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- 10/23/17--07:45: _Women, I'll Let You...
- 10/23/17--08:21: _Snapple Facts "Real...
- 10/23/17--10:33: _Gemma Collins' Stag...
- 10/23/17--10:52: _Hit Those Notes
- 10/23/17--11:56: _Pickle God
- 10/23/17--12:39: _Agent Hitler, FBI
- 10/23/17--12:44: _Knuckles
- 10/23/17--12:48: _Groyper
- 10/23/17--14:28: _Musical Calculator
- 10/23/17--15:23: _The JoJo lizard
- 10/23/17--17:08: _Piperacillin/Tazoba...
- 10/23/17--17:43: _We did it Patrick! ...
- 10/24/17--03:13: _Real Nigga Haiku
- 10/24/17--03:52: _Mission Escape Game...
- 10/21/17--12:13: _Paramount Pictures
- 10/24/17--06:54: _That Sign Can't Sto...
- 10/24/17--07:38: _Goth GF
- 10/24/17--08:36: _Warn Markiplier
- 10/24/17--09:00: _Platinum Blonde Kri...
- 10/24/17--11:27: _Hell to the Naw Naw
- 10/23/17--07:45: Women, I'll Let You In On A Male Secret
- 10/23/17--08:21: Snapple Facts "Real Fact"
- 10/23/17--10:33: Gemma Collins' Stage Fall
- 10/23/17--10:52: Hit Those Notes
- 10/23/17--11:56: Pickle God
- 10/23/17--12:39: Agent Hitler, FBI
- 10/23/17--12:44: Knuckles
- 10/23/17--12:48: Groyper
- 10/23/17--14:28: Musical Calculator
- 10/23/17--15:23: The JoJo lizard
- 10/23/17--17:08: Piperacillin/Tazobactam
- 10/23/17--17:43: We did it Patrick! We Saved the city!
- 10/24/17--03:13: Real Nigga Haiku
- 10/24/17--03:52: Mission Escape Games NYC
- 10/21/17--12:13: Paramount Pictures
- 10/24/17--06:54: That Sign Can't Stop Me Because I Can't Read
- 10/24/17--07:38: Goth GF
- 10/24/17--08:36: Warn Markiplier
- 10/24/17--09:00: Platinum Blonde Kris Jenner
- 10/24/17--11:27: Hell to the Naw Naw
Women, I’ll Let You In On a Male Secret refers to jokes made about a tweet by Julian Assange in which he lets women know the “secret” that men know performative male feminists are often people with bad intentions towards women, and are viewed negatively by their peers for their manipulative qualities.
On October 21st, 2017, Julian Assange tweeted “Women, I will let you in on a male secret. Men know that constantly self-proclaiming male ‘feminists’ are often predatory sleaze bags. They are intensely disliked by other men because of their manipulative qualities and not, in general, because they are viewed to be sex traitors.” The tweet gained over 16,000 retweets and 40,000 likes (shown below).
Snapple Fact “Real Fact” refers to a series of parodies of Snapple’s “real fact” bottle cap campaign. instead of the questionably true “facts” found underneath the bottle cap of Snapple drinks, people online have replaced them with something offensive or absurd.
In 2002, Snapple introduced “real facts” underneath the bottle cap of the drink as a way to “amaze and amuse” customers.
Gemma Collins’ Stage Fail refers to a series of videos, jokes and memes made from a viral video of British reality TV star Gemma Collins falling at the BBC’s Radio 1 Teen Awards in October 2017.
Hit Those Notes refers to a style of remix popular on YouTube in which popular songs are edited such that various notes in the song are pitch corrected to form humorous, YouTube Poop style final products.
On November 14th, 2014, Soundcloud user susboy uploaded “Never Gonna Hit Those Notes,” a pitch-corrected remix of Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up. There, the track has been played over 385,000 times and liked over 10,000 times (shown below).
On June 13th, 2015, YouTuber Nostalgic Vibes uploaded the track to YouTube, where it gained over 18 million views in over two years (shown below).
Some remixes appeared over the course of the following year. For example, on March 14th, 2016, YouTuber DirtyKermit uploaded a version of Frozen’s“Let It Go” that gained over 667,000 views (shown below, left). On October 4th, 2016, YouTuber kolmad dad uploaded a version of “Take On Me” by A-ha with a similar edit to susboy’s Rick Astley parody that gained over 3.8 million views (shown below, right). kolmad dad also remixed the “Take On Me” video with visual effects. Notably, for the video’s thumbnail, kolmad dad chose an image of a girl in the video with her nose edited out of the image. This would become a staple visual for future “hit those notes” remixes.
This sparked a spike in remixes featuring different tracks. Popular edits include a mix of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” posted by Lemonan and gaining 177,000 views (shown below, left) and a version of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” uploaded by Memeski that gained over 552,000 views (shown below, right).
This meme is in the form of a video entitled “Pickle God” and shows a series of pictures of a random teenage boy with Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” playing in the background. The video then cuts to the same boy trying to drink pickle juice out of a jar, but failing, and then vomiting. This is a very primitive meme, without any variations because most do not want to taint the elusive Pickle God’s name.
Agent Hitler, FBI refers to a series of gifs and image macros featuring a screenshot from the Australian comedy television series Danger 5.
On January 11th, 2015, the second episode of the second season of the comedy teleivision series Danger 5 aired on SBS. In the episode, Hitler, the series antagonist, poses as an FBI agent to evade the authorities and blame a disaster on the show’s heroes (shown below)
Knuckles is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. He is an echidna. After appearing as an antagonist to Sonic and Tails in 1994’s Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Knuckles eventually became a recurring character in the Sonic franchise and has been the subject of several memes, including the & Knuckles series and Knuckles Sings.
Knuckles made his first appearance in 1994’s Sonic the Hedgehog 3 as an antagonist to Sonic and Tails, as he was tricked by the villainous Dr. Robotnik into thinking the characters were thieves. He became a playable character in Sonic & Knuckles, which was released later that year.
Knuckles has been a part of the Sonic franchise ever since, playing a larger and supporting role as Sonic’s rival and friend. He has appeared in over two dozen Sonic games in the past twenty three years, and has made appearances in various Sonic animated series as well, debuting in episode 5 of Sonic X (shown below). He is also a major character in the Sonic Boom computer-animated series.
Knuckles has been generally well received by fans and critics alike, though some critics pointed out that the addition of Knuckles marked when they felt the Sonic franchise began to go “overboard” with additional characters.
In later Sonic games Sonic 06 and Sonic Boom , glitches involving Knuckles were popular and sometimes exploited by gamers and Let’s Players. Game Grumps , a Let’s Play channel which often plays Sonic games, have several notable examples of Knuckles glitches. While playing Sonic 06, Knuckles gets stuck to a wall, creating a memorable moment where Arin gets extremely angry at the game (shown below, left). The episode has gained over 3.2 million views and has several fan animations. In Sonic Boom, the pair discovered a glitch with Knuckles where when can jump infinitely if one pauses during Knuckles’ jump animation, leading them to go to unfinished parts of the game (shown below, right).
& Knuckles is a phrase originating when Steam released a bundle of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, as was the developers’ original intent, naming it Sonic Adventure 3 & Knuckles. The clunky title made it appear as though Knuckles was shoehorned into the original game. This led to jokes in which people mock special crossovers or editions of games, similar to Featuring Dante from the Devil May Cry Series.
Knuckles Sings refers to a series of animated videos in which a goofily animated drawing of Knuckles sings various songs. On February 20th, 2017, YouTube animator Gregzilla uploaded a video in which he reviewed Sonic Lost World (shown below, left). Early in the video, a goofily drawn Knuckles appears for a second. The review gained over 266,000 views. Two weeks later, he uploaded a video in which he has the character “sing” a part of “I Don’t Want to Set The World On Fire” by The Ink Spots, gaining over 1.7 million views (shown below, right).
Over the following months, several other Knuckles Sings variations appeared on YouTube, with most of the popular versions created by YouTubers FrameRater and Sonic Plush. Popular edits created by other YouTubers find Knuckles singing “Suicide is Painless,” created by Fanzy Kittenz and gaining over 390,000 views (shown below, left), and a version where Knuckles sings “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire, uploaded by Fainter Streak and gaining over 117,000 views (shown below, right).
Groyper refers to an illustration of Pepe the Frog resting his chin on interlinked hands, which is commonly used as a profile avatar by various accounts on Twitter.
Musical Calculator refers to a series of videos and songs featuring a calculator being used a synthesizer keyboard piano.
The practice of using a calculator as a synthesizer has existed since before the internet. For example, in 1978, Casio released a calculator that could be re-programmed to play music and record to cassette tape. On May 10th, 1981, the German electronic music band Kraftwerk released the album Computer World. The album’s second track, “Pocket Calculator,” made use of the Casio FX-502P (song below).
While touring on the Computer World album, Kraftwerk manufactured customized Casio VL-80 calculators that contained sheet music to play their songs. Fans could then play songs from the record on the synthesizer calculator.
saw the sexy lizard and had to do something about it
Piptaz memes have become popularised amongst doctors and other healthcare professionals in recent months, with the only obvious source for piptaz memes being popularised by the facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/piptazmemes/). The earliest memes posted date back to June 2017. Piperacillin/Tazobactam is a broad spectrum pair of antibiotic commonly used for the treatment of infections for which the source is uncertain (although is also recommended for treatment of urinary sepsis in some hospital trusts). The pair of antibiotics are regarded amongst most doctors and surgeons as being the best antimicrobial therapy. Not only does it have a fantastic broad spectrum of activity (ie. ability to treat bacterial infections of all kinds), it is highly efficacious. It is also famously overused amongst lazier doctors who use the antibiotic in patients that could otherwise have their primary source of infection sought, and treated with more appropriate antibiotics.
We did it Patrick! We Saved the city! is memorable quote by SpongeBob from an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants.
The phrase “We did it Patrick! We Saved the city!” is said by the SpongeBob SquarePants to Patrick (shown below), in the season two episode “ Wormy,” which first aired on February 17, 2001.
Real Nigga Haiku is a post created on me.me, posted with a picture of a black man looks like Lil Wayne, on 2013, Franky Gray and Sargon created an album “The Real Nigga Haikus” with 15 Songs
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Paramount Pictures (also known simply as Paramount) is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1912.
Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world after the French studios Gaumont Film Company (1895) and Pathé (1896), followed by the Nordisk Film company (1906), and Universal Studios (1912). It is the last major film studio still headquartered in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles.
Paramount Pictures dates its existence from the 1912 founding date of the Famous Players Film Company. Hungarian-born founder, Adolph Zukor, who had been an early investor in nickelodeons, saw that movies appealed mainly to working-class immigrants. With partners Daniel Frohman and Charles Frohman he planned to offer feature-length films that would appeal to the middle class by featuring the leading theatrical players of the time (leading to the slogan “Famous Players in Famous Plays”). By mid-1913, Famous Players had completed five films, and Zukor was on his way to success. Its first film was Les Amours de la reine Élisabeth, which starred Sarah Bernhardt.
That same year, another aspiring producer, Jesse L. Lasky, opened his Lasky Feature Play Company with money borrowed from his brother-in-law, Samuel Goldfish, later known as Samuel Goldwyn. The Lasky company hired as their first employee a stage director with virtually no film experience, Cecil B. DeMille, who would find a suitable site in Hollywood, near Los Angeles, for his first feature film, The Squaw Man.
Paramount Pictures’ first logo, based on a design by its founder William Wadsworth Hodkinson, used from 1917 to 1967.
Starting in 1914, both Lasky and Famous Players released their films through a start-up company, Paramount Pictures Corporation, organized early that year by a Utah theatre owner, W. W. Hodkinson, who had bought and merged several smaller firms. Hodkinson and actor, director, producer Hobart Bosworth had started production of a series of Jack London movies. Paramount was the first successful nationwide distributor; until this time, films were sold on a statewide or regional basis which had proved costly to film producers. Also, Famous Players and Lasky were privately owned while Paramount was a corporation.
Paramount Pictures Logo Parodies
Paramount Pictures Logo Parodies are spoofs of vanity cards used by Paramount Pictures, which are typically shown in the opening or closing credits to brand content.
That Sign Can’t Stop Me Because I Can’t Read is a memorable quote said by the character D.W. from the children’s animated television series Arthur and has been used online to express persistency in the face of better judgement.
The image of D.W. saying “That sign can’t stop me because I can’t read” comes from second season episode of Arthur, “D.W,’s Name Game,” which first aired on April 16th, 1998. IN the episode, DW explains her problems with her big brother Arthur, including how he barricades her from his room by putting a sign outside the door that says “Arthur’s room. D.W. not allowed.” D.W. responds to the sign, “That sign can’t stop me, because I can’t read.”
The earliest known appearance of the image online comes from both Reddit and 9GAG,  where a two-panel comic of moment was posted on August 25th, 2013. While the Reddit thread has since been deleted, the 9GAG post 16,000 points in four years. Two years later, on May 19th, 2015, FunnyJunk user chokinandtokin posted the image and received more than 650 upvotes and 26,000 views in two years.
In 2016, the two-panel version would be used as an exploitable on Facebook. On March 12th, 2016, the Facebook account RowdyConservatives posted the two-panel with “Arthur’s Room” sign changed to “Don’t vote for Bernie Sanders, he has a horrible grasp of economics and doesn’t care to actually learn.” The post (shown below) received more than 170 reactions and 40 shares in a year and a half.
On July 7th, 2016, a since-deleted Facebook post shows the sign changed to “No Lefties Allowed.”
The following year, on January 12th, Twitter @murdoxlite posted the image of D.W. with the caption “me: god pls send me a sign god: sends me a crystal clear legible sign me:” The post (shown below) received more than 740 retweets and 950 likes in 10 months.
Throughout 2017, the image caught on as an image macro. On February 5th, Tumblr posted the image with the caption “writers: your ship won’t become canon me:” The post (shown below, left) received more than 12,000 notes in nine months.
On September 3rd, 2017, Twitter user @ hoesuueee tweeted the image with the caption “me: just give me a sign if they are gonna waste my time or not gets sign me:” The post (shown below, center) received more than 25,000 retweets and 53,000 likes in one month.
Goth GF refers to online jokes about desperately wanting to obtain a goth girlfriend.
On June 9th, 2008, a WikiHow article titled “How to Attract a Goth Girl” was created. On September 7th, 2016, Twitter user @Sadieisonfire posted an Ed, Edd n Eddy image macro with the character Ed holding a sign with the sentence “looking 4 a goth gf” painted on the front (shown below). Over the next year, the tweet received more than 1,700 likes and 960 retweets.
On February 12th, 2017, “FrankJavCee”: tweeted “My goth GF just turned into a bat and flew away into the night, again!” (shown below).
My goth GF just turned into a bat and flew away into the night, again!— SpoOoKJavEeEK🎃👻 (@FrankJavCee) February 12, 2017
On June 22nd, the “Fuck I Want a Goth GF” Facebook page was launched.
On October 12th, 2017, the Senpai Waifu Facebook page posted a What’s the Matter, Little Fella image macro with the bottom caption “Don’t have a big tiddy goth gf?” (shown below).
Warn Markiplier refers to a series of sarcastic text posts on Tumblr attempting to alert popular YouTubeLet’s PlayerMarkiplier of imminent danger. They are made in mockery of a sincere text post warning Markiplier of gang violence in Los Angeles and had been an inside joke in the Markiplier Tumblr fandom before becoming a more widespread meme in the summer of 2017.
On July 28th, 2015, Tumblr user @watermelonjeager, since deactivated, posted:
“There is a gang war in LA. The first gang to get to 100 kills, gets to take over that part of the city. You NEED to be careful, Mark. You could be at high risk because of your high status. PLEASE be safe, everyone in or around LA, and please reblog this to get it to the youtubers in LA.
I just worry about their safety.
markiplier stay safe! <3”
The post gained over 15,000 notes.
The meme did not begin spreading through Tumblr until two years later. Meme Documentation traces the moment “Warn Markiplier” became a meme to a reblog of the original post by Tumblr user fakelaurent which added a picture of two people boxing, with the winning person labeled “Los Angeles Gangs” and the losing person labeled “Markiplier” (shown below).
This iteration features a reblog from since deleted Tumblr kairokurusakuraaono which refers to Markiplier as “markimoo,” which would be referenced in future jokes. For example, on October 5th, 2015, user themysteriousmurasamecastle posted a joke post that announced Markiplier’s death via gang violence, ending with “You be missed, Markipoo” (shown below). Coincidentally, Markiplier started a YouTube series called “Who Killed Markiplier?” five days later.
The majority of the jokes are text-based and remain relatively contained within the Markiplier fandom. One exception features a riff on the joke crossed with Darth Plagueis the Wise which gained over 24,000 notes (shown below). Meme Documentation covered the spread of the jokes on October 22nd, 2017.
On Ocrober 23rd, 2017, Kim Kardashian Westtweeted a picture of her mother Kris Jenner sitting on a couch with a new platinum blonde hairdo, wearing a rose-patterned suit, a white fur scarf and holding a martini glass. She captioned the post, “Caption this…” The tweet (shown below) received more than 9,500 retweets and 65,000 likes in less than 24 hours.
Shortly after Kardashian posted the picture, followers began responding with different captions. Twitter user @austinforeman00 tweeted (shown below, left) the caption, “‘Your broke’ First off all…” and received more than 1,500 retweets and 4,800 likes in 24 hours.
Twitter user @back2boujee_ tweeted, “Kris Jenner is a mood.” The post (shown below, center) received more than 3,100 retweets and 6,200 likes in less than 24 hours. Twitter user @HayesBrown tweeted the caption, “KRISJENNER: give me the ’you’re damn right i stole those puppies’ BARBER: say no more, fam.” The post (shown below, right) received more than 2,400 retweets and 8,800 likes in 24 hours.
Hell to the Naw Naw is a viral music video by Alabama-based soul singer Bernard Thomas (a.k.a. Bishop Bullwinkle).
According to Genius, the song was originally released on January 1st, 2014. On August 31st, 2014, YouTuber Carlos Turner uploaded audio of the song, which received upwards of 1.3 million views and 730 comments over the next three years. On August 4th, 2015, YouTuber Official Bronshay uploaded the music video for the song (shown below).
My name Bishop Bullwinkle
From the First Church of Nothing but the Truth
Deacon Kyle, Deacon George, Deacon Clay
Holding the door, let them in, turn them low
First I want to thank god
For the blood running warm in my veins (That’s alright)
Thank god for my life, health and strength
I got a sound mind, I’m not insane (Come on, come on)
I ain’t gonna preach too long
Ain’t gonna take this service too far
My sermon in the morning
Hell to the naw naw naw (Come on, come on, come on)
Hell naw, to the naw naw naw (Hell to the naw)
Hell to the naw, to the naw naw naw (Listen)
Sister Ella, sister Ruth y’all ushering
Make sure that everybody get a seat
Sister Lilly may go in the kitchen
Cause when it gets through I need to eat (Come on)
Fix me collard greens and cornbread and rice
Chicken breast, ox tails on the side (That’s alright)
Deacon Frank get my dark truck ready
Cause when it gets through I need a ride
Deacon Big Rob, count the money count the money
Come back tell me what ya raise
I got the people they looking for some blessing
But now God got to get the praise (Woo)
There’s an old saying
When the praise go up you get the blessing coming down (Yeah)
I got some peoples in the church, huh
And they still, they still they messing around
I got peoples in the church they hugging you
They claim that they love you to death (They’ll do that)
But time they get home they on the telephone
Talking about they can’t stand your breath (Yeah)
I got peoples in the church smoking weed, drinking whiskey
Drinking vodka, lots of gin (What you say?)
I got the preacher with the night prayer leading
Talking about “Can I get a amen” (Talk to ‘em)
Every Sunday morning
About a quarter about a half past ten (Come on)
I got some fag, I got some bulldagger
I got some hoes and dope baggers they coming in
And now they’re laying at the alter
And they’re confes-sing their sins, yeah (Come on Bishop)
Time you see them Monday morning
Doing the same thing again (Come on)
I got kids dropping out of school
Talking about they don’t want to learn, heh
But they standing on the corner rolling blunts
Talking about come on let’s burn (They’ll do that)
I got kids walking up and down the street
Pants hanging down by their knees (Look at ‘em, look at ’em)
Talking about that they’re looking for a job
When I see them I say “jitter bug please”
See all they ever talk about brag about
Who got the biggest and the baddest gun
Time they see the copper with the bubble top
They drop the Glock and want to run (Yeah)
And now the sheriff got them locked up
Got them sitting in the county jail (What now?)
Heard the mama, she was crying all night
Cause you can’t get the money for the bail
And now they’re mad with the home boys
Cause they didn’t put no money in the commissary (Yeah, yeah)
Be glad you’re in the jail brother man
Cause you were sure headed for the cemetery (That’s a fact)
There’s an old saying
That a hard head make a soft behind (Yeah, yeah)
But since you did the crime go on and do the time
Stop the baby crying
On August 8th, 2015, YouTuber TopClips247 uploaded a Vine compilation featuring the song (shown below, left). On September 10th, the All Video YouTube channel uploaded footage of a gradmother dancing to the song (shown below, right).
On March 1st, 2016, Bishop Bullwinkle uploaded a new music for the song titled “Bishop Bullwinkle Hell To Da Naw,Naw,Naw With Da Bicycle” (shown below, left). Over the next 17 months, the video accumulated upwards of 10 million views and 4,300 comments. On June 12th, YouTuber Mark D uploaded a remix of the video featuring video clips of “Donald Trump”: (shown below, right).