Go Home, You Are Drunk

Go Home, You Are Drunk

Updated Apr 12, 2013 at 01:21PM EDT by Brad.

Added Oct 10, 2012 at 02:01PM EDT by Don.

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“Go Home, You Are Drunk” is an expression used to point out someone else’s failure or misplaced objects, similar to other well-known dismissive statements like You’re Doing It Wrong and Buzzkilling. The phrase is typically featured in image macros in which the subject is performing a task incorrectly or found in an out-of-place position.


Prior to its appearance in image macros, the phrase has been colloquially used to advise someone against over-drinking or scold him or her for losing self-control, comprable to another English idiom “let’s call it a day.” The earliest known instance of an image featuring the snowclone “Go home X, you’re drunk” was posted to the Internet humor site Natuba[1] on October 6th, 2008, which included a photograph of graffiti on a bathroom wall (shown below).


On October 24th, 2010, a similar joke was used in an image macro posted to the “Historic LOLs” Cheezburger[8] page, which featured a painting of a robed man yelling the phrase “And I banged your mother!” accompanied by an embarassed-looking man saying “You’re drunk dad, go home” (shown below).

On August 6th, 2012, Redditor inquirewue submitted an image macro to the /r/funny[3] subreddit in a post titled “You are drunk,” which included a photograph of several people running from a crash-landing plane with the caption “Go away plane / you are drunk” (shown below, left). Within one month, the post received over 4,600 up votes and 55 comments. On August 27th, Redditor electrolemon submitted a cinemagraph of a waterfall coming out of the mouth of a rock sculpture in a post titled “Go home Poseidon, you’re drunk!”[6] (shown below, right).

On September 30th, 9gag user ccodex submitted a post titled “Go home, cow, you’re drunk!”,[7] featuring a photograph of a cow looking back at a camera while walking in an odd fashion (shown below, left). On October 4th, Redditor danpopo submitted a post titled “Bear go home you are drunk" to the /r/gifs[2] subreddit, which featured an animated GIF of a bear flailing its arms wildly at another bear (shown below, right).

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New meme, instant deadpool, disregard spread, instant deadpool, doesn’t matter if funny, instant deadpool, obviously an advice animal ripoff, instant deadpool, mentions reddit, instant deadpool.

Go home, commenters, you’ve been drunk for a while.


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