First World Metal Problems

First World Metal Problems

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Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 02:36PM EDT by Don.

Added Oct 28, 2012 at 12:45AM EDT by VanManner.

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About

First World Metal Problems is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photograph of a man with a ponytail sitting on a bench wearing a black Stormtroopers of Death (S.O.D.) t-shirt and a solemn expression. The captions typically include trivial frustrations experienced by those who listen to the metal genre of rock music.

Origin

In November of 2011, a Quickmeme[2] page was created titled "First World Metal Problems," featuring a photograph of Jimmy Cecco, the bassist of the metal band Animarium[4] (shown below, left). On December 23rd, an image macro was posted on the /r/MetalMemes[1] subreddit with the caption "I really like this song / but I can't show anyone because it's not brutal enough" (shown below, right).


DREALLY LIKE THIS NEW SONG BUTI CAN'TSHOWANYONE BECAUSE ITS NOT BRUTAL ENOUGH

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On March 27, 2012, the Twitter account @metalproblems[3] was created, which featured the Cecco photograph as the profile picture.




On the same day, 9gag[10] user crosshatch123 reposted the same /r/MetalMemes image macro. Within seven months, the post received over 41,200 up votes and 6,200 Facebook shares. On July 20th, Redditor ZombieBurrito submitted an image macro to the /r/AdviceAnimals[12] subreddit with the caption "Cute girl asks me what I'm listening to / Vaginal ejaculation pudding pig fetus" (shown below, right). Within three months, the post received over 5,700 up votes and 290 comments.


CUTEGIRL ASKS ME WHATIFMLISTENING TO NAGINAL EJACULATION PUDDING PIG FETUS quickmeme.com

On September 4th, Pinterest[11] user Alex Webster started a "First World Metal Problems" pinboard. On October 27th, the "Definitely Not Low" Tumblr[8] blog submitted a post announcing that Cecco was the subject of the First World Metal Problems photograph and that he would be answering questions from fans on the Animarium Facebook[9] page. As of October 29th, 2012, the Quickmeme page has accumulated over 2,500 submissions and a Facebook[5] page titled "First World Metal Problems" has received over 400 likes.

Notable Examples

Additional examples can be found on Tumblr[7] and FAILblog[6] under the tag "#first world metal problems."


ITSSUPER HOTOUT ONLY OWNS,BLACK CLOTHING LEFT EARPHONEBROKEN NO LEAD' GUITAR WANTS TOSING ALONG TO FAVORITE FINNISH BLACK METAL SONGS DOESNT KNOW FINNISH WANTS TOSUPPORT HIS FAVORITE ARTISTS CANT FINDANYMEANS TO GET THEIR MUSIC LEGALLY quickmeme.com SAID MY FAVOURITE BAND'S NAME ALOUD TEACHER MADE ME GO TOCOUNSELLING quickmeme.com CAN'T FIND THE BAND SHIRT IM LOOKING FOR IN MY HUGEPILE, OF BLACKBAND SHIRTS WENTTO WILLIAMSBURG SAW HIPSTERWEARING BURZUM SHIRT SAW MY FAVORITE BASS PLAYER LIVE HEUSED A PICK EVERYBODYTHINKSMY SHIRT ISABOUT SYSTEMOF ADOWN quickmeme.com

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Tuckerscreator
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"Oh-boy-here-we-go-there-be-a-s*-storm-abrewing-brace-yourself-rage-is-coming-so-it-begins-op-is-a-f*-facepalm.gif." There, got that all out of the way for you guys.

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