Introspective Pug

Introspective Pug

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Updated Dec 12, 2012 at 02:19AM EST by Brad.

Added Oct 06, 2012 at 07:09AM EDT by Ola Paulakoski.

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Introspective Pug is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photograph of a pug dog looking out a window in the back seat of a car. The captions typically portray the dog as having a brooding, curious or philosophical internal monologue, often beginning with the phrase "I don't know man, I just…"

Origin

Redditor damuss submitted a post titled "Sometimes I feel like my friend's dog has gone pretty deep"[7] on October 4th, 2012, which featured a photograph of a pug dog staring out a rain-covered window in the back seat of a car (shown below, left). Within five days, the post received over 13,187 up votes and 175 comments. The same day, Redditor PrinceWilliam13 submitted a post titled “Introspective Pug” to the /r/AdviceAnimals[1]subreddit, which featured the same photograph with the caption “I don’t know man, I just- / What if he really did throw the tennis ball, you know?” (shown below, right). Within four days, the post received over 21,500 up votes and 200 comments.


DONT I KNOW MAN. JUST WHAT IF HE REALLY DID THROW THE TENNIS BALL, VOU KNOW? WeKnowMemes


Precursors

The photograph of the pug peering out the rain-covered window bears many stylistic similarities with the photographs used in the Over-Educated Problems image macro series, the "Cats Looking Out The Window in the Rain" Tumblr[8] blog (shown below, middle) and an example from the Sad Frog series (shown below, right).



Spread

Also on October 5th, an image macro compilation of Introspective Pug was posted on the Internet humor blog Tastefully Offensive via Tumblr[10], where it gained more than 5,600 likes and reblogs in the following days. On October 6th, Redditor PrinceWilliam13's image macro was featured on the Internet humor stie I Can Has Cheezburger[6] and a compilation of notable examples was published on the viral content site BuzzFeed.[3] The same day, 9gag user grayfront[4] submitted an image macro with the caption “I don’t know man, I just… / I can’t get the smell of her asshole out of my head." Within three days, the post received over 9,300 Facebook shares and 24,400 up votes. Also on that day, the same image macro was submitted to FunnyJunk[5]by user Gamedudebt. As of October 9th, 2012, the “Introspective Pug” Quickmeme[9] page has received over 550 submissions.

Notable Examples


IM JUST SAYING ITSHURTFUL YOU SHOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR NOT DOING YOUR HOMEWORK quickmeme.com IDONT KNOW MAN I JUS.. WHAT IFI NEVER FIND OUT WHOS A GOOD BOY DON'T KNOW MAN I JUST MAYBETHEY'LL GROW BACK... quickmeme.com IDON'T KNOW MAN I JUST LAST TIME WE WENT FOR A CAR RIDE, I CAME BACK WITHOUT MY BALLS quickmeme.com IM JUST SAYING ITSHURTFUL YOU SHOULDN'T BLAME ALL YOUR FARTS ON ME quickmeme.com IDONT KNOW MAN I JUS.. WHAT IFI NEVER FIND OUT WHOS A GOOD BOY DON'T KNOW MANA JUSI I THOUGHT THAT BITCH REALLY LOVED ME quickmeme.com DIDNT CHOOSE THE PUG LIFE THE PUG LIFE CHOSE ME quickmeme.com OONT KNOVw MAN I JUST SOMETIMES I THINK THERES SOMETHING WRONG WITH OUR PEANUT BUTTER GAME quickmeme.com

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