Are you the publisher? Claim or contact us about this channel


Embed this content in your HTML

Search

Report adult content:

click to rate:

Account: (login)

More Channels


Showcase


Channel Catalog


Channel Description:

New entries added to the Internet Meme Database

older | 1 | .... | 358 | 359 | (Page 360) | 361 | 362 | .... | 636 | newer

    0 0

    About

    Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino refers to a popular, limited time-only beverage item sold at Starbucks Coffee. Online, the Unicorn Frappuccino has generated a range of reactions, from praise to outrage, particularly from Starbucks baristas.

    Background

    The earliest mentions of the Unicorn Frappuccino began about a week before its release, when baristas began posting about it on various websites. On April 11th, 2017, Instagram user @super_hiro_pope[4] posted a picture of the Unicorn Frappaccuino with the caption, “If you don’t believe in Unicorns, it’s ok, cause the #unicornfrappuccino is coming to a #Starbucks near you. Launching 4/19-4/23!!!”



    On April 12th, Reddit user outside_the_madness[2] posted a bag of “Pink Powder” (shown below, left) to the /r/starbucks subreddit. The next day, Reddit user Hellabummed[1] posted a photo (shown below, right) of a blue powered labeled “Unicorn Dust” to the thread “Unicorn frapp topping.” Cosmopolitan reported that Starbucks would be releasing the Unicorn Frappuccino.[3]



    On April 19th, Starbuck released the Unicorn Frappuccino, a caffeine-free, bright pink and blue beverage that would only be available until April 23rd. Easter[5] describes it as:

    “A crème Frappuccino blended with pink powder and mango syrup. It’s got a sour blue topping and pink powder dusted whipped cream on top. The inside of the drink has a purple hue at first, but as you mix all the stuff together it turns pink.”

    Developments

    Online Reaction

    Early reviews on Twitter focused heavily on the colorful design and sweet flavor of the drink.



    However, by April 20th, baristas began posting on the /r/subreddit their problems with making the drink. One Redditor, zeph_yr[6] their problems in the thread “Day 1 of Unicorn Frappuccino and I wanna die.” They write:

    We’re almost out of the blue mucus. Our cold bar counter is bright purple. One of our blenders shattered while making a unicorn with extra unicorn shit. One of my partners is screaming.

    Edit 5:30 pm: Out of blue unicorn mucus. Putting in extra blue unicorn dandruff instead. As one customer said, “as long as it looks the same!”

    Edit 7:35pm: The unicorn is dead. RIP unicorn. People are rioting outside.

    On April 20th, Kotaku[7] posted an article “Starbucks Workers Unprepared For Unicorn Frappuccino Armageddon.” The article outlined the complaints baristas waged on Reddit, collecting the following complaints.



    Due to the popularity of the drink, many Starbucks began running out of the materials early, causing customers to voice their disappointment online.



    On April 21st, singer Katy Perry[1] posted a series of pictures (shown below) to her Instagram story and immediately spit it out.



    Media Coverage

    Many news media outlets covered the Unicorn Frappuccino and the backlash towards it, including Buzzfeed,[8]NPR,[9] The Washington Post,[11] Mashable,[12] Business Insider,[13] and more. Twitter published a Moment[14] about the Unicorn Frappuccino on April 19th.

    Stephen Colbert tasted the drink on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, calling. He said, "Oh, I wish I was dead. It tastes like I French-kissed Tinker Bell.”



    Search Interest

    External References


    0 0
  • 04/21/17--12:20: Pharmercy
  • About

    Pharmercy is a portmanteau of the Overwatch hero names Pharah and Mercy, which is often used by fans who romantically pair the two characters in fanfiction and fanart. Additionally, the name describes Mercy and Pharah players who join together to combo their attacks in competitive Overwatch matches.

    Origin

    On December 2nd, 2015, DeviantArtist[3] SplashBrush uploaded an illustration of Pharah and Mercy resembling a Girls Laughing photograph (shown below, left). On June 4th, Tumblr user supershrimpcakes[4] uploaded a comic of Pharah and Mercy, in which the pair are named “The Pharmercy” in the bottom panel (shown below, right).



    Spread

    On June 9th, 2016, the /r/pharmercy[5] subreddit was launched for discussions about the Overwatch pairing. On July 20th, the pop culture blog Inverse[9] mentioned Pharmercy in a listicle titled “The 6 Best ‘Overwatch’ Fan Fictions.” On January 16th, 2017, Blizzard Forums[8] member not2human submitted a post titled “Pharmercy,” which complained that a skilled Pharah and Mercy duo could “devastate” opposing teams in ranked matches below 2500. On April 3rd, YouTuber Unit Lost – Great British Gaming uploaded a video discussing Pharmercy combos in Overwatch matches (shown below ,left). On April 7th, YouTuber Overwatch Central uploaded a video explaining how to counter the Pharmercy combo in Overwatch (shown below, right).



    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]ArchiveOfOurOwn – Pharmercy

    [2]Tumblr – pharmercy

    [3]DeviantArt – Overwatch Mercy and Pharah

    [4]Tumblr – supershrimpcakes

    [5]Reddit – /r/pharmercy

    [6]DeviantArt – #pharmercy

    [7]Twitter – #pharmercy

    [8]Blizzard – Pharmercy

    [9]Inverse – The 6 Best Overwatch Fan Fictions


    0 0
  • 04/21/17--12:21: The Lost Media Wiki
  • About

    The Lost Media Wiki[1] is a community dedicated to locating and preserving media that is considered “lost” or difficult to find. As of April 21, 2017 the site features 347 content pages on television programs, their episodes, films, television identification packages, commercials, and video games with each page describing the piece of media, why it’s considered lost and it’s current status.

    History

    According to it’s “About” page, The Lost Media Wiki was originally hosted on Wikia until 2014 when it moved to it’s own host under it’s own domain name, a process that took until mid 2015.[2] The site has been chronicled by TV Tropes.[8]

    Features

    The Lost Media Wiki contains 347 content pages, each about a film, television program or episode, television identification package, video game etc. that the community consideres lost or difficult to find. A typical page usually gives a description of the piece of lost media, it’s current status (either Lost, Found, Partially Lost/Found or Existence Unconfirmed and the current efforts to retrieve and preserve that piece of media.[3]

    Notable Subjects

    A Day With SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie

    The Lost media Wiki has received some media attention[9] for attempting to locate the unreleased 2011 mockumentary A Day With Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie which it currently describes as “Unproduced”.[4] On August 28, 2015 The Lost Media Wiki forums user “hastingsfag” created a thread entitled “A Day With Spongebob Squarepants” hoping to get help in locating the mockumentary.[5] As of September 4, 2016 they have managed to obtain an interview with Lorenzo Holley, ostensibly the president of Reagal Films, the company that produced the film.[6] In the interview, Holley stated that a remake might be in the works, with funding being seeked through Kickstarter.



    Pinwheel’s Clock Man

    The Lost Media Wiki community has also been trying to track down the alleged Clock Man stop motion animated segment from the 1977-1984 children’s television series Pinwheel which it currently categorizes as “Lost (Existence Unconfirmed)”.[7] The segment’s unconfirmed status has sparked debate as to weather or not it it really existed with some people dismissing it as Creepypasta. the Search has led to the discovery of several Pinwheel episodes thought to be lost.

    Cracks

    The site is also responsible for finding “Cracks,”[10] a notorious animated Sesame Street that had been considered lost for years until it was sent to the site’s founder in late 2013. In the short, a girl begins making imaginary friends with animals she sees in the cracks of her bedroom wall until a “Crack Monster” begins bellowing at them all.



    Search Interest

    External References


    0 0
  • 04/21/17--15:33: Brown Bricks
  • Origin

    “Brown Bricks”, also referred to as “Brown Brick”, is a catchphrase coined by Cinemassacre co-creator and host Mike Matei during a video in which Mike and an animated incarnation of Inspector Gadget review the IOS port of popular sandbox game Minecraft. The video displays Mike performing double duties, portraying himself as well as providing the voice of Inspector Gadget. His performance in the video has been described on various subreddits as ‘terrible’ and ‘cringy.’ As with most of Matei’s solo video contributions to Cinemassacre, this video was met with very negative reception from fans of the website, labelling it as ‘unfunny’ and felt that it paled in comparison to the videos being upload by Mike’s friend and co-contributor James Rolfe. This video seems to stand out due to the infamous line spouted several times throughout the video which is largely due to the poor quality of Matei’s impression of Gadget.

    Spread

    “Brown Bricks” first garnered a pocket of popularity shortly after the video was released. On June 5th 2012, YouTube user ‘getreadyforthecircuis’ uploaded a slightly edited version of the video titled The Reaction Mike Matei Expected from “MineCraft with Gadget” where a laugh track plays pointing out every one of Matei’s failed attempts at jokes. As of May 2017 the edit has over 34,000 views on YouTube. In late 2016 to early 2017, multiple renditions of the infamous video started popping up miraculously on YouTube. Brown Bricks… In Minecrap being one such standout example. The meme’s sudden resurgence in popularity maybe due to it’s frequent use in media surrounding Iris animator Chris O’Neil (Oney) who can often be heard quoting or referencing it.

    Notable Videos (A.K.A. Sins against humanity)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OMnPyFixNY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKsimMrAxPs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQT-TqHkt1c
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=694-pgvrZio
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ajcKtAw3Ls


    0 0
  • 04/21/17--17:24: The Pink Panther
  • About

    The Pink Panther is an American comedy-mystery film series that features a bumbling French police detective named Inspector Jacques Clouseau.[1] Usually the main goal of the film is to be protecting this large and valuable pink diamond, dubbed the Pink Panther which is usually shown in at least six of the eleven films during the opening of movie. The story behind the jewel is due to the flaw of its center, when gazed upon up close, it is said to resemble a leaping pink panther.



    History

    Work In Progress

    Films

    In the movies, Inspector Jacques Clouseau is portrayed by Peter Sellers (1963–1964, 1975–1978, 1982), Alan Arkin (1968), Roger Moore (1983), Roberto Benigni (1993), and Steve Martin (2006, 2009).[2] Below is a list of the films in
    sequential order:

    Cartoon

    The Pink Panther also had a series of animated shorts that were distributed by many different companies over the years.[3] Below is a list of the shows in sequential order:

    Reception

    Work In Progress

    Fandom

    Work In Progress

    Search Interest

    External References


    0 0

    [Extreme WIP, will work on this if I have the time]

    About

    The Inevitable Heat Death of the Universe refers to an incoming distant cataclysmic event that would result in the universe in a state of no free thermodynamic energy, or thermodynamic equilibrium. On the internet, it is used in ironic nihilistic references as an event where nothing in life matters.

    Origin

    Spread

    Notable Examples

    Search Interest

    External References


    0 0
  • 04/22/17--23:20: Every_monster
  • Clip from Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return on Netflix.


    0 0
  • 04/23/17--06:52: Sad Barney
  • Hes a sad version of Baney the Dinosaur frm B&F


    0 0
  • 04/23/17--11:39: Artist's Pet Peeve's
  • About:
    A short webcomic about an annoyed artist who’s being asked to draw someone else and refuses.
    After appearing on Google plus, many users thought the original author was making a larger deal out something that wasn’t that important. They changed the comic to reflect their views, and, after being asked by the original author to not make changes to her artwork, began to expand the scale.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=draw+write+play+meme&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjA3Z71mrvTAhWS0YMKHZHQC24Q_AUIBigB&biw=1919&bih=924#imgrc=sNucYtMppvRYZM:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=draw+write+play+meme&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjA3Z71mrvTAhWS0YMKHZHQC24Q_AUIBigB&biw=1919&bih=924#safe=active&tbm=isch&q=artist’s+pet+peeves+meme+meme&imgrc=W7fXHUVTQWSJnM:


    0 0
  • 04/24/17--07:19: Frog and Toad
  • About

    Frog and Toad refers to a series of memes that feature illustrations from Arnold Lobel’s children’s book series Frog and Toad.

    Origin

    The characters Frog and Toad first appeared in author and illustrator Arnold Lobel’s 1970 children’s book, Frog and Toad are Friends.[1] Lobel published three more books featuring the eponymous character: Frog and Toad Together (1972), Frog and Toad All Year (1976), and Days with Frog and Toad (1979).



    On September 29th, 2010, redditor RocketRobinhood[2] posted the cover of Frog and Toad Together on /r/pics subreddit of with the words “FUCKTHEPOLICE” photoshopped underneath the characters riding a tandem bicycle. Before archiving, the post received more than 790 points (87% upvoted). In the thread, Redditor TheJeffAnema[3] made mention that this and other Frog and Toad images were a commonly found on 4chan, “Ever heard of 4chan /b/? I’m pretty sure I see this picture on there every time I venture over there.”



    Spread

    At the start of 2013, an image[7] (shown below, left) from the Frog and Toad Together began appearing on Tumblr with a comment from Tumblr user ambisgrus, which said, “No image has ever described my life quite so well.” Although the original post is no longer available, the image has been shared thousands of times. A post from the Facebook group Tumblr Made Me Do It,[7] indicates that when the Tumblr account ruinedchildhood shared it, the post received more than 841,000 notes. On June 24th, Tumblr user Hotelmario[6] (shown below, right) posted a close up of Toad eating cookies with the caption “We must eat dongs.” By April 2016, the post had received more than 35,800 notes.



    On May 7th, 2015, Instagram user @girlwithnojob[5] posted a photo from Frog and Toad Together in which the character eat cookies as Toad says “We must stop eating.” @girlwithnojob captioned it “My life. In a photo.” Within two years, the image had received more than 31,300 likes.



    The subreddit /r/frogandtoadmemes[4] launched on April 18th, 2017. Within the first week, the community had more than 1,100 subscribers.

    Notable Examples





    Search

    External References


    0 0
  • 04/24/17--07:41: Lov the Cronch
  • About

    Lov the Cronch, an intentional misspelling of “Love the Crunch,” is an expression used predominantly on Tumblr stemming from a screenshot of a text conversation in which a person eating a bath bomb says they “lov the cronch.”

    Origin

    On October 10th, 2016, popular Tumblr user straightboyfriend (Harlow)[1] posted a screenshot of a text conversation he had with his boyfriend, bipp-elle (Jared). Jared was working at Lush, a skincare and product store. Harlow encouraged him to eat a bath bomb, to which he responded that he was eating one right now, and that he “lov the cronch.” The conversation, shown below, has gained over 127,000 notes as of April 24th, 2017.



    Spread

    Following straightboyfriend’s post, Tumblr users began incorporating “lov the cronch” into text post and photoshop jokes, particularly related to subjects eating inedible or non-traditional foods. In December of 2016, Tumblr user elasticitymudflap added “Lov the Cronch” onto a popular text post where the original poster wondered why people eat ice. The post, shown below, has gained over 266,000 notes.



    After the text spread through Tumblr through the end of 2016, A small fandom headcanon emerged on the site for the musical Dear Evan Hansen that the character Jared Kleinman eats bath bombs.[2][3]



    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    Unavailable

    External References


    0 0
  • 04/24/17--08:38: FaceApp
  • About

    FaceApp is a mobile photo-editing application which uses neural networks to apply various effect to uploaded photos, making subjects appear older, younger, smiling or a different gender.

    History

    In January 2017, FaceApp was released by the Russian app developer Wireless Lab on the iTunes app store.[2] In mid-February, an Android version of the app was released on Google Play,[1] where it received over one million downloads and 47,000 ratings over the next several months.

    Precursor: In Twenty Years

    On March 31st, 2008, the web application In20Years[3] was launched, which takes user-submitted photographs and applies a filter to make the subject look significantly older.



    Reception

    On April 14th, 2017, Twitter user @TheEricTables[4] posted several photographs of “The Undertaker”: edited with the smiling FaceApp filter (shown below).



    On April 18th, the gaming news blog GamesRadar[6] posted several pictures of various video game characters edited by FaceApp to appear as if they were smiling. On April 22nd, Redditor J_Deedubze_W posted a set of FaceApp edits using a picture of the character Foster Addison from Mass Effect: Andromeda (shown below). Within 48 hours, the post gained over 1,000 (93% upvoted) and 65 comments on /r/masseffect.[7]



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Google Play – FaceApp

    [2]iTunes – FaceApp

    [3]In20Years – In20Years

    [4]Twitter – @TheEricTables

    [5]Reddit – /r/FaceApp

    [6]GamesRadar – We used FaceApp to cheer up gamings greatest grumps

    [7]Reddit – I put Addison through FaceApp

    [8]FaceApp – FaceApp


    0 0
  • 04/24/17--09:00: Sugar Song and Bitter Step


  • About

    “Sugar Song and Bitter Step” (シュガーソングとビターステップ; Shugaa Songu to Bitaa Suteppu) is the ending theme song for the anime adaptation of the shonen manga series Kekkai Sensen, known as Blood Blockade Battlefront outside Japan. The theme and dance number during the ending credits has gained widespread popularity among anime fans, inspiring many tributes, remixes, and parodies.

    Origin

    The song was written and performed by the Japanese alt-rock trio UNISONSQUAREGARDEN[1] for the ending theme song of Kekkai Sensen, premiering in Japan on April 4th, 2015. The full song was later released on May 20th as the band’s tenth single.[2] The theme made its debut during the second episode with the ending credits featuring the main character cast performing improvised dance routines.



    Spread

    The cheerful song and ending dance sequences struck a chord with anime fans upon its debut. After it’s release, the song became the band’s most successful single, reaching number 1 on Billboard Japan’s Hot 100[3] and at number 5 on Oricon’s weekly singles chart.[4] Meanwhile, singers and musicians on Nico Nico Douga[5] began sharing their own covers of the song before the full song’s release. An early example was a step-remix uploaded to Niconico[6] on April 21st while the most notable cover was performed by Niconico singer Maruguri (まるぐり) (shown below, left) on June 18th. The cover would go on to become one of the most popular with the Utattemita (歌ってみた; I tried to sing) movement, attaining over 6.7 million views as of April 2017. The dance number during the ending credits also became popular within the Odottemita (騒いでみた; I tried to dance) circle with many trying the recreate it in live action. The earliest to gain popularity was a low-budget parody uploaded to Niconico (shown below, right) on June 12th, where it would be watched more than 1.6 million times.



    Additionally, amateur animators on Niconico also began trying their hands in creating parodies of the ending credits with characters from various anime and video games series, where many of these animations garnering over half a million views.[7]

    Notable Examples

    Covers



    Left: Vocal Cover | Right: Band Cover

    Left: Piano Cover | Right: Dance Cover

    Parodies



    Left: Osomatsu-san | Right: Pokemon

    Left: Touken Ranbu | Right: Tokyo Ghoul


    Search Interest

    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – UNISONSQUAREGARDEN (Japanese)

    [2]Wikipedia – シュガーソングとビターステップ (Japanese)

    [3]Billboard Japan – Billboard Japan Hot 100 – Week of 6-08-2015 (Japanese)

    [4]oricon.co.jp – 週間 CDシングルランキング
    2015年06月01日付
    (Japanese)

    [5]Niconico – Search results for the tag シュガーソングとビターステップ

    [6]Niconico – シュガーソングとビターステップ_StepRemix⇒Fullは投コメ記載 / Posted on 4-21-2015

    [7]Niconico – Search results for the tag 血界戦線EDパロ


    0 0
  • 04/24/17--10:32: Ashi
  • About

    Ashi is a female character voiced by Tara Strong who debuted in the fifth season of Samurai Jack.

    After beginning as one of Jack’s antagonists, she turned against the primary antagonist, Aku, and joined Jack, becoming one of his most important friends and allies.

    Origin

    Ashi appeared in the first episode of season 5 which aired March 11th, 2017.[1] She is one of the seven daughters of Aku, a group chosen to kill Jack. She undergoes harsh training as a child, though is quickly identified as an outsider among her sisters by having a vision of a more beautiful outside world.



    After she spends several episodes attempting to kill Jack, she eventually relents as she learns the horrors of Aku’s ways. After becoming an ally of Jack, it is revealed that her black bodysuit is actually her naked skin, burned black from childhood trauma. She sheds the scabs and dons a green leafsuit.

    Spread

    Ashi has been a popular subject of fan art related to the new season of Samurai Jack. On DeviantArt, there are hundreds of works and interpretations of the character and her relationship with Jack under the #ashi[2] tag. there is also a large volume of work, some NSFW, on Tumblr under the #ashi[3] tag.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Samurai Jack Wikia – Episode XCII

    [2]DeviantArt – #ashi

    [3]Tumblr – #ashi


    0 0
  • 04/24/17--11:14: /r/Hmmm
  • About

    Hmmm refers to a subsection of Reddit focused on bizarre photographs purposely taken out of context. In addition to posting photos, all of the threads are named “hmmm,” and commenters frequently leave “hmmm” as a comment. Unlike other subreddits, /r/hmmm does not use thumbnails in the thread listing, and therefore, requires users to open a thread to see the picture.

    History

    On December 19th, 2008, the subreddit /r/hmmm launched with the subtitle “Pics that make you go hmmm…”[1]



    The subreddit remained relatively dormant until February 16th, 2017, when Redditor GeorgeDykel[2] submitted a photo of man with a pack of pitbulls wearing sunglasses (shown below). Within its first two months, the post received more than 8,100 points (96% upvoted) and 70 comments. That day, /r/hmmm became “the fastest growing non-default reddit of the day.”[7]



    A week later, on February 23rd, another photo on /r/hmmm, this one posted by Macbit[3], received more than 3,100 points (98% upvoted). That day, Redditor posted that the /r/hmmm was trending.[4]



    On March 3rd, Pajiba[5] published an article that highlighted the subreddit, entitled “Enter At Your Own Peril, If You Will: Reddit’s ‘hmmm’ Subreddit.” On March 27th, /r/hmmm had amassed more than 100,000 subscribers.[7]

    Later that month, it entered the top 500 subreddits, following a massive growth spike the weekend of April 14th, which saw more than 19,000 new subscribers. This was due in part to three major posts:

    1. The first[8] of which posted by Redditor chaosgodloki, featuring a crab and umbrella (shown below, left), which received more than 7,900 points (94% upvoted) within two weeks;
    2. The second,[9] posted by Redditor Sucks_, featuring a life-sized toy assembly kit of a boat (shown below, center), received more than 14,500 points (95% upvoted) and 170 comments;
    3. The final,[10] posted on April 16th by Redditor CosmicKeys, which featured a paintbrush seemingly similar to a woman’s hair (shown below, right), garnered more than 15,800 points (93% upvoted) and 110 comments.


    Highlights

    /r/hmmmGIFs

    On May 25th, 2016, a sibling subreddit, /r/hmmmgifs[6] launched. WIthin its first year, it had garnered more than 8,800 readers.



    Traffic

    As of April 24th, 2017, /r/hmmm has over 162,000 subscribers.[7]



    Search Interest

    External References


    0 0
  • 04/24/17--12:10: Why I Left Buzzfeed
  • About

    Why I Left Buzzfeed refers to a series of videos in which former BuzzFeed employees discuss why they quit their jobs at the internet media company. The spread of the videos inspired videos in which other YouTube users gave their videos the title, though the videos either parodied the former Buzzfeed employees’ videos or had nothing to do with Buzzfeed at all, mocking the clickbait style of the videos.

    Origin

    On August 2nd, 2016, Kenny Moffitt posted a video titled “Why I Left Buzzfeed.” In the video, he explained how when he joined Buzzfeed, he wanted to make scripted videos that tell stories, but due to Buzzfeed’s desire for what he describes as “quantity over quality,” he found himself making videos he did not enjoy making. He also noted that Buzzfeed does not allow its employees to make original content that is separate from Buzzfeed. His video, shown below, gained over 5.5 million views.



    Spread

    A week after Moffitt’s video was uploaded to YouTube, a parody was uploaded by Carson Judd[1] that gained 8,900 views. On the 13th, YouTuber and former Buzzfeed employee Jonah Feingold uploaded his reasons for leaving Buzzfeed (shown below, left). On November 16th, thevlogbrothers posted their video about why they left Buzzfeed, in which they also detailed how they faced pushback for having their own channel (below, right).




    While these videos continues to appear over the coming months, frequently gaining millions of views, it inspired other creators to make parody videos with that title. One popular video by Chubbs on February 8th, 2017, gained over 1.7 million views (shown below, left). On March 12th, YouTuber Pyrocynical uploaded a video with “Why I Left Buzzfeed” as his still image before showing an episode of his Dark SoulsLet’s Play (shown below, right).



    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    External References


    0 0

    About

    “The bell doesn’t dismiss you, I dismiss you” refers to a catchphrase spoken by teachers after the bell has rung but who have not yet concluded their lesson. The expression has become a frequent source of mockery and jokes in Vine and YouTube videos.

    Origin

    While origin of the expression is unknown, it first appeared online when Yahoo Answers user Evan[1] asked, “Does the bell legally dismiss students?” On May 18th, 2010, user Fishguy answered the question with, “‘The bell doesn’t dismiss you, I dismiss you.’ It’s always been the rule as far back as I remember…”

    Spread

    On September 11th, 2014, Twitter user @tbhjuststop[2] posted two pictures (shown below) of teachers blocking doorways under the caption "Teachers be like “the bell doesn’t dismiss you I dismiss you.” Within three years, the tweet had amassed more than 5,800 retweets and 7,600 likes.


    Less than six months later, on February 25th, 2016, Twitter user @dooleyfunny[3] posted a video of himself arguing with teachers under the caption “Teachers be like ‘the bell don’t dismiss you I do’ 😴😴😴.” Within two years, the post has recieved more than 24,100 retweets and 19,300 likes. When the YouTuber Afro Vines[4] mirrored the video on YouTube less than a week later, the video received more than 130,000 views.



    That month, two more videos entitled “The Bell Doesn’t Dismiss You, I Dismiss You” appeared online. YouTuber 4YallEntertainment[5] posted a comedy sketch (shown below, left) on March 16th and received more than 420,000 views. The other, a Vine from Jay Versace[6] (shown below, right) posted in March 2015 has over 7,100 views on YouTube.



    Notable Examples






    Search Interest

    External References


    0 0
  • 04/24/17--13:59: Welcome To Your Tape
  • Origin

    Welcome to your tape originates from the 2017 Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” In the series, a teen named Hannah Baker is bullied to the point of suicide, and makes 13 tapes about 13 people to explain why she killed herself.

    About

    The show has been criticised by numbers health organizations about it’s graphic displays of suicide, but mostly that it doesn’t accurately display the affects and mental condition of suicide (notably lacking a reference to being depressed in any way). Hannah’s decision to kill herself is result of a sequence of events, and one really bad day in which she ultimately decides to kill herself. Traditional depression more closely resembles years of feeling unworthy, unliked, unneeded, etc. to the point where you are bombarded every day by the thought that you should kill yourself because the world will be better off.

    As a result of her “emo” behavior, people have started making fun of the series through the meme “Welcome to your tape”

    The Netflix Tweet

    From BGR

    Whoever is in charge of Netflix’s Twitter account probably deserves a raise, or a demotion depending on your point of view. Earlier in the week, Hulu took a few well-placed shots at Netflix with a video tweet highlighting all of the content currently streaming on Hulu and unavailable on Netflix. In a 30-second clip, Hulu boasted that it has exclusive seasons from programs like Seinfeld and Brooklyn Nine-Nine along with hit movies like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and Iron Man. Indeed, Netflix in recent years has willingly let expansive licensing deals with movie studios lapse in favor of throwing money at developing original content. Most notably, Netflix in 2015 opted out of a movie deal with Epix and lost thousands of films in the process.


    It’s nothing brutal, not too savage, and is merely pointing out that Hulu has its own stable of content worth checking out. Netflix’s Twitter game is strong, though, and apparently the streaming giant doesn’t take too kindly to getting called out.

    Just a few days later, Netflix fired back with this ferocious tweet.

    Now for anyone who doesn’t appreciate the savagery right off the bat, the “Welcome to your tape” line is a reference to the new Netflix show 13 Reasons Why. The show centers on a female high school student who, before committing suicide, sends out audio tapes explaining her state of mind to individuals she believes were responsible for her decision to take her own life.

    The tweet is arguably open to interpretation but Entertainment Weekly succicntly summarized the most common takes: “So Netflix is basically saying Hulu’s ad is so depressed, isolated, and hopeless that it’s making them feel suicidal (or perhaps that their ad plays a like suicide tape…” in the face of Netflix’s streaming dominance.

    Predictably, Netflix was criticized on Twitter for seemingly making light of suicide, but Wendy’s -- which has a solid Twitter account of its own -- gave the tweet its seal of approval with a tweet of its own: “Dunno, it’s pretty solid and relevant to their brand. Doesn’t get much better than that.”

    Variations





    0 0
  • 04/24/17--14:22: moba
  • About

    Vainglory (often abbreviated as “VG”) is a mobile MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, a genre of video games based on the DOTA mod for Warcraft III) developed by Super Evil Megacorp specifically for mobile Android and IOS devices. It is free-to-play and features multiple microtransactions.

    History

    Vainglory started development on February 2012 when former developers from Blizzard, Riot, and Rockstar joined together to create a MOBA for mobile devices.

    Gameplay

    Related Memes

    Work in progress..

    Google Trends


    0 0

    About

    Nyaruko-san W Opening Parodies” are a series of remixes of the opening theme song of Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W, the second season of the Haiyore! Nyaruko-san anime adaptation. Following the popularity of the theme for the previous season, these remixes began cropping up upon the song’s debut on Nico Nico Douga during the spring of 2013.

    Origin

    The second season of Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, Nyaruko-san W, was produced by Studio Xebec and began airing in Japan on April 8th, 2013[1]. The show’s opening theme song “Koi wa Chaos no Shimobe Nari” (恋は渾沌の隷也; Love is the Servant of Chaos), first introduced during the season’s promotional campaign in February[2], was written by composer Tanaka Kero and was sung by show’s voice actresses Kana Asumi, Miyu Matsuki and Yuka Otsubo.



    Spread

    Following the initial popularity for the theme song of the first season, the second theme song also inspired it’s own Shift-JIS emoticon chant “\(・ω・\)SAN-chi!(/・ω・)/Pinchi!” (\(・ω・\)SAN値!(/・ω・)/ピンチ!). But unlike the first season, the theme went on to become a musical resource for MAD videos rather than for hand-drawn animations. A small number of parodies began appearing as soon as the song’s debut, but remixes began gaining popularity during the week of the show’s premiere. The first being an audio-dub of a Bollywood dance sequence on April 2nd (Shown below, left), while the first major MAD-style remixes were of Danganronpa on April 6th[3], and of Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal antagonist Vector on April 8th. (Shown below, right)



    The Yu-Gi-OhMAD has went to be viewed more than 500 thousand times as of April 2017. Many videos soon followed though-out the anime’s airing and even after it’s finale in July, with a number of these remixes have since broken the one million views mark on Niconico[4] and on re-uploads on YouTube.[5]

    Notable Examples



    Left: Z-Kai | Right: Oreimo

    Left: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure | Right: Osomatsu-san

    Left: Attack on Titan | Right: Pokemon cry remix


    Search Interest

    External References


older | 1 | .... | 358 | 359 | (Page 360) | 361 | 362 | .... | 636 | newer