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    The 2012 Summer Olympic Games (The Games of the XXX Olympiad) were held in London, UK from 27th of July, 2012 to 12th of August 2012. London won the bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics on the 6th of July, 2005 promising to deliver an environmentally-sustainable Olympics and is the only city to this point to host the Olympics three times. Over 10,000 athletes representing 204 countries took part in the global event and marks the first Olympic Games where all competing teams had a minimum of one female competitor.

    Since the evolution of the internet since the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing until now, people have been looking for exploitable moments in the Olympics to create memes from. And so, the London Olympics has had many image macros created after odd or humorous events which has even spawned a facebook page.

    London 2012 Official Logo

    The LOGOC unveiled the official logo which was designed by Wolff Olins, a London-based branding company on the 4th of June, 2007. The logo consists of a rough depiction of an athlete’s body while simultaneously spelling out “2012” with the Olympic Rings in the “head” and the word ‘london’ in the “arm”. The logo was depicted with 4 colors reflecting the city’s impact on modern society. The logo was designed to appeal to young people in it’s unusual shape and explosively-colorful design. But instead, it has seen mostly negative criticism. In a poll performed by the BBC in the UK in June 2007, 80% of all votes strongly disapproved of the logo. Iran threatened to boycott the games, because the logo could spell out “Zion”. (a synonym for Jerusalem)

    But the logo had some memetic qualities as well. Many online users had said that the logo looks like Lisa Simpson giving a blow job to Bart Simpson. A quick rearrangement of the colors makes this visualisation easier to understand.

    After all, isn’t this the “XXX” Olympic Games?

    One Is Not Amused

    Full Article

    One of the earlier memes to appear from the games was One Is Not Amused, an image macro series of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony looking bored or disgruntled. The series is similar to the already well-known Lolcat meme, X is not amused.

    Olympics or Gay Porn?

    Full Article

    Olympics or Gay Porn? is a meme based on the men’s high dive events. The score bar at the lower section of the screen would cover the lower-mid section of the competitor’s body. This would leave the impression that the competitor was naked and the screenshot was from a homosexual pornographic film when viewed without context.

    McKayla is Not Impressed

    Full Article

    McKayla is Not Impressed is a photoshop meme and image macro series of US gymnastic athlete McKayla Maroney, with an unimpressed or disappointed expression as she receives a silver medel for the Women’s Vault. It is a derivative of Spock is not Impressed which is basically the same meme, but with Spock from the Star Trek TV series. The meme is usually photoshopped into other photos or is an image macro.


    Full Article

    Bolting is a pose popularised by Usain Bolt after winning the men’s 100m and setting a new world record speed of 9.69 seconds. The pose was originally introduced by Bolt during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but gained popularity in London. Bolting has since become a widespread photo fad, in a similar fashion to planking.

    Dangling Boris

    Full Article

    Dangling Boris is an exploitable photoshop meme showing a picture of Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London on a zip line holding two Union Jack flags. Johnson was testing a zip line in Victoria Park, London on the 1st of August, 2012 when the zip line got stuck 10 meters above the ground. Now, the event has spawned many photoshopped images of Jackson during the incident.

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  • 08/13/12--20:17: Nebula GIFs

  • About

    Nebula GIFs, also known as Galaxy GIFs, are a series of GIF format images in which certain sections of the image are obscured by flashing patterns of nebulae or other galactic scenery. Due to their frequent usage in inspirational photo quotes on Tumblr, Nebula GIFs are associated with hipster stereotypes on the microblogging social network site.


    Stock images of nebulae taken by the Hubble Space Telescope have been circulating on Tumblr[15] since as early as January 2010, while inspirational photo quotes featuring pictures of nebulae have appeared as early as February 2010.[10]Single topic blogs dedicated to making fun of this trend were created as early as August 2010, starting with the launch of That’s A Fucking Nebula[11], followed by Fuck Yeah Text Over Nebulas[12] and Text in Space.[13]

    Meanwhile, GIFs utilizing images of nebulae began appearing on Tumblr as as early as December 7th, 2010, when Tumblr user VeryCherryPeel[14] posted an animated GIF showing a silhouette of two people in a sexual position with its foreground obscured by flashing nebulae.


    On January 18th, 2011, Galaxies In Shit[1] became the first single topic blog solely dedicated to sharing nebula GIFs on Tumblr, followed by Fuck Yeah Nebula GIFs[2] that was launched on March 30th. The nubulae GIFs are typically shared on Tumblr through designated tags nebula-gif[3] and galaxy-gif[4], but also through through more generic tags like space-gif[5] and hipster-gif.[6] In addition, tutorials on how to create nebula GIFs can be found on Galaxies in Shit[7], single topic tutorial blogs like FYTutorials[8] and FYeahTutorial,[9] as well as on YouTube, where the earliest tutorial video (shown below, left) was uploaded on May 18th, 2011.

    Notable Examples

    Nebula GIF images have been used by Tumblr bloggers for various purposes, most prominently as a decorative texture in photoshopped images, as a design pattern for accessories and fashion products and also as background images for social networking profile pages or personal blogs.

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  • 08/14/12--00:43: Dragon Pause
  • Dragon Pause is a troll-fictional pokemon move born in the /vp/ (Pokémon) board of 4chan.


    On August 13 of 2012, an user posted a ‘Competitive Pokémon Moveset’, switching ‘Dragon Pulse’ (an actual move) for Dragon Pause. Then, the thread derailed parodying ‘Dragon Pause’ and how the move works. [1]

    Dragon Pause
    Type: Dragon
    Category: Status
    PP: 5 (max 7)
    Power: -
    Accuracy: -%
    The turn Dragon Pause is used, the user pauses. At the first of the next turn, all Dragon type pokémon restore all their HP, but they can’t do any move.


    It is usually used to troll people when they share their movesets, saying things like “Remove that Outrage, use Dragon Pause instead”.

    [1] /vp/ – Original thread:

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  • 08/14/12--01:59: Good Thing I'm a Faggot!
  • “Good Thing I’m a faggot” is a new meme that originated on 4Chan’s /b/ (Random) Imageboard, invoking a large amount of OC and spinoffs such as “Good thing I’m a nigger” and others that I won’t mention here.

    4Chan is known for their Trolling and large amount of OC, some may refer to it as a Fountain of Trolls, OC, and “OP is a Faggot”

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    On August 13th, 2012, NYC-based comedian Matt Fisher[3] wrote a blog post titled “My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer in Court”[1] to his Tumblr. In the post, Fisher revealed the story of his late sister Kaitlynn Fisher, who was killed by an underinsured driver in a car accident on June 19th, 2010[2], and held Progressive liable for the difference between the payment from the other driver’s insurance company, Nationwide, and the value of Kaitlynn’s policy. Fisher further explained that Progressive refused to pay his family and due to a Maryland law that immunizes insurance companies from lawsuits, Fisher’s family had to file a civil suit against the other driver. Instead of settling, Progressive offered to pay approximately 1/3 of the owed amount before letting it go to trial, where Fisher claimed that the other driver was defended by Progressive’s legal team.

    Notable Developments

    On Social Networks

    At 11:00 a.m. (EST) on August 13th, Matt Fisher tweeted a link to his blog post, mentioning the insurance company’s Twitter handle[5] as well. A few hours after Fisher’s post on Twitter, Wil Wheaton tweeted out the link as well[7], which led to more than 2,653 retweets. Within 24 hours, Fisher’s Tumblr post gained 10,267 notes and his Twitter message received 1,253 retweets.

    That evening, Gawker[4] also featured a link to Fisher’s blog post and pointed out that Progressive’s Twitter account had used an automated response to those retweeting Fisher’s link, which stated that the company “fully investigated this claim and relevant background, and feel we properly handled the claim within our contractual obligations.” The automated response was reposted at least 16 times before Progressive’s Twitlonger account was banned[6] and the tweets deleted.

    A link to Gawker’s post was later tweeted by comedian and actor Patton Oswalt[8], which was retweeted 6,336 times. By the end of the day, Progressive had been mentioned at least 6,579 times on Twitter.[9] At the same time, Facebook users began flocking to both Progressive’s official page[21] and their mascot Flo’s fan page[22] to criticize the company’s actions.

    However, they were met by the same canned response issued by the company. While the debacle had little effect on Progressive’s total number of Facebook likes, the volume of chatters about Flo’s Facebook fan page drastically increased on the 13th.[27]

    Blog Coverage

    On the same day Fisher posted his story, his blog post was linked on the internet culture blogs Gawker[4] and Death and Taxes[10], as well as the Inquisitr[11] and the New York Observer.[12] The following morning on August 14th, the story was featured on various blogs and news sites including Business Insider[13], Thought Catalog[14], the Daily Dot[15], Uproxx[16], the Huffington Post[17], New York Daily News[18], the Frisky[19] and Mashable.[20] Many of the news articles covering the scandal not only linked to Fisher’s original post, but also included screenshot images of Progressive’s automated Twitter response, and critiqued their lacking efforts in personal interaction.

    Progressive’s Official Response

    At 2:00 p.m. (EST) on August 14th, Progressive Claims General Manager Chris Wolf issued an official statement[23] regarding Fisher’s case. Wolf claimed that the defendant in the case was represented by a lawyer from his insurance company, Nationwide. However, as of August 14th, Nationwide has not confirmed or denied any involvement in the case.

    I’d like to take this opportunity to explain Progressive’s role in this complex case. First and foremost, our deepest sympathies go out to Kaitlynn Fisher’s family.

    To be very clear, Progressive did not serve as the attorney for the defendant in this case. He was defended by his insurance company, Nationwide.

    There was a question as to who was at fault, and a jury decided in the Fisher family’s favor just last week. We respect the verdict and now can continue to work with the Fisher family to reach a resolution.

    Chris Wolf
    Claims General Manager

    Fisher’s Follow-Up Post

    In response to Wolf’s statement, Matt Fisher posted a follow-up blog article[24] recounting his experience in the courtroom, where he witnessed the attorney identify himself as Jeffrey R. Moffet, a representative of Progressive Advanced Insurance Company. According to Fisher, Moffat conferred with the defendant, cross-examined the plaintiff’s witnesses, questioned the defense’s witnesses during direct examination, made objections on the defendant’s behalf and gave a closing argument where he argued that Kaitlynn Fisher was responsible for the accident.

    Fisher also provided a link to the case information[25] provided by the Maryland state court system, which lists Jeffrey R. Moffet as an “interested party” representing the law offices of Progressive Casualty Insurance. Gawker[26] also pointed out that these documents include a motion filed on May 19th, 2011, allowing Mr. Moffet to intervene for the defendant and Progressive was granted all rights as if they were one of the original parties to the case.

    Search Interest

    [Not available]

    External References

    [1] Premium Fisher – My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer in Court

    [2]ABC 2 News – Fatal Accident in Towson Investigated as a Homicide

    [3] Upright Citizens Brigade – Matt Fisher

    [4] Gawker – Comedian Calls Out Progressive Insurance for Defending His Sister’s Killer; Progressive Responds in Heartless Robot Fashion

    [5] Twitter – @Progressive

    [6] Twitlonger – Progressive’s response

    [7] Twitter – Wil Wheaton’s Tweet

    [8] Twitter – Patton Oswalt’s Tweet

    [9] Topsy – Results for “Progressive” between 8/13/12 and 8/14/12

    [10] Death and Taxes – Did Progressive auto insurance majorly screw over a Maryland family?

    [11] The Inquisitr – Progressive Called Out On Twitter, Tumblr For Defending Insured’s Killer To Avoid Payout To Victim’s Family

    [12] New York Observer – Comedian Matt Fisher Claims Sister’s Progressive Insurance Paid for Her Killer’s Lawyers

    [13] Business Insider – Comedian Claims Progressive Defended His Sister’s Killer In Court So They Wouldn’t Have To Pay Up

    [14] Thought Catalog – Comedian Calls Out Progressive Insurance For Defending Sister’s Killer

    [15] Daily Dot – Progessive Insurance finds itself in PR nightmare on Twitter and Tumblr

    [16] Uproxx – Progressive Insurance Demonstrates How Not To Use Social Media In A PR Crisis

    [17] Huffington Post – Matt Fisher Outraged By Progressive Insurance Defending Sister’s Killer

    [18] New York Daily News – Comedian says Progressive insurance defended sister’s underinsured killer to avoid paying claim

    [19] the Frisky – Brother Pens Outraged Blog Post About Progressive Insurance Company’s Efforts To Avoid Paying Claim After Death Of His Sister

    [20] Mashable – Comedian’s Tumblr Puts Progressive Insurance on Defense

    [21] Facebook – Progressive

    [22] Facebook – Flo, the Progressive Girl

    [23] Progressive – Statement on the Fisher Case

    [24] Premium Fisher – Today, in response to my blog post…

    [25] Maryland state court system – Case Number: 24C11002185

    [26] Gawker – Progressive Says It Didn’t Defend Man Who Killed Comedian’s Sister, Nationwide Did

    [27] Socialbakers – Statistics,for Flo the Progressive Girl’s Facebook Page

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    Kill Yourself, also known in plural as Kill Yourselves (if more than one person is involved), depicts a man dressed in a suit and giving off a “stop” gesture with his hand. The meme is commonly used in chat rooms and social networking sites in response to incompetent and/or pathetic remarks, statements, or images, with the purpose of telling those who it is directed at that they should just kill themselves for having said or done something so pathetic.


    The exact origin of the meme is currently unknown, however it is believed that it began through this image:

    The image depicts a young teenager proposing to his girlfriend with a pair of sneakers, with the added captions “will you swag me?” and “omg yolo”, clearly poking fun at the use of the “Swag” and “YOLO” memes. The image was uploaded onto Facebook on several pages, predominantly “sick jokes” ones, where they obtained thousands of likes and comments.


    If the image above is indeed the first instance of the meme being used, the use of it on Facebook increased rapidly, with one early example being a status update by one “Stif Benitez”. In the status, Stif describes how he would have intercourse with a woman. Having 103,038 subscribers at the time, the individual who placed the Kill Yourself meme below it also added the caption “103,038 people subscribed to this c*nt?” above the “Kill Yourselves.” caption.

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  • 08/14/12--18:54: Last One to Post
  • A forum or image board trolling technique tricking users into posting on a thread with claim that they will win a prize or other reward for being the ‘last poster’ on the thread.

    This, however, is impossible for most forums, as there is typically no limit to the amount of replies a thread receives, unless a site moderator or administrator ‘locks’ the thread so users are no longer able to post. This often results in the punishment of the original poster of the thread by the moderators and possible lulz.

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  • 08/14/12--22:41: Luckless Lebron
  • A macro image of a photoshopped version of Bad luck Brian in an African American form. He presents black racial stereotypes in the form of Bad Luck.
    For example:
    “Goes to KFC, Gets hit by a Koolaid truck.”

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  • 08/15/12--06:44: Trapwire Surveillance Leak

  • Background

    Operation Antisec: Stratfor E-mail Hack

    On February 27th, 2012, Wikileaks began publishing more than 5 million e-mails[12] that were allegedly obtained by Operation Antisec-affiliated hackers from the private security firm Strategic Forecasting Inc. (Stratfor) on December 24th, 2011. Following the release of documents, Anonymous-affiliated Twitter feeds @AnonOps, @AnonyOps and @YourAnonNews posted links to the Wikileaks page along with warnings about upcoming leaks. According to the Wired article[12] citing an anonymous source, the hackers decided to turn the information over to Wikileaks because the site was deemed more capable of analyzing and publishing the data.

    WikiLeaks Releases TrapWire Documents

    On August 9th, 2012, international news publication Wikileaks released a new batch of documents about a governmental surveillance program known as TrapWire, a predictive software designed by the U.S. security firms Stratfor and Abraxas Corp to detect early signs of impending terrorist plots. Due to the covert nature of its operations prior to the release of the documents, the news was quickly met by baseless speculations and sensational headlines in the blogosphere as well as mainstream news outlets.

    Notable Developments

    News Media Coverage

    WikiLeaks’ release of new materials obtained from Stratfor was picked up by various technology news sites and internet culture blogs that same day, beginning with English-language Russian news sites The Voice of Russia and Russia Today. The initial report was subsequently posted to the political discussion site Democratic Underground later that evening. In the following days, the “Big Brother” scare in the news media continued to spread with its coverage on Boing Boing and IO9 on August 11th, Geekosystem and Salon on August 12th and followed by The New York Times, Daily Beast, PC Magazine, Gawker and Wired on August 13th and 14th.

    Cover Image of Gawker’s Post “Everything You Need to Know About TrapWire”

    WikiLeaks Under DDoS Attack

    Meanwhile, WikiLeaks’ server outage became noticeably more frequent shortly after the release of the e-mails, rendering the site virtually inaccessible for many. Soon, it became evident that WikiLeaks had been targeted with a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, when an unknown individual calling oneself AntiLeaks openly claimed responsibility for the website’s downtime since as early as August 3rd.

    In addition, the mysterious hacker also managed to bring down several mirror sites set up by Anonymous supporters of WikiLeaks. As a result of sustained DDoS attacks on the site, WikiLeaks remained largely inaccessible for more than ten days until August 15th, when the content delivery network CloudFlare provided assistance to bring it back online.

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1] Public Intelligence – Unravelling TrapWire: The CIA-Connected Global Suspicious Activity Surveillance System

    [2] Boing Boing – TrapWire: Wikileaks reveals ex-CIA agents running a face-recognition profiling company that surveils NYC subways, London stock exchange, Vegas casinos and more

    [3] NonViolentConflict – New WikiLeaks #Trapwire release mirrors and TOR LINK

    [4] Russia Today – Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system

    [5] ZDNet – Wikileaks uncovers TrapWire surveillance: FAQ

    [6] IndieBay – Anonymous Operation TrapWire

    [7] Geekosystem – The Government Maybe Uses Cameras to Track Your Every Move

    [8] io9 – Wikileaks reveals “TrapWire,” a government spy network that uses ordinary surveillance cameras

    [9] Democratic Underground – Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system

    [10] Daily Beast – TrapWire: The Less-Than-Advertised System To Spy On Americans

    [11] Wired – Trapwire: It’s Not the Surveillance, It’s the Sleaze

    [12] New York Times – WikiLeaks Stirs Global Fears on Antiterrorist Software

    [13] Gawker – Everything You Need to Know About TrapWire, the Surveillance System Everyone Is Freaking Out About

    [14] TrapWire Inc – TrapWire®

    [15] PC Magazine – Wikileaks Dump Tips U.S. ‘TrapWire’ Surveillance Efforts

    [16]NBC News – Is TrapWire surveillance really spying on Americans?

    [17] Reddit – Wikileaks under massive DDoS after revealing “TrapWire,” a government spy network that uses ordinary surveillance cameras

    [18]FARKWikileaks under massive DDoS after revealing “TrapWire,” a government spy network that uses ordinary surveillance cameras

    [19] Decrypted Tech – New Group AntiLeaks Opens Up DDoS War on WikiLeaks, But Might Not Be What They Claim

    [20] Reddit – Search results for Trapwire

    [21] Salon – TrapWire: Spying On YOU. Predicting YOUR Moves

    [22] WikiLeaks – Trapwire: multi-country surveillance network operated by company with deep ties to the CIA

    [23] United States Patent and Trademark Office – TrapWire Pre-Attack Terrorist Detection System For Protecting Critical Infrastructure

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  • 08/15/12--09:32: Suburban Hardass
  • About

    Suburban Hardass is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photograph of a boy wearing an open button-down shirt over an exposed white tank top. The captions typically portray the character as a privileged teenager attempting to emulate various urban stereotypes.


    On October 23rd, 2010, the photo blog People WTF[3] published a post titled “A Wigger Kid With His Self-Timer Camera Killing Time”, which highlighted two photographs of a teenage boy posing in front of the camera (shown below).

    On June 24th, 2012, Redditor huisme submitted an image macro to the /r/AdviceAnimals[2] with the caption “‘I run this fucking town!’ / Grounded for swearing”, which reached the front page receiving over 6,400 up votes and 75 comments within one month.


    The Suburban Hardass character bears many similarities to other wannabe “gangster” stereotype memes, which often involve young males attempting to appear cavalier and intimidating. These characteristics can be found in the Scumbag Steve advice animal (shown below, left), featuring captions related to unethical and hedonistic behaviors, and the Internet Tough Guy pejorative term, which is used to describe boastful and aggressive internet commenters (shown below, right).

    In addition, the series contains many elements pertaining to a coming-of-age identity crisis associated with privileged youth. This theme is also present in the Idiot Nerd Girl (shown below, left), portraying a teenage girl pretending to be a nerd, and the College Liberal advice animal (shown below, right), which showcases stereotypes associated with naive and hypocritical left-wing university students.


    On July 12th, 2012, @SuburbanHardasz[10] Twitter account and the “Suburban Hardass” Facebook[5] page were created. On August 14th, Redditor arandomwhiteguy37 submitted an image macro with the caption “’I had to go off the grid for awhile” / Was grounded for the last month" (shown below) in a post to the /r/AdviceAnimals[8] subreddit, receiving over 9,000 up votes and 160 comments within 24 hours.

    On June 28th, the Tumblr blog Runt of the Web[9] highlighted several notable examples from the series in a post titled “Suburban Hardass Meme.” The meme has continued to spread on Tumblr under the tag “#suburban hardass.”[7] As of August 15th, 2012, the Suburban Hardass Quickmeme[1] page has accumulated over 950 submissions.

    Notable Examples

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  • 08/15/12--12:59: Dawson Cries
  • A meme that pretty much sums up anyone that has tried to buy “mystery packs” of baseball cards off of ebay. There will always be a picture of a hot chick saying her boyfriend left her and she has all of his valuable cards he left behind. When you send off money to this “chick”, you end up with a bunch of overproduced common cards from the 1980’s.

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  • 08/15/12--13:07: Skull Trumpet

  • About

    Skull Trumpet is a two-second video featuring a skull playing a trumpet that has spread via remixes and parodies on YouTube and Tumblr.


    The original Skull Trumpet video was uploaded by YouTuber Piepuppy89 some time in 2011, which featured an animated skull playing a trumpet. The original video was removed after Piepuppy89’s YouTube account was deactivated in August of 2012.


    On February 15th, 2011, the artist Wolf Puppy tweeted a link to the original YouTube upload.

    Throughout 2011, the video was shared on various websites, including the gaming forum PlayStuff[4], the Something Awful spinoff board BYOB XP[5], the Call of Duty board on GameFAQs[6] and the Steam forums.[7] Additionally, a Facebook fan page[2] was created on March 8th, 2011 and that November, video remixes began appearing on YouTube.

    In December 2011, the first single topic blog dedicated to Skull Trumpet was created on Tumblr.[8] The blog Skull-Trumpet[10] was launched on July 11th, 2012, reposting all the videos from Piepuppy89’s YouTube channel. Tumblr users began sharing fan art and videos under the “#Skull Trumpet” tag.[1] Though PiePuppy89’s YouTube account was closed during the first week of August of 2012[11], a handful of YouTubers uploaded mirrors of the original video and the parodies that were hosted on that channel.

    Notable Examples

    As of August 2012, there are 421 results for “skull trumpet” on YouTube.[9]

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    Mo Farah Running Away From Things is a single topic blog that features photoshopped images of British track and field athlete Mo Farah[1] taken during the 2012 Olympic Games to appear as if he is running away in horror from something.


    During the 2012 Olympic Games, Mo Farah won the gold medal in the 10,000-meter race on August 4th with a time of 27:30:42.[2] This marked the first time an athlete from Britain won a gold medal for this event. On August 11th, Farah took home a second gold medal for the 5000-meter race[3], becoming one of a handful of people who have won both races at the same Olympics. As he crossed the finish line, he was photographed with his arms spread making an incredibly surprised expression with his mouth agape.[4]

    On August 12th, British graphic designer Luke Harvey[5] created a single topic blog titled Mo Farah Running Away From Things[6], initially posting an image of Farah’s race-winning reaction photoshopped over a scene from the 1993 action film Jurassic Park, to make it appear as if the Olympian was running away from a Tyrannosaurus Rex.


    The next day, on August 13th, 2012, the blog was shared on the Daily Dot[7] and Mashable.[8] Over the next two days, series of images from the blog were posted on Buzzfeed[9], the Huffington Post UK[10], the Daily Mail[11], Runner’s World[12], the FW[13], Uproxx[14], the New York Daily News[15] and the Independent.[16]

    Notable Examples

    Search Interest

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    External References

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  • 08/15/12--14:36: Zyzz Bird Of Happiness
  • The Zyzz Bird of Happiness is an exploitable image often used on 4chan. The image consists of the face of Aziz Shavershian, an Austrain body builder, photoshopped onto a template of wings and a beak. The caption reads “If you see this image while scrolling the first page, you have been visited by the Zyzz Bird of Happiness. Good luck and prosperity will come to you, but only if you post a THANK YOU in this thread.” Variations of the picture exist with different characters replacing Zyzz, such as John from the “shit was SO cash” copypasta, and Dolan. I could use some help writing this entry from anyone who can help.

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  • 08/15/12--18:11: I Only Cried For 20 Minutes
  • About

    This meme uses small unfortunate scenarios starting with “I’ll have you know,” followed by “And I only cried for 20 minutes”.


    On March 15, 2002, during the show’s third season, the episode entitled “No Weenies Allowed”, paired with the episode, “Squilliam Returns”, aired on Nickelodeon.

    In the episode, “No Weenies Allowed”, Spongebob wants the opportunity to go to a tough club, known as The Salty Spitoon, with his friend, Sandy, however, he constantly turned down by the bouncer.

    In one attempt at convincing the bouncer he is tough, Spongebob tells him a story about a time he stubbed his toe while watering his spice garden and only cried for twenty minutes.


    Notable Examples

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    Work in progress. Feel free to request editorship

    You came to the wrong neighborhood (or simply hood) captioned images shows a group/gang staring to the viewer.



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  • 08/16/12--02:26: Spider-Pig
  • W.i.P

    Spider-Pig is a fiction name for the pig character named Plopper; famous for it parody of the theme song of the also famous series of Spiderman which was sung by Homer Simpson within the movie ‘The Simpsons Movie’. This has resulted within remixes of the song, fan made artwork and other items for its use of comedy.


    The Spiderman theme was first used within the early series of the first created television show in 1967 (See More on 60’s Spiderman) where the song was composed by Paul Francis Webster and Robert “Bob” Harris. This was one of the shows most remembered aspects which has been used today within other people such as Michael Bublé and Aerosmith.

    Simpson Reference

    ‘The Simpsons Movie’ was announced on 2006 which released a trailer for the upcoming movie. Within the last seconds of the trailer, Homer Simpson is using his pig Plopper to walk on the ceiling to resemble the popular culture of Spiderman, while singing a parodied Spiderman theme song to be changed to Spider-Pig. This however only showed a small snippet of the song and scene

    The full version was heard within the movie which was released to cinemas within the 26-27 of July, 2007.

    Marge: How did pig tracks get on the ceiling?
    Homer: Spiderpig Spiderpig. Does whatever a Spiderpig does. Can he swing from a web? No he can’t. He’s a pig. Look out! He’s a Spiderpig!

    Also a composed chorus version was made which is heard through Homers transformation scene which a short version is heard within and the full version is heard at the credits of the movie.

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    Fan-Made Artworks

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  • 08/16/12--05:25: They took our job!
  • “They took our jobs” was made famous by the popular TV show Southpark, with over 2 millon views on a compilation video on Youtube.

    In the episode, immigrants from the future who are redundant/jobless come to South Park, Collorado to find work for very little money. They rapidly take people’s jobs, and finally they are found on every corner in every restaurant , in every supermarket etc. This angers right wing politicians or what is commonly referred to as “rednecks”. At a meeting to discuss their concern with the immigrants, construction worker Darryl Weathers complains that they have worked hard to get their pay high enough to make a living, but now are being ousted by the immigrants. The other workers voice their own complaints, with each sentence finishing off with an increasingly slurred exclamation of “They took our jobs!” (“Dey turk err jurbs,” “Durker durr,” etc
    They’re solution was to make everyone “gayer so the future won’t exist”. This causes everyone stripping and engaging in an orgy. Slowly, the people who were redundant begin to add to this , which causes the immigrants to dissapear.

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  • 08/16/12--18:41: Grimdark
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    This adjective is used to describe a setting or situation in a fictional work that are considered astonishing but are dark, depressive, violent and edgy. Grimdark it’s also an art style that uses shades and lacks bright colors (it can also be in black and white), with mature themes.


    The word comes from the tagline of Warhammer 40k: “In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war.” Fans quickly adopted the term “Grimdark” to describe any setting and artwork that shared the same qualities (pessimist, mature, violent, etc.).


    The word did not began to spread until Warhammer 40k was widely know through the internet community.

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    Tvtropes darker and edgier
    Tvtropes Crapsack world

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  • 08/16/12--19:34: Dodge Cat
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    Dodge Cat, also known as Invisible Skis Cat, is a image depicting a cat posed like it was dodging an object. It’s commonly posted on imageboards and other places, depicting the cat doing an activity normally humans only are capable off.

    Dodge Cat did not exist until the picture was created and later captioned with “Invisible Skis”. Even still, Dodge Cat’s presence was unrecognized until a large thread was posted on 4chan depicting the 4th birthday of the site itself. A large quantity was shown of Dodge Cat but still, Dodge Cat isn’t a well known image.

    Interestingly, there is a found thread that is very large depicting Dodge Cat, on 4chan.[1]

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    External References

    [1] 4Chan – 4chan Dodge Cat Forum

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