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  • 02/02/14--14:21: Obama Kiss
  • Obama kissing A** parody


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  • 02/02/14--23:31: Chadchart Sittipunt
  • Chadchart Sittipunt, Thailand’s Minister of Transport, has become an internet sensation since when he walks into the temple with barefeet, wearing shorts & black top and holding the food bags in his right hand. The meme starts when someone posted him with that picture and say (in Thai) “Looks like he’s gonna fight with some monks”. After that comment, many people try to photoshopped his picture into many forms…


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  • 02/03/14--00:53: Git Gud
  • About

    “Git Gud”, an intentional misspelling of the phrase “get good,” is an expression used to heckle inexperienced players or newbies in online video games or on game-related forum sites, similar to the use of the phrase lurk more.

    Origin

    According to GameFAQs forums[1], the term was likely coined on PlayStation 3’s Metal Gear Online community as a corrupted way of telling a fellow player “get better.”

    Spread

    On July 10th, 2008, Urban Dictionary user PaperCupp submitted a definition[2] of the word, explaining it as another way of saying “get better.” In February 2012, the phrase started to gain significant momentum on 4chan’s /v/ (Video Games) and other video game-related boards[3], particularly within the Dark Souls and Call of Duty communities. For instance, on September 1st, 2013, a parody image of a film Get Rich or Die Tryin’ named Git Gud or Die Tryin’ (pictured below) was posted on 4chan’s /vg/ (Video Games – General) Dark Souls General[7]. The image was later posted on Reddit.[8]



    “Git Gud” is also used within a variety of other gaming communites, like Team Fortress 2[4], Dust 514[5], League of Legends[6], and more.

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]GameFAQs – who invented git gud?

    [2]UrbanDictionary – GiT GuD

    [3]Foolz! – git gud

    [4]Steam forums – Ways to “git gud” at MVM…?

    [5]Dust 514 forum – Git gud

    [6]League of Legends forum – Reporting every Fizz…

    [7]Foolz! – Git Gud or Die Tryin’

    [8]reddit – Git Gud or Die Tryin’


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  • 02/03/14--07:55: Russavia
  • Russavia, aka Scott Bibby, formerly known only as one of the Wikipediametric players and huge fan of Polandball, conceived the successful troll of Wikipedia and Jimmy Wales by commissioning a portrait of Jimbo by Pricasso, an Australian artist who paints with his penis. After rancorous discussions about these, Russavia was indefinitely blocked by Spartaz to prevent him from causing any further disruption. The block was immediately posted at the administrator’s noticeboard for discussion and was overwhelmingly supported by community consensus. One administrator, Scott Martin, believed that “due consideration had been had”, added him to Wikipedia’s banned users list. Dennis Brown unilaterally reverted the ban listing against Wikipedia’s banning policy and added an uncivil argument: “I endorsed this, not that”; this unilateral action created a consensus which is to let it wait a while (noting that “a while” means “forever”). Ironically, three Wikipedia administrators endorsing or enforcing Russavia’s block – Dennis Brown, AGK and Boing! said Zebedee – are known to be affiliated with BatteryIncluded, and, along with him, compared to a “regime that killed countless civilians, treated women as subhumans and mutilated people for transgressing religious laws” like other people on Wikipedia and Wikipediocracy.


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    Overview

    Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death refers to the death of the 46-year-old, Oscar-winning actor of an apparent drug overdose which occurred in New York City, New York in early February 2014.

    Background

    On February 2nd, 2014, at approximately 11:30 AM (EST), Hoffman’s friend, playwright and screenwriter David Bar Katz found the actor unconscious in the bathroom of his New York City apartment.[1] He was found with a needle still in his arm and two envelopes of what might be heroin near by. An autopsy to determine the cause of death was scheduled for February 3rd.[2] His family released an official statement to the media saying:

    ""We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving."


    Acting Career

    Hoffman had acted in over 63 films and television series, and was nominated for four Oscars, winning one in 2006 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for playing the title character in Capote.[6] The actor had admitted to struggling with drug addiction in the past, checking into a rehab facility in May of 2013.[8] He had three children with longtime girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell: Cooper, Tallulah, and Willa.

    Notable Developments

    On Twitter

    Many of Hoffman’s fellow actors expressed their sadness over his death on Twitter.













    The “Death Hoax” Hoax

    Shortly after the announcement of Hoffman’s death, several online news sites reported the actor had been the victim of a celebrity death hoax days before his actual passing. The initial claim that an internet death hoax occurred was made by Media Mass[3], a website that focuses on celebrity gossip through satirical news articles.[4] The same website alleged actor Paul Walker’s death was a hoax when it was first reported in November 2013. The site has a template allowing readers to quickly create a “death hoax” plot for any popular celebrity. An article on About.com[5] pointed out the fact the hoax itself had been fabricated in a post titled, “No, There Wasn’t a Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Hoax Before the Actual Event.”

    Jared Padalecki and Levar Burton’s Tweets

    On February 2nd Supernatural actor Jared Padalecki tweeted about Hoffman’s death saying:

    ""’Sad’ isn’t the word I’d use to describe a 46-year-old man throwing his life away to drugs. ‘Senseless’ is more like it. ’Stupid’"


    Padalecki then deleted the original tweet and followed up with another tweet for clarification:







    The tweets received backlash on Twitter, Tumblr and Jezebel[9]. Actor LeVar Burton faced similar criticism for tweeting:




    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 02/03/14--13:03: Flappy Bird
  • About

    Flappy Bird is a mobile game in which the player controls a flying bird by touching the screen to flap its wings and navigate between a series of pipes without any contact.

    Origin

    Flappy Bird was created by Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen[5] and released by dotGears Studios on Apple’s iOS app store[1] on May 24th, 2013. In the game, the player assumes the role of a pixelated flying bird and must guide it safely through a series of obstacles while keeping it afloat by pressing on the touch screen.



    Spread

    On November 17th, 2013, Redditor Bronxsta included Flappy Bird in a list of “masochistic” iOS games submitted to the /r/iosgaming[2] subreddit. On January 17th, 2014, Redditor Transizzleator submitted a post urging viewers to “help Flappy Bird take off” to the /r/gaming[3] subreddit. On January 27th, YouTuber PewDiePie uploaded a video in which he plays Flappy Bird (shown below), which gathered more than 5.4 million views and 45,000 comments in the next week.



    On January 30th, the game was released on the Google Play[10] store. By the following day, the game had reached the top downloaded spot on both Google Play and the Apple App Stores.[4] Also on January 31st, the iPhone app company Chocolate Lab Apps[7] published an interview with Nguyen about Flappy Bird’s success, who claimed he did not promote the game at all. Meanwhile, the tech blog Bluecloud Solutions[6] published an article speculating that Flappy Bird used bots to artificially augment its App Store rank, pointing out the strange sudden rise in popularity of Nguyen’s apps and several similarly-worded reviews left on the Flappy Bird store page (shown below).



    On February 1st, the tech news blog Tech Crunch[8] published an article about Flappy Bird, noting that his other games “Super Ball Juggling” and “Shuriken Block” had reached the App Store’s #2 and #6 spots respectively. On February 2nd, Redditor ducksizedhorses submitted a post comparing Flappy Bird to the flash game titled “Helicopter Game” to the /r/gaming[9] subreddit, where it accumulated upwards of 14,600 up votes and 770 comments in the first 24 hours. The same day, Redditor H00PSHER posted a screenshot of a Flappy Bird game with edited Nyan Cat-themed textures to the /r/teenagers[12] subreddit (shown below, left). On February 3rd, Redditor VirtualWhopper posted a Flappy Bird image macro with the caption “You don’t win / You just eventually delete the app” to the /r/gaming[13] subreddit (shown below, right).



    Search Interest

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    Overview

    The 2014 Winter Olympics (XXII Olympic Winter Games) is a major international multi-sport event held in Sochi, Russia from February 7th to February 23rd, 2014. The 2014 Winter Paralympics, a similar competitive event for athletes with physical disabilities, will begin on March 7th and continue to March 16, 2014.

    Background

    FCKH8 Coloring Book Campaign

    On October 30th, 2013, FCKH8 announced a new campaign on its official Tumblr blog[2] pledging to deliver 10,000 copies of pro-gay coloring books to Russian children via mail during the Olympics, if the post receives more than 100,000 likes. In the press release, the group explained the direct mail campaign as a way to protest against the Russian government’s enforcement of its controversial anti-gay propaganda laws, and secondly, to inform kids in Russia that being gay is okay.




    Travis Gerrits’ Vine

    On January 27th, 2014, Candian skier Travis Gerrits posted a Vine shot in Sochi that featured Australia skier Lydia Lassila.[4] Through forced perspective It was created to appear as if Gerrits was eating Lassila after a ski jump The Vine was reported on by The Huffington Post[5] and Yahoo Sports.[6]

    Jamacian Bobsleed Team Fundrasier

    On January 19th, 2014, an Indiegogo[1] page was created by members of the Jamaican Bobsled Team to fund their trip to Sochi. On the same day, a fundraiser was launched by the Dogecoin Foundation[2] for the bobsled team, which gathered $35,000 in donations in the first 24 hours.[3]



    McDonald’s #CheersToSochi

    On January 21st, 2014, fast food resturant chain McDonalds launches a Twitter hashtag #CheersToSochi, encouraging their followers to well wishes to the athletes competing in the Olympic games.[7] The campaign was met with a lot of criticism because of ther anti-LGBT policies and sentiment at the games.

    External References


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  • 02/03/14--15:37: Rick and Morty
  • About

    Rick and Morty is an animated television series created by Community executive producer Dan Harmon and writer Justin Roiland and broadcast weekly on Cartoon Network’s late-night programming block Adult Swim. The series is mainly centered around an alcoholic scientist-and-inventor named “Rob” and his long lost grandson “Morty” as they embark on dangerous and bizarre adventures together throughout space and time.

    History

    The show concept for Rick and Morty was first announced during Adult Swim’s Upfront presentation in May 2012, followed by the commencement of the production for 10 half-hour episodes to be aired on Cartoon Network (not including the pilot) in October that year. On November 27th, 2013, the pilot episode of Rick and Morty was leaked via YouTube several days prior to its scheduled broadcast on Adult Swim, which premiered at 10 p.m. (ET) on December 2nd. In the episode, Rick takes his grandson Morty into another dimension to research “mega trees.”



    Fandom

    On May 19th, 2012, a few days after the announcement by Adult Swim, a subreddit community titled /r/rickandmorty[2] was launched, which gained over 16,900 subscribers in the following two years. On November 27th, 2013, Redditor theroboticdan submitted the leaked pilot episode to the /r/videos[1] subreddit, where it garnered upwards of 2,100 up votes and 220 comments in the first two months. As the series progressed over the next several months, subsequent episodes reached the front page of Reddit as well. Also on November 27th, a page for the show was created on the trope database website TV Tropes.[8] On December 10th, a Rick and Morty wiki[7] was created. On January 21st, 2014, /r/rickandmorty ranked in as the fastest growing non-default subreddit.[3] As of February 2014, Rick and Morty’s official Facebook page has accumulated more than 10,000 likes.



    Fan Art

    On Deviant Art[10][12] and Tumblr,[11][13][14] fans of the series have featured original artwork inspired by the series.




    Reception

    On January 28th, the entertainment news blog Vulture[4] reported that Rick and Morty had beaten NBC’s late night comedy programs in ratings. On the following day, Rick and Morty was renewed for a second season on Adult Swim.[5]

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 02/04/14--10:46: Felicia Day
  • About

    Felicia Day is an American actress and vlogger. She is best known for her roles on fantasy TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, in addition to writing, producing and starring in her own web comedy series The Guild and co-creating the premium YouTube channel Geek & Sundry.

    Acting Career

    Day made her acting debut in the 2001 film Strings, acting in TV movies and series throughout the 2000s including an eight episode arch in the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.[1] From 2007 to 2013, Day created, produced and starred in the original web comedy series The Guild. In 2008 she co-starred in the popular musical webseries Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog. In 2012 she guest stared on Supernatural, and has been brought back for four episodes over three seasons. Furthermore, Day has also ventured into voice acting for video games, including Rock of the Dead, Fallout: New Vegas, Dragon Age II and Guild Wars 2.



    Online History

    As of February 2014 Day’s Twitter account[2] has over 2.21 million followers, and her Facebook Page[3] has over 903,000 followers.

    The Guild

    The Guild, a web series created by Day, follows six people who play a fictional online video game similar to World of Warcraft. The series premiered in 2007 and ran for six seasons, concluding in 2013.[6] It was nominated for two PGA awards in 2012 and 2013 for Outstanding Web Series and Outstanding Digital Series, respectively, and in 2009 Rolling Stone named it one of “The Net’s Best Serial Shows.”[7] Day starred in all 63 episodes as Codex, a gamer and violinist.



    Personal YouTube Channel

    Day created her personal YouTube channel on March 11th, 2008 and as of February 2014 the channel has more than 130,000 subscribers. The channel features videos chronicling Day’s foreign travels, behind the scenes footage from The Guild, and recorded Google Hangouts for her paranormal romance book club Vaginal Fantasy.[5]

    Her most viewed video titled “I open a BOX! It’s Guild Wars II hehehehehe” which features her opening an advanced issue collectors edition of the video game Guild Wars 11 was uploaded on August 7th, 2012. As of February 2014 it has over 520,000 views.



    Geek and Sundry

    Day created the YouTube channel Geek & Sundry on August 5th, 2011.[4] As of February 2014 the channel has over 850, 000 subscribers. The channel features a schedule of shows including “Co-Optitude,” hosted by Day and her brother Ryon Day that covers retro video games, “Taking Comics” hosted by Amy Dallen that covers comic books, and “TableTop,” hosted by actor Wil Wheaton that covers board games. Its Vlog channel[8] was created on April 24th, 2013, and has over 72,000 subscribers. It features one vlog every week day with two shows featured on Monday. The vlogs cover various geeky topics including cosplay, gaming, literature, and DIY with vloggers from the US and the UK.



    Personal Life

    Felicia Day was born on June 28th, 1979, in Huntsville, Alabama. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she majored in mathematics and violin performance.

    External References


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  • 02/04/14--11:02: I Summon Penguins
  • “I Summon Penguins,” is a phrase used by Italian Spiderman. It is known for it’s stupid yet comical nature.

    ORIGIN

    The phrase started in Italian Spiderman, Episode 6. In the episode Italian Spiderman is attacked on a surfboard by henchwomen and then yells in English, “I Summon Penguins!” Penguin toys are then thrown at the henchwomen. Comments kept the conversations going of how silly it was.

    SPREAD

    The video got 1,115,948 views of Feb. 2014. A edit was made just showing the scene. Comments say it was one of the most funny things they have ever seen. It was then carried into Runescape, with a pet penguin which you can summon!


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    Overview

    Coca-Cola’s “America is Beautiful” Ad Controversy refers to the xenophobic backlash against a multilingual rendition of “America the Beautiful” that was broadcast as part of Coca-Cola’s commercial during the Super Bowl XLVIII in early February 2014.

    Background

    On February 2nd, 2014, Coca-Cola unveiled its Super Bowl advertisement featuring the 1895 American patriotic song “America the Beautiful,” as sung by people of various ethnicities in several different languages (shown below).



    Notable Developments

    Following the commercial’s broadcast, many Twitter users began criticizing the commercial for including non-English variations of the patriotic song in tweets with the hashtag “#BoycottCoke.”



    The same day, Fox News host Todd Starnes tweeted that Coca-Cola is a soft drink for illegal aliens.




    On February 3rd, artist Ainee Fatima tweeted that bigots who wished to boycott Coke should know that Pepsi is led by a Hindu woman and a Muslim man. In the next 24 hours, the tweet accumulated over 650 retweets and 450 favorites.




    On the same day, conservative pundit Glenn Beck claimed that the Coca-Cola ad was made to divide Americans during a segment on his podcast. Also on February 3rd, news anchor Brenda Wood defended the commercial and criticized those who called for a boycott of Coca-Cola (shown below). On the following day, Redditor FlowersOfSodom posted Wood’s clip to the /r/videos[1] subreddit, where it received more than 11,900 up votes and 2,200 comments in the first 13 hours.



    On February 4th, Redditor blukirbi submitted an image macro mocking the Coke backlash to the /r/funny[2] subreddit, where it received more than 10,300 up votes and 600 comments in the first 11 hours (shown below, left). On the same day, Redditor Spodormon submitted a “Fuck Me, Right?” image macro regarding the controversy to the /r/AdviceAnimals[3] subreddit, gaining upwards of 8,300 up votes and 320 comments in the following eight hours.



    News Media Coverage

    In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the online backlash to the ad, including NY Daily News,[4]USA Today,[5] Mediaite,[6] Time,[7] Salon,[8] UpRoxx[9] and the Huffington Post.[10]

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 02/04/14--13:13: Go home you're drunk

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  • 02/04/14--15:00: #imnotamodeling
  • On Feburary 3rd, 2014, Google+ user Joe Lancaster posted a screenshot from his Instagram feed of a user who posted a selfie body shot with the caption, “Phone accidentally took a photo. Soooo not planned #awkward not really a #lornajane #model”.

    A few hours later, fellow Google+ user, Lillian Trease, thought it would be funny to mimic the shot and caption and post it to her Google+ stream. Joe Lancaster and fellow early adapter and Google+ user, Pavel G, thought it would be great to turn it into a thing, and so promptly also mimicked the shot and caption, tagging other users to kick off the trend and tagging it #imnotamodeling.

    Within hours the trend had taken over Google+ as a trending topic, and was fast spreading to other social media platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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  • 02/04/14--15:02: Alfonzo: Leave it to Me
  • This is an outright democracy from any viewpoint that exists as a fundamental economy. Representative of the entire internet database, Manoe=mcsquared has published a fresh out of the blue, completely new meme. People don’t respect this as an official meme as it has not blossomed from the social network it originated from, Facebook, instead, they do however, find it to be of amusement. As it follows a men in tights supporting random people. The origin of the meme was when Super Smash Bros game developer Masahiro Sakurai, released the picture which shows this particular character and an existing one in the game roster. Sakurai explained that the purpose for this man’s existence as a human being was to replace any paradoxal loopholes as a background character inhabiting the said stage was giving Toon Link the willies. Then conspiracies erupted as fans were suggesting the idea of this character (Alfonzo) could potentially be a replacement for all living things. It started with Palutena being a statue, Ridley being a stage hazard and many more.


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    Overview

    Woody Allen Child Molestation Controversy refers to a series of sexual abuse allegations made against the iconic American screenwriter-director by his former partner and fashion model Mia Farrow, who has long accused Woody Allen of sexually molesting their then-seven-year-old adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, in 1980.

    Background

    On January 12th, 2014, shortly after American film director Woody Allen was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes ceremony, Ronan Farrow, Allen’s estranged adopted son, posed a rhetorical question via Twitter reminding people of the molestation allegations made against the filmmaker in the past. Ronan’s tweet was instantly picked up by more than thousands of Twitter users tracking the Golden Globes coverage.




    History

    The allegations of child molestation made by Mia Farrow against Woody Allen were first brought to light by Vanity Fair[11] in November 1992, at the height of their scandalous fall-out and custody battle following Farrow’s discovery of Allen’s affair with her then-20-year-old adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. After a lengthy examination process in the custody battle, the Conneticut State supreme court awarded the children’s custody to Farrow. Meanwhile, an investigation by a team of court-appointed medical scientists concluded that there aren’t enough evidence to support a case and no criminal charges were ever filed against Allen.[1][2][5]

    Notable Developments

    Dylan Farrow’s Open Letter

    On February 1st, 2014, New York Times’ On The Ground blog[4] ran an open letter from Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, which, for the first time, detailed a personal account of what had happened between her and Allen on an afternoon in August 1992, from the alleged victim herself.

    What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains.


    In concluding the letter, Farrow urges several celebrity actors and actresses who have worked on Allen’s films to reconsider their impressions of the 78-year-old director.

    What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?

    Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

    So imagine your seven-year-old daughter being led into an attic by Woody Allen. Imagine she spends a lifetime stricken with nausea at the mention of his name. Imagine a world that celebrates her tormenter.

    Are you imagining that? Now, what’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?


    Woody Allen’s Statement

    The next day, Woody Allen’s spokeswoman released a press statement addressing Farrow’s open letter.

    “Mr. Allen has read the article and found it untrue and disgraceful,” Allen’s spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, said in an email Sunday. “He will be responding very soon.”

    Search Interest



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  • 02/04/14--23:57: Monkey!
  • About

    A Monkey! is a Quote from a Movie called: Super Mario Brothers was released in May 28, 1993 that was base on the Video Game of the Same Name. Due in this Movie it have some Bad ratings but the Line in this Movie is become a Popular Quote in the movie.

    Origin

    When King Koopa and Mario was Teleport in Brooklyn that King Koopa was Shot at the Anthony Scapelli to turn him into a Monkey that King Koopa say “Monkey”.



    Spread

    In Nostalgia Critic Review of Super Mario Bros that Line is a Famous Line that when Every Monkey is made a appearance in Every Movies, Cartoons or Others and then King Koopa say “Monkey!” like 4 Times (ex: The Flintstones, Waterworld, Return of the Nostalgic Commercials and Why Super Mario Comics Don’t Suck).


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  • 02/05/14--03:08: b0ss
  • (W.i.P)

    ‘b0ss’ is a slang term created by YouTube user ‘Filthy Frank’. It is usually used within his videos to describe himself as ’The Boss"

    Origin

    The earlist video of b0ss was within the video ‘GAY IS A BADWORD’ where he quotes “hello, b0ss”

    Spread

    The term b0ss had spread within his FaceBook page and Twitter along with his recent videos after the original video


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  • 02/05/14--09:42: Will Ferrell
  • About

    Will Ferrell is an American actor and comedian best known for his sketch comedy performances as a cast member of NBC’s live comedy show Saturday Night Live and his starring roles in dozens of comedy films, such as Old School, Elf and Anchorman among others.

    Acting Career

    Ferrell joined the cast of the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Life in 1995, where he stayed until 2002.[1] He made his film debut in the 1997 comedy Men Seeking Women, acting in a string of comedies in the late ’90s including two based on SNL sketches, Superstar(1999) and A Night at the Roxbury(1998). In 2003, after his departure from SNL he stared in the holiday film Elf, following that with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) which became a cult classic. He stared in several more comedies throughout the 2000s, and most recently stared in the sequel to Anchorman, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues(2013).

    Online History

    As of February 2014 Ferrell’s Facebook page[2] has over eight million likes. Though Ferrell has never launched a Twitter account there are many impostors on Twitter with large followings including @WillFerreI[13] who has over 330,000 followers and @LegitWillFerrel[14] who has over 440,000 followers.

    h4. Ron Burgundy in Anchorman

    Anchorman is a 2004 comedy film staring Ferrell. The film developed a cult following and quotes from the movie quickly gained popularity online in the form of GIFs and memes.

    On December 1st, 2011, a Meme Generator[8] page titled “Anchorman” was created, featuring a screen capture of Ron Burgundy with captions written from the fictional character’s perspective. On the following day, Funny or Die[12] highlighted several notable animated GIFs featuring scenes from the film (shown below). In the first two years, the post received over 530,000 views and 6,500 Facebook shares.



    As of June, 2013, over 30 pages related to the film have been created on the image macro website Quickmeme,[8] including “Anchorman I dont know what were yelling about,”[9]“Anchorman Milk”[10] and “Anchorman”[11] (shown below).



    Funny or Die

    Funny or Die is a comedy website founded by Ferrell and comedian Adam McKay in January of 2007 that features both original and user-generated content in the form of videos, images and podcasts. Its first sketch video titled “The Landlord,” in which Ferrell is harassed by his two-year-old landlord played by McKay’s daughter Pearl (shown below). The video has received over 81 million views as of February 2014.



    Popular series on the site include Drunk History, which acts out famous scenes from history as a drunk person would tell them, and Between Two Ferns a satirical talk show hosted by Zach Galifianakis.



    Reddit AMA

    On February Ferrell hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything to benefit Cancer For College, a nonprofit that gives college scholarships to students who have battled cancer.[4] He covered topics from the very simple (his favorite color) to the more serious (the Cancer for College charity). When asked about what his favorite SNL sketch was and who was his favorite cast member to work with he explained:

    “I will say that off the top of my head, the two favorite sketches that I was a part of had to have been the Harry Caray space show with Jeff Goldblum and, of course the cowbell sketch with Christopher Walken.
    My favorite cast member to work with was Julia Louis-Dreyfus.”


    Several sites praised his AMA as funny and entertaining including Buzzfeed[5], Jezebel[6], and SplitSider.[7]

    Related Memes

    What is Love

    What is Love is a 1993 dance pop song by the Trinidanian eurodance artist Haddaway,[1] which saw a resurgence in popularity when it was featured in the “Roxbury Guys”[2] sketches on TV show Saturday Night Live in 1996 (shown below).



    On June 2nd, 2005, YTMND user ligamentx submitted a page titled What is love, featuring a GIF of the car scene (shown below) accompanied by a looped audio clip of “What is Love.” Within the next seven years, the page accumulated over 1.7 million views, 900 favorites and 800 comments.



    Needs More Cowbell

    Needs More Cowbell is a catchphrase originally quoted in a SNL sketch featuring Ferrell and Christopher Walken which aired on April 8th, 2000. This expression is typically used to indicate something needs more emphasis--or literally, when it needs more cowbell. The sketch parodied VH1’s music documentary series Behind the Music fictionalizing the studio recording of the 1976 song “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult.

    The video sparked many online homages and parodies including “Cowbell Hero” (below, left) and “More Cowbell” (below, right).



    “I Feel Like I’m Taking Crazy Pills”

    I Feel Like I’m Taking Crazy Pills is a line Ferrell’s character, Jacobim Mugatu, says in the 2001 comedy Zoolander. Since the film’s release, the phrase has been used online to describe vexation when the common consensus appears to go against common sense or when an expected straight-forward situation is greeted by a surprise outcome.



    You Sit On a Throne of Lies

    You Sit On A Throne Of Lies is a memorable quote uttered by Buddy The Elf (played by Ferrell), the protagonist of the 2003 holiday family-comedy film Elf. On the web, the phrase is typically used to expose a lie or otherwise misleading statement told by someone else.



    Personal Life

    Will Ferrell was born on July 16th, 1967, in Irvine, California. He attended the University of Southern California, ultimately graduating with a Sports Information degree.[3] He and his wife Viveca Paulin have three sons.

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  • 02/05/14--10:58: CM Punk
  • About

    CM Punk is the stage name of American professional wrestler Phillip Jack Brooks who is known for his outspoken and sharp-tongued in-ring personality and having won nearly a dozen of World Championship titles since his career debut in 2006.

    History

    Wrestling Career

    Brooks first became interested in wrestling after forming a backyard league called “Lunatic Wrestling Federation” with his friends and brother Mike Brooks sometime in the mid 1990s, during which he adopted the ring name CM Punk to represent his tag team Chick Magnets (CM) he had founded with partner CM Venom.



    In 2000, Brooks joined the Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South and quickly rose to the top of the roster, thus establishing himself as an up-and-coming pro wrestler. In September 2005, Brooks joined the WWE development territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where he subsequently won the championship title on November 9th. In June 2006, Brooks performed in his first ECW match and became champion in September of 2007.



    In June 2008, Brooks was drafted WWE’s Raw in the 2008 WWE Draft. On November 20th, 2011, Brooks was crowned as the WWE Champion, the title which he held for 434 days until his defeat by The Rock on January 27th, 2013 (shown below). Brooks’ reign eventually earned him the title of “the longest-reigning WWE Champion of the modern era.”



    Resignation from the WWE

    On January 29th, 2014, TMZ[1] reported that Brooks had abruptly left the WWE due to conflicts over the script for an upcoming WrestleMania match. On the same day, Fox Sports[2] published an interview with Brazilian Jiu Jistu (BJJ) expert Rener Gracie, who claimed that Brooks had expressed interest in competing in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) instead and that he had a natural talent for BJJ. On February 5th, 2014, following the wrestler’s resignation from the WWE, Jason David Frank, an actor and MMA fighter known for his portrayal of the Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver in the American sci-fi television franchise Power Rangers, posted a status update challenging CM Punk to an MMA fight in response to the wrestler’s resignation from the WWE.





    In the coming days, several news sites reported on the public challenge, including UpRoxx,[3] Cage Side Seats,[4]MMA Fighting[5] and Bloody Elbow.[6]

    Social Media Presence

    As of February 2014, the official CM Punk WWE Facebook[7] page has received over 3.6 million likes and the @CMPunk Twitter[8] feed has accumulated upwards of 2.14 million followers.

    Related Memes

    CM Punk is Not Impressed

    CM Punk is Not Impressed is a photoshop meme featuring a cutout image of Brooks wearing a scowling expression. The original screen captured image comes from the August 1st, 2011 episode of WWE Raw.



    Personal Life

    Phillip Brooks was born on October 27th, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. He has stated that he is an atheist and lives a “straight edge” lifestyle free from drugs and alcohol. Brooks has purportedly had romantic relationships with professional wrestlers Shannon Spruill, Tracy Brookshaw, Maria Kanellis, Amy Dumas and AJ Lee.

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 02/05/14--13:13: Sir Fedora
  • Editors note: No proof of 4chan’s involvement can be found since the 4chan thread has already expired. Any screenshots would be appreciated.

    About


    Sir Fedora is a Youtube user whose videos have become viral within a matter of hours after being posted to Reddit’s /r/videos by user /u/dragonboltz on February 5th, 2014. The video features Sir Fedora being extremely enthusiastic about his first like on his Youtube channel. As the video reached 700 likes, 4chan joined in, rallying it’s users to propagate the video.


    Origin

    On January 31st, 2014, C. Jackson posted his first vlog on his new channel, Sir Fedora. He said that he was going to post iOS app reviews as well as some game reviews. In his description he set a goal of “1 like people”. On February 4th, he posted another vlog on his channel. He seemed extremely excited about meeting the goal of 1 like on his first video. The video started with his now-famous catchphrase “Oh hey there Youtube, I didn’t see you there… Oh wait, I did!” and continued by saying “Hey there Youtube, it is Jackson here, and today I’d like to tell you we did it. We hit the one like. And I know you guys are going to be like, ‘dude, it’s just one like’, but it’s still awesome!”

    Reddit user /u/dragonboltz noticed the video while searching for obscure videos on the internet, and decided to post it to the subreddit /r/videos. The post quickly reached the front page, recieving more than a thousand upvotes in less than two hours. People said they were intrigued by his good speaking style and obvious enthusiasm.

    Spread

    Less then half an hour after the reddit post, user /u/SET_UP_US_THE_BOMB created the /r/SirFedora subreddit. It gained over 1000 subscribers within half a day of its creation. Here, the users satirically referred to SirFedora as “the chosen one”, and posted all his videos. In the meantime, the quest to shower SirFedora with upvotes was extended to 4chan, where the OP remarked “this is what I imagine most /b/tards were like”. As the day progressed, SirFedora noticed his follower count jumping up, and in response, made a video called " Woooo 45 twitter followers", and 5 hours after that made a video titled " THANKSSOOOOOMUCH", remarking on his massive like count, and hoping for 100 likes on his new video (a goal that was reached in minutes).

    BebopVox retweet

    6 hours after his 45 twitter followers video, BebopVox, a famous Youtube gamer/vlogger with over 100,000 subscribers, tweeted SirFedora’s video and mentioned his twitter account. After that SirFedora’s twitter account ended up with 10 thousand followers.


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