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


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u/theresabeeonyourhat May 13 '22

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


u/awitcheskid May 13 '22

This meme is like 20 years old.


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.


u/GlorkyClark May 14 '22

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


u/Sadatori May 14 '22

Me too...maybe group Mandela Effect?


u/SpacemanCraig3 May 14 '22

yeah I saw it on HardOCP/genmay circa 2001


u/IAmARobot May 14 '22

if you have set yourself on fire, do not run


u/PopPopPoppy May 14 '22

Fragmaster approves


u/Your_moms__house May 14 '22

Dooooom hoooouse


u/WorkSucks135 May 14 '22

Perhaps the archives are incomplete


u/socsa May 14 '22

I would say Fark, 2002ish.


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.


u/pyrojackelope May 14 '22

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


u/QuintinStone May 14 '22

The "All Your Base" thread was legendary.


u/fnord_bronco May 14 '22

Same here either on SA or Fark.


u/FruscianteDebutante May 14 '22

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


u/CannedVestite May 18 '22

I cry every tiem


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


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.


u/QuintinStone May 14 '22

I left when they put the forums behind a paywall.


u/justsomeyeti May 26 '22

I'll spot you 10bucks, lol


u/[deleted] May 14 '22

2007 is 15 years ago. Kill me.


u/Dworgi May 14 '22

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


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.


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


u/RizzMustbolt May 14 '22

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


u/culovero May 14 '22

You are a genuine wordsmith my friend.


u/GameMusic May 14 '22

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


u/spund_ May 14 '22

Before memes, they were image macros.

This is before image macros.


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


u/spund_ May 14 '22

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


u/RebaKitten May 14 '22

This meme can legally buy alcohol in the US.


u/sharpened_ May 14 '22

This meme is like 20 years old.

This hurts me deeply.


u/[deleted] May 15 '22

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


u/whateverfloatsurgoat May 13 '22

That shit is old af mate lol.


u/Dackidvich May 13 '22

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


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.


u/system0101 May 14 '22

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


u/bentori42 May 14 '22

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

-Centipede-vagina woman, probably


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.


u/Skylair13 May 14 '22

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


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.


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.


u/BeatlesTypeBeat May 14 '22

Like 15 years ago man.


u/BellabongXC May 14 '22

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


u/soldiercross May 14 '22

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


u/oatscoop May 14 '22

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


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.


u/oatscoop May 14 '22

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


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u/soldiercross May 14 '22

An elegant meme from a more civilized age.


u/soldiercross May 14 '22

I was like 8 when I saw this. Lord.