Tech & Science “That’s how mafia works.” That statement has become one of the biggest memes of early 2019, showing up all over the web in YouTube comments, tweets and Instagram captions. Joining Big Chungus, a chunky screenshot of Bugs Bunny, this mafia quote has dominated the 2019 meme scene. What is “That’s How Mafia Works”? There’s a mobile game called Mafia City, where players level up buildings and amass a criminal underground network on their phones or tablets. It’s more Sim City than GTA V . The game is fairly simple and not very visually appealing, so the marketing and PR departments had to get a bit clever. Ads on Instagram and Snapchat for Mafia City usually follow a simple formula: a low level avatar does something crazy, earning themselves tons of cash, cars and guns, transforming them into a high level mob boss. The ads vary in ridiculousness. One has a “level 20” character slamming the heads of … [Read more...] about ‘That’s How Mafia Works’ Meme Explained: Viral Fad Born of Terrible Instagram Ads
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Tech & Science The surreal entertainment channel on YouTube entertains millions of people, but it's hard to say exactly why. You’ll see low-poly animation models zoom through the air, and make creaking sounds while they clip through their surroundings. They speak like automatons and comment on pop culture. Other videos, like the Duolingo Owl murdering users who skip days on the app, or Moto Moto getting wrecked by Big Chungus, would fit in perfectly with the short-lived Adult Swim show Xavier Renegade Angel. YouTube has become a content vacuum in 2019, so surrealistic digital art like this is refreshing. It’s a channel that breaks all the rules, and thrives because of it. From "Big Chungus eats the universe" YouTube via Surreal Entertainment Samuel S.(he asked his last name be withheld for privacy), known online as surreal entertainment, started the channel while he was still in high school in Sweden. He saw a classmate mess around with a character … [Read more...] about YouTuber Surreal Entertainment Understands Meme Culture Better Than You Do
On the 12th day of the federal government shutdown, the 45th president of the United States of America posted a meme on his Instagram account: an image of his half-glowering, half-smirking visage, hovering gigantically above the Southwestern desert, dwarfing the picture’s centerpiece — a rendering of his signature campaign promise — and, in a familiar font, some explanatory text: “The Wall Is Coming.” It’s an image that makes you think, That’s from HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” — sort of, and then makes you think about the unique privileges and burdens of living in this moment in history. There are so many unusual aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency that his willingness to communicate with the public through internet memes is often overshadowed. Typically, he retweets images made by his most enthusiastic backers — in November he shared one of the Clintons, Barack Obama, Huma Abedin, Robert Mueller, his … [Read more...] about All the President’s Memes
MEDIA 12/19/2018 05:18 am ET Twitter users trolled The Federalist over its online piece. By Lee Moran Watch porn? Then you’re not allowed to criticize President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with former adult actress Stormy Daniels. That’s the hot take from conservative news website The Federalist that set Twitter alight on Wednesday: You're Not Allowed To Knock Trump For Stormy Daniels If You Watch Porn https://t.co/Ly2O3Zzfg9— The Federalist (@FDRLST) December 18, 2018 The online article ― titled “You’re Not Allowed To Knock Trump For Stormy Daniels If You Watch Porn ― argued that “watching porn is akin to having an affair.” But it added that Trump “deserves every second of criticism” he receives as a result of his alleged infidelity. The piece inevitably went viral as tweeters poked fun at the site for false equivalency: You’re Not Allowed To Knock Serial Killers For Killing People If … [Read more...] about Conservative Website Makes Bonkers Rule About Watching Porn And Criticizing Trump
Culture 2019 has already asked brought some great memes into the internet hivemind, like Big Chungus and Mafia City, but there’s another inane, twisted piece of media to add to the list: the Krabby Patty secret formula uses cocaine. For those born before SpongeBob SquarePants changed the modern television landscape , this might seem a bit confusing. The average children’s show can have a few raunchy jokes thrown in the mix (Rocko having berries grabbed in Rocko’s Modern Life) but nevera full-blown drug ring. With all of the mayhem in our daily lives, we look to our childhoods to add a sense of comfort to the unknown. No matter what changes, Spongebob Squarepants will still have been a show that helped teach millions of us about friendship, kindness and what an overzealous fast food employee can accomplish. But Twitter user catlumley went a step deeper, posting a video of her research into what, exactly, is in the Krabby Patty Secret formula. … [Read more...] about Secret Ingredient in Krabby Patty? Cocaine! Says Internet
Adam Sullivan At Liberty Iowa City’s fight over rental property regulations escalates once again Again, lawmakers deliver last-minute cannabis bill. Will Reynolds sign it? Before Buttigieg, a gay Republican waged caucus fight Make the GOP great again More police might be disproportionate response to school security concerns All articles by Adam In 2016, political newcomer Deez Nuts captured the nation’s attention. He was a registered presidential candidate with the Federal Election Commission, earning hundreds of media mentions, single-digit support in at least one poll and even ballot access in some states. Nuts’ campaign was the work of Brady Olson, a politically engaged teenager from Iowa, borrowing the name from rapper Warren G’s lyrics. To this day, I consider myself a Nuts supporter. He delivered a sharp critique of the two-party … [Read more...] about Caucus 2020: Who are the 413 Americans running for president?