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- 01/26/18--07:25: _Beme
- 01/26/18--08:09: _Larry Nassar Sexual...
- 01/26/18--09:10: _Time For Some Peace...
- 01/26/18--09:56: _Choose Your Path
- 01/26/18--10:27: _I Added the Green
- 01/26/18--11:33: _WordArt Image Macros
- 01/26/18--11:45: _Table Remixes
- 01/26/18--13:09: _Subnautica
- 01/26/18--17:29: _Johnny Rebel
- 01/26/18--20:38: _Honja
- 01/25/18--12:24: _Botnik Studios
- 01/27/18--02:04: _Derp Derp Derp
- 01/27/18--03:37: _Aztrosist
- 01/27/18--06:43: _TriHard
- 01/27/18--06:58: _The Cheese Grater I...
- 01/27/18--19:43: _My father died!
- 01/28/18--05:01: _La luz extinguido
- 01/28/18--06:31: _No Lackin Challenge
- 01/28/18--11:48: _You so precious whe...
- 01/28/18--12:25: _Signboard
- 01/26/18--07:25: Beme
- 01/26/18--08:09: Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse Trial
- 01/26/18--09:10: Time For Some Peace and Quiet
- 01/26/18--09:56: Choose Your Path
- 01/26/18--10:27: I Added the Green
- 01/26/18--11:33: WordArt Image Macros
- 01/26/18--11:45: Table Remixes
- 01/26/18--13:09: Subnautica
- 01/26/18--17:29: Johnny Rebel
- 01/26/18--20:38: Honja
- 01/25/18--12:24: Botnik Studios
- 01/27/18--02:04: Derp Derp Derp
- 01/27/18--03:37: Aztrosist
- 01/27/18--06:43: TriHard
- 01/27/18--06:58: The Cheese Grater Image
- 01/27/18--19:43: My father died!
- 01/28/18--05:01: La luz extinguido
- 01/28/18--06:31: No Lackin Challenge
- 01/28/18--11:48: You so precious when you smile
- 01/28/18--12:25: Signboard
Beme is a multimedia company founded by Matt Hackett and Vlogger Casey Neistat. The company launched a first-person video recording application in 2015 and was acquired by CNN the following year. However, after a two year partnership, CNN dissolved Beme in 2018.
Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse Trial refers to the legal hearing and sentencing of Larry Nassar, a former Team USA olympic gymnastics doctor and medical professional at Michigan State University who had been accused by over 150 women, including olympic gold medalists Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, and Gabby Douglas, of sexually abusing them under the guise of medical care. Nassar was sentenced to 40-175 years in prison by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, whose strongly worded comments at the sentencing led to some controversy, as some felt her comments betrayed a lack of impartiality ill-befitting of a judge.
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina Comments
Time For Some Peace and Quiet is a four-panel exploitable series featuring a man looking at his phone in bed. However, when he puts his hone away to sleep, the negative thoughts he has prevents him from sleeping, and he returns to his phone. Online, people replace the words in the speech bubble to reflect their own anxieties for comedic effect.
On July 13th, 2017, C-Section Comics shared a four-panel webcomic on Facebook. The comic sees a man looking at his phone in bed. In panel two, he puts his phone away and says, “Finally! Time for some peace and quiet.” By the third panel, the man is seen thinking about the things that cause him stress, such as work, death, bills, wars and more. Finally, in the fourth panel, the man is depicted sweating and wide-eyed while looking at his phone. Within six months, the comic (shown below) received more tahn 10,000 reactions and 1,300 shares.
Choose Your Path, also referred to as “Choose Your Subclass,” refers to a snowclone popular on Twitter in which a person presents a scenario where the reader hits a certain age and must choose from a list of things commonly associated with that age with which to define themselves.
On January 22nd, 2018, Twitter user @mitchysuch tweeted “You just turned 25, choose a subclass,” followed by a list of things commonly associated with people in their mid-20s on Twitter. The tweet gained over 14,000 retweets and 63,000 likes (shown below).
In the following days, variations on the tweet began to spread on the site. On the 23rd, Twitter user @jimpjorps posted a joke where the age in the snowclone was 5, gaining over over 170 retweets and 1,300 likes (shown below, left). The same day, Twitter user @AdamSinger quoted @mitchysuch’s tweet with the age of 35, gaining over 110 retweets and 550 likes (shown below, right).
Over the course of the following few days, the snowclone changed to more popularly go by the name “Choose Your Class” and added subcultures to the setup. On January 25th, music writer Dan Ozzi uploaded a variation for “punk dude over 30,” gaining 3,500 retweets and 15,000 likes (shown below, left). On the 26th, Twitter user @KapustaDiamond did a similar variation with “punk woman over 30,” gaining 20 retweets and 84 likes in two hours (shown below, right).
On January 25th, 2018, during Sean Hannity’s show, the host continually updating a story on how United States President Donald Trump had reportedly wanted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller over the Russia investigation in June 2017.
That night, Twitter user @MEPFuller uploaded an edited version of the broadcast, cutting the show down to the moments of contradiction and changes of subject. They added the caption "
Sean Hannity: The New York Times is trying to distract you. They say Trump tried to fire Mueller, but our sources aren’t confirming that! / Sean Hannity, minutes later: Alright, yeah, maybe our sources confirm Trump wanted to fire Mueller. But so what? That’s his right. Anywho…" The video (shown below) received more than 32,000 retweets and 69,000 likes in less than 24 hours.
Sean Hannity: The New York Times is trying to distract you. They say Trump tried to fire Mueller, but our sources aren’t confirming that!— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 26, 2018
Sean Hannity, minutes later: Alright, yeah, maybe our sources confirm Trump wanted to fire Mueller. But so what? That’s his right. Anywho… pic.twitter.com/yUIt7Un56d
After the video went viral, Hannity responded to the reaction to the video by tweeting a photoshopped image of himself with a green tint on his body. Hannity captioned the picture “Also liberal sheep think I should run wild with @nytimes anonymous sources and not confirm myself. Sure, I trust @nytimes that put this picture on the cover of their magazine (I added the green).” The post (shown below) received more than 790 retweets, 3,400 likes and 2,600 comments.
Following Hannity’s post featuring the “I added the green” line, users on Twitter began posting parodies of his rebuttal. Many of them featured pictures of themselves tinted green with the caption “(I added the green).” Others photoshopped the image of Hannity (examples below).
The Daily Dot – Green Sean Hannity is the most watched, most trusted meme
WordArt Image Macros refers to a style of image macro in which an image is overlaid with text taken from the Microsoft Word program WordArt to create a shitpost. The style originated on Weird Facebook pages before spreading to other social media sites.
While it’s unclear where exactly WordArt Image Macros began, The Daily Dot notes in an article on Weird Facebook that the style resembles Big Dog teeshirt parodies which were posted on the Something Awful forums in the mid-2000s (example shown below).
Early posters of the style on Weird Facebook include pages ‘Not Only Do We,’ ‘I play KORN to my DMT plants, smoke blunts all day & do sex stuff’ and now-defunct pages ’Gangster Popeye’ and ‘Cabbage Cat.’ These began appearing in the mid-2010s (‘Gangster Popeye’ example shown below).
The style soon spread to other Facebook pages and subreddits, particularly after Facebook censored‘Gangster Popeye’ and ‘Cabbage Cat’ for posts in the style, which the administrators of ‘Gangster Popeye’ supposed was because of their image’s satire against racism and white people.
On April 13th, 2016, the subreddit /r/THE_PACK launched, wherein users post WordArt image macros. The subreddit has gained over 59,000 subscribers as of January 26th, 2018. Other communities based on the style include the Facebook pages ‘LAZERBOYZ’ and ‘Da Share Z0ne,’ and the Instagram account craigstwistedbrain.
Table Remixes are songs in which the word “table” is constantly edited into the vocals of the song. This is related to the “I am the Table” meme where James Hetfield says the catchphrase.
The table sound effect can either come from the original vocalist or from an audio clip of Serj Tankian’s vocals from Chop Suey! or B.Y.O.B. where he says table.
The first table remix appeared on Helvian’s channel where he remixed Chop Suey! by System of a Down. It currently sits at over 100,000 views.
After uploading more table remixes, the Guitar Hero Community took notice. Custom songs on Guitar Hero have been around since 2006, but never before has there been this much buzz over something like this. Twitch streamer JasonParadise, a former employee of Ubisoft, uploaded himself playing the table remix of Down With the Sickness, aka Down with the Sick Memes. That video has well over 250,000 views as of January 1, 2018.
Other twitch streamers such as Acai and UKOGMonkey have also had their experiences with the table memes.
In 2017, BandiPat began uploading his versions of Table Remixes from Smash Mouth to Metallica.
The list of songs as of January 26, 2018 that have been remixed into table memes include:
All Star by Smash Mouth (All Ster by Smish Mouf)
B.Y.O.B. by System of a Down
Chop Suey! by System of a Down
Baby by Justin Beiber
Fuel (Ft. JasonParaadise) by Metallica
My Curse by Killswitch Engage
Aerials by System of a Down
Down with the Sickness by Disturbed
Before I Forget by Slipknot
Through the Fire and the Flames by DragonForce (Through the Tables and the Memes)
Animals by Nickelback (Animalz by Nickelbacc)
Bat Country by Aveneged Sevenfold (Meme Country by Avenged Tablefold)
Subnautica is an action survival game developed by Unknown Worlds Entertainment in which the player explores an open ocean in an alien world, collecting resources to survive.
The game takes place in the late 22nd century. In the game, the player inhabits a ship called the Aurora which is gunned down early in the plot, forcing them to land on the oceaninc planet, Planet 4546B. There, the player explores the ocean to find out what gunned down their ship and what happened on Planet 4546B.
Subnautica was developed by Unknown Worlds Entertainment, who announced the game on December 17th, 2013. The game was released on Steam in early access on December 16th, 2014 and on Xbox One preview on May 17th, 2016. The finished game was released on January 23rd, 2018. The same day, a trailer for the game was posted to YouTube by the game’s channel, gaining over 1.2 million views (shown below).
Subnautica was very well-received upon release. It received a 9.1/10 rating from IGN, where reviewer TJ Hafer praised the game’s tension as provided by some of the monsters underwater, which he believed separated it from other open-world explore/craft games like Minecraft. On Steam, the game has a user score of “overwhelmingly positive” aggregated from over 40,000 users.
Online, the game has a fan-generated Wiki with 533 pages as of January 26th, 2018. On Twitter, the game’s page has over 40,000 followers. On Facebook, the game has over 28,000 likes. A subreddit for the game has over 28,000 subscribers.
Johnny Rebel born Clifford Joseph Trahan, is a Cajun singer better known for his songs that used the racial epithet nigger.
He was born on September 25, 1938 in Moss Bluff, Louisiana. Clifford began his career in the late ‘50s recording songs including "I Can’t Walk The Line" and “Black Magic.”
He later recorded other songs going under various aliases including Pee Wee Trahan, Filthy McNasty, and Johnny Blaine. Some of his songs included “The Ballard Of Isadore Comeaux,” “My Ding-A-Ling,” and others.
In 1966, Clifford begin releasing racist music including “Looking for a Handout” and “Kajun Ku Klux Klan” under the label Reb Rebel while going under the alias “Johnny Rebel.” More songs released by Clifford included, “Who Likes a Nigger?,” “Nigger Hatin’ Me,” “Nigger, Nigger,” and “In Coon Town.”
He returned in 2003 with the album “It’s the Attitude, Stupid!” where he released more racist songs including “Send ’em All Back to Africa,” “If I Could Be a Nigger for a Day,” and others.
Clifford’s work has appeared on compilation albums including “For Segregationists Only,” “The Good Old South,” and “The Complete Johnny Rebel Collection.”
He died on September 3, 2016.
In 2008, a YouTuber named NAACPsuperfan released a video of himself lip-syncing to the song “Nigger Hatin’ Me.” The video has received 7 million views as of January 2018.
A song that often gets miscredited to Johnny Rebel is the song “Alabama Nigger” by Trashy White Band which is notable for being featured in a video of rapper Chief Keef dancing to a trap remix of the song.
Honja is a possibly made up word or catchphrase, believed to have originated in either 4chan or Reddit.
The phrase is usually associated with pictures of Peter Griffin in rudimentary image macros with no clear intention.
Despite it’s mysterious origins, the phrase found it’s way to the Gorillaz community, showing up a few times at r/gorillazcirclejerk, where it appears to have arrived via means of interactions through Discord. In such instance, however, the concept was morphed from featuring Peter Griffin to feature the Gorillaz and their albums.
Interest over time
Botnik Studios are a team of comedy writers who, with the help of a predictive-text generator, create parodies of pop culture by inputting words from that piece of pop culture into the generator, creating idiom-specific keyboards. Comedy writers then select words from the keyboards to create surreal humor. Several of the studio’s creations have gone viral.
Botnik Studios was created by comedy writer Jaime Brew and former New Yorker cartoonist Bob Mankoff in 2016. They launched the website with the tech support of Techstars’ Alexa Accelerator program. The Botnik website launched in July of 2017. Their first creation was a parody of a Seinfeld script, and was posted September 17th, 2017 to Brew’s Tumblr. 
The Seinfeld script was covered by the AV Club on September 21st. On October 19th, Botnik created a Scrubs parody that also saw some viral success. Their tweet of the parody gained over 8,000 retweets and 17,000 likes (shown below). It was covered by Digg. On October 23rd, the studio was covered by Wired. Other parodies by the studio include Star Wars: The Last Jedi user reviews, Arrested Development, and Fire and Fury.
The studio has also created video content. Their most popular with over 56,000 views is a parody of a turkey-preparation cooking video.
Harry Potter Predictive Text Chapter
Harry Potter Predictive Text Chapter refers to Botnik Studio’s Harry Potter parody. On December 12th, 2017, @BotnikStudios tweeted a fake chapter of Harry Potter written by a robot trained on the books using predictive keywords as the text. The tweet of the chapter, from a fake book titled “Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash,” gained over 33,000 retweets and 70,000 likes (shown below). The story was covered by many media outlets, including Daily Dot, Twitter Moments, Bustle, and Refinery29.
Coachella Lineup Poster
On January 23rd, 2018, Botnik Studios produced a fake Coachella poster by running thousands of band names through a generator, ending up with band names like “Fanch,” “Billions of Mario,” and “John x4.” The poster went viral as many found the names humorous, and it was covered by publications including The Verge, Complex, and Digg.
Days ago, a discord user named “devongoodguy”, said derp everytime whenever he’s online.
After January 27, 2018, when Devon said derp again, it causing his friends to said even more derp it would be possible, this will be a meme. Because Devon keep saying derp every day over and over again.
Aztrosist is a YouTube user known for his shitposting videos, mostly relating to famous topics online such as anime, video games, and memes. As of January 2018, his channel has more than 227,000 subscribers and 21 million views.
He created his YouTube channel on August 25, 2015, with his earliest visible uploaded on January 24, 2015. The video consists of a nonsensical guide on becoming an otaku. He later made his Twitter and DeviantArt accounts on February 2016. His most popular video is a simplification of the the popular online game Overwatch, with over 1.87 million views (as of late January 2018).
On August 3, 2016, he made an appearance in the SiIvaGunner channel as an announcer for the Grand Dad 64 mashup album.
Aztrosist’s videos are known for their poorly drawn thumbnails and editing, along with its crude internet humor similar to Filthy Frank. His content mostly revolves around internet memes and trends during their peak popularity, such as Dat Boi and Vaporwave.
From a deleted update video, he admits that his online personality is different from his actual self, but he loves working on his content and his fans. He also said that he’s been feeling down due to his friend’s death, delaying some of his uploads. Apart from that, he does not share anything from his personal life online.
TriHard is one of the most popular emotes on Twitch. Emote shows excited face of speedrunner Trihex. Considered being controversial. Being used in the same fashion as KKona, MingLee and Anele.
The Phantom Trihard
In the summer of 2012 Trihex took a photo with a cute girl on anime convention(shown below). At this moment he was very excited, because he just got his Dragon Ball Z wallscroll autographed. This is how image from emote was born. His facial expression became a meme on his channel, but it became a global emotes later this year.
Attack of the Trihards
At this time Twitch had only 20 global emotes avaliable. Twitch staff wanted to add more, so they asked community for suggestions. Trihex followers suggested this emote in a thread on twitch forums. Some days later Twitch admin entered Trihex stream. Speedrunner wanted to flaunt his abilities and decided to play through the hardest Yoshi island level.
Revenge of the Trihard
Trihex put “be out guest” music from Beauty and the Beast animated film. And said “let’s go Twitch staff, it’s time fo fuck it up”. Speedrunned pounded buttons on his controller furiously with concentrated look on his face, like if his life depended on this very moment. Twitch admin took notes and asked “why you trying so hard?”. Staff member came with the name. So emote became global and first part of saga ends here.
A new Trihard
It wasn’t very popular until audience of ex Twitch streamer Ice Poseidon became to use it. Over 38 millions uses of Trihard were registred on Ice Poseidon’s channel, which is more than on any other stream, and it was over 20% of total Trihard use. His followers pranked him using that emote and later Ice Poseidon had custom made fiat with trihards painted around.
The Trihard strikes back
Somewhere around this time Trihard got multiple meanings. While some expressed the feel of amazement with this emote, others responded with an emote when they saw black person. Sometimes it’s being used when viewers see black culture or when someone does something which coincides with racial stereotypes of black people, just like KKona used for something white/country, MingLee for something asian and Anele for something islamic.
Return of the Trihards
On 2016th twitchcon Trihard emote was discussed at diversity panel. Streamer DJ knight expressed his annoyance towards the use the emote. Some channels decided to completely block the use of emote. The popularizer of the emote, Ice Poseidon, was permanently banned from Twitch on 27 April 2017 for revealing his location at the airport, which resulted in fake bomb call and interrogation by FBI.
The Cheese Grater Image is a reference to a picture of Fender, an anthropomorphic ferret-fox. being anally penetrated by a cheese grater. It is often regarded and referenced within the furry community as “nightmare fuel”.
The image was first uploaded on Fur Affinity by furry artist Cbee, but was later taken down. It was later uploaded to e621 by user Arcturus on April 20, 2007. As of January 2018, the image has a score of -1344 (1629 downvotes). The character in the image is an anthropomorphic “ferrox” (part ferret, part fox) named Fender, who is the official mascot of the popular furry fandom website Fur Affinity.
Many of the comments in the image have debated whether to delete the image or not, but is still not deleted as of making this entry. It has also been referenced many times in the furry_irl subreddit. The earliest to reference this was a post by palamema on December 12, 2016, where a child shows her family the picture after watching a scene of SpongeBob using it, having 97 upvotes (as of late January 2018).
A copypasta for the image posted user MonoUnity on August 15, 2017, gaining over 73 upvotes. The copypasta was later used in reference to the picture, and was even used as a reply in /r/OutOfTheLoop. Images of cheese graters have also been used in furry_irl as to reference the image itself.
I’ve been imagining the details from the cheese grater image, so I’ll tell you all in excruciating details, Enjoy!
You’re a lone ferrox driving, you’re a virgin, but you feel your about to get lucky. You’ve been on grindr and thought you finally met the one after talking to them for ages. They seem nice enough.. as your driving you’re imagining how amazing its gonna feel what you finally have sex. You pull up into the street, and as you’re looking for the address you see an abandoned old shack that seems to have the address so you worryingly pull into the driveway and get out of the car. You walk to the door and ring the doorbell, a pair of hands quickly grab you and knock you out. You wake up against a wall naked as you get a glimpse of someone looking through a basket labeled “fun time toys :)” you wonder what he’s gonna grab, a dildo? Tail Plug? Vibrator? The anticipation is killing you, until he pulls out a metal object. you’re upside down so you couldn’t exactly tell what it was, but you see the small holes in it and realize, it was a cheese grater! He grins and walks over.. “This is perfect for a slut like you” he says. You squeal as loud as you can before he grabs your face “Quiet you! Or Ill make this so much more painful!” You quickly pipe down. He grabs your ass and pulls it open, being a virgin your ass is extremely tight so he forces his entire fist in multiple times, you wince as your dick moves up and his arm gets forced in. He rotates his arm around through your ass. He grabs the cheese grater and right before your ass tightens up he forces the big end of the cheese grater through. You squeal loudly as your ass begins to close up on the cheese grater, you feel your skin peel as skin flakes fall through the hollow end of the cheese grater back into your ass, the cheese grater is now covered in blood your dick rises as the cheese grater goes further and further in, but before your ass closes up on it, he pulled out the grater as you cum all over your face, blood and tears covered in cum are splattered all over your face as he pulls it out more skin flakes and blood fill your ass you feel like you’re about to die and you pass out..
Thanks for listening to my story! I’ve saved this on google docs, If anyone wants it
“My father died!” is a phrase that character Ryo Asuka uses in Chapter 1 of the first volume of the Devilman manga.
After saving Akira Fudo, the main protagonist, and his friend, Miki Makimura from school thugs, Ryo drives Akira to his house in his father’s car to show him something. When Akira asks if something is wrong, Ryo stays silent and calm before randomly shouting the phrase “My father died!”. Akira reacts in shock, to wich Ryo says “Because of that, I live totally alone. He was my only family.”
In the 1987 OVA, “Devilman: The Birth”, a similar situation happens, with Ryo saying “My father is dead.” calmly, instead of screaming it.
When the Devilman manga was made available in english, many people created redraws and edits of the very page that contains the meme. While they are usually redraws, there’s the occasional one featuring different characters and text.
“Laz luz extinguido”, or The Extinct Light in english, is a kind of extreme level of “le 56% face” meme. This meme is mostly used to trigger americans in 4chan /pol/ and /int/ borders, referring to users who call they self’s as “white american” or a race mixed guy as “Laz luz extinguido” or “Le 0% face”.
First appears of “Laz luz extinguido”
Le 0% face
In the first time when the meme appears on /int/ it’s name weren’t “La luz extinguido” but “Le 0% face”when an american user said to stop atacking white americans in a commun thread in the same board. The guy was quoted with a sarcatic answer saying “can’t attack what doesn’t exist” and this was quoted with a green text “>We exist” and an image that named the new meme as “Le 0% face”.
In a few days “Le 0% face” becomes a popular image of many others (x)% face images, been used in /int/ and /pol/. After sixteen days, a guy called “Pedro del Pino” posted a video called “war of the mutts” in his youtube channel that “Le 0% face” also appears.
La luz extinguido
Finally, after a month, an annonymous user create a thread on /mlp/ about confederates americans and things about My Little Pony, then in the same thread, an user posted an image that “Le 0% face” appears as “La luz extinguido”.
No Lackin Challenge is a video fad in which people film themselves pulling firearms on unsuspecting victims to see if they pull a firearm in return.
On October 4th, 2017, YouTuber Robert Michael uploaded a compilation of No Lackin Challenge videos (shown below). On October 7th, YouTuber King Bamm uploaded a parody video in which he walks in on somebody in the bathroom with a firearm (shown below, right).
On January 25th, 2018, 21-year-old Sherman Lackland shot a 17-year-old in the head while playing the challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.
Ok brb doing more research
Headless horse on a signboard