Linus Selfie

Linus Selfie

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Updated Nov 01, 2020 at 06:59AM EST by Y F.

Added Jul 29, 2019 at 10:33AM EDT by Philipp.

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For the similar photograph of Linus wearing a headset, refer to Sad Linus.

About

Linus Selfie refers to a close-up selfie photograph uploaded by tech blogger Linus Sebastian on May 23rd, 2019. After gaining initial popularity as an exploitable on Twitter, the image later spread to ironic communities on iFunny, Reddit and Instagram.

Origin

On May 23rd, 2019, tech blogger Linus Sebastian uploaded a front camera selfie to Twitter,[1] writing "how much does YOUR selfie cam distort near the edge of the frame."[1] The tweet received over 150 retweets and 1,700 likes in two months.



Spread

On May 23rd, multiple users on Twitter responded with edited versions of the photograph, including comparisons to Nelson the Bull Terrier (examples shown below).[2][3]


6 i showed u my d--- answer me

On May 24th, Redditor HeyITsBlu posted a I Showed You My Dick Please Respond meme based on the image to /r/LinusTechTips,[4] where it gained over 1,900 upvotes. In the following month, more similar memes were posted in /r/LinusTechTips and /r/pcmasterrace subreddits.[5][6] On July 10th, 2019, Redditor JaydenDenino posted a meme based on the selfie to /r/okbuddyretard subreddit, gaining over 140 upvotes in three weeks (shown below, right).[7]


You accidentally left me on open hehe hey dudes you ready to head out hang on we're missin someone hey sorry im late fellas, lets roll out hey wheres the other guy? FUNNY MEME DID LAUGH imgflip.com JUST KIDDING DID YOUREALLY F------ THAT PIECEOF GARBAGE WOULD EVEN MAKE MY MOUTH EVEN TWITCH. YOU BRAINLESS IMBECILE PLEASE RETHINK YOUR IDEA OF COMEDY imgflip.com

In the following weeks, the image gained significant spread in /r/comedynecrophilia, /r/okbuddyretard and other ironic subreddits, as well as on Instagram.

Sad Linus

Sad Linus is a still image of tech YouTuber Linus Sebastian taken from his January 2020 video "I've been thinking of retiring." The image, which features Linus staring solemnly at the camera which his headset on, has been used as a reaction image and in ironic memes on Reddit and iFunny.



Various Examples


BOOMERS BELIKE "1 MISS REAL MUSIC" aisticbeo LISTEN TO THIS THEN imgflip.com CocaCola alone cam 10:28 1ST SHOTS ON GOAL ПОМ 5 GUYS IS THERE ANY SCARY PARTS IN THE BIONICLE MOVIE I'M ASKING FORA FRIEND
FIREARMS PROHIBITED ON THESE PREMISES WHICH SIGN WILL KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE IN SCHOOL? Linus s*x tips says you need You need a gtx 1660 p*nis I CAN'T SEE YOU BRO THINK YOU NEED A CAMERA FOR SKYPE made with mematic

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