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What Iconic Vine Best Describes Your Life Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Even though Vine died out a few years ago, we all still have a real appreciation for the meme value those tiny clips gave us. It’s wild to think about how many classic memes we wouldn’t have today if it weren’t for Vine.

The important question is: what Vine would you be, given the chance? Never fear. We have the answer here. Read your zodiac sign to find out which Vine you are.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Instagram: @keniavfit

Aries, given a little leeway, you can be one hell of a spitfire personality. You’re not all about aggression, but with your mix of energy, impatience, and pride, that’s what sometimes comes out. That’s why the John Cena police officer Vine perfectly captures who you are. However, Aries, you’re not the police officer in this scenario. You’re the girl who kicks him.

Instagram: @johncena_yard

Vine

GIRL: F*ck the police.

*Girl kicks policeman from a chair*

NARRATOR: It was at this moment the young girl realized she had just kicked officer JOHN CEEEENAAAA.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Instagram: @littlbrune

The guy asking the girl for her number is your Vine, Taurus. This is less about your independence and grounded nature, and more about your sense of persistence and stubbornness. Because let’s face it, you would argue with someone about their use of the word fat. Especially if there’s a relationship at stake.

Instagram: @ashton.miranda.interested

Vine

GUY: Hey girl lemme get yo’ number.

SAME GUY, BUT WITH A BLONDE WIG AND LIPSTICK: Sorry, I don’t date fat guys.

GUY: That’s okay, I’m not fat, I’M OBESE.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Instagram: @_princessdee

Gemini, you’re expressive and quick-witted, just like pretty much every Vine out there. But your split personality brings to mind the Vine featuring a dog eating a butterfly. Are you the dog? Or are you its owner? For all you know, you could be the butterfly. To be honest, it probably depends on your mood.

Instagram: @pugloversclub

Vine

OWNER: It’s a butterfly, Bentley.

*Pug takes butterfly in its mouth and runs off*

OWNER: NO! NO! BENTLEY! BENTLEY!

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Instagram: @betsy_nallely

You’re emotional and intuitive, Cancer. People know you for having a complicated personality. Which is why, in another life, you were most likely the Elmo Vine. Chances are, if we caught you on a good day, we’d see you also dressed in an Elmo costume and standing in the snow, suffering an existential crisis.

Instagram: @hypedslaves

Vine

[SONG PLAYS] “La la la la, la la la la, Elmo’s- hello darkness my old friend.”

*Elmo stands lifelessly in the snow as cars drive past*

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Instagram: @trendy.dreamstienda

To be frank, Leo, with your air of royalty and love of the spotlight, it’s obvious which Vine you are. Remember when Donald Trump followed Hillary Clinton around the stage during the 2016 presidential campaign debates? Put a Jaws theme behind it, and you’ve got your Vine. Sorry not sorry, but you’re definitely Trump in this scenario.

Instagram: @hvcillustration

Vine

*Theme from Jaws plays*

*Trump looms behind Clinton as she speaks on stage*

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Instagram: @thatinava_dc

Are you sure you’ve never starred in a Vine before, Virgo? It looks like you’ve got a dopplegänger in the Vine with the mom who dramatically tried to turn off a stereo playing rap music. Even though you’re capable and well-spoken, that doesn’t mean that everything in this world is as refined as you are. Which is why you sometimes have very limited patience, just like this strict mom.

Instagram: @rrivera0875

Vine

*Mom slowly moves towards a stereo playing loud rap music*

MOM: No. NO. NO. TURN THAT OFF. NOO!

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Instagram: @guaraguaopr

Libra, as a rule, you are kind and gentle, and a lover of beauty, harmony, and peace. Which is why you definitely identify with the contestant who got shredded by Gordon Ramsay on national television. You find it hella difficult to turn people down, so you can get pretty stressed over being rejected yourself. Let’s hope you’re in Gordon Ramsay’s shoes in the future.

Instagram: @dailydoseofgordanramsay

Vine

GORDON RAMSAY: Congratulations-

CONTESTANT: THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUU!

GORDON RAMSAY: -on the worst dish in this competition so far.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Instagram: @maryori291

You can be a bit of a mystery at the best of times, Scorpio. If there’s anything anyone knows about you, it’s that when you’re given the chance, you don’t hold back on the insults. You’re a bit more than a little sex-obsessed, which is why you could be either Amanda or her friend in the Vine about Amanda riding horses. At the end of the day, if you’re not getting laid, then you’d like to think you can at least dish some savage one-liners.

Instagram: @pferdenutellaa

Vine

FRIEND: “My name’s Amanda and I ride horses because I can’t ride d*ck.”

AMANDA: *shocked face*

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

Instagram: @chocolate_and_planes

Sagittarius, you’re a curious and energetic sort. Everyone knows you’re the happy-go-lucky, fun-loving type. Which means that once you’ve had a few drinks, you’d take every single, stupid suggestion very seriously. After all, you’ve got to live up to your reputation as an extrovert. And naturally, you’d end up belly-flopping off the top of a wardrobe onto a tabletop, just like the Vine with the frat guy who, well, belly-flops off the top of a wardrobe onto a tabletop.

Instagram: @fitboylars

Vine

FRIEND: “One.”

GUY: *jumps off wardrobe, breaks table, destroys at least twenty drinks*

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

Instagram: @the_loveli_coco

The traits that define a Capricorn are ambition, conservativeness, determination, practicality, and helpfulness. Which is why a lot of people see you as the tedious office job type, content with spending your days in a tiny cubicle and battling your way through workplace politics. Life’s not all about that for you, Capricorn. Sometimes you’re like el chico sharing wisdom in the Vine about Mondays.

Instagram: @nutrininjabullet

Vine

“Life is like – you ever get that one feeling where you wanna die, you feel like it’s Monday.”

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

Instagram: @lcnba_fashion

Aquarius, you’re intelligent and can be outspoken and opinionated. You’ve got the brainpower to think in the abstract and about practical things. Have you ever seen the Vine about Arkansas? Because that’s pretty much you. Wait, scratch the pretty much. It IS you.

Instagram: @amylattacreations

Vine

NARRATOR: “So I am confusion. Why is this one Kansas, but this one is not Ar-Kansas. America explain! Explain what you mean! ARK-AN-SAW!”

NARRATOR: *gestures angrily at a map of the U.S.*

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Instagram: @kga.soto

If anyone was to choose a single word that sums you up, Pisces, it would be soulful. You’re one of those empathetic, intuitive, and artistic types. You experience emotions deeply. If a Vine could be a spirit animal, then yours would be the Vine featuring a dog staring at a toy trapped under a couch. And really, you don’t have to see the Vine know what we’re talking about, do you? You can probably feel the dog’s loss right now.

Instagram: @puppy_unity

Vine

[SONG PLAYS] “Everybody hurrrrrrts, sometimes.”

*dog paws desperately at toy under the couch*


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University Student Arrested For Creating Meme Account Calling Out New Government

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University Student Arrested For Creating Meme Account Calling Out New Government

Suchel 2.0 / Facebook

On the last day of 2019, Bolivian officials arrested a university student for creating a popular meme account that criticized the controversial change of government. Bolivia saw a change from long-beloved indigenous President Evo Morales to the self-declared Conservative Christian Interim President Jeanine Añez Chavez. The arrest of María Alejandra Salinas comes in the wake of rising concern of the stability of the democracy after military personnel violently ransacked President Morales’ home. Morales is currently living in exile in Mexico City, his new asylum home. Now, those who were concerned about the new right-wing government are troubled to learn of Salinas’s arrest in what they perceive as a violation of free speech. Salinas, herself, was worried before she was even arrested. She deactivated her account just days before her arrest for fear of her own personal safety after receiving numerous death and rape threats.

The new government actions are prompting civilian debate about whether it’s okay for the government to censor and arrest citizens for sharing differing political views.

María Alejandra Salinas ran the meme account Suchel, which reached over 10,000 followers until she shut it down.

CREDIT: GUSTAVO GARECA / FACEBOOK

A graduate student in feminist studies at La Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Salinas decided to join the mass protests after the forced resignation of former Bolivian President Morales. She protested in her own way by creating a digital meme account called Suchel that garnered 10,000 followers since Morales’ exile on Nov. 10. If you’re reading this, you probably already understand the art of the meme. Using humor to give cutting insight into political opinions, #Suchel became emblematic of an Internet subculture of Bolivia’s pro-Morales, pro-Indigenous movement.

The government’s move to arrest Salinas only seems to validate Suchel’s followers’ concerns: that the state is seeking to maintain its power by any means necessary, including violating free speech rights.

Others are celebrating the arrest of Salinas, calling her a “digital warrior” seeking to “destabilize the government of our President Jeanine Añez.”

CREDIT: SUCHEL 2.0 / FACEBOOK

A Facebook group called “¡El 21-F SE RESPETA!” that had reached an equal size to Suchel’s leftist group is celebrating her arrest. The right-ist group seems to also employ the same use of memes to spread their political ideology. Still, members are celebrating Salinas’s arrest, claiming that she “comes from a bourgeois family that enjoys the honey of capitalism and defends socialism.”

Meanwhile, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) reported that a bot campaign was employed by far-right government factions to influence public opinion in their favor. The CIDH found that 68,000 fake accounts posted over 1 million tweets during a week-long period before, during, and after the coup. Suchel became one of the few authentic informative accounts that indigenous and liberal Bolivians could rely on. 

“They say that I promote hate, indoctrinate people,” Salinas later wrote in a social media post. “This is just a page that doesn’t even reach 10 percent of the population in Bolivia. I have no power over people,” she added. 

According to Salinas, four men physically assaulted her and threatened to rape her if she didn’t give them her phone password.

CREDIT: @WYATTREED13 / TWITTER

Four men who knew that Salinas was the Suchel administrator ganged up on her and physically held her down in front of two police officers. When she refused to give them her cell phone code, they attempted to rape her. Later, when she confronted the police officers who “did nothing,” they told her “it was my fault because I had not listened to them,” according to a shocking social media post in Spanish (pictured above). Salinas was already the victim of sexual assault and death threats and deserved protection rather than persecution. On Dec. 28, Salinas announced that she would be shutting down the Suchel accounts for fear of her and her family’s safety. “Due to the lack of guarantees, I decided today to close Suchel on Facebook, at least until I am sure that my life and that of my family is not at risk,” Salinas posted to Suchel, according to Pagina SieteThree days later, she was arrested.

In a public statement in Spanish, CIDES demanded that “the corresponding authorities give the unrestricted respect for [Salinas’] rights during the legal process that is being carried out and taking into account the risks that due to the gender condition usually involve in these cases,” according to a local outlet.

Already, Suchel 2.0 accounts have popped up on several social media platforms.

CREDIT: @PAGINA_SIETE / TWITTER

The government’s attempt to control the online narrative of its administration’s rise to power and subsequent human rights violations appears to be unsustainable. While Salinas remains detained by authorities disdainful of her political views, Bolivians continue to raise their voices and seek community on and offline.

READ: An Angry Group Of Anti-Morales Protesters Attacked This Bolivian Mayor Ripping Off Her Clothes And Cutting Her Scalp

10 Instagram Fails That Prove Many Peoples’ “Best Lives” Are Fake AF

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10 Instagram Fails That Prove Many Peoples’ “Best Lives” Are Fake AF

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Instagram is without a doubt, the social media platform we have the most complicated relationship with. Although the photo-sharing platform was created with the intention of connecting people who want to share special moments from their lives, it has recently devolved into the social media that experts are calling most detrimental to our mental health.

The problem with Instagram lies in the images Instagram users present to the world: staged, curated, and–more increasingly–edited beyond recognition. After all, it’s not like the phrase “do it for the ‘Gram” came out of nowhere. People want to present the best versions of themselves to their followers because they know that that’s what racks up the most likes. The problem with many Instagram users’ “best versions” of themselves, however, is that those versions aren’t based in reality. We compiled a list of the worst Instagram fails of 2019 to show to our readers that what you see isn’t always what you get. Check it out below!

1. This person who edited their face, but not their reflection

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Ahh, the old “I face-tuned my face within an inch of its life but forgot to edit its reflection” problem. Many a brave solider has fallen victim to this mistake. Many more will follow.

2. When even famous celebs are a victim of Instagram fails

Credit: iamcardib / Instagram

Cardi B’s photoshopping fail proves that even celebrities are insecure about their bodies and feel the need to alter their appearance in pictures. Even someone as beautiful and successful as Cardi B gives in to the pressure to be “perfect” for the public. 

3. When one person edits their face, to the detriment of others

Credit: u/em_abdo / Reddit

Look, we all know that pretty much no one looks hot on Christmas morning. We’re always rushed to get out of bed and probably sleep-deprived. It’s unfortunate that a situation least conducive for great photos is the time of year we’re most often in front of the camera. And while most of us resist the urge to face-tune ourselves in the family photo, some people (like the girl on the far left) can’t post a pic without tampering with it. Unfortunately, the end result is jarring and super noticeable.

4. This girl photoshopped a Lamborghini logo on her car’s steering wheel

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We give this girl credit for thinking of new and creative ways to flex on Instagram. Pro tip: if you really want people thinking you own a luxury car, go to a fancy car dealership and ask to test drive the newest model. Then, you can take a selfie in the driver’s seat and no one will ever be any wiser (#sarcasm).

5. This guy photo-shopped weights onto his bar, but forgot to add them to the reflection

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Here’s another Instagram fail where the reflection tells the real story. This is the type of photoshop fail that totally baffles us. Why lie about how much you can lift? It’s pretty easy to tell how strong someone is by looking at their body! 

6. This guy “travels” the world by photo-shopping himself into different locations

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If you’re going to photoshop yourself as a world traveler, at least change up your pose once in a while. 

7. This guy also “travels” the world, but the fence behind him oddly stays the same…

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This guy doesn’t even try to photoshop himself into new locations. Instead, he just changes his location tags and trusts that his followers will believe that he’s jet-setting around the globe. But it doesn’t take a genius to see that he’s sitting in the same location in both “Israel” and “Belarus”. 

8. This guy went a little over-board on the teeth-whitening tool

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This picture is a prime example of Instagram influencers taking something that looks great in moderation and ramping up the intensity until it’s no longer attractive. Also on that list? Full lips, curvaceous bodies, and smooth skin. 

9. This cloud pattern seems to oddly follow this Influencer all over the world

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This picture is an example of how much Instagram has warped the minds of its users. While editing your photos used to be about removing a pimple or fixing red eye, now people feel the need to add perfect, fluffy clouds in their skies to keep up the illusion of a flawless life. 

10. This “artist” shows photos of different paintings, but the palette in her hand never changes

Credit: u/zannrael / Reddit

Where do we even start with this Instagram fails? To begin with, it seems highly unlikely that a real painter would wear such nice clothes when dealing with paints that could potentially ruin their fabric.

READ: The Instagram Trends That Drove Us Nuts In 2019