The Object To Your Left

The Object To Your Left

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Updated Aug 01, 2013 at 05:36PM EDT by Brad.

Added Jun 20, 2012 at 01:39AM EDT by Triple Zed.

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About

The Object To Your Left is an online forum game in which users are prompted to identify the object closest to their left hand side as their defensive weapon in a hypothetical disastrous scenario, such as a zombie apocalypse.

Origin

“Object to Your Left” games have appeared on Yahoo! Answers[13] since as early as May 18th, 2009, when Mayhem asked users to fill in the blank of the quote “The people have a right to the truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of ______.” with the item found on their left. One of the most popular renditions of the game suggest that the object found will be your weapon in a zombie apocalypse. It is often found in a shareable image with a hand pointing left. One of the earliest instances of that image was posted to the blog Design Crush[1] on August 9th, 2010.



Spread

The zombie apocalypse photo was reposted on humor site My[confined]Space[3] on September 7th, 2010, followed by Geekologie[2] and Geek.com[5] within five days. That month, threads for this game, with or without the finger-pointing image, were started on the California firearm enthusiast forum, Calgun[4], computer enthusiast forum AnandTech[6], the Off-Topic board for the MMORPG Dofus[7], Reddit[10] and the BodyBuilding Forums.[8] The game has also appeared on the Social Anxiety Support forum[14], MMO Champion forums[15] as well as humor site Sodahead[16] and Tumblr.[22]

Object on the Right

In October 2010, an image with a red arrow pointing to the right was shared on FunnyJunk[23], suggesting that the item found on the viewer’s right would become their weapon in the zombie apocalypse instead. Other forums that had had games using the object to one’s right include Newgrounds[24], BasilMarket[17], SodaHead[18], Gaia Online[19] and the Experience Project.[20] Additionally, more than 20 questions have been asked on Yahoo!Answers.[21]



In Rage Comics

In November 2010, the first rage comic about the game (below right) was posted on FunnyJunk[9] which depicted the person finding a cell phone and using it to call a gun dealer from Grand Theft Auto. On March 16th, 2012, a Reddit[11] rage comic was shared (below left) about the viewer finding a television, which earned 3610 upvotes and 882 points overall. Following this comic, more than 20 more rage comics[12] were submitted to the F7U12 subreddit about people’s responses to the zombie apocalypse image.



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External References

[1]Monday Goodnight: Zombie Apocolypse (sic)

[2]Geekologie – The Object To Your Left Is Now Your Weapon..

[3]My[confined]Space – the object to your left is weapon of choice

[4]CalgunForum – The object to your left is now your weapon of choice

[5]Geek.com – A sign that may help you survive a zombie attack

[6]AnandTech – The object to your left is your weapon of choice in the upcoming zombie apocolypse.

[7]Dofus Forums – The object to your left

[8]BodyBuilding.com – The object to your left is now your weapon of choice for a zombie apocalypse

[9]FunnyJunk – The Object To Your Left.

[10]Reddit – The Object to Your Left

[11]Reddit – The object to your left rage. (no words)

[12]Reddit – Search results for “object to your left”

[13]Yahoo! Answers – Finish this famous quote with the closest object to your left.?

[14]Social Anxiety Support – The object to your left is now your weapon of choice…

[15]MMO Champion – What is your weapon in the upcoming zombie war?

[16]Sodahead – The Object To Your Left Is Now Your Weapon

[17]BasilMarket – The object to your right is now a weapon to fight zombies.

[18]SodaHead – The Object To Your Right Is Now Your Weapon Of Choice In Th Upcoming Zombie Apocalypse. What Is It?

[19]Gaia Online – The object to your right is now a pokemon

[20]Experience Project – The object to your right is now your weapon against the zombie apocalypse. What is it and how will you defeat them?

[21]Yahoo! Answers – Search results for “object to your right”

[22]Tumblr – Posts tagged “object to your left”

[23]FunnyJunk – The Object To Your Right

[24]Newgrounds – The Object To Your Right

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