History Memes / Tumblr

14th Oct '17 7:58:18 PM flameclaw0x7
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* "H... [[ElmerFuddSynrdome hewwo]]?" [[note]]Exessive usage of Elmer Fudd Syndrome, among other things, to make shitposts sound cutesy to enhance the comedic value. Use of Japanese emoticons in these posts is common.[[/note]]

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* "H... [[ElmerFuddSynrdome [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome hewwo]]?" [[note]]Exessive usage of Elmer Fudd Syndrome, among other things, to make shitposts sound cutesy to enhance the comedic value. Use of Japanese emoticons in these posts is common.[[/note]]
14th Oct '17 7:56:27 PM flameclaw0x7
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* The floor is _____. [[note]]The original phrase being "the floor is lava" in reference to a game kids play where they can't touch the floor. "Lava" is replaced with various things like "hating my friends" or "being alive". Sometimes it's changed to being the exact opposite, where the floor is something like "loving my friends", with an accompanying picture of someone face-flat on the floor.[[/note]]

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* The floor is _____. [[note]]The original phrase being "the floor is lava" in reference to a game kids play where they can't touch the floor. "Lava" is replaced with various things like "hating my friends" or "being alive". alive" and the altered phrase is supplemented by still images of someone jumping high above the floor. Sometimes it's changed to being the exact opposite, where the floor is something like "loving my friends", with an accompanying picture of someone face-flat on the floor.floor, or exaggerated by the accompanying picture being an astronaut in space.[[/note]]
* "H... [[ElmerFuddSynrdome hewwo]]?" [[note]]Exessive usage of Elmer Fudd Syndrome, among other things, to make shitposts sound cutesy to enhance the comedic value. Use of Japanese emoticons in these posts is common.
[[/note]]
14th Oct '17 3:41:10 AM UltimateJasper
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* Calling a bird a "birb", followed by grammatically-incorrect monologues reminiscent of doge.

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* Calling a bird a "birb", followed often punctuated by grammatically-incorrect monologues reminiscent of doge.the doge meme. Fat birds like ptarmigans are especially popular subjects.



* Tumblr prom. [[note]]An annual sitewide event in which users ask each other out as dates and then post pictures of themselves dressed up, as if actually going to a school prom. Intended as an alternative to going to prom for more introverted and nerdy people, it is sometimes mocked for being overly silly/dorky.[[/note]]



%%* "I'm gonna fuck the thing."
%%** "DO NOT FUCK THE THING."

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%%* * "I'm gonna fuck the thing."
%%** ** "DO NOT FUCK THE THING."" [[labelnote:Explanation]]A two-part joke in which one user facetiously proclaims they will have sex with a decidedly un-sexy (often dangerous) but still aesthetically appealing thing, and another user emphatically orders them not to.[[/labelnote]]
14th Oct '17 3:28:38 AM UltimateJasper
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* The boys of tumblr. [[note]]In the site's earlier years, it was a running joke that there were no men on tumblr because the most active members of the site's userbase were generally female (although statistically male users have always outnumbered female by a small margin).
Occasionally, posts with a chain of male bloggers posting pictures of themselves doing silly/random things would circulate, usually punctuated by a comment like "I love the boys/men of tumblr" or similar.[[/note]]

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* The boys of tumblr. [[note]]In the site's earlier years, it was a running joke that there were no men on tumblr because the most active members of the site's userbase were generally female (although statistically male users have always outnumbered female by a small margin).
margin). Occasionally, posts with a chain of male bloggers posting pictures of themselves doing silly/random things would circulate, usually punctuated by a comment like "I love the boys/men of tumblr" or similar.[[/note]]
14th Oct '17 3:22:58 AM UltimateJasper
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By 2016, tumblr's userbase became less of a broader, unified community and more of a series of smaller, insular communities with little exchange or overlap of communication. As such, major sitewide memes appear less frequently, and tend to pass by more quietly with less self-aware observation or commentary.

Note that it's not always easy to trace a meme's exact origin, so not every popular meme on the site may have originated there.



** Jokes about how John Green is the "den mother"/"adult supervision"/"cool mom" of tumblr, back from during the heyday of his time on the site.



* "Boys with eyes <3". A parody of "relatable teen girl" blogs like justgirlythings, whose content came to be seen as vapid and overly-simplistic, especially their "boys with..." posts (which seemed to obsess over boys with any basic human body part).



* The boys of tumblr. [[note]]In the site's earlier years, it was a running joke that there were no men on tumblr because the most active members of the site's userbase were generally female (although statistically male users have always outnumbered female by a small margin).
Occasionally, posts with a chain of male bloggers posting pictures of themselves doing silly/random things would circulate, usually punctuated by a comment like "I love the boys/men of tumblr" or similar.[[/note]]



*** [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/5a42cffafa2a1fda1b0e6c8d4b9814b9/tumblr_ndur9eYgk01u1pxtoo1_500.png "EN GARDE, FUCKBOY"]]/[[http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/839/239/f67.png "Parlez vous francais, fuckboy?"]] [[note]]"Fuckboy", a term used to refer to obnoxious, womanizing {{Fratbro}}-type men, was at some point deemed the "archenemy" in the skeleton war.[[/note]]

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*** [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/5a42cffafa2a1fda1b0e6c8d4b9814b9/tumblr_ndur9eYgk01u1pxtoo1_500.png "EN GARDE, FUCKBOY"]]/[[http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/839/239/f67.png "Parlez vous francais, fuckboy?"]] [[note]]"Fuckboy", a term alternatively used to refer to obnoxious, womanizing {{Fratbro}}-type men, was at some point deemed the "archenemy" in the skeleton war.[[/note]]



* Using porn gifs as reaction images.

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* Using barely-SFW porn gifs as reaction images.



* "The best part of waking up is incest in your cup!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]A reference to the incest subtext in this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZnqBL6iYjA Folgers commercial]] that crops up every holiday season.[[/labelnote]]

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* "The best part of waking up is incest in your cup!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]A reference to the incest subtext in this infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZnqBL6iYjA Folgers commercial]] that crops up every holiday season.[[/labelnote]]



%% NOT AN EXPLANATION: * "Anyway, here's [[{{Music/Oasis}} Wonderwall]]" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Referring to the ubiquitous "douche with a guitar" at parties[[/labelnote]]
* Comic sans powerpoints, which were popular in late 2013. They often featured ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' characters and preached moral messages. Became a source of parody later on.

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%% NOT AN EXPLANATION: * "Anyway, here's [[{{Music/Oasis}} Wonderwall]]" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Referring to [[labelnote:Explanation]]A joke (unclear in origin) reflecting the ubiquitous "douche song's reputation as cliche and overplayed by people at parties (usually men) who try to entertain people with a guitar" at parties[[/labelnote]]
ukulele.[[/labelnote]]
* Comic sans powerpoints, which were popular in late 2013. They often featured ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' or ''Webcomic/Homestuck'' characters and preached moral messages. Became a source of parody later on.



* "[Show name] according to my [friend/family member/etc]". A popular fandom game where you show pictures of the cast from a TV show to a real-life person who's never watched it and ask them to guess names and make comments about them. Users would post powerpoints and picture sets of amusing guesses and comments from their family and friends.



* Superwholock. [[note]]From 2011 to roughly early 2014, geek-chic drama shows were universally popular across tumblr to the point of being a major part of the site's culture. The site treasured a reputation as being a haven for young, exuberant fangirls, and over time the FriendlyFandoms of "the big three" - ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and 'Series/{{Supernatural}}'' - started uniting their shared fandoms under one huge mega-fandom, "[=SuperWhoLock=]". This often involved crossovers between the three shows and sometimes with other FriendlyFandoms, like ''Literature/HarryPotter'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Over time, however, as the site gradually shifted its focus from fandoms to social justice and the three shows became all but DeaderThanDisco (to the point where ''"Is Doctor Who over, or did I just cut the right people out of my life?"'' became a sentiment popular enough to get hundreds of thousands of notes), tumblr collectively began to turn on the remaining "superwholock" fans, who had a reputation for being overly-defensive and taking themselves too seriously due to the younger age of many of the fans, as well as having a sense of entitlement over the website due to certain behaviors that came to be seen as obnoxious (such as "hijacking" posts with gifs from their shows). Posts deliberately provoking the superwholocks into an over-the-top reaction and jokes about "stuffing nerds in lockers" ran abound, and it took about a year for the superwholocks to finally shift out of tumblr's punching radar.[[/note]]

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* Superwholock. [[note]]From 2011 to roughly early 2014, geek-chic drama shows were universally popular across tumblr to the point of being a major part of the site's culture. The site treasured held a reputation as being a haven for young, exuberant fangirls, and over time the FriendlyFandoms of "the big three" - ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and 'Series/{{Supernatural}}'' ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' - started uniting their shared fandoms under one huge mega-fandom, "[=SuperWhoLock=]". This often involved crossovers between the three shows and sometimes with other FriendlyFandoms, like ''Literature/HarryPotter'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Over time, however, as the site gradually shifted its focus from fandoms to social justice and the three shows became all but DeaderThanDisco (to the point where ''"Is Doctor Who over, or did I just cut the right people out of my life?"'' became a sentiment popular enough to get hundreds of thousands of notes), tumblr collectively began to turn on the remaining "superwholock" fans, who by then had developed a reputation for being overly-defensive and overly-defensive, taking themselves too seriously due to the younger age of many of the fans, as well as seriously, and having a sense of entitlement over the website due to certain behaviors that came to be seen as obnoxious (such as "hijacking" unrelated posts with gifs from their shows). Posts deliberately provoking the superwholocks into an over-the-top reaction and jokes about "stuffing nerds in lockers" ran abound, and it took about a year for the superwholocks to finally shift out of tumblr's punching radar.[[/note]]
9th Oct '17 4:28:15 PM Killerweinerdog
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** Adding onto this, photoshopping the image of Mario and Luigi from the opening cinematic into iconic or irrelevant images a la ''Where's Waldo?''
3rd Oct '17 7:25:15 PM Mineboot45
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* "John C. Miller, CEO and President of the Denny’s Corporation, is a capitalist running dog and his wealth must be seized and redistributed to the people".[[note]]Created as an experiment by user leviathan-supersystem. The official Denny's tumblr is known for engaging with memes /almost/ authentically compared to later-created corporate blogs, and this was an intentional challenge to turn overt communist language into something they could appropriate for brand advertisement. Pretty much died after Denny's posted a version of the meme in the vaguest possible, barely coherent terms:

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* "John C. Miller, CEO and President of the Denny’s Corporation, is a capitalist running dog and his wealth must be seized and redistributed to the people".[[note]]Created as an experiment by user leviathan-supersystem. The official Denny's tumblr is known for engaging with memes /almost/ authentically compared to later-created corporate blogs, and this was an intentional challenge to turn overt communist language into something they could appropriate for brand advertisement. [[/note]] Pretty much died after Denny's posted a version of the meme in the vaguest possible, barely coherent terms:



.[[/note]]
3rd Oct '17 7:23:27 PM Mineboot45
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* [[https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/735571268641001472/kM_lPhzP.jpg This]] image of Caveman Spongebob from the episode "SB-129" [[labelnote:*]]though sometimes [[BeamMeUpScotty erroneously]] called "Spongegar" after a similar, but different version of Spongebob from a later episode[[/labelnote]] being used as a reaction image to the poster being in a situation where they are taken off guard or given an unpleasant surprise by something or someone else.

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* [[https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/735571268641001472/kM_lPhzP.jpg This]] image of Caveman Spongebob from the episode "SB-129" [[labelnote:*]]though [[note]]though sometimes [[BeamMeUpScotty erroneously]] called "Spongegar" after a similar, but different version of Spongebob from a later episode[[/labelnote]] episode[[/note]] being used as a reaction image to the poster being in a situation where they are taken off guard or given an unpleasant surprise by something or someone else.
3rd Oct '17 7:17:17 PM Mineboot45
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* [[WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory You STOLE Fizzy Lifting Drinks!]], from ''Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'', where Wonka has an explosive outburst. Similarly, the also hamtastic "YOU LOSE! GOOD DAY, SIR!", transferred over from Website/YTMND and 4chan.

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* [[WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory You STOLE Fizzy Lifting Drinks!]], from ''Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'', where Wonka has an explosive outburst. Similarly, the also hamtastic "YOU LOSE! GOOD DAY, SIR!", transferred over from Website/YTMND Website/{{YTMND}} and 4chan.
3rd Oct '17 7:16:24 PM Mineboot45
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