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- 02/23/18--13:05: _Three Billboards
- 02/23/18--13:17: _6ix9ine
- 02/23/18--14:28: _Humble Bundle
- 02/23/18--19:24: _HEY THERE'S GRANT! ...
- 02/22/18--09:09: _This Edible Ain't Shit
- 02/22/18--10:32: _Sister Finds Out Br...
- 02/25/18--09:19: _Stop Enabling Sex T...
- 02/25/18--10:59: _Dennis Brown (Wikip...
- 02/25/18--14:26: _Oh British Scallops
- 02/22/18--11:21: _Just One More
- 02/22/18--12:24: _omg pip so cute
- 02/22/18--13:22: _Onionbro
- 02/22/18--13:37: _You've Been Gnomed
- 02/25/18--19:33: _Hungry baby
- 02/26/18--02:24: _ak47rocks1337
- 02/26/18--07:31: _My Disappointment I...
- 02/26/18--09:05: _Simpsons Predicts t...
- 02/26/18--09:30: _Hunt Down the Freeman
- 02/26/18--09:40: _Track Pants Optical...
- 02/26/18--10:35: _#BoycottNRA
- 02/23/18--13:05: Three Billboards
- 02/23/18--13:17: 6ix9ine
- 02/23/18--14:28: Humble Bundle
- 02/23/18--19:24: HEY THERE'S GRANT! Slap Him In The Face With My Penis
- 02/22/18--09:09: This Edible Ain't Shit
- 02/22/18--10:32: Sister Finds Out Brother's a Furry
- 02/25/18--09:19: Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA)
- 02/25/18--10:59: Dennis Brown (Wikipedia)
- 02/25/18--14:26: Oh British Scallops
- 02/22/18--11:21: Just One More
- 02/22/18--12:24: omg pip so cute
- 02/22/18--13:22: Onionbro
- 02/22/18--13:37: You've Been Gnomed
- 02/25/18--19:33: Hungry baby
- 02/26/18--02:24: ak47rocks1337
- AK47 YT
- EY KAYPHORTISEPHEN (Changed for one day which was April Fools)
- AK47 – Anton
- AK47 / Anton
In the end Anton decided that he really liked the name AK47 / Anton and has made the announcement in one of his videos
- 02/26/18--07:31: My Disappointment Is Immeasurable
- 02/26/18--09:05: Simpsons Predicts the Future
- 02/26/18--09:30: Hunt Down the Freeman
- 02/26/18--09:40: Track Pants Optical Illusion
- 02/26/18--10:35: #BoycottNRA
Three Billboards refers to the visual homages to the 2017 film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri used in various protests. After the film’s release, various protests used the three red signs with black text to express their dissent.
On November 10th, 2017, the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was released in the United States. In the film, the protagonist (played by Francis McDormott) rents three red billboards and places the words (shown below), in sequence, “‘Raped While Dying’, ‘And Still No Arrests?’, and ‘How Come, Chief Willoughby?’”
On January 20th, 2018, Twitter user @Pappiness tweeted a picture from the 2018 Women’s March in New York City. The image featured three protest signs that read "’Misogynistic Racist, Installed by Putin’ “And Still No Impeachement?’ ‘How Come Speaker Ryan’” The post (shown below) received more than 100 retweets and 250 likes in one month.
The following month, the British advertising agency BBH Labs used the style to bring attention to the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 71 people in West London in 2017. The signs read: 71 DEAD, ANDSTILL NO ARRESTS? HOWCOME?’" The billboards were part of the campaing called Justice4Grenfell. On February 15th, the official Justice 4 Grenfell Twitter account @officialJ4G tweeted a picture of the billboards (shown below, center). The post received more than 14,000 retweets and 16,000 likes in less than two weeks.
The follwoing day, an activist group parked three trucks bearing Three Billboard-style signs on the sides that read “‘Slaughtered in school’ ‘And still no gun control?’ ‘How come, Marco Rubio?’” The signs were parked outside the headquarters of Florida Senator Marco Rubio urging him to act on gun control following the Marjory Stoneman High School shooting.
6ix9ine is the pseudonym of Daniel Hernandez, an American rapper from Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, who rose to fame following his 2017 hit “Gummo.” As he grew popular, Hernandez’ legal history became public, as well as a significant anti-fandom around him.
6ix9ine is the name of Daniel Hernandez, who was born May 8th, 1996, in Bushwick, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. After being expelled from school and selling marijuana, Hernandez began making music. One of his first singles, “Scum Life” was released on July 27th, 2015 and gained over 2.1 million views on YouTube (shown below).
On July 5th, 2017, Hernandez posted a picture of himself to Instagram where he had face tattoos reading 69 and rainbow hair. The image later went viral on Reddit and Twitter as a meme (shown below).
On October 8th, 2017, his biggest single to date, “Gummo,” was released on YouTube, where it gained over 131 million views (shown below, left). The song was officially released on November 10th, 2017, where it reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. His following single, “Kooda,” was released on December 23rd and reached number 63 (shown below, right).
On February 23rd, 2018, he released his first mixtape, Day69.
As “Gummo” began growing popular, Genius reported on a conviction against Hernandez of Use of a Child In Sexual Performance, which he pled guilty to. Hernandez had filmed and distributed online videos in which he stood behind a 13-year old girl making a thrusting motion with his pelvis and smacking her on her buttocks while she performed oral sex with his friend." Hernandez claimed he was 17 at the time, but was 18. Hernandez also has a long history of beefing with other rappers and security. He also once faked his own death on Instagram.
6ix9ine has a large online presence, with over 31,000 Twitter followers, 210,000 Facebook likes, and 2.9 million Instagram followers. He also has a strong anti-fandom, with several posts making fun of him posted to Reddit. A post to Reddit’s /r/trashy making fun of the rapper on October 23rd, 2017, gained over 14,000 upvotes. A video of Hernandez making fun of fake jewelry only to have his own fake jewelry exposed was posted to /r/cringe on January 7th, 2018 (shown below).
Humble Bundle is an online storefront that sell digitial content through a pay-what-you-want business model. The company splits the process from their products, which include loot crates, a monthly subscription service and a digital store, with developers and charities.
Humble Bundle launched in 2010 when Jeff Rosen, pulling inspiration from Steam sales and the World of Goo pay-what-you-want sale, contacted independent developers to bundle products together and release them in a pay-what-you-want business model. In addition to selling the games, Rosen also wanted to donate some of the proceeds from the sales to charity. The first Bundle (then-called “Humble Indie Bundle”) was shipped in May 4th, 2010 and as of February 2018, the company has sold more than 47 million bundles.
In October 2015, Humble Bundle launched their subscription service “Humble Monthly,” which allows subscribers access to monthly bundles at a discounted rate.
In February 2017, they launched their own in-house publishing company, which gave access to developers to publish across multiple platforms.
On October 13th, 2017, Humble Bundle was acquired the gaming media outlet IGN for an undisclosed amount. IGN executive VP Mitch Galbraith said, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. The idea is just to feed them with the resources they need to keep doing what they’re doing.”
Humble Bundle offers three main products: Humble Bundles, Humble Monthly and Humble Store. The Humble Bundle is their flagship product, compiling a variety of products into a limited-edition loot crates. Humble Monthly is a subscription service that send monthly bundles to subscribers at a discounted rate. Finally, the Humble Store is an area where users can purchase products a la carte. Products can be played on consoles or Steam.
Additioanlly, Humble Bundle offers independent development for video games as well as a chance for people to partner and invest in various projects.
On September 15th, 2017, Humble Bundle announced on YouTube that the company had donated more than $100 million to chairy. co-found John Graham said, “After the first Humble Indie Bundle, we were overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity. We remember delivering the first check to charity by hand and it was a larger amount of money than anything we had ever seen before. This milestone is more than 500 times bigger than that and is almost too big for me to really comprehend. We’re forever grateful to the Humble community and this huge positive impact they have made on the world.”
Hey there’s grant is a line said by a member of a small podcast known as The NFG Podcast. Where said member (Hermes) says in the first seven seconds “Hey There’s Grant! Slap Him In The Face With My Penis.”
This has become a inside joke between him and his friends.However the first time this has been said wasn’t on the podcast or even said by him. According to him, his friend was in a rap battle with a guy named Grant.
And this has sparked a small meme between the friends.
Until Hermes’ friend Alex made 6 jackets that costed $286 in total.
source of the meme
This Edible Ain’t Shit refers to a joke format popular on Twitter in which a person says “This edible ain’t shit,” meaning they don’t feel high after ingesting edible marijuana. The person then supplies a picture representing their level of intoxication after a certain period of time, when the edible begins to take effect.
Unlike marijuana taken through smoking, ingesting marijuana via food or drink such as a brownie, cookie, tea, etc. digests through the bloodstream, meaning its effects are less immediate, but last longer and can potentially be more potent than marijuana that’s smoked.“This edible ain’t shit” would be said by a person refers to the feeling prior to feeling the effects of edible marijuana, and the picture used in the meme depicts their intense level of intoxication after the edible takes effect.
On November 3rd, 2016, Twitter user @Edlauren11 posted the first instance of the joke template, using a scene from King of the Hill as the punchline image, gaining over 13,000 retweets and 23,000 likes (shown below).
After the popularity of @Edlauren11’s post, other users began adopting the format, which saw consistent use over the course of the following months. On May 9th, 2017, Twitter user @Gabriella_Ann_ posted a Mocking Spongebob variation, gaining over 24,000 retweets and 70,000 likes (shown below, left). On February 6th, 2017, Twitter user @zelpolval uploaded a variation featuring a GIF of Lady Gaga’s Halftime Show, gaining over 440 retweets and 800 likes (shown below, right).
The meme continued to see use over the course of 2017 and is still frequently used in 2018. Popular examples from 2018 include a tweet by @offlinemalek quoting a Kourtney Kardashian tweet, gaining over 1,100 retweets and 4,400 likes (shown below, left). Twitter user @fagtwigs uploaded the joke with a video of Azealia Banks, gaining over 80 retweets and 270 likes (shown below, right). The meme was covered by The Daily Dot.
The Daily Dot – ‘This edible ain’t sh*t’ meme takes time to kick in
Sister Finds Out Brother’s a Furry refers to a viral video taken by a furry of his sister finding out about his lifestyle. The sister’s reactions led to memes created on Twitter, particularly among the furry community.
On February 17th, 2018, Twitter user @itskonomichi posted a video of his sister finding out he’s a furry. The tweet gained over 25,000 retweets and 72,000 likes (shown below).
So my sister found out I was a furry
She did not approve. pic.twitter.com/jFdTA4guUM
— Cinnamon Subwoofer (@itskonomichi) February 17, 2018
After the video was posted, Twitter users highlighted several moments from the video and made jokes about them. In particular, the moment when the sister discovers her brother’s sticker of furry art costs $35. On February 18th, Twitter user @Argent_Rizer_13 posted a screenshot of the sister’s face at that moment, saying “Grats. Your sister has entered memedom,” gaining over 470 retweets and 5,000 likes (shown below, left). Twitter user @Fireflufferz, the artist who drew the art on @itskonomichi’s wall, posted fan art of the moment, turning the sister into an animal, gaining 2,800 retweets and 17,000 likes (shown below, right).
On the 18th, @itskonomichi posted a video of his sister seeing the memes and fan art, gaining over 1,600 retweets and 9,200 likes (shown below).
Y’ALL— Cinnamon Subwoofer (@itskonomichi) February 18, 2018
THISREACHEDONE OF /HER/ FRIENDS.
THEYWANTHERREACTIONSFRAMED I’M SCREAMINGpic.twitter.com/4L3lJzSrmA
Twitter user @KittyCasey posted a photoshopped image of the sister pointing at the furry art on the 19th, gaining 880 retweets and 5,800 likes (shown below, left). Twitter user @ScotchSerg posted an It’s More Likely Than You Think parody on the 21st, gaining 25 retweets and 143 likes (shown below, right). The moment was documented by Twitter Moments and Buzzfeed.
Twitter Moments – Sister turns into a meme after discovering her brother is a furry
The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, introduced by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) on August 1, 2017, is a United States bill created to amend the Section 230 safe harbors of the Communications Decency Act to make it illegal for website owners to knowingly assist, facilitate, or support sex trafficking. SESTA was created after Senator Rob Portman after he had led an investigation into the online classifieds website Backpage, which was accused of child sex trafficking, and argued that Section 230 was protecting its “unscrupulous business practices,” and that was not designed to provide immunity to sex traffickers.
SESTA received harsh criticism from many pro-free speech groups and Internet activists such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine Advocacy, the Wikimedia Foundation, and the Sex Workers Outreach Project, which described the bill as a “disguised Internet censorship bill.” All of these organizations argue that the bill would weaken Section 230 protections for every website and would put a burden on any website that hosts user-generated content. The EFF argued that, theoretically, any website could be used to “facilitate” sex trafficking, and that the law would chill voluntary moderation of websites, as encouraged by Section 230.
The bill received support from 21st Century Fox and Oracle Corporation.The Internet Association also currently supports the bill, as of an amendment made to it on November 3, 2017.
On February 21st, 2018, United States House Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO) announced that the latest amendment to her bill, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, would be considered the following Monday by the House Rules Committee alongside an amendment made to the bill by Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) that would include language from SESTA, which would allow the bill as a whole to be brought to the House floor the day after. The amendment received criticism from Internet advocacy groups and blog sites such as Techdirt and the Electronic Frontier Foundation for not fixing any of the problems with either bill, describing it as a “Frankenstein’s monster” that would still chill online speech.
Stop FOSTA | EFF Action Center
A new bill to fight sex trafficking would destroy a core pillar of internet freedom – The Verge
Stop SESTA: Amendments to Federal Criminal Sex Trafficking Law Sweep Too Broadly | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Senate’s “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017”–and Section 230’s Imminent Evisceration – Technology & Marketing Law Blog
Dennis Brown, born 1960s (age 50?), is an Wikipedian and an alt-right supporter of Donald Trump notorious for his singular preferences based on his authoritarian self-centerness, regardless of his personal opinions, which can be racist, right-wing, reactionary, xenophobic, anti-liberal and anti-progressive. He, along with Boing! Said Zebedee and BatteryIncluded, is a participant of the Phobosgate conspiracy, during and after the 2012 Wikipedia Fobos-Grunt episode, are admirers of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and one of the post-truth enablers that characterise the digital misconducts of today.
Dennis Brown began editing Wikipedia in 2006. He became an admin six years later.
Shortly after becoming an admin, he became involved in the Phobosgate controversy when he decided to lean towards an indefinite block. He is the one who imposed the block and unilaterally ban the user with a personal attack on behalf of BatteryIncluded, an obvious win for Putin because the English Wikipedia community is undergoing a radical Russification.
He endorsed the indefinite block for Russavia imposed by Spartaz in June 2013, but did not endorse a ban. He reverted the ban listing.
Brown is one of the editors who called for the deletion of the conspiracy theories of the 2016 US elections, and he, along with BatteryIncluded and Boing! said Zebedee, is complicit of Putin’s continuing assault on Western democracies. He tried to call for the deletion of Fudzilla.
In 2017, Brown opposed Wikipedia’s proposal to join the battle to save net neutrality, with his singular self-centerness. During that discussion, he mentioned “free speech”, indicating that he is a conservative and neo-Nazi sympathizer. When the vote to kill net neutrality, Wikipedia cheered and he was happy to see the Internet lost.
Due to his stances in free speech as much conservatives do, the NRA possibly decided to reward both Brown and BatteryIncluded guns. He and BatteryIncluded possibly gained a deplorable status from Hillary Clinton.
“Oh British Scallops” is a catchphrase of Sir Henry in a short play version of “The Hound of the Baskervilles”. It was first created in January of 2018. It is used as an expression to show great surprise in a statement said by someone else. It can be used also as a hashtag, to show that something you saw was very surprising, or startling.
Just One More, also known as The Lies I Tell Myself, refers to an exploitableimage macro series which lists “lies” one tells themselves, such as “just one more” piece of chocolate or “just one more” episode of a show on Netflix. In exploitable variations, the final lie is a humorous lie pertaining to a certain subculture.
The initial image was posted on I Waste So Much Time roughly around January 30th, 2015. The first version ended with the lie “just five more minutes” (shown below).
Exploitable variations began appearing in the following year. A version pertaining to the Roman Empire was uploaded to MemeCenter on September 3rd, 2015. A variation pertaining to The Crusades was uploaded to Memedroid on September 8th, 2016.
Variations continued to appear over the following years. For example, Facebook page If Ye Love Memes uploaded a variation that gained over 910 likes and reactions on August 20th, 2017. On January 28th, 2018, a post in /r/LateStageCapitalism made a joke about America, gaining over 1,000 upvotes (shown below, right).
“pip so cute” was first commented twice by a Reddit user called /u/behemothblackhole
on “A Seris of Unfortunate events” and after them all posters followed.
It is now a meme among r/Paladins users and is referenced whenever the champion Pip is mentioned.
Onionbro is a fan-given nickname to the character Siegmeyer of Catarina from Dark Souls. The nickname is due to his round armor, which resembles an onion.
Siegmeyer of Catarina appeared in the first Dark Souls game, released September 22nd, 2011. The player can first see Siegmeyer in Sen’s Fortress. Siegmeyer is memorable for being seen sitting, deep in thought. His storyline can end either by sacrificing himself for the player, or being saved by the player and going hollow, attacking his daughter Sieglinde.
Siegmeyer was quickly given the nickname “Onionbro” shortly after the game’s release. He quickly became a fan favorite. On October 19th, 2012, YouTube user VaatiVidya uploaded an homage threading together various lines of Siegmeyer to portray a storyline for the character that gained over 1.6 million views.
Fan Art of the character has continued to appear since the character’s appearance. For example, on August 11th, 2013, a piece of Siegmeyer fan art was submitted to /r/darksouls that gained over 380 upvotes (shown below, left). Fan art of the character was submitted by DeviantArt artist MenasLG on October 3rd, 2015 (shown below, right).
You’ve Been Gnomed is a computer animation of a gnome mythical creature named Noggin Clontith, who taunts the viewer at the end of the clip by saying “You’ve been gnomed!”
On May 29th, 2008, the domain for the site NogginClontith.co.uk was registered, which features stories and media about the gnome character Noggin Clontith.
On March 7th, 2010, YouTuber angie8051 uploaded an advertisement for the site titled “youve been gnomed.wmv,” which featured a 3D animation of Clontith laughing before looking at the camera while saying “You’ve been gnomed!” (shown below). Within eight years, the video accumulated more than 230,000 views and 320 comments.
I have a story to tell you from the old days of the internet. Something that has left me shaken and depressed since it happened to me. It all started when one of my friends on AIM sent me a link to what I thought was free game demos. But when I clicked the link, I got this instead:
Youve been gnomed
Youve been gnomed.wmv
Needless to say, I was shocked. Not only was the creature for me not a gnelf or a gnoblin, he was also not free game demos. I couldn’t believe I had been tricked like this. But I wasn’t creeped out (Or at least, I tried not to be), so I just shook it off and continued searching for free game demos.
Anyway, a while later, I came across the shareware version of Quake. I downloaded it and installed it onto my computer. If you don’t know of it, the shareware version of Quake only has the first of the game’s four episodes accessible, with doors blocking off the path to the other three. I played the first episode and it was really fun; back then Quake was the best game ever. But when I got to the boss of that episode, a guhnome popped out and said “You’ve Been Gnomed!” It was the exact same gnome from the video! I couldn’t believe it. Now I was a little scared, but I decided to keep looking for free game demos.
That night in my dreams, I kept seeing visions of a guhnome who was not a gnelf or a gnoblin telling me that I’d been gnomed. I woke up and there was hyper-realistic blood EVERYWHERE and a note that said “You’ve Been Gnomed!” Needless to say, I was really scared, so I ran out of my house to the nearest hotel. As I was walking through the door, I couldn’t help but think that the garden gnome outside was looking at me strangely. But I shrugged it off.
I walked into my hotel room, and when I closed the door, the lights started flickering and swinging around. I didn’t care though, so I tried to go back to sleep – but the gnome nightmares had followed me. I slept all night like that, waking up terrified, eventually getting back to sleep and waking up after a few seconds of the gnome’s face. When it was finally morning again, there was writing on the ceiling in hyper-realistic blood.
“If You WaNT The NiGHtMaRES tO StOp, ShArE The GNOmE VIdEo WITh YOuR FRIeNDs”
So that’s what I’ve done. I’ve written this pasta to try to get more people to see the You’ve Been Gnomed video. Hopefully now, the nightmares will stop.
On February 1st, the “You’ve Been Gnomed” Facebook page was launched. On September 30th, a “deep fried”: version of the video was uploaded by YouTuber Frootlewpz (shown below).
On January 20th, 2018, the original video was submitted to the /r/youtubehaiku subreddit, where it gathered more than 1,900 points (90% upvoted) and 75 comments within one month.
When you wake up and smell food cooking
AK47ROCKS1337 (real name Anton Kosyuga) is a somewhat popular Filmmaker/Gamer; he is best known for his videos on YouTube, though he is actually part of the “original generation” of LP’ers. He is 17 years old, has a YouTube Partnership, and as of February 2018, has over 2,200 subscribers and over 1,500,000 total views. He currently resides in Canada. In addition to his solo projects and personal collabs, Anton was a part of Team Inverse as their Video Editor and Anton is also currently a member of SMAJN with Strati, Matthew, Jake & Nathan.
As mentioned in a few of his videos, ak47rocks1337 started his YouTube channel as a small project for himself. He then decided to make Let’s Plays as he was a big fan of Chuggaconroy and ProtonJon. His first Let’s Play was Happy Wheels, which he started in May of 2012 (and did not really return to that game afterwards)
The first video uploaded to AK47’s channel is a short 11 second video of one of the intros he has made (Which is currently set as private for some reason).
Anton has mentioned that ak47rocks1337 was his second channel created but has never disclosed the name of his first channel and what really happened to it.
His most recent project on his channel (aside from the ongoing Watch_Dogs LP) is a Kingsman Freebird Remake . His next projects are a project code-titled “Project: The End”, “Project: Dead Sector”, “Project: Bucket” and is planning on remaking more music from movies/shows in the near future.
The State Of His Channel
I did not expect this small fame, but I really hope that someone somewhere out there is getting inspired by any of my videos -Anton During One Of His Livestreams
Anton’s channel changed a lot, It started off as a Lets Play channel and has gradually turned into a music channel which then gradually changed to an entertainment channel.
I do understand that my channel looks like a mess compared to other channels, but I try to do what I feel like what my viewers want but don’t know that they want it yet until they get it…my future plans are to reorganize my channel from the ground up and possibly find a theme for my channel.
Anton has renamed his channel from ak47rocks1337 to other names such as
You guys might be asking: What does AK47 stand for? Well the A stands for Anton, K stands for Kosyuga, 4 stands for my time of birth 4:44 AM and 7? Just a lucky number, like 777…but rocks1337. 1337 is just useless in the name, it would be hard to find me at this point if they search up ak47rocks without 1337…I would just love to help people find me easier.
ak47rocks1337 was renamed to AK47 / Anton on June 30th 2017
Anton loves music, he has recreated and created some of the best songs in movies that has never seen a full release, due to those releases, Anton’s channel has reached over 1 million total views. On his channels 6th birthday, Anton has released “Greatness From Small Beginnings” on Apple Music, Spotify and many more music platform to not only celebrate his channels 6th birthday but to also celebrate and appreciate his small success that he had making music.
I will be making movies in the future and uploading it to as many places as I can get them to, The best part about me making movies is that I have full creative control over it, the worst part about it is that I am really limited with actors and my budget, but hopefully I will be able to make the movie of my dreams if I have a full team working with me and helping me out!
Anton has confirmed during some of his livestreams that he will not be quitting his YouTube channel anytime soon, He has also confirmed that if for some reason he does decide to quit then his channel will be passed on to one of his best friends from SMAJN.
My Disappointment Is Immeasurable refers to a quote from TheReportOfTheWeek said as he reviews Popeyes Cheddar Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp. After the quote appeared online, a screenshot was used as a reaction image and the text was used as a copypasta expressing disappointment.
On July 4th, 2017, TheReportOfTheWeek reviewed Popeyes Cheddar Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp. After taking a bite of the shrimp, the host says “My disappointment is immeasurable, and my day is ruined.” The video has gained over 515,000 views (shown below).
Simpsons Predictions refers to a series of conspiracy theories and coincidence connecting present-day current events to past episodes and clips of the animated sitcom The Simpsons.
The earliest known prediction was posted by conspiracy theory message board Loose Change user Howie. On July 26th, 2006, the user posted that The Simpsons predicted the Semptember 11th, 2001 attacks using a screen-capture from the 1997 episode “The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson” that features Bart Simpsons holding an advertisement for bus tickets to New York City. The image (shown below) shows the number 9 right next to the World Trade Center, which causes the sign to resemble the date “9/11.”
On August 11th, 2009, College Humor issued a list of jokes and situations made in the show that were eventually found to happen in real life years after the episodes aired. Similar lists were made on BuzzFeed and other media blogs and sites such as What Culture and Mashable. 
On June 25th 2012, the Tumblr“Simpsons Did It” was launched, posting real life examples reminiscent from the show. The first post shows a real-life example of a boy getting his arm stuck in a vending machine, which happened to the character Homer Simpson in the 1993 episode “Marge on the Lam.”
Trump Conspiracy Theories
On March 29th, 2000, The Simpsons episode “Bart to the Future aired.” In the episode, a reference to the character Lisa Simpson being the successor to United States President Donald Trump being president is made.
On August 29th, 2015, YouTuber DAHBOO77 posted a video entitled “Simpsons Episode from 2000 Predicts TRUMP Becomes President and More.” The post (shown below, left) uses footage from a 2015 Simpsons clip (shown below, right) about Trump’s campaign and mistakenly refers to it as a clip from 2000. Within two and a half year, the post received more than 1.8 million views.
The day after Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election, Facebook user 30clips posted an image of various examples from the above clip, as well as 2012 clip that seemingly predicts the electoral college map in the 2016 election. They captioned the post, "Not only did the Simpsons predict Trump winning, they even “predicted” the electoral map and they got it right.
#MakeAmericaGreatAgain #SimpsonTrump." The post (shown below) received more than 41,000 reactions, 17,000 shares and 344,000 shares in a little over two years. However, Snopes points out that the electoral maps are not identical.
Disney Purchase 20th Century Fox
On December 14th, 2017, people online pointed out how The Simpsons joked about Disney purchasing 20th Century Fox in 2017 on a November 8th, 1998 episode, entitled “When You Dish Upon a Star.” That day, Redditor 9kz7 posted a gif of the 20th Century Fox lot with the words “A Division of Walt Disney Co” written on it. The post (shown below) received more than 49,000 points (92% upvoted) and 1,000 comments in less than six hours.
2018 Winter Olympics
On February 24th, 2018, Simpsons-writer Josh Weinstein tweeted a side-by-side image of a headline that reads “Rogue Squirrel runs onto Olympic course, narrowly avoids snowboarder” next to Homer Simpson and Mr. Burns in a cabin sliding down in an avalanche caused by a "rogue squirrel. The image is captioned, “Simpsons predicted it.” The post (shown below, left) received more than 890 retweets and 3,500 likes.
That day, Twitter published a Moments page about the post and reaction to it.
On February 25th, the United States curling team defeated the team from Sweden for the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. This moment (shown below, right) was predicted on the February 14th, 2010 episode “Boy Meets Curl.”
Hunt Down the Freeman is a Half-Life 2 mod created by Royal Rudius Entertainment which was released to mostly negative reviews online in late February 2018.
On January 31st, 2018, the Royal Rudius Entertainment YouTube channel uploaded a trailer for the game (shown below).
On February 23rd, the game was released on Steam
On January 21st,
On February 22nd, Redditor Edvis64 posted a screenshot of a post in the game’s Steam forum, showing a ban message for “slander” (shown below). Within four days, the post gained over 3,500 points (86% upvoted) and 280 comments on /r/Steam.
The game received mostly negative reviews, especially from
On February 24th, an entry for the game was created on the Crappy Games Wiki.
Track Pants Optical Illusion refers to a picture of a woman wearing track pants that went viral on social media after many Twitter saw the picture and mistakenly thought the woman had two extremely skinny legs.
On February 23rd, 2018, Twitter user @milanoysl uploaded a picture of her showing off her outfit “combining horizontal and vertical stripes” (shown below). The tweet gained over 6,700 retweets and 40,000 likes, as well as over 870 replies, many of which were people responding to the tweet saying her track pants made it look like she had two extremely skinny legs.
#BoycottNRA is a hashtag used to pressure corporate partners of the Nation Rifle Associate (NRA) to drop their support in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings.
On February 14th, 2018, suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz allegedly perpetrated a mass shooting a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 15. Over the next few days, the debate around gun control, particularly the sale of the AR-15 assault rifle, grew in the United States media, public and government.
Six days later, on February 20th, ThinkProgress published a list of companies that support the NRA through discounts and special offers.
Dana Loesch CNN Townhall
On February 22nd, CNN held a townhall event in Sunrise, Florida, in which survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting could ask questions of local, state and federal representatives as well as NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch about gun control. During the event, Stoneman Douglas High School junior Cameron Kasky asked Senator Marco Rubio if he would turn down money from the NRA (shown below, left). Additionally, Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzalez asked Loesch about the NRA’s position on gun control laws (shown below, right).
On February 23rd, Twitter user @MichaelSkolnik tweeted, “The following companies still offer discounts to @NRA members. Please tell them nicely to end their partnership:
@Hertz @Avis @Budget @TrueCar @Life_Line @NortonOnline @alliedvl @northAmericanVL @SimpliSafe @Manageurid @eHealth @Teladoc @FedEx @LifeLock @WildApricot #BoycottNRA.” The post (shown below) received more than 19,000 retweets and 27,000 likes in three days.
The following day, Redditor Magnious posted “Why are companies ending partnerships with the NRA?” in the /r/OutOfTheLoop subreddit. The post received more than 2,400 points (85% upvoted) and 150 comments in two days.
On February 26th, Stoneman Douglas High School student and activist tweeted,“So how else should we pressure @FedEx to end their relationship with the NRA? Same question for Amazon also I’ve been trying to cancel my prime membership along with everyone else that doesn’t want to support @NRATV how should we go about that? @amazon” The tweet (shown below, left) received more than 1,400 retweets and 5,000 likes in 24 hours. Later that day, he tweeted,“Sell FedEx stock! If they wanna stick with NRA we’ll stick with @usps or @UPS.” The tweet (shown below, left) received more than 2,100 retweet and 7,900 likes in 24 hours.
On February 22nd, 2018, the First National Bank of Ohama tweeted,“Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.” The post (shown below, left) received more than 830 retweets and 3,700 likes in four days.
Two days later, on February 24, the official Twitter account for Delta airlines tweeted, “Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program. We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.” The tweet (shown below, right) received more than 93,000 retweets and 471,000 likes in two days.
Avis and Budget
First National Bank of Omaha
Allied and North American Van Lines
On February 24th, ABC News tweeted a response from the NRA regarding the boycott. In the statement (shown below), they say, “Some corporations have decided to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice.” The post received more than 1,300 retweets and 2,600 likes in two days.