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  • 04/04/14--21:12: Tor Anonymous Browsing

  • About

    Tor Anonymous Browsing is free software[1] which allows users to browse the internet in an anonymous fashion in order to protect online privacy and bypass censorship of the internet using a middle-man encryption method.[2]Tor is widely known as one of the easiest methods for accessing the deep/dark web as well. The browsing software works by using a network of relays which transports users to routers at a quick speed so the original computer accessing the internet cannot be detected, increasing the difficulty for tracking network usage throughout the web.


    The software is maintained by the non-profit organization The Tor Project, which had a budget of about $2 million dollars in 2012. 80% of this amount was provided by US government organizations.[3]

    Origin

    Tor began as new routing technology first developed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory who were concerned with protecting government communications. The alpha version of the TOR software was announced via FreeHaven.net[4] mailing list on September 20th, 2002, followed by its presentation at the 13th USENIX Security Symposium on August 13th, 2004. Eventually, the software was released for at home use on December 2006 by “The Tor Project”. Tor was originally an acronym for “The Onion Router”, but it is now referred to as simply “Tor”. The “Onion” part of the name referred to the way in which data packets were encrypted before being sent over the web. Each node would unencrypted a part of the packet, making the packet similar to the layers of an onion. The final layer would then reveal the packets destination.

    Notability

    Silk Road

    Tor became widely noted when the Silk Road marketplace started making headlines due to the nature of products offered on the site. The Silk Road could only be accessed via Tor browsing and thus brought attention to the browser itself. Concern over the security of Tor began to take place when the founder of Silk Road, Ross William Ulbricht (a.k.a. DPR), was arrested with the connection of running the marketplace.

    NSA Concerns

    Concern of the security of Tor users began to take place once it was relieved the NSA had been using a security bug to de-anonymize users of the Firefox web browser who then also used Tor. Documents noting an attack codenamed “Egotistical Giraffe” showed that the NSA was using vulnerable software on computers to monitor Tor traffic on the user’s end.[5]

    External References


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  • 04/05/14--03:48: John Is Kill, no
  • About

    John is kill is a popular copypasta comes from a thread on 4chan. In the original post, OP asked other users what were they doing when the famous musician John Lennon died.

    apology for poor english

    when were you when john lenin dies?

    i was sat at home eating smegma butter when pjotr ring

    ‘john is kill’

    ‘no’

    Original thread can be seen below.

    Click the image for the full text

    References

    [1]Funnyjunk – John Is Kill

    [2]Battlefield Forums – Related topic

    [3]Yahoo Answers – When were you when john lenin dies?

    [4]Archive Foolz – /sp/ , /tv/


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  • 04/05/14--17:27: Steven Universe
  • About

    We are the Crystal Gems.

    We’ll always save the day!

    And if you think we can’t

    We’ll always find a way!

    That’s why the people of this world belieeve in

    Garnet

    Amethyst

    and Peaaarl

    ANDSTEVEN

    Spread

    (researching, lol)

    (midterms, lol)

    (give me some fucking time that’s all)


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  • 04/06/14--08:24: No Fun Allowed
  • About

    No Fun Allowed is a phrase used in forums, usually used to make fun of posters who want to stick strictly to the discussion, as if it were serious business.

    Origin

    The phrase had been around for quite some time, but on the Internet it is often attributed to an image of a SWATbot from Sonic the Hedgehog comics hammering a sign into the ground, saying “No Fun Allowed” (pictured below). The earliest archived usage of the image can be dated back to October 16th, 2008, on 4chan’s /jp/ (Japanese Culture) board[1]. The phrase itself, though, was already used several time before that[2].


    Spread

    Over the years, the image had also appeared on other sites, such as Reddit[5], Giantbomb[6], The Escapist[4], Newgrounds[3], and more. The image had also spawned numerous derivatives, featuring characters from franchises like Pokemon and My Little Pony.

    Notable Examples


    Anti-Mage

    The phrase is also often attributed to the Anti-Mage from DOTA 2, sometimes as a variation “The Fun Ends Here”. The reason for that is because he was an extremely powerful hero at the game release, and most of his abilities were designed to disable spellcasters, and therefore taking away all the “fun”.[7]


    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]Foolz – First Use on /jp/

    [2]Foolz – No fun allowed search

    [3]Newgrounds – Example 1

    [4]The Escapist – Example 2

    [5]Reddit – Example 3

    [6]Giantbomb – Example 4

    [7]Reddit – Anti-Fun Anti-Mage?


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  • 04/06/14--15:52: Josh White Dude
  • Josh white is a surfer dude
    gnarly


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    About

    “They played us like a damn fiddle!” is a memorable quote from the 2014 action-adventure video game Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes said by the supporting character Kazuhira Miller[1] to the protagonist, Big Boss.

    Origin

    In the main campaign of Ground Zeroes, Kazuhira Miller (voiced by Robin Atkin Downes)[2] is introduced as second-in-command for the private military corporation Militaires Sans Frontières (MSF) who oversees his superior’s mission while preparing its offshore stronghold (known as Mother Base) for an upcoming inspection from the United Nations. However, upon the completion of Big Boss’ mission, the inspection is revealed to have been a Trojan Horse for a surprise attack on Mother Base, which catches the MSF soldiers off guard and sinks the base to the bottom of the ocean. Though he barely escapes with his life, Miller rendezvouses with Big Boss and tries to explain the situation, at which time he utters the aforementioned quote.


    Upon the game’s release in March 2014, the quote, along with Downes’s delivery of it, quickly gained notoriety for its obtuse placement in such a serious dialogue, soon giving rise to a series of online mockeries on Metal Gear fan forums. IGN columnist Lucy O’Brien criticized the game as being fraught with “gaudy dialogue,”[3], referencing the quote as an example.

    Spread

    On March 23rd, 2014, YouTuber F1NG3RSMUSIC uploaded a remix of the scene (shown below, left), which garnered over 21,000 views and more than 840 likes. Encouraged by the positive reception of the the remix, F1NG3RSMUSIC released an extended version on March 31st (shown below, right).


    On March 24th, F1NG3RSMUSIC also posted a screen capture of a very similar quote said by Big Boss in the prequel title Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker via his Tumblr blog.[7]



    Meanwhile on Reddit, the quote began to gain momentum on /r/metalgearsolid/ after Redditor SleepingInsomniac submitted a link to YouTuber F1NG3RSMUSIC’s remix video on March 27th.[4] On April 1st, another thread featuring an image of Kazuhira Miller playing a violin was posted.[5]



    Also that same day, Tumblr user sciencejuice0 performed a comedic fiddle-based monologue based on Miller’s lines from the upcoming sequel (Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain), accompanied by music from said game.[6] The audio attained over 230 notes over the course of five days. On April 3rd, Twitter user lastcody took a picture of a Kazuhira Miller action figure in a similar position to the character’s portrayal in Ground Zeroes. The tweet obtained 4 “Favorites”.



    Search Interest


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  • 04/07/14--04:11: Words you must never search
  • Editor’s note: Work in Progress

    About

    Words you must never search (Japanese: 検索してはいけない言葉 or ググってはいけないキーワード, lit “Keywords you must never Google”) are keywords that may inflict deep trauma on users who search them using search engines. It’s kind of like a Japanese equivalent of searching shock sites.

    Origin

    “Words you must never search” began to be compiled in the Japanese anonymous text board community 2channel. Threads for gathering keywords which search results have extreme gore, computer viruses, shocking facts, and deeply depressing stories had been occasionally posted to 2channel since early 2000s. But the first succeeded thread in this series was born in 2channel’s /occult/ board in January 2008.[1]

    Spread

    These keywords are often shared on sites such as Naver[2] and YouTube[3] and are also spread word-of-mouth as well as on social networking sites. There is also a wiki dedicated to these keywords [4].

    Notable Examples

    Note: It’s a tradition to avoid directly linking the content to the keywords when introducing them. The user must search it themselves.

    • モーターサイクル(モタ男)[Gore]: A gory photo of a man who lost his face
    • 愛の妖精ぷりんてぃん; A very Denpa[5] website
    • exe ファイル 捨てたい: Malware that will leak your personal information
    • 先行者: Senkōsha
    • POSO[Gore]: A video footage of a religious war that occurred in Indonesia from 1998 to 2001[6]

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  • 04/07/14--10:42: Pajama Kid
  • About

    Pajama Kid is a photoshop meme featuring a yearbook photograph of a young boy wearing SpongeBob Squarepants-themed pajamas with a resigned expression on his face.

    Origin

    On April 4th, 2014, Redditor KillerKenyan posted a photograph of a child wearing Spongebob Squarepants pajamas to the /r/funny[1] subreddit, claiming that his friend’s mom mixed up “pajama day” with “picture day” at her son’s school (shown below, left). In the comments section of the post, Redditor CastleRuler[2] posted a photoshopped version of the 1930 American Gothic painting by Grant Wood superimposed with the faces of Pajama Kid and Side Eyeing Chloe (shown below, right). In the first 72 hours, the post gained over 54,700 up votes and 1,580 comments.



    Spread

    On April 5th, 2014, Redditor fanjama posted an edited version of the photo in which Pajama Kid is dressed in a suit and holding a lit cigar to /r/funny[3] (shown below, left). The same day, Redditor theataraxian posted a side-by-side comparison of Pajama Kid and the character Michael Bolton (played by David Herman) from the 1999 comedy film Office Space to /r/funny[5] (shown below, right). Within 48 hours, the posts gathered more than 49,100 and 36,700 up votes respectively.



    On April 6th, the @Pajamakld[4] Twitter feed was launched, featuring captioned images and photoshops using the Pajama Kid photo. Within 24 hours, the feed accumulated upwards of 3,500 followers. On April 7th, Redditor Digimule submitted a Pajama Kid image macro titled “Worst Birthday Ever” to /r/AdviceAnimals,[6] where it garnered over 6,900 up votes and 220 comments within the first five hours.



    Search Interest

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  • 04/07/14--10:50: Hail Hydra

  • About

    <!-- ****As noticed by Marvel’s Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe writer Stuart Vandal, HYDRA is an incorrect way of writing Hydra which just happened to stick (mainly because in the comics every text is in capital letters), thus the correct and proper way to write it is “Hydra”, not "HYDRA"**** -->

    “Hail Hydra” is a catchphrase taken from the motto of the fictional terrorist organization Hydra (alternative spelling: HYDRA) in the Marvel Universe. While the quote has appeared in a number of Marvel franchises since 1965, it spawned an image macro series of two characters, one whispering to the other, shortly after the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in April 2014.

    Origin

    “Hail Hydra” is the salute used by the fictional terrorist organization of the Marvel Universe named Hydraand the opening line of the group’s official motto, which reads: “Hail Hydra! Immortal Hydra! We shall never be destroyed! Cut off one limb and two more shall take its place! We serve the Supreme Hydra, as the world shall soon serve us!” It was first used by the organization’s members in the very same issue of Hydradebut appearance, Strange Tales #135 published in August 1965, which also marked the introduction of S.H.I.E.L.D., the counter-terrorist organization nemesis of Hydra).



    (Hydra soldiers from Captain America (Vol. 6) #5, February 2012)



    On April 4th, 2014, the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier[1], part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise and sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), was released. In the film, Captain America discovers that S.H.I.E.L.D., the peacekeeping organization he has been working for, had been infiltrated by Hydra decades ago. The scene parodied by this meme features the reveal to the audience that the character of Senator Stern (portrayed by Garry Shandling) is a Hydra member when he whispers to fellow agent Jasper Sitwell (portrayed by Maximiliano Hernández) the Hydra salute after a meeting.



    (Garry Shandling portraying Senator Stern in Iron Man 2)

    On April 6th, Twitter user Avinash Gupta[2] tweeted out the first image macro, which shows a doll of the Sesame Street character Ernie whispering “Hail Hydra,” to a Bert doll.




    Spread

    In less than 24 hours, the hashtag #hailhydra[3] was tweeted out over 2,200 times. On April 6th actor Clark Gregg[9], who plays Phil Coulson, a big fan of Captain America in several Marvel films, retweeted an example of the meme featuring “My Little Ponies.” On April 7th, MTV[4] published an article titled “‘Hail HYDRA’ Is The Best Meme From ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’” which explains the meme and collects some of the best examples. On Tumblr users tag their examples #hailhydra[8], with one popular post[7] featuring the original Sesame Street example gaining over 2,000 notes in less than 24 hours. The same day AMC’s official Twitter account[5] tweeted out examples of the meme including ones featuring stills from Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Lion King and The Dark Knight Rises.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]IMDBCaptain America: The Winter Soldier

    [2]Twitter – Avinash Gupta

    [3]Topsy – #hailhydra

    [4]MTV‘Hail HYDRA’ Is The Best Meme From ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

    [5]Twitter – AMC Theaters

    [6]Twitter – Strange Tales

    [7]Tumblr – Journey Into Suspense

    [8]Tumblr – hailhydra

    [9]Twitter – Clark Gregg


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  • 04/07/14--19:05: Phoenix Games
  • History

    Phoenix Games, known as Phoenix Games Ltd. in England, Phoenix Games B.V. in the Netherlands, Phoenix Games Asia in Thailand, and collectively as Phoenix Games Group, is a defunct game developer, and publisher of cheap franchise spinoffs. Self termed a “Super Budget Publisher,” Phoenix Games’ business model was to produce as many low quality, easy to produce games as possible. Most of the games are rated 3+ by PEGI, which probably was to the benefit of their target demographic: everyone. It was active between 2003 and 2009 and sold to markets globally. The remnants of its website, which include its list of games, are available at archive.org.

    Games by Phoenix Games were often produced as mini-game collections. They typically included card games, arcade games, jigsaw puzzles, and others. Phoenix Games also often made games with titles and themes similar to Disney franchises, but were able to get around copyright infringement by making them odd. In addition, they would port the games to other consoles with the same features, and create “sequels” for newer consoles (e.g. Iron Chef for the PS2 had a “sequel” called Iron Chef II on the Wii).

    List of Video Games

    • Dalmatians 3 (Rip-off of 101 Dalmatians)

    • Paccie (Rip-off of Pac-Man)

    • Dinosaur Adventure (Rip-off of The Land Before Time)

    • Snow White and the 7 Clever Boys (Rip-off of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

    • Street Warrior (Rip-off of Street Fighter)

    • Hamster Ball (Rip-off of Monkey Ball)

    • Maniac Mole

    • Cartoon Kingdom

    • Legend of Herkules (Rip-off of Hercules)

    • White Van Racer

    • Crabby Adventure

    • Dalmatians 4 (Only for the Wii)

    • Peter Pan (Rip-off of Disney Animation Peter Pan)

    • Mighty Mulan (Rip-off of Mulan)

    • Son of the Lion King (Rip-off of The Lion King)

    • Kidz Sports Basketball

    • Animal Soccer World (Rip-off of Bedknobs and Broomsticks)

    • Arcade 3D Games Action

    • Wii Version: Adventures of Pinocchio. PS2 Version: Pinocchio (Rip-off of Pinocchio)

    • Veggy World

    • Wacky Zoogp (Rip-off of Mario Kart Series)

    • Cinderella (Rip-off of Cinderella)

    Reception

    The Phoenix Games is have a Negative Reviews that Phoenix Games is Rip-off at the Famous and Popular Film’s, TV Shows and Video Games. That Phoenix Games Animation is kinda like the infamous Zelda CD-i Games, Hotel Mario and Sega CD.


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  • 04/07/14--19:15: Sandor Clegane Loves Chicken
  • [This article is under construction, entry editors wanted.]



    Sandor Clegane loves chicken is a series of image macros and parodies featuring the character Sandor Clegane from Game of Thrones in situations involving or mentioning chicken.


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  • 04/08/14--09:18: Book Spine Poetry
  • About

    Book Spine Poetry is a photo meme that involves lining up or stacking books in a particular order so the titles on the book spines create a poem. The idea originated from a photo project created by artist Nina Katchadourian.

    Origin

    In 1993 artist Nina Katchadourian[2] began a photography project titled “Sorted Books”[1] that involved stacking books in a particular order in order to create a sentence or story. A collection of her sorted book photographs, titled Sorted Books,[3] was published by Chronicle Books on March 5th, 2013. The concept was first adapted to poetry in a post on an arts and crafts blog called buildmakecraftbake[4] titled “Book Spine Poetry” published on February 11th, 2009.



    Spread

    Katchadourian’s project was highlighted on Boing Boing[6] on September 25th, 2008. After buildmakecraftbake introduced the concept of book spine poetry in 2009 blogs began creating their own book spine poems and calling for photos of their readers’ book spine poetry. On March 5th, 2010, School Library Journal[7] published a post titled “Poetry Friday: Spiny” which introduced the concept of book spine poetry and asked users to e-mail photos of their poems. The user submissions[8] were published on the site on March 12th. Collecting and posting reader submissions became an annual tradition, with lists published in 2011[11], 2012[12], and 2013.[13]



    The meme was covered by more popular sites in 2012, beginning with Maria Popova’s Book Spine Poetry series on her blog Brain Pickings[8], which published its first installment on April 16th, 2012. On April 20th, the Tumblr blog BookSpinePoetry[15] was created. On July 31st, 2012, The Huffington Post[9] covered the photo meme, and on October 28th, 2012, Book Riot[10] published “The Best of Book Spine Poetry.”

    Book spine poetry became popular on Tumblr using the tag #bookspinepoetry[5] through book publishers and library blogs which would encourage their patrons to create and post photos of their poems, such as Sullivan University Lexington Library[14] and Harper Perennial.[16]

    The meme was revisited around the release of Katchadourian book in March 2013, with Flavorwire[17] profiling the book and meme on March 11th and io9[18] publishing a post on them on May 19th.

    Notable Examples



    Search Interest



    External References


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  • 04/08/14--10:49: Valeria Lukyanova
  • About

    Valeria Lukyanova is a Moldavian-Ukrainian model who has been nicknamed the “human Barbie” for her pursuit of a doll-like appearance through heavy use of makeup and plastic surgery.

    Online History

    On February 22nd, 2008, Lukyanova began uploading short monologue videos via her YouTube[10] channel. In the next six years, the channel garnered upwards of 31 million video views and 63,000 subscribers. On September 26th, 2010, Lukyanova launched her personal Facebook[2] page, gathering over 35,000 followers over the next four years.

    No Lenses, No Makeup

    On April 7th, 2012, Lukyanova broke out into international fame after she uploaded a video titled “no lenses, no makeup” in which she shows her face at a close-up range purportedly without wearing any makeup (shown below). The video quickly went viral across the Russian social networking site VK, as well as on the English-speaking web, amassing upwards of 2.9 million views and 2,100 comments within two years. As of April 2014, Lukyanova’s Twitter feed has accumulated over 13,300 followers.



    Feud With “Real Life Ken”

    On November 1st, 2012, The Huffington Post[6] reported that American entrepreneur Justin Jedlica (a.k.a. “human Ken doll”) criticized Lukyanova for using makeup rather than cosmetic surgeries to achieve her doll-like appearance. On January 31st, 2013, Lukyanova and Jedlica met for the first time in an episode of the news program Inside Edition (shown below).



    GQ Interview

    On April 7th, 2014, the men’s interest magazine GQ[3] published an interview with Lukyanova, in which she claimed “race-mixing” was responsible for the rise in cosmetic surgery procedures in the Western world. She also revealed that she was “against feminism” and that the idea of marriage and children made her feel “revulsion.”

    Human Dolls

    Lukyanova is often photographed with models Dominika Kjosa[4] (shown below, left) and Anastasia Shpagina[8] known as the “Human Anime Girl” (shown below, right). On August 31st, 2012, a Facebook[9] page titled “Human Dolls” was launched, featuring photographs of models wearing makeup and outfits resembling Lukyanova’s “living doll” aesthetic.



    Reputation

    On April 22nd, 2012, the Taiwanese Animators, (formerly known as Next Media Animations) uploaded a video mocking Lukyanova’s cosmetic surgery and rising fame on the Internet (shown below, left). That same day, the women’s interest blog Jezebel[11] published an article about Lukyanova, speculating that many of the model’s photographs had been photoshopped. On November 13th, YouTuber VegetarianChuck uploaded a video featuring a series of photographs showing Lukyanova before and after her purported cosmetic surgeries (shown below). In two years, the videos garnered more than 5.8 million and 1.48 million views respectively.



    On December 28th, 2013, VICE released a documentary about Lukyanova titled “Space Barbie,” in which she claims to be a spiritual guru named “Amatue” who wishes to enlighten the world with her physical beauty (shown below). She goes on to reveal that she experienced many encounters with spiritual beings as a teenager and that she lived previous lives on other planets.



    On February 28th, 2014, Redditor lexyjayla submitted a photo of Lukyanova to the /r/WTF[5] subreddit, where it received upwards of 7,600 up votes and 700 comments in the first month (shown below).



    Barbie Syndrome

    “Barbie Syndrome” refers to the pursuit of the body proportions and general appearance of the Barbie brand of fashion dolls.[13]

    Personal Life

    Lukyanova was born on August 23rd, 1985 in Tiraspol, Moldavian SSR of the former Soviet Union. She later moved to Odessa, Ukraine and married Ukrainian entrepreneur Dmitry Shkrabov. In February 2014, Lukyanova claimed she would attempt the dietary practice breatharianism,[12] which involves subsisting on light and air without any food or water.[1]

    Search Interest

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  • 04/08/14--11:30: Ojamajo Carnival!!
  • About

    “Ojamajo Carnival!!” (Japanese: おジャ魔女カーニバル!!) is the opening theme song for the 1999 Japanese anime series Ojamajo DoReMi. Online, the song has become a popular musical resource for MAD remix videos on Nico Nico Douga since late-2008.

    Origin

    The magical girl anime Ojamajo DoReMi[1] was produced by Toei Animations and premiered on Japanese TV stations on February 7th, 1999. The show’s opening theme was written by future K-On! lyricist Shoko Omori[2], and performed by MAHO-Dou (MAHO堂), a group consisting of the show’s voice actresses Chiemi Chiba, Tomoko Akiya, and Yuki Matsuoka. The song would be released as a single under the now-defunct label Bandai Music Entertainment on March 5th, 1999.



    The well-crafted song would receive immediate praise after its release, where it would later be given the award for Best Theme Song at Animation Kobe[3] during 1999.

    Spread

    This song began being used as musical resource on Niconico as early as the site’s relaunch on March 2007 with an AMV-style video of the anime s-CRY-ed[4]. One of the first mash-ups with the song was a dubbed remix of the music video for MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” (shown below), where it only received a moderated 72,000 views since its March 25th upload.


    【ニコニコ動画】MCハマーでおジャ魔女どれみ

    From there, videos featuring the song started appearing at a steady pace, often time relating to THE iDOLM@STER, after an iM@S music video of the song was uploaded to the site[5] on April 22nd, 2007. The song would remain mildly-known until over a year later, when it was used in a dub mash-up with the viral video “”http:" />Crazy Frog Brothers", created by user Frisk and uploaded to Niconico on October 25th, 2008.


    【ニコニコ動画】おジャ魔女ゲイツ

    Titled “Ojamajo Gates”, the song’s near perfect sync with the boys’ awkward dancing and lip-syncing helped it to become an immediate hit with users, reaching the top of the site’s video rankings chart and being viewed more then 2.5 million times. Inspired, users began trying their hand in recreating the video and before long, MAD remixes of the song soon cropped up, with them gaining some fair success. Over 480 videos relating to the song has since been uploaded to Niconico[6], with many being MAD videos breaking the hundred-thousand views mark.

    Notable Examples


    【ニコニコ動画】ディオ魔ジョカーニバル!!【ニコニコ動画】おジュ魔女いずみ
    Left: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure | Right: Chargeman Ken!
    【ニコニコ動画】おジャ魔女イーノック 【エルシャダイ】【ニコニコ動画】クソ魔女せろり
    Left: El Shaddai | Right: A Certain Magical Index
    【ニコニコ動画】【MAD】巨人カーニバル!!【進撃の巨人】【ニコニコ動画】【コマンドー】 おジャ魔女ベネット
    Left: Attack on Titan | Right: Commando

    Search Interest

    External References

    Editor’s Note: Registration is needed to browse the original videos listed in this section.

    [1]Wikipedia – Ojamajo Doremi

    [2]Wikipedia – Shoko Omori (Japanese)

    [3]Wikipedia – Animation Kobe | Animation Kobe Theme Song Award

    [4]Nico Nico Douga – 【スクライド】 ジャ魔ライド 【MAD】 / Posted on 03-07-2007

    [5]Nico Nico Douga – アイドルマスター(おジャ魔女カーニバル) / Posted on 04-22-2007

    [6]Nico Nico Douga – Search results for the tag おジャ魔女カーニバル!!


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    About

    “Say That To My Face Not Online” is an expression used to call someone out to engage in person, outside of the Internet. It is often associated with Internet Tough Guys.

    Origin

    The phrase is thought to have surfaced somewhere in 2008 as an image macro, featuring Zach Roloff[1] from Little People, Big World with a caption “Say that to my face fucker not online and see what happens” below. The earliest archived use of the image can be dated back to a thread on 4chan’s /a/ board on June 27th, 2008[2].


    Spread

    The original image macro had also appeared on sites like BodyBuilding.com[3], GrassCity.com[4], and IGN[5]. On January 27rd, 2013, a YouTube user Caska4 uploaded a video[6] of Zyzz saying “Say it to my face fucker and not online and see what happens”. As of April 2014, the video had gotten over 10,000 views and 53 thumbs up.



    Over the last few years, Several other image macros featuring the phrase were created on sites like MemeGenerator and QuickMeme.

    Notable Examples


    External References


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  • 04/08/14--14:57: Crappy Taxidermy
  • About

    Crappy Taxidermy is a single topic blog that highlights photographs of bizarre-looking or poorly stuffed animal skins. Since its launch in 2009, the site’s popularity has led to the creation of similar online projects devoted to crudely taxidermied creatures.

    Origin

    On May 26th, 2009, the Crappy Taxidermy[3] Tumblr blog was launched, which highlights humorous photos of taxidermied animals. The blog’s first post featured a mounted squirrel with a menacing expression and sharp, jagged teeth (shown below).



    Spread

    On August 10th, 2009, a Facebook[4] page titled “Crappy Taxidermy” was created with images taken from the Crappy Taxidermy Tumblr blog. On March 30th, 2010, the “Crappy Taxidermy” group was launched on the photo-sharing site Flickr.[8] On May 1st, 2011, the art and design blog TrendHunter[9] published an article about the Crappy Taxidermy blog. On March 6th, 2012, the tech news blog Complex Tech[7] listed Crappy Taxidermy as the 56th best Tumblr blog of all time. On February 20th, 2013, BuzzFeed[10] highlighted 13 examples of “taxidermy gone terribly wrong.” On February 21st, 2014, the “Crap Taxidermy” Facebook[2] page was launched, gathering more than 105,000 likes in the next two months. The first post on the page highlighted a photograph of a stuffed donkey missing both forelimbs.





    On March 11th, the @CrapTaxidermy Twitter feed was launched with a photograph of a poorly-stuffed wild cat. In the first month, the feed gained over 85,000 followers. On March 31st, BuzzFeed[6] highlighted 19 notable tweets from the Twitter feed.




    On April 3rd, the publishing company Cassell Illustrated announced in a press release[12] that a book based on the Crappy Taxidermy Tumblr blog was scheduled for release in Autumn 2014. On the following day, CNN[5] published an article about poor-executed taxidermy photos, which included interviews with the Crappy Taxidermy Tumblr founder Kat Su and the @CrapTaxidermy Twitter creator Nish. On April 8th, Slate[1] published an article titled “Crappy Taxidermy Internet Meme is Really sort of Sad,” which examined the history of poorly-taxidermied animal photos on the web.

    Notable Examples




    Depression Dog

    Depression Dog is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photograph of a taxidermied dog with captions that typically present bleak situations with a downtrodden outlook.



    Stoned Fox

    Stoned Fox (Упоротая лиса) is a Russian photoshop meme in which a cutout image of a stuffed fox is superimposed into different base images of various humorous contexts. The nickname has been approximately translated as “Stoned Fox” and “Autistic Fox.”



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  • 04/09/14--09:39: It's Just a Mask
  • About

    “It’s Just a Mask” is a quote said by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character Michelangelo as he removes his mask to reveal his face in a rooftop scene from the 2014 live-action adaptation of the comic book and animation series. Following the release of the first official trailer, the scene inspired numerous parody animations in which Michelangelo reveals himself as another fictional character.

    Origin

    On March 27th, 2014, the official trailer for Michael Bay’s upcoming film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was released via YouTube. In the last scene of the trailer, Michelangelo makes a dramatic appearance before his future human ally April O’Neil and tries to reassure the frightened reporter that his bandana is “just a mask” before scaring her even more by revealing his anthropomorphized turtle face (shown below, left). Within two weeks, the trailer received more than 30 million views and 29,000 comments. On the following day, YouTuber AJ Jefferies posted an edited version of the scene in which Michelangelo removes the mask to reveal the head of a ninja turtle from the 1990 live-action film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (shown below, right).



    Spread

    On March 29th, 2014, YouTuber Bowz posted an animated parody of the scene in which Michelangelo reveals himself as the ogre Shrek (shown below, left). In the first ten days, the video gained over 168,000 views and 400 comments. The following day, the video was reuploaded to Newgrounds,[1] where it subsequently won both the “Daily Feature” and “Weekly 5th Place” awards.



    On April 5th, YouTuber Ricepirate uploaded a Harry Potter-themed parody (shown below, left) and YouTuber TwistedGrimTV posted a version in which Michelangelo’s face is revealed to be a snapping turtle (shown below, right). In the first week, both videos garnered upwards of 130,000 views and 160 comments.



    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

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    External References

    [1]Newgrounds – Just a Mask


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  • 04/09/14--10:25: The Iron Throne
  • About

    The Iron Throne is the royal seat of the King of the Seven Kingdoms in the fictional universes of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and the HBO drama series adaptation Game of Thrones. Due to its symbolic significance in both versions of the series, the throne has been often parodied by the fans and incorporated into crossover fan art featuring characters from other fictional universes.

    Origin

    On January 14th, 2011, HBO’s official YouTube channel[3] released a preview trailer for Game of Thrones in which nearly every central character is shown sitting on the Iron Throne, along with their secret ambitions narrated in voiceover. In the months leading up to the series premiere on April 17th, 2011, the Iron Throne became heavily employed in promotional posters, trailers and other marketing stunts.



    The first known fanmade parody of the Iron Throne appeared in a webcomic by brokecomics[5] on July 8th, 2011. Cleverly titled "Throne of Games, the comic featured Ned Stark dressed as a video gamer sitting on a throne made of various controllers.



    In Canon

    In George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, the Iron Throne is described as the royal seat upon which the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, or the King’s Hand in his absence, sits. The throne, which is said to be made from 1,000 swords welded into the form of a chair with dragon’s fire,[2] also serves as a coveted symbol of power for those seeking the throne, similar to the depiction of the One Ring in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

    Spread

    On December 4th, 2011, The Simpsons[1] included a scene parodying the Iron Throne in the episode titled “The Ten-Per-Cent Solution,” in which at least five identical looking thrones are briefly depicted in the background.



    On June 1st, 2012, DeviantArt[4] user WirdouDesigns uploaded a picture titled “The Iron Throne” which featured an iron sitting on the Iron Throne. As of April 2014, the art has gained over 4,000 views.



    On March 3rd, 2014, Parks and Recreation uploaded a deleted scene from the previous week’s episode “Anniversaries” which shows Ben, a known diehard fan of Game of Thrones, turning manic with excitement after being presented with a replica of the throne by his wife Leslie. As of April 2014, the video has over 85,000 views.



    On March 10th, Grumpy Cat’s official Twitter account[6] tweeted a picture of her sitting in the Iron Throne at the SXSW festival. The picture received over 1,500 retweets and over 1,400 favorites as of April 2014.




    Notable Examples



    Search Interest

    External References

    [1]HBO Watch – The Simpsons Parody Game of Thrones

    [2]Game of Thrones Wikia – The Iron Throne

    [3]YouTube – HBO

    [4]DeviantArt – The Iron Throne

    [5]BrokeComics – Throne of Games

    [6]Twitter – RealGrumpyCat

    [7]YouTube – Parks and Rec


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    About

    The Fallout:Equestria is a cross over fan fiction between the My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic and the Fallout universe.

    Origin

    The story similiar to the Fallout 3’s story, revolves around a survivor, her name is Littlepip and she workes as a Pip-Buck (a ponified version of Pip-Boy) engineer in a Stable (a ponified version of Vaults). The final version of the fanfic is a 43 chapters (roughly 620,000 words) long. And it’s spawned several Spin-offs and Side stories. However so far only two fics is looked as “canon”, the original and a clopfic.


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  • 04/09/14--14:22: #Aftersex
  • About

    #Aftersex is a hashtag used to highlight post-coital selfie taken and uploaded by couples on Instagram. Upon its breakout in March 2014, the hashtag has been largely criticized as an example of oversharing in the social media.

    Origin

    The earliest known selfie featuring the #aftersex hashtag was posted to Instagram[1] by user arielchapaval on September 8th, 2013 (shown below).



    Precursor

    On October 1st, 2008, the indie culture magazine Vice[12] published several interviews with couples who had just finished having sexual intercourse. On July 13th, 2012, Vice released the first in their “People Who Just Had Sex” video interview series (shown below).



    Spread

    On March 5th, 2014, Instagram[2] user marcyuanaz23 posted a Snapchat photo of a man in bed with a woman who resembles pop singer Miley Cyrus with the hashtag “#aftersex” (shown below).



    On March 26th, the pop culture blog Nerve[3] published an article about the #aftersex hashtag, which criticized the practice as a form of “gloating.” On March 27th, the tech news blog CNET[4] highlighted several examples of #aftersex selfies. On March 31st, Twitter user Richie Goslin tweeted a photograph of his girlfriend holding a positive pregnancy test while he is shown sulking in the background using the hashtag #aftersex. In the following week, the hashtag was used more than 8,800 times on Instagram[13] and well over 10,000 times on Twitter.[14]




    News Media Coverage

    On March 26th, the pop culture blog Nerve[3] published an article about the #aftersex hashtag, which criticized the practice as a form of “gloating.” On March 27th, the tech news blog CNET[4] highlighted several examples of #aftersex selfies. In the coming days, several news sites published articles criticizing the Instagram selfie trend for being unnecessary, including The Daily Mail,[5] Time.[6] E! Online,[7] The Huffington Post,[8] Gothamist,[9] The Guardian[10] and Neatorama.[11]

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