Daulerio responded “if they were a child” under the age of “four.” That day, Gawker claimed Daulerio was being “flippant” in the statement.[6]

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  • 03/11/16--14:19: Zozzle
  • About

    “Zozzle” is an Internet slang term often used on 4chan’s /s4s/ board as a replacement for “kek”.

    Origin

    While an archived thread has yet to be uncovered, “zozzle” is rumored to have originated on 4chan in a photoshopped “Top Kek” image with “kek crossed out and top zozzle check marked” according to Redditor Overswagulation.[1]



    Precursor

    On July 12th, 2005, Urban Dictionary[4] user Sammay posted a definition for “zoz” as “the opposite of lol.” On August 31st, 2011, Urban Dictionary[2] user IMbarbieBIOTCH submitted another entry for “zoz,” defining it as “a new slang term for ’lol”. It is unclear if either of these entries have any connection to “zozzle” on 4chan.

    Spread

    On January 3rd, 2016, the /r/TopZozzle[3] subreddit was launched. On January 9th, YouTuber nashnul gografick posted a video titled “zozzle,” in which a voice over narrator says “zozzle is the new kek.”



    The same day, Redditor SmartTechAdvice submitted a screenshot of a 4chan post asking viewers to “Zozzle” him to /r/4chan[6] (shown below).



    On January 13th, the Bestof4chan-Lel Tumblr[7] blog published a comment from an anonymous user scolding the page for not writing “top zozzle” (shown below).



    On January 16th, The Para Network Forums[8] member Gh7st submitted a poll for viewers to vote whether they prefer “kek” or “zozzle.” On February 19th, a Facebook page titled “4chan kek disguised as Zozzle” was created. On March 8th, a page for “Zozzle” was deleted from Encyclopedia Dramatica.[5]

    Various Examples



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    External References

    [1]Reddit – Overswagulation comment

    [2]Urban Dictionary – zoz

    [3]Reddit – /r/TopZozzle

    [4]Urban Dictionary – zoz

    [5]Encyclopedia Dramatica – Zozzle

    [6]Reddit – Zozzle me

    [7]Tumblr – Best of 4chan-lel

    [8]The Para Network – is my faction kek or zozzle


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  • 03/12/16--08:53: It Is Wednesday My Dudes


  • About

    “It Is Wednesday My Dudes” refers to an exploitable image of a Budgett’s frog[1] paired with the text “It is Wednesday, my dudes.” The image is frequently parodied due to the comedic look of the frog.

    Origin

    The image originates from a post by tumblr user “kidpix2” entitled “Wednesday meme”.[2] The image was post on December 10th, 2014 and has since gained over 60 thousand notes.



    Spread

    As search for #itiswednesdaymydudes on iFunny brings up over 1 thousand results.[1] A Facebook page for the image was created in 2015 and has since gained over 800 likes.[4] A vine was later created by user JimmyHere saying the phrase then proceeding to mimic the Budgett’s frog’s scream on January 14th, 2016. The vine has since gained over 15 million loops, 70 thousand revines, and 144 thousand likes. The vine is also frequently remixed.



    Various Examples



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