Anti-Memes

Anti-Memes

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Updated Aug 31, 2020 at 08:12AM EDT by shevyrolet.

Added Jan 04, 2017 at 04:05PM EST by Don.

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About

Anti-Memes are image macros which are typically captioned with anti-jokes and meta humor mocking a variety of internet memes, bearing many similarities to Wholesome Memes and Reverse Memes.

Origin

On January 30th, 2009, the web comic Big Fat Whale[1] published a comic titled "Internet Anti-Memes & Non-Sensations," featuring illustrations of various absurd and unlikely internet phenomena (shown below).


anti meme webcomic Big Fat Whale

Spread

On February 8th, 2012, the /r/antimeme[5] subreddit was launched. On September 25th, 2016, the @memearchive Twitter feed posted an image macro combining the memes Bae Come Over, The Barber, Nut Button and Doggo (shown below).


memearchive @memearchive Follow Barber: What you want fam? Me: My parents aren't home Barber: You don't understand meme formats Me: Doggo RETWEETS LIKES 1:30 AM-25 Sep 2016 わ7 6361.8K

On November 6th, 2016, Imgur[2] user TheRealOle uploaded a gallery image macros titled "A little bit of anti-memes." On November 21st, Redditor JarJarsMyHero submitted a post titled "Anti Memes are Skyrocketing! Buy Now!" to /r/memeeconomy,[6] where it received upwards of 4,600 points (92% upvoted) in one month. The following day, Redditor jayjenks submitted an MS Paint-style Evil Kermit comic, captioned with a meta joke about the image macro series (shown below). Within two months, the image gained over 3,200 points (87% upvoted) on /r/me_irl.[8]


me: i should not do this me 2 me: do it anyway

On November 30th, Redditor Dr-Dangerous posted an edited This Is Fine comic in which the dog says "This is a cup of coffee" to /r/me_irl[9] (shown below).


THIS ISa cup of coffee

On December 2nd, Imgur[4] user DanWest124 posted a similar gallery of anti-memes. On January 3rd, 2017, BuzzFeed published a listicle of "19 Anti-Memes For People Who Have Evolved Past Memes." [3] The following day, Redditor mfkdso submitted a post titled "BuzzFeed has picked up Anti-Memes. Sell!" to /r/MemeEconomy,[7] gathering more than 3,500 points (95% upvoted) and 100 comments within 24 hours.

Various Examples


doc: any sexual activity? guy: yes, 3 or 4 times a week doc: that's great drgrayfang Doctor: are you sexually active? Kid: no Doctor: okay "no" *write down notepad* on @CabbageCatMemes cop: am i prounouncing this right megan? girl: yes officer that's correct 11PM : Just one more youtube video then I'll go to sleep. 11:05 PM (v look mommy memers! dont go over there, i dont want them influencing you ok i wont Special Instructions: none

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