History Memes / RealLife

17th May '17 6:33:23 AM MikeK
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* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hopkin-green-frog if I looking for frog, him name is hopkin green frog]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]] In 2003, hand-written flyers inquiring the whereabouts of a frog were found in Seattle, and were subsequently photographed and uploaded to the internet. Something about the way the frog was drawn and the idiosyncratic use of language caught on, and photo-shopped images revolving around the search for Hopkin started spreading around. Hopkin was never found, but eventually [[http://mike.whybark.com/archives/1951 someone got in contact with the father of "Terry"]] - It turned out that Hopkin was a [=McDonald=]'s Happy Meal toy rather than a real frog, Terry was a sixteen year old with autism, and his father wishes that he not be reunited with Hopkin, because Terry had forgotten all about it at that point and returning the frog to him would just bring back bad memories.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hopkin-green-frog if I looking for frog, him name is hopkin green frog]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]] In 2003, hand-written flyers inquiring the whereabouts of a frog were found in Seattle, and were subsequently photographed and uploaded to the internet. Something about the way the frog was drawn and the idiosyncratic use of language caught on, and photo-shopped images revolving around the search for Hopkin started spreading around. Hopkin was never found, but eventually [[http://mike.whybark.com/archives/1951 someone got in contact with the father of "Terry"]] - It turned out that Hopkin was a [=McDonald=]'s Happy Meal toy rather than a real frog, Terry was a sixteen year old with autism, and his father wishes wished that he not be reunited with Hopkin, because Terry had forgotten all about it at that point and returning the frog to him would just bring back bad memories.[[/labelnote]]
17th May '17 6:31:30 AM MikeK
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* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hopkin-green-frog if I looking for frog, him name is hopkin green frog]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]] In 2003, Hand-written flyers inquiring the whereabouts of a frog were found in Seattle, and were subsequently photographed and uploaded to the internet. Something about the way the frog was drawn and the idiosyncratic use of language caught on, and photo-shopped images revolving around the search for Hopkin started spreading around. Hopkin was never found, but eventually [[http://mike.whybark.com/archives/1951 someone got in contact with the father of "Terry"]] - It turned out that Hopkin was a [=McDonald=]'s Happy Meal toy rather than a real frog, Terry was a sixteen year old with autism, and his father wishes that he not be reunited with Hopkin, because Terry had forgotten all about it at that point and returning the frog to him would just bring back bad memories.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hopkin-green-frog if I looking for frog, him name is hopkin green frog]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]] In 2003, Hand-written hand-written flyers inquiring the whereabouts of a frog were found in Seattle, and were subsequently photographed and uploaded to the internet. Something about the way the frog was drawn and the idiosyncratic use of language caught on, and photo-shopped images revolving around the search for Hopkin started spreading around. Hopkin was never found, but eventually [[http://mike.whybark.com/archives/1951 someone got in contact with the father of "Terry"]] - It turned out that Hopkin was a [=McDonald=]'s Happy Meal toy rather than a real frog, Terry was a sixteen year old with autism, and his father wishes that he not be reunited with Hopkin, because Terry had forgotten all about it at that point and returning the frog to him would just bring back bad memories.[[/labelnote]]
17th May '17 6:29:57 AM MikeK
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[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hopkin-green-frog if I looking for frog, him name is hopkin green frog]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]] In 2003, Hand-written flyers inquiring the whereabouts of a frog were found in Seattle, and were subsequently photographed and uploaded to the internet. Something about the way the frog was drawn and the idiosyncratic use of language caught on, and photo-shopped images revolving around the search for Hopkin started spreading around. Hopkin was never found, but eventually [[http://mike.whybark.com/archives/1951 someone got in contact with the father of "Terry"]] - It turned out that Hopkin was a [=McDonald=]'s Happy Meal toy rather than a real frog, Terry was a sixteen year old with autism, and his father wishes that he not be reunited with Hopkin, because Terry had forgotten all about it at that point and returning the frog to him would just bring back bad memories.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hopkin-green-frog if I looking for frog, him name is hopkin green frog]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]] In 2003, Hand-written flyers inquiring the whereabouts of a frog were found in Seattle, and were subsequently photographed and uploaded to the internet. Something about the way the frog was drawn and the idiosyncratic use of language caught on, and photo-shopped images revolving around the search for Hopkin started spreading around. Hopkin was never found, but eventually [[http://mike.whybark.com/archives/1951 someone got in contact with the father of "Terry"]] - It turned out that Hopkin was a [=McDonald=]'s Happy Meal toy rather than a real frog, Terry was a sixteen year old with autism, and his father wishes that he not be reunited with Hopkin, because Terry had forgotten all about it at that point and returning the frog to him would just bring back bad memories.[[/labelnote]]
17th May '17 6:29:39 AM MikeK
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[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hopkin-green-frog if I looking for frog, him name is hopkin green frog]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]] In 2003, Hand-written flyers inquiring the whereabouts of a frog were found in Seattle, and were subsequently photographed and uploaded to the internet. Something about the way the frog was drawn and the idiosyncratic use of language caught on, and photo-shopped images revolving around the search for Hopkin started spreading around. Hopkin was never found, but eventually [[http://mike.whybark.com/archives/1951 someone got in contact with the father of "Terry"]] - It turned out that Hopkin was a [=McDonald=]'s Happy Meal toy rather than a real frog, Terry was a sixteen year old with autism, and his father wishes that he not be reunited with Hopkin, because Terry had forgotten all about it at that point and returning the frog to him would just bring back bad memories.[[/labelnote]]
7th May '17 1:40:23 PM CynicalBastardo
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* Still a better doctor than Andrew Wakefield [[labelnote:Explanation]]Due to [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Andrew Wakefield's]] claims that vaccines cause autism and the study being debunked as fraudulent and unethical, in addition to being [[OnlyInItForTheMoney for personal profit]], he was stripped of his medical licence. His later consistent insistence that he was correct, coupled with his support from {{Conspiracy Theorist}}s and his [[DocumentaryOfLies release of a movie on the subject]] has spawned many memes with the phrase "Still a better doctor than Andrew Wakefield" over pictures of various poor fictional doctors, such as [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Dr. Nick Riviera]], or even anything with the word doctor in it, such as Dr. Pepper.[[/labelnote]]
7th May '17 8:35:54 AM Prfnoff
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** The counterpart phrase for English speakers learning beginning French is "la plume de ma tante" ("the pen of my aunt").
30th Apr '17 8:19:56 PM master_son
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* UsefulNotes/{{California}} drought.[[labelnote:Explanation]]In TheNewTens, California experienced the worst drought in its recorded history, which continues to this day.[[/labelnote]]

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* UsefulNotes/{{California}} drought.[[labelnote:Explanation]]In TheNewTens, California experienced the worst drought in its recorded history, which continues continued to this day.day though in 2017 it was greatly reduced by a series of heavy rain and snow storms (the first rainy season in years).[[/labelnote]]



** [[HappyRain Getting any rain at all.]][[labelnote:Explanation]]Because of the drought, California residents will often express immense joy at seeing ''any'' level of rainfall. A flash flood would be seen as more of a divine blessing than a problem.[[/labelnote]]

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** [[HappyRain Getting any rain at all.]][[labelnote:Explanation]]Because of the drought, California residents will often express immense joy at seeing ''any'' level of rainfall. A flash flood would be seen as more of a divine blessing than a problem. There were plenty in 2017.[[/labelnote]]
21st Apr '17 7:45:22 PM morenohijazo
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* "Aren't you Thankful?" The video-game company Blizzard.[[labelnote:Explanation]]The way they've been treating their fans the last couple years has been...terrible at best; especially in regards to their release and questionable patching of ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''. On the Battle.Net forums, one such Blizzard employee wrote in their post, "Aren't you thankful?" in an attempt to calm the internet backlash that's been ravaging their Diablo3 forums. It has now since become a fanbase trolling between fans who disagree on the forums.[[/labelnote]]

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* "Aren't you Thankful?" The video-game company Blizzard.[[labelnote:Explanation]]The way they've been treating their fans the last couple years has been...terrible at best; especially in regards to their release and questionable patching of ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''. On the Battle.Net forums, one such Blizzard employee wrote in their post, "Aren't you thankful?" in an attempt to calm the internet backlash that's been ravaging their Diablo3 ''Diablo 3'' forums. It has now since become a fanbase trolling between fans who disagree on the forums.[[/labelnote]]
14th Apr '17 6:54:44 AM Prfnoff
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* List of burn centers in ''(country)''[[labelnote:Explanation]]Whenever someone launches a particularly spectacular TakeThat or StealthInsult, someone else may respond by linking a Wikipedia article listing burn centers, usually [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_burn_centers_in_the_United_States those in the United States]].[[/labelnote]]

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* List of burn centers in ''(country)''[[labelnote:Explanation]]Whenever someone launches a particularly spectacular TakeThat or StealthInsult, someone else may respond by linking a Wikipedia article listing burn centers, usually [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_burn_centers_in_the_United_States those in the United States]]. Apparently, Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} vandals have tried creating articles about "told centers" or "rekt centers" to be used for the same purpose.[[/labelnote]]
13th Apr '17 7:18:16 AM dmcreif
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* Must be willing to relocate to UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco.[[labelnote:Explanation]]The tech boom of the mid-2010's sees many prospective employees of tech startups being faced with requirements to move to San Francisco or at least some part of the San Francisco Bay Area if they wish to work for their respective companies. For many, this is impractical as 1. not everyone wants to or is able move to a different part of the country or the world just for work, and 2. San Francisco's housing costs are infamously some of the highest in the country, with [[CrackIsCheaper 4,600 USD per month for a standard two-bedroom apartment]] being considered ''average''.[[/labelnote]]

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* Must be willing to relocate to UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco.[[labelnote:Explanation]]The tech boom of the mid-2010's sees many prospective employees of tech startups being faced with requirements to move to San Francisco or at least some part of the San Francisco Bay Area if they wish to work for their respective companies. For many, this is impractical as 1. not everyone wants to or is able move to a different part of the country or the world just for work, and 2. San Francisco's housing costs are infamously some of the highest in the country, with [[CrackIsCheaper 4,600 USD $4,600 per month for a standard two-bedroom apartment]] being considered ''average''.[[/labelnote]]
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