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Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, "Shame!" in unison. They didn't stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral . That's when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as lawmakers debated bills that would make it harder for women to get an abortion. SEE ALSO: Ivanka Trump is not your friend and she's not coming to save you What you may not know is that their demonstrations, inspired by Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale and Hulu's vivid TV adaptation, are slowly spreading across the country. Read more... More about Books , Hulu , Social Good , Activism , and Margaret Atwood
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Pope Francis has said Christians must have "cheerful faces and eyes full of joy." However, the Argentinian pontiff himself seemed to forget this guidance when he met Donald Trump May 24. Pictures of the meeting have provoked a vast wave of mocking memes across social media.
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Side-eye Chloe went viral back in 2013 [Lily And CHloe Official/ YouTube] The toddler became everyone’s favourite viral video over night after her mum, Katie Clem, shared a video of her two daughters. In the clip, the mum tells her children they are going to Disneyland, and while the older sister, Lily, has a full-on meltdown, Chloe simply looks unimpressed and confused, giving her sister an amazing side-eye. Since 2013, Chloe’s reaction has been used as one ...
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Nicole Kidman: Oscar-winning actor enjoying all the kudos after starring in the critically-acclaimed miniseries Big Little Lies , becoming an internet meme multiple times over , and throwing down couture fashion looks left and right. Naomi Campbell: longstanding supermodel supreme whose modelesque superiority and professional acumen over decades in the limelight has kept her standing as one of the most sought-after faces in the industry (and at any party scene). The confluence of two said paragons of perfection: iconic. On Tuesday, Campbell and Kidman were snapped together on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet to celebrate the 70th Anniversary Ceremony of the event, both women draped in dramatic dark gowns. But the real star of the show was just how thrilled they look to be in each other's company. They laughed, hugged, held hands, appear to whisper secrets to each other.
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A joke about a picture of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o is set to become a movie – so maybe there’s more money to be made from scouring the web for viral pitches Aspiring film-makers on the verge of giving up: take heart, for we now know exactly what Hollywood wants. Forget nimble storytelling or twist endings – if you really want your project to get off the ground, you need to do a good meme. Related: A meme come true: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o to star in film based on tweet Continue reading...
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In what might be one of the Internet's greatest accomplishments to date, the Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o movie of their wildest dreams may actually become a reality. According to Entertainment Weekly , a source reports that Grammy winner Rihanna and Oscar winner Nyong'o will star in a Netflix film project directed by Ava DuVernay that will stream on Netflix; Issa Rae is currently in talks to write the screenplay. The news follows a series of viral tweets from nearly a month ago that created the concept of a film starring the fabulous duo based on a photo of them sitting front row at a fashion show. The Internet also imagined DuVernay as the director and Issa Rae as the project's screenwriter; following the popularity of the the meme, all four women expressed interest in making the movie happen. In an earlier interview with TIME at the TIME 100 gala where DuVernay was recognized as a member of the list, DuVernay discussed the possibility saying , I really think it shows the power of people wanting to see stories that are women-centered, women of color-centered that are made by women of color, noting that anything is possible.
TIME - Top Stories
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In what might be one of the Internet's greatest accomplishments to date, the Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o movie of their wildest dreams may actually become a reality. According to Entertainment Weekly , a source reports that Grammy winner Rihanna and Oscar winner Nyong'o will star in a Netflix film project directed by Ava DuVernay that will stream on Netflix; Issa Rae is currently in talks to write the screenplay. The news follows a series of viral tweets from nearly a month ago that created the concept of a film starring the fabulous duo based on a photo of them sitting front row at a fashion show. The Internet also imagined DuVernay as the director and Issa Rae as the project's screenwriter; following the popularity of the the meme, all four women expressed interest in making the movie happen. In an earlier interview with TIME at the TIME 100 gala where DuVernay was recognized as a member of the list, DuVernay discussed the possibility saying , I really think it shows the power of people wanting to see stories that are women-centered, women of color-centered that are made by women of color, noting that anything is possible.
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What's in a meme? A joke by any other name would still bring many laughs.
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Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey hasn't exactly been eager to talk to the media since leaving Facebook nearly two months ago (a cosplay-focused Japanese interview notwithstanding ). In fact, Luckey hasn't said much about the controversy surrounding his political giving since a short statement posted last September . In Twitter posts yesterday, though, Luckey seemed to express exasperation at the public pressure he felt following publicized donations to Nimble America , a pro-Trump group that sold itself on "shitposting," "meme magic," and donations to Trump's inauguration effort . "I don't think someone should be disqualified from being the 'face of a medium' for supporting the President of the US, no matter the party," Luckey wrote in response to a poster who pushed back against "politics [that] support the oppression of people based on sexuality, race, religion or gender." Read 6 remaining paragraphs | Comments
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A picture of Luckey from a time when he probably had a better opinion of the media. Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey hasn't exactly been eager to talk to the media since leaving Facebook nearly two months ago (a cosplay-focused Japanese interview notwithstanding ). In fact, Luckey hasn't said much about the controversy surrounding his political giving since a short statement posted last September . In Twitter posts yesterday, though, Luckey seemed to express exasperation at the public pressure he felt following publicized donations to Nimble America , a pro-Trump group that sold itself on "shitposting," "meme magic," and donations to Trump's inauguration effort . "I don't think someone should be disqualified from being the 'face of a medium' for supporting the President of the US, no matter the party," Luckey wrote in response to a poster who pushed back against "politics [that] support the oppression of people based on sexuality, race, religion or gender." Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments
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The alt-right and the radical left may be losing elections, but there's one kewl territory where they're still gaining turf: the meme wars. Take a look at 2016 Weaponized white nationalist frog militias dominated elections in the United States, as memes of Bernie cuddling tiny kittens climbed their way to the Tumblr top. Largely absent were memes coming from free market centrists known, always disparagingly, as "neoliberals." The moderates have a meme problem. SEE ALSO: The alt-right's worldwide weaponization of memes Neoliberalism, a socially liberal, pro-immigration, pro-market ideology popularized by Bill Clinton in the 1990s, does have its fans and its memes. There's r/neoliberal , which currently boasts over 11,531 "free traders" and some unapologetically wonky commentary. The page Gnarly Neoliberal Memes offers the equivalent on Facebook. Read more... More about Watercooler , Memes , Neoliberalism , Watercooler , and Politics
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If I had to sum up marketing’s relationship with social media in a single nerdy meme, it’d be this: Yes, much as Obi-Wan Kenobi was dismayed to find that Anakin had turned to the dark side, many marketers feel betrayed by social media. Each platform offered the potential to build an audience and deliver content straight to their feeds. They were supposed to be a powerful tool for organic reach. But one by one, they fell to the dark side of the algorithm. But dont throw away your social media channels just yet. After all, if you strike them down, they will become more powerful (sorry, that’s the last Star Wars reference). Instead, let’s have a clear-eyed assessment of what organic engagement looks like on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and see where to go from here. Rival IQ just released their 2017 Social Media Benchmarks Report , which analyzes engagement by industry on the top three social media channels.
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So, umm, this is awkward. Someone needs to quietly tell the prime minister of Australia the real meaning of "Netflix and chill" or at least point him in the direction of Urban Dictionary . Malcolm Turnbull was having an innocent old chat with radio station, 97.3FM, on Wednesday when he decided to drop the NSFW bombshell. SEE ALSO: It's the absolute worst time for 'Girlboss' on Netflix Do you ever Netflix and chill with Lucy?" the host asked, referring to his wife. A very eager Turnbull responded: "Yes, yes we do." TMI, Mal. For those not in the know, "Netflix and chill" is often used as an invitation to come over and have sex. Example: "Wanna come over and Netflix and chill?" The term was first used on Black Twitter before it became a massive meme and ultimately its own catchphrase as Netflix gained popularity in the U.S. Read more... More about Netflix , Netflix And Chill , Malcolm Turnbull , and Watercooler
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No one was much interested. At least they weren't until the SJWs took notice. These people hang around Twitter like flies on a rotting corpse -- and suddenly they scented carrion.
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More and more its seems the Russian meddling meme is a red herring' that can be applied to just about any story, including political smear campaigns. Shortly after the release of the Macron email leaks, Wikileaks looked into the story's authenticity... While Flashpoint was quick to assign blame to Russia over the Macron leaks, there could be other potential possibilities. In March of 2017, Wikileaks allegedly exposed many of the CIA's hacking tools. Here's a passage from a 21WIRE report on that topic worth considering in the wake of Flashpoint's review of the leaked Macron emails: One of the more curious details contained in Vault 7 were the revelations concerning the CIA’s ability to mask any hacking fingerprints that could potentially implicate the agency. Additionally, the secretive agency could also leave behind potential evidence that a cyber attack was carried out by a foreign body or nation.