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C'mon, Do Something

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C'mon, Do Something is a Photoshop meme featuring an exploitable illustration from the webcomic White Ninja, in which the titular character pokes a variety of things with a long stick.


In 2003, the webcomic White Ninja began selling merchandise featuring an illustration of the White Ninja character poking a dead fish with a stick (shown below, left).[8] As of April 2017, the image is currently being used as the masthead for the White Ninja animation series website (shown below, right).[1]

white Ninja


On June 11th, 2015, Redditor KayakBassFisher submitted a version of the comic poking the mobile game The Simpsons: Tapped Out.[2] On September 25th, 2016, Redditor axiomaticwisdom posted a picture of the character poking a logo for the Pittsburgh Steelers football team to /r/steelers, where it received more than 5,400 points (86% upvoted) and 130 comments prior to being archived (shown below, left). On February 5th, 2017, the NFL Memes Facebook[7] page posted a version in which the character pokes a logo for the New England Patriots football team, which gained over 63,000 reactions, 52,000 shares and 4,300 comments within two months (shown below, right).

C'mon, do something Steelers @NFL MEMES C'mon, Do something ONFL MEMES

On April 17th, 2017, Redditor ALLCAPS-hashtag submitted a comic captioned with "When you run out of memes" followed by the character poking several different flags with a stick while saying "C'mon, do a world war" (shown below, left). Within 48 hours, the post gathered upwards of 14,100 points (87% upvoted) and 240 comments on /r/dankmemes.[5] On April 18th, Redditor WhyDidntYouDoMyJob reposted the image to /r/meirl,[4] where it gained over 4,800 points (88% upvoted) and 170 comments in 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Redditor napuinsai submitted another "When you ran out of memes" images on /r/dankmemes,[6] featuring a group of emo teens being poked with the caption "C'mon, do a s--cide" (shown below, right). That day, Redditor Bill_Cosby666 submitted a post to /r/MemeEconomy[3] asking if "C'mon do something" memes were "invest worthy".

n you ran out of memes C'mon, Do a world war C. n you ran out of memes C'mon, Do a suicide

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External References

[1] WhiteNinjaSeries – White Ninja

[2] Reddit – /r/tappedout

[3] Reddit – Cmon do something meme on the rise! Invest worthy?

[4] Reddit – meirl

[5] Reddit – still waiting

[6] Reddit – Impatient asf

[7] Facebook – NFL Memes

[8] Web Archive – white ninja poking fish

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