Name a More Iconic Duo


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Original Meme

Description

I discovered this meme on The Daily Dot webpage under an article titled "The Best Memes of 2016". Underneath it's picture, the editor added, “Name a more iconic duo,” a woman challenged her followers back in September, with a picture of models/Kardashians Kylie and Kendall Jenner. “I’ll wait.”
She waited about 30 seconds before she was buried in a flood of more iconic duos. Because, if we’re being real here, there are many. And the “duo” format is wide open for both genuine and ironic responses. Any two things will do.
The original poster of the meme later said she wasn’t being sincere in her lionization of the Jenner sisters, but it was too late. Everyone had taken her seriously, and she had to lock her account due to all the negative attention. It was all worth it, though, for this fantastic contribution to internet culture. —J.H.

The photo was originally taken for Splash magazine spread in 2014.

On this site the users profile icon is blurred out but from the text and a little research this picture was originally posted by a user named @negansvoid. Based on the date provided by Twitter, this picture was posted on September 24th 2016 at 2:19 pm. The tweet did not begin to spread until September 27th, 2016.

The actual photo looks like a professional taken photo, with a solid white background. This complimented their black hair and outfits. I'm guessing it was taken a few years ago-- they look young. Like stated above, it got so many retweets and likes, and tags afterwards that she took the photo down and locked her account.

This photo created a lot of backlash-- both good and bad. Some took the caption literally and responded with a photo of another duo. Other's saw it as a snobby remark towards their popularity and fame. Either way, the responses are hilarious.

Notes on content

Notes on form

Notes on stance

The meme is the collection of all of these images, whether they contain the original photo and text or not.
Transformation or spreading of this meme could be like so:
Each alteration of the meme derives further from the original but the audience is still familiar with its origin.

Memeticness

Notes on memetic features that the meme is using.

Specify the kind of variation

It's the original meme but the photo and the text could be a remix on whatever the previous caption

Memetic features

Make an extended consideration of the features that make the meme memetic: those features that spur the creation of variation and spread. Draw on Shifman's list of features, but also supplement her observations with your own.

The variance begins with the fact that someone else is posting it and changing it. They cut out the photo from the magazine shoot and they added a caption that created a challenge for all viewers while statin their opinion about Kendall and Kylie.

Does this meme show other features that spur memetic development, or features that seem to put an end to development? Parody? Satire? Nastiness? …. Or, is there another reason circulation of the meme has died?

Satire is a main theme in all these memes associated with the original. The meme is starting to die because of it's viewers switch of interest. Lots of memes only last a short period of time especially if it challenges the viewer and makes them feel the need to participate or reply to the original to state their opinions.

Genre

Refer to Shifman, chap 7. She lists nine. There will be others. You may discover others.

1) Harambe

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Description

This meme was discovered using Google search engine but it's originally from Comedy Central-- U.K. http://www.comedycentral.co.uk/viral/pictures/16-duos-more-iconic-than-kylie-and-kendall-jenner
In this sarcastic meme, the implied audience is already aware of who Harambe was and the situation surrounding the photo. The same original photo is shown on the left and the new picture is shown on the right, but they are within the same meme. The text/caption has not changed. The retweeter/user used the same text.

Notes on content

The idea presented: Kylie and Kendall Jenner are a worse duo than Harambe and the little boy that he attacked. This was a magic occurrence that spread negatively around the news and comparing this to the Jenner sisters is an insult to them. The user is irrelevant, all that matters heres is that they altered/added to the original photo to make it more sarcastic and funny, attracting more attention to the original.

Notes on form

The maker of this meme might not be the same as the retweeter/user who posted this on Twitter. They would've had to use a Photoshop of some sort in order to add another photo next to the original, and they obviously would've had to have a Twitter account, being that's the media distributor shown. They may have emailed it or texted it to others as well.

Notes on stance

Participation: The creator (unknown), and the audience who understands the meme are participating. This meme was featured on Comedy Central U.K. website, and can be found on google images.
Keying: Tone is funny, sarcastic, I consider is a savage response as it bashes the Jenner sisters while glorifying a tragic event
Communication: The idea that the Jenner's are a worse duo than Harambe and the little boy that he attacked

Memeticness

Notes on memetic features that the meme is using.

Specify the kind of variation

This photo is a remake of ht original post. Because there was two "objects"/people in the original photo and the caption reads "duo", all responders/meme creators made their images with two object that compliment or don't compliment each other. This photo suggests that Harambe and the little boy are a better duo than Kendall and Kylie but this does not include the original photo at all and will require the viewers awareness of it.

Memetic features

Make an extended consideration of the features that make the meme memetic: those features that spur the creation of variation and spread. Draw on Shifman's list of features, but also supplement her observations with your own.

In this photo, we could say that Harambe represents Kendall and the little kid represents Kylie. Or object 1 and object 2. either way this is another duo.

Does this meme show other features that spur memetic development, or features that seem to put an end to development? Parody? Satire? Nastiness? …. Or, is there another reason circulation of the meme has died?

Satire is a theme. This was not a positive event so everyone who views it automatically hopefully understand the fact that it's meant as a joke.

Genre

Refer to Shifman, chap 7. She lists nine. There will be others. You may discover others.

2)13 Reasons Why

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Description

This meme was found through Google search engine when I typed in "Name a more iconic duo, I'll wait". It was originally posted on a website called me.me, most likely a meme posting/discovering page. But the original post must have been on Instagram. It's logo is "find dank memes". For those who are familiar with the show "13 Reasons Why" then they can understand and find humor in the meme. Those who don't will feel left out and confused. In the show the main character, Hannah, kills herself and blames everyone at her school-- hence the razor since she slit her wrists in a bath tub. Whoever made this decided that the original photo of Kendall and Kylie was not necessary in order to understand the reference. The title/caption at the top remains the same. The creator added a subtitle/ a comment on the bottom that doesn't address the original meme, but rather pokes fun at the show itself in this meme. "Why does this show exist" has nothing to do with the challenge or the meme itself, it simply addresses the show. On can still enjoy this meme without the extra comment but maybe those who didn't like the show can find humor in that as well.

Notes on content

Idea presented: that the character Hannah and a razor blade go better together than Kendall and Kylie, that they are more iconic. For those who didn't enjoy the show, or even if they did, this meme comes off sarcastic, and I'd say savage. The fact that a girl committing suicide is cooler/more popular/ iconic/ better than a pair of famous sisters is very sad.

Notes on form

The creator of this meme would've had to see/ view/ be familiar with the original meme from @negansvoid. They may or may not have a twitter account being that her photo went viral. The creator would've had to use some form of Photoshop in order to make a collage of the photo of Hannah and the razor blade. They also added a comment and grabbed the caption from @negansvoid.

Notes on stance

Participation: anyone who reacts to this meme is participating in some way. Like stated above, some may understand this meme and some may not, based on their TV/ Netflix show knowledge. Being that this is not the original photo, the caption "Name a more iconic duo, I'll wait" posses as less of a challenge and more of a connection to the original meme. Some may take it serious and respond in creating their own meme to this one, but the original intension is to make fun of Kendall and Kylie.
Keying: tone is sarcastic again, but the emotion that follows it is very savage and sad. Just like the Harambe meme this is comparing Kendall and Kylie to something tragic, something not to be praised, something that is clearly not better than Kendall and Kylie let alone anyone (a pair of friends, sisters, brothers, family, anyone).

Memeticness

Notes on memetic features that the meme is using.

Specify the kind of variation

This is a remake. Hannah Baker is Kendall and the razor blade is Kylie. Or object 1 and object 2

Memetic features

Make an extended consideration of the features that make the meme memetic: those features that spur the creation of variation and spread. Draw on Shifman's list of features, but also supplement her observations with your own.

The creator changed Kendall into Hannah and Kylie into the razor blade.

Does this meme show other features that spur memetic development, or features that seem to put an end to development? Parody? Satire? Nastiness? …. Or, is there another reason circulation of the meme has died?

This photo is satire. Even if one hasn't watched the show they can infer form the two photos shown that this girl commits suicide. However, relating to the show, some people obviously will have their opinions and dislikes and this shows it. But all the more, the worse that someone thinks that something is or they display something bad or grotesque, it make the original photo of Kendall and Kylie worse.

Genre

Refer to Shifman, chap 7. She lists nine. There will be others. You may discover others.

3)Donald & Melania

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Description

This meme was also found through Google search engine. It was originally posted by Muhammed on Twitter. This image is now posted/available on the me.me. website. This meme is one of the furthest derived from the original photo. It doesn't include the original photo, it has an alteration of the original caption/text, and there is an extra comment on the bottom. Whoever created this meme got a response from someone. They commented and said "Shampoo and eyes", meaning that Donald and Melania are worse than the burning sensation in ones eyes from soap. Sad. Now the image, found on me.me, includes that comment and makes it seem as though this photo was the original.

Notes on content

Again the main idea is that shampoo in your eyes is better than Donald and Melania-- but both of these things are better than Kendall and Kylie. Everyone should know who Donald Trump and Melania are. They also should be familiar with the feeling of shampoo in their eyes. This meme is still relevant because Trump is still in office, he is still widely unliked, and shampoo still exists and getting it in your eyes is an everyday, first world problem.

Notes on form

The creator could be the twitter user but based on the order of the text on the photo, they grabbed the photo from somewhere else. The text was not inserted with posting the photo-- all of the displayed text is attached to the photo. Whoever made this used some form of Photoshop or a meme generator. The photo itself is not altered.

Notes on stance

Participation: Other twitter users participate in this whether they click on it to view it, share it, retweet it, email it to to a friend, save it and text it to other. The creator is participating. Donald and Melania, the photographer, and obviously Muhammed.
Keying: tone is sarcastic, funny, relatable. Register: Young adults, voters, those who enjoy political memes, those who are not a fan of Donald and Melania
Communication: ??

Memeticness

Notes on memetic features that the meme is using.

Specify the kind of variation

This photo is another remake. It actually also posed as an original meme itself when someone commented on i and said "shampoo and eyes".

Memetic features

Make an extended consideration of the features that make the meme memetic: those features that spur the creation of variation and spread. Draw on Shifman's list of features, but also supplement her observations with your own.

This ones has a couple things-- Donald is Kendall and Melania is Kylie, object one and two, Shampoo is Donald and Eyes is Melania. Either way, Kendall and Kylie are essentially worse than getting shampoo in your eyes.


Does this meme show other features that spur memetic development, or features that seem to put an end to development? Parody? Satire? Nastiness? …. Or, is there another reason circulation of the meme has died?

It features satire because no body likes getting shampoo in their eyes and no body apparently likes Donald Trump

Genre

Refer to Shifman, chap 7. She lists nine. There will be others. You may discover others.

4)Wifi & Toilet

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Description

This meme was found on google images. It was posted to my Pinterest in order to upload, but now I'm a part of the chain. This image suggests that sitting on the toilet on you phone is better then Kendall and Kylie. This one was particularly funny to me because as a millennial, who are known for being addicted their electronic devices, I can relate to this. Unlike other images previously listed, this one includes technically three photos instead of two-- a toilet, "Wifi", and a phone. Most can guess what this means.

Notes on content

This photo was posted to Facebook by Andrew Gutierrez on October 8th at 7:38am. He did not add his own caption, so either he himself made this image or he grabbed it from another site or person. Either way, we don't know his connection to the photo, but he did not add a caption, he is simply sharing it.

Notes on form

This looks like an amateur meme. The wifi logo goes off the screen, the toilet is not completely cut-out, there's mysterious black color in the corners, and the photo of the phone is cut out in weird oval shape. It could've been made with a photo shop, or simply a photo collage maker or Microsoft Paint.

Notes on stance

Participation: Andrew Gutierrez, those who who like, share, or comment. In this case the 948 users who liked this post.
Keying: Funny and mocking. Register: teens, young adults, Facebook users
Communication: Reflexive-- those who like or share the post are those who participate in the act shown

Memeticness

Notes on memetic features that the meme is using.

Specify the kind of variation

This is a remake because even though there is three items/pictures in this image, it still suggests a response to the original meme. It also is posted with no caption but if one has seen a few of the other memes, one could easily understand this one.

Memetic features

Make an extended consideration of the features that make the meme memetic: those features that spur the creation of variation and spread. Draw on Shifman's list of features, but also supplement her observations with your own.

The toilet, the "Wifi", and the phone displayed are in place of Kendall and Kylie. There is no caption but this idea is implied.

Does this meme show other features that spur memetic development, or features that seem to put an end to development? Parody? Satire? Nastiness? …. Or, is there another reason circulation of the meme has died?

This features relativeness and comedy. For once this combination of objects create a positive thing that the viewer can identify with in order to find the photo funny.

Genre

Refer to Shifman, chap 7. She lists nine. There will be others. You may discover others.

5)Four Lokos & Blackout

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Description

This meme was found on google image search. It contains too images, one of a can of the alcoholic drink Four Loko and the second picture is just black. It was originally posted on twitter by Jordan Rutledge. It connections to the original meme because it is captioned "name a more iconic duo". It leaves out the challenge part which was "I'll wait".

Notes on content

This photo displays the common idea that Four Lokos makes one black out. This is a sarcastic meme because most people know the effects of Four looks and it's now usually not the drink of choice. In spite of this though, the original photo of Kendall and Kylie displays a worse belief than this one.

Notes on form

This could have been made with a photo shop or a photo collaging app. It would require simple editing and anyone could have created this.

Notes on stance

Participation: Jordan Rutledge is the creator/displayed sharer. Others who like, share, or comment on the photo are participating. He is connecting it to Kendall and Kylie because he captioned it and replied to them with a sarcastic meme.
Keying: Sarcastic and funny and relatable. Register: Young adult, those who have had this drink before, or have experienced a blackout and know a Loko's alcohol content.
Communication: Reflexive or emotive. It has to be retable by the viewer and it forces the viewer to think back on memories or somehow connect with the photo.

Memeticness

Notes on memetic features that the meme is using.

Specify the kind of variation

The is a remake because the Four Lokos is Kendall and the Black is Kylie. This photo also carries the same caption as the original but leaves out he second statement of challenge.

Memetic features

Make an extended consideration of the features that make the meme memetic: those features that spur the creation of variation and spread. Draw on Shifman's list of features, but also supplement her observations with your own.

The Four Lokos and Black space serve as the duo.

Does this meme show other features that spur memetic development, or features that seem to put an end to development? Parody? Satire? Nastiness? …. Or, is there another reason circulation of the meme has died?

The theme here is satire. No body want to or likes to black out and Four Lokos is a drink with high alcohol content. Still, Kendall and Kylie are a worse duo.

Genre

Refer to Shifman, chap 7. She lists nine. There will be others. You may discover others.

6)Duo Eyelash Adhesive

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Description

This photo was originally posted by Trixie Mattel, a famous drag queen, on twitter on October 24th, 2016. It got thousands of likes and retweets. She sarcastically took the challenge literally and posted a photo of Duo brand eyelash adhesive as a pun. She kept the same caption as the original meme.

Notes on content

This photo displays the idea that this eyelash Duo brand is better than Kendall and Kylie. It's not as funny as to how it relates to the meme but the fact that this user took the challenge in a different direction, still. hinted with sarcasm.

Notes on form

This photo has not been altered from it's stock photo found on google. It could have simply been found and uploaded/attached to a tweet.

Notes on stance

Participation: Trixie Mattel and all of her viewers are participating. As well as everyone who liked, shared, or replied to it.
Keying: The tone is sarcastic but for a different reason this time, and the tweet is funny. Register: Anyone who follows Trixie Mattel, young adults, specifically females or other transvestite followers.
Communication: This could be referential or cognitive. One needs to understand the reference/the first meme and understand what this is a photo of/why it was posted.

Memeticness

Notes on memetic features that the meme is using.

Specify the kind of variation

This is a twisted remake/response. Although it replies to the original tweet, it replies in an even more sarcastic way than if the user simply made another photo collage of two complimenting objects. This tweet almost makes a joke out of the original joke.

Memetic features

Make an extended consideration of the features that make the meme memetic: those features that spur the creation of variation and spread. Draw on Shifman's list of features, but also supplement her observations with your own.

This doesn't necessarily copy the original meme as it does mostly reply to it in a joking manner. The irony of the photo and the play-on-words than created a pun are funny but they answer the challenge in the original in a different way than most derivatives.

Does this meme show other features that spur memetic development, or features that seem to put an end to development? Parody? Satire? Nastiness? …. Or, is there another reason circulation of the meme has died?

This meme is satirical but in a different way. It responses to the original tweet in a very witty and clever way that other meme creators didn't think of.

Genre

Refer to Shifman, chap 7. She lists nine. There will be others. You may discover others.
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