Angry Man Pointing at Hand

Angry Man Pointing at Hand

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Updated Apr 25, 2019 at 12:37PM EDT by Matt.

Added Apr 25, 2019 at 12:01PM EDT by Matt.

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Angry Man Pointing at Hand is a classical art image macro of a man pointing at his hand. The image has been used to express facetious anger.

Origin

The image is a cropped portion of the painting "The Village Politicians" by John L. Krimmel, which dates back to 1819 (shown below).[3]



The earliest known usage of the meme was posted by Redditor [1] Ducks_r_awsum on January 3rd, 2016 (shown below). The post received more than 450 points (97% upvoted).


When you see somebody who owes you money


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Three years later, on April 17th, 2019, the Classical Art Memes Facebook [2] posted a version of the image as the response to the caption with the caption "Someone: *opens a bag of chips*." The post received more than 54,000 reactions, 27,000 comments and 21,000 shares in one week (shown below, left). The following day, Redditor[4] Flums666 posted the image on the /r/memes subreddit, changing "chips" to "gum." The post received more than 9,000 points (98% upvoted) and 50 comments in one week (shown below, center).

Two days later, Redditor[5] 214360 posted a version of the meme that references the American television situational comedy The Office. The post received more than 29,000 points (93% upvoted) and 150 comments in five days (shown below, right).


Someone: *opens bag of chips* Me: RT MEMES LASSIC facebook.com/classicalartmemes Someone: *opens pack of chewing gum* Me: u/Flums666 Computer:*microsoft noise* Dwight: CLASSICALART MEMES

Various Examples


When mom asks where the bee stung you. U/casp401a When you ask your boss for your paycheck U/caspio1a When you ask your boss for your paycheck U/caspio1a
The government when you win the lottery 12yo me trying to find my pulse in biology class: Michiganders when someone asks where they live

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