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Angry School Boy is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photograph of an aggravated-looking young boy in front of a color wheel background. The captions typically depict the character as a spoiled child that is easily irritated by peers, adults and video games.
The original screen capture of the boy comes from a scene in the 2005 dark comedy film The Chumscrubber, in which the character Charlie is shown wielding a bloody knife (shown at 1:05 below).
On August 27th, 2011, an “Angry School Boy” Quickmeme page was launched, with the first instance featuring the caption “Mom asks if I need to go pee pee in front of my friends / Mom must die” (shown below). The same day, Redditor gtw08 submitted the image macro to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit.
On August 29th, 2011, compilations of notable examples were posted on the viral content site BuzzFeed and the Internet humor site The Bigster. On August 30th, the Internet humor blog Thumbpress published a post titled “The Best of the Angry School Boy Meme”, which featured additional image macros from the series. On September 30th, Redditor DrKnutstein submitted an image macro to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit with the caption “It’s not a boner / It’s my jeans” (shown below, left). On January 1st, 2012, FunnyJunk user pwnddatnoob submitted an image macro with the caption “You said you’d pack my Gameboy mom / this is a fucking calculator!” (shown below, right).
The meme has spread on the sites Tumblr and Memebase under the tag “#angry school boy.” As of September 5th, 2012, the Angry School Boy Meme Generator page has accumulated over 24,000 items, the “Angry School Boy” Quickmeme page has received over 3,200 submissions and a Facebook page titled “Angry School Boy” has received 120 likes.