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MEME WAR I



Here is how things unfolded.. This past slow news weekend, President Donald Trump initiated first blast when he posted a MEME of him from 2007 clothes lining Vince McMahan.. but the head of the WWE owner was replaced with CNN’s logo. The media was shocked! Scrutiny began! Such hate! Vitriol..

And some Americans most likely would have been on CNN’s side with this one. After all, we have grown a bit weary of a Tweeting President.

And then CNN went and did this…

They found the REDDIT user who created the meme…using various data mining tricks and social media INFO..

The user, not named at this point: HansSoloAsshole. Love the name.

Basically what CNN decided to do was blackmail the person–some are claiming the REDDIT user is a 15-year-old. CNN virtually had the user promise to to make any more MEMES.. and if he did (they will be watching they told him) they would release his name to the world!! But if he didn’t? His secret is their secret.

Within hours of CNN broadcasting a ‘victory’ story on live TV where they bragged about how they found the Internet user who created 5 second comedy videos, the public backlash began. From the right. And the left. This one seems to be a great unifier actually..

For about 12 hours now the term 'CNNBLACKMAIL’ has been trending on Twitter..

CNN thought they scooped a big one. Instead they just scooped poop dropped by HansSoloAsshole.

People are seriously questioning why CNN would have even wanted to track down a MEME creator to begin with–unless some thought it may have been those comedic Russian MEME creators behind it..?

Nonetheless… we are at a crossroads in time. MEME WAR I

Saturday morning arrived and the Donald was slammed for his Tweet..
By Fourth of July CNN targets the potentially teenage MEME creator.

And the internet? The internet took notice.

If CNN wanted to rid the NET of memes with their logo? They made the wrong move. The MEME war seemingly has just begun…

THE MOST POPULAR POSTS ON THE HORROR REPORT IN THE LAST WEEK

spiPhone X: Brave new world with a filter

It is hard to believe that only ten years ago, the technology that Apple would be selling the public was just about unfathomable.. Extremely fast processors. Facial recognition. Emojis that can make poop turn into your face and voice. 



In 2007, people were happy with Myspace and turning 'off' the net in favor of a night out. Now they can't leave home without the smartphone.
Apple wants to capitalize further on the influencers: Those who we are told have 'disposable income' (credit cards) and are below the age of 25 .. those who care less about processor speed and more about selfie. Those who would indeed literally buy an iPhone simply because it can turn their face into an Emoji of feces...



Let's pause for a moment. The most precious few seconds of Apple's big unveiling was a big flop: They tried to announce facial recognition but when they actually attempted to use it, it failed.
Apple has offered an explanation for an embarrassing glitch at the launch of its …

DOES 'MOTHER!' DESERVE THE PRAISE IT IS GETTING? (A spoiler alert with this one)

The horror film 'mother!' Is getting high praise from noble media affiliations. It is also being billed as an intellectual horror flick with a message.. religious overtones.. social justice ramifications.
Big name star: Lawrence. Big name director: Aronofsky (BLACK SWAN FAME) Shock scene (SPOILER): Infant being eaten.



Let's unpack this.. The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/jennifer-lawrences-mother-marks-new-turn-year-prestige-horror-1039071) opines:
Taken purely on its surface, the film is about the horror of hosting ungrateful houseguests. Going beneath that surface, it’s about gruesome male narcissism. Ignoring its text and subtext entirely though, mother! is something more ambitious: A herald of prestige horror at a moment when we might actually need it. It’s September, the calm before the dizzying storm of awards season self-aggrandizement, when we stop thinking of movies as works of art and start thinking of them as show horses; we sac…

IT continues to make some box office history

IT easily beat mother! this weekend .. It wasn't great competition, but it's a good victory nonetheless.


And some facts: In its first 10 days, the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel has earned $218.7 million domestically, passing up Get Out ($175.5 million) to become the No. 2 R-rated horror film of all time behind The Exorcist, not accounting for inflation. 
It is already the top-grossing September release in history. 
IT will finish its North American run with north of $300 million.

Overseas: IT is grossing $60.3 million in its second weekend from 56 markets for a foreign tally of $152.6 million and a stunning $371.3 million worldwide against a $35 million budget. 
Highlights included a record-breaking horror opening of $13.8 million in Mexico.
A perfect horror movie for the age of TRUMP.