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  • 03/27/17--06:40: Dr. Alexis Leskinen
  • About

    Dr. Alexis Leskinen (アレクシス・レスキネン in Japanese) is one of the supporting characters in the Visual Novel Steins;Gate 0. He is the head of the neuroscience division at Viktor Chondria University in America and throughout the story continues to help on the Amadeus AI project. He is well known by the Steins;Gate community for his obsession with Japanese Shaman Girls and a series of memorable quotes.

    Origin

    Leskinen first appears in the first chapter of Steins;Gate 0, Absolute Zero. During the first chapter, he presents Amadeus, the ground-breaking new AI that can backup and utilize the memories of humans, along with his assistant Maho Hiyajo. It is during this sequence when it becomes apparent that Leskinen has underlying perversions, as he pokes a variety of sexual jokes at her. Later in the game, it is revealed that Leskinen has a severe obsession with miko-clothed females when he becomes agitated with the protaganist, Okabe Rintaro, after missing the Shaman Girls at Yanabayashi Shrine.


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    WARNING: MAYCONTAINSPOILERSFORSTEINS;GATE 0.

    On December 23, 2016, redditor darksoulflame posted an image of

    Leskinen pointing a gun while asking his most infamous phrase, “Where are the Japanese Shaman Girls, Lintahlo?”

    The post is considered to be the grandfather of the current Leskimeme uprising. On January 7, 2017, redditor immallama posted a small comic depicting Leskinen trying to pry the location of the Shaman Girls from an infant. In addition, his other quotes like “Holy Cow! So I said we should come soon.” and “Awesome! He’s really something!” have also been memed because of their subpar grammar.




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  • 03/27/17--07:59: #NotMyRodrick
  • Overview

    #NotMyRodrick is a social media hashtag protesting the casting of actor Charlie Wright as the character Rodrick Heffley in the upcoming film Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.

    Origin

    The team behind the original three Diary of a Wimpy Kid films previously stated that there were no plans to create a fourth film in the series due to the aging of the actors. On July 29th, 2016, a fourth movie in the series with an entirely new cast was announced. On March 16th, 2017, the 20th Century Fox YouTube channel uploaded a trailer for the upcoming film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, in which Wright (shown below).



    In the comments, many lamented that Wright had replaced actor Devon Bostick for the role of the character Rodrick Heffley. Additionally, the trailer gathered upwards of 11,300 dislikes against 1,800 likes over the next 10 days.

    Spread

    In the coming days, Twitter users began protesting Wright’s casting in tweets with the hashtag #NotMyRodrick,[3] a parody of the anti-Trump hashtag #NotMyPresident (shown below).



    On March 23rd, a petition titled “Not My Rodrick” was created on iPetitions,[1] which complains that Wright “looks like Johnny Depp Willy Wonka.” Over the next 72 hours, the petitions gained over 10,000 signatures.



    On March 25th, YouTuber Myth upload a video titled “Not my Rodrick #Notmyrodrick” (shown below, left). The following day, YouTuber mitchell kim uploaded a clip of Bostick wishing Wright “all the best” as the new Rodrick in the film series (shown below, right). Meanwhile, Redditor Fisbian submitted a post claiming that “Not My Rodrick” memes were “a hot investmen” to /r/MemeEconomy.[4] On March 27th, The Sun[2] published an article about the #NotMyRodrick campaign.



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  • 04/02/17--13:25: American Gods
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    About

    American Gods is a fantasy novel written by English author Neil Gaiman. The novel, released in 2001, follows ex-convict Shadow Moon and his client, the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, and has received many accolades and received numerous adaptations since release.

    Premise

    The novel follows ex-convict Shadow Moon, who has been given an early release after the death of his wife, Laura and his best friend Robbie Burton in a car accident. After deciding to become the bodyguard of conman Mr. Wednesday, they travel across America, meeting Wednesday’s acquaintances and with Shadow eventually learning that Mr. Wednesday is a manifestation of the Norse god Odin, who is gathering all the other manifestations of the Old Gods of various cultures, whose powers have diminished due to lack of believers in a war against the New Gods of the modern age, such as media and technology.


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    About

    Bees are dying at an alarming rate is a phrase that gets often put at the end of messages as a non-sequitur punchline. It is a reference to the recent concern regarding the condition of bees globally and their constantly decreasing populations. The joke originated on Twitter but has since moved on to various image macros.

    History

    On February 7, 2016, Twitter user @therealbanksy posted a joke about Eli Manning’s facial expression in the Super Bowl 50. The Tweet went on tho recieve 14,000 retweets and 21,000 likes.[1]



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    “I didn’t know there was this much green in the whole galaxy” is a phrase uttered by Rey in the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The scene takes place in the cockpit of the Milenium falcon, with users keying out the original view out of the cockpit to make it appear the characters are reacting to something else, similar to the Mathew Mcconaughey Reaction Videos.

    Spread

    On the 23 March 2017, YouTube user HexMem[1] uploaded a version of the clip where the windows were keyout with green, opening the door for other versions.



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  • 04/03/17--02:57: Cheap Game Keys
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  • 04/03/17--09:44: Beep Beep I'm a Sheep
  • About

    “Beep Beep I’m a Sheep” refers to a line and song from a popular YouTube video by asdfmovie creator Thomas Ridgewell aka YouTuber TomSka. While it first appeared a brief moment in a behind the scenes video from Ridgewell’s blog, it soon became the subject of several highly-viewed remixes and eventually appeared in an official asdfmovie video.

    Origin

    On July 4th, 2016, YouTuber DarkSquidge, the secondary YouTube channel of Ridgewell, which he reserves for the behind-the-scenes videos and previews, uploaded the video “Last Week I Ate A Pug.” During the video, he and several of his colleagues begin singing “beep beep, I’m a sheep.” The video received more than 168,000 views.


    Spread

    Several hours after Ridgewell posted “Last Week I Ate a Pug,” on July 4th, 2016, another YouTuber, Coasterfan312, posted a remix, which received more than 62,000 views.


    On July 10, 2016, YouTuber Ikeikei S2 uploaded an animated version of Ridgewell’s audio from “Last Week I Ate A Pug.” The video received more than 41,000 views.


    On April 1st, 2017, TomSka published the video “asdfmovie10,” featuring himself and YouTuber and voice-over artist Black Gryph0n which contained a new version of “Beep Beep I’m a Sheep,” as well as a brief remix of the song. The video, as of April 3rd, 2017, has received more than five-million views.


    On July 17th, 2017, YouTuber Diegoisawesome remixed the original clip with the beat from Mark Ronson’s and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” The video, entitled “Beep Beep Uptown Sheep,” appears to have provided the beat for future versions of the song. It received more than 8,000 views.


    On April 1st, 2017, other YouTubers began posting the song by itself. YouTuber DefinitelyNotMalitis posted “BEEP, BEEP, I’M A SHEEP (full scene)” to more than 13,000 views, and YouTuber 4DWin.com posted “Beep Beep I’m A Sheep Song For 10 Hours,” which received more than 31,000 views.


    Soon after the video hit YouTube, YouTuber LilDeuceDeuce, who has produced music videos from “asdfmovie” in the past, posted a fully produced music video and remix for the song. It has since received more than 1.6 million views.


    Since the release of LilDeuceDeuce’s remix, YouTubers have been uploading parodies of the song.


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  • 04/03/17--09:55: Tumblr Horse Game
  • Overview

    Tumblr Horse Game refers to a 2017 April Fools Day feature implemented on Tumblr. The feature was an icon on the corner of the site that, when clicked, would take users to a game in which players would have to pick up feces from a pixelated horse. If the player ever stopped picking up the feces, the horse would die. The horse became the subject of memes and fan art following April Fools.

    Background

    On March 31st, 2017,[1] the Tumblr Staff account posted “tips” for How to Love a Horse. The tips were:

    Clean up after it.
    Don’t stop for anything.
    If you stop cleaning it will END.
    You can pet your horse sometimes, but not for too long.
    Take a picture of it.
    Put it away when you’re done.

    The meaning of the post was unclear until the following day, when Tumblr implemented the feature.



    Developments

    Tumblr implemented the “Horse Friend” game on April 1st, 2017. Users initially didn’t understand what the game was.



    Once it became clear, though, dozens of posts and memes about the game began spreading on the site. The Daily Dot[2] and memedocumentation[3] covered the game on the day as well as the site’s reaction.

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    About

    McDonald’s Mulan Szechuan Sauce is a dipping sauce temporarily served by the fast food restaurant chain McDonald’s in the late 1990s, which became the subject of many online discussions demanding its return following a mention in the Season 3 premiere of Rick and Morty released in early April 2017.

    Origin

    In 1998, McDonald’s began serving a special Szechuan dipping sauce as a promotion for the release of Disney’s animated film Mulan (shown below).[5]



    On April 1st, 2017, Adult Swim launched a stream looping the Season 3 premiere of Rick and Morty. In the episode, Rick Sanchez reveals he is obsessed with finding McDonald’s Mulan Szechuan sauce while ranting to his grandson Morty (shown below, left). Additionally, the episode included a scene in which Sanchez goes to a McDonald’s drive-through to obtain the sauce while accompanied by an insectoid alien (shown below, right).



    Spread

    On April 2nd, The Amazing Atheist tweeted a message encouraging McDonald’s to begin serving the Szechuan sauce (shown below, left). Meanwhile, other Twitter users posted tweets about the McDonald’s sauce, many of which demanded its return (shown below, middle, right).



    Meanwhile, YouTuber Bob Hernandez uploaded a video of himself asking for the special sauce at a McDonald’s drive-through window (shown below).



    On Change.org,[1] several petitions demanding the fast food company begin providing customers with the sauce at McDonald’s locations (shown below). Over the next 48 hours, the petitions gathered thousands of signatures.



    Also on April 2nd, Redditor Juleszz submitted a screenshot of a McDonald’s Facebook page responding with Sanchez’ catchphrase “Wubba lubba dub dub” to a post about the sauce (shown below, left). Within 24 hours, the image garnered more than 20,500 points (92% upvoted) and 730 comments on /r/rickandmorty.[3] Meanwhile, the official @McDonald’s Twitter feed replied to the @RickandMorty feed with a chicken nugget-themed variation the catchphrase (shown below, right).[4]



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  • 04/03/17--13:13: It's Muffin Time!
  • About

    It’s Muffin Time! refers to a line and song from a popular YouTube video by asdfmovie creator Thomas Ridgewell aka YouTuber TomSka.

    Origin

    On Oct 10, 2014 TomSka published the video “asdfmovie8,” featuring himself.



    The remix has been uploaded by RoomieOffical and it gain 14,593,279 views.



    Spread

    On Jul 31, 2015 user Maxie uploaded a video called “[SFMFNAF] It’s muffin time!” witch gain 5,067,413 views (Shown Below).



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  • 04/03/17--17:01: Fusion Coil
  • Fusion Coil is a item in Survive The Disasters 2 (STD2) It also appears in Survive The Disasters 1 (STD1)

    About
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    Fusion Coil is a fuse of Gravity Coil and Speed Coil. It is used for jump and speed, but the speed power and gravity power is decreased.

    History
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    Fusion Coil was created by Vyriss to be used in Survive The Disasters 1. It was a success with 773+ favorites. Also some users used Fusion Coil as a special gear example to disaster games and related games.


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  • 04/03/17--19:36: Mal Magneto

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  • 04/04/17--07:12: The Undertaker
  • About

    The Undertaker is the ring name of retired American professional wrestler Mark William Calaway, who is known for performing horror-themed gimmicks during wrestling matches and for winning an unprecedented 21 consecutive victories in WWE’s Wrestlemania event.

    History

    In 1984, Calaway debuted as wrestler Texas Red in the World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW). In 1989, Calaway signed on to World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under the ring name “Mean Mark” Callous. In 1990, Calaway debuted in th World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as the Undertaker, a trench coat-wearing character depicted as a western mortician. In April 2007, the Undertaker won his first World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Batista at WrestleMania 23.



    Retirement

    On April 2nd, 2017, the Undertaker was defeated by Roman Reigns during Wrestlemania 33, after which he left his gloves, hat and coat in the center of the ring, leading many to speculate that he had gone into retirement.



    The following day, Twitter created a Moments[1] page for tributes to the Undertaker, many of which were accompanied by the hashtag #ThankYouTaker[5] (shown below).



    Online Presence

    On January 28th, 2008, a Facebook[2] page for the Undertaker was launched, garnering more than 17 million likes over the next nine years. In December 2013, the @WWEMarkWCalaway[4] Twitter feed was created, garnering more than 60,700 followers within four years.

    Related Memes

    Undertaker’s Screaming Face

    Undertaker’s Screaming Face, also known as TakerFace, is a photoshop meme featuring a cutout image of professional wrestler Mark William Calaway (a.k.a. The Undertaker) intensely staring at wrestler Brock Lesnar while screaming in his face.



    The Undertaker Threw Mankind Off Hell In a Cell

    The Undertaker Threw Mankind Off Hell In A Cell is a copypasta often seen on Reddit and Facebook, which is typically altered to fit the context of the post it is responding to. Redditor shittymorph is often credited with popularizing the message within various subreddits.

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  • 04/04/17--07:38: Cool Crocodile
  • Cool Crocodile is a 10 second clip of a man putting glasses an an alligator. This video is know for its wide array of edits. The Cool Crocodile video was uploaded via YouTube on Dec 31, 2016. Since then the video has accumulated more than 60 million views as of April

    The Cool Crocodile video first gained traction when it was used as a promo on the Weather Channel. It quickly grew popular on many internet communities such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, ifunny (https://ifunny.co/fun/oakVCIkW4) and 4chan.


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  • 04/04/17--09:02: Turn Up the Volume
  • About

    Turn Up the Volume is an image of popular Vine, Twitter, and Instagram personality Jay Versace crying with headphones on while pumping his fist in the air. The image grew popular as a parody of emotional reactions to music in the fall of 2016, as Twitter users paired the image with song lyrics and a motion-blurred picture of a volume knob being turned up. It’s name has been an issue of dispute among researchers and social media users.

    Origin

    On May 13th, 2016, Versace tweeted[1] his excitement about the release of the latest album from hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper with four pictures of him emotionally listening to music in his headphones (shown below). The tweet gained over 710 retweets and 1,200 likes. The first picture went on to be used in Twitter memes later that year.



    Spread

    The first known usage of the image as a meme came on November 3rd, 2016, when Twitter user @hayleydotsonn[2] used it in reference to popular Rae Sremmurd song “Black Beatles” (shown below). Her tweet gained over 8,300 retweets and 14,000 favorites.



    Over the next two days, the tweet was copied by popular meme accounts such as WORLDSTARHIPHOP[3] and life of a blonde.[4] This spike caused variations in which users replaced the lyrics to “Black Beatles” with different, oftentimes ostensibly unfashionable lyrics (i.e. theme songs from children’s shows). These spread through Twitter throughout the rest of 2016.



    On November 20th, Versace acknowledged that he had become a meme in a tweet.[5] On December 5th, 2016, a question asking about the name of the meme appeared on /r/OutOfTheLoop.[6]

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  • 04/04/17--09:04: Justice Don Willett
  • About

    Don Willett is a lawyer, politician, and Justice of the Texas Supreme Court well-known for his use of Twitter, on which he shares tweets on a variety of topics including history, dad jokes, pop culture, his family, sports, politics, and Internet memes.

    History

    In 2005, Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Willett to the Texas Supreme Court.[1] Willett has won reelection twice to six-year terms, first in 2006[2] and then in 2012.[3] Willet joined Twitter in 2009 as part of his second reelection campaign but continued using the social media platform to remain connected to voters while also striving to “demystify and humanize the judiciary.”[4] When asked to explain the notoriety he gained from Twitter, Willett stated, “I think people just find it remarkable that a high court justice would step out from behind the bench and have a persona that’s not the traditional, stodgy, fuddy-duddy persona, but actually comes across as authentic and engaging.”[4]


    Tweeter Laureate of Texas

    Texas became the first state to name an official “Tweeter Laureate” in 2015, conferring the title to Justice Willett.[5] In 2016, Justice Willett participated in a symposium by the Georgia State University Law Review on “Invisible Justices: Supreme Court Transparency in the Age of Social Media.”[6] Willett’s social media use has been covered by a variety of sources, including The New York Times,[7] Law360,[4] Time,[8] Huffington Post,[9] Washington Post,[12] and others.

    Trump Criticism & Supreme Court Shortlist

    During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump included Justice Willett on his shortlist of potential nominees to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.[10] Willett’s inclusion was notable in that he had repeatedly poked fun at Trump on Twitter, and news outlets highlighted several of those tweets.[11]


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  • 04/04/17--09:13: Estonian Dwarf
  • About

    Estonian Dwarf is a character in The Simpsons who was featured in a “leaked” 2017 meme of the month calendar for the month of April. After users on various subreddits attempted to make the calendar’s predictions a reality, many accused the character of being a forced meme.

    Origin

    On April 14th, 1994, The Simpsons episode “Burns’ Heir” was released, in which a dwarf impersonates Lisa Simpson as part of a scheme by Mr. Burns to fool Bart Simpson (shown below, left). On March 20th, 2017, Redditor alank-47 uploaded a 2017 meme calendar to /r/MemeEconomy[1], claiming that the meme schedule for the rest of the year had been “leaked” (shown below, right). For the month of April, a picture of the Estonian Dwarf dressed as Lisa Simpson was included. Within two weeks, the post gained over 19,800 points (83% upvoted) and 600 comments.



    Spread

    On March 20th, 2017, Redditor chrismikehunt submitted the picture of Estonian Dwarf with the caption “Fuck It / I’ll Move to Estonia” to /r/MemeEconomy[3] (shown below, left). The same day, the Shitposting 2006 Facebook[7] page posted a text message conversation in which a picture of Estonian Dwarf is criticized for “memeing too fast” (shown below, right).



    On March 21st, The Daily Dot[2] published an article about the leaked 2017 meme calendar. On April 2nd, Redditor NoldorinNarwhal submitted the dwarf image with the caption “when you’re supposed to be meme of the month but no one cares anymore” to /r/me_irl[6] (shown below, left). Within 48 hours, the post gained over 9,900 points (92% upvoted). On April 3rd, Redditor boostman submitted a post asking about “Old, bald Lisa Simpsons smoking a cigar memes” to /r/OutOfTheLoop,[4] to which several users cited the Estonian Dwarf image included on the 2017 meme calendar. On April 4th, Redditor plague_doctor8 posted a “Drakeposting”: comic featuring the Estonian Dwarf and a packet of McDonald’s Mulan SzeChuan sauce to /r/me_irl[5] (shown below, right).



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  • 04/04/17--10:49: Unregistered HyperCam 2
  • About

    Unregistered HyperCam 2 is a watermark displayed in the upper-left corner of footage recorded with free versions of the HyperCam 2 screen capture software developed by Hyperionics, Inc.

    Origin

    In the early 2000s, Hyperionics released the second version of their HyperCam screencasting software, which displayed the digital watermark “Unregistered Hypercam 2” in the upper left-hand corner of videos recorded with free versions of the program. On August 6th, 2008, YouTuber Kyle Morse uploaded a video titled “How to get on top of the night club in club penguin with out hacking,” which featured the HyperCam watermark displayed over footage of Windows Notepad window and the 2001 song “Bodies” by Drowning Pool playing in the background (shown below).



    Spread

    In June 2010, Hyperionics released HyperCam 3, which contained a similar watermark for unregistered version. On June 7th, Minecraft Forums[6] member shawnachu submitted a post titled “No more Unregistered Hypercam 2” announcing the release. On May 28th, 2012, YouTuber ObscureNForeign uploaded a video containing a close-up of the watermark (shown below).



    On April 24th, 2015, Redditor BySumbergsStache submitted a post asking “What is unregistered hypercam 2?” to /r/OutOfTheLoop,[1] to which Redditor Pseudolus_Festivus replied that the software was widely used to record Runescape videos. On March 30th, 2015, Redditor Norty_Adam submitted a “roses are red” poem ending with the line “unregistered HyperCam 2” (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 3,600 points (93% upvoted) and 80 comments on /r/2007scape.[4]



    On February 2nd, 2016, YouTuber The MemeThatLived uploaded a video of Marge Simpson dancing titled “Unregistered Hypercam 2 Marge Krump” (shown below).



    On September 16th, Redditor Tanskiie submitted a post asking about the link between “‘Unregistered Hypercam 2’, ‘Notepad’ and ‘Let the bodies hit the floor’” to /r/OutOfTheLoop.[2] On April 2nd, 2017, Redditor Psycho9182 submitted a post asking to place a pixel art representation of the “Unregistered HyperCam 2” watermark at the top left corner of the /r/place[5] canvas, which gained over 18,100 points (88% upvoted) within 48 hours. That day, the watermark was successfully added to the canvas (shown below).



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  • 04/04/17--11:29: Now Do Classical Gas
  • About

    Now Do Classical Gas is a quote from The Simpsons character Lenny in the episode “Last Exit to Springfield.” In the scene, Lenny asks Lisa, who is playing acoustic guitar, to play the piece “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams.[1] The scene became the subject of YouTube Poop remix videos popular on the Facebook page Simpsons Shitposting in early 2017.

    Origin

    “Last Exit to Springfield”[2] aired on March 11th, 1993. In the episode, Homer becomes head of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant trade union and leads the workers on strike in order to regain their dental health care (note: this is also the episode that spawned Dental Plan / Lisa Needs Braces). While striking, Lisa Simpson plays a protest song on an acoustic guitar. At the end of the song, Lenny approaches her and asks her to play the song “Classical Gas” (shown below).



    On February 18th, 2017, a video of Lenny asking Lisa to play “Classical Gas,” only to have her go into Walter Murphy’s “A Fifth of Beethoven” was posted to Simpsons Shitposting by Trent Black.[3]

    Spread

    This started a wave of similar shitposts remixing the clip on the page, with Classical Gas edits appearing regularly for nearly a month. On February 26th, YouTuber DJ Cazzah uploaded a version which had Lenny reappearing over and over that gained over 16,000 views on YouTube (shown below).



    Another popular upload remixed the scene with Lenny drunk approaching Mr. Burns in his car, uploaded February 23rd by Alex John. On the Facebook page, the post gained nearly 3,000 likes.[4] Several more edits have appeared on YouTube and “Classical Gas” has become an in-joke among Simpsons shitposters.



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  • 04/04/17--11:45: Would You Rather?
  • [Work in Progress]

    About

    “Would You Rather” is a party game in which players pose difficult scenarios to each other, asking them which undesirable outcome they prefer.

    The party game is the basis for the popular online and mobile voting game Either.[5] The game allows users to play “Would You Rather” online by submitting votes on their website or app. Online, the game’s red and blue answer rectangles provides a template for various satirical versions of the game.

    Origin

    The template for “Would You Rather” comes from the mobile version of Either, a popular online game version of the party game “Would you rather.” Originally titled You Rather, Either launched in January 2012 by the “digital product company” One Mighty Roar.[1] By January 2013, You Rather had collected more than 115-million votes.[2]

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    Poll Memes -- 84% vs. 16%

    On February 25th, 2013, Redditor the_new_leader posted a screencap of the game, asking “Would you rather ‘Find $5’ or ‘Have your local WNBA team win the championship’” (shown below). The post entitled “Damn Right” received more than 1,200 points (87% upvoted) and 220 comments.[3]


    The question comes a from 2005 reader-mail column by sportswriter Bill Simmons for ESPN, in which a reader writers:

    Q: I came up with a fullproof idea for disproving that the WNBA is a real sport. You choose a person from a city that has a WNBA team and ask them the following question, “Would you rather your WNBA team win the championship or be walking along and find a $5 bill on the ground.” So far I haven’t found anyone that will choose the championship.[8]

    Two years later, the image appeared on Reddit again, when Redditor MrsScurt posted the same question on April 19, 2014 in the /r/funny subreddit, this time with an 84-16% divide (shown below), as well as adding the original YouRather app boarders to the picture. The post received more than 1,900 points (87% upvoted) and 420 comments.[7]


    Redditor MasturbationMonday uploaded the 2014 version the meme appeared in the /r/dankmemes subreddit on April 2nd, 2017, receiving more than 3,700 points (94% upvoted) and 30 comments.

    On April 3rd, 2017, Redditor Alienghost27 posted a variation of the 2014 meme to the /r/dankmemes subreddit (shown below). The post received more than 1,724 points (98%) upvoted.


    On April 3rd, 2017, Redditor PurelyCreative posted a template for the meme in the /r/MemeEconomy subreddit.[4]

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