Absolutely Disgusting

Absolutely Disgusting

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Added Nov 25, 2013 at 02:36AM EST by aaaaa.

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About

Absolutely Disgusting is an image macro featuring a screenshot photograph of an appalled-looking news reporter with the lower-third caption reading "absolutely disgusting." In discussion forums and image board communities, it is often used as a reaction image to express one's disapproval.

Origin

In May 2008, American writer Mike Sacks uploaded a compilation of screen captured images taken from various local news segments in a webpage titled “Photos of TV,”[5] which included a screenshot of a New Jersey UPN9 news reporter providing a description of something that is "absolutely disgusting" in his vicinity, as suggested by the accompanying lower-third caption. (shown below).


ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING NEWS

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On May 21st, 2008, Gawker[3] highlighted the gallery in a post by writer Nick Douglas. On October 6th, 2010, the image was posted to the /nom/ (food) board on the Britfags[4] image board. On February 27th, 2012, the reaction image was submitted to the /tg/[2] (Traditional Games) board on 4chan in response to a thread containing stories about the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. On March 30th, 2013 Operator Chan[1] user Pervasive Vagrant submitted the image to the /meet/ (Meetings & Shoots) board on the image board site.


94.29KB 600x450, absolute Pervasive Vagrant!zBOJIYwduc 13/03/30(Sat)16:53 No. 2398 ID: 931352 Anyone else stuck in CT? >> □ Lulzy The Lulz LulzerlsXoRdvgtoY 13/03/31(Sun) 19:01 No. 2402 ID: c52779 implying you can't leave » □ OPERATOR 13/04/01 (Mon)01:00 No. 2403 ID: 7951a3 ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING >>2402 He could have a good job he can't leave or some other obligation. NEWS

On May 9th, Tumblr user bohnbohn posted an edited version of the image with rapper Lil B's head superimposed and the lower-thirds caption "absolutely based" (shown below, left). On October 28th, Tumblr user syauska highlighted an edited image of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic character Sweetie Belle posed as a news reporter with the lower-thirds caption "absolutely disgusting" (shown below, right).


ABSOLUTELY BASED NEWS

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External References

[1] Operator Chan – Anyone else stuck in CT?

[2] This is Not a True Ending – /tg/

[3] Gawker – Photos of TV

[4] Britfags – /nom

[5] Mike Sacks – Photos of TV

Recent Videos 2 total

Recent Images 248 total


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Dogman15
Dogman15

Some things to find out to improve this page:
1. What is the name of the reporter?
2. What is the name of the station he works for, and where is it located?
3. What was he reporting on?
4. Is the image faked in any way?
5. Other information you can find about the origin, and the spread/use of this image.

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