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- 05/25/17--21:18: _Squeeze My Weiner
- 05/26/17--07:17: _Women Only Wonder W...
- 05/26/17--08:11: _Mark Zuckerberg's H...
- 05/26/17--09:29: _Jared Kushner
- 05/26/17--09:35: _Donald Trump's NATO...
- 05/26/17--09:52: _What's Your Religion
- 05/26/17--11:15: _Great Gatsby Reaction
- 05/26/17--11:20: _Younglings
- 05/26/17--12:44: _Evergreen State Col...
- 05/26/17--13:35: _Far Cry
- 05/26/17--22:47: _H3H3's Papa Bless
- 05/27/17--03:10: _I Sexually Identify...
- 05/27/17--09:10: _Walkers Wave
- 05/27/17--14:18: _Chuck Tingle
- 05/27/17--19:38: _Mudkip Meme: SO I H...
- 05/22/17--18:20: _2017 Manchester Bom...
- 05/28/17--03:55: _thanh
- 05/22/17--10:49: _Congratulations @Mo...
- 05/28/17--13:07: _If Undertale Was Re...
- 05/25/17--12:18: Snakes Started Manifesting In My House Physically
- 05/25/17--21:18: Squeeze My Weiner
- 05/26/17--07:17: Women Only Wonder Woman Screening
- 05/26/17--08:11: Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard Commencement Speech
- 05/26/17--09:29: Jared Kushner
- 05/26/17--09:35: Donald Trump's NATO Summit Shove
- 05/26/17--09:52: What's Your Religion
- 05/26/17--11:15: Great Gatsby Reaction
- 05/26/17--11:20: Younglings
- 05/26/17--12:44: Evergreen State College Racism Protests
- 05/26/17--13:35: Far Cry
- 05/26/17--22:47: H3H3's Papa Bless
- 05/27/17--03:10: I Sexually Identify As A Fidget Spinner
- 05/27/17--09:10: Walkers Wave
- 05/27/17--14:18: Chuck Tingle
- 05/27/17--19:38: Mudkip Meme: SO I HERD U LIEK MUDKIPZ
- 05/22/17--18:20: 2017 Manchester Bombing
- 05/28/17--03:55: thanh
- 05/22/17--10:49: Congratulations @Mobute
- 05/28/17--13:07: If Undertale Was Realistic
Snakes Started Manifesting In My House Physically, also known as I Met a Demon On The Internet, refers to an exploitable series of images on Tumblr in which a man tells a story about how he met a guy on the internet who sent him a picture. After opening the picture, the man claims he has never known peace, ending his story with “Snakes started manifesting in my house physically.” In the exploitable, the image the man saw is changed.
The images come from a clip of a Nigerian man named Uhrie Anthony speaking to a mass church gathering, asking for deliverance from a prophet named TB Joshua (shown below). TB Joshua uploaded the clip to his Wordpress on April 12th, 2011.
Tumblr user ichigoflavor uploaded the original photoset, which featured a demon as the image the man saw, gaining over 128,000 notes (shown below). Though the post has since been deleted, memearchives traces its origin date to June 25th, 2013.
In the coming years, the post would grow into a popular exploitable on Tumblr in which the image of the demon was swapped out for various other joke images, such as a Meninist or The Dress (shown below).
The phrase “Snakes have started manifesting in my house physically” became a snowclone for Tumblr users in response to posts they didn’t like (examples shown below).
During a 2017 recording session of Cards Against Humanity, The crew, which included Mini Ladd, BigJigglyPanda, DaithiDeNogla, BasicallyIDoWrk, Ohmwrecker, and SMii7Y, started the session with their normal Cards antics. Until they turned their point of humor on Ohmwrecker.
Ohmwrecker is a youtuber with over 1 million subscribers, he plays a multitude of video games on his channel with many of the people listed above, however he hadn’t previously played Cards Against Humanity, so his friends invited him to play. Ohm was the butt of many jokes in a previous session , and was called many times, a “Noob.”
During a round in which BasicallyIDoWrk was the Card Czar, the black card read: “I love it when you _____.” The winning card of the round was BigJigglyPanda, who played the card: “pick this card so Ohm doesn’t win.” (at this point if Ohm got another point he would win.) However the standout card was the one on the far right end, which simply read “squeeze my weiner”Which SMii7Y was kind enough to point out. The card became a joke in the rest of
the video from that point on, from Tarzan impressions, rewrites of it in other rounds, it quickly became a joke among the youtubers in the session, and the audience watching the video.
In the next video that Mini Ladd uploaded, the card was again played, this time with the variation from “Squeeze my Weiner” to “Squeezed Weiner”. Later in the video , on a black card that reads: “Ah! How I love the smell of ____ in the morning.” The crew began to refer to Squeezed Weiner as a food item, like oranges that are juiced, or squeezed, everymorning. This began a running joke of referring to the joke, as a “Freshly Squeezed Weiner, not squeezed yesterday.” To the point of refusing to pick the Card because it didn’t say “Fresh” in it, until Ohm caved and picked it after getting sick of listening to them bicker over the card. So far, no more videos have been published with the joke on Mini Ladd’s channel, but we are sure they will in the future.
Women’s Only Wonder Woman Screening refers to special presentations of the 2017 superhero film Wonder Woman that were only open to female or female-identifying patrons at the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater chain. The screenings, while enjoyed and praised by some, were a source of controversy for others, as some claimed they were “sexist” and exclusionary.
On May 25th, 2017, The Alamo Drafthouse movie theater chain announced that they would be holding a screening of the 2017 superhero film Wonder Woman on June 6th, 2017 that was only open to “people who identify as women." The Alamo Drafthouse also stated, “Everyone working at this screening -- venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team -- will be female.”
The screening sold out in minutes, leading the Alamo Drafthouse to announce both a second screening and an expansion of Women Only presentations throughout the country. On The Alamo Drafthouse’s Facebook page, the post announcing the screening received more than 4,200 reactions and 1,400 shares.
The Alamo Drafthouse’s Facebook page soon became filled with responses because some men took offense to the idea of a “segregated” screening. That day, one user commented, “Very tacky Alamo. I’m all for equality and having a screening specifically stating it is not inclusive to everyone, is against equality. I’m not saying Alamo did this intentionally, but it is still just wrong.” His post (shown below, left) received more than 173 reactions. Another user commented, “Have you ever hosted a men’s only showing of any film?” The post (shown below, right) received more than 131 reactions.
Later that day, the Alamo Drafthouse in New York City announced that they would also be hosting Women’s Only screenings with all the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. The post on Twitter about the screening (shown below) received more than 940 retweets and 2,600 likes.
Much like Facebook, there was a mix of praise and outrage over the announcement. While some found this to be an empowering and positive idea for one of the first big-budget, female-led superhero movies, others said that they felt excluded. Some felt that they could take advantage of the Alamo Drafthouse’s announcement to include any one who identifies as women by sarcastically saying that they would just say they “identify as a girl.”
In response to the criticism, the New York Alamo Drafthouse Twitter account posted a picture of Furiosa from the film Mad Max: Fury Road with the subtitle “[men yelling indistinctly] (shown below). The post received more than 4,800 retweets and 15,000 likes in under 24 hours.
Several news outlets covered the controversy, including CNN,CBS,BBC, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, and more. That day, Twitter published a Moments page, which detailed the reaction to the women’s only screening.
The Washington Post – ‘It’s sexist’: Men flip out over women-only ‘Wonder Woman’ screenings
Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard Commencement Speech refers to a speech Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gave to the graduating class of 2017 at Harvard University, his alma mater. Online, the event was notable for jokes made about pictures of Zuckerberg’s speech and for a hack of Harvard’s paper, The Crimson, which was briefly filled with puns and photoshopped images of Zuckerberg.
On May 25th, 2017, Mark Zuckerberg returned to his alma mater, Harvard University, to give the commencement speech to the class of 2017 and receive an honorary degree (shown below). In the days leading up to the event, Zuckerberg toured his old dorm room on Facebook live and shared a clip of him receiving his acceptance letter.
The Crimson Hack
Hours before Zuckerberg’s speech, Harvard’s student paper, The Crimson, was hacked to show bizarrely edited photos of Zuckerberg and wacky headlines.
Jared Kushner is an American businessman is currently a senior adviser to President Donald Trump. He is formerly the owner of real-estate company Kushner Companies and Observer Media, publisher of the New York Observer. He is married to President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.
Jared Kushner was born in 1981 in Livingston, New Jersey, and grew up in a Modern Orthodox Jewish home. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard University in 2003, and graduated NYU with a Masters in Business Administration in 2007. In 2008, he assumed the role of CEO of Kushner Companies in 2008. He married Ivanka Trump, daughter of businessman and future President Donald Trump, in 2009.
Donald Trump’s NATO Summit Shove refers to video from a 2017 NATO summit in Brussels, in which President Donald Trump appears to shove Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic to get to his spot for a photograph.
What’s Your Religion is an exploitable image series featuring a screenshot of a text message conversation in which a bizarre image in sent in response to the question “What’s your religion?,” leading the recipient to say “I’m interested.”
On August 31st, 2016, Redditor cortexer submitted a screenshot of a text message conversation in which a person asks “Are you religious? I’d like to introduce you to my religion” followed by a picture of a Teletubby doll hung on a crucifix and the reply “I’m interested” (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gathered upwards of 3,400 points (97% upvoted) on the /r/me_irl subreddit.
On November 5th, 2016, the Unusual Horror Facebook page reposted the Teletubby crucifix image. On December 9th, Redditor DanknessIn_MemesOut submitted a photoshopped version of the text message screenshot featuring a picture of an elderly man from This Meme Is From the Future on a crucifix on /r/me_irl (shown below). Within five months, the post gathered upwards of 3,000 points (95% upvoted).
On May 25th, 2017, Redditor LepelDeLepel submitted a text message screenshot featuring a picture of a Teletubby doll on a trash heap to /r/dankmemes, where it gathered upwards of 2,300 points (96% upvoted) within 24 hours. That day, Redditor Im-not-good-at-names submitted a post asking if the “What’s Your Religion” memes were “on the rise” along with an image featuring Haggord to /r/MemeEconomy (shown below, right).
Great Gatsby Reaction refers to a series of reaction images featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby toasting a martini glass in the 2013 film The Great Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby reaction image comes from moment in the 2013 film The Great Gatsby. While the film was released in 2013, the first known iteration of the image online can be found in the second theatrical trailer for the film, which was released on December 20th, 2012. At 43 seconds into the trailer (shown below), Gatsby raises his glass to the camera.
Younglings refers to jokes made about Anakin Skywalker’s murder of young Jedi in training while executing Order 66 in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith that spread with the rise of Prequel Memes.
In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker murders a room of young Jedi, aka Younglings, at the order of Chancellor Palpatine (shown below).
As the film grew into a target of derision and ironic fandom, jokes about the scene began appearing online. An image that paired the scene with the Stahp meme was posted to Know Your Meme on September 28th, 2012 (shown below, left). On February 10th, 2013, IGN user LeCambrioleur posted an image macro referencing the scene on the site’s forums (shown below, right).
The spread of jokes about the scene coincided with the rise of Prequel Memes in late 2015. Of these, two formats were most prominent: either the scene was referenced in an existing meme template (example shown below, left), or the scene itself was turned into an exploitable (example shown below, right).
Evergreen State College Racism Protests refer to a series of demonstrations organized by students at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in protest of racism on campus held in late May 2017. After refusing to participate in the “Day of Absence & Day of Presence,” which demanded that white students, faculty and staff leave campus for one day, Biology professor Bret Weinstein was targeted by activists who accused him of racism and demanded his resignation.
On March 15th, 2017, Weinstein sent an email to a student protester named Rashida, in which he stated “On a college campus, one’s right to speak -- or to be -- must never be based on skin color” (shown below).
On May 24th, students at the college protested at various locations on campus, where they shouted chants like “hey hey, ho ho, these racist teachers have got to go.” During the protest, the official Facebook page for the The Olympian newspaper livestreamed portions of the demonstration (shown below).
That same day, a student livestreamed protesters arguing with Professor Weinstein in a campus hallway, during which several students ordered him to resign.
That day, Professor Weinstein’s brother Eric Weinstein posted several tweets criticizing “SJWs” for attacking his brother (shown below).
On May 25th, YouTuber Make Cringe Great Again uploaded a video of students yelling loudly at Professor Weinstein (shown below).
That day, student activists and supporters of Professor Weinstein began tweeting about the protests using the hashtag “#exposeevergreen.” Meanwhile, evolutuionary psychologist Diana Fleischman posted screenshots of tweets by Evergreen College Students threatening and insulting white students who did not participate in the protests (shown below).
On May 26th, Redditor Galinskykid83 submitted a video by the Evergreen State College group Common Bread in a post to /r/videos titled “Evergreen State College group looks like it’s a sketch from Portlandia” (shown below). Within 15 hours, the post gained over 840 points (89% upvoted) and 390 comments.
News Media Coverage
On May 25th, The Washington Times published an article titled “Students berate professor who refused to participate in no-white ‘Day of Absence’,” which reported that students had taken over Evergreen College for the past 72 hours. Meanwhile, the local Washington news station King 5 aired a segment on the protests against Weinstein (shown below).
Also on May 25th, HeatStreet published an article titled “Student Mob Shrieks at Professor Who OBjected to Event That Kicks White People Off Campus for a Day.” The following day, The Washington Post published an interview with Weinstein, in which he revealed that he had been told by the Chief of Police that it was “not safe” for him on campus.
The Washington Times – Students berate professor who refused to participate in no-whites Day of Absence
Far Cry is a series of first person shooter video games known for the expansive, open world environments that allow for more interactive gameplay.
THIS IS W.I.P. PLEASEHOLDTIGHT TO YOURBEANIES!
“Papa Bless” is a catchphrase associated with Ethan Klein of H3H3Productions and reference to American pizza company, “Papa John’s”. It is often jokingly used to express gratitude to CEO John Schnatter.
On Nov 27, 2014, H3H3Productions uploaded a reaction video poking fun at a Papa John’s commercial showcasing a revamp of the worldwide Papa John’s website.
This meme is a mix-up with two popular trends: Genders and Fidget Spinners. This meme has many variations.
“I sexually Identify as a Fidget Spinner. Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of being spinned during school lessons. People say to me that a person being a fidget spinner is Impossible and I’m fucking retarded but I don’t care, I’m beautiful. I’m having a plastic surgeon install four bearings on my body.. From now on I want you guys to call me “Fidget spinner” and respect my right to spin during lessons and spin needlessly. If you can’t accept me you’re a fidgetphobe and need to check your fidget privilege. Thank you for being so understanding.”
“Ever since I was only raw plastic, I dreamed of continually spinning around my axis until greasy, autistic fingers stopped me. Normal people bully me, and say things like “what the fuck, you aren’t a fidget spinner”, but I know deep down they are just jealous of my magnetism. I have already started attaching magnets to myself, and now i’m improving my spinniness by regularly rotating on an axis with my magnetism. I want you guys to respect my natural ability to instantly satisfy the fidgeting of retarded children, and if you don’t you’re oppressing me, retarded children, and fidget spinners like me around the world, and you should check your center of magnetism. Thank you for being so understanding"
On 25 May 2017, the UK snacks company Walkers launched an interactive social media campaign on Twitter called Walkers Wave where they would ask users to tweet selfies with the hashtag #WalkersWave. Every submission had the chance to win tickets to the UEFA Champions League final in Wales.
Users would submit a selfie which would generate a personalised video alongside Gary Lineker, where he will be holding the submitted image, then say “Nice selfie”. Afterwards, they would feature doing a Mexican wave. The video would automatically be tweeted in reply and captioned by Walkers.
However the images submitted were not monitored, and soon users began exploiting the campaign, most notably using images of notorious criminals and shamed celebrities such as Fred West, Rolf Harris and Jimmy Savile. Joseph Stalin also made an appearance.
A few hours after the campaign was launched, Walkers began taking down automated tweets and issued a public apology.
Chuck Tingle is the pseudonym of a satirical gay erotica author, who first rose to prominence over social media due to the publishing of his books, often nicknamed “Tinglers”, over Amazon. Following the launch of his first book in 2014, Tingle has continued to write a number of books, often lampooning current events.
Chuck Tingle released his first book over the digital marketplace Amazon on December 9th, 2014, titled “My Billionaire Triceratops Craves Gay Ass” (show below, left) . Over the next few days, Tingle released 2 more book, titled “Pounded by President Bigfoot” and “Taken by the Gay Unicorn Biker” (shown below, right), which were released on December 10th and 11th respectively. Tingle continued to release books regularly following his initial releases, having written over 70 books as of May 2017.
As well as his books starring various anthropomorphised objects and creatures, Tingle also began to write a number of works parodying various current events, including the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (Shown below, left), Pokémon Go, Star Wars: Rogue One and Leonardo DeCaprio’s Oscar win (shown below, right).
Following Tingle’s success, a number of news outlets have covered the topic, including DailyDot, Flavorwire and Vox. Tingle also runs own website for his works , as well as a Twitter account , where he holds over 32,000 followers as of May 2017.
2016 Hugo Awards Nomination
In April, 2016, Tingle was nominated for the short story category of the 2016 Hugo Awards for his book “Space Raptor Butt Invasion”  (shown below, left), following the alt-right Rabid Puppies  campaign’s attempt to influence the awards. While Tingle did not win the award, the story was covered by a number of outlets, including The Guardian , Salon  and The Los Angeles Times . In response, Tingle himself nominating video game developer Zoe Quinn to receive the award in his stead should he win, as well as writing the book “Slammed in the Butt by My Hugo Award Nomination” (Shown below, right).
Video Game Kickstarter
On October 26th, 2016, Tingle launched a Kickstarter campaign for an adventure game based on his works, titled “Project Tingler”, featuring indie game developer Zoe Quinn as lead developer. The campaign went on to receive $85,448, beating it’s initial target of $69,420, and aims to be released in 2017 with a Pay What You Want pricing strategy.
The Guardian – Hugo awards shortlist dominated by rightwing campaign
The Los Angeles Times – How did ‘Space Raptor Butt Invasion’ by Chuck Tingle become a Hugo finalist?
Mudkip Da Best
The 2017 Manchester Bombing was a suicide terrorist attack that occurred during an Ariana Grande concert at the main arena in Manchester, United Kingdom on the night of May 22nd, 2017. The attack has so far resulted in the death of at least 22 people and 59 non-fatal injuries.
On the night of May 22nd, 2017, at around 10:40 p.m. (local time), news reports about an explosive detonation at a concert featuring Ariana Grande as the headline performer in Manchester, UK began surfacing all over Twitter.
According to several witness accounts, a massive bang suddenly erupted from the foyer of the arena as the pop singer was about to finish the last song, prompting a mass stampede of panic-stricken concertgoers trying to escape the site, most of them in their youths and teenage years.
A total of 22 victims were killed in the attack and an additional 59 suffered non-fatal injuries. Two female victims who were killed in the attack have since been identified as 8-year-old Saffie Roussos and 18-year-old Georgina Callander.
Immediately after the news broke, local residents in the Manchester area took their condolences to the social media, as well as offering aids and assistance in the aftermath of the attack, including lodging, car services and counseling, among others.
On Twitter, an official Moments page was published titled “22 dead after bomb at Ariana Grande concert.” That evening, freelance journalist David Leavitt was widely condemned for tweeting two jokes about the incident, which he subsequently removed after former employers CBS News and AXS posted tweets distancing themselves from Leavitt.
Meanwhile, unverified rumors began circulating that the Twitter account @owys663 had published several ominous tweets in the hours leading up to the bombing (shown below). However, The Telegraph pointed out that the screenshots displayed an American date format, which would have placed the posting time after the attack.
Following the attack on May 22nd, several posts about the incident reached the front page of various forums on Reddit, including /r/worldnews, /r/news and /r/music. In addition, a Reddit live thread was created titled “Explosion at Manchester Arena.”
That evening, YouTuber Mitchell Wiggs uploaded footage of people exiting the arena following the attack (shown below, left). Meanwhile, YouTuber Criticoenserio posted similar footage inside the arena immediately after the explosion (shown below, right).
TheReportOfTheWeek Death Hoax
On 4chan, users began circulating a rumor that YouTuber TheReportOfTheWeek (a.k.a. ReviewBrah) had been killed in the attack. That day, he uploaded a short video confirming that he was alive (shown below).
News Media Coverage
Within minutes of the blast, virtually all major UK news publications began a nonstop live coverage of the developing story, including BBC, The Sun, as well as mainstream news outlets in the United States and international wire services like the Associated Press and Reuters.
By 11:44 p.m., the Greater Manchester Police had confirmed they are treating the case as a terrorist attack until further discovery, while notifying the citizens to stay clear of the area for safety. On the early morning of May 23rd, CBS News reported that the UK authorities identified 23-year-old Salman Abedi as the suicide bomber, who had been apparently under surveillance by the British authorities, while another man in southern Manchester was arrested “in connection with the attack.”
“ISIS soldiers planted explosive devices among a Crusaders gathering in Manchester, the next attack will be stronger and more lethal, against the worshipers of the Cross.
On May 23rd, Trump delivered a statement, in which he described the attackers as “evil losers,” noting he refused to call them “monsters” because “they would like that term” (shown below). Meanwhile, Twitter published a Moments page titled “Donald Trump responds to Manchester bombing.”
The Telegraph – Social media trolls spread fake posts about missing children
In January of 2014, Lund orchestrated a hoax in which he convinced some that he had been hired by political blog Slate as a blogger. On the 23rd, he tweeted “I am just so honored and overwhelmed to be @Slate’s first candidate to field a general blogger role. It is humbling and exciting.”
Unaware Lund was not sincere, Mediabistro linked to his tweet for their Revolving Door newsletter, which reports on new hires by media outlets. This led to confusion as to whether or not Lund had actually been hired, which Lund contributed to by continuing to tweet as though he had been hired by Slate (ex: shown below).
On June 9th, Twitter user and Vice politics editor Harry Cheadle referenced the moment by congratulating Mobute for joining Libertarian blog Reason, which he wasn’t (shown below). This marked the first “Congratulations @Mobute” joke.
In the coming months, more Twitter users began jokingly congratulating Lund whenever a major hire was announced in various industries. On July 2nd, 2015, Gawker wrote an article about the spread of the jokes, pretending to take all of the “Congratulations @Mobute” tweets seriously. The joke continues to be popular on Twitter as of May 22nd, 2017.
If Undertale Was Realistic is a series of animations created in Source Filmmaker made by SmashBits Animations as a parody of the popular 2015 game, Undertale. The first installment was released in October 2016 and gained significant attention. This prompted a series of videos to follow. This series has sprouted several memes, most notably “The Genderless Child”.
Origin & Spread
Somewhere in October 2016 (an actual release date could not be found, as the original video was re-uploaded on April 21, 2017 after a copyright strike), a video titled If Undertale Was Realistic (Funny Animation) was released to the SmashBits Animations channel. It was an instant success and currently sits at 250,000 views (not counting views deleted in the re-upload). This started a series of several other videos, with the current count at 7 installments and an 8th supposedly in the works.
The Genderless Child
I’m a genderless child, not a giraffe. (Frisk, If Undertale Was Realistic)
One of the running gags from the series was that Frisk was a genderless child (as hinted at in the game itself), constantly reminding people of this and even becoming triggered at one point when offered the choice between a blue and pink umbrella, which they assume is based on gender. This has become an inside joke for Undertale fans who have seen the animation. This is also sometimes used with “I’m not a giraffe”, in reference to the full quote.
Am I Right Lads or Am I Right Lads?
Am I right lads or am I right lads? (Frisk, If Undertale Was Realistic)