Dear Diary...

Dear Diary...

Updated Jan 11, 2019 at 12:21PM EST by Don.

Added Mar 26, 2014 at 12:06PM EDT by Don.

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About

Dear Diary… is an image macro series featuring photographs of people scribbling on a page with captions written as if they are penning thoughts in a personal journal.

Origin

As early as October 2010,[1] a page was launched on the image macro creator website Meme Generator,[2] featuring a photograph of the former leader of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin with captions depicting him writing thoughts in a diary, many of which contain "OP is a faggot" punchlines (shown below).


DEAR DIARY TODAY OP WASA F----- emeggn r.net

Spread

On May 21st, 2011, a "dear diary" image macro was submitted to FunnyJunk[5] featuring a man writing in a journal while being eaten alive by a crocodile (shown below, left). On February 3rd, 2012, FunnyJunk[3] user searchia submitted a '60s Spiderman image macro in which the superhero is shown writing on a piece of paper with a pencil (shown below, right). In the first two years, the post gained over 59,000 views and 930 up votes.


Dear Diary Day not off to a good start... DEAR DIARY, MY PENCIL S NOT WORKING SINCERELY SPIDERMAN

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On January 25th, 2013, Redditor masterschmo submitted a photograph of a woman writing on a clipboard inside an overturned car titled "Dear diary…" to the /r/pics[4] subreddit, where it gathered more than 11,000 up votes and 160 comments prior to being archived. On February 19th, 2014, FunnyJunk[6] user almightybenjamin uploaded a photograph of a woman wearing a low-cut blouse with the caption "Dear diary… / Why won't anyone make eye contact with me?" (shown below, right). In one month, the post accumulated upwards of 26,000 views and 650 up votes.


DEAR DIARY... e. WHY WONTANYONEMAKE EYE CONTACTWITH'ME HEMEFULCOM

Notable Examples


DEAR DIARY THEASS WAS FAT Dear diary today a person tried to talk to me. It was weird. somee cards user card Dear Diary hate you somuch
DEAR DIARY TODAY EVERYONEWAS MAD Dear Diary. Todaylscored 0 goals memecenter.com emetenier DEAR DIARY TODAY I F----- BITCHES AND GOT MONEY

Dear Diary, Jackpot

Many image macros featuring the caption "Dear diary, jackpot" have been created in reference to a memorable quote uttered by the character Quagmire in Season 3 Episode 14 of the animated television show Family Guy, originally aired on December 6th, 2001 (shown below).



The images typically feature the discovery of a person in a compromised or inebriated state, which mock Quagmire's sexual deviancy and disturbing behavior.


Isees a cheerleader tied ul Dear diar N: Jackpot. IC.AN H A S CH E E ZE URGER.COM ,,ミッ Dear Diary Jackpot! giggity giggity goo! CANHASCHEE2BURGER COM Dear diary ackpot memecenter,.com MameCentera memecenter.com

Jim Acosta Tweets

On June 29th, 2018, Twitter user @neontaster[7] tweeted "Fun game: Try to preface any Jim Acosta tweet with the words "Dear diary," (shown below). Within four months, the tweet gained over 19,000 likes and 5,300 retweets.


Skeletaster U @neontaster Fun game: Try to preface any Jim Acosta tweet with the words "Dear diary," Jim Acosta@Acosta l tried to ask the president if he would stop calling us the enemy of the people. He did not respond

Shortly after, @neontaster[8] retweeted example tweets by CNN anchor Jim Acosta, claiming the joke "really works" (shown below). The following day, The Daily Wire[9] published an article highlighting various examples of Twitter users mocking Acosta with "Dear Diary" replies.


Skeletasterむ.부 @neontaster-Jun 29 It really works. Another random one: Jim Acosta@Acosta This lady from last night's Trump rally in SC told me to tone it down. She talked about a possible civil war and people shooting each other. Just one example of some of the anger directed at the press at Trump rallies Skeletasterむ·igi @neontaster-Jun 29 I'm really on to something here. Jim Acosta@Acosta For the fourth straight day there was no WH briefing. No officials to explain how the admin plans to return the separated kids to their parents. This is how the briefing room looks.. a few reporters waiting for answers that...

On October 18th, Twitter user @justincap_[10] replied to an Acosta tweet accusing the Trump campaign of playing music too loud for press to do live TV with "Dear Diary…" (shown below, left). Shortly after, @justincap_ tweeted a screenshot of a direct message from Acosta, telling him "Fuck you" (shown below, right).


Jim Acosta @Acosta 17h Tonight the Trump campaign/WH turned up the music so loud the press risers were vibrating. Nearly impossible to do live TV. I suppose the WH loves those kinds of shenanigans. But I wonder if it's a security concern for USSS or local law enforcement. They can't hear either. justin @justincap Replying to @Acosta Dear Diary.... Messages l LTE 23:43 * 40% (10. Jim Acosta @Acosta F--- you 23:43

The following day, Acosta replied to @justincap_'s demand for an apology, saying he thought he was "an old friend from the campaign days" (shown below).[11]


Jim Acosta @Acosta Hey buddy I thought you were an old friend from the campaign days. I'm so sorry. Hope l didn't offend you. Have a good night and take care.

Donald Trump Tweet

On January 10th, 2019, Acosta posted a video of himself walking along steel slats in McAllen, Texas while criticizing Donald Trump's stance on immigration (shown below).




That day, Trump retweeted the video along with the words "Dear diary…" (shown below, left).[13] Within 24 hours, the tweet gained over 149,000 likes and 40,100 retweets. Shortly after, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted his father along with the message "OMG this is amazing. #owned" (shown below, right).[14]


Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Dear Diary... Jim Acosta @Acosta The steel slats don't run the entire length of the border in the McAllen area. We found one part where there is a chain link fence. Occasionally migrants come thru but residents say their community is quite safe. Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr OMG this is amazing. #owned Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Dear Diary.. twitter.com/Acosta/status/...

Search Interest

External References

[1] Wayback Machine – Stalin Diary

[2] Meme Generator – Stalin Diary

[3] FunnyJunk – Dear Diary

[4] Reddit – Dear diary

[5] FunnyJunk – Dear Diary

[6] FunnyJunk – Dear diary

[7] Twitter – @neontaster

[8] Twitter – @neontaster

[9] The Daily Wire – New Twitter Trend Mocks CNN's Jim Acosta

[10] Twitter – @justincap_

[11] Twitter – @acosta

[12] Twitter – @realDonaldTrump

[13] Twitter – @DonaldJTrumpJr

[14] Twitter – @realDonaldTrump

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