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  • 03/24/14--09:49: GrandmaBetty33
  • About

    GrandmaBetty33, whose real name is Betty Simpson, is an 80-year-old woman from Jeffersonville, Indiana, battling lung cancer who has gained a large following on Instagram as the “Instagranny” after her great-grandson created an account for her in January 2014.

    History

    On January 3rd, 2014, Simpson’s 18-year-old great grandson Zach Belden[1] registered her for an Instagram account[2] and began posting photographs and videos of Simpson as she fights lung cancer. By February 20th, the account had gained over 2,000 followers.



    On February 24th, Simpson posted a video of herself dancing to Pharrell Williams’ 2013 song “Happy” from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album. As of March 2014, the video has over 34,000 likes.



    That same day, Williams began following Simpson on Instagram. On March 17th, the recording artist posted a message on his account[3] urging his fans to follow GrandmaBetty33:

    “Let’s help @grandmabetty33 get to 100K followers! All the love and support on her Instagram account brings a smile to her face as she fights cancer. Happiness is a human right. Let’s keep @grandmabetty33 smiling”


    On March 13th, The Huffington Post[6] covered Simpson’s Instagram account.

    The same day, the Twitter account[4] @GrandmaBetty33 was created, though @GrandmaBetty33’s Instagram account confirmed the Twitter account was not created by or for Simpson. The account posts links to the media coverage surrounding Simpson, and as of March 2014, it has gained over 4,000 followers. As of March 14th, @Grandma Betty’s Instagram account had gained over 23,000 followers.



    On March 14th, Simpson was featured on ABC Nightly News.[7] When speaking about her cancer in the interview she explained:

    “I don’t even think about it.”




    ABC US News | ABC Business News

    On March 20th, @GrandmaBetty33 revealed the account’s official logo (shown below) created by @1FaceWatch.[5]



    Reputation

    As of March 24th, 2014, Simpson has gathered over 430,000 Instagram followers.

    Search Interest

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  • 03/24/14--12:36: Despicable Me
  • About

    Despicable Me is an animated children’s comedy film about a supervillain who adopts three girls as part of his evil master plan. It is the first film of a trilogy.

    History

    Despicable Me was released on July 9th, 2010.[1] The film stars the voices of Steve Carell as supervillian Gru, Jason Segel as Gru’s rival Victor Perkins, Julie Andrews as Gru’s mom, and Russell Brand as Dr. Nefario, Gru’s scientist friend.

    Premise

    Reception

    Upon its release, Despicable Me was a critical and commercial success. The film earned a rating of 81% on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 72 on Metacritic.[3] During its theatrical run the film grossed more than 540 million dollars worldwide. The success promoted three follow up films: Despicable Me 2 (2013), Minions (2015), and Despicable Me 3 (2017).

    Accolades

    The film was nominated for a 2011 Golden Globe for Best Animated Film. It was nominated for seven 2011 Annie Awards and one 2011 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film.

    Online Presence

    As of March 2014, Despicable Me’s Facebook page[5] has over 13.9 million likes and its Twitter account[6] has over 99,000 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 the Back to the Future channel on Fan Pop[10] and hillvalleycity.[11] There are several Tumblr blogs dedicated to the film such as fuckyeahbacktothefuture[8], backtothefuture[9], and bttffandom.[10] As of March 2014, the Fanfiction.net[7] page for the film has more than 700 submissions.

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    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]IMDBDespicable Me

    [2]Rotten Tomatoes – Despicable Me

    [3]Metacritic – Despicable Me

    [4]Box Office Mojo – Despicable Me

    [5]Facebook – Despicable Me

    [6]Twitter – Despicable Me

    [7]YouTube – Universal Movies


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  • 03/24/14--13:38: Naruto
  • [w.i.p. don’t complain until it’s done, of course it needs work when it’s unfinished]



    About

    Naruto is a Japanese manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto, and published in Shounen Jump. The story follows Naruto Uzumaki, a ninja who searches for recognition, and dreams to become the Hokage, the ninja in his village who is acknowledged as the leader as well as the strongest of all. The series has garnered a large fan following online, spawning many parodies


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    nathan is a big homo lol i fucking hate him
    nathan doesnt have a penis, its just some scarred tissue from a big vagina that was sown shut
    he is the worst, i wish i could hit him square in the face
    nathan fucking blows dick
    nathan is a big fan of evanesence
    if nathan was any worse, he would be polish
    nathan doesnt have any friends except sean, and sean is fucking trash
    if nathan was a part of the al-qaeda he would be the lowest of them all
    nathan loves souljaboy
    nathan went to pakistan for vacation
    nathan smells of curry
    nathan is a huge willy
    sean is fucking gay
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    sean and nathan cant play cs go for shit

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    haggis is fucking disgusting

    { يا أيها الناس } أي أهل مكة وغيرهم { اتقوا ربكم } أي عقابه بأن تطيعوه { إنَّ زلزلة الساعة } أي الحركة الشديدة للأرض التي يكون بعدها طلوع الشمس من مغربها الذي هو قرب الساعة { شيء
    { يوم ترَوْنها تذُهَلُ } بسببها { كل مرضعة } بالفعل { عما أرضعت } أي تنساه { وتضع كل ذات حمل } أي حبلى { حملها وترى الناس سكارى } من شدة الخوف { وما هم بسكارى } من الشراب { ولكن
    В тот день, когда вы увидите его, каждая кормящая мать забудет того, кого она кормила, а каждая беременная женщина выкинет свой плод. Ты увидишь людей пьяными, но они не будут пьяны, зато мучения от Аллаха будут тяжки.


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  • 03/24/14--14:05: Jivan Petrovici
  • BRAZZERS


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  • 03/24/14--14:15: Wolverine Crush
  • About

    Wolverine Crush is a two-panel exploitable comic series featuring the Marvel superhero Wolverine looking longingly at picture frame.

    Origin

    In Season 1 Episode 5 of the animated television series X-Men, originally aired on January 30th, 1993, the character Wolverine is shown jealously looking at a picture of the superheros Cyclops and Rogue (shown below).



    Spread

    On April 10th, 2012, BuzzFeed highlighted a Wolverine Crush image featuring a superimposed photograph of Ridiculously Photogenic Guy.

    Notable Examples



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    Overview

    Kira Hudson’s Facebook Lesson refers to a social media experiment featuring a photograph of a teenager launched by Colorado resident Kira Hudson in order to demonstrate to her daughter how quickly an image can spread once it is posted on the social networking site Facebook. Shortly after the photograph was posted on Facebook in March 2014, it subsequently drew the attention of users on 4chan and spawned a number of parodies.

    Background

    On March 18th, 2014, Hudson posted a photograph on Facebook[1] of her 12-year-old daughter Amia holding a sign reading “Mom is trying to show me how many people can see a picture once it’s on the Internet” (shown below). In the next 48 hours, the post reportedly gained close to one million likes before it was removed.



    bq. My 12-year-old daughter doesn’t understand why she can’t have an Instagram or Facebook account… Please “like and share”… She just doesn’t get it! Make sure to first click on the picture, and then hit “share”, and change the setting to “public.” That way, I get a clear number :) Thank you!


    Notable Developments

    On 4chan

    Later that same day, 4chan users began spreading the image on the /b/ (random) board, including several variations with photoshopped signs mocking the Facebook post and the Hudson’s purported address (shown below). According to The Daily Dot,[3] the Hudsons received several pizza deliveries and prank calls at their Colorado home.



    Hudson’s Response

    On March 21st, The Huffington Post[2]updated their article with a statement from Hudson, who claimed 4chan users mistakenly discovered an old address and telephone number for the family.

    I am very grateful to all of the parents who have messaged my daughter and me, letting us know that because of our “experiment,” they were able to teach their own children more about Internet safety. This was one lesson that both my daughter and I learned very quickly! I had not anticipated it gaining momentum as fast as it did. It certainly opened my eyes to the fact that I thought my own private Facebook was secure. It was not as secure as I thought. Luckily for us, the information that was gathered by others was not my current residence or phone number.
    I would like to apologize to the family who is living at our old address and let them know that I hope this hasn’t caused them much distress and the next pizza will be a gift from me. This whole thing has really proven the point, and I am hopeful that even though there have been a few bumps, others can continue to learn from our experience.

    News Media Coverage

    In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the viral Facebook post, including The Huffington Post,[2] The Daily Dot,[3]WHNT News,[6] The Australian[4] and CNET.[5] On March 25th, the TomoNewsUS YouTube channel published an animated video about the controversy (shown below).



    Search Interest

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  • 03/25/14--10:09: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • About

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an animated children’s show from the late 1980s which follows four ninja turtles living in the sewers beneath New York City. Action figures and other forms of merchandise based on the show became popular in the late ’80s and early ’90s. A live action adaptation of the show ran in from 1997 to 1998, and the cartoon was resurrected in 2012.

    History

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles began as a comic book published by Mirage Studios in 1984. The characters became popular action figures in the mid-‘80s. The original TMNT[2] animated show premiered December 11, 1987, and ran for 10 seasons airing its series finale on November 2, 1996. The live action series, titled Saban’s Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation[3], ran for one season premiering on September 12, 1997, and airing its series finale on March 20, 1998. The animated series returned for seven seasons on February 8th, 2003, and aired its finale on May 23rd, 2009. Its most recent incarnation[5] premiered on Nickelodeon on September 29, 2012. As of March 2014, two seasons have aired. A feature length film[7] starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett is scheduled to be released on August 8th, 2014.

    Premise

    The four teenage mutant ninja turtles are all named after famous renaissance artists: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael. They live in the sewers beneath New York City with their adoptive father Splinter (a rat). They are sometimes joined in their adventures by former lab assistant April O’Neil, and they fight against their enemy, a rat and ninjutsu master called Shredder.

    Reception

    The original 1980s cartoon earned a score of 8 on IMDB, while the most recent cartoon earned a score of 8.3. The most recent cartoon’s premiere had over 3.9 million viewers[6].

    Accolades

    The most recent TMNT animated series was nominated for three daytime Emmy Awards in 2013 for Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series, Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation, and Outstanding Children’s Animated Program. It was also nominated for a 2014 Kids Choice Award for Favorite Cartoon.

    Online Presence

    As of March 2014, the Facebook page[8] for TMNT has over 1.2 million likes and its Twitter account[9] has over 11,000 followers. The five most recently aired episodes are available for subscribers on Hulu[10], while the ’90s live action series is available for subscribers on Netflix.[11]

    Fandom

    In addition to its official social media presence, fan sites for TMNT include The Technodrome[21], a fan blog from the perspective of the TMNT villains, and ninjapizza[22] which features news and updates about the franchise. Tumblr blogs dedicated to TMNT include tmnt-central[22], tmntconfessions[23], and tmntmaster.[24] Popular tags used for the show on Tumblr include #TMNT[18] and #TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.[19] There are over 1,300 submission under Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Fanfiction.net[16] and over 54,000 submission on DeviantArt.[17]



    Related Memes

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses is a photoshop meme that involves drawing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mask over the tip of the subject’s nose, typically in photographs of celebrities.The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses” (TMNN) Tumblr[1] page was created on October 2nd, 2011. The first image featured on the blog was a photo of a child with drawings on his face, including a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask on his nose.



    Tributes and Parodies

    On January 25th, 2006, comedy YouTube channel Smosh[13] uploaded a skit based on TMNT and set to its theme song (below, left). As of March 2014, the video has gained over 10 million views. On December 9th, 2010, YouTuber Ploobers[14] uploaded a video featuring a shot by shot live action recreation of the original TNMT’s opening theme (below, right). As of March 2014, the video has gained over 1.3 million views.



    On July 13th, 2011, YouTuber nmckaig[12] uploaded a capella cover of the TMNT theme song (below, left). As of March 2014, the video has gained over 160,000 views. On January 17th, 2004, YouTube comedy channel Annoying Orange[15] uploaded a video titled “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turnips” (below, right). As of March 2014, the video has gained over 690,000 views.



    Middle Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Because of the mutant ninja turtle’s specific age range (teens) many comedians and fan artists have imagined the turtles as children or adults.

    On September 13th, 2008, comedy YouTube channel DogWalkProductions[25] uploaded the first episode in five episode web series titled “Middle Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles” which features the turtles doing stereotypically middle aged activities like working an office job. On October 7th, the premiere was featured on FunnyorDie. As of March 2014, the first episode has gained over 27,000 views.



    On October 29th, 2013, Netorama[26] posted a comic created by illustrator Gemma Correll featuring the middle aged ninja turtles discussing their health.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

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    Overview

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover refers to a controversial cover photo for the April edition of the fashion magazine Vogue featuring the celebrity couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

    Background

    On March 21st, 2014, Vogue[1] published an article revealing the cover for their upcoming April magazine, which featured rapper Kanye West embracing his wife Kim Kardashian from behind (shown below).



    Notable Developments

    Online Reactions

    The same day, actress Sarah Michelle posted a tweet that she would be cancelling her subscription to Vogue, garnering upwards of 13,000 favorites and 9,700 retweets in four days.




    Also on March 21st, actor James Franco posted a photoshopped version of the cover with him and actor Seth Rogen superimposed over West and Kardashian to his Instagram[2] feed (shown below). In the first four days, the post received over 233,000 likes. On the following day, Rogen tweeted the same image, gathering more than 37,000 favorites and 36,000 retweets in 72 hours.



    Also on March 22nd, Redditor MathildaIsTheBest submitted a post asking why the cover was controversial to the /r/OutOfTheLoop[8] subreddit, where Redditor mayiadmireyou speculated that it had to do with Kardashian gaining fame through a leaked sex tape and reality show.

    News Media Coverage

    In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the Vogue cover controversy, including The Mirror,[9] UpRoxx,[10] The Daily Beast,[11]ABC News[12] and The Washington Post.[13]

    Photoshopped iPad Photo

    Another photograph in the Vogue spread showed Kardashian taking a selfie with her child while West is shown taking a photo of the pair with an iPad (shown below). On March 24th, the tech news blog Gizmodo[5] published an article speculating that the photograph had been poorly photoshopped by the magazine, pointing out how Kanye’s reflection is absent from the mirror.



    The same day, Gawker staff writer Sam Biddle tweeted an edited version of the photo in which West is shown looking at himself on the iPad. In the first 24 hours, the tweet gained over 190 favorites and 170 retweets.



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    Also on March 24th, copywriter Bobby Finger tweeted a transparent exploitable version of the photo, encouraging others to make their own edited variations. On March 25th, several news sites reported on the photoshopped picture, including UpRoxx,[4] The Huffington Post[6] and The Daily Mail.[7]




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  • 03/25/14--14:31: #RuinaChildrensBook
  • About

    #RuinaChildrensBook is a #hashtag game played on Twitter that involves altering or adding to the title of a classic children’s book that would make the book unpleasant or distasteful.

    Origin

    Notable Examples













    Search Interest



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  • 03/25/14--16:26: No Makeup Selfie
  • About

    No Makeup Selfie is a type of selfie in which the subject is shown without wearing any cosmetics.

    Origin

    On Twitter, the hashtag #nomakeupsefie has been used to denote a makeup-less selfie since as early as in September 2012[16], around the same time the term selfie is believed to have entered widespread usage online.

    Precursors

    Makeup-less photographs of women have long been treated as an aesthetic criterion in the mainstream and celebrity news blogosphere[17][18], mainly through paparazzi shots of actresses and singers seen in public without wearing makeup or side-by-side comparisons. Similar trends have been observed in other cultures and language zones as well, for instance, in 2006, a makeup-less beauty trend and selfie fad known as 쌩얼[13][14] (“Sang-ul,” meaning natural face) swept across the Korean web as part of the larger Ulzzang phenomenon, and in Japan, the term すっぴん[15] (“no makeup”) is used to highlight or praise someone’s beauty qua beauty.



    Spread

    On March 18th, 2014, #nomakeupselfie[4][8] had its first breakout on UK’s Twitter and Instagram after British student Fiona Cunningham created a Facebook page titled “No Makeup Selfie” after being inspired by actress Kim Novak who appeared at the Oscars ceremony without any makeup. According to the Telegraph[2], the other selfie fad was started under the moniker #itsokkimnovak[3][6] by @LauraLippman earlier that month in support of the 81-year-old actress. Between March 19th and 20th, both #nomakeupselfie and #itsokkimnovak evolved into a viral fundraiser campaign for breast cancer awareness on Twitter (#breastcancerawareness), raising more than £2 million in donations for Cancer Research UK in 48 hours.

    Notable Examples




    Celebrity Participation

    Dozens of British celebrities have participated in the #nomakeupselfie movement, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Adele, Amy Willerton, Helen Flanagan, Kym Marsh, Jemima Khan, Michelle Heaton, Lucy Watson and Jodie Marsh, among others.



    Parodies

    Soon, a number of spin-off campaigns for other charity causes and parody hashtags were born, including #SellotapeSelfie[11], #Manupandmakeup[10] and #Dickinasock.[19]



    Search Interest



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  • 03/25/14--18:21: Tron


  • About

    Tron is a franchise, created by Steven Lisberger, and its movies made by Disney. It’s word and concept based around, technology, computers and video games.

    History

    The ideas first came to Steven when he saw a movie from MAGI and the game Pong. Soon he created 30 second short with the character Tron. Now Steven and his partner Donald began to create storyboards and write up Ideas for the creation of Tron. They approached Disney, in hoes they would take their daring idea under their wing like they did many others. Disney was hesitant to do it but after giving Disney a showing of their mix of live action and computer generated mix with the back lighted animation, Disney agreed and the creation of the First Tron began. [1]

    Movies



    The fist movie was released back in 1982 by the Disney company. The story followed Kevin Fylnn, who was a genius in technically, who worked for a company named ENCOM. He created multiple videos games, but they where stolen by Ed Dillinger, which rises Ed to the head of ENCOM. Alan, one of Kevin’s best friends, was working on a security program called “Tron”. Alan and Kevin work together to sneak in to ENCOM at night so Kevin can get evidence that he created his games and Alan can finish his program, Tron. Flynn gets sucked into the program world or “Grid” by one of ENCOM’s machines and must destroy the Master Control program to get his evidence and get out so he can shut down Ed. In the computer world he meets Alan’s program, Tron, and they work together to stop the MCP. [2]

    In Tron Legacy, Flynn’s son, Sam, is left alone in the world as Kevin vanished off the face of the earth when he was young. Alan, the creator of Tron, gets a page from Kevins old arcade and tells Sam, in hopes it was from his father. Sam soon gets sucked in to the Grid were he is met by CLU. CLU runs the Grid as a dictator and Sam escapes with help from a program named Quorra, who takes him him to find his father, who is now a old man. They work together to stop CLU from escaping the Grid and taking over the real world. [3]

    Online Relevance

    Tron has a notably large online following. The biggest fansite, Tron-Sector gets updates every couple of days, but has a popular form, were fans talk about Tron. Fanfiction.net has about 700 stories online and Deviantart has over 65,000 artworks under Tron. The Tron reddit, called “The Grid”, has over 2,000 followers on it.

    Fandom

    Fans of the series have made parody videos about the series. Some have been song or flash parodys while others are fan trailers or new story ideas. Many fans cosplay as characters or random programs. Fanart is also every where in the Tron fandom.

    Videos



    Fanart

    Cosplay

    Related Entries

    Tron Guy



    Tron Guy, whose real name is Jay Maynard, made a homemade Tron suit based of the 1982 movie, Tron. Posting pictures of him in his suit, they quickly spread across the internet, and he is now seen as a nerd icon.

    Disney



    Disney, who helped in Tron’s creation, is a large part of the Tron fandom. Many fans of both fandoms love to draw iconic Disney characters in the world of Tron. Disney could almost be considered Trons mother fandom.

    Kingdom Hearts



    As Kingdom Hearts is a crossover between Disney and Square Enix, it was only natural that Tron was to be inculcated in the games. Trons recent popularity might be connected to Trons being included in to Kingdom Hearst, thus putting the fandoms together.

    Daft Punk



    Daft Punk is a two man group electronic music makers. They created and produce the whole Tron: Legacy soundtrack. The soundtrack was very popular and was used in the 2014 Russian Olympics. The fans of Daft Punk and Tron grew in numbers as the sound track brought both cult like fans together. [4]

    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wikipedia – Tron

    [2]Tron wiki – TRON

    [3]Tron wiki – TRON: Legacy

    [4]Wikipedia – Tron: Legacy (soundtrack)


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  • 03/25/14--19:16: Butt Selfie
  • This entry is W.I.P. (Working in Progress) and under construction. Please be patient as it’ll be worth the weight--err, wait.

    About

    Butt Selfie, or sometimes Belfie for short, is a type of Selfie that take self-portraits of their backside, showing how big and curvy their butts are. This type of Selfie is taken by mostly females.

    Origin

    The very first Butt Selfie was posted to Instagram on July 18th, 2012. This female user who posted her innocent Butt Selfie hashtagged it under #buttselfie and 18 other tags due to Instagram doesn’t have its own search function.

    Spread

    One year later on July 28th, 2013, the internet first mention the phrase “Butt Selfie”. Between that day and August 3rd, 2013, Butt Selfie made about 18 appearances. Days has passed and Butt Selfie became a popular type of Selfie around the web. Even celebrities, models, and stars (porn stars too) grab a handful of the Butt Selfie popularity.

    Related Butt Selfie Memes

    Jen Selter

    Jen Selter from Long Island, NY, is a woman that take butt selfies of herself working out on Instagram and gain a massive following.

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  • 03/25/14--20:37: Solaire of Astora


  • About

    Solaire of Astora is a character from the 2011 video game Dark Souls. Although he is a NPC (Non-Playable Character) in the game, he is quoted often online, spawned much fan-art and inspired various memes.

    Origin

    In October of 2011, the RPG (Role-Playing Game) Dark Souls was released by From Software. In the game, there is an NPC named Solaire of Astora who is revealed to have an obsession with the sun and set the goal for himself of finding his own sun. Solaire Is part of the covenant of the Warriors of Sunlight in the game.



    Spread

    Solaire’s memorable quotes and overall naive personality garnered massive attention from fans of Dark Souls. There are several popular Tumblr tags involving Solaire including sunbro,[1] jollycooperation,[2] solaireofastora,[3] and praisethesun.[4] There is also a Facebook page of Solaire with nearly 2,000 likes as of March 2014 known as WarriorofSunlight[5].There are nearly 3,000 posts tagged as “solaire” on deviantART as of March 2014.[6]



    Related Memes

    Praise the Sun

    Praise the Sun is a sarcastic phrase playing off of Solaire’s naivety as seen by his fans and his unnatural obsession with the sun. The saying is usually paired with images of Solaire himself.



    Sunbros / Jolly Cooperation

    Jolly Cooperation is a phrase taken from Solaire’s most notable and popular quote. (shown below)

    “But, use this, to summon one another as spirits, cross the gaps between the worlds, and engage in jolly co-operation!”

    “Jolly Cooperation” refers to Solaire and his overall friendliness and ability to work with a team. In the original game, the player is allowed to join Solaire in his covenant of the Warriors of Sunlight in “jolly cooperation”. This phrase is quoted by fans and is sometimes paired up with images of Solaire working together with the player or another member of the Warriors of Sunlight. The members of the Warriors of Sunlight covenant are also called sunbros by many fans.





    External References

    [1]Tumblr – sunbro

    [2]Tumblr – jollycooperation

    [3]Tumblr – solaireofastora

    [4]Tumblr – praisethesun

    [5]Facebook – WarriorofSunlight

    [6]deviantART – solaire


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  • 03/26/14--05:55: Storm Chips
  • On the Tuesday, January, 21 2014 edition of CBC Mainstreet, host Stephanie Domet was talking with newsreader Ryan Pierce about her her list of things to get at the grocery store in advance of the storm and that was ripple chips and dip (only). Pierce admitted his own list was similar and #stormchips began to trend in Halifax, Nova Scotia during winter storms.

    POINT OF VIEW
    Did you pick up your #stormchips? | CBC Nova Scotia

    #stormchips on Twitter | Trendsmap


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  • 03/26/14--08:29: Counter-Strike
  • W.i.P. feel free to ask for editorship

    About

    Counter-Strike is an FPS (First Person Shooter) game developed by Valve, and released to PC.

    History

    The first version of Counter-Strike was a mod for Half-Life engine, GoldSrc, released on June 19, 1999. It became a hit with Half-Life fans, so much in fact that Valve released the first retail version of Counter-Strike (Counter-Strike 1.0) on November 8, 2000.
    Becoming an even bigger hit, Valve quickly began work on a sequel, named Counter Strike: Condition Zero. After 4 years of development, and going through 4 developers, the game was released on March 23, 2004 to mixed reviews. Later that year, Valve ported the original Counter-Strike (now referred to as 1.6) to their new engine, named Source. Counter-Strike: Source (or CSS) was released on November 1st, 2004 to acclaim and still has a large fan base to this day.
    After the hit that was CSS, Valve began work on other games, such as Team Fortress 2, Portal, and Left 4 Dead. Then, on August 21, 2012 the latest version of Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (from now on referred to as CS:GO) has been released. CS:GO received rave reviews like its predecessor. It is currently the 2nd most played game on Steam, only behind Valve’s own DOTA 2.

    Reception

    After it’s release the Counter-Strike immedietly became the favourite game of the E-sporters due to it’s minimal requriements and easy, competetive gameplay. Also the Counter-Strike series won several awards like
    Action Game of the Year 2000 -- Actiontrip.com
    Online Game of the Year 2000 -- GameSpot UK and US
    Special Award for Multiplayer Gaming 2000 -- Gamespy.com
    Action Game of the Year 2000 -- Gamespot US, Readers Choice
    Game of the Year 2000 -- VoodooExtreme, Readers Choice
    Best Multiplayer 2000 -- Electronic Playground
    and several other awards.

    Impact

    The Counter-Strike was one of the games which formed how, the today multiplayer, FPS are look like and work.


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  • 03/26/14--09:06: Dear Diary...
  • About

    Dear Diary… is an image macro series featuring photographs of people scribbling on a page with captions written as if they are penning thoughts in a personal journal.

    Origin

    As early as October 2010,[1] a page was launched on the image macro creator website Meme Generator,[2] featuring a photograph of the former leader of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin with captions depicting him writing thoughts in a diary, many of which contain “OP is a faggot” punchlines (shown below).



    Spread

    On May 21st, 2011, a “dear diary” image macro was submitted to FunnyJunk[5] featuring a man writing in a journal while being eaten alive by a crocodile (shown below, left). On February 3rd, 2012, FunnyJunk[3] user searchia submitted a ’60s Spiderman image macro in which the superhero is shown writing on a piece of paper with a pencil (shown below, right). In the first two years, the post gained over 59,000 views and 930 up votes.



    On January 25th, 2013, Redditor masterschmo submitted a photograph of a woman writing on a clipboard inside an overturned car titled “Dear diary…” to the /r/pics[4] subreddit, where it gathered more than 11,000 up votes and 160 comments prior to being archived. On February 19th, 2014, FunnyJunk[6] user almightybenjamin uploaded a photograph of a woman wearing a low-cut blouse with the caption “Dear diary… / Why won’t anyone make eye contact with me?” (shown below, right). In one month, the post accumulated upwards of 26,000 views and 650 up votes.



    Notable Examples




    Dear Diary, Jackpot

    Many image macros featuring the caption “Dear diary, jackpot” have been created in reference to a memorable quote uttered by the character Quagmire in Season 3 Episode 14 of the animated television show Family Guy, originally aired on December 6th, 2001 (shown below).



    The images typically feature the discovery of a person in a compromised or inebriated state, which mock Quagmire’s sexual deviancy and disturbing behavior.



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Wayback Machine – Stalin Diary

    [2]Meme Generator – Stalin Diary

    [3]FunnyJunk – Dear Diary

    [4]Reddit – Dear diary

    [5]FunnyJunk – Dear Diary

    [6]FunnyJunk – Dear diary


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  • 03/26/14--10:39: PeanutButterGamer


  • About

    PeanutButterGamer (PBG), whose real name is Austin Hargrave, runs the YouTube channel PeanutButterGamer. He makes video game reviews and top 10 videos. He commonly works with JonTron, and the other normal boots users. He is most known for his Legend of Zelda videos during normalboot’s Zelda month. He also has a lets play channel called PBGGameplay were he does walkthroughs and hardcore gameplays with other members of normalboots.

    Origin

    PGB started in 2009, posing videos in normalboots.com and on to his YouTube channel. His First video,Top 10 Weirdest/Creepiest Video Game Characters, got over 1,000,000 views and all of his other videos gain at least 200,000 views.

    PBG has gained over 600,000 subscribers, and is rising in popularity along with the other normalboots members.

    Videos

    PBG has a couple videos that have reach over 2,000,000 views, Top 10 Suckiest Enemies in Video Games! and Top 10 Scariest Enemies in Video Games!

    He has many other video game reviews and top 10s that reached over 1,000,000 views.

    JonTron




    JonTron or Jon Jafari, is another member of normalboots PBG and JonTron are friends and they work together and play games together on PBG’s lets play channel.

    Search Interest


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  • 03/26/14--11:51: The Big Bang Theory
  • About

    Big Bang Theory is popular television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady, and Steven Malaro. The show is primarily centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California. It stars roommates Leonard Hofstadter (played by Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parsons), both physicists; Penny (played by Kaley Couco), a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon’s equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz (played by Simon Helberg) and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. (played by Kunal Nayyar)

    Origin

    The show first aired on CBS on September 24, 2007, and it is currently in it’s 7th season.

    (Origin still in progress)

    Spread

    Since it’s first airing on CBS, the show has received a large fanbase and spawned a couple of memes, and has referenced memes in the show.

    Work in Progress

    Related Memes

    It’s Goofy Time!

    In Season 3, Episode 20, titled “The Spaghetti Catalyst" Sheldon makes a reference to the meme by saying “No, Goofy.” in his sleep.



    Wil Wheaton



    In the show, Wil Wheaton plays himself as a reoccurring character in the series. He is a rival to Sheldon and has been known to antagonize him.

    Bazinga



    Bazinga is a common catchprase said by Sheldon in he context of the phrase “Zing” meaning they were making a joke. It is a very popular phrase, and has been seen on merchandise, and has even been trademarked by Warner Brothers Entertainment, the production company of the show.

    Search Interest


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  • 03/26/14--12:52: Staten Island Clown
  • Overview

    The Staten Island Clown refers to an individual dressed in clown costume that was seen lurking around at night in Staten Island, New York in March of 2014. The clown’s presence was widely reported online, and it continued to be a topic of interest even after the clown was suspected to be a publicity hoax staged by Staten Island based horror film company Fuzz On The Lens.

    Background

    On March 13th, 2014, Instagram user Michael Leavy (leavisisland) posted a photo of a clown peaking out from behind a tree on a dark street. The photo’s caption read:

    “Ok so I’m a little freaked out right now. I was driving home from Buffalo Wild Wings and saw this waving at me. #wtf … is this real life? #Clown #scary #StatenIsland #BuffaloWilfWings #balloon #freakedout #creepy #life #alone #unreal #somepeople #weird #idk




    On March 16th, comedian Vic Dibietto posted a video of the clown, after he saw him during the day, on his Facebook page.[1] As of March 24th, the video has gained over 2,000 likes and over 5,000 shares.



    The video and phenomena was reported on March 24th by New York Daily News[2], The New York Post[3], and New York Magazine.[4] The same day, sparked by the media coverage, #statenislandclown[7] became a popular tag on Twitter, tweeted out over 1,000 times in less than 48 hours.

    Notable Developments

    Hoax Allegations

    On March 24th, The New York Post reported that Michael Leavy, who posted the first picture of the clown to Instagram, as well as Robert Privitera[6] who posted a photo to Instagram on March 19th, and Vic Dibitetto, who posted the video of the clown to Facebook are all connected to the Staten Island horror film production company Fuzz On The Lens.[8] Their connections range from direct to minimal; Leavy acts as a filmmaker credited on the company’s “About” page[9], Privitera worked with the company, while Dibitetto was hired to act in a small role for one of their films. When questioned about his possible involvement in a hoax Dibitetto explained:

    ““I have no idea. I played a gynecologist in one of their films. Who the hell knows. Nothing surprises me anymore.”


    Leavy told Buzzfeed[10] on March 24th,

    “All I can say is that if people want to believe it’s me or my production company they can feel free to do so, I won’t complain, confirm, or deny. Apparently he was seen last night by more islanders. It’s a small island so a lot of people know each other, it’s just how it is. Especially if it’s a well known production company as active in the community as we, a lot of people would have some ties to each other. It’s bound to happen. But I could tell you it’s interesting getting messages from some other clown spotters Vin Innocente and the comedian Vic Dibitteto asking me if we [Fuzz On The Lens] planned it to specifically goof on them or not.”


    Notable Instagrams

    Many who encountered the Staten Island Clown took photos and uploaded them to Instagram using the hashtag #StatenIslandClown.[5] The tag was also used to upload photos of other clowns, such as Pennywise from Stephen King’s horror novel IT, and comment on the Staten Island Clown.




    Search Interest

    External References


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