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  • 11/15/17--08:36: MakeApp
  • About

    MakeApp is

    History

    On October 24th, MakeApp founder Ashot Gabrelyanov posted a video of actress Angelina Jolie processed with MakeApp (shown below).




    Reception

    On November 13th, Business Insider published an article accusing Gabrelyanov of being a “pro-Russia propagandist” for running the news site LifeNews.

    On November 14th, BuzzFeed published an article about the application, which included a statement from Gabrelyanov regarding the online outrage directed toward the app:

    “We built MakeApp as an experiment and released it into the wild a few months ago and unfortunately the media coverage solely focused on the makeup removal function of the app and characterized it as a bunch of ‘tech bros’ trying to hurt women, which is just so far from the truth.”

    That day, the blog InformationLiberation published a compilation of celebrity photographs run through the application titled “‘Problematic’ Makeup Removing App ‘MakeApp’ Causes Mass Triggering” (shown below).

    On November 15th, The Telegraph published an article titled “MakeApp- the app that strips away make-up- insults the intelligence of men.” Shortly after, The Independent[4] published an article titled “Makeup Removal App Controversy for all the Wrong Reasons”

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    Louie Gohmert’s Uranium One Chart refers to a chart presented by Texas republican congressman Louie Gohmert during Jeff Sessions’ hearing before the House Judiciary Committee about the ongoing Russiagate investigation that attempted to demonstrate how the Uranium One conspiracy theory was worthy of scrutiny and that special counsel Robert Mueller should be removed from the Russiagate investigation as he was the director of the FBI during the Uranium One deal. The chart was turned into an exploitable and was joked about in photoshopped edits on Twitter

    Origin

    On November 14th, 2017, republican congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas presented a chart during Jeff Sessions hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee attempting to explain the intricacies of the Uranium One conspiracy theory.[1] After the hearing, Gohmert’s office released the chart. It was tweeted out by Chris Geidner of Buzzfeed News that day (shown below).[2]

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    [1]Twitter – @SarahMMims

    [2]Twitter – @Chrisgeidner


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    Blake Shelton Named Sexiest Man Alive refers to People Magazine offering country singer and television personality Blake Shelton their annual “Sexiest Man Alive” title. The news was met with backlash and confusion by many, who thought Shelton was a strange choice for the honor.

    History

    People Magazine has offered a “Sexiest Man Alive” award since 1985.[1] On November 14th, 2017, the magazine announced that their choice for Sexiest Man Alive for 2017 was country singer and judge on musical competition show The Voice Blake Shelton.[2]

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  • 11/15/17--09:52: Bomber Harris
  • Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1st Baronet, GCB, OBE, AFC (13 April 1892 – 5 April 1984), commonly known as “Bomber” Harris by the press and often within the RAF as “Butcher” Harris,[a] was Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) RAF Bomber Command during the height of the Anglo-American strategic bombing campaign against Nazi Germany in the Second World War. In 1942, the British Cabinet agreed to the “area bombing” of German cities. Harris was tasked with implementing Churchill’s policy and supported the development of tactics and technology to perform the task more effectively. Harris assisted British Chief of the Air Staff Marshal of the Royal Air Force Charles Portal in carrying out the United Kingdom’s most devastating attacks against the German infrastructure and population, including the Bombing of Dresden.

    Bomber harris’ first mention online was


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  • 11/15/17--11:15: Destroy Dick December
  • About

    Destroy Dick December is a proposed challenge in which a male masturbates once on December 1st, twice on December 2nd, and so on until they masturbate 31 times on December 31st. The concept began going viral in November of 2017, and as of November 15th, 2017, it has not been attempted.

    Origin

    On November 13th, 2017, /r/teenagers poster Finchonfire[1] posted an image of a text conversation outlining the challenge. The post gained over 16,900 upvotes (shown below).

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    Overview

    Background

    In mid-November 2017, it was revealed that playable characters like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker would be locked for fourty hours of dedicated playtime unless players paid to unlock them. On November 12th, 2017, Redditor MBMMaverick submitted a post to /r/StarWarsBattlefront titled “Seriously? I paid 80$ to have Vader locked?”. Within 24 hours, the post gained over 69,100 points (88% upvoted) and 2,900 comments. In the comments section, the official EACommunityTeam Reddit account responded to the complaint (shown below). Over the next day, the comment received a score of negative 394,000, becoming the most down-voted comment in Reddit history.[1]



    Developments

    On November 13th, Redditor Unwanted_Commentary submitted a screenshot of the comment along with a faked followup post in which EACommunityTeam says “edit: We also now choose to live as gay men,” parodying Kevin Spacey’s response to a sexual assault allegation (shown below, left). Over the next 11 hours, the post garnered more than 31,100 points (92% upvoted) and 550 comments on /r/dankmemes.[2] The same day, Redditor HitlerDabsOnJews posted a “Who Would Win?” image macro pitting Reddit against the EA logo labeled as “one greedy boi” (shown below, right).[3] Also on November 13th, Redditor TheMadPuma submitted a post titled “Can we please boycott Star Wars Battlefront 2” to /r/gaming,[4] where it gained upwards of 14,800 points (89% upvoted) and 1,400 comments in three hours.



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    <div class=“references”.

    [1]Reddit – EA comment

    [2]Reddit – EA Marketing Squad

    [3]Reddit – Its in the Game

    [4]Reddit – Can we please boycott Star Wars Battlefront 2


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    Christian Bale’s Dick Cheney Bod refers to a series of image macros, jokes and references to Christian Bale’s appearance as Dick Cheney in the film The Backseat.

    Origin

    On November 14th, 2017, the Twitter[1] account @LightsCameraPod tweeted a series of pictures of Bale in costume as Dick Cheney in the film The Backseat with the caption “Here are some cursed images of Christian Bale bulking up to play Dick Cheney.” The pictures feature the actor with his head and eyebrows shaved and weighing much heavier. The post (shown below) recieved more than 3,600 retweets and 8,500 retweets in 24 hours.

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    /r/me_irl Terminal Cancer Hoax refers to a wave of images created on the /r/me_irl subreddit at the request of a person who claimed to be dying of terminal cancer. It was later discovered the poster was lying about his illness.

    Origin

    On November 11th, 2017, /r/me_irl user danorexia[1] posted in the subreddit saying he was dying of terminal cancer and asked the subreddit to create memes of him holding a toy gun (shown below). His post gained over 6,700 points.

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    [1]/r/me_irl – original post


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  • 11/15/17--12:41: iOS 10 iMessage Stickers
  • Summary

    iOS 10 was released on September 13, 2016 by Apple. It includes stickers for iMessage and other features.

    How do I find stickers?

    To find stickers for iMessage; go to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch; then select messages; select any person; now tap the App Store icon; tap the App Store icon at the very bottom of the screen; tap the button that says “Visit Store”; and you’re in the Sticker Shop.

    How do I make my own stickers?

    You’ll need Xcode and Photoshop (optional) to do that. First, go to your iMac or MacBook (If you don’t have one, then you should buy one); then go to the App Store; go to the search bar and type in “Xcode”; click on Xcode (Don’t worry about your short balance, it’s free); once it’s downloaded, make some stickers.


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  • 11/14/17--09:18: Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
  • About

    Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is the fictional owner of the Kwik-E-Mart on the animated sitcom The Simpsons. One of the few Indian characters on the show, the character has been the source of critical praise and critique for voice actor Hank Azaria’s portrayal of Apu, particularly his accent. In later years, the character has been the subject of much debate over perceived cultural insensitivity.

    Origin

    On February 25th, 1990, the Fox television network aired the eighth episode of the first season of The Simpsons, “The Telltale Head.” In the episode, Bart makes his first on-air trip to the Kwik-E-Mart, introducing audiences to Apu Nahasapeemapetilon the convenient store owner (shown below).[1]



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    Since 1990, Apu has appeared in more than 100 episodes of the series. His character has been the focus of various topics, including immigration,[2] arranged marriage[3] and vegetarianism.[4] Hank Azaria, the voice actor behind Apu, has won three prime-time Emmy awards for his portrayal.[5]

    The Problem With Apu

    In 2007, Azaria did an interview on Paltalk,[6] where he described the creation of Apu. In the talk (shown below, left), Azaria jokingly said that when originally reading for the part, producers said, “Can you do an Indian voice and how offensive can you make it?” He then refers to him as a “stereotype.”

    In 2012, comedian and writer Hari Kondubolu performed a segment on the television series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell about Apu, specifically the racial implications of the character (shown below, right).[7] He described Apu and voice actor Hank Azaria as “a white guy doing an impression of a white guy making fun of my father.”



    In April 2016, a feature-length documentary starring Kondubolue about Apu and the character’s cultural significance was green-lit. The documentary talks to other Indian-American stars, Simpsons writers and viewers their thoughts on Apu and how his voice has created an unfavorable stereotype of Indians in America.

    On July 27th, 2017, TruTV,[8] which is scheduled to air the documentary on November 19th, 2017, released the trailer for the film. As of November 2017, it has been viewed more than 120,000 times.

    Several news outlets have covered the film’s release, including The New York Times,[9] The AV Club,[10]NBC[11] and more.



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  • 11/15/17--13:17: Ja Du
  • About

    Ja Du is the name of a white transgender woman who claims to identify as a “transracial” Filipino person.

    Online History

    On December 29th, 2015, Ja Du launched the Trans racialism support group on Facebook.[2] Within two years, it has garnered more than 160 likes and 190 follows.

    On November 13th, 2017, WTSP-TV in Tampa Bay, Florida aired a report on Ja Du, a white-born male named Adam, who now identifies as a transgender Filipino woman.[1] In the report (shown below), Ja Du says, “Whenever I’m around the music, I’m around the food, I feel like I’m in my own skin. I’d watch the history channel sometimes for hours you know whenever it came to that and you know nothing else intrigued me more but things about Filipino culture.”



    Media Coverage

    Several news outlets covered the story from the WTSP, including USA Today,[3] The New York Post,[4] the NY Daily News,[4] The Independent[5] and more.

    Criticism

    On November 13th, the website The Root published an article entitled “Today in White Nonsense: Woman Claims She’s ‘Transracial,’ Identifies as Filipino.” The article negatively criticizes Ja Du and the idea of “transracial identitiy.” They write:

    “Why are we treating religion, race and gender as though they operate in the same ways? How does a licensed professional even fix her mouth to say something like that?

    The differences between transgender and transracial have been unpacked numerous times, most recently when Rachel Dolezal compared herself to Caitlyn Jenner. As Salon noted in a 2015 article, there is a growing body of evidence that trans identity is rooted in biological differences. Recent research has shown that the brains of trans people While people have choices in how they express their gender identity, what their gender identity is is involuntary.

    Meanwhile, Ja Du wants to be Filipina because she fucks with the music and the adobo."

    The following day, the late nite talkshow Desus & Mero aired a segment on Ja Du, mocking the idea of being transracial. The video (shown below) received more than 20,000 views when shared to YouTube.



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  • 11/15/17--15:17: Dr DisRespect
  • About

    DrDisRespect is the Twitch handle of Guy Beahm[1], who is known for his streams of H1Z1 and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. He is well known for his over the top arrogant and competitive character, as well as his high production quality of streaming.

    Online History

    Guy Beahm first created his Dr DisRespect persona sometime in early 2010. Guy says the creation of the Dr started purely through ‘changing his gamertag’[2]. The Dr DisRespect youtube channel was created on January 5th 2010[3], with his first video, posted on January 11th the same year, showing gameplay of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3[4]. As of November 2017, this video, “Dr DisRespect Gaming: The Docs Very 1st Video”, has just under 100,000 views. He featured in multiple videos for the gaming channel Machinima, mostly playing Call of Duty. His early Dr DisRespect character had a more sinister and darker character tone, compared to the arrogance and ego of his later character. He went inactive from youtube sometime in late 2011 and did not release any content for almost 5 years.


    Twitch Channel

    The Twitch channel of Guy Beahm, Dr DisRespectLIVE, was created on March 21st 2016[5]. His popularity mostly through him playing the ‘Battle Royale’ games H1Z1 and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. He became widely known for his personality during gameplay – being deliberately arrogant and cocky, calling himself ‘an award winning international champion in the online gaming community.’ He refers to his subscribers as members of ‘The Slick Daddy Club’.

    Popularity Growth and Awards (W.I.P)

    As of November 2017 the channel has over 1.2 million followers.

    Dr DisRespect’s twitter as of November 2017 has over 300,000 followers[6]. He was voted as ‘Streamer of the Year’ at the 2017 Esports Industry Awards, beating out Paul “Ice_Poseidon” Denino, Christopher “Sacriel” Ball and Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana[7].

    Personal Life (W.I.P)

    Guy Beahm was a former multiplayer level designer for Call of Duty[8].

    Despite his brash online personality, Guy Beahm as a reputation for being an extremely friendly and approachable person face to face. He is 6ft 8in and “really has a 38-inch vertical, and can do 360-degree dunks”, facts he also weaves into his online persona[9].

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  • 11/15/17--21:21: Danica Roem
  • Editor’s Note: This entry is a WIP. Please request editorship if you think you can help.


    About

    Danica Roem, born September 30, 1984 (age 33), is an America state legislator in Virginia. In late 2017, she was elected to Virginia’s House of Delegates, making her set to be the first openly transperson to be elected to a United States state legislature and serve her term.

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  • 11/16/17--07:01: Mnuchin Cash
  • About

    Mnuchin Cash refers to jokes made about Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton holding freshly printed $1 bills bearing Mnuchin’s signature. The photos were mocked online as people felt the photo made the couple look like the personification of greed and excessive wealth.

    Origin

    On November 15th, 2017, Twitter user and Yahoo Finance journalist Michael B. Kelley[1] tweeted images taken by AP photojournalist Jacquelyn Martin of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton holding the first printed dollar bills bearing his and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza’s signatures. The tweet gained over 370 retweets and 1,100 likes (photos shown below).



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    The photos were immediately mocked, as many Twitter users felt the photo depicted the couple as excessively wealthy. @nycsouthpaw[2] implied as much in a tweet that said “you can’t parody these folks” in a tweet that gained 3,400 retweets and 10,000 likes (shown below, left) Comedian Andy Richter[3] tweeted a picture with the caption, “Picking out wallpaper for the cognac-swirling room,” gaining over 3,100 retweets and 14,000 likes (shown below, right).



    Twitter users were also reminded of a controversy involving Linton several months prior when Linton appeared to mock a woman for being poor on her Instagram account. In a post there, Linton bragged about a lavish trip she had taken with Mnuchin and mentioned all the expensive brands she was wearing. Some voiced their offense at the display of wealth in the post, to which Linton responded:

    Aw!!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable! Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country? I’m pretty sure we paid more sacrifices toward our day “trip” than you did.[4]

    Several jokes about the photos recalled that controversy. Twitter user Jesse Berney sarcastically praised Linton for continuing to dress like a “Disney villain” after the controversy, gaining over 2,000 retweets and 8,900 likes (shown below, left). Twitter user @DustinGiebel joked that Linton resembled Star Wars villain Kylo Ren, gaining 1,100 retweets and 4,200 likes (shown below, right).



    The jokes were covered by several internet culture sites, including Daily Dot,[5] Select All,[6] Twitter Moments,[7] and more.

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  • 11/16/17--07:40: Lil Peep's Death
  • Overview

    Lil Peep’s Death refers to the death of rapper Lil Peep, real name Gustav Åhr, at the age of 21. Lil Peep had grown popular online for blending emo and hip-hop music, and had become a figurehead in so-called “Soundcloud-rap,” gaining positive press coverage from major music outlets including Pitchfork and The New York Times. While cause of death has not been confirmed as of November 16th, 2017, rumors have circulated online that it was from an overdose.

    History

    Lil Peep began releasing music in 2015 on Soundcloud. [1][2] In 2016, he released two mixtapes, Crybaby and Hellboy, that began bringing him mainstream attention (“Crybaby” shown below, left). On January 9th, 2017, he was profiled in Pitchfork[3] in an interview where he talked about struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. He was covered by The New York Times[4] on June 22nd, 2017 as part of an article on lo-fi Soundcloud rap. He released his full-length debut album, Come Over When You’re Sober pt. 1, on August 11th, 2017. On August 18th, he uploaded the music video for the song “Awful Things” to his YouTube account, where it gained over 11 million views (shown below, right).



    Developments

    On November 15th, 2017, Åhr was found dead in his tour bus. A Reddit post[5] from late that evening suggested that he had died of an accidental overdose, though that has been unconfirmed. Metro[6] posted an article compiling worrying messages sent by Åhr on social media in the hours leading up to his death. The night prior, Åhr posted a video prior to a show in El Paso, Texas, in which he claimed he had just taken six Xanax pills (shown below).



    He had also posted photos to his Instagram with captions including “When I die You’ll love me”[7] and:

    “just wana be everybody’s everything I want too much from people but then I don’t want anything from them at the same time u feel me I don’t let people help me but I need help but not when I have my pills but that’s temporary one day maybe I won’t die young and I’ll be happy? What is happy I always have happiness for like 10 seconds and then it’s gone. I’m getting so tired of this”[8]

    His death was covered by several major news publications, including The New York Times,[9] Billboard,[10] Variety,[11] and more.

    Online Reactions

    Following the news, an outpouring of tributes and discussions about drug use in hip-hop culture, particularly in the Soundcloud rap genre where prescription drug use is often glorified, spread online from fans and musicians. Rapper Post Malone[12] posted a photo of himself and Lil Peep in memorial, gaining over 27,000 retweets and 90,000 likes (shown below, left). Rapper Marshmello[13] posted a similar tribute, gaining over 7,800 retweets and 22,000 likes (shown below, right). The online reactions were covered by Twitter Moments[14] and Uproxx.[15]



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  • 11/16/17--07:44: Baked Alaska
  • About

    Baked Alaska is the online alias of Tim Gionet, an alt-right, white nationalist activist, who rose to prominence as a supporter Donald Trump during the 2016 United States Presidential.

    Online History

    Baked Alaska began his career online as a social media strategist for BuzzFeed, as well as Capitol Records.[1] In 2013, he produced music videos as a comedy rapper under the alias Baked Alaska.[2] However, the videos of Baked Alaska’s early rap career, as of November 2017, have been removed from his official YouTube page.

    While working for BuzzFeed, he claims that his political views changed from “carefree libertarian” who opposed the war on drugs and championed Black Lives Matter to a supporter of Donald Trump. In April 2017, he told Business Insider:[1]

    “BuzzFeed turned me into a monster[…]I was talking about the new Justin Bieber album. And I was like, ‘Dude, that new Justin Bieber album is dope. I have to admit, I love Justin Bieber. He is totally my spirit animal.’ And someone came up to me and was like, ‘Hey bro, you can’t say spirit animal, that’s culturally appropriating Native American culture and that’s not cool.’”

    In 2016, he left BuzzFeed and worked as a tour manager for Milo Yiannopoulos’“Dangerous Faggot” tour, growing a following by commiserating with alt-right personalities such as Chuck Johnson and Mike Cernovich, gaining more than 160,000 Twitter followers as of April 2017.

    DeploraBall

    In November 2016, a group of alt-right organizers, including Baked Alaska, collectively known as MAGA3X, announced the DeploraBall, an unofficial inauguration party for President Trump. On December 26th, 2016, Baked Alaska tweeted,[3]“Jesse it’s a common fact the media is run in majority by Jewish people, it’s similar to observing blacks are good at basketball 🏀 congrats!”

    The following day, he and fellow alt-right activist Richard Spencer were banned from the event for anti-Semetic comments. On December 27th, Baked Alaska tweeted,[3]“Oy vey! Banned from Deploraball!”

    Unite The Right Rally

    On August 12th, 2017, during the white supremacist gathering, Unite The Right Rally, Baked Alaska was maced while marching with white nationalist. He later posted a video of the attack to YouTube, where it received more than 100,000 views.



    Twitter Suspension

    On November 15th, 2017, Twitter permanently suspended Baked Alaska’s account for violating the website’s hateful conduct policy, which prohibits “repeated and/or or non-consensual slurs, epithets, racist and sexist tropes, or other content that degrades someone.”[5]

    Later that day, Baked Alaska responded to the banning on a YouTube livestream. During the video he said:

    “There needs to be some accountability,” he said. “You can’t just ban people when you disagree with them […] If you’re a public figure, you’re at a massive disadvantage if you don’t have a Twitter account.”



    Criticism

    Baked Alaska’s pro-nationalist and alt-right views, as well as his anti-Semetic comments have led him to being referred to as a neo-Nazi and white supremacist by the press and his critics.[4] His believes and public comments have led him to be banned Uber, GoFundMe, Patreon and PayPal]

    In the past he has tweeted the “14 words,” a popular phrase among neo-Nazis.[5] On April 13th, 2017, he tweeted, “I have no problem with white nationalists.”



    Personal Life

    Baked Alaska was born in Anchorage Alaska. He has seven siblings and was raised Christian. He attended Azusa Pacific University, where he received a degree in marketing.

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  • 11/16/17--08:32: muslim logic
  • i’m a muslim by the way


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  • 11/16/17--08:46: Vaguebooking
  • About

    Vaguebooking is an internet slang term referring to the practice of posting cryptic, vague status updates on Facebook in order to receive validating attention from friends.

    Origin

    On February 19th, 2009, Urban Dictionary[1] user elbandidomaximo submitted an entry for “vaguebooking,” defining it as “intentionally vague Facebook status update” prompting friends to inquire what’s wrong as a possible “cry for help” (shown below).



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    On September 22nd, 2011, YouTuber Sky Williams uploaded a comedy sketch about vaguebooking, which depicted vaguebookers as those who are comforted by “drama and attention” (shown below).



    On February 15th, 2012, the tech news site MUO[2] published an article titled “What Is the Imbecilic Art of Vaguebooking?” which likened the practice to using Facebook as a dairy, calling it “very, very annoying.” The article included a parody Facebook post mocking the practice (shown below).



    On October 7th, the Vaguebook Tumblr[3] blog was launched, which highlights screenshots of vague Facebook posts. On April 28th, 2015, the /r/VagueBooking[7] subreddit was created for examples of the social media practice. On June 3rd, BuzzFeed News[6] published an article titled “In Defense of ‘Vaguebooking’.” On June 15th, The Newport Blast published an article featuring an example of a vaguebooking post (shown below).



    On October 9th, 2017, YouTuber Heather Land posted a warped video of a woman complaining about vaguebooking (shown below).



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    About

    Thank You For Coming to My TED Talk is a phrasal meme popular on Tumblr made after one makes an esoteric point, parodying the popular TED Talks series.

    Origin

    Meme Documentation[1] traces the origin of the meme to the BBCSherlock fandom. On May 28th, 2015, Tumblr beysuspng[2] reblogged a post of theirs that read “LISTEN UP: john and sherlock” with the phrase “Thanks for coming to my TED talk.” The post gained over 1,100 notes (shown below).



    Spread

    Over the course of the following two years, the phrase “Thanks for coming to my TED talk” remained within the Sherlock fandom. However, it began expanding outside of the fandom and used for other, more esoteric statements in mid-2017. On May 26th, 2017, Tumblr user sexhaver[3] used a variant of the phrase in a text post that read:

    shirts, socks, underwear, and shorts are the “meat” of an outfit because you feed them to the washing machine after one use. jeans, jackets, scarves, and some hats are cartilage because you use them a few times before washing them. shoes, belts, and jewelry are bones because the washing machine cant digest them. this concludes my TED Talk

    The post gained over 63,000 notes (shown below, left). On July 18th, 2017, user miniwrecks[4] posted a point about Game of Thrones fandom vs. Doctor Who and Sherlock, gaining over 30,000 notes (shown below, right).



    Following the spread outside of the Sherlock fandom in the summer of 2017, the meme began seeing use in a variety of popular text posts throughout the site by the fall of that year. For example, a post by kramergate[5] on “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” from October 19th gained over 57,000 notes (shown below, left). A September 24th, 2017 post by foresstfox[6] about Shrek gained over 60,000 notes (shown below, right).



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    [1]Meme Documentation – Explained: thanks for coming to my TED talk

    [2]Meme Documentation – beysuspng post

    [3]Tumblr – sexhaver

    [4]Tumblr – miniwrecks

    [5]Tumblr – kramergate

    [6]Tumblr – foresstfox


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  • 11/16/17--10:59: Sad Godzilla
  • Sad Godzilla is a picture of a sad looking Godzilla from the book “Who’s Afraid of Godzilla.”
    “Who’s Afraid of Godzilla”
    “Who’s Afraid of Godzilla” is a picture book by Di Kaiju and illustrated by Bob Eggleton. It was published by Random House on March 31, 1998. On one page, Godzilla sits on top of the tallest volcano on Monster Island with a sad look on his face.
    Monster Island Buddies Review
    On November 15, 2017, the Youtube channel Monster Island Buddies did a review of “Who’s Afraid of Godzilla.” When he reached the page with sad Godzilla on it, he said “Someone make this picture a meme. Right. Now. Sad Godzilla, go go go!”


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