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  • 03/24/16--15:22: Blobo


  • About

    “Blobo” refers to an exploitable MS Paint image of a blobfish[1] frequently paired with the line “BLOBO IS NEWMEME”. The image is often presented as a Forced Meme in a way similar to WOFL and Fefe.

    Origin

    The first known use of the image was in a post in an /r9k/ thread about a new meme, “frail snail.” The post suggested that the blobfish would be a much better animal for a meme than the snail, because “Blobfish’s are litteraly the omega males of the animal kingdom”.[2]



    The first known use of the image accompanied by the word “blobo” is in a /r9k/ post in a thread about a new meme called “morzo”. The post stated that “BLOBO IS NEWMAYMAY”.[3]



    Spread

    A search for the phrase “blobo” brings up over 40 results on Desustorage[4], over 130 results on 4plebs[5], and over 500 results on fgts.jp[6]. On March 1st, 2016, the YouTube channel “nashnul gographic” post a video entitled “Blobo (new meme 2016)”, which presented the image as a new meme. A subreddit was later created for Blobo.[7]



    Various Examples



    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Blobfish

    [2]Desustorage – Blobfish’s are litteraly the omega males of the animal kingdom

    [3]Desustorage – BLOBO IS NEWMAYMAY

    [4]Desustorage – Search For Blobo]

    [5]4plebs – Search For Blobo]

    [6]fgts – Search For Blobo

    [7]Reddit – /r/Blobo


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  • 03/25/16--07:10: Sad Affleck
  • About

    Sad Affleck refers to the peculiar look of dismay sported by actor Ben Affleck during a Yahoo! interview involving him and Henry Cavill when they reacted to a question concerning the majority of mixed reviews given by movie critics to the 2016 blockbuster movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The segment quickly went viral on Youtube, prompting the creation of parodies and remixes using sad audio and imagery to emphasize Affleck’s perceived feelings.

    Origin

    On March 24th 2016, Yahoo! News issued an article as well as a video interview with the staff of blockbuster movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, including director Zach Snyder and various actors from the film[1]. In a short segment featuring the two main actors Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, the interviewer asked them about the increasing amount of mixed reviews from critics. Cavill then took the lead in answering the question while Affleck can be seen zoning out, with what seemed to be a sad look on his face (shown below, left).That same day, Youtuber Sabconth created a parody of the interview using headlines from articles, indicating the negative criticism of the movie, as well as the intro from popular folk-rock song The Sound of Silence by band Simon and Garfunkel (shown below, right). The parody accumulated to more than 1 million views in the first two days of its upload.

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    Spread

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    The day the video was uploaded, numerous parodies of the original video were made with different background musics. In less than a day the video reached over a million views with news articles spreading the video in their story feeds.

    Various Examples

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    External References

    [1]Yahoo! News – Henry Cavill: Fan Response To Batman v Superman Is More Important Than The Reviews


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  • 03/25/16--11:41: Hitman
  • About

    Hitman is an stealth combat video game series centered around the protagonist Agent 47, a cloned assassin who sells his services to the highest bidder. The games are known for allowing the player to use a variety of assassination techniques and stealth mechanics to complete missions.

    Gameplay

    In most games in the series, players advance through levels in a third-person perspective by eliminating specified targets in a variety of ways. The game provides players with increased rewards for successfully using stealth mechanics and avoiding unnecessary combat. Players can use disguises to blend in with crowds but must keep track of their “tension meter” and hide any dead bodies to prevent being discovered.

    History

    On November 19th, 2000, Eidos Interactive released Hitman: Codename 47 for Microsoft Windows operating systems, in which the character plays the role of cloned assassin Agent 47 who escapes from a mental institution and is sent on various missions to eliminate a team responsible for his cloning project (shown below, left). On October 1st, 2002, Eidos Interactive released the sequel Hitman 2: Silent Assassin for Windows, PlayStation, Xbox and Gamecube systems, featuring the return of Agent 47 who returns to a life as a hitman after his mentor Father Vittorio is kidnapped by mobsters (shown below, right).



    On April 20th, 2004, Hitman: Contracts was released for Windows, PlayStation and Xbox systems, in which Agent 47 relives previous memories after being shot on a mission in Paris, France (shown below, left). In May 2006, Himan: Blood Money was released for Windows, PlayStation and Xbox, featuring new game mechanics that penalize the player for noise and indiscriminate killing (shown below, right).



    In 2012, the games Hitman: Sniper Challenge, featuring sniper-only levels, and Hitman: Absolution (shown below, left) were released. On April 17th, 2014, the mobile game Hitman Go was released for iOS devices, followed by an Android version in June. On June 4th, 2015, a second mobile game Hitman: Sniper was released for iOS and Android devices. In March 2016, the first episode of Hitman was published by Square Enix for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems (shown below, right). The episode contained only the prologue and Paris missions, with additional content released each month.



    Online Presence

    On April 8th, 2008, the Hitman Wiki[4] was created, which gathered upwards of 980 pages related to the video game series over the next eight years. On April 2nd, 2010, Redditor redrumspecials launched the /r/Hitman[3] subreddit for discussions about the video game series. On November 28th, 2012, YouTuber Videogamedunkey uploaded gameplay footage of Hitman: Absolution, gaining over 1.4 million views and 2,200 comments in the next four years (shown below, left). On March 8th, 2016, the RealmPictures YouTube channel uploaded a video titled “Real Life Hitman,” in which players dictate commands to a person in real-time in a live action version of a Hitman mission (shown below, right). In the first two weeks, the video gathered upwards of 1.5 million views and 2,500 comments.



    Controversies

    Feminist Frequency Episode

    On June 16th, 2014, the web series Feminist Frequency published an episode titled “Women as Background Decoration: Part 1,” which criticized violent video games for encouraging players to “treat female bodies as things to be acted upon” and that “players are meant to derive a perverse pleasure from desecrating the bodies of unsuspecting female characters” while showing footage of female NPCs being killed and dragged in Hitman: Absolution (shown below).



    The episode was widely criticized for misrepresenting the game, with many noting that players are penalized for killing female NPCs that are not the target of an assassination mission. On September 29th, 2014, YouTuber Toalbiscuit posted a TwitLonger[2] blog post commenting on those who “inject gender politics into articles about games,” which argued that Feminist Frequency “factually misrepresents games like Hitman.”

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Hitman

    [2]Twitlonger – Twitlonger

    [3]Reddit – /r/Hitman

    [4]Wikia – Hitman


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    About

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 American superhero film featuring DC Comics’ iconic characters Batman and Superman. It is the second installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) crossover film franchise after Man of Steel, the 2013 reboot of the Superman universe, and the first live-action film to feature both Batman and Superman, as well as other DC Comics characters like Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash.

    History

    In June 2013, Warner Bros. announced that director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer would return for a Man of Steel sequel film, with the initial release date slated for sometime in 2015. In August, Snyder revealed at San Diego Comic-Con International that the proposed sequel to Man of Steel would feature both Superman and Batman in lead roles, marking the first time that two DC Comics heroes would cross paths in a cinematic feature film. In May 2014, the official title of the film was confirmed as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with the director and cast noting that it would be manifested as a crossover expansion of the DC Comics Extended Universe first introduced by Man of Steel, rather than a sequel to the reboot of the Superman franchise.

    Development

    The film was directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, with Ben Affleck making his debut role as Batman and Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman, and starring other well-known actors like Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. In addition, Christopher Nolan, the director of the Dark Knight trilogy, served as an executive producer in an advisory role, while Hans Zimmer, the composer behind the film scores for Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel, returned to his role for the film.

    Promotion

    On May 13th, 2014, Zack Snyder tweeted the first picture from the set of the film featuring Batman (played by Ben Affleck) standing next to the superhero’s iconic Batmobile. Within 48 hours, the photo gained over 44,000 retweets and over 24,000 favorites.



    On April 16th, 2015, Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled the first teaser trailer on YouTube; it was released four days ahead of its schedule after it was leaked online a few hours earlier that day (shown below, left). The first official trailer made its debut at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International, which was met by positive reviews and a standing ovation from the audience, in stark contrast to the reception of the teaser trailer (shown below, right).



    On December 3rd, 2015, the third trailer made its debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, followed by the release of the final extended trailer on February 11th, 2016 (shown below, left and right).



    Release

    In January 2014, Warner Bros. announced that the release date for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been delayed from July 17th, 2015 to May 6th, 2016, before it was moved once again to March 25th, 2016 in August later that same year. On March 19th, 2016, the film premiered at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, followed by the box office release in North America, Europe, China and Japan on March 25th, 2016.

    Reception

    Upon its release, Dawn of Justice was largely met by mixed to negative reviews from the film critics, with Rotten Tomatoes reporting an approval rating of 29% based on 231 reviews (average rating of 5/10) and Metacritics giving an average score of 44/100 based on 50 critics reviews.

    #Batfleck

    On August 22nd, 2013, Warner Bros. announced that Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale as Batman for the film series, beginning with the upcoming Batman-Superman crossover film slated for release in July 2015. The news of Affleck’s casting immediately triggered negative reactions on Twitter, where many fans demanded Bale to remain on the project and others expressed skepticism towards Affleck, citing his previous superhero role in the 2003 film adaptation of Daredevil.



    According to social media analytics firm Fizziology, 71% of the 96,088 tweets within the first hour of Warner Bros.’ announcement were negative comments. In the following 24 hours, several Batman-related hashtags began trending on Twitter, most notably #Batfleck and #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck, as well as a slew of photoshopped images portraying Affleck as Batman and his close actor friend Matt Damon as Robin (shown below).



    Meanwhile, Kentucky resident John Roden submitted a Change.org online petition pleading the film studio to remove Ben Affleck from the cast, which gained more than 14,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.

    Fandom

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    Online Presence

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    Related Memes

    Sad Batman

    Sad Batman is a photoshop meme based on a black-and-white photograph of actor Ben Affleck posing as the sullen-looking protagonist on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Similar to Sad Keanu and Sad Kayne, the meme involves editing a cutout exploitable of Ben Affleck’s Batman into the background of images that accentuate his apparent loneliness.

    “Tell Me, Do You Bleed?”

    Tell Me, Do You Bleed? is a memorable quote from the teaser trailer for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice in which Batman taunts the seemingly invincible alien Superman with the rhetorical question, insinuating that he too is mortal.

    Sad Affleck

    Sad Affleck refers to the peculiar look of dismay worn by the actor Ben Affleck during a Yahoo! interview in response to a question about the majority of mixed reviews from the film critics surrounding Dawn of Justice. Affleck’s saddend face quickly went viral on Youtube, prompting the creation of parodies and remixes using sad audio and imagery to emphasize Affleck’s perceived feelings.

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  • 03/25/16--13:43: Katt Williams' Fight Video
  • About

    Katt Williams’ Fight Video refers to a viral video in which comedian Kat Williams punches Florida resident Luke Walsh. who subsequently takes Williams to the ground and puts him in a choke hold. The video was widely circulated online in late March 2016, with many mocking Williams for being dominated by a much younger opponent.

    Origin

    On March 23rd, 2016, TMZ[1] published a video titled “Katt Williams Sucker Punches Kid But Gets Ass Beating,” featuring a short video clip of Williams punching a young man before being taken to the ground and being placed in a rear naked choke. While on the ground, Williams can be heard yelling “tap,” a term used in grappling and mixed martial arts to indicate a fight has been forfeit.



    Spread

    The same day, posts about the video reached the front page of the /r/PublicFreakout,[2] /r/bjj[4] and /r/StreetFights[5] subreddits. Also on March 23rd, the You Got Jokes Facebook page published a full unedited copy of the fight footage (shown below).



    On March 24th, Redditor CMurph2Cool4U posted a screenshot of Williams laying on the ground from the video with the caption “When your girl wake you up out your sleep saying ‘so you think I’m stupid huh?’” to /r/BlackPeopleTwitter[6] (shown below). Within 24 hours, the post garnered upwards of 6,000 votes (88% upvoted) and 220 comments.



    Meanwhile, WorldStarHipHop user PSmooth uploaded a short interview with Walsh, in which he claims the fight escalated because Williams “sucker punched” him (shown below, left). Also on March 24th, the GracieBreakdown YouTube channel posted an analysis of the fight video by host Rener Gracie and his student Khaled (shown below, right). On March 25th, TMZ[1] published a follow-up article about Walsh, noting that he was “an accomplished wrestler” at his former high school.



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  • 03/25/16--14:34: Lord Farquaad
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    About

    Lord Farquaad is a character from the 2001 CGI movie Shrek, where he plays the role of antagonist as the ruthless ruler of Duloc. Much like the rest of the franchise, Farquaad has gained an ironic following in several online communities like Tumblr, mainly with puns of his name.

    Origin

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    Related Memes

    Some Of You May Die

    “Some Of You May Die, But Is A sacrifice I’m Willing To Make” is a memorable quote uttered by Farquaad in the announcement of a tournament for saving Princess Fiona. Online, the quote has been used to refer to people who makes reckless or inappropiate decisions.



    Various Examples

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  • 03/25/16--15:18: FLCL
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    About

    FLCL is an anime and manga series from the early 2000s. The series was written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, and obtained an influential cult following due to its critical acclaim. In 2016, Adult Swim announced that it would be releasing a two-season sequel to the original series.

    Premise

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  • 03/26/16--11:00: Exodia - The Forbidden One
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    About

    Exodia: The Forbidden One is a card in the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game that has a special win condition – when all five “forbidden one” cards (representing the left and right arms and legs of the monster, as well as the head) are in your hand, you win the duel.

    Origin

    Because Exodia was one of the first alternative win conditions introduced in the game, as well as being featured in the first episode of the first season of the Yu-Gi-Oh anime, it has gained a following.

    Five Pieces of Exodia

    Joke Exodia cards, featuring 4 limbs and a head, became popular.



    Criticism

    Exodia decks,are often criticized within the Yu-Gi-Oh! community because of their linear playstyle and the tendency for new players to use the deck because it is easy and recognizable. They are often considered solitaire decks.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]YuGiOh Wiki – Exodia The Forbidden One

    [2]YuGiOh Wiki – YuGiOh Episode 1

    [3]YouTube – Criticism


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  • 03/26/16--17:44: An Idiot Sandwich
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    About

    “An Idiot Sandwich” refers to a scene of Gordon Ramsey holding a woman’s head between two slices of bread. The scene is frequently parodied with other characters in place of the two.

    Origin

    The scene originates from the “Hell’s Cafeteria” parody skit from episode 50 of The Late Late Show with James Cordon. In the skit Gordon Ramsey holds Julie Chen’s head between two slices of bread, then proceeds to ask her “What are you?” She then replies “An idiot sandwich.”



    Spread

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    The scene was later posted to Vine by user Brady Barnhart on May 17th, 2015 accompanied by the words “When the teacher calls on you but you get the answer wrong”. The vine has since gained over 17 million loops and 260 thousand likes. The vine was later posted to tumblr by awesomevines where it gained over 40 thousand notes.[1]



    Various Examples


    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]tumblr – AwesomeVines’ post


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  • 03/26/16--19:11: Dipper Selfie
  • About

    Dipper Selfie refers to the exploitable cropped image of Dipper Pines taking a selfie. The cropped image is superimposed on images showing dire situations both in the show and in other media, very similar to the Inappropriate Timing Spongebob Banner meme.

    Origin

    In the episode “Dipper and Mabel vs. The Future” Dipper and Ford came down his tunnel thing and then Dipper takes a selfie.

    Spread

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    Various Examples

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  • 03/27/16--05:32: Vape Nation
  • About

    Vape Nation is a video created by Youtube channel h3h3 Productions, which shows Ethan Klein from the group walking and “vaping” around New York, satirizing stereotypical “vape culture” and ‘weed culture’ in the process. The video has been quoted multiple times and has generated many pieces of fanart and jokes on the Internet, particularly Reddit.

    Origin

    The video was uploaded on 21 March 2016. The video (shown below) has received a little over 2 and a half million views since its release. In the video, Ethan states he is trying to “hit the fattest vape”, and upon acquiring an E-cigarette, he then spends the rest of the video walking around New York, vaping in various areas, notably in front of a news broadcast station and in a park, as well as repeating the phrases “vape nation” and “go green”. The video also references Ethan Bradberry via using a sample of his voice in the background music.

    Spread

    As soon as the video was uploaded to the Youtuber’s channel, a thread was made for the video on Videos sub-reddit[1], garnering over 2500 likes and 1500 comments within a couple of days, as well as many posts on Tumblr relating to the video[2]. Multiple tweets relating to the video were made on Twitter via the usage of the hashtag “#vapenation”[3], with one of the most notable tweets relating to the video made by Ethan Klein himself, which has over 4500 retweets and 12 000 likes. The video also got an emote on Twitch, in the form of Ethan Klein’s head from the video, called “VapeNation”[4].


    Fan Art

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    About

    Studio Gainax is a Japanese anime studio founded in 1984, and is responsible for multiple popular anime series, most notably Neon Genesis Evangelion. The studio has gained a large following online, particularly in the anime community.

    History

    Studio Gainax was formed originally in the early 1980s as Daicon Film by Hideaki Anno, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Hiroyuki Yamaga, Takami Akai, Toshio Okada, Yasuhiro Takeda and Shinji Higuchi, with the group’s first project being a short presented at the 20th Annual Japan National SF Convention in 1981. After another short was released by the group at the same convention in 1983, the group renamed itself as Gainax. After the rename, the company would go on to release their most famous work, Neon Genesis Evangelion.

    Reception

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    Many of Studio Gainax’s series have received critical acclaim, as well as several of their shows going on to become commercial and cultural successes, and have become well-lauded in the anime community, particularly Neon Genesis Evangelion and Gurren Lagann.

    Related: Studio Trigger

    Gainax also has had three separate studios formed by some of its former employees, the most notable of the three being Studio Trigger, who would go on to release most notably Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia, which have developed large fandoms online.

    Online Relevance

    The studio has gained a significant following online, especially with the anime community, and has developed large followings for its most famous series, such as FLCL, Panty and Stocking, as well as Neon Genesis Evangelion and Gurren Lagann. The company is discussed/referenced frequently and has a following on several websites, such as Reddit[1], Tumblr[2], 4chan (particularly on /a/)[3], My Anime List[4][5] and DeviantArt[6]. The company has its own Twitter account[7] with a little over 6000 followers and a fan-made Facebook page[8] with over 8000 likes.

    Related Memes

    Gainaxing / Jiggle Physics (NSFW)

    Gainaxing is an anime-related term referring to a way in which a female character’s breasts move in a non-physics-abiding way, which usually bounce/jiggle/sway/bobble. The term became popularized and associated with the studio after the release of their first OVA, Gunbuster, which had 3 female characters affected by this trope.

    Gainax Pose / Gunbuster Pose

    Gainax Pose / Gunbuster Pose”: refers to a pose which appears often in Gainax-related works, and is commonly used in fanart. The pose was popularized in the West via the sequel to the GunbusterOVA, titled Diebuster, also made by Gainax.

    Gainax Ending

    Gainax Ending[9] is term referring to an ending of a series that either makes little to no sense in correlation to the previous events of the series, or ends the series with a potential sequel hook. This term was popularized after the ending of the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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  • 03/27/16--14:18: Proofster
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    About

    Proofster, also known as Proofs Rooster is a character used in image macros, depicted as a rooster asking for evidence or proof in broken English, most of the time in front of a Russian flag backdrop. The macros spawned many MS Paint parodies, and become popular on 4chan’s /int/ board.

    Origin

    It is assumed that the meme originated from Krautchan’s /int/ board, around the time of the War in Donbass[1]. The rooster originally was used as a slang way to call someone a homosexual inmate (someone ‘made’ homosexual by circumstances beyond their control) on Russian image boards. The images are used to make fun of the way nationalist Russians would demand proof regardless of evidence presented and proceed to disregard any evidence offered.

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    Editor’s Note: This entry is a WIP. Please request editorship if you think you can help.


    About

    You Can’t Catch Me, Gay Thoughts is a phrase used to imply that they are sexually attracted to the same gender and do not want to be.

    Origin

    The phrase was first used in The Simpson’s episode, “Meet the Quagmires”, which was aired on May 20th, 2007. In it, a scene is shown where Tom Cruise says that phrase while trying to run away from gay thoughts, personified as himself in a thought bubble.


    Spread

    On March 3rd, 2012, Tumblr user korraption posted an edited gif of the original (below), changing Tom Cruise into Rick Santorum.[1] It obtained over 2,400 notes in 4 years.


    On June 5th, 2012, FunnyJunk user OriginalAnon uploaded an edit (below) of a still from the original scene where Rarity from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is in the thought bubble instead of Tom Cruise.[2] It obtained over 140 score and 15,000 views in less than 4 years.


    On April 1st, 2015, Vine user TrinityBlood uploaded a vine (below) which used the phrase in it.[3] It got over 11,000 loops and 150 likes in about one year.



    Various Examples


    External References

    [1]Tumblr – Rick Santorum edit / March 3rd, 2012

    [2]FunnyJunk – Rarity edit / June 5th, 2012

    [3]Vine – TrinityBlood’s vine / April 1st, 2015


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  • 03/27/16--16:04: Enya - Only Time
  • About

    Only Time is a song by Irish singer Enya, released in 2000. It gained widespread acclaim in the time of its release, and later became a meme because of its melancholic sound and lyrics, it is often put in the background of a video to signify depression or angst, similar to Wake Me Up Inside. Because of this, it has also been tied with Montage Parodies.

    Origin

    Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin (anglicised as Enya Patricia Brennan), is an Irish new age artist, who gained popularity in 2000 with her debut album, A Day Without Rain. Her album became the highest selling New Age album of all time, with over 15 million copies sold, and with Only Time reaching #10 on the Billboard Top 100 Chart.



    Spread

    In 2014, popular montage creator and now commentator Pyrocynical released a video titled “mlg teletubbies”. In the video, he uses the song, mixed with airhorns, showing to be the first time the song was used in MLG format. The video gained 9 million views, and has 150,000 likes. In late 2015, popular YouTuber Filthy Frank featured the song in his video 100 Accurate Life Hacks, in which he proceeds to pretend to physically abuse a hamster by stuffing it in a sock and hitting it with multiple objects. The video has 5 million views and 140,000 likes



    The video also gained notoriety during the React World controversy, as the song was used to the background of the live subscriber count.



    The song has also been used in multiple Vines, often related to failure or destruction. The most viewed example has 9 million loops.



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  • 03/28/16--04:12: Cirno Shrug
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    About

    Cirno Shrug is an image of a chibi-looking version of Cirno from Touhou series, appearing to be shrugging. The image has been notably used as a reaction image, and has spawned many derivatives.

    Origin

    The original image (pictured below) was made by a /jp/ drawfag, as part of the Chalkno[2] image set. It depicts Cirno making a shrugging motion and proclaiming “It’s either me or Touhou 13”. The earliest known archived posts containing the image possibly date back to May 10th, 2011, to threads on 4chan’s /jp/ board[1].



    Spread

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    Search Interest

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    External References

    [1]foolz.fireden – image search results

    [2]foolz.fireden – Chalkno


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  • 03/28/16--12:57: Birdie Sanders
  • About

    Birdie Sanders is the nickname given to a bird that flew onto the podium in front of the Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during his speech at a campaign rally in Portland, Oregon in late March 2016.

    Origin

    On March 25th, 2016, Democratic primary presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made an appearance at a campaign rally held at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. During his speech, a brown house finch flew onto the stage, which immediately prompted cheers and laughters from the crowd (shown below). As Sanders, who seemed just as entertained by the unexpected intruder, tried to resume his speech, the bird approached the Vermont senator even closer by perching on his podium, triggering further excitement and bewilderment from his supporters in attendance, as well as many others online who witnessed the strange interruption via livecast.[1]



    Spread

    Within minutes of the bird’s charming interruption at the event, Politico[2] posted a video clip of the memorable moment on Twitter, where it garnered more than 49,000 likes and 36,000 retweets in the first 72 hours, including a mention of the hashtag #BirdieSanders[5] from Bernie Sanders’ official Twitter account.[3] Throughout the day, the avian intrusion at Bernie Sanders’ rally dominated the social media discussions relating to the United States primaries and caucuses, which were followed by mentions from viral media blogs[13][16] and social news aggregators[6], as well as coverage of the trending hashtag #BirdieSanders from major news outlets across the country[7][8][9][12][15] and overseas.[10][14]

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    Official Poster

    On the next day, Bernie Sanders’ campaign team released a colorfully illustrated poster on Twitter as a tribute to the candidate’s unscheduled encounter with the bird (shown below).



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  • 03/28/16--14:30: 3DPD
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    3DPD is an abbreviation that stands for 3-Dimensional Pig Disgusting: A statement made by certain members of the weeaboo subculture which denotes that fictional women from anime and manga, or 2D, are superior to normal women and reality, or 3D.

    Origin

    While it is unknown where the term “3DPD” first took off, it is believed it first gained traction among anime otakus and weeaboos. The idea of men claiming superiority over fictional women against real women first became more notable in 2009, when a Japanese man – who went by his online handle SAL9000 – married Nene Anegasaki, a fictional character from the Nintendo DS game Love Plus. The wedding was subsequently lifestreamed on Nico Nico Douga, resulting in widespread attention and coverage of the event in the West as well.[1][2][3]



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  • 03/28/16--15:17: Serious Lifeguard Fish
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    The Serious Lifeguard Fish is an advice animal image macro series based on a still image from an episode of the children’s animated TV series Spongebob Squarepants. The captions typically used as expression of displease, annoyance or suspicion, almost similar to Futurama’s Not Sure If X macro.

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    The lifeguard’s name is Frank. He first appeared in the episode “Ripped Pants” as a lifeguard, where he rushed to save SpongeBob, after he had crashed down with a wave, and washed up on the beach. He was not amused to find out that Spongebob had faked the fall for his joke.

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  • 03/28/16--16:55: Legal Loli
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    Legal Loli is a term applied to fictional females with prepubescent physiques while at the same time being older than the legal age of consent, sometimes reaching to up to thousands of years of age.[5] While supporters of legal lolis believe attraction to them isn’t the same as attraction to normal lolis due to their different age and mental capacity, claiming this makes them a seperate group from normal lolis (or “true lolis”); critics often argue that their age is merely an excuse by the authors to create a grey area, stating that due to a shared physique with prepubescent lolis they are the same as normal lolis.[6]

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    By definition, lolicon is a portmanteau of the phrase “Lolita complex,” which describes an attraction to young or prepubescent girls. However, amongst anime fans, the term loli has come to describe characters with solely the physiques of a prepubescent girl due to the frequently similar physiques of females from varying age groups in anime and manga. This has lead to fans of the loli genre to add adjectives to the term, in order to seperate loli-like characters of different age groups (shown below).



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    On April 8th, 2013, webcomic artist Awkward Zombie released a comic titled “Minor Setback.”[1] The comic centered around Fire Emblem: Awakening character Nowi, a member of the Manakete race of dragons who can turn thousands of years old and because of this keep a young physique for an extended period of their lives, showing the reactions of the other characters over her scantily clad attire. Prior to Awkward Zombie’s comic, Nowi’s physique and behavior, alongside her attire, was already a topic of discussion amongst fans of the game, who frequently questioned its appropriateness.



    On Januari 20th, 2016, the Facebook page Interstellar Dust created a Starter Pack derivation titled “It’s ok because she’s actually hundreds of years old,”[2] featuring several popular legal lolis who are thousands of years old in their canon backstory. In the following 3 months, the image managed to gather over 650 shares. Alongside, the image was also shared on Tumblr,[3] where it gathered over 4,100 notes; and Reddit,[4] where it gathered over 850 points with its Imgur upload gathering over 61,000 views in that same period.



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