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  • 04/14/14--16:52: Elvin Yung
  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/472845102823669/


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  • 04/15/14--04:39: 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick
  • About

    “1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick” is a shock video. It consists of a Chinese student, who has been identified as “Lin Jun” or “Justin Lin” being mutilated by a gay adult magazine star, Luka Rocco Magnotta. He was also pursued by numerous Animal Rights groups following a prior incident where uploaded videos of him feeding a kitten to a python and drowning cats in a bathtub.

    The name is a parody of 2 Girls 1 Cup, 3 Guys 1 Hammer etc.

    Origin

    Luka Rocco Magnotta, born “Eric Clinton Kirk Newman” uploaded the 11-minute video onto the shock site, Bestgore on May 25th, 2012. The video has “True Faith” by New Order running in the background, and features the victim having his limbs severed and his body sliced with a knife. Magnotta also performs necrophilia on the body as well as cuts of a part of the body, sticking it on a knife. There was no evidence that cannibalism was actually performed on the body. The poster for the 1942 film “Casablanca” was also visible on the wall.

    Spread

    The video was mainly passed around on image boards and forums such as 4chan. The video was uploaded to YouTube before being taken off almost immediately. It was removed from Bestgore. com by Montreal police, yet it still remains on some sites such as The YNC, Gore2Gasm and GoreGrish.

    Similarly to 2 Girls 1 Cup, Kids in a Sandbox and 3 Guys 1 Hammer, reaction videos were posted online.

    Notable Examples


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  • 04/15/14--12:30: Boyfriend Twins
  • About

    Boyfriend Twins is a single topic blog dedicated to sharing photos of men in relationships with men who resemble them.

    Origin

    The Tumblr blog Boyfriend Twins[1] was launched on April 6th, 2014, by an anonymous Tumblr user. The creator told Buzzfeed[2] he created the blog in order to “start a conversation about narcissism, exhibitionism and sexuality.” In the interview he also revealed the original name for the blog was “doppelbangers.”



    Spread

    On April 7th, the Tumblr was covered by LOGO network’s blog NewNowNext[5], which collected some of the best examples.The following day Buzzfeed published an interview with the blog’s creator, and Boyfriend Twins was covered by The Huffington Post[3] on April 9th. The next day Salon[4] published a post titled “The “Boyfriend Twin” and Our Tendency to Date People Who Look Like Us” which examined the phenomena of dating someone who looks similar to you, and the possible psychological implications of having a partner with a similar appearance.

    Notable Examples





    External References


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  • 04/15/14--12:33: US Airways Porn Tweet Gaffe
  • About

    US Airways Porn Tweet Gaffe refers to a lewd photograph of a woman toying herself with a scale model airplane that was accidentally tweeted by the official Twitter feed for the American airline company US Airways in April 2014.

    Background

    On March 19th, 2014, Redditor Whisper38 submitted a photograph of a nude woman inserting a model airplane into her vagina to the /r/spacedicks[5] subreddit, joking that the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 had been found. On April 14th, @USAirways mistakenly tweeted a link to the pornographic image in response to at least two separate customers’ complaints about the airline’s service. Later that same day, the company explained that the image in question had been originally posted to its Twitter feed, and in the process of flagging the post for removal, it was inadvertently pasted into the replies to the customers.



    US Airways Apology

    One hour later, @USAirways posted a tweet apologizing for the graphic image, announcing they were “investigating” the matter. Within 24 hours, the tweet gained over 13,500 retweets and 10,500 favorites.




    In a statement released later that day, a US Airways spokesperson claimed that the tweet was made in error and was not the result of a hack or malicious employee:

    “We apologize for the inappropriate image we recently shared in a Twitter response. Our investigation has determined that the image was initially posted to our Twitter feed by another user. We captured the tweet to flag it as inappropriate. Unfortunately the image was inadvertently included in a response to a customer. We immediately realized the error and removed our tweet. We deeply regret the mistake and we are currently reviewing our processes to prevent such errors in the future.”[16]

    Online Reaction

    Following the tweet gaffe, many Twitter users replied to @USAirways with jokes about the pornographic image.



    According to the Twitter analytics site Topsy,[6] there were over 100,000 replies to the @USAirways Twitter feed on April 14th (shown below).



    That day, several posts about the tweet gaffe reached the front page of Reddit, including submissions on /r/cringe,[8] /r/offbeat,[1] /r/facepalm,[2] /r/nottheonion[3] and /r/news.[4]

    News Media Coverage

    Shortly after the US Airways apologized for the tweet, BuzzFeed[7] posted a screenshot of the deleted image, claiming that it had originated from a “German-language amateur porn and shock site." In the following 24 hours, the U.S. Airways’ tweet, which came off the heels of a terrorist threat directed at American Airline on Twitter that very same day, was quickly picked up by several other news sites, including The Daily Dot,[9]USA Today,[10]CNN Money,[11] The Huffington Post,[12] Mashable,[13] Jezebel,[14] Business Insider[15] and The Washington Post.[16]

    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 04/15/14--13:02: Like Skyrim With Guns
  • About

    “Like Skyrim With Guns” is an expression used within the video game community to mock overly enthusiastic reviews of games.

    Origin

    In October of 2008, PC Gamer Sweden published their review of Fallout 3, in which they compared the game to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion with guns. Neoseeker covered the story.

    On November 25th, 2012, the gaming YouTube channel Machinima published their review of UbiSoft’s Far Cry 3 , in which they compared the game to " Skyrim with guns".

    Spread

    When Ubisoft released the game, they used the quote from Machinima in their advertisements for the game.

    Almost immediately, the quote became mocked by the gaming community. The day the advertising campaign began, Inside Gaming Daily published an article musing upon the choice of words. On November 30th, Machinima’s Adam Kovic posted a video defending his “Skyrim with guns” quote (shown below).



    On December 6th, Redditor ronasd4 submitted a promotional image for the 2008 roleplaying game Fallout 3 titled “This is the original ‘Skyrim With Guns’” to the /r/gaming[1] subreddit (shown below, left). On December 12th, 2012, redditor “thedz” submitted the post “Wow, Far Cry 3 really IS Skyrim With Guns” to the r/gaming[2] subreddit (shown below, right).

    Several different variations of the phrase have been used to describe other games, in a mocking fashion of the original review. (HELPNEEDED)

    Search Interest

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  • 04/15/14--14:02: Wheel of Fortune
  • About

    Wheel of Fortune is an American game show that first aired in 1975. The game involves

    History

    Wheel of Fortune premiered on January 6th, 1975.

    Online Presence

    Wheel of Fortune official Twitter account[1] has over 74,000 followers and its Facebook page[2] has over 540,000 likes.

    Search Interest



    External References

    [1]Twitter – Wheel of Fortune

    [2]Facebook – Wheel of Fortune


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  • 04/15/14--05:03: Tomodachi Life

  • About

    Tomodachi Life is a life simulation video game for the Nintendo 3DS handheld console which takes place on the virtual Chin island inhabited by Nintendo Mii[1] digital avatars. The game gained interest on the English-speaking web after Nintendo announced a North American release in April 2014.

    History

    On June 18th, 2009, the Nintendo DS life simulation game Tomodachi Collection was released in Japan, in which the player performs everyday tasks to take care of the basic needs of their digital character (shown below, left). On April 18th, 2013, the sequel Tomodachi Life was released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan (shown below, right). The game is slated for a release in North America and Europe on June 6th, 2014.



    Gameplay

    Players in Tomodachi Life control a digital avatar known as a “Mii,” which can be imported from other devices, created from scratch or made using a photo taken with the 3DS camera. The player can feed, dress and instruct the character to perform a variety of activities and have it interact with other Miis living on Chin island.

    Fandom

    All Hail the Virtual Boy

    On April 10th, 2014, Nintendo released a promotional video for the upcoming North American release of Tomodachi Life, which featured a montage of sequences from the game including a group of Mii avatars dancing around the 1995 Virtual Boy table-top video game console (shown below).



    On the same day, the /r/allhailthevirtualboy[4] subreddit was launched for discussions regarding Tomodachi Life and the Virtual Boy console. On April 11th, a photograph of Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime hunched over a Virtual Boy console with a speech bubble reading “All hail the Virtual Boy” was posted on the official Nintendo Facebook[3] and Twitter[2] pages (shown below). In the first week, the posts received upwards of 57,700 likes and 720 retweets.





    Also on April 11th, Redditor ajs880 submitted an animated GIF of the Miis dancing around the Virtual Boy console to the /r/gaming[5] subreddit, where it gathered over 1,000 up votes and 60 comments within the same time frame.



    Search Interest

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  • 04/16/14--03:14: Robot Chicken
  • W.I.P. Feel Free to Request Editorship



    See more on Know Your Meme

    About

    Robot Chicken is a stop-motion animation series created by Seth Green. The series continuously parodies other forms of media such as movies, video games, television series, anime, and well-known figures. Throughout the show’s series, several central characters are introduced, such as the Nerd, the Mad Scientist, the Chicken, the Humping Robot, Composite Santa Claus, and more. The show overall has gained three Emmy Awards over its entire run thus far.

    History

    Originally starting off as a comic strip dubbed “Twisted ToyFare Theater”, Robot Chicken eventually made its way onto Sony website Screenblast as a production called Sweet J Presents. After twelve episodes, the series ended and reappeared onto Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block as Robot Chicken. Under claims of cancellation by the end of the first season (later revealed to be an inside joke by writers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich), the show’s second season was premiered on April 2, 2006, with 20 more episodes.

    The series was renewed for a 20-episode third season, which ran from August 1, 2007, to September 28, 2008. After an eight month hiatus during the 3rd season, the show returned on August 31, 2008, to air the remaining 5 episodes. The series was renewed for a fourth season which premiered on December 7, 2008, and ended September 20, 2009. In early 2010, the show was renewed for a 5th and 6th season (40 more episodes total). Season 5 premiered on December 12, 2010. The second group of episodes began broadcasting on October 23, 2011. The 100th episode aired on January 15, 2012. In May, 2012, Adult Swim announced they were picking up a sixth season of Robot Chicken, which began airing in September 2012. The seventh season is set to premiere on April 13, 2014.

    Reception

    Related Memes

    My Only Weakness!

    “My Only Weakness!” is a phrase shouted by character Composite Santa Claus. During a fight between Dragonball Z heroes Goku and Gohan, where upon after avoiding a blast, Composite Santa’s snowman half melts, causing him to yell out, “Temperatures over thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit! My only weakness!” The expression has been used to caption photos depicting surrender or dismay, followed by a quote for the cause.



    What a Twist!

    “What a Twist!” is another phrase in the show stated by M. Night Shyamalan. Finding himself to be on the moon somehow, the camera zooms onto him, where he claims happily, “What a Twist!” before aliens begin to invade his yard. He repeats the phrase throughout the segment as ironic events unfold during his stay on the moon.



    Search Interest



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  • 04/16/14--03:48: Where did you learn to fly?
  • This Entry is Work in Process

    About

    Where did you learn to fly? is a Quote in the infamous video game called: Cybermorph was Released on November 23, 1993 by Atari Jaguar. When you hit the plane at the Mountains and then the Green Head is Appeared and say’s “Where did you learn to fly?”


    In the Angry Video Game NerdAtari Jaguar and a Review of Cybermorph. After the Review AVGN is been chase at the Green Head that keep saying “Where did you learn to fly?” Over and over and then AVGN Shot at the Green Head with a Super Scope and he say’s “Where you learn to be an asshole?!”



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  • 04/16/14--11:00: Six Second Film Festival
  • Overview

    Six Second Film Festival is an annual competition by the Tribeca Film Festival which selects winning six second Vine submitted by participants in a variety of categories.

    Background

    On March 19th, 2013, the Tribeca Film Festival[1] posted a call for entries in their first annual “#6secfilms” Vine competition for the #Genre, #Auteur, #Animate and #Series categories. To enter the contest, participants had to create and upload a video to Vine tagged in one of the four categories by April 7th the following month.

    Notable Developments

    2013 Winners

    On April 26th, 2013, the Tribeca Film Festival[2] announced the winners of the first #6SecFilms contest. In the #Genre category, Viner @Matt Swinky won with the submission “#LazerAndDonald Close Shave,” in which a man tied in a chair has his throat slit (shown below, left). In the #Auteur category, Viner #KevyPizza won with his stop motion video “There is No Sunny-Side to This Story,” featuring a carton of eggs that is shot by an army figurine (shown below, right).



    In the #Animate category, Viner @Jethro Ames won for his short film “How to Clear Your Garage From a Scary Ghost,” in which hand removes a ghost from a garage by moving objects form several forced perspectives (shown below, left). In the #Series category, Viner @Chris Donlon received the award for his trilogy “The Book Beetle,” featuring an animated bug that inhabits a book (shown below, right).



    2014 Competition

    On February 24th, 2014, the Tribeca Film Festival announced the opening of submissions for the second #6SecFilms contest in the #Genre, #Drama, #Animation, #Comedy and #AudienceAward categories. Participants could submit their Vines up until March 27th, which were featured on Tribeca Film[4] website to be voted on by viewers.

    2014 Winners

    On April 15th, the winners of the contest were announced on the Tribeca Film[3] website, with each receiving a 30-minute meeting with the marketing agency GrapeStory as their prize. In the #Animation category, Viner @yelldesign won for his stop motion video “The Wrap Dancer,” featuring a tortilla that morphs into an animated break dancer (shown below, left). In the #Drama category, Viner j_e__s___s won the award for her video “Addiction,” depicting a woman suffering from drug withdrawal (shown below, right).



    In the #Comedy category, Viner @Simply Slyvio was awarded for the video “Slyvio Lets Go,” in which a gorilla writes a self help book after accidentally breaking his favorite mug (shown below, left). In the #Genre category, Viner @Lawrence Becker won for his submission “The Vortex Finds a Host,” featuring a stop motion animated snow ball that invades the body of a man lying in the snow (shown below, right).



    Search Interest

    Not available.

    External References


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  • 04/16/14--12:46: Hogwarts is Here
  • About

    Hogwarts is Here is a Harry Potter -themed fan portal site and virtual community inspired by Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the fictional British school attended by witches and wizards in JK Rowling’s fantasy novel series. The site offers a massive open online course program that any registered user can enroll in and take magic classes, as well as a magical library and a common room where users may chat with each other about their studies.

    History

    Built by voluntary developers who are fans of the series, HogwartsisHere.com was officially launched on April 14th, 2014. Within 24 hours of launch, the site was quickly picked up by several fandom-related news sites, including Buzzfeed[2], People[3] and the AV Club.[4]

    Features

    When users (students) enroll in the site they are asked to select one of the four Hogwarts Houses (Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor and Slytherin). They are also asked to set up their Gringotts bank account into which wizard currency (101 Galleons, 7 Sickles and 4 Knuts) is automatically deposited. They can then explore the site and begin their classes.

    Classes

    Following the course restrictions of Hogwarts, first year students at Here at Hogwarts can sign up for seven courses: Astronomy, Charms (syllabus shown below), Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, History of Magic, Potions and Transfiguration.



    Students are divided up into groups of 100 within their house for each course. When students reach their third year of study after completing the fourteen courses required for first and second year students and pass the course’s exams to prove their proficiency they are allowed to register for elective courses and gain access to Hogsmeade, an additional section of the sight modeled after the town filled with shops located by Hogwarts in the world of Harry Potter. The third year of study is also when students begin to tailor their class selection to their desired magical career, for example Hogwarts professor or Auror (wizard police). Students may earn House points by completing their assignments.

    Library

    As of April 2014, Hogwarts is Here’s library contains 11 textbooks, many of which correspond with titles mentioned in the Harry Potter series, for example A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration and A History of Magic.



    While users may browse through the textbooks in the library, to read them they are directed to the bookstore Flourish and Blotts to purchase them with the money from their Gringotts’ account.

    The library also contains non-textbook titles like Quidditch that students may read for free.

    Student Life

    Common Room

    Each of the four house common rooms feature a leaderboard showing the top 10 students who have earned the most points for their house. They also feature a thread where students can introduce themselves and get to know each other. Students can also join dorms within their houses by requesting a specific dorm already filled with their friends or requesting a random placement. Dormmates are able to get to know each other by posting on the dorm’s thread.

    The Daily Owl

    The Daily Owl is a student newspaper written by and for those enrolled at Hogwarts is Here. The newspaper is scheduled to launch in mid-April 2014.

    Online Presence

    As of April 2014, Hogwarts is Here’s official Twitter account[5] has over 8,000 followers and its official Facebook page[6], which they were given by defunct Harry Potter fan site MyHogwarts, has over 33,000 likes.

    Search Interest



    External References


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    About

    TotalBiscuit is a British video game critic, commentator, professional youtuber, and let’s player.

    Online History

    Starcraft

    WTF is…

    TotalBiscuit does a first impressions video series called “WTF is…” on newly released PC games.
    Day One Garry’s Incident

    Content Patch

    Terraria with Jesse Cox

    The Game Station/Polaris Podcast

    Totalbiscuit Has Co-hosted The Game Station Podcast since its conception; along with presshearttocontinue and Jesse Cox. Currently he hosts the now renamed Co-Optional podcast on the Polaris main channel. The podcast has featured several guests of note including: Adam Sessler, Jim Sterling, JonTron, and Angry Joe.

    Reputation


    TotalBiscuit has a very identifiable sarcastic attitude in his commentary style. He is also known for his sometimes brutally honest opinions.

    Personal Life


    John met his wife Genna at Blizzcon 2005 and married soon after. He also has a stepson named Orion.

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    About

    Carl Brutananadilewski Exploitables refer to photoshops of a variety of fictional characters edited in such a way to resemble Aqua Teen Hunger Force character Carl Brutananadilewski.[1] This meme is often called “Yo, Fryman!” in a reference to the way the character addresses one of of the protagonists, Frylock, and usually accompanied by a snowclone based on lines associated with both Brutananadilewski and the modified character.

    Origin

    Brutananadilewski first appeared in the pilot of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, “Rabbot”, which first aired in 2000.[2] The episode featured the first appearance of his trademark scowl, which would serve as the basis for the meme. In 2010, an anonymous user on 4Chan posted a black-and-white image of Brutananadilewski on /a/ with the request for other users to create images in a similar style.[3] The thread spawned a meager four derivatives, though it would not be the last thread to revolve around the character, as users on /v/ would eventually create their own alternate versions of Brutananadilewski.


    Spread

    Although the initial thread was not successful, additional threads on the character garnered popularity on /v/, eventually leading to a resurgence of popularity on /a/.[4][5][6] Brutananadilewski is known for being an irate and demanding character, so the images are often used as a Reaction Face to indicate frustration or disdain. A thread about edits to the character was created on Youtube Poop website YouChew on November 21st, 2011, amassing over 30 replies.[7] A thread creating images of Carl was made for Facepunch on October 8th, 2013 and contained a total of 140 responses.[8] A Tumblr blog dedicated to collecting (and creating) many of these images was created on February 5th, 2014.[9]

    Search Interest


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    About

    I Was Only Pretending To Be Retarded is a phrase used to show that a person was acting as mentally deficient on purpose, in order to troll someone. It is also used in greentext to call out retreating trolling techniques.

    Origin

    The origin of the phrase may be attributed to the comic (picture below), originally posted somewhere in 2009, where a stick figure is acting like a retard in front of two others. The one of them calls out a retard, but then he reveals the he was only pretending. The earliest archived example of the comic can be traced back to November 29th, 2009, on 4chan’s /a/ (Anime and Manga) board[1].


    Stick Figure #1:HEYGUYSLOOKHOWRETARDED I AM HURDURRRRRRRR
    Stick Figure #2: fuck off retard
    Stick Figure #1:JOKES ON THEM I WASONLYPRETENDING

    Spread

    On 4chan, the phrase is most often used in greentext to make fun of people who use trolling as an excuse to back down from their opinion[5], or call out opinions which, which could be identified as obvious troll bait[6].



    Over the years, the original comic had been posted on sites like Reddit[2], Epicmafia[3], and 888chan[4]. It also spawned several parodies (pictured below), featuring characters from franchises like Metal Gear and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, or being adapted with other memes like Bayeux Tapestry Parodies.



    Several derivative images had also been made, which do not fully follow the original comic’s format, but still convey its message.

    Notable Examples

    Search Interest

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  • 04/17/14--01:51: Wander Over Yonder
  • Neve’s note: Work in Progress… Please request editorship and help this article out!


    History

    Wander was created back in 2003-2004ish by Craig McCracken, and was in sketchbooks, clothes and patches that McCracken sold at conventions. Craig has said on Twitter he doesn’t know the exact date but it might be 2004. According in a interview, Jack McBrayer called McCracken’s client and said he loved cartoons and wanted to meet him, but when Craig met him, he felt like he would be the voice of Wander, and bring the character to life so finally it was made. The first trailer aired on July 19, 2013 during Teen Beach Movie.

    Craig made his first tweet on Twitter a few days later on July 22, which said the following statement: “RAAAA! From the depths of the sea I come forth to bring you a brand new cartoon WANDEROVERYONDER on Disney Channel” with a picture of a poster for the show that was handed out at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con. “The Picnic” was shown as a sneak peek on August 16, 2013 after Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel.
    W.I.P


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  • 04/17/14--02:03: ADoseofBuckley
  • About

    Canadian born YouTube personality Adam Buckley, or just Buckley, is a straight forward satirical reviewer of famous subjects such as music, news, and general buffoonery. He started out as a Radio personality for a few years but eventually started using YouTube as a way to deliver his content easily.

    Online History

    Buckley first started his hobby on his website ADoseofBuckley.com which just gave views on topics such as the London Transit Strike and Tiger Woods. To start on YouTube he made a parody of Leather Daddy’s furniture selling out furniture to people in a TV style commercial. This then lead up to him uploading a rant about Tiger Woods and his opinions on the man.
    Buckley gained a mass of new fans and views when he created The Ten Worst Songs of X series with each having a million+ view. His review of the music and what was wrong with it lead to a mixed reaction from people who view his material.
    To fireback he made Hate Comments The Ten Worst Songs of 2010/2011 making fun of the way the comments used grammatical errors and ignorance.

    Buckley has stated before he doesn’t do this for money, only to provide some entertainment.
    Even now, his only attempt to make money from it was by making Nerd Rants. Talking about his view on nerd cultures favorite things for $2.50 CAD.

    Series

    The Top Ten Worst Songs of 20XX

    His most synonymous project, saying what he thinks were the worsts song of that year while saying what the songs did that
    made them earn their spot. It targets lyrics, production, meaning, and if they’re repetitive.


    Advice No One Asked For

    Probably his oldest series. Buckley takes advice columns that have people ask strange, dumb, or confusing things and Buckley tackles them giving a reasonable response and not just saying what they’d want to hear.


    Musical Autopsy

    Using some assets from the Top Ten series but focusing on one song that got very popular and whether or not it deserves it.

    Scumbags of the Internet

    Using social medias as a tool for showing off people who are scumbags and serve no purpose except to annoy.
    (This series may be discontinued)


    Tweeting Rainbow

    Buckley uses assets from Hate Comments but use Twitter and people(namely celebrities) who can’t use correct spelling or grammar.

    Buckley pokes at making new series’ from time to time but they’re not serious.

    Reception

    Buckley so far has gained an influx of 440,031+ subscribers, 65,651,563+ views on YouTube, 23,000+ followers on Twitter, and 45,446+ likes on Facebook.

    Buckley won a London Music Award for Favorite Print, Internet, Radio, TV or other Media Personality and has been nominated for another.


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    About

    Dashing Black Man Holding Dangerously Large Doritos is a miscellaneous image taken from one of the doritos commercial. The image series are often being incomprehensibly photoshoped (also check our KYMdb: Picture Unrelated ), used as an out of context reaction face or generally being used to derail topics on forums, threads or discussions.

    Origin

    The original video was actually a spoof Doritos advertisement of the Apple electronic company. (seen below)

    WIP


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    Overview

    The World’s Toughest Job Commercial refers to an advertisement for digital card company CardStore featuring a series of mock interviews for “the world’s toughest job,” which is eventually revealed to be being a mother. The commercial sparked discussions on the perception of mothers in the media and emotionally manipulative viral ad campaigns in April of 2014.

    Background

    On April 14th, 2014, CardStore’s YouTube channel[1] uploaded a commercial titled “World’s Toughest Job – #worldstoughestjob,” in which they explain they placed a fake ad for a position online and in newspapers, and invited candidates to interview for the position through video conferencing. The interviewer explained the positions duties and lack of salary, and when they candidates balked at the long list of duties they would have to perform for free, the interviewer pointed out mothers already performed them for free.
    Within 72 hours, the video gained over 10.4 million views.

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    News Media Coverage

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  • 04/17/14--10:16: Underloaf
  • About

    “Underloaf” is a slang term for a fictional part of the human anatomy that can be used to stir confusion in health and medical-related discussions on Reddit.

    Origin

    On April 14th, 2014, Redditor Please_Stop_PMing_Me submitted a Success Kid image macro to the /r/AdviceAnimals[1] subreddit, which confessed to tricking his girlfriend into thinking he had irritated a made up body part called the “underloaf” (shown below). In the first 72 hours, the post gained over 13,700 up votes and 700 comments.



    Spread

    The same day on April 14th, 2014, Redditor John_McCuddles submitted a Bad Luck Brian image macro in which Brian is told he has underloaf cancer when visiting the doctor to /r/AdviceAnimals[3] (shown below, left). In the next 72 hours, the post gathered more than 11,600 up votes and 180 comments. On the following day, Redditor NeutrinosFTW submitted a “So I Got That Goin’ For Me” image macro joking that his “underloaf is great” to /r/AdviceAnimals,[6] accumulating upwards of 4,300 up votes and 60 comments in the following 48 hours (shown below, right).



    Also on April 15th, Redditor DisRuptive1 submitted a post titled “Underloaf?” to the /r/OutOfTheLoop[2] subreddit, where he asked why the term was being referenced on the site. Meanwhile, Redditors kluanelaker[4] and TheTrueFlexKavana[5] posted comments joking about medical conditions concerning the underloaf.

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  • 04/17/14--11:11: Creepy White Guys
  • About

    Creepy White Guys is a single topic blog that collects and features politically incorrect, racially insensitive or otherwise off-putting pick up lines sent from Caucasian men to Asian women on online dating and social networking sites.

    Origin

    Creepy White Guys[1] was launched by an anonymous Tumblr user on February 2nd, 2013. According to the blog’s profile description, she started the project as a personal inquiry into the “Asian fetish” that has been known to be prevalent among white men.

    “Every Asian girl who has ever tried online dating, whether on POF, OKCupid, or Match has experienced it: messages from Creepy White Guys with Asian fetishes. I just got back into the dating scene and am already being bombarded with some absolutely horrifying messages. I’ve collected some of the best ones here, and I welcome any additions to my collection.”


    While the blog’s content was initially limited to off-putting messages that the blogger herself had received on dating sites, it quickly began featuring screenshots of chat logs submitted by other Tumblr users.



    Spread

    In April 2013, the “Creepy White Guys” blog was covered by several online news sites, beginning with BuzzFeed’s “10 Ridiculously Offensive Things People Tell Asian Women On OkCupid"[2] and Kotaku’s “White Guys Creeping Out Asian Women on Dating Sites”[9] on April 8th.

    Analysis

    On November 20th, 2013, marketing website Quartz[6] published a piece titled “The uncomfortable racial preferences revealed by online dating.” Their data, which they compiled from the messages sent and received through the Facebook dating app Are You Interested, showed that:

    “Unfortunately the data reveal winners and losers. All men except Asians preferred Asian women, while all except black women preferred white men.”




    Coverage of the date focused in and highlighted the preference for white men to seek Asian women, with NPR[7] publishing an article titled “Odds Favor White Men, Asian Women On Dating App” and The Telegraph[8] publishing “Why do ‘creepy white guys’ only want to date Asian girls?”

    #CreepyWhiteMen

    On April 17th, 2014, Twitter user @lolitainmyarms[3] tweeted an example from the Creepy White Guys Tumblr using the hashtag #creepywhiteguys.[4] It less than 24 hours the hashtag was tweeted out more than 11,000 times.




    The same day Social News Daily[5] reported on a backlash against the hashtag by white men who believed the hashtag was offensive.




    Notable Examples



    Search Interest



    External References


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