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Democrats Jokingly Praise Their Overlord: 'Dark Brandon'
Democrats Turn 'Brandon'
Meme Around to Praise Biden
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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

(Newser) - 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...

Josh Hawley Is Taking a Drubbing After Video
Hawley Has Defiant Tweet
Amid Much Mockery
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Hawley Has Defiant Tweet Amid Much Mockery

Critics are ridiculing his actions on Jan. 6, with Kinzinger dubbing him 'Fistpump McRunpants'

(Newser) - Thursday's prime-time Jan. 6 hearing put its main focus on the actions of former President Trump . But the other politician getting a lot 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...

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

(Newser) - 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 'Widespread Offense'

Company says firing was due to John Demsey's Instagram post that featured the n-word

(Newser) - 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 Schools Another on COVID Meme

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says LeBron James' Spider-Man post was 'blow to his worthy legacy'

(Newser) - 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...

Iconic 'Doge' Meme NFT Breaks Record at $4M
'Doge' Meme NFT
Sells for Millions

'Doge' Meme NFT Sells for Millions

The original dog's owner will donate some of the proceeds to charity

(Newser) - 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

She was initially skeptical of NFT sale

(Newser) - 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...

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

(Newser) - 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. Rolling Stone reports that the Vermont senator's campaign has snatched up the photo taken...

Fight Over Chris Pratt Gets Very Political

A Twitter meme turns into a battle over Pratt's religion, beliefs, politics, and character

(Newser) - 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 "...

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

(Newser) - 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
Grumpy Cat Meme Has
Never Been More Appropriate
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Grumpy Cat Meme Has Never Been More Appropriate

Say farewell to Tardar Sauce, dead at age 7

(Newser) - The Internet has reason to feel grumpy: It's mourning the death of one of its biggest stars—the 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 Trademark. Here We Go Again

He won't stop making 'Game of Thrones' memes, and this time fans are snickering

(Newser) - 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 Week calls Trump's "fixation" with memes from the hit HBO show,...

Charlottesville Suspect's Meme Gets Reporter Blocked From Facebook

Hawes Spencer posted it alongside eerily similar image of car actually plowing into protesters

(Newser) - 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 Vanishes From Twitter After Anti-Gay Memes

'Stranger Things' actress had been object of homophobic meme, hashtag campaign

(Newser) - She's taken on the Demogorgon, but Twitter trolls may have been too much. Variety reports that Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven in the Netflix series Stranger Things, 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

Don't worry, she got some eventually

(Newser) - 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

Latest photo with $1 bills isn't doing them any favors

(Newser) - 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

Rep. Lynne DiSanto says she thought it was encouraging traffic safety

(Newser) - 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...

Trump's Clinton Retweet 'Juvenile:' Dem

Another tweet called Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man'

(Newser) - 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

VP caught in viral photo taken at Kennedy Space Center

(Newser) - 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

Incoming freshmen can no longer attend after online comments

(Newser) - 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 Harvard Crimson 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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