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Democrats Turn 'Brandon'
Meme Around to Praise Biden
Aug 9, 2022 12:16 PM CDT
Democrats Turn 'Brandon' Meme Around to Praise Biden
Jokey images depict Biden, aka 'Dark Brandon, as 'master of the political dark arts' following Democratic wins
- A week after Joe Biden was elected president, a Chinese illustrator began spewing out images of Biden as an evil, all-powerful being with glowing eyes. Yang Quan often shared the images with pro-China messages. So why are several now going viral, spread not by Chinese sympathizers, but by Biden's...
Hawley Has Defiant Tweet
Amid Much Mockery
Jul 22, 2022 10:07 AM CDT
Hawley Has Defiant Tweet Amid Much Mockery
Critics are ridiculing his actions on Jan. 6, with Kinzinger dubbing him 'Fistpump McRunpants'
- Thursday's prime-time Jan. 6 hearing put its main focus on the actions of former President Trump . But the other politician getting a
of attention on Friday is GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri. The House panel investigating the Capitol riot showed a now-famous photo of Hawley raising his...
to Grimes Dating
Mar 16, 2022 8:20 AM CDT
Musk's Response to Grimes Dating Rumor Leans Transphobic
Tesla CEO posted a bizarre meme; he also changed his name to 'Elona Musk' on Twitter
- Whether or not Grimes is actually dating military whistleblower Chelsea Manning is still up in the air, but it looks like her ex isn't happy about the rumor—and he's expressing it in an eyebrow-raising way. After the whispers about Grimes and Manning, a transgender woman, started circulating...
Estee Lauder Exec
Fired for Post Causing
Feb 28, 2022 12:40 PM CST
Estee Lauder Exec Fired for Post Causing 'Widespread Offense'
Company says firing was due to John Demsey's Instagram post that featured the n-word
- An Estee Lauder executive's 30-year stretch with the company has come to an end, after a social media post that the company says caused "widespread offense." CNN Business reports that John Demsey has been fired and will be exiting his job this week, after recent posts on...
One NBA Legend
on COVID Meme
Dec 29, 2021 11:41 AM CST
One NBA Legend Schools Another on COVID Meme
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says LeBron James' Spider-Man post was 'blow to his worthy legacy'
- LeBron James asked for advice on COVID, and he got it—though he may not have liked the answer he received from a fellow basketball great. The hubbub started on Christmas Eve, when the 36-year-old Los Angeles Lakers forward posted a cartoon on Instagram that showed a variation on the...
'Doge' Meme NFT
Sells for Millions
Jun 12, 2021 1:30 PM CDT
'Doge' Meme NFT Sells for Millions
The original dog's owner will donate some of the proceeds to charity
- Taking a picture of your adorable dog and posting it so other people can admire her, too, is usually its own reward. But Atsuko Sato, a kindergarten teacher in Japan, is also getting a record-setting $4 million worth of Ethereum after selling it as an NFT, NBC News reports....
'Disaster Girl' of Meme Fame
Sells Photo for $430K
Apr 27, 2021 8:31 PM CDT
'Disaster Girl' of Meme Fame Sells Photo for $430K
She was initially skeptical of NFT sale
- Zoe Roth is better known as " Disaster Girl "—the enigmatically smiling little girl in one of the Internet's best-known memes. But while some people complain that memes ruined their lives, things have worked out pretty well for Roth, who is now a 21-year-old senior at the...
Meme Is Now
Jan 23, 2021 6:30 AM CST
Bernie's Mittens Meme Is Now Raising Money for Charity
Senator's campaign is using viral pic on sweatshirt, with proceeds going toward Vt.'s Meals on Wheels
- The Bernie Sanders memes taking over the internet , showing him seated at President Biden's inauguration while wearing a pair of bulky artisan mittens, have now been appropriated by Sanders himself—for a good cause.
reports that the Vermont senator's campaign has snatched up the photo taken...
Oct 22, 2020 1:00 AM CDT
Fight Over Chris Pratt Gets Very Political
A Twitter meme turns into a battle over Pratt's religion, beliefs, politics, and character
- Chris Pratt, anger magnet? Sure looks that way. The Hollywood actor was savaged on Twitter and defended by colleagues this week after an Internet challenge named him Hollywood's "worst Chris," Deadline reports. TV writer and producer Amy Berg started it by asking Twitter which Hollywood Chris "...
Post on Dead
Jul 9, 2020 8:53 AM CDT
Cop Suspended for 'Unfathomable' Post on Dead Protester
'All Lives Splatter' post has Mike Brown in hot water after Summer Taylor's death in Seattle
- A cousin of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee who's been a cop for 40 years has been suspended over inflammatory online posts following the death of a protester in Seattle. Summer Taylor, 24, was hit by a car on a closed freeway Saturday and later died ; Mike Brown, a King...
Grumpy Cat Meme Has
Never Been More Appropriate
May 17, 2019 7:28 AM CDT
Grumpy Cat Meme Has Never Been More Appropriate
Say farewell to Tardar Sauce, dead at age 7
- The Internet has reason to feel grumpy: It's mourning the death of one of its biggest stars—
Grumpy Cat. Actually named Tardar Sauce, the cat with feline dwarfism whose disgruntled face earned her 12.5 million fans across social platforms died Tuesday at age 7. "Grumpy encountered...
HBO Warned Trump
Not to Mess With
We Go Again
Jan 4, 2019 1:37 PM CST
HBO Warned Trump Not to Mess With Trademark. Here We Go Again
He won't stop making 'Game of Thrones' memes, and this time fans are snickering
- We know President Obama is a
Game of Thrones
fan ; we're pretty sure President Trump isn't, or at least he hasn't seen the end of the seventh season yet. As part of what the
calls Trump's "fixation" with memes from the hit HBO show,...
Meme Gets Reporter
Blocked From Facebook
Dec 3, 2018 10:55 AM CST
Charlottesville Suspect's Meme Gets Reporter Blocked From Facebook
Hawes Spencer posted it alongside eerily similar image of car actually plowing into protesters
- Facebook temporarily blocked a reporter for posting the same meme James Alex Fields Jr. posted three months before allegedly driving into counterprotesters at the August 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. The meme, which shows a car driving into a group of people and is overlaid with the words...
Millie Bobby Brown
Jun 14, 2018 9:40 AM CDT
Millie Bobby Brown Vanishes From Twitter After Anti-Gay Memes
'Stranger Things' actress had been object of homophobic meme, hashtag campaign
- She's taken on the Demogorgon, but Twitter trolls may have been too much.
reports that Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven in the Netflix series
, has either deactivated or deleted her @milliebbrown Twitter account, and it may be linked to a proliferation of memes painting the...
Mariah Carey's NYE
'Disaster': No Hot Tea
Jan 2, 2018 8:05 AM CST
Mariah Carey's NYE 'Disaster': No Hot Tea
Don't worry, she got some eventually
- Mariah Carey's performance on ABC's New Year's Eve broadcast Sunday was meant to redeem the singer from last year's mess . But it wasn't nearly as hot as the tea she had to go without. Wearing a sparkly nude dress and white fur-like coat, the 47-year-old...
Mnuchin, Wife Mocked
After Posing With Money
Nov 16, 2017 1:33 AM CST
Mnuchin, Wife Mocked After Posing With Money
Latest photo with $1 bills isn't doing them any favors
- If Louise Linton hoped to avoid future criticism for her luxury lifestyle, well, better luck next year. While touring the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, the Scottish actress posed with her husband, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, while holding a sheet of new $1 bills. The...
SD Lawmaker Under Fire
Over 'All Lives Splatter' Meme
Sep 20, 2017 10:30 AM CDT
SD Lawmaker Under Fire Over 'All Lives Splatter' Meme
Rep. Lynne DiSanto says she thought it was encouraging traffic safety
- A Republican South Dakota legislator under fire for a Facebook post has apologized for a "lack of judgment." State Rep. Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared a meme Sept. 7 depicting stick-figure protesters being hit by an SUV. It was posted less than a month after a driver...
Retweet 'Juvenile:' Dem
Sep 18, 2017 12:03 AM CDT
Trump's Clinton Retweet 'Juvenile:' Dem
Another tweet called Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man'
- Taking a swing at Hillary Clinton, President Trump retweeted a mock video that shows him smacking a golf ball that seemingly strikes her in the back before she stumbles and falls while boarding a plane. Trump retweeted the brief video on Sunday, the AP reports. The assessment from Democratic Rep....
Mike Pence Ignores 'Do Not
Touch' Sign, Internet Memes It
Jul 7, 2017 1:18 PM CDT
Mike Pence Ignores 'Do Not Touch' Sign, Internet Memes It
VP caught in viral photo taken at Kennedy Space Center
- What's the first thing you do when you see a "DO NOT TOUCH" sign, in all caps, on a piece of NASA "critical space flight hardware"? If you're Mike Pence, you proceed to touch it, obviously. Per Gizmodo , a picture taken by photographer Mike Brown...
Harvard Yanks Acceptance
Letters After Student Posts
Jun 5, 2017 9:44 AM CDT
Harvard Yanks Acceptance Letters After Student Posts
Incoming freshmen can no longer attend after online comments
- At least 10 students lost their spots at Harvard before the first day of class after they exchanged offensive messages in a private Facebook group, the
reports. College officials told the incoming freshmen they were no longer welcome after getting wind of the messages and memes in a...
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