3251 upvotes

3251 upvotes

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Updated Dec 12, 2017 at 08:24AM EST by Y F.

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3251 Upvotes is a series of four-panel exploitables, which people use to express dismay toward the comments that receive upvotes on Reddit.

Origin

The earliest known instance of the meme was posted on January 5th, 2017 by Redditor[1] Redkurtain in the /r/dankmemes subreddit. The comic features a line-drawing person looking around and saying "Lamb Sauce." The final panel shows their upvote tally exceeding 3,251. The post (shown below) received more than 5,300 points (91% upvotes) and 30 comments in 11 months.


first example of the meme in which someone says lamb sauce and gets 3251 upvotes

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The following month, on February 27th, Readditor[2] system_requirements posted the meme with a hat photoshopped over the character. In this instance, they are saying "won in tarna-". The post (shown below, left) received more than 3,100 upvotes (95% upvoted) and 30 comments in nine months.

On April 9th, an anonymous 4chan [3] user posted the meme in the /pol/ message board. In this example, the character says "coherent political discussion" in the first panel and "/pol/ btfo" in the third. The post (shown below, center) received more than 80 comments before archiving.

The following month, on May 14th, Imgur user iStabs posted a variation with the line "Upvote if you remember some generic shit we all remember." The fourth panel shows "3,272 points." The post (shown below, right) received more than 6,000 upvotes and 226,000 views in seven months.


wot in tarna coherent political discourse /pol/ btfo (You) (You) Se Upvote if you remember some generic s--- we all remember 3,272 Points ビ)

On September 28th, Redditor[5] FXRGRXD posted a square variation of the meme in /r/dankmemes. In the third panel, the character says, "Rick and Morty fans are not as intelligent as they think they are." The post (shown below) received more thand 49,000 points (89% upvoted) and 800 comments.


Rick and Morty fans are not as intelligent as they think they are t3251 ↓

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