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A simpler time (lemmy.world)
submitted 1 month ago by The_Picard_Maneuver to c/antiquememesroadshow
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[-] lewdian69 165 points 1 month ago

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

[-] [email protected] 72 points 1 month ago

Doge (without that background) is 10 years.

The last one is a mix of doge and advice dog, which is almost 18 years.

One might say a forgery

[-] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago

almost 18 years

👴

[-] UnderpantsWeevil 21 points 1 month 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.

[-] Semi_Hemi_Demigod 18 points 1 month ago

First, I'm amazed no other insurance company has thought of this.

Second, Bad Luck Brian can deliver his lines better than Shaq.

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[-] eeltech 151 points 1 month ago

2000s internet was simpler times

[-] [email protected] 29 points 1 month ago
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[-] [email protected] 93 points 1 month ago

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.

[-] [email protected] 31 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 109 points 1 month ago

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_Maneuver 31 points 1 month ago

That sounds like a good time. It's a little sad that you probably couldn't easily get away with that now.

[-] [email protected] 36 points 1 month ago

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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[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

If true, knowyourmeme needs a lore update

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[-] [email protected] 56 points 1 month ago

In 2014 these were already old I think

[-] Buddahriffic 17 points 1 month ago

Just add a new "ten years ago memes looked like this" frame to it every decade.

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[-] [email protected] 51 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

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

[-] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago

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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[-] Ultragigagigantic 50 points 1 month ago
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[-] [email protected] 45 points 1 month ago

I remember a time when they weren't even called memes. They were just "image macros."

[-] KrankyKong 44 points 1 month ago
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[-] eeltech 38 points 1 month ago
[-] MataVatnik 33 points 1 month ago

This is more like 18 years

[-] [email protected] 32 points 1 month ago
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[-] HeyThisIsntTheYMCA 26 points 1 month ago

Truly it was a golden age

[-] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago

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.

[-] Wilzax 25 points 1 month ago

Bro that's like 15 years ago

[-] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago

Raptors are extinct by now

[-] Mango 25 points 1 month ago

Memes are not macro images.

[-] [email protected] 23 points 1 month ago

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

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[-] Anticorp 23 points 1 month ago

Doge is the best meme ever created and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.

[-] [email protected] 35 points 1 month ago
[-] Anticorp 17 points 1 month ago

Meet me behind the backstop after school. Be there or be square.

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[-] MehBlah 30 points 1 month ago
[-] captainlezbian 20 points 1 month ago

Wasn’t that like 15 years ago. 10 years ago was gamergate

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[-] ramenshaman 19 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Modern memes are not nearly as good imo.

Edit: these

[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

Modern memes are incomprehensible, just take a random picture and slap some completely unrelated text on top of it. Or maybe I'm just too old to get it. 🤷

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 1 month ago
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[-] UnderpantsWeevil 17 points 1 month ago

Its funny how AI in 2024 can't come up with content as amusing or original as shitposts cooked up by teenagers from over a decade ago.

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago

I still like them, honestly...

[-] mlg 15 points 1 month ago

These memes are most definitely older than 2014.........

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