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    Overview

    Spain’s Olympic Uniform Controversy refers to various gossips surrounding the official uniform kits worn by the Spanish athletes participating in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Designed by the Russian fashion firm Bosco Sport, the uniforms quickly became a target of public ridicule and criticisms mainly due to its perceived tackiness and garish pattern designs.

    Background

    Spain’s official uniform kits were designed by Bosco[1], the same company behind the Olympic uniforms of Ukrainian and Russian athletes, and provided to the team free-of-charge in a special deal. The donation was arranged by the Spanish Olympic Committee in an effort to save the taxpayer money as the country’s economy continues to struggle with massive debt and an unemployment rate of 25%.



    The Bosco-made uniform kits were first unveiled to the Spanish public in an article published by the newspaper El País[2] on May 4th, 2012, which was largely met by negative feedback from the readers, one of whom noted that the warm-up suit resembled the costume of “a lion tamer.” The public criticism surrounding the unpopular uniform kits began to heat up during the days leading up to the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, when various well-known Spanish athletes publicly vented their frustration through social networking sites and Twitter.

    Notable Developments

    One of the first Spanish Olympians to publicly express their displeasure with the uniform kits was the 2008 sprint canoe gold medallist Saúl Craviotto[3], who tweeted a photo of himself looking rather unamused in the polo shirt uniform and España cap while clutching a red-and-yellow patterned backpack in his hands. The accompanying message read:

    A number of other athletes soon followed suit in raising issues with the team’s official apparel, such as Spanish hockey player and the 2008 silver medalist Alex Fàbregas[10], who tersely wrote via Twitter “Olympic equipment, there are no adjectives…,” as well as the tennis player Carlos Moya[4] who complainted via Twitter with the message “Looking forward to seeing [tennis player] Feliciano Lopez wearing the official Olympic uniform. He’ll never have worn anything so ugly in his life.”

    Lopez responded to Moya’s quip as well, though he apparently took more of a subtle jab by saying “It’s loud, very loud. But it’s what we have, man. Spain is different and it always will be."



    Spanish Olympic Committee’s Response

    The athletes’ public grievances over the uniform kits soon drew the attention of the foreign press covering the Olympic events, not to mention the Spanish news media outlets’ scrutiny of the process and the decision makers involved, with many commentators criticizing the fact that they were ordered from a foreign company whilst hundreds of thousands of unemployed Spanish idle through their days, unable to find jobs. To this, the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) president Alejandro Blanco responded[5]:

    “The outfits are what we have, we cannot change them now, and were decided upon more than a year and a half ago. … “When you measure the difference between paying one and a half million euros of public money and free clothes, there is no discussion.”

    Parodies

    Meanwhile, some people even took the joke to the next level by creating parody image macros[6] and photoshopped images featuring the notorious uniform kits alongside fictional costumes with similar design patterns.




    Search Interest



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  • 07/30/12--11:57: Steve Roggenbuck
  • [Work in progress]

    About

    Steve Roggenbuck is a traveling poet and video blogger known for using various forms of social media to distribute work and interact with his fan base.

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1] SteveRoggenbuck.com – Steve Roggenbuck

    [2] LiveMyLief.com – Live My Lief

    [3] Twitter – @SteveRoggenbuck

    [4] Facebook – Steve Roggenbuck

    [5] iamlikeoctoberwheniamdead – i am like october when I am dead / steve roggenbuck


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    About

    Prince Charles Photoshop Challenge is a photoshop meme based on a photograph of the British royal Prince Charles doing a jig during a round of Parachute game at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of Queen Elizabeth II held on July 19th, 2012.

    Origin

    On July 17th, 2012, B3ta forum member chthonic started a thread titled “Photoshop Prince Charles” with an exploitable cutout of Prince Charles doing the jig, challenging other members to create and share their own photoshopped images of Prince Charles.

    Spread

    [work in progress]

    External References


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  • 07/31/12--14:15: Olympics or Gay Porn?
  • WIP, help appreciated.

    About

    “Olympics or Gay Porn?” is a photoshop trend using unnecessary, accidental censorship in order to make Olympic events such as diving and swimming look like erotica.

    Origin

    On July 30, 2012, tumblr user windshieldviper uploaded a photoset with the caption “the score bars are leaving much to the imagination” depicting a case of accidental censorship. [1]

    On the same day, tumblr user jackmok65 posted a similar image in which a pause bar provided similar censorship. [2]

    Both posts quickly spread, gaining over 50 thousand notes each.

    Spread

    ((WIP))

    External Links

    [1] tumblr – windshieldviper – the score bars are leaving much to the imagination

    [2] tumblr – jackmok65


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  • 07/31/12--19:15: Dragon Dildos
  • Editor’s Note: This entry contains suggestive images and content that may not be suitable for all readers. Discretion is advised.


    About

    Dragon Dildos is a collective term given to a series of above average sized dildos shaped in what’s supposedly a dragon’s penis. On the internet, dragon dildos are often used as an off-topic reaction in threads and greentext stories, or as shock images.



    Origin

    Dragon dildos first appeared to the large public on the adult sex toy website bad-dragon.[1] The idea for a business surrounding dragon dildos was first announced on December 7th, 2007, by the co-founder of bad-dragon, Varka, on his website Herpy.net[2] as an idea for side-project. The site itself was founded on June 26th, 2008, in Phoenix, Arizona, “to make fantasies real”, according to site description.[3] The products offered on the site are commonly named after a dragon.



    Spread

    The rather abnormal shape and size of the dragon dildos resulted in numerous reactions online. The Bad Dragon company has it’s own pages on Wikifur[4] and Encyclopedia Dramatica[5]. Although not containing any content, a Facebook page[6] for dragon dildos did gain over 70 like as of August 2012. Tumblr also generates quite some results when looking for dragon dildos.[7][8] Dragon Dildos were also mentioned on Geekologie[9] and Destructoid[11]. The “Drippy Dragon” version also reached 12th place on a Cracked.com listing of the 18 most disturbing sex toys.[10]

    On the image board 4chan, dragon dildos are most notably popular on the video game board /v/, although they do get used as off-topic reactions on other boards on occasion. Chanarchive also features several archived threads where people react to dragon dildos.[12][13] Dragon dildos are also a popular topic on unboxing threads, as either reactions posts or in a form of bait and switch trolling] [15] These unboxing threads commonly feature a rise in popularity around the release of popular video games involving dragons such as Dragon Age and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.[16]



    Search Interest


    External References

    [1]Bad-dragon.com (NSFW: Explicit Content)

    [2] Herpy.net – Animal ‘Toys’ (NSFW: Explicit Content)

    [3] Bad-dragon – About Us

    [4] Wikifur – Bad Dragon

    [5] Encyclopedia Dramatica – Bad Dragon

    [6] Facebook – Dragon Dildos

    [7] Tumblr – Tagged ‘dragon dildo’

    [8] Tumblr – Tagged ‘dragon dildos’

    [9] Geekologie – Fake Dragon Wieners

    [10] Cracked – 18 More of the World’s Most Disturbing Sex Toys

    [11] Destructoid – Twilight Dragonpussy

    [12] 4Chanarchive – /v/ Discusses Dragon Dildos

    [13] Chanarchive – Deus Ex HR Pre-Order Bonus

    [14] Chanarchive – You sent a payment of $78.83 USD to Bad Dragon Enterprises, Inc.

    [15] Chanarchive – Guess what’s in the box

    [16] Chanarchive – Skyrim Collector’s Edition


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    Team Fortress 2 Advice Animals are image variations of the Advice Animal meme format, with the theme of the images being related to the class based first person shooter Team Fortress 2. They either relate to mechanics and instances in the game, or elements and topics that are prominent in the fandom.

    Origin
    The earliest known example of a Team Fortress 2 advice animal is this image post on Funnyjunk of various advice animal style images regarding the Sniper, Spy and Pyro classes. It was posted to the site on April 8th 2010. Here is the image post

    The same user made a second image one day later, this time about the Heavy, Medic and Scout classes. Here is the original post .

    (This is a place holder origin image since the actual origin image is broken right now)

    Spread
    Team Fortress Two Advice Animals are also prominent on other image and meme sharing sites, like Memebase and Meme Generator . There is also instances of usage on sites like Reddit and Tumblr .

    Possible Meme Mutation discussion on the Team Fortress 2 Subreddit.

    Tumblr and Meme Generator have more examples and activty regarding Team Fortress Advice animals based on searches and images, while Reddit and Memebase only have a few instances of the meme.

    There are also instances of the advice animals being used on sites regarding the game itself, like Steam’s User Forums (Notably the Team Fortress 2 section of the forums) and sites like Gamebanana, which specialises in custom/user made downloadable content to use in PC games.

    Steam Forum Users discuss and create deteritives about Sad Pyro.

    The Team Fortress Advice Animals are prominent on the site, serving as sprays that can be downloaded and used in game to added to a map for others to see. A pack of various downloadable Advice Animal sprays can be seen here
    An example of a TF2 Advice Animal spray used in game

    It is also common for Team Fortess Advice Animals and other memes to be featured in Idling and Achievement servers for Team Fortress 2, among others.

    Tumblr

    The Team Fortress 2 Memes front page on Tumblr.

    On Blog hosting platform Tumblr, there is “Team Fortress 2 Memes”, or “tf2memes” for short. It can be found Here . It was created on July 1st 2011, a week after the Uber update and when Team Fortress 2 became a Free to Play game. Since then, it has been a large source for creating and increasing Advice Animals related to Team Fortress. The blog is still running currently and there are a total of 11 templates and collections for Team Fortress Advice Animals. The blog also has other memes not related to Advice Animals or Advice Animals which are not considered good enough for their own section, which are sorted into a Unsorted/Miscellaneous section .

    Notable Examples

    • Free to Play/Noob Heavy

      The first Advice Animal added to the Tumblr blog, this is commonly in conjunction with things stereotypically done by new players to the game, like thinking the game is just like Call of Duty or being unable to perform basic class mechanics. It’s also sometimes used with stereotypes that older players use to determine if someone is a “Noob” ("He has no avatar, must be F2P).
    • Troll Spy

      Used for tactics used by the Spy class that are often considered to be “Cheap” or “Nooby” . Some of the examples include legitimate tactics, doing things in a harder way for effect, or griefing.
    • Sad Pyro

      Originating on Meme Generator, this spawned from the neglectful treatment the Pyro got as a Class and the negative opinion he has in the Team Fortress community. These images are usually about either the bad luck Pyro has gotten in certain updates or unlucky experiences in game while playing as the class. This also got some recognition on the Steam Fourms.


    Sad Pyro is also a deteritive of the Pyro Sitting Down meme.

    Mutation
    There are also various instances of Team Fortress 2 related images being made of already established Advice Animals.


    A mutation of the The Most Interesting Man in the World meme.


    A mutation of the Scumbag Steve / Scumbag Hat meme.


    A mutation of the Bear Grylls/Better Drink My Own Piss meme.

    Other Examples
    There are also other examples of Team Fortress Advice Animals, either originating from Meme Generator or Tumblr.

    From Tumblr:

    From Meme Generator:


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  • 08/01/12--10:09: Annoyed Picard
  • About

    Annoyed Picard is an image macro series featuring a screen capture of the Star Trek: The Next Generation character Jean-Luc Picard wearing an exasperated expression and captions revealing one’s frustration or incredulous reaction accompanied by the rhetorical “how the fuck?”, “why the fuck?” or “what the fuck?”

    Origin

    TThe original screen capture was taken from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Ménage à Troi” originally aired on May 28th, 1990, in which Captain Picard recites lines from the sonnets by the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare.



    Prior to the arrival of Annoyed Picard, the Star Trek character has long been associated with reaction face images conveying irritability or disappointment, most notably through the Facepalm instance from 2005 and the original instance of WTF is this shit” based on the same screen capture. The Quickmeme[1] page for “Annoyed Picard” was created on January 23rd, 2012, which featured the screen capture of Picard with an outstretched arm accompanied by the caption “Oh come on! / You don’t even know what a meme is!”



    Spread

    On February 10th, 2012, Redditor rbecks submitted an Annoyed Picard image macro with the caption “Admit it, when you look at me doing this / even you go ‘Ayyyy’” (shown below, left) to the /r/AdviceAnimals[4] subreddit, but it did not manage to reach the front page having received less than 10 votes. On April 17th, Redditor Ayycanadian submitted an image macro with the caption “Who the fuck / let the dogs out?”[5] (shown below, right), which received over 3,200 up votes within three months.



    On June 23rd, a new Quickmeme[2] page was created titled “Annoyed Picard HD”, which featured a higher resolution version of the original Annoyed Picard screen capture. On July 9th, Annoyed Picard was listed as the #1 Jean-Luc Picard meme on the rating website Ranker.[7] On July 30th, the Internet humor blog PandaWhale[8] published a post titled “Annoyed Picard Meme”, which featured a compilation of notable examples from the series including an animated GIF version.



    The meme has continued to spread on the microblogging site Tumblr under the tag “#annoyed picard.”[3] As of August 1st, 2012, the “Annoyed Picard” Quickmeme page has accumulated over 6,400 submissions and the “Annoyed Picard HD” page has received over 4,700 submissions.

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1] Quickmeme – Annoyed Picard

    [2] Quickmeme – Annoyed Picard HD

    [3] Tumblr – #annoyed picard

    [4] Reddit – Annoyed Picard

    [5] Reddit – Picard on all the dog memes

    [6] Memory-Alpha.org – Ménage à Troi

    [7] Ranker – The 7 Greatest Patrick Stewart Memes

    [8] Panda Whale – Annoyed Picard Meme


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  • 08/01/12--14:48: dolan yhu plik!
  • i created this dolan meme from an inside joke


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  • 08/02/12--14:20: Dangling Boris


  • About

    Dangling Boris is a photoshop meme spawned from a photograph of London Mayor Boris Johnson stuck in the mid-air on a zip line during his public appearance at an event in Victoria Park.

    Origin

    On August 1st, 2012, London’s Mayor Boris Johnson was scheduled to test out a 320 meter (1050 feet) zip line in Victoria Park, where the Olympic Games were being held. Approximately three quarters of the way across, Johnson lost his momentum and got stuck, dangling 10 meters (33 feet) above the ground while holding on to two Union Jack flags.[1] As the mayor waited for assistance to arrive, numerous spectators and news reporters snapped photos and video of the trapped mayor, tweeting them with the hashtags #DanglingBoris[3] and #DangleBoris.[11]



    Spread

    Eclipsing with the heightened presence of photographers and journalists who were covering the London Olympics events near Victoria Park, Johnson’s zip line blunder quickly drew attention from the news media outlets, including Reuters[4], NPR[5] and The Telegraph[6] among others.

    As the photos began making their rounds on Twitter, @sunny_hundal tweeted[10] a transparent template of the dangling Mayor Boris, which was retweeted at least 61 times. Other Twitter users followed by sharing their photoshopped images with the #DanglingBoris hashtag and later that day, the single topic blog #dangleboris[13]was launched.

    A compilation of the photoshopped images were posted on the Huffington Post[7] three hours after their first report[8] on the incident. Additional compilations appeared on the Mirror, Londonist[17], News.com.au[12], Liberal Conspiracy blog[9], the GlobalPost[14], NBC New York[15] and Uproxx.[16] The music blog NME[18] posted their own series as well, adding Boris into famous album covers (shown below, bottom row).

    Notable Examples





    Search Interest

    [not yet available]

    External References


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  • 08/02/12--16:54: Snoop Lion
  • Background

    On March 19th, 2012, MTV News[12] published an article titled “Snoop Dogg’s Next Album Will Show His ‘Loving Caring’ Side”, which quoted the rapper Calvin Broadus discussing his new album who revealed “it’s a real special project to me because it’s like the reincarnation and the birth of me becoming who I really am.” On July 20th, 2012, Broadus released a reggae track titled “La La La” under the new moniker “Snoop Lion” on the music sharing website SoundCloud.[1] The release coincided with the launch of the Tumblr blog SnoopLion.com[6], featuring pictures, video and news related to the artist.



    Notable Developments

    Media Coverage

    The same day the reggae song was released, the music blogs Hip Hop Wired[10] and Idolator[11] published article about Broadus’ new stage name and highlighted the SoundCloud audio track. On July 21st, the music news blog Pitchfork[18] published an article titled “Snoop Dogg Announces Reggae LP as Snoop Lion, Shares Major Lazer-Produced Track”, reporting that the music producer Diplo collaborated with Broadus on the new album. On July 23rd, the new album was reported by the music news publications Spin[13], Rolling Stone[14] and Billboard[17], as well as The Guardian[15] and The Huffington Post.[16]

    Documentary

    On July 30th, 2012, the arts and culture publication Vice[19] released a trailer for the documentary Reincarnated (shown below, left), a film that follows Broadus during his trip in Jamaica recording the album Reincarnated with the music producer Diplo. On August 2nd, the Vice music website Noisey[20] released a video titled “We Got High With Snoop Lion” (shown below, right), which featured an interview with Broadus explaining how his trip to Jamaica influenced his decision to change his stage name.



    Online Reaction

    On Twitter

    On July 31st, 2012, the tech news blog International Digital Times[3] published an article reporting that Broadus’ new stage name had inspired the Twitter hashtag “#UpgradedRapperNames” and highlighted several tweets parodying the names of various hip hop artists.



    On Reddit

    On August 2nd, 2012, Redditor NuclearThane submitted a post titled “My father drew this in response to Snoop’s recent name change”, which included an illustration of Broadus as the cowardly lion in the film The Wizard of Oz (shown below, left). The same day, Redditor PhiladelphiaIrish submitted a picture of Broadus’ superimposed on to a screen capture from the film The Lion King (shown below, right) to the /r/funny[4] subreddit, which received over 13,000 up votes and 135 comments within 24 hours.



    On YouTube

    Several notable YouTubers uploaded commentary about the new moniker, many of whom mocked and criticized the artist for the sudden name change.



    Notable Examples

    Image macros and photoshopped images of the artist began appearing on sites like Memebase[7] and Tumblr[8] under the tag “#snoop lion.”




    The Artist

    Calvin Broadus, Jr. is a rapper, record producer and actor best known by his former stage name Snoop Dogg. He began rapping in 1992 when he collaborated with the hip hop producer Dr. Dre on his solo debut album The Chronic. The following year, Broadus released the album Doggystyle, which sold nearly one million copies in the first week. Broadus is known to have re-popularized “-izzle”[5] speech, a style of speaking in which variations of the suffix “izzle” are added to words.

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 08/02/12--17:09: Squeakers
  • About

    Squeakers are kids who talk in a high pitched squeaky voice on online consoles and/or PC games. Squeakers are often a target for trolls because most of them will get mad at the slightest of insults. They’re also known for using profanity to insult a player when they’re upset or angry, and sometimes spontaneously. They are most popularly known for playing games from the Call of Duty franchise.

    Origin

    [Still researching]

    Spread

    [Still researching]

    Examples


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  • 08/04/12--07:53: Jonas the Groom
  • Jaunikis Jonas sako teip is a lithuania-based meme, that began after a video of a “Jonas the Groom” went viral on youtube. “Teip” is a dialect pronunciation of lithuanian “taip” = “yes”. Unusual appearance of a village macho “that is such a hot guy, that he doesn’t heat his shack during the coldest times” that asked a tv show to find him “not one, but two wifes”, combined with almost one-word dictionary immediately pushed Jonas into Lithuanian stardom.

    With almost a million views (over a million, if counting duplicates), video is one of the most viewed of lithuanian origin. Video spawned a number of photoshoped images, usually based on groom’s appearance or the word “Teip”, making it one if the most prominent lithuanian memes.

    A single-topic blog.


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  • 08/04/12--14:53: X Sliding In
  • About

    X Sliding In (Japanese: すべりこむ○○シリーズ, Suberikomu Marumaru Series) refers to a series of hand drawn animated videos of characters sliding into a cardboard box like Maru the Cat, while playing the Kyu! Kyu! Kyu! Nya~! dance song in background.

    Many amatuer illustrators inspired by both of two memes have posted their cute animations to Nico Nico Douga (NND) since the middle of 2009.

    Origin

    This fad began in the first half of 2009 when Maru’s videos on YouTube were getting explosive popularity on the web. The first instance introducing Maru’s famous movement, sliding into a cardboard box, into hand drawn animations was a derivative of Touhou fandom. The video titled “Chen Sliding in” (すべりこむちぇん) featured Chen, a well-known catgirl character in Touhou Project, and was made by importing the basic editing style with music from another hand drawn animation meme “Kyu! Kyu! Kyu! Nya~! dance”.

    It was posted to NND on July 21st in that year.[1]
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    Original: Maru sliding in

    Chen sliding in


    Spread

    Its cute animation and quite convenient editing style, required only four illustrations, soon began being mimicked by other amatuer illustrators.

    Their works have been posted to NND with the phrasal template “X silding in” (すべりこむ○○). As of July 2012, the amount of those videos on NND is more than 350.[2]

    Notable Examples

    For more videos, check out the videos section in this entry.


    Touhou compilation[3]

    Byaaah! So Yummy![5]

    Vocaloid compilation[7]

    Hakuouki[8]


    Search Interest

    [Not Available]

    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos listed in this section.

    [1] Nico Nico Douga – すべりこむちぇん / Posted on 07-21-2009

    [2] Nico Nico Douga – Search results for すべりこむ○○シリーズ

    [3] Nico Nico Douga – 【一部を除いて】全員すべりこむ東方箱入娘!【すべりこんだ】 / Posted on 08-10-2009

    [4] Nico Nico Douga – すべりこむディグダ / Posted on 12-10-2009

    [5] Nico Nico Douga – すべりこむマスオさん / Posted on 12-07-2009

    [6] Nico Nico Douga – すべりこむ中国漁船 / Posted on 11-05-2010

    [7] Nico Nico Douga – すべりこむボカロ / Posted on 07-31-2009

    [8] Nico Nico Douga – 【手書き薄桜鬼】すべりこむはくおうき / Posted on 08-27-2009


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    About

    I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me” is a catchphrase used to give a reason for living the thug lifestyle, a concept typically referenced in hip hop music, especially in the gangsta rap subgenre. On the Internet, the phrase is often used to caption images of people wearing odd attire or stereotypical “thug” clothing as a way of mocking their desperate attempts for attention. It is also used as a snowclone.

    Origin

    The phrase has been attributed to American rapper Tupac Shakur.[1] The original quote may originate from a 1996 Shakur interview with the California radio station KMEL.

    I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me. All I’m trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.

    Several 2Pac songs, including “Livin’ the Thug Life” and “Thug 4 Life”, as well as the album Thug Life: Volume 1 by Shakur’s group Thug Life, acknowledge the concept of the “thug life”.



    Merriam-Webster defines a thug as “a brutal ruffian or assassin”, listing “gangster” as a synonym.[2] An Urban Dictionary entry for the word mentions Shakur himself, and mentions a distinct difference between a thug and a gangster:[3]

    As Tupac defined it, a thug is someone who is going through struggles, has gone through struggles, and continues to live day by day with nothing for them. That person is a thug. and the life they are living is the thug life. A thug is NOT a gangster. Look up gangster and gangsta. Not even CLOSE, my friend.

    Spread

    A Facebook fan page for the phrase was created in January 2011, and has received over 31,600 likes as of August 5, 2012.[4] An image of a high school yearbook featuring a teen’s picture accompanied by the phrase (shown below) was posted to the /r/funny subreddit in May 2012, receiving 1,501 upvotes.[5] In mid-2012, an influx of images featuring the phrase were uploaded to the website Meme Generator.



    Notable Examples




    External References


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  • 08/05/12--02:37: Kyle Myers/FPSRussia
  • Kyle Lamar Myers is a YouTube User and Internet Celebrity. He is mostly known for his character “Dimitri Potapoff” better known by his screen name FPSRussia, who shoots targets with various weapons in his family farm in Georgia.

    Origin

    Kyle originally ran a YouTube Channel named “klm5986” in which he did commentaries while playing first person shooters, usually Call of Duty, under the screen name FPSKyle. Later, he wanted to demonstrate how guns work too and how they compare to the video games, movies, TV shows, and other media. He got the idea of a Russian accent from a Russian co-worker while he was working at a car dealership. He used the accent to create the character we all now know as Dimitri who shoots at targets(being zombie mannequins, sodas, or pictures of Justin Bieber) with various guns on his family farm. Eventually he starts another YouTube account called FPSRussia in which he even makes more videos on the series, as well as some FPSKyle videos and even some FPSRussia commentaries. His first video with this account, “THE RETURN OF FPSRussia,” shows the Dimitri character at some of his best. The video has almost 2 million views and over 44,000 likes.

    Now

    FPSRussia reached the 1 million subscriber mark in June 2011. As of August 5, 2012 he has over 2.5 million subscribes and has over 446 million video views. Kyle’s second FPSRussia channel, MoreFPSRussia, has over 289 thousand subscribers and over 4.5 million video views. One of his trademark videos, “AA-12 Fully Automatic Shotgun!!!” has over 26 million views and over 230 thousand likes.

    FPSRussia has also guest starred in EpicMealTime 3 times. The first, “Russian Meal Time” has over 5 million views and over 156 thousand likes.

    FPSRussia is also in social media
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FPSRUSSIA
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/thefpshow

    He even has his own line of T-Shirts!: http://fpsrussia.spreadshirt.com/

    Examples of fan videos

    FPSRussia has also been in many other people’s channels, either being interviewed or just hanging out with the people!

    FPSRussia has also been parodied countless times!


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  • 08/05/12--12:50: Juudaime
  • In the anime series ‘Katekyo Hitman Reborn!!’, a boy called Sawada Tsunayoshi becomes a mafia boss and he’s the tenth (Basically “Judaime” is japanese for “tenth”.) in order.

    In school he meets Gokudera Hayato, a guy who comes from Italy and is involved in the whole mafia situation. Soon Gokudera and Tsuna (short for Tsunayoshi) fight. Tsuna wins and Gokudera swears him eternal loyalty. Also Gokudera calls Tsuna ‘Judaime’ and treats him like better than anyone else (basically is Tsuna his god).


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    About

    “When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die” is a line from the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises, uttered by the film’s primary antagonist, Bane. Shortly after the film’s release, the line became a snowclone, with variations such as “You have my permission to X” or “When Y, you have my permission to die.”

    Origin



    The line was first heard in the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises that showed before IMAX screenings of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.[1] Some claimed it was difficult to hear Bane’s dialogue because of the face mask actor Tom Hardy was wearing during filming.[2] The film was released globally on July 19-20, 2012. In spite of the horrific shooting that unfolded in Aurora, Colorado during a midnight screening of the film, it was an international success, and the internet was soon flooded with media relating to the film, focused on sites such as Reddit and Tumblr.

    Spread



    The character of Bane proved to be especially popular, with several lines of his becoming well known within a few days of the film’s release.

    References

    [1] Wikipedia – The Dark Knight Rises

    [2] Whatculture – The Dark Knight Rises Prologue Reaction


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  • 08/06/12--00:37: Yogscast
  • [work in progress. suggest editorship if you are a proper editor and/or proper yognaught]

    The Yogscast (real YouTube usernamn BlueXephos) is the name of the most subscribed gaming channel on YouTube with over 2,000,000 subscribers. It is created and by Lewis ‘Xephos’ Brindly, Simon ‘Honeydew’ Lane, and a whole bunch of other people. They are mainly playing Minecraft (which led to the creation of their gaming series Shadow of Israphel), but also WoW, Guild Wars, Diablo III and a couple of other trending games.

    History

    Reception

    On October 8th, 2011, BlueXephos hit 1,000,000 million subscribers on YouTube. On July 9th, 2012, the number reached 2,000,000.
    h4. Notable Fan Art

    Search Intrest

    Notable Derivatives

    Shadow of Israphel

    Diggy Diggy Hole

    Official Links

    External References


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  • 08/06/12--02:03: Tara Strong
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    About

    Tara Strong is a longtime and famous Canadian actress, voice actress, and singer, who is best known for a lot of her voice work in animated films, television series, and video games.

    Origin

    Tara Strong[1] was born as Tara Lyn Charendoff on February 12, 1973 to her parents Lucy Charendoff (1936-2004) and Syd Charendoff who are Jewish Canadians that ran a convenience/toy/candy store called The Wiz. She was raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her career all begin when she was 4 years old and volunteered to be a soloist in the school production. From there, it was obvious that she had the talent to be an actress. Soon, she began her acting in the Yiddish Theater; though she did not know any Yiddish, she memorized her lines phonetically, which presented some problems when the older women wanted to tell her how much they loved her. During this time, she also performed at the Toronto Jewish Theater, where she acted in A Night of Stars, and was featured in an audiotape for “Lay Down Your Arms” with the Habonim Youth Choir, where she sang the lyrics in both English and Hebrew.

    When Tara was 13, she was accepted into a school of the performing arts in Toronto. Her first professional role was “Gracie” in the Limelight Theater’s production of “The Music Man.” That same year, she booked a guest-starring role on Mr. T’s series called “TNT.” His first words to her were: “Well, ain’t you somethin’ else!” Soon after, Tara got the title role of “Hello Kitty” on “Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater,” which led to the opportunity of working in more than 20 animated series. Before she moved from Canada to Los Angeles, she starred in her own CBC sitcom, “Mosquito Lake.” Her character’s name? Tara.

    Appearances

    Her voice is behind a multitude of North American animated characters (Bubbles of The Powerpuff Girls, Harley Quinn of Batman: The Animated Series, Princess Clara and Toot Braunstein of Drawn Together, Raven of Teen Titans) , English dubbed Japanese anime (Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke), and video game characters (Rikku from Final Fantasy X/Final Fantasy X-2/Kingdom Hearts 2, Juliet Starling from Lollipop Chainsaw). That also includes main characters in main roles.

    Twilightlicious

    On March 7, 2012, Tara Strong, voice actress of Twilight Sparkle of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, posted a tweet on her Twitter[2] page with a link to her VocalTwit, acting as Twilight Sparkle performing a short free-style rap, which included the phrase “Twilightlicious”.



    See more on Know Your Meme

    Two days later, she posted another VocalTwit of herself acting as Twilight Sparkle again, singing the lyrics from the previous tweet, as well as singing versions for some of her other past acting roles such as Raven[4] of Teen Titans, Bubbles[5] of The Powerpuff Girls, and Omi[6] of Xiaolin Showdown. Her VocalTwit recordings also includes a shoutout to the bronies[7] and talk about bronies with her other past acting roles like Bubbles[8] of The Powerpuff Girls and Raven[9] of Teen Titans

    [1] Tara Strong – Official Tara Strong Website

    [2] Twitter – Tara Strong’s Twitter

    [3] VocalTwit – Twilightlicious Recording

    [4] VocalTwit – Ravenlicious

    [5] VocalTwit – Bubblicious

    [6] VocalTwit – Omilicious

    [7] VocalTwit – Bronylicious

    [8] VocalTwit – Bubbles on Bronies

    [9] VocalTwit – Raven on Bronies


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    About

    Usain Bolt’s “To Di World”, also known as bolting, is a photo fad that involves leaning back and pointing both index fingers towards the sky with the right arm cocked and the left stretched out in tribute to the victory pose of the Jamaican professional sprinter and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt. While Bolt’s “To Di World” pose was introduced as early as during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, it became widespread during the 2012 London Olympics when he flashed the pose after winning the gold medal in 100-meters race.

    Origin

    Usain Bolt first introduced his iconic victory pose in August 2008 at the Beijing Olympics after finishing the 100 meters event with a new world record of 9.69 seconds. Although Bolt’s post-race ceremony was initially criticized by the International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge as “showboating” and “lacking respect,” Jamaica’s star runner continued to celebrate his victory with the same gesture.



    Spread

    Bolt’s “To Di World” pose began receiving major attention from the news media in March 2012, when Prince Harry of the United Kingdom was seen imitating the gesture alongside Bolt during his trip to Jamaica. Furthermore, the media coverage eclipsed with the emergence of sports-driven “photo fads” such as Planking and Tebowing in early 2012.



    In 2009 and 2010, Bolt incorporated his singnature pose into his Puma sponsorship campaign and a tourism commercial for his homeland.



    In May 2012, the International Track and Field Federation hosted a Facebook photo fad contest[11] in search of the best tribute to Usain Bolt’s victory ceremony. The athlete served as the judge of the contest. During this time, Bolt’s “To Di World” pose earned the new moniker “Bolting” in following the convention of other photo fads that were named in gerunds. In the following months of June and July, the “bolting” meme continued to gain momentum and drew participation from a number of celebrities and star athletes, including Miss Universe Leila Lopes, Virgin CEO Richard Branson and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team.



    The popularity of “bolting” soon reached its new peak in early August during the 2012 London Olympics, where Usain Bolt once again staged the pose after winning the gold medal in the 100-meters event with a new Olympic record. Pictures of Bolt shining in his post-race victory pose were picked up by numerous news publications as well as people on Twitter[10] and Facebook[7], leading to a sudden influx of copycat photos and launch of single topic gallery blogs to curate the user-submitted photographs.

    Notable Examples




    Search Interest



    External References


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