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Overly Manly Man is an advice animal image macro series featuring a black-and-white photograph of a shirtless, mustachioed man with captions portraying the subject as an overtly masculine alpha male with misogynistic attitudes. The advice animal bears many similarities to other alpha male characters including Chuck Norris, Vernon Koekemoer, Epic Beard Man and Technoviking.

Origin

Redditor rken3824 submitted a post titled “Introducing Overly Manly Man” to the /r/AdviceAnimals[4] subreddit on September 24th, 2012, which featured an image macro using a photo of the late 1800s boxer Mike Conley[9] (shown below, left) with the caption “Colors? / You mean those things woman and gays like?” (shown below). Within 72 hours, the post received over 11,300 up votes and 300 comments.

Spread

On September 25th, the men’s humor blog Guyism[2] published a post titled “Overly Manly Man: New Meme Your Should Know" describing the character as a man solely interested in “steak, whiskey and testosterone.” The same day, the men’s humor site Brobible[3] featured a compilation post titled “Overly Manly Man Meme,” likening the advice animal to the character Ron Swanson from the American TV sitcom Parks and Recreation. Also on September 25th, Redditor mrfeathers51 submitted a post titled “Overly Manly Man [FIXED],”[6] featuring a photo of Ron Swanson with the caption “I’m a simple man / I enjoy pretty, dark-haired women, and breakfast food” (shown below, left). On the following day, FunnyJunk[7] user mrnishilion submitted an image macro with the caption “‘How would you like your steak?’ / Breathing” (shown below, right). Within two days, the post received over 59,000 views and 2,629 up votes.

Throughout the week, similar compilations of notable examples from the series were featured on a number of men’s lifestyle blogs and humor sites, including the Internet humor site Pleated Jeans[1] and the men’s lifestyle blog TSBMag[8] on September 27th and the Internet humor site Izismile[5] on September 28th.

Notable Examples

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External References

[1]Pleated Jeans – Best of the Overly Manly Man Meme

[2]Guyism – Overly Manly Man – New Meme You Should Know

[3]Brobible – The Best of the Overly Manly Man Meme

[4]Reddit – Introducing Overly Manly Man

[5]Izismile – The Hilarious Overly Manly Man Meme

[6]Reddit – Overly Manly Man [FIXED]

[7]FunnyJunk – Overly Manly Man is Overly Manly

[8]TSBMag – The Overly Manly Man is the Most Macho of Memes

[9]Cyber Boxing Zone – Mike Conley

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Immature High Schoolers is an image macro series featuring a photo of three adolescents laughing enthusiastically. The image macros are typically captioned with childish jokes involving bodily functions, sexuality or genitalia.

Origin

On April 26th, 2006, the French blog Choupine and Popuette[10] highlighted the photograph of the laughing teenagers (shown below, left) in an introductory post for the blog LeMarquis.[15] On April 2nd, 2012, Redditor TrentonJ submitted an image macro of the photo to the /r/AdviceAnimals[1] subreddit with the caption “He just said titties / comedy genius” (shown right) in a post titled “Immature High Schoolers.” The post failed to reach the front page, accumulating only 238 up votes within 27 days.

Spread

On April 28th, 2012, TrentonJ submitted another image macro with the caption “He just said 69 / fucking comedy genius,” which reached the front page receiving over 13,850 up votes within 48 hours.

The following day, compilations of the series were published to the men’s interest blog Modern Primate[4] and the Tumblr blog Pleated Jeans.[8] Within 24 hours, the Tumblr post had accumulated over 35,000 notes. On April 30th, an Immature High Schoolers example with the caption “Makes fun of gay kids / puts a penis on everything” appeared on the Internet humor site Slacktory[5] (shown below, left). The same day, an instance with the caption “Gets on friends Facebook account / ’I’m Gay’” was posted on the image macro blog Casual Safety[9] (shown below, right). Also on April 30th, the Slacktory image macro was posted on the Cheezburger site Memebase.[12]

On May 1st, compilations of notable examples from the series were posted on the ranked list site Ranker[11] and the Internet news site UpRoxx.[13] The meme has continued to spread on Tumblr[14] under the tag “#immature high schoolers.” As of September 6th, 2012, the Quickmeme[3] page has accumulated over 1900 submissions and 190 results for the search keywords “immature high schoolers” on Reddit.[7]

Notable Examples

Stand-up Act References

Several examples were created with captions featuring the names of comedians that have been associated with low-brow humor and younger demographics.

Search Interest

External References

[1] Reddit – Immature High Schoolers

[2] Reddit – Immature High Schoolers

[3] Quickmeme – Immature High Schoolers

[4] Modern Primate – Immature High Schoolers

[5] Slacktory – Immature High Schoolers – A New Advice Meme

[6] Tumblr – Brad OFarrell Rblogs LOLCats

[7] Reddit – immature high schoolers

[8] Pleated Jeans – Immature High Schoolers

[9] Casual Safety – Monday Memes

[10] Gay Attitude – It is confirmed!

[11] Ranker – Best of Immature High Schoolers

[12] Memebase – Immature High Schoolers

[13] UpRoxx – Immature High Schoolers Know Comedy

[14] Tumblr – #immature high schoolers

[15] Le Marquis – Le Marquis

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“YOLO” is an acronym for the phrase “you only live once”, which is often used as a hashtag on Twitter to bring attention to exciting events or excuse irresponsible behaviors. The acronym was popularized in 2011 after being featured in the hip hop single “The Motto” by Drake. In November 2012, the Oxford American Dictionaries included the slang term “YOLO” in its shortlist for the 2012 English Word of the Year.

Origin

The earliest known use of the acronym is attributed to Adam Mesh from the third season of the NBC reality show The Average Joe. Mesh launched the “You Only Live Once” (YOLO) clothing line on March 20th, 2004.[2]

Spread

The first Urban Dictionary[1] definition was submitted by user Colin on April 6th, 2004. The promotion website for San Francisco’s nightlife event YoloSF[5] was launched on November 10th, 2005. In July of 2006, the American indie rock band The Strokes launched a promotional campaign called “Operation YOLO” prompting fans to request their 2006 single “You Only Live Once” (shown left) on radio stations. The life coaching site YOLO Coaching[4] was registered on June 1st, 2007. On March 14th, 2008, YouTuber JCVdude uploaded a video titled “YOLO ‘you only live once’ JCV” (shown right) outlining his philosophy of living life to the fullest.

On October 4th, 2009, the weather forecast site Weather Underground[6] blogger Beachfoxx published a post titled “Friends……YOLO – You Only Live Once.” On July 27th, 2010, an infant bodysuit with the words “YOLO You Only Live Once” screenprinted on the front was submitted to the online retailer Cafe Press.[7] On December 16th, 2011, The Huffington Post published a photo of the American actor Zac Efron with “YOLO” tattooed on his right hand. A Facebook[3] page for the acronym has 3,725 likes as of March 5th, 2012.

  

The Motto

The acronym was used in the 2011 hip hop single “The Motto” by Canadian recording artist Drake featuring Lil Wayne. On October 23rd, 2011, Drake posted a tweet using the word accompanied by a photo of himself standing on a balcony.

The now defunct Twitter analytics site Trendistic reported that tweets with the keyword “yolo” rose significantly on October 24th, one day after Drake tweeted the photo from his balcony. In addition, Google Insights graph also indicates that search queries for the keyword “YOLO” began to rise drastically between October and November 2011. The song was officially released on November 29th and was followed by the official music video on February 10th, 2012. In just 21 days, the video accumulated over 450,000 views.

“Now she want a photo, you already know, though
You only live once: that’s the motto nigga, YOLO”

Criticisms

On November 29th, 2011, YouTuber iBeChucks uploaded a video (shown left) complaining about the use of the word soon after the release of Drake’s song. On February 29th, 2012, YouTuber ThisIsACommentary (shown right) uploaded a video titled “Yolo These Days” in which he criticized the word’s sudden rise in popularity and compared it to the word swag.

Notable Examples

Parodies

On June 17th, 2012, Redditor pigpen5 submitted a post titled “This is the first ad for an Anti-Yolo campaign a friend of mine is trying to start”[8], which highlighted a picture of a woman looking at a pregnancy test with the caption “Nine months from now #YOLO Just wont be as cool as you thought it was.” Within one month, the post received over 16,000 up votes and 700 comments. In the following days, the image was reposted to the viral content site Buzzfeed[10] and the Cheezburger site FAIL Blog.[9]

On June 28th, 2012, BuzzFeed[11] published a post titled "10 Phrases You Can Say Instead of “YOLO”, which included several alternative expressions with similar meanings to the acronym. On July 8th, BuzzFeed[12] published a post titled “20 Different YOLO-stragrams”, which highlighted several Instagram photos that have been tagged “#yolo.”

On July 14th, the Internet humor site Cracked[14] published a blog post titled “5 Reasons the YOLO (You Only Live Once) Meme is Wrong”, which included an infographic with fictional characters who have lived more than once. On July 20th, the New York Times[13] published a blog post titled “#YOLO”, which highlighted several tweets mocking the use of the hashtag on Twitter.

Twitter Feed

Search Interest

External References

[1]Urban Dictionary – Yolo

[2]Alexander Interactive – Yolo Clothing launches online store

[3]Facebook – Y.O.L.O

[4]YOLO Coaching – Yolo Coaching

[5]YoloSF – Yolo SF

[6]W Underground – YOLO – You Only Live Once

[7]Cafe Press – YOLO you only live once

[8]Reddit – This is the first ad for an antiyolo campaign

[9]FAIL BLog – Parenting Fails No YOLO

[10]BuzzFeed – Anti-YOLO Campaign

[11]BuzzFeed – 10 Phrases You Can Say Instead of YOLO

[12]BuzzFeed – 20 Different YOLO-stragrams

[13]New York Times – #YOLO

[14]Cracked – 5 Reasons the YOLO (You Only Live Once) Meme Is Wrong

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2/10 Would Not Bang is an image macro series in which photos of physically attractive women (and occasionally men) are scrutinized for minor or imagined flaws, prefaced by an ironically low rating on a scale of one to ten. The images are meant to parody hypocritical judgments made about women’s sex appeal on the Internet.

Origin

The rise in popularity of the phrase “would not bang” can be attributed to the advice animal series Butthurt Dweller, which represents Internet commenters who are smug and judgmental about the physical appearance of others. On August 4th, 2011, a Butthurt Dweller Quickmeme[14] image was submitted with the caption “‘That bitch got fat since high school, would not bang’ / 90 lbs overweight” (shown left). On September 15th, another Butthurt Dweller image with the caption “6/10 / Would Not Bang” (shown right) was submitted to the image macro site Meme Generator.[12]

On January 3rd, 2012, a thread titled “Would not bang” was submitted to 4chan’s[1] /b/ (random) board, which featured a photo of actress, model and WWE fighter Stacy Keibler.[2] The image was captioned in red text with criticisms of subtle details in the photo and the words “2/10 / Would Not Bang” in white. The thread received 545 replies prior to being archived, many of which included new versions of the meme.

Precursor: Sharp Knees

On June 23rd, 2004, a photo gallery of Playboy model Carla Harvey was submitted to the Internet humor site Fark[13], to which user studman69 replied:

“I definitely would NOT hit it. Just look at those sharp knees. She is way below my standard.”

The comment became an ironic catchphrase on the site and inspired photoshopped screenshots of the comment with images of unattractive men.

Spread

On January 3rd, 2012, a post titled “2/10 would not bang girls” was submitted to the /r/4chan[3] subreddit, which included images from the original 4chan thread posted earlier that same day. On January 4th, a compilation of “would not bang” examples was submitted to FunnyJunk.[5] On January 7th, Body Building[7] forum user KuRdiSh created a thread titled “2/10 WOULD NOT BANG (pic)”, featuring the original image of Stacy Keibler from 4chan. On January 24th, the Internet humor blog UpRoxx[8] published an article titled “Meme Watch: ‘2/10, Would Not Bang’ Is Here to Help Point Out The Flaws You Might Have Missed”, which applauded the meme for parodying Internet commenters’ hyper-criticism of beauty. The following day, Slacktory[9] writer Cole Stryker published an article titled “2/10 Would Not Bang: 4chan’s Funniest New Meme”, which included several examples of the series.

The meme has continued to spread on sites like FunnyJunk[16] and Tumblr[6] under the tag “#would not bang.” As of April 24th, 2012, a Facebook[15] page for “2/10 Would NOT BANG” has received 192 likes.

Notable Examples


Derivative: Would Bang

On January 23rd, a photo of Valve co-founder Gabe Newell featuring the caption “10/10, would bang” reached the front page of the /r/gaming[17] subreddit, accumulating over 800 up votes in less than 24 hours. Several other inverse editions of “would not bang” have since been created with unflattering photographs.

Derivative: Would Not X

On January 26th, The Huffington Post[10] published a post titled “2/10 Would Not Bang Meme: What Else Won’t People Do?”, which included variations of the series including “would not eat”, “would not save” and “would not date” derivatives.

  

Search Interest

Searches for “would not bang” were relatively low in volume until January of 2012, the same month the earliest “2/10, would not bang” derivatives appeared.

External References

[1] Chanarchive – Would not bang (nsfw)

[2] Wikipedia – Stacy Keibler

[3] Reddit – 2/10 WOULD NOT BANG – GIRLS

[4] imgur – 2/10 WOULD NOT BANG

[5] FunnyJunk – Would Not Bang

[6] Tumblr – #would not bang

[7] Body Building Forums – 2/10 WOULD NOT BANG

[8] UpRoxx – 2/10 would not bang Is Here To Help Point Out The Flaws You May Have Missed

[9] Slacktory – 2/10 Would Not Bang 4chans Funniest New Meme

[10] The Huffington Post – 2/10 Would Not Bang Meme What Else Won’t People Do?

[11] Wicked Fire – I review chicks 2/10 would not bang

[12] Meme Generator – 6/10

[13] Fark – Playboy hottie: Carla Harvey

[14] Quickmeme – That bitch got fat since high school

[15] Facebook – 2/10 Would NOT BANG

[16] FunnyJunk – would not bang

[17] Reddit – Would do, indeed

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[10] Guy (also known as “Really High Guy” and “Stoner Stanley”) is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photo of a young man who appears to be under the influence of marijuana. The captions typically portray stereotypical stoner behavior, similar to Stoner Dog, such as giving invalid answers to misunderstood questions and craving junk food.

Origin

On November 25th, 2011, Redditor randomdave posted a photo of a red-faced young man (shown left) to the marijuana enthusiast r/trees subreddit titled “Being at a [10] is not always pretty.”[10] The same day, the picture was submitted by redditor Ahahaha__10 with the caption “Texts the person next to them / ‘I want hopsital’” (shown right) in a post titled “The happened to a friend of mine on his first ever bong rip.”[1]

Etymology of [10]

The name is derived from the scoring system used by members of the r/trees[16] subreddit, also known as “ents”, that indicates the relative level of intoxication with [1] being the lowest and [10] being the highest.

Spread

Shortly after Redditor Ahahaha__10 submitted the first image macro, Redditor vivalocaaa created a Quickmeme[3] page using the photo called “[10] Guy.” On November 30th, 2011, a post titled “10 Guy ordering a cheeseburger” reached the front page of Reddit, accumulating over 3,000 up votes within 6 days.

On December 2nd, compilations of “Really High Guy” examples were posted to the Body Building[6] forums and the Internet humor site BuzzFeed.[7] On December 5th, a slideshow of 10 Guy image macros was posted to the media hosting site Sharenator[8] titled “High High Schooler.” On March 31st, 2012, additional photos of 10 Guy surfaced on the “Stoner Comics”[12] Tumblr blog.

On April 6th, 2012, several examples were posted to the Internet humor site Ebaumsworld[11] by user yzman87.

The meme continued to spread on sites like FunnyJunk[13], Memebase[15] and Tumblr under the tags “10 guy”[4] and “really high guy.”[9] As of April 20th, 2012, the Quickmeme page has over 10,400 submissions and a Facebook[14] page for “10 Guy” has 133 likes.

Notable Examples

[10] Keanu

The face of 10 Guy has been photoshopped into the Conspiracy Keanu template.

Search Interest

Search query volume for “10 guy” rose in November of 2011, the same month the images began circulating on Reddit.

External References

[1] Reddit – The happened to a friend of mine on his first ever bong rip

[2] Reddit – 10 Guy returns, with food on his smoked out mind

[3] Quickmeme – 10 Guy

[4] Tumblr – 10 Guy

[5] Reddit – 10 Guy ordering a cheeseburger

[6] Body Building Forum – Really High Guy Meme

[7] BuzzFeed – Best Of The Really High Guy Meme

[8] Sharenator – High High Schooler

[9] Tumblr – really high guy

[10] Reddit – Being at a [10] is not always pretty

[11] Ebaumsworld – 10 Guy

[12] Tumblr – 10 Guy

[13] FunnyJunk – 10 guy=

[14] Facebook – 10 guy

[15] Memebase – high

[16] Reddit – /r/trees

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Lazy College Senior is an advice animal image macro series featuring a young male with short disheveled brown hair drinking a pint of beer. It is typically captioned with unmotivated statements or behaviors that are associated with burnt out college students during their final year of school, a phenomenon commonly known as “senioritis.”[5] The series can be seen as the antithesis of College Freshman.

Origin

The original image comes from a stock photo which can be found on Photos.com[2] titled “Young Man Drinking Beer At Outdoor Pub.” On November 7th, 2011, Redditor ikfotsur submitted an image titled “Lazy college senior”[3] with the caption “5 minutes late to class / skip entire day” which subsequently reached the front page of the r/adviceanimals subreddit.

Spread

The same instance on the advice animals subreddit was front paged on Memebase two days later on November 9th, 2011. On November 10th, compilations of Lazy College Senior images were posted to the Internet humor sites #1 Meme[6] and The Bigster.[7] BuzzFeed[14] followed suit two days later on November 12th. The “Fuck Yeah Lazy College Senior” Tumblr[10] blog was created on November 14th. The same day, the Internet humor site UpRoxx[15] published a post about the series, including a slideshow of derivatives.

Additional derivatives can be found on FunnyJunk[12], and Tumblr[9] under the tage “#lazy college senior.” There are over 1,000 related threads on Reddit[4], the Quickmeme[1] page has 15,573 submissions and a Facebook[13] page has received 2,078 likes as of March 5th, 2012.

Notable Examples

Search Interest

Search query volume for “lazy college senior” rose rapidly in November of 2011 after the first image macro was posted on Reddit.

External References

[1] Quickmeme – Lazy College Senior

[2] Photos.com – Young Man Drinking Beer At Outdoor Pub

[3] Reddit – Lazy college senior

[4] Reddit – search results

[5] Wikipedia – Senioritis

[6] #1 Meme – Lazy College Senior meme collection

[7] The Bigster – The Best of Lazy College Senior

[8] Chimpoit – Lazy college senior

[9] Tumblr – #lazy college senior

[10] Tumblr – Fuck Yeah Lazy College Senior

[11] Memebase – Every Single Senior

[12] Funny Junk – lazy college senior

[13] Facebook – Lazy College Senior

[14] BuzzFeed – Lazy College Senior

[15] UpRoxx – Lazy College Senior Needs To Borrow Your Notes

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“Are you Fucking Kidding Me?” is a rage comic character wearing a scornful facial expression that is typically used in reaction to someone else’s extreme stupidity, similar to the usage of Look of Disapproval (ಠ_ಠ) or X is not amused.

Origin

Like most rage comic style exploitables, the series is said to have started on 4chan, while the oldest known instance (shown below, left) has been uploaded to the internet humor site FunnyJunk[10] as early as on May 23rd, 2010. On the next day, a blank four-pane template[11] featuring the reaction face (shown below, right) was submitted by FunnyJunk user FunnyJunkBrah, which went on to inspire nearly 300 derivative comics[9] on the site during the last week of May 2010.

Spread

Less than a month later on June 16th, 2010, DeviantART user CruiserPL uploaded a transparent drawing[1] of the “Are You Fucking Kidding Me” rage comic face, followed by another version[2] (shown below) featuring the phrase as its caption on June 19th, which has been viewed more than 102,000 times as of September 2012.

Additional four-pane comics using the character have since emerged on other image-sharing communities like Reddit[3] and Tumblr[4], as well as a variety of internet humor blogs including Memebase[12], We Know Memes[5], RageComics.com[8] and SB Nation[6] among others.

Notable Examples


Related: “Are You Serious” Face

The rage face associated with the phrase “Are You Fucking Kidding Me” eventually became replaced by another rage comic character dubbed Are You Serious, based on the face contour of David Silverman of American Atheists wearing a perplexed facial expression during an on-air debate with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News.

Search Interest

External References

[1] DeviantART – Are You Fucking Kidding Me

[2] DeviatnART – Are You Fucking Kidding Me HD

[3] Reddit – Search Results in r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu for Are You Fucking Kidding Me

[4] Tumblr – Tagged Results for Are You Fucking Kidding Me

[5] We Know Memes – Are You Fucking Kidding Me

[6] SBNation – So Long, Friends

[7] MemeCenter – Are You Fucking Kidding Me

[8] Rage Comics – Are You Fucking Kidding Me

[9] FunnyJunk – Search Results for Are You Fucking Kidding Me=

[10] FunnyJunk – Are you fucking kidding me?

[11] FunnyJunk – Are you fucking kidding me template

[12] Memebase – Are You Kidding Me

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