Day of the Pillow slang term depicting an image of someone being smothered by a pillow.

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Day of the Pillow is a slang term for a hypothetical mass killing event against Baby Boomers carried out through the means of them being smothered with pillows in nursing homes. Coined on 4chan in 2017, the term has been used as a way of expressing a strong dislike for and wishing harm onto members of the Baby Boomer generation. The phrase references the "Day of the Rope," a white supremacist concept for a revolution.


On July 14th, 2017, in a "Boomer hate thread" posted on 4chan's /pol/[1] board, an anonymous 4chan user wrote, "Inb4 […] millennials that haven't given grandma the day of the pillow," coining the term (seen below).

— ● Anonymous ID: zby5bkVH Fri 14 Jul 2017 09:41:14 No. 133615614 Quoted By: >>133615868 >>133616095 >>133615460 Inb4 faggot millennials that haven't given grandma the day of the pillow Bitches Don't Remember.png, 507KiB, 576x768 - — RITONEN DONT KNOW BOUT MY DICK Anonymous ID:yjulBmqK Fri 14 Jul 2017 09:44:27 No. 133615868 >>133615614 >day of the pillow I was going to sage but this is pretty fucking funny.

On July 24th, 2017, in an a /pol/[2] thread about social security, an anonymous 4chan user commented, "Boomers can't die enough. Day of the pillow when" (shown below, left). The post garnered multiple positive replies from other users, who laughed at the expression (example[3] shown below, right).

SOCIAL SECURITY 43KiB, 565x396, ? uritytoon.jpg&f=1.jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace ↓ Thoughts on social security? WE DON'T CRE BALERS YOATE STATIN 13111 >>134767615 Boomers can't die soon enough. Day of the pillow when. Anonymous ID: ZKnCqhJ3 Mon [175/26] 24 Jul 2017 10:59:29 No.134767615 View Reply Original Report Quoted By: >>134767737 >>134767905 >>134769050 >>134769381 >>134769981 >>134771357 >>134771706 >>134772082 >>134772759 >>134772768 >>134773489 >>134773541 >>134774258 >>134774479 >>134774812 >>134774947 >>134775789 >>134776033 >>134776300 >>134777320 >>134780674 >>134780703 >>134782886 >>134782924 >>134784489 >>134785213 >>134791579 >>134792169 >>134794826 >>134795433 Report Anonymous ID: 9010djay Mon 24 Jul 2017 11:01:10 No.134767737 Quoted By: >>134768073 >>134773621 >>134775789 >>134777360 >>134780712 >>134782822 >>134782924 >>134790671 >>134790761 Anonymous ID: mUvgWFQV Mon 24 Jul 2017 13:32:39 No.134780712 >>134767737 >Day of the pillow lel I'm gonna use that one.


In the following years, the phrase saw continued use on 4chan's /pol/,[4][5] also spreading to other boards, used to express strong dislike for Baby Boomers and for wishing harm onto them (examples shown below, left and right). The concept of the Day of the Pillow was eventually defined as Baby Boomers one day getting smothered with pillows by immigrant nurses in nursing homes.

85KiB, 707x500, 1540870858773.jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace ↓ Boomer hate thread [9/4/7] Anonymous ID: 4wP4k7Ad Fri 07 Dec 2018 16:49:04 No.195930424 View Reply Original Repor t Quoted By: >>195930596 >>195933691 >>195935653 The day of the pillow can not come soon enough. The crimes of the eternal Boomer must be answered for. Their forefathers came from a world made from mud and left it as one of marble. The Greatest Generation endured the great depression and the most horrific world conflict in all history. They lived in abject poverty, suffering and turmoil and from the ruins, left a world of prosperity and abundance. They were bled white to ensure the future security of their people. And how did the Boomer repay their own kin? The Greatest Generation were left to rot in nursing homes whilst the Boomer burned their draft cards and snorted cocaine in a haze of hedonistic corporate materialism. Historically, it was the norm for the children to support the men and women who raised them, but they skirted their communal responsibilites and abandoned their families, community and God to chase fast cars and momentary material wealth. But of course, the Boomer is a historical anomaly. If it weren't enough to forsake their own fathers, the Boomer has felt it necessary to be the first generation in history to leave their children worse off than than themselves. To come from a world abound of plenty and leaving only debt slavery and a demographic calamity in its wake. We cant let them get away with what they have done. The Boomer will pay for their crimes. We will retake what is ours. We will return back to what made us once great. Community, Brotherhood, God. A man without spirit is no man at all. A nation is its people and we will take back what is ours. The day off the pillow is near. Anonymous ID:WP1V2egv Thu 01 Feb 2018 02:06:09 No.158785780 Quoted By: >>158786311 >>158786374 >>158786523 >>158775089 The funniest part is that the Boomers created the nursing home. They stuffed their fucking parents into them because of their own pleasure- seeking, and now they are the ones who will be the recipients of the Day of the Pillow by Shaquanda. Previous generations would take care of their own old parents, and those parents would have little desire to waste the family's resources in a vain attempt to live forever.

Starting in 2019, the expression began spreading outside of 4chan, appearing in posts on iFunny,[6] Reddit[7] and Twitter.[8]

On June 7th, 2021, alt-right author Vox Day[9][10] used the phrase in his blog post accusing Baby Boomers, writing, "So, eat, drink, and be merry today, for the Day of the Pillow is coming," and then again a follow-up post on June 18th that year, assisting the spread of the phrase.

On June 15th, 2021, Urban Dictionary[11] user Littlest Chickenhawk added the definition for the phrase to the site.

Various Examples

Generation Gap... in LOAD "MENT YOU WAING PEOPLE ROUND KES ARRY IT UP! SONSSONS NEEDS TO KEEP RACING OUR FOCAL STORTY ND WEDHORE Happy 1MiB, 2250x1721, baby boomers cartoon original.jpg Anonymous ID:05ItM1d6 Wed 25 Apr 2018 00:02:27 No.169371612 Quoted By: >>169371780 View >day of the pillow arrives >homes flood the market, prices crash >rents drop >health insurance rates plummet >medicare/aid & social security liabilities shrink to almost nothing, freeing up wads of cash >highest paying jobs become vacant What else will happen when boomers pass away? 147KiB, 1800x1200, BlameBoomersRuinFuturePhoto_02.jpg View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace [109/7/58] Anonymous ID: OFFUaODW Tue 24 Sep 2019 23:59:15 No.227683265 View Reply Original Repor t Quoted By: >>227683412 >>227683475 >>227683737 >>227683739 >>227684169 >>227684262 >>227686287 >>227686620 >>227687554 >>227687864 >>227688051 >>227688349 >>227688508 >>227689157 >>227690211 >>227690485 >>227691049 >>227691307 >>227691696 >>227691843 >>227692568 >>227692612 >>227693026 >Parents made $60k to $100k for thier whole lives >They're now past 65. They just informed me have $20k in retirement savings. That's it. Welp. Guess I'm not having kids. No way in fuck can I afford to put them in a home when the time comes. Day of the pillow when? Why do we treat old people like babies? That's ageism. 3:16 BIG. THINK smarter faster Why do we treat old people like babies? That's ageism. | Ashton App... Big Think 7,100 views 18 hours ago Yeah I'm an ageist. Day of the pillow for all boomers ...
212KiB, 480x300, boomer.png View Same Google iqdb SauceNAO Trace Anonymous [2/2/2] ID: 4D2inRs6 Sat 04 May 2019 14:13:13 No.212100596 View Reply Original Repor t Quoted By: >>212100744 Baby boomers £78,000 (USD: 103,000) wealthier than people the same age a decade ago >Over the period the total wealth of people in their early 40s fell by £28,000, from over £100,000 to around £80,000, representing the sharpest fall of any age group. Archive: Source: age-decade-ago/ Day of the Pillow, when? File: A6DE6F08-604B-42E1-8E92-E(...).png (261 KB, 587x648) The Atlantic @TheAtlantic A "You can mock Lindell, dismiss him, or call him a crackhead, but none of this will seem particularly funny when we truly have an illegitimate president in the White House and a total breakdown of law and order," @anneapplebaum writes: The MyPillow Guy Really Could Destroy Democracy In the time I spent with Mike Lindell, I came to learn that he is affable, devout, philanthropic-and a clear threat to the nation. Anonymous (ID: WhZjBH5L) 07/29/21 (Thu)20:48:55 No.332058243 >>332058777 >>332058802 >>332059045 The day of the pillow looms. >> Anonymous (ID: +in1dYES) 07/29/21 (Thu)20:52:15 No.332058534>>332058802 >>332060258 Fluff the pillows sheet war now >> Anonymous (ID: 9VU040+s) j07/29/21(Thu)20:54:57 No.332058777 ) >>332059100 >>332059244 >>332059451 >>332059593 >>332059713 >>332058243 (OP) Based pillow merchant. I hate the anti-christ. >> Anonymous (ID: pSRcj2qF) 07/29/21 (Thu)20:55:12 No.332058802 >>332058243 (OP) >>332058534 how long can someone survive being held down under My Pillow? let's find out >> Anonymous (ID: IqsTyLnq) 07/29/21 (Thu)20:58:37 No.332059100 >>332059220 * >>332059451 File: A2A.jpg (85 KB, 830x718) >>332058777 WITNESSED >> Anonymous (ID: 5Hexxvn1) 07/29/21 (Thu)21:02:39 No.332059451 >>332058777 >>332059100 >>332059244 Blessed >> Anonymous (ID: WrT1 Co2V) 07/29/21 (Thu)21:11:13 No.332060258 1 ... >>332058534 Imagine waking up in a tangle of a king size sheet and it's wrapped all around and you can't move and you can't breathe and you realize you are underwater. With your dying gasps, as the water fills your lungs and your vision starts to fade, you can't help but admire the luxurious feel of the high thread count Giza Cotton wrapped around your body. Original Roland Rat @OGRoland Rat Just think Boomers radically altered the demographics of their nations just to pay for their shitty pensions. When the Day of the Pillow comes no tears will be shed. 2:27 AM Jan 21, 2023 · 5,526 Views

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