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SpongeBob is Gay, and All Birthdays Matter- Sunday Roundup

Hello WT friends and fam and welcome back to another installment of the WT Sunday Roundup with Rachel the WT Intern.  I am here to hit you with all of the things we missed this week. Without further ado let’s jump right into it.

Hello WT friends and fam and welcome back to another installment of the WT Sunday Roundup with Rachel the WT Intern.  I am here to hit you with all of the things we missed this week. Without further ado let’s jump right into it.

Entertainment, TV

Maroon 5 Might Play Spongebob’s “Sweet Victory” At the Super Bowl

Even though the pop stars made of flesh and blood may grab the headlines, anyone in the know knows that gen-z and millennial's true patron saint is a little doodle of a pants wearing sponge, known to the greater intellectual world as "Spongebob Squarepants". After the tragic death of Spongebob creator, Stephen Hillenburg, from ALS, earlier this year, fans have rallied together to try to honor the man vis a vis a Super Bowl performance. A Change.org petition received 1.1 million signatures, trying to urge for the song "Sweet Victory" -- the song that Spongebob and company played during a massive football game on land during the now classic episode band geeks -- and Maroon 5 may have hinted that they may just play the song... with a short clip of Spongebob Squarepants during the video advertising their appearance...

Even though the pop stars made of flesh and blood may grab the headlines, anyone in the know knows that gen-z and millennial's true patron saint is a little doodle of a pants wearing sponge, known to the greater intellectual world as "Spongebob Squarepants". After the tragic death of Spongebob creator, Stephen Hillenburg, from ALS, earlier this year, fans have rallied together to try to honor the man vis a vis a Super Bowl performance. A Change.org petition received 1.1 million signatures, trying to urge for the song "Sweet Victory" -- the song that Spongebob and company played during a massive football game on land during the now classic episode band geeks -- and Maroon 5 may have hinted that they may just play the song... with a short clip of Spongebob Squarepants during the video advertising their appearance...

News

Six Spongebob Squarepants Memes That Captured The Internet’s Heart

It's going to be a lot of work to fully capture the legacy of Stephen Hillenburg over the next few weeks. His animation and cartoons were revolutionary and deeply influential, but the generation that it influenced is yet to grow up and control all of media the way that the fans of other creators have. Three places however truly felt the influence of Steve Hillenburg. One is animation, where the unique strange and funny sense of humor of Spongebob -- with its unapologetic positivity beating out the cynisim of the day. One is memes, which while absolutely repitive and disposable, also represent just how deeply Spongebob Squarepants ingratiated itself into the current generation's consciousness. And another, after Genius.com collected examples of how rapper have referenced the cartoon, both generally and very very specifically (DoodleBob and the Hash Slinging Slasher!? Damn! That is SPECIFIC).

It's going to be a lot of work to fully capture the legacy of Stephen Hillenburg over the next few weeks. His animation and cartoons were revolutionary and deeply influential, but the generation that it influenced is yet to grow up and control all of media the way that the fans of other creators have. Three places however truly felt the influence of Steve Hillenburg. One is animation, where the unique strange and funny sense of humor of Spongebob -- with its unapologetic positivity beating out the cynisim of the day. One is memes, which while absolutely repitive and disposable, also represent just how deeply Spongebob Squarepants ingratiated itself into the current generation's consciousness. And another, after Genius.com collected examples of how rapper have referenced the cartoon, both generally and very very specifically (DoodleBob and the Hash Slinging Slasher!? Damn! That is SPECIFIC).

Entertainment

Spongebob Creator Stephen Hillenburg Dies at 57

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the hyper popular Nickelodeon animated cartoon, Spongebob Squarepants, has passed away due to complications from ALS. He is survived by his wife of 20 years Karen Hillenburg, and his son Clay.

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the hyper popular Nickelodeon animated cartoon, Spongebob Squarepants, has passed away due to complications from ALS. He is survived by his wife of 20 years Karen Hillenburg, and his son Clay.

Entertainment, Music

8 Emerging Black Artists You Need To Listen To

Black musicians generated iconic innovations in early modern music. Throughout history, black artists have continued to initiate new sounds and forms of music that have been integrated into our lives for years to come. Since we are in the start of a new decade, the sound of any genre of music is bound to evolve. […]

Black musicians generated iconic innovations in early modern music. Throughout history, black artists have continued to initiate new sounds and forms of music that have been integrated into our lives for years to come. Since we are in the start of a new decade, the sound of any genre of music is bound to evolve. […]

Entertainment, TV

SNL Gives Us Gift Of Freakish Talking Ugly Cake

In a rare shift for a show that is famously unpredictable in its quality, Saturday's SNL was actually great. From Don Cheadle's searing threads to a sketch where Cheadle has sex with a guy's wife as a cockroach, there was plenty for freaks and freakish fans of comedy to enjoy, and few freak things were as fun as the "ugly cake" sketch, as terrible bakers on a British Bake-Off style show (Extreme Baking Championship!) tried to create popular cartoon characters using the deathless art of the bake, only to result in terrifying freaks who begged for death and may or may not have been named Sean. Check out this mini comedy masterpiece of a sketch below.

In a rare shift for a show that is famously unpredictable in its quality, Saturday's SNL was actually great. From Don Cheadle's searing threads to a sketch where Cheadle has sex with a guy's wife as a cockroach, there was plenty for freaks and freakish fans of comedy to enjoy, and few freak things were as fun as the "ugly cake" sketch, as terrible bakers on a British Bake-Off style show (Extreme Baking Championship!) tried to create popular cartoon characters using the deathless art of the bake, only to result in terrifying freaks who begged for death and may or may not have been named Sean. Check out this mini comedy masterpiece of a sketch below.

Entertainment, TV

VIDEO: Game of Thrones… Uhh… Killed the Dilly Dilly Knight

The ad aired during the Super Bowl and was one of the few exciting ones of the knight. It started out normal enough, as we saw our generation's Allan Ginsberg, the Dilly Dilly Knight, approach, hearing the cries of his beloved catchphrase, "Dilly dilly". And if you roll your eyes and go, "Ugh, more trash for the senses", then take a breath and then watch as the Dilly Dilly knight is violently beaten by a knight almost twice his size. At first you think the Dilly Dilly Knight will get powered up by the power of a Bud Light or something, but as the beating continues and grows more violent we uhh... we sense something is off. This isn't the fun lighthearted Dilly Dilly commercial of old... which is when we discover we're more right than we could imagine.

The ad aired during the Super Bowl and was one of the few exciting ones of the knight. It started out normal enough, as we saw our generation's Allan Ginsberg, the Dilly Dilly Knight, approach, hearing the cries of his beloved catchphrase, "Dilly dilly". And if you roll your eyes and go, "Ugh, more trash for the senses", then take a breath and then watch as the Dilly Dilly knight is violently beaten by a knight almost twice his size. At first you think the Dilly Dilly Knight will get powered up by the power of a Bud Light or something, but as the beating continues and grows more violent we uhh... we sense something is off. This isn't the fun lighthearted Dilly Dilly commercial of old... which is when we discover we're more right than we could imagine.

Entertainment, News

VIDEO: Impression Of Bee Movie Girlfriend Takes Internet by Storm

When it comes to ironic appreciation of comedies where a Jerry Seinfeld bee finds happiness with a human woman, it's hard to beat 2007's "Bee Movie" for that specific honor. And while "Bee Movie" somehow failed to beat "No Country for Old Men" at the Academy Awards (or even be nominated for some reason! Shaking my damn head!), it did gain a following online from its constant plays on TBS, and a boredom with Shrek as the go to movie to pretend you like while sort of cringing when those attempts at photo realistic ogres come on screen. Now, the nation wants more Bee Movie memes, and one woman captured the internet's collective imagination with her impression of the one fictional character without whom the cinematic world would cease to turn: Bee Movie bee's, Barry's, girlfriend Vanessa Bloome, voiced originally by Renee Zellweger, played to perfection by this individual, Twitter user @Gianna_Genneken. Gaze in awe at her near perfect rendition of the greatest love interest character of all time (Romeo and Juliet are tied for second of course).

When it comes to ironic appreciation of comedies where a Jerry Seinfeld bee finds happiness with a human woman, it's hard to beat 2007's "Bee Movie" for that specific honor. And while "Bee Movie" somehow failed to beat "No Country for Old Men" at the Academy Awards (or even be nominated for some reason! Shaking my damn head!), it did gain a following online from its constant plays on TBS, and a boredom with Shrek as the go to movie to pretend you like while sort of cringing when those attempts at photo realistic ogres come on screen. Now, the nation wants more Bee Movie memes, and one woman captured the internet's collective imagination with her impression of the one fictional character without whom the cinematic world would cease to turn: Bee Movie bee's, Barry's, girlfriend Vanessa Bloome, voiced originally by Renee Zellweger, played to perfection by this individual, Twitter user @Gianna_Genneken. Gaze in awe at her near perfect rendition of the greatest love interest character of all time (Romeo and Juliet are tied for second of course).

News

VIDEO: Here Are Some Super Bowl Ads We’re Excited About

Look, do we here at What's Trending love being sold to during massive sports games when our minds are dulled with chicken wings, beer, and feelings about either the Rams or the Patriots? No. Are we ready to be sold to though? Do we have a choice here in this vast capitalist empire? Heck no! So I guess if we're going to be sold to, it might as well be interesting, and wonderful news: Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, with all of the ads and selling to and whatever the heck that we could imaginably want. So what do we have?

Look, do we here at What's Trending love being sold to during massive sports games when our minds are dulled with chicken wings, beer, and feelings about either the Rams or the Patriots? No. Are we ready to be sold to though? Do we have a choice here in this vast capitalist empire? Heck no! So I guess if we're going to be sold to, it might as well be interesting, and wonderful news: Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, with all of the ads and selling to and whatever the heck that we could imaginably want. So what do we have?

Entertainment, Music

Cupcakke Releases Filthy Song About Dick Like Nature of “Squidward’s Nose”

Although Cupcakke's week started out with near tragedy, it then ended with an incredible new rap song, just released, titled "Squidward's Nose", a song as filthy as anything in the rapper's incredible catalog. The premise of the song? Oh, compared to some middling penises out there, why... she would rather have the beautiful act of intercourse with Squidward's phallic nose. In honor of the glorious legacy of the show, I am sure.

Although Cupcakke's week started out with near tragedy, it then ended with an incredible new rap song, just released, titled "Squidward's Nose", a song as filthy as anything in the rapper's incredible catalog. The premise of the song? Oh, compared to some middling penises out there, why... she would rather have the beautiful act of intercourse with Squidward's phallic nose. In honor of the glorious legacy of the show, I am sure.

News

“Not A Cell Phone In Sight” Meme Clowns on Luddite Culture

Hence the "Not A Cell Phone In Sight" meme. Every Tweet contains the words "not a cell phone in sight. just living in the moment. absolutely beautiful, Wish we could go back" and was started -- as so many things do on the internet in 2018 -- with a sweet pic from Spongebob Squarepants of a crowd of fish. I haven't watched Spongebob since I was a kid, did the fish eventually get smart phones? And were they fun things like buoys and junk?

Hence the "Not A Cell Phone In Sight" meme. Every Tweet contains the words "not a cell phone in sight. just living in the moment. absolutely beautiful, Wish we could go back" and was started -- as so many things do on the internet in 2018 -- with a sweet pic from Spongebob Squarepants of a crowd of fish. I haven't watched Spongebob since I was a kid, did the fish eventually get smart phones? And were they fun things like buoys and junk?

News

Russian Troll Elon Musk With “How About This Elon Musk?” Meme

The meme making skills of the people of Russia cannot be denied-- they created the frankly quite incredible "Как тебе такое, Илон Маск?", which translates to "How about this, Elon Musk?" meme. The phrase is usually accompanied by an image of some kind of jury rigged invention made out of spare garbage.

The meme making skills of the people of Russia cannot be denied-- they created the frankly quite incredible "Как тебе такое, Илон Маск?", which translates to "How about this, Elon Musk?" meme. The phrase is usually accompanied by an image of some kind of jury rigged invention made out of spare garbage.

Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, TV

SNL’s Pete Davidson Gets Tattoos for New Girlfriend Ariana Grande

Only a few weeks after they've begun dating, SNL comedian Pete Davidson has shown his loyalty to new girlfriend Ariana Grande by getting not one, but two tattoos for the popular singer.

Only a few weeks after they've begun dating, SNL comedian Pete Davidson has shown his loyalty to new girlfriend Ariana Grande by getting not one, but two tattoos for the popular singer.