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  • 03/07/13--09:58: John Snow Geography Meme
  • John Snow Geography Meme is a picture of the famous John Snow Cholera Map beside a picture of John Snow, father of public health mapping and epidemiology. It is a meme that uses current Internet memes applied to a historic geography setting. Let us be honest here. It is really only humorous to scientists, geographers, medical personnel, and historians.


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  • 03/07/13--11:35: Fire Emblem
  • About

    Fire Emblem is a strategy RPG video game series developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. Fire Emblem has a large online following, spawning fan art and fiction, among other things.

    History

    Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi was originally released on the NES in 1990 as a Japanese exclusive, followed by 5 other games up until 2002. The first game to be released in the west was Fire Emblem in 2003. It has been stated that the releases of Fire Emblem in the west is partially involved with the popularity of characters Marth and Roy within Super Smash Bros. Melee. This was then followed by the release of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones in 2004, Path of Radiance in 2005, Radiant Dawn in 2007, Shadow Dragon in 2009, and another Japanese exclusive, Fire Emblem: Shin Monshō no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyū in 2010. A 13th game in the series, Fire Emblem Awakening, was released on February 4, 2013 in America.

    Online Relevance

    [w.i.p.]

    Sub-Memes

    Ike Quotes

    Ike Quotes is a series of victory quotes said by the character Ike during brawls in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

    Gheb

    Gheb is a boss character during Chapter 9 of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He has received a fan following on the internet due to his perverted nature during the game.

    3-13 Archer

    The 3-13 archer is a generic AI ally archer featured during chapter 3-13 of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is famous for being static for most of Chapter 3-13 but blocking enemy reinforcements that would normally cause players to quickly lose the map, and often living in the process.

    “Goldoa Will Not Move”

    An infamous quote stated by Dragon King Dheginsea multiple times during a flashback scene near the end of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. The player finds that the entirety of Goldoa has moved to the Tower of Guidance during the next chapter.

    “Are Marth and Roy in this game?”

    A phrase often uttered by FE newcomers on the internet following the release of Fire Emblem to western audiences, often mocked by veteran FE fans, similar to how SSB fans mock anti-tier players. Has since subsided following Ike’s SSB debut in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

    OMFGMARCUS IS AN EXPTHIEF!!!1!”

    Uttered on the internet by a newcomer to FE in response to Fire Emblem character Marcus, who veteran FE players know not to use due to being the game’s obvious Jeigan archetype, but is a beginner’s trap to anyone else. (A Jeigan is often an old character obtained at the beginning of the game who is overpowered at that point of the game, but is pre-promoted and has terrible stat growths, causing him to be an experience vacuum and useless later in the game) Has often been repeated in reference to the Jeigan archetype.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [w.i.p.]


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  • 03/07/13--12:13: Epic Handshake
  • About

    Epic Handshake, also known as the “Predator Handshake,” is a memorable scene from the 1987 science fiction action film Predator, in which two men greet each other with an arm wrestle handshake. Due to the campy nature of the scene, it has inspired many parody and remix videos on YouTube, often featuring background music using popular songs from the 1980s.

    Origin

    In a scene from the 1987 film Predator, the character Dutch (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) is surprised to see his old friend Dillon (played by Carl Weathers) and greets him by exclaiming “Dillon! You son of a bitch” followed by a strong handshake that turns into an arm wrestling match (shown below, left). On August 25th, 2007, YouTuber kreshjun uploaded a video titled “A tribute to the handshake in Predator,” featuring a live action reenactment of the handshake scene (shown below, right). Within the next six years, the video received over 370,000 views and 1,000 comments.



    Spread

    On September 28th, 2008, YouTuber BeefMcDoogle uploaded a remix of the handshake video, featuring the 1983 song “Push it to the Limit” by Paul Engemann (shown below, left). In the next five years, the video received more than 195,000 views and 250 comments. On April 30th, 2009, YouTuber jotoOAK uploaded a Spanish language version of the scene (shown below, right), which garnered over 199,000 views and 100 comments in the following four years.



    On October 23rd, 2010, YouTuber ImKyserSoze uploaded a parody video in which the handshake from the Predator scene causes a massive nuclear explosion (shown below, left). Within the next three years, the video accumulated more than 420,000 views and 460 comments. On November 28th, YouTuber itsybitsy113 uploaded a remix of the scene using Guile’s theme from the video game Street Fighter 2 (shown below, right), receiving over 300,000 views and 650 comments in the following three years.



    On February 2nd, 2011, YouTuber ArnoTrek uploaded an edited version of the scene, in which Dutch and Dillon engage in a farting match (shown below, left). Within the next two years, the video gained upwards of 280,000 views and 280 comments. On October 4th, 2012, YouTuber NightmareCinemas uploaded a pixel art rendition of the scene, in which the handshake kills Dillon in a huge explosion (shown below, right). In five months, the video received over 23,000 views and 100 comments.



    Notable Examples



    Fan Art

    On May 5th, 2012, Flickr[1] user thisisrorydean uploaded a photograph of a watercolor painting depicting the handshake (shown below, left). On September 6th, DeviantArt[2] user MILOSLAVvonRANDA uploaded a chalk drawing titled “EPIC handshake by Dillon and Dutch” (shown below, right).



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Flickr – Predator Handshake

    [2]DeviantArt – Epic Handshake


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  • 03/07/13--13:57: Nichijou
  • WIP

    About

    Nichijou (日常 Nichijō?, lit. Regular Life) is a manga created by Keiichi Arawi and was adapted to anime in 2011. It chronicles the daily life of a group of high school students and their school. Nichijou have a fairly large fanbase, and it have created some memes.

    History

    Nichijou was serialized in 2006 by Kadokawa Shoten in the manga magazine Shōnen Ace, and was also serialized in Comptiq between the March 2007 and July 2008 issues. In 2011, the series was given an anime adaptation that was produced by the studio Kyoto Animation.

    Related memes

    Hyadain’s One-sided Love-C / Nichijou Opening Parody

    Hyadain’s One-sided Love-C is the first opening song to the anime. Its opening movie and song inspired many people, and became the subject of many fanfics, parodies, remixes and MADs on Nico Nico Douga (NND), a video sharing service in Japan.

    It’s Salmon!!!

    It’s Salmon!!! is a memorable quote that became one of the popular resources for MAD videos on Nico Nico Douga (NND).


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  • 03/07/13--17:08: Lucien-Cat
  • Lucien-cat began on a Livestream by Gangyzgirl on Twitch.tv at late night, Wednesday, March 6th, 2013. In the group, the conversation about putting cats in peoples mouths came up, and later, someone suggested to draw Lucien Lachance, from the games TES IV: Oblivion, and TES V: Skyrim, with an orange kitten in his mouth. Gangyzgirl, replying with gales of laughter. Accepted this and drew it. And later put it on deviantart.

    Soon after, most people who attended the stream also started to create their own versions. Some of these dA users, are MakiLoomis, Sparkzzzzzz, SlayerSyrena, Moggyman, CSphire, Clandestine-Assassin, and some others.

    For the meme to be used properly, it is a picture drawn, or photoshopped to be Lucien Lachance with an orange kitten named “Apple” in his mouth, while he says a muffled quote from Either Oblivion or Skyrim. Such as “You Sleep rather soundly for a murder…” and “My Blade grows restless….”

    The conversation can be found as a highlight on Gangyzgirl’s account, here: http://www.twitch.tv/gangyzgirl/c/1997094

    SO far it has not spread to other sites. Except for one photo from Sparkzzzzzz showing her friend on Magistream.com

    [Entry WIP]


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  • 03/08/13--09:27: Roller Coaster Tycoon
  • About

    RollerCoaster Tycoon (abbreviated RCT) is a trilogy of video games that simulate amusement park management. Each game in the series challenges players with open-ended amusement park management and development, and allowing players to construct and customize their own unique roller coasters. One popular thing people do is run over people with roller coasters or make coasters that purposely crash.
    Other popular fad players do is recreating Theme parks (Disney,Universal,Six Flags,etc.) on the games.

    History

    researching

    Notable sub-memes

    Mr. Bones Wild Ride

    Mr.Bone’s Wild Ride is a 4chan creepypasta about a ghost train ride that takes the in-game equivalent of four whole years to complete, consisting of 30,696ft worth of track, and 38 riders. The exit and the entrance are directly connected, so the guests never leave, or are stuck in an infinite loop. This is accompanied by a skeleton holding a tophat with the notable phrases ‘The ride never ends’, and ‘I want to get off Mr.Bone’s Wild Ride!’


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    Overview

    2013 SimCity Release Reception refers to the negative public reception of Electronic Arts’ fifth title in the urban city simulation game franchise. Since its official release on March 5th, 2013, the game has been widely criticized by gaming review blogs and YouTube commentators, mainly due to its requirement of internet connection for single player gameplay and heavy server downtime upon launch.

    Background

    Simply dubbed SimCity, the fifth title in the city-building simulation game series was officially introduced at the Game Developers Conference on March 6th, 2012 and two gameplay trailers were unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2012. The application process for the closed beta version of the game began in August 2012, which became available in January and February 2013. Despite the high anticipation surrounding the game, SimCity was met by poor reviews and criticisms mainly due to unexpected server outages upon its launch on March 5th, 2013.

    Notable Developments

    Forced Internet Connection

    On March 4th, the youtube commentator OfficalNerdCubed uploaded a video expressing his hate of the forced internet connection that is needed to play the singleplayer mode of the game, it started a minor campaign in which people send spam emails to EA’s headquaters.


    Downtime at Launch

    Upon the U.S. release of the game on March 5th, 2013, the majority of players experienced issues logging onto the server, which was noted by YouTube commentator TotalHalibut:



    The bug is very similar to Diablo III Error 37, which was a direct cause of an overload of players trying to connect to the servers, although the downtime on Sim City lasted much longer, less image macros have been posted then on May the 15th.

    EA Customer Support

    On March 6th, SimCity player CalebPeters expressed his dissatisfaction with login issues in the customer support section of the Electronic Arts forums. When CalebPeters asked for a refund, he was denied the request and warned of a possible ban. The chat log transcript was subsequently posted on Reddit’s /r/gaming subreddit, where it sparked a heated debate over the Electronic Arts’ handling of the SimCity release (shown below).


    Adrian: I am sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused. I can offer you a 15% off coupon from Origin with your next purchase.
    Adrian: I am sorry, but I can not offer you a refund.
    you: Why can’t you offer me a refund?
    you: Your product is defective
    Adrian: Return Policy
    you: I can call my bank and have the refund done that way.
    Adrian: I can offer to assist you with any trouble shooting issues.
    you: Why can Amazon users get refunds but I can’t?
    Adrian: That is understandable, but I must inform you that if you choose to dispute it, your account will be banned.
    Adrian: I am sorry, but I can not speak on another company’s policy.
    Adrian: Now this just released.
    you: I am at a loss of words
    Adrian: So the servers are having issues, with more servers opening up as other countries release then we will show these issues resolving themselves.
    you: Yes, but it is not capacity demand I am debating
    Adrian: I can understand this causing frustrations and I do apologize for this.
    you: Your servers are not the issue
    you: The game/back end is
    you: “Game updates” are not an excuse to hide behind
    Adrian: I am sorry, but I am not able to process a refund.
    Adrian: Is there anything else that I can assist you with?
    you: You were offering refunds according to your press release!!!!
    you: In response to the launch day trouble Hatam said " If you regrettably feel that we left you down, you can of course request a refund for your order at http://help.origin.com/contact-us , though we are currently still in the process of resolving this issue. "
    you: Why lie??
    you: I have done nothing wrong in expecting what is quoted.
    Adrian: That is correct, that this is where you can request a refund, but as our policy is stating it is also the our discretion to process a refund.
    you: http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/210/9330019.page#top
    you: Process a refund.
    Adrian: As I stated before, we are not able to offer a refund.
    Adrian: Is there anything else that I can assist you with?
    you: This chat text goes viral.
    you: Thanks

    OpenCity Troll

    On March 7th, a redditor posted a link to a website for a game supposed to be called OpenCity, it featured a picture taken by Marcelo Rabelo as a background picture, and a little box with the four possible options; To sign up, Enter password, Enter username, and login. When trying to log in or sign up, a box saying; ‘Unable to connect to the OpenCity servers. Please try again.’ would appear. It later turned out to be a fake website, but the redditors still got a good laugh, and compared it to Sim City, and the events it was undergoing during that time.



    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 03/08/13--10:49: Stop Girl
  • About

    Stop Girl is the nickname given to a woman who was briefly filmed by an ESPN cameraman during a college football game in 2010. The video clip was subsequently converted into an animated GIF and her innocuous reaction to being filmed on camera drew much curiosity from internet sports blogs and forum communities, particularly on Reddit where there is an entire subreddit dedicated to the Stop Girl.

    Origin

    On September 18th, 2010, a University of Arizona student was filmed by ESPN during a football game between the Arizona Wildcats and the Iowa Hawkeyes. At first unaware of the camera, she begins to laugh and mouths the word “stop” at the cameraman upon realizing that she is being recorded (shown below).



    On May 12th, 2011, an animated GIF of the video was submitted to the /r/pics[6] subreddit, but the post only received 18 up votes and 5 comments prior to being archived.



    Spread

    On May 21st, 2011, Redditor luhjan resubmitted the animated image to the /r/gifs[7] subreddit, where it received over 1,200 up votes and 80 comments before it was archived. On June 22nd, 2012, the /r/thestopgirl[1] subreddit was created, which gained more than 11,900 subscribers in the next eight months. On October 8th, the Internet news blog The Daily Dot[3] published an article about the subreddit, noting that most submissions included links to the same Stop Girl animated GIF. On December 20th, the viral content site BuzzFeed[2] published a list of the “54 best animated GIFs of 2012,” ranking the Stop Girl at number 32. On December 28th, Redditor Dino97 submitted a post to the /r/funny[11] subreddit, claiming he had been banned from /r/thestopgirl for posting an animated GIF of a woman being hit by a stop sign (shown below). Within two months, the post received more than 48,000 up votes and 1,500 comments.



    The same day, the single serving site TheStopGirl[4] was created, which features the Stop Girl animated GIF on the homepage. On January 2nd, 2013, /r/thestopgirl was featured in a list of bizarre subreddits on the tech news blog Mashable.[8] On February 19th, Redditor RadioactivePie submitted a post titled “I got banned from /r/TheStopGirl for posting this” to the /r/funny[9] subreddit, featuring an edited version of the GIF with Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo Hirai superimposed over the original woman’s face (shown below, left). Within three weeks, the post garnered upwards of 32,000 up votes and 600 comments. The same day, Redditor zoeypayne submitted an edited version of the GIF in which the woman’s teeth were blacked out to the /r/gifs[10] subreddit (shown below, right).



    Identity

    On March 7th, 2013, ESPN published an interview with a woman named Sarah who identified herself as the Stop Girl. In the interview, Sarah revealed that she was mouthing the word “stop” and not “no” as some Internet users had speculated. The following day, Redditor NIGUAR submitted a post to the /r/pics subreddit,[5] featuring a photo of Sarah holding a sign reading “I am the Stop Girl” (shown below). Within 10 hours, the post received over 1,900 up votes and 280 comments.



    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 03/08/13--19:03: Nigerian Prince
  • About

    Nigerian Scams are a common form of advance-fee scam popularized by the ability in the modern era to send large amounts of e-mails at once. Although it is not limited to Nigeria, the most common form of this scam is from a Nigerian posing as a significant political or royal figure, begging the reader to send them an amount of cash which will allow them to access their savings at which point they will supposedly be rewarded.

    Origin

    This style of scam has dated back to antiquity, but the modern form began as a postal scam during the corrupt days of the Second Nigerian Republic during the late 70s and early 80s. The modern Nigerian scam exploded with the advent of e-mail allowing for many e-mails of this kind to be sent to many people with little effort, and has since become infamous on the internet.

    Example

    Dear Sir:

    I have been requested by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company to contact you for assistance in resolving a matter. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company has recently concluded a large number of contracts for oil exploration in the sub-Sahara region. The contracts have immediately produced moneys equaling US$40,000,000. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company is desirous of oil exploration in other parts of the world, however, because of certain regulations of the Nigerian Government, it is unable to move these funds to another region.

    You assistance is requested as a non-Nigerian citizen to assist the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, and also the Central Bank of Nigeria, in moving these funds out of Nigeria. If the funds can be transferred to your name, in your United States account, then you can forward the funds as directed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company. In exchange for your accommodating services, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company would agree to allow you to retain 10%, or US$4 million of this amount.

    However, to be a legitimate transferee of these moneys according to Nigerian law, you must presently be a depositor of at least US$100,000 in a Nigerian bank which is regulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

    If it will be possible for you to assist us, we would be most grateful. We suggest that you meet with us in person in Lagos, and that during your visit I introduce you to the representatives of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, as well as with certain officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

    Please call me at your earliest convenience at 18-467-4975. Time is of the essence in this matter; very quickly the Nigerian Government will realize that the Central Bank is maintaining this amount on deposit, and attempt to levy certain depository taxes on it.

    Yours truly,

    Prince Alyusi Islassis


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  • 03/08/13--20:27: EA / Electronic Arts
  • Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) is an American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games. Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers responsible for its games. Electronic Arts is the world’s third-largest gaming company by revenue after Nintendo and Activision Blizzard. EA develops various series including Sports (Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, etc…), SimCity, Mass Effect, Battlfield, Dead Space, Dragon Age, Medal of Honor and other series.

    Due to practices in game development, most notably the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM), the company has been hugely crticized and negatively received by many. Some notable events include the Mass Effect 3 ending and the SimCity launch.


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  • 03/05/13--10:53: The Knife Game
  • About

    The Knife Game, sometimes known as Five Finger Fillet, is a challenge that involves placing one’s palm face down on a flat surface and attempting to stab a blade between the fingers without hitting them. In 2011, YouTube musician Rusty Cage wrote a song to go with the game, which eventually led to the birth of a participatory video fad similar to Lulu and the Lampshades Cup Covers in March 2013.

    Origin

    Though its first appearance remains unknown, the Knife Game became popularized as early as 1986 with its inclusion in the science fiction film Aliens. In the scene (shown below, left), an android named Bishop (played by Lance Henriksen) holds down the human marine William Hudson (played by Bill Paxton) and performs the knife trick on him. One of the earliest parodies of this game was uploaded to YouTube on July 27th, 2006. (shown below, right)



    Spread

    In 2001, GameSpyArcade launched a Flash-based virtual game titled Five Finger Fillet.[2] The next year, the game was discussed on the Straight Dope message board[3] and the Counterglow Forums.[4] In 2006, Knife Game was added to Wikipedia[6] as Five Finger Fillet. Two years later, in 2008, the game was defined on Urban Dictionary with the name “stabscotch.”[5] Also that year, instructions for the game as “5-Finger Fillet” were shared on Instructables[7] and another video of the game was featured on eBaum’s World.[8]

    Notable Examples




    The Knife Song

    On August 31st, 2011, Florida-based musician Rusty Cage[10] uploaded a video of himself (shown below, left) completing the game while singing an original song about the process. On February 28th, 2013, the video was posted to the WTF subreddit[14] and though it only accrued 18 points, the same day, a handful of YouTubers reuploaded Cage’s video[11][12], including a version that was ten minutes long.[13] The following day, the video was submitted to both /r/Videos[15] and /r/YouTubeHaiku[16], gaining 641 points between them. At this point, other YouTubers began uploading their own versions of the song, but it did not take off until March 2nd, 2013, when Norwegian YouTuber Hanna Fylling Ellingseter[9] uploaded a video of herself singing the song (shown below, right).



    In the following days, Ellingseter’s video was featured on a number of news sites and internet culture blogs, including Reddit[17], Sourcefed[18], Beatbeat[19], BuzzFeed[20], Blame It on the Voices[21], The Huffington Post[22], Gawker[23], New Media Rockstars[24] and Business Insider.[25] However, by March 5th, Ellingseter’s original video had been removed for a violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service. Additional “Knife Song” videos have been directly uploaded to Tumblr.[28]




    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]YouTube – Search results for “aliens knife trick”

    [2]GameSpyArcade – Five Finger Fillet

    [3]The Straight Dope – What’s the name of that “game” where you put your hand on a table and stab a knife…

    [4]Counterglow – Friday Finger Filleting Fun

    [5]Urban Dictionary – Definition for “Stabscotch”

    [6]Wikipedia – Knife game

    [7]Instructables – Knife Games: 5-Finger Fillet

    [8]eBaum’s World – Knife vs Hand Game

    [9]YouTube – Hanna Ellingseter’s channel

    [10]Facebook – Rusty Cage Music

    [11]YouTube – DeltaAnonymous’s Reupload

    [12]YouTube – Anonymussss123456’s Reupload

    [13]YouTube – eXcLuSiVeezZ’s 10 minute Reupload

    [14]Reddit – /r/WTF: This man has large balls.

    [15]Reddit – /r/videos: The Knife Game & Song

    [16]Reddit – [Poetry] The Knife Game Song (Rusty Cage) – [0:29]

    [17]Reddit – This should become the new internet trend.

    [18]SourceFed – Possible New Internet Trend: The Knife Song

    [19]BetaBeat – Your Newest Terrifying Internet Trend: ‘The Knife Song’

    [20]Buzzfeed – Girl Totally Wins At “The Knife Song”

    [21]Blame it on the Voices – This should be the next big meme: The Knife Song

    [22]Huffington Post – ‘Knife Song’: Hanna Ellingseter, Norwegian Girl, Sings The Most Dangerous Song Ever (VIDEO)

    [23]Gawker – Norwegian Teen Single-Handedly Revives the Internet’s Most Dangerous ‘Game’

    [24]New Media Rockstars – ‘THE KNIFE SONG’ MEME IS GOING TO COST A LOT OF PEOPLETHEIRFINGERS [VIDEO]

    [25]Business Insider – There’s A Dangerous YouTube Knife Game That Kids Are Obsessed With

    [26]YouTube – Search results for “knife game”

    [27]YouTube – Search results for “knife song”

    [28]Tumblr – Posts tagged “knife song”


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  • 03/10/13--05:20: PERMANENT MASK
  • STUPIDFACE 4 LIFE


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    About

    “Do you love the colour of the sky?” : “Do you love the colour of the sky?” refers to a series of long-form images depicting the color gradient of the sky throughout a 24-hour cycle. On Tumblr , these images have inspired quite a few parodies featuring an irrelevant character or imagery at the bottom.

    Origin

    On January 31st, 2012, tech news blog 2dayBlog.com[11] uploaded a long-form image titled “Do you love the color of the sky?” on the Jokes section of the site. The original image consists of a long gradient showing the sky during different times of the day and night. At the very bottom, the text read “i Love it the Colour of Sky Very Much!!!” [sic] and a hand-drawn smiley face and two clouds.




    Click through to view full image

    Spread

    On February 2nd, 2012, the image was shared on MemeCenter[12] and eight days later it was reposted to 9gag[10], accruing more than 84,000 views in just over a year. Throughout 2012, the image was posted to Pinterest[13] multiple times with the American spelling of “color.”

    On March 6th, 2013, Imgur user IAmNoTreeIAmAnEnt reuploaded the image with the title “For artists, writers, etc.”[1], using a different typeface for the introduction and replacing the text at the bottom with the question “Which one?” This version earned nearly 65,000 views within four days. On March 7th, 2013, boywonder99 reposted the picture to Tumblr[2], splitting it into several different parts in order to fit a photoset. Within the first 72 hours, the post accrued more than 512,000 notes. Due to the vertical orientation of the image, Tumblr users soon began complaining about how long it takes to scroll past the image on the dashboard page,[5][6] and within hours, the first parody image featuring a photo of Grumpy Cat was submitted by Tumblr blogger catsymaxxie.[7]



    Notable Examples

    Additional parodies and text posts complaining about the image can be found with the Tumblr tags “Do you love the colour of the sky?,”[3]“Do you love the color of the sky?,”[4]“colour of the sky”[8] and “color of the sky.”[9]




    Search Interest



    External Links


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  • 03/11/13--01:29: Rocket Lawnchair
  • Submitter’s note

    This article is currently lacking certain info, you can help with the contribution.

    About

    “Rocket Lawnchair” (AKA Rawket Lawnchair) is a catchphrase spawned from the Run-N-Gun game franchise “Metal Slug”. In the game, the in-game announcer will announce the name of the weapon picked up by the players. But in the second game of the franchise, the term “Rocket Launcher” was mispronounced by the announcer as “Rocket Lawnchair”.

    Origin

    This mispronunciation originates from the Run-N-Gun game “Metal Slug 2” which is released by SNK (Now known as SNK Playmore) in the year 1998. In the game, the player controls a character of his/ her choice and has to shoot and destroy any enemy forces that gets in his/ her way, and a boss is faced at the end of every level. The player starts every level with a pistol with infinite ammo, but can pick up other weapons for increased firepower (with limited ammo). Among these weapons is the Rocket Launcher, it isn’t the most powerful, but it was the announcer’s mispronunciation of the term that made it popular on the web.

    Spread

    Even though this meme is only used by the Metal Slug community, it is still difficult to tell how far the meme has spread. But it spread mostly as images and references in comments.


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    About

    I Also Like to Live Dangerously is an advice animal image macro series based on a screen capture of the protagonist character and a memorable quote from the 1997 action-comedy film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. The captions typically open with descriptions of mildly risky behaviors followed by the phrase “I also like to live dangerously,” in a similar vein to the We’ve Got a Badass Over Here and Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn image macros.

    Origin

    The screen capture and expression come from a scene in the 1997 comedy film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, in which the protagonist (played by Mike Myers) places a high-risk wager in a game of blackjack against the villain Number Two (played by Robert Wagner).



    On November 13th, 2012, Redditor Kcazaa submitted an image macro titled “Every time I see people do math with a pen” to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit,[1] featuring a screen capture from the Austin Powers scene accompanied by the caption “I also / like to live dangerously” (shown below). Within three months, the post gained more than 2,300 up votes and 540 comments.



    Spread

    On December 29th, 2012, 9gag[4] user johndonohoe11 submitted a photo of a person touching a “Do not touch” sign above Redditor Kcazaa’s image macro (shown below, left). Within two months, the post garnered upwards of 25,000 up votes and 8,500 Facebook shares. On January 16th, 2013, a Facebook[2] page titled “I also like to live dangerously” was launched, which posts photographs of people intentionally ignoring instructions followed by the Austin Powers image macro (shown below, right).



    On February 21st, Redditor AvengerAdam submitted an image macro joking about using the fast forward feature on a digital video recorder (DVR) to the /r/AdviceAnimals[3] subreddit (shown below, left). Within 17 days, the post received over 18,800 up votes and 225 comments. On March 10th, Redditor iDanglle submitted an image macro about attempting to capture legendary Pokemon without saving the game first to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit[5] (shown below, right), accumulating more than 450 up votes and 10 comments within 24 hours.



    Notable Examples

    As of March 2013, the “Dangerously Austin Powers” Quickmeme[6] page has received over 990 submissions.



    Search Interest

    External References


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    About

    Hyadain’s Amazing Friendship (ヒャダインのじょーじょーゆーじょー) is an opening theme song of TV animation series of Nichijou (Japanese : 日常, lit. Regular Life), a Japanese comedy manga by Keiichi Arawi.

    Since the beginning of its second season, its second opening movie and song inspired many people, and became the subject of many fanfics, parodies, remixes and MADs on Nico Nico Douga (NND), a video sharing service in Japan.


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  • 03/11/13--15:24: Storytelling Dog
  • About

    Storytelling Dog is an advice animal image macro series utilizing a photo of an adult Samoyed[1]dog sitting on a chair surrounded by seven puppies. The overlaid text depicts the dog as a storyteller, conveying historical knowledge to the young pups.

    Origin

    Though the photographer of the Samoyed dog family (shown below, left) is unknown, it has been online since as early as February 12th, 2012, when it was included in a series of cute photos on the dog enthusiast blog The Hydrant.[2] It was captioned as early as July 2012 by a Pinterest user[3], depicting the adult telling a story about why dogs dislike cats to the standing puppies.



    Spread

    In February 2012, the uncaptioned photo was shared on, the NeoGAF forums[4], FunnyJunk[5] and The Chive.[6] In July 2012, the uncaptioned version was posted on 9gag[7] with the title “Ok…sit down and I’ll tell you a story.” On March 10th, 2013, Redditor TheNamesAustin posted the first image macro with the name Storytelling Dog to the Advice Animals subreddit[8], with a caption relating to one often found on cat image macros about catching the red dot from a laser pointer (shown below). The post earned more than 1100 upvotes and nearly 800 points overall.



    On March 11th, two separate Storytelling Dog images hit the front page of Reddit with more than 2000 points each.[9][10] The same day, additional image macros were shared on Memeblender[11], Pleated Jeans[12] and Tumblr.[13] As of March 11th, 30 instances of Storytelling Dog have been shared on the Advice Animals subreddit.[14]

    Notable Examples




    Search Interest

    [Not currently available]

    External References


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  • 03/11/13--19:21: accepting goat
  • Screaming Goat videos have gone viral all across youtube. The most famous goat “the accepting goat” or “the Yeah goat” seems to star in most of the videos. It is one small brown lamb that says “yeah” It has gotten millions of video hits for the small six second clip. When screaming goat parody music videos started, he starred in a few including Milley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” where his clip completes the “moving my hips like YEAH”. It has spread to social networking as well. When people post questions that could be answered with a yes, others commented with a picture or video or the goat. Others captioned the meme with funny examples.


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  • 03/11/13--21:01: Fatlus
  • About

    Fatlus is a Microsoft Paint-style web comic series that’s about stereotypical Atlus gamers obsessed with Atlus games like the Persona series, the Shin Megami Tensei series, the Digital Devil Saga series, the Disgaea series, and the Trauma Center series. These stereotype Atlus gamers are described as obesed, nerdy, ugly, and smelly with neckbeards.

    Origin

    They’re created mostly at 4chan’s /v/ boards around mid-2008. Whenever a Atlus thread is made, Anonymous would post MS Paint comics of Atlus gamers and talk about their obsession.

    Spread

    (W.I.P.)

    External References

    [1]Google Search – fatlus

    [2]System Wars – Fatlus Comics

    [3]Tumblr – fatlus

    [4]Atlus Online – The Fatlus Thread

    [5]DeviantART Search – fatlus


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  • 03/12/13--08:38: Technohonks
  • About


    It is a meme depicting two people, depicting two people from a photo, probably a young couple dancing like mad, in various situations and alterations ranging from inserted texts to movie-posters with their faces inserted.

    Technohonks means “Techno-fanatics/idiots” in german, since a “Honk” is someone who likes something very much, but emberasses himself with it.

    Origin

    Originally, the original photo was uploaded in various german forums around May 2004 (around the time of the “Fat Asian Kid”) and people responded to this usually with simple alterations made in it. Later, around June in 2004 a website (http://www.despecial.de/honks/ ,now defunct) was launched, which collected pictures from various forums.

    The original picture:


    A Montage of the cached remains on web.archive…




    Spread and Demise


    Later that year, this website was spread even further, introducing more people to the photo, which led to even more image manipulations. In October/November 2004, a lawsuit followed by the depicted people who found out being suddenly popular, but didn’t find the whole thing funny at all and the website had to close.



    The Text means in English:

    Update:

    Thanks to the two donators from Switzerland.

    Kleinvieh (15,- €) mach auch Mist, hehe(This is a saying, meaning that even small amounts (15 €) make a big sum someday.)

    As you have seen lately, I was served a notice (from the depicted couple’s lawyer) and i’m not allowed to show any more pictures.

    Sadly, though the notice, lawyer’s fees summed up, that I can hardly pay myself.

    If anyone wants to support me with one or another Euro, here’s a PayPal donation button.

    (Donate)
    Too bad that the Honk-Story has to end like this. See you!

    Also, please don’t ask me by mail(E-Mail) about the pictures anymore.

    Later, however, other people, who had collected these Images as well, made up new websites. One of which is
    http://allyourhonks.piranho.de/honkset.html

    Notable Examples





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