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“Nothing To Do Here” is a catchphrase associated with the rage comic character Jet Pack Guy who escapes awkward or difficult situations by flying away with his jet pack. It is used in a similar fashion to the jet pack sprouting “Spontaneous Snail” featured in abandon thread images.
The character was created on the Spanish rage comic site Cuanto Cabrón by user premutos on April 21st, 2011. The comic featured a man fleeing from a woman with his jet pack after she informs him that she has a boyfriend.
An English translated version of premutos’ comic was posted to 9gag in May of 2011. The first known Jet Pack Guy comic on Reddit was posted by user romanpppp on October 1st, 2011. The thread managed to reach the front page of the f7u12 subreddit.
Since April 2011, Cuanto Cabron has featured nearly 50 “nothing to do here” tagged comics and several pages of derivatives can be found on deviantArt, 9gag, Tumblr and FunnyJunk. As of March 2012, a MemeGenerator page for Jet Pack Guy has over 250 submissions and a Facebook fan page for the character has over 120,000 likes.
Search queries for “nothing to do here” picked up in April of 2011, the same month the first comic was posted to Cuanto Cabrón. Search hit an all time high in February 2012.