Elliott Jonestown » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:02 am wrote:Hi Guys, I just saw this tweet by Kubrick's daughter about her father receiving death threats and always carrying a gun as a result. This potentially lends credence to the Kubrick as whistleblower theory. I hope everyone is having a very good new year. Peace, EJ
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slomo » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:46 am wrote: I'm using poorly conceived shorthand words that refer to philosophical concepts that can't be done justice in single a short post. But, basically, I don't think a handful of self-described autists on /pol set out to create a hypersigil to bring about a manifestation of Kek. Rather, I think Kek used a handful of self-described autists on /pol to manifest itself. But to talk about this competently, you'd have to get into what, exactly, Kek is, and how exactly such a thing could occur in conjunction with a bunch of nerds doing nerdy, politically incorrect things, and why such a thing would occur at this exact point in history. You'd also have to get into what causality really is, and that's its own rabbit hole.
As author Malcolm Gladwell has stated, "Sesame Street was built around a single, breakthrough insight: that if you can hold the attention of children, you can educate them". Gerald S. Lesser, the CTW's first advisory board chair, went even further, saying that the effective use of television as an educational tool needed to capture, focus, and sustain children's attention. Sesame Street was the first children's show to structure each episode, and the segments within them, to capture children's attention, and to make, as Gladwell put it, "small but critical adjustments" to keep it. According to CTW researchers Rosemarie Truglio and Shalom Fisch, Sesame Street was one of the few children's television programs to utilize a detailed and comprehensive educational curriculum, garnered from formative and summative research.
The creators of Sesame Street and their researchers formulated both cognitive and affective goals for the show. Initially, they focused on cognitive goals, while addressing affective goals indirectly, in the belief that doing so would increase children's self-esteem and feelings of competency. One of their primary goals was preparing very young children for school, especially children from low-income families, using modeling, repetition, and humor to fulfill these goals. They made changes in the show's content to increase their viewers' attention and to increase its appeal, and encouraged "co-viewing" to entice older children and parents to watch the show by including more sophisticated humor, cultural references, and celebrity guest appearances.
After Sesame Street's first season, its critics forced its producers and researchers to address more overtly such affective goals as social competence, tolerance of diversity, and nonaggressive ways of resolving conflict.
We can argue about the finer points of the 2016 election until we're green in the face, but one thing is for certain: No issue has been more important, or more divisive, than frogs.
One frog in particular has hogged the spotlight, though: Pepe. The 4chan-born meme amphibian's name was shouted during Hillary Clinton's watershed speech on the alt-right movement. He has repeatedly resurfaced in neo-Nazi guise, despite creator Matt Furie's insistence that this is just a phase. Clinton's campaign eventually had to issue a statement on Pepe, Donald Trump Jr. denied a relationship with him, and the Anti-Defamation League declared him a hate symbol.
But we all know Pepe isn't the only meme frog out there. We also have Dat Boi, Foul Bachelor Frog, and the #TeaLizard himself, Kermit. The humble leader of the Muppets contains multitudes, but he always seems to be on the right side of history. And as he calmly sips his tea, he projects a certain confidence in our stupid world.
Boys at Jenkins always be crying when they friends trying to get with their ex girl. But that's none of my business tho
— Nate Ashley (@ashtag_16) September 22, 2016
Well, this time something is Kermit's business: the future of the United States. Josh Marshall, editor and publisher of Talking Points Memo, has been tirelessly reporting on Trump and his Pepe army, and he's sick of a one-sided fight. He's enlisting Kermit.
I feel like the rest of us need to get behind a canonical pluralism frog to turn back the tide, re-appropriate what's been lost.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 3, 2016
And almost as soon as Marshall declared his allegiance to Kermit over Pepe, a hashtag was born.
— Brooklyn Spoke (@BrooklynSpoke) October 3, 2016
Activists quickly took up the cause.
— kenny (@kennyjacobs) October 3, 2016
— kenny (@kennyjacobs) October 3, 2016
Only one frog soars above the rest as a symbol of hope and possibility. #takingbackthefrog #teamkermit @joshtpm
— Mike Scholtz (@MikeScholtz) October 3, 2016
Am so about the #imwithker movement. Yay to the people. Yay.
— Angela Workoff (@AngelaWorkoff) October 3, 2016
— George A. Hickman (@popmortem) October 3, 2016
Kermit trumps Pepe! #TeamKermit #ImWithKer #ImWithKermit #ImWithHer
— Dr Aussie Jimbo (@WizardOfStraya) October 3, 2016
Hey may not be the frog we deserve, but he's the one we need right now
— Andrew Tumilty (@AndrewTumilty) October 3, 2016
You'd better believe #ImWithKer.
— Brian Jay Jones (@brianjayjones) October 3, 2016
Glad you like it @Konamali1 @AdamsFlaFan @joshtpm Here it is again for your enjoyment. Misery is Joy. #ImWithKer
— JosieHolford (@JosieHolford) October 3, 2016
#ImWithKer because Sesame Street has known about Donald Grump since I was a kid.
— Dusty (@DustinGiebel) October 3, 2016
#ImWithKer because he knows exactly how to best respond to alt-Reich ramblings.
— Alexandra (@AlexandraAimee) October 3, 2016
#ImWithKer because I want something better for us than bigotry.
— jenn (@JezebelButler) October 3, 2016
Thanks to @joshtpm for #TakingBackTheFrog Kermit over Pepe all day. #ImWithKer #TeamKermit #RainbowConnection
— Sandi Allen (@boomboomsandi) October 3, 2016
Response from Pro-Kek channers follows at link:
http://www.dailydot.com/unclick/imwithk ... -election/
Why Is Oscar A Grouch refers to a series of images and comics that often try to explain that the Sesame Street character Oscar the Grouch was not always a grouch, and that it was a result of of events that occurred before he lived on Sesame Street. This is frequently done with Vietnam flashbacks, as Sesame Street started in 1968, during the United States involvement in the war at the time.
Spread On March 18th 2015 a comic with Oscar asking why he was a grouch was posted to Imgur. In it, Oscar’s image is superimposed over various scenes of the Vietnam Conflict, suggesting PSTD flashbacks from the event. In a year, this post gained over 10,000 votes and a million views.
On August 15th of the same year, the Tumblr blog for the internet comic “Gone Into Rapture” posted a comic with Big Bird asking Oscar how he came to Sesame Street. The Comic then depicted a flashback with Oscar holding a fellow troop dying in his arms and yelling screaming no, the reverting back to Oscar telling Big Bird no. Withing less than a year this post gained over 4,500 notes.
On December 11th 2015, Reddit user big_fudge_high_score posted a shorted version of the imgur comic to /r/funny. The post gained 5,667 votes (90% positive) before being archived.
“But That’s None of My Business” is a sarcastic expression used as a postscript to an insult or disrespectful remark said towards a specific individual or group. The phrase was popularized through an image macro series featuring Kermit the Frog from The Muppets and punchlines poking fun at a wide range of faux-pas and questionable behaviors in everyday social situations.
Origin As early as January 2014, Instagram users began posting captioned images of Kermit the Frog with the tag “#kermitmemes” (shown below, left). On June 17th, the earliest known Kermit image macro including the phrase “that’s none of my business” was highlighted by the @kermitbelike Instagram feed in a post mocking delusional women described as being “ratchet”
Spread On June 20th, the @thatsnoneofmybusinesstho Instagram feed was created, which highlights pictures of Kermit the Frog with “none of my business” captions. In the first four days, the feed gained over 130,000 followers.
On the same day, Twitter users began tweeting jokes using the hashtags #NoneOfMyBusiness and #Kermit, reaching over 19,000 and 11,000 mentions in the first four days respectively according to the Twitter analytics site Topsy.
On June 22nd, 2014, the single topic blog “Kemit the Snitch” was launched on Tumblr, which highlights notable examples from the image macro series. The first post featured a photograph of Kermit the Frog drinking a glass of iced tea with a caption mocking men who wear fake Jordan sneakers (shown below).
On the following day, YouTuber Bugatti Beez uploaded a video of Kermit the Frog reading notable “But Thats None Of My Business” examples (shown below). In the first 24 hours the video gained over 100,000 views and 480 comments:
As of June 2014, there are over 2,100 images uploaded under the tag “kermitmemes” on Instagram.
Sad Frog is a cartoon drawing of a depressed-looking frog, often accompanied by the text “Feels Bad Man” or “You Will Never X”. It is used to denote feelings of failure or disappointment, either by posting the image or using the phrase “feelsbadman.jpg.” Sad Frog may be seen as the antithesis of Feels Good Man.
The original Sad Frog artwork is based on Matt Furie’s drawing of Pepe the frog. The earliest archived 4chan thread was posted on January 22nd, 2009, in which an altered version of Furie’s original image with the mouth flipped, saying “Feels Bad Man." On August 17th, 2009, a user on the Body Building Forums posted the Sad Frog image with the caption “not good man.”
Pairing the frog with the phrase “You Will Never X” also began some time in 2009. Though the original thread was not archived, it was reuploaded to Polish image hosting service Kyon on June 11th, 2009, noting 4chan’s anime board, /a/, as its original source.
Throughout 2010, “feelsbadman.jpg” became a popular way of conveying feelings in Greentext style stories throughout 4chan boards, including /mu/ (music), /r9k/ (Robot9000) and /sp/ (sports). The first Sad Frog image compilation was posted to FunnyJunk on June 1st, 2010. The phrase “feels bad, man” was first defined on Urban Dictionary on November 30th, 2010.
Angry Pepe, also known as Angry Frog, is a reaction image featuring a hostile-looking variation of Pepe the Frog. The image is often accompanied by expressions of rage and intense frustration.
The oldest retrievable use of the image on 4chan can be traced back to April 28th, 2014, when it was posted on the /r9k/ (ROBOT9001) board, referring to normal people as ‘normalfags’.
The second instance can be traced back to May 9th, 2014, when it was resubmitted in a reply on the /pol/ board to complain about recreational alcohol consumption (shown below).
Later that same day, picture was reused on the /r9k/ (robot9001) board. On December 30th, Redditor AliThePanda submitted the reaction image to the /r/pepethefrog subreddit. On January 19th, 2015, an anonymous 4chan user posted the image in a thread to express frustration with reading too slowly on /pol/. On January 31st, BodyBuilding Forums user goondip posted the Angry Pepe reaction image in a thread about the Asian Cup 2015 final soccer game. On February 9th, Tumblr user enemy-stand posted several variations of the Angry Pepe image, garnering upwards of 12,500 notes over the next week (shown below). On February 12th, an anonymous 4chan user submitted the Angry Pepe reaction image with a rant about gaining employment in the information technology sector to the /g/ (technology) board.
Interview with Anonymous creator
Anonymous : I’m the creator of this image and first used it here: https://archive.moe/r9k/thread/11493563/.
Miluk : As a fact, t’s its first appearance, so I have no reason to disapprove. Can you go for a short interview with Know Your Meme user Miluk as a creator? First question: Where’s the normalfags, ‘normies’ thing coming from? Did you come with this up all by yourself?
Anonymous : The actual origin of the term is from long ago, probably 2008 or 2009 on /b/. It has since become an integral part of /r9k/ culture. There has been much debate as to what constitutes a normalfag; some argue that people with friends are normalfags, some argue that non-virgins are normalfags, and some argue that anyone with even a remotely fulfilling life is a normalfag. Here’s an example of normalfag bingo. The specifications of a normalfag have changed a lot over the years, however. Normalfags initially referred to those people who treated online interactions as they would real interactions (following the same “rules” or customs that they would in real life), incessantly obsessed over the slightest deviation from some arbitrary ideal or norm (i.e. “I’m such a nerd! xD”), or constantly talked about mundane, everyday topics that didn’t provide for a lot of meaningful discussion.
And a couple more: http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/913580-angry-pepe
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