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    Overview

    Leyawn’s “Nuggets Teen is a Russian Operation” Hoax refers to a tweet by Weird Twitter personality @leyawn that lampooned noted Twitter conspiracy theorists Louise Mensch, John Schindler, and Eric Garland (of It’s Time For Some Game Theory fame) by doctoring tweets of theirs to make it appear as though they all believed the Wendy’s Nugget Teen Retweet Challenge was an operation by Russia to distract Americans from various political stories. The spread of the doctored tweets lead Mensch to accuse @leyawn of being a Russian operative.

    Background

    On April 9th, 2017, @leyawn tweeted[1] three images of tweets by journalists Louise Mensch and John Schindler, as well as popular conspiracy theorist Eric Garland, doctored to appear as though all three believed the Wendy’s 18 million retweet challenge was a Russian operation. The tweet spoofed the three tweeters’ tendency to stress supposed ties between the Trump administration and Russia. The tweet gained over 5,500 retweets and 13,000 likes.



    Developments

    As the tweet spread, Louise Mensch responded by accusing @leyawn of being a Russian operative and pinned the tweet to her page, meaning it is the first tweet someone sees when they visit her profile.



    Twitter users responded by soundly mocking her for missing the point of @leyawn’s satire. The entire moment was covered in a story by Daily Dot.[3]



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    Persona 5 Battle Menu Parodies refers to a series of exploitable image parodies based around the battle menus of the fifth game in the Persona franchise. The parodies gained popularity on social media, leading to a number of different parodies.

    Origin

    The Persona 5 video game[1] first released worldwide on April 4, 2017, and features a turn-based RPG battle system where characters can perform several actions, with the UI being marked over the character performing the action (shown below).



    On April 8, 2017, YouTuber Euphemism for Magic[2] created a video parody (shown below), using the meme Just Give ’Em One of These scene, receiving over 200,000 views. On the same day, this parody was posted to Twitter by user @broken_loose[3], receiving over 2,500 retweets and 3,100 likes.



    Spread

    On April 9, 2017, Twitter user @Brento_Bento[4] posted a parody featuring an image from the Super Mario cartoon (shown below, left), going on to receive over 3,000 retweets and 4,000 likes. As well as this, Tumblr user HANDSOMEZACK[5] posted another parody (shown below, right), which went on to receive over 4000 reblogs. A Kotaku article on the parodies, titled “Persona 5 Menus Make Everything Better”, was also posted on April 11, 2017[6]



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  • 04/11/17--12:33: Sean Spicer Hitler Gaffe
  • About

    “Sean Spicer Hitler Gaffe” refers to a quote from White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, in which he suggested that Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons on his citizens.

    Background

    On April 11th, 2016, while addressing concerns over Russia’s connection to Syria, Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a factual error in his response to questions regarding the ongoing conflict among the United States, Russia, and Syria, stating that Adolf Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons unlike Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.[1]

    “We didn’t use chemical weapons during World War Two,” Spicer said. “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”



    When asked to clarify his statements, Spicer said, ""I think when you come to sarin gas, [Hitler] was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing, there was not in the -- he brought them into the Holocaust center. But I’m saying that in the way that Assad used them, where he went into towns, dropped them down into innocent -- into the middle of towns."

    Asked to clarify further, he said, “In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust. However, I was trying to draw a contrast of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on innocent people.”

    Developments

    News Media Coverage

    Within minutes, several major news outlets began covering Spicer’s comments, including NBC,[2]CNN,[3]TIME,[4] The Washington Post,[5] and more.

    Online Reaction

    Moments after Spicer made the comments, both Sean Spicer and Holocaust Centers began trending on Twitter. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum tweeted out footage of the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp.




    Throughout the day, users criticized Spicer on Twitter. Twitter user @Papapishu[7] (shown right) posted a parody of the Guitar Center logo with the words “Holocaust Center,” mocking Spicer’s phrasing. Another Tweet by @BraddJaffy[8] (shown right)pointed to MSNBC’s chyron, which reads, “WHITEHOUSE: HITLER DIDN’T ‘SINK TO LEVEL OF USINGCHEMICALWEAPONSLIKESYRIANLEADER (HITLERGASSEDMILLIONS).” The tweet received more than 1,400 retweets and 1,200 likes.



    Less than an hour the comments went viral, Redditor heeloftar started a thread on the subject in the /r/Politics subreddit.[6] The thread “Spicer: Hitler ’didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons’” has received more than 1,300 points (95% upvoted) and 590 comments.

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    About

    Please Be Patient, I Have Autism is a photoshop meme typically featuring pictures of various people, characters and objects superimposed with a blue hat embroidered with the phrase “Please be patient / i have autism” on the front.

    Origin

    In October 2015, Amazon[8] began selling a hat with the phrase “Be patient / with me / I have / autism” printed on the front (shown below, left). On March 11th, 2017, Redditor zipohik posted a screen capture of the character Satanichia Kurumizawa McDowell from the anime Gabriel DropOut with a similar hat superimposed on to her head to the /r/Animemes[4] subreddit (shown below, right).



    Spread

    On March 17th, 2017, a 4chan user posted a photoshopped picture of the protagonist Sara Ryder from the 2017 game Mass Effect: Andromeda wearing the hat in a thread about the game on the /v/ (video games) board (shown below, left).[1] On March 27th, the Augmentations Facebook[5] page posted a similar photoshop of Ryder wearing the hat (shown below, right).



    On April 10th, 2017, Redditor ethanslammberry posted a picture of Apu Apustaja wearing the hat captioned with a joke about misunderstanding a teacher to /r/dankmemes[3] (shown below, left). The same day, Redditor kewvli submitted a photograph of a United Airlines plane with the hat photoshopped on top of the cockpit to /r/dankmemes[2] (shown below, right).[2] Within 24 hours, the posts garnered more than 9,400 (91% upvoted) and 2,600 points (98% upvoted) within 24 hours. On April 11th, two posts about the photoshop meme were submitted to /r/memeeconomy.[6][7]



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  • 04/11/17--13:19: Snipperclips
  • About

    Snipperclips is a co-op video game for the Nintendo Switch. It was a launch title for the system. In the game, each player controls an anthropomorphized shape. Using a snipping mechanic, each player can alter the other’s shape, which is necessary for the players to solve puzzles.

    History

    Snipperclips (subtitled “Cut It Out Together!”) was developed by SFB Games and published by Nintendo.[1] Nintendo announced it in January of 2017 and the game was released on March 3rd, 2017, as a launch title for the Switch.



    Reception

    Snipperclips has received mostly positive reviews. IGN[2] noted that while the game is short and not necessarily too challenging, it’s puzzle design and art style make it a joy to watch and play. Polygon[3] called it the “anti-Mario Party,” as it is a multi-player Nintendo product that is based on cooperation rather than competition. The game has a Metacritic[4] score of 81/100 based on 55 reviews as of April 11th, 2017.

    Online Presence

    Though the game does not have dedicated social media pages, the game has generated a fandom from popular Let’s Play streams. Game Grumps began uploading daily episodes of themselves playing the game on March 19th (shown below, left). PeanutButterGamer began uploading episodes on the 3rd (shown below, right).



    One LP channel, Jaltoid, played the game and suggested it was essentially Rule 34 for kids.



    Fan Art

    The game’s aesthetic has generated fan art on Tumblr, [5] much of which humanizes and sometimes sexualizes the two shapes.



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  • 04/11/17--14:31: Russiagate
  • Overview

    Russiagate refers to the ongoing political scandal surrounding allegations regarding President Donald Trump’s ties to the Russian government, including speculation of collusion between the Trump Presidential campaign and the Russian hack of the DNC email server.

    Background

    On June 14th, 2016, The Washington Post reported the Russian hackers had penetrated the Democratic National Convention’s computer network.[1] A month later, on July 22, Wikileaks begins publishing a series of emails stolen in the hack, after a phishing scheme stole the email password of Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta[2]. After Trump’s election, the CIA reports that Russia hacked the election in favor of a Trump victory.

    Developments

    Trump Dossier

    On January 10th, 2017, CNN reported that both President Barack Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump received a classified debriefing of allegations from a credible source that the Russian government has been covertly gathering compromisable personal and financial information about Trump, all the while regularly exchanging information with his campaign team through indirect channels. About an hour after CNN broke the story, BuzzFeed News published the full-length version of the document, a 25-page long dossier compiled by a former British MI6 agent with ties to the U.S. spy agencies and prepared as opposition research for a bipartisan group of anti-Trump Republicans and Democrats.

    Allegations of Collusion with Trump Campaign

    Michael Flynn

    On December 29, 2016, the day the Obama administration announced their punitive measure against Russia for the hacking, former National Security Advisor and Trump-campaign adviser, Michael Flynn spoke with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. On February 9th, despite Flynn’s denial, officials said that Flynn discussed the sanctions against Russia with Kremlin officials.[3] Flynn resigned as National Security Advisor shortly after, claiming he had misled Vice President Mike Pence as to the nature of his talks with Kislyak.

    On March 31st, Flynn reportedly requested immunity from the Senate Commitee in exchange for his testimony. They have denied his request.[12]

    Jess Sessions

    In February 2017, the Justice Department claimed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kiskylak on two occasions as an adviser to the Trump campaign.[4] This revelation contradicted Session’s testimony for his Senate confirmation hearing, in which he stated that he no contact with Russian officials. On March 2nd, Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation into the Russian hacking.[5]

    Carter Page

    On March 2nd, Carter Page, a former Foreign Policy adviser for the Trump campiagn, made an appearance on All In w/ Chris Hayes, during which he said that he did not deny meeting with Sergey Kislyak. [6]



    Erik Prince

    Nine days before Trump’s inauguration, on January 11th, 2017, Erik Prince, founder of the private military company Blackwater and brother of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, met with a Russian with close ties to President Vladimir Putin in hopes of establishing a back-channel between the Kremlin and Trump.[7]

    Roger Stone

    On March 19th, Roger Stone, an adviser to Donald Trump that he had been in contact with Guccifer 2.0, the hacker believed to be tied to Russia and claimed responsibility for the Russian hacks. In the past, Stone has also claimed to be in contact with Julian Assange. It is also believed that he had knowledge that the October 2017 email dumping before it took place, tweeting “Wednesday@HillaryClinton is done. #Wikileaks” several days before the leak began.



    Paul Manafort

    On August 14th, 2016, The New York Times reported that Donald Trump’s then-campaign chair, Paul Manafort had recieved a sum of $12.7 million in cash payments from pro-Russian political party between 2007 and 2012.[8] Five days later, Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign. On March 20th, 2017, the Times reported that Manafort took steps to hide the money, funneling it through an offshore account.[9]

    Jared Kushner

    On April 6th, The New York Times revealed that Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, did not disclose meeting with Russian leaders in december, including a meeting with Sergey Kislyak.[10]

    Investigation

    On December 12th, 2016, House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that they would launch an investigation in to the Russian cyberattacks and efforts to influence the U.S. election.



    On March 22nd, 2017, the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes, who is in charge of the House investigation into Russiagate, shared evidence with the White House and the press, before bringing it to his committee. On March 27th, Adam Schiff, the Democratic of the Intelligence Committee has called for Nunes to step down from the investigation.[11]

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  • 04/11/17--15:51: Campfire Song Song
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    About

    The “Campfire Song Song” is a song that SpongeBob sings in the episode, “The Camping Episode.” Patrick sings as well, but he cannot catch up because SpongeBob is singing far too fast, so he instead resorts to playing the drums near the end.


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  • 04/11/17--20:30: Autism Fuel
  • Autism Fuel is a Playlist of about 531 Videos created by YouTube Account Tflash Junior. (This is a WIP)


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  • 04/12/17--07:34: Please Clap
  • About

    Please Clap is a phrase uttered by 2016 Republican Presidential Primary candidate Jeb Bush to a crowd of unenthusiastic supporters after saying a line in a speech he believed deserved applause. The moment came at the tail-end of Bush’s failing campaign and seemed to observers a microcosm of a candidacy that failed to generate expected fervor. It experienced a resurgence as a meme with the rise of ironic Jeb Bush fandom following the 2016 United States Presidential Election.

    Origin

    On February 2nd, 2016, Bush spoke to a crowd in New Hampshire. Delivering a part in his speech in which he explained the sort of President he would be with regards to the military and foreign policy, Bush ended with a line he believed would generate applause. When the audience did not applaud, an exasperated Bush asked, “Please clap.”



    Spread

    The moment instantly became a target of mockery for the media. On the 3rd, MSNBC[3] described “Please Clap” as “just a heartbreaking phrase because it comes from a candidate who thinks he’s delivering powerful, inspirational rhetoric, but who’s also reminded from time to time that in order to get any kind of real validation, he literally has to ask for it.” Fox News[4] wondered “Is This the Most Cringeworthy Moment of the 2016 Campaign?” On the 4th, CNN ran a segment about the clip during which commentators said bluntly, “He his having a really bad campaign.”



    Mashable[1] included the moment in a list of the most awkward Jeb Bush campaign moments. On the 20th, two weeks after the incident, Bush dropped out of the race. On the 21st, a thread on /r/OutOfTheLoop[2] was posted asking about the origin of “Please Clap.” The moment inspired several image macros mocking Bush.



    Post-election Resurgence

    Following the election of Donald Trump and several months of his administration during which his favorability ratings were low, “Please Clap” began reappearing as part of the ironic Jeb Bush fandom online.



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  • 04/12/17--08:37: World War III
  • About

    World War III is a series of image macros captioned with jokes about the possibility of a third world war in light of a variety of geopolitical events, most notably including deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia.

    Origin

    It is unclear when the first World War III image macro was created. An early example was submitted to DeviantArt[9] on August 8th, 2011, featuring the Ramirez, Do Everything! image with the caption “Ramirez / Stop World War 3 With a Nerf Gun!” (shown below).



    Spread

    On November 20th, 2012, a screenshot of a Facebook post speculating that a third world war would start due to mankind’s enjoyment of “trilogies” was posted on FunnyJunk[8] (shown below, left). On August 20th, 2015, 9gag[7] posted a photograph of Gabe Newell with the caption “Vote Gaben for president / and there will be no World War 3” (shown below, right).



    On October 21st, 2016, the God Emperor Trump Facebook[6] page posted a Hillary Clinton-themed “Picardia”: image captioned with a joke about Clinton wanting to “start WW3 over Syria” (shown below, left). On November 13th, the It Was Just a Meme Bro Facebook page posted a Breaking News photoshop of Donald Trump with the caption “Emperor Trump congratulates WW3 veterans” (shown below, right).



    2017 Syrian Air Base Airstrike

    Following the United States’ response to the Khan Shaykhun bombing in Syria in early April 2017, in which 59 tomahawk missiles were launched at a Syrian air base, many began joking online that a third word war may be imminent. On April 7th, Redditor bradfordGT posted a Crying Michael Jordan meme captioned with a joke about laughing about “World War 3 memes” and receiving a draft notice (shown below, left). Within five days, the post gained over 15,000 points (94% upvoted) and 560 comments on /r/BlackPeopleTwitter.[1] The following day, Redditor BEISisICE posted a <a href=“http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/people/donald-trump”Donald Trump-themed Sleeping Shaq image referencing “WW3” to /r/dankmemes[4] (shown below, right).



    On April 10th, the MrTechnicalDifficult Facebook[2] page posted a multi-pane Wheelchair Drake image captioned with the joke “When you get that WW3 draft letter” (shown below, left). That day, Redditor flores708 submitted a WWIII Spongebob Squarepants image macro to /r/MemeEconomy,[3] claiming that “WW3 memes seem promising” (shown below, right).



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  • 04/12/17--09:23: Hold My Beer
  • About

    Hold My Beer is a catchphrase said before attempting a dangerous and/or ill-advised stunt. Online, it is frequently used to categorize “Fail” videos, as well as to joke about concurrent and similar negative news stories.

    Origin

    Pre-Internet

    “Hold my beer” comes from the saying “hold my beer and watch this,” an expression frequently found in jokes about the American south. This is a common example of the joke[1]:

    Q: What is a redneck’s last words?
    A: Hold my beer and watch this!

    A variation of the joke, “Redneck’s Last Words” appeared in comedian Jeff Foxworthy’s 1996 book No Shirt. No Shoes…No Problem!.[13][14]

    The joke has also appeared on t-shirts, novelty signs, and other apparel (shown below).[4][12]



    Internet

    Online, the expression became associated with Fail videos. On September 25th, 2011, YouTuber nitroartvideo.com uploaded a video of a driver revving their car’s engine to “Bad to the Bone,” crashing their car as soon as they start to drive. The video has received more than 379,000 views.



    On September 13th, 2013, Urban Dictionary[4] definite “Hold my beer” as “he act of giving up one’s alcoholic beverage temporarily to attempt a stunt he or she has never ventured.”

    Spread

    On April 18th, 2006,[2] country singer Aaron Pritchett released the song “Hold My Beer,” which features the lyrics: “Hold my beer/While I kiss your girlfriend/Cause she needs a real man, not a boy like you./Hold my beer/Ya, I’m a man on a mission.” The video, uploaded on August 8th, 2008 (shown below), has received more than 780,000 views



    While not a Fail video, on April 30th, 2008, YouTuber reagane uploaded the video “Hold my beer and watch this in Waco (drag boat).” The video has received more than 21,000 views.



    On November 20th, 2012, the /r/holdmybeer[6] subreddit launched, allowing users to share fail videos. The subreddit has more than 333,500 subscribers.

    On April 27th, 2013, the Twitter account @HoldMyBeerGif[5] launched, tweeting gifs from fail videos. They currently have 343,000 followers.

    The meme grew in popularity on Twitter. On June 18th, actress Anna Kendrick tweeted, “‘I can do that. Hold my beer’ – My last words, probably.” The tweet received more than 13,600 retweets and 13,100 likes.



    After the"2016 United States’ Presidential Election":/memes/events/2016-united-states-presidential-election, “hold my beer” became a popular saying on Twitter, expressing the opinion of one negative news story topping another. On November 8th, Twitter user @bpedaci tweeted “BRITAIN: Brexit is the stupidest, most self-destructive act a country could undertake. USA: Hold my beer.” The tweet received more than 163,000 retweets and 219,800 likes.



    Between April 6th and April 12th, 2017, several major negative public relations stories, including Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi commercial, Nivea’s White is Purity ad, the United Airlines passenger removal, and "Sean Spicer’s Hitler gaffe:/memes/events/sean-spicer-hitler-gaffe, prompted a surge in “hold my beer” memes on Twitter. On April 11th, New York magazine published article about the popularity of the meme, entitled “‘Hold My Beer’: A Meme for a Truly Stupid Week”[9]



    One of the most popular examples included a reference to Leroy Jenkins. @Lance_Bradley’s April 11th tweet[11] received more than 26,000 retweets and 45,000 likes.



    That day, Twitter collected several of these tweets in a Moment.[10]

    Notable Examples





    Hold My Unicorn

    Hold My Unicorn is an online slang expression said in jest as an alternative reading of the acronym “hmu” in lieu of its far more commonly accepted meaning, “hit me up.”

    Hold My Flower

    Hold My Flower refers to a series of comics based on a Tumblr post featuring Kaomoji emoticons preparing for a fight.

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  • 04/12/17--10:19: #TFWGucci
  • Overview

    #TFWGucci is a social media campaign by luxury fashion brand Gucci in which they commissioned Gucci-centered memes from popular meme creators, artists, and photographers.

    Background

    On March 17th, 2017, Gucci debuted the campaign on Instagram. On their first post, shown below, they captioned the image, “Debuting #TFWGucci (That Feel When Gucci). The House’s new collaborative art project in the digital space is a lineup of memes featuring the new #LeMarchédesMerveilles collection of watches.” The post gained over 59,200 likes.



    Gucci also launched a micro-website[2] that hosts all the art and makes it available for purchase.

    Developments

    The campaign, which featured 55 different pieces,[3] attracted a significant amount of media attention. New York Magazine,[4] Adweek,[5] Buzzfeed,[3] Hollywood Reporter,[6] and more all covered the campaign. Instagram and Twitter meme makers cited for their work on captions include @champagneemoji,[3][7] @williamcult,[2][8] and @beigecardigan.[9]

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  • 04/12/17--12:07: None Of You Are Free Of Sin
  • About

    None Of You Are Free Of Sin is a quote from a tweet by Weird Twitter user Dril. It has become a popular snowclone on Twitter, as well as a snowclone used with an exploitableChick Tract.

    Origin

    On June 3rd, 2014, @dril[1] tweeted “blocked. blocked. blocked. youre all blocked. none of you are free of sin”. The tweet gained over 29,000 retweets and 24,000 likes (shown below).



    Spread

    The popularity of the tweet made it often quoted in Twitter snowclones where the poster is expressing disgust.



    The People Were Astonished At His Doctrine

    While the quote has remained a popular reference on Twitter, it has developed into a popular snowclone for an exploitable Chick Tract. On November 24th, 2014, the Tumblr driltracts,[2] a page devoted to inserting Dril tweets into the work of Jack Chick, posted a doctored Chick Tract which made it appear as though Jesus was saying the quote, captioned “The people were astonished at his doctrine.” The post gained over 81,000 notes.



    This became an exploitable template for future edits on Tumblr and elsewhere. Exploitables changed either the image of Jesus or the text. In the latter versions, Tumblr users would insert text posts they found ridiculous.

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    [1]Twitter – @Dril

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  • 04/12/17--12:10: #AloneTogether
  • Overview

    #AloneTogether is a performance art project by actor Shia LaBeouf in collaboration with artists Nastja Ronkko and Luke Turner, in which the trio will livestream themselves from three different remote cabins in Finland over the course of the month, sending video to a small cabin placed inside the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki, Finland.

    Background

    On April 12th, the #AloneTogether stream was launched on the Kiasma Museum website.[1] Visitors at the Kiasma Museum could send LaBeouf, Ronkko and Turner messages via text, which were subsequently posted on the website.

    #ALONETOGETHER weaves a virtual link between Kiasma’s visitors and the artists. From 12 April 2017, LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner will spend a month in three remote cabins somewhere in Lapland, entirely cut off from other people. A video link to a small cabin installed in the gallery is their only point of contact with the outside world.

    Developments

    Operation Cabin Fever

    Shortly after, 4chan and 8chan users began attempting to locate the cabins based on wood patterns on the wall behind the artists (shown below, left). Meanwhile, YouTuber Brandi uploaded footage of LaBeouf responding to a vistor at the museum.[5] Shortly after, screencaps from the footage began circulating online, along with claims that LaBeouf quoted Twitter user @spacetwinks in her responses (shown below, right).



    News Media Coverage

    In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the new performance art project, including The Verge,[6] Refinery 29,[7] Complex[8] and The Daily Caller.[9]

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  • 04/12/17--12:32: Pepsi United Spicer
  • About

    Pepsi United Spicer is a series of mock conversations inspired by three public relations events that occurred within a week of each other in April 2017: Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad, the United Airlines passenger removal, and Sean Spicer’s Hitler gaffe. Online, many people joked about how each story effectively attempted to one-up the other, pointing to the absurdity of each story’s proximity to each other.

    Origin

    Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad

    Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad refers to a commercial for Pepsi starring Kardashian family member Kendall Jenner in which Jenner joins a protest and offers a police officer a can of Pepsi. Released on April 4th, 2017, the commercial (shown below) came under intense criticism for its attempt to evoke and commodify protest movements, such as Black Lives Matter, and the tense relationships between those groups and police.



    United Airlines Passenger Removal

    United Airlines Passenger Removal refers to the controversial ejection of a passenger from a United Airlines flight. On April 9th, 2017, the airline informed an overbooked flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport that passengers would be randomly selected to forfeit their seats. Later that day, a video[1] of police forcibly and violently removing a man from his seat went viral on Twitter. When the CEO attempted apologize, he sparked another outrage for his use of the words “re-accomodate” and “volunteer.”



    Sean Spicer’s Hitler Gaffe

    Sean Spicer Hitler Gaffe refers to a comment made on April 11th by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, in which he suggested that Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons on his citizens. “We didn’t use chemical weapons during World War Two,” Spicer said. “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” Spicer’s comments prompted a public backlash.



    Spread

    Pepsi United Spicer is the culmination of three separate public outrages, which were approximately one week apart from each other. On April 11th, moments after Spicer made his comments, Twitter user @JoeGlo[6] tweeted “Pepsi: ‘damn did we screw up.’ United: ‘watch this.’ Sean Spicer: ‘amateurs.’” The tweet received more than 4,200 retweets and 8,400 likes.



    Minutes later, Twitter user @McJesse[7] tweeted, “PEPSI: Check out this PR disaster. UNITED: That’s amateur hour. Watch this! SEANSPICER: Hold my beer.” The tweet received more than 4,800 retweets and 7,900 likes.



    Throughout the day, other Twitter users began making similar jokes in which Spicer outperforms the PR disasters of Pepsi and United.



    Twitter user @chrismelberger[9] photoshopped Spicer into a United airplane holding a Pepsi, adding the caption “if twitter this past week was a person here he is.” The tweet garnered more than 15,600 retweets and 27,700 likes.



    News Media Coverage

    Several outlets covered the emergence of Pepsi United Spcier, including The Washington Post,[2] The Daily Dot,[3] New York Magazine,[4] and TIME.[5] On April 11th, Twitter published a Moment to document the meme.[8]

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    I Want to cum inside Astrid Hofferson is a meme created to Fans for the movie and TV series Of how to train your dragon, And the TV Series Dragons, it Origin on a Facebook group Called PCMR At the time as John Max Connor was saying ways he would like to have sex with the Character and how hot she was. Its also know as IWTCIAH


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    About

    Kendrick Lamar Damn Album Cover refers to the use of American rapper and musician Kendrick Lamar’s Damn album cover for parody or reaction.

    Origin

    On April 11th, 2017, rapper Kendrick Lamar tweeted[1] the cover artwork for his album Damn (shown below). The cover, featuring Lamar with his head down and eyes forward underneath the word “DAMN” in red serif typeface, received more than 162,000 retweets and 224,000 likes.



    Within minutes of Lamar’s tweet, Twitter user tweeted a parody, featuring professional wrestler Ron Simmons in his infamous “DAMN” shirt.



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  • 04/12/17--19:22: Discord (App)
  • [Heavy WIP]

    About

    Discord is a gaming chat service and application developed by Discord Inc., formerly known as Hammer & Chisel. Developed as a replacement for chat services such as Skype and Teamspeak, the service has received up to over 25 million users and is widely used by many online communities.

    History

    Discord was originally developed by Hammer & Chisel, who developed a MOBA game for tablets called Fates Forever, which would be discontinued in favor of developing Discord. The service launched on March 6, 2015.

    Traffic

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  • 04/12/17--19:53: They named my brother Dennis
  • Twitter user Zvjezdan Patz has a rather unusual first name. However, his brother’s name is Dennis. So, he tweeted “They named my brother Dennis” and made this his Twitter bio.
    This became a meme introduced with the phrase “Here’s to all the kids who never find their name on anything in souvenir stores.” Merchandise available for purchase includes T-shirts and mugs: https://www.zazzle.com/coffee_cup_with_they_named_my_brother_dennis-168486821104078382
    On Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/zvjezdanp/they-named-my-brother-dennis/


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  • 04/12/17--20:58: JackJoseva
  • A user called JackJoseva launched a channel with only one advertisement/video uploaded. The video is about how to rig drops on a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive case unboxing site. In the video, Jack explains that the site hid a secret admin panel that sets the chance of profit for users. It appears to be fake, which have been discovered by other YouTube users later.


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