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08
Oct
2020
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Mike Pence Had a Fly on His Head During the VP Debate and the Internet Erupted

A small black fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head for over a minute during the vice presidential debate with Senator Kamala Harris in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday evening, and the internet erupted.



Mike Pence wearing a suit and tie: Vice President Mike Pence at the 2020 vice presidential debate on October 7, 2020.


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Vice President Mike Pence at the 2020 vice presidential debate on October 7, 2020.

Americans tuning into the debate saw the fly land on the left side of Pence’s head as Harris discussed whether justice was served in the case of Breonna Taylor. Viewers quickly seized on the moment, sharing memes, images and videos of the Republican to social media.

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“A fly lands on Vice President Pence during,” C-Span tweeted, alongside a video of the incident.

“I couldn’t take my eyes off the fly that perched on Mike Pence’s head during the debate,” former Democratic Coalition chair Jon Cooper tweeted.

“Update: the fly on Pence head has passed away from Covid-19. He was 1 day old,” comedian Dane Cook tweeted.

“The fly on Mike Pence’s head has captured more attention than anything Kamala Harris has said or done this whole debate,” comedian Savanah Hernandez tweeted.

“Pence has a fly

08
Oct
2020
Posted in internet

Fly Lands on Mike Pence’s Head & Becomes The Internet’s Breakout Star, Leaves Netizens in Splits



Mike Pence wearing a suit and tie


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Amid the heated Vice Presidential debate in Salt Lake City, Utah, a stray housefly that landed on US Vice President Mike Pence’s head of thick white hair became an unlikely star on the social media. Notably, the fly stayed there for two-three minutes, however, Pence seemed acutely unaware of the unwelcome visitor’s presence as he made no attempts to shoo it away. But, of course, it took no time for social media users to spot it and thereon, the VP debate As was expected, the fly brought laughs and spawned a whole new cluster of Twitter accounts. The fly has now topped the list of trending questions from the debate, and amusingly so.

Joining in the fun, Biden’s campaign also tweeted, “Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly.” His campaign set up a website, flywillvote.com, to register voters and within the hour, it was selling a “Truth over Flies” fly swatter for $10.

“Everyone jealous because I got the best seat for the debate tonight” tweeted a MikePenceFly handle. “Please retweet if you agree that I defeated Mike Pence tonight,” came from TheFlyBeatHim. Here is how the fly triggered an avalanche of hilarious reactions on social media:

07
Oct
2020
Posted in internet

Kamala Harris Memes Flood Internet as Her Reactions to Mike Pence Go Viral

Memes of Democratic Senator Kamala Harris flooded the internet during the Wednesday night vice presidential debate as social media users posted humorous images and videos that highlighted her opposition to Republican Vice President Mike Pence.

One of the earliest memes posted during the debate was from the Republican-led political action committee, The Lincoln Project, focusing on Harris’ face as she listened to Pence speak.

One of the most viral memes came from American activist Jamira Burley, who seemed to strike a nerve about men condescending to women.

Another meme from American commentator and editor of PC Magazine, Lance Ulanoff, highlighted comedian Maya Rudolph’s depiction of Harris on the long-running comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live.

Washinton Post contributor Jonathan Capehart succinctly summarized Harris’ sentiments in the debate by showing an animated GIF of the vice-presidential nominee.

Before the debate, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at the plexiglass divider between Harris and Pence, meant to serve as protection against possible COVID-19 transmission, by comparing it to the protective glass between FBI Agent Clarissa Starling and cannibal Hannibal Lector in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs.

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Memes of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California have started flooding the internet during her Vice Presidential debate with Republican Vice President Mike Pence.
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Josh Marshall, a contributor of Talking Points Memo, posted a video of a boxing match as an “infographic” of Harris’ treatment of Republican President Donald Trump during the debate.

Artist Aman Chaudhary depicted Pence as a literal gaslight as a way to accuse him of “gaslighting,”a term for manipulating someone into questioning their own sanity. The Trump administration has often been accused of gaslighting Americans by getting them to doubt news and scientific reports.

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03
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

21-year-old Allan Maman made memes for Andrew Yang and Mike Bloomberg

  • Allan Maman, a 21-year-old who didn’t go to college, is the brainchild behind many of the memes used by the presidential campaigns of Andrew Yang and Mike Bloomberg. 
  • Maman’s work included an ‘AirPod’ meme for Yang and a Democratic debate meme for Bloomberg.
  • In an interview with Business Insider, Maman revealed his career in meme-making, and how it started with cold emails.
  • Maman also got an assist from contacts dating to his days as a fidget-spinner entrepreneur, he says.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Years ago, Allan Maman used to be known for co-inventing the fidget spinner. But that was before the now 21-year-old took the digital reins of first Andrew Yang and then Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaigns.

It’s been quite a journey for the young man from Westchester County, New York. But strangely enough, the first business led quite directly to the second, totally different one.

“The connections I got from the fidget spinner business, I was able to utilize into actually making it easier to buy ads on meme pages for politicians,” Maman told Business Insider.

Basically, Maman explains, when he had first launched his fidget spinner business, he would buy what were, at the time, “cheap” ads on Instagram meme pages to market his product to the masses. This was in 2017, when, for example, he would spend about $40 for an influencer ad post on a certain Instagram page dedicated to memes, estimating this would bring in about $2,000 in sales. 

Years later, Maman brought this strategy — and those meme accounts — to politics. It began when he realized in September 2018 that Andrew Yang was going to run for president. Maman said he was inspired as an Asian American that another might actually have a chance at getting elected, and sent cold