Dick Butt

Dick Butt

Updated May 22, 2014 at 04:27PM EDT by James.

Added Oct 03, 2009 at 09:54AM EDT by jumpropeman.

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About

Dick Butt is an illustration of an anthropomorphic phallus with a pair of testicles and a penis protruding from its backside. In multi-pane image macros and animated GIFs, the drawing is often revealed unexpectedly in the final frame.

Origin

On July 2nd, 2006, artist K.C. Green published a webcomic in his titled “Tree. You’ve Been Good to Us" as part of the Horribleville[1] series, which featured an artist who illustrates the Dick Butt character after being scolded for wasting tree resources as a child (shown below).



Spread

On April 12th, 2007, an entry for “dickbutt” was submitted to Urban Dictionary,[2] where it was defined as the “weirdest thing you can think of.” On December 3rd, The Duck Web Comics[3] user Avalon comics left a comment on a Horribleville webcomic claiming that “Dickbutt is a 4chan meme now.” On June 14th, 2008, YouTube Th0ldMan uploaded a video of an animated Dick Butt 3D model made in the sandbox game Spore (shown below).



On August 27th, 4chan user VIPPER spammed the phrase “DICK BUTT” in a thread on the 4chan BBS.[4] On June 8th, 2009, BuzzFeed[6] highlighted a multi-pane machine code comic in which Dick Butt is revealed in a note from the superhero Batman (shown below).



On July 16th, 2010, DeviantArtist[7] beyx uploaded an illustration of a Dick Butt character with large eyes sitting on a rainbow (shown below). On October 30th, 2011, the Xkcdickbutt Tumblr[8] blog was launched, highlighting Dick Butt comics illustrated in the style of the Xkcd series (shown below, right).



On April 20th, 2012, FunnyJunk[5] user atlantaboy submitted a screenshot of Dick Butt used in a 4chan thread (shown below). On December 11th, 2013, the Internet humor site College Humor[9] posted a compilation of notable Dick Butt animated GIFs.



GIF Adaptation in 2014

On January 3rd, 2014, Redditor spacecadet06 submitted a photoshopped GIF featuring a scene from the Russian television show Matchmakers 6 in which the outline of Dick Butt emerges from a student’s wood shaving art piece. Since being uploaded to the /r/gifs[12] subreddit, the post gained over 30,800 up votes and 670 comments within the first two months (shown below).



That same day, the /r/DickButt[11] subreddit reached its first 100 subscribers milestone after receiving a record number of sign-ups since its creation in August 2008. On January 16th, Reddit bonebowl submitted an animated GIF of a cyclist launching off a ramp on to an illustration of Dick Butt to the /r/gifs subreddit (shown below), garnering upwards of 11,900 up votes and 190 comments in the following month.



In the coming weeks, several other Dick Butt GIFs were submitted to Imgur,[14][15][16][17] while the /r/Dickbutt subreddit continued to grow in subscribers. On February 12th, The Daily Dot[13] published an article about the history of Dick Butt, which noted a recent resurgence on Reddit.

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[1]Horribleville – Tree You’ve Been Good to Us

[2]Urban Dictionary – dickbutt

[3]The Duck Web Comics – Horribleville

[4]4chan – DICK BUTT

[5]Funny Junk – Dick Butt according to 4chan

[6]BuzzFeed – Sir a Message From Batman

[7]DeviantArt – Dick Butt

[8]Tumblr – xkcdickbutt

[9]College Humor – Dick Butt

[10]YouTube – Matchmakers 6

[11]Reddit Metricks – /r/DickButt

[12]Reddit – Somebody is getting laid Redux

[13]The Daily Dot – Dick Butt Meme

[14]Imgur – Dick Butt Batman

[15]Imgur – Dick Butt Bond

[16]Imgur – Dick Butt Alien

[17]Imgur – Dick Butt Pitt

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