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  • 04/28/17--12:37: Thrussy
  • About

    Thrussy is a portmanteau of the words “throat” and “pussy”, which is often used mockingly on Tumblr when referring to a person’s throat while they are engaging in oral sex.

    Origin

    On April 25th, Tumblr user earthnation[3] posted a message from an anonymous user saying “I want to fuck your throat”, adding the reply “my thrussy!?!?” (shown below). Within 72 hours, the post gained over 26,500 notes.



    Spread

    On April 27th, 2017, Atrl Forums member Miss Bank$ submitted a poll titled “Ever Call Your Throat a ‘Thrussy’?”, claiming that her boyfriend refers to her throat as a “thrussy” when she performs fellatio (shown below).[2]



    That day, Tumblr user cobaltdays posted a photoshopped human anatomy diagram in which the throat is identified as a “thrussy” (shown below). Meanwhile, Urban Dictionary[4] user Gay for paul mccartney submitted an entry for “thrussy,” defining it as “your throat when you’re giving a blowjob.” Also on April 27th, Tumblr user salmonslut posted a WikiHow illustration of a person putting Vicka Vaporub on their neck with the caption “when he texts you saying he wants to fuck your thrussy” (shown below, right). On April 28th, Redditor Baby_Gabe submitted a post about the “thrussy” meme to /r/MemeEconomy,[5] advising readers to buy but “be prepared to sell.”



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  • 04/28/17--12:58: Petty Victoria Justice
  • About

    Petty Victoria Justice refers to an edited video of Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice being interviewed about their time on the set of the Nickelodeon show Victorious. In the video, people are praising Ariana Grande for “singing all the time” because she has a beautiful voice. After several seconds, Justice interrupts with “I think we all sing.” The video spawned the creation of a reaction image in which a screenshot of the video is paired with dialogue captions of a person trying to take some praise for themselves.

    Origin

    On April 23rd, 2017, “Twitter” user @sidetoslut posted the edited clip of the cast of Victorious talking about things viewers might not know about the cast. One person begins praising Ariana Grande’s constant singing and after several seconds of conversation, Justice interrupts with a highly distorted exclamation, “I think we all sing.” The tweet gained nearly 65,000 retweets and 130,000 likes (shown below).




    Spread

    As the tweet spread, a screenshot from the interview began spreading through Twitter as people paired it with captions in which Victoria Justice interrupts with petty comments. One of the early popular versions, posted by @kysagb,[1] references Grande’s single, “Side to Side,” gaining over 2,700 retweets and 7,400 likes (shown below).



    Dozens of variations were posted over the following few days, leading to the memes being covered by Twitter Moments,[2] Mashable,[3] Refinery29,[4] Buzzfeed,[5] and more.

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  • 04/29/17--09:34: #ECSTASY91
  • #ECSTASY91

    The #ECSTASY91 online information flow, began appearing in Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social networks on October of 2016. And still going right now.

    Self-defined as a sect.
    Self-defined as a sect.
    Self-defined as a sect.
    Users who post on this hashtag were invited anonymously.

    Someone started to group the content of hashtag in this LOL


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  • 04/29/17--23:20: Another Happy Landing
  • In the third Star Wars Prequel, The Empire Strikes Back, the Jedi crash-land a cruiser on Coruscant, prompting Obi-Wan to say “another happy landing”.

    The most popular video clip from Youtube of the meme, titled “Another Happy Landing”, was posted in early 2014, but usage of the term may have begun as early as 2005, according to Google Trends. Reaction images utilizing the image started to become common in 2017 on meme sharing sites such as Reddit, 9Gag, and IFunny.


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  • 04/30/17--09:25: Play This At My Funeral
  • “Play this at my funeral” is a phrase often seen on videos that may be considered artistic, but in an ironic manner as it would be ridiculous to actually play it at a funeral.

    While the phrase “Play this at my funeral” has been used for quite some time; for instance being used in reference to the band EXO, the origins of its trendiness can be traced back to 2015.

    In 2015, the playlist “Play This At My Funeral (Work in Progress)” came into being by the Youtube User Space Dwarf. The user Space Dwarf has since 2015 not only worked on this playlist, but has claimed to comment “play this at my funeral” on almost every video that he watched, regardless of whether or not he wished to put it on the playlist.

    After about 2 years of playlist work and repetitive commenting, the phrase eventually become more widely used in youtube comments and used as titles for similar playlists across the internet.

    Spotify Commercial

    In February 2017, the music streaming service Spotify released a commercial called "Spotify: Play this at my funeral”. It featured dance-rock band DNCE, and had the lead singer, Joe Jonas, commenting on how a couple of the band’s song are in a Spotify playlist named “play this at by funeral” by allymann14. Jonas later comments on how he couldn’t imagine how anyone at a funeral would listen to the band’s songs and it would be “a pretty messed-up funeral”. The scene then changes to a group of funeral members dancing to the DNCE song “Body Moves” while carrying a casket out of the funeral.

    (stub, more coming soon)


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  • 04/30/17--13:58: Chip
  • Chip
    Chip was a meme founded by Walkers in the United Kingdom in 2017 in late late April.

    It was easily exploitable and has origins in the post ironic meta of black and anitwitter

    Origin

    The Walkers purple chip has resemblance to the walkers and lays crips (or in the us known as chip)

    • First seen*
      First seen on sad prank’s twitter account

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  • 05/01/17--08:29: Grape-kun
  • About

    Grape-kun is a penguin living at the Tobu Zoo in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, who gained much online noteriety for his perceived interest in a cardboard cutout of the anthropomorphic penguin character Hululu from Kemono Friends after it was placed in his enclosure in late April 2017.

    Origin

    On April 21st, 2017, Twitter user @sisukaton[1] tweeted two photographs of Grape-kun staring at a cutout of Hululu placed within his enclosure (shown below). Within 10 days, the tweet gained over 39,000 likes and 30,400



    Spread

    On April 25th, the Tobu Zoo’s official Twitter account posted a photograph of Grape-kun staring at Hululu, noting that he had been staring at her since earlier that morning (shown below, left).[4] On April 27th, Twitter user @kyockcho[3] posted a photograph of Grape-kun placed behind a fence away from the Hululu cutout (shown below, right). That day, Redditor yuriredfox69 posted the tweet to /r/KemonoFriends,[2] saying “Grape-ojiisan is now isolated from Hululu.”



    That day, Twitter user @mitsumotocs posted an illustration of Grape-kun and Hululu along with the caption “I wish they could talk to each other” (shown below). Within four days, the tweet received upwards of 11,900 likes and 6,100 retweets. Also on April 27th, theanime news site Goboiano[7] published an article titled “Japan Puts Anime in Zoo and Penguin Adopts a Waifu.” On April 29th, Yahoo Japan[5] published an article about Grape-kun, which contained a statement from zoo staff claiming he was placed behind the fence to prevent him from falling into the pool due to his old age.



    That day, the Crunchyroll Facebook page posted a video about the online Grape-kun’s romance with the cardboard cutout, which gathered upwards of 1.5 million views, 30,000 reactions and 8,200 comments within the first 72 hours.



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    About

    Fresh Pizza Girl Meets Raven Girl refers to the combination of two popular pictures that originated on Twitter, one of a sleeping woman on the subway as her pizza slides out of the box and on to the ground, while the other is of a woman in full goth attire holding a raven on the train. The outcome of these two pictures was a popular illustration shared heavily on Twitter and Tumblr.

    Origin

    Fresh Pizza Girl

    On the morning of April 29th, 2017, Twitter user @JamesAALongman[1] tweeted a photo of a woman sleeping on the London subway losing grip of a pizza that is dropping on to the floor. They captioned the picture: “Big night (it’s 8am).” The tweet (shown below) received more that 19,400 retweets and 52,200 likes in the first 72 hours.



    Raven Girl

    On April 29th, Twitter user @maxsparerber[4] uploaded a photograph of a woman on the Moscow subway with a large raven on her lap under the caption “Sure, you’re goth, but are you dejectedly riding the subway with your raven goth?” The tweet, shown below, received more than 112,300 retweets and 263,400 likes within 72 hours. That day, Twitter published a moment on the picture.[8]



    Spread

    On April 30th, Mashable[2] wrote an article about Fresh Pizza Girl. The article “Would You Eat This Pizza” highlighted some of the most popular jokes about the photograph, such as this photoshop by Twitter user @SummerRay,[3] shown below.



    As both pictures appeared online within the same day, they exploded in popularity. One Twitter user, @masonhastie,[5] wrote, “I want to introduce pizza subway woman to raven subway goth.” Illustrator Nina Matsumoto (@spacecoyote),[6] illustrated their meeting, garnering more than 50,000 retweets and 111,000 likes on Twitter and 9,800 notes on Tumblr[9] in 24 hours.

    The illustration became very popular over the next day. Twitter published a moment documenting the popularity of the pictures.[7]



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  • 05/01/17--08:56: Utah Teapot
  • About

    Utah Teapot is a 3D rendering of a teapot that grew into a popular character on the /r/surrealmemes subreddit in late April of 2017.

    Origin

    On April 29th, 2017, NocturneOpus9No2[1] posted an image macro of a Utah Teapot,[2] a standard reference object for computer graphics designers, to /r/surrealmemes. The image macro suggested that the teapot replace classic /r/surrealmeme characters Meme Man and Mr. Orange, “renewing” the subreddit. The post gained 655 points (shown below).



    Spread

    The post sparked dozens of posts in the subreddit regarding the teapot. Many referenced the first post’s assertion that the teapot should replace Meme Man and Mr. Orange, leading to posts showing the two in conflict. One popular post by nicube[3] gained over 800 points (shown below). The spread lead to an inquiry on /r/OutOfTheLoop,[4] where NocturneOpus9No2 confirmed that the teapot was in fact the Utah Teapot.



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  • 05/01/17--10:08: Celery
  • About

    Celery is a marshland plant, defined by its green skin, long, fibrous stalks and leaves. Frequently found in salads, soups and served next to meats such as buffalo wings, celery became the popular subject of online memes thanks to its inclusion in a “leaked” 2017 meme of the month calendar for the month of May.

    Origin

    While celery has been used in various ways dating back as early 1323 BC,[2] it has likely emerged as a meme because of its inclusion on a “leaked” 2017 meme of the month calendar. On March 21st, 2017, Redditor alank-47 uploaded a calendar (shown below) to the subreddit r/MemeEconomy.[1] Within two months, the post has received more than 20,100 points (84% upvoted) and 620 comments.



    On May 1st, Redditor Nuclear Elevator posted a version of the calendar to the subreddit /r/me_irl, reminding people that the meme of the month for May 2017 was celery.[4] The post received more than 820 points (93% upvoted) and 35 comments.

    Spread

    On April 27th, the Facebook account Gym Memes[3] shared a picture of Michael Scott from the American sitcom The Office with the caption “Me: Time 2 get fit *eats celery* Me:” and the subtitles “Nope. Don’t like that.” The post received more than 9,300 reactions and 5,400 shares.


    On May 1st, six separate posts made the front page of /r/me_irl. One of the most popular (shown below, left) features references to the meme calendar, posting a picture of celery underneath the caption “When you’re not sure if people still follow the Meme of the Month.” The post received more than 2000 points (93% upvoted) in the first 24 hours.[5] Another post, which featured a simple picture of celery, received more than 800 points (89% upvoted) in the first 10 hours.[6][7][8][9]



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    External References

    [1]Reddit – Breaking! 2017 meme schedule leaked

    [2]Wikipedia – Celery

    [3]Facebook – Gym Memes

    [4]Reddit – me📅irl

    [5]Reddit – me📅irl

    [6]Reddit – me irl

    [7]Reddit – me_irl

    [8]Reddit – me irl

    fn9 – Reddit – me irl


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  • 05/01/17--11:44: Alphabet Aerobics
  • About

    Alphabet Aerobics is a song by hip-hop group Blackalicious. The song features rapper Gift of Gab rapping bars in which nearly every word begins with the same letter of the english alphabet. He devotes two bars to each letter and moves through them consecutively over a beat that slowly increases in tempo. Due to the technical mastery needed to perform the song, rapping it in various ways has become a popular challenge on YouTube.

    Origin

    “Alphabet Aerobics” was released on the A2G EP by Blackalicious in 1999.[1] Unlike most Blackalicious songs, which are produced by Chief Xcel, “Alphabet Aerobics” was produced by Cut Chemist.



    Spread

    The song experienced a massive surge in interest following an October 28th, 2014 episode of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon in which Daniel Radcliffe appeared and Fallon challenged him to rap the song. As of May 1st, 2017, the clip has over 73 million views on Fallon’s YouTube channel.



    The clip caused a spike in YouTube videos in which other people rapped the song with various caveats, such as rapping at a faster speed and performing the rap while doing impressions. A month after Radcliffe’s performance, YouTuber Brizzy Voices uploaded a video in which she performed the song, doing an impression of a cartoon character with each new letter, gaining over 10 million views (shown below).



    Over the following two years, dozens more videos devoted to completing the song with various caveats were uploaded to YouTube. Some notable examples include a newscaster warming up for a live shot with the performance (shown below, left) and a sports variation published by Bleacher Report (below, right).



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    [1]Wikipedia – A2G


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  • 05/02/17--06:27: Sniper Elite Headshot
  • About

    Sniper Elite Headshot is an image macro series featuring an exploitable screenshot of a bullet flying at a soldier’s head in the 2017 shooter game Sniper Elite 4, which often represent the soldier and bullet as opposing forces.

    Origin

    On February 14th, 2017, the third-person tactical shooter game Sniper Elite 4 was released. In the game, whenever an enemy player is shot a short cinematic is played showing the enemy’s internal anatomy while the bullet travels in slow motion (shown below).



    On April 26th, iFunny[1] user New_California_Republic posted a screenshot of a bullet flying at a soldier’s head in the game Sniper Elite 4 titled “This is adorable” (shown below).



    Spread

    On April 30th, 2017, Redditor two_number_9s submitted a version of the image titled “When you democratically remove democracy,” in which both the soldier and bullet are labeled “Turkey” (shown below, left). That day, Redditor Meemayl0rd submitted a variation in which the soldier’s head is labeled “Basic human rights” and the bullet is labeled “religion of peace” (shown below, right). Within 48 hours, the posts gained over 16,200 votes (93% upvoted) and 2,600 votes (95% upvoted) respectively on /r/dankmemes.[3][4]



    Also on April 30th, the Unilad Gaming Facebook[5] page posted the screenshot with the bullet identified as “video games” and the soldier as “Things I have to do this week” (shown below, left). On May 1st, Redditor skipperhi posted a photoshop of the image with Shrek’s head above the bullet flying towards the soldier’s head labelled “Smashmouth’s chance at a normal music career” (shown below, right). In 24 hours, the post garnered upwards of 40,600 votes (85% upvoted) and 350 comments on /r/dankmemes.[6] On May 1st, 2017, Redditor NOT_Gru submitted a post asking about the exploitable image to /r/OutOfTheLoop.[2]



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  • 05/02/17--07:26: The Boss Baby
  • About

    The Boss Baby is a 2017 computer animated family comedy film produced by Dreamworks Animation. The film stars Alec Baldwin as a secret agent baby who is sent on a mission in the war against babies and puppies. While his brother knows his true identity, the parents seem oblivious.

    History

    Dreamworks announced the film on March 12th, 2014, setting a March 8th, 2016 release date.[1] On September they announced that Alec Baldwin would play the title role and Kevin Spacey would play the villain. However, after Spacey left and was replaced with Steve Buscemi, the release date was pushed back to March 31st, 2017. On October 17th, 2016, Dreamworks TV uploaded the trailer for the film to YouTube (shown below)



    Reception

    The Boss Baby was a box office success, grossing $50.2 million, $20 million more than its initial projection. It finished first at the box office in its debut weekend. Critics were mixed about the film. The film has a 53% on Rotten Tomatoes,[2] and the site’s consensus blurb reads “The Boss Baby’s talented cast, glimmers of wit, and flashes of visual inventiveness can’t make up for a thin premise and a disappointing willingness to settle for doody jokes.” It has a 50/100 score on Metacritic,[3] with the majority of reviews settling between scores of 40-60.

    Online Presence

    The Boss Baby has a decent following online, gaining nearly 1.2 million likes on Facebook.[5]

    Calling The Boss Baby

    In the film, the title character gives out his phone number in a scene. The film’s marketing team made that phone number a real number one could call and talk to The Boss Baby. On April 17th, 2017, YouTuber Durv called the number in a video and spoke to a voice actor playing The Boss Baby on speakerphone, gaining over 1.6 million views (shown below).



    This was the first of dozens of YouTube clickbait videos in which various YouTubers called The Boss Baby. The popularity of these videos soon inspired parodies in which the YouTubers reported that The Boss Baby would come to their house. YouTuber Eliscray uploaded a popular parody in which The Boss Baby came to his house and haunted it after he called it (shown below, top left). On April 30th, 2017, eminthrv posted an inquiry about the sudden surge of these videos to /r/OutOfTheLoop.[4]



    Some image macros have also been made parodying these videos by photoshopping the character into other popular YouTube clickbait tropes.



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    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – The Boss Baby

    [2]Rotten Tomatoes – The Boss Baby

    [3]Metacritic – The Boss Baby

    [4]Reddit – /r/outoftheloop

    [5]Facebook – The Boss Baby


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  • 05/02/17--08:12: 2017 Met Gala
  • About

    The 2017 Met Gala or the 2017 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit was a formal event held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to raise money for the Costume Institute, the only department of the Met that must fund itself. The festivities are mostly know for the elaborate formal attire worn by the gala’s celebrity guests.

    Background

    Held on the first Monday in May every year, the Met Gala is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume department.[1] To celebrate the festivities, it is generally expected that the high-profit celebrity guests of the event wear some of the most elaborate and outrageous costumes from the fashion world’s biggest names.

    On May 1st, 2017, the Met Gala was held at that Metropolitan Meseum of Art in New York City. Celebrities such as P. Diddy, Rihanna, Madonna, Jaden Smith, Kylie Jenner, and more were in attendance. The event was a hit on social media as people offered praise, criticism and jokes about the night’s attendees.

    Developments

    #WhereIsRihanna

    Before arriving at the event, singer Rihanna became the most anticipated attendee to arrive at the Met Gala with #WhereIsRihanna trending before hand. Many on Twitter posted their excitement to see see the singer’s outfit for the event.[2][3]



    Rihanna’s entrance did not disappoint fans. Twitter user @JAYLALAREINA posted a video to her arrival along with the caption “RIHANNAWINS. RIHANNA IS UNDEFEATED.” The post received more than 5,500 retweets and 8,600 likes in the first 15 hours.[4]



    More users uploaded pictures Rihanna’s dress, proclaiming her one of the best dressed at the event (shown below). Twitter published a Moment about the excitement surround Rihanna’s attire.[5][6]



    Relaxed Diddy

    At the event a picture of music mogul, rapper and producer P. Diddy relaxing and posing on the steps outside the Gala went viral. Diddy tweeted a picture (shown below) of him on the stairs as girlfriend and recording artist Cassie posed for cameras with the caption “I was getting tired so I laid down on the stairs!!! #METGALA.” The tweet received more than 30,700 retweets and 56,600 likes in the first 24 hours.[7] Twitter published a Moment to document fan excitement over Diddy’s pose.[8]



    Jaden Smith’s Dread Accessory

    Recording artist and actor Jaden Smith appeared at the event with his cut dreadlocks in hand. The move was considered to be very confusing, bordering on alarming to people on Twitter. Many people began posting jokes about his unconventional accessory. Twitter posted a Moment on the reaction to Smith’s dreadlocks.[9][10][11]



    Kylie’s Bathroom Selfie

    Breaking the Met Gala’s no selfie rule, which was imposed in 2015 by the event’s chairwoman Anna Wintour, Kylie Jenner posted a celebrity-filled bathroom picture to Instagram.[12] The post received more than 2.9 million likes within the first 24 hours. The picture included Frank Ocean, A$AP Rocky, Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, Brie Larson, Lily Aldridge, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Paris Jackson, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Ashton Sanders and Slick Woods.[13] Twitter published a Moment regarding the picture on May 1st.[14]



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  • 05/02/17--09:26: Monsters Inc.
  • About

    Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Featuring the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, and Jennifer Tilly, the film was directed by Pete Docter as his directorial debut, co-directed by Lee Unkrich and David Silverman, and executive produced by John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton.

    History

    The idea for Monsters, Inc. was conceived in a lunch in 1994 attended by John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft during the production of Toy Story. One of the ideas that came out of the brainstorming session was a film about monsters. “When we were making Toy Story”, Docter said, “everybody came up to me and said ‘Hey, I totally believed that my toys came to life when I left the room.’ So when Disney asked us to do some more films, I wanted to tap into a childlike notion that was similar to that. I knew monsters were coming out of my closet when I was a kid. So I said, ‘Hey, let’s do a film about monsters.’”

    Reception

    Monsters, Inc. ranked number 1 at the box office on its opening weekend, grossing $62,577,067 in North America alone. The film had a small drop-off of 27.2% over its second weekend, earning another $45,551,028. In its third weekend, the film experienced a larger decline of 50.1%, placing itself in the second position just after Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. In its fourth weekend, however, there was an increase of 5.9%, making $24,055,001 that weekend for a combined total of over $525 million. As of May 2013, it is the eighth-biggest fourth weekend ever for a film.

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    Mike Wazowski Get Bitten

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  • 05/02/17--09:28: The Ratio
  • About

    The Ratio refers to an unofficial Twitter law which states that if the amount of replies to a tweet greatly outnumbers the amount of retweets and likes, then the tweet is bad.

    Origin

    The Ratio began being noticed on Twitter in early 2017. On March 7th, Twitter user @85mf[1] tweeted a screenshot of a tweet by House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz which had 701 replies yet only 23 retweets and 108 likes. He captioned it, “Nothing on this site makes me happier than reply-to-RT ratios like this. That is the ratio of someone who fuuuuucked up” (shown below, left). On March 15th, user @Brilligerent[2] tweeted “If the Replies:RT ratio is greater than 2:1, you done messed up” (shown below, right).



    Spread

    On April 11th, Luke O’Neil of Esquire[3] published an article in which he outlined the theory of The Ratio, bringing the theory its widest audience yet. O’Neil referenced several tweets related the the United Airlines Passenger Removal as examples of The Ratio at work. He illustrated how United Airlines’ tweeted response about the incident gained over 61,000 replies and merely 6,700 likes, and that the 10:1 ratio was evidence of the tweet’s poor reception.



    The Independent[7] wrote about O’Neil’s Ratio Law two days after the article was published in Esquire. Following O’Neil’s article, Weird Twitter and leftist Twitter began to take notice of ratios on particularly bad or controversial tweets. Popular examples include a tweet by Virginia gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart,[4] who tweeted “Nothing is worse than a Yankee telling a Southerner that his monuments don’t matter.” Twitter user @Papapishu[5] pointed out that the tweet’s Ratio, which at the time stood at 1.4 thousand replies to 38 retweets, was “off the charts” (shown below).



    On April 26th, O’Neil published another article in Esquire[6] about The Ratio, investigating a tweet by CNN pundit Chris Cillizza[8] in which he linked to an article he wrote in defense of Ivanka Trump which as of May 2nd, 2017, has over 1,400 replies and only 23 retweets (shown below).



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  • 05/02/17--10:27: Toro Max
  • About

    Toro Max is the name of a child suffering from cerebral palsy who, before his death, was the subject of several popular YouTube videos uploaded by Max’s father, Chuy Marlboro.

    Origin

    Toro Max is the star of several YouTube videos uploaded by his father, Chuy Marlboro. According to reports, Toro passed away in 2015, and his father began uploading videos to honor his son’s memory.[1] These videos have since been pulled off Instagram. However, one mirror of the original video uploaded by YouTuber : y on October 26, 2016 has more than 1.2 million views (shown below, left). Another video (shown below, right), published on November 12th by YouTuber angel zama, has more than 1.8 million views.





    Spread

    On November 10th, YouTuber El joke B) uploaded a compilation of Toro Max remixes to YouTube. The video, which remixes the first Toro Max video, received more than 1.6 million views.



    Around that time, the Toro Max Facebook page launched. Within its first seven months, the page has received more than 55,200 likes and 55,600 followers.[2]

    On February 25th, 2017, Redditor Redrumey posted an image featuring Toro Max to the subreddit /r/me_irl.[3] The picture (shown below) comes from the second Toro Max video under the caption “When you send nudes to your online gf and your uncle’s phone rings with a message tone.” The post received ore than 550 points (96% upvoted) in two months.



    On April 30th, Redditor tbsgrave posted a toromax meme to the subreddit /r/dankmemes with the caption "When you’re browsing in the deep web and see yourself with a 70% discount. The post received more than 10,900 points (94% upvoted) and 70 comments.[6]



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  • 05/02/17--11:35: Yamero
  • About

    “Yamero” is Japanese for “stop” or “stop it” when addressing a male, while “yamete” is used to address a female. Online, the expression is often associated with photoshopped pictures of animals with glowing eyes, some of which are captioned with similar Japanese expressions.

    Origin

    On July 7th, 2015, a thread featuring a screenshot of the character Lelouch Lamperouge from the anime Code Geass along with the message “Yamero” was submitted to the /a/ (anime & manga) board (shown below).[6]



    Spread

    On October 8th, 2016, Tumblr[1] user animal-planet-official posted a multi-panel comic of a dog being sprayed with a garden hose, in which the final panel shows the dog’s eyes glowing the caption “Yamero” (shown below, left). The post also included an audio clip of a person screaming “yamero!” Within seven months, the post gained over 20,200 notes. On October 15th, 2016, Tumblr[3] user adreamcalledeternity posted an illustration of the yamero dog comic (shown below, right)



    On November 21st, Tumblr user haiderabd51[4] posted a collection of photoshopped animal pictures captioned with various Japanese expressions. Over the next six months, the post gathered upwards of 148,000 notes with reblogs containing additional animal pictures, many of which were captioned with “yamero” (shown below).[5]



    On February 19th, 2017, Tumblr[2] user umarun-k posted a character from Fire Emblem Fates being sprayed with a hose while yelling “Yamero” (shown below).



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    [1]Tumblr – animal-planet-official

    [2]Tumblr – umarun-k

    [3]Tumblr – adreamcalledeternity

    [4]Tumblr – haiderabd51

    [5]Tumblr – iljanne

    [6]DesuArchive – Anime & Manga thread


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    Someone Who Is Good At The Economy Please Help Me is a snowclone popular on Twitter in which a person lays out a budget in which they are spending an exorbitant amount on a frivolous item, then asks, “someone who is good at the economy please help me budget this. my family is dying.”

    Origin

    On September 29th, 2013, @dril tweeted:[1]

    Food $200
    Data $150
    Rent $800
    Candles $3,600
    Utility $150
    someone who is good at the economy please help me budget this. my family is dying

    His tweet gained over 53,000 retweets and 74,000 likes in three and a half years (shown below).
    The top response is user @craigus12[2] saying “spend less on candles,” to which @dril[3] responded “no.” The tweets gained over 12,000 and 13,000 retweets, respectively.



    Spread

    Over the following several years, the tweet became a popular snowclone on Twitter where people would change the numbers and “candles.” One of the earlier, more popular examples was posted by a Dril parody account, @critical_dril (shown below).[4]



    @Dril’s tweet was included in a Daily Dot[5] article later that year in a feature on Dad Jokes. It was included in a list of @Dril’s 15 best tweets on The Things[6] as well as a list of his 10 best tweets in Newsweek.[7] Meanwhile, the snowclone continued to be used in various iterations on Twitter.

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    “You probably didn’t recognize me because of the red arm” refers to a quote by the character C-3PO from the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Online, people have made jokes about the line because C-3PO looks relatively exactly the same, despite having a mysterious red arm.

    Origin

    “You probably didn’t recognize me because of the red arm” is a quote from the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In the film, C-3PO interrupts a reunion between former lovers Han Solo and Princess Leia. However, C-3PO mistakes Solo’s surprise to see Leia, who is standing directly behind the droid, for his inability to recognize C-3PO, which he blames on his new, mysterious red arm.



    Much speculation has been made about the origins of C-3PO’s red arm, and Disney answered the mystery in a 2016 comic book set before the events of The Force Awakens. According to Uproxx:[1]

    It turns out he gets the arm from the Imperial droid he’s been escorting, who sacrifices itself to protect him and let Threepio fulfill his mission. The droid is sick of the memory wipes, the lack of free will, and the actions it has to take, and makes the only decision it’s really allowed to. The arm, it turns out, is a memory of sacrifice from an unlikely friend, and a tribute to what Threepio, of all characters, has to struggle with.

    On April 30th, 2016, Redditor Marcusbolt[4] posted one of the earliest Red Arm memes to the Star Wars-themed subreddit /r/PrequelMemes. In this image (shown below), Obi-Wan Kenobi confronts General Grevious and reveals that he has a red arm. The post received more than 4,200 points (95% upvoted) and 100 comments in 24 hours.



    Spread

    On May 1st, 2017, the quote became the subject of numerous memes as members of the /r/SequelMemes subreddit flooded the subreddit /r/PrequelMemes with jokes about the red arm. Many of these memes have since been removed by moderators, but there continues to be discussion about the raid with several threads and memes referencing the event.



    One of the most popular Red Arm memes appeared on /r/PrequelMemes[3] at this time. This one again features a scene from the Star Wars prequels, only to reveal one character, Anakin, has a red arm. The post has received more than 23,600 points (78% upvoted) and 390 comments in 24 hours.



    On May 2nd, moderators of /r/PrequelMemes announced that they would “Execute Order 66” and “eliminate” all red arm memes.[2] The wrote:

    Red arm memes are against the rules and will be removed to ensure subreddit integrity. This will also include meta posts about the “Red Arm” phenomenon. Thank you all who voted, I too love democracy.

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    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Uproxx – Why Does C-3PO Have A Red Arm? We Finally Know The Answer

    [2]Reddit – Execute Order 66: All Red Arm Memes will be eliminated

    [3]Reddit – SHE’S FORGOTTEN ME COMPLETELY

    [4]Reddit – Hello there


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