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SIS: Explain your Memes; Why Jim Day blocked me on Twitter

Based on this comment from TheC, it may be time for some of the more recent memes used on Red Reporter be given context to those who were not around at their inception. Some people wonder "Why do you post a picture of a statue eating babies when you talk about Juan Francisco" etc. Also, what is the deal with the giraffes and Jim Day? Since I started that one (innocently), I'll explain. Feel free to use the comments section to give context to other common Red Reporter memes.

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Back in July, Jim Day was conversing with people on twitter (I was a follower of his) during a Reds game. He also is involved with the Cincinnati Zoo in some capacity. During this same week, the baby giraffe at the zoo died from complications from a broken leg. Jim Day happened to mention that he had just fed the giraffes at the zoo.

Being the horrible person I am, I make a joke that didn't go over well:

Jim Day @JimDayTV

RT : You feed the giraffes and the baby one dies, coincidence? / not funny

Since he retweeted it out to his followers, I got some hate tweets sent to me (should have saved them). Also I got the "the giraffe didn't die of food poisoning" tweets, etc. Just a joke, no harm no foul.

Three days later.....

President Obama (T-Rex, Spiders) was having a Town Hall type meeting, and was soliciting questions from people on twitter. If you tweeted a question with a hash tag of #AskObama (or something like that) there was a chance he would answer it. So, I asked a question that involved Jim Day. Jim, again, did not take kindly:

Jim Day @JimDayTV

RT : Did kill the baby giraffe at the Cincinnati Zoo? / Is that really funny to you? If it is, please UNFOLLOW me

This led to even more hate tweets, and the creation of @LilGiraffeGhost by a fellow namless Red Reporter. At this point, I had yet to be blocked by Jim. That all changed a few days later when I created this in MS Paint and tweeted it to him:

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I may have a sick sense of humor. It was all in a joking manner. So, long story short. Jim Day blocked me (one of many Cincinnati media that have...another meme?) and we have been joking about it going on 8 months now.

I encourage others to explain other memes.

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