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Where did the "Suddenly, X. Thousands of them." meme originate?

Last posted Aug 02, 2009 at 10:27AM EDT. Added Jul 31, 2009 at 07:50AM EDT
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Okay, I’ve seen this meme used on one of the forums I frequent, and have started using it for practically everything myself through osmosis, but I have no idea where this one actually came from and it’s driving me nuts. Can anyone shed some light on it?

Jul 31, 2009 at 07:50AM EDT
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It’s looking like this is the original.

Macrochan page:

http://www.macrochan.org/search.php?tags=Suddenly%2C+X%21+Hundreds+of+them

Jul 31, 2009 at 09:40AM EDT
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You know if there’s any particular rationale behind it, or was it just something somebody thought would be kinda funny?

Jul 31, 2009 at 12:30PM EDT
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I don’t know of the rationale behind it, but I would guess it was just something to be taken at face value. In style, it’s abrupt and absurd; similar to the old Monty Python segue, “And now for something completely different.”

Google Insights For Search term:
suddenly “thousands of them”
http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=suddenly%20%22thousands%20of%20them%22&cmpt=q

The search trend stems from mid-2008. Although, Google Search trends can only be used to infer when people on the web became intersted and wanted more; and not when the actual origin ocurred.

I’ve found a “Suddenly, Spengbabs! Thousands of them!” video from April 2007.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29cLH86zBFI

And for some reason, there’s this Creepy Chan video entitled “Suddenly.. Tributes, Thousands Of Them!”




I don’t know yet if there’s more behind where this phrase comes from, but it’s very 4channy

Jul 31, 2009 at 03:36PM EDT
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I don’t know of the rationale behind it, but I would guess it was just something to be taken at face value. In style, it’s abrupt and absurd; similar to the old Monty Python segue, “And now for something completely different.”

Google Insights For Search term:
suddenly “thousands of them”
http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=suddenly%20%22thousands%20of%20them%22&cmpt=q

The search trend stems from mid-2008. Although, Google Search trends can only be used to infer when people on the web became intersted and wanted more; and not when the actual origin ocurred.

I’ve found a “Suddenly, Spengbabs! Thousands of them!” video from April 2007.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29cLH86zBFI

And for some reason, there’s this Creepy Chan video entitled “Suddenly.. Tributes, Thousands Of Them!”




I don’t know yet if there’s more behind where this phrase comes from, but it’s very 4channy

Jul 31, 2009 at 03:36PM EDT
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For some reason it seems easy to think of Johnny Depp in fear and loathing in las vegas saying something like this… suddenly, bats! thousands of them!

I don’t know though, would Hunter S. Thompson really be the source of an internet meme? He was so clean cut and lacked a sense of humour, so I doubt it.

Aug 02, 2009 at 10:27AM EDT
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