Overly Manly Man

Overly Manly Man

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Added Sep 28, 2012 at 12:40PM EDT by Don.

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About

Overly Manly Man is an advice animal type of image macro series featuring a black-and-white photograph of a shirtless, mustachioed man with captions portraying the subject as an overtly masculine alpha male with misogynistic attitudes. The advice animal bears many similarities to other alpha male characters including Chuck Norris, Vernon Koekemoer, Epic Beard Man and Technoviking.

Origin

Redditor rken3824 submitted a post titled "Introducing Overly Manly Man" to the /r/AdviceAnimals[4] subreddit on September 24th, 2012, which featured an image macro using a photo of the late 1800s boxer Mike Conley[9] (shown below, left) with the caption "Colors? / You mean those things woman and gays like?" (shown below). Within 72 hours, the post received over 11,300 up votes and 300 comments.


COLORS YOU MEAN THOSE THINGS WOMAN AND GAYS LIKE? quickmeme.com

Spread

On September 25th, the men’s humor blog Guyism[2] published a post titled “Overly Manly Man: New Meme Your Should Know" describing the character as a man solely interested in “steak, whiskey and testosterone.” The same day, the men’s humor site Brobible[3] featured a compilation post titled “Overly Manly Man Meme,” likening the advice animal to the character Ron Swanson from the American TV sitcom Parks and Recreation. Also on September 25th, Redditor mrfeathers51 submitted a post titled “Overly Manly Man [FIXED],”[6] featuring a photo of Ron Swanson with the caption “I’m a simple man / I enjoy pretty, dark-haired women, and breakfast food” (shown below, left). On the following day, FunnyJunk[7] user mrnishilion submitted an image macro with the caption “‘How would you like your steak?’ / Breathing” (shown below, right). Within two days, the post received over 59,000 views and 2,629 up votes.


I'M A SIMPLE MAN IENJOY PRETTY, DARK- HAIRED WOMEN, AND BREAKFAST FOOD. memegenerator.net HOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR STEAK? BREATHING

Throughout the week, similar compilations of notable examples from the series were featured on a number of men's lifestyle blogs and humor sites, including the internet humor site Pleated Jeans[1] and the men’s lifestyle blog TSBMag[8] on September 27th and the Internet humor site Izismile[5] on September 28th.

Various Examples


SALAD? THAT'S WHAT MY FOOD EATS! quickmeme.com DOI LOOK LIKE A P---- OFCOURSE I WANT CIGARETTES ON MY SANDWICH quickmeme.com MY MORNING STEAK THE MOST IMPORTANT STEAK OF THE DAY quickmeme.com FMON A STRICT DIET WHISKEY AND RARE STEAK quickmeme.com MY MORNING WOOD STIRS MY COFFEE quickmeme.com FEELINGSH NEVER HEARD OF THEM quickmeme.com SKINNY JEANSA YOU MEAN THOSE THINGS WOMEN AND GAYS LIKE? quickmeme.com PINTERESTA YOUMEAN THAT THING FOR WOMEN AND GAYS quickmeme.com MUSTACHE YOU MEAN THIS THINGIWAS BORN WITH? quickmeme.com

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