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TOP 3: 2016 Political Social Media Posts

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As many of us know by now, Political campaigns have drastically changed since their original format of the past- largely in part by the development of the world wide web and social media. Starting with Barack Obama’s Hope driven campaign in 2008, political strategists have not looked back to the old tactics of gathering votes. What Obama was able to accomplish not once but twice in different elections prove to not only be impactful, but proven paths to the oval office. This year is no different. Looking at Bernie Sanders campaign, full of young activists running social media accounts, it truly is reminiscent of Obama’s strategy. Here, the mantra is “This is YOUR campaign”, encouraging individuals to lobby for Bernie to get to the outcome they want (wow Bernie supporters actually doing something to get something they want!). One of my favorite viral videos Sanders created to gather votes in the south, especially among the black demographic, was a video with Eric Gardner’s mother talking why Bernie was right for the community.
Hillary Clinton has also directed her campaign heavily with social media influence. On her website, as well as many of her political posters will read the line “I’m With Her”. Hillary, as well as Bernie, both are creating amazing viral videos which are touching millions of supporters and garnishing votes. Clinton is also ahead of her rival with almost 3x as many followers as Bernie Sanders. However, nobody on the democratic party has trumped the Donald.Donald J. Trump

Donald Trump has ran a campaign like nothing anybody has seen before. Moment after moment has unfolded and still Americans are shocked to hear what Donald is saying. While some analysts believe that a few of his comments are hurting his chances in the long run, others are asserting that nothing Trump can say will hurt him- its almost like a snowball rolling down a hill that gets larger and larger. It seems the more out of bounds Trump seems to go, the more traffic he receives. Currently, he has the most followers out of the looney-bunch and the montra Make America Great Again seems to only be ringing more true in the minds of Americans. While the political season has been hilariously scary to watch, the social media campaigns are nothing new. What is new, and I believe is something we have never witnessed in this amount, is the user-generated political satire. Starting with the Trump people getting at other GOP candidates all the way to Black Twitter hashing it out against the liberals- its been fantastic to watch. With so much content that comes out each day, I decided to bring back the TOP 3 and showcase my top three user generated content that has gone viral. RUN IT:

#3 Hillary Clinton Barks with the Baha Men

Hillary Clinton- why are you barking. I know the context, but why are you barking. If you’re gonna bark (which you shouldn’t) at least make it legit. Now you’re stuck with a horrible gif of you barking like a chiwawa and people making videos of you barking alongside the Baha Men. Only question left to ask is WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?

#2 Bernie VS Hillary Memes

There are so many and honestly they haven’t gotten un-funny yet. Poking fun at Hillary by comparing her to the ‘hip-n-cool’ Bernie with thousands of references, comedy gold. I’ve read some PC police getting all hot and bothered about the jokes directed towards Hillary and its honestly pathetic. Its political satire, get over it. By the way, if anyone does’t understand the Fight Club Issue- stop reading WickedMillennial.

#1 Trump-Effect Trailer

Coming in at number 1 is the Trump Effect trailer. This is pure gold and other candidates should realize that this is the only surefire way of getting to the presidency. A mix of explosions, some street fear, soundbites of some homie shoutouts, and a killer voiceover- what more can a Trump Supporter voter ask for? Of course when Trump stumbled upon this video he had to instantly retweet this thing and show it off. Thanks to this video, The Donald probably got another hundred thousands voters for the November showdown. I have a feeling, a crazy feeling that one day….Donald… will make America Great Again.

Honorable Mention: Hillary Clinton Dab Vines courtesy of Black Twitter

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Milo The Cat; A story not for the faint of heart

Now that’s some real terrifying shit right there. Its kinda like watching a car crash; you know its bad but you cant turn away. Starts off so innocent- just a couple of teeniebopers in front of a webcam (probably surfing chat roulette getting their first experience of the horrors online) until Milo decides to fuck around with the lamp. This is why I am a BIG dog person. Dogs are loyal, fun, and wont get electrocuted unless theyre running across the invisible fence over and over again- just easy, dumb, simple fun. Cats on the other hand just fuck around. They dont love you, theyre always walking over and climbing shit, ripping up the furniture, and breaking lightbulbs til the point of execution. Can’t help but laugh watching the reaction of the girls the second time around. Clearly in shock from what they are seeing and hearing, so the best course of action is to shake the lamp around hoping the cat dislodges from socket- absolutely hilarious. Dark humor is the best humor, gotta use it to get through the toughest in life; thats my word of advice.

Well you know how they say cats have 9 lives, well lucky for Milo and those with a faint heart, the cat is alright… apparently by this post. So now we can all rest out heavy hearts with the knowledge that little Milo is gonna be alright, just another day another live.

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The Panama Papers

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In what appears to be the largest leak of all time, investigative journalists from all across the globe are putting in hours around the clock to sort through the papers. In a name that seems perfect for a movie title already, the Panama Papers are a massive collection of data from the last 40 years from leaders, politicians, and celebrities who appear to have been scheming the tax system and stashing money off shores- I know, tell us something we didn’t already think. What makes this leak both historic and important, is its incriminating proof of some of the richest people we all recognize. Some of the facts in the case: The leak, which includes over 11.5 million documents has and will reveal the rich and powerful of our generation avoiding taxation and hiding money. In all, there are 4.8 million emails, 3 million database files, and 2.1 million PDFS equaling over 2.6 TERABYTES of Data from the Panamanian law firm MOSSACK FONSECA. For those of you who dont full grasp how much data that is, look for the photo to the side- or take this into account:an average iPhone has 32GB worth of room, now imagine 32 FULL iPhones and that’s how much data has been released.

This leak has 2000x as much data as the WikiLeaks State Department Papers that were released and everyone remembers how much of a buzz that created inside and outside of American boarders. The documents which were given to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists have since been given to over 107 media organizations in over 70 countries. While the investigation is young, already 12 current and former leaders have been exposed including Putin and the Prime Minister of Iceland. While Russia is reacting in typical fashion saying “We’re totally fine, its just people trying to smear us”- Iceland Prime Minister has reacted by saying “I will not resign”; thus enraging the citizens of Iceland which can be seen via live stream of their protests. China continues to sensor the entire situation from their citizens which does not look favorable in their future. Other celebrities who have been accused include Lionel Messi & Jackie Chan.
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So what exactly was the wrongdoings? Let me break it down as simply as I can. When a company makes say a million USD worth of profits in a year, they can take some of their earnings and invest it back into the company. This action not only helps the growth of the business, but is a tax-reduced incentive. The other earnings will be tax according to a countries tax rates. What these rich scumbags have been doing essentially is placing the rest of their earnings in what is called a shell corporation which does not actually exist- no workers, no products, and sometime not even a tangible building. Due to no international protocol, some corporations do not need to assign a name to the CEO field- which has now resulted in tens of years of tax evasion and overall shitty moral decisions. Didnt quite get that? Here is an explanation to a 5 year old which sums it up even better:

While the investigation is still young, many who are interested in who will be accused in this debacle have noted that no Americas have been sought out….yet. Looks like the show is just starting. This is journalism at its best, hard hitting and data driven. Time to expose these greedy bastards.

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Thinking of standing on a rooftop? watch this video taking you into St Paddy’s Day weekend

 

Whether you’re planning on heading to the streets of Southie, flying over to Dublin, or just drinking in the yards at your local university- everyone needs to be careful of two things: drunken leprechauns & rooftops. I’ll admit, I have climbed a house or two in my St Paddys Day career. Never has one of these roofs been occupied with 30+ drunkards, stomping around shouting all sorts of heinous shit. Crazy video re-posted by Barstool Sports, not really sure exactly where this is coming out of. Friendly PSA for those who plan on celebrating their Irish heritage of blacking out and mumbling, do so responsibly this Paddy’s Day. Also, for those who have not realized yet, it’s “Saint Paddy’s Day” not “Saint Patty’s Day”- dump the T’s for the boys.

To that second point- drunken leprechauns, stay away from them. These could be anything from plastered white girls crying about nothing, to those classic no-necked dudes with the tats & the white tee yelling at every inanimate object for a fight. Nobody likes these people. Don’t be these people. If on the off chance you run into an actual leprechaun, hopefully its the one from the Lucky Charms commercials, not the one Wayne imitates:

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Fake it Until you Make it: The Valent√≠ Sanjuan Story

This insane man is Valent√≠ Sanjuan. An Ironman, actor, producer, and almost everything in between- Sanjuan is slowly building an impressive resume from scratch. What started out as a simple guest on a local Barcelona radio-show, Valent√≠ decided to take his career into his own hands after his contract expired. Training for Ironman competitions while producing a small-time Youtube show, during the first years of his endeavor, Valent√≠ learned a lot about character, motivation, and pride. The “fake it ’till you make it” attitude is exactly what Sanjuan embraced. In quite humorous fashion, he would convince old-time interviewees to come to his new “show” which was not exactly what he promised. Not a total lie, but a stretch of the truth if you will. After his first guest, he would tell his new guest of the latest on his show which would convince them to attend his new show and the channel began to roll.

As someone who has never ran over three miles in a lifetime, conquering a 2.4-mile (3.86¬†km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25¬†km) bike ride, and a marathon 26.2-mile (42.2¬†km) run- I was immediately inspired by Valent√≠’s sense of internal willingness in physical form. After gathering recognition from sponsors, Valent√≠ started gathering some gear and more importantly revenue to continue his efforts of becoming the next big late night star- but in his own envisioned sense.

Valent√≠ soon began traveling to locations all across the globe, finding new challenges to conquer and feats to triumph over. This spun off a new brand in which he posted videos of his feats that has inspired hundreds of thousands of people.¬†ValentiEstaLoco, as he has named his Youtube channel, features him in different locations across the globe; from Cuba to Morocco. With carefully located product placement, Valent√≠ gathered even more revenue to bring back to Spain and launch his latest project VistoLoVistoTV;¬†the closest thing to his original idea. A variety show featuring bands, comedy acts, and guests,¬†Valent√≠ started out with a small crowd in smaller venues. Building up the brand and getting more recognition from eventual sponsors like Damm, Sanjuan was able to turn the small variety show into one of the largest late-night shows that garnishes more views than the “Jimmy-Fallon of Spain”.

While it is true it took years and years of hard-work and perseverance to get to where Valent√≠ is today, he would not have wanted it any other way. This is a common theme found not only in his videos and books, but in his soul. It is an inherit sense inside of him that has brought him to the heights he is at today. As someone who aspires to make a brand for myself, Valent√≠ has taught me the most important aspect of doing that: be something new! Find out what makes you different in this world of 8 billion people and run with it. Stay true to who you are, keeping fighting until the finish line, and most importantly- fake it ’till you make it. This is the Valent√≠ Sanjuan story.

 

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Man legally changes name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger

FOXNEWS- A British man decided to legally change his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger as a show of his undying love of the sandwich. Sam Smith, 33, told¬†a U.K.¬†magazine¬†that the, ‚ÄúBacon Double Cheeseburger was pretty much the first thing that came up,‚ÄĚ after a night of drinking with his buddies who convinced him to do go ahead with the stunt.¬†‚ÄúIt was the culmination of probably too many drinks in the pub where there was a conversation about names,‚ÄĚ he said. After he sobered up, he still embraced his new identity.”I‚Äôve got no regrets at all,” he said. So what do his parents think?”My mum was furious but my dad thinks it’s hilarious. He’s more than happy to use my new name.” Another person not too pleased with the name apparently is Smith’s¬†fianc√©e.¬† “My fianc√©e is fairly reluctant about marrying a Cheeseburger. That’s something we’re discussing a lot. No girl ever dreams of spending her big day marrying a man called Bacon.” For now, Smith proudly signs off his work emails as “B D Cheeseburger.”

 

 

Two words:  No. Ragrets.

This Guy Who Legally Changed His Name to 'Bacon Double Cheeseburger' Is Kinda CuteThis is the face of a man who knows exactly what he wants and how to get it. It runs in the family- just look at his dads reaction. And to his fianc√©e, if she cant handle the meat then maybe it wasn’t meant to be from the beginning. Cant really blame him either. With the same name as that fairy singer Sam Smith, how could you not get drunk with your buddies and come up with something else. Not to this extent, but I was ready to pull a move just like this. If Tom Brady went back to back this year I was ready to invent a middle name for myself because I actually dont have one. Without hesitation I was ready to make it TmBrady. It’s an old english country term for goat.¬†Great name, great story.

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Everyone’s geekin-out over this photo of Mark Zuckerberg

What some are calling an¬†allegory of our future,¬†the photo¬†taken above has the internet in a firenze. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, is depicted walking past an oblivious audience who has just been shown Samsung’s new Gear VR. This is no random event; it is the Mobile World Conference.¬†MWC is an exhibition that happens once a year right here in Barcelona, Spain. To summarize, its basically an event for the biggest tech/mobile companies in the world to showcase what products they have lined up. What is making the event more important each year is the growing population of people who have smartphones and their presence on social media-most notably Facebook who just hit over a billion users at the end of last year. It’s said that there are more people in the world that own a smart phone than a toothbrush… but you know how statistics go, 70% of the time they’re right all the time.

So here we see Zuckerberg, walking down the aisle with his shit-eating grin, seeming as if he is satisfied with the hundreds of people all wired in like they’re in the matrix. You can just picture him scheming, rubbing his hands together, laughing maniacally like he finally figured out a way to completely remove people from reality. As if Facebook wasn’t already enough of a distraction from reality,¬†there’s finally a way to bring them even closer to the edge- virtual reality. Allegory of our future; a world where all the rich bastards can jog around the Sagrada Familia and the rest of us can sit in a room and imagine it… scary stuff, huh? Now don’t go grabbing your tin-foil helmets screaming that we’re gonna turn out like the mindless fat people in Wall-E just yet, I think we’ll be okay. Obviously any warning won’t stop the internet from over-reacting. Some reactions have been just as you’d expect- pessimistic; while others have turned to humor to recreate the scene in hilarious fashion (mine being the Travolta Pulp Fiction scene).

Honestly, with the changes Facebook has been making as of late (especially in the field of journalism) it’s interesting to think about just where we are going with Facebook and how much it connects us with one another. Adding in new features like Reactions¬†to bring more realism¬†to the like button, to its addition of¬†Instant Articles,¬†Facebook is clearly trying to extend its reach into every aspect of our lives as it can. These additions now allow journalists to gage exactly how people are feeling based on a breaking story. In the past, users have complained that when a tragic story breaks, they do not want to ‘like’ it. With reactions, anyone can showcase how they are feeling while the post will continue to gain traffic. Instant articles is following in the likes of Snapchat’s Discovery page, creating an interactive, visual, and easy to use platform for people to read into the news. Facebook is now taking over where you connect with friends, share your experiences, and now read your news. As of today, our electronic footprint and personal data is larger than ever and Facebook knows how to get the most of it out of us. This has both users nervous, and advertising companies salivating.

 

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fireworks exploding everything, this is your 4th of July weekend recap


Not sure of the background behind this vine, but I bet the dude who set it off wishes he could call a mulligan on this one- and how funny is that little jingle before the explosion- couldn’t be more on point. Just tryna create some fun for the neighborhood and BOOM, all of a sudden you got a million cars going off and a bunch of blue suits heading in your direction. Sounds familiar to anybody else’s weekend?

PS- 508 did it for America this weekend. 100+ kids, $50 worth of bottle/can deposits, a bunch of Bubba Burgers, 2 broken doors, a photographic neighbor, one shirtless chirping neighbor, a 6hour cleanup, a couple dropped charges, and a $900 fine. All we’ve ever know is how to send it. Metaphorically lighting fireworks in our paths and watching the shit show unravel. Sent? ‚úĒÔłŹ
PPS- Thinking we should start a gofundme or a lemonade stand on our street to pay for it. Too much asking the neighbors that called the popo in the first place to pay for it indirectly? So ballsy it just might work…

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Hannah Davis bringing you into the 4th of July Weekend

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Happy 239th Birthday America. Cheers to¬†my fellow patriots, here’s to a greater tomorrow. Lets hope I dont get arrested this weekend.

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Iwo Jima ‘re-gayed’: What do you think?

Trove–¬†At left, the iconic photograph of the 1945 flag-raising by Marines on Iwo Jima. At right, a gay pride adaptation of the original image that has gone viral in recent days, 15 years after it was published. (Original image by Joe Rosenthal/The Associated Press. Second image by Ed Freeman/ Getty Images.)

More than a decade ago, photographer Ed Freeman set out to capture the gay rights struggle in a photograph for the cover of Frontiers, a gay magazine. To do so, he relied on an image ‚ÄĒ the flag-raising at Iwo Jima ‚ÄĒ that has been imitated and adapted countless times since it was captured in the midst of one of America‚Äôs bloodiest battles.

Freeman found that out the hard way last week. More than a decade after his adaptation of the photograph was published, it circulated on social media following the Supreme Court‚Äôs decision Friday to allow same-sex marriage in all 50 states.¬†That prompted a backlash against Freeman ‚ÄĒ including a death threat he says he reported to the FBI.¬†‚ÄúHe said if he ever saw me, he‚Äôd kill me,‚ÄĚ Freeman said in a phone interview. ‚ÄúI got swamped with vitriolic hate mail.‚ÄĚ

The Iconic flag raising image from Iwo Jima has recently been remade… or in this case.. ‘re-gayed’ ! Its art. art has a way with things. I’ve actually redone this photo and made the soldiers hoisting a mcdonalds banner instead of posting a flag. The thing with this image is the power behind a bunch of men hoisting a symbol that represents X. It will go down as one of the most powerful photos ever taken in American history, but that doesnt give it the right to be left untouched. Its now a powerful tool to recreate it in a fashion that no matter what the men are hoisting it stands for something. Do I agree with the message/idea? Not necessarily- but sending death threats? Thats just absurd.

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