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    About

    Heaviest Objects in the Universe is an image macro series featuring an exploitable chart comparing the mass of the sun, neutron stars, black holes to a mock 4th example, which typically play on a colloquial definition of “heavy” as something that carries great emotional weight.

    Origin

    On March 6th, 2016, Imgur[7] user ThisIsGerbilReportingLiveFromRichardSimmons uploaded a photoshopped chart comparing the mass of several objects in space to a picture of a woman labeled “Yo Mama” (shown below). Within one year, the image gained over 132,000 views and 1,800 points.



    Spread

    On July 4th, 2016, FunnyJunk[6] user baebee uploaded a similar Your Mom Joke-themed chart was posted to , receiving more than 29,000 views and 870 upvotes over the next eight months (shown below).



    On December 9th, 2016, Redditor imtiredfam posted a version of the chart ranking “my love for my gf” as the heaviest object to /r/wholesomememes,[3] where it received more than 1,900 votes (98% upvoted) and 40 comments within three months (shown below, left). On December 19th, 2016, Redditor shadowbranch posted a photoshopped chart featuring a description of a memorable scene from Futurama in which the dog Seymour waits for Fry over the course of many years (shown below, right). Over the next three months, the post gained over 20,200 votes (85% upvoted) and 230 comments on /r/futurama/[1]



    On January 9th, 2017, Redditor VacuumForEsports submitted a version of the chart featuring a joke about a scene from The Last Airbender (shown below, left). Within two months, the post garnered upwards of 17,200 votes (83% upvoted) and 180 comments on /r/TheLastAirbender.[2] Meanwhile, Redditor nyyjeter88 submitted a post claiming that the meme was “undervalued” to /r/MemeEconomy.[4] On January 25th, the @AsapScience[8] Twitter feed posted a version of the image edited with “My Failures” as the heaviest object in the universe (shown below, right).



    Various Examples



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    About

    The Weak Should Fear the Strong is an exploitable image in which one object showing physical dominance over another is paired with a Facebook comment that reads “the weak should fear the strong.”

    Origin

    On December 8th, 2013, the Million Dollar Extreme Facebook[3] page posted a gallery titled “I Love Beating Up D***s” with a gallery of Sam Hyde apparently choking women. The original image paired with the caption “the weak should fear the strong” is of Hyde putting a girl in a headlock (shown below).



    In the first comment on the thread, Hyde wrote:

    “taught this dirtbag a lesson she’ll never forget… what’s the point of swanky audrey hepburn glasses when you’re blacked out and your neck is all fucked up? idk”

    On December 10th, Facebook user Ryan Moriarty commented “the weak should fear the strong” on the image. While it is unclear where created the first image to mashing up the comment and the photo appeared, one of the earliest known examples was posted to halolzmafia[2] on June 15th, 2014.



    Spread

    On February 7th, 2015, Hyde took to the Million Dollar Extreme subreddit[4] to ask if he could obtain the photos for a video he was working on. There, a user directed him to Encyclopedia Dramatica, which has a full gallery of Hyde choking women.[1] Later that year, variations began to appear on different websites. On July 22nd, user enzio[5] submitted a Pepe variant to Funnyjunk (shown below).



    On January 3rd, 2016, famous alt-rightTwitter user Mike Cernovich tweeted the Hyde image in reference to the 2016 Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Standoff and the Sam Hyde Is The Shooter joke.



    Over time, “The Weak Should Fear The Strong” became an in-joke caption on more wholesome posts, such as those involving animals. More variations began appearing on Facebook and Instagram in the coming year, becoming an exploitable meme in which the picture paired with the caption changes.

    Various Examples



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  • 03/15/17--12:05: Student Athlete
  • About

    Student Athlete is a dialogue meme popular on Twitter that mocks overly enthusiastic and self-centered student athletes who make every conversation about themselves and their physical fitness. In the joke, someone says something innocuous and the student athlete replies by somehow spinning the topic to physical fitness while peppering their response with emoji.

    Origin

    On February 26th, 2017, Twitter user @beyonseh[1] tweeted “me: hi
    student athlete: yo 🤔 tf you complaining for 😤😂 i grind 24/7 💯☝🏽🤣 you don’t see 👀 me crying 😳👌🏾‼️ foh lil bitch 😛🅱️🤣.” The tweet gained nearly 19,000 retweets and over 39,000 favorites in two weeks (shown below)



    Spread

    The tweet was soon picked up by popular Twitter accounts that copy other popular tweets like @memeprovider[2] and @memearea.[3] On March 5th, user @TwoZeroSixGod[4] posted his own variation of the joke, gaining nearly 4,000 retweets and 10,000 likes (shown below).



    On March 10th, @memeprovider tweeted another variation and gained over 24,000 retweets.[5] This likely caused an influx of student athlete jokes, which began gaining widespread popularity on Twitter on the 12th and 13th. The popularity was covered by SelectAll[6] and Daily Dot[7] that week.

    Various Examples



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  • 03/15/17--12:44: How Italians Do Things
  • About

    How Italians Do Things is an image macro series featuring pictures of people performing various actions while making a finger purse hand gesture, with captions containing custom versions of the phrasal template“How Italians X.”

    Origin

    According to the Italian culture site Becoming Italian Word by Word,[1] the finger purse gesture is made by bunching one’s fingers together with the tips pointing upwards and typically means “what do you really want?” (shown below, left). On March 13th, 2017, Twitter user @donny_drama[12] posted photographs of person holding a coffee mug while making the finger purse gesture along with the caption “How Italians drink coffee” (shown below, right).



    Spread

    On March 14th, 2017, Twitter user @GeorgeResch[10] posted a screen captured image of the character Walter White from Breaking Bad making the hand gesture captioned with the description “How Italians cook crystal meth” (shown below, left). That same day, Redditor CafieroandMalatesta submitted a photograph of a cat holding a curled paw titled “How Italian cats argue” to /r/funny,[11] where it gained over 9,400 votes (90% upvoted) and 90 comments within 24 hours (shown below, right).



    Over the course of the day, several Weird Facebook meme pages posted various How Italians Do Things image macros, including The Meme Aesthetic,[4] Spongegar[5] and Supreme Zesty Memes for Teens[6] (shown below).



    On March 15th, Imgur user Metapodlvl100 uploaded a gallery of How Italians Do Things images.[3] That day, several posts about the series were submitted to /r/memeeconomy,[7][8][9] where many noted that images were quickly rising in popularity.

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  • 03/15/17--17:22: Dragon Ball's Fusion
  • Dragon Ball’s Fusion is the fusions used by characters in the manga and anime Dragon Ball. It is used as a meme by choosing characters from a different franchise and fusing them.

    About

    The fusion is done by two ways, by doing the Metamoran dance, where a two characters have equal Power Levels, then in a synchronized pattern, both arms swinging up pointing to another direction while pacing towards each other, then swinging them back to the first position but holding one leg up (depending on the side you are on), then while in the middle of swinging to the second position, point your index fingers at the other’s, completely mirroring each other, while saying “FUUU, SION, HAAA!”. The characters will be fused for thirty minutes. The other is the Potara earrings, where you put one earring on one while the other character will put the other on his opposite ear to the one you put it on. No equal power levels are necessary. If you are a divine being like a Supreme Kai, you will stay fused forever unless you are a mortal in this case you would be fused for an hour.

    Origin

    Both fusions originate from the Majin Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z. Goku has learned the Metamoran fusion in the Other World, and teaches the technique to Piccolo so that he can properly teach his son Goten and his friend Trunks to master it in order to defeat Majin Buu.

    The Potara originates later into the arc when the Old Kai teaches Goku and Gohan that the Supreme Kai’s Potara earrings can fuse people forever. Goku and Vegeta use them to become Vegito while fighting the new Super Buu that absorbed Gohan.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5yIapnxHr8

    Spread

    The earliest known memes about the fusions was back in 2002 where many anime fans on sites posted pictures of characters such as Sonic The Hedgehog and Super Mario doing the fusion dance.

    There was a parody made by the Pokémon anime where Venusaur and Blastoise do something similar to that of the fusion dance making the “Venustoise”. These are now under the name Pokéfusion.


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  • 03/15/17--23:11: Akiba`s Trip
  • About

    Akiba`s Trip (Japanese アキバズトリップ ) is a Japanese video game franchise by developer Acquire. The franchise consists of four games, two of which are upcoming, and an anime television series adaptation by Gonzo that started airing in January 2017.

    Akiba’s Trip

    The original Akiba’s Trip game was released on PlayStation Portable in Japan by Acquire on May 19, 2011. [1]

    The game takes place in the the Japanese geek paradise Akihabara, and tasks players with battling vampire-like creatures called “Kageyashi” by stripping them down to their underwear, thus exposing them to sunlight, their fatal weakness. In addition to the main plot, they can also engage in activities typical of the district, such as purchasing cosplay and visiting maid cafes.



    Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed



    It is a 2013 adventure video game for the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows by Acquire. It is the sequel to Akiba’s Trip on the PlayStation Portable.
    [2]
    Set in Akihabara, the shopping area has been invaded by creatures known as “Synthisters” who prey on the patrons of Akihabara, feasting on their social energy and will to live. These enemies can only be stopped by direct exposure to sunlight, meaning that the player is required to defeat these synthisters by violently stripping off their clothes and exposing them to sunlight. The storyline revolves around a conspiracy behind the Magaimono organization that the player explores. Within the game, there will be over 130 real life Akihabara shops that the player is able to visit.



    Akiba’s Beat

    A third entry in the Akiba series, Akiba beat is an upcoming action role-playing video game for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 video game consoles. [3]


    The game takes place in Akihabara and stars protagonist and NEET Asahi Tachibana, living a regular life after deciding to drop out of college. Transfer student, Saki Hoshino, recently moved to the area and runs into Asahi. The game involves the party getting stuck in a world of delusions, trapped in a repeating day long cycle on a Sunday. The party also keeps coming across a strange, unidentifiable man in a pink sash, that always seems to be around when unexplainable incidents occur.



    Akiba’s Trip: The Animation

    Akiba’s Trip: The Animation is a 2017 anime series based on the video game of the same name. It began airing in Japan in January 4, 2017. FUNimation Entertainment licensed the series for an English release and began airing it on their streaming service 30 minutes after it aired in Japan.


    Otaku siblings Tamotsu and Niwaka Denkigai are shopping in Akihabara when it is overrun by vampiric cosplaying monsters! These creatures, known as “Bugged Ones,” can possess anyone they bite and soon they begin causing mayhem across the city. As Tamotsu finds himself at the mercy of one of these creatures, he is rescued by the mysterious baseball bat-wielding Matome Mayonaka. Together, they fight through several more encounters with the Bugged Ones, but before long, Tamotsu is fatally wounded protecting Matome. With no other choice, she revives him as a high level Bugged One--just like her!

    Tamotsu and Matome, along with excitable otaku cosplayer Arisa Ahokainen, make up the group “The Electric Mayonnaise” and they begin dispatching the Bugged Ones in the only way they know how: by ripping off their clothes and exposing them to sunlight! [4]





    The series premiered on January 4, 2017, and is being broadcast on AT-X, Tokyo MX and BS Fuji. Crunchyroll is streaming the series while Funimation is streaming an English dub. It is the first Funimation simuldub with episodes released the day of the original Japanese broadcast.[5]

    External References

    [1]Akiba`s Trip Akiba`s Trip-

    [2]AkibaTrip 2– Akiba`s Trip

    [3]AkibaBeat- Akiba`s Trip-

    [4]Akiba`s Trip AnimationAkiba`s Trip

    [5]Akiba`s Trip animation site – Akiba`s Trip


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  • 03/16/17--09:02: Hey Beter
  • About

    Hey Beter refers to a series of images, comic strips, and remix videos in which a character addresses Peter Griffin from Family Guy with “Hey Peter,” only in writing, the “P” in Peter is replaced with the B Button Emoji. The comics are generally deep fried and reference Black Twitter memes such as Spell ICUP Nigga. They can also feature phrases and advertisements unrelated to the comic.

    Origin

    On July 19th, 2016, YouTube user Bubble Rick posted a heavily-distorted video of Peter Griffin walking while distorted audio of the character Joe Swanson saying “Hey Peter” repeated over and over again (shown below). The video has gained over 33,000 views as of March 16th, 2017.



    Spread

    The video would go on to inspire similar creations on Instagram four months later. On November 4th, 2016, Instagram user hyporcite[1] posted a video of a doll resembling Joe Swanson with the audio of Joe repeatedly saying “Hey Peter.” The following day, more edits began appearing on YouTube. One popular edit by Nick Sexton using a clip of Joe singing the theme from American Dad gained over 24,000 views.



    Shortly after the influx of YouTube and Instagram videos, photo edits began appearing on Instagram. One of the earliest was posted by thicc_garlic[2] on December 22nd, introducing both the 4-panel comic template and the B Button Emoji which would become popular in future edits (shown below).



    Over the following months, “Hey Beter” edits began appearing with increasing frequency on Instagram. Many were created by the page cancer_supreme,[3] including a popular edit that mashed up Elmo from Sesame Street and Whomst that gained 1,300 likes on their page and was reposted to several other meme pages.



    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Instagram – hyporcite

    [2]Instagram – thicc_garlic

    [3]Instagram – cancer_supreme archive


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  • 03/16/17--09:22: Risk of Rain
  • Need help filling this out, feel free to request editorship. :)



    About

    Risk of Rain is a 2D rougelike video game created by a two-student team from the University of Washington under the name Hopoo Games. Following the successful kickstarter in May 2013, the game was released on November 8, 2013. In the game, the player controls the survivor of a space freighter crash on a strange planet and must progress through levels to escape, attempting to survive by killing monsters and collecting items.


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  • 03/16/17--10:18: Resolution Comparisons
  • About

    Resolution Comparisons are a series of image macros juxtaposing a depiction of a person or fictional character in a low resolution next to another image labelled with a high definition resolution.

    Origin

    On August 25th, 2016, Imgur[4] user SebastianRogojina uploaded a screenshot of the character Carl Johnson from the 2004 action-adventure video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, labelled as “144p”, next to a photograph of actor Eddie Murphy labelled as “4k” (shown below).



    Spread

    On October 12th, 2016, the Jokes King Facebook[5] page posted a photograph of a bat labelled “240p” above a picture of “Batman”: labelled “1080p” (shown below, left). Over the next five months, the post received upwards of 5,100 reactions and 480 shares. On November 3rd, the Gaming Memes Facebook[6] page posted a pixel art depictions of the characters Bill and Lance from the 1987 NES game Contra above a detailed illustration of the two characters (shown below, right).



    On February 25th, 2017, Redditor Flurex posted side-by-side pictures of the character Spongebob Squarepants, labelling the left as “144p” and the right as “1080p HD” (shown below, left). Over the next three weeks, the post garnered upwards of 1,100 votes (96% upvoted) on /r/dankmemes.[2] On March 3rd, 2017, Redditor ExtraBigHeads uploaded an image comparing a screenshot of the cartoon character Race Bannon labeled “144p” to a photograph of United States Vice President “Mike Pence”: labeled “1080p” (shown below, right). Within two weeks, the post gained over 3,200 votes (98% upvoted) on /r/dankmemes.[1]



    On March 16th, 2017, Redditor JantonioValdez submitted a post stating that “Video quality memes are making a steady climb!” to /r/MemeEconomy.[3]

    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 03/16/17--10:25: McDonald's Anti-Trump Tweet
  • Overview

    McDonald’s Anti-Trump Tweet refers to a tweet sent out by the official McDonald’sTwitter account on March 16th, 2017, that insulted President Donald Trump and his hands.

    Background

    On the morning of March 16th, 2017, the official Twitter account for McDonald’s, “@McDonaldsCorp,” sent and pinned a tweet that read “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands” (shown below). The tweet was deleted after being up for 20 minutes.



    Developments

    At 10:21 AM, McDonald’s deleted the tweet and tweeted that their account had been compromised.



    The incident was a somewhat major news story that day, earning coverage from The New York Times,[1] The Daily Dot,[2] Select All,[3] and more.

    Reactions

    The moment set off a wave of reactions on Twitter. Trump supporters responded by introducing the #BoycottMcDonalds hashtag. [4] Meanwhile, The Mary Sue[5] covered how others took the moment more lightly, ribbing McDonalds with disbelief over their excuse.



    Meanwhile, a thread about the tweet titled “Ronald Is Kill -- I Repeat, Ronald Is Kill” was created on 4chan’s /pol/ board (shown below). Over the next several hours, the post gained over 225 replies.[6]



    Search Interest

    Unavailable

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  • 03/16/17--11:18: Harimau Humanis
  • About

    Harimau Humanis or Harimau bahagia or Harimau Ceria or Harimau Lucu refers to a tiger statue in front of an Indonesia military base in a small village in Garut, West Java, Indonesia. It was supposed to be a mascot for the Siliwangi Military Command. But, internet users found it hilarious because it was so different from the fierce tiger on official logos. It has round face and small eyes with grinning mouth. The tiger had been in place for six years, but only recently found internet fame. Unfortunately, the statue was removed from there.[1]

    Origin

    The Tiger statue was placed six years ago (2011) on name plate in front of military base at Cisewu, Garut, West Java, Indonesia.



    Spread

    Recently, the statue sudden viral and became the talk netizen. The reason is the tiger statue form considered funny and did not display fierce impression at all.
    The mascot does not represent a tiger in general. It was more like handicrafts from paper pulp made in elementary school children. That why it nicknamed “Harimau Humanis”(Tiger Humanist).[3]

    On Saturday, March 11th, 2017, Vincent Candra uploaded a picture of the tiger statue which to mock it via his account twitter, @halleluhellyeah.



    Vincent Candra told the BBC he had laughed a lot when he saw the picture of the tiger and decided to share it on Twitter.
    It has since travelled across social media and made its way into the national media.
    Many have poked fun at the tiger’s cartoonish appearance, while others edited it into film posters and surreal scenarios. Other people uploaded more weird looking tiger statues they had seen in front of army bases.[1]
    On Sunday, March 12th, 2017, a reporter from brilio.net tried to get the response of Indonesian Army via official social media accounts @tni_ad, the Indonesian Army responded immediately by replying to the Tweet and agrees that the statue was indeed funny. Unfortunately, the Tweet was deleted before it was enshrined.[2]



    Otherwise, a reporter from Tirto, Colonel ARH Desi Arianto testified that ‘tiger humanist’ will be replaced.
    “I appreciate the response from the community,” she said. “This statue will we replace it with a new statue.”
    Desi who only a year at Siliwangi said she did not know the name of the statue maker artist who has been perched for the six years.[3]

    On Monday, March 13th, 2017, the statue that has stood since 6 years ago has been removed by the Indonesian Army with chisels[1][2]. The process of demolishing the tiger statue has been documented and uploaded on Twitter by @flutulangng.[2]

    Siliwangi military commander Maj Gen Herindra told the BBC the statue had been “made long time ago in Cisewu district”.
    “Every unit has their own decision on how the statue was made, but sometimes the artist was not that good.”
    People who had been enjoying the humour online instead expressed grief.[1]





    One had an alternative suggestion, saying it would have been better to “move it into the zoo, so children can take selfies with it”.
    A parody Facebook page, Kementerian Humor Indonesia (Indonesia’s Humour Ministry) said a lot of people were “broken hearted”.
    As one of first sites to share the photo last week, they said they felt “a bit guilty” that it had now gone.
    So they made a special “goodbye cartoon” to remind everyone of its unique grinning face.[5]



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  • 03/16/17--11:35: Boo Boo the Fool
  • About

    Boo Boo The Fool is a reference to the character Boo-Boo Bear from the television series Yogi Bear. It became a popular term in black communities as slang for “idiot” or “stupid person” before becoming the target of “image macros” in the mid-2010s.

    Origin

    Boo Boo Bear first appeared in The Huckleberry Hound Show in 1958 before joining the show Yogi Bear in 1961.[1] Though Boo-Boo would often attempt to dissuade Yogi Bear from stealing picnic baskets, his ineffectiveness often made him an unwitting accomplice in the crimes, thus categorizing him as a fool. On April 30th, 2003, Urban Dictionary user Mr. Terrence L. Trezvant uploaded the most popular definition of “Boo Boo the Fool” (shown below).



    Spread

    Over the next decade, several other definitions were submitted to Urban Dictionary, all giving similar definitions. On April 30th, 2011, public radio program A Way With Words[2] looked into the origin and traced its possible start to characters like “Bobo the Clown,” further hypothesizing that “Boo Boo the Fool” comes from a Latin root balbus, meaning “stammerer."



    The phrase began growing more popular online in 2016. On January 26th, Tumblr blkproverbs[3] posted “Do I look like Boo Boo the Fool?” citing it as a Black Mother Proverb, in a post that gained over 7,400 notes. On April 21st, Tumblr user fonzworthcutlass[4] posted an image of Barack Obama looking at himself in the mirror thinking “I’m boo boo the fool” with the caption “when u swallow ur pride and double text, but u get no reply.” The post gained over 96,000 notes.



    This likely sparked a surge of image macros around the “boo boo the fool” character. On January 15th, 2017, an image of a sad clown captioned “I am boo boo the fool” was posted to /r/blackpeopletwitter[5] and gained over 5,000 points, leading to newfound online interest in the phrase.

    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Boo-Boo Bear

    [2]A Way With Words – Boo-Boo the Fool

    [3]Tumblr – blkproverbs

    [4]Tumblr – fonzworthcutlass

    [5]/r/blackpeopletwitter – i’m booboo the fool


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  • 03/16/17--14:01: Mass Effect Andromeda
  • About

    Mass Effect: Andromeda is the upcoming fourth title in the “Mass Effect”: role-playing video game series, which is set for release in late March 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows systems.

    History

    [Researching]



    Online Presence

    Online, the game’s voice acting, glitchy software and poor quality character animations have been widely mocked. On MArch 14th, 2017, YouTuber xLetalis uploaded a video expressing concern over the game’s “alarming facial animations” (shown below).



    On March 15th, YouTuber Truongasm uploaded a scene from the game dubbed with a laugh track and the theme song from Seinfeld (shown below, left).
    Meanwhile, YouTuber consmonauta uploaded a dialogue scene in which a non-player character says “my face is tired” (shown below, left). The following day, the scene was posted by Twitter user @Nibellion, along with several poorly animated scenes in the game.[1]



    Also on March 16th, YouTuber TerkJK uploaded a montage of comically designed scenes in the game dubbed with humorous cartoon sound effects (shown below). In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the online reaction to the game’s animations, including Kotaku,[2] Gamesradar[3] and Polygon.[4]



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    Kellyanne Conway suggested that microwaves are being used to spy.


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  • 03/16/17--15:04: It's so Fucking Big
  • This submission is a work in progress. Should it remain marked as NSFW or not?


    About

    It’s so fucking big is a series of image macros using a still image from an unidentified adult film featuring a woman with a surprised expression looking upwards to the camera, with a subtitle reading ’’It’s so fucking big’’.
    The macros follow a formula in which a caption at the top mentions an action, usually showing something to a woman, prompting her reaction.


    Origin

    Under research.

    Search Interest


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  • 03/16/17--19:00: Bernard
  • About

    Bernard is an Emoji from the messaging app “Kik”. It became popular among users of the application called iFunny particularly among the iPolitics community. Bernard is a polar bear and has been used in many memes on iFunny.

    HWNDU livestream

    On February 4th, 2017 iFunny user New_California_Republic went to the “He Will Not Divide Us” live stream holding a sign with Bernard on it. Immediately after iFunny users began making many memes featuring Bernard. Then in an attempt to get Bernard labeled as a hate symbol iFunny users spammed racist and antisemitic Bernard memes to various news outlets on twitter. It achieved mild success when it was briefly mentioned in a buzz feed article as one of the many “Alt-right memes”.


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  • 03/17/17--09:28: Stereotype Me
  • About

    Stereotype Me is a multi-pane exploitable image featuring several women holding signs displaying various stereotypes followed by a satirical custom 4th panel.

    Origin

    On March 5th, 2007, DeviantArtist Loserology posted a four-pane image titled “Stereotype Me,” featuring photographs of young women holding signs representing various stereotypes, including “I’m Punk So I Must Rebel,” “I’m Asian So I Must Like Maths,” “I Dye My Hair Crazy Colours So I Must Be Looking For Attention” and “I’m a Person So I Must Be Stereotyped” (shown below, left). On June 11th, 2011, Redditor Skylarity uploaded a photoshopped version of the image featuring a pizza in the bottom-right panel with a sign saying “I’m a pizza so I must taste fucking amazing” to /r/funny[4] (shown below, right).



    Spread

    On September 10th, 2011, FunnyJunk[2] user carocat reposted the pizza image. On June 30th, 2015, a Runescape-themed version of the image was submitted to the /r/2007scape subreddit, where it gathered upwards of 2,500 votes (92% upvoted) and 130 comments prior to being archived. On April 17th, 2016, Redditor DatOneGuy-69 submitted a version of the image featuring Hide the Pain Harold holding a sign reading “I make memes so I must have chronic depression and want to kill myself” (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 1,400 votes (94% upvoted) and 45 comments on /r/meirl.[3]



    On January 13th, 2017, a photoshop of the image featuring a holographic project of the character Sio Bibble from the 1999 Star Wars film The Phantom Menace was submitted to the Star Wars Sithposting Facebook[6] page, where it gained over 1,800 reactions and 150 shares over the next two months (shown below, left). On March 16th, Redditor YumikuriPF uploaded the image with PewDiePie in the final panel holding with a sign referencing his antisemitism YouTube controversy to /r/MemeEconomy[5] (shown below, right).



    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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    Overview

    Mrs. Porter’s Second Grade Class Survey is a Google Docs survey created by a class of American second graders. While intended to be shared locally, the survey went viral globally, racking up hundreds of thousands of responses and gaining significant media attention.

    Background

    The survey was created by the second grade class of teacher Kara Porter from North Vermillion Elementary School, located in Cayuga, Indiana. It features one question per student in the class and all are simple choices. For example, one question is, “What is your favorite food, pizza or soup?” On March 14th, 2017, the North Vermillion Elementary School Facebook page[1] posted a link to Mrs. Porter’s survey.[2]


    Click through to participate in the survey on Google Docs


    Please help Mrs. Porter’s second grade class as they study surveys and graphs. They would love to see how many responses they can get and all of the different places their responses come from! Each student in Mrs. Porter’s class has created one of the questions in this survey. Thank you for your help and participation!

    Developments

    The survey quickly went viral as people from all over the world responded to the survey. As of March 17th, the Facebook post has over 2,500 shares. According to a Buzzfeed[3] article written on the 15th, the survey had already amassed over 230,000 responses in one day. The same day, the Buzzfeed reporter who wrote the article, Julia Reinstein, tweeted[6] the survey out to her followers, gaining over 5,000 retweets and likes, helping the survey spread through Twitter.



    Twitter users found the poll adorable and wholesome, two factors that likely lead to its wide spread.



    As the poll spread, Daily Dot[4] and Mashable[5] also covered the internet’s reaction.

    Search Interest

    Unavailable

    External References


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    About

    Photoshop Me Into a Dangerous Situation is a series of photoshop request parodies in which people digitally alter a photograph to make someone appear as if they are in a threatening situation.

    Origin

    In February 2013, the Chinese news site Bejing Daily posted collection of photoshop request troll images, including a picture of a man smoking a cigarette asking to appear “more dangerous” edited with a lit firecracker in his mouth (shown below).[5] On February 4th, the collection was reposted by the Asian news site RocketNews24.[6]



    Spread

    On March 6th, 2016, a post titled ""Can you photoshop the picture to make it look like I’m in a dangerous situation" was submitted to 9gag[2], featuring a photo of a man bent over on a river bank edited with another man’s legs lurking behind him(shown below). Within one year, the post gained over 38,700 points and 160 comments.



    On January 9th, 2017, Instagram user @fjamie013[4] uploaded a photoshop request asking “can u make me doing something dangerous?”, to which he replied with an edited photo of gas bubbles coming in between his legs (shown below). Within three months, the post gathered more than 41,400 likes and 550 comments.



    On March 16th, 2017, Redditor Neptunion posted a picture of a man wearing a “Dank Memer” shirt next to a man wearing an “/r/Dankmemes Mod” shirt with the caption “Photoshop me to a dangerous situation” to /r/dankmemes,[7] where it received more than 730 votes (96% upvoted) within 24 hours (shown below, left). The following day, Redditor ARetardedPickle uploaded a photograph of a young boy photoshopped with a police officer aiming a shotgun at his head along with the same caption to /r/MemeEconomy,[3] speculating that the photoshop memes were “on the rise” (shown below, right).



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  • 03/17/17--13:24: Meme of the Month Calendars
  • About

    Meme of the Month Calendars are photoshopped images of calendars in which every month is represented by a meme that trended during that month. They are shared in meme communities and can be subject to debate in those communities.

    Origin

    “Memes of the Month” began being documented in 2014 on Tumblr. At the end of the year, Popbuzz[1] wrote an article declaring a meme for every month of the year, starting with the Selfie Olympics. However, the template image for Meme of the Month calendars was not posted until 2016, when Tumblr user ceruleanazura[2] posted a calendar for the first half of 2016 on June 9th of that year. The post, shown below, gained over 116,000 notes over the next nine months.



    Spread

    The calendar was a quick hit on me_irl. Only five days after ceruleanazura’s Tumblr post, me_irl user thoompa[3] uploaded a picture suggesting the calendar itself would be the meme of July 2016 and gained 5,400 upvotes (shown below).



    ceruleanazura updated the picture in the coming months, declaring the Nut Button and Arthur’s Fist the memes of July and August,[4] respectively. However, by this point, many joke variations had began appearing on me_irl and in other communities.



    The calendar was particularly popular on /r/me_irl as a tool to document the various phases of the subreddit. During the Meme Renaissance of me_irl, people began making calendars to track the daily new memes.



    Various edits have been made for the 2017 calendar. As of March 17th, the most popular edits have SaltBae for January and Roll Safe for February.

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