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  • What Is the ‘NPC’ Meme? Liberals Rage at Cartoons Mocking Their Scripted Thoughts

    10/21/2018 4:49:19 AM PDT · by The Raven · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Robert Kraychik
    The new “NPC” meme mocks leftists by depicting them as unthinking and reflexive automatons. The meme has upset the left so much that Twitter is now banning people posting it for “dehumanizing speech,” but its humble origins are the computer-controlled characters of limited intelligence found in most video games. ...
  • Meanwhile in the UK: Meme-Magic Causes Obesity in Teenagers!

    10/19/2018 3:23:17 PM PDT · by davikkm · 2 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    We will soon be forced to add nutrition fact labels to our memes… Today’s Kafkaesque news story comes from the former greatest country in the world, the United Kingdom respectively. The thing is, the British Empire was world’s greatest empire, at least in this writer’s humble opinion, an empire where the sun never set and all that. Rule Britannia and all that, which made for a strong colonizing power that brought civilization and the industrial-revolution to India, Africa, the Middle East etc. The US itself is a product of British colonialism, check that out kids. Now, regardless of what your...
  • Memes may contribute to teenage obesity, lawmakers told

    10/19/2018 3:08:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | October 18, 2018 | Rob Picheta
    It's been a bad few weeks for memes. In mid-September the European Parliament passed a new copyright law that some have dubbed a "meme ban." Then Sweden's advertising watchdog ruled that the popular "distracted boyfriend" meme is sexist. Now, academics have told British lawmakers that internet memes may be contributing to the UK obesity crisis and doing harm to teenagers on a significant scale. Memes carry dangerous health-related messages and make light of unhealthy eating habits, researchers from Loughborough University wrote in a letter sent to a British parliamentary committee. "A substantial number of individuals on Twitter share health-related Internet...
  • What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult?

    10/17/2018 9:47:35 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 30 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/16/2018 | Kevin Roose
    Last week, a trolling campaign organized by right-wing internet users spilled over onto Twitter. The campaign, which was born in the fever swamps of 4chan and Reddit message boards, involved creating hundreds of fictional personas with gray cartoon avatars, known as NPCs. These accounts posed as liberal activists and were used to spread — among other things — false information about November’s midterm elections.
  • Vanity, we need a meme thread

    10/04/2018 10:56:43 PM PDT · by Lee Enfield · 117 replies
    I come here for some of the best memes, but I have to look around. We need to have a go to for memes.
  • The Best Meme of Christine Ballsy Ford I have seen yet (Vanity)

    09/22/2018 5:01:19 AM PDT · by grayboots · 40 replies
    9/22/2018 | myself
    This is the funniest meme I have seen yet
  • Using Alinsky against Ant!f@

    07/05/2018 6:16:26 AM PDT · by taildragger · 13 replies
    Twitter and 8Chan ^ | 07/05/2018 | taildragger
    Freepers, Freeze them and mock them. I saw this today over on the CTH, however I read it has been around for a few days, I can't confirm it, apparently created over on 8chan. It is classic...
  • Memes ‘will be banned’ under new EU copyright law, warn campaigners

    06/19/2018 6:36:20 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    New Times ^ | June 17, 2018 | Agencies
    A new copyright law from the European Union would lead to the banning of memes on the internet, campaigners are warning. The EU Copyright Directive intends to protect the intellectual property rights of people who upload their material to the internet. However, campaigners are warning the law will require “all content uploaded to the internet to be monitored and potentially deleted if a likeness to existing copyright is protected”. The campaign against a particular provision of the directive, Article 13, warns that online platforms would be economically damaged if they were forced to comply with its expensive obligations. The law...
  • Trump-Kim Memes

    06/12/2018 5:47:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
  • Is this 1921 cartoon the first ever meme?

    04/16/2018 10:57:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/16/2018 | Staff
    Is this 1921 cartoon the first recorded meme? When this comic was posted to Twitter, it caused excitement as people began to wonder if it was the first meme - a format-dependent joke, typically of a picture with a caption or subtitle - ever published. But we've found a version of the joke using the same format printed at least a year earlier in either 1919 or 1920. Both draw from the same template of the 'Expectations vs. Reality' joke, which contrasts two pictures side-by-side with an obvious discrepancy between them. It was subsequently reposted with new captions such as...
  • Pepe the Frog Artist Suing InfoWars for Copyright Infringement

    03/06/2018 11:51:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | MARCH 06, 2018 | Eriq Gardner
    Matt Furie says his "peaceful frog-dude" was co-opted in a poster featuring Pepe alongside InfoWars founder Alex Jones, President Donald Trump, Milo Yiannopoulos, and others. Matt Furie says his "peaceful frog-dude" was co-opted in a poster featuring Pepe alongside InfoWars founder Alex Jones, President Donald Trump, Milo Yiannopoulos, and others. The legal campaign to take Pepe the Frog back from the alt-right is now in California federal court as artist Matt Furie has filed a copyright lawsuit against InfoWars. Furie says he created Pepe as a "peaceful frog-dude" at the beginning of the century with the catchphrase, "Feels good man."...
  • President Trump Retweets Video of Him Hitting Hillary Clinton With a Golf Ball

    09/17/2017 8:05:59 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 17, 2017 | Alana Abramson
    President Donald Trump went on yet another early morning Twitter spree Sunday, one of which included a retweet of an edited GIF depicting himself striking Hillary Clinton in the back with a golf ball. In the short video, Trump takes a swing with a golf club, knocking over a woman that appears to be Hillary Clinton as she enters a plane. "Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary," the caption of the original tweet said, a reference to the term Trump coined about his vanquished opponent during last year's' presidential election. The GIF was part of several creations the Twitter user...
  • GOP has paid $1.3M to Trump-owned entities this year

    08/23/2017 9:34:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Day ^ | August 23, 2017 | By Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy
    The Republican National Committee paid the Trump International Hotel in Washington $122,000 last month after the party held a lavish fundraiser at the venue in June, the latest example of how GOP political committees are generating a steady income stream for President Trump's private business, new Federal Election Commission records show. At least 25 congressional campaigns, state parties and the Republican Governors Association have together spent more than $473,000 at Trump hotels or golf resorts this year, according to a Washington Post analysis of campaign finance filings. Trump's companies collected an additional $793,000 from the RNC and the president's campaign...
  • Braveheart-Trump/CNN Video.

    07/15/2017 8:27:58 AM PDT · by waus · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/15/17 | waus
    A video meme featuring Donald J Trump and CNN based on the on the movie Braveheart.
  • Trump Meme live at Circo Hermano Vasquez

    07/08/2017 6:13:13 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 10 replies ^ | 7-8-2017 | Bob Schmidt
    Just returned from Circo Hermano Vasquez. Ringling Brothers was run out of business for using animals in its circus. But Circo Vazquez lives because it handles animals in a 3rd world cultural tradition that the animals understand ... until PETA hears this. In the middle of the show the midget (little people play a special role in Mexican humor) came out with a Donald Trump wig and was a live Meme (just a couple blocks up the street from meme guru Laz). The audience roared with laughter. The clowns and MC did their typical humor. Immediately after Trump left the...
  • Rick and Memetic Warfare

    07/07/2017 10:15:21 PM PDT · by Company Man · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/7/2017 | BryanVision
    Rick and Memetic Warfare
  • CNN Threatens Reddit User For Exercising Free Speech | #CNNBlackmail [video only]

    07/05/2017 1:18:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 153 replies ^ | Jul 4, 2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    As America celebrated Independence Day, the Internet exploded following allegations that CNN threatened and coerced the Reddit user behind the popular Donald Trump/CNN Wrestling meme into silence for exercising his first amendment rights. In an article by CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski, it is detailed how Reddit user HanA**holeSolo “apologized for calls for violence against the press,” took down all his social media posts, begged for his identity not to be released an promised he wouldn’t engage in any similar behavior. The article noted that CNN agreed not to release his name, but “reserves the right to publish his identity should any...

    05/25/2017 1:40:10 PM PDT · by knarf · 35 replies
    self ^ | May25, 2017 | knarf
    I can't find one I can fill in, nor can I find a way of inventing it myself ...
  • A Pepe Meme to Spread

    03/26/2017 6:37:35 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 12 replies
    i don't know where ^ | 3/26 | self
    here is a good Pepe the Frog meme that shows what our cause is about; and best of all, it doesn't have anything one could consider "racist," bigoted, etc. Just truth
  • Meme: Adam Schiff Learns Trump Won Again!

    03/23/2017 6:25:38 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 37 replies
    Reddit - The Donald ^ | 03/22/2017 | Couranto
    When You Learn... Trump Won Again.