I Have The Weirdest Boner

I Have The Weirdest Boner

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Updated Oct 16, 2012 at 03:15AM EDT by Brad.  

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“I Have The Weirdest Boner” is a catchphrase expression that is used to convey one’s feeling of sexual arousal and guilt at the same time. It is also prominently featured with image macros in which the subject is wearing an odd expression and/or holding a phallic object.

Origin

The phrase was first introduced through the TV sitcom series Community in Season 1, Episode 15 titled “Romantic Expressionism” which aired on February 4th, 2010. In the episode, one of the main characters Troy Barnes (played by actor Donald Glover) utters the line “I have the weirdest boner” after his friend Jeff whispers something into his ear.



The clip of the scene from the episode was uploaded a month later by YouTuber bmw182[1] on March 3rd, 2010 and has since gained more than 260,000 views as of September 2012. Meanwhile, personal anecdotes about ill-timed or inappropriate erections have been shared via online communities like Reddit and 4chan prior to the airing of the episode.

Spread

One of the earliest known iterations of the phrase in image macro form has been attributed to a photograph of Community co-star Donald Glover, which still remains one of the most well-known instances of the series. Although unclear exactly when or where the image macro was first uploaded, it has been frequently used on the internet humor site FunnyJunk since November 2010.[11]



On December 17th, 2010, Redditor ShowPuncher submitted a photograph of Community co-star Joel McHale in a post titled “I have the weirdest boner right now.”



In the following months, additional image macros centered around the catchphrase continued to surface through popular image-sharing communities like Reddit[16], 4chan[17] and Tumblr.[15] The phrase has been also used in the comments section of YouTube videos[14] to express one’s incredulous reaction to the said content or alternatively, as the title of videos depicting bizarre happenings in similar vein to “I’m in That Weird Part of YouTube” or “My Brain is Full of Fuck”.

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Search Interest

According to Google Trends, search queries for “weird boner” have been steadily rising since January 2011, nearly a year after the episode of Community went on air.



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