LOL Guy

LOL Guy

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Updated Feb 25, 2013 at 03:53PM EST by Don.

Added Jan 11, 2011 at 12:47PM EST by Don.

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About

LOL Guy is a rage comic character that is often used to indicate laughter and general amusement.

Origin

An email sent to Know Your Meme suggests that the image was initially posted to the /b/ (random) board on 4chan on June 14th, 2010.

“Hello there, I think it’s time to straighten out some things about the LOL Guy. About MY LOL Guy. That’s right, I draw this ugly piece of crap in MS Paint on the 14. June 2010 and I first posted it on /b/ in a “This is now a meme”-Thread."

A few days later on June 18th, the earliest known instance of LOL Guy rage comic was submitted to the /r/f7u12[1] subreddit, featuring a customer attempting to return a fake Pokemon game cartridge to the EB Games store (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post received over 155 up votes and 30 comments.



Spread

On August 3rd, 2010, admin Jae of the Joined Artists Forum[7] started a rage comics thread, in which he posted an untooned LOL Guy photoshop of himself (shown below).



In November of that year, a Meme Generator[2] page for “LOL Guy” was created, garnering upwards of 3,000 items within the next three years. On December 26th, 2011, a listing for LOL Guy stickers was created on the online retailer Zazzle,[8] receiving over 1,500 reviews in the following 13 months. On February 18th, 2012, YouTuber MikeHorak uploaded a video titled “LOL Guy Song,” which featured a dancing stick figure with the LOL Guy face accompanied by the song “Me Gustas Mucho” by La Banda De Los Pobres Musica De Viento (shown below).



On August 13th, a Facebook[6] page titled “LOL Guy” was launched, accumulating over 900 likes within the next six months. On November 4th, Etsy[5] seller Madeleine Fair Juul listed a LOL Guy ring on her store page (shown below). On January 19th, 2013, DragonArt[4] user Dawn submitted an instructional post on how to draw the LOL Guy.



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External References

[1]Reddit – Meet LOL Guy

[2]Meme Generator – LOL Guy

[3]Tumblr – Fuck Yeah LOL Guy

[4]DragonArt – How to Draw LOL Guy

[5]Etsy – LOL Guy Rage Comic Ring

[6]Facebook – LOL Guy

[7]Wayback Machine – Joined Artists

[8]Zazzle – LOL Guy Meme Sticker

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