The Distract brings you the best, weird memes and all other ephemera from the rabbit hole that is the internet this week that trended from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube. This week’s come from Avengers, The Arya, Pot challenge, Gamora, the Razor Toast, ASMR YouTubers eating deodorant and more.
The Pot Challenge
People are screaming into their pots, closing them and then opening them expecting to hear a sound back.
oh damn, y’all just gotta be fast fast pic.twitter.com/Cadg3Bu4a3
— jess (@jessicubs) April 30, 2019
People are doing it
— f a n k l e z (@not_cheney) May 2, 2019
I don't think it's working pic.twitter.com/x8yKSF7xUN
— Khalid Al-Rayes خالد الريس 🥝 (@kiwirayes) May 1, 2019
I don’t think it worked, my mom just got mad af at my sister for yelling pic.twitter.com/b9J6gy23kd
— LAALØØ (@LaaLoo_Tv) May 1, 2019
— Amber🥰 (@Pr1ncessambs) May 1, 2019
— Ian (@stratford_ian) May 1, 2019
Are you as petty as this Avengers fan?
The new Avengers: Endgame cast has been advising users not to post spoilers.
Well, let’s go back to last years Infinity War. According to Reddit, a man spoilt the movie for an Avengers fan who goes by the name Jus10Sch. Jus10Sch allegedly befriended the guy for a year so as to eventually spoil the latest Avengers movie for him – this was a long con and pettiness level 10000.
How did it start? The man commented on the Jus10Sch’s Instagram comments by naming everyone who dies in Infinity War. Jus10Sch and the stranger became friends and they kept messaging memes and movies like normal buddies.
The long con paid off as Jus10Sch saw Endgame on opening night and while he was at it, he took photos throughout the entire movie including Thanos death #1, Black Widow’s death, Iron Man’s death, Captain Marvel, Ronin, Smart Hulk, Fat Thor, 2 Captain America’s, 2 Nebulas, Stan Lee’s cameo, all the snapped coming back and several other important plot points.
And as a guy with a conscience, he had a moment where he didn’t want to send the photos. Jus10Sch and the stranger got back to texting with the stranger asking how it was and requesting Jus10Sch not to spoil it for him. Jus10Sch reminded him of how the stranger spoilt Infinity War for him with the stranger pleading that they are now friends. Jus10Sch then sent all the pictures coupled with plot points thus ruining it for the troll – somebody make this movie already.[Reddit]
“I just saved you guys like $12 on an overpriced movie, calm down.”
In other news, you can’t escape Endgame spoilers even in Church where you would think was a safe space. A youth pastor spoiled an important moment in Endgame to thousands of unsuspecting teens during his sermon.
The movie ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ got backlash from fans and is now getting a redesign
The trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog came out just this past week and there was a lot of backlash:
- a live-action Sonic movie set in the real world
- Jim Carrey resurrecting his mid-’90s comedy schtick
- a creepily realistic CGI Sonic with human teeth(it got the meme treatment)
WHY WOULD YOU GIVE HIM HUMAN TEETH pic.twitter.com/1Pjh4DNY6p
— Ben Fullon (@fullonben) April 30, 2019
sonic the hedgehog (2019), character design planning meeting pic.twitter.com/YSFcB9HKrI
— alexis nedd (@alexisthenedd) April 30, 2019
This led to fans creating their own stylized redesigns of the character
— Edward Pun (@EdwardPun1) April 30, 2019
Sonic’s weird appearance got a lot of attention
Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren't happy with the design & you want changes. It's going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast 🔧✌️
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 2, 2019
Now the pressure is on for the visual effects team as this movie is slated to come out in six months
If the Sonic movie fucked up how the titular character looks you can probably bet it has bigger problems than character design.
VFX people shouldn't have to work themselves to death polishing a turd.
— Sean Kearney (@kearneyart) May 3, 2019
With crunch work already a problem for VFX artists, employees will have to work overtime
Sonic Movie to be the first videogame movie to faithfully adapt the industry's horrifying crunch problem https://t.co/xzRqpVY8Hc
— ✨ Hamish Ridley-Steele ✨ (@hamishsteele) May 2, 2019
We’ll have to wait and see.
Why are ASMR YouTubers eating glass, rock and deodorants?
The ASMR fad has gone way too far with this recent trend. But generally, YouTubers have been doing ridiculous things for views. ASMR YouTubers are no different, there are even genres dedicated to chalk, rusty old tools and even bug eating.
But these aren’t actual chalk, candle, glue, bleach and deodorant. These YouTubers fail to put disclaimers since they eat edible food made to look like these objects. One ASMR YouTuber even got a backlash from another YouTuber.
Gamora putting on lipstick memes
This week was dominated by memes from The Avengers and the Game of Thrones, Zoe Saldana who plays Gamora posted an Instagram video in mostly full character makeup applying her green lipstick that went viral.
People started making memes out of it
— TheHollyhype (@TheHollyhype) April 30, 2019
it got modified to anything green with the joke that Zoe is a stand-in for any green object getting ready to do something bold or evil or funny.
Money getting ready to leave my bank account pic.twitter.com/APFVZD0j8Z
— Matthew A. Cherry 🏁 (@MatthewACherry) May 1, 2019
My arugula-kale blend base getting ready to cost me $14 at Sweetgreen pic.twitter.com/fGNoUj63bV
— dbs (@dbenderstern) May 1, 2019
They got hilarious
lettuce getting ready to give people e coli pic.twitter.com/70bK153LxA
— jaboukie (@jaboukie) May 1, 2019
Pickles right before getting removed from a hamburger. pic.twitter.com/JsuyW8zhNq
— Jose & The Bussycats (@itsjcerm) April 30, 2019
What’s with the Arya Dance?
Arya’s kill strike move in the recent Game of Thrones episode is the source of this new dance style.
— GΔΒΥ DURΔΝ 🇩🇴 (@GBDRN) April 29, 2019
other tweeps got interested
— 𝑻𝒀𝑺𝑶𝑵 (@infmusicnz) April 30, 2019
— jake troth (@jaketroth) April 29, 2019
— tanner olson (@tannerJolson) April 30, 2019
Please don’t do the Arya challenge. Y’all will injure yourselves
— Arya. (@yayo__s) April 29, 2019
Arya’s Night King moment simplified with a Carrot ✅ pic.twitter.com/tBZyeNnit7
— 𝗕𝗲𝗻 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲𝘆 (@BenLangley) May 1, 2019
Another simpler version
Hit the Arya #thearya
— 3 eyed raven 🐦 (@_benjoe) April 29, 2019
If you’re not a trained assassin, here are some hilarious takes
— Oscar Hernández (@HacheComics) May 1, 2019
— Mikki Rockets (@matcharley) April 30, 2019
— Avi Wechsler (@AviWechsler) April 29, 2019
Mariah referencing her own memes in the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs)
The Billboard Music Awards happened this past Wednesday and Mariah Carey was honoured with the icon award but it was her acceptance speech that got us interested.
— IG: JASPYOLOGY (@jaspyology) May 2, 2019
“Without getting into all the drama, all the ups and downs of my career—we’ve all seen them; we all make mistakes; there have been a few memes,” she says
— Marie 🏳️🌈 (@msciang) May 2, 2019
And that gave rise to new memes
Toss the tissue 🗳 is the new drop the mic 🎤 https://t.co/nxg0o8Vyt4
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) May 2, 2019
— 𝚒𝚐:𝚍𝚊𝚗𝚒𝚔𝚊𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚞𝚖𝚗 (@DanikaAutumn) May 2, 2019
Imagine making the mistake of not stanning Mariah Carey. A true legend. pic.twitter.com/Oo9bOGRRqa
— Asaf (@asafshb) May 2, 2019
MARIAH CAREY THROWING AWAY THAT TISSUE AND STARTING HER SPEECH IS LITERALLY THIS GIF I'M SCREAAAAAMING pic.twitter.com/iKmwx7JMz9
— kuh-leed (@kormanidei) May 2, 2019
Mariah Carey wiping her tears and throwing the tissue on the Billboard Music Awards stage is already iconic pic.twitter.com/XslM05mEU5
— Murtaza Murad Art (@Murtaza_Murad) May 2, 2019
mariah carey tissue IS A BIG MOOD EVERYONE pic.twitter.com/nAZXyvYxXG
— U ω U | Rosebowl lockdown (@yumangskie) May 2, 2019
*me after seeing Mariah’s performance and speech* 😭 pic.twitter.com/AVFE2Ymu6g
— Semajj the Muse (@SemajjTheMuse) May 2, 2019
Other artists applauded this
taylor aggressively screaming “we love you” to mariah carey is a big ass mood and honestly it’s me
— its ME! sue (@hostage2myfeels) May 2, 2019
When you realized Mariah Carey singing in front of you tonight:
Feeling the harmonize. pic.twitter.com/MIHtkZp9Yd
— TAYLOR. (@SWIEFTAY) May 2, 2019
taylor swift applauding mariah carey? my rights were truly given to me today pic.twitter.com/RAoM5ujYCf
— kyle (@panicatIove) May 2, 2019
— Jacklyn Krol (@JacklynKrol) May 2, 2019
— Brian Elmer (@brayenXeyen) May 2, 2019
BTS also joined in
— 태 ♡ 국 (@veautaefulkook) May 2, 2019
Armys after getting emotional to mariah's performance but then gotta get ready to hype btspic.twitter.com/gZMyKFzU9S
— Ann 🌼 (@starryjimini) May 2, 2019
Razer Toaster is actually happening
How did it get here? It all started as an April’s fools day prank in 2016 but the toaster had been wanted by fans since 2013.
The Facebook group agreed with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan that if they reached 1M likes, the toaster would be made. The page has 45000 likes but the CEO tweaked the agreement so that if anyone got the Razer tattoo would be equal to 100000 likes and so far 12 people have done that so far.
This means Min-Lang will have to deliver his end of the deal.
People thanking the Avengers turning into a meme
Meghan, a fan of the Avengers posted an appreciation tweet thanking the cast
thank you robert downey jr
thank you jeremy renner
thank you scarlet johansson
thank you chris hemsworth
thank you mark ruffalo
thank you chris evans
thank you tony
thank you clint
thank you nat
thank you thor
thank you bruce
thank you steve
thank you for being our heros.
— 𝕞𝕖𝕘𝕒𝕟 𝕤𝕒𝕨 𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕘𝕒𝕞𝕖 𝕩𝟛 (@leufeysonwinter) April 26, 2019
it got cloned
Thank you Michael Scott
Thank you Jim Halpert
Thank you Pam Beesly
Thank you Dwight Schrute
Thank you Kevin Malone
Thank you Angela Martin
Thank you Stanley Hudson
Thank you Oscar Martinez
Thank you Kelly Kapoor
Thank you Creed Bratton
Thank you for being our heroes. https://t.co/1PYMZAyZRG
— Grace Cureton (@Grace_Cureton) April 29, 2019
Thank you Day Man
Thank you Night Man
Thank you Troll
Thank you Princess
Thank you Charlie
Thank you Dennis
Thank you Mac
Thank you Danny DeVito
Thank you Dee
Thank you Charlie
Thank you for being our heroes
— Jules (@Julian_Epp) April 30, 2019
thank you trickstar
thank you hidaka hokuto
thank you akehoshi subaru
thank you yuuki makoto
thank you isara mao
thank you anzu
— ✨こはる || MY STARRY POINT✨ (@softsubarus) May 1, 2019
Is Joe Biden in Avengers: Endgame?
Well, his lookalike is. The resemblance is too close.
Crazy how they got Joe Biden to play Captain America
— Jesse (@chuyv99) April 30, 2019
— Megan Wood (@catbelly5000) April 27, 2019
— RP67 (@Buffpiezan67) April 28, 2019
— luis aveiro (@luisaveiro8) April 25, 2019
— "Samuli Glöersen" (@SamuliGloersen) April 29, 2019
— Dan Jenkins (@DanJenkins07) April 28, 2019
TikTok Videos of the week
The TikTok videos of the week are the Save the Turtles ones where users post videos that are a rallying call for users to stop using plastic raws as they are endangering sea life and embrace metal or reusable straws.
My favourite as it combines with the “Here’s *tap tap* the tea” TikTok video.
Log out with this TikTok Video – my all time favourite