History Memes / RealLife

15th Jul '17 9:57:20 AM lakingsif
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** And then ''Series/{{Glee}}'' happened, and everybody knows the song.
4th Jul '17 3:47:34 PM 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 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. As the know your meme page points out, this is sort of a fitting non-resolution to the meme: Since it's just a toy, the frog will never die, and since the original owner doesn't remember him and it's thought to be for best that it's kept that way, he can never be returned; Therefor "the quest to find Hopkin Green Frog will never ever end". [[/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 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. As the know your meme page points out, this is sort of a fitting non-resolution to the meme: Since it's just a toy, the frog will never die, and since the original owner doesn't remember him and it's thought to be for the best that it's kept that way, he can never be returned; Therefor "the quest to find Hopkin Green Frog will never ever end". [[/labelnote]]
4th Jul '17 3:38:33 PM 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 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]]

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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 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. As the know your meme page points out, this is sort of a fitting non-resolution to the meme: Since it's just a toy, the frog will never die, and since the original owner doesn't remember him and it's thought to be for best that it's kept that way, he can never be returned; Therefor "the quest to find Hopkin Green Frog will never ever end". [[/labelnote]]
11th Jun '17 2:16:30 AM KamiKaze
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* [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/05/15/dont-mess-with-millennials-avocado-toast-the-internet-fires-back-at-a-millionaire/?utm_term=.61b5862ab31d Avocado toast]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Australian millionaire Tim Gurner made a dodgy claim that if millennials spent less money on frivolous stuff, they could afford a mortgage. While the broad point of "make sure you're spending your money wisely" is sound, the example he used was, of all things, spending $19 on avocado toast. The collective internet immediately seized on the ridiculousness of the claim that young people would spend that much money on a relatively cheap and easy to make food item, as well as completely ignoring the ridiculously high mortgage rates nowadays that wouldn't simply be fixed by avoiding going out for dinner. It's now used as an illustration of how older people tend to shame millennials for silly reasons.[[/labelnote]]
4th Jun '17 10:37:57 AM nombretomado
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** [[Music/KanyeWest "Yo,]] TVTropes, [[BlatantLies I'm real happy for you,]] I'mma let ya finish, but Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has one of the best meme lists [[InternetBackdraft of all time!"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YwcbejJxJo *shrugs*]]

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** [[Music/KanyeWest "Yo,]] TVTropes, Wiki/TVTropes, [[BlatantLies I'm real happy for you,]] I'mma let ya finish, but Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has one of the best meme lists [[InternetBackdraft of all time!"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YwcbejJxJo *shrugs*]]



** I liked TVTropes [[ItsPopularNowItSucks before it was cool]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A catchphrase commonly attributed to hipsters, related to the perception of them disliking "mainstream" things. Also explains the two memes above.[[/labelnote]]

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** I liked TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes [[ItsPopularNowItSucks before it was cool]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]A catchphrase commonly attributed to hipsters, related to the perception of them disliking "mainstream" things. Also explains the two memes above.[[/labelnote]]
30th May '17 8:13:43 PM master_son
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*[[http://youhadonejob.org/ You had one job!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Response to a picture showing an annoying error in design of an item, such as a misspelling or mislabeling... or worse[[/labelnote]]
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]]
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