• @lewdian69
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    Philosoraptor is 15 years old, Bad Luck Brian and Success Kid are 12 years, but Doge (without that background) is 10 years. Best I can do is $3.50

    • @UnderpantsWeevil
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      212 months ago

      Bad Luck Brian and Success Kid are 12 years

      Bad Luck Brian looking old af was in a recent “The General Auto Insurance” commercial.

    • @[email protected]
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      72 months ago

      Cheapskate Rick? I have a whole warehouse filled with him. You’d have to pay me rent to pawn that.

    • @gaiussabinus
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      62 months ago

      Doge is older than philosaraptor, forced meme and was a bannable offense on just about every *chan site for 10 years

      • lad
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        72 months ago

        Once was a bannable offense, now a cryptocurrency affected by Musk xweets

        There’s no point or sense in my comment, pretty much the same as with what’s going on with the world as of lately

    • @[email protected]
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      32 months ago

      Was about to say this, no way these memes are 10 years old. Even feels wrong regarding Doge tbh

  • @eeltech
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    1512 months ago

    2000s internet was simpler times

  • @[email protected]
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    I’m the original creator of the “Still waiting on OP” meme from The Shining and have a mildly interesting story behind its creation if anyone would care to hear.

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        This is a mildly interesting story at best.

        In 2010 I was working at a video rental store (RIP) and got access to new movies before they were available to the public. Every day I’d grab one, and every night I’d stream them online for 4channers on /tv and /r9k. There was a chat built into the stream and we had a lot of fun for months and months, hanging out watching movies and chatting. It built a pretty big following. Think Twitch before Twitch existed.

        One night there were no new movies so I grabbed The Shining. We watched through it, and when that scene came on the screen I paused it to take a closer look. We joked and carried on about it in chat, and I screenshotted it and opened Photoshop and made the meme then and there. Everyone loved it. Several folks posted it on 4chan boards and it took off in a big way. We finished the movie and had a great night.

        One of my favorite young adult memories.

        • The Picard ManeuverOP
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          That sounds like a good time. It’s a little sad that you probably couldn’t easily get away with that now.

          • @[email protected]
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            Agreed. The modern internet is so locked down that it’s difficult to find those kind of fun, niche communities. Lemmy has a similar feeling at least.

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                Stream on angelthump, discord, those are just the ones I know of there’s definitely more ways to do it out there. Source the media from the piracy megathread. You’re on your own with the ‘gathering a community’ part though.

                • @[email protected]
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                  Having my own Jellyfin instance it’s easy to drop a password and watch together. And at least in my country if this is some movie I bought and ripped it is also perfectly legal.

              • The Snark Urge
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                32 months ago

                Schrab Home Video is known to play things kinda lose with copyright law on occasion, but it’s just one broadcast per week

            • @davepleasebehave
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              me and.my middle.aged friends just download the same file and click start on the count of three. then it’s beers and banter on zoom while we grind through Highlander 2. or Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts club Band. featuring the Bee Gees.

        • @EpicFailGuy
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          32 months ago

          Was this taking place on justinTV?

          If so I was on your streams weekly

    • @Mango
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      52 months ago

      Eyyy!

      I made “If buying isn’t owning then pirating isn’t stealing.”

      We should have a meme maker club.

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      42 months ago

      I feel like it’s a great time to pull up the 4k bluray and do a remaster screenshot, since we missed the 10-year anniversary.

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    Were these popular in 2014? I feel like these were more like 2010. I could be wrong.

    • @[email protected]
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      I think they were still lingering around somewhat. I just cleared off my old laptop last night and found advice animal memes from 2014 on it. I’ll probably drop a few of the better ones in 196 on Monday, maybe I’ll spread the love to antique memes roadshow.

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        If my memory serves me right (it usually doesn’t lol), it was mostly by 2015 that they were on their death throes, having been mostly usurped by the MLG era; I remember being upset that things like advice animals and rage comics were suddenly considered “things only clueless old people on facebook post nowadays” circa 2015. But they were still around in a smaller scale around 2014, so I think it still counts?

        But I’m looking forward to seeing you share more old memes! I love 'em.

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        Advice Animals were much earlier, in the late 2000s. I remember seeing them on gaming forums before Reddit was even a thing, when SA and Digg still reigned supreme.

        Know Your Meme traces them back to 2006.

        https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/advice-animals

        • @[email protected]
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          92 months ago

          Well, memes sometimes last longer than the era they starred in.

          I remember finding this chart showing the various meme eras (I don’t remember where I found it, sadly):

          And I definitely remember seeing old memes still being used after their debut “era” - I remember seeing some from the “experimental” era (1995-2004) like the Dancing Banana, All Your Base Are Belong to Us and less-commonly YTMND and Homestar Runner references in the Classic Era (2004-2009), and likewise I saw memes from that era (Pingas, demotivational posters, Leeroy Jenkins jokes/references, Chuck Norris, Over 9000, Keyboard Cat, etc) still being used well into 2012-2013 despite that already being a new “meme era”.

          And as I mentioned in another comment, Rage Comics and Advice Animals still persisted into 2014 (mostly dying/fading into obscurity around 2015), by which point “dank” memes were already at full swing; and I definitely recall still seeing some Surreal Memes in use around the early 2020s, so I’d say the boundaries of meme popularity are fairly fuzzy.

          • Decoy321
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            22 months ago

            Ah, forgive my word usage. I meant to say that they first started in that era, not that they were solely used back then. I do appreciate how informative your comment is, nonetheless!

        • Semi-Hemi-Lemmygod
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          72 months ago

          Single female lawyer,

          Fighting for her clients,

          Wearing sexy miniskirts

          And being self-reliant

        • @[email protected]
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          62 months ago

          I tried watching that a few years ago, and had to stop almost immediately. I mean, what was going on with those random hallucination cuts?! No explanation or anything, it just cuts to her falling into a big wine glass, or something like that out of nowhere. Also it was too geared towards Gen X humor for me (which feels very dated. See Friends and its “haha because gay” jokes)

          • @Got_Bent
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            In all fairness, we genXers were raised by extremely anti-gay parents and Ronald Reagan. Most of us eventually got over it and don’t find the “because gay” humor funny at all anymore.

            I’ll admit to making some heartfelt apologies in adulthood to some gay high school classmates. I said some pretty nasty shit back then. I just didn’t know any better until I got a few years under my belt and found some gay friends with enough patience to explain certain things to me in college.

      • @eeltech
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        102 months ago

        ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US

        • @BreadOven
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          Someone set us up the bomb!

          Edit: someone already said this quote. May I suggest:

          “You have no chance to survive, make your time”

      • @eeltech
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        Web 2.0 happened :/

        It centralized control to a few large corporations and lowered the barrier to entry for users such that everything became a popularity contest for eyeballs. TikTok, reddit, facebook, youtube, instagram, OF, its all a brainless race for engagement

        • @Pacmanlives
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          62 months ago

          Just wait till Web 3.0. We get blockchains!!! /s

        • @[email protected]
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          I kinda miss having to visit individual websites to see if they posted any new content/videos. Newgrounds, Squirrelly, Homestar Runner, Stickdeath, thebestpageintheuniverse. Just going to check was part of the fun.

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      22 months ago

      Everything is a meme now, hell even anyone could frame your comment and shit post it as a meme right now! (I won’t be the one to do so).

      • @[email protected]
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        The word meme is misused & I hate it. Ppl should know what memetics are.

        This comment up till now isn’t really (ok, the I hate it bit a little), but if I add ‘you know that feeling of joy when you pet a cat’ it would have a considerably stronger memetic effect on a lot (most?) humans. But its not funny as I didn’t introduce a joke (sorry that I didn’t introduce myself).

    • @Mango
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      12 months ago

      Before this even. We went wrong when dumb people took macro images and decided ideas needed packages that way for thought transmission to count as a meme.

  • @[email protected]
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    These weren’t even what we called “memes” back then (closer to twenty years ago).

    These were image macros or caption images. A meme back then was usually a phrase or saying like Over 9000 and other crap like that.

    • @aulin
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      But whether we called them memes or not, by definition they were. The Selfish Gene came out in 1976, where Dawkins coined it as “a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation”.

      • @Entropywins
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        Memes live in our head and propagate throughout society which is just an emergent phenomena of memes…I loved the selfish gene it’s a great book and Dawkins is the man.

    • @HeyThisIsntTheYMCA
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      One trick was to post memes that don’t have jokes, like the one about when I caught the ferry over to Caturday. I needed a new lol for my cat, so, I decided to go to digg, which is what they called fark in those days. So I tied a cheezburger to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a bitcoin, and in those days, bitcoins had pictures of doges on 'em. “Give me five doges for a bitcoin,” you’d say. Now, where were we? Oh yeah, the important thing was I had a cheezburger on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white castle because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big macs.

    • @Leviathan
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      I was posting these in the late 2000s and we definitely called them memes then.

  • @Mango
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    Memes are not macro images.

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      Anyone down voting doesn’t remember that this phrase itself was a meme at the time.

      • @Mango
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        Memes are how I find my people!