Posts tagged ‘Online Communities’

August 12, 2011

Death to the Internet Craze?

by Accidental Bear

What constitutes an ‘internet craze’? A certain number of copy cats? Being talked about by Diane Sawyer ? Harmless internet stunts is what comes to my mind that are emulated numerous times over a short period of time. You may now call me Webster. I am easy to please though. It only become annoying when those participating in such memes becomes famous for doing nothing.

via Gawker

Horsemaning, the latest fake internet crazes hows just how meaningless the idea has become. Three days ago Buzzfeed, the tireless meme-aggregator, decided to take a stab at creating a meme of its own. The site posted a vintage picture of two girls posing so it looked like one was the dismembered head of the other. They dubbed this “horsemaning,” after the headless horseman, posted some examples and solicited reader photos. A bunch of readers responded. (You’ll find a few above.)

Today, preternaturally cheery Today show hosts Hoda and Kathy Lee did a bit on horsemaning. They giggled about how silly this “huge internet craze” was, and posed for their own horsemaning picture, after BuzzFeed urged them to over Twitter. Except, as of their segment, the horsemaning “craze” was composed of a handful of Buzz Feed posts, a Facebook page with a few hundred likes, and a few desultory blog posts from other sites. MORE

January 17, 2011

Transsexual Mistress: Kelly Osbourne’s Fiance Liked My Penis

by Accidental Bear

When will kelly tell us about her penis?

Fringe Society Becomes The Norm

A transsexual woman explains Kelly Osbourne‘s Twitter freak-out: Luke was in love with a woman with a penis. Rob Pattinson calls his own naked image “very pretty.” Diddy hits the sauce. Monday gossip is full of surprises.

  • “REPORT: Kelly Osbourne‘s Ex Cheated On Her With Transsexual.” Does this explain Kelly’s hastily-deleted tweet accusing former fiance Luke Worrall of “fucking hundreds of girls as well as men behind my back”? Apparently a 21-year-old lass named Elle Schneider—who, a couple surgeries and intensive hormone treatments ago was a boy named Reynaldo Gonzalez—has come forward as one of Luke’s mistresses, and is making mad cash on the British tabloid circuit. Elle currently has breasts and a penis: “I was open with Luke that I was born a boy. He didn’t mind. In fact it turned him more. […] It was only when I took my clothes off he saw I had a penis. He wasn’t fazed by it—he was very complimentary.” Afterwards, Elle says she and Luke swapped sexy messages and Luke “said he loved me and wanted us to live together.” Then Kelly and Elle got in touch (on Christmas day?) and it turned into a John Tucker Must Die situation, with both women concluding that Luke was a dog, and Kelly going on a Twitter rampage. A very thrilling, completely unverified story. Enjoy your 15 minutes, Elle. [RadarMirror,image via Pacific Coast News]
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