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  • 03/08/14--05:36: >tfw no gf
  • (Work in Progress)


    About

    >tfw no gf is an expression used in 4chan’s green-text code that is used to describe the feeling of loneliness and lack of companionship. It is often paired up with I Know That Feel Bro and Feels Bad Man / Sad Frog memes.

    Origin

    The earliest known >that feel when no gf was posted in September 23rd, 2010, on 4chan’s /jp/ (Otaku Culture) board[1]. In February 23rd, 2011, it was paired up with I Know That Feel Bro for the first time, on 4chan’s /a/ (Anime and Manga) board[2].

    Spread

    In April 5th, 2012, a Youtuber Bernd Meier posted a video named “That feel when no girlfriend”. As of March 2014, the video has around 118,000 views and 2182 thumbs up.



    In August 11th, 2012, an UrbanDictionary user Anonymous8223 submitted a definition of “tfw no gf”[3]. A site named TFWNOGF.com[4] was launched sometime around October 2012[5], dedicated to sharing feels stories and images.

    Notable Examples


    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Foolz – First sighting

    [2]Foolz – With IKTFB

    [3]Urban Dictionary – tfw no gf

    [4]TFWNOGFIndex

    [5]Web Archive – Capture


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  • 03/09/14--04:03: Stephensondz keton
  • Super Cleanse Total is a safe and effective way to eliminate all the parasites and other harmful waste out from the colon system. Further, the product is a dietary supplement that is very routine friendly and improves your overall well-being.

    Super Cleanse Total


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  • 03/10/14--08:26: Jurassic Park
  • About

    Jurassic Park is a series of science fiction novels and films about an island theme park populated by dinosaurs that have been cloned from fossil DNA. Based on the 1990 eponymous novel by Michael Crichton, the story expanded into a blockbuster media franchise consisting of several films, comic books and video games throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.

    History

    Jurassic Park was released on June 11th, 1993.[1] The film stars Sam Neil as Dr. Alan Grant, Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm, two scientists and a mathematician brought to evaluate the park. It also stars Richard Attenborough as John Hammond, the park’s creator, and Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello as Tim and Lex Murphy, his grandchildren. The commercial success of Jurassic Park eventually prompted two sequels, Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997) and Jurassic Park III(2001), with a fourth film scheduled to be released sometime in 2015.

    Premise

    When a prehistoric mosquito is found preserved in amber, scientists are able to extract the dinosaur blood within it to create clones. John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) puts those clones on an island to create an amusement park called Jurassic Park. He invites two scientists and a mathematician to come and visit after the death of an employee at the hands of a dinosaur. The three guests, along with Hammond’s two grandchildren are dazzled by the park. Later in their trip, however, the electric fences which keep the dinosaurs penned up are deactivated by a guard hired by an outside company tasked with stealing the dinosaur’s genetic make-up. He is killed, along with several employees as the scientists and children attempt to hide from the dinosaurs and call for help. Eventually they escape the island by helicopter, collectively deciding not to open the park for the public.



    Reception

    Upon its box office release in 2003, Jurassic Park was a critical and commercial success. The film earned a rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes[2] and a score of on 68 Metacritic.[3] During its theatrical run, the film grossed more than 1 million dollars worldwide.[4] In 2013, Jurassic Park was re-mastered in 3D and re-released to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the film.

    Accolades

    The film won three Oscars in 1993 for Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, and Best Visual Effects. It was nominated for a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television (John Williams) in 1994.

    Online Presence

    As of March 2014, Jurassic Park’s Facebook page[5] has over 4.2 million likes and its Twitter account[6] has over 13,000 followers. The film is available to watch in its entirety on YouTube for $2.99 through Universal Movies’ official YouTube channel.[7]

    Fandom

    In addition to the branded social media presence, there are numerous fan sites for the film such as Jurassic Park Legacy[17] and Jurassic World.[18] There are several Tumblr blogs dedicated to the film such as loljurassicpark[8], iheartjurassicpark and jurassiraptor.[10] As of March 2014, the Fanifiction.net[11] page for the film has more than 21,000 submissions on Deviant Art.[12]



    Related Memes

    Parodies

    On September 29th, 2011, How It Should Have Ended uploaded an animated alternative ending for Jurassic Park (shown below, left) to their YouTube channel[13], where it gained over 9.1 million views in two-and-a-half years. On November 3rd, 2011, College Humor[16] uploaded a video titled “Jurassic Park Character’s Awful Realization” which focuses on a minor character realizing he’s expendable (top right). As of March 2014, the video has over 1.1 million views.



    On April 2nd, 2013, Screen Junkies[15] uploaded an honest trailer for the film (shown below, left). As of March 2014, the video has over 3 million views. On February 7th, 2014, comedy channel Smosh[14] uploaded a hybrid trailer that mixed Jurassic Park with Pokemon (right). As of March 2014, the video has over 3.8 million views.



    Clever Girl

    Clever Girl is a catchphrase that can be used to express respect or admiration for something has demonstrated substantial intelligence. It comes from as scene from the film in which the hunter Muldoon, played by actor Bob Peck, attempts to hunt down a raptor in the jungle. While aiming at one of the raptors with a SPAS-12 shotgun that he carefully clicks into place, a second raptor pops its head from the bush to the left. Muldoon looks at the raptor and says “Clever girl” before it pounces on him.

    Holy Shit It’s a Dinosaur

    ‘Holy Fucking Shit, It’s a Dinosaur!’ is a parody song based on the main theme from Jurassic Park featuring comical lyrics performed in the voice of an opera singer. The song first became popular on YouTube in 2006 after it was paired with various dinosaur-related videos. On August 12th 2006, YTMND user ALMusic produced a site[1] taking a short segment from Jurassic Park in which the main characters are dumbfounded by a dinosaur walking past them. The movie’s main theme is also playing in the background, but with additional lyrics written by ALMusic to accompany the song. Shown below is a YouTube version of the original YTMND:



    KyoAni Finds A Way

    “Kyoani Finds A Way” is a catchphrase used by anime fans to either criticize or praise Kyoto Animation’s (otherwise shortened as KyoAni) ability to reinvent the Moe subgenre with newer and cuter iterations of characters. The expression is derived from a memorable quote by Dr. Ian Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum) in Jurassic Park, who utters “Life finds a way” in astonishment after witnessing the living dinosaurs with his own eyes for the first time.

    Jeff Goldblum’s Laugh

    In a scene towards the beginning of the movie, Jeff Goldblum has a prolonged, and strange laugh.



    On July 8, 2011, YouTuber IzzyMaiden[21] uploaded a video that featured the clip on a ten minute loop. As of March 2014, the video has over 310,000 views. On September 23rd, 2012, YouTuber Rémi Enigma[22] uploaded the clip on a ten hour loop. In two years the video gained over 59,000 views. On March 2nd, 2014, YouTuber MrTabarnaco2[23] uploaded Goldblum’s laugh set to a club beat in a video titled “Hahahrawrrahaha (Jeff Goldblum Laugh Remix).” In less than two weeks, the video gained over 240,000 views.



    JurassicSystems.com

    In March 2014, computer programmer Tully Robinson created JurassicSystems.com[19], which recreats the HMTL5/Javascript ay Arnold (Samuel L Jackson) worked with in the film, shown in the clip below.[20] Once on the site visitors can call up the infamous “magic words GIF” by typing “access security” into the command box.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]IMDBJurassic Park

    [2]Rotten Tomatoes – Jurassic Park

    [3]Metacritic – Jurassic Park

    [4]Box Office Mojo – Jurassic Park

    [5]Facebook – Jurassic Park

    [6]Twitter – Jurassic Park

    [7]YouTube – Universal Movies

    [8]Tumblr – loljurassicpark

    [9]Tumblr – iheartjurassicpark

    [10]Tumblr – jurassiraptor

    [11]Fanfiction.net – Jurassic Park

    [12]Deviant Art – Jurassic Park

    [13]YouTube – HISHE

    [14]YouTube – Smosh

    [15]YouTube – Screen Junkies

    [16]YouTube – College Humor

    [17]JP Legacy – Jurassic Park Legacy

    [18]Jurassic World – Jurassic World

    [19]Jurassic Systems – Jurassic Systems

    [20]Mashable – This Is Your Chance to Hack the ‘Jurassic Park’ Computer System

    [21]YouTube – Izzy Maiden

    [22]YouTube – Rémi Enigma

    [23]YouTube – MrTabarnaco2


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  • 03/10/14--11:25: Neat
  • About

    “Neat” is an English idiomatic expression used to highlight something that is deemed interesting or noteworthy by the speaker. Since rising to online popularity as a catchphrase associated with Bender from the animated TV series Futurama, the expression has grown into a reaction image macro series in which various cartoon characters and animals are shown with a camera over their faces. In contrast to its idiomatic usage, such reaction images are oftentimes used to neutralize someone else’s post that is obviously shocking or disturbing in nature.

    Origin

    In the television series Futurama, the robot Bender Bending Rodriguez is often shown pulling out a camera and saying “Neat” while photographing a catastrophic or disturbing event (shown below). The first example of this was broadcast during Season 3 Episode 8, originally aired on February 25th, 2001, in which Bender photographs a plane crash (shown below).



    On January 4th, 2010, NeoSeeker Forums[2] member Curt Connors posted an image macro of Bender taking a photograph with the caption “Neat” in a thread about the game Mass Effect 2 (shown below).



    Spread

    On April 23rd, 2010, the same image macro was posted to a thread in the /a/ (anime) board on 4chan] On October 27th, FunnyJunk[4] user UnicornsLOLcats posted a compilation of screen captures taken from multiple episodes of Futurama in which Bender utters “neat” while taking photographs (shown below).



    On August 24th, 2011, Body Building Forums[6] member Assembly_Required posted a ’60’s Spiderman image macro of the Marvel superhero using a camera with the caption “neat” (shown below, left). The popularity of ’60’s Spiderman images around this time led to numerous iterations of “Neat” reaction images featuring the screen captures of the character holding a camera (shown below, middle, right).



    On June 19th, 2012, Redditor flairstar8 submitted the Bender image macro in an /r/pokemon[1] post titled “How I feel when I play Pokemon Snap,” alluding to the in-game photography feature found in the 1999 Nintendo 64 first-person adventure game Pokémon Snap. On March 28th, 2013, Redditor Dethrin submitted an /r/futurama post titled “Neat!”, which featured various still shot images from the TV show that have been framed in the style of Polaroid prints and captioned with personal notes written in the character of Bender.

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Reddit – How I feel when I play Pokemon Snap

    [2]NeoSeeker – Weapons & Armor Thread

    [3]Foolz – Animu and Mango

    [4]FunnyJunk – Neat compilation

    [5]Reddit – Neat

    [6]Body Building – 60s Spiderman


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  • 03/10/14--13:47: South by Southwest
  • Overview

    South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual spring festival and conference held in Austin, Texas with separate film, interactive and music portions. Since its inception in 1987, SXSW has continued to grow in size, most notably in the SXSW Interactive digital-media portion of the event.

    Background

    In March 1987, The Austin Chronicle staffers Roland Swenson, Louis Black, Nick Barbaro and booking agent Louis Meyers organized a regional music festival in Austin, Texas named “South by Southwest,” named by Black after the 1959 spy thriller film North by Northwest. Throughout the 1990s the festival continued to expand, adding a portion for film and multimedia in 1994. In 1999, the multimedia part of the event was renamed “SXSW Interactive.”[1]

    Notable Developments

    Early 2000s

    In 2000, singer-songwriter John Mayer was signed to his first record label following his performance at that year’s SXSW Music festival. In 2002, the independent film Manito and the documentary film Spellbound took home that year’s SXSW Film jury awards. In 2004, British singer James Blunt subsequently signed his first record deal after performing a show at the SXSW Music festival.

    2005

    In 2005, the SXSW Film festival featured several low-budget films with naturalistic dialogue, leading sound editor Eric Masunaga to coin the term “mumblecore” for the film genre.[2]

    2006

    In 2006, a video games component titled “Screenburn” was added to the SXSW Interactive portion of the event. Also in 2006, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark spoke at SXSW Interactive keynote panel.



    2007

    In 2007, the microblogging and social media platform Twitter coordinated with SXSW to install flat panel screens in the hallways of the main venue, allowing conference goers to text tweets about various panels they were attending. Twitter’s participation at the event is often cited as the pivotal moment for the platform’s success, with tweets per day increasing from 20,000 to 60,000 during that year’s SXSW Interactive.

    2008

    In 2008, a comedy component was added to the event. The same year, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a keynote interview with journalist Sarah Lacy (shown below).



    2009

    In 2009, SXSW Interactive drew larger attendees than normal, which subsequently caused connectivity issues for people using iPhone apps on the cell carrier AT&T’s 3G network.[4] That same year, the location-based social networking mobile application Foursquare was launched at the event.

    2010

    In 2010, SXSW Interactive saw a 40% increase in attendees, which surpassed the music portion of the event for the first time. The keynote speaker that year was Twitter CEO Evan Williams, who was interviewed by author Umair Haque.



    2011

    In 2011, 4chan and Canvas founder Christopher Poole gave a keynote presentation during SXSW Interactive on the benefits of anonymity on the Internet (shown below). That year, attendees for the Interactive portion of the event increased to over 20,000 people.[5]



    2012

    In 2012, several mobile applications premiered at the event, including a version of Instagram for the Android operating system and several location-based social apps. That year, Napster co-founders Shawn Parker and Shawn Fanning gave a joint keynote presentation in which they discussed copyright enforcement in the context of Internet media (shown below).



    2013

    In 2013, the video game components were renamed “SXSW Gaming” and “SXSW Gaming Expo.” Additionally, the Internet-famous snowshoe cat Grumpy Cat was among the attendees and was hosted by the tech news blog Mashable. That year’s keynote presentation was delivered by CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors Elon Musk (shown below).



    2014

    In 2014, a television component of the event titled “SXSW Film: Episodic” was added. During the Interactive portion, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke via teleconference from Russia to a live audience at the conference. Snowden announced that he did not regret leaking the NSA documents and that he believed Internet users need to educate themselves on how to protect their online security (shown below).



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  • 03/10/14--17:45: X delivers Y at Z
  • X delivers the Y at Z is a series of images originating from an image in the Expand Dong gallery of Know Your Meme.

    At January of 2014, Jack the Dipper released an expand dong image showing Squidward with a perverted look on his face and a slab of text reading “Squidward Delivers the Nasty Cephalopod Cock at 3:28 AM”. This Expand Dong gained over 150 likes.

    Another user going by the name of “That one chick” decided to use the picture as a template for another expand dong, relating to the Toonami series Space Dandy, seen below this sentence. This picture gained 80 likes, nearly 4/5 of the original.

    A third usage of the original image was made by “TheAnt”, with an expand dong involving Adventure Time. Unlike others, this wasn’t truly successful and gained only 16 likes.

    Once this happened, people started to call this an official meme originating from Expand Dong, due to other users starting to make other X delivers the Y’s, forming atleast 6 pictures based on the same plot.


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  • 03/10/14--17:47: Sgt Petr (Best Of Peroro)
  • Sgt Petr (Best Of Peroro) is a series full of used memes!


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  • 03/10/14--19:19: Dead Space
  • About

    Dead Space is a horror survival action game developed by EA Redwood Studios, now known as Visceral Games. The game takes place aboard a space mining ship known as the USG Ishimura, where an engineer known as Isaac Clarke must defeat twisted humanoid creatures known as “Necromorphs”.

    Plot

    Dead Space takes place aboard a space mining vessel known as the USG Ishimura, known as the largest in it’s class. The Ishimura found an artifact known as the Red Marker. The Red Marker slowly corrupted humans aboard the ship in to grotesque and mutated creatures known as “ecromorphs”. Isaac Clarke must defeat these necromorphs to escape the Ishimura and find his girlfriend, Nicole Brennan.

    Reception

    Dead Space has spawned two sequels, two downloadable content packs, and one iPhone spinoff game by the same name. The game received mostly positive reviews, and sold over 2 million copies.

    Sequel: Dead Space 2

    Dead Space 2 occurs three years after the events of the first game, on a large space station centered around the remains of the moon of Saturn, Titan, known as The Sprawl. Isaac is faced with another necromorph outbreak, and must battle through visions of his girlfriend, induced by a marker known as the Gold Marker.

    Sequel: Dead Space 3

    Dead Space 3 is set in 2514, on the ice planet known as Tau Volantis. Another force known as the SCAF, or the Sovereign Colonies Armed Forces, discovered the planet as well and were wiped out. Isaac and his comrade known as John Carver, who similarly suffers from visions reminiscent of Isaac’s. Clarke and Carver must battle through Unitology Militants, necromorphs, and other creatures to defeat the marker threat.

    Necromorphs

    Every necromorph in Dead Space has a specific function. The “Slasher” subclass is made as infantry, the “Spitters” as a long ranged artillery, the “Brutes” as a tank, and several others. The only way to destroy a necromorph is to dismember it. The arms are always a prime target, as to prevent injury.

    Spread


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    Origin

    “He’s dead, Jim,” is a popular catch phrase from the original Star Trek television series (infused into modern culture by its countless reruns) that is used as a pronouncement that something is no longer alive or working. Not only in a physiological way, but also in an mechanical, electrical, physical, or temporal sense not related to a biological system. As such, it has expanded from using the personal pronoun “he’s” to the general non gender pronoun “it’s” that might also could humorously describe some unspecified alien life form at the same time (and hence a joke), though Dr. McCoy was careful to assign gender when he said the phrase. It represents something that needs a formal pronouncement that only a kindly, yet firm and incorruptible country doctor could offer, as others stand around clueless, wondering what has happened or what needs to be done next. That, and the fact the viewer has no way of telling by themselves and need to be told outright. Most often seen with a comma after the “It’s dead” it truly represents the slow delivery and dramatic pause, as he looks up, given by the actor DeForest Kelley, with a very serious tone of voice.

    As an example of its increasingly widespread usage,

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/the-enable-capsulecrm-is-missing

    http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/2014/01/its-dead-jim.html

    http://evilspeculator.com/?p=6244

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/be98e588-6bfd-4f68-9139-dd34b816dca2/its-dead-jim-boot-fails-without-errors?forum=w7itprogeneral

    )

    )

    Search Interest


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  • 03/11/14--03:29: Doog
  • Doog, is a slang term for “Dog” that is primarily associated with pictures of a Pomeranian pup with a odd facial expression.
    These photos may be photo-shopped to change the dog’s face and or to add accessory, such as hats, glasses, necklaces etc, they also consist of the words “Yiff Yiff” “arf” “woof” and “bark”

    Roughly one to two years ago, a photo of Doog was posted on tumblr, in this photo i quote, “hey Shut the fuck up” ( Photo listed in gallery )
    and shortly after someone decided to crop just the face of the dog and use it as a profile photo on Facebook, the trend has grown much more since then.

    Sadly not much else is know since this is relatively new.


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  • 03/11/14--09:07: Famitracker
  • About

    FamiTracker is a free program for Windows that allows the user to compose music for the Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom videogame system. It is often used to create remixes of popular musical tracks, which are most commonly found on YouTube. It was first available for download in 2005.

    Origin

    On December 2, 2005, Jonathan Liss published the first build of the Famitracker program.

    Spread

    The first known Famitracker cover posted to YouTube, uploaded on April 24, 2007, can be seen below.

    The trend of making tunes with Famitracker didn’t really take off until May 9, 2008, when this video was uploaded:

    Since then, there have been literally thousands of videos displaying songs made in Famitracker, some popular musical tracks, others completely original, all varying in quality.


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  • 03/11/14--10:26: Wonderwall
  • About

    “Wonderwall” is a 1995 Britpop song by the English alternative rock band Oasis. Due to the lasting popularity and easy chord progression of the song, it has been cited as one of the most frequently covered songs in the recent history of contemporary music, while equally mocked for its cliched nature and textbook status among novice guitarists.

    Origin

    [still researching]

    Written and co-produced by Oasis’ frontman Noel Gallagher, “Wonderwall” was released on October 2nd, 1995,[1] as the third single from the band’s sophomore album, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory. While the song was initially met by Billboard success and critical acclaim, as years passed, the song eventually started to gain notoriety for its prevalence among young, beginner-level guitarists, who would frequently cover the song at parties and social gatherings to impress others.



    Although it is unclear exactly when “Wonderwall” first became known as a cliché, such notoriety of the song was noted by the band’s lead singer-songwriter Noel Gallagher in an interview for the June 2002 issue of the Guitarist magazine, in which he recalled running across a sign in front of a guitar shop in Manchester that forbade people from playing the song.

    Guitarist Magazine: You say you don’t know chords. But people call the E minor seventh with the two fingers at the third fret, the Oasis chord…

    Noel: After Morning Glory came out, I was in Manchester and went into this guitar shop and there was a sign banning people from playing Wonderwall. When I walked in they all groaned, Fucking hell, man, do you realise how many times we’ve heard Champagne Supernova and Wonderwall over the last six months?


    Spread

    Scumbag Amateur Guitar Player

    On March 14th, 2012, a photo of a smiling man with a guitar was captioned "I don’t know that one….here let me play “Wonderwall” again," on Weknowmemes.[10] The photo was titled “Scumbag Amateur Guitar Player” in reference to the Scumbag Steve meme. The image appeared on the same day on 9gag[12] and on September 17th, on FunnyJunk[11].



    London Olympics Closing Ceremony

    Liam Gallagher, the lead singer of Oasis performed “Wonderwall” with his new band Beady Eye at the closing ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on August 12th, 2012. The video was uploaded to the Olympic’s official YouTube channel[5] the same day. As of March 2014, the video has over 1.4 million views.



    One Direction Cover

    On August 14th, 2012, YouTuber Lori B[6] uploaded a video of the British boy band One Direction performing a cover of “WonderWall.” The cover has reported on by many sites such as Buzzfeed[7], The Huffington Post,[8] and Celebuzz.[9] Within two years the video has gained over 8 million views.



    Anyway, Here’s Wonderwall

    On December 10th, 2013, YouTuber Julia Banks uploaded a video to her channel[2] titled “Anyways Here’s Wonderwall,” which featured her introducing her ukulele cover of the song with that phrase, before launching into a parody that altered the song’s first line to “Today is gonna be the day that you’re gonna shut the fuck up about Christmas.” As of March 2014, the video has over 5,000 views.



    The phrase became a popular way to caption photos of people with guitars and other string instruments on Tumblr[4], even spreading to other sites like entertainment site IGN[3], where a photo of a character from The Walking Dead holding a guitar was captioned with the phrase.

    Notable Examples




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    About

    “Infuriated Egyptian Woman” is a video of a middle-aged Egyptian woman launching a hilarious and grammatically incorrect tirade against U.S. President Barack Obama.

    Origin

    During the February 2014 Egyptian Parliamentary Elections, a local news channel interviewed citizens on their opinions of candidates. A middle-aged woman who was being interviewed launched a tirade against U.S. President Barack Obama. She also voiced her support for Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, while denouncing ousted former President Mohammad Al-Morsi.

    Spread

    The video was posted on YouTube by As7abe Sarcasm Society and has become a huge hit in Egypt. It has also went viral on Keek and Instagram. It also spawned a remix of the woman’s tirade.

    Dialogue

    In Arabic
    This is a message for Obama!

    In English
    You are listen, Obama.
    We are Egyptian women!
    You are listen, Obama!
    Shut up your mouse, [mouth] Obama!
    Shut up your mouse, [mouth] Obama!
    Sisi, yes! Sisi, yes! Morsi, no! Morsi, no!
    Sisi, yes! Sisi, yes! Morsi, no! Morsi, no!

    External References

    [1]YouTube – رسالة لاوباما‬ – هتمووووووووووووت من الضحك / Posted on 3-7-2014

    [2]YouTube – Shut up your mouse Obama ****REMIX***** / Posted on 2-27-2014

    [3]ANSAmed – ‘Shut Up Your Mouse Obama’ video online hit in Egypt


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  • 03/11/14--16:12: Whaling
  • About

    Whaling is a Vine video fad in which participants mimic a breaching whale by falling backwards in mid-air.

    Origin

    On March 9th, 2014, Viner StarsCHI_nHutch uploaded a video with the hashtag #whaling, in which he is shown mimicking a whale’s breaching behavior while inside a grocery store (shown below). In the first 48 hours, the Vine received over 1,600 likes and 1,400 revines.



    Spread

    On March 11th, 2014,

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References


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    In early 2014, comedian Nick Preuher went on multiple television networks, posing as a chef promoting a fake cookbook entitled “making a winner out of last nights dinner”. during these segments he made the hosts test out his creations (which he made up on the spot), and do other varying events, like making a host beatbox while he sung the recipie of one of his dishes. all of these segments were captured and uploaded to youtube, the original getting around 5 million views before being taken down for apparently infringing a tv stations copyright. the video was then reuploaded to youtube by a different channel, and is currently still there.


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  • 03/11/14--20:36: Squart Guy
  • About

    Squart Guy is the nickname of OKCupid user papapaka, who gained notoriety for his online dating profile describing his sexual fantasies in explicit details, combined with numerous spelling and grammatical errors. On Tumblr and other cringe-themed communities, screen captures of his profile pictures and quotes have been parodied in the form of fan art illustrations.

    Origin

    The pakapaka OKCupid[2] profile was last updated on May 23rd, 2012. In the various subsections, papapaka repeatedly mentions his interest in sex while boasting about the size of his genitalia and his ability to pleasure women.



    The nickname stems from one of his profile quotes in which the word “squirt,” a slang term for female ejaculation, is misspelled:

    “IF I’M GOING TO MAKEYOUSQUARTACROSSTHEROOM ,,,, NOWTHATTURNS MW ON :-)!!!!!!! NOTHINGLIKEHAVINGTHEBESTOEGAMIOM IN THEWORLDEVERYDAY,,,, YEABABY…..”

    Spread

    On August 12th, 2012, the Addicted to Cupid[5]Tumblr blog posted a screenshot of pakapaka’s profile, which garnered more than 2,200 notes in the first two years (shown below). On April 12th, 2013, Redditor hellpony submitted the same screenshot in a post titled “100% enemy” to the /r/cringepics[1] subreddit, where it received over 5,100 up votes and 380 comments prior to being archived.



    On January 13th, 2014, Mixed Martial Arts Forums[3] member Michael Washam posted a thread featuring papapaka’s OKCupid profile. On February 14th, DeviantArtist[6] xen-dance submitted a digital illustration of papapaka (shown below, left). On March 10th, the Draw Me the Squart Guy Tumblr[4] blog was launched, which highlights illustrations of papapaka’s profile photo (shown below, middle, right).



    On the following day, Tumblr user navyhuskie[7] posted the logo for the video game company Square Enix edited to read “Squart Enix” (shown below). In 24 hours, the post garnered upwards of 1,900 notes.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Reddit – 100% enemy

    [2]OKCupid – pakapaka

    [3]Mixed Martial Arts – This Okcupid account is amazing

    [4]Tumblr – Draw Me the Squart Guy

    [5]Tumblr – Addicted to Cupid

    [6]DeviantArt – OEGAMIOM

    [7]Tumblr – Squart Enix


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    Overview

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was a scheduled passenger flight which departed from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China on March 8th, 2014, before disappearing with 227 passengers 12 crew members on board hours after the take-off.

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    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    [2]Tomnod – "Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search":www.tomnod.com/nod/challenge/malaysiaairsar2014/map/21960


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  • 03/13/14--00:57: Pictures For Sad Children
  • About

    Pictures For Sad Children is a webcomic series by artist John Campbell known for its dark, absurdist humor. The comic ended abruptly in 2014 following several controversies surrounding a crowdfunding campaign for a Pictures for Sad Children book.

    History

    In 2007, the Pictures For Sad Children[1] site was launched, featuring webcomics focusing on the protagonist Gary, an office worker suffering from social anxiety and low self-esteem. Other characters included Gary’s roommate, Jeremy, the ghost Paul Cho (who takes over Jeremy’s body after he dies), Gary’s cousin Sara, Sara’s Husband Afsheen, their daughter Maddy, Gary’s coworker Mariana and her ex-boyfriend Simon.



    Reception

    The dark humor and absurd/surreal situations along the semiphilosopical messages in which the comic developed, gathered it a big amount of viewers and fans quickly, probably in part thanks to the rather sensitive and thought provoking topics it touched and the propention this has to create controversy.

    h2.Spread

    With the interest of the public rising, the comic and Campbell won recognizement and began to be mentioned by other artists on comics and artblogs.

    In 2008, the webcomic was a 2008 Web Cartoonists’ Choice Awards finalist in the “Outstanding Newcomer” category.[3]

    With the popularity of the comic growing, recurrent gags and phrases from the same spreaded over the internet through image hosting sites and the social network giving way to the appearance of memes and references over various websites and fandoms.

    Related Memes

    That Is My Fetish

    That Is My Fetish” Is a reaction face used in a manner of approval or support towards some

    Kickstarter Campaign

    In May 2012, Campbell launched a Kickstarter campaign for a printed collection of Pictures for Sad Children comics.[2] The page listed several unusual perks provided to backers of the campaign, including the receipt of an original comic drawn by Campbell while under the influence of the psychedelic drug DMT. On May 26th, the project was successfully funded with $51,615 pledged of the $8,000 goal.



    On September 19th, Campbell updated the Kickstarter[4] page with a post titled “I’ve been pretending to be depressed for profit and I’m sorry,” in which he announced he had faked sadness to mimic other artists suffering from clinical depression. On September 21st, Campbell posted another update titled “I’ve been pretending to be pretending to have depression for profit and I’m sorry,”[5] stating that the previous update was false and that he was actually suffering from depression. On February 27th, 2014, a final update was posted to the Kickstarter[6] page, announcing that 25% of the rewards for the campaign would not be sent out and that he would be ending the comic series. The post included a video in which Campbell is shown burning a pile of books, 127 copies of his book, claiming that he had burned one book for every message asking or complaining about the Kickstarter project and would continue to do so if more inquires were done (shown below).


    Along with the video, Campbell posted a message expressing how he saw the crowdfunding proyect to be a harming way to promote and support capitalism, the concept of money being a “joke”, and how his actions would work to give a lesson about the true value of things. This accompained by insults and claims of indiference towards some of his proyect supporters and what they might think of him, all of this among some insight to the justification behind his actions.

    The situation caused a serie of reactions from the backers that ranged from anger and frustation to understanding and even sympathy, and earnt Campbell the attention of multiple sites involved in the book publishing and comic industry, such as Mediabristo[7], BleedingCool[8], Comicbookresources[9], Slushpile[10] and even DnaInfo[11], a local news site that covers ocurrences on New york and Chicago, and Business Insider[12] an online business news blog.


    Campbell’s actions seem conclusive and as of February 27th, the comic’s page[1] is just a blank space which marks the end of the comic, just as Campbell had announced, and his social networks have been mostly inactive ever since, as he had mentioned at the end of his last update on the Kickstarter proyect: “I stopped reading my kickstarter messages in January. I may not log into kickstarter again, I don’t know if I’ll read the comments on this post. If I get a lot of emails I will delete my email address. I’m not sure where I’ll post next or when or what I’ll say or what will have happened, but I look forward to it.”

    Search Interest

    External References


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  • 03/13/14--07:59: Selena Gomez Crying
  • About

    Selena Gomez Crying is a reaction image and photoshop meme based on a still shot of American teen pop idol on the brink of crying during a radio interview in December 2013.

    Origin

    On December 9th, 2013, the LA-based radio show The Hot Hits uploaded a video to their official YouTube channel[2] featuring Selena Gomez. In the video, Gomez is presented with the winning video submission from the “biggest Selena Gomez fan” contest hosted by the program, which makes the singer emotional to the verge of tears. As of March 2014, the video has over 1 millions views.



    Then on January 1st, 2014, a newly launched Twitter account using the handle @SELENASADMEZ[1] tweeted a still of Gomez’s eyes welling up with tears from the interview clip, adding “when you open your christmas presents and its not concert tickets.” As of March 2014, @SELENASADMEZ has over 4,700 followers.




    Spread

    On January 1st, 2014, Twitter account @CryingGomez[3] sent out its first tweet, an image of Gomez crying with the caption “when you write a good tweet and it’s more than 140 characters.” Throughout January, the Twitter account continued to showcase photoshopped images featuring Gomez’s teary-eyed face (shown below). As of March 2014, the Twitter account has over 24,000 followers.



    On March 12th, BuzzFeed[4] published a post titled “The Selena Gomez Crying Meme Is Literally Applicable To Everything That Could Ever Happen," compiling the best use of the crying Gomez as a reaction face in text messages and tweets. On the following day, the international news site IB Times[5] also reported on the photoshop meme.

    Notable Examples

    All the Photoshopped photos below come from @CryingGomez with the exception of the GIF created by chuckmccarthy[6] and the Lana Del Rey parody created by @MattPolimeno.[7]



    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 03/13/14--15:04: Let Me Take a Selfie
  • About

    Let Me Take a Selfie is a meme originating on Vine that involves lip-synching to a clip of The Chainsmokers’ “#Selfie” before making dramatic and often comic selfie poses.

    Origin

    The video for “Let Me Take a Selfie” was uploaded to The Chainsmoker’s official YouTube channel[1] on January 29th, 2014. As of March 2014, it has over 12.1 million views.




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