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  • 02/20/14--12:18: Honest Slogans
  • About

    Honest Slogans is a single topic blog featuring company logos with satirical taglines conveying widely held stereotypes or unpleasant truths that are omitted in brand advertising.

    Origin

    On December 30th, 2011, graphic designer Clif Dickens launched the Honest Slogans[1] Tumblr blog, with the first post featuring the Q-Tip brand of cotton swabs logo edited with the slogan “You use them in your ears even though we say not to” (shown below).



    Precursors

    While parodies of corporate branding and advertisements have existed for decades through culture-jamming and postmodern art, especially street art, their association with honest consumer feedback began to develop more recently in early 2011, with Cracked’s Honest Movie Posters compilation in March, followed by Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz’ “Honest Logos”[3] series series in April (shown below).



    Spread

    Honest Slogans remained relatively unnoticed until October 15th, 2013, when Redditor TeroTheTerror posted an Imgur gallery containing several notable examples from the blog to the /r/funny[7] subreddit (shown below). Within four months, the post gained over 12,100 up votes and 640 comments. On October 23rd, The Huffington Post[2] highlighted many of the same images from the Reddit post.



    On October 29th, Business Insider[4] published an interview with Honest Slogans creator Clif Dickens. On January 28th, 2014, Redditor BieverLord submitted another Imgur compilation of images from the blog to /r/funny,[8] gathering more than 37,900 up votes and 1,900 comments in the first month. In the coming days, compilations of Honest Slogans images were posted on BuzzFeed[5] and College Humor.[6]

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

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  • 02/20/14--16:26: Euromaidan
  • Overview

    #Euromaidan (#Євромайдан) refers to an ongoing series of protests in Ukraine that started in late November 2013 in response to the government’s suspension of signing diplomatic and trade agreements towards closer integration with the European Union.

    Background

    The civil unrest in Ukraine began on the night of November 21st, 2013, when a large-scale protest erupted across the capital city of Kiev shortly after President Viktor Yanukovych announced the suspension of finalizing diplomatic and trade agreements with the European Union (EU), in favor of protecting its long-standing relations with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a regional organization consisting of former Soviet republics under the political influence of Russia. The decision, which came after months of fast-tracking political reforms to meet the EU standards and consequent decline in trade relations with Russia, was immediately met by from those who sought a closer European integration.

    Notable Developments

    Mobilization

    In reacting to the news, the opposition party leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk called for a protest to be held that same night via Twitter, asking people to gather at Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) with the hashtag #Euromaidan. As the bulletin quickly spread throughout Ukrainian social networks and blogs, #Euromaidan became adopted as the banner of the pro-EU movement.




    Street Protests

    Euromaidan began as a peaceful assembly of 2,000 protesters at Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), however, by the third night of the protest, the number had grown to tens of thousands and as high as 200,000 by some reports. On the night of November 24th, police used tear gas to disperse a small group of protesters attempting to storm the Cabinet of Ministers building. According to the officials, 200 protesters and police were injured as a result of the clash.

    Occupation

    Many refused to leave the Independence Square until the EU agreements were signed and a makeshift fortified camp was set up on-site in downtown Kiev. By the end of November, many university students and groups had joined the protests and a formal resolution was drafted and posted online:



    1. Form a coordinating committee to communicate with the European community.

    2. Call for Yanukovych’s resignation from his office, as the president, parliament and the Cabinet of Ministers aren’t capable of carrying out a geopolitically strategic course of development for the state.

    3. Demand the cessation of political repressions against EuroMaidan activists, students, civic activists and opposition leaders.


    Clashes with Riot Police

    On November 30th, 2013, the protesters in Kiev were broken up violently by the Berkut riot police units, which in turn sparked a large number of similar protests across the rest of the country.






    Search Interest



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    “You tá de brinqueichon uite me, cara?” is a line said by Brazilian soccer (or football) coach Joel Santana in a Brazilian Head & Shoulders humorous commercial in 2013, where se says a mix of Portuguese and English words in a humorous way. The video soon became viral and originated another four videos, which also had the same success as the first video. The videos also had special guest appearances by footballers Pelé and Marcos.


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  • 02/21/14--10:54: True Detective
  • About

    True Detective is a television crime drama series centered around police investigations led by two homicide detectives. Created by the show’s head writer Nic Pizzolatto, the show is presented as an anthology series with each season featuring a unique cast of characters and self-contained storyline.

    History

    In April 2012, the premium cable and satellite television network HBO selected True Detective for an eight-episode pilot season. On January 12th, 2014, True Detective premiered on HBO, introducing Rustin Cohle (played by Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (played by Woody Harrelson) as two detectives investigating a case of serial murders in Louisiana over the course of 17 years.



    Fandom

    On April 23rd, 2012, the /r/truedetective[7] subreddit was created for discussions related to the HBO crime drama series. Within the first two years, the subreddit accumulated upwards of 13,900 readers. In early 2014, he Tumblr blogs True Detective Show[9] and True Detective HBO[8] were launched, which highlight captioned animated GIFs from the show. As of February 2014, over 3,800 images have been submitted to DeviantArt under the tag “true detective” (shown below).[10]




    Related Memes

    True Detective Valentines

    On February 5th, 2014, the True Detective Valentines[5]single topic blog was launched on Tumblr, highlighting Valentine’s Day e-cards with captions containing notable dark quotes from the television series (shown below).



    On February 11th, Redditor Qweef posted a Valentine’s Day e-card of featuring a screenshot and quote from detective Rustin Cohle to the /r/TrueDetective[11] subreddit (shown below). In the first two weeks, the post gathered more than 450 up votes and 35 comments.



    True Detective Conversations

    On February 4th, 2014, writer Bobby Finger created the True Detective Conservations[1] Tumblr blog, which features custom 3-pane comics depicting humorous conversations between detective Martin Hart and his nihilistic partner Rustin Cohle (shown below), bearing many similarities to the “We Need to Go Deeper” and “The Rock Driving” comics. That month, several Internet humor sites highlighted notable examples from the blog, including BuzzFeed,[2] The Daily Dot[3] and UpRoxx.[4]



    #TrueDetectiveSeason2

    In anticipation of the second season of the show, which will introduce a new story and cast of characters, fans began tweeting photos of their favorite actors to replace McConaughey and Harrelson with the hashtag #TrueDetectiveSeason2 (shown below). According to the Twitter analytics site Topsy,[6] there were over 24,000 tweets containing the #TrueDetectiveSeason2 hashtag on February 19th.




    On February 20th, 2014, actor Joel McHale tweeted two photographs in which he and fellow Community actor Jim Rash are dressed as True Detective characters Rust Cohle and Martin Hart. Many Twitter users began retweeting the images with the #TrueDetectiveSeason2 hashtag.



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  • 02/21/14--13:59: Alan Rickman
  • About

    Alan Rickman is a British actor best known for his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter film series and Hans Gruber in the action film Die Hard. His destinctive voice has made him a frequent subject for impersonations by other actors.

    Acting Career

    Rickman made his onscreen debut playing Tybalt in a 1978 TV movie adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.[1] He went on to act in several TV miniseries throughout the ‘80s before landing his first big screen role, Hans Gruber, in Die Hard (1988). He won a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe for his titular role in the TV movie Rasputin (1996). He went on to co-star as Professor Snape in the eight films in the Harry Potter series beginning with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001 and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011.

    Online History

    On May 6th, 2009, UK television channel T4 uploaded a video to its YouTube channel featuring actor Steve Coogan impersonating Rickman. As of February 2014, the video has over 290,000 views.



    On May 20th, 2012, photographer David Michalek uploaded a short film starring Rickman to his YouTube channel. The video features Rickman, drinking tea in slow motion set to dramatic music from the film Inception. As of February 2014, the film has over 1 million views.



    On October 11th, 2013, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon uploaded a segment from its show to its YouTube channel featuring actor Benedict Cumberbatch and Jimmy Fallon doing impersonations of Rickman in what Fallon called a Rickman-off." As of February 2014, the video has over 890,000 views.



    As of February 2014, Rickman’s Facebook page[2] has over 130,000 likes.

    Related Memes

    Severus Snape

    Severus Snape, who is played by Rickman in the eight Harry Potter films, is the potions master of Hogwarts school and one of the main antagonists throughout the Harry Potter series. However, in the last book, he is revealed to be a tragic hero. His constantly acerbic attitude and wit, as well as the revelations in the last book, have made him a fan favorite. Rickman’s portrayal of the character in the film series only increased fan interest and Snape is frequently featured in fan art and fanfics.



    Snape Kills Dumbledore

    Previous to the sixth Harry Potter book’s release, a scanned page from a preview copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince began circulating online, spoiling the scene in which Severus Snape kills Albus Dumbledore, Harry’s mentor/guide and the headmaster of Hogwarts. A LiveJournal community named _dumbledoredies[28] was created on July 15th, 2005, featuring neon colored GIFs with spoilers in a large font. It mass-friending users who had Harry Potter listed as an interest, causing commotion among the fans on the site.[29] The scan of the book also inspired several YTMND sites and fan reaction videos, which show fans in tears after reading the scene.



    Personal Life

    Alan Rickman was born on February 21st, 1946, in London, England. He studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]IMDBAlan Rickman

    [2]Facebook – Alan Rickman


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  • 02/17/14--11:29: MDickie
  • [W.I.P Please request work if possible]

    About

    MDickie is an Indie Self-Developing Game Maker, he is widely know for his extremely frustrating games such as Wrestling Revolution, and Wrestling MPire.

    History

    MDickie first started making games in 2000, in which his games were only but simplistic 2D games, they weren’t all that good, they were made by Mat Dickie, which in this case he was also making them by himself, but most of his games were hated for its terrible controls, his only games that were worked on hard and went to receive reboots and praises was Popscene and Sure Shot .

    After awhile, he started to make 3D Games, likewise, its actually worse, again hated for its awful controls, but one of his notable and also terrible, and controversial was The MDickie Show but after that, various remakes, and even an boxing game came that out of no where, after awhile, he make Wrestling Games, these were well known and had negativity/postivity for a reason, they were creative, as in creative, I mean things such as changing how you stand to modifying your own character with no restrictions, but then AWFUL controls came in..

    Hard Time was also notable, but truly his most popular game, as having certain videos from popular youtubers such as, MessYourself and Nerd3, but in this case, the terrible controls still apply.

    Even more reboots, pro mods from his fans, and silly games, after that he started to retire, at 2008, MDickie [Mat Dickie] started to retire, he said that after Wrestling MPire Remix 2008 had terrible reception, he stopped making games, it turned out to NOT be his last game, but he continued, his real last game was The You Testament, which probably is the most controversial game released by Mat Dickie yet…. But that was his last game.

    Controversy

    When The You Testament came out, some time later it was disliked, and negatively responed towards because of the awful controls. Most youtubes also noted out that it was violent, and this was a Bible Game.

    Wrestling MPire Remix 2008 was also hated for the same reason, terrible controls, but some people enjoy this game, but as it is, it really gaining negative responses.

    Reception

    Most kids like this guy, ONLY for his rustling games, Mat Dickie has helped various people, been involved in various little things, and has been doing interviews ever since.

    Search Interest


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  • 02/23/14--14:42: Cyberspace
  • “Cyberspace” is one of two of the first memes to ever exist, the other being Internet Coke Machine.

    Not very many people consider it a meme because it’s so old, and the fact that not very many people were on the Internet at the time to keep it alive.


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  • 02/24/14--08:28: Arnavut Sevket's Chipetpet
  • Arnavut Sevket’s Chipetpet is actually a part from a documentary. The documentary is called Istanbul’s Birds. The crew stumbles upon this man and they learn that he’s a expert on the bird sounds. He starts talking and tries to copy a goldfinch’s sound, but instead, he says chipetpet and tries to express the diffrences between the ’’delicious’’ and the normal goldfinches.

    How did it spread? Well, a telephone providing company called Turkcell made an advertisement with Arnavut Sevket. After a while a sequel came to that advertisement.
    STILLUNDERRESEARCH


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  • 02/24/14--10:45: Comment Drawing
  • About

    Comment Drawing is the practice of illustrating user-submitted comments and other text-based posts found on discussion forums and social media platforms through the visual medium of hand-drawn sketches and other artworks.

    Origin

    The humorous concept of replying to another user’s text-based comment with an illustrative counterpart was first introduced by Redditor I_Draw_Your_Comment[6] in early June 2010.



    Spread

    On December 12th, 2010, Redditor Sure_Ill_Draw_That[7] began posting drawings of a stick figure interacting with various depictions of Redditors comments. On January 6th, 2011, Redditor IllReallyAnimateThat[8] began posting animated GIF depictions of Redditor comments. That month, Reddit added “Best Novelty Account” to their yearly awards, honoring the account Sure_Ill_Draw_That[7] for their illustrative responses.



    On February 12th, 2012, Redditor exempligratia created the /r/redditgetsdrawn[4] subreddit, where Redditors submit photographs of themselves for other users to illustrate. Within the first two years, the subreddit gained over 28,200 subscribers. On February 15th, Redditor Shitty_Watercolour began posting on-the-fly watercolor paintings inspired by other Redditor’s comments.



    On March 5th, Redditor Etch_A_Sketcher[2] created an account for posting illustrations of Reddit comments made with an Etch A Sketch mechanical drawing toy (shown below, left). On August 31st, Redditor AWildSketchAppeared[1] began posting photographs of original pencil-drawn sketches depicting other Redditors comments (shown below, right).



    On February 5th, 2014, the @DrawnYourTweet Twitter feed was launched, which replies to other Twitter users with illustrations of their posted tweets. On February 16th, the Internet news blog The Daily Dot[5] published an article about the tweet illustrations, highlighting several notable drawings.




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  • 02/24/14--12:45: Wes Anderson
  • About

    Wes Anderson is an American writer and director best known for films The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom. His distinctive film making style, featuring quirky characters and bright colors, is often parodied.

    Film Career

    Realated Memes

    Kanye Wes Anderson

    On August 26th, 2012, the Tumblr blog kanyewesanderson[1] was created. The Tumblr features screen shots of Wes Anderson films with corresponding Kayne West lyrics overlayed on them. The Tumblr was featured on sites such as Buzzfeed[2], Spin[3], and



    Parodies

    Search Interest


    External References


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  • 02/24/14--12:56: Jim Boeheim's Jacket Removal
  • About

    Jim Boeheim’s Jacket Removal is a photoshop meme featuring a cut out image of Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim angrily removing his jacket in protesting a charging foul call made by a referee during a regular season match against Duke University in February 2014.

    Origin

    On February 22nd, 2014, Boeheim was ejected from a basketball game after angrily removing his jacket and aggressively addressing a referee following his team’s loss (shown below).[3]



    Immediately following the game, managing editor of the sports blog SB Nation Brian Floyd tweeted a photograph of the cast of the 1990s American action television series Baywatch with Boeheim edited into the frame.




    Spread

    The same day on February 22nd, 2014, other Twitter users began posting photoshopped images featuring a cut out of Boeheim taking his jacket off superimposed into a variety of other base images.




    The same day, Redditor DannyTorrance submitted the Boeheim photo juxtaposted with a picture of the deceased pop star Michael Jackson to the /r/CollegeBasketball[7] subreddit, where it garnered upwards of 760 up votes and 15 comments in the first 24 hours (shown below).



    According to the Twitter analytics site Topsy,[1] tweets containing the keyword “Boeheim” peaked that day with over 69,100 mentions (shown below). In the coming days, several sports news sites published articles about Boeheim’s ejection and the related photoshop meme, including Larry Brown Sports,[4]ESPN,[5], Nunes Magician[2] and Barstool Sports.[6]



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 02/24/14--13:09: Aika Village/アイカ村
  • About

    Aika Village (アイカ村) is a creepypasta, originating from a user made town within the videogame Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The creepypasta grew in popularity among both Japanese and Western fans of the series, spawning fanart and parodies.

    Origin

    The creepypasta first surfaced after the town was first posted to 2Channel’s /wifi/ (game consoles’ online features/services) board on December 12th, 2012[1], with the dream code 2600-0218-7298, which can be used to access the town by utilizing the in-game feature Dream Suite, which allows users to visit other player’s towns by using codes provided by said players.



    Spread

    On 18 December, 2012, YouTuber tome0345[2] posted a video titled “Animal Crossing Tobidase Aika Village” (とびだせ どうぶつの森 アイカ村)[3], which was then uploaded to Nico Nico Douga on 21 December[4]. In it, the user showcases Aika Village, touring around the town. As of February 2014, the video has over 700,000 views on YouTube. After this. many other users began to upload their own tours of the town, including popular YouTubers LinandKo[5] on 5 January, 2013[6]. The creepypasta first appeared on the English-speaking web after a thread titled “AIKAVILLAGE (Scariest village you will ever visit)” was posted to the popular Animal Crossing fansite BellTreeForums on 5 January, 2013[7], gaining over 200 replies. Afterwards, threads about the town were created on other gaming sites, such as GameFAQs[8], IGN[9] and Animal Crossing Community[10].



    Creator’s Response

    In April, 2013, Japanese gaming magazine Nintendo Dream featured an interview with the creator of Aika Village[11], going under the name Garakku (ガラック), in which he discusses the backstory behind the town. Within the interview, Garakku cites his inspiration as fellow Animal Crossing town Niconicori Village (にこにこり村), created by Shigesato Itoi, creator of the Earthbound series of videogames

    Notable Examples




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  • 02/24/14--14:22: Tulpas
  • About

    A tulpa could be described as an imaginary friend that has its own thoughts and emotions, and that you can interact with. You could think of them as hallucinations that can think and act on their own.

    History


    Before tulpas became popular on the internet, “Tulpamancing” was practiced in Tibetan and Indian Buddhism.


    One early Buddhist text, the Samaññaphala Sutta lists the ability to create a “mind-made body” (mano-maya-kaya) as one of the ‘fruits of the contemplative life’.


    In June 11, 2011‎, a creepypasta named “Tulpa” was written.
    Full Pasta (Maybe NSFW)

    Tulpas were a common subject in 4chan’s /x/ (Paranormal) board, before moving on to /mlp/ (Pony) board, claiming “you can make your favorite pony real”. Users in Pony-related sites such as mlpforums posted lots of tulpa threads.

    Bad Example

    In 2012, the website “tulpa.info” was registered, taking tulpas more seriously. The website has lots of guides, and a forum, with the motto “For Science!”

    This eventually led to the creation of the /r/Tulpasreddit.

    Search Interest


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  • 02/24/14--16:15: Rog and Tyrone
  • About

    Rog and Tyrone are a pair of video testimonial providers on the online marketplace Fiverr who are often enlisted to create humorous videos by users in the /b/ (random) board on 4chan.

    Origin

    In April 2013, Australian-based Fiverr[1] user activerog created a page advertising his $5 testimonial video service, in which customers can send a 30 second script to be read in front of their choice of seven different background images (shown below, left). In September, United Kingdom-based Fiverr user greatgigsguy3 created a page for another $5 testimonial service (shown below, right).



    On December 10th, 2013, YouTuber Ryan Pollard uploaded a video pronouncing the anime Kill la Kill the “cartoon of the year” (shown below).



    Spread

    Search Interest

    External References


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    About

    Spelling Bee/ Funny Husky Has Jokes is a vertical three-pane exploitable comic series based on captured images of a rather happy husky. The comics usually describe Joke or pun. First panel is the question, second is punchline, when last panel is image of husky waiting for reaction ( kind of waiting for badum tsss).

    Origins:

    Spelling Bee/ Funny Husky Has Jokes Originates from Reddit, when user gamesbeawesome posted a thread titled “A Spelling Bee” on day 20.II.2014, Featured imgur picture, that hitted 261,442 views in four days, and got almost instant response by reddit user GothamsHero10 titled “Funny Husky Has Jokes”.

    *Spread *

    In few days this meme reached many popular sites like 9gag (reaching 22,923 points in couple of hours) or DailyFailCenter. Meme is very fresh right now and spreading fast

    Notable examples:

    template:

    External links:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/1yh02a/a_spelling_bee/?sort=old

    http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/1yga8h/funny_husky_has_jokes/?sort=old

    http://9gag.com/gag/adNeODQ

    Note: meme is on research state, be patient for more information.


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  • 02/24/14--18:26: Pokemon Showderp
  • About

    Showderp is a somewhat influential Pokemon community that originated from 4chan.org’s /vp/ board. Their purpose is to give a designated “champion” a team of Pokemon, decided by the first six responses to his or her claim, and then play a series of battles on Pokemon Showdown, the competitive battle simulator with the highest population of users. Afterwards, the champion will either request a new team or a new champion, and the process repeats. Generally speaking, Pokemon movesets created or popularized by Showderp are the most visible representation of the community, as members will attempt to deceive opponents into believing that the champion is Marriland or some other notable Pokemon player for amusement.

    History

    On April 11, 2013, Pokemon Showdown user apt-get (AKA LC Guy) created a thread on 4chan.org’s /vp/ board requesting a team of Pokemon to use on Pokemon Showdown’s Overused tier ladder. Although it was untitled at the time, this is generally agreed to be the first Showderp thread.[1]

    Impact

    Showderp Pokemon teams often make use of unorthodox battle strategies, whether original or not. Many of these sets have been granted varying degrees of notoriety on Pokemon Showdown and Smogon through Showderp’s usage of them. Perhaps most notable is a Sigilyph set nicknamed “BLOODTOTEM.” Although the members of Showderp did not invent it themselves, they caused an uproar in the Pokemon Showdown community by challenging user LonelyNess during a live stream and spamming “BLOODFORTHEBLOODTOTEM” during the battle, increasing the profile of both Sigilyph and Showderp itself.



    Showderp champions were also largely responsible for the popularization of “Funbro,” a Slowbro capable of stalling battles indefinitely. Pokemon Showdown implemented an Endless Battle Clause to combat the increasingly present usage of “Funbro.”



    Fandom

    Showderp congregates in various locations, primarily /vp/ and Pokemon Showdown. One can be redirected to the most recent Showderp thread on /vp/ by visiting showderp.crabdance.com.[2] Other locations frequented by the community expect visitors to have spent time in both the thread and battles beforehand, but are otherwise welcoming. By either visiting play.pokemonshowdown.com/showderp or typing “/join showderp” into Pokemon Showdown’s chat client, one can visit the community’s official chatroom.[3] They also have a message board[4], as well as an official website in development.[5]

    Showderp also has a TVTropes article[6] and a Wordpress page.[7]

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]4chan – http://archive.foolz.us/vp/thread/11966556/ / Posted on 4-11-2013
    [2]Crabdance – Showderp Thread
    [3]Showderp Chatroom – Showderp
    [4]Showderp Forums – Showderp: The Experience
    [5]Showderp – Official Website
    [6]TVTropes – Website/Showderp
    [7]Wordpress – LC Guys Grotto


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  • 02/24/14--20:28: Heresy (Warhammer 40,000)
  • About

    Heresy is a term used on the internet to describe a dislike of someone or a misdemeanor and is usually used in online conversations and has spawned many images as well.

    Origin

    The term heresy by definition refers to any belief or an action that goes against common beliefs and customs present in society. A heretic is a person who has been accused of heresy. The context of the term is usually used in relation to religion.[1] However, on the internet, the word is used as a general insult. This context of the word came from the 1987 tabletop miniature war-game Warhammer 40,000. In the game, umanity has come to worship “The Emperor of Mankind” (shown below) who led the Great Crusade to restore humanity to the stars, as a one true god. In the Emperor’s realm, the Church ruled over mankind.[2] Because of the leadership of the church, heresy became one of the worst possible crimes a person could commit along with blasphemy.[3]



    Spread

    The word heresy is regularly used around forums, blogs, and comment sections of the internet and is usually used along with images relating to Warhammer 40,000. Multiple sites using the term in relation to the game have been seen including Heresy Online[4] and an article on 1d4chan.[5]



    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Heresy

    [2]Wikipedia – Warhammer 40,000

    [3]Wikipedia – Blasphemy

    [4]Heresy Online – Wargaming Forum

    [5]1d4chan – Heresy


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  • 02/25/14--10:38: Good plan, Duke!
  • About

    Good Plan, Duke! refers to a series of user-created drawings on a dry-erase board in the video game Duke Nukem Forever. As the name suggests, the drawing that the user creates game is complimented by another character in the game, regardless of what the drawing represents.

    Origin

    [In Progress]

    Good plan duke originates from a YouTube video in witch they the whiteboard in the first level of the video game “Duke Nukem Forever” to create a different image.

    Later different videos started to pop up showing different images

    Spread

    [In Progress]


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  • 02/25/14--11:42: Fuck, Marry, Kill
  • About

    Fuck, Marry, Kill is a party game in which the participant is presented with the names of three individuals, each of whom he or she must choose to kill, ask to marry or have sex with.

    Origin

    The exact origin of the game is unknown. On August 6th, 2007, Urban Dictionary[5] user Donovan McFupa submitted an entry for “fuck, marry, kill,” noting that the game is often played on the Howard Stern radio show.

    Spread

    On June 23rd, 2008, the British reality television show Snog Marry Avoid? premiered on BBC Three, in which women are given makeovers before being evaluated by strangers who confess whether they would wish to kiss, marry or avoid them (shown below, left). On July 25th, the comedy film Step Brothers was released, in which the character Dale Doback (played by John C. Reilly) attempts to play the fuck marry kill game during an important business meeting (shown below, right).



    On February 9th, 2009, Urban Dictionary[1] user Pamp28 submitted another entry for “fuck-marry-kill.” On February 4th, 2010, the Kill Fuck Marry Tumblr[6] blog was launched, which highlights photosets of three different subjects for other Tumblr users to play the fuck marry kill game with. On December 7th, the website Marry Fuck Kill[4] was launched, which features a browser game allowing the player to select if they would “marry,” “fuck” or “kill” three randomly selected images (shown below).



    On December 23rd, a Facebook[3] page titled “Fuck Marry Kill” was created. On June 21st, 2012, a photograph of several women was submitted to 4chan, inviting other users to play the marry fuck kill game (shown below).



    On November 19th, South African singer Nikki Williams released her debut single “Kill, Fuck, Marry” (shown below, left). On July 18th, 2013, BuffFeed[7] posted a list titled “10 Sexually Frustrating Rounds Of Celebrity F#@k, Marry, Kill.” On August 8th, YouTuber Shane Dawson uploaded a video titled “Marry, F**k, Kill,” in which he and YouTuber Tyler Oakley play the marry fuck kill game (shown below, right). In the first six months, the video accumulated more than 1.28 million views and 22,100 comments.



    On August 31st, Redditor EvidenceTrumpsFaith submitted a post to the /r/AskReddit[2] subreddit, where he asked Redditors what would be the “hardest game of fuck, marry, kill.” In the following five months, the post garnered upwards of 2,900 up votes and 2,800 comments.

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  • 02/25/14--13:39: Whisper
  • About

    Whisper is a mobile application for Apple iOS and Google Android devices that allows users to anonymously message secrets to other users in the form of text over images in the style of PostSecret.

    History

    Michael Heyward and Brad Brook launched Whisper in 2012 thinking it would be a sort of anti-Facebook, with people sharing their secrets instead of bragging about good things in their life.[2] The app is free to download from the iTunes or Google app store, but the ability to send users private messages costs $5.99 per month.

    The app had a weekly “secrets” series with The Huffington Post’s teen section[1] which ran from August 23rd, 2012 to October 5th, 2013. Each week a post containing a slideshow with ten secrets relating to the weeks theme, for example summer or the election, from Whisper would be posted on The Huffington Post. As of August 2013, the app was receiving 2.5 billion page views every month.[8]

    Funding

    On April 4th, 2013, the tech news blog TechCrunch[6] reported that Whisper had received $3 million in funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners as well as others investors such as Trinity Ventures. On September 4th, TechCrunch[7] announced Whisper had received an addition $21 million in funding.

    Reception

    There has been concern by users that their messages might not stay anonymous if the app is hacked. On January 24th, 2014 Forbes[5] published a post titled “3 Reasons To Be Wary Of Secret-Sharing App Whisper’s Claim To Anonymity,” which examined whether the possibility that Whisper might try create viral content out of its submissions, could introduce ads, and the fact that it keeps tabs on users to enforce its rules means the app is not perfectly anonymous.

    As of January 2014, Whisper is used by an audience that’s 30% male and 70% female, with only 10% of their users outside the US. It has a very active user base, with 45% of users creating a secret post at least once a day. As of February 2014, its Facebook page[3] has over 182,000 likes and its Twitter account[4] has over 2,000 followers.

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