Part of a series on Advice Animals. [View Related Entries]
PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.
60-Year-Old Girl is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photograph of a young girl with a short haircut and large glasses. The captions typically contain stereotypes attributed to elderly women combined with the characteristics of a young child.
On December 10th, 2013, Redditor Beerdrummer submitted a post titled "My wife looked like a 60 year old woman as a child" to the /r/funny subreddit, featuring a photograph of a young girl with a short haircut and large eyeglasses (shown below). In the first 48 hours, the post received over 23,800 up votes and 940 comments.
Less than an hour after the photograph was posted, Redditor LetsGetRamblin submitted a captioned version of the photo titled "60 Year-Old Girl" to the /r/funny subreddit (shown below, left). On the same day, Redditor otisshredding submitted an image macro to /r/funnyjoking that the young girl covers her toy furniture in plastic wrap (shown below, right). In the first 48 hours, the posts gained more than 21,800 and 27,800 up votes respectively.
In the coming days, over 300 examples were submitted to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit and articles about the series were published on several news sites, including UpRoxx, Mashable, BuzzFeed and E Online.
On December 11th, Yahoo posted a video interview with Clayton (Redditor Beerdrummer) and Lindsay Prater (shown below), in which the married couple explained how they reacted to the meme's success.
 Reddit – My wife looked like a 60 year old woman as a child
 Reddit – 60 Year Old Girl
 Reddit – It will last longer that way
 Reddit – /r/AdviceAnimals 60 year old girl
 Mashable – 60 year old girl meme
 UpRoxx – The 60 Year Old Girl Meme
 BuzzFeed – The Internet Turned A Guys Wife Into A Brand New Meme
 E Online – Introducing 60 Year Old Girl
Dec 14, 2013 at 12:09AM EST
That Glaceon Moderator
Dec 13, 2013 at 12:03AM EST
+ Add a Comment
Add a Comment