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Googled It, Was Not Disappointed is an expression used to introduce humorous, surprising or bizarre photographs found by submitted queries in Google Images search.
On April 3rd, 2012, Redditor 3210atown submitted a post titled “I Googled Definition of Swag and was not disappointed” to the /r/funny subreddit, which linked to an image macro of a royal cat being dressed by cherubs with the caption “Swag” (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 10,700 up votes and 160 comments.
On May 1st, 2012, Redditor Solleks132 submitted a post titled “Googled Nic Cage as a Baby” to the /r/funny subreddit, which linked to a photoshopped image of a baby with the face of actor Nicolas Cage. Before the post was archived, it garnered more than 10,100 up votes and 100 comments. On August 16th, Redditor Rsrulesusuk submitted a post titled “Googled ‘Majestic Creature’ and was not disappointed” to the /r/funny subreddit, featuring a photoshopped image of a giant man’s face superimposed over a marine animal at an aquarium (shown below, right). The post received over 4,600 up votes and 30 comments prior to archival.
On October 22nd, 2012, FunnyJunk user alligoesrawrr submitted a digitally altered photograph titled “Googled God of the Internet,” featuring a cat jumping in the sky (shown below, left). On February 7th, 2013, Redditor blechniven submitte a post titled “Searched for ‘wut’ in Google Images, was not disappointed” to the /r/funny subreddit, which highlighted a photoshopped picture of the Death Child image macro character with several bizarre non sequitur statements (shown below, right). Prior to being archived, the post gathered more than 1,400 up votes and 35 comments.
On August 12th, Redditor millre01 submitted an image titled “Googled FF-VII cosplay. Was not disappointed,” featuring a cosplayer dressed as the character Cloud from the 1997 role-playing game Final Fantasy VII juxtaposed with a screenshot of the character in-game (shown below, left) to the /r/gaming subreddit. In the first three months, the post gained upwards of 6,500 up votes and 100 comments. On October 19th, 9gag user pericotorro posted an illustration of the superhero Batman titled “Googled ‘Beautiful Batman.’ Was not disappointed” (shown below). In the next month, the post received more than 23,000 up votes and 6,850 Facebook shares.
From Left: “Traumatizing Experience” | “Best Gaming Mouse” | “Colombian Man”
From Left: “Robot versus Magic” | “Atticus Finch” | “Marine Animal”