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  • Russians on trial for sharing memes, networks ask for law change

    08/27/2018 12:25:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 08/27/2018 | Theo Merz, AFP
    Lawyers say the Kremlin is trying to force people to think twice before sharing opinions online -- one of the last remaining spaces where the opposition is relatively free to organise. "It turns out that for a harmless joke, anybody who doesn't agree with our country's leadership can be prosecuted," Nikitin's lawyer Maxim Kamakin told AFP... "It seems that in our country only optimists have the right to exist." In one of the incriminating posts from Nikitin, who is disabled and currently unemployed, a father crudely tells his son that nothing will be getting better in Russia any time soon....
  • Texas governor mocked for posting quote attributed to Winston Churchill (Mind your memes)

    08/07/2018 8:22:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/07/18 | Justin Wise
    Some journalists on Tuesday fact-checked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) after he posted a tweet that cites a fake quote from former United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill. "Some insights are timeless," Abbott tweeted, referencing a picture that quotes Churchill saying, "The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists." There is no proof that Churchill ever made such a comment. Responding to the quote, The Atlantic's David Frum joked that a phrase often used by President Trump could also be attributed to the nation's first president: "In the deathless words of George Washington, 'Collusion is not a crime.'" "'The...
  • 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...
  • GRAPHICS for EDUCATING - Redpilling the public

    04/17/2018 11:51:32 AM PDT · by little jeremiah · 435 replies
    Free Republic ^ | April 17, 2018 | little jeremiah
    Post graphics, memes, charts, diagrams, gifs and whatever will help people understand the news on this thread. Watch out for Getty images or other no-nos. Have at it!
  • Donut Shop Sells Edible ‘Tide Pods’ in Light of Viral Online Challenge

    01/23/2018 1:54:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    WNCN ^ | January 20, 2018
    A Wichita donut chain used the latest social media stunt, called the Tide Pod challenge, to promote a new kind of donut Wednesday. The challenge involves people, mostly teenagers, eating the laundry capsules on video for others to see on social media. Hurts Donut joined in on the craze by selling the donut version of the laundry capsule. news-app-download-apple-350x50news-app-download-android-350x50 “We just kind of put out the post as just a funny alternative to a more serious topic,” said Trista Patterson, owner of Hurts Donut. “We see so much heavy stuff every day that we’re just putting a little lighter approach...
  • Please Don’t Eat a Tide Pod, No Matter What the Memes Say

    01/04/2018 11:18:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Madison Malone Kircher
    Tide Pods contain detergent. For washing your clothes and your sheets. Not for eating. Doesn’t matter how much they look like a snack, or a candy, or an oversize Gushers. You shouldn’t eat them unless you’d like to, well, potentially die. A child might not know better, so you should probably keep them out of reach of little hands — these things have killed before — for safety. (Or just buy some boring, cheaper, non-pod detergent. It works better anyway.) If you, after all of this, are still looking at a Tide Pod and thinking, Maybe just a little bit...
  • Brief Vanity -- looking for a Trump meme

    10/22/2017 6:57:26 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Oct 22 2017 | grey_whiskers
    Hi guys, While surfing FR today I came across a funny meme of a photo of the back of a $20 bill, with words "DONALD TRUMP LIVES HERE" in red and an arrow pointing to the White House. I've spent 20 minutes looking for it, Googled it, Duck Duck Go, nothing. Can someone post a copy to this thread please?
  • Pepe The Frog Creator Takes Legal Action Against Reddit, Mike Cernovich And The Alt-Right

    09/19/2017 2:18:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 18, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Pepe the Frog’s creator, Matt Furie, is taking aggressive action to defend his intellectual property. The popular caricature — a green frog— was a popular meme on the Internet before becoming a figure endorsed by millennial Trump supporters during the 2016 U.S. election. Due to its popularity among the right, Hillary Clinton’s campaign condemned the character as a “white supremacist” symbol. It was a claim backed by the Anti-Defamation League and countless liberal publications. Disheartened by his character’s newfound infamy, Furie “killed” Pepe by giving it a funeral, only to resurrect it months later in a Kickstarter project for a...
  • 10 – 2nd Amendment Memes that True Flag Wavers would Appreciate

    09/01/2017 5:49:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/1/2017 | E Nestor
    Tired of anti-gun, anti-freedom Facebook posts? Next time one pops up, just drop one of these patriotic Second Amendment memes as your response. Memes are often used in social media conversations when real thinking is lacking. Most of them are pretty lame but can be very funny. So here are ten Second Amendment memes that make sense, are intelligent and cut to the quick of any anti-gun, anti-liberty nonsense talk you may encounter. Use them freely and prejudicely! This one requires a little thinking of the viewer. That may be asking a lot of many anti-gun zealots, but the juxtaposition...
  • Sandy Hook victim's sister slams Scott Baio for retweeting meme suggesting Heather Heyer's death...

    08/25/2017 7:20:12 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 81 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 25 August 2017
    Sandy Hook victim's sister slams Scott Baio for retweeting meme suggesting Heather Heyer's death was a hoax put on by 'crisis actors used in Newtown'. Actor Scott Baio was slammed on Facebook by a Sandy Hook victim's sister after he retweeted an outrageous meme on Thursday suggesting that Heather Heyer's death in Charlottesville was a hoax put on by the 'crisis actors used in Newtown'. Jillian Soto, the sister of slain Sandy Hook teacher Vicki Soto, blasted Baio for his retweet, saying he was 'encouraging hateful behavior'. Earlier today Scott Baio shared a picture encouraging conspiracy theories having to do...
  • AR-15 Memes to Drive Anti-Gunners Crazy

    07/17/2017 5:26:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/17/2017 | E Nestor
    Love them or hate them, AR-15-style rifles are here to stay. Many praises and curses have been formed into memes for the famous AR-15. Check out these top 13 AR-15 memes that you'll love to hate.Blasphemy!, How dare you!This meme certainly shows their way of backward thoughts…Please supersize me. Merica'!Once again, the AK troll strikes again. Easy boys and girls, there is room for everyone. All guns are cool.See the rest of the AR-15 memes here
  • The Madman Maestro vs CNN

    07/09/2017 9:02:09 AM PDT · by ex91B10 · 17 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 7/5/17 | "Carpe Donktum"
    A DJT v. CNN mix using one of the best Bugs Bunny gags ever.
  • The rise of the internet’s ‘dirtbag left’

    07/06/2017 10:12:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Maclean’s Magazine ^ | July 5, 2017 | John Semley
    Earlier this year, a sloppily doodled MS Paint comic appeared on Reddit—the online news aggregator and so-called “front page of the internet”—juxtaposing images of 20th-century fascism with more modern symbols of far-right political thought. Under the column “fascism then” loomed the usual suspects: soldiers goose-stepping in formation, concentration-camp prisoners in striped pyjamas, a barking-mad Adolf Hitler. Under “fascism now” lurked a weirder assemblage of ideological signifiers of the so-called “alt-right”: a snickering cartoon frog in Nazi regalia, the crooning French candelabra from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an anime character, a badly drawn swastika. The comic carried a caption courtesy...
  • The Terrifying Brilliance of the Islamic Memeplex

    06/04/2017 6:25:08 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 9 replies
    Citizen Warrior Blog ^ | August, 2008 | Citizen Warrior
    Google has been censoring the site: http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2007/10/terrifying-brilliance-of-islamic.html?zx=13bf023bc50a0237 If you cannot read it there, you can read it here: https://marychristinalove.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/the-terrifying-brilliance-of-the-islamic-memeplex/
  • Pepe the Frog became a hate icon so his creator killed him off

    05/06/2017 4:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Mashable ^ | May 6, 2017 | Kellen Beck
    Pepe the Frog is dead, killed off by his own creator after he watched Pepe turn from a wholesome meme into a symbol co-opted by neo-Nazis for the alt-right. Pepe was created by cartoonist Matt Furie back in 2006 for his comic Boy's Club, but after everything that has happened to Pepe in the last year (including its official recognition as a symbol of hate by the Anti-Defamation League), Furie put Pepe in a coffin in a page-long strip published today, Comic Book Resources reported. In an essay published by Time in October, Furie wrote about how Pepe was never...
  • The Reason Right Wing Memes Are The Most Popular

    04/26/2017 5:26:28 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 16 replies
    Vice.com ^ | April 26, 2017 | Joe Bish
    We spoke to the author of 'The Ambivalent Internet' about the rise of the right online. Professor Whitney Phillips, author of This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, a book about trolling, has teamed up with Professor Ryan M Milner to pen another book about internet culture. The Ambivalent Internet is about how we express ourselves online, the ways in which we do it, why we do it and how it ends up the way it does. The book was written on the eve of Donald Trump's ascension to the world's highest office, and deals, in part, with the...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD - CONT'D***

    04/14/2017 6:14:12 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 318 replies
    I couldn't resist....so many memes this week “The needs of United employees outweigh the needs of the many.” #UnitedMovieLines ~United introduces nose bleed seats. #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos "We've perfected Chinese takeout" #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos ~"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You took my father's seat. Prepare to be re-accommodated." #UnitedMovieLines Our service will knock you out #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos ~United 25:17 ...And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my re-accommodation upon thee!" #UnitedMovieLines This could have been much worse. Imagine if he was wearing leggings. #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos ~"It removes itself from the plane or else it gets the hose again." #UnitedMovieLines...
  • The Truth about Pepe the Frog and the Cult of Kek

    02/24/2017 3:19:31 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 95 replies
    pepethefrogfaith.wordpress.com ^ | unknown | A. T. L. Carver
    THE REAL STORY BEHIND HILLARY CLINTON’S “CARTOON NAZI FROG” WILL BLOW YOUR MIND I’ll cut right to the chase:Pepe the Frog isn’t a white nationalist symbol.Pepe the Frog isn’t a harmless meme propagated by teenagers on the internet.Pepe the Frog is, in fact, the modern-day avatar of an ancient Egyptian deity accidentally resurrected by online imageboard culture. Does that sound like the most [bat****] crazy thing you’ve ever heard?Strap in, friendo.  You’re in for one hell of a ride.(UPDATE 11/9/16: Well memed, America, well memed.  A post-election follow-up to this article has been added here.)When Memes Collide: The Origins of Pepe the Frog The precise...
  • 'Cash Me Outside' Teen Danielle Bregoli Tears Into Kardashians & Threatens To ‘Whip Their A**es’

    02/20/2017 11:04:31 AM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    Hollywod Life ^ | Mon, February 20, 2017 9:33am EST by Allison | Allison Sadlier
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    02/03/2017 5:58:26 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 53 replies
    Memes are so fun...  The Plan  If you had a pet, what would it be?  Finally!  When one digs deeper...  A collection like no other  Damn Straight! (no pun intended)    Well, actually....  What would Trump be, if he wasn't doing an infomercial?  You may ask yourself...  Hypnotizing  Send What?  What everyone on the left is thinking....  When asked about Democrats?  Favorite Animal?  Oh Jeez!  Who is extinct?  YES!!  Damn, he's good!  Who controls the purse strings?  Yeh, what he said.