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  • 09/18/17--01:26: HonoredVisitor1
  • HonoredVisitor1 is a Youtuber who makes YouTube poop videos.


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  • 09/14/17--12:36: Bodega Startup Controversy
  • Overview

    Bodega Startup Controversy refers to the discussion surrounding a startup vending machine company called Bodega that will stock items popularly found in corner stores, known as “bodegas” in Los Angeles and New York City. This was perceived negatively online, as people saw the startup as a threat to bodegas and corner stores which are considered urban cultural institutions.

    Background

    On September 13th, 2017, Bodega was profiled by Fast Company in an article titled “Two Ex-Googlers Want To Make Bodegas And Mom-And-Pop Corner Stores Obsolete.”[1] Bodega was founded by two former Google employees and secured investment from senior executives at companies like Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, and Google. The profile highlights the potential convenience of the product. For example, the machine will use AI to decide which items to stock based on the community of people who use it. Fast Company also addresses concerns that it will put immigrants out of business. From their piece:

    The major downside to this concept–should it take off–is that it would put a lot of mom-and-pop stores out of business. In fact, replacing that beloved institution seems explicit in the very name of McDonald’s venture, a Spanish term synonymous with the tiny stores that dot urban landscapes and are commonly run by people originally from Latin America or Asia. Some might bristle at the idea of a Silicon Valley executive appropriating the term “bodega” for a project that could well put lots of immigrants out of work. (One of my coworkers even referred to it as “Bro-dega” to illustrate the disconnect.)

    Developments

    The idea that Bodega would kill “mom-and-pop stores” was immediately met with backlash on Twitter. Twitter user @CushKobain[2] tweeted an image from the film Get Out illustrating how the startup was a tool of gentrification, gaining over 2,100 retweets (shown below, left). In a series of tweets, @darth[3] pointed out “that many people of color rely on bodegas and mom and pop stores as both owners and customers makes them ripe for Silicon Valley disruption” (shown below, right).



    Backlash against Bodega, including Twitter users’ responses, was also written by Select All,[4] Daily Dot,[5] The Guardian,[6] and more. Teen Vogue[7] wrote an article about the startup and included a tweet by Nich Maragos[8] that stated “the actual ‘value add’ of Bodega is that scared white people can remove an unwanted minority interaction from their day,” which gained over 200 retweets (shown below).



    Bodega Response

    After the backlash spread through Twitter for the day, Bodega founder Paul McDonald took to Medium[9] to address the criticisms his startup had faced all day. He denied that he was attempting to put corner stores out of business and called them “fixtures of their neighborhoods for generations.” He went on to add “they stock thousands of items, far more than we could ever fit on a few shelves. Their owners know what products to carry and in many cases who buys what.”

    Search Interest

    Unavailable

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  • 09/14/17--14:55: grindscape comics
  • About

    Grindscape is a collection of different comics describing the many flaws of Runescape..
    The collection of comics are usually simplistic, MSpaint quality comics, and usually criticize Jagex staff and players. It was created by runescape players, and at various times reference popular memes at the time. The comic has had over 1 million views[5] and was very popular with runescape players at the time.

    History

    The website was first launched on 27 May 2011,[4] Tachyon Gun, (Sierra), a runescape player, runs most of the website, with the help of friends and contributors sylverthiral(Matt), [7] , /u/jesseeme, and /u/Fatomsk. The First 100 Comics were made around 2010-2012[3].

    Status of webcomic

    Around October of 2012, comic updates and posts began to stagnate, and Grindscape twitch streaming was introduced for more variety in content.[5][8] Three weeks later, one of the authors announced they were looking for new new writers/comic makers[6] Grindscape was last updated on 23 March 2013[1]. Currently the website is inaccessible, however archives of the comic are still available[2]. Due to the amount of time it would take to catch up with current update, the main creator of the webcomic does not play Runescape anymore or make comics about it. [9][10]

    External References

    [1]http://www.thewebcomiclist.com/p/20336/Grindscape

    [2]https://imgur.com/a/NSNuJ

    [3]https://www.reddit.com/r/2007scape/comments/38orsp/if_any_of_yall_bored_while_slaying_or_whatever/crwsrkc/

    [4]https://twitter.com/grindscapecomic?lang=en

    [5]https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/11jpnh/the_future_of_grindscape_comic/

    [6]https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/12tg9k/grindscape_comics_looking_for_new_writerscomic/

    [7]https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/t42yx/the_nomad_experience/c4jd4vl/

    [8]https://www.twitch.tv/grindscape_comic

    [9]Yhttps://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/37p5r0/dont_forget_youre_here_forever/croz76f/

    [10]https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/4zc2fj/an_archive_of_grindscape_comics_rip/d6ujkqx/


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  • 09/18/17--06:44: Pupo NOW

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  • 09/18/17--08:09: 2017 Emmy Awards
  • Overview

    The 2017 Emmy Awards, an award show to deliver the highest in the television industry, occurred on September 17th, 2017 and were hosted by late-night talkshow host and comedian Stephen Colbert. In addition to dolling out some historic awards, the night also spurred several political controversies, partciularly in regards to a cameo by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

    Background

    On January 23rd, 2017, The New York Times[1] reported that Stephen Colbert would be hosting the 2017 Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Seven months later, on July 13th, actors Anna Chlumsky, Shemar Moore and Television Academy CEO Hayma Washington announced the nominations for the award show.

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    Joe Biden “Liquid Swords” Tweet refers to a popular tweet by @blippoblappo which imagines former Vice President Joe Biden interrupting a question directed towards former President Barack Obama about what his favorite Wu-Tang Clan album by grabbing the podium and announcing “Liquid Swords!” The tweet has been called by many one of the best on the site and has inspired parody versions.

    Origin

    On April 26th, 2014, Twitter user @blippoblappo[1] tweeted the original joke. It imagines a scenario in which a reporter asks President Obama about his favorite album by rap group Wu-Tang Clan. Obama is about to brush off the question when Biden grabs the podium and declares Liquid Swords (1995), a solo album by Wu-Tang Clan member GZA.[2] The tweet gained over 30,000 retweets and 42,000 likes (shown below).



    Spread

    Various Examples

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Twitter – @blippoblappo

    [2]Wikipedia – Liquid Swords


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  • 09/18/17--10:14: Hiveswap
  • About

    Hiveswap is an episodic adventure video game based in the same fictional universe as the webcomic Homestuck by Andrew Hussie. The story revolves around the protagonist Joey Claire, a human girl from Earth who switches places with the troll boy Dammek from the planet Alternia.

    History

    Kickstarter

    On September 4th, 2012, Hussie launched a Kickstarter for a “Homestuck adventure game” (shown below). Within 32 hours, the campaign reached its goal of $700,000. Eventually, the campaign accumulated more than $2.4 million, becoming the fifth Kickstarter game to gather over a million in funds.



    Development

    On October 30th, 2014, Hussie’s company What Pumpkin announced that the game would be titled Hiveswap and would be released as an episodic story. On April 10th, 2015, What Pumpkin Studios uploaded a teaser trailer for the game with 3D graphics (shown below, left). On October 6th, 2016, a teaser trailer was released showing gameplay from Act 1 of the game with updated 2D graphics (shown below, right).



    Release

    On August 29th, 2017, a launch trailer for the game was released, which gathered upwards of 220,000 views and 3,100 comments over the next month (shown below). On September 14th, the game was released for Act 1 of the game was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux systems.



    Reception

    On September 16th, 2017, YouTuber jacksepticeye uploaded a Let’s Play video featuring the first episode of the game (shown below). Within 48 hours, the video received upwards of 878,000 views and 4,500 comments. Within four days of release, the game received a score of 94% on Steam.[7]



    Fandom

    On October 30th, 2014, the /r/Hiveswap[2] subreddit was launched for discussions about the upcoming game. On May 27th, 2015, a page for the game was created on TV Tropes.[6] Several fan-created blogs dedicated to the game have been launched on Tumblr, including Incorrect Hiveswap Quotes,[3] Hiveswap Fanatic[4] and Hiveswap Countdown.[5]

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Kickstarter – Homestuck Adventure Game

    [2]Reddit – /r/Hiveswap

    [3]Tumblr – Incorrect Hiveswap Quotes

    [4]Tumblr – Hiveswap Fanatic

    [5]Tumblr – Hiveswap Countdown

    [6]TV Tropes – Hiveswap

    [7]Steam – Hiveswap – Act 1

    [8]Facebook – Hiveswap


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  • 09/18/17--11:04: 1-800-ARE-YOU-SLAPPIN
  • About

    1-800-ARE-YOU-SLAPPIN is a Tumblrphrasal meme posted in reference to a comment of a video of a walrus slapping itself on the chest.

    Origin

    On March 1st, 2017, Tumblr account Babyanimalgifs[1] posted a video of a walrus with a plush toy of a walrus on its back slapping itself on the chest.


    http://babyanimalgifs.co/post/157848019576/reblog-if-you-love-sea-dogs

    The same day, Tumblr user hemingwayjaw[2] reblogged the post with the caption “1-800-ARE-YOU-SLAPPIN.” The post currently has over 253,000 notes as of September 18th, 2017.

    Spread

    Various Examples

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Tumblr – babyanimalsgifs

    [2]Tumblr – hemingwayjaw


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  • 09/18/17--11:37: Mount&Blade
  • About

    Mount&Blade is a role playing game game developed by Talewords[1], which has been released in various iterations for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and the Xbox.

    Origin

    The game started as family project of Armağan Yavuz and his wife İpek Yavuz.[2] Early version was called Warrider and included storyline, fantasy elements and removed features.

    Spread

    Game was released on steam on September 16, 2008.[3] Game took place in fictional medieval land named Calradia. Player is free to choose his appearance, biography and skills. Gameplay wise, player controls his character on global map and free to go whatever he wants and do whatever he wants. World around the player changes dynamically: nations fight with eachother, capturing cities and castles, peasants sell goods in towns, bandits raid villages. Player is free to choose one of 5 avaliable factions to join: Kingdom of Swadia, Kingdom of Rhodoks, Kingdom of Nords, Kingdom of Vaegirs and Khergit Khanate.

    Reception

    Game recieved generally positive reviews from big review sites on Metacritic with score of 72/100. However game recieved 86/100 user score and 91% positive reviews on steam. Users mention innovative combat system, fresh gameplay and formed modding community.[4]

    Warband

    Stand-alone sequel called Mount&Blade: Warband was released on steam on 31 March, 2010. It added multiplayer, new faction(Sarranid Sultanate), possibility to create your own kingdom and some lesser additions.[5]

    h2. Multiplayer

    Multiplayer had 64 player cap on release, however later it was increased to 200 and then to 240. Players buying equipment before entering the battle. Vanilla has next gamemodes:

    1. Siege – one team defends castle with flag inside, other team tries to capture it. Respawns avaliable
    2. Battle – two teams fighting eachother, last team standing wins. Respawns unavaliable.
    3. Deathmatch – every man for himself, player with more kills wins. Respawns avaliable
    4. Team deathmatch – like deathmatch, but team on team action. Respawns avaliable.
    5. Duel – duel people. Respawns avaliable.
    6. Capture the flag – get the flag and bring it to your base. You can’t capture it while mounted. Team with most points wins. Respawns avaliable.
    7. Invasion – coop gamemode where players fight waves of AI soldiers. Respawns between waves.
    8. Conquest – capture points and defend your own. Respawns avaliable if you still have base. Team that reaches max points first or captures all enemy points and slaughters all remaining enemies wins.
    9. Search and destroy – protect 2 structures from enemy.
    10. Commander battle – each player controlls regiment of soldiers. When player dies he starts to control one of his own troops. No respawns avaliable.

    Warband reception

    Expansion recieved 78/100 from critics and 87/100 from players on Metacritic. On steam Warband has 97% positive reviews. People enjoyed multiplayer with 200 player cap, which is high for multiplayer game. Modding community grown in numbers and provided more mods.[6]

    Bannerlord

    Bannerlord is an upcoming prequel to Mount&Blade games. It was announced in 2012 as short video with letters saying “Bannerlord”. Since then developer team showed actual gameplay on different exhibitions. Release date in unknown.[7]

    Inside jokes

    • King Harlaus– Kingdom of Swadia ruler. Notorious for holding a lot of feasts. He makes feasts even when his lands under attack, leaving land defenceless.
    • Butter– came from Floris module, where villages were full of butter when being looted due to bug.
    • Cowardly rhodoks– started from the fact that some people thought that Rhodoks are the best faction and some people counteres their points saying that they good only behind the walls.
    • Ludus– duel server. When someone has serious beef he says “1v1 me Ludus”.
    • Naked greatsword warrior– you can be naked and top tier 2 handed weapon can kill with 1 strike when it has enough speed. But greatsword is great, which is undebatable, so the legend begun.
    • Catchphrases– there are some voiceacting in this game. However it’s so great that it became inside joke. Example: “It’s almost harvesting season”, “That’s a nice head you have on your shoulders”, “I will drink from your skull”, “Away with you, vile beggar” and some others.
    • Blee– came from Napoleonic Wars DLC. You have ability to give orders and some of them are voiced. When you give order to shoot as russian soldier it sounded like “blee” for some people. However, actually they saying “пли”(“plee”), which means “shoot”.
    • God shits on the Kaiser– also came from Napoleonic Wars DLC. Prussian soldiers have chance to yeall “Gott schutze den Kaiser”, which translates as “God save the king”, but people heard it as “God shits on the Kaiser”.





    External References

    [1]https://www.taleworlds.com
    fn2. https://www.gamereactor.se/grtv/3130/GC08+Mount+and+Blade
    fn3. http://store.steampowered.com/app/22100/Mount__Blade/
    fn4. http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/mount-blade
    fn5. http://store.steampowered.com/app/48700/Mount__Blade_Warband/
    fn6. http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/mount-blade-warband
    fn7. https://www.taleworlds.com/en/Games/Bannerlord


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  • 09/18/17--11:39: "Gay Culture Is"
  • About

    Gay Culture Is refers to a series of humorous and thoughtful definitions for “gay culture.” The meme is based in the homosexual experience and uses specifics to that community to define the culutre.

    Origin

    While the phrase “gay culture is” has existed both before the internet and in different areas online before gaining traction, the meme in its current form came into being in August 2017. Among the earliest tweets to use the phase as a joke comes from Twitter[1] user @ndress666. On December 29th, 2016, they tweeted (shown below), “Gay culture is going to lunch with someone and then going on Grindr and seeing that u are both online.”



    Spread

    Over the next few months, the catchphrase continued to appear on Twitter in this form with users posting “definitions” of gay culture. The meme gained more steam in August 2017 (examples below).



    On August 29th, Tumblr[3] user aljofares posted, “Gay culture is reblogging Gay Culture Is posts knowing full well that’s not gay culture but rather mental illness and social alienation.” The post (shown below) received more than 40,000 notes.



    On September 1st, Twitter[2] user @introvertgay tweeted, “Gay culture is being a teenager when you’re 30 because your teenage years were not yours to live.” The post (shown below) received more than 15,000 retweets and 67,000 likes in less than three weeks. The post was featured on the website Queerty.[4]



    Several media outlets covered the popularity of the catchphrase, including Elite Daily,[5]BuzzFeed[6] and more. On September 18th, Twitter published a Moments page to archive some of the most popular tweets.

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    Jim Carrey ’We’re Nothing’ Rant refers to a viral video of an interview with comedic actor Jim Carrey and E! News. In the video, Carrey refuses to answer interview questions and instead goes on an existential rant, stating that “nothing matters” and that human beings "are nothing.

    Origin

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  • 09/18/17--12:39: So Long, Partner
  • Editor’s note: This Entry Contains Spoilers for Toy Story 3


    About

    So Long, Partner refers to a reaction image from Toy Story 3 in which the character Woody wishes his friend Andy goodbye by saying “So long, partner.” Though the scene is bittersweet, the image became a reaction image in 2017 when paired with humorous captions.

    Origin

    The scene comes from the end of Toy Story 3, in which Andy leaves his gang of toys and Woody wishes him “So long, partner” (scene shown below).



    Spread

    The image of Woody saying “So long, partner” saw limited use as a reaction image over the following years. A GIF of the scene was added to KnowYourMeme on January 19th, 2013.[1]



    The image began being paired with humorous captions more in 2016 into 2017. On April 30th, 2016, Facebook page Relationship Memes[2] uploaded a picture that used the reaction image and gained over 7,500 likes and reactions (shown below).

    Various Examples

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]KnowYourMeme – So Long, Partner

    [2]Facebook – Relationship Memes


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    About

    “You’ve Heard of the Elf on the Shelf refers to a series of image macro in which the phrasal template“You’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf,” now get ready for" captions an image of two things that rhyme with each other. The image serves as a punchline for the caption.

    Origin

    On December 3rd, 2016, Tumblr[1] user fuckin-rockets posted a variation with the phrase “You’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf.” Under that caption, they posted a picture of an Ash Ketchum action figure in a garbage can (the implied rhyme being “Ash in the trash”). The post (shown below) received more than 53,000 notes within 10 months.



    Precursor

    You’ve Heard of Bigfoot, Now Get Ready for Smallhand is a word play joke about an unknown rival to the cryptid ape creature Bigfoot. After circulating on Tumblr in July 2015, the joke inspired many variations on the microblogging site using the phrasal template “You’ve heard of X, now get ready for Y,” typically contrasting two diametrically opposed terms.

    Spread

    On September 14th, 2017, Redditors/r/me_irl subreddit began posting “Elf on the Shelf” variants en masse. That day,[2] PM_ME_YOUR_CHEETOS posted an image with the caption “You’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for” and an image of Shrek on a backyard deck in the The post (shown below, left) received more than 19,000 points (19% upvoted) and 200 comments. Redditor[3] pebblesom posted the character Waluigi on a squeegee (shown below, center), garnering more than 20,000 points (93% upvoted) and 280 comments. Additionally, Redditor[4] Havokmin posted a picture of Link from The Legend of Zelda on a sink (shown below, right), receiving more than 5,000 points (95% points) and 85 comments.



    On September 18, 2017 Twitter published a moments page regarding the recent popularity of the elf on the shelf images.[5] Several media outlets covered the popularity of the meme, including TIME,[6] New York Magazine,[7] BuzzFeed,[8] Polygon[9] and more.

    On September 17th, Twitter[10] user @nsarmored frog posted a picture of a plush Pokémon Evee on a TV. The post (shown below) received more than 27,000 retweets and 58,000 likes in two days.



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  • 09/19/17--07:14: Pepe the Frog DMCA Takedowns
  • Overview

    Pepe the Frog DMCA Takedowns refer to a series of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedowns sent by the American law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP to various conservative and alt-right websites while representing Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie.

    Background

    In late August 2017, Furie took Texas-based assistant principal Eric Hauser to court for copyright infringement for published a book titled The Adventures of Pepe and Pede for using a likeness of Pepe the Frog without permission. The case was settled for $1,521.54, which Furie announced he would be donating to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). On September 18th, Motherboard[10] published an article by staff writer Matthew Gault titled “Pepe the Frog’s Creator Goes Legally Nuclear Against the Alt-Right,” reporting that Furie’s lawyers, representing the artist pro-bono, sent cease and desist orders to Richard Spencer, Mike Cernovich, Baked Alaska and the /r/The_Donald subreddit to remove all images of Pepe the Frog.

    Developments

    Online Reaction

    That day, the Motherboard article was submitted to the /r/EnoughTrumpSpam[1] subreddit, where it gathered upwards of 3,600 points (88% upvoted) and 380 comments within 24 hours. Other posts supporting the DMCAs were submitted to /r/fuckthealtright[7] and /r/gamerghazi.[8][8] That day, several posts featuring Pepe the Frog reached the front page of the /r/The_Donald[3][4][5] subreddit, many of which taunted Furie for sending the takedowns. Also on September 18th, Twitter user @BakedAlaska[12] tweeted a screenshot of a Pepe the Frog trademark details page, indicating that Furie’s trademark had been marked as abandoned for “failture to respond” back in October 2016 (shown below).[11]



    Meanwhile, Several posts speculating that the DMCA takedowns would cause Pepe the Frog memes to dramatically rise in value were submitted to /r/MemeEconomy[13][14][15][2] (shown below, left). Additionally, others predicted a Streisand Effect would erupt in reaction to the takedowns in a thread on /r/KotakuInAction.[9] The following day, /r/dankmemes[6] mod comebepc stickied an announcement for readers to “Help us save Pepe. Pepe is NOT a hate symbol,” along with an image of Pepe says “be nice man” (shown below, right).



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References

    [1]Reddit – Pepe the Frogs creator Goes Legally Nuclear

    [2]Reddit – ’If you strike Pepe down he will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine":https://www.reddit.com/r/MemeEconomy/comments/71028g/if_you_strike_pepe_down_he_will_become_more/

    [3]Reddit – Matt Furie threatens to sue Reddit if they don’t censor Pepe. Let’s trigger Matty!

    [4]Reddit – Hey Matt Furie

    [5]Reddit – Fuck Matt Furie

    [6]Reddit – Help us save Pepe

    [7]Reddit – /r/fuckthealtright

    [8]Reddit – /r/gamerghazi

    [9]Reddit – Pepe the Frogs creator threatens to sue anyone who uses Pepe and Altright

    [10]Motherboard – Pepe the Frogs Creator Goes Legally Nuclear

    [11]Justia – PEPETHEFROG– Trademark Details

    [12]Twitter – @bakedalaska

    [13]Reddit – /r/MemeEconomy

    [14]Reddi – /r/MemeEconomy

    [15]Reddit – /r/MemeEconomy


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  • 09/19/17--08:01: Pills That Make You Stare
  • About

    Pills That Make You Stare refers to a series of photoshoppedimage macros based on an image of a cat taking a pill and then staring at a wall from Wikihow. Online, people have replaced the name of the pills and what the cat stares at, typically using the phrasal template “Pills That Make You Stare at X.”

    Origin

    On October 22nd, 2011, Wikihow[1] published a page entitled “How to stop a male cat from spraying.” On April 22nd, 2016, Wikivisuals added a series of images illustrating the instructions for caring the cats. Two of the images, one of a cat being fed a pill and another of a cat staring at a wall while thinking about another cat became the basis for the meme.




    Precursor

    Powder That Makes You Say ‘Yes’ refers to an exploitable comic strip in which the character Plastic Man says “Yes” while ingesting the contents of a box labeled “Powder that makes you say yes.”



    Spread

    On August 21st, Redditor[3] Gayabe posted a photoshopped version of the images stacked on top of each other in the /r/bonehurtingjuice subreddit. In the first panel, the pills given to the cat is renamed “Pills that make you stare at the wall.” The image underneath shows the cat staring at the wall without thinking about the other cat. The post (shown below) received more than 840 points (99% upvoted) in one month.

    The next day, the Facebook[4] account 9000 Rare Blini cats posted the meme, where it received more than 3,600 reactions, 1,700 comments and 12,000 shares. On August 24th, Tumblr[5] user depsidase posted the meme, receiving more than 13,000 notes



    Over the next month, people continued to photoshop the images. On August 23rd, Imgur[6] user underwearjackpot posted the meme (shown below, left) with the text “pills that make you stare at a disappointing storyline” and the cat staring at a Dragon Ball Z poster. The post received more than 950 views.

    Two weeks later, on September 8th, Facebook[7] user k3y3fsi posted a variation that reads “Pills that make you stare at garbage” with the cat staring at a “Sunday Pinsaya” poster. The post (shown below, center) received more than 2,400 reactions and 230 shares.

    The following week, on September 17th, Facebook[8] user amphetameme2 posted a version that reads pills that taste like lemon and the cat with an image of someone’s eyes tearing from eating a lemon from The Simpsons. The post (shown below, right) received more than 6,000 reactions, 1,200 comments and 4,100 shares in two days.



    On September 18th, Redditor[9] fib0nacci112358 posted a version that reads “Pills that make you stare at garbage” and features the cat staring the words “elf on a shelf” memes in the /r/MemeEconomy subreddit. The post (shown below) received more than 400 points (99% upvoted) in 24 hours.



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    Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover is a social media game in which people appear to be about to do something strange or outrageous only to stop and say “wait, you thought I was gonna X?Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The trend is in parody of a video of a young girl who made a video where she made it look like she was going to shave her eyebrows before stopping and saying the line.

    Origin

    On September 7th, 2017, Twitter user @be_jajaja tweeted a video of herself in which she appears to be about to shave her eyebrows. She stops and reminds the viewer “Don’t ever judge a book by its cover.” Her tweet gained over 7,800 retweets and 12,500 likes (shown below).




    Spread

    Her tweet inspired imitators and parodies. The same day, @PLASTISAAC[1] reposted the original video and started a thread of people doing similar videos. On Septemebr 9th, Instagram user maakekeyscreamx2 uploaded a reposted video of a girl about to cut her hair before saying the line, gaining over 132,000 views (shown below).




    As more videos appeared, the trend began attracting media attention. Buzzfeed[2] covered the trend on September 10th. A thread on /r/OutOfTheLoop[3] asking about the trend was posted on the 18th. Most of the videos made were done in parody of the original. For example, a post by @reignpath in which he does a meta version of the format gained over 59,000 retweets and nearly 95,000 likes (shown below).




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    Search Interest

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  • 09/19/17--09:07: Ronnie The Living Meme
  • Ronnie The Living Meme needs no explanation.


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    About

    Do You Take Constructive Criticism? refers to a phrasal meme used primarily on Tumblr in which a user responds to another’s post with a variation on the phrase “do you take constructive criticism on your posts?”, implying that the original post is horrible.

    Origin

    On May 28th, 2015, Tumblr user marble-soda[1] posted a screenshot from FacebookFurry group Furaffinity in which a user posted a drawing of their fursona, a fox. In the comments, a user offers to give constructive criticism, to which the original poster says yes, and the commenter says “it fucking sucks.” The original poster says “that’s not constructive criticism.” Marble-soda’s post gained over 234,000 notes (shown below).

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  • 09/19/17--11:01: "Africa" by Toto
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    “Africa” is a 1982 soft rock song by the American band Toto which has been widely parodied and covered online. Additionally, the song has been referenced numerous times on South Park as a nostalgic favorite of the Member Berries characters.

    Origin

    On September 30th, 1982, the band Toto released the song “Africa” as a single for their fourth studio album Toto IV, which reached the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart the following February.



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    On August 30th, 2010, YouTuber Mike Massé uploaded an acoustic cover of the song performed at the Pie Pizzeria in South Jordan, Utah (shown below, left). Within seven years, the video gathered upwards of 9.02 million views and 8,900 comments. On November 25th, 2013, the Angel City Chorale uploaded a cover of “Africa” to YouTube, where it received over 7.2 million views and 1,500 comments over the next four years (shown below, right).



    On May 13th, 2015, the /r/TotoAfricaCovers[1] subreddit was created for submissions of musical covers of the song. On August 18th, 2017, the Frog Leap Studios YouTuber channel released a metal cover of the song, garnering more than 5.15 million views and 9,800 comments over the next month (shown below, left). On September 15th, The Holderness Family uploaded a parody of “Africa” with lyrics complaining about learning algebra (shown below, right).



    South Park

    During the 20th season of South Park“Africa” was referenced in multiple episodes, where it was nostalgically covered by the Member Berries (shown below).



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