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    A oh-so-very funny joke by a legend, Ippan, who says the oh-so-very-witty line: “DON’T WORRYGUYS, WE WON’T GETHIT BY CANNONBALLS, DON’T WORRY” at literally every event. HA-HA-HA.

    Joke is, though, that we FUCKING DO!


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  • 05/25/16--17:02: Burnout
  • About

    Burnout is a racing game series by developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts (EA).

    The series dives itself deeply into the high-speed and crashing aspects of the racing genre, with iconic gameplay features such as causing other vehicles to total with Takedowns to earn extra Boost and the popular Crash mode.

    Since the release of Burnout 3: Takedown, the series gained critical acclaim and received a large fanbase.

    The series’ gameplay inspired a 2010 reboot of the Hot Pursuit game of the Need For Speed series, by the same developer, Criterion Games.

    History

    With Acclaim Entertainment (2001-2004)

    Criterion Games was owned by Acclaim Entertainment, responsible for publishing the first two Burnout games, until Acclaim went defunct in September 2004 and Criterion Games is currently a subsidiary of Electronic Arts (EA).

    Burnout (2001)

    The first installment of the series, Burnout was released for the Sony PlayStation 2 systems in November 1, 2001 (NA region), November 16, 2001 (EU region) and for the MicrosoftXbox and Nintendo GameCube systems in 29 April, 2002 (NA region) and 3 May, 2002 (EU region). [1]

    The main gameplay mode, Championship mode, where you choose to compete in race events with three other opponents on various tracks. With the difficulty rising up when further into the mode, there are Face-Off events where your opportunity is to beat the rival in the race in order to acquire his vehicle.

    The game received a favourable review on all platforms and a metascore of 79 based on 25 reviews according to Metacritic. [2]

    Burnout 2: Point of Impact (2002)

    The first sequel of the series, Burnout 2: Point of Impact was released for the Sony PlayStation 2 systems in 30 November, 2002 (NA region), 11 October, 2002 (EU region). The first Burnout game to be released in Japan was two years after the first release in 1 April, 2004.
    The game was also released for the Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube systems in 9 April 2003 (GameCube NA region), 1 May, 2003 (Xbox NA region), 9 May, 2003 (EU region for both systems)[3]

    The game introduces Crash mode to the series, the strategic aspect of the game, where you use a vehicle to cause as much cost to damages from colliding into the traffic in different scenarios to exceed the target score.

    (NOTE: No buses were extremely harmed during the gameplay of this video.)

    Burnout 3: Takedown (2004)

    The first game of the series published by EA, Burnout 3: Takedown was released to Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox systems in 7 September, 2004 (NA Region), 10 September 2004 (PAL region) and 14 October, 2004 (JP region). [4]
    The game introduced the Road Rage mode, where the player has to score as many takedowns toward opponents before getting totaled and also introduced the Impact Time feature, where you control your vehicle after crashing to total other opponents coming by, which is known as Aftertouch Takedowns.

    The game received universal acclaim on both platforms according to Metacritic [5][6] and received a 9.5 out of 10 from IGN

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Burnout

    [2]Metacritic – Burnout Review

    [3]Wikipedia – Burnout 2: Point Of Impact

    [4]Wikipedia – Burnout 3: Takedown

    [5]Metacritic – Burnout 3 Review PS2

    [6]Metacritic – Burnout 3: Takedown Review Xbox


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  • 05/25/16--20:04: Samination
  • About

    Samination (formerly known as Ebolaworld) is an animation website created by Samuel T Nelson. His animations are best recognized as Taco-Man Plays a Video Game, Unbelievably Messed-Up Bible Stories, and Snowy The Frostman.

    Ebolaworld Origin

    in 2001, web animator Samuel T Nelson starting an animation website known as Ebolaworld. He started with animations The Stupid Adventures Of Taco-Man, Grandpa, The Smurks, and The Good Life, as his main animation series. In 2003, Samuel made a Newgrounds account to expand his Ebolaworld website. His first animation he submitted on Newgrounds is The George Bush Show, follow by Smokey, Grandpa, and the Taco-Man series. His other animations stays as a exclusive to his website.

    In 2008, Samuel made a YouTube account to expand his Ebolaworld website even further, submitting his flash animations into videos. There he started submitting his animations as videos, including two new Taco-Man series, Taco-Man Plays a Video Game, and Taco-Man And The Game Master.

    Samination

    In 2014, he submitted a video titled EBOLAWORLD IS DEAD, announcing his title change from Ebolaworld to Samination. In the video Samuel explain he always wanted a name change since 2006, and to due to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak that takes place in West Africa.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Samination – Official Samination Website

    [2]YouTube – Samination

    [3]YouTube – Samination 2

    [4]Newgrounds – Samination

    [5]Instagram – Samination

    [6]Patreon – Samination


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  • 05/25/16--23:19: #BernieLostMe
  • About

    #BernieLostMe is a hashtag used by supporters of the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to share their reasons as to why the rival candidate Bernie Sanders is the less suitable nominee for the Democratic National Convention, which began trending after Sanders refused to denounce some of his supporters who behaved violently at the Nevada Democratic Convention in May 2016.

    Origin

    On May 14th, 2016, Nevada Democratic Party held its convention at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas as the final stage of the state’s delegate selection process. While Hillary Clinton had already emerged as the winner of the Nevada caucuses in February, many supporters of Bernie Sanders showed up at the convention with high hopes that the final count of the delegates would swing in Sanders’ favor. During the procession, chaos suddenly erupted from the crowds when the party officials declined to accept the credentials of nearly 60 of Sanders’ prospective delegates, which made them ineligible for the final count and thusly Hillary Clinton emerged as the winning candidate.



    Many supporters of Sanders in the crowd reacted angrily to their ruling with jeers and violence, ultimately prompting the staff to conclude the event early to ensure the safety of the participants. While the degree of violence at the scene has been disputed by supporters of both candidates, many major news outlets reported that chairs and other objects were thrown around and the state party’s chairwoman Barbara Boxer was harassed with death threats.

    Bernie Sander’s Response

    On May 17th, Bernie Sanders issued a response to the incident amidst growing pressures from the Democratic Party to denounce his supporters’ acts of violence. However, Sanders defiantly dismissed the complaints of the Nevada party officials as “nonsense” in defense of his supporters.

    Spread

    On May 18th, the hashtag #BernieLostMe began trending on Twitter as many supporters of Clinton and undecided voters expressed their disappointment at Sanders’ response, particularly from Black Democratic voters. That same day, The New Civil Rights Movement reported on the trending status of #BernieLostMe.



    On May 19th, #BernieLostMe was picked up by grassroot supporters of both Democratic candidates, with some Sanders supporters on Reddit and 4chan calling for a hijack of the hashtag, as well as various news outlets and political news blogs, including ABC News, AOL News, Complex, Wired, Mic, Red Alert Politics and Paste Magazine.

    Examples

    Following the initial period of trending, the hashtag also became a target of parodies and satires among supporters of Bernie Sanders and Republican presidential candidates alike.



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  • 05/26/16--13:15: In a World of Kardashians
  • About

    In a World of Full of Kardashians… is an inspirational image macro series encouraging women to find beauty in uniqueness and courage, as opposed to glamour and sex appeal, by following the paths of female role models whose public personas embody such traits.

    Origin

    The earliest known instance of the inspirational image macro was uploaded by Twitter user @asyraf.ƶ on September 11th, 2014, featuring a reference to Khadijah (R.A), the first wife of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (shown below).

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    [work in progress]

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  • 05/26/16--16:18: Sonic Comics
  • W.I.P. Gimme a couple days to fill out the entry k thx. :p

    Archie Comics

    About

    Sonic Comics are comics made about Sonic the Hedgehog published by Archie Comics with the help of Sega. The main Sonic Comics series Sonic the Hedgehog holds the world record for longest running comic book series based on a video game[2] and is the longest running comic book series based on a franchise.[3]

    History

    Sonic the hedgehog first appeared in a 16-page promotional comic released in 1991 in an effort to advertise Sonic for the Mega Drive (shown below).[1]



    In November 1992, Archie Comics published Issue 0 of the Original Sonic Miniseries.[4] It was the first in a four-issue series published monthly from November 1992 to February, 1993. The Original Sonic Miniseries served as the basis for the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series which retconned many events of the miniseries as the series became more serious.[5] Issue 1 of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series was published in May, 1993.[6] On September 9th, 2015, issue 276 of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series was released (reviewed below), making it the longest running comic series based on a franchise,[3] surpassing Conan the Barbarian’s record with its 275-issue series.[7]



    Characters

    Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe have both invented a large cast of popular characters in the Sonic fandom. Notable fan-adored characters invented by these comic series include Sally, Rotor, Antoine, Bunny, Scourge the hedgehog, Ixis Naugus, Mammoth Mogul, and RoboRobotnik who later became known as Eggman.

    Reception

    Notable Series

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    After the miniseries, Archie officially launched the Sonic the Hedgehog line of comic books in May of 1993.[6]
    The plot largely based on the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon, which fans commonly refer to as Sonic SatAM.
    Starting much more innocent that the aforementioned show, issues usually dealt with more humorous and cartoon stories.

    Knuckles the Echidna

    Sonic X

    Sonic Universe

    In 2009 Archie launched the Sonic Universe line of comics, its purpose to expand the comic’s universe. Issues usually followed other popular characters and groups in the series such as Shadow the Hedgehog, Knuckles the Echidna, and Team Chaotix.[8]

    Sonic Boom

    Notable Writers

    Ian Flynn

    Ken Penders

    Fleetway Comics

    Major W.I.P.

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Sonic Retro – Sonic the Hedgehog

    [2]Sonic Wikia – Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition

    [3]Archie Sonic Wiki – Archie Sonic the Hedgehog

    [4]Mobius Encyclopaedia – Archie Sonic Miniseries

    [5]Mobius Encyclopaedia – Original Sonic Miniseries

    [6]Mobius Encyclopaedia – Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 1

    [7]Wikipedia – Conan the Barbarian

    [8]Mobius Encyclopaedia – Sonic Universe


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  • 05/26/16--17:45: Kubz Scouts
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    About

    Kubz Scouts is a Youtuber who mainly specializes in making lets play videos of games such as Yandere Simulator , Papers Please, Persona and other games.


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    Editor’s Note: This entry contains plot spoilers to Captain America: Steve Rogers.


    About

    Captain Hydra is a nickname given to the Marvel Comics superhero Captain America in the light of the shocking plot twist that Steve Rogers, the original alter ego of Captain America, has long been a covert agent of HYDRA, the terrorist-paramilitary organization, as revealed in the first issue of Marvel’s comic book series Captain America: Steve Rogers released in May 2016.

    Origin

    On May 25th, 2016, Marvel Comics released the first issue of Captain America: Steve Rogers[1], a new comic book series in the Captain America franchise written by Nick Spencer and illustrated by artist Jesus Saiz. In the comic, Steve Rogers, the superhero’s original alter ego who was succeeded by Sam Wilson after his superpowers were neutralized as a result of removing the supersoldier serum from his body, reprises his role as Captain America, who makes a shocking confession that he has been a longtime secret operative for HYDRA ever since he and his mother were recruited by the evil organization during his childhood. In the final panel of the issue, Steve Rogers pushes one of his colleagues out of an airplane and utters the phrase “Hail HYDRA (shown below).



    Spread

    Immediately upon the release of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 on May 25th, the shocking reveal of Captain America’s true identity was met with overwhelmingly negative responses from the fans of the Marvel comic franchise on Twitter[6][18], Tumblr[20] and 4chan[7][8][9][10][11], not to mention a similar sense of skepticism from various comic book news sites and blogs[3][4][13][14][15] as well as entertainment news sites.[5][16][17][21]

    On Twitter, the fans shared their grievances about the drastic change in the direction of the plot using the hashtag #SayNoToHydraCap and #CaptainHydra, while many others on 4chan’s /co/ (comics and cartoon) imageboard community began churning out photoshopped parodies of Captain America saluting “Hail Hydra” in the final panel of the first issue.

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  • 05/27/16--15:06: Gucci Mane
  • About

    Gucci Mane, (first name Radric Davis), is an American rapper. Gucci is known for being one of the first and most popular trap rappers, and popularizing the genre. Online, Gucci gained popularity after the meme, Bitch I Might Be. Gucci has also gained notably for his frequency in jail, including 2 sentences in 2005 and 2009 respectively, and a jail sentence from 2013 to 2016, as well.

    Origin

    Gucci Mane was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and moved to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 9[1]. Gucci released his debut album “Trap House”. In that same year, Gucci was charged with murder after one of her companions fired at a group of men who were trying to steal his trademark gold chain. While the case, was eventually dropped in January 2006, due to insufficient evidence, he was hit by another legal issue, cited of assaulting a nightclub promoter, and granted a six-month prison sentence for the assault. He was released from jail in the same month of his murder case was dismissed.

    In November 2009 during when he planned to release another studio album, Gucci was sentenced to 12 months in jail for violating probation which was stemmed from the 2006 assault case. Later in 2013, he was charged with attacking a fan, as well as two counts of possession of firearms.

    Spread

    Bitch I Might Be



    Bitch I Might Be is an ambiguous retort falsely attributed to Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane in a photoshopped image posted to Reddit in April of 2013. The phrase is often used in text posts and image macro captions shared on the microblogging site Tumblr.

    Free Gucci



    Free Gucci is a popular phrase, stemming from the incarceration of Gucci, most notably his sentence from 2013 to 2016. The phrase, according to the site Hashtracking[3], has been tweeted just under 1000 times under #freegucci. The incarceration has caused many artists, specifically on the site Soundcloud, which accounts for over 4,500,000 plays.[4]

    Burr

    Burr is a phrase coined by Gucci, to describe something that’s great, as well as describing the diamonds on the jewelry he wears. In 2009, an Urban Dictionary definition of the phrase[2] was posted, describing the phrase as “Coined by Gucci Mane, referring to how icy his chains are”.

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Allmusic – Gucci Mane Biography

    [2]Urban Dictionary – Burr

    [3]Hashtracking – Hashtracking

    [4]Soundcloud – Free Gucci


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  • 05/28/16--08:13: Simpsonwave


  • About

    Simpsonwave refers to the trend of remixing clips from the American cartoon sitcom series The Simpsonswith vaporwave-esque music and aesthetic visual effects. The trend gained popularity in early 2016, inspiring several parodies.

    Origin

    One of the earliest examples of the trend comes from a Vine by user Spicster submited on October 27th, 2015. In the video, a scene from the season seven episode Bart on the Road[1] is remixed with the song Resonance by chillwave artist HOME.[1] In the following eight months, the vine gained over 21.9 million loops, and a reupload by Youtuber Ezek gained over 400,000 views in the following six months.



    Spread

    On December 3rd, Youtuber Hothi uploaded a video titled “BART ON THE ROAD”, featuring a GIF with aesthetic visuals and Resonance, gaining over 192,000 views in the following six months. On February 5th, 2016, Youtuber Lucien Hughes uploaded a video titled “HOMERSCAPE - 1992 美的”, combining a scene from the series with the song ピコ from the vaporwave artist Macintosh Plus, gaining over 44,000 views in the following three months.



    During the following weeks, Lucien Hughes uploaded several videos to their account, groupping them under a playlist titled SIMPSONWAVE,[4] being the most popular of the bunch “SUNDAY SCHOOL”, uploaded on February 29th and gaining over 900,000 views in the following three months. On April 6th, a dedicated subreddit was created, gaining over 470 subscribers in the following month. On April 10th, Youtuber FrankJavCee uploaded a video titled “HOW TO SIMPSONWAVE”, in which resumes the trend and makes his own Simpsonwave video, gaining over 188,000 views in the following months.



    On May 26th, Youtuber This Exists uploaded a video titled “Is SIMPSONWAVE a joke?”, where the history of the trend is discussed. In the following two days, the video gained over 72,000 views.



    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]The Simpsons Wiki – Bart on the Road

    [2]Soundcloud – HOME– Resonance

    [3]Reddit – /r/simpsonswave

    [4]Youtube – SIMPSONWAVE


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  • 05/28/16--09:17: Koichi Window Edits
  • About

    Koichi Window Edits refers to an exploitable scene in the 2016 animated adaptation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable which shows secondary protagonist Koichi Hirose in shock after seeing something from outside the window.

    Origins

    The scene originated in Chapter 296 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (shown below, left) which was later animated in the 8th episode of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable which first aired on May 20th, 2016 (shown below, right). In the episode, Koichi awakens from a dream involving antagonist Yukako Yamagishi only to discover she has been in front of his window this whole time, prompting him to become shocked in fear.


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    Search Interest

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  • 05/28/16--12:33: Garfield
  • [Work in progress. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.]

    Garfield is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Jim Davis. The strip has been running since 1978, making Garfield the longest-running active comic strip as of June 2016. The comics follow the misadventures of Garfield the cat, his owner, Jon, and Jon’s pet dog, Odie. It currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s most widely syndicated comic, with 2,580 newspapers and journals syndicating it along with 300 million readers each day.

    Origin

    In the 1970’s, Davis had worked on a strip called Gnorm Gnat, which was met with very little success. One editor claimed his gags and his form of writing were great, but that nobody could identify with bugs. Davis noted to himself that there didn’t seem to be any comic strips revolving around a cat as the main character. Since he had grown up with 25 cats on a farm in Muncie, Indiana, where Garfield takes place, Davis decided to create Garfield. He took the name of the titular character after his grandfather, James A. Garfield Davis. The owner’s name, Jon Arbuckle, came from a 1950’s coffee commercial, and Odie’s name was recycled from a car dealership commercial that Davis had worked on, featuring Odie the Village Idiot. On June 19th, 1978, United Feature Syndicate agreed to have Garfield make it’s debut on 41 newspapers. In his early years, Garfield appeared larger with smaller eyes and walked on all fours, but he would eventually stand up on two legs and have larger features during the 1990s.

    Spread

    Less than three years after Garfield’s release, the strip accumulated $15 million in merchandise and was being syndicated in over 850 newspapers. Davis founded the company of PAWS, Inc. to manage the merchandise. By 2002, Garfield was the world’s most widely syndicated strip, appearing in 2,570 newspapers with 263 million worldwide readers. By 2004, Garfield had generated $1 billion in revenue along with the strip being syndicated in over 111 countries. Today, rights for the strip remain with PAWS, Inc., although the strip is now currently distributed by Universal Press Syndicate rather than United Feature Syndicate.

    Merchandise

    Internet

    Garfield.com, the official website for Garfield, was launched in 1996, albeit initially to little fanfare. Jim Davis collaborated with Ball State University and Pearson Digital Learning to create Professor Garfield, a site with educational games focusing on math and language arts skills.

    Television & Film

    On May 15th, 1980, CBS aired The Fantastic Funnies, which included Garfield as one of the strips featured in the episode, making it Garfield’s official animation debut. From 1988 to 1994, the animated TV series Garfield and Friends aired. In 2007, to coincide with the strip’s approaching 30-year anniversary, The Garfield Show first aired on Cartoon Network as a television CGI series. On June 11, 2004, Garfield: The Movie was released in theaters, along with the sequel Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties in 2006. Three direct-to-video films were created between 2007 and 2009. On May 24th, 2016, Alcon Entertainment announced that it had been planning to begin filming a new CGIGarfield movie, produced by John Cohen and Steven P. Wegner.

    Related Memes

    Garfielf

    Garfielf refers to an intentionally poor-quality parody video of Garfield. On April 4th, 2013, the video was uploaded onto YouTube. In the video, the characters are poorly drawn and uses Text-to-Speech narration.


    Garfield Minus Garfield

    Garfield Minus Garfield is a web based comic strip created by Dan Walsh that rose to prominence in 2008. Each strip is a reprint of previous Garfield strips, but Garfield is digitally removed from them, generally just consisting of Garfield’s owner Jon Arbuckle interacting with himself. The strip’s website characterizes it as “a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young every-man as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb”.

    Garfield Parodies

    Garfield Parodies are parodies of previous Garfield comic strips that can be used as exploitables. Garfield Minus Garfield is an example of one of these.

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    About

    GARY! YOUAREGONNAFINISHYOURDESSERT! ANDYOUAREGONNALIKE IT!” is a quote has quickly become popular and is used throughout the Internet. It also gained several remixes, spoofs, and videos of people imitating SpongeBob’s quote.

    Origin

    Near the end of the episode “Diying For Pie”, Squidward tells SpongeBob that he was supposed to explode. Therefore, SpongeBob “explodes” by yelling "Gary, you are gonna finish your dessert, and you are gonna like it!”



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  • 05/28/16--17:13: Veganism
  • Work in progress. Feel free to request editorship


    The Term Vegan refers to a lifestyle that asbtains from eating or using anything made by or of animals. Unlike Vegetarians, Vegans cannot consume Dairy. While some Vegans consider this to simply be a life choice, others consider a Moral decision, claiming that it is wrong to kill animals to use them for food.

    In a vein of SJWing, a loud, (hopefully) minority of Vegans on social media sites proudly declare themselves as Vegans, and demonize anyone who does not adhere to their ideals, including Vegetarians, as they still, “Subject animals to Slavery”. This has led to many users of these sites creating a simple game called, “spot the Vegan”


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    About

    In Blizzard’s 2016 game, Overwatch, the “Play of the Game” sequence is shown at the end of a match to display the most impressive feat performed in that particular match. Shortly after the release of Overwatch on May 24, 2016, players began making spoofs of the Play of the Game sequence, subverting expectations by replacing actual gameplay footage with somewhat related, humorous content.

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    About

    “i can be your angle….or yuor devil” refers to a phrase, often accompanying a pair of juxtaposed pictures depicting opposite characteristics of a character or individual. The phrase is often used on cringe boards or to refer to cringeworthy material.

    Origin

    On January 31th, 2016, Twitter‏ user @snakelord87 made a Tweet (Shown, below) with the caption “i can be your angle….or yuor devil” accompanied by two pictures [2][3] previously shared by Youtuber Arin Hanson. which has garnered over 20,000 likes and retweets within three months.



    Spread

    Reddit user dd1zzle posted in the /r/gamegrumps subreddit a screencap of the original Tweet, it has over 4,000 points (92% upvoted) and over 600,000 views on Imgur[6] as of May 2016. In mid-April, Tumblr user jonsbeard posted a variation featuring JonTron / Jon Jafari and in late May, user confectioneryvixen [4] made an Overwatch-themed post with the phrase, and as of late May, 2016 both of these posts have accumulated over 1,000 notes.

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  • 05/31/16--09:12: Harambe the Gorilla's Death
  • Overview

    Harambe the Gorilla was a 17-year-old Western lowland silverback gorilla who was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child fell into his enclosure in late May 2016. The incident was wildly criticized online by many who blamed the child’s parents for the gorilla’s untimely death.

    Background

    On May 28th, 2016, a 4-year-old boy crawled into the enclosure of the Western lowland gorilla Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo. The gorilla then grasped the child and began dragging him about the enclosure before a Cincinnati Zoo employee fatally shot Harambe with a rifle.That day, YouTuber maxi uploaded footage of the incident to YouTube, where it gathered upwards of 12.6 million views and 41,000 comments in the next 48 hours (shown below).



    Developments

    Online Reaction

    On May 29th, a post about the incident reached the front page of /r/news,[6] where it garnered more than 7,100 votes (87% upvoted) and 6,200 comments in the next two days. The same day, a petition titled “Justice for Harambe” was created on Change.org[2] which called for authorities to hold the child’s parents responsible for Harambe’s death. Within 48 hours, the petition gained over 338,000 signatures. Meanwhile, the hashtags #JusticeForHarambe and #RIPHarambe began circulating on both Facebook[4][5] and Twitter.[3]



    News Media Coverage

    On May 31st, the Mirror[1] published an article about the child’s parents Michelle Gregg and Deonne Dickerson. In the coming days, the story was covered by CNN,[7]BBC News,[8]NBC News,[9] Time[10] and The Daily Dot.[11]

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    About

    Donald Trump’s McDonald’s Meal is a photoshop meme based on a photograph of Donald Trump celebrating the acquisition of enough delegates to win the GOP presidential nomination in late May 2016.

    Origin

    On May 26th, 2016, Trump posted a photograph of himself eating a McDonald’s burger and fries while aboard a plane with the caption “Celebrating 1237! #Trump2016” to his Instagram[1] feed (shown below). Within four days, the post gained over 124,000 likes and 16,900 comments.



    Spread

    That day, Redditor GoinFerARipEh posted the photo to the /r/photoshopbattles[2] subreddit, where several users subsequently submitted photoshopped variations of the image (shown below).



    The following day, the “Truth About Donald J. Trump” Facebook[3] page posted a black-and-white photograph of 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan eating a McDonald’s meal juxtaposed next to the Trump photo (shown below). In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the photoshop meme, including UpRoxx,[4] The Huffington Post,[5] Metro,[6] Daily Mail[7] and AV Club.[8]



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  • 05/31/16--15:27: Gotta Blast!
  • About

    Gotta Blast! a popular quote from the animated TV show called The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius the quote is made by various youtubers.

    Origin

    The quote originally got from the Jimmy Neutron theme song (shown below).



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  • 06/01/16--12:24: #MessageToFeminists
  • About

    #MessageToFeminists is a YouTube hashtag campaign encouraging anti-feminist vloggers to direct video messages toward feminists to promote meaningful debate and discourage remaining in their respective echo chambers.

    Origin

    On May 18th, 2016, YouTuber That Guy T uploaded a video titled “#MessageToFeminists Challenge,” in which he announced a challenge for vloggers to create video messages directed toward feminists in order to encourage civilized debate (shown below).



    Challenge Rules:
    1) Present a one sentence video message directed towards feminists
    2) Add “#MessageToFeminists Challenge” into the video title.
    3) Link to the channel of the person that challenged you in the description box (if applicable).
    4) List 5 people who you are challenging & post links to their channels as well.
    5) Copy and paste this template.

    Spread

    On May 20th, YouTuber Bearing uploaded a response to That Guy T’s video, in which he asks feminists to “name a right that they think men have that they lack” (shown below, left). The same day, YouTuber SugarTits uploaded another response video, which criticized feminists for blaming all men’s social issues on the patriarchy (shown below, right).



    On May 23rd, YouTuber Sargon of Akkad uploaded a video using the #MessageToFeminists hashtag, which urged feminists to “stop being so hateful” and to “take responsibility” for themselves (shown below, left). The following day, YouTuber ShoeOnHead uploaded a #MessageToFeminists video in which she encouraged feminists to have an “open dialogue” with those who hold opposing political beliefs (shown below, right). Within one week, the video gained over 178,000 views and 2,000 comments. Meanwhile, a thread about the hashtag was submitted to the International Skeptics Forum.[4]



    Also on May 24th, YouTuber Theryn Meyer uploaded a video titled “#MessageToFeminists: On Trans Female Privilege,” which discusses the privileges she experienced since transitioning to become a trans woman (shown below, left). On May 31st, YouTuber Julie Borowski uploaded a #MessageToFeminists video which called for feminists to stop dismissing women who disagree with them as having “internalized misogyny” and to refrain from using debunked statistics. On June 1st, Redditor AmiroZ submitted a post asking about the campaign to the /r/OutOfTheLoop[1] subreddit.



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    External References

    [1]Reddit – /r/OutOfTheLoop

    [2]Twitter – #MessageToFeminists

    [3]Facebook – #MessageToFeminists

    [4]International Skeptics Forum – Thoughts on the #messagetofeminists thing?


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