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    About

    Why Weren’t You at Elf Practice is a series of video and audio remixes based off a scene from the 1964 claymation film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

    Origin

    In the film, the character x storms into the room yelling “why weren’t you at elf practice?” (shown below).



    On November 18th, 2005, YTMND user bobby22 submitted a page titled “Practice is Important”, featuring a picture of

    Spread

    On December 19th, 2009, a YTMND page titled “Why weren’t you at elf practice?” was created featuring a clip of the scene followed by an NSFWGIF of two puppets having sex. On December 19th, 2014, YouTuber Brett Nelson uploaded a remix of the scene featuring a clip of former professional basketball player Allen Iverson (shown below).



    On December 4th, 2017, Tumblr user segagigadrive uploaded an edited audio clip from the scene with added echo, which garnered more than 11,300 notes over the next four days (shown below).


    https://segagigadrive.tumblr.com/post/168199693643

    The same day, YouTuber Elliot Jones submitted a deep fried version of the video clip (shown below, left). On December 6th, YouTuber VillagerBoy527 From Vine posted a similar remix of the scene (shown below, right).



    Also on December 6th, Tumblr user ambiguouslyevil posted an edit of the “I Will Survive” Zootopia abortion comic with the speech bubble “Why weren’t you at elf practice?” (shown below). Within 48 hours, the post gained over 17,800 notes.



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  • 12/08/17--08:09: Yeah Sex Is Cool But
  • About

    Yeah Sex Is Cool But is a phrasal template in which people share the things, both sincere and satirical, that they prefer to sexual relations. The phrase “yeah, sex is cool, but…” is succeeded by something that the author prefers.

    Origin

    While the phrase has likely been used offline, the earliest known instance of the phrase being used on social media was posted on February 16th, 2011 by Twitter[1] user @DrewDemm (shown below, left). That day, they posted “Yeah, sex is cool… but I don’t want only that. Is this that hard to understand? I want something serious… not only fuckfriends. :(.”

    The earliest example of someone using the phrase ironically was posted by Twitter[2] user @isaackmusic on May 29th, 2013, who posted (shown below, right) “Yeah sex is cool but have you ever had stuffed crust pizza.”



    Spread

    On February 27th, 2015, Twitter[3] user @pakalupapito tweeted, “sex is cool but have u ever had garlic bread.” The post received more than 9,600 retweets and 12,000 likes in nearly three years.

    Several months later, a Redditor[4] (now deleted) posted a mock tweet by rapper DMX, which read “YEAHSEX IS COOLBUTHAVEYOUEVERHADGARLICBREAD.” The post (shown below) recieved more than 19,000 points (94% upvoted) and 200 comments in nearly three years.



    On August 19th, 2017, Twitter[5] @HunterLares tweeted, “Yeah sex is cool but have you ever shown someone art you made and had them get more excited about it than you expected?” The post (shown below, left) received more than 41,000 retweets and 140,000 likes in four months.


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  • 12/08/17--08:43: Heck Yeck
  • This was accidentally said in real life at school by a guy called Oliver. He meant to say Heck Yeah, but ended up with Heck Yeck. Despite popular belief, this was first said by Oliver, and not by his internet friend wHO IS TAKINGCREDITFOR IT. I can tell you that, because I witnessed the glorious event. It was first posted on discord, and has spread between servers with both myself and Oliver using it. There is also apparently something going around Tumblr about heck yeck, but we’re talking about this newer, more popular generation of yecks. Feel free to use this phrase, its not copyrighted (yet).

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  • 12/08/17--08:49: Good Morning Julia
  • About

    Good Morning Julia refers to videos a man sent to a woman named Julia he apparently barely knew that went viral after internet users found it creepy, much like they did with My Video For Briona.

    Origin

    On November 30th, 2017, YouTube user Avery McGinnis uploaded a video titled “Good Morning Julia,” in which a man professes that the brief moment he had with Julia the day prior was “the greatest day of my life.” The video gained over 7,400 views. In the description for the video, McGinnis wrote, “After a drunken night out with friends, my sister woke up to this video from some guy she met..”



    Spread

    On December 4th, 2017, Twitter user @whlsmcathlic420 reposted the video to Twitter, saying that “Julia” was her roommate’s cousin, giving similar context as McGinnis gave in her YouTube upload. The tweet gained over 12,000 retweets and 53,000 likes (shown below).

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  • 12/08/17--09:11: Terrance Howard Jedi
  • About

    Terrance Howard Jedi refers to a series of photoshopped images and image macros of actor Terrance Howard’s face super-imposed on the bodies of characters from the Star Wars films and other fantasy franchises.

    Origin

    On December 7th, 2017, Twitter[1] user @FlowsAnolini tweeted, “Someone Photoshop Terrence Howard as a Jedi.” The post (shown below, left) received more than 80 retweets and 200 likes in two days. Shortly after, Twitter[2] user @ChuckDSays responded with Howard’s face photoshopped onto the body of Jedi Luke Skywalker.



    Spread

    Shortly after the post was made, people began captioning the picture with references to Terrance Howard’s performance and accent, particularly from the film Hustle and Flow. Twitter[3] user @SMyart09 tweeted, “The Sith ain’t messin wit this here force mayne.” Within 24 hours, the post (shown below, left) received more than 400 retweets and 800 likes. Twitter[4] user @SuckaFreeTee tweeted, "“Y’all swinging lightsabers, mayne?” The post (shown below, center) received more than 1,300 retweets and 1,700 likes in 24 hours. Twitter[5] user @xPhenomenal1 tweeted, “Aye mayne, Rae mayne, that nigga Darf Vada my daddy mayne.” The post (shown below, right) received more than 1,300 retweets and 1,600 likes in 24 hours.



    Additionally, people began photoshopping Howard’s face onto characters from Game of Thrones. Twitter[6] user @sagemyster photoshopped Howard’s face onto that of the character of Jon Snow with the caption “maybe I ain’t bendin no damn knee mayne.” The tweet (shown below) received more than 2,000 retweets and 2,600 likes in two days.

    On December 8th, Twitter[7] published a Moments page to archive the popularity of the meme.



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    Overview

    Donald Trump Slurred Speech Controversy refers to the theories that came from a moment when President Donald Trump noticeably slurred his speech while saying “The United States of America,” leading many on the internet to theorize that Trump wears dentures, while others speculated that the president had suffered a stroke.

    Background

    On December 6th, 2017, Donald Trump held a press conference announcing that he was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. During the speech, Trump’s speech was noticeably more slurred than usual, particularly when he said “The United States of America.”



    Developments

    After the press conference, Twitter users quickly joked about the conference. Twitter user @bobbyrush[1] mocked Trump’s pronunciation of “United States” in a tweet that gained 2,800 retweets and 5,700 likes (shown below, left). Twitter user @ChrisCJackson[2] tweeted “I honest had no clue Trump had dentures and can’t stop laughing,” gaining over 1,400 retweets and 3,300 likes (shown below, right).



    Most jokes about the moment focused on the possibility Trump wears dentures. Select All[3] covered the jokes about Trump having dentures. CNN also covered the moment.[4] The White House excused the slurred speech by saying Trump had a dry throat.[5]

    Stroke Theory

    Another theory that spread after the speech was that Trump had a stroke, which can effect speech patterns. CNN consulted two doctors who confirmed that slurred speech is a sign of a stroke, but is usually coupled with other symptoms such as a drooping face. The doctors said it was not likely the cause of a dry throat. Twitter users began comparing Trump’s signature on the statement to those on his executive orders, suggesting his signature was far worse in the former. Twitter user @aravosis[6] made this point in a tweet that gained over 2,600 retweets and 3,200 likes (shown below). The Daily Dot[7] covered the theories.



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  • 12/08/17--10:41: Musical.ly
  • About

    Musical.ly is a social network video app designed for messaging, live streaming and video production. The app allows users to create 15-second to 1-minute long videos with a customizable soundtrack. Additionally, users can manipulate the video speed and picture quality through filters and effects. It is available for mobile platforms iOS, Android and Amazon Kindle. As of May 2017, the app has more than 200 million users worldwide.

    History

    Musical.ly was founded after co-founders Alex Zhu and Louis Yang pivotted away from a video production app aimed at the education sector in 2014. The team designed an app that allowed educators to create 3-5 minute videos on any subject. However, after they realized how difficult it would be for educators to create such short videos, they realized the app would fail.[1]

    With 8% of the capital left from the education app, the two used the technology to found Musical.ly. Zhu says that he came up with the idea after noticing a group of teenagers, half of which were listening to music, while the other half took selfies. He soon realized that combining social networking with music could capture the early teen demographic.

    Musical.ly launched in July 2014 for Apple’s iOS mobile platform. WIthin three months, the app had more than 4.6 million active users.

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    MAGA Christmas Ornament Reviews refers to a popular trolling technique on Amazon in which people leave negative reviews for Trump-themed Christmas ornaments with the MAGA slogan on them by writing parodies of the Trump administration.

    Origin

    In November of 2016, the Trump campaign began selling Christmas ornaments related to Trump, such as a MAGA hat. On November 23rd, 2016, The Washington Post[1] reported on the ornaments. The MAGA hat ornament was finished with 14-karat gold and cost $149. Twitter user @KyleGriffin1[2] tweeted about the ornament that day (shown below).



    Spread

    Once the product was listed on Amazon, people began trolling the listing by leaving 1-star reviews for the product with references to Trump and the campaign. On the 23rd, Amazon[3] user DMCReports wrote a lengthy review of the product that was a thinly veiled parody referencing their thoughts about the election (shown below).



    Over the course of the following year, the trend continued with the MAGA hat and other ornaments. The trend was noticed the following year. On November 24th, 2017, Twitter user @BBCocoBear[4] tweeted about the trend (shown below).



    On December 7th, People[5] wrote about the trend. Uproxx[6] and AV Club[7] also wrote about the trend.

    Various Examples



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  • 12/08/17--12:20: Azuki the Hedgehog
  • About

    Azuki the Hedgehog is a male hedgehog with a considerable following on Instagram. He is mostly known for staged photoshoots in which he appears in costume and performing a variety of human activities, like camping and kayaking.

    Origin

    According to Azuki’s blog,[1] he was born in January 2016 in Japan. One month later, his owner Shuichi Tsunoda launched the hedgehog’s Instagram[2] account on February 28th, 2016. The first post (shown below) received more than 200 likes in nearly two years.



    Spread

    On December 4th, 2016, Azuki announced that the Instagram page had received more than 100,000 followers. The post (shown below, left) received more than 4,200 likes in one year.



    In October 2017, the Instagram account featured numerous photos of Azuki with tiny camping gear. According to a post, Coleman camping supplies built a small tent for the hedgehog. Each of the posts (examples below) received more than 10,000 likes in two months.[9][10][11]

    Several media outlets have featured Azuki camping, including Mashable,[4] Bored Panda,[5]CBS,[6] Time,[7] New York magazine[8] and more.

    On November 7th, Redditor[12] beroemd posted a picture of Azuki in a tent in the /r/eyebleach subreddit. The post received more than 770 points (98% upvoted) in one month.

    As of December 2017, Azuki’s Instagram has more than 281,000 followers.



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    Overview

    Jay Swingler’s Failed Microwave Cement Stunt refers to YouTube user Jay Swingler of the TGFbro channel getting his head stuck in a microwave with cement, causing the local fire department to come and free him. The story went viral quickly after TGFbro posted the video.

    Background

    On December 7th, 2017, the West Midlands Fire Department[1]Twitter account posted screenshots of their extraction of Swingler from a microwave which was filled with Polyfilla (shown below). The tweet linked to a corresponding story about the event, in which the department detailed the extraction.[2] Evidently, the oven was being used as a mold. Swingler was able to breathe via a tube and his face was protected by a plastic bag. The fire department said, “It took us nearly an hour to free him. All of the group involved were very apologetic, but this was clearly a call-out which might have prevented us from helping someone else in genuine, accidental need.”



    Developments

    The same day, the TGFboy YouTube channel posted the video of the event, gaining over 1.1 million views (shown below).



    The following day, the event was covered by several news sites, including Vice,[3] Independent,[4] and the Huffington Post.[5]

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    Work in progress

    About

    Kaiserreich: The Legacy of the Weltkrieg is an alternative history mod that explores a world where Germany had won World War I; The mod was initially released on Darkest Hour: a Hearts of Iron Game in 2006, but was ported to Hearts of Iron IV on December 1, 2016.

    Background

    Kaiserreich was released initially for Darkest Hour in 2006. The mod received critical acclaim but remained relatively obscure.

    The mod was then released on the Steam workshop for Hearts of Iron IV on December 1, 2016. This was when the mod became known to more people, as Hearts of Iron IV is more user-friendly than Darkest Hour.

    History of the Timeline

    The mod takes place in an alternative universe, where Germany had won World War I. The timeline of the Kaiserreich universe remains consistent with the normal timeline, until January 8, 1917.

    There is an extensive timeline on the Kaiserreich wiki which explains major events in detail until 1936, which is the year the mod starts.

    The US never joined World War I due to Germany revoking its policy of unrestricted submarine warfare. France, Italy, and the Balkan allies in the Entente had all surrendered to Germany by 1919.

    This led to The Treaty of Versailles which radically changed the landscape of Europe. Some of the demands include: Belgium becoming a puppet of the Germans, Italy being balkanized into numerous Italian states, the defeated Balkan nations of Greece, Romania, and Serbia forced to make various territorial cession to Bulgaria and Austria-Hungary, and French cession of some colonial holdings and some border provinces to Germany. Also, Russia’s provinces of Belarus, Ukraine, and the Baltic states, and Finland all became part of the Central Power’s sphere of influence as part of the Brest-Litovsk Treaty.

    The Peace with Honour was signed with the remaining Entente combatants which maintained the status quo with the only demands being that the remaining Entente must recognize the treaties and demands made already.

    In this timeline, The Soviets led by Vladimir Lenin are defeated in the Russian Civil War, and Marxist-Leninist Communism never becomes widespread and is instead replaced by Syndicalism. In 1919, The war-weary French government was defeated in a coup by a Syndicalist uprising, and the remaining French government goes into exile in their remaining colonial holdings in North Africa. A similar fate happens to Britain when in 1925, the government is overwhelmed by a Syndicalist uprising and the Royal Family is forced to flee to Canada and assumes control of the state.

    After this, Germany stood as the unrivaled superpower of the world and entered a golden age until 1936.

    Situation at the start of the Mod

    Due to the nature of the game, nothing beyond 1936 (with a few exceptions) are set in stone. This is because there are various events which impact how the game plays out, so the game is different every time.


    In Europe, The Commune of France, Union of Britain, and The Socialistic Republic of Italy have formed an alliance known as the Third International and are rivaled to Germany.


    The remnants the Entente consisting of Canada, The French Republic in North Africa, The Dominion of India (which controls only northwest India), Australasia (A merging of New Zealand and Australia into one nation), and a federation of the Caribbean Islands look to reclaim lands lost during the revolution from the Syndicalist nations.


    The German Empire leads Belgium, Ukraine, Belarus, and The Baltic States as well as all of her colonial holdings in an alliance known as Mittel-Europa.


    These are the main factions of the game.

    Online Presence

    r/Kaiserreich was launched on February 25, 2013, and reached 5,000 subscribers on August 21, 2017.

    The mod currently stands as the 2nd most subscribed mod on the Hearts of Iron IV Steam workshop.

    The game also has a Wiki with over 250 pages.

    Related Memes

    Every man a king / Share the wealth

    These two sayings originate from the Lousiana governor Huey Long, who wasn’t assassinated in this timeline and would become the head of state for the right-wing rebel nation during the Second American Civil War, American Union State.

    Every man a king is a catchphrase that was used to represent Long’s populist economic policy. The catchphrase is frequently used as a meme about Huey Long; However, it can also be used in any situation just replacing the “king” part with something else.

    Share the wealth is the name of Long’s political party in our timeline. The catchphrase is used in a similar manner to “Every man a king”, but less frequently than the former.

    Direct rule from London

    Direct rule from London refers to a decision a player can make as the Union of Britain regarding the autonomy of Scotland and Wales. Oswald Mosley, who is a Totalist in this timeline, meaning supports an authoritarian version of Syndicalism similar to how Communism in our timeline works, is required to make the decision pop up, so the meme is usually associated with him. The meme is used similarly to “Every man a king” with the “London” part being replaced with something else to better suit the situation.

    Polandball comics

    Propaganda Posters

    The community has also produced plenty of fictional propaganda posters based on real-life propaganda posters.


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  • 12/07/17--11:17: What's the deal with pls
  • Explanation

    Since the dawn of time, man has asked the question, hey what’s the deal with that?

    This meme seeks to provide an answer to this question.

    The Whats The Deal With meme responds with a nuanced pun, deconstructing the original question and providing a whole new level of context and insight. In comedy, this term is called a paraproskidian, and is commonly used in prank phone calls such as “hey, is your refrigerator running?”“well, you’d better go catch it.”

    Obviously, this format doesn’t go all the way to telling a full joke. Instead, it just throws out elements of a joke and leaves the reader to assemble the rest.

    There is also a plea at the end of the bad joke, asking for something -- this is left for interpreation, but is assumed to be an upvote, like, positive comment feedback, something of that nature. Like a comedian asking the audience to please laugh.

    Origin

    “What’s The Deal With” memes originated on a 4chan thread of last year, in which the OP made an ironic attempt to force a meme. Luckily, the community responded and began joining in with more variations.


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  • 12/09/17--11:57: Ay bby want sum fuk?
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    h2. About

    Ay bby want sum fuk? is a joke pick-up line often used ironically.

    History

    The earliest known usage of the phrase comes from a May 2013 BodyBuilding Forums thread titled “Met some 30yr old (i think?) bish who doesn’t know how to English (pics) (screencaps)” in which user Kreez posted “Ask if she want some fuk”(screencap shown below)


    Ask if she want some fuk

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    [1]BodyBuilding Forums original thread


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  • 12/09/17--14:36: The Cheese Fic
  • The Cheese Fic is one of the popular phanfictions from the Phandom (Danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil’s fandom) when they released their “Merry Cheesemas” video on YouTube, right after when Dan lose on their previous challenge on a video with KickThePJ and AmazingPhil.

    The phanfiction depicts Dan’s soul being submerged into the form of the Cheese, whereas Phil, as said canon through his old videos, hates cheese. Thus, this is the born of a love-hate phanfiction.

    This fiction is more mild to its counterparts: Skin fic, Milk fic and the Hat fic.


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    Spawned from a thread in the ravens subreddit, the Steve Bisciotti Tenders meme is likely one of the top NFL memes of 2017. As it is not in reference to a particular injury or game, the meme should carry over into the 2018 season and playoffs. The staying power is particularly likely in the Baltimore area, as the Ravens fanbase seems to have adopted the meme into their online culture.

    In r/Ravens, a small subreddit with under 20,000 subscribers and about 10 posts a day, one user started a “Steve Bisciotti Appreciation Thread”. It is well known that the success of any organization comes from the top down. And even though the ravens have their ups and downs, from super bowl wins to missed playoffs, the fanbase loves their owner. This showed in the thread.

    User u/Busstees apparently met Steve in person one time. He shares his story.

    “Met him once at Countdown to Kickoff. He was in Mex right next to us with his people. Came right over and took a pic with us and gave us some chicken tenders. Good dude.”

    This was quickly followed by some sarcastic replies that instantly saturated the somewhat quiet sub with replies in the form of people’s own stories of Bisciotti encounters. These normally included a picture with him, and he always gave away chicken tenders at the end. Some of the more popular “encounters” are quoted below.

    “I met him at the bowling alley and he is a damn good bowler. We went over, chatted, got a pic and he gave us some chicken tenders. Nice guy.”

    “Saw him in the mirror maze in the Ripleys Museum downtown. He helped us find the exit, took some pictures, gave us some chicken tenders, then went back in to help more people. Real decent guy.”

    “met him once at the Baltimore aquarium. Came right up to us, took our picture, then gave us some chicken tenders. Okay guy in my book.”

    “Met him at Buffalo Wild Wings. Without saying a word he walked up to our table snapped a picture with us and gave us some chicken tenders. Class act.”

    “One time I met Steve Bisciotti at the Inner Harbor Fogo de Chow. It’s one of those Brazilian stakehouses where they come around to your table with different cuts of steak and veal. All you can eat. We talked about the ravens a bit, and he let us take some pictures. They don’t serve tenders, so he had the chef go into town, buy some chicken breasts, cut them, bread them, cook them, and give them to us to go. Best chicken tenders I’ve ever had. Nice guy.”

    Then the memes started pouring in, overtaking this normally sports discussion based subreddit.

    This overexposure caused larger sports related subreddits to pick up on the meme. The “normification” caused it to lose some quality, as people also portray Bisciotti as a Tender thief, and forget about the crucial picture with the owner found in the earlier Bisciotti encounters.

    A falcons fan says, “I was walking down street eating some chicken tenders one day, and that asshole mugged me.”

    With this broadening, it is safe to say any reference to Biscotti and tenders is from this meme.


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    “TJP slaps his own ass during sex” is a phrase that originated from the “Instagram Wrestling Community” in the summer of 2017. It involves WWE superstar “TJP” and the Instagram Wrestling Community’s hate towards him.

    Orgin
    Somewhere around July 2017, an Instagram user in the Instagram Wrestling Community named Ben randomly commented on another member of the IGWC’s (theheelkid) post saying “TJP is the type of dude to slap his own ass during sex”. This was the first instance of the phrase being used.

    Spread
    On August 5, 2017, Instagram Wrestling Community member “thatsroode” direct messaged WWE superstar “TJP” asking if he slaps his own ass during sex in which TJP responded “yes”. The phrase then caught on very quickly after this within the community and everyone within the community started making jokes about it. It is still widely said and memed throughout the community today with members of the IGWC giving TJP the reputation of being an “ass slapper”.


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  • 12/11/17--00:42: Kverven Did 711
  • Kverven did 711 is a meme made by the duo Ivan Breivik and Christian Ingmar Kjølsvik from Norway. The image by Christian Ingmar Kjølsvik is made by him in his french class where he and Ivan sat together and worked out the picture on GIMP. The origin of the statement Kverven did 711 dates back to their startup school trip of 2017. It started with the known Bush did 911, Ivan was talking alot about his classmate Marcus Kverven, so he said “Bush did 911”. After that a while, the eureka moment hits them when one of them said “Kverven did 711”
    They don’t know for sure who of them came up with the exact statement, but without the other person, the meme would never have been created.


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  • 12/08/17--07:00: Oh Pillow Mushrooms
  • Memes:

    “I just let Fajos the two Fajoses in the garage” – The first thing he says in his first video talking about how he let Fajos and Fud into he garage.

    EEHEEHEEHEEHEEHEEHEEHEEHEEH” – In the video you this weird sound that is supposed to be the pillows.

    “Pretty nice day out here. Pretty nice day” – After saying that he let his pillows in the garage he says how it is a nice day.

    WHATTHE” When he goes into the garage he says this when he sees the mess they made.

    “Did you make this mess”

    “Alright guys. This is OhPillowMushrooms”- In the middle of the video he says the channel name and says he is going to start his new channel.

    “This is the little mischievous one”- Talking about the behavior of one of his pillows.

    “This one is just sitting here like ‘It wasn’t me’” – Talking about the other pillow.

    “Hey, stop attacking the camera” – In many of his videos he says this whenever the pillows attack the camera.

    “This means you mean to eat more vitamins” What he says when he finds out faros has really low blood pressure

    “Fajos has really low blood pressure” “What?” “Really low blood pressure” – Him talking to snoopy (The doctor)

    “How would you like this, PIE IN THEFACE” – When he is pranking Fajos by pieing her face

    AGHAGHAGH” – Weird sound he makes when laughing after pieing Fajos in the face.

    “Fajos knows how to fly like a butterfly” – What he says when he picks up Fajos


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  • 12/11/17--07:52: Ready Player One Leg Poster
  • About

    Ready Player One Leg Poster refers to a series of jokes, photoshops and image macros about the poster for the 2018 film Ready Player One. Some online have criticized the poster for the length of Tye Sheridan’s leg, which they believe is anatomically incorrect.

    Origin

    On December 9th, 2017, the official Ready Player One Twitter account tweeted the poster with the caption " better reality awaits. Tune in tomorrow at 9:45a PT for a special live stream event with @erniecline. #ReadyPlayerOne." The post (shown below) received more than 1,000 retweets and 3,300 likes in two days.



    Spread

    Shortly after the poster was uploaded online, Twitter users began posting photoshops and image comparisons, emphasizing the length of Sheridan’s leg. Twitter user @AH_Ethan tweeted a photoshop of Sheridan’s leg moving through portals to stay in the frame of the poster. The post (shown below, left) received more than 70 retweets and 280 likes in two days. Twitter user @asher_nieman tweeted the poster juxtaposted to a screenshot from SpongeBob SquarePants of SpongBob on stilts. The post (shown below, center) received more than 180 retweets and 440 likes in two days. Twitter user @paultoesjohn tweeted a photo of Sheridan photoshopped to have longer legs. The post (shown below, right ) received more than 6,300 retweets and 13,000 likes in two days. They captoned the tweet “There is nothing wrong with the new Ready Player One poster.
    #stopbodyshaming.”



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  • 12/11/17--09:24: Keaton Jones Bullying Video
  • Overview

    Keaton Jones Bullying Video refers to a recording of Maynardville, Tennessee sixth-grader Keaton Jones talking about his experience being bullied to his mother and wondering about the motives why people bully. The video went viral, causing several celebrities to voice their support for Jones.

    Background

    The video was first posted by Keaton’s mother Kimberly on her Facebook page, though the original post is currently inaccessible. According to The Washington Post,[5] the video was posted December 8th, 2017 with the caption, “My kids are by no stretch perfect, & at home, he’s as all boy as they come, but by all accounts he’s good at school… Talk to your kids. … We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere.” It was reposted on December 9th, 2017 by Twitter user @Elijah_Official,[1] where it gained over 182,000 retweets and 371,000 likes (shown below).




    Developments

    The video was reposted by @Everything_TN the same day, and gained an additional 108,000 retweets and 263,000 likes. The video soon drew the attention of high profile celebrities. One of the first to recognize the video was UFC president Dana White,[2] who quote-tweeted the video and offered to have Keaton tour the UFC headquarters, gaining 65,000 retweets and 171,000 likes (shown below, left). An outpouring of celebrity support soon followed, as major celebrities including Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry, Millie Bobbie Brown, Chris Evans, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Sean Hannity, and Donald Trump Jr. (shown below, right) voiced their support for support.[3]



    The principal of Keaton’s school, Greg Clay, responded to the video by saying bullying in his school was not as rampant as the video made it seem.[4] Twitter users found Kimberly Jones’ Facebook profile and saw that she had made anti-Black Lives Matter statements and had pictures of her family toting the confederate flag. Twitter user Tariq Nasheed[6] posted a collage of several posts of Kimberly Jones’, saying it was ironic that she shared an anti-bullying post when she is suspected of bullying black protestors, 7,300 retweets and 8,600 likes (shown below). This leading some to claim Kimberly Jones was a Milkshake Duck. [7]



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