Tucked inside a report from the Oregonianon May Day protests in Portland, Oregon, is a small nugget about how rally attendees allegedly hurled Pepsi cans at police — which was, you know, a reference to that horrible ad the soda company released last month.
The ad in question features reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner attending a “Black Lives Matter”-esque rally, where she hands one of the police officers clashing with protesters a Pepsi to diffuse the tension.
The example of life imitating art imitating life came during the same violent clashes with police that saw at least 25 people arrested, the Oregonian reported. In addition to the Pepsi cans, protesters also hurled Molotov cocktails, prompting authorities to quickly classify the gathering a riot. Read more (5/2/17)
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Early last Saturday morning, President Trump launched into one of his favorite pastimes — tweeting allegations with no evidence to back them up. His latest unfounded claims: an assertion that President Barack Obama ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower during last year’s elections. He accused his predecessor of “McCarthyism” and being a “bad (or sick) guy.”
This isn’t the first time Trump has blasted out such uncorroborated claims on Twitter, in national interviews and elsewhere — and gone on to ask for an investigation into them. A slew of “alternative facts” — in the words of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway — have been perpetuated by the Trump administration since taking office. It’s par for the course for the reality TV star, who rose to political prominence after questioning whether Obama was born in the U.S.
Here’s a rundown and reminder of some of the other things Trump has incorrectly stated since taking office.
“Magnus freezes. It’s then that he realises. He should’ve seen it before. He’s fairly certain he’s crushing on his best friend. His neighbour. The one boy who grew alongside him.” Childhood sweethearts AU where Alec and Magnus grow up next door to each other. Over the years, they transition from playmates to best friends to something more. But as usual, the path to happiness is always complicated. Oneshot.
Despite what his sister thinks about his non-existent love life, Alec is not in danger of an oncoming descent into recluse crazy cat owner. For one; Church would eat his competitors for Alec’s undivided attention and two; Alec’s a little hung up over Magnus Bane.
When Magnus Bane bought the space for his dance studio, Pandemonium, he had no idea that the wall between it and the MMA Training Gym next door was so thin. Neither did he realize that a dispute over the loud music would lead to him becoming involved in the world of MMA and, more importantly, guide him to the man who would end up changing his life.
Alternate canon telling of Magnus and Alec’s story. Set in the TV ‘verse but without any of the main story of the books or TV show. There is no Valentine Circle Uprising Thing going on. It’s pretty much just an alternative version of how Alec and Magnus and their child(ren) become the Lightwood-Bane family.
Magnus Bane has made a name for himself in the fashion industry after raising high against all odds and becoming the Editor in Chief of the world’s most celebrated fashion magazine, Pandemonium. He’s powerful, influential, and most of all, he’s a genius.
Just not when it comes to technology. In fact, Magnus hates it with a passion.
So one can imagine his distaste when, after a huge thunderstorm, Pandemonium’s office lost every in a short circuit and he was forced to buy thousands worth of new fancy products from Light Inc., the world’s most renowned technology company.
Good thing all that high-tech crap comes with instructions in the form of Alec Lightwood.
The Olympic Games were more than the biggest sports competition of the world. It was the time for gods to be born, for the mighty to raise and triumph over fabulous feats. Athletes from all over the globe challenged the human body and competed to be consecrated the very best.
It is a time of high expectations and even higher levels of emotions. A time for greatness, for glory.
After one black out too many, Ragnor and Catarina had enough of Magnus trying to drink himself to an early grave. It was time for an intervention and they had the perfect place in mind: The Institute, the best rehabilitation installation in the New York state.
Only Magnus wasn’t exactly asked for his opinion on the matter. And if there is something Magnus doesn’t like, is to be forced into something.
Maybe the Head of the Institute, Alec Lightwood, is enough of an argument to chance his mind?
Alec Lightwood had a good life in Columbus, Ohio. He was growing strong as a lawyer in his mother’s law firm and achieving his dream-career step by step. He had a good life, comfortable and steady, if not a little boring.
So, when headhunter Magnus Bane offered him an interview at the prestigious IDRIS LLP in New York, Alec decided that it couldn’t hurt to take a look. After all, one didn’t turn down IDRIS LLP off the hat, even if they weren’t really interested.
Little did he know that New York offered much more than a job in a bigger company. The city was fast, insanely alive, but most of all, it had Magnus. And Magnus changed everything.
“A road trip?” Alec repeats instead, doing his best to hide the intrigued note in his voice at the description of the car as he sits in his chair, thumb running along the side of his middle finger. “Sounds fun.”
“I was hoping you’d say that,” Magnus’ voice holds a lighter tone than before. It’s subtle, but it’s there, and Alec knits his brow together. “The Pacific Coast Highway is beautiful this time of year.”
Once upon a time, in a faraway land called Brooklyn, an older-than-he-seemed Warlock lived in a fashionable loft apartment…
Magnus Bane angers the wrong warlock and ends up with more than he bargained for. Not only is he cursed to live out fairytales that risk his life in increasingly creative ways, he also has to find his One True Love within the year or face dire consequences.
Alec couldn’t remember the last time he’d felt so natural talking to someone—usually, he stuttered and had to scramble for things to say. With Magnus, it felt like they would never run out of things to talk about. The only hiccup was when the topic of careers came up; when Alec explained in detail how he worked as an editor, Magnus simply said he worked in fashion and demurred quickly. Alec didn’t push; he could imagine “I was a reality TV star” was a topic you would want to avoid on a first date.
AKA irreverent Christmas fluff in which Magnus Bane is a name everyone recognizes except Alec.
There were three unspoken rules to the Manhattan Institute of Higher Learning, New York’s premier private K-12 school:
1) Respect that the space under the football bleachers was for sex, and only for sex. 2) Don’t eat the cafeteria meatloaf. 3) Never mention Mr. Bane to Mr. Lightwood or vice versa, unless you wanted the whole class to get extra homework.
or, the ’i sneaked into this huge house party for some free alcohol but you asked me how i knew the host and the first excuse i could think of was that i’m dating their sibling, so i basically just lied to you about going out with you’ au
Memeing Into the Void: The Case That We Have Entered The Last Stage of Internet Culture
Internet culture, specifically meme culture, can be roughly divided into
distinct movements associated with time periods, much in the same way that
paintings can be categorized into their respective art movements. Here’s my
best attempt at doing so:
Meme Era (1993-2009): The foundational period of modern internet culture, the
creation of the first internet memes, characterized mostly by sincere attempts
at humor: lolcats, fails, rick rolling, rage comics etc.
Meme Era (2010-2014): Internet memes become mainstream and accessible by
popular media, in response meme elitism and ironic memes are born,
characterized by parodies of other memes: dank memes, Dolan, ironic fandoms
(Shrek, Bee Movie), montage parodies etc.
Post-Ironic Meme Era (2015-2016): anti-memes, multiple layers of irony, memes
begin to take on depressive and nihilistic overtones, irony and sincerity begin
to become blended together and ambiguous: deliberate shitposting, bone hurting
juice, bottom text, I have crippling depression etc.
Meme Era (2017- )
Conjecture: There is an upper limit on how meta you can get; there are only so
many levels of irony you can stack on top of each other before your conceptual
framework implodes on itself. Let’s set aside the fact that Reddit is the Lyme
disease of the internet for a moment and take r/Circlejerk as an example. The
sub was created to humorously criticize the perceived manner in which greater Reddit
had become a masturbatory echo chamber devoid of meaning or purpose. Naturally,
it was only a matter of time before r/Circlejerk itself became an echo chamber,
except this time with an even bigger superiority complex. Thus r/metaCirclejerk
was created to make fun of the people making fun of reddit. Naturally, r/metametaCirclejerk was formed
next… but that’s the end of the series; there is no r/metametametaCirclejerk.
This would be unnecessary and redundant, because once you get this many layers
removed you lose track of who and what you’re responding to. The bottom drops
out; r/metametaCirclejerk is much more about playing with the idea of
meta-criticism on the Reddit platform rather than a direct mockery of
r/metaCirclejerk itself. To put it more simply, I’m positing that once you get
to about three layers of irony in any given media, the meaning begins to fall
apart and you can go no further. This principle explains why we are currently
in the final iteration of internet culture.
What is the
Last Meme Era? It is nothing more than the self-cannibalization of the meme.
Notice that every meme era is a direct response to the previous era, but there
is no and can be no response to the Last Meme Era. The internet is bathing in
its own digestive juices. To reject the Last Meme Era is in itself an
expression of the movement.
is quintessentially representative of the Last Meme Era. Consider how many
layers of culture you have to be familiar with to even understand what it
means. The John C Miller meme itself exists exclusively as corruptions of other
memes and furthermore is an anti-humorous rebuttal to the appropriation of
internet memes by a private corporation for profit. The meme this image is
based on (bone hurting juice) also exclusively exists as modifications of other
memes, and is arguably a neo-dadaist celebration of nonsense. Finally, the
original web comic is a morbid parody of a children’s book.
Culture is inseparable from the society that creates it, and this includes
internet culture; every new meme created is fundamentally the product of late
stage capitalism. As of 2014 less than one out of every four films released isn’t
a reboot/remake, sequel/prequel, part of a franchise, or otherwise based on
another work of media, and it’s only gotten worse since then. There are no new
ideas, only perversions and corruptions of previous ideas; creativity has been
crushed out of us in supplication to the profit motive. Society is eating
itself. The 8 richest people in the world own more wealth than the bottom 3.7
billion. Quite literally all the money in the world wouldn’t be enough to pay
off the world’s debt. Corporations are murdering their own customer base and
then bemoaning that there’s no one left to buy their products.
is necessarily a reflection of society, and as a society we can’t tell if and
when we’re serious anymore. The president of the United States is a reality
television star who is incapable of stringing more than one complete sentence
together. Is this an extended joke? Does it even matter? The nation has been
coopted by fascists who choose to represent themselves with a cartoon frog. We
live in a post-truth world now, the public has stopped even pretending to care
about reality anymore.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked. Mental illness is a societal problem as much as it is a
psychological one; everyone has become badly sick so how can we be surprised
that despair is now a meme? And what the fuck is vaporwave?
stagnated. There is nowhere to go from here but revolution or extinction. We
are all memeing into the void; this is the Last Meme Era.
In ancient Egypt, there was the symbol of the ouroboros, the snake that eats its own tail. Nerve-addled octopuses sometimes consume their own arms.
But we’ve never watched a president so hungrily devour his own presidency. Soon, there won’t be anything left except the sound of people snickering.
Many voters who took a chance on the real estate mogul and reality TV star hoped he would grow more mature and centered when confronted with the august surroundings of the White House and immensity of the job. But instead of improving in office, Trump is regressing. The office has not changed Trump. Trump has changed the office.
He trusts his beliefs more than facts. So many secrets, so many plots, so many shards of gossip swirl in his head, there seems to be no room for reality. His grandiosity, insularity and scamming have persuaded Trump to believe he can mold his own world. His distrust of the deep state, elites and eggheads — an insecurity inflamed by Steve Bannon — makes it hard for him to trust his own government …
Why do you keep equating her PR games with her personal life? This is not about her sexuality. STRAIGHT PEOPLE FAKE RELATIONSHIPS TOO. This is about marketing and promotion. Open you mind up and stop attacking people because you refuse to see your anons have a point.
Let me break this down for you all since you’re having such an incredibly hard time understanding the issue I’m having with all of this. I’m just going to map it out for you guys since some of you apparently missed how disgusting you’re being. This all started because of this anon: “not excited for ts6 anymore that little bish has been treating us like shit and wants us to buy it lmao i’m downloading it”
Sorry, but what kind of petty ass high school baby bullshit is this?? This anon is mad about the new PR stunt because it means no gay narrative for Taylor when we thought that maybe, JUST MAYBE, she’d be beard free and she’d push the gay on TS6. They’re literally mad because Taylor isn’t coming out, which apparently means she’s “treating us like shit.” She’s ‘using’ the loyal fans who know the ‘truth’…the, dare i say it, GAY truth (which you actually don’t).
(also you do realize that coming out is personal, hence the personal life mention).
But, wait! Lemme stop you there before we continue though cause I know what you’re going to say: *cries* bUt she LIKed HoMOphoBIC STUFf on TwiTTER and on the TumBlr ):
(If you’re referring to the l*arrie post, she wasn’t entirely wrong. Some of you are over the top and tracking her planes/every move is weird af)
Also, I just went through all 2,000 something likes of hers on twitter. I’d like to point out this: it’s a cute like from 2014.
She proved over and over that she’s not homophobic so you saying she’s treating you like shit is crazy lmao you’re saying she’s treating us like shit because of that and it’s false. “Using the gay fans” lmao
So like….do you see how that’s relating to her personal life? Kaylor’s are tired of her stunting, but she’s stunting to create a straight narrative. Why are you guys pretending you didn’t know this? SO YEAH the issue is you’re mad cause she wont stop stunting and come out already. Her boyfriend PR moves are to distract away from any other possible narrative.
So on the next episode of gaylorswift.tumblr.com, we have this anon: The moment she pulled that Joe Jonas break-up call stunt; she invited everyone to analyse and dissect her personal life.
Honey…. no. Just….no. She was like 17 and had no idea what she was doing. She didn’t invite you to dissect her personal life and how dare you make that gross ass assumption. She’s not a reality TV star, but some of you are making it seem that way. Is Keeping Up With The Swifts on E! because if so please let me know! That’s the only time you’re invited to dissect someone’s personal life. Otherwise, you’re being Extra™ and invasive for no reason. She’s here to make and sell music.
Then we have this nice gem from another gross anon: “If I met Taylor now, I would probably laugh at her face”
Again, why? Like I really have no other response, but why? Cause you’re petty? You guys are making this about her personal life because you’re so mad she won’t come out. You’re saying she’s treating gay fans like shit and using us while liking homophobic stuff when she has liked MORE THAN ENOUGH gay shit on Tumblr. She’s proved to not be homophobic so find another excuse to hate on her.