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    About

    Somewhere around 2010, a gif of a cartoon otter dancing while holding a fish, had popped up on the web. It quickly gained popularity, as many started doing music videos with it, making the otter dance to all sorts of things:

    Origin

    Although no one who used the Gif could say where it came from, the source was found in 2012, thanks to 4chan (link below). It turned out to be a japanese short about an otter outwitting a fox.

    Although the original (high quality) video, and a subsequent re-upload, were taken down for copyright, a lower quality version was uploaded here:

    A higher quality clip featuring the dancing mustelidae is (for the moment) available here:

    Search


    External Links

    http://sfw.chanarchive.org/4chan/co/20221/dancing-otter-gif


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  • 01/12/13--01:09: Cancer
  • Work in progress. Feel free to request editorship

    About

    Cancer is internet slang used to describe the misuse of internet-originating content by a non-typical, usually a mainstream audience. The term is references how internet content typically starts with a smaller spread, but eventually grows to the peak of its popularity until it is embraced by a wider audience, some of whom misuse it and it is deemed in poor taste to use again. in similarity to the growth cycle of cancer in a biological system and its detrimental effect after growth.

    Origin

    Spread

    Related Entries

    The Cancer That Is Killing /b/

    The Cancer That Is Killing /b/is a common phrase used to refer to whatever and whomever one would blame for the perceived decline in the quality of content on 4chan’s /b/.



    That Post Gave Me Cancer

    That Post Gave Me Cancer is an image macro series commonly used in response to nonsensical or insubstantial posts submitted by the original poster (OP) or other users in a given thread. This hyperbolic expression is typically used on 4chan to express one’s disgust towards a trend or a thread.



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    WIP


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    A meme that sprouted from the knight Baschan in .:Blu:.’s famous RP, Odiad Chronicles. Baschan has been shown to be repeatedly selfless, willing to die for his friends, leading to this meme. Baschan is a sort of holier than thou meme applied to a specific character.


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  • 01/13/13--12:18: Damn you Autocorrect!
  • ‘’Damn you Autocorrect!’’ AKA http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com/ Is a website containing iPhone conversations throughout different subjects of the day. It is mainly used for making fun of Modern Phone usage and the new autocorrecting technique found in modern phones today. Most of the conversations are often people having concerns for each other, and then getting shocked or freaked out to see the next text message that they receive. It is often corrected in the end by the person who sent the message, and they often apologise and curse at their phone which gives ‘’Damn You Autocorrect’’ it’s name. The website was first made in late 2007, just after the first iPhone was released. Misuse of text replacement software is a staple practical joke in many schools and offices. Typically, the prankster will set the victim’s word processing software to replace an extremely common word with a humorous absurdity, or an incorrectly spelled version of the original word to cause these embarrassing conversations.


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  • 01/13/13--13:38: Bottle Meme
  • About

    The Bottle Meme, known as “The Pixiv Bottle Meme” on the English-speaking web and “You May Bottle Anything” (Japanese: 詰めてもいいのよ, Tsumetemo Iinoyo) on the Japanese web, is an exploitable-style illustration fad started in Japanese illustrators community pixiv, in which fictional characters are crammed into the glass bottle.

    Origin

    The template image of this fad is a plain glass bottle posted to pixiv by user Akabane (緋羽)[1] on April 2nd, 2009.[2]



    Description (Translation)

    Please enjoy drawing with this! It’s OK to change colors and size. Let’s bottle everything!

    Spread

    Around the middle of 2010, pixiv users began sending responses to her illustration. As a result of this, it went onto generate about 400 illustration responses in that year and 1700 by December of 2012.[3] This illustration fad has also spread to deviantART, the illustrators community on the English-speaking web, via image uploaders like Danbooru.[4] As of December 2012, there are about 2,000 search results for the query “bottle meme” on deviantArt.[5] Moreover, #All-Things-Bottled, a user group in deviantART founded on February 2012, also features this bottle meme.[6]

    Notes

    These are guidelines of usage of this bottle meme provided on Akabane’s user page.


    JapaneseTranslation◇『詰めてもいいのよ』と他の素材利用規約
    !禁止事項!
    ・金銭に関わる商用利用
    ・金銭に関わる同人活動への使用(無料配布はOK)
    ・瓶自体の自作発言
    ・瓶素材そのものの二次配布
    ・宗教、アダルトサイトへの使用
    ・イラストコンテスト、学校の課題等の使用
    著作権は放棄していません。Terms of use for “Tsumetemo Iinoyo” and other materials.
    Do not:
    - use these for any commercial use
    - use these for any Doujin works which receive money (except for free publish)
    - pretend as if you made the bottle by yourself.
    - reprint the bottle itself to anywhere.
    - use these in any religious or sexual web sites.
    - use these for any illustration competitions or school works.
    I never release my copyrights on these contents.

    Notable Examples





    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]pixiv – 緋羽's Profile

    [2]pixiv – 詰めてもいいのよ祝イメレス / 緋羽@仕事募集中 / Posted on 04-02-2009

    [3]pixiv – Illustration Responses for 詰めてもいいのよ

    [4][NSFW!!] Danbooru – Pool: Pixiv Meme – Bottle Meme

    [5]deviantART – Search results for bottle meme

    [6]deviantART – #All-Things-Bottled


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  • 01/13/13--18:56: Foodfight!
  • “Foodfight!” is a 2012 computer animated children’s film produced by Threshold Animation Studios. The film takes place in a supermarket, which magically transforms into a huge city after the store closes. The film is notorious for its long, troubled production. It was originally scheduled for a 2003 release, but was pushed to late 2005, and then after languishing in the pits of development hell (mainly because the hard drives that originally kept most of the film were stolen, forcing the animators to start over from scratch), the movie was finally released in late-2012.


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  • 01/13/13--20:58: Internet Paraphilia
  • An internet paraphilia usually refers to the unusual fetishes pertaining by a certain group of the internet community. Often related to furries (known as “furry fetish”) and deviantART users due to the substantial amount of arts relating to the fetishes in their respective sites, these paraphilia can be found in many forms, and among the most common are transformation, foot fetish, inflation, vore, pregnancy, etc. Other forms of internet paraphilia can be transgenderism, micro/macro, muscle fetish, suiting fetish, mind control, tickle, diapers and many others. Due to the fetishistic nature of the paraphilia, they are often considered NSFW.

    Origins

    It’s not clear when the first of such fetishes start appearing in the internet, but by around 2006, such fetishes and paraphilia has become a common sight in sites such as FurAffinity or deviantART.


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    Everytime anyone asks him a question like does he like anything, do anything or any help. (for example, “Do you drink Alcohol?”, “Need any Help?” or “Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?” for example) he always say’s “NO!”
    Courtland never seems to like anything but his Alcohol Shirt.
    Originally, The videos like these have all been uploaded to Youtube way back in 2012 by YTPooperGuy. but it was all been deleted. Luckily during the beginning of 2013, one of the videos was been reuploaded to Youtube, plus some newer ones.
    It’s first Youtube Poop video was entitled “Courtland wears a Pingas Shirt” but that didn’t use Dr.Robotnik, Scratch or Grounder cause YTPooperGuy had used the Windows live Move Maker and it was no point adding pictures into a video.

    To do that, you need to use like Magix Movie Edit Pro or Sony Vegas to do that sort of thing.

    Anyways, It was originate from the footage from Camp.


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  • 01/14/13--10:26: Aaron Swartz
  • About

    Aaron Swartz was an internet activist, computer programmer and political organizer known for his involvement in several web projects including the Rich Site Summary (RSS) 1.0 and Infogami, which later became part of Reddit, as well as in online activism through his political action group Demand Progress.

    Online History

    Aaron Swartz began building web sites and applications at age thirteen[4], starting with a website called the Info Network[10], an unintentional clone of Wikipedia for which he won the 2000 ArsDigita Prize. Following this achievement, Swartz built a program that would collect news from different web pages and put them into one place for the reader. He used this work to join the RSS-DEV Working Group and collaborated on the release of RSS 1.0[1] in December 2000.



    Political activist Lawrence Lessig with Swartz, age 14

    Infogami

    After attending Stanford University in California for a year, Swartz received funding through Y Combinator[12], a program dedicated to help entrepreneurs build fledgling companies, and launched the startup Infogami[11] in the summer of 2005. Though Infogami was later used as the basis for the ebook database Open Library[13], at the time, Swartz was unsure of where to go with the startup. At the suggestion of Y Combinator organizers, Swartz merged Infogami with Reddit in November 2005 and stayed with the company through its buyout from Conde Nast, after which he moved to San Francisco and worked in the offices of Wired magazine, where he became unhappy and suicidal before he was asked to resign in January 2007.[4]



    Swartz, shown far left, working at Y Combinator

    Wikipedia

    Swartz was also closely involved with Wikipedia as a voluntary editor and ran for the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2006. That same year, he wrote Who Writes Wikipedia[14], an analysis of Wikipedia’s community research process and the distribution of contributions across the editors’ community. In the report, Swartz concluded that the majority of content comes from tens of thousands of casual “outsider” contributors, while a core group of 500 to 1000 regular editors tend to focus on formatting aspects. His analysis contradicted Jimmy Wales’ theory that the core group of editors are the primary research contributors, which resulted from counting the total number of characters added by an editor, as opposed to the total number of edits that were taken into consideration by Wales.



    Demand Progress

    In 2010, Swartz launched Demand Progress[3], a tax-exempt organization dedicated to launching petitions to protect the freedom of the Internet. The organization has led numerous campaigns[31] including protecting whistleblowers, stopping politicians from trying to shut down WikiLeaks and fighting against the the Protect IP Act. Following the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), Swartz gave the following keynote in May 2012.



    Legal Issues

    PACER

    In August 2009, Swartz learned he was wanted by the FBI[15] for allegedly downloading 20% of the records on the U.S. Government’s Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) database in 2008. At the time, PACER was charging 8 cents per page to access documents that are not subject to copyright and are in the public domain. The FBI found that he had downloaded more than 18 million pages of documents worth $1.5 million dollars while it was in a free trial at local libraries, leading to them doing a thorough background check on Swartz in addition to staking out his home. The documents were later donated to Public.Resource.Org[16], an organization spearheaded by Carl Malamud[17] to keep free information free. After Swartz declined to speak with the FBI about the situation in April 2009, the investigation ceased.[18]

    JSTOR Lawsuit

    On July 19th, 2011, Swartz was indicted in a Boston court alleging that he stole more than 4 million documents from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and journal archive JSTOR.[19] Prosecutors claimed that the files were downloaded with the intent of being made available for free on P2P sharing sites.[21] Swartz pleaded not guilty and JSTOR stated[22] that they would not be pursuing the legal matter. The act was likened to borrowing too many books from the library[23] with a sentence that was more severe than those reserved for people who commit manslaughter, rob a bank, sell child pornography or help al-Qaeda develop a nuclear weapon.[24]

    Despite JSTOR dropping the lawsuit, Carmen Ortiz, the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, continued with the claim. Equating the data theft with that of monetary theft, she originally pursued four charges of felonious misconduct against Swartz, before raising the count to 13.[33] Defending US federal cases costs millions, and likely placed more pressure on Swartz during the last few months of his life. Following his suicide, public outrage sparked a petition on We the People, a government run petition website, calling for the removal of Ortiz from her office. Within three days, the necessary 25,000 signatures had been gathered, and now require an official White House response.[9]

    Personal Life

    Swartz stayed in public schooling up until his freshman year of highschool, when he started homeschooling and a mixed set of college courses. After a few years of community college courses, he went on to study at Stanford University in California. He left after only a year, dissatisfied with the atmosphere the school provided. Shortly after, he moved to Cambridge and began to work on the predecessor of Reddit. Interests spanning over politics, media, public opinion, and more led him to become involved in responding and writing a large number of online opinion blogs. Those same interests further pushed him to study at the Harvard Ethics Center as a Harvard Fellow.[32]

    Death

    On January 11th, 2013, two days after he was offered a settlement requiring him to plead guilty in the JSTOR case[27], Aaron Swartz committed suicide[5] at his home in Brooklyn, New York. His family launched a memorial site[26] and later released a statement[25] citing pressure from attorneys combined with a lack of support from MIT as factors in his death. There was an outpouring of grief online from tech bloggers, JSTOR[7], and internet researchers, who began making their works available for free online with the hashtag #pdftribute[8] in his honor. Additionally, members of Anonymous hacked into MIT websites, leaving messages messages in Swartz’s memory.[30] There were more than 200,000 tweets made about him in the two days following his death.[28] On January 14th, MIT announced an investigation into the school’s involvement with Swartz’ death[29] and the government formally dropped all charges against him.[20]

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]RDF Site Summary – Authors

    [2]Aaron Swartz – Introducing Infogami

    [3]Demand Progress – Home

    [4]Aaron Swartz – How to Get a Job Like Mine

    [5]The Tech – Aaron Swartz commits suicide

    [6]A legal analysis of the Swartz case made by one of the experts brought in to testify for him – The Truth about Aaron Swartz’s “Crime”

    [7]JSTORStatement of regret

    [8]CNETResearchers honor Swartz’s memory with PDF protest

    [9]We the People petition – Remove United States District Attorney Carmen Ortiz from office for overreach in the case of Aaron Swartz

    [10]The Info Network – Archive from June 2000

    [11]Infogami – Home

    [12]Wired – Stars Rise at Startup Summer Camp

    [13]Open Library – Home

    [14]Aaron Swartz – Who Writes Wikipedia?

    [15]Aaron Swartz – Wanted by the FBI

    [16]Public – Home

    [17]Wired – Online Rebel Publishes Millions of Dollars in U.S. Court Records for Free

    [18]Wired – FBI Investigated Coder for Liberating Paywalled Court Records

    [19]New York Times – Internet Activist Charged in M.I.T. Data Theft

    [20]Ars Technica – Government formally drops charges against Aaron Swartz

    [21]Yahoo! News – Feds: Harvard fellow hacked millions of papers

    [22]JSTORJSTOR Statement: Misuse Incident and Criminal Case

    [23]Daily Caller – Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz commits suicide at age 26

    [24]ThinkProgress – Aaron Swartz Faced A More Severe Prison Term Than Killers, Slave Dealers And Bank Robbers

    [25]Ars Technica – Family blames US attorneys for death of Aaron Swartz

    [26]Remember Aaron Swartz – Home

    [27]Macleans – Techno-McCarthyism and the death of Aaron Swartz

    [28]Topsy – Tweet statistics for “aaron swartz”

    [29]BoingBoing – MIT president appoints Hal Abelson to investigate university’s role in Aaron Swartz’s prosecution

    [30]Washington Post – Anonymous hacks MIT sites to post Aaron Swartz tribute, call to arms

    [31]Demand Progress – Campaigns

    [32]LA Times – Aaron Swartz dies at 26; Internet folk hero founded Reddit

    [33]MIT Tech Blogs – The Tech’s coverage of Aaron Swartz


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  • 01/14/13--11:08: Let Me Hear Your War Cry
  • About

    Let Me Hear Your War Cry is a video remix series featuring looped scenes of people yelling in various films and TV shows and faces of BigSmile mannequins superimposed over the original characters.

    Origin

    YouTuber SpaceHopperCopter uploaded a video titled “Let me hear your war cry” on August 15th, 2010 (shown below, left), which featured an edited clip of a scene from the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket (shown below, right) with the heads of BigSmile[2]mannequins superimposed over the characters’ faces and background audio of people yelling. Within three years, the video received over 2 million views, 12,400 up votes and 13,500 comments.



    The video description linked to photos of the mannequin face (shown below, left), the original animated GIF used in the video (shown below, right) and noted that the audio was taken from two tracks off the album Ataxia by the band Circus Devils.[5]



    Spread

    The YouTube viewership statistics for SpaceHopperCopter’s original upload have been disabled, so the timeline surrounding its viral breakout largely remains unknown. On October 30th, 2011, Creepypasta Forums[6] member Shintaka submitted a thread highlighting the SpaceHopperCopter YouTube video to the “Creepy Videos” sub-forum. On December 31st, YouTuber FreakinSatan uploaded a video featuring the same Circus Devil’s audio track, along with an edited clip of a scene from the 1997 romantic comedy film My Best Friend’s Wedding. Within two years, the video accumulated over 13,000 views and 50 comments.



    On February 1st, 2012, YouTuber iEristoff uploaded a 10 minute version of the original SpaceHopperCopter video, receving over 121,000 views, 425 up votes and 400 comments within the next year. On August 25th, Redditor clashcow submitted a list of “creepy YouTube videos” to the /r/scaredshitless[1] subreddit, which included a link to the SpaceHopperCopter YouTube upload. In addition, the video has been also circulating on Tumblr under the tags “let me hear your war cry”[7] and “weird part of YouTube.”[8]

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References


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    (WIP, still trying to work out this site)

    About:

    Listen, Listen, Listen, Listen is a line that is usually paired with an image depicting the president of Suara Wanita 1 Malaysia(Voice of 1Malaysia’s Women), Sharifah Zohra Jabeen.

    Origin:

    The line ‘listen, listen, listen, listen’ originates from a part of Forum Suara Mahasiswa(College Student’s Voice Forum) uploaded by Youtube user ‘TvMyMahasiswa’. The video shows a student of Universiti Utara Malaysia(Northern University of Malaysia) named Ms. Bawani(commonly known as Little Ambiga) arguing against Sharifah’s pro-government sentiments. Sharifah is then seen interrupting Bawani by repeating the word ‘listen’ and taking the mic away from her.

    Spread:

    On January 15 2013, the video was mirrored to Facebook by the Facebook page known as Politicalgags with the title ’Fuck’dup malaysia university’. The phrase Listen Listen Listen Listen was soon spread by excessive usage by Malaysian Facebook users and even had a thread dedicated to it on Malaysia’s biggest forum [url=http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/2668413]Lowyat[/url].

    Reception:

    The video went viral soon after Politicalgags posted the video on Facebook and was received negatively by most Malaysians due to Sharifah’s rude response and interruption. Sharifah was criticized for being a hypocrite when she said that she gave Bawani respect as a woman and her insult towards Bawani’s education. Others also criticized Sharifah for stirring up hatred towards the opposition political parties and BERSIH rally organisers in her speech, a move that was seen as an attempt to politicize the event.

    Suara Wanita 1 Malaysia’s Facebook page admin Ms. Natrah was later seen posting accusations of opposition parties, NGOs related to BERSIH and Bawani stirring trouble in the event. The page was shortly filled with comments criticizing the posts for lack of neutrality and spewing hatred. Eventually, this led Ms. Natrah to create a racist post

    ]

    The video also resulted in numerous image macros being created. It also resulted in the creation of several parodies that were uploaded to Youtube and even grilled chicken restaurant chain Nando’s took a jab at the case as Sharifah had also said that ‘animal got problem also’ by posting a picture telling everyone that their chickens were fine.

    ]

    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/listen-listen-listen-woman-sparks-new-memes/
    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/on-facebook-listen-listen-listen-womans-ngo-attacks-vocal-little-ambiga/


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  • 01/15/13--15:04: The Knitter
  • About

    The Knitter refers to a superhero character inspired by a series of self-portraits featuring Tumblr user robofillet. Since the upload of his photographs in late 2011, other Tumblr users have re-interpreted them as portraits of a comic book villain and built a backstory for the fictional character, as well as other supporting characters including an antagonist and sidekick.

    Origin

    On December 27th, 2011, Tumblr user Rohan Salmond, known by his handle robofillet, posted four photographs[1] of himself posing seductively with knitting needles and balls of yarn. Three days later, Tumblr user gokuma[2] suggested that he looked like a DC comic book villain. Later that day, the user fernacular[3] suggested that he should be nicknamed “The Knitter” and shared the first fan art drawing of Salmond’s original photos. This post has accumulated nearly 89,000 notes as of January 15th, 2013.



    Spread

    The same day fernacular’s fan art was posted, a user named pastellicpyro asked robofillet[4] if he was ready to become “Tumblr’s favorite supervillian,” to which Salmon replied that he was ready for “great power.” He also noted in a separate post[5] that his follower count had nearly doubled after the coinage of “The Knitter.” On December 31st, an ask blog for the Knitter[6] was created by an anonymous fan artist. The next day, an audio blog called the Knitter Speaks![7] launched, posting several radio drama style audio stories about the Knitter.



    Also on January 1st, Tumblr artist verticalthought[8] proposed a homoerotic antagonist known as the Manipulator (shown below, left) to act as a foil to the Knitter. Three days later, artist halfaleagueonward[12] posted the first page of a webcomic (shown below, right) featuring The Knitter and his sidekick, Purl. On January 5th, the single topic blog DC The Knitter[9] launched to reblog fan art created for the character. Additional fan art can be found on the Tumblr tag “the knitter.”[10] On January 14th, the history of the Knitter’s origin story was posted to the Daily Dot.[11]



    Notable Examples




    Search Interest

    Although “the knitter” is a common search phrase, it hit an all time high on December 31st, 2012.



    External References


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  • 01/15/13--15:15: Katy t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m
  • About

    Katy t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m (Katy the Penguin of Doom) is a copypasta story told from the perspective of a 13-year-old girl who claims to visit 4chan’s /b/ (random) board because she is “very random.” Written in a jumble of l33tspeak and SMS shorthands, the story is meant to mock the attention-seeking style of humor that is often characterized as “so random” by adolescent Internet users.

    Origin

    The earliest known instance of the copypasta appeared on October 12th, 2006 in the /a/ (anime) discussion board of 4chan[2] in a thread discussing reasons why the anime series Naruto“sucks.” In the thread, the poster identified herself as a “random” 13-year-old girl named Katy and demanded to be referred to as “t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m.”

    hi every1 im new!!!!!!! holds up spork my name is katy but u can call me t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m!!!!!!!! lol…as u can see im very random!!!! thats why i came here, 2 meet random ppl like me _… im 13 years old (im mature 4 my age tho!!) i like 2 watch invader zim w/ my girlfreind (im bi if u dont like it deal w/it) its our favorite tv show!!! bcuz its SOOOO random!!!! shes random 2 of course but i want 2 meet more random ppl =) like they say the more the merrier!!!! lol…neways i hope 2 make alot of freinds here so give me lots of commentses!!!!
    DOOOOOMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Spread

    On January 3rd, 2007, a user profile for “t3h PeNgU1N 0F d00m” was created on the anime-themed social netwokring site Gaia Online.[6] On December 1st, an entry for “Penguin of Doom” was created on the Shii Wiki,[1] which credited 4chan as the site of origin for the meme. On March 30th, 2008, Katy’s copypasta was submitted to the Island Troll Tribes Forums[3] by member PenguinOfDooom, receiving over 80 responds within the next week. On July 21st, 2009, Facepunch Forums[4] member jjsullivan submitted a post asking readers to share “the most random thing you’ve ever seen/heard on the Internet,” to which member shill responded with the copypasta.

    On January 1st, 2011, League of Legends Forum[5] member Havy_whopons_gai posted the copypasta in a thread about the “Yordle Snap Trap” character attack in the online strategy game League of Legends. Later that same year on December 2nd, YouTuber dukerecordings uploaded a dramatic recital of the copypasta story (shown below, left) performed by a colleague only identified as “dynd.” On February 2nd, 2012, YouTuber Ender Man uploaded a dramatic reading of the copypasta, accompanied by a picture of character Gir from the animated television series Invader Zim (shown below, right).



    Notable Variations

    The Older Sister

    Greetings, everyone. I am new. (One second – let me get this spork out of the
    way.) My name is Katy, but you can call me the Penguin of Doom. (I’m laughing
    aloud.) As you can plainly see, my actions have no pattern whatsoever. That is
    why I have come here. To meet similarly patternless individuals, such as myself.

    I am 13 – mature for my age, however! – and I enjoy watching Invader Zim
    with my girlfriend. (I am bisexual. Please approach this subject maturely.)
    It is our favorite television show, as it adequately displays stochastic
    manners of behavior such as we possess.

    She behaves without order – of course – but I wish to meet more individuals
    of her and my kind. As the saying goes, “the more, the merrier.”

    Ah, it is to laugh. Anyway, I hope to make many friends here, so please
    comment freely.

    Doom!

    That is simply one of many examples of my random actions. Ha, ha. Fare
    thee well. I wish you much love and waffles.

    Yours,

    The Penguin of Doom.

    The Younger Brother

    hi every1 im new!!!!! charges mah lazr my name is ted but u can call me Anonymous!!!!!!!! lol…as u can see im very random!!! thats why i came here, 2 meet random ppl like me _… im 22 years old (i still live w/ my mom tho!!) i like 2 look at mudkip threads with my boyfreind (im bi if u dont like it gtfo) its our favorite kindof thred!!!! bcuz their SOOOO random!!!! hes random 2 of course but i want 2 meet more random ppl =) like they say the more the merrier!!!! lol…neways i hope 2 make alot of friends here so give me lots of replieses! DESUDESUDESUDESUDESU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Shii.org – Penguin of Doom

    [2]4chan – 100 reasons why Naruto sucks thread

    [3]My Fast Forums – hi every1

    [4]Facepunch – most random thing

    [5]League of Legends – racism against yordles

    [6]Gaia Online – pengu1n of d00m


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  • 01/15/13--17:50: Morgan Freeman
  • (This is a Work-In-Progress. I need help on research for this article, so please do request for editorship if you want to help.)

    About

    (Researching)

    Morgan Freeman has been known prominently for his narratives and him starring in many familiar shows and movies (i.e: Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, Shawshank Redemption), and for his statements on science and religion. People parody his voice in many videos on YouTube.

    Reception

    (Researching)

    Many people criticize his voice as being like of “an angel”. People label him as “God”, coming from is that he had played as “God” in the movie Bruce Almighty, followed by his appearance as “God” again in the sequel Evan Almighty.

    Videos

    External References

    (Researching)

    Notes

    You are reading this in his voice.


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  • 01/15/13--19:24: Kaepernicking
  • About

    Kaepernicking is photo fad that involves flexing and kissing one’s bicep in tribute to San Francisco 49ers’ National Football League (NFL) player Colin Kaepernick’s signature victory pose.

    Origin

    The @NFL_Memes Twitter feed posted a tweet on December 9th, 2012, which featured an image macro of Kaepernick kissing his bicep with the caption “Score a touchdown, kiss your tattoo! / #kaepernicking” (shown below). Within one month, the tweet garnered over 350 retweets and 125 favorites.

    Spread

    The same day @NFL_Memes tweeted the image macro, Kapernick retweeted[2] it with the response “love my tats even if you don’t.” On December 13th, CBS Sports[1] published an article comparing the Kaepernicking trend to “Tebowing”, another NFL photo fad inspired by Tim Tebow’s pre-game prayer pose. The article also reported that the hashtag #Kaepernicking trended on Twitter for several days after the @NFL_Memes tweet. On the following day, YouTuber Sarah Redden uploaded a video of young girl performing a “Kaepernicking” rap, in which she flexes and kisses her fake tattooed arm (shown below). The video received over 490,000 views and 750 comments within the first month.



    On January 12th, 2013, Kaepernick was photographed by Hector Amezcua of the Associated Press while performing his signature bicep-kiss pose after scoring a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers (shown below). On January 14th, the photograph was highlighted by USA Today[6] in an article detailing how Kaepernick’s pose had been previously associated with other athletes, including pro wrestlers, NBA players and countless bodybuilders.” On the following day, the viral content site BuzzFeed[5] reported on the latest photo fad with a compilation of notable Kaepernicking photos.



    Notable Examples

    Kaepernicking photos can be found on Tumblr[4] and Instagram[3] under the tag “#kaepernicking.”




    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]CBS Sports – Move over Tebowing-

    [2]Twitter – @Kaepernick7

    [3]Statigram – #kaepernicking

    [4]Tumblr – #kaepernicking

    [5]BuzzFeed – “Kaepernicking Is The New Tebowing Is The New Planking”

    [6]USA Today – Kaepernicking gesture rips off world peace


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  • 01/16/13--07:35: Ken-Sama
  • About

    Ken-Sama is a fictional character and copypasta story about an adult American male named Ken who is highly obsessed with the Japanese and Otaku culture. Variations of the copypasta commonly involve different people being obsessed with other cultures and stereotypes in the style of Ken-Sama, with the writing commonly matching to a style associated with it. The original copypasta is commonly combined with a picture of an adult male wearing a Kimono.

    Origin

    The first archived instance of the Ken-Sama copypasta can be found on a archived /jp/ (otaku culture) thread from July 7th, 2009, that can be found on Archive.Foolz.[1] The original picture often combined with the copypasta originates from the Nerd Knits blog,[2] hosted by knitter Marisa Ebers, and was first posted on September 7th, 2005. The person on the photo is the husband of Ebers, Bradon (shown above).

    Gomenasai, my name is Ken-Sama.

    I’m a 27 year old American Otaku (Anime fan for you gaijins). I draw Anime and Manga on my tablet, and spend my days perfecting my art and playing superior Japanese games. (Disgaea, Final Fantasy, Persona series)

    I train with my Katana every day, this superior weapon can cut clean through steel because it is folded over a thousand times, and is vastly superior to any other weapon on earth. I earned my sword license two years ago, and I have been getting better every day.

    I speak Japanese fluently, both Kanji and the Osaka dialect, and I write fluently as well. I know everything about Japanese history and their bushido code, which I follow 100%

    When I get my Japanese visa, I am moving to Tokyo to attend a prestigious High School to learn more about their magnificent culture. I hope I can become an animator for Studio Ghibli or a game designer!

    I own several kimonos, which I wear around town. I want to get used to wearing them before I move to Japan, so I can fit in easier. I bow to my elders and seniors and speak Japanese as often as I can, but rarely does anyone manage to respond.

    Spread

    Over the course of July 2009, the copypasta was posted numerous times on both the /jp/ (otaku culture) and /a/ (anime & manga) blogs on 4chan and kept being posted after that. As of January 16th, 2013, searching for “Ken-Sama” results in over 200 pages of results on archive.foolz. A blogspot was created for Ken-Sama on October 29th, 2010, but has gone inactive as of November 6th of the same year.[3] A Facebook page can also be found for Ken-Sama.[4] Introduction posts for Ken-Sama can also be found on Gametrailers,[5] Yahoo Answers[6] and Flashflash Revolution.[7]

    Following the events of the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan,[12] numerous posters on 4chan gave their condolences to Ken-Sama.[13] A record sharing the information of Ken-Sama’s death in the event was also posted on the Google Person Finder in the days following the earthquake (shown below).



    A 2-part copypasta story describing Ken-Sama’s final moments before the earthquake and tsunami hit was also created, with the first archived instance of it being from August 1st, 2011.[14]


    The wind blows. It is 7 in the morning, Ken-sama woke up to the cold morning. He got up, and went to the bathroom to wash his face. Ken-sama live in a traditional Japanese house, he only rent a room though. The old couple is nice enough to let him stay in their house.
    Ken-sama grepped his kimono and wear it like a proper nihonjin, he walk to a window and smell the fresh nihonjin morning. “Ah, konbanwa anatas. What beautiful morning desu.” Ken-sama zoned out looking at the beach from his room. Ken-sama went downstairs to greet the old couple. “Ah, ohayou ojisan and obasan”. The old couple replied him with a warm smile and proceed with their breakfast while inviting Ken-sama.

    Although Ken-sama can not understand them, he easily could read what the old couple is trying to say, he is born with this talent. “Arigato.” Ken-sama said, he then went upstairs to take a few things. He took a bokken and a katana, the katana is hidden in his kimono and the bokken is on his obi, this is to avoid being arrested by authorities as he was warned last time. Ken-sama will be going on his usual morning walk to sightseeing the glorious nihonjin country. “Itadakimasu obasan and ojisan”, they gave him a mixed smile and a slightly confused expression.
    Ken-sama reached the park near the beach, he like to watch kids playing as it is a something that can warm his pure heart. Suddenly, a sudden tremor. No, it’s more terrifying than that, it’s an earthquake, a huge one. The ground was shaking and beginning to crack, Ken-sama look at the children, they were running away terrified, “minna san! do not run around! Stay in place!”
    The kids couldn’t understand what he was saying, he gestured what he was trying to say, he ordered the kids to stay in the middle of the park as it is too dangerous. But that was Ken-sama’s mistake, he look at the beach from afar. It was huge, a tsunami is coming. Ken-sama widened his eyes and look at the children and yelled every Japanese word he knew “Arigatou gozaimasu! Gomenasai! Run away minna-san!”

    The children ran away, the wave is coming, it was at least 100ft tall. Ken-sama was ashamed with himself, he should have anticipated this, if he did the children would be far away by now. “sumimasen mina-san, it was my mistake”, he took his hidden katana and dual wield with the bokken and katana. As he ran towards the tsunami trying to stop it, he uttered his last words. “Arigatou obasan, ojisan. For taking care of me” The wave rise even higher. A shout is heard; “Nippon banzai!”.

    On June 16th, 2012, a memorial video[8] for Ken-Sama was taken down from Youtube after a copyright claim by Marisa Ebers, which she later explained on her Twitter[9] was due to the picture representing Ken-Sama was actually her husband. Archived threads discussing this can be found on both the /v/ (videogames)[10] and /jp/ (otaku culture)[11] on 4chan.



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  • 01/16/13--10:24: Witness from Fryazino
  • Witness from Fryazino (Rus. Свидетель из Фрязино) is a popular Russian internet-meme, based on photo of five unidentified people, standing near the registry office after wedding party in Fryazino city. The man on the right probably was a witness (in Russia – friend from bridegroom’s side) on this wedding. Calling by Internet users as “Witness from Fryazino”, he became a character of photoshopped image series.

    Origin

    This photo first appeared at popular Russian photoshopers’ site named leprosorium.ru in 2006. Images with him soon spread around site, then around Russian Internet. He’s used in different situations, like accidents or events. There is a legend that Witness has seen everything in humanity’s history.

    Personalty

    The man on the photo is unidentified, but there is an unconfirmed information that he’s name is Aleksey, and he knows about his popularity, but not very glad about it.

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  • 01/16/13--13:03: Financial Advice Dog


  • About

    Financial Advice Dog is an advice animal image macro series featuring a Golden Retriever wearing glasses seated at a desk with its paw on an open notebook. The captions juxtapose monetary lingo with canine puns, similar to those found in Lawyer Dog images.

    Origin

    On January 10th, 2013, Redditor jpbarton1 submitted a photo[1] to the Funny subreddit titled “Friend just took this pic of his dog..I think it has potential.” In less than a week, it received 18,555 upvotes and 1712 points overall. Commenters immediately began captioning the image, including Redditor hissing_prig[2] who paired the image with I Should Buy a Boat Cat, likening the dog to the cat’s financial advisor in his purchase.



    Spread

    A similar joke was made by Redditor fuzzysamurai who submitted the image to /r/AdviceAnimals titled “Financial Advice Dog”[3] the same day. This post gained more than 20,000 upvotes and 1641 points overall within six days. Also on the 10th, the first Financial Advice Dog image was posted to Tumblr via the humor blog Tastefully Offensive.[4] Throughout the next week, compilations of Financial Advice Dog images appeared on FunnyJunk[5], Pleated Jeans[6], the Huffington Post[7], Cheezburger[8], Uproxx[9] and BroBible.[10] As of January 16th, 2013, there are 185 submissions to the Financial Advice Dog Quickmeme[11] page and more than 100 of these were submitted to Reddit.[12]

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  • 01/16/13--16:45: Axe Cop
  • About

    Axe Cop is a webcomic written by Malachai Nicolle and drawn by his brother Ethan Nicolle. The comic tells the story of a police officer named “Axe Cop” who fights crime and evil with a range of allies. The comic gained notable popularity within days of its beginning due to the quirky stories and child-like style of the comic.

    Origin and Growth

    [To Be Expanded Upon]

    In 2009, Ethan Nicolle began drawing single pages of a story called “Axe Cop” as a parallel to the games he played with his then 5-year-old brother, Malachai. Nicolle at first didn’t intend to upload or publish the comic in any way, but decided to after drawing five “episodes.”

    Within four days of upload, the site had been called Entertainment Weekly’s “site of the day”, and had more than 1800 fans on facebook. Within two weeks, the site crashed twice, and saw up to 52,000 views.


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