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    What Did You Say About My Hair?! (also known as “What were you saying about my hair?” or “What was that about my hair?") is a Question that is associated with the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure character Josuke Higashikata. The question is angrily asked by Josuke when his enemies insult his pompadour hair. Online, the question is a well known quote in the JoJo fandom, where a user insults something important to another user, only for the receiving end to reply with a similarly-built question.

    Origin

    The question originates from the fourth story arc of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure titled Battle Tendency, which was published from 1992 to 1995. The question makes its first appearance in the 266th chapter of the manga, titled The Terrifying New Student. In the chapter, Josuke is being harassed by senior delinquents, mocking his clothing. Despite Josuke’s calmness, when the delinquents leader proceeds to threaten shaving his hair, Josuke loses his composure, and angrily asks the question to the leaders, only to beat him up with stand power Crazy Diamond shortly after (seen below). Throughout the rest of the story, Josuke would ask this question any time his enemies insult his hair.




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  • 07/14/16--19:28: 2016 Bastille Day Attack
  • This entry is being researched and updated in real-time; please request editorship.


    Overview

    The 2016 Bastille Day Attack was a terrorist attack carried out by a Tunisian man who deliberately drove a cargo truck into a crowd of people gathered along the waterfront of Nice, France to watch the firework display in celebration of the Bastille Day on the evening of July 14th, 2016. The vehicle rampage resulted in the deaths of at least 84 people and 202 injured.

    Background

    On the evening of July 14th, 2016, thousands of people gathered along the Promenade des Anglais, a prominent waterfront situated on the Mediterranean coast in Nice, France, to watch the firework display in observance of the 227th French National Day. At approximately 10:40 PM (local time), as the fireworks were about to conclude, a cargo truck weighing 25 tons breached the vehicle barriers and plunged into the crowds on the Promenade, swerving repeatedly to hit pedestrians and shooting at the police and civilians while moving at a high speed. After continuing for two kilometers (1.2 miles), the driver was shot and killed by the French police in a barrage of gunfire after the truck was completely surrounded. The driver was identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel , a 31-year-old male of Franco-Tunisian nationality.

    Notable Developments

    Online Reactions

    On Reddit, users began submitting threads to various subreddits such as r/AskReddit[1], r/WorldNews[2] and r/Europe. r/Live had a thread covering the attack, investigation and aftermath.[4] On Twitter, Russia Today’s @RT_com posted a live coverage feed and tweeted several videos showing the festival-goers escaping and some including graphic footage of the injured and killed.[5]

    Twitter users soon begin using the hashtag #portesouvertesnice to help escapees find shelter and announce safe locations along with #attaquesnice to send other information about the attack. BBC’s coverage summarised the use of multiple hashtags on social media including the likes of #PorteOuverteNice and #JeSuisNice, and that taxi drivers were also using the #PorteOverteNice hashtag to over free rides to safety.[6]

    BBC’s live coverage included a story of Facebook user Tiava Banner who had lost her 8-month old baby, but had later been found.[7]

    “We’ve lost our 8-month-old baby. Friends in Nice, if you’ve seen him, if you were there, if you’ve picked him up please contact me.”

    The post was later updated to say the baby had been found, and thanked a woman named Joy Ruez.

    “Thank you Facebook to all those who helped and sent messages of support,” Tiava Banner wrote, also adding hashtags associated with the Nice attacks.

    Tributes

    In the following hours of the attack, dozens of artists and illustrators from all around the world took their condolences and tributes for the victims of the attack to Twitter using the hashtags #PrayForNice and #JeSuisNice.



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  • 07/15/16--14:45: Trump-Pence Logo
  • About

    Trump-Pence Logo refers to the official insignia of Donald Trump‘s 2016 presidential campaign redesigned and unveiled by his fundraising committee to incorporate the Republican presidential nominee’s newly appointed running mate and Indiana’s Republican governor, Mike Pence. Upon its debut in July 2016, the image instantly became a subject of online mockeries due to the suggestive nature of its interlocked letters T and P.

    Origin

    On July 15th, 2016, after days of rumored reports that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is vetting Indiana’s Republican governor Mike Pence as his running mate in the upcoming presidential campaign, Trump officially confirmed the rumors via Twitter by announcing that he has chosen Pence as the vice presidential candidate. Shortly after the announcement, Make America Great Again Committee, the joint fundraising committee between Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee, sent out an email newsletter to the supporters unveiling a new logo for the campaign, which features an interlocked combination of the letters T and P (for Trump and Pence) on a red-and-blue flag resembling the Star Spangled Banner.



    Spread

    Within the hour of its unveiling, the new Trump-Pence logo became a hot topic of discussions upon entering circulation on Twitter, with many viewers placing an emphasis on the suggestive nature of the interlocked letters featured in the logo.




    At 12:05 p.m., @Darth tweeted an animated GIF version of the Trump-Pence logo in response to Twitter user Judd Legum’s more charitable interpretation of the interlocked letters. In less than seven hours, the tweet garnered nearly 2,000 retweets and over 2,200 likes (shown below).




    By early afternoon, the new Trump-Pence logo had been declared as the latest meme to emerge from the race to the White House by several political blogs and news outlets, including The Daily Beast[6], Politico[5], NPR[7] and CNN[8], among others.

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  • 07/16/16--07:04: Sinfest
  • w.i.p.
    Being a webcomic that updated almost daily for 16 years, Sinfest has a significant amount of archived strips (over about 5500 strips), making thus a efficient research on them a very difficult task. Therefore, helpful assistence on finding relevant images examples and information about the comic is welcomed.


    About

    Sinfest is a webcomic created by on January 17th, 2000, dealing with “contemporary issues and religion.” Originally a satirical comicstrip that used black humor and political incorrectness to parody popular culture, it grew famous due to the emergence in late 2011 of radical feminist elements, such as the sisterhood or the patriarchy,whose presence changed the strip’s scope to social justice ethics.

    History

    Prior to the online launch of the strip, Ishida published a primitive form of Sinfest on UCLA’s newspaper Daily Bruin since October 16th, 1991, while he attended the university; according to him, the strip was cruder, than the . The strip was posted online in a traditional monochromatic coloring, until a breakup with the webcomic portal Keenspot on July 9, 2006 led to the redesign of the site and the introduction of colorful sunday strips. A second redesign was lauched in june 1st, 2014.

    Highlights

    Running Gags

    Along its run, Sinfest created a series of running gags, that often aided the story arc of the strip; over the years only some of the gags reached present day. Some notorious running gags include “Calligraphy”(still in run), “You Had to be There”, “mars needs women” among others.

    Sunday Strips

    Sunday strips are a site feature that mimics the newspapers’ sunday comic strip format. Being first launched

    “The Sisterhood”/Social Justice Rethorics

    The sisterhood is a group of militant third wave femenists that first appeared in February 7, 2007, resurging in October 3th, 2011, with their social justice ideals and definitive form defined.

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    The FouseyTUBE Punch Controversy and #MakeYoutubePositiveAgain refer to the controversies surrounding Youtube prankster FouseyTUBE and his feud with major Youtube news channels, specifically Philip DeFranco, Scarce, and DramaAlert, following the revelation that a video in which RiceGum punched FouseyTUBE was revealed to be fake.

    Origin

    RiceGum (real name Bryan Le), is an American YouTuber and Twitch streamer, best known for his “This Kid Must Be Stopped” series, in which he roasts adolescents, most often users of the site musical.ly. He is also known for making diss tracks towards others, specifically internet celebrities like himself.

    RiceGum and Fousey first collaborated in a video for the Roast Yourself Challenge on June 19, 2016, in which Fousey performs a diss track on himself.

    On July 11, 2016, Ricegum tweeted “I hate when people act nice to collab but find out they talk shit about me”[1] Fousey then responded “if you’re really gonna take this to twitter you might as well @ me. don’t be a suckaaaaa.”[2] The two traded insults back and forth until Ricegum challenged Fousey to a fight with the tweet “@fouseyTUBE come outside your apartment”.[3]

    This culminated in a video where Ricegum is seen punching Fousey(below, starts at 0:19) which was posted by FouseyTUBE on his Twitter.

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    Numerous major Youtubers covered the event, including Scarce(below, top left), Philip DeFranco(below, top right), DramaAlert(below, bottom left), and ThePrankReviewer(below, bottom right)



    Fousey Attacking “Drama Channels”

    The next day, July 12, 2016, Fousey uploaded a video titled “Why RiceGum Punched Me… EXPOSED!” in which he stated that the “fight” was a publicity stunt to point out that there was an increasing amount of negativity on Youtube. He stated that “now there’s a problem on YouTube. The YouTube audience is gravitated towards drama.” and called out “drama channels”, stating that they cause misfortune and are bad for the community, specifically calling out Philip DeFranco, Scarce, and Keemstar.

    The day after that, July 13, 2016, Fousey released a video on his secondary channel DOSEofFOUSEY a video titled “#MakeYoutubePositiveAgain” a play on GradeAUnderA’s“#MakeYoutubeGreatAgain”, in which he repeated his previous sentiments

    Response

    (to be filled in)



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  • 07/16/16--20:01: Tom and Jerry
  • About

    Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between its two title characters, Tom and Jerry, and many recurring characters, based around slapstick comedy.

    History

    Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between its two title characters, Tom and Jerry, and many recurring characters, based around slapstick comedy.

    Reception

    [WIP]

    Impact

    [WIP]

    Fandom

    [WIP]

    Related Memes

    [WIP]

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  • 07/16/16--20:47: Jill Stein

  • About

    Jill Ellen Stein (born May 14th, 1950) is a female Green Party candidate running for President of the United States in the 2016 Presidential Election.


    History

    WIP– I’ll be continuing to fill all the gaps for the entry. Feel free to take editorship.


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  • 07/17/16--08:24: Neil Breen
  • [Work in Progress]

    About

    Neil Breen is an American filmmaker known for his series of self-produced films that have been received as “so bad, it’s good.” He put out his first film, Double Down in 2005 and received a significant boost in attention in 2016 after Youtubers such as RedLetterMedia and YourMovieSucks did reviews of his films.

    History

    Neil Breen began pursuing film making in 2005 and put out his first film, Double Down, the same year. He would later follow up with his second film titled I Am Here….Now on July 29, 2011, his third film Fateful Findings on May 25, 2013, and his latest film, Pass-Thru on April 19, 2016.

    Personal Life

    Neil Breen was born on November 23rd at an unknown year. He originally worked as an architect and briefly as a real estate agent before pursuing film making. As of writing, very little is known about Neil’s personal life due to identity issues and the like according to an interview with Cinedelphia.

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    [Work in progress]

    This entry contains spoilers concerning its subject matter.

    About

    Re:Zero ‒Starting Life in Another World‒ (Japanese: Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 / Ri:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu) is a Japanese light novel by Tappei Nagatsuki and takes place in an alternate world where magic, mystical creatures and kingdoms exist. The world also has connections to the seven deadly sins.

    Premise

    Re:Zero is about a young man named Natsuki Subaru, who is sent to another world; in this world he meets and falls in love with a half-elf lady named Emilia. Following their meeting, he tries to help her find a royal object which leads to both Emilia and Subaru’s unfortunate deaths. However, after Subaru’s apparent death he realizes he was given the power to return from death, and retains memories from his past life, which he also finds a resolve to help Emilia survive her apparent death. Subaru continues to work his way through his life in another world, each time retaining his prior knowledge after death and using it to try and work towards the next “checkpoint”.

    History

    Re:Zero started out as web novel serialized by Tappei Nagatsuki from April 20th 2012, on the user-generated content site Shōsetsuka ni Narō, which is available to read in its original language.[1] The light novel was first published on January 24, 2014, after being acquired for publication by Media Factory, with Shinichirou Otsuka working on the light novel illustrations.

    There are currently eight light novel volumes, along with a manga adaptation done by Media Factory for arcs 1 and 3, and the seinen Square Enix magazine working on arc 2, and later an anime adaptation by the studio White Fox, lasting 25 episodes. The anime is available for streaming in several regions on Crunchyroll [2], and the light novels are in the process of being translated into English by Yen Press, with volume 1 available from 19th July 2016. [3]

    Characters

    Natsuki Subaru

    He was sent to another world. Subaru has a power he calls “Return from death” the power activates when he dies, however his mental health usually suffers from the power as he remembers how he dies. He’s usually cheery and happy and easy going, unless he dies where he usually feels shock and panic.

    Emilia

    The main heroine. Emilia is half elf which shows her immense beauty has silver hair and purple eyes. she also has the ability of using magic, she seems to perfer ice magic. she is very kind hearted and keeps her promises.

    Puck

    A spirit that Emilia is contracted with. He has a cute or adorable apperance. He helps protect Emilia by using his own magic and is a father like figure to Emilia, calling her his daughter.

    Ram

    One of that maids in Roswall household. She looks nearly identical to her sister Rem, but has pink hair and her eye is red and hair covers her left eye. She is a oni, that has lost her horn which leads to her losing the ability to absorb mana effectively, but can use highly damaging wind magic. She is very well mannered and is friendly terms with subaru.

    Rem

    One of the maids in Roswall household. She looks nearly identical to her sister Ram, but has blue hair and her eye is blue and her hair covers her right eye. She is an oni, unlike her sister she has her horn still, which increases her magic power and physical capabilities. She feels inferior to her sister, due to the accident

    Re:Zero Break time/Re:Petit



    Aside from the main series, a series of shorts featuring cute and simpler versions of the characters was produced along side the main one by Studio Puyukai, airing a few days after the main episodes, and then streamed on the main website of the anime.

    Break time offered short character interactions, mostly following a more comedic and silly approach that continued after what happened in each episode. Re:Petit follows Subaru as he finds himself in an alternate world with the same characters from the main story, only the setting has changed from a fantasy land to the real world, and everyone acts accordingly, with only Subaru being aware of knowing them from the fantasy world.

    Anime Adaptation

    The anime adaptation, has 25 episodes, with the first episode airing on April 03, 2016 being a 50 minute special. The anime adaptation covers the first 3 arcs of the story, adapting the light novel from volumes 1 to 8, with 9 being the end of the third arc, but still not published.

    Reception

    The series has been well-received following the anime’s airing. Although it is the next in a long line of “trapped in a fantasy world” series such as Sword Art Online, Re:Zero has been praised for its dark breakdown of and pragmatic approach to the popular genre, becoming known for its strong character development. Amanda Whalen of the Anime News Network noted that a Japanese poll had voted the series the best anime of the Spring 2016 season.[4]

    On MyAnimeList, the series is the #29 overall ranked series as of 18/07/2016, and has as of the same date has a good score of 8.78 from amalgamated user reviews.[5]

    Online Relevance

    A wikia site for the series has been created[6], as has a TV Tropes page.[7] A subreddit also exists at r/re_zero.[8]

    Fandom

    Fan art has sprung up across the internet following the series’ popularity. As of 18/07/2016, Safebooru contains over 1,000 results for the series, while Pixiv returns over 9,000 results for the Japanese series title tag, “Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活”.[9] DeviantArt returns around 185 results for “#re_zero”.[10]


    Search Interest

    Search interest roughly coincides with the anime’s premiere and has increased during the spring and summer of 2016.

    References

    [1]Syosetu Japanese Web Novel Hosting – Web Novel

    [2]Crunchyroll – Re:Zero-

    [3]Anime News Network – Yen Press Licenses Re:Zero

    [4]Anime News Network – Japanese Poll Ranks Re:Zero Best Anime of Spring 2016

    [5]MyAnimeList – Re:Zero

    [6]Wikia – Re:Zero

    [7]TV Tropes – Re:Zero

    [8]Reddit – r/re_zero

    [9]Pixiv – Results for Re:Zero series tag

    [10]DeviantArt – Results for #re_zero


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  • 07/17/16--18:42: Karl Rove
  • About

    Karl Rove is an American Republican politician best known for serving as Senior Advisor under President George W. Bush. He is now a regular contributor on Fox News.

    The Karl Rove meme is a picture of Rove with his finger in the air and his mouth open, as if making a point. The meme’s purpose is to make fun of Republican arguments, and will usually be captioned with politically ridiculous statements or political conspiracy statements usually involving President Obama.

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  • 07/18/16--10:57: Don't Start
  • About

    Don’t Start (aka Friend 1 Friend 2) is a dialogue meme based on a snowclone in which the poster gets excited by a song that comes on and reacts in a carefree manner, typically illustrated as an image or video of a dance, despite his/her close friends’ plea to not embarrass them in public.

    Origin

    On June 29th, 2016, Twitter user @dannyyonce posted the first iteration of the meme[1] illustrating his reaction to hearing the song “Run the World” by Beyonce in public (shown below). As of July 18, 2016, the original tweet has over 1,800 retweets and 2,500 likes.


    Spread

    In July, the snowclone quickly spread after being reposted by popular meme-curating twitter accounts like CommonGayBoy[2] and @CommonWhiteGirl,[3] spawning several variations centered around other popular songs in the process.

    After a week of making the rounds on Twitter, the meme earned explainers on sites like The Fader[4] and The Daily Dot.[5]

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  • 07/18/16--12:24: Periods for Pence
  • About

    Periods for Pence is an online campaign encouraging abortion-rights activists to direct detailed descriptions of their menstrual cycles toward Republican Governor of Indiana Mike Pence to protest his support of legislation restricting women’s reproductive freedom.

    Origin

    In March 2016, Pence signed into law Indiana’s controversial House Bill 1337,[4] which barred doctors from performing abortion operations conducted due to the race, gender or abnormality of the fetus. On March 28th, the Periods for Pence Facebook[1] page was created to encourage critics of the new law to contact Pence with descriptions of their menstrual cycles (shown below). Within four months, the page gained over 67,600 likes.



    Spread

    Also in late March 2016, the @PeriodsforPence[2] Twitter feed was launched. In the coming weeks, many Twitter users posted various reports about the periods to Pence’s account (shown below).



    On April 7th, The New York Times[3] published an article about the online campaign, followed by NPR[5] the next day. On July 15th, 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced that Pence had been selected as his running made in the upcoming presidential election. Following the announcement, the campaign saw a large resurgence on Twitter along with the hashtag #PeriodsforPence[10] (shown below).



    Meanwhile, the @TamponsForTrump[9] Twitter feed was launched in protest of Pence’s selection as Trump’s running mate. In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the campaign, including The Daily Dot,[5] Yahoo News,[6] Raw Story[7] and Bustle.[8]



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  • 07/18/16--15:01: Spicy Boys
  • About

    Spicy Boys is a proposed nickname for fire ants that spawned a Change.org petition and Instagram comment raid against Hillary Clinton in the summer of 2016.

    Origin

    On March 24th, 2016, Tumblr[6] user essenceworm submitted a post suggesting to “rename ‘fire ants’ to ‘spicy boys’”. Within four months, the post gathered upwards of 138,000 notes.



    Spread

    In late June 2016, Change.org[2] user pupperg launched a petition urging Michelle Obama, Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg to “rename fire ants to spicy boys!” (shown below). Over the next month, the petition gained over 40,900 supporters.



    “It’s 2016, there are 36 genders, bayblade might be a new Olympic sport, why aren’t we calling fire ants ‘spicey boys’”

    On July 1st, The @spicy_boys[9] Twitter feed was launched. On July 2nd, a Change.org[7] petition titled “Spicy Boys Against The Daily Dot” was created, which accused The Daily Dot of “killing numerous good memes.” The following day, The Daily Dot[8] published an article about the petitions. On July 7th, the original pupperg Change.org[7] petition reached the front page of the /r/ofcoursethatsathing[3] and /r/NotTimeAndEric[4] subreddits. Meanwhile, The Huffington Post[11] published an article titled “It’s Time To Rename Fire Ants ‘Spicy Boys’.”

    Spicy Boi

    On July 16th, iFunny[17] user iCarlyFetish submitted an image announcing a raid against Hillary Clinton’s Instagram page, encouraging viewers to comment the phrase “Spicy Boy” on uploaded images. The following day, a 4chan user submitted a post urging viewers to “go on Hillary’s Instagram and spam Spicy Boy” (shown below).[1]



    During the raid, people began posting the comment “spicy boi” on Clinton’s Instagram feed. On July 18th, Redditor Effective Post submitted a post asking about the “spicy boi” spam comments to the /r/OutOfTheLoop[12] subreddit. That day, Urban Dictionary[13] user Spicy anon submitted an entry for “Spicy Boi,” defining it as “a text that has been said thousands of times under about every Instagram photo Hillary Clinton has.” Meanwhile, the news sites Macleans[16] and Coed[15] published articles about the Instagram comment meme.

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  • 07/19/16--08:21: Ralph Douthat
  • About

    Ralph Douthat is a Novelty Twitter Account run by Twitter user @alienjello[1] that satirizes political journalists and pundits, particularly conservative New York Times op-ed columnist Ross Douthat, by pairing their quotes with gifs of Ralph Wiggum and other characters from The Simpsons.

    Origin

    On May 13th, 2016, Ralph Douthat tweeted a picture of a Ross Douthat headline from January 7th, 2016, that reads “How Donald Trump Loses” with a picture of Ralph Wiggum standing in front of his class with tape over his eyes. Below that picture is a Ross Douthat headline from May 3rd, 2016, that reads “The Defeat of True Conservatism” with a picture of Ralph rolling on the ground sick. The tweet, pictured below, has 154 retweets and 380 likes as of July 19th, 2016.[2]


    Spread

    On May 27th, 2016, The Daily Dot published a piece that reveled in the account’s roasting of Ross Douthat, calling the originator a “Twitter Hero.”[3] In two months, Ralph Douthat has accrued over 2800 Twitter followers.

    Notable Examples


    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Twitter--Ralph Douthat

    [2]Twitter--Ralph Douthat’s First Tweet

    [3]The Daily Dot--Out-of-touch conservative pundits are literally ‘Simpsons’ characters


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  • 07/19/16--11:21: #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
  • About

    #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes is a satirical hashtag used to falsely attribute famous quotes and popular song lyrics to Melania Trump, the wife of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in mocking her speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention, which quickly came under intense media scrutiny and accusations of plagiarism due to its similarities to a speech given by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

    Origin

    On July 18th, 2016, Melania Trump delivered a speech in support of her husband’s candidacy for president at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Following the speech, many accused her of plagiarizing portions of Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech (shown below).



    That evening, actor Jesse Williams launched the hashtag #FamousMelaniaTrump[1] quotes, which mocked Trump by falsely attributing famous quotes and song lyrics to her (shown below).[2]



    Spread

    That evening actress Anna Kendrick tweeted[4] a quote uttered by actor Samuel Jackson in the 2006 thriller film Snakes on a Plane with the “#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes” hashtag (shown below). On July 19th, the hashtag began trending on the microblogging site.



    That morning, Twitter user @MaisAbusalah[5] posted a troll quote-style image macro attributing “I am a proud, independent black woman” to Trump (shown below, left). Meanwhile, the official Huffington Post Twitter[3] feed posted a similar image macro falsely attributing four famous quotes to Trump (shown below, right). In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the hashtag, including The Daily Dot,[6] UpRoxx,[7] People,[8]CNN[9] and USA Today.[10]



    Various Examples



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    Not available.

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    About

    Pokémon GO In-Game Screenshots are an internet phenomenon shared by players of the popular mobile game Pokémon GO when they find Pokémon in strange or amusing places.

    Origin

    Following Pokémon GO’s release on July 6th, 2016, people began to upload screenshots of Pokémon in strange places. Redditor ReallyBadCafe posted a photograph of a Magikarp Pokémon found on a frying pan in a kitchen in Pokémon GO to the /r/pokemon[1] subreddit (shown below, left). On July 7th, Redditor kbzero submitted a screenshot of a Diglett Pokémon rising out of a toilet in the game’s augmented reality viewfinder to /r/pokemon[2] (shown below, middle). Meanwhile, Redditor wastedjoel posted a picture of the Pokemon Gastly discovered in a hospital room in the game to /r/funny[3] (shown below, right).


    Spread

    Pokémon GO’s massive success meant screenshots almost immediately began appearing on social media. Recognizing the potential for humorous viral content, gaming publications like IGN[4] and Nerdist[5] asked their readers to share their best screenshots. Many screenshots feature Pokémon in humorous places, such as on the toilet or on a dinner plate, but as players have gained more experience with the game, lewd and surreal screenshots have grown in notoriety. Only five days after Pokémon GO’s release, Buzzfeed[6] published a roundup of people taking “dick pics” with the Pokémon Diglett.

    The ubiquity of Pokémon GO screenshots has also spawned a photoshop template where the the Pokémon are replaced with something else, such as a preexisting meme, or a real life animal.

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  • 07/19/16--20:54: Chimpout
  • W.I.P

    About

    Chimpout is a term used (often in 4chan) in order to refer to angry behavior by black men, Although the term has grown to signify any type of irrational violent behavior regardless of race or affiliation.

    The word has gained popularity on the internet among white supremacist.

    Origin

    Earliest use of the word come from white supremacist sites such as chimpmania, Stormfront and chimpout.com

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    About

    Corn Is The Best Crop & Wheat Is Worst is a Weird Facebook page devoted to creating and curating image macros, photoshopped images, and videos that celebrate the properties of corn while deriding the properties of wheat.

    Origin

    On July 5th, 2016, the “Corn is the best crop & wheat is worst” Facebook[7] page updated their profile picture, pictured below, to a poorly photoshopped image[1] of a piece of corn wearing a crown next to wheat being dragged and dropped into a computer trash bin.


    Spread

    The page’s posts did modest numbers for the first few days of its existence, until July 9th, 2016, when it uploaded a video of a guy in a car driving by a corn field and cheering enthusiastically until the corn field turns into a wheat field, when he begins to loudly boo and jeer (shown below).


    The video, published once on July 9th[2] and again on July 10th[3], amassed over 8,300 likes and reactions and over 7,650 shares as of July 20th, 2016. The success of that post has helped the page garner over 17,000 likes.[4] It was also posted to Instagram[5] on July 10th by user @kornfan420 and gained 462 likes. That post was shared on meme aggregator Onsizzle’s “Best Meme” board.[6]

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  • 07/20/16--09:26: Taylor Swift Is A Snake
  • Overview

    Taylor Swift “Famous” Lyrics Controversy, or Taylor Is a Snake/Snek, refer to the controversy surrounding musician Taylor Swift and her reaction to the lyrics coming from Kanye West’s song “Famous”.

    Background

    Tension originally begun following Kanye’s infamous interruption of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Kanye received polarizing negative attention for the issue.

    The tension between the two recording artists gained more ground after years of silence shortly after the release of the music video for “Famous,” the first single from Kanye West’s seventh studio album The Life of Pablo, in late June 2016.



    The music video quickly became a popular subject of gossips and media attention due to its inclusion of provocative imageries of celebrities and public figures, as well as lyrical references alluding to his

    I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex
    Why? I made that bitch famous (God damn)
    I made that bitch famous

    Developments

    Taylor Swift’s Response

    In response Taylor Swift claimed she was offended and never approved the lyrics. But Kanye West claimed she did approve the lyrics, with Swift and her supporters denying the claim.

    Kim Kardashian’s Snapchat Video

    However, on the 18th of July, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West’s wife, uploaded videos on SnapChat of Kanye West and Taylor Swift having the conversation (which she then uploaded to her Instagram account).

    Online Reaction

    Since then there were various reactions to videos, with hashtags on twitter like #KimExposedTaylorParty and #TaylorIsASnake started being used. Various websites and media outlets like BuzzFeed and 4chans /mu/ (music) have been discussing and reporting on the drama and creating various image macros on the subject.

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    Tumblr – Tagged Results for ‘Taylor Swift Is a Snake’


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  • 07/20/16--10:00: Trump is Playing 4D Chess
  • About

    Trump is Playing 4D Chess is an expression used by supporters of the 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump when speculating that his campaign is using advanced political strategies to manipulate and dominate the news media.

    Origin

    On March 24th, 2016, /r/The_Donald[6] user Fire-Keeper responded to a comment about Trump’s image macro tweet mocking the wife of rival Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz with the statement “God Emperor plays 4D chess while the other candidates and the media play Tic Tac Toe in the sand.”

    Spread

    In May 2016, The Washington Post released a recording of a man named John Miller, who identified himself as a publicist speaking on behalf of Donald Trump in a telephone interview conducted by People magazine reporter Sue Carswell in 1990. Many speculated that the man in the recording was actually Trump himself masquerading as a fictitious publicist. On May 13th, Fox News host Megyn Kelly discussed the tape with Carswell, who denied giving the recording to The Washington Post and suggested Trump leaked the tape himself to generate publicity. That day, the Fox News segment was submitted in a thread on /pol/, where a poster commented “Holy fuck he’s playing 4d chess on a 3d chessboard against people playing 2d chess”. Shortly after, a screenshot of the post reached the front page of the /r/The_Donald[1] subreddit, gaining over 4,400 votes (80% upvoted) and 400 comments in 72 hours (shown below).



    On May 14th, Redditor Dasidesi submitted a comic titled “The Absolute Madman is Playing 4D Non-Linear Politics” to the /r/The_Donald[3] subreddit, where it received upwards of 4,200 votes (78% upvoted) and 80 comments within two months.



    On May 26th, a two-pane image comparing Hillary Clinton playing Tic-Tac-Toe to Trump playing three stacked chessboards was posted to /r/The_Donald.[4] Over the next two months, the post gathered more than 3,900 votes (80% upvoted) and 55 comments.



    On July 6th, MMO-Champion Forums[5] member darklift replied to a thread regarding Trump’s Star of David tweet controversy, arguing “Trump is playing 4D chess with the idiot media that will report anything he does.”

    Melania Trump Speech

    On July 9th, Redditor realpizzapartyben posted a 4chan screenshot titled “Trump Reminds the World he is Playing 4D Chess on a 3D Chessboard Against People Who Only Know 2D Checkers” to the /r/The_Donald[2] subreddit, which speculated that Melania Trump’s Republican National Convention speech was intentionally plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech to manipulate the media.



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