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The Latest Mystery Web Trend: Go Ahead and Google 2204355

Culture-jamming or internet prank? Decide for yourself: call it “bullshit” or “it’s really f-d up” in the comments below.

WTFMany news outlets are confused exactly what is the point of this video (deal with the ’80s Nintendo video game sounds at your own risk).

I have tried to figure what the hell this is about, the site Know Your Meme did an exemplar job of why the internet media is even talking about this now, and Matt Zoller Setiz on Salon made a good connection where some of the video was sourced from:

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It’s a Trap! Students Push Admiral Ackbar for Ole Miss Mascot

This story gets my “Meme of the Year” award!

From the AJC:

The campaign for Admiral Ackbar is gaining Internet, if not intergalactic, steam.

Tuesday, Ole Miss students voted to find a new mascot to replace the abandoned Colonel Reb. A student committee to develop and propose a new mascot will be formed soon.

Ackbar, a member of the Mon Calamari species who led the Rebel Alliance ships into the Battle of Endor, appears to be the early favorite. He has more than 14,000 Facebook fans. Websites like notatrap.org — “It’s a trap!” was his famous line — are promoting Ackbar’s candidacy.

“Who wants a Colonel when you could have an Admiral?” the Web site asks, before launching into “The Story of Ole Miss Ackbar.”

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … Admiral Ackbar received a deep space transmission of SEC coverage. He found that he couldn’t stop watching everything from football to volleyball.

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