"an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture." This can be a widely-spread image or quote, often used for other contexts than the original intent.

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What was the origin of the meme where Batman slaps Robin?

I have seen meme of Batman slapping Robin so many times. I really want to know the origin of it. When did it occur in comics, and why did he even slap him? Note: Spoilers are welcome.
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Which issue of Marvel comic books first featured Peter Parker taking a “Selfie”?

Did Peter take the pictures from the very first issue, or was the ploy introduced as the series unfolded? Which issue of the Amazing Spider-Man series did News Photographer, or the soon to be News ...
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What is the original context of this Spock video clip?

This clip has surfaced on the internet, and was particularly brought to my attention alongside a caption that implied Spock was examining a rather attractive derriere. I find it generally unlikely ...
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Picard Engage Photo Season/Episode

Which episode is this widely-used 'meme' picture taken from? Thanks
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What is the title of the anime with the “DESU” maid?

I've been watching AMVs forever and I keep seeing this little maid pop up in them that's in a green dress with blue and red eyes or something like that. She keeps yelling "DESU!" all the time. I think ...
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Is there any **official** confirmation that Superman was meant to “be Jewish”?

I know that there is a common meme/logic that Superman posesses some/many "Jew-like" characteristics, in part because his creators were Jewish. But that could be either intentional or unintentional. ...
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Which various versions of vampirism cure diseases?

What do various stories and interpretations of the vampire meme say about its ability to cure diseases? It seems some versions of vampirism can cure diseases like myopia, and others that you can never ...
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What's the origin of “One does not simply Telnet into Mordor”?

While I realise that it's a parody on "One does not simply walk into Mordor!" (I believe it's a statement made by Boromir), I was wondering where that particular meme comes from. The connection (no ...
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Which episode of Star Trek: TNG is this image from?

This image is from Meta Stack Overflow's chat room not available page. Is it from an actual episode, or is it a 'shop?