Internet Husband

Internet Husband

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Internet Husband, also known as “Redditor’s Wife” or “Anon Wife”, is an image macro series featuring a photo of a woman standing in a doorway in pajamas, appearing rather distraught, while her husband is looking at a computer screen. The overlaid text typically describes the woman’s disappointment with her addicted Redditor husband, and references Internet culture in-jokes. Some of the derivatives reference other websites like 4chan.

Origin

The original image comes from a stock photo titled “Man working at computer with sad woman in background” (shown below, left) that can be found on Gettyimages[1] and Fotosearch.[2] The earliest occurance on Reddit was on May 18th, 2011, in a thread titled “The door swings both ways” (shown below, right).[3] The post was made as a response to another Reddit thread titled “I must admit I’ve thought of this myself” featuring the following image of a man lying awake in bed (shown below).[4] It was not referred to as “Redditor’s Wife” until May 20th 2011 in an image posted to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit. [5]



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The blog Blame It On The Voices posted several Redditor’s Wife derivatives titled “Meme Alert: Redditor’s Wife” on May 26th, 2011.[6] On June 2nd anotther compilation of derivatives were posted to the blog Uproxx.[7]

Derivatives can be found on Tumblr[8], on Memegenerator as “Anon Wife”[9], and sometimes on FunnyJunk as “Funnyjunker’s Wife”.[10]

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