History Memes / RealLife

17th Jul '16 12:36:58 PM nombretomado
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* Dublin universities (especially UCD) - Pat Paterson's exploits and abilities appeared on every toilet door - he was ChuckNorris before the [[ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris meme]] existed. Apparently he was a real person, an Agricultural Science student who was very uncomfortable with fame. The meme got old around 2006, but isn't quite dead.

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* Dublin universities (especially UCD) - Pat Paterson's exploits and abilities appeared on every toilet door - he was ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris before the [[ChuckNorrisFacts [[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris meme]] existed. Apparently he was a real person, an Agricultural Science student who was very uncomfortable with fame. The meme got old around 2006, but isn't quite dead.
6th Jun '16 5:26:50 PM dotchan
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* Ride/DisneyThemeParks: They're going to add a loop!

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* Ride/DisneyThemeParks: Ride/DisneyThemeParks:
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They're going to add a loop!


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** Every time the monorail starts or stops, park attendees are warned to "Please stay clear of the doors", and the warning is repeated again in Spahish. This has become so memetic that Disney sells T-shirts with the Spanish version of the phrase.
6th Jun '16 5:21:35 PM dotchan
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** --was rudely interrupted by Kanye.



** Also President Sebastián Piñera became a meme, thanks to [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/action-pi%C3%B1i this photo]], and the fact he is a dislexic CorruptCorporateExecutive. [[note]]here's a compilation: http://fyactionpini.tumblr.com/.[[/note]]

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** Also President Sebastián Piñera became a meme, meme thanks to [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/action-pi%C3%B1i this photo]], a photo where [[spoiler: he leaps across a puddle with the panache of an action movie star]], and the fact he is a dislexic CorruptCorporateExecutive. [[note]]here's a compilation: http://fyactionpini.tumblr.com/.[[/note]]


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** They now use the Emergency Alert System noise for Amber Alerts on your smartphone, if you have the app installed.
4th Jun '16 11:08:18 PM Plactus
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* Xy McXface.[[labelnote:Explanation]]A 2016 poll to name a British polar reseach ship had ''Boaty McBoatface'' as the most popular suggestion (it was instead named after Sir David Attenborough). Variations were suggested for other things, such as Schoolie McSchoolface for a Texas elementary school.[[/labelnote]]

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* Xy McXface.[=McXface=].[[labelnote:Explanation]]A 2016 poll to name a British polar reseach ship had ''Boaty McBoatface'' [=McBoatface=]'' as the most popular suggestion (it was instead named after Sir David Attenborough). Variations were suggested for other things, such as Schoolie McSchoolface [=McSchoolface=] for a Texas elementary school.[[/labelnote]]
4th Jun '16 11:07:39 PM Plactus
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* Xy McXface.[[labelnote:Explanation]]A 2016 poll to name a British polar reseach ship had ''Boaty McBoatface'' as the most popular suggestion (it was instead named after Sir David Attenborough). Variations were suggested for other things, such as Schoolie McSchoolface for a Texas elementary school.[[/labelnote]]
31st May '16 1:54:37 PM Hoven
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* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/black-lives-matter Black Lives Matter]][[labelnote:Explanation]] It is a movement created by three Brooklyn women during the protests following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2013, which intends to “affirm the lives of black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all black lives along the gender spectrum.” It also tends to be exploited and altered such as Black Workers Matter, Black Labradors Matter, Hamster Lives Matter, X Lives Matter, etc.[[/labelnote]]
12th May '16 4:54:10 AM TwilightLord
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* "Objects in mirror are _____ than they appear." [[labelnote:Explanation]]A snowclone based on the "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear" warning on car rear-view mirrors. Has been parodied in a number of TV shows, including ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and others.[[/labelnote]]
13th Apr '16 11:11:14 AM PhysicalStamina
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* Ellen Baker, English teacher extraordinaire.[[labelnote:Explanation]]When Japanese schools updated their English textbooks, someone posted pictures of them on Japanese twitter, who became endeared with the book's {{Animesque}} {{moe}}-ish artstyle. In particular, the teacher, Ellen Baker, received much fan art and image edits. Then the Western side of Twitter caught wind of it and was bewildered, but also kind of endeared. The mutation spread, and now [[CharacterBlog she has her own Twitter account]]. [[https://twitter.com/EIIenBaker If you're interested.]][[/labelnote]]
1st Apr '16 11:15:26 AM Jhonny
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** In Detroit, the men they hire to play music at sporting events deliberately invoke this trope at every possible opportunity. They'll even mute the loudspeaker volume for the "born and raised in South Detroit" bit (despite the fact "South Detroit" isn't residential in the slightest), causing many a facepalming from visiting fans and television spectators. It's almost a REQUIREMENT to know the song if you're from the area... or at least that part of it anyways.

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** In Detroit, the men they hire to play music at sporting events deliberately invoke this trope at every possible opportunity. They'll even mute the loudspeaker volume for the "born and raised in South Detroit" bit (despite the fact "South Detroit" isn't residential in the slightest), Detroit" does not exist - South of Downtown Detroit there is only Canada), causing many a facepalming from visiting fans and television spectators. It's almost a REQUIREMENT to know the song if you're from the area... or at least that part of it anyways.
1st Apr '16 7:11:29 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Suntukan sa Ace Hardware[[labelnote:Explanation]]Translation from Tagalog: "Brawl at Ace Hardware". A user on Facebook [[http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/560979/hashtag/suntukan-sa-ace-hardware-shaping-up-to-be-a-great-fight made an (joke?) event page]] with that name advertising a fistfight to take place at an ACE Hardware store on April 15, 2016, which quickly went viral and gathered thousands of "Interested" users before the event page was taken down.[[/labelnote]]

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* Suntukan sa Ace Hardware[[labelnote:Explanation]]Translation from Tagalog: "Brawl at Ace Hardware". A user on Facebook [[http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/560979/hashtag/suntukan-sa-ace-hardware-shaping-up-to-be-a-great-fight made an (joke?) event page]] with that name advertising a fistfight to take place at an ACE ''ACE Hardware store store'' of all places on April 15, 2016, which quickly went viral and gathered thousands of "Interested" users before the event page was taken down.[[/labelnote]]
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