Curses, Conspiracies and Catchphrases

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October 28: Curses, Conspiracies and Catchphrases 


“This Day in Meme History” is back for another round with a jam-packed lineup of notable memes celebrating their birthdays today on October 28th. First up we have the creepy trend of “Cursed Images,” the conspiracy theory “QAnon” (which might be older than you think), Jasmine Masters’ classic catchphrase “And I Oop” and the game that everyone is probably sick of hearing about — “Among Us.”
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Cursed Image: Just In Time For Spooktober

As we approach the end of Spooktober, the creepy internet trend known as Cursed Images feels quite apt. Pictures like these that are deemed “cursed” are generally photographs that are seen as disturbing to the viewer, often abnormal or illogical, sometimes seen as the visual equivalent to Creepypasta. The idea was originally started on Tumblr but has since spread to every platform and become a common term all around the web. Read more.
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QAnon: From Conspiracy To Congress

Despite sweeping headlines earlier this year during the storming of the U.S. Capitol, QAnon actually originated way back in 2017. A series of cryptic and conspiratorial posts released on 4chan, and later 8chan, this conspiracy stems from a user identified as "Q" (short for "Q Clearance") that shared “drops” on message boards like these with alleged insider information that snowballed into one of history’s wildest internet tales. Read more.
 
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And I Oop: Accidental Gold

In 2015, “RuPaul's Drag Race” contestant Jasmine Masters shared a video where she rants about friends becoming overly intoxicated when socializing. The beloved catchphrase came during a moment when Masters accidentally hits herself in the “crown jewels,” uttering the line “And I Oop,” which would go on to express interrupting oneself because of a shocking revelation. Read more.
 
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Among Us: When the Imposter Is Sus

Just about everyone knows of the hit multiplayer murder mystery video game “Among Us” by now, but the game actually released on this day in 2018 before it went viral in 2020. “Among Us” exploded in popularity in July and August that year, inspiring countless spinoff memes from Among Drip and Amogus to When the Imposter Is Sus and more. Read more.
 
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