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  • 06/26/17--11:42: Sleepy Bruno Mars
  • About

    Sleepy Bruno Mars refers a moment during the 2017 BET Awards when cameras caught recording artist Bruno Mars dozing off. The moment quickly went viral on Twitter, where people used the photo for reactions and image macros.

    Origin

    On June 25th, 2017, singer and recording artist Bruno Mars performed at the 2017 BET Awards. Later that night, during Mary J. Blige and A$AP Rocky’s performance, cameras turned to Mars in the audience, where he appeared to be fighting off sleep.

    People on Twitter were quick to capture the moment. Twitter user @AndreThaGiant_[1] posted a video with the caption “Bruno sleep 💀💀💀.” The tweet (shown below) received more than 430 retweets and 1,600 likes in less than 24 hours.



    Spread

    Shortly after the clip aired, Twitter users began making jokes about Bruno Mars. User @MatthewACherry[2] posted a gif of actor Morgan Freeman being startled awake with the caption “Bruno Mars after hearing he won a #BETAwards.” The tweet (shown below) received more than 4,300 retweets and 8,300 likes in less than 24 hours.



    Over the next few minutes, users continued to add captions to videos and pictures of Bruno Mars sleeping as well as other characters or actors expressing exhaustion.

    Several news outlets reported on the clip and reaction to Bruno Mars dozing, including TIME,[3] Refinery29,[4] Mashable,[5]



    Various Examples




    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Twitter – @AndreThaGiant_’s Tweet

    [2]Twitter – @MatthewACherry’s Tweet

    [3]TIMEThe Internet Is Losing It Over Bruno Mars’ Relatable Sleepy Moment at the BET Awards

    [4]Refinery29 – Did Bruno Mars Fall Asleep During Mary J. Blige’s Performance?

    [5]Mashable – Bruno Mars was caught dozing off at the BET Awards and Twitter won’t let him live it down

    [6]Metro – “Bruno Mars looked like he was nodding off at the BET Awards”: http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/26/bruno-mars-looked-like-he-was-nodding-off-at-the-bet-awards-6734939/#ixzz4l8mewR22


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    About

    Song Playing From Another Room is an audio-based meme in which people remix songs such that their audio quality is muffled and the bass is most prominent, making it sound as though the song is being played on speakers in another room.

    Origin

    On November 20th, 2016, Tumblr user largecat[1] uploaded a remix that made it sound as though Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You were playing in another room. The post gained over 140,000 notes (shown below).


    http://largecat.tumblr.com/post/153455998554/mariah-careys-all-i-want-for-christmas-is-you

    Spread

    The style began growing popular on Tumblr a few months later with the creation of the blog fromanotherroom,[2] a single-serving blog dedicated to posting remixes within the genre. They made their first post on March 3rd, 2017 with the song “Good Ones Go” by Drake (shown below). Since then, some of their most popular posts have been Toto’s “Africa”[3] with over 91,000 notes, The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside”[4] with over 64,000 notes, and Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba”[5] with over 52,000 notes. On June 25th, 2017, memedocumentation[6] covered the popularity of the meme on Tumblr.


    http://fromanotherroom.tumblr.com/post/157947893969/good-ones-go-playing-from-another-room-drake

    Redbone

    The Redbone meme in which the song “Redbone” by Childish Gambino is remixed to sound as though it were being played in various places started as a “From Another Room” remix. On May 14th, 2017, Twitter user @chloestixx tweeted a remix of the song where the audio was heavily muted, captioning it “What Redbone would sound like while you’re making out in the bathroom of a house party.” Her tweet gained over 85,400 retweets and 195,900 likes (shown below).




    Various Examples


    https://memedocumentation.tumblr.com/post/162259679985/fromanotherroom-africa-playing-from-another-room


    https://memedocumentation.tumblr.com/post/162264791084/prettyserendipitous-video-games-from-another


    https://memedocumentation.tumblr.com/post/162259699100/fromanotherroom-mr-brightside-playing-from


    http://fromanotherroom.tumblr.com/post/159014930963/you-reposted-in-the-wrong-room-shokk青

    Search Interest

    Unavailable

    External References

    [1]Tumblr – largecat

    [2]Tumblr – fromanotherroom

    [3]Meme Documentation – Toto’s Africa

    [4]Meme Documentation – The Killers’ Mr. Brightside

    [5]Meme Documentation – La Bamba

    [6]Meme Documentation – Explained: playing from another room meme


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  • 06/26/17--13:06: TED Talk Gorilla
  • About

    TED Talk Gorilla refers to an image of a gorilla from the Los Angeles Zoo who is sitting and gesturing with his mouth open in front of onlookers, making it appear as though he was delivering a lecture.

    Origin

    On July 23rd, 2014, the photo appeared in a press release from the Los Angeles Zoo[3] promoting their “Brew at the Zoo” event (shown below).



    On June 22nd, 2017, the LAist Twitter[4] used the photo to promote the event as one of “20 Awesome Events Happening In Los Angeles.” Twitter user @nilaffle[5] remarked of the photo, “This gorilla looks like he decided to have this undergrad philosophy lecture outside since it’s a nice day.”

    Spread

    Once the photo hit Twitter, users began making jokes about how the gorilla appeared to be giving a lecture to the onlookers. On June 23rd, Twitter user @CardChronicle[6] posted the image with a caption making it appear as though the gorilla was talking about how he overcame his drug addiction (shown below, left). On the 24th, @memeprovider[7] posted a joke referencing Harambe (shown below, right).



    On the 24th, Twitter user @Pattymo[8] tweeted the image with the caption “The only TED Talk I’d see,” which caused UPROXX[9] to coin the name “TED Talk Gorilla.” On June 25th, 2017, Redditor lexlevi[1] submitted the picture to /r/pics with the caption “This gorilla looks like he decided to have his undergraduate philosophy lecture outside since it’s a nice day.” The post gained over 131,000 points and was the top post on /r/pics that day. Later that day, the Twitter account for the Los Angeles Zoo[2] confirmed that the picture was taken at their Roaring Night event. The jokes have been covered by Uproxx,[9] Huffington Post,[10] and HelloGiggles.[11]

    Various Examples



    Search Interest

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    External References


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    About

    Gorilla Dancing in a Kiddie Pool refers to a viral video in which a western lowland gorilla is shown enthusiastically spinning around in a pool, which spawned remixes dubbed with various pop songs playing in the background after it was uploaded to YouTube in late June 2017.

    Origin

    On June 20th, 2017, the Dallas Zoo uploaded a video titled “Breakdancing Gorilla Enjoys Pool Behind-the-Scenes” to YouTube, in which the 14-year-old Western lowland gorilla Zola frantically spins around in a pool of water while thrashing about (shown below). Within one week, the video gathered upwards of 2.06 million views and 280 comments.



    Spread

    On June 22nd, 2017, Twitter user @BobHagh posted the video with the 1983 song “Maniac” by Michael Sembello playing in the background (shown below). Within four days, the tweet received upwards of 103,000 likes and 63,000 retweets.




    The same day, YouTuber Stephane Lefort posted the video edited with the 1983 pop song “What a Feeling” by Irene Cara (shown below, left). On June 23rd, YouTuber merlstrom uploaded the video with the 1980 pop song “Fame” by Irene Cara playing in the background (shown below, right).



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  • 06/26/17--14:17: ANIMAL JAM spinnyboiz
  • spinnyboiz are a trend on the online game animal jam, it involves dressing as a koala with a lei and a matching head flower. the trend was started by youtuber Julian2aj, when he uploaded the video called “animal jam trolling roleplayers,” in which he annoyed people that were acting out skits, on the account evenmorespinnyboiz. The youtuber Appari saw the success of this trend and tried to make his own version of it by uploading a video titled, “ANIMALJAMCRAZYTREND” in which he dressed as a completely black tiger with a orange cheese hat. they made a few videos about their different tribes, but Appari kinda forgot about his cheese tigers and the trend died down. therefore, they only lasted a couple months, because him and his cheese tigers weren’t very dedicated to it. (unlike Julian2 and his spinnyboiz.) spinnyboiz are against bulling and their outfit consists of 2 nonmember, cheap items.

    Julian added a holiday themed spinnyboi each holiday. they include the fallowing:

    springyboiz – for springtime.
    valentine’sdayspinnyboiz – for valentines day.
    greenbeanspinnyboiz – for his birthday/saint Patrick’s day.
    you get the picture.

    SPINNYBOIFACTS!
    most spinnyboiz dislike Appari.
    these creatures are rarely found in busy parts of animal jam.
    spinnyboiz usually travel in groups of 2-5.
    their main habitat is julian2’s den.
    Julian calls them his BEANS or spinnyboiz.
    there are no SPINNYGIRLS. only FEMALESPINNYBOIZ.


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  • 06/26/17--22:50: Tawfee
  • Taw is a furry, specifically of the bat variety, that enjoys Bondage & Discipline / Domination & Submission / Sadism & Masochism (otherwise known as BDSM). He works through some mobile game company but he won’t tell us because it’s top secret stuff. He works a lot. Customers are annoying. Here is him drinking some coffee because he’s tired presumably. That’s the meme. Also he’s gay.


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  • 06/27/17--05:34: How to talk to short people
  • About

    It is a popular short comic of proper way to communicate with short people. Most examples are often depicted in ridiculous ways.

    Origin

    On May 6, 2014, Imgur user RequiemOfHorror posted the original photo of “How to talk with short people” entitled “As a short person, I will kick you.” [1]

    Spread

    Various Examples

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    HOW HE TREATSYOU IS HOW HE FEELSABOUTYOUDONTTRY TO DECODE IT OR MAKEEXCUSESITSSIMPLE IF HE ACTSLIKE HE DONTCARE HE DONTCARE


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    About

    What would you do for a Klondike Bar?

    What would you do for a Klondike bar? is a Quote of the Vanilla Ice Cream Square With the thin layer of chocolate named: “Klondike Bar”.

    What is Klondike Bar?

    Klondike is a Brand name for a dessert consisting of a Vanilla Ice cream Square With the thin layer of Chocolate Often know as a Klondike Bar.

    The Klondike bar was created by the Isaly Dairy Company of Mansfield, Ohio in the early 1920s.

    It was named after the Klondike River of Yukon in Canada. ( that’s how it started )

    History

    The First advertisement about: “What would you do for a Klondike Bar?” Was in 1983.

    Video Examples:


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  • 06/27/17--08:23: Visual Music
  • Overview

    Visual Music refers to the performance, construction and/or presentation of music through the use of visual imagery. It is the translation of the aural arts into visual arts.

    History

    In 1704, Sir Isaac Newtown debuted an idea that the prismatic spectrum of seven colors related to the seven musical tones of the diatonic scale.[3] He devised a wheel to describe his theory (shown below, left) in his 1704 treaties “Optiks.”

    Roughly 20 years later, French mathematician Louis Bertran Castel attempted to put Newton’s theories into practice. Castel’s “lavecin pour les yeux” or “harpsichord for the eyes” was an instrument outfitted with sixty multi-hued lanters that illuminated when notes were played (shown below, right). Like a keyboard or synthesizer, different keys produced different colors. As Castel wrote, “The pressing of the keys would bring out the colours with their combinations and their chords; in one word, with all their harmony, which would correspond exactly to that of any kind of music.”



    Art critic Roger Fry coined the term “visual music” in 1912. While many claim that Fry used the expression to describe influential visual musician Wassily Kandinsky,[1] other contend that the first usage of the term came in reference to the later work of Picasso. In the preface to the catalogue for post-impressionist exhibit he organized at the Grafton Galleries,[2] he wrote:

    “The logical extreme of such a method would undoubtedly be the attempt to give up all resemblance to natural form, and to create a purely abstract language of form -- a visual music; and the later works of Picasso show this clearly enough. They may or may not be successful in their attempt.”

    Throughout the 1910s, futurists Bruno Corra and Arnaldo Ginna produced films that experimented with color music. Mary Hallock-Greenwalt, additionally, made films that were visualization of musical form.[4]

    In May 1919, artist Thomas Wilfred enginnered the Clavilux, a device that culd be used for the performance of “lumia,” Wilfred’s term for light art or color music (examples below). He built smaller versions of this type of instrument meant for home installation.



    In the late 1940s, Oskar Fischinger, a leading artist in abstract musical animation and former Disney animator, developed the Lumigraph. Designed to be a commercial product, the Lumigraph worked by pressing a rubber screen, which would protrude into a narrow beam of light. While the device was silent, the it would be played with accompanying music.[6]



    In 1995, the Animusic company launched to specialize in the 3D visualization of MIDI-based music.[7]

    Highlights

    In May 2002, Jarmo Niinisalo discovered two faces in the sound waves of the 1999 Aphex Twin single “Windowlicker.” According to Wired,[9] the faces (shown below) “can be reproduced with a sample of the song and some spectrographic software, which displays the different frequencies of the song as a graph against time. The image doesn’t appear in an MP3 file of the song; the compression algorithm destroys the image.”



    On June 22nd, 2017, Google celebrated Oskar Fischinger’s 117th with a Google doodle that doubled as a visual music sequencer.[8] The software allows users to press different shapes, which corresponded to different tones and notes.



    Related Memes

    MIDI Animations

    MIDI Animations (MIDIアニメ) are user-created videos that illustrate MIDI compositions visually through a careful arrangement of color-coded musical blocks. Using a MIDI software called the Music Animation Machine MIDI Player, or simply MAM, each artist can create his/her own “visual representation” of any MIDI file, with each colored block corresponding to every musical note registered in the song. MIDI animations first became popular in October 2007 on the Japanese video-sharing website Nico Nico Douga.

    Mario Paint Songs

    Mario Paint Songs are musical compositions created by individuals using Mario Music Composer, an audio-editing tool included in the popular SNES video game Mario Paint. For more information about the game itself, see the section below. Today, popular video-sharing sites like YouTube and Nico Nico Douga feature thousands of Mario Paint songs made with third-party softwares like Mario Paint Composer and Mario Sequencer.

    Automatic Mario

    Automatic Mario (自動マリオ) is a subgenre of remix videos that emulate popular songs and soundtracks through gameplay footage of customized level stages in Super Mario World. Mostly created by fans using Super Mario ROM editors, musical compositions in Auto-Mario videos are carefully prearranged by the architectural design of each level and thus rarely requires any input from the player. However, there are other types of Super Mario MOD levels that can be played manually or semi-manually with musical accompaniments.

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  • 06/27/17--08:55: Sia (Actor)
  • About

    Sia Kate Isobelle Furler (born 18 December 1975) is an Australian singer-songwriter, record producer and music video director. She started her career as a singer in the local Adelaide acid jazz band Crisp in the mid-1990s. In 1997, when Crisp disbanded, she released her debut studio album titled OnlySee in Australia. She then moved to London, England, and provided lead vocals for the British duo Zero 7.

    History

    Zero 7, Healing Is Difficult and Colour the Small One is music in 2004

    Filmography


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  • 06/27/17--10:04: This Male Has Overslept
  • About

    This Male Has Overslept is an exploitable image macro series featuring captioned screenshots of a garter snake emerging from the snow from the 2009 BBC nature documentary series Life, who is described as having “no chance of mating” after sleeping too late.

    Origin

    On October 19th, 2009, the BBC released the second episode of Life titled “Reptiles and Amphibians,” which features a male garter snake who has overslept while other rivals are attempting to mate, that proceeds to emit female pheromones to trick other males into warming his body temperature (shown below).



    David Attenborough: “This male has overslept. He will need hours to warm up. At the moment he stands no chance of mating.”

    On May 10th, 2015, Redditor Nick6281 posted screenshots from the episode, captioned with the narration “This male has overslept” / “At the moment, he stands no chance of mating” (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 31,000 points (96% upvoted) and 270 comments on /r/me_irl.[2]



    Spread

    The following day, Tumblr user iraffiruse[1] reposted the captioned screenshots, which gathered upwards of 77,100 notes in two years. On October 21st, 2015, the Men’s Humor Facebook[5] page posted the image with the heading “My spirit animal” (shown below, left). Within two years, the post garnered over 18,000 reactions and 2,500 shares. On December 27th, 2015, Redditor tony_lo submitted the screenshots captioned with the joke “When you miss that ‘You up?’ text” to /r/BlackPeopleTwitter,[3] where it received more than 6,100 points (94% upvoted) and 60 comments prior to being archived (shown below, right).



    On May 15th, 2016, the Meme Center Facebook[4] page posted a photoshopped version of the screenshots with a cutout of Wojack over the snakes head (shown below). Within one year, the post gained over 1,700 reactions and 120 shares.



    On June 24th, Redditor RedVodka19 submitted a photoshopped version of the image featuring the character Sportacus from LazyTown to /r/dankmemes[7] (shown below, left). On June 26th, 2017, Redditor bad_username17 posted the screenshots edited with the caption “This male likes anime” to /r/me_irl[6] (shown below). The following day, The Daily Dot[8] published an article titled “Use the sleepy snake meme to let people know they’re never gonna get laid.”



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  • 06/27/17--11:18: Arthur's Headphones
  • About

    Arthur’s Headphones refers to an image of Arthur from the animated series Arthur wearing headphones like a human being would. The image became notable as people realized that the headphones were not covering his ears at all, as they are on the top of his head. It grew into a reaction image used in reference to situations where one is not listening to something.

    Origin

    The image comes from the season 17 episode of Arthur, “Binky’s Music Madness," which first aired in Australia on May 2, 2013.[1] The scene was first uploaded to YouTube on May 8, 2014. It is the same scene that sparked the Binky Listens To meme.



    On June 21st, 2016, Twitter user @javeauriel[2] uploaded the image and captioned it “EXPLAINTHIS,” gaining over 20,000 retweets and 25,000 likes (shown below).



    Spread

    On June 28th, Buzzfeed[3] covered the spread of the tweet as well as the penchant for _Arthur_’s characters to wear headphones without covering their actual ears. Around the same time, the picture began to grow into a reaction image paired with applicable captions. On June 27th, the picture with the caption “when ur pretending to listen to music but u really listening to people talk shit” was uploaded to Imgur[4] (shown below, left). On July 28th, Twitter user @jacobryanortiz[5] posted the picture paired with the caption “Yeah bro I’ll listen to your mixtape just shoot that soundcloud link” and gained over 960 retweets and 1,100 likes (shown below, right).



    Over the course of the following year, the image spread with various jokes and in popular posts. On March 1st, 2017, it was uploaded to /r/funny[6] where it gained over 6,500 points. On April 23rd, 2017, it was uploaded to /r/hmmm[7] and gained over 10,000 points. Some popular captions paired with the image include “me trying to listen to my own advice,” which was tweeted by @FreddyAmazin[8] on April 18th, gaining 5,600 retweets (shown below, left), and a dig at Ubisoft’s relationship with its fans that was posted to /r/pcmasterrace[9] and gained over 23,000 points (shown below, right).



    Various Examples



    Search Interest

    Unavailable

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  • 06/27/17--13:27: 4 Panel Cringe
  • About

    4 Panel Cringe refers to a series of exploitable multi-pane images, used to compile Facebook, Instagram or other social media posts that the author deems embarrassing or cringeworthy.

    Origin

    Following the popularity of Hey Girls, Didn’t You Know… users began posting variations of the format using the phrases “4 panels” and “cringe” on Reddit. One of the earliest examples of these words being used together comes from a post by Redditor newcreationsurf. On December 31st, 2012, they posted a four panel compliation with the subtitles “Guys be like…Im fabulous And im like…dont tell me you have a vagina too.” The post (shown below) appeared in the thread “Another 4 panel cringe” in the /r/cringepics subreddit.[1]



    Spread

    Several weeks later, on January 22nd, 2013, more four panel posts appeared on Reddit. Redditor Pimente posted a parody of “Hey Girls…” in which a woman says “Hey guys, did you know…That um…Your banana goes inside your pants.” The post (shown below) entitled “4-panel counterpart of ‘Hey girls, did you know…’. Just as cringe worthy” appeared in the /r/cringepics subreddit, received more than 150 points (92% upvoted) before archiving.[2]



    On February 1st, 2013, Redditor konkedas launched the /r/4panelcringe subreddit. According to the subreddit’s description, “/r/4panelcringe is the place for 4 Panel images usually posted on tumblr and facebook that fill you with embarrassment and shame just by looking at them.”[3] As of June 2017, the subreddit has garnered more than 53,600 subscribers.

    Two weeks later, Redditor pencilinfrontofme posted a collage of four panels to /r/cringepics. The post (shown below) received more than 290 points (90% upvoted) and 80 comments.[6]



    On November 7th, Redditor george_s_4[4] posted a four panel in which Hillary Clinton hunts Harambe as Donald Trump screams “Harambe Run.” The post (shown below, left) received more than 7,200 points (89% upvoted).

    A month later, on December 14th, 2016, Redditor feedmewif[5]i posted an image of woman multi-paned in which the subtitles read “what if rappers raped likes …take off your clothes…and fold them nicely.” The post (shown below, right) received more than 9,600 points (83% upvotes) and 300 comments.



    Various Examples




    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Reddit – Another 4 panel cringe

    [2]Reddit – 4-panel counterpart of ‘Hey girls, did you know…’. Just as cringe worthy

    [3]Reddit – /r/4panelcringe Moderators

    [4]Reddit – What in the living fuck is this?

    [5]Reddit – What if rappers raped like this

    [6]Reddit – A four panel montage full of cringe


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  • 06/27/17--13:31: 2D
  • Stuart Pot (also known as 2-D, Stu-Pot, or Pot) is the lead vocalist and pianist of Gorillaz.

    Background
    Stuart Pot was born on May 23, 1978 to David and Rachel Pot. His real name is Stuart Pot (his last name was often thought to be Tusspot, though his father changed his name to “Pot” shortly before Stuart was born to avoid him from getting bullied at school), but is often shortened to Stu-Pot. He was born in Hertfordshire, England and was raised in Crawley, England and was educated at St. Wilfred’s School (the same school that educated the members of The Cure). His father, David Tusspot, worked as a mechanic and owner of the Tusspot’s Fairground. His mother, Rachel Tusspot, was a nurse who supplied Stuart with headache pills from his tree accident. Stuart wasn’t a very intelligent boy, he was known as a kind person and had a general love of music. His parents recall a little ten-year-old bouncing around in his room listening to The Clash, Agustus Pablo, The Human League (this band was his favorite) and many other musicians of the sort. He hit his head when falling from a tree at the age of eleven, causing all of his hair to fall out. When it came back it was a deep ‘azure blue’.

    Young 2D
    An old photo of 2-D (foreground center) during his days at St. Wilfred’s school.
    When he was 19, the drama in his life began when hooligan Murdoc Niccals, age 31, purposefully crashed his Vauxhall Astra through the wall of Uncle Norm’s Organ Emporium, where Stuart had been working, in an attempt to ramraid it and steal the synths. Murdoc’s bumper crashed into Stuart’s face[1], landing him with an 8-ball fracture also known as ‘hyphema’, although he can still see. Murdoc was arrested and sentenced to carry out 30,000 hours (1,250 days) of community service as well as care for the vegetablized Stuart for 10 hours every week.

    One year later, in a poor attempt to impress some women, Murdoc performed a 360 in a Tesco car park in Nottingham with his vehicle. This sent Stuart crashing through the windscreen, hitting his head on the curb, fracturing his other eye. When Stuart awoke after what seemed to be him sliding on the cement for about a mile, he turned to look at Murdoc. This is when Murdoc knew he had his front man. “A blue-haired, black-eyed god”, Murdoc recalls. Murdoc nicknamed Stuart ‘2-D’, which stands for the “Two Dents” in his head. Rather amusingly, Stuart adores his new nickname, dropping the use of his birth name completely and even signing formal letters with the first name “Two” and surname “D”. 2-D would appear to have a chronic history of violent blows to the head, coupled with a complete lack of natural intelligence. Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett commented on this, saying that he has a blank sheet of paper where a brain should be. Despite this, he serves as Gorillaz’s lead vocalist.

    Gorillaz Phase 1: 1998-2002
    In 1998, 2-D and Murdoc moved into Kong Studios and assembled Russel Hobbs to join them. 2-D’s girlfriend, Paula Cracker was originally the group’s first guitar player but was soon fired after Russel caught her and Murdoc in the studio toilets making out. 2-D was upset about this and he and Paula broke up. After she was replaced by Noodle and the band was named Gorillaz. 2-D began dating Rachel Stevens, former member of S-Club 7 and invited her to the band’s first gig at the Camden Brownhouse.

    After Gorillaz attended the record label signing party, Rachel broke up with 2-D the next day, after Murdoc spent most of the evening hitting on her to get her attention.

    After Gorillaz played their last gig at the Isle of MTV in Portugal, Gorillaz moved to Los Angeles to write a film and tension began to grow between the band members. After suggesting many crazy ideas for the film, Murdoc snapped and attacked 2-D, almost getting himself choked. Luckily, Russel saved him, but after that fight, the band split up.

    Post-Phase 1 to Pre-Phase 2: 2003-2004
    During the Gorillaz hiatus, 2-D stayed in Los Angeles. He spent a couple of nights at Britt Ekland’s flat, but he left because of her habit of running around naked, banging on the walls and never getting any sleep. 2-D finally left L.A to work on his father’s funfair in Eastbourne. He used to collect money for a ride called ‘The Switchback Ride’, and there he met Shane Lynch, former member of Boyzone, and they became good friends. By the time they met, 2-D adopted a teddy boy style and used to stroll the city along with Shane. 2-D didn’t really think about Gorillaz until a couple years later, when he received a text message from Noodle and, with that, he decided to return to Kong with fully restored confidence after he realized he was responsible for the Gorillaz success.

    Gorillaz Phase 2: 2005-2007
    After the El Mañana conspiracy, 2-D and Russel were frantic about Noodle’s supposed death. It was a hoax, however, and the band has once again gone separate ways but not for long (so promised Murdoc in the autobiography Rise of the Ogre; their biggest project to date is apparently being planned) and the singer was, according to Murdoc, “…poncing off somewhere. He’s probably gonna try and become an actor or a model or whatever…”

    According to an official mail-out from 31 October 2007, Murdoc says that “2-D is away on a vacation at a Jamaican beach.” On 13 November, however, the D-Sides text in the G-Shop stated that 2-D was currently completing a law degree.

    Gorillaz Phase 3: 2008-2012
    Murdoc had revealed that he had kidnapped 2-D and was holding him against his will on Plastic Beach, enlisting 2-D’s vocal talents for use on the third Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach. It was revealed through various media on the trailer in which this kidnapping was revealed that 2-D was in a small flat in Beirut at the time, for reasons which are currently unknown. On the Gorillaz website it was recently stated by 2-D, in the Plastic Beach adventure game, that Murdoc had “kindly” gassed 2-D and shipped him to Plastic Beach, where he was being forced to sing for his new demos. His room was located on floor B2, and when you enter his room he would be found trembling on his bed. When you would talk to him he would ask who you are, and that he didn’t think anyone else was on the island. He stated that Murdoc has been gassing various people and forcing them to be on the album.

    Throughout a recent interview, Gorillaz – iTunes Session, 2-D deliberately insults Murdoc just to spite him for the horrible things he has done to him, and physically attacked him when Murdoc brought up the Paula Cracker incident, which is obviously a sore subject for 2-D.

    I only really joined the band to make music, and now, I’m being held captive by a bastard bass player in an underwater submarine, being attacked by sodding pirates who are trying to take over this rotten piece of broken plastic in the ocean that Gorillaz call ‘home’. All this, just to make a video. It’s making me want to die![2]
    During the Escape to Plastic beach World Tour, 2-D wrote his Gorillaz album The Fall which, apparently Murdoc knew nothing about. Recently, a new character had appeared on Plastic Beach. His name is Big Rick, and he owned the record shop on the beach. It had been reported that the shop (previously locked) would open in time for The Fall’s release.
    During the special XFM radio show to promote the Gorillaz’s The Singles Collection 2001-2011 on the 27th of November 2011, Murdoc said that the last he’d seen of 2-D was when the whale Massive Dick bit a chunk out of the island. This included 2-D’s room which he was in at the time (“Rhinestone Eyes” Storyboard Video) and thus he was presumed to have been eaten alive. However, there are various hints that 2-D may have possibly escaped from the bunker.

    It was later shown that 2-D was rescued by Russel and Noodle after their arrival on Plastic Beach who then traveled with them to find Murdoc after it was found out he faked his death. The three found him in a run down house at 212 Wobble Street, London after finding his new broadcasting location. Although it is not known what happened next the four band members are shown living together again during the “DoYaThing” music video.

    Gorillaz Phase 4: 2016-Present
    After the events of Plastic Beach being raided by the Black Clouds with many events happening at the Rhinestone Eyes music video, 2-D was eaten by a Great White Whale and presumed dead. After years of eating trash and having a living body in his stomach, the whale’s life was done and washed up on the shore.

    2D Humanz
    2-D on the Humanz album cover.
    2-D was free from the whale’s mouth, and he was stuck on a deserted island. With poor survival skills, he is forced to eat rotten whale blubber for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Months passed on the deserted island, and 2-D saw a plane passing by for a Spanish Festival. He saw this as a chance to escape the island, but the plane did not see him. 23 Minutes later, he was in the middle of a beach rave. He was never marooned at all, in fact in the middle of Guadalupe, Mexico. It was finally time to return home to Murdoc.

    At Hearthrow, a man comes to 2-D and offers a drive to West London. To the house of Murdoc, Russel, and Noodle.

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    Gorillaz – The Book of 2D
    Physical Appearance
    2-D has big hands and long fingers. He is tall and thin, standing at 6’2", and has black eyes. The reason it looks like this is because of his 8-ball fracture, when the iris of the eye filled with blood also called a hyphema. He has naturally blue hair resulting from when he fell out of a tree at age eleven, causing all his hair to fall out and grow back a deep azure blue. His hair used to be brown.

    Like Noodle, 2-D’s looks have evolved heavily throughout Phases 1, 2, and 3. In Phase 1, 2-D is seen with very geometric, and almost purple hair at times, unlike in phase two, where his hair has seemed to gain a more realistic, lined tone and turned to an almost teal color, In Phase 3, 2-D is seen with much more realistic hair, larger eyes, and more tanned skin. Further, his shape in Phase 1 was almost ruler-straight; in Phase 2 and 3, he seemed to gain some tone and shape and wrinkles, giving him more of a ‘hippy’ look, compared to his Phase 1 appearance. 2-D’s speaking and singing voice has also deepened from Phases 1 to 3.

    Despite missing his two front teeth, 2-D can sing clearly. His speech, while still mainly clear, has a definite Cockney (or thereabouts) accent: he says “summfink” instead of “something”, and “fing” instead of “thing.” His singing voice has become deeper since the first album. 2-D is considered the ‘pretty boy’ and frontman of Gorillaz.


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    This copypasta first surfaced in a post on 4chan /b/.

    “__People like you disgust me, actually there is nobody quite as repulsive as you are. In fact you are such a worthless piece of literal shit that no human being with any sort of intelligence, unlike your non-functioning brain that works as well as an 87-year-old downsyndrome mongoloid parapalegic retard, would ever accept you as a person let alone want to reproduce with you. Face it, faggot, nobody wants your awful traits in their gene pool.__"

    This post was most likely in response to the OP (origional poster) to show that they weren’t welcome on that board.


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  • 06/28/17--02:49: My dad has been trying to
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    “My dad has been trying to” is an image showing a redditor’s dad proudly sitting on a stool, holding a pineapple on his hands. The decor is that of a photoshoot.

    Origin

    The first picture was posted by redditor /u/vlone17 on June, 27th 2017, entitled:

    My dad has been trying to grow pineapples for the last year, today he succeeded, look how proud he is.

    Hours after, many redditors posted photoshopped versions of it.


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  • 06/28/17--07:28: Chance The Rapper Reaction
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    Chance the Rapper Reaction Image refers to a series of image macro reactions featuring performing artist and music producer Chance the Rapper from the 2017 BET Awards. Most of the captions for the picture display wholesome and good hearted reactions.

    Origin

    At the 2017 BET Awards,[3] Chance the Rapper was filmed holding his chest and smiling. During the the broadcast, Twitter user @YoAdriBaby posted the moment to Twitter with the caption “I had to rewind to capture Chance in his essence 💛.” The post (shown below) received more than 9,900 rewtweets and 21,000 likes.[1]



    Spread

    Shortly after @YoAdriBaby’s tweet, another Twitter user named @Minasonice_[2] posted the image of Chance clutching his chest with the caption “When someone buys me food.” The post (shown below) received more than 36,000 retweets and 55,000 likes.



    Throughout the night, people continued to add new captions to the picture of Chance with his hands on his chest. Generally, the reactions associated with the picture were good-hearted in nature, placing in the classification of “Wholesome Memes”/:memes/wholesome-memes/ (examples below).



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    Pictures of People Before and After Calling Them Beautiful refers to a viral video featuring various people reacting to being called beautiful by photographer Shea Glover. After being uploaded to YouTube in early May 2015, the video spawned a series of exploitable image macro parodies featuring photographs of other people smiling.

    Origin

    On May 7th, 2015, the SHEA YouTube channel uploaded a video titled “People react to being called beautiful,” in which . Over the next two years, the video accumulated upwards of 16.1 million views and 39,400 comments.



    Spread

    On December 2nd, 2015, Redditor Revel1020 submitted the video to the /r/videos[1] subreddit, where it received more than 8,800 points (84% upvoted) and 1,500 comments prior to being archived.

    On November 4th, 2016, Redditor Crystal_Raptor submitted a version of the image featuring musician Tom Yorke from the English rock band Radiohead (shown below). Before the post was archived, it gathered upwards of 1,400 points (88% upvoted) and 40 comments on /r/radiohead.[2]



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