Assburger

Assburger

Updated Jun 30, 2020 at 04:05PM EDT by Matt.

Added Feb 07, 2013 at 08:19PM EST by Faku99.

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About

Assburger is a reaction image macro meme in which one accuses another of having Asperger's Syndrome as a pejorative by posting a photograph of Finnish actor Pertti "Spede" Pasanen in which he appears expressionless. Some use the image in response to an awkward comment or situation, creating a comparison between the post and the actions of someone with Asperger's.

Origin

In 2009, users of the Finnish imageboard Kuvalauta[4][5] began using the photograph of Spede Pasanen to represent "Assburger."[1][2] According to the website Meemi.info,[3] the original forced pasta began on a thread in 2009 posting a picture of Pasanen with captions similar to:

Today I went to the doctor, and he doubted I have to be assburger. I laughed him in the face. Picture shows my expression in that situation.

Precursor

The concept of a burger refers to a person who does not understand social cues nor norms; and who can, for example, be often found correcting other people's grammar in an environment where bad grammar is the norm (grammar nazi). Socially inept people like this are often associated with the geek culture, such as the bronyism fandom. However, assburgerism is simply the act of not being able to sense social cues and norms, thus a fedora gentleman is decidedly different from an assburger. Many fedoramen and neckbeards understand social norms but simply abandon them for other norms, but a burger ever quite understands what makes other people laugh at him.

Spread

Although this is a mostly Finnish meme, it's well-known on various German and American imageboards, similarly to the Spurdo bear. Over the next decade, the meme continued to spread online. For example, on November 11, 2011, an anonyomous 4chan user posted the image in a the /jp/[7] imageboard (shown below).


O Anonymous Thu Nov 24 14:46:32 2011 No.8144016 File: 959 KB, 140x192, assburgers.gif [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report] Quoted by: >>8144043 >>8144008 >>8144009

On August 18th, 2012, YouTuber Janitsu posted a video of Spede with the title "Dramatic Assburger" (shown below). Several years later, on August 14th, 2015, Redditor [8] Idkthrowawayman asked the /r/OutOfTheLoop subreddit about the image.



Various Examples


EVERYONE'S GETTING ASSBURGER NO FUN BurgerS Gonna Burger
[DISCUSSION INTENSIFIES UM BEING AN ASSBURGER ANDNOONECANSTOPME OBET THE NEUROTYPICALS DID THIS

Search Interest

External References

[1] Wikipedia – Asperger syndrome

[2] Wikipedia – Spede Pasanen

[3] Meemi.info – Assburger

[4] Kuvalauta

[5] Ylilauta

[6] Wikipedia – X-paroni

[7] 4chan – /jp/

[8] Reddit – /r/OutOfTheLoop

Recent Videos 2 total

Recent Images 85 total


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Derpen
Derpen

I like the way this particular article is written
unserious and fun, unlike the rest of the clinical antiseptic highschool essays that make up the rest of this poor fork a news aggregate
it's just the explanation an internet meme is derserving of.

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