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Bad, Family, and Phone: 2 When my grandfather was young he owned a roadside motel, and my mother used to do work around the motel for the family. The building was old and they had bad pipes, so visits from the plumber were a fairly regular occurrence over there At one point they had a clogged toilet after a guest checked out, so they called the plumber to come and clean it out. The plumber came in with his bag of gear and set to work, but the clog was stubborn After a few tries, he decided he needed to get the snake I don't know if you've ever seen a serious plumbing snake, but the big ones are a sight to behold. This isn't a little crank auger, it's a full-on electrical powered snake with a big motor on the back and a little grabby claw on the end So he fires up the snake and sends the metal coil down into the pipes with the claw closed, figuring whatever's down there he'll just bump it a bit, push it down the pipes until it clears - but this doesn't happen either. Finally, in frustration, he twists the control to open the mechanical claw at the end of the coil, closes it on something, throws the motor in reverse and starts to pull it back up By now a couple of members of the staff have gathered in the room to try and tigure out what the hell got flushed down the toilet that this giant machine couldn't remove. The motor is really straining you know that sound an electric motor makes when it's working really hard? The whole machine is struggling to pull whatever this is back up through the pipes and into the roonm Finally, after an extended wait, the object is slowly dragged, sopping wet, out of the toilet bowl - and it's a shower curtain, The staff is dumbfounded. They're trying to figure out how this could have happened. It would be weird enough if the guest had ripped the shower curtain down and flushed it down the toilet, but the shower curtain in the room is still there. It would be even weirder if the guest had brought their own shower curtain to the motel and tried to flush it down the toilet, but it's clearly one of their shower curtains. Did they try and steal the shower curtain, leave with it, then feel guilty and come back only to find that the shower curtain had already been replaced, and then flush the shower curtain down the toilet to hide the evidence? While they're discussing this, the room phone rings The person on the other end is screaming, hysterical, so it takes a few minutes for them to figure out that it's the housekeeper who was cleaning the rooms. After a few moments, the manage to get the story out of her: The snake had missed the clog entirely. Rather than spiraling down into the plumbing where it was intended to go, it had wound its way into the central line, and then back up the pipes in the room next door. It spiraled its way up, out the toilet bowl, and then started flailing wildly around the next-door bathroom like a Lovecraftian nightmare made of steel, knocking things off of shelves and clattering furiously around the room. Then, while the hapless housekeeper watched in horror, a metal claw opened on the end of it and snagged the shower curtain, ripped it off the bar ring-by-ring, spun it around the room until it was coiled tightly around the cable, and dragged it back down into the toilet bowl The actual clog was never found 10980 Because a shower curtain would really go through the pipes like that
Bad, Family, and Phone: 2
 When my grandfather was young he owned a
 roadside motel, and my mother used to do work
 around the motel for the family. The building was old
 and they had bad pipes, so visits from the plumber
 were a fairly regular occurrence over there
 At one point they had a clogged toilet after a guest
 checked out, so they called the plumber to come
 and clean it out. The plumber came in with his bag
 of gear and set to work, but the clog was stubborn
 After a few tries, he decided he needed to get the
 snake
 I don't know if you've ever seen a serious plumbing
 snake, but the big ones are a sight to behold. This
 isn't a little crank auger, it's a full-on electrical
 powered snake with a big motor on the back and a
 little grabby claw on the end
 So he fires up the snake and sends the metal coil
 down into the pipes with the claw closed, figuring
 whatever's down there he'll just bump it a bit, push it
 down the pipes until it clears - but this doesn't
 happen either. Finally, in frustration, he twists the
 control to open the mechanical claw at the end of
 the coil, closes it on something, throws the motor in
 reverse and starts to pull it back up

 By now a couple of members of the staff have
 gathered in the room to try and tigure out what the
 hell got flushed down the toilet that this giant
 machine couldn't remove. The motor is really
 straining you know that sound an electric motor
 makes when it's working really hard? The whole
 machine is struggling to pull whatever this is back
 up through the pipes and into the roonm
 Finally, after an extended wait, the object is slowly
 dragged, sopping wet, out of the toilet bowl - and it's
 a shower curtain,
 The staff is dumbfounded. They're trying to figure
 out how this could have happened. It would be
 weird enough if the guest had ripped the shower
 curtain down and flushed it down the toilet, but the
 shower curtain in the room is still there. It would be
 even weirder if the guest had brought their own
 shower curtain to the motel and tried to flush it down
 the toilet, but it's clearly one of their shower curtains.
 Did they try and steal the shower curtain, leave with
 it, then feel guilty and come back only to find that
 the shower curtain had already been replaced, and
 then flush the shower curtain down the toilet to hide
 the evidence?

 While they're discussing this, the room phone rings
 The person on the other end is screaming,
 hysterical, so it takes a few minutes for them to
 figure out that it's the housekeeper who was
 cleaning the rooms. After a few moments, the
 manage to get the story out of her:
 The snake had missed the clog entirely. Rather than
 spiraling down into the plumbing where it was
 intended to go, it had wound its way into the central
 line, and then back up the pipes in the room next
 door. It spiraled its way up, out the toilet bowl, and
 then started flailing wildly around the next-door
 bathroom like a Lovecraftian nightmare made of
 steel, knocking things off of shelves and clattering
 furiously around the room. Then, while the hapless
 housekeeper watched in horror, a metal claw
 opened on the end of it and snagged the shower
 curtain, ripped it off the bar ring-by-ring, spun it
 around the room until it was coiled tightly around the
 cable, and dragged it back down into the toilet bowl
 The actual clog was never found
 10980
Because a shower curtain would really go through the pipes like that

Because a shower curtain would really go through the pipes like that

4chan, America, and Anime: Researchers Studied 160 Milliorn Memes and Found Most of Them Come From Two Websites A study of hundreds of millions of images from Reddit, 4chan, Gab, and Twitter reveals how memes spread. Samantha Cole Jun 12 2018,10:27am 产ブ Researchers at University College London developed a new way to measure how memes are made and spread. What they found won't surprise anyone who's peered into the darker parts of the internet in the last few years: The most toxic, yet most effectively spread, memes are first shared on two places, the subreddit r/the_donald and 4chan's "politically incorrect" forum, called /pol/ Smug Frog Meme Image Cluster 1 Cluster N Figure 1: An example of a meme (Smug Frog) that provides an intu- ition of what an image, a cluster, and a meme is. When? Where? What? Who? How apustaja sad-frog savepepe pepe smug-frog-asmug-frog-b anti-meme 0.6 o 0.4 0.2 0.0 Figure 6: Inter-cluster distance between all clusters with frog memes. Clusters are labeled with the origin (4 for 4chan, D for The Donald, and G for Gab) and the meme name. To ease readability, we do not display all labels, abbreviate meme names, and only show an excerpt of all relationships. Smug Anime Face He will not divide us Costanza DemotivationalPosters Smug Polandball Anime Forty Keks Absolutely Disgusting Face Doom Paul Its Happening POTENTIAI forty keks IT DIDN'T MAVE TO END LIKE ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTIN REAT AGAIN Make America Colbertposting Great Again . Smug Frog Dubs/Check'em Computer Reaction Faces Apu Apustaja Reaction Images Wojak/ Feels Guy This is bait. 60's Spiderman Bait this is Bait Into the Trash it goes Sad Frog smug eastern Happy Merchant Counter Signa Memes IKNOW THAT FEEL BRO Baneposting autistic screeching Pepe the Frog I Know that Feel Bro WHY Tony Kornheiser's Why Feels Good Laughing Tom Donald Trump's Murica Angry Pepe Cruise Well Autistic Screeching Spurdo Sparde Figure 7: Visualization of the obtained clusters from /pol/, The Donald, and Gab Well would you look at that... Since the left can't meme we get labeled as hateful.
4chan, America, and Anime: Researchers Studied 160 Milliorn
 Memes and Found Most of Them
 Come From Two Websites
 A study of hundreds of millions of images from Reddit,
 4chan, Gab, and Twitter reveals how memes spread.
 Samantha Cole
 Jun 12 2018,10:27am
 产ブ
 Researchers at University College London developed a new way to
 measure how memes are made and spread. What they found won't
 surprise anyone who's peered into the darker parts of the internet in the
 last few years: The most toxic, yet most effectively spread, memes are first
 shared on two places, the subreddit r/the_donald and 4chan's "politically
 incorrect" forum, called /pol/

 Smug Frog Meme
 Image
 Cluster 1
 Cluster N
 Figure 1: An example of a meme (Smug Frog) that provides an intu-
 ition of what an image, a cluster, and a meme is.

 When?
 Where?
 What?
 Who?
 How
 apustaja sad-frog
 savepepe
 pepe
 smug-frog-asmug-frog-b anti-meme
 0.6
 o 0.4
 0.2
 0.0
 Figure 6: Inter-cluster distance between all clusters with frog memes. Clusters are labeled with the origin (4 for 4chan, D for The Donald, and
 G for Gab) and the meme name. To ease readability, we do not display all labels, abbreviate meme names, and only show an excerpt of all
 relationships.

 Smug Anime Face
 He will not divide us Costanza
 DemotivationalPosters
 Smug Polandball
 Anime
 Forty Keks
 Absolutely
 Disgusting
 Face
 Doom Paul Its
 Happening
 POTENTIAI
 forty keks
 IT DIDN'T MAVE TO
 END LIKE
 ABSOLUTELY
 DISGUSTIN
 REAT AGAIN
 Make America
 Colbertposting
 Great Again .
 Smug Frog
 Dubs/Check'em
 Computer Reaction Faces
 Apu Apustaja
 Reaction Images
 Wojak/
 Feels Guy
 This is bait.
 60's Spiderman
 Bait this is Bait
 Into the Trash
 it goes
 Sad Frog
 smug eastern
 Happy Merchant
 Counter Signa
 Memes
 IKNOW THAT FEEL BRO
 Baneposting
 autistic screeching
 Pepe the Frog
 I Know that
 Feel Bro
 WHY
 Tony Kornheiser's
 Why
 Feels Good
 Laughing Tom Donald Trump's Murica
 Angry Pepe
 Cruise
 Well
 Autistic Screeching
 Spurdo Sparde
 Figure 7: Visualization of the obtained clusters from /pol/, The Donald, and Gab
Well would you look at that... Since the left can't meme we get labeled as hateful.

Well would you look at that... Since the left can't meme we get labeled as hateful.