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  • 12/27/13--12:35: Das It Mane
  • About

    “Das It Mane” is slang variant of the phrase “that’s it man” which is often used to caption photographs in which the subject is smiling or appears to be intoxicated.

    Origin

    [Researching]

    Spread

    On December 2nd, 2012, a Facebook[1] page titled “Das It Mane” was launched.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Facebook – Das It Mane

    [2]Tumblr – Das It Mane

    [3]


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  • 12/27/13--16:05: Upworthy Title Parodies
  • [Work in progress]

    About

    Upworthy Title Parodies are titles mocking those used on content highlighted on the viral media site Upworthy.[1]

    Origin

    On October 4th, 2013, the Internet humor site CollegeHumor published several mock Upworthy titles for various historical events, including Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the crucifixion of Jesus and the extinction of the dinosaurs (shown below).



    Spread

    On November 17th, Funny or Die. The same day, the Upworthy Generator was launched, featuring (shown below).

    Notable Examples

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]UpWorthy – UpWorthy

    [2]Funny or Die – "":

    [3]College Humor – If Upworthy Existed Throughout History


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  • 12/29/13--07:19: Studio Ghibli


  • About

    Studio Ghibli is a Japanese anime film studio first founded in 1985, and is responsible for a number of famous animated films, such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro. Since it’s creation, the studio has garnered a large online following, especially among the anime fandom.

    History

    Studio Ghibli was first founded on June 15, 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Toshio Suzuki and Yasuyoshi Tokuma, after the success of the 1984 film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. After the release of a number of successful films, most notably Grave of The Fireflies, Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro, Ghibli went on to give the Disney Corporation the rights to publish Ghibli’s animated movies internationally in August 1996, with the condition that no cuts are made to the films, a move made in response to the heavy edits made to Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, which was released in America as Warriors of the Wind. The studio has since continued to release animated films, which have gone on to recieve critical acclaim.

    Reception

    Studio Ghibli and it’s films have gone on to receive worldwide critical acclaim from critics, and have received a number of awards. Ghibli’s animated films Kiki’s Delivery Service, Only Yesterday, Porco Rosso, Pom Poko and Whisper of the Heart were the highest-grossing films in Japan in the years 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1995 respectively, and all 5 won numerous awards in Japan. Spirited Away, released in North America on September 20, 2002, went on to be one of the most successful Japanese films of all time, grossing over $274 million worldwide, as well as celebrating popularity in the U.S. despite little marketing. The film is also the only anime winner of the Academy Award for best Animated Feature.

    Online Relevance

    Studio Ghibli has garnered a significant online following since it’s founding, especially within the anime fandom, with it’s films spawning large fandoms.. The company has a significant presence on anime related sites, as well as on sites such as Tumblr[1], Reddit[2], 4chan’s /a/ (Anime and Manga) board[3], Fanpop[4], My Anime List[5], DeviantART[6][7]. There are numerous sites holding information of the company, such as the Ghibli wiki[8], TV Tropes[9] and Anime News Network[10]. The Studio Ghibli fan Facebook page also has over 295,000 likes[11].

    Highlights

    Hayao Miyazaki



    Hayao Miyazaki[12] is a critically acclaimed film director, and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, who is known for directing a number of the studio’s more popular films. Due to his role in the studio, he has garnered a large online fanbase, who has a large presence on a number of sites.
    On September 6, 2013 Miyazaki officially confirmed his retirement from directing, stating that he wanted to make room for new animators, instead moving on to working on the Ghibli museum in Tokyo, and illustrating manga. The story was soon picked up by news sites such as The Guardian[13], Kotaku[14], BBC News[15] and Anime News Network[16].

    Balse



    Balse is an incantation featured within the 1986 Miyazaki film Castle In The Sky, used to destroy the flying castle Laputa. The phrase is often invoked on sites such as 2channel and Twitter during the film’s annual broadcast on Japanese Television.

    Totoro Bus Stop Parodies



    Totoro Bus Stop Parodies Is a meme parodying the famous scene out of the 1988 Miyazaki film My Neighbor Totoro, in which characters Satsuki and Mei are shown standing at a bus stop in the rain, waiting for their Father’s bus to arrive, when Forest Spirit Totoro arrives using a leaf as protection against the rain. The scene has spawned a number of fan illustration, featuring characters from other fandoms.

    Search Interest

    References


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    About:

    Hungaromém (also spelled as Hungaro-mém or Hungaromeme), or Hungarizált Mémek (literally “Hungarianized Memes”) is a regional meme in Hungary which appeared around early January 2013. It generally consists of photoshopping a black, curvy mustache onto various characters and adding a Hungarian caption or modifying the existing one, but in a faux language style which could be considered rural, gentlemanlish, gipsy-like or somewhat archaic to modern-day urbanized audiences.

    The meme was initially applied to rage/reaction faces and other meme characters, but soon arbitrary character/entity depictions followed, using for example screen captures, posters, photos or even logos. Some instances of the meme are not simple image macros, but highly photoshopped or redrawn images with a “Hungarian” theme added.

    It has to be noted that a lot of common memes were “Hungarianized” before the appearance of Hungaromém (most famously by the visitors of Hungary’s equivalent of 4chan, lohere.net), but they didn’t involve the exaggerated/parodic style of grammar that the meme utilizes.

    Origin:

    The first instance of Hungaromém, using ’60s Spider-Man, was uploaded to a Tumblr blog named TERMINÁL[1] by the user helloanevemb (literally “hellomynameisb”) sometime in January 2013. The blog has since been deleted.



    This first image was made using Meme Generator‘s “Spider-Man Approves” template, having the caption “A csudálatos/Pauk-embör”, which translates to “The Amazing Spider-Man” (referring to the official Hungarian title for the 2012 movie), written in a faux-rural grammar style. A stylistically similar English rendering would be something like "The Bewilderin’ Cob-Lad".

    Spread:

    The original image from Terminál was reposted by multiple pages and people on and off Facebook presumably starting from around the 14th of January. The initial repost was most probably made on the 14th, on humorous/parody Facebook pages SzuperBlog[2] and 1 millióan a Csillámfaszlámákért[3], the latter sharing from the former, and combined, the two reposts received several hundred shares and likes as of December 2013.

    Outside of Facebook, humorous image collection site NyúltamPontCom[4] also reposted the same image on the same day. In the following days and weeks, similar low-profile humor sites/blogs also reposted it, Bigyócsárda.com[5] on the 15th, Szilvásbukta.com[6] on the 16th, Mindentaszemnek.com[7] on the 17th, the newly-created Hungarizált Mémek[8] around the 4th of February, Mi folyik itt?[9] on the 9th, and Erős Pista[10] sometime in March. The original image was also posted on the personal blog FZ blog[11] as early as the 14th of January.

    A Facebook user account[12] with the name A Csudálatos Pauk-embör was created on the 16th of January. Two Facebook pages with the name Hungarizált Mémek were created in January, the first one (facebook.com/HungarizaltMemek) on the 27th[13], and the second one (facebook.com/hungaromemhu) on the 28th[14]. As of December 2013, the former had more than 4200 likes, and the latter had over 74000 likes. The latter page was extended into an image collection website named Hungarizált Mémek[15] (hungaromem.hu) at an unknown date, its initial post being the original Spider-Man Hungaromém. A third Facebook page was created with the name Hungaro-Mém Hungarizált Mémek (facebook.com/HungarizaltMem) on the 3rd of February[16], and it was extended into a blog named Hungaro Mém (hungaromem.blog.hu) on the 4th[17]. Another image collection site named HungaroMém (hungaromem.net) was started on the same day[18].

    Before the second half of February, the aforementioned Facebook pages and image collection sites already posted a large number of (partially user-submitted) Hungaromém images, some following the image macro format, some entirely differing from it, but all using the same theme of humorous grammar change. As the idea spread, the meme was applied to screen captures or posters of movies and TV series, whereas an overlay text caption relevant to the movie/series was added. The caption would either refer to the title of the work, or in rarer cases, to a quote, the plot or a character. Also there were some images that didn’t follow the strict rules of the original “image macro with mustache” format, for example modified logos which were made to bear a curvy mustache, an alternatively spelled trademark and occasionally a “Hungarianized” slogan. Some of the Hungaromém images were made by entirely reimagining a certain concept, for example a title card of a show.

    Early coverage of the meme included a post on science-fiction blog SF.blog as early as the 15th of January[19], a personal blog post and it’s associated thread on IT portal LOGOUT.hu‘s BLOGOUT section on the 17th[20], and a thread on IT/tech portal SG.hu’s forum SG Fórum on the 23th[21]. A Facebook page named Hungaro-mém (facebook.com/pages/Hungaro-mém) was launched on the 4th of February[22], which claimed being related to both the Logout.hu and the SG.hu forum thread.

    The meme began to be generally considered overused in February, whereas it started to receive mainstream coverage, which included an article on the Tech column of Hungary’s biggest news portal Index[23] on the 31th of January, and another follow-up Tech article[24] (admitting the rapid evolution of the meme’s original format) on the 8th of February. Art and design blog Usual Visual[25], being under the domain of Transindex, Index’s Transsylvanian sister portal, covered the meme on the 4th of February, including a mustache template. According to this blog, there was another Hungaromém Facebook page[26] (facebook.com/HungaroMem) which was created on the 19th of January, and which already had more than 32000 likes on the 4th of February, but this page can’t be found now. Regional news site Pannon Krónika[27] also covered the meme in its Culture column on the 25th of February. The article stated that the “creators’ Facebook page” received more than 70000 likes in two weeks, but it didn’t stated which page was it.

    The 5th installment of Magyar AMV Rettenet[28] (literally “Hungarian AMV Terribleness”, a Hungarian project similar to AMV Hell) debuted on the 6th of April at Spring MondoCon 2013, and in addition to using Hungaromém images between individual clips, it featured a segment which was edited to have a Hungaromém-appropriate theme both in visuals and music.

    Notable Examples

    Search Interest


    External References

    [1]Tumblr – TERMINÁL – A csudálatos pauk-embör (no longer available)

    [2]Facebook – Post of SzuperBlog page

    [3]Facebook – Post of 1 millióan a Csillámfaszlámákért page

    [4]NyúltamPontCom – Post of NyúltamPontCom

    [5]Bigyócsárda.com – A csudálatos Pauk-embör

    [6]Szilvásbukta.com – A csudálatos

    [7]Mindentaszemnek.com – Post of Mindentaszemnek.com

    [8]Hungarizált Mémek (hungaromem.hu) – A csudálatos Pauk-embör

    [9]Mi folyik itt? – A csudálatos Pauk-embör

    [10]Erős Pista – A csudálatos Pauk-embör

    [11]FZ blog – A csudálatos Pauk-embör

    [12]Facebook – A Csudálatos Pauk-embör profile

    [13]Facebook – Hungarizált Mémek (facebook.com/HungarizaltMemek) page

    [14]Facebook – Hungarizált Mémek (facebook.com/hungaromemhu) page

    [15]Hungarizált Mémek (hungaromem.hu) – Site

    [16]Facebook – Hungaro-Mém Hungarizált Mémek (facebook.com/HungarizaltMem) page

    [17]Hungaro Mém (hungaromem.blog.hu) – Site

    [18]HungaroMém (hungaromem.net) – Site

    [19]SF.blog – A csudálatos Pauk-embör

    [20]LOGOUT.hu – Hungarizált mémek post and thread (post no longer available, thread is available at a different URL)

    [21]SG Fórum – Hungaro-mém thread

    [22]Facebook – Hungaro-mém (facebook.com/pages/Hungaro-mém) page

    [23]Index – Magyar netre magyar mémet!

    [24]Index – Ellepték a filmeket a bajuszok

    [25]Usual Visual – Tarol a hungaro-mém

    [26]Facebook – facebook.com/HungaroMem page

    [27]Pannon Krónika – Mémáradat: bajuszok lepték el a netet

    [28]YouTube – Magyar AMV Rettenet 5 (CONpatibilis verzió)


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  • 12/31/13--12:23: Ryuko Matoi Bikini Edit
  • About

    Ryuko Matoi Bikini Edit is a series of image edits with the likeness of Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill wearing various types of clothing.

    Origin

    The original image was first published in November 1st[1] as part of the December issue (#49) of the Japanese Bishojo (anime pretty girl) magazine Nyantype.


    Spread

    Ever since the image came out, numerous edits of the picture have been created in the drawthreads of 4chan’s /a/ (Anime and Manga) board[3]. The edits range from simple recolors, to entirely redrawn attire and making Ryuko look like a character from an entirely different show. In November 4th, Crunchyroll published an article[2] about the edited images.

    Notable Examples


    External References

    [1]Danbooru – Image Source

    [2]Crunchyroll – Fans Create Hundreds of…

    [3]Foolz! – Archived Drawthread


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  • 01/01/14--18:06: Lauren Faust
  • About

    Lauren Faust(Screen name: fyre-flye) is a American cartoonist who is currently famous for developing generation 4 of Hasbro’s My Little Pony, successfully created the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series. She was also known for her work on Cartoon Network. She is happily married to Craig McCracken, who she met at CN.

    History

    In her earlier days, Lauren Faust was a movie animator that animated classic movies such as Cats Don’t Dance in 1997, Quest for Camelot in 1998, and The Iron Giant in 1999. She moved to animating television shows at Cartoon Network Studios after The Iron Giant was made. During her career at Cartoon Network, she met her husband Craig McCracken, creator of popular Cartoon Network shows such as The Powerpuff Girls, a show about three girls created when “sugar, spice and everything nice” was fused together with Chemical X, and Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, a show about a Foster’s home for imaginary friends. Lauren and Craig ended up in a relationship together and later married as a happy couple.

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    While Hasbro was unsuccessful at marketing My Little Pony for girls only, Lauren Faust was hired by Hasbro for her help with the generation 4 of My Little Pony. Lauren says that My Little Pony was one of her favorite childhood toys. However according to her imagination, she is disappointed with the characters girly stereotypes she has seen. After Lauren’s hard work of developing and writing, the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series became a successful hit. Not only did it gain many young fans in the target age group, but it also gained a strange and (even referred to as) a cult-like following known as Bronies. Bronies are male fans of the show My Little Pony. Older girl bronies tend to be referred to as Pegasisters.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]deviantART – Lauren’s fyre-flye

    [2]IMDBLauren Faust

    [3]Wikipedia – Craig McCracken


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  • 01/02/14--14:07: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • About

    Benedict Cumberbatch is an English actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes on BBC’s TV crime drama seriesSherlock On Tumblr and elsewhere the web, he has developed a large fan base who call themselves “Cumberbitches.”

    Acting Career

    Cumberbatch began his acting career in the early 2000s through minor role appearances in British TV movies and miniseries, before landing supporting roles in the feature films Atonement and The Other Boleyn Girl released in 2008. After finding fame through Sherlock in 2010 Cumberbatch has acted in many high profile films such as Twelve Years a Slave,August: Osage County, and War Horse.

    Online History

    On February 11th, Urban Dictionary[19] user missCumberbatch submitted an entry for the term “Cumberbitch” defined as:


    “A refernce given to people who admire the beautiful features of Benedict Cumberbatch. ex- his green eyes, beautiful cheekbones, sexy toussled hair.”

    On August 9th, 2010 a Facebook page for Benedict Cumberbatch[20] was launched. As of January 2014, the page has 235,000 likes.

    On October 11th, 2013, Cumberbatch hosted a Reddit AMA, during which he jokingly confirmed he had “cheek polishing parties”[21] with actors Matt Smith and Tom Hiddleston and made some more serious comments on fame.

    A clip from The Jimmy Kimmel Show was uploaded to Youtube on Decemeber 5th, 2013, showing Cumberbatch reading the lyrics to “Genius,” a song by R. Kelly. The video has gained over 2,000,0000 views. Cumberbatch had previously read the lyrics to Sir-Mix-a-lot’s “I Like Big Butts” on an October 2013 episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.



    Sherlock Fandom

    Many members of the show’s fandom convene on Tumblr. Popular tags include #Sherlock[1] and #Sherlock BBC[3], as well as ones dedicated to the characters and actors themselves. Various blogs dedicated to the show can also be found, such as Fuck Yeah, Sherlock[4] and Sherlock Holmes Fanart[5]. Many artists upload their fan works to Tumblr, such as Sdkay[8], Reapersun.[9] DeviantArt also hosts various fanworks when searching for Sherlock[10] and Sherlock BBC.[2] The site also has two Sherlock dedicated groups: BBC-Sherlock[6] and Sherlock-2010.[7] In October 2011, The Beginner’s Guide to the Sherlock Fandom[44] Fans have also compiled a glossary[43] of popular terms within the fandom, which has more than 100 entries relating to pairing names for shipping purposes, fanfiction terms and inside jokes relating to actual dialogue from the show.



    Related Memes

    Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator

    On August 27th 2013[11] Tumblr user Wandaventham[12] created the Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator[13], a program that suggests names at random that poke fun at Cumberbatch’s funny sounding multi-syllabic name. Some examples of names generated include Beetlejuice Cumberbund, Boilerdang Snugglesnatch, and Bulbasaur Countryside.



    Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch

    Using an otter to represent Sherlock became popular after the Tumblr photoset “Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch: A Visual Examination”[14][15] created by Red Scharlach[16] went viral in March 2012. [17] The idea expanded beyond otters with a Buzzfeed post published on October 22, 2003 titled “13 Things Benedict Cumberbatch Looks Like”[18] which included milk, a foot, and E.T.



    Top Gear Photo

    A photo from a shoot uploaded to TopGear.com[22] on July 12th, 2013 showing Cumberbatch stricking an open mouthed pose holding onto the shoulder of a race car driver was soon encorpated into other photos including Sherlock stills and otters.



    Personal Life

    Cumberbatch was born on July 19th, 1976 in London, England to actor parents. Early in his schooling he studied visual arts, but he eventially went on to study theater at Manchester University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

    External References

    [1]Tumblr – Tagged #Sherlock

    [2]DeviantArt – Search: Sherlock BBC

    [3]Tumblr – Tagged #Sherlock BBC

    [4]Tumblr – Fuck Yeah, Sherlock

    [5]Tumblr – Sherlock Holmes Fanart

    [6]DeviantArt – BBC-Sherlock

    [7]DeviantArt – Sherlock-2010

    [8]Tumblr – Sdkay

    [9]Tumblr – Reapersun

    [10]DeviantArt – Search: Sherlock

    [11]Buzzfeed- The Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator Is The Best Thing Online

    [12]Tumblr – Wandaventham

    [13]Tumblr – Benedict Cumberbatch Generator

    [14]Tumblr –

    [15]Tumblr – <a href="http://redscharlach.tumblr.com/post/19565284869/otters-who-look-like-benedict-cumberbatch-a">Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch</a>

    [16]Tumblr – <a href="http://redscharlach.tumblr.com/">Red Scharlach</a>

    [17]The Huffington Post – <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/03/19/otters-who-look-like-benedict-cumberbatch_n_1362375.html">Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch (PICTURES)</a>

    [18]Buzzfeed- <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/13-things-benedict-cumberbatch-looks-like">13 Things Benedict Cumberbatch Looks Like</a>

    [19]Urban Dictionary- <a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cumberbitch">Cumberbitch</a>

    [20]Facebook- <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Benedict-Cumberbatch/138224756215112">Benedict Cumberbatch</a>

    [21]Buzzfeed- <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/jordanzakarin/benedict-cumberbatchs-sex-fantasy-with-tom-hiddleston-and-ma">Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sex Fantasy With Tom Hiddleston And Matt Smith Is Melting The Internet</a>

    [22]TopGear- <a href="http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/Behind-the-scenes-at-top-gear-2013-07-11?imageNo=11">Behind the scenes at this week’s Top Gear</a>

    [43]Google Drive – <a href="https://docs.google.com/a/cheezburger.com/document/d/1BueXx9a4JmlpXGckaH_ODSPLGcRmw4AuxyT79UO6zLI/edit">Sherlock Fandom Dictionary</a>

    [44]Tumblr – <a href="http://thesherlockfandom.tumblr.com/">">The Sherlock Fandom


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  • 01/02/14--14:13: Bookshelf Desktop Wallpaper
  • About

    Bookshelf Desktop Wallpaper is a background image for personal computers with a virtual desk and shelf designed for the placement of desktop icons.

    Origin

    On March 22nd, 2010, Redditor Wickedwiener submitted a screenshot of a black-and-white illustration of an office containing a bookshelf and a desk populated with icons (shown below) to the /r/funny[1] subreddit. In the comments section, Redditor jbretthall linked to a blank high resolution version of the desktop (shown below, right), claiming he found the wallpaper on imageboard 4chan. Prior to being archived, the post received over 2,000 up votes and 610 comments.



    Spread

    On March 23rd, the same desktop background was highlighted on the Internet humor blog Blame It On The Voices.[4] On March 24th, 2010, Redditor kn0where posted an updated version of the shelf background (shown below) to the /r/pics[2] subreddit, garnering more than 1,000 up votes and 250 comments before it was archived.



    In February of 2011, IKEA[5] released a shelf wallpaper for organizing desktop icons (shown below). On October 16th, 2012, Redditor Emwat1024 posted a screenshot of kn0where’s background to the /r/funny[3] subreddit. Prior to being archived, the post accumulated upwards of 3,300 up votes and 130 comments.



    On December 22nd, Redditor Brandon23z posted a screenshot of his black-and-white shelf background populated with icons from his entire game collection (shown below, left) to the /r/gaming[6] subreddit. On the same day, Redditor widgetdude submitted a screenshot of the updated shelf wallpaper containing icons from his desktop (shown below, right). Prior to being archived, the posts gained over 4,300 up votes and 23,000 up votes respectively.



    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 01/03/14--10:25: Selfie Olympics
  • About

    Selfie Olympics, also known as The Selfie Game, is a Twitter hashtag associated with selfies photographed while engaged in physically challenging activities or otherwise extraordinary circumstances.

    [researching]

    External References

    [1]Twitter – Tagged Results for SelfieOlympics


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  • 01/03/14--10:45: Man With Two Penises
  • Overview

    Man With Two Penises is the nickname of a Redditor with diphallia, a rare medical condition in which a male infant is born with two penises.

    Background

    On December 27th, 2013, several photographs of a man with diphalia were highlighted on the adult media Tumblr blog “The Meat Market.”[1] On December 31st, Redditor warmapplejuice submitted the photos to the /r/WTF[2] subreddit. Within 48 hours, the post gained over 19,900 up votes and 3,500 comments.

    Notable Developments

    In the comments section of the post, Redditor warmapplejuice revealed that he had contacted the man in the photograph about participating in an “ask me anything” (AMA). On January 2nd, Redditor DoubleDickDude submitted a post titled “I am the guy with two penises. AMA” to the /r/IAmA[3] subreddit. In the post, he answered several questions regarding his condition, confirming that both penises are capable of reproductive and urinary functions. In response to a question about his “best sexual experience,” DoubleDickDude described a group bi-sexual encounter involving seven other people. Redditor AWildSketchAppeared replied with an illustration(NSFW) of the encounter, to which DildoDickDude responded that he had incorrectly depicted the event. Within 24 hours, the post gathered more than 57,000 up votes and 15,300 comments. On January 3rd, the Redditor DoubleDickDude launched the @DiphalicDude[4] Twitter feed, accumulating upwards of 1,500 followers in the first 11 hours.




    New Media Coverage

    In the coming days, several news sites published articles about Redditor DoubleDickDude’s AMA post, including Rolling Stone,[5] Yahoo,[6] GQ,[7] BuzzFeed,[8] UpRoxx,[9] The Huffington Post,[12] The Daily Beast[10] and Jezebel.[11]

    Search Interest

    External References


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    About

    PornHub Comments On Stock Photos is a single topic blog featuring stock photographs with captions taken from the comment sections on the adult media website PornHub.

    Origin

    On October 22nd, 2013, the “PornHub Comments On Stock Photos” Tumblr blog was created, with the first post featuring a photograph of a tuxedo-wearing man seated at a laptop with a caption complimenting the quality of an adult film (shown below). In the first three months, the post gained over 800 notes.



    Precursor

    On September 8th, 2013, the Tumblr blog “Porn Comments on Instagram Pics” was launched, which features pictures taken from the photo-sharing site Instagram with captions of comments from unknown adult entertainment sites (shown below), in a similar vein to Instagram Quote Rebuttals.



    Spread

    On October 30th, the blog was linked on the /r/InternetIsBeautiful[5] subreddit, where it received upwards of 4,500 up votes and 150 comments in the following two months. On October 31st, 2013, the Internet news blog The Daily Dot[4] published an article about the blog, followed by the Internet humor blog UpRoxx[6] the next week. On December 30th, Redditor DapperConch submitted a post titled “Nice Comment” to the /r/Unexpected[3] subreddit, which contained a photo of a man using a laptop captioned with a fantasy about a female adult film star (shown below). In the following four days, the post received more than 9,300 up votes and 230 comments.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 01/04/14--12:01: #happygary
  • About

    #happygary is supposed to be the first meme of 2014. It shows an emoticon (that looks like this: ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ) dancing/walking happily.

    Origin

    This video was posted by JakeWhyman on January 2, 2014. The video has 6,000+ views.

    Spread

    So far, the meme hasn’t spread much.


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  • 01/04/14--14:27: #MyAnus Two
  • #MyAnus is a meme that was created on www.FurryMate.com. It’s a meme that was created by Yaoi lovers and bronies alike. Everyone loves this meme, because its the best meme.

    This meme surpasses memes such as “Doge” and “Trollface”. It’s the best meme. The absolute best. #MyAnus.


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  • 12/22/13--05:22: Gainax Pose
  • About

    The Gainax Pose (Japanese: ガイナ立ち, Gaina Dachi; lit. “Gainax Standing Pose” or “Gainastance”), also known as “Gunbuster Pose” in the English-speaking web[1], refers to an iconic pose often appearing on anime franchises produced by a Japanese anime studio Gainax.[2] The concept of this cool and commanding pose has been shared among anime otakus since late 2000s, and it’s a popular subject on illustrators communities.

    Origin

    The first appearance of this pose, later called as “Gainax Pose”, is a scene in the 4th episode of original animation video (OAV) Gunbuster[3] released by Gainax in 1988-89, where Gunbuster is standing with its arms crossed and coming up to deck of a space warship slowly in its first launch (shown, below, left). This robot’s pose also appears on later episodes along with the protagonist’s same pose with her face filled with strong determination against the battle for the future of the earth (shown below, right).



    As same as many other scenes and settings in the anime, this pose is also the homage to a panel in the 2nd title of Getter Robo[4] series, Getter Robo G[5], written by Ken ishikawa in 1975, where Getter Dragon standing on the head of a metal beast Uzala is coming up from under the sea with its arms crossed in the final battle.



    Spread

    This pose began to catch an attention among anime otakus by two Gainax’s works in the middle of 2000s. One is the sequel OAV for the anime Diebuster[6] released in 2004-2006. Since main characters struck this pose in many highlights as the self homage to the original Gunbuster and its pilots, this pose became to be recognized as an iconic pose of that anime studio among viewers of the anime. The name “Gainax Pose” was originally coined to refer that pose in Diebuster by them.



    Gainax Pose in Diebuster

    The other is 2007 TV anime Gurren Lagann that scenario was written by Kazuki Nakashima[7], the well-known follower of Ken Ishikawa and Getter Robo series. Since “Gainax Pose” is often cited as the signature pose also in this smash hit anime in that year, its moniker and concept came to be shared among many Japanese anime viewers.



    Gainax Pose in Gurren Lagann

    By establishment of presence as the pose holding special meanings and atmospheres, “Gainax Pose” is known as a popular motif for illustrations in online illustrators communities. Fan creations or parodies of characters striking “Gainax Pose” have been continually posted to the Japanese illustrators communities pixiv[8] and Nico Nico Seiga[9] since the middle of 2008. And, some of them are reprinted to Tumblr.[10]

    Notable Examples





    Manner

    “Gainax Pose” doesn’t means a simple arm-crossed pose. It’s recognized that these 3 points are important to be called as “Gainax Pose” in the illustrators communities.

    • Atmosphere of the stately appearance
    • Character’s commanding look filled with strong determination or pride
    • Excessive visual effects by winds, smoke, flames, splashes, lights, particles, etc…

    Search Interest

    External References

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

    [1]TVtropes – Anime/GunBuster

    [2]Wikipedia – Gainax

    [3]Wikipedia – Gunbuster

    [4]Wikipedia – Getter Robo

    [5]Wikipedia – Getter Robo G

    [6]Wikipedia – Diebuster

    [7]Wikipedia – Kazuki Nakashima

    [8]pixiv – Search results for ガイナ立ち

    [9]Nico Nico Seiga – Search results for ガイナ立ち

    [10]Tumblr – Search results for the tag ガイナ立ち


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  • 01/06/14--09:27: Penguins
  • About


    Penguins are flightless birds found in the Antarctic and other parts near by

    there are over 16 different types of penguins

    History


    Penguins where first discovered by explorers in the 1800’s

    and even before then there where so penguins species that went extinct (as shown below)

    Reception


    Some penguin memes where made such as socially awkward penguin (shown below) and socially awesome penguin

    may blogs where made about penguins and many fan art where created about penguins

    impact
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    Penguins had appear all over the internet and in pop culture such as the book “mr popper’s penguins” which also had a movie with the same name. Many other movies have penguins in it such as “happy feet” “surfs up” “Madagascar” and “march of the penguins”

    many tv shows feature penguins in it such as “the penguins of Madagascar” and “pingu” and “adventure time”

    linx’s mascot is a penguin named tux (shown below)

    videos games feature penguins such as a penguin like Pokemon named piplup. There’s a viral world for kids called “club penguin” where you play as a penguin. Kirby’s main enemy is a penguin named king dee dee

    External References
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_%28disambiguation%29

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_depictions_of_penguins


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  • 01/06/14--11:40: Behind The GIFs
  • About

    Behind the GIFs is a community on Reddit that curates a series of illustrated comics offering humorous and fictitious backstories to a variety of animated GIFs that are frequently shared on the website.

    Origin

    On January 1st, 2014, Tumblr[1] user pizza-omelette posted several illustrated comic panels depicting the events leading up to an infomercial failGIF of a man dropping a bowl of snack food (shown below). In the next five days, the post garnered upwards of 197,000 notes.




    On the following day, the /r/BehindTheGIFs[2] subreddit was launched for Redditors to submit humorous images explaining the stories behind animated GIFs. In the first four days, the subreddit gained over 31,000 subscribers.

    Spread

    The same day /r/BehindTheGIFs was created, BuzzFeed[3] highlighted several notable examples from the subreddit. Also on January 2nd, 2014, actor Wil Wheaton tweeted about /r/BehindTheGIFs.




    On the following day, the Internet humor blog Pleated Jeans[5] reblogged several images from the subreddit. On January 6th, the Internet news blog UpRoxx[4] published an article about /r/BehindTheGIFs, noting the Tumblr post that inspired its creation.

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References


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    About

    Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Snubbed By Oscar refers to a series of jokes surrounding the American actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his noticeable lack of recognition by the Academy Award, the world’s most prestigious accolade for excellence of cinematic achievements, despite having been nominated three times throughout his acting career.

    Origin

    The first media mention of DiCaprio’s lack of Oscars came from an article published on E! Online on February 21st, 2011 titled “Do Oscar Voters Really Hate Leonardo DiCaprio?”[3] The article examines possible explanations to why DiCaprio hasn’t won a statue.

    On November 8th, 2011, Funny of Die[1] uploaded a video titled “L. DiCaprio,” a parody trailer of DiCaprio’s film J. Edgar. The trailer depicts DiCaprio in a state of rage endlessly pursuing an Oscar The Academy refuses to award him.


    Spread

    The meme resurfaced after a clip from the 2012 Golden Globes showed DiCaprio looking forlorn[2], leading many to add captions imagining he was thinking about his lack of Oscar. GIFs of his movies are also often captioned so his character’s anger or sadness is due to his lack of Oscars.


    Notable Examples



    Bad Luck Leo

    Bad Luck Leo is a meme based on the popular Bad Luck Brian that explains the unfortunate situations the characters DiCaprio has played have found themselves in. For example, his character in Titanic, Jack Dawson drowns on the boat after winning tickets just before it sails.



    External References

    [1]Funny or Die – L. DiCaprio"

    [2]Unreality Magazine- GIF of the Week"

    [3]E! Online- GIF of the Week"


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  • 01/06/14--13:41: Erotic Edna
  • About

    Erotic Edna is a meme based on the stock photography used Answers.com.

    Origin

    Erotic Edna is an image macro based on a post by redditor InverseSandwich.


    Answers.com uses stock phototography for question thumbnails, and often overlays question titles on top of these images. When inappropriate questions are overlayed it can result in some humourous results.

    Spread

    The meme was created after imgur user tolaanto suggested that the 2nd image on the middle row should be turned into a meme.

    Notable Examples




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  • 01/06/14--16:08: #OpSafeWinter
  • Overview

    #OpSafeWinter is an operation orchestrated by members of the cyber group Anonymous aiming to help homeless people survive worldwide during the winter of 2013 and 2014.

    Background

    On November 7th, 2013, a Pastebin[2] page was created announcing the launch of #OpSafeWinter, which provided instructions on how to assist the poor and homeless to survive the harsh winter in many areas of the world.

    “Fellow Anon and Citizens of the world, We are proud to announce #OPSafeWinter. In this age of consumerism there is very little love or care about each other, we’re here to change that. No longer shall we stand by and watch isolation and fear be spread by the establishment, which is killing and destroying community and lives. We all have a voice, so make yours heard, you are the power, your choice, your life, you are the motivation for justice.”

    Notable Developments

    On November 10th, 2013, YouTuber Anonymous uploaded a video titled “#OpSafeWinter Engaged,” which urged viewers to assist homeless people around the world by giving them needed money, food and clothing (shown below).



    On November 16th, a Facebook[3] page titled “Anonymous OpSafeWinter” was launched. On November 25th, the OpSafeWinter blog was created, featuring news and updates regarding the operation worldwide. On December 15th, a post was submitted to the Occupy Forums urging members of the Occupy movement to join #OpSafeWinter. On January 3rd, 2014, an animated GIF was submitted to Imgur,[6] which featured a Guy Fawkes mask wearing a Santa Claus with “#OPSAFEWINTER” written on the brim and snow falling in the background (shown below).



    On the following day, the Internet news blog The Daily Dot published an article about the operation. As of January 2014, the @OPSafeWinter[4] Twitter feed has accumulated upwards of 1,400 followers.

    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References

    [1]The Daily Dot – OpSafeWinter

    [2]Pastebin – Anonymous #Opsafewinter Engaged

    [3]Facebook – Anonymous OpSafeWinter

    [4]Twitter – OPSafeWinter

    [5]Occupy Forums – OpSafeWinter

    [6]Imgur – OpSafeWinter


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  • 01/07/14--09:50: I Came Here To Laugh At You
  • About

    “I Came Here To Laugh At You” is a quote, often associated with Char Aznable of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, which is often used in reaction images.

    Origin

    The quote comes from an interaction between two characters of 1985 Japanese television anime Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Char Aznable and Amuro Ray.

    Amuro Ray:“Why are you here?”
    Char Aznable:“I came to laugh at you! Is that what you were expecting me to say?”

    The screenshot of Char with the subtitles saying “I came here to laugh at you”, had been used as a reaction image on sites such as 4chan since 2010[1].


    Spread

    The image continued to be used as a reaction image on 4chan’s boards, such as /a/ (Anime and Manga)[2], /m/ (Mecha)[3], /tg/ (Traditional Games)[4], and others. The image also been used on other sites, such as Funnyjunk[5] and Tumblr[6].

    Derivatives of the image have also been made, featuring a character from a different franchise with a pair of sunglasses, or a likeness of Char usually represented by his signature helmet[7].

    Notable Examples


    External References

    [1]Foolz! – First use on /tg/

    [2]Foolz! – Usage on /a/

    [3]Foolz! – Usage on /m/

    [4]Foolz! – Usage on /tg/

    [5]Funnyjunk – Use on Funnyjunk

    [6]Tumblr – I came here to laugh at you.

    [7]tripleacosplay.files.wordpress.com – Char Aznable


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