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- 10/13/17--09:50: _Cartoon Tony Romo
- 10/13/17--10:35: _Post Malone Cop
- 10/13/17--13:06: _I Can Not Lead This...
- 10/13/17--13:25: _Pyrolution
- 10/14/17--02:32: _Five nights at Deni...
- 10/10/17--13:44: _Dove Facebook Ad Co...
- 10/11/17--07:49: _Eminem's Anti-Trump...
- 10/14/17--07:48: _Meme Chimera
- 10/14/17--15:19: _D Se Dab / Nick Ind...
- 10/14/17--17:29: _BLOG IT
- 10/14/17--19:35: _Star Size Comparisons
- 10/11/17--10:33: _Doki Doki Literatur...
- 10/15/17--08:27: _Nah It's just me n*
- 10/15/17--09:06: _DJ Drama & DJ Canno...
- 10/15/17--13:12: _Party Rockers In Th...
- 10/15/17--19:00: _Fat Fuck Trump
- 10/15/17--22:31: _#MeToo
- 10/12/17--09:54: _RiceGum and iDubbbz...
- 10/12/17--08:26: _What R U Going To G...
- 10/16/17--08:59: _First of All
- 10/13/17--09:50: Cartoon Tony Romo
- 10/13/17--10:35: Post Malone Cop
- 10/13/17--13:06: I Can Not Lead This Tribe
- 10/13/17--13:25: Pyrolution
- 10/10/17--13:44: Dove Facebook Ad Controversy
- 10/11/17--07:49: Eminem's Anti-Trump BET Freestyle
- 10/14/17--07:48: Meme Chimera
- 10/14/17--15:19: D Se Dab / Nick India Dab
- 10/14/17--17:29: BLOG IT
- 10/14/17--19:35: Star Size Comparisons
- 10/11/17--10:33: Doki Doki Literature Club
- 10/15/17--08:27: Nah It's just me n*
- 10/15/17--09:06: DJ Drama & DJ Cannon Tags
- 10/15/17--13:12: Party Rockers In The Hou Se Tonight
- 10/15/17--19:00: Fat Fuck Trump
- 10/15/17--22:31: #MeToo
- 10/12/17--09:54: RiceGum and iDubbbz Feud
- 10/12/17--08:26: What R U Going To Gain From It?
- 10/16/17--08:59: First of All
Cartoon Tony Romo refers to an illustration of CBS sports commentator and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo used as an on-screen graphic during CBS’s broadcast of the October12th, 2017 NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers. Though some praised the illustration for being an accurate depiction of Romo, others made fun of the illustration or were creeped out by it.
On October 12th, CBS included a graphic of an illustrated Tony Romo that appeared when Romo made points about the game between the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles. That day, the Dallas Morning News Cowboys-covering Twitter account tweeted a comparison between the real-life Romo and his illustrated counterpart (shown below).
CBS nailed the
tonyromo</a> cartoon. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RomoStradamus?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RomoStradamus</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DallasCowboys?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DallasCowboys</a> <a href="https://t.co/GRgDj2YM8s">pic.twitter.com/GRgDj2YM8s</a></p>— SportsDay Cowboys (dmn_cowboys) October 13, 2017
Once the graphic was displayed on screen, Twitter users watching the game immediately noticed and began joking about it. @BarstoolSports tweeted that Romo looked like a shady used-car salesman, gaining over 450 retweets (shown below, left).
Post Malone Cop is an image macro series featuring a picture of rapper “Post Malone”: dressed as a police officer taken from an episode of the iDubbbz web series Content Cop, in which
On October 11th, 2017, iDubbbz released a follow up to his Content Cop episode targeting YouTuber RiceGum titled “Content Deputy – AJP.” At the end of the episode, iDubbbz walks outside of hotel after being kidnapped to find Post Malone dressed as a police officer, who then wags his finger at him (shown below). Within 48 hours, the video gathered upwards of 6.8 million views and 140,000 comments.
On October 12th, Redditor DisconnectedEDM submitted a screencap of Malone wagging his finger with the caption “I can’t possibly rub another one out / My dick:” (shown below). Within 24 hours, the post gained over 2,600 points (97% upvoted) and 30 comments on /r/dankmemes.
In the coming days, several posts about the image macro series reached the front page of /r/MemeEconomy.
I Can Not Lead This Tribe is an exploitable webcomic featuring a young Native American who tells his father “I can not lead this tribe” after seeing a variety of humorous creatures and characters while embarking on a vision quest.
On February 10th, 2012, the Pandyland webcomic released a comic titled “Spirit Animal,” in which young Native American encounters the cartoon character Scooby Doo as his spirit animal, leading him to decline to replace his father as the leader of his tribe (shown below).
On March 28th, 2017, Redditor copperstar submitted an edit of the comic featuring the Star Wars character “Jar Jar Binks”: to /r/PrequelMemes (shown below).
It’s a great song, filled with motifs from meme songs.
Like Felix the Cat, Grand Dad, etc…
Pyrolution was like a bug, non-popular.
Then, the more it updated, it became a meme.
Thats all I have for now, listen to the latest version here.
I might continue on 14th or 15th.
lol pls kill deniz
Dove Facebook Ad Controversy refers to a short advertisement for Dove body wash in which women take off their shirts to reveal another woman underneath, which was accused of being racist for showing a Black woman changing into a White woman after removing her shirt.
In early October 2017, the Dove Facebook page posted a short looping GIF in which a Black woman removes her shirt to reveal a white woman, who then removes her shirt to reveal another woman (shown below).
Following the release of the ad, Twitter user @AriannaModels tweeted a screenshot of the black woman turning into the white woman, along with the message “Wtf is this suppose to mean @dove” (shown below). Within 72 hours, the tweet gained over 16,200 retweets and 13,000 likes.
On October 7th, the ad was removed from Facebook and the @Dove Twitter account tweeted an apology, saying “an image we recently posted on Facebook missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully.” Two days later, Dove tweeted a statement that the ad was “intended to convey that Dove body wash is for every woman and be a celebration of diversity” but that they “got it wrong” (shown below).
On October 9th, 2017, “The Young Turks”: released an episode discussing the ad (shown below).
Lola Ogunyemi’s Response
On October 10th, an op-ed authored by Nigerian model Lola Ogunyemi was published by The Guardian titled “I am the woman in the ‘racist Dove ad’. I am not a victim,” in which she revealed her experience filming the ad was positive but that she understood why some were upset.
The Guardian – I am the woman in the racist Dove ad I am not a victim
Eminem’s Anti-Trump BET Freestyle refers to a video by rapper Eminem that aired during the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards in which he delivers a freestyle rap, or “cypher,” against President Donald Trump. The political rap was divisive online, as some people praised the rap while others were less impressed and mocked some, particularly political pundit Keith Olbermann, for their overenthusiastic response.
On October 10th, 2017, Eminem released a video during the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards in which he delivered a cypher called “The Storm,” a style of hip-hop in which one freestyles in a relaxed manner without following a beat, against Donald Trump. Shortly afterward, BET tweeted the verse, gaining over 194,000 retweets and 325,000 likes (shown below).
The FULL verse that EVERYBODY is talking about!
eminem</a> BODIED THIS! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HipHopAwards?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HipHopAwards</a> <a href="https://t.co/zoS0wEwjQF">pic.twitter.com/zoS0wEwjQF</a></p>— BET (BET) October 11, 2017
Should I drop it on Donald Trump? Probably not
But that’s all I got ‘til I come up with a solid plot
Got a plan and now I gotta hatch it
Like a damn Apache with a tomahawk
I’ma walk inside a mosque on Ramadan
And say a prayer that every time Melania talks
She gets a mou--ahh, I’ma stop
But we better give Obama props
‘Cause what we got in office now’s a kamikaze
That’ll prolly cause a nuclear holocaust
And while the drama pops
And he waits for shit to quiet down, he’ll just gas his plane up and fly around ‘til the bombin’ stops
Intensities heightened, tensions are risin’
Trump, when it comes to givin’ a shit, you’re stingy as I am
Except when it comes to havin’ the balls to go against me, you hide ‘em
’Cause you don’t got the fuckin’ nuts like an empty asylum
Racism’s the only thing he’s fantastic for
‘Cause that’s how he gets his fuckin’ rocks off and he’s orange
Yeah, sick tan
That’s why he wants us to disband
‘Cause he can not withstand
The fact we’re not afraid of Trump
Fuck walkin’ on egg shells, I came to stomp
That’s why he keeps screamin’, “Drain the swamp!”
‘Cause he’s in quicksand
It’s like we take a step forwards then backwards
But this is his form of distraction
Plus, he gets an enormous reaction
When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that in–
–stead of talkin’ Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada
All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather
Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers
Then says he wants to lower our taxes
Then who’s gonna pay for his extravagant trips
Back and forth with his fam to his golf resorts and his mansions?
Same shit that he tormented Hillary for and he slandered
Then does it more
From his endorsement of Bannon
Support for the Klansmen
Tiki torches in hand for the soldier that’s black
And comes home from Iraq
And is still told to go back to Africa
Fork and a dagger in this racist 94-year-old grandpa
Who keeps ignorin’ our past historical, deplorable factors
Now if you’re a black athlete, you’re a spoiled little brat for
Tryna use your platform or your stature
To try to give those a voice who don’t have one
He says, “You’re spittin’ in the face of vets who fought for us, you bastards!”
Unless you’re a POW who’s tortured and battered
‘Cause to him you’re zeros
‘Cause he don’t like his war heroes captured
That’s not disrespectin’ the military
Fuck that, this is for Colin, ball up a fist
And keep that shit balled like Donald the bitch
“He’s gonna get rid of all immigrants”
“He’s gonna build that thang up taller than this”
Well, if he does build it, I hope it’s rock solid with bricks
‘Cause like him in politics, I’m usin’ all of his tricks
‘Cause I’m throwin’ that piece of shit against the wall ‘til it sticks
And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his
I’m drawing in the sand a line, you’re either for or against
And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split
On who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this:
The rest of America stand up
We love our military, and we love our country
But we fucking hate Trump
Immediately, the rap went viral on Twitter and proved divisive. Some people praised the rap. Notably, LeBron James praised a lyric where Eminem compared Trump to The Thing from Fantastic Four, gaining over 61,000 retweets (shown below, left). Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback at the center of the #TakeAKnee movement, also praised the verse, which specifically mentions him, gaining over 210,000 retweets (shown below, right).
However, others on Twitter were not as impressed. Some felt that Eminem’s delivery and lyrics were corny and ineffective. User @HumbleTeej posted that he turned the video off after 8 seconds, gaining over 180 retweets (shown below, left). Writer and author Drew Magary disparagingly compared the rap to Hamilton, gaining 65 retweets (shown below, right).
Keith Olbermann Reaction
One of the most notable responses to the rap came from long-time liberal Keith Olbermann, who tweeted “After 27 years of doubts about rap I am now an @Eminem fan. Best political writing of the year, period.” His tweet gained over 5,500 retweets.
Olbermann’s tweet was instantly mocked. People mocked Olbermann’s sudden conversion to hip-hop off the strength of Eminem’s verse. This led to a series of tweets using Olbermann as a reaction image reacting to corny hip hop lyrics. For example, @pixelatedboat tweeted such a joke and gained over 500 retweets (shown below, left). Twitter user @SidezenKane paired the same image with the lyrics from Jay-Z’s verse to Kanye West’s“Monster,” gaining over 80 retweets (shown below, right).
Olbermann’s tweet and the reaction to it was covered in a Twitter Moment the following day.
Twitter Moments – After praising Eminem, Olbermann gets schooled on rap history
Meme Chimera refers to images that combine various meme templates which are usually made into an absurd story. They can be considered as a sort of Bone Hurting Juice memes.
On Semptember 15th, 2017, redditor Lithium1024 posted an image called “Heartbreaking story” that contained Powder that makes you say yes, I Killed a Man comic and You Don’t Surf on Bone Hurting Juice subreddit, gaining over 9000 points.
Even though the image wasn’t a real Bone Hurting Juice meme, one moderator of the subreddit, kiribizia allowed it for creativity and meta. After that user TempusCavus made a new subreddit, MemeChimera
Over the following days, similar posts were appearing on both, Bone Hurting Juice and Meme Chimera subreddits. One of the most popular versions is a mini-series of Chimera memes by user Jackattack413. The first part gained over 1000 points on r/bonehurtingjuice and 25 points on r/memechimera.
D Se Dab (or Nick India Dab) is the nickname for a music meme used in many music remixes.
On September 4th of 2017, the Facebook page for Nick India uploaded a video entitled “Teacher’s Day: Guru Cool”. The video contained a boy taking attendance, featuring characters from the shows Motu Patlu, Gattu Battu and Ninja Hattori. The shows a boy taking attendance with said characters, then afterwards defining the dab. Afterwards, all of the characters dab. As of October of 2017, it has 1.8 million views, 50k likes and 14.5 shares.
Three days afterwards on September 7th of 2017, a YouTuber by the name of Pileabones uploaded the first meme entitled “INDIANSONGABOUTDABBING”. In this video, when the boy dabs the audio turns to ear-rape. As of October of 2017, the video has 19k views and 500+ likes.
One day later, a video was uploaded by Cartoon Shitposts entitled "Nick India Dab Video, but every time the boy says “dab” it gets bass boosted and sharpened". As of October of 2017, the video has 121k+ views and 4.6k+ likes. It is currently the most viewed remix.
Blog it was a song made by Gigabyte_Forever with the lyrics “Blog it” It has taken over his discord server. The song was uploaded to Youtube by Popdo in 2017.
Star Size Comparisons are popular and often plagiarized images and videos on the internet showing the size of the Earth when compared to the other planets of our solar system, the sun, and the other stars in the universe. Though it might not look like a meme to you, they are techically considered memes.
Probably the earliest star size comparisons on the internet were «Energy vs. Information (Stars and Planets size video)» by YouTube user JXGaming and this animation by Cycomedia (no longer existent). They were both made in around 2006 and still continue to get plagiarized.
Images of the bodies of our solar system and the other stars in the universe compared to each other have also gone viral on the internet. Here is one of the most common sequences:
Star Size Comparisons are one of the most common educational trends on YouTube, with many individuals creating their own size comparisons themselves, either on Powerpoint, or with Animations, etc. Here are some classic and often plagiarized examples:
As of 2017, the largest star is UY Scuti with a diameter of 2,377,536,000 km.
Warning: This entry contains spoilers.
Doki Doki Literature Club is a free-to-play anime-style psychological horror game presented as a romance visual novel, which was released for Windows and Mac systems by the game development studio Team Salvato in late September 2017.
On February 12th, 2017, Team Salvato founder Dan Salvato posted an “ask me anything” thread to the /r/smashbros subreddit, where he hinted about the game, saying “I’m also doing some stuff for a literature club.” On September 8th, 2017, Salvato tweeted that he would “reveal information” regarding his “never-before-seen next big project” the following week (shown below).
The following week, the Team Salvato Twitter feed was launched. On September 22nd, Doki Doki Literature Club was released for download on the website DDLC.moe and Steam. Additionally, the trailer for the game was uploaded to the Team Salvato YouTube channel (shown below).
Alternate Reality Game
On September 23rd, 2017, Redditor Mithost submitted a post to the /r/arg subreddit about files contained in the game’s program folder, which revealed that several .chr files contained secret QR codes, images and messages as part of an alternate reality game.
On September 24th, 2017, the /r/DDLC subreddit was created for discussions about the video game. On September 26th, YouTube ManlyBadassHero uploaded the first in a series of “Let’s Play” videos of the game (shown below).
On September 11, 2017, The channel SuperMarioLogan uploaded a video called SML Movie: Bowser Junior’s Doll! In the video, Bowser Junior gets grounded for throwing water balloons at chef peepee. Later in the video, Chef Peepee put a Thomas mask on and went to Junior’s room, when Junior says, “Thomas?” Then chef peepee said, Nah its just me Nigga with a laugh and ran down the room.The Video
The DJ tags from DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon on The Neighbourhood’s 2014 mixtape #000000 & #FFFFFF were hated on by fans of the band and became a meme.
The infamous tags include:
“You know, when TV first started it was in black and white”
“Party rockers in the hou se tonight” or “Party rock in the hou se tonight” is a meme that mostly came from Instagram dank memes accounts. It’s an ironic absurd meme that takes one of the lyrics of the famous song “Party Rock Anthem” from LMFAO
The most important part of this sentence is the space between parts of one of the words. It express an inability to end the catchphrase and having to put the end of it somewhere else.
#MeToo (also referred to as just Me Too.) is a hashtag campaign that circulated on Twitter after actress Alyssa Milano posted a note asking for victims of sexual harassment or assault to update their statuses to “Me Too.”
On October 15th, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a note which asked for victims of sexual harassment or assault to write ‘me too’ as a reply to her tweet (seen below). The tweet gained over 25,000 comments, 9,000 retweets, and 17,000 likes within the next 12 hours.
If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017
The tweet was posted in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations which included sexual assault testimonies from other Hollywood actresses earlier in the month.
On October 3rd, 2017, YouTuber iDubbbz uploaded an episode of his series Content Cop deceptively titled “Content Cop – Jake Paul,” which refers to vlogger RiceGum as the “Asian Jake Paul” for being a pompous, lying and unethical braggart (shown below). Additionally, the end of the episode contains a diss track directed at RiceGum, featuring appearances by YouTubers PewDiePie, h3h3productions and Boyinaband.
On October 3rd, YouTuber Boyinaband uploaded behind-the-scenes footage from making the diss track with iDubbbz, which garnered upwards of 4.3 million views and 13,100 comments within 10 days (shown below).
Also on October 3rd, RiceGum uploaded a short sketch in which he reacts to the Content Cop episode (shown below, left). On October 7th, RiceGum uploaded a longer response video to his channel titled “My Response to Content Cop (Diss Track)” (shown below, right). Within five days, the video gathered upwards of 7.8 million views and 298,000 comments.
On October 9th, RiceGum released a preview of the diss track directed at iDubbbz (shown below, left). The following day, the full diss track music video was released, which gained over 8.7 million views and 387,000 comments over the next 48 hours (shown below, right).
On October 11th, the DramaAlert YouTube channel uploaded an interview with RiceGum, in which he claims he gained subscribers and views from the controversy (shown below).
Content Deputy Episode
That same day, iDubbbz released an episode of Content Deputy, in which he reacts to RiceGum’s response video (shown below). Over the next 24 hours, the video accumulated upwards of 5.3 million views and 122,000 comments. That day, the video reached the front page of the /r/videos, /r/idubbbz and /r/h3h3productions subreddits.
After the first Content Cop episode was released, various image macros referencing the feud reached the frontpage of /r/dankmemes, many of which mocked RiceGum (shown below).
On October 5th, YouTuber Grandayy uploaded a Minecraft-themed parody of the iDubbbz Content Cop diss track (shown below, left). The following day, a similar Minecraft parody was uploaded by YouTuber Dolan Dark (shown below, right).
What R U Going To Gain From It? refers to an exploitable series of images that imagine an iPhone text message conversation between two people. The first texts a picture of themselves to the wrong number. The person on the other end replies that they will expose some sort of private information gleaned from the picture. The first person then replies “What r u going to gain from it?”
On August 11th, 2016, Twitter user @Fkod_Tristan posted a picture of a text message he mistakenly received from a man in prison. After telling the man he would expose him for having a cell phone in prison, the man in prison responded “What r u going to gain from it?” The tweet gained over 3,000 tweets and likes (image shown below).
Two weeks later, on August 27th, 2016, the image was posted on the Worldstar Hip Hop Facebook page where it gained over 38,000 likes and reactions. However, it would be another year before the image began being turned into an exploitable. On August 27th, 2017, Instagram account sluttydonuts posted a variation featuring a little person and the response changed to “Imma tell y’all niggas got a phone in daycare,” gaining over 27,000 likes (shown below).
This was the first of several variations that would use different characters and texts in place of the original exchange. On October 1st, Facebook page @CockroachFam uploaded a variation with an alien, gaining over 7,800 likes and reactions (shown below, left). A post by Instagram user staggering which used Tupac gained over 16,000 likes (shown below, right).
First of All refers to a series of dialogue tweets in which a tweeter imagines person saying something, to which the person responds “first of all…” with a humorous rebuttal. The texts are predominantly popular on Black Twitter.
The meme began spreading in the first half of October 2017. On October 1st, 2017, Twitter user unbotheredbliss tweeted ““Why you ain’t text me back” First of all experiment 623 you’re not my man, relax.” The tweet went viral, gaining over 45,000 retweets and 121,000 likes (shown below).