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- 01/04/18--10:56: _Matt the Radar Tech...
- 01/04/18--11:11: _Oregon Gas Pumping Law
- 01/04/18--12:38: _Left Exit 12 Off Ramp
- 01/04/18--13:48: _Meltdown and Spectre
- 01/05/18--06:19: _Tide Pods Pizza
- 01/05/18--08:00: _Trump's Press Brief...
- 01/05/18--08:06: _Why Would You Say S...
- 01/05/18--09:21: _The Most Dishonest ...
- 01/05/18--09:50: _Forbidden Snacks
- 01/05/18--11:50: _Approachable Cole /...
- 01/05/18--12:01: _Fire and Fury: Insi...
- 01/05/18--13:31: _Tyler1
- 01/05/18--19:10: _Where do you work o...
- 01/05/18--19:32: _Chef Pee Pee The Sa...
- 01/04/18--02:23: _Linus Tech Tips
- 01/06/18--16:29: _Brandon Rogers
- 01/07/18--05:02: _Gwenpool / Gwen Poole
- 01/07/18--07:05: _Nora Mørk
- 01/07/18--12:16: _#notacountry
- 01/07/18--22:17: _Zelda Ocarina of Ti...
- 01/04/18--10:56: Matt the Radar Technician
- 01/04/18--11:11: Oregon Gas Pumping Law
- 01/04/18--12:38: Left Exit 12 Off Ramp
- 01/04/18--13:48: Meltdown and Spectre
- 01/05/18--06:19: Tide Pods Pizza
- 01/05/18--08:00: Trump's Press Briefing Video Message
- 01/05/18--08:06: Why Would You Say Something So Controversial Yet So Brave?
- 01/05/18--09:21: The Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year
- 01/05/18--09:50: Forbidden Snacks
- 01/05/18--11:50: Approachable Cole / Anyone Wanna Admit They Got a Crush On Me?
- 01/05/18--12:01: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
- 01/05/18--13:31: Tyler1
- 01/05/18--19:10: Where do you work out? At the library
- 01/05/18--19:32: Chef Pee Pee The Savage!
- 01/04/18--02:23: Linus Tech Tips
- 01/06/18--16:29: Brandon Rogers
- 01/07/18--05:02: Gwenpool / Gwen Poole
- 01/07/18--07:05: Nora Mørk
- 01/07/18--12:16: #notacountry
- 01/07/18--22:17: Zelda Ocarina of Time Forest Temple - EH REH
Matt the Radar Technician is a character from the Saturday Night Live“Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base.” In the sketch, a parody of the reality television series Undercover Boss_, Adam Driver plays the character Kylo Ren from the 2016 science fiction space opera film "_Star Wars: The Force Awakens":/memes/subcultures/star-wars-episode-vii-the-force-awakens going undercover at Starkiller Base to learn what his employees think of him.
On January 16th, 2016, Saturday Night Live aired a sketch parody of the television series Undercover Boss starring actor Adam Driver. In the sketch, Driver plays Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens dressed up as Matt the Radar Technician. During Ren’s attempts to see what his employees think of Kylo Ren, he accidentally outs himself as the villain. Within two years of the video being uploaded to YouTube, the sketch (shown below) has been viewed more than 29 million times.
Shortly after the episode aired, fans began posting custom made action figures of the character. As early as January 19th, custom toy creator Jim Heston built and briefly sold a Matt the Radar Technician action figure on his Etsy story “Toy Addicts.” That day, Imgur user JasonWelcome posted a picture of the figure (shown below, left) and received more than 2,300 points and 198,000 views in two years. On January 22nd, Instagram user @huedaws posted a custom Funko Pop action figure of Matt. The post (shown below, center) received more than 540 likes in two years.
The following month, Redditor posted a picture of a Matt figurine in the /r/StarWars subreddit. The post (shown below, right) received more than 7,400 points (90% upvoted) and 200 comments before archiving.
Oregon Gas Pumping Law refers to a controversial law passed in May 2017 which would allow certain counties in the state of Oregon to allow motorists to fill their own gas tanks at filling stations, deviating from a 1951 ban on self-service. Online, the law was hotly debated, with proponents of the ban citing safety concerns and job creation while
In 1951, the state of Oregon passed a law banning self-service at gas stations.
In May 2017, the Oregon Legislature passed a law allowing counties with more than 40,000 residents to deviate from the filling station attendant requirement.
On January 2nd, 2018, the internet humor site Memebase published a listicle of social media reactions to the law. On January 4th, Redditor a167818 submitted a post asking “What’s going on with Oregon and gas pumps?” to /r/OutOfTheLoop. That day, Redditor Aneome5 submitted an image macro of a woman pumping her gas, sarcastically referring to the controversy as the “Oregon Gas Pumping Crisis” (shown below).
Meanwhile, Redditor LePontif11 posted an animated GIF of people spraying gasoline titled “MRW I now have to pump my own gas in Oregon” (shown below). Within four hours, the post gained over 19,300 points (94% upvoted) and 1,100 comments.
Left Exit 12 Off Ramp is a series of exploitables in which a car swerving into an off ramp. On the highway sign, the meme’s author photoshops something the author disapproves of and something they would prefer. The car swerves toward the preference.
The meme is a photoshop composite based on a YouTube video entitled “cara exit highway yang betul.” Uploaded on July 5th, 2013, the video by YouTuber Hilly Bully shows a car drifting into an off ramp; however, there are no highway signs at the off ramp. The video (shown below) received more than 26,000 views in four and a half years.
The earliest known use of the video as a meme was posted on December 29th, 2017 by HUGELOL user dankhunt42. The post entitled “end it pls” shows a photoshopped frame from the video with a highway sign reading “A great life full of oppertunities friends , girlfriends” and “Fucking kill myself.” The car labeled “Me” in the picture is swerving toward “Fucking kill myself.” The post (shown below) received more than 40 points in less than one week.
That day, Redditor Throwthowk posted a variation that criticizes the policies of Sweden on the /r/swjhate subreddit. In this version, the road forward reads, “Continue being a stable first world country.” The exit reads, “Mass uncontrolled migration from third world nations.” The car has a Swedish flag on it. The post (shown below, left) received more than 275 points (94% upvoted) in less than one week.
The next day, on December 31st, Redditor Laughing_Fish posted a variation on the /r/dankmemes subreddit. This version shows “A new year filled with new opportunities to better myself and make a difference” on the left. On the right, it reads, “Another year of shitposting memes on Reddit.” The post (shown below, center) received more than 18,600 points (96% upvoted) and 120 comments in four days.
On January 1st, 2018, Imgur user ArigatoKamisama posted another New Years version, featuring “New year new me” and “same shit different year.” The post (shown below, right) received more than 2,100 views in three days.
Meltdown and Spectre is security vulnerabilities in 64-bit Intel central processing units (CPUs) which grant access to privileged system memory to unauthorized processes and allows cyber attacks to trick error-free programs into leaking sensitive data.
On January 3rd, 2018, the Project Zero team at Google announced the discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre exploits targeting processors created by Intel, AMD and ARM, which use “CPU data cache timing” to “leak information out of mis-speculated execution.” The
That day, the website MeldownAttack was created, providing information on the Meltdown and Spectre processor exploits.
Tide Pods Pizza
Trump’s Press Briefing Video Message refers to a series of photoshopped images based on President Donald Trump’s video pre-recorded video message that was played on two television monitors during a White House press briefing.
The Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year is a mock award devised by President Donald Trump to honor the media sources he considered to be fake news.. In response, numerous late-night comedy shows campaigned to win, treating it like an actual award ceremony.
On January 2nd, 2018, tweeted“I will be announcing THEMOSTDISHONEST& CORRUPTMEDIAAWARDS OF THEYEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!” The post (shown below) 51,000 retweets and 191,000 likes in three days.
Forbidden Snacks are a slang term given to household objects that appear as though they may be edible treats but are hazardous to consume. The term grew alongside the rise of Eating Tide PODS memes to include other foods that look like they might be snacks.
On November 1st, 2017, “Tumblr” user @starship-one uploaded pictures of laundry pods, Dungeons and Dragons dice, a Himalayan salt lamp, and a bath bomb, calling them “forbidden snacks.” The post gained over 149,000 notes (shown below).
Approachable Cole is an image macro featuring rapper J. Cole. It is often accompanied with the caption “Before (year) ends, anyone wanna admit they have a crush on me?”
Early variations on the image added text imploring users to admit they had a crush on the poster (examples shown below).
Variations on this theme appeared over the following two years as New Year’s Eve approached (shown below).
While the posts continued in earnest, the image was also commonly deep fried and used in various shitposts. For example, on September 22nd, 2017, Twitter user @papacone_ uploaded a version which replaced the text with “Before the world ends tomorrow,” referring to a failed doomsday prophecy. The tweet gained over 50 retweets and 80 likes (shown below, left). On December 28th, 2017, Tumblr user comcastkills uploaded a variation asking “Does anybody wanna establish socialism?”, gaining over 14,000 notes (shown below, right).
New York Magazine Excerpt
On January 3rd, 2018, New York Magazine[10 published a lengthy excerpt from the Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. The article states that Wolff had unpreceidented access to the president, following the White House over 18 months, conducting more than 200 interviews. Additionally, he alleges, “In true Trumpian fashion, the administration’s lack of experience and disdain for political norms made for a hodgepodge of journalistic challenges. Information would be provided off-the-record or on deep background, then casually put on the record. Sources would fail to set any parameters on the use of a conversation, or would provide accounts in confidence, only to subsequently share their views widely. And the president’s own views, private as well as public, were constantly shared by others.”
The selection describes the night that Donald Trump became president, alleging that his candidacy was never intended to carry him into the presidency. In the piece, it also states that the Trump team was unprepared for the presidency, assuming that he was going to lose the race. For example, it describes the would-be careers of the Trump White House after his defeat. He also describes how scared they were of victor. Wolff writes:
“Not only did Trump disregard the potential conflicts of his own business deals and real-estate holdings, he audaciously refused to release his tax returns. Why should he? Once he lost, Trump would be both insanely famous and a martyr to Crooked Hillary. His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would be international celebrities. Steve Bannon would become the de facto head of the tea-party movement. Kellyanne Conway would be a cable-news star. Melania Trump, who had been assured by her husband that he wouldn’t become president, could return to inconspicuously lunching. Losing would work out for everybody. Losing was winning.
“Shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night, when the unexpected trend -- Trump might actually win -- seemed confirmed, Don Jr. told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost. Melania was in tears -- and not of joy.”
Steven Bannon Quotes
On January 3rd, the Guardian published a preview of the book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff. In the selection, Bannon is quoted discussing Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner’s meeting with several Russian agents at Trump Tower in 2016. He said:
“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”
Later that day, President Trump released a statement on Bannon’s comments. They said:
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.”
Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base--he’s only in it for himself.
Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.
We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.
Online, people noted how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s various support systems reacted positively to the President’s statements. The official Twitter account for Team Mitch tweeted a gif of McConnell smiling. Within three hours, the post (shown below, left) has received more than 1,400 retweets and 3,400 likes.
Twitter user @BrenScher tweeted a screenshot from the Senate Leadership Fund with the caption “Team McConnell so happy it is putting emojis in press releases.” The post (shown below) received more than 200 retweets and 500 likes in four hours.
Later that day, Donald Trump Jr tweeted,“Andrew Breitbart would be ashamed of the division and lies Steve Bannon is spreading!” The post (shown below) received more than 3,200 retweets and 10,000 likes in less than five hours.
Cease and Desist
On the evening of January 3rd, 2018, one of President Trump’s attorneys, Charles J. Harder, sent Bannon a cease-and-desist notice, forbidding the former adviser from making disparaging remarks against the president. In a statement by Harder, the firm states:
“This law firm represents President Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. On behalf of our clients, legal notice was issued today to Stephen K. Bannon, that his actions of communicating with author Michael Wolff regarding an upcoming book give rise to numerous legal claims including defamation by libel and slander, and breach of his written confidentiality and non-disparagement agreement with our clients. Legal action is imminent.”
The letter to Bannon warns him of legal ramifications for making negative comments about the president, stating that Bannon violated a non-disclosure agreement. It reads:
“You [Bannon] have breached the Agreement by, among other things, communicating with author Michael Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company, disclosing Confidential Information to Mr. Wolff, and making disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements to Mr. Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company, knowing that they would be included in Mr. Wolff’s book and publicity surrounding the marketing and sale of his book.”
The following day, Bannon reiterated his support for President Trump on Breitbart News Tonight, the SiriusXM radio show he hosts. He said, “The President of the United States is a great man. You know, I support him day in and day out.”
Trump Attempts to Block Book
On January 4th, Trump sent a cease and desist to the publisher of the book in an 11-page letter, demanding a retraction of the article, cancelation of the books publication and an apology. The letter states:
“Mr. Trump hereby demands that you immediately cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination of the book, the article, or any excerpts or summaries of either of them, to any person or entity, and that you issue a full and complete retraction and apology to my client as to all statements made about him in the book and article that lack competent evidentiary support.”
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New York Times – After Trump Seeks to Block Book, Publisher Hastens Release
Tyler1 is the name of a Twitch streamer who grew notoriety after engaging in “toxic” behavior in League of Legends streams, leading to his ban from the game by Riot Games. After a near two-year ban, he was unbanned by Riot Games.
Tyler1 is a popular League of Legends player. Solely playing the character Draven, Tyler1 has endured various patches to the game hindering Draven and remained one of the top players in the world. According to an older version of his Twitch page, he was ranked 13th in the world during the 2014 season. He sells merchandise on a personal website. His subreddit has over 21,000 readers.
League of Legends Ban
Tyler1 gained notoriety in April of 2016 when his Twitch channel grew famous for Tyler1’s bad behavior. Tyler1 would swear at players and be abusive in chat. He would also leave his keyboard for several hours at a time on stream. For many League players, Tyler1’s most egregious misconduct involved the practice of “inting.” This meant Tyler1 would intentionally allow the opposing players to kill him, giving them money and experience points until they were able to overwhelm his team. He would often do this in response to other League players not giving him certain buffs he wanted. When he began growing a reputation as “The Most Toxic Player in North America,” Tyler1’s channel drew more viewers, and he began intentionally trolling games.
Because Tyler1 would often play with professionals and members of Riot Games’ staff, he was quickly noticed. In late April of 2016, he was banned indefinitely from playing League of Legends. This was a controversial move in the community, as some players supported Tyler1 while others were glad Riot was looking into the toxic aspects of their communities, while others still said that Tyler1 was not as bad as some other prominent League players. The controversy was covered by Select All, Kotaku, and Polygon subsite RiftHerald.
On January 4th, 2018, Tyler1 tweeted that he had been “reinstated” by Riot Games, gaining over 25,000 retweets and 82,000 likes. Riot confirmed to Kotaku subsite Compete that this was accurate. In October of 2017, he had read an email he received from Riot saying that he would be given a month to prove that he could play “cleanly,” and that if he succeeded, he could be unbanned.
Following the news that he was unbanned, a thread about Tyler1 appeared on /r/OutOfTheLoop and gained over 2,700 upvotes. A thread in /r/LeagueOfLegends about the news gained over 50,000 upvotes.
fn11 – /r/leagueoflegends
Where do you work out? At the library is the name of a single panel 1996 comic by Tony Auth that has in more recent years become an exploitable.
On May 11, 1996 the original comic was published on the Philadelphia Enquirer(shown below)
Chef Pee Pee The Savage! is a SuperLuigiLogan video.
The video starts with Mario jumping and Bowser possibly tried to stop him but then Mario defeats Bowser with a hammer causing him to fall off the cliff.
After Bowser was defeated, Mario was walking to Princess Peach.
At the top of Mario and Princess Peach, it says “Thank You Mario!”.
It was revealed that Princess Peach was actually Chef Pee Pee as he was disguised as Princess Peach and said “Nah It’s Just Me Nigga!”, which is one of the SuperMarioLogan memes and then he laughs and leaves.
It is unknown how Chef Pee Pee was in the Super Mario Bros. game.
Linus Tech Tips is a tech review and showcase channel on YouTube co-created and hosted by Linus Sebastian.
The channel was created on November 24, 2008 as an extension and cheaper alternative to his former employer’s channel NCIX Tech Tips, due to its low viewership and high production costs during its initial startup. His first video was uploaded the next day, which consists the results of his overclocking of an AMD processor. The early days of his channel mostly consisted of unboxing various computer parts and peripherals.
His production company, Linus Media Group, was founded by Linus, Luke Lafreniere, Edzel Yago, and Brandon Lee on January 2013. Since then, the channel has gained a larger crew and higher quality in video production, along with more variety on content such as PC builds guides, build logs and tech reviews. Despite these changes, they still make “classic unboxing” and tech overview videos from time to time in their daily upload schedule.
Linus Sebastian– CEO& Host
Luke Lafreniere– WAN Show Co-Host & Former CTO
Nick Light– COO
Yvonne Ho– CFO
Edzel Yago– Production Manager
Brandon Lee– Cinematographer
Taran Van Hemert– Editing Manager
Colton Potter– Sales & Business Dev
Jon Martin– Writer & Benchmarker
Dennis Liao– Editor
Jake Tivy– Writer & Benchmarker
Pelle Gustavs– Editor
Tyler Curry– Writer & Logistics
Maxine Tamoto– Camera Operator
Anthony Young– Writer & Benchmarker
Alex Clark– Writer
James Strieb– Writer
Alexandre Potvin– Editor
Ivan Metelitsa– Writer & Benchmarker
Besides technology-related videos, they also upload vlogs, such as moving vlogs, construction, and other behind-the-scenes content.
The WAN Show
The WAN Show (Weekly Analysis & News) is a regular live stream occasionally hosted by Linus Sebastian and Luke Lafreniere, wherein they discuss tech news and give their own opinions on it. The live stream is hosted via Twitch, starting every Friday, 5 PM PST, and is reuploaded on their YouTube channel. The show also has various errors during the stream (failing intro, late stream times, etc.) The series was first introduced as a “Live Show” on August 31, 2012, while Luke was first introduced in the show as “Slick” on November 9, 2012.
The live show was officially renamed to “The WAN Show” on July 12, 2013. As of late December 2017, the WAN show currently has 196 episodes, with its most viewed episode having 763 thousand views (below, right.)
Handy Tech Under $100
Handy Tech Under $100 is a series of videos that showcast various, useful items that are under the price of $100. The series started on December 15, 2013, having 17 episodes as of January 2018.
HOLY $H!T is a video series consisting of very exaggerative and expensive tech items and peripherals. The first video was uploaded on January 21, 2016, featuring a 3.84 TB SSD from Samsung and has more than 1.3 million views (shown below, left). The series currently has 24 episodes as of November 2017.
Scrapyard Wars is a series wherein Linus, Luke, and other guests (starting Season 3) build a gaming PC under a specific budget. The first season started on February 14, 2015 (below, left), and ended two weeks after. As of November 2017, the series has six season and 27 episodes, with the latest season concluded on November 4, 2017 (below, right).
The channel has gained a large following, as it currently has over 4.9 million subscribers, as well as its social media accounts such as its Facebook page and Twitter account, having more than 570 thousand likes and 609 followers, respectively. It also has its dedicated subreddit, as well as its own forum site with over 460 thousand members.
Before and during the early days of Linus Tech, he created and hosted the NCIX Tech Tips channel, with videos similar to the Linus’ own channel. He first appeared in the channel on July 24, 2007 (below, left), and officially announced his leave from NCIX on his last video, posted on December 30, 2015 (below, right on 8:05.) His reason was to concentrate more on his own channel and its content.
Linus Media Group also has two correlated channels: Techquickie, which consists of quick takes and explanations on various technological topics (sample below, left), and Channel Super Fun, which contains other LMG vlogs, pranks, and other extra content (sample below, right).
Besides videos, LMG is also working on a website called Floatplane: a content hosting site that concentrates more on delivering towards the audience, similar and competing sites like YouTube. The website is based on their monthly paid forum subscription “Floatplane Club,” and has been the topic in numerous WAN Show episodes. Luke announced the website’s ongoing construction in the channel on April 21, 2017.
LinusKappa / Troll Linus
LinusKappa / Troll Linus is a graphic emoticon featuring Linus’ face in greyscale, Similar to Kappa, this is used to convey trolling and sarcasm. It has become an in-joke within the community and has been referenced multiple times by the channel itself.
Linus Dropping Things
Linus Dropping Things refers to multiple instances wherein Linus (or someone else) accidentally drops tech items during his videos.
Brandon Rogers is a Youtube comedian known for his viral videos that employ low-brow, off-colour, and often offensive, humor. Since the creation of his channel he has received over 3 million subscribers as of 2018 and is currently working on series such as Magic Funhouse.
There Is Only One Thing Worse Than A Rapist
Gwenpool first appeared on June 2015 in a Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2 variant cover (below, left) by Chris Bachalo, as a part of the “Gwen Variants” series. She became the most popular character from the other “Gwen Variants”, even if she didn’t appear in the actual comic. Following this, Gwen got her first full comic feature in “Miss Poole if You’re Nasty”: a three-part backup story in Howard the Duck Vol. 6 #1, written by Christopher Hastings and art by Danilo Beyruth (variant cover below, right).
Hastings returned as writer for Gwenpool’s Holiday Special, along with art by Japanese duo Gurihiru. Her solo series, The Unbelievable Gwenpool, was released on April 13, 2016, with Hastings and Gurihiru returning to their respective roles.
Marvel editor Heather Antos announced the series’ cancellation via Twitter on December 19, 2017, along with it ending on the 25th issue. Hastings and Gurihiru later confirmed this on their own accounts.
So the news is out – GWENPOOL #25 will be the Unbelievable finale.— Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) December 19, 2017
I won't say my goodbyes just yet – there are still two amazing issues yet to come.
I will say you do NOT want to miss out. pic.twitter.com/tWu5R0N6Bl
Gwenpool has gained a cult following online, with fan blogs such as fuckyesgwenpool, gwennypoo, and gwenpooleblog, along with over 1,300 DeviantArt works tagged “gwenpool”. She has also gained significant attention on other sites such as Reddit and 4chan, especially in /co/.
Nora Mørk is a norwegian handball player. She quickly got famous after her phone got hacked and a person accessed her nude pictures and spread them online.Aftermath
after her nudes got leaked a girl decided to try to help her retrive her nudes and pretended to be a “hacker” and only asked the people who spread the pictures to tell them who they are. The girls dumb methods of “hacking” spawned several memes.
On Jan 06 2018 at 9pm Eastern Time, the mobile app for iOS and Android (HQ Trivia) had a question that was stated incorrectly. It read,“Which country has financially bailed out Dubai on more than one occasion?” Players were confused to find out that out of the 3 choices (China) (Saudi Arabia) (Abu Dhabi) that Abu Dhabi was the correct answer. Immediately in the in-game chat players were extremely confused and started saying that Abu Dhabi isn’t a country. Then a player commented #notacountry in the chat and it became very popularized.
Video originally uploaded onto Youtube in 2012.
Meme went viral in 2015
It also spawned the upbeat strange funkish forest feel meme.
Archives show that it was shared in cringe threads on 4chan’s /v/ board as early as April 2015 and kept being shared. Due to the archive going down information on this meme during the June-Oct 2015 gap is missing but after that gap, the video had already reached viral status and had threads dedicated solely on that video.
In 2016 the creator took down the videos due to the community laughing at the content but it was quickly reuploaded onto youtube.