It Was A Good Day

It Was A Good Day

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About

“It Was a Good Day” is an image macro series featuring a screen capture of the rapper Ice Cube driving a car accompanied by captions recalling positive events that conclude with “it was a good day.”

Origin

The American rapper Ice Cube released the song “It Was a Good Day”[1] on February 23rd, 1993, as a single for his album The Predator. The following month, a music video for the song directed by F. Gary Gray was released, which featured Ice Cube depicting various events from the song’s lyrics (shown below).



On October 8th, 2009, the “Good Day Ice Cube” Meme Generator[2] page was created, which featured image macros based on a screen capture taken from the music video (shown below).



Spread

On October 5th, 2012, Redditor trimhunter submitted a post titled “It WAS a good day” to the /r/AdviceAnimals[3]subreddit, featuring an image macro using a new screen capture from the Ice Cube music video with a commentary on Emma Watson’s open mindset towards nude scenes. (shown below, left). Within one month, the post received over 8,550 up votes and 245 comments. Two days later, Redditor Finsty submitted an image macro to /r/AdviceAnimals[4] with a caption referencing the adult website Pornhub’s donations to charity (shown below, right).



Several Quickmeme pages for the meme have been created as of November 2012, including “ice cube good day”[8] with 59 submissions, “It Was a Good Day”[7] with 86 submissions, “Today was a good day”[9] with 96 submissions, “today was a good day”[10] with 198 submissions and “It was a good day”[11] with 330 submissions.

Further Research

On January 26th, 2012, the creator of the Murk Avenue Tumblr[6] blog Donovan Strain published a post in which he claimed to have deduced the exact date described in the Ice Cube song as January 20th, 1992. To narrow down the date, Donovan eliminated any day in which the show Yo! MTV Raps was not on the air, it was cloudy or smoggy, beepers were not sold commercially, the Lakers did not beat the SuperSonics and Ice Cube had an event to attend. Within 10 months, the post received over 15,376 notes.

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External References

[1]Wikipedia – It Was a Goody Day

[2]Meme Generator – Good Day Ice Cube

[3]Reddit – It WAS a good day

[4]Reddit – Today was a good day indeed

[5]Memebase – it was a good day

[6]Tumblr – Murk Avenue

[7]Quickmeme – It Was a Good Day

[8]Quickmeme – it was a good day

[9]Quickmeme – Today was a good day

[10]Quickmeme – today was a good day

[11]Quickmeme – It was a good day

Recent Videos 2 total

Recent Images 32 total

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Troublehalf: The Yuri Hunter
Troublehalf: The Yuri Hunter

It was a good day when KYM blocked new members from making submissions and actually banned forced creations being submitted the same fucking day (or near) they were created.

Memes used to be organic, something happened in real life that was captured and sent around the web. Be it a funny picture or whatever, somebody would like it, send it to a mate, which would then be sent to more…. But now, it’s created, not organic. It’s force-fed in order to get a result. There is a reason all the new fucking ‘memes’ are just a generic image with text written over it. But nobody cares, KYM need the money for their website, they only just about break even as it is (but I doubt the rest of the network struggles….) and as long as idiots come and create their may-mays and me-mes and watch the Old Guard, like myself, moan and complain…. They care not.

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