My Hand is a Dolphin

My Hand is a Dolphin

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My hand is a dolphin is a phrase that refers to a movement of the hand in an up and down waving fashion, akin to the swimming of a dolphin. Usually seen in on Youtube comments, this is inferring that the move is awkward or lame, like “white people can’t dance”.

Origin



The phrase came from Brock’s Dub[1], a parody of Rebecca Black’s Friday. As one of Rebecca’s friends was waving her hand up and down, Brock dubbed it with the phrase “MY HAND IS A DOLPHIN!”

As the video’s popularity grew, Brock Baker, the original creator of the video, went on the sell T-shirts bearing the phrase[2], as well as “Get the F*ck Over Here” and “Everybody’s Russian,” two other catchphrases from the video.

A little more than a month after his original video, Brock dubbed a video of babies talking to each other, and included “my hand is a dolphin” calling it an internet meme. It can be heard at 0:45 seconds in.

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Search Interest

Overall interest peaked at the end of March and the beginning of April, a few weeks after Brock first uploaded the video.



Google search trends show that “My Hand is a Dolphin” shockingly eclipsed the search values for “Rage Guy” for a short period of time when Brock’s Dub was at the height of its popularity.



Remixes




Rebecca Skye

Rebecca wrote the following song and actually won a “worse song” contest.[3]


External References

[1]Brock’s Dub

[2]Shirt Store

[3]Rebecca Skye My Hand is a Dolphin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzfQwXEqYaI

Recent Videos 1 total

Recent Images 30 total

Top Comments

ConnerABacon
ConnerABacon

@ JRR

Wait, but that means that it Isn’t a meme, but is a meme because it’s not a meme.

but if it isn’t a meme, it can’t be a meme because it’s not a meme, but it’s a meme because it isn’t a meme.

…right?

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