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  • 03/16/16--22:10: Mew2King
  • About

    Jason Mew2King Zimmerman is a professional Super Smash Bros. competitor, known for his wide tournament play success across all installments of Super Smash Bros., from Smash 64 to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. He’s also a public figurehead of the competitive Smash scene, being known by both casual and competitive players alike for his tournament play and success, contributions to the Super Smash Bros. Melee metagame, and personality both on and offline.

    Online History

    Mew2King’s online history started from humble beginnings of being a member on Smashboards, an online message board dedicated entirely to the discussion of Super Smash Bros. Mew2King is often credited for diving into the frame data of Super Smash Bros. Melee and posting the information online in a database[1] that could be publicly accessed. This act often credits Mew2King as the first lab monster, a player that meticulously learns and discovers inner workings of a game, in competitive Smash history. Despite being known as one of the most successful tournament players in general competitive Smash, Mew2King was described by some to have little natural talent at the game itself, with only a basic understanding of the game itself, and not the metagame that encompassed it. In the span of less than a year in 2005-2006, Mew2King went from a low level player to one of the top 8 players in the United States. After Ken “SephirothKen” Hoang, the best player in the world at the time, retired from the game, Mew2King rose to the top as the best player in the world, holding this streak dominantly in the year 2007, before Joseph “Mango” Marquez usurped the spot from him.

    Mew2King was also an early pioneer for the competitive metagame for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, having been the number one player in both Melee and Brawl in the year 2008. Despite having played the game for more than a decade, with many players having come and gone, Mew2King still remains as one of the top 6 players in Super Smash Bros. Melee, being called one of “The Gods of Melee” for their tournament dominance in an era spanning from 2008 to 2015. Mew2King is also a top player in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, able to hold his own against the likes of Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios and Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada, who are two of the best players in the world for the aforementioned game.

    Personality

    Mew2King’s significance to the evolution of competitive Smash led him to have one of the episodes of the eSports documentary, “The Smash Brothers,” dedicated to him titled “The Robot”

    Mew2King is diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, causing him to lack in judging social cues, and often has a very straightforward and blunt way of speaking. Combine this with his frame data collection and consistency with his combo game, Mew2King is often called “The Robot.” Despite showing very little remorse in his style of play, Mew2King is very inviting and accepting of people, often helping those who are new with the competitive scene get acquainted. Mew2King is also known for his antics on social media and real life, leading to quotes that purposefully get misconstrued or awkward/hilarious moments when interacting with other players, often being described with the phrase “lol m2k.”

    Mew2King’s antics have also been popular with the facebook group Melee Hell, often having OCs and posts dedicated to him by the members of the group.

    Memes

    lol m2k

    “lol m2k” is a phrase associated with humorous moments involving Mew2King. Originating from a twitch chat[2], this phrase often gets spammed in the chat when a humerous moment happens to Mew2King himself on stream.

    Search Interest

    [1]Mew2King’s frame database (site is currently under maintenance, making the information inaccessible at this time)

    [2]lol m2k phrase’s origin


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    About

    “A Deal Is A Deal Anon! You Gotta Suck My Nipples!” is a catchphrase associated to a topless picture of the hentai character Karen Michishige (also known as “Deal-chan”), which started being used as a shitposting fad on 4chan’s video games board /v/ in early 2016. The original picture and catchphrase were also used as exploitable and as phrasal template, inspiring several parodies.

    Origin

    The original ilustration was made by the Korean hentai artist Uo Denim for the hentai doujinBoku No Hajimete Wa Bitch Gal. One of the characters featured on the work, Karen Michishige, unbuttons her shirt and shows her breasts to the viewer. On January 19th, 2016, a post from 4chan’s /v/ featured the original page and the message “Suck my nipples loser”

    Various Examples



    Templates



    External References


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  • 03/17/16--08:44: Beyoncé's "Formation"
  • About

    “Formation” is a 2016 song by the pop artist Beyoncé. The song is notable both for its popularity and also its political and personal content, which references Hurricane Katrina’s impact on New Orleans, Beyoncé’s Texas upbringing, African-American identity, and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

    Origin

    “Formation” was released as free downloadable track on Tidal and music video on YouTube simultaneously,[1][2] with no prior notice to the media, on February 6th, 2016, which was the day after Trayvon Martin’s birthday and the day before Sandra Bland’s birthday.



    Spread

    The track debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 11, a high for Beyoncé.[3] Since the song was distributed for free, there are no statistics available on how many people downloaded it from Tidal; however, as of March 17th, 2016, the video has over 33.7 million streams. The day after the song’s release, Beyoncé performed it with Bruno Mars at Super Bowl 50 during the halftime show, performing with a cadre of African American dancers dressed in costumes that were reminiscent of Black Panther uniforms.



    Soon after that performance, Beyoncé announced that she would be going on a world tour to promote her new music. Police Unions, angered by the pop star’s endorsement of the Black Lives Matter movement, encouraged their members to not volunteer to work crowd control at her concerts.[5]

    Reaction and choreography videos became common in the days and month following the release of the track, including several which received millions of views (below left). After the release of the song and the controversy surrounding the Super Bowl performance, Saturday Night Live created a popular skit in which white people suddenly learn that Beyoncé is a black woman, and subsequently go insane; the YouTube video of the skit has received over 6 million views as of March 17th (below right).



    In one still from the video Beyoncé, dressed all in black with long braids and a hat drawn down over her eyes, gives the middle finger to the viewer with both hands; this still has been circulated widely as a GIF, and also been a frequent target for fanart and illustration. It is often accompanied by the word “Slay,” a lyric from the song.



    h2. Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Tidal – Beyoncé

    [2]Youtube – Formation

    [3]Wikipedia – Formation

    [4]The Washington Post – Boycott Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ tour, police union urges

    [5]Tumblr – Beyoncé Slay


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    About

    Carl the Cuck and AIDS Skrillex are nicknames given to two unidentified young men featured in a viral video depicting a clash between supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and anti-Trump demonstrators. After clips of the two protesters began circulating on 4chan’s /pol/ (politics) board and Reddit in mid-March 2016, the two were mocked by many for their argument tactics, including the invocation of Godwin’s Law and discounting the Trump supporters arguments for being a “White male.”

    Origin

    On March 11th, 2016, The Alex Jones Channel YouTube channel posted a video titled “Anti-Trump Protesters Go Berserk!”, featuring a heated argument between Trump supporters and anti-Trump activists taking place outside of a Trump rally in St. Louis, Missouri (shown below).



    Spread

    On March 12th, YouTuber chickenfingers991 posted an edited version of the video, focusing on clips of the two men interacting with the Trump supporter (shown below).



    On March 16th, an anonymous 4chan user submitted a thread to /pol/[2] identifying the Trump supporter in the video as YouTuber Owen Shroyer.[1] The same day, Redditor SherlockDoto submitted a video of one of the men proclaiming “You fucking white male” to the Trump supporter to /r/videos[4] (shown below, left). Over the next day, the video received upwards of 11,900 votes (67% upvoted) and 6,900 comments. Meanwhile, a clip of the other demonstrator saying “are you kidding me?” when asked to explain why Trump is similar to Adolf Hitler": was upvoted to the top comment in the post (shown below, right).



    On March 17th, Redditor turtledan87 uploaded a Just Girly Things-style image macro titled “#JustCarlThings” with the caption “Asking your wife’s boyfriend to vote for Sanders” (shown below). Within 24 hours, the post gained over 5,000 votes (65% upvoted) on the /r/The_Donald[3] subreddit.



    Also on March 17th, a post asking about the meme was submitted to /r/OutOfTheLoop.[6] In the coming days, several 4chan[5] threads were created featuring images mocking the two anti-Trump demonstrators nicknamed “Carl the Cuck” and “AIDS Skrillex” (shown below).



    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 03/17/16--15:23: #OpTrump
  • About

    #OpTrump is an ongoing Anonymous-led hacktivist campaign orchestrating various cyber attacks against Donald Trump during his 2016 Republican presidential campaign. Various actions include attempts to distribute Trump’s personally identifiable information and planned DDOS attacks against his campaign websites.

    Background

    After its #OpISIS campaign in late 2015, some members of Anonymous announced that they were going to pursue actions against Donald Trump in retaliation for his comments against Muslims and Mexico. In a now-deleted video, the group said “[Trump’s anti-Muslim Policy] is going to have a huge impact. This is what ISIS wants. The more Muslims feel sad, the more ISIS feel that they can recruit them.” and declared that the operation against Trump was a necessary next step (mirror below). It is unclear if any actions were undertaken at that time; if so, none were notable enough to gain publicity.



    Also earlier in 2016, Gawker published Trump’s personal cell phone number, encouraging people to call him and "ask him about his important ideas.[2] Trump immediately changed his personal phone number, but he left the previous one active with a campaign message for an outgoing voicemail. On March 4th, 2016, Gawker received an anonymous package of files that hackers claimed were Donald Trump’s saved incoming voicemail messages from that number, and a link to a YouTube video where the hackers who claimed responsibility for capturing the recordings attempted to create a new outgoing voicemail message (below).[3] While these hackers did not directly associate themselves with Anonymous, they did make it clear that many online were attempting to target the candidate electronically.



    Notable Developments

    #OpTrump 2016

    On March 4th, 2016, a YouTube user called Anonymous (but not the main, known Anonymous account) posted a video saying that there would be a new #OpTrump, which would perform a massive DDOS attack on April 1st.



    The account linked to a Ghostbin that summarized the group’s actions,[4] including a purported dox of Trump; however, the material included in the dox included the phone number previously disclosed by Gawker, Trump’s address (well known to be in the penthouse of Trump Tower in New York City) and Trump’s social security number, which has long been publicly available[4]. Another Ghostbin, linked to from the #optrump IRC on the AnonOps IRC network, illustrated the group’s goals.[5]

    It has been quite a while since the last official address of #OpTrump, and things have gotten quite a bit out of hand. It seems that various different individuals and groups have taken action in the name of OpTrump, claiming they are official. Although we do agree with some, there is much conflict over things like what OpTrump does to specifically target Donald Trump.

    Recently you have seen that an alleged #OpTrump, now resurrected in 2016, has planned a massive DDoS attack on April 1, 2016. We do not particularly like this idea, but have decided to make an exception and allow this. On April 1st, 2016, Anonymous will conduct a DDoS attack on Donald Trump’s main websites.

    Let me clarify this once more: The DDoS attacks ONLY serve to gain publicity, we know they are not the best way to directly attack Donald Trump. There has been large amounts of opposition to this operation as many thing that OpTrump aims to censor Donald Trump’s free speech. This is not the case. The obscenities that he has said have been far too insulting and vulgar to be left forgotten, and we want him to pay for what he has said. We do NOT stand for a specific political ideology; our most integral members themselves have differing political views. We are NOT against Anonymous beliefs. Anonymous believes in equality. Donald Trump does not.

    On March 16th, another video was published, claiming that the #OpTrump operation had been terminated.


    However, as of March 17th, the #OpTrump IRC is still active, and one of the most well-known Anonymous Twitter accounts, YourAnonNews, has been actively tweeting messages about #OpTrump.[6]

    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 03/17/16--17:17: m9
  • “M9”, because it’s “M8+1”, is a catchphrase that is often used by members of “Slamber” a popular facebook group with a root in the UK modified car culture scene. The “Slamber” name comes from the cambered wheels popularised within the Japanese domestic market or JDM scene.

    The M9 meme spawned the a UK DJ to produce a track called the “Majestic ft M9s – Salmber City Takeover” which reached the top 40 in the iTunes UK dance charts.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/we-got-trolled-by-british-car-enthusiasts
    https://www.facebook.com/majesticonline/videos/789846961152315/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzYPFiUlaFw
    https://twitter.com/DannyGlue2104/status/706190456208629765


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  • 03/17/16--19:31: Don't Touch the Child
  • Don’t Touch the Child is a common name for a scene in Sr. Pelo’s Underpants True Ending video. The scene is that of Flowey repeatedly stabbing Frisk with a knife yet Toriel interrupts Flowey by slapping the knife out of his hand and saying “Don’t touch my child.” He pulls out another knife but Undyne slaps it out of his hand and then Papyrus, and then Toriel again until he gets fed up and shouts “Stop it!” in a demonic voice.

    A Royal Guard shows up and shouts “Who’s touching the child!?” Everyone then points at Flowey and the Royal Guard slaps him shouting “DON’T TOUCHTHECHILD!” All of the monsters in the area gang up on Flowey and proceed to beat him up. Toriel starts to look around and points at Asgore saying “He’s touching my child!” The Royal Guard shouts “YOUARETOUCHINGTHECHILD!?” Asgore nervously replies with “No!” All the monsters beat him up while Asgore keeps on shouting “No!” until Flowey consumes everyone’s souls and transforms into Asriel Dreemurr.


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  • 03/18/16--12:18: Sad Papaw
  • About

    Sad Papaw, also known as Hamburger Papaw, is the nickname given to the grandfather of Oklahoma resident Kelsey Harmon, who announced on Twitter that she was the sole family member to attend his birthday in mid March 2016. The tweet was widely circulated online, causing an outpouring of sympathy for Harmon’s grandfather.

    Origin

    On March 16th, 2016, Twitter user Kelsey Harmon tweeted a photograph of her grandfather eating a hamburger, along with a caption referring to him as “papaw” and expressing sadness that she was the only one of six grandchildren that showed up for his birthday dinner (shown below). In the first 48 hours, the tweet gained over 225,000 likes and 137,000 retweets.



    Spread

    Over the next 24 hours, the tweet was widely circulated on Twitter, with many expressing sympathy for the grandfather.



    On March 17th, Harmon posted a tweet announcing that her grandfather is “OK” and asked readers to stop sending “death threats” to her cousins (shown below).[3]



    Meanwhile, the grandson Brock Harmon tweeted a photograph of himself eating a burger with Papaw (shown below).[4]



    Also on March 17th, BuzzFeed[2] published an article about the Internet’s reaction to the tweet, which included a statement from Harmon about what happened on her grandfather’s birthday:

    “So I sit down and get a plate, but he waits because he wanted to make sure everyone else got plenty. Well about 30 minutes pass and he decides he’ll eat just one. An hour goes by and nobody shows. I could tell he was disappointed, but I made sure to stick around and hang out with him. We had a really great time.”

    In the coming days, several other news sites published articles about the viral tweet, including The Daily Dot,[5] NY Daily News[6] and NY Mag.[7]

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 03/18/16--17:44: Party Monster
  • About

    Party Monster is a series of Japanese Vine videos with depictions of people (commonly high school girls) dancing in a spastic, abnormal, or erotic manner to the hardstyle/trap track “Party Monster” by Krewella[1].

    Origin

    On March 26, 2014, EDM group Krewella released a music video to their song “Party Monster” on YouTube, garnering over 8 million views as of March 2016. While unknown exactly when the trend started, it wasn’t long after the video’s release that vine videos started emerging with people in the videos dancing in a spastic manner similar to the members of Krewella in the music video. The hardstyle drops are often the background music that is danced to.

    WARNING: VIDEO IS NSFW: The accompanying music video shows the members of Krewella participating in obscene and sexual activities and spastic dancing, with erratic editing applied to the video.

    Spread

    The Party Monster vine trend gained traction internationally outside of the United States, most notably Japan, some time prior to September 2015, where it evolved from simple videos of fans dancing similarly in fashion as Krewella, to its own dance craze. Sometimes cited as Japan’s Harlem Shake, the dance craze has spread throughout various parts of Japan, and is generally popular among high school girls, with common depictions of them dancing including, but not exclusively, daggering with each other.

    With the traction it garnered in Japan, Vine compilations have been made involving the videos.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Krewella


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  • 03/19/16--05:06: History Of Japan
  • About

    History Of Japan is a viral video briefly describing the titular subject while using an unprofessional style of speech, images of various historical paintings and simple dialogue used to describe affairs with other countries. The video was noted online for its flashy, colorful effects and memorable quotes.

    Origin

    The video was created by Bill Wurtz, and was uploaded to YouTube on February 2, 2016. Prior to uploading the video, Wurtz’s channel consisted of short videos, usually less than 10 seconds long, about some simple, but odd themes. On his Ask.fm account, Wurtz claimed that made those videos as practice and to experiment, making many of them during the time at which he was making History of Japan (from October to February).[1] The video has received over 8 million views and 250,000 likes as of March 19.


    Spread

    Shortly after the video’s release, many Tumblr users started using quotes from the video as reaction images. The most popular quote used is “How ’bout I do anyway?” (shown below, left), which was originally “said” by Japan in response to the League of Nations urging them not to invade China. Other quotes have also been manipulated to match certain contexts. The tag “#history of japan” would quickly become a very commonly used tag.[2]



    Notable Examples




    External References


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  • 03/20/16--05:52: LeafyIsHere


  • About

    LeafyIsHere is the YouTube alias of American game streamer and vlogger Calvin, known for his satitical commentary and storytelling while playing several video games, mainly surf mode on Counter-Strike.

    Online History

    Calvin first joined to YouTube on October 7th, 2011, starting by doing MinecraftPVP and Fallout 3 gameplays.[6] However, those videos were removed later, being the earliest video available on the channel his first commentary video, titled “why google+ is fucking shit” and uploaded on November 12th, 2013, where he complains about the updated YouTube comments featuring Google+. In the two following years, the video gained over 73,000 views. On July 30th, 2014, Calvin uploaded a second commentary video where he talks about the Twitch and YouTube communities and their mentallity on donations and advertising, gaining over 335,000 views in the following year.



    On October 28th, Calvin uploaded a video where he tells an anecdote of the time he met a pedeophile, gaining over 1,300,000 views in the following year. On November 17th, he uploaded a video where he talks about people who threatens others with DDoS in online games, gaining over 2 million views in the following year.



    TommyNC Video

    On March 19th, 2016, Leafy uploaded a reaction to videos from the channel TommyNC2010, mocking him for his appeareance and behavior. The video got over 460,000 views in less than a day, before it was removed, and a reupload from YouTuber hunter (_hw) gained over 15,000 views in less than a day. The same day, Tommy uploaded a video where he revealed he has autism and was recieving death threats from Leafy fans. In less than two days, the video gained over 600,000 views.



    On March 20th, 2016, Youtube channel h3h3 Productions uploaded a rant video criticizing Leafy regarding his fanbase and the content he uploads, as they often attack videos involving young children as well as users with mental disabilities. The video gained half a million views within 2 hours, with over 60,000 likes. Leafy quickly hid the videos in question and released an apology on Twitter,[10] and announcing a making of a video regarding the issue.



    Reception

    As of March, 2016, Leafy has over 1,5 million subscribers on his channel. Calvin’s commentary style has often been replicated by other channels, who are often referred as “Leafy clones”.[7] Some notable channels include Pyrocynical,[8]NFKRZ[9] and LtCorbis. In middle 2015, Leafy fans started using the catchphrase “Leaf a Like” to spam YouTube comment sections and Twitch chats, initially coined as part of a photoshopped parody series depicting the video game commentator as a reptile.

    As of March 20th, 2016, Leafy has gathered over 12,000 likes in his Facebook page,[1] over 200,000 followers on Twitter[2] and over 1,000 subscribed users on his subreddit.[7]

    Related Memes

    Leaf a Like / Hisss

    “Leaf a Like” is a catchphrase used by the fans of Leafy to spam the comment sections of popular video pages on YouTube. Initially coined as part of a photoshopped parody series depicting the video game commentator as a reptile, the in-joke has also spawned a number of other related terms used in the comments section of YouTube, including the Reptilian Army, Reptilian Brotherhood and most notably “Hisss…”, an onomatopoiea of the high-pitched sound commonly associated with reptilian creatures.

    Personal Life

    Little is known about Calvin’s life, except that he was born in August 18th, 1996 and lives in Utah.[4][5]

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Facebook – Leafy

    [2]Twitter – Leafy

    [3]Reddit – /r/LeafyIsHere

    [4]YouTube Wiki – LeafyIsHere

    [5]Wikipedia – LeafyIsHere

    [6]YouTube – LeafyIsHere

    [7]Reddit – /r/leafyclones

    [8]YouTube – Pyrocynical

    [9]YouTube – NFKRZ

    [10]Twitter – Leafy’s Apology


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  • 03/20/16--07:03: Pyrocynical


  • About

    Pyrocynical is a YouTuber known for for creating montage parodies and making commentary videos in similar vein to LeafyIsHere.

    Online History

    Pyrocynical created his YouTube channel back to July 27th, 2013, but didn’t upload his first video until March 2014. On March 30th, he uploaded “how to pizza”, a montage parody-styled video that gained over 420,000 views in the following two years. During the following months, Pyro uploaded several MLG videos, which got positive reception. On May 26th, he uploaded a montage parody video featuring the Teletubbies, which got over 9 million views in the following two years.



    During the following months he kept making montage parody videos, but also uploading heavily edited gameplay videos. However, after a hiatus, Pyro started uploading gameplays in late September and early October 2015, being the most popular one of the batch a Counter Strike: Global Offensive video uploaded on October 4th, which gained over 900,000 views in the following five months. On October 9th, Pyro uploaded a commentary video talking about the content change, claiming that he didn’t enjoy making montage parodies anymore and would try to do more content. In the following five months, the video gained over 182,000 views.



    On October 30th, Pyrocynical uploaded a commentary video where he talks about pranking channels that do abusive or unethical pranks, gaining over 765,000 views in the following four months. On November 4th, he uploaded another commentary discussing about Donald Trump’s “Small Loan of a Million Dollars” quote, mocking Trump’s statement for being out of touch and gaining over 783,000 views in the following months. Due the success of those videos, Pyro made commentaries the main focus of his channel.



    On March 10th, 2016, Pyrocynical uploaded a video where he praises the vlogger LtCorbis in a video regarding inauthentic vloggers on the site, gaining over 453,000 views in the following ten days and promoting LtCorbis’ channel.



    Sam Pepper Copyright Claims

    On November 30th, 2015, Pyrocynical uploaded a video where he reacts to the infamous “Killing Best Friend” prank by prankster Sam Pepper, gaining over 467,000 views in the following months. On December 5th, Pyro uploaded another commentary regarding a Sam Pepper prank, this time featuring the prankster SoFloAntonio taking revenge on him. In the following months, the video gained over 452,000 views.



    On December 28th, Pyro uploaded a video where he explains he got two copyright strikes, one of them from Sam Pepper and another from the prank channel VJamahh, and complains about the misuse of the copyright system to shut down negative opinions regarding those channels. In the following three months, the video gained over 320,000 views and inspired the use of the hashtag #FreePyro for popular support to the channel.[4] The next day, he uploaded a video explaining that he discussed with Sam and VJamahh and the strikes would be removed in the following hours, also thanking his fans for the support and gaining over 307,000 views.



    Reception

    As March 20th, 2016, Pyrocynical has over 27,000 likes in his Facebook page,[1] over 42,000 followers on Twitter[2] and over 9,500 subscribed users on his subreddit.[3]Searching his name on Deviantart[4] would also bring up over a hundred and fifty results. He has also inspired fans to create fictional items such as the Stattrak Fedora, which he had mentioned at the end of one of his videos. Many of his fans have also created custom steam workshop items for the game “Counter Strike: Global Offensive” such as the Pyrocynical P90 skin and a map called Aim_Pyrocynical.

    Related Memes

    Somebody Ring The Dinkster

    “Somebody Ring The Dinkster” is a quote from the Spy Kids character Dinky Winks uttered after he descends from the sky with a parasol, which gained popularity after Pyrocynical used the clip in a video, the clip has been remixed frequently.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Facebook – Pyrocynical

    [2]Twitter – Pyrocynical

    [3]Reddit – /r/pyrocynical

    [4]Twitter – #freepyro


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  • 03/20/16--11:27: Imageboard
  • About

    An imageboard is a type of forum that focuses on images embedded into posts. The first imageboards were Japanese, but today there are imageboards in many other languages, as well, such as English.

    Most English-language imageboards are centered on Japanese culture.

    Some of the most well-known imageboards include – but are not limited to – 2ちゃんねる / 2channel (often abbreviated as “2ch”), ふたば(双葉)☆ちゃんねる / Futaba Channel (a.k.a. 2chan), 4chan, 8chan, Krautchan, and 420chan.

    The imageboard 4chan has more than 2 billion posts as of 2016. Nearly 3 million posts are posted to 2channel every day.

    Features

    Most imageboards out there allow their users to send messages anonymously, and no registration is necessary. In some cases, logging in is not even possible.

    Links to some of the most popular imageboards

    Search Interest


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  • 03/20/16--11:52: Alan Resnick
  • About

    Alan Resnick is a Baltimore based comedian and psychological horror writer, most notably known for his work done with Adult Swim, creating infomercials and shorts such as This House Has People In It, and Unedited Footage of a Bear, among others. He has also created a popular YouTube series titled alantutorial, a video series in the eyes of a man with autism entirely through tutorials, which slowly becomes more disturbed.

    Online History

    Alan is based in Baltimore, Maryland, where he formed the comedy group, Wham City Comedy[1], with other fellow comedians. In 2012, Resnick pitched the idea of the parody informercial, Live Forever As You Are Now With Alan Resnick. The idea was accepted, and was shown on the 4 A.M. block of Adult Swim, and later uploaded onto the Adult Swim YouTube channel. The video received half a million views, and 6000 likes.

    Live Forever As You Are Now



    Live Forever As You Are Now With Alan Resnick is Alan Resnick’s debut short with Adult Swim. In the video, Resnick plays a young technical whiz, who has created an application to build an AI around your personality. Despite seemingly unintelligent, the AI based off of Alan (who has renamed itself Teddy), has created his own wife, a tan colored ball. The video gained half a million views, and has a 6.7/10 average rating on IMDB.[2]

    Unedited Footage of a Bear



    Unedited Footage of a Bear is the 2nd Adult Swim short made by Resnick. The video starts with an 11 second clip of a bear in the wilderness. After the clip, the second portion of the clip begins, pretending to be an ad for the fake over the counter medicine, Claridryl. The ad features a single mother, who is brutally assaulted by an abusive duplicate of herself. This duplicate then takes over the woman’s household, and physically and mentally attacks her children. The video is supposed to represent the damage drug abuse of some over the counter drugs can cause, and the affect abuse does to your body. The video gained 2 million views, and 15,000 likes. Along with the video was an ARG on the Adult Swim site, in which people could view the rooms of the house in the video. [3]

    6 months after the video, the account Night Mind made an in depth video explaining everything around the site and the video itself, revealing deeper meanings. The video got over 35,000 views, with 1400 likes.



    This House Has People In It



    This House Has People In It is the third short created by Alan Resnick for Adult Swim. The video revolves around what seems to be a regular household, at first. However, the stepdaughter of the wife begins to sink into the ground, and a mysterious disease named Lynk’s Disease is heavily repeated throughout. The video was followed by an ARG, and a mysterious site titled AB Surveillance Solutions. A group of Alan Resnick fans created a document in which they were able to access the log-in portion of the site, and view further videos and emails surrounding the household [5] . The video gained a quarter of a million views in the first week, and 4000 likes.

    Alantutorial

    Alantutorial[7] is a psychological drama YouTube series about the experience of a severely autistic man who frequently makes confusing tutorial videos. After a while of making videos, it seems he has been disowned by his caregivers, after being locked out on the roof, with his room filled with junk. He then creates tutorials about surviving in the wilderness. However, the video series takes an even darker tone when it appears he has been kidnapped, and forced to create tutorial videos (and news videos, for a while) for his captors. After a few months, the room he is held in becomes incredibly dirty and filled with dozens of urine bottles. In the final video in the channel, Alan is seen clawing out part of the wall and escaping, with the rest being unknown.
    The channel gained heavy interest after being linked by popular sites such as Cracked and CollegeHumor [6] following his “How to Crush a Can with Slats of Wood” video. The video has over 1,500,000 views, and 30,000 likes.
    The channel Night Mind created a video explaining the Alantutorial series, gaining just under 100,000 views, and 2000 likes.


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    External References

    [1]Wham City – Home

    [2]IMDBLive Forever As You Are Now

    [3]Adult Swim – Claridryl

    [4]AB Surveillance Solutions – Home

    [5]Google Docs – This House Has Too Many Cooks

    [6]College Humor – How to crush a can with slats of wood

    [7]Youtube – Alantutorial


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  • 03/20/16--12:05: Digital Homicide Studio
  • If anyone wish to work and fix this entry, be my guest. I’m more than happy if you do.

    About

    Digital Homicide Studio LLC. is a small, independent game developer studio founded in 2014 and owned by James and Robert Romine.[1] The studio has published games to Steam via Steam Greenlight such as Slaughtering Grounds and Temper Tantrum. The studio has gained notorious reputation due to shady business practices, horrible quality of their games and the horrendous tension between Jim Sterling .

    History

    The studio founded in 2014 by Robert and James Romine and they are the only developers of the studio. The first game they published their first game The Slaughtering Grounds[2], a first-person shooter horror game under an alias Imminent Uprising on Nov 1st 2014 to Steam and publish many games ever since via Steam Greeenlight.

    Reception

    The studio has gains huge negative reputation in gaming community especially Steam for publishing low quality games, censoring criticisms, using a dummy company, and been caught giving away free keys to Steam users in exchange for upvotes for their Steam Greenlight submissions. The most infamous of all is the controversy between Jim Sterling, a Youtube personality and independent video game journalist for his gameplay video on Slaughtering Grounds and Jim’s frequent effort uncovering their shady business practices.

    Online History

    Slaughtering Ground: The Steam Meltdown Saga

    On November 27th 2014, Jim Sterling uploads two livestream gameplay videos of him playing Slaughtering Grounds while making reaction especially the game technical problems. Then, the studio upload a reaction video which uses Jim’s gameplay video with overlay texts to responds to his criticisms in bitter manner such as calling him “Jim Fucking Sterling, Son”. Later, they put a flase copyright claims on both videos. On December 1st 2014, Jim uploads the Jimquisition video regarding about the issue, calling out their bullshits such a censoring criticisms and eventually adopts the name calling as his new nickname or persona.



    On March 21st 2016,the video has 1,700,00 views and 26,000 upvotes.

    Interview with Jim Sterling

    On July 2nd 2015, Jim Sterling upload a podcast a.k.a. Podquisition of him interviewing with one of the developer of Digital Homicide, Robert Romine. The interview consists of Robert complaining and spiting Jim in impolite manner.

    Aftermath

    On October 12nd 2015, Jim Sterling uploads a Jimquisition video exposing Digital Homicide’s shady business such as using dummy company Every Click Counts Games (EEC) as cover up, bribing to gain upvotes for their games and publishing dozens of games with no quality assurance.

    On March 12nd 2016, the video has 400,00 views and 17,000 upvotes.

    Court Lawsuit Against Jim Sterling

    On Digital Homicide website, Robert Romine decides to file a lawsuit against Jim Sterling for the supposed harassment by both Jim and the fanbase. Later, Jim responds to it via Twitter.


    On March 17th, Destructoid website publish an article about the lawsuit.

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    About

    Suggestive /v/-tan is a reaction image used on the image board 4chan as an implication of sexual attraction to a character posted, often accompanied with the text “i wanna fuck that x”.

    Origin

    The reaction image is taken from a black and white comic featuring /mlp/-tan and /v/-tan expressing his desire to fuck a unicorn.

    The first instance of the use of the image within the context was on /v/ on November 23, 2015[1]

    Spread

    The use of the image has several results on different 4chan storages under a similar hash[2]

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  • 03/20/16--14:20: NERC Name Our Ship
  • Work in progress. Please apply for editorship if you want to help improve this entry. Thank you!


    Overview

    Much like Dub the Dew in 2012, the English agency Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) released an online contest on March 17, 2016. This contest was held to name an upcoming ship (design shown above) that would explore Antarctica in 2019.[1] Subsequently, it was raided so that boat-related puns flooded the top 10 names.

    Background

    On March 18, the contest gained attention from mainstream media after the name “RSS Boaty McBoatface” was submitted by a man named James Hand and was found to be leading in the polls.[2][3][4]


    This later inspired other joke entries such as “RRS Its Bloody Cold Here”,[5]RRS Usain Boat”,[6] and “RRS Ice Ice Baby”.[7]

    Results

    As of March 20, RRS Boaty McBoatface is in first place with over 23,000 votes[2], beating the name in second place, RRS Henry Worsley, by around 20,000 votes.[8]

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]NERCCampaign launched to name the UK’s state-of-the-art £200m polar research ship

    [2]NERCBoaty McBoatface

    [3]The Independent – Boaty McBoatface could be the name of £200m research vessel after public vote

    [4]Huffington Post – ‘Boaty McBoatface’ Is Currently Leading An Open Vote To Name The New £200 Million Royal Research Ship

    [5]NERCIts Bloody Cold Here

    [6]NERCUsain Boat

    [7]NERCIce Ice Baby

    [8]NERCHenry Worsley


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  • 03/20/16--23:29: Snakilton
  • Snakilton is the pairing of Solid Snake from the Metal Gear Solid Series and Founding father Alexander Hamilton. It first started in Febuary of 2016 on a Hunger Games Simulation Thread on 4chan’s Random Board when the two characters started working together. Then, Alexander Hamilton died and Snake started to kill all the other tributes in the game. In the thread people pointed this out, and one poster said “Snakilton: Best buds forever.” Starting the pairing.
    As one poster on 4chan puts it:
    “Snake and Hamilton were two men, thrusted into the hunger games. They teamed up, killed enemies together, they become brothers. Brothers in arms. during their time together they grew close. Very close. they become brothers in arms in more ways than one. Love blossomed. But then, Alexander was killed. Snake, angry, sorrow filled, empty, took it upon himself to slay every other tribute to avenge his lover.”
    Since then the Snakilton pair acquired a tank after, in one thread on March 20th 2016, Hamilton was not let in the game and a poster said their character (a tank) would hold Hamilton inside it. And they also aquired members such as “Nikola Tesla the strangler” and Martin Luther King.
    As time goes on, Snakilton picks up more and more fans. People have started to make fan-art of the two and now there’s a kickstarter aiming to get money to pay for commissions for Snakilton rule 34.

    This is a meme in progress and is picking up speed quickly.


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  • 03/21/16--11:32: A4 Waist Challenge
  • About

    The A4 Waist Challenge, also known as the Paper Waist Challenge, is a photo fad in which women pose for photographs while holding a sheet of the A4-size paper vertically in front of their torso as to highlight their slim waistline. Since its emergence on the Chinese web in February 2016, the challenge has drawn comparisons to similar fads like the bikini bridge and “thigh gap,” with critics saying that it encourages body shaming and promotes unhealthy beauty standards.

    Origin

    According to Mashable,[2] women first began posting photographs of themselves holding sheets of A4 paper in front of their waist on the Chinese microblogging and social networking site Weibo in February 2016 (shown below).



    Precursor: Bellybutton Challenge

    During the summer of 2015, women on Weibo and Twitter began posting photographs of themselves stretching an arm around their waist and touching their navel to demonstrate having a slim waistline (shown below).[15]



    Spread

    On March 15th, 2016, China Xinhua News posted a tweet[3] referring to the photo fad as the “‘A4 waist’ challenge” (shown below).



    Soon after, the fad began appearing on Instagram under the hashtags “#a4challenge” and “a4waistchallenge” (shown below).[5][6][7]



    On March 17th, Instagram user be.arum posted a photo of herself holding a clipboard with a paper sign reading “You don’t need A4 paper to prove that you are beautiful” (shown below, left). In four days, the photo gained more than 470 likes. On March 19th, Instagram user theutoptimist posted a photograph posing with a sheet of paper held horizontally with the words “Nailed it” written on the front (shown below, middle). The following day, Instagram user thedukes_babywearingphotograph published a photo of a piece of paper with the phrase “Don’t hide behind a piece of paper. You’re beautiful! #A4waist” (shown below, right). Within two days, the posts gathered more than 640 and 140 likes respectively.



    In the coming weeks, several news sites published articles about the A4 challenge, including the Sydney Morning Herald,[8] The Huffington Post,[9] Inquisitr,[10] Tech Insider,[11] APlus,[12] Popsugar,[13] Bustle,[14] The Telegraph[15] and The New York Times.[16]

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  • 03/21/16--14:45: Sad Bill Murray
  • About

    Sad Bill Murray is a photoshop meme based on a still shot of the American comedian looking rather gloomy on camera following the unexpected defeat of Xavier Musketeers in their round-of-32 match against Wisconsin Badgers at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament in March 2016.

    Origin

    On March 20th, 2016, the “March Madness” round-of-32 qualification match between Xavier Musketeers (Xavier University) and Wisconsin Badgers (University of Wisconsin) in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Division I basketball tournament went underway at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Despite the fans’ high hopes for the Musketeers’ victory against the Badgers, as they had been seeded at second place in the entire division, the game ended in an unexpected victory for the Badgers (66 – 63) with a buzzer-beating, dramatic three-pointer scored by Bronson Koenig.



    Among the crowd of courtside spectators shocked by the dramatic outcome was American comedian and actor Bill Murray, who has been spotted at a number of the Musketeers’ games during the 2015-16 season to support his son and newly appointed assistant coach for the team, Luke. Immediately after the game ended, a TNT camera turned to Murray to capture his reaction (shown below).



    Spread

    Murray’s dismayed reaction captured on TNT’s camera was seen by millions of viewers at home, which near instantly prompted a flood of messages expressing sympathy for the comedian in the social media, followed by the emergence of several isolated GIFs highlighting Murray’s gloomy facial expression.



    Throughout the evening, a number of photoshopped parodies with visual references to other sports-themed memes began to emerge on Twitter, mostly mash-up combinations featuring the infamous reaction face image of Crying Michael Jordan and still shots of Murray’s appearance in the 1996 American live-action and animated sports comedy film Space Jam. In the next 24 hours, the comedian’s viral reaction GIF was dubbed “Sad Bill Murray” and picked up by U.S. sports and entertainment news sites, including Mashable[3], Entertainment Weekly[2], Vulture[4], Uproxx[5] and Flavorwire[6], among others.

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