Nice Meme

Nice Meme

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"Nice Meme" is an ironic expression often used as a dismissive response to poorly received content posted in circle jerk communities online in a similar vein to the phrases "dank memes" and "well meme'd".


The exact origin of the ironic usage of the phrase "nice meme" is unknown. On February 9th, 2013, the earliest archived instance on 4chan was posted to a thread in the /mu/ (music) board (shown below).[2]

Anonymous 2013-02-09 13:26:24 No.32915843 >32915831 Nice meme fellow memer


On December 24th, 2013, a 4chan user replied to a post featuring a poorly-drawn trollface with "nice meme" followed by the dorito face emoticon (shown below).

View Same Google iqdb Sauce NA。 Anonymous Tue 24 Dec 2013 12:18:26 No.1432375 Quoted By: >1432378 >1432371 That's nice OC! Thanks for it, dude! AD 山keksmas bandw.png, 30KiB.571x480 Report Anonymous Tue 24 Dec 2013 12:19:16 No.1432378 Report 1432375 Nice meme :A) Good one! I'm glad you like my oCi

On February 4th, YouTuber Reddit Circlejerk uploaded a video titled "Nice Meme," featuring an animated illustration of Barack Obama singing the phrase (shown below, left). On February 9th, Reddit Circlejerk uploaded footage of a Flappy Bird parody titled "Flappy Fedora," which plays an audio clip of a man saying "nice meme" after successfully passing a flying fedora between cans of Mountain Dew (shown below, right).

On March 9th, the single serving website[1] was launched, which displays the message "Nice meme!" accompanied by the same audio clip from the "Flappy Fedora" parody. On May 22nd, a Facebook[6] page titled "Nice Memes" was launched. On August 7th, YouTuber Keith Smerbeck uploaded a video titled "real nice," in which he plays the audio recording repeatedly while saying "nice meme" (shown below).

On September 17th, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott posted a photograph of himself posing with two young aboriginal children in Arnhem Land, Australia to his official Facebook[3] page. That day, Redditor OrangeMemes_2 linked to the photo in a post titled "Everybody let Tony Abbott know how nice his meme is by commenting 'nice meme' on this post" to the /r/braveryjerk[4] subreddit. The Facebook photo was subsequently flooded with users commenting "nice meme," gathering upwards of 2,500 comments in the next six months. That day, BuzzFeed[5] posted an article about the incident.

D d 不 nie nh k Like Comment From: Photos from Tony Abbott's post in Timeline Photos Tony Abbott Like Comment- Share September 17, 2014 Top CommentsShared wiPublie 966 people like this. 359 shares Open Photo Viewer Download Embed Post Write a comment. Sydaysha Mason Nice meme Like Reply 61 September 17, 2014 at 4:57am Report Photo Robert Grierson nice meme tony! Like Reply 352 September 17,2014 at 4:55am Isaac Lee 나이스 밈 (Nice meme) See Translation Like Reply 51 September 17, 2014 at 3:13pm Edited

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