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  • 11/22/16--10:03: Twittergate
  • Overview

    Twittergate refers to the discovery of thousands of accounts involved in the circulation of child pornography on Twitter in late November 2016. After news of the investigation circulated on 4chan and Reddit, critics accused the social networking site of focusing its attention on silencing controversial political views rather than preventing the dissemination of child pornography.


    In August 2012, The Guardian[1] published an op-ed accusing Twitter of “failing to police child pornography,” noting that the company seemed to react comparatively swiftly when suspending British journalist Guy Adams for tweeting out an NBC executive’s email address. In November 2016, Twitter users @0hour, @Eclipse_OW and @WonderChick launched automated scripts to track Twitter accounts posting illegal child pornography and the accounts that followed them. An estimated 25,000 accounts involved in the circulation of the images were subsequently discovered, leading many to call for their immediate suspension and authorities to investigate the matter.


    Online Reaction

    On November 20th, Twitter user GSDDogLover[14] posted a screenshot listing the followers of child pornography accounts (shown below).

    The following day, Twitter user @0hour was suspended for retweeting the illegal accounts. On November 21st, a thread about Twittergate was submitted to 4chan’s /pol/ (politically incorrect) board.[3]

    That day, YouTuber notsafeforjerk uploaded a video about the controversy titled “Twittergate Report” (shown below, left). Also on November 21st, Twitter user reallygraceful uploaded a video commenting on the accounts (shown below, right).

    Meanwhile, conspiracy theorists began speculating about connections between people involved in “Pizzagate” and the child pornography Twitter accounts (shown below).

    Also on November 21st, @Eclipse_OW tweeted a screenshot of an email sent by Twitter informing him that he was suspended for tweets from his account “regarding accounts tweeting child sexual exploitation” (shown below).

    Meanwhile, a post about the controversy titled “Twitter allows pedophile accounts posting child pornography but deletes conservative accounts” reached the front page of /r/The_Donald,[2] where it gained over 5,800 votes (93% upvoted) and 440 comments in 24 hours. That day, other posts about Twittergate reached the frontpage of the /r/conspiracy,[6] /r/KotakuInAction[7] /r/OutOfTheLoop[13] and /r/pizzagate[8] subreddits.

    News Media Coverage

    In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the pedophile accounts, including Coed,[5] Anonews[9] The Daily Star,[11] One Angry Gamer[12] and North Crane.[10]

    Search Interest

    External References

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  • 11/22/16--12:01: #ItsNotAFamilyGatheringUntil
  • About

    #ItsNotAFamilyGatheringUntil is a hashtag popular on Twitter which users use to make sardonic jokes about what happens at their family gatherings.


    The hashtag is the product of @HashtagRoundup, an app which challenges users to make jokes using hashtags they provide daily. The hashtag #ItsNotAFamilyGatheringUntil was first posted on November 21st, 2016.[1]


    Over the course of the next two days, the hashtag grew popular as Twitter users used it to make sarcastic jokes about the mishaps that happen at their family gatherings. On November 22nd, it trended and became a Twitter Moment.[2]

    Various Examples

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Twitter – @KatterdayFunny

    [2]Twitter Moments – "Don’t you just love family gatherings? ":

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  • 11/22/16--14:12: Shocked Capybara
  • About

    Shocked Capybara is a reaction image based on a screen capture of a South American capybara rodent watching a jaguar hunt a caiman on the nature documentary television series Planet Earth 2.


    On November 20th, 2016, the Jungles episode of Planet Earth 2 was broadcast on the BBC. In the episode, a jaguar is shown carrying a caiman crocodilian by the head, before cutting to a shot of a shocked-looking capybara standing on the river bank (shown below).

    That day, Twitter user Danny_McMoomins tweeted that the capybara appeared to be “looking on pure gobsmacked” (shown below).


    Also on November 20th, 2016, Twitter user Michael Kelly tweeted a screen capture of the capybara with the caption “holy shit” (shown below, left).[4] Within 48 hours, the tweet gained over 1,100 likes and 540 retweets. Shortly after, Twitter user Jodie Eastwood reposted a clip of the scene along with caption “‘Mother of god’ #capybara” (shown below, right).[3]

    Meanwhile, Redditors Pulsar1977 and wahay636 commented about the capybara’s reaction in posts about the episode on the /r/unitedkingdom and /r/television subreddits (shown below).

    Also on November 20th, Twitter user Connor McNamara tweeted a picture of the capybara with the caption “OK mate have I just seen that,” gathering more than 1,300 likes and 400 retweets in two days (shown below).[5]

    In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the online reaction to the Planet Earth 2 clip, including The Daily Dot,[6] Mashable,[7] The Daily Mail[9] and Someecards.[8]

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Reddit – /r/unitedkingdom

    [2]Reddit – “/r/television”:

    [3]Twitter – @Jodie_Eastwood

    [4]Twitter – @mjkkelly1973

    [5]Twitter – @connormcnamara7

    [6]The Daily Dot – Life got too real for this shocked capybara on Planet Earth 2

    [7]Mashable – Stunned capybara from Planet Earth 2

    [8]Someecards – Shocked capybara

    [9]The Daily Mail – Damn nature you scary

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  • 11/22/16--15:20: Blessed image
  • Original:
    I’ve been blessed by this image, my family has gain money and food thanks to this image, bless this image so it shall bless the others that lay their eyes on this image.

    I’ve been blessed

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  • 11/22/16--17:00: Tracer vs Scout Script

    Tracer vs Scout is a Death Battle released on September 7th, 2016, by ScrewAttack. A Death Battle is a series where the company of ScrewAttack researches two or more characters, deciding who would win in a battle. This episode was in Season 3 of the show, between Tracer from Overwatch, and The Scout from Team Fortress 2.

    Contrary to popular belief of people who aren’t VS Debaters have claimed the Team Fortress 2 “fanboys” to be so called salty, despite VS Debaters finding the fight was wrong in research, actually. Tracer was the verdict in ScrewAttack’s take on it.

    The meme first made it’s appearance being mentioned as a meme by a Deviantart User named Nekroz-Of-Mokey in a status post. The origin itself was found here:

    And the copypasta itself goes as followed.

    The Scout hears an alarm go off so he runs all the way to outside, he kicks the door and get distracted by light, he looks around and sees Tracer stealing the briefcase.

    Scout: Alright, A’hole!

    Tracer stops running and turns around, startled.

    Scout: You’re toast! Woah!

    Then Scout sees Tracer’s back and instantly falls in love.

    Scout: Uh… hey there, hot stuff.

    Tracer: ’ello!

    Tracer turns and sees Scout smoothing his hair down.

    Scout: If I told you you had a great bod, would you, uh, hold it against me?

    Tracer: Umm… that’s nice. I was just leaving.

    Scout: Oh, sure thing, come back anytime. Just, uh, put that briefcase back before ya go. Thanks.

    (Cues: Max Anarchy OST– Mortified)

    Tracer puts the briefcase on her back and whips out her guns.

    Tracer: Sorry, love. Overwatch needs this mooooore than you do!


    Scout begins shooting his Scattergun at Tracer.

    Scout: Here!

    Tracer dodges the bullets using her Blink ability and warps onto a large beam. She starts using her Pulse Pistols to shoot at Scout.

    Scout: Shit!

    Scout avoids the bullets and jumps over a bunch of boxes for cover. Tracer blinks behind him and taunts him. Scout tries shooting her. The same thing happens two more times.

    Scout: Yo toots! How you doing that?

    Tracer warps in front of Scout and he responds by bringing out his Force-A Nature shotgun. Tracer dodges his two shots and leaps high into the air.

    Tracer: Bombs Away!

    Tracer tosses her Pulse Bomb at Scout’s feet.

    Scout: Oh, that’s just great…

    The bomb causes a massive explosion. Tracer blinks back to avoid the shockwave. When the smoke clears, Scout’s seen drinking a can of Bonk!.

    (Cues: Max Anarchy OST– Mortified Instrumental)

    Scout: Supposedly this stuff’ll liquefy your esophagus after just one can, but, ya know, it’s also very handy when feel like, not getting blown up.

    Tracer: That’s not very fair!

    Scout: Listen sweetheart…

    Scout tosses the Bonk! to the side and takes out his baseball bat.

    Scout: I never play fair.

    (Cues: Max Anarchy OST– Mortified again)

    Tracer tries shooting her Pulse Pistols at Scout while performing acrobatic flips. Scout casually walks through the bullet storm unaffected and starts swinging his bat at Tracer. Tracer blinks back and forth to avoid his attacks and starts building up her Ultimate.

    Tracer: Is that all?

    Tracer warps back and prepares to attack, but her Chronal Accelerator shorts out.

    Tracer: Ah bullocks!

    Scout takes advantage and delivers a number of blows with his baseball bat to Tracer.

    Scout: Batter at the plate!

    Scout delivers his home run attack and sends Tracer flying in the air.

    Scout: It’s outta the park!

    Scout walks over to pick up the suitcase Tracer dropped after the attack. Tracer crashes through a number of barrels and a wall, severely damaged from the attack.

    (Cues: Max Anarchy OST– Mortified Instrumental again)

    Scout walks over to Tracer with the Bonk! effects wearing off. He takes out his Pistol and aims it at his enemy.

    Scout: All right doll. Fun’s over.

    Tracer grabs her side as her Chronal Accelerator starts booting up.

    Tracer: Not yet, mate!

    Scout fires the bullet at her face as the Chronal Accelerator becomes active again.

    Tracer: The cavalry’s here!

    Tracer uses Recall to rewind time back to the position she was in when Scout launched her.

    (Cues Max Anarchy OST– Mortified once more)

    Her injuries now recovered, she blinks over to Scout’s location. Back where Scout is, the bullet hits the ground as Scout is shocked at his opponent disappearing.

    Scout: Shit!

    Tracer blinks back to Scout and kicks him in the air multiple times, successfully building up her Ultimate meter. After Tracer knocks him through a wall, Scout takes out another can of Bonk! and motions to drink it, but Tracer warps in and grabs the can.

    Tracer: Not this time, yankee!

    Tracer blinks away with the can and then warps back to place a Pulse Bomb on Scout’s back. She quickly warps out of the way as the Bomb activates on Scout’s back.

    Scout: Oh come on! Gimme a…

    The bomb goes off and kills Scout. Tracer warps back to the bomb site to pick up the suitcase.

    Tracer: Phew! Well, that was fun!

    Tracer picks up the suitcase and warps away.


    Tracer looks inside the suitcase and is surprised by it’s contents and quickly closes it, while Archimedes flies out of Scout’s hat.

    The fight itself has become rather infamous for inaccurate verdict, and the fact that Scout hardly moves at all in the animation and is represented wrong there.

    Poster of the meme, TendoTheGamer, got the idea from the status post by Nekroz-Of-Mokey to attempt making the meme a thing afterwards.

    The fight itself also had several memes used by the fan base in the fight itself.

    Tracer dabbing for a second towards the start of the fight..

    ..And also Tracer yelling “Not this time Yankee” to Scout towards the end of the battle.

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  • 11/22/16--17:09: Roadhog's hook
  • Do you see this? This is Roadhog. He has a hook. It doesn’t matter where, it doesn’t matter when. If there is a roadhog, you WILL get hooked, and then you will die.

    Roadhog is a playable hero in Overwatch who is most notable for his chain hook. The hook itself has a range longer than it seems, can grab players without completely touching them, and can go through walls, ceilings, floors, and any other solid object if thrown right. No matter what is in between Roadhog and the hooked player, the target will always be brought close to Roadhog, making his scrap gun extremely deadly to the point of instantly killing heroes with low base HP. This has resulted in players making fun of how broken the hook is outside of gameplay, and fearing it more than anything else within gameplay. Some players have even become emotionally scarred by it.

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  • 11/23/16--08:45: #BackpackChallenge
  • About

    #BackpackChallenge is a video series in which participants run through a gauntlet of people swinging and throwing backpacks to knock them to the ground.


    On November 18th, 2016, Twitter user @abucciwood posted a video in which a young man is knocked to the ground by group of people throwing backpacks (shown below). Within five days, the video gained over 30,700 likes and 26,500 retweets.


    The following day, Twitter user @PhillipM07 posted a similar video in which a young man runs through a corridor of people throwing backpacks in a locker room (shown below).

    Also on November 19th, the Views YouTube channel uploaded a compilation of #BackpackChallenge videos, gaining more than 42,500 views in the next four days (shown below, left). On November 21st, the TopClips247 channel uploaded another compilation video (shown below, right).

    That day, Twitter user @cmit03 posted a #BackpackChallenge video taken at a high school (shown below). In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the video fad, including Mashable,[1] The Daily Dot,[2] The Telegraph[3] and NY Mag.[4]

    Search Interest

    External References

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  • 11/23/16--13:52: Barron Trump
  • About

    Barron William Trump is the youngest child of United States President-elect Donald Trump. Following his the 2016 United States presidential election, Barron became the subject of various internet memes.

    Online History

    Trump’s 2016 Presidential Election Victory Speech

    On November 9th, YouTuber Kribst uploaded footage of Barron during Trump’s speech, along with the song “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” playing in the background (shown below).

    The following day, the @Worldstar Twitter feed posted a similar clip with the caption “Even Barron Trump don’t believe in his dad Donald Trump,” garnering more than 4,600 likes and 2,500 retweets in two weeks (shown below).

    On November 13th, Redditor darkriptide123 submitted a post titled “Barron Trump memes are on the rise,” along with a photoshopped picture of Barron thinking about Minecraft during his father’s speech (shown below).

    Autism Speculation

    On November 11th, 2016, YouTuber James Hunter uploaded a video titled “Is Barron Trump Autistic?”, speculating that Barron may have autism spectrum disorder (shown below).

    On November 23rd, Redditor iqbalsnugraha posted a screenshot of a green text story on 4chan about Barron helping his father win the election with ’"a small loan of a million dollars"": and ""autism"": (shown below).

    Bishonen Fan Art

    On November 19th, 2016, the Japanese news blog Rocket New 24 published an article about bishonen fan art featuring Barron Trump (shown below).[2]

    Search Interest

    External References

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    Lunatic Leonard had a live stream where his sink flooded instead of stopping the stream he kept it going. All you could hear is him screaming DUUUUUUUUUUDE!! TURNOFFTHEGARBAGEDISPOSAL!!!. He later deleted the stream and the audio was lost until youtuber Peterday played it on his stream. His fans then started commenting DUUUUUUUDE!! and it later moved on to twitter.

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  • 11/23/16--16:41: Laughing Bruce
  • This meme consists of what is basically a gif taken from the Disney/Pixar movie, Finding Nemo. The scene that is taking place is a heavily sped up gif of Bruce the Shark laughing.

    This meme is typically used when a person finds something funny or amusing. The humor will typically be found in something that is considered ‘edgy’ or over the edge. This meme is also used when someone is generally happy or maniacally laughing, as Bruce appears to be, in the gif.

    This meme is often used in an over the edge fashion that sometimes regards rape, having sex with underage children, and child abuse. However, this meme has been used in numerous different ways so it is difficult to pinpoint exactly what the intended use or joke in this meme is.

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  • 11/24/16--08:56: Savage Babies
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    “Savage Babies” is a internet meme based off of the nursery rhyme channel, Videogyen with added earrape to the videos for comedic effect.


    On August 8 2015, a video titled “Five Little Babies Cycling On The Street | Videogyan 3D Rhymes | Baby Songs And Nursery Rhymes” was uploaded on the Videogyan youtube channel marking the first apperance of the Zool Babies since their launch in 2011 and as of Thanksgiving 2016 stands at Above 2 Million Views. This video is about the 5 Zool Babies riding their bikes and one by one falling down and hurting their feet.

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    On September 23rd, 2016 the first known Savage Babies Video was created under the title “The Most Savage babies in human history” made by Youtuber chopping boss, and as of Holiday 2016 has over 60 thousand views

    More Videos were created with the name “Savage Babies” By several other creators and still being produced currently

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  • 11/24/16--09:54: Zoie Burgher
  • Editor’s Note: This entry is a WIP. Please request editorship or suggest a change if you think you can help.


    Zoie Burgher is a YouTube streamer who became infamous for her sexually provocative online presence. Her rapid rise in popularity has been controversial in the YouTube community with criticisms and defenses coming from fellow YouTube personalities including Pyrocynical, Keemstar, Philip DeFranco, RiceGum, and many others.

    Online History






    Search History

    External Links

    [1]Kotaku – Banned From Twitch, ‘Bikini Streamer’ Finds Success (And Haters) On YouTube

    [2]Inquisitr – Fox TV Gives ‘Bikini Streamer’ Zoie Burgher Cease And Desist Over Dr. Zoidberg-Themed Gaming Videos Citing Illegal Use Of ‘Futurama’ Overlay

    [3]We The Unicorns – ‘Bikini Gamer’ Gets 400k Subs A Month – Why Does Everyone Hate Her?

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    The Shrek 2 Trumpet Fanfare (also known as Trampoline Scene/Trumpet Scene and Enough Reggie) is a scene near the beginning of the Dreamworks Animation film Shrek 2. Online, the scene has received various edits of a similar style to the Nutshack Edits and We Are Number One.


    In the scene, a small group of Trumpeters from the fictional kingdom of Far Far Away play their instruments in sync, with a royal inquisitor walking between them. When they stop playing, the left trumpeter closest to the camera (identified as Reggie) suddenly plays his trumpet without permission. The inquisitor slaps his paperwork on Reggie’s head, saying “Enough, Reggie.” Reggie obliges, while the inquisitor proceeds to walk towards Shrek.


    On December 23, 2015, Vine user Trumpet Guy uploaded an edit of the scene, in which Reggie’s trumpet is edited with Adele’s “Hello.” It is currently the earliest-known edit of the trumpet scene.

    From January through November, the Fanfare Edits gradually spread through various video-hosting websites, particularly within Vine and YouTube.

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  • 11/25/16--00:21: Have a Heart, Do Your Part.
  • About

    Have a Heart, Do Your Part is an exploitable where Lincoln is seen holding up a poster with a slogan encouraging readers to be more sympathetic. Originally a picture of a baby polar bear is above the slogan. It is replaced by another image of something that one may consider worth protecting.


    In the episode “The Green House” Lincoln is trying to get the sisters to the green with his social standing at stake, Lincoln convinces his sisters to lower their energy use by using a poster of an adorable polar bear to arouse their sympathies, and making them cry.



    Various Examples

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  • 11/25/16--17:52: PreCure
  • About

    Pretty Cure, or PreCure for short, is a popular magical girl anime franchise that was created by Izumi Todo and adapted by Toei Animation. It has spawned (as of the end of 2016) over a dozen different series, as well as multiple movies and video game spin-offs and a long line of toys. While mostly marketed to young girls with its magical girl cuteness, the franchise also has a large fanbase of older viewers.

    PreCure is notable for being one of the very few current magical girl anime that play the genre straight. Rather than be a deconstruction of the genre like Madoka Magica and other recent series, PreCure sticks to a similar ‘bad guy of the week’ format that was popular among classic magical girl shows such as Sailor Moon or CardCaptors. PreCure is also notable for having battle scenes that are much more based on hand-to-hand combat rather than colorful magical abilities. This has led to PreCure to be compared to “what would happen if Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z had a baby” and has earned the franchise a cult following among older male viewers outside the intended audience.


    The Pretty Cure franchise was created by Toei Animation, a famous Japanese animation studio who also worked on popular anime franchises such as Dragon Ball,Super Sentai,Digimon,One Piece,Yu-Gi-Oh, and Sailor Moon. Drawing much inspiration from Sailor Moon and other classic magical girl shows, the PreCure franchise made its debut in 2004 with the first series, Futari wa Pretty Cure.

    This series was met with critical acclaim, and eventually received a second season titled Futari wa Pretty Cure: Max Heart. Most future PreCure series after the initial two would be standalone series unrelated to each other, with entirely new casts of PreCure girls and villains each time.

    List of PreCure Media

    There have been a total of 13 main PreCure series, two of which are sequels to its preceding series.

    Row 1, Left:Futari Wa Pretty Cure -- The debut outing of the franchise. One of only two to have a second season, and one of only two to receive an English dub and worldwide release.
    Row 1, Right:Futari wa PreCure Splash Star -- The 3rd series in the franchise, and the first to debut a new cast.
    Row 2, Left:Yes! PreCure 5 -- The 4th series in the franchise, and the only one to get a second season besides the original. It was followed by the sequel season Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!
    Row 2, Center:Fresh PreCure! -- The 6th series in the franchise. It was the first to use CG-animated ending credits, which would become a staple of the franchise going forward.
    Row 2, Right:HeartCatch PreCure! -- The 7th series in the franchise. Widely considered one of the best PreCure series, both in terms of quality and for introducing new viewers to the PreCure franchise.
    Row 3, Left:Suite PreCure♪ -- The 8th series in the franchise.
    Row 3, Right:Smile PreCure! -- The 9th series in the franchise, and the only one to be dubbed into English (albeit localized and under the alternate name Glitter Force) besides the original.
    Row 4, Left:DokiDoki! PreCure -- The 10th series in the franchise.
    Row 4, Center:HappinessCharge PreCure! -- The 11th series in the franchise. It was the first to utilize CG-animation within the show itself and not just in the ending credits.
    Row 4, Right:Go! Princess PreCure -- The 12th series in the franchise.
    Row 5:Maho Girls PreCure! -- The 13th and currently airing series in the franchise. The characters of this series will be used in marketing for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, along with other famous anime series such as Dragon Ball and One Piece.

    In addition to these main series, there have been 21 different PreCure movies released. 13 of them are tie-ins to the main series, while 8 are separate PreCure All Stars movies. These All Stars movies combine the casts of all PreCure series that have been released up to that point, with the cast of the most recent PreCure series being the stars.

    There have also been over a dozen spin-off video games produced by Bandai, which were only released in Japan and are mostly for Nintendo’s family of handheld systems. Finally, as with any TV show primarily marketed towards younger viewers, an extensive line of toys is also available, including dolls of the characters and props of the various magical items used in the show.

    Cultural Impact and Fandom

    The Pretty Cure franchise is widely considered one of the premier anime franchises in Japan, up in the same tier as legendary shows such as Dragon Ball, One Piece, and even Pokémon. It isn’t nearly as popular outside of Japan (due to the lack of official worldwide releases for most of the series) but has still gained a cult following.

    Regular discussion threads about PreCure pop up on 4Chan’s /a/ board and many other anime-based discussion sites. Fanart and cosplay of the characters in the PreCure franchise is also popular, with Pixiv hosting over 76,000 images under the “プリキュア” tag (the title of the franchise in Japanese) and Deviantart hosting over 24,000 images under the “precure” tag.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Pretty Cure

    [2]Wikia – Pretty Cure Wiki

    [3]Pixiv – Search results (warning: possibly NSFW)

    [4]Deviantart – Search results (warning: possibly NSFW)

    (This article is mostly done now, but will still be considered a work in progress. If you have any suggestions how it can be improved, or would like editorship to add something yourself, let me know.)

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  • 11/25/16--18:54: Memesimo
  • Memesimo is a moderator on a Minecraft server called Creative Fun and is known among all players as the official meme of the server. Memesimo has been a meme since 2013, the year they joined Creative Fun.

    Some of Memesimo’s most famous quotes are listed here, and they all deserve recognition.
    “Stop” – Memesimo 2013
    “Stop” – Memesimo 2014
    “Stop” – Memesimo 2015
    “Stop” – Memesimo 2016

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  • 11/26/16--10:59: Final Fantasy XIV
  • Working in Progress. Please be patient.


    Final Fantasy XIV is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) and the fourteenth installment of Final Fantasy that takes place in the fantasy world of Eorzea.



    References to Internet Culture

    • David Bowie: In Heavensward, the second boss of the Antitower dungeon is Ziggy who is accompanied by a group of Stardust meteors. This is a reference to Ziggy Stardust, a song from David Bowie’s album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: In A Realm Reborn, the Guildhest called Hero on the Halfshell is a reference of the slogan Heroes in a Half Shell. Another is a FATE called Clearing the Hive features two bosses, Severaint Seven Splinter and his pet adamantoise Shredder, referencing the characters Splinter and Shredder.
    • Trololo / Russian Rickroll: During the main quest in A Realm Reborn, players meet a character named Tataru. While alone, before the player arrives, one of the tunes she sings is “Trololo-lo”, a reference of the troll song and Russian singer Eduard Khil.
    • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: In A Realm Reborn, after gaining your Chocobo, you get a achievement titled My Little Chocobo. Another is a follow-up quest is called My Feisty Little Chocobo where the player learns to summon his/her Chocobo into battle. These are references of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic franchise by Hasbro.
    • Shut Up And Take My Money!: In A Realm Reborn, a levequest titled “Shut Up and Take My Gil”, is a reference to the “Shut Up And Take My Money!!” line of the character Fry from Futurama episode Attack of the Killer App.

    Related Memes

    The memes are mostly used in chat logs and 4chan/s /v/ boards like Did Someone Say Thunderfury? and Anal (Insert Title) from World of Warcraft for example. A Twitter page FFXIV Memes mainly focuses on internet memes related to Final Fantasy XIV.

    Balmung ERP

    Balmung ERP is a inside joke that provokes role players from a claimed role playing server Balmung doing Erotic Role Playing (ERP).


    GAF’D is a term and inside joke directed towards NeoGAF’s Free Company (Guilds) Gather Against Fate (GAF) for the controversial actions done wrong during the release of patch 2.3 Defenders of Eorzea where they introduce elite ranked enemies for players to hunt down together for rewards and achievements.

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    [1]Final Fantasy XIV

    [2]Niche Gamer – Final Fantasy XIV Surpasses 6 Million Cumulative Players

    [3]Twitter – @FFXIV_Memes

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    “Get In The Bag Nebby,” sometimes iterated as “Nebby, Get in the F**king Bag,” is a catchphrase used by the fans of Pokémon Sun & Moon in reference to a recurring Cosmog Pokemon-character named Nebby, who became a popular subject of Sun & Moon fan discussions for its tendency to venture out of the travel bag carried by its caretaker, Lillie.


    The joke originates from Pokémon Sun and Moon, the first pair in the seventh-generation of the video game series released on November 18th, 2016. In the game, an assistant character named Lillie carries with her a Cosmog, a Psychic-type legendary Pokémon character whom she nicknamed Nebby, concealed in her travel bag to keep its existence under veil. However, throughout the course of the game, Nebby repeatedly manages to sneak out of the bag, which quickly becomes a recurring source of frustration for Lillie and other trainers as they try to keep Nebby’s existence a secret.


    In the days following the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, many players began sharing their amusement or frustration at Nebby’s frequent escapades on forums like GameFAQs, Reddit and 4chan, as encapsulated in the phrase “Get in the bag, Nebby,” as well as visual jokes mocking the poor design of the bag and its inability to keep the Pokemon contained.

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    “But I refuse,” or “I refuse” is a memorable quote from character Rohan Kishibe from the popular Japanese manga, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable.


    Chapter 386, titled ‘Highway Star, Part 3’ of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga was released on October 31, 1994 in the Japanese magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump as a continuation of the ‘Highway Star’ story arc. [1] During the story arc, main character Rohan Kishibe is held hostage by the arc’s antagonist, Yuya Fungami, and his Stand ability, Highway Star.

    Shortly afterwards, Diamond is Unbreakable’s protagonist, Josuke Higashikata follows Rohan’s trail to find out where he went to, and sees him being held hostage by Highway Star in a strange room located in a train tunnel. Yuya, through Highway Star tells Rohan that if he can lure Josuke inside the room to be attacked instead, he will let Rohan go and leave, to which Rohan replies, “But, I refuse,” stating that he says this as he enjoys ‘finding people who think they’re hot shit and saying no straight to their faces,’, angering Yuya.

    On October 27 2016, the twenty-eighth episode of the Diamond is Unbreakable anime adaptation aired on television, titled ‘Highway Star, Part 1’. As an adaptation of the story, the episode featured Rohan saying this quote akin to how it was presented in the manga. [2]


    Due to the context of the scene and the sudden and abrupt appearance of the quote, it and the panels in which it appears have become the subject of many parodies.

    [1]JJBA Wikia – Chapter 386

    [2]JJBA Wikia – Highway Star Part 1

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    The 2016 United States Presidential Election Recount is an ongoing petition for an audit of 2016 United States Presidential Election results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, three key swing states where President-elect Donald Trump won over Hillary Clinton by a slim margin of votes, spearheaded by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. Online, the news of the recount efforts immediately sparked discussions about what could happen if it resulted in the revocation of Trump’s electoral victory in all three states.


    After Republican Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 United States Presidential Election, a team of computer scientists noticed a statistical anomaly in key swing states Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and began lobbying the Hillary Clinton campaign to request an independent review of the results in those states.[1] The team found that in counties that relied on electronic voting machines in Wisconsin, Clinton received 7 percent fewer votes than in counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots. On November 25th, Jill Stein filed for a recount in Wisconsin, and pledged she would do the same in Pennsylvania and Michigan, using over 6 million dollars in donations.[2] Stein claimed to do this to ensure the machines had not been hacked, especially after it was suspected that the Russian Government had hacked the Democratic National Committee. [3]


    There is no concrete evidence that hackers influenced the election. The only evidence--the electric machine statistical anomalies, the disparity between exit polls and results-- is circumstantial. The Obama administration has stood by the results of the election, saying “The federal government did not observe any increased level of malicious cyber activity aimed at disrupting our electoral process on election day. We believe our elections were free and fair from a cybersecurity perspective.”

    Clinton Response

    On November 26th, Clinton lawyer Mark Erik Elias published a post on Medium[4] that announced that though the Clinton campaign had not planned to request a recount themselves due to no internal findings of hacking or vote manipulation, since Stein filed for the recount in Wisconsin and would likely in Michigan and Pennsylvania, they intended “to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides.” Elias noted that they would participate in the recount “fully aware that the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states -- Michigan -- well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount.”

    Trump Response

    The same day, Trump called the recount effort a “scam,” tweeting, “The Green Party scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly defeated & demoralized Dems.”[5] He noted that Clinton had already conceded and the recount would change nothing. The following day, Trump caused controversy when he tweeted a claim that he would have won the popular vote--which Clinton won by 2 million votes--had it not been for “millions voting illegally.”[6] There is no evidence that millions voted illegally.

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