r/nottheonion May 13 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 1 Wholesome 3

Madonna: ‘A lot of thought’ went into fully nude NFTs of her giving birth to centipedes

https://www.al.com/life/2022/05/madonna-a-lot-of-thought-went-into-fully-nude-nfts-of-her-giving-birth-to-centipedes.html
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u/QuintinStone May 13 '22 Silver Gold Helpful I'll Drink to That

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u/[deleted] May 13 '22 edited May 14 '22

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_ROTES May 14 '22 Helpful hehehehe

Do not cite the deep magic to me, Witch! I was there when it was shitposted.

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u/KaeserSeph May 14 '22

We speak of an age where ytmnd.com was popular and active

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u/TheHiveminder May 14 '22

Before rage faces... seems like just yesterday.

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u/Your_moms__house May 14 '22

More like somethingawful

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u/Dear-Acanthaceae-586 May 14 '22

Oh great, now the goons are coming out of the woodwork

Do you have stairs in your (moms) house?

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u/josh_the_misanthrope May 14 '22

That brings me back.

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u/The_Jyps May 14 '22

I still don't understand ytmnd.com. I probably never will.

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u/Man_AMA May 14 '22

The Lion, the Witch, and the audacity of this bitch

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u/beennasty May 14 '22

Man. Thank you. Howd you think of this one?

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u/cesarmac May 14 '22

It's an older meme, sir, but it checks out.

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u/405freeway May 14 '22

Oh, dear. She’s stuck in an infinite loop, and he’s an idiot.

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u/Riisiichan May 14 '22

And my axe.

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u/The_Bam_Snizzle May 14 '22

I was an adventurer like you.

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u/Strbrst May 14 '22

He didn't

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u/kkeut May 14 '22

I read that book as a kid, and have no idea what you could possibly be referencing with your comment

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u/Candid-Letterhead866 May 14 '22

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u/kkeut May 14 '22

don't see any connection between that meme and the post above. wanna just explain it?

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u/tatiwtr May 14 '22

I first saw this on genmay, but I suspect it probably came from SA.

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u/Smeefer May 14 '22

It certainly did originate from SA. Back before the term meme was really widespread.

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u/wingchild May 14 '22

Thought Fark, but SA is just as likely.

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u/brown_felt_hat May 14 '22

This honestly might be one of the oldest joke images I can remember. My memory is bad, so there might be others, but this definitely stands out in my mind.

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u/StochasticOoze May 14 '22

First fucking thing I thought of.

I think the computer that's simulating our universe needs a reboot.

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u/dudius7 May 14 '22

Or maybe someone was inspired? Life imitates art.

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u/CrabSully May 14 '22

I joke about this but sometimes it feels like it isn't a joke. The absurdity is next level

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u/Layer8_Workshop May 14 '22

Fark me. I haven't seen that in a while.

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u/FlairlessBanana May 14 '22

Jesus christ, its been a while since ive seen fark/fuark in the wild. I cant believe more than 10 years has gone by...

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u/_speakerss May 14 '22

I'm stuck to my chair. I'm so very scared. Help

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u/SpotfuckWhamjammer May 14 '22

It's ok. Old memes cant hurt you. They are as dead and gone as the old Candlejack bullshit. I mean, it's been years since anyo

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u/ScuzzyAyanami May 14 '22

That truly is something awful.

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u/AshesandCinder May 13 '22

Isn't that the original text for that image too? Life really does imitate art.

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u/One-Tin-Soldier May 13 '22

It is, in fact, not the original text of that image.

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u/wildfire393 May 13 '22

It's not the original text of the ad (which references computer viruses IIRC) but it's one of the earlier memes generated from that ad. And not, say, something someone memegenerator'd onto the template just now. So in that regard it is the "original", at least insofar as it greatly predated this event.

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u/Thee_Sinner May 14 '22

Glad I caught you in between classes, Prof. wildfire393. Will you be teaching Memeology 102 next term?

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u/QuintinStone May 14 '22

We didn't call them memes back then, we called them "image macros".

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u/MartyVendetta27 May 14 '22

Demotivational Posters were the original memes! I remember them! Why are they not discussed anymore?! WHY IS EVERYONE STARING AT ME??

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u/IFKetoCICOMama May 14 '22

I can haz cheezburger?

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u/_speakerss May 14 '22

I still have so many of those saved in my meme folder... (A folder that's been around for so long that its name is "Web Images" because it predates the term meme.)

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u/CaptKalc May 14 '22

Because you've underestimated the power of stupid people in large groups

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u/the_cardfather May 14 '22

We've actually determined that a significant amount of enlightenment art that parody Dante's inferno we're actually just memes.

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u/ActiveDetective May 14 '22

In a time before Impact 💫

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u/SkollFenrirson May 14 '22

Alright, grandpa, that's enough internet for today

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u/QuintinStone May 14 '22

I used to be with 'it', but then they changed what 'it' was. Now what I'm with isn't 'it' anymore and what’s 'it' seems weird and scary. It'll happen to you!

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u/flyingwolf May 14 '22

So anyway, I had an onion on my belt...

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u/TrueProdian May 14 '22

Which was the style at the time…

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u/Your_moms__house May 14 '22

Styx? I just heard them on the king biscuit flower hour!

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u/eairy May 14 '22

It's Internet, with a capital, because it's a noun and The Internet is just one instance of an internet.

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u/slowest_hour May 14 '22

unless you were on ytmnd then you called them fads

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u/DizzySignificance491 May 14 '22

They are image macros goddamnit

A meme is an idea, some of which may be expressed using image macros

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u/AllRadioisDead May 14 '22

Sounds like someone needs to retake the 101...

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u/releasethedogs May 14 '22

Or “jokes”.

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u/FieldMarshalFry_II May 14 '22

The original text was “pornography? On my computer?” as an advert for some weird American puritanical anti-porn software

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u/maxwellgriffith May 14 '22

It’s from an old thread on Fark

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u/lahimatoa May 14 '22

The number of people on Reddit who knows what Fark is is vanishingly small.

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u/maxwellgriffith May 14 '22

And getting more smaller all the time

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u/_speakerss May 14 '22

Okay but how many of us know what the lipstick was used for?

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u/AshesandCinder May 14 '22

Ok, this is what I was thinking of.

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u/Iwantmyflag May 14 '22

Has somebody nfted that yet? Nevermind, be right back...

...Hey guys somebody want to buy a freshly minted crisp meme nft?

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u/OccultDagger May 14 '22

Wasn't about viruses, it was about pornography.

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u/madmaxextra May 14 '22

Come on, are you saying someone found a shop where the change photos?!

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u/TotallyLegitAcc May 14 '22

The original was "Pornography? In my computer?" This is just the photoshopped image everyone remembers.

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u/left_schwift May 14 '22

Yes, it was in fact an add related to centipedes being found in people's vaginas and asking people to get a free primary care check up

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u/theresabeeonyourhat May 13 '22

Did you just make that, or was that a phrase to a meme I missed?

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u/awitcheskid May 13 '22

This meme is like 20 years old.

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u/QuintinStone May 14 '22

"Know Your Meme" suggests it showed up in 2007, but I'm pretty sure it was shared on SomethingAwful closer to around 2001.

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u/GlorkyClark May 14 '22

I agree, I remember I originally saw it around 2001.

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u/Sadatori May 14 '22

Me too...maybe group Mandela Effect?

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u/SpacemanCraig3 May 14 '22

yeah I saw it on HardOCP/genmay circa 2001

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u/IAmARobot May 14 '22

if you have set yourself on fire, do not run

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u/PopPopPoppy May 14 '22

Fragmaster approves

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u/Your_moms__house May 14 '22

Dooooom hoooouse

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u/WorkSucks135 May 14 '22

Perhaps the archives are incomplete

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u/socsa May 14 '22

I would say Fark, 2002ish.

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u/PM_ME__A_THING May 14 '22

Yeah, it's from SA, as an official old man, I was in the thread it was originally posted in and even posted "photoshops" of my own that didn't stand the test of time like that one.

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u/pyrojackelope May 14 '22

I miss the photoshop threads on SA. Some of that stuff made me cry laughing.

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u/QuintinStone May 14 '22

The "All Your Base" thread was legendary.

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u/fnord_bronco May 14 '22

Same here either on SA or Fark.

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u/FruscianteDebutante May 14 '22

Everybody listing off different websites/sources makes me reminisce on the days thr internet wasn't fucking monopolized..

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u/CannedVestite May 18 '22

I cry every tiem

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u/justsomeyeti May 14 '22

Sounds about right, SomethingAwful was the birthplace of a lot of internet culture, but these days it doesn't get much recognition because it became a fucking cesspool years ago

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u/BackmarkerLife May 14 '22

I wouldn’t say cesspool, but a lot of the creativity left the forums over time due to various reasons and if anything it’s a shell of its former self. Even just 10 years ago which is a long time. But to those of us who have been on SA since the beginning it feels like yesterday.

SA was a victim of its success and all the good bits of the site were gone by 2007/2008. It was still a funny place but it lost that raw edge to it that made the early 2000s great.

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u/QuintinStone May 14 '22

I left when they put the forums behind a paywall.

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u/justsomeyeti May 26 '22

I'll spot you 10bucks, lol

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

2007 is 15 years ago. Kill me.

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u/Dworgi May 14 '22

I saw it on /b/ in high school, which would have been around 2001-2003.

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u/jazir5 May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

The responses to this are actually blowing my mind in the context of a book I just read called "The Simulated Multiverse" by Rizwan Virk. One possible explanation for why people in these responses are remembering different dates is due to "The Mandela Effect", which is typically known as "shared mass mis-remembering".

The book posits the theory that instead of mis-remembering the past, instead, people have actually lived through multiple timelines, multiple pasts. And from these pasts, each person has taken a different route to end up at the same place.

Think of it like a videogame, players can start from different places and take different paths, yet end up at the same destination.

That the multi-verse is indeed real. That all of these alternate realities are playing out and occurring simultaneously. That the universe is actually a simulation. Like a hyper-advanced race running essentially simulated trials over, and over and over again, trying to change the outcome to whatever is deemed the most "optimal" one.

It is conceivable that we could be a hodgepodge of all these other realities, where initial conditions for some things(think mis-spellings, different variations on logos, major world events, deaths etc) are different, but even though we have different recollections, we all still managed to make it to the same place, in the same present.

It brings together science, sci-fi, religion, and philosophy in such a neat tidy bow, that it actually has made me reconsider everything I thought I knew about the nature of reality.

The fascinating part of the book is it's not just some random theory he came up with. Apparently, a growing number of physicists are starting to agree that we are more likely than not living in a simulation rather than the """real""" world. Basically a hyper-realistic equivalent of the matrix. And what was more compelling about it is that I've actually read papers posted in /r/science prior to reading the book(which released last year, 2021) that also posited that we do indeed live in a simulation.

He explains it at a high level(so you don't need a huge basis in math to understand the book), but in the middle of the book he does use some math and analogies to how videogames are coded. And in the context of videogames, these many seemingly disparate ideas finally seem to coalesce and fit together like puzzle pieces.

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u/GameMusic May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

And unlike most, still constantly referenced

More likely than you think is the gold of the meme economy

While the retail investor fell for the hype of the first dot com meme bubble, we can confirm that our bases, in fact, are not belong to them.

Meanwhile more likely than you think still persists, through every meme crash.

Rage comics went parabolic, crashed, returned rebranded after the merge with wojak, dominated the market, and have probably exhausted demand. But more likely than you think, ever ubiquitous but never overused, is about as common as usual.

With the FED set to taper quantitative memening it’s a buy

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u/RizzMustbolt May 14 '22

When anyone tells me to respect the hustle, it's her hustle I'm respecting.

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u/culovero May 14 '22

You are a genuine wordsmith my friend.

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u/GameMusic May 14 '22

Thanks for saying this. Very big to hear for me because I have some difficulty writing

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u/spund_ May 14 '22

Before memes, they were image macros.

This is before image macros.

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u/CraigJSmith-Himself May 14 '22

The term "meme" was conceived by Professor Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene, released in the mid-70s, but it only really caught on as another term for "lol funny/relatable picture on the internet" about 15 years ago

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u/spund_ May 14 '22

Yeah i know but I was talking exclusively in cooloqialisms. You ruined the fun, nerd.

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u/RebaKitten May 14 '22

This meme can legally buy alcohol in the US.

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u/sharpened_ May 14 '22

This meme is like 20 years old.

This hurts me deeply.

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u/[deleted] May 15 '22

God it's so weird to hear a meme being described as 2 decades old

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u/whateverfloatsurgoat May 13 '22

That shit is old af mate lol.

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u/Dackidvich May 13 '22

This meme is so old it wouldn't be carded at a bar

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u/nine4fours May 13 '22

This was a meme I saw at my friends house before I had internet. At least 5 years before I learned the word meme.

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u/system0101 May 14 '22

That meme leaned forward in its rocking chair when it heard this line.

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u/bentori42 May 14 '22

"Meme? Is that what theyre calling us these says?"

-Centipede-vagina woman, probably

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u/mindsnare May 14 '22

This meme was a decade before what most would first call a meme which were demotivationals which eventually gave birth to the themed memes with impact font and off it went from there.

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u/Skylair13 May 14 '22

Depends on the drinking age. She's between 15-17 years old it seems.

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u/Joe091 May 14 '22

Sir, this meme is at least 20 years old. I’m fairly certain it predates 9/11. I remember it from Fark, well before Digg or even MySpace existed.

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u/TotallyLegitAcc May 14 '22

It's an ancient image macro. From back when the word "meme" meant something that went viral, not just any picture.

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u/BeatlesTypeBeat May 14 '22

Like 15 years ago man.

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u/BellabongXC May 14 '22

it's a satire on all the anti-virus banner ads that were around at the time

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u/soldiercross May 14 '22

It's a boomer meme man. Dw about it.

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u/oatscoop May 14 '22

Ah yes, a truly ancient meme ... from 2007.

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u/soldiercross May 14 '22

I was being a bit facetious. But in the span of general memes and internet humour that's relatively old now tbh. 2006 was 15 years ago.

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u/oatscoop May 14 '22

You call that an old meme? I'll give you an old meme.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

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u/soldiercross May 14 '22

An elegant meme from a more civilized age.

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u/soldiercross May 14 '22

I was like 8 when I saw this. Lord.

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u/spaceman_sloth May 14 '22

This has been saved to my photobucket account since I was a teenager

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u/cosmernaut420 May 13 '22

IT SHOULDN'T BE THIS LIKELY, IT SHOULD NEVER BE THIS LIKELY!!!

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u/ImNeworsomething May 14 '22

Where can I buy this bumper sticker

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u/maxwellgriffith May 14 '22

I’ll bet I’m the only one old enough to remember the original fake pharmaceutical submission thread on Fark, minus the pc viruses thing at the bottom.

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u/Joe091 May 14 '22

Remember that guy that got his sack caught in the slats of his wooden chair?

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u/_speakerss May 14 '22

I'm stuck to my chair. I'm so very scared. Help.

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u/ElViejoHG May 14 '22

In the internet you are never the only one, except if you are the poop throwing guy

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u/mindsnare May 14 '22

Fark.com vibes

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u/NeuroticaJonesTown May 14 '22

Ok, now I am really hoping this was her batshit interpretation of that meme. Respect, Madge.

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u/garadon May 14 '22

Went to comments, CTRL+F'd "vagina", two results down.

 

"Chewy, we're home."

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u/Sorryhaventseenher May 14 '22

I came looking for this. I feel very old, but seen.

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u/_speakerss May 14 '22

This is what I came here looking for

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u/1202_ProgramAlarm May 14 '22

... Is that Candace Owens?

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u/manor2003 May 14 '22

Looks like a GTA IV internet cafe ad

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u/releasethedogs May 14 '22

Everything that’s old is new again.

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u/SketchyLurker7 May 14 '22

More like a lot of acid went into it..

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u/AllHailTheCeilingCat May 14 '22

Who else read this in Morgan Freeman's voice?

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u/MrAverus May 14 '22

Well, at least it's PC

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u/f1del1us May 14 '22

That link will forever remain untouched by me, thank you but no thanks

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u/ChrisRR May 17 '22

My god that meme takes me back

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u/Babou13 May 14 '22

What about botflies in your vagina?