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    Mission failed we’ll get em’ next time is a video game quote that originates in Call of duty modern warfare 3, and he also became a popular meme quote for funny vine videos

    Origin

    The quote originates from Call of duty modern warfare 3 that says during multiplayer, if you lose this says “mission failed we’ll get em’ next time”



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    The Ohio State University Attack was a car ramming attack and mass stabbing outside the Ohio State University (OSU) Watts Hall in Columbus, Ohio in late November 2016. After injuring 13 people, Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan was shot and killed on the scene. Authorities have stated that Artan was inspired to commit the attack by terrorist propaganda created by ISIS and the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

    Background

    On November 28th, 2016, students at the OSU Department of Materials Science and Engineering congregated in a courtyard outside the building after reporting a fluorine leak. Shortly after, Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan deliberately rammed a Honda Civic into several pedestrians in the area before crashing into a brick wall. He then exited the vehicle and attacked students with a butcher knife while letting out a loud war cry. After police arrived on the scene, the attacker was shot and killed by officer Alan Horujko. A total of 13 people were injured in the attack, with no fatal injuries. While initial reports referred to the event as an “active shooter incident,” no firearms were found on the attacker or used in the attack.

    Developments

    Online Reactions

    On November 28th, several threads about the “active shooter” reached the front page of various subreddits, including /r/news,[1] /r/osu[2] and /r/uncensorednews.[3] That day, Redditor morgens16 post a video of a man riding a unicycle under a yellow tape barrier on the OSU campus to /r/gifs, where it received more than 8,900 votes (87% upvoted) and 1,700 comments in 48 hours (shown below).


    Unicycle guy at OSU Campus

    After the attacker was identified, a “Humans of Ohio State” profile on Artan began circulating online, in which he expressed dismay for not knowing where to pray on campus, and that he did not want to be judged for being a Muslim (shown below).



    Additionally, an OSU student tweeted a picture of a group assignment on microaggressions which included Artan (shown below). The tweet was subsequently deleted.



    Tariq Nasheed’s Tweet

    Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter activist and podcast host Tariq Nasheed tweeted that it was “interesting” that the “white officer Alan Horujko” was being hailed as a hero for shooting the “Black Somali suspect” (shown below). Within 72 hours, the tweet gained over 870 likes and 650 retweets.



    On November 29th, Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewed Nasheed on television, where Nasheed said the police officer who shot and called Carlson a “suspected white supremacist” (shown below).



    ISIS Response

    On November 29th, ISIS released a statement claiming responsibility for the attack:

    “The executor of the attack in the American state of Ohio is a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens of international coalition countries.”

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  • 12/01/16--08:45: #DumpKelloggs
  • Overview

    #DumpKelloggs is a hashtag used by conservatives on Twitter to encourage a boycott of Kellogg cereals, which had removed its advertisements from the conservative media website Breitbart.

    Background

    On November 29th, 2016, Kellogg announced that they would cease running ads on Breitbart after consumers alerted the company that they had ads appearing there.[1] In a statement, Kellogg Co. said they did not know that their media buying partners had run ads on Breitbart, and that they were pulling the ads because the conservative website did not align with their “values set forth in their advertising guidelines,” which state Kellogg won’t place ads in media that “encourages offensive behavior to others, or where the media is not consistent with our product or corporate image.” The following day, Breitbart[2] published an article declaring that they had launched a campaign to boycott Kellogg using the hashtag #DumpKelloggs, describing Kellogg’s decision as "bigoted and anti-American… If you serve Kellogg’s products to your family, you are serving up bigotry at your breakfast table,” ultimately declaring “#WAR” on the food company.

    Developments

    The boycott drew media attention from The Los Angeles Times,[3]BBC,[4] Forbes,[5] and many more. On Twitter, the hashtag #DumpKelloggs[6] has been used sincerely and in mockery of the movement. It is currently unclear on how Kellogg’s decision to remove ads and Breitbart’s Kellogg’s boycott campaign will affect either party.



    #BreitbartCereals

    In response to the #DumpKelloggs controversy, Twitter users started the hashtag #BreitbartCereals in which they made puns combining cereals with values espoused by the media company. The hashtag trended on Twitter that day and was covered by Mediaite[7] and Rawstory.[8]



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  • 12/01/16--12:32: Honey Bun Baby
  • About

    Honey Bun Baby, also known as Ashton J., is the popular name given to Ashton Howell, a 22-month old boy from Alabama whose photos were popularly circulated on Black Twitter as reaction images.

    Origin

    According to AL.com,[1] Howell first appeared on the Instagram account of his 18-year old uncle, Steven Small which is unidentified. The first known posted picture of Howell came on Twitter on November 21st, 2016 from @JellaYonce,[2] who posted what would become the most famous Honey Bun Baby picture in response to news that Kanye West had cancelled his Saint Pablo Tour.



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  • 12/01/16--12:59: JP Sears
  • About

    JP Sears is a YouTuber and comedian best known for his satirical videos in which he parodies self-help, fitness and spirituality gurus.

    History

    On April 7th, 2013, Sears uploaded the first video to his AwakenWithJP channel titled “How to Thrive as an Introvert” (shown below, left). On October 21st, AwakenWithJP released a video mocking the “law of attraction” New Age philosophy maxim (shown below, right).



    On October 5th, 2014, Sears released a video titled “How to be Ultra Spiritual,” in which he parodies trendy New Age spirituality gurus and cliches (shown below). Within two years, the video gained over 1.34 million views and 1,100 comments.



    On March 16th, 2015, AwakenWithJP uploaded a video mocking gluten free diets as a trendy fad, which gathered upwards of 6.7 million views and 4,500 comments in two years (shown below, left). On May 16th, 2016, he released an episode titled “If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans,” mocking various stereotypes associated with veganism (shown below, right).



    Social Media Presence

    In March 2013, the @AwakenWithJP Twitter feed was launched, which accumulated upwards of 7,200 followers over the next four years. On June 29th, 2014, the AwakenWithJP Instagram feed was created, garnering more than 60,900 followers over the next three years. On November 19th, the official AwakenWithJP Facebook[2] page was launched, which gained over 1.11 million likes over the next two years.

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    [1]YouTube – AwakenWithJP

    [2]Facebook – AwakenWithJP

    [3]AwakenWithJP – Awaken With JP

    [4]Instagram – awakenwithjp

    [5]Twitter – @AwakenWithJP


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  • 12/02/16--10:33: #GreySweatpantsChallenge
  • About

    #GreySweatpantsChallenge is a photo fad in which male participants take selfies displaying their bulging genitals through a pair of grey sweatpants. After being launched in late November 2016, the hashtag was subsequently hijacked with photographs of people putting various objects down their pants.

    Origin

    On November 22nd, 2016, Twitter user @Princess_LowKey[1] tweeted “Can We Get A #GreySweatpantsChallenge Poppin” (shown below). Over the next week, various male Twitter users began posting photographs of themselves wearing grey sweatpants to prominently display a bulge underneath with the hashtag “#GreySweatpantsChallenge.”[3] Additionally, other Twitter users began tweeting reactions to the photographs along with the hashtag (shown below, right).



    Spread

    That day, Twitter user @JaayBruh[5] posted a photograph of himself with a large keyboard down the front of his pants with the hashtag #GreySweatpantsChallenge, garnering more than 7,500 likes and 3,500 retweets in five days (shown below, left). Meanwhile, Twitter user @itsStefanzo[4] tweeted a photograph of himself with a tuba instrument down his pants along with the hashtag (shown below, right).



    Also on November 27th, Twitter user @ptreyodactyl tweeted a #GreySweatpantsChallenge photo with a large Christmas tree sticking out of his pants (shown below). Within five days, the tweet gained over 4,400 likes and 2,200 retweets. In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the hijacked hashtag, including Berry,[2]BuzzFeed,[7] TheHookMag[8] and The Daily Dot.[9]



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  • 12/02/16--11:02: Listens to (Blank) Once
  • About

    Listens to (Blank) Once refers to a joke format in which people post photographs illustrating the drastic transformation that occurs when a person listens to a certain musical artist or song one time.

    Origin

    The origin of the phrase “Listen to (Blank) Once” is unclear. While variations had appeared prior, the earliest known “Listen to (Blank) Once” was posted on June 2nd, 2014 in a thread on music community site ATRL.[1] User OnikaSlays posted “Listens to ‘Blue’ once” (“Blue” being a song by Beyoncé about her daughter, Blue Ivy) with a picture of Kim Kardashian holding her son, North West. The thread failed to generate interest.



    Precursor

    Variations on the joke had been popular beforehand, particularly in reference to Lana Del Rey. On August 14th, 2015, Buzzfeed[2] published an article compiling jokes people had made illustrating transformations supposedly undergone after listening to the singer. The earliest one cited in the article was posted on February 19th, 2014 by Twitter user @S4DB4RBIE,[3] who posted two pictures of Ashley Tisdale, one of her in casual teen clothing and another of her in a long black dress, to demonstrate the transformation (shown below).



    Spread

    On June 29th, 2014, RapGenius (now Genius)[4] user Joseph Ikodo posted a thread similar to the one posted to ATRL, inviting the community to make jokes specific to rappers. It also did not generate many responses. However, the summer of 2014 did see an uptick in “Listens to (Blank) Once” memes, with many referring to Lana Del Rey. On October 15th, 2014, popular Twitter account @CommonGayBoy[5] tweeted the joke with a picture of a gay man saying “Lets all get daddies” (shown below).



    The inundation of “Listens to Lana Del Rey once” jokes led Redditor Caleb_Perkins[6] to pose a question asking about them on March 28th, 2016. In 2015 and 2016, the joke continued growing popular as people inserted various other musical artists.

    In late 2016, the joke experienced a surge following a tweet by @Joshwoos[7] in which he posted pictures of a happy-looking dog leaving his cage and captioned them “Listens to Mr. Brightside once,” referring to The Killers’ song’s opening lyrics, “Coming out of my cage, and I’ve been doin’ just fine.” The tweet, shown below, was posted on November 29th and has over 59,000 retweets and 127,000 favorites as of December 2nd, 2016. The tweet led to some imitators which were covered by The Daily Dot.[8]



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  • 12/02/16--13:34: Rat Movie Remixes
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    Rat Movie Remixes are a series of edits posted to Soundcloud in which popular songs are edited to include audio clips from the “Rat Movie” Youtube videos made by Jerma985.

    Origin

    On November 6th, 2014, Jerma985 posted a video to Youtube titled Rat Movie: Mystery of the Mayan Treasure. The video, shown below, left, has over 593,000 views as of December 2nd, 2016. He posted a sequel, Rat Movie 2: The Movie, on April 7th, 2015, which gained over 464,000 views, shown below, right.[1] The videos are characterized by their antiquated, poor computer animation and absurdist humor.



    In Rat Movie 2: The Movie, a song plays early on for the character Michael’s birthday. The audio of this would inspire dozens of Soundcloud remixes in late 2016.

    Spread

    On November 19th, 2016, Soundcloud user HotSpicyMemes posted the first Rats remix to the site under the name “I really like the rats song” (shown below).



    In the coming days, dozens of remixes would follow,[2] including ones with The Nutshack and You Reposted In the Wrong Neighborhood.

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    [1]Youtube – Rat Movie 2: The Movie

    [2]Soundcloud – Rats Remixes


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  • 12/02/16--14:12: Green Space Dorito


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    Green Space Dorito, or simply Space Dorito, is a nickname given to Peridot due to her hair having a triangular shape and her Limb Enhancers giving her a futuristic, robot-like look. Originating from a vandalism attempt on the Steven Universe Wiki, which saw the title of the Peridot article replaced with the nickname, the term stuck and became heavily associated with the character.

    Origin

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    Spread

    In addition to the Doritos reference, Peridot’s green colour scheme lead to her being associated with Mountain Dew, which resulted in Peridot being often portrayed as a stereotypical gamer, similarly to Gremlin D.Va.



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  • 12/02/16--18:44: Schick Hydrobot
  • About

    The Schick Hydrobot is a mascot advertising for Schick Razor Blades. The Hydrobot appeared at The Game Awards 2016 and was viewed as a cringeworthy feature for the show. As soon as The Game Awards 2016 aired, images and memes were made to mock the character.

    History

    On December 1st, 2016, Hydrobot appeared at The Game Awards where they aired a commercial of the Hydrobot fighting a rusty razor blade in a retro video game.

    Reaction

    The Schick Hydrobot skits had a negative reaction when The Game Awards aired as various media outlets described the skits as the worst part of the show. A picture of Hideo Kojima with the Schick Hydrobot during the post-awards coverage was also shown as some noted the awkwardness of the two being together.

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    Captain Lou Albano’s “Just Say No” PSA is a 19-second Public Service Announcement featuring the then-professional wrestler Captain Lou Albano, who implores child watchers not to use drugs. Online, the PSA has been edited and poked fun of for it’s darker tones.

    Origin

    In the PSA, Lou Albano, wearing a partial Mario hat (in reference to his portrayal of the Nintendo character in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!) intently tells kids not to use drugs. At the end of the small speech, Albano states that, “…If you do drugs, you’ll go to hell before you die.” followed by a delayed, unsettling “Please.”



    While originally uploaded in late 2008, the PSA did not pick up steam until October 21, 2013, when an edited version of the PSA popped up, adding flames and speech distortion at the “…go to hell before you die.” section.



    Spread

    Although the drug PSA had not been particularly notable, everything changed when Twitch streamer and YouTuber Joel Johannsen of Vinesauce uploaded a small clip of him editing the letters within the PSA, during his “Drug Games” stream. Later on November 30, Youtuber JonTron uploaded a review featuring various drug PSA’s from the 1990’s, including Lou Albano’s PSA.



    Prior and between the Lou Yaoi video and PSA’s review, edits and reactions towards Lou Albano’s “Just Say No” PSA were popping up left and right, with many of them focusing towards the “…go to hell before you die.” section of the commercial.

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  • 12/02/16--23:56: Montanaspinus
  • Overview

    Montanaspinus is the name of a fake Spinosauridae Theropod dinosaur from the Hell Creek Formation. It was initially mentioned as a joke by the creators of the upcoming dinosaur game Saurian during a live stream, but became many took this claim seriously.

    Background

    The upcoming dinosaur video game Saurian is known for attempting to be a paleontologically accurate open world game based o the Hell Creek Formation. Despite stressing that only dinosaurs found in the North American Hell Creek formation would be in the game, several requests had been made to include the dinosaur Spinosaurus, a dinosaur made famous in part due to it being in the third installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. However, fossils of Spinosauruss and it’s close relatives have never been found in North America. During a June 24 hour livestream event, the game’s developers responded to these requests by saying stressing that Spinosaurs are not found in the area. However, at some point in the stream, one of the developers joked about how there was a new found Spinosaur in the same time and area as famous Hell Creek dinosaurs such as Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus. Various names where throw around in the stream, with “Montanaspinus” being the one that stuck.

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    “Perfection Glass Wipe / Meaning Of Perfection” is a three-panel exploitable featuring a blurry screencap from a dictionary website definition of the word “perfection”, a stock picture of a person cleaning their glasses followed by a random picture representing the creator’s definition of perfection.

    Origin

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    Spread

    On November 23rd, 2016, Tumblr user chubbyarcanine[2] made an edit of the meme, using cropped fanart of Love Live! Sunshine!! character Mari Ohara (Shown below, left) in a Zettai Ryouiki fashion; which garnered over 2,000 notes as of December 2016, several other examples[4][5][6][7][8] can be also be found in this website under the “perfection”[1] tag. On November 26th, 2016, Reddit user “Avarios” submitted another variation, (Shown below, right) which accumulated over 700 points[3] (89% upvoted) over the course of the next few days.



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  • 12/04/16--22:17: Apologize
  • About

    Apologize or Apologise is a one word response to someone who had not been expected to perform well in something but exceeded expectations, or someone who was replaced for poor performance but their replacement(s) performed even worse, calling for their doubters to apologize for having doubted them. On 4chan, it is most often used in /sp/ to call for an apology to an athlete or team that does better than expected. While the idea of making a thread to apologize to someone is not new, the meme is the thread being in the form of either “Apologize.”, “Apologize now.”, or “Apologize, [target audience].” On /tv/, its origin board, it is most often associated with George Lucas.

    Origin

    The thread that laid the foundation for this meme was made in /tv/ on the 16th of December 2015[1], to apologize to Lucas for thinking that someone else could fix Star Wars, with which he had parted ways due to Disney not agreeing with him on the direction he wanted Star Wars to take, as well as criticism he had received from Star Wars fans, particularly from the prequels. A few days later, a thread was made to call for apologies to John Boyega, an actor playing a stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, due to his better than expected performance.[2] These threads would continue on for a while, and by the 4th of January 2016, the opening post had shortened to simply “Apologize.”[3][4]

    Spread

    While there had been threads on /sp/ in the past calling for such apologies, the first such shortened opening post relating to the meme was made on the 28th of February 2016.[5] However, the meme stayed relatively dormant there until April, and only rose to prominence due to two of Real Madrid’s victories: the first on the 3rd of April where they came from behind to win the El Clásico against Barcelona despite having a man sent off[6], and the second 10 days later when they overturned a 2 goal deficit in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League to beat VFL Wolfsburg 3-2 on aggregate to reach the semi-finals.[7]

    External References

    [1]archive.4plebs – In this thread, we apologize to George Lucas for believing that another director could fix Star Wars

    [2]archive.4plebs – Apologize to him /tv/

    [3]archive.4plebs – Apologize.

    [4]archive.4plebs – Apologize.

    [5]archive.4plebs – Apologize, /sp/.

    [6]archive.4plebs – APOLOGIZE /SP/

    [7]archive.4plebs – Apologize, /sp/


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  • 12/05/16--08:31: Content Creator Obama
  • About

    Content Creator Obama refers to a series of jokes on Twitter in early December 2016 in reaction to a story that President Barack Obama was considering a career in digital media following his presidency.

    Origin

    On December 2nd, 2016 Mic[1] reported that Barack Obama was considering launching his own media company following his presidency. Obama was reportedly very concerned about the proliferation of fake news, commenting that his post-presidency plans included “organizing my presidential center,” where a top subject would be, “How do we rethink our storytelling, the messaging and the use of technology and digital media, so that we can make a persuasive case across the country?” The White House denied the claims in the Mic article, but the possibility led many on Twitter, particularly those connected to the digital media industry, to make jokes imagining the president joining their field.



    Spread

    Twitter members of digital media cracked jokes about Obama using common media tools like Tinyletter, Slack, and Chartbeat, and some used pictures of the president as a reaction image to captions describing common digital media problems, such as typing an article into a Content Management System (CMS) and losing the work due to a glitch (shown below).



    The spread of the jokes was soon covered by digital media companies like Mashable[2] and Poynter.[3] Some of the jokes were compiled into a Twitter Moment[4] that day.

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  • 12/05/16--10:23: Shit Account Tournament
  • Overview

    The Shit Account Tournament is an annual tournament held on Twitter to determine which is the worst (“shittiest”) account on the site.

    Format

    The tournament is held bracket-style, much like the annual NCAA College Basketball tournament. There are 68 entrants, and the 8 lowest seeded entrants (dubbed the “excrement eight”) are included in pre-tournament contests to get the final four spots. There are four divisions which feature contestants loosely grouped together based on their brand. For example, there is generally a sports-related division, a conservative division, a leftist division, and a fourth for conspiracy theorists and other bad accounts. The winner of each division faces off in the “fuccboi four.”

    Each year, a Twitter account devoted to the tournament (which changes annually) presents voters with a matchup between two accounts. Users vote on which is the shittier account, and the “winner” of the poll moves on in the tournament (ex: shown below).



    The creators are unknown. According to the creator, who spoke to New York Magazine[2] in 2015 on the condition of anonymity, he and seven of his followers ranked their top 25 worst accounts on a biweekly basis. It works exactly as the AP college polls work, with 25 points for first place votes, down to 1 point for a 25th. The seeding is based on these points.

    Developments

    2014 Tournament

    The tournament was first held in 2014. On November 20th, an account called Shit Tourney uploaded a video to Youtube called “Selection Special,” shown below. In the video, the creators of the tournament went over the bracket in a style parodying sports commentators.



    The winner of the 2014 tournament was conservative blogger Chuck Johnson, who was later banned from Twitter for his abusive behavior.[1]



    2015 Tournament

    The 2015 tournament attracted media attention from The Daily Dot and New York Magazine. In the excrement eight round of the tournament, Conservative blogger and media personality Milo Yiannopolous was permanently banned from the tournament for allegedly rigging the results. Milo responded:

    “The Shit Account tournament sounds light-hearted, but when you dig in to the Twitter accounts behind the competition, these guys really mean it. They insult and attack people all day, and they’ve been doing it for years. Of course they hate conservatives, and they throw around words like “sexist” and “racist” all day long from behind their pseudonymous nicknames. Some people get upset at being on the receiving end of this kind of trolling. I don’t, because I see it for what it is: an unintentional compliment and an acknowledgement of my influence and popularity.”

    The winner of the 2015 tournament was the notoriously reviled The Tweet of God, a parody account which supposedly tweeted in the voice of God. The account deactivated the February following the tournament.

    2016 Tournament

    The bracket for the 2016 tournament was announced on December 1st.[3] It features former Jeopardy! champion Arthur Chu in the top spot. Other notable entrants include Neil Degrasse Tyson, @dril, Brianna Wu, Sady Doyle, and more.



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  • 12/05/16--12:13: Poop Emoji
  • About

    The Poop Emoji is a popular iPhone emoji image of a smiling pile of feces. It is generally used to signify bad content, either in commentary or self-deprecatingly.

    Origin

    The Poop Emoji was first introduced as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010.[1] It originally looked like a literal pile of poop with flies circling above it until the update gave it a face.



    Spread

    The Poop Emoji was initially met with resistance. According to a history published by FastCompany,[2] the poop emoji was initially met with resistance from Gmail, who thought it might be offensive to some users. However, the creators of Emoji, Darick Tong, Darren Lewis, Takeshi Kishimoto, and Katsuhiko “Kat” Momoi, were able to convince Gmail that it was the most useful emoji. They cite a Japanese comic character named Dr. Slump, a personified piece of fecal matter, as the inspiration for the more cute design for the poop emoji.



    The poop emoji is open to interpretation. Some have taken it to look like chocolate ice cream. Its popularity was covered by Dazed Magazine,[3] Huffington Post,[4] and Buzzfeed,[5] who compiled a list of ways to use toe poop emoji.



    The Poop Emoji has inspired lots of merchandise in the form of pillows, slippers, and more.[6]

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    Fake Antiques Roadshow Appraisals are photoshops of frames from the popular television show Antiques Roadshow in which the antiques being appraised are given alternative, humorous names. The photoshops are created by Keaton Patti and posted to his Tumblr account.[1]

    Origin

    Patti posted his first fake Antiques Roadshow appraisal on May 1st, 2016.[2] The post, shown below, has gained 421 notes as of December 6th, 2016.



    Spread

    In the following months, Patti would create dozens more Antiques Roadshow photoshops, each captioned “Looks like someone’s getting X!”, with X changing based on the attire of the person whose antique is being appraised. To date, his most popular photoshop is of a woodcarving of an owl he dubbed “The Worst Owl.”[5] The post, shown below, has over 21,500 notes and was published in Paper Mag’s “Sunday Funnies” roundup.[6]



    On December 1st, Patti posted a compilation of his best photoshops to Funny or Die.[3] The Daily Dot[4] covered Patti’s work on December 6th.

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    Origin

    These exploitable animations originated from a very recent datamine of the 3DS game Pokemon Sun and Moon, by the very popular dataminer and twitter user @KazoWAR, who has discovered low-poly walking animations of every Pokemon.
    Some of these being quite ridiculous, one example for this is Komala’s animation


    Spread

    Many youtubers have begun reporting on this, and, as expected, many are outraged that they didn’t add Pokemon following you around into the game. However, while others are moping, many others have been taking the animations and have been applying the animations to different models, making it all the more ridiculous



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  • 12/06/16--09:30: McRib
  • About

    The McRib is a boneless barbecue pork patty sandwich sold at many participating McDonald’s restaurants during limited times.

    Origin

    In 1981, the McRib debuted at McDonald’s restaurants in the United States to limited success. In 1985, the sandwich was was removed from McDonald’s menus, and only returned in subsequent years as a limited promotional item. In February 2003, The Simpsons episode “I’m Spelling As Fast As I Can” was broadcast, which featured a parody of the McRib (shown below).



    In 2005, McDonald’s announced that the sandwich would be permanently removed from restaurants following a “Farewell Tour.” The website McRib.com[1] was subsequently launched by McDonald’s, which featured a petition to “Save the McRib” (shown below).



    Spread

    In 2006, a second McRib “Farewell Tour” was held. In 2007, McDonald’s launched the “McRib Farewell Tour III,” selling 30 million of the sandwiches that year. On January 16th, 2009, the McRib Locator website was launched by developer adam Klein, allowed users to find McDonald’s restaurants serving McRib sandwiches (shown below).



    In 2010, McDonald’s held the “Legends of the McRib” promotional event in New York City, where Klein was honored as a “superfan” of the sandwich. On December 7th, the food blog FromAway[2] published an article about rumors that the McRib was made of kangaroo meat. On November 25th, 2015, YouTuber Libbie Higgins uploaded a rant about the McRib sandwich (shown below). Within one year, the video gained over 3.2 million views and 2,500 comments.



    Xanthe Pajarillo’s City Council Appearance

    On November 24th, 2015, YouTuber Mike Devlin uploaded footage of comedian Xanthe Pajarillo addressing the Santa Clarita City Council to urge local McDonald’s locations to sell the McRib sandwich (shown below, left). On December 7th, 2015, Pajarillo uploaded a video of herself singing a song about the sandwich titled “The McRib Song” (shown below, right).



    On January 13th, 2016, Pajarillo uploaded a mockumentary about her McRib activist campaign (shown below). On December 3rd, Facebook[3] user Ross Patterson reposted Pajarillo’s address at the Santa Clarita City Council, gaining over 3.3 million views and 31,800 shares over the next month.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Internet Archive – McRib

    [2]FromAway – McDonalds McRib Sandwich

    [3]Facebook – Ross Patterson


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