Panzer of the Lake

Panzer of the Lake

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Updated Jul 28, 2023 at 06:31PM EDT by Philipp.

Added Aug 01, 2018 at 07:48PM EDT by foreck.

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About

Panzer of the Lake is an image macro series featuring a photograph of a soldier who receives wisdom from a Panzer tank that is submerged in a lake. The images are typically captioned with variations of a phrasal template that begins with the soldier asking, "O panzer of the lake, what is your wisdom?" to which the panzer replies with a variety of humorous statements.

Origin

On February 22nd, 2017, military history website Feldgrau[6] posted a collection of archive tank photographs, including a photograph of a man looking down at a semi-sunken tank (photograph shown below, left).

On March 21st, 2018, an anonymous 4chan[7] user posted the photograph to /k/ board, with another user replying "O panzer of the lake, what is your wisdom?" (screenshot shown below, right). On the same day, Tumblr[8] user condor-blues posted a screenshot of the 4chan thread, with the post gaining over 1,000 likes and reblogs in five months.


|View Same Google ImgOps iqdb SauceNAO 22555418_1125693617560539_291326 (...).jpg, 72KiIB, 386x274 Anonymous Wed 21 Mar 2018 16:47:31 No.37240207 Report Quoted By: >>37240220 >>37240245 >>37240251 >>37240193 Anonymous Wed 21 Mar 2018 16:49:36 No.37240220 Report Quoted By: >>37240304 >>37240695 >>37240207 O panzer of the lake, what is your wisdom? Anonymous Wed 21 Mar 2018 16:53:14 No.37240245 Report >>37240207 >Germans testing new submersible panzer in preperation for the assault on the british isles (1940)

On July 30th, 2018, Redditor Leakyz-Beakyz posted an image to the /r/animemes subreddit. The image features a soldier asking the submerged Panzer "O Panzer of the lake, what is your wisdom?" to which it replied, "Traps are gay."[1] The post gained 2,000 points (96% upvoted) within four days.


PANZER OF THE DEEP WHAT IS YOUR WISDOM TRAPSARE GAY

Spread

On the same day, other variants of the image spread to other subreddits. Redditor SpaceMun posted an image to the /r/DayOfInfamy[2] subreddit with the caption "throw smoke grenades," gaining 108 upvotes in four days (shown below, left). On July 31st, 2018, Redditor WastlandPioneer posted the image to the /r/HalfLife[3] subreddit in which the tank answers "There will never be half-life 3. Move on with your life" (shown below, right). The posted gained 779 points (97% upvoted) within three days.


PANZER OF THE DEEP WHAT IS YOUR WISDOM Throw smoke grenades O Panzer of the lake, what is your wisdom? There will never be a Half-Life 3 Move on with your life

On July 30th, 2018, Twitter user @VickMenon_MK[4] posted a variant to twitter with "communism will win" as the tank's reply. (shown below, left). On July 31st, @sonicsledge[5] posted another variant with "paint the models you already have before buying new ones" as the tank's reply (shown below, right).


O Panzer of the lake, what is your wisdom? Communism will win O Panzer of the lake what is your wisdom? PAINT THE MODELS YOU ALREADY HAVE BEFORE BUYING NEW ONES

Tank Location

On March 19th, 2021, YouTuber ConeOfArc published the video "WE FOUND Panzer of the Lake!" In the video, the narrator states that the tank's location was discovered. According to a report, the Panzer of the Lake's location is likely in the Meuse River. The post received more than 356,000 views in less than one week.



Senpai of the Pool

Senpai of the Pool or Sempai of the Pool refers to a two-panel format featuring the main character of the Magical Sempai anime series submerged in a swimming pool, with her assistant asking her for her wisdom. The format is a reference to Panzer of the Lake format and gained popularity in August 2019.


Senpai of the pool, what is your wisdom? This format looks better when the text is made into subtitles. Senpai of the pool, u want anythingfrom medonald? BORGAR veteran weeb new weeb what's the name of that superhero anime veteran weeb boku no pico

Impostor of the Vent

Impostor of the Vent refers to a series of memes based on a two-panel image between a Red crewmate and a Black impostor of the multiplayer game Among Us. Identical in its premise to Panzer of the Lake, the format gained popularity on Reddit in September 2020.


O impostor of the vent, What is your wisdom? You can't spell Jesus without sus, OH IMPOSTOR OF THE VENT.. • • What wisdom do you provide today? O impostor of the vent, What is your wisdom? 4 Maybe we can walk through mirrors but our reflection stops us

Various Examples


O Panzer of the lake what is your wisdom? Kpz 70 doesn't belong in 9.3 O Panzer of the lake, what is your wisdom? Gaijin should add more low tier vehicles O Panzer of the lake, what is your wisdom? Taking photos with your phone and adding filters doesn't make you a photographer
PANZER OFTHE DEEP WHAT IS YOUR WISDOM You will drown in 5s O Panzer of the lake, what is your wisdom? Don't drive a tank into a lake, it Will get stuck O panzer of the lake, what is your wisdom? Star Wars is an older game series than Mario.

Templates

black and white photo of a soldier standing in front of a panzer tank submerged in a lake

Search Interest

External References

[1] Reddit – Leakyz-Beakyz

[2] Reddit – SpaceMun

[3] Reddit – WastelandPioneer

[4] Twitter – @VickMenon_MK

[5] Twitter – @sonicsledge

[6] Feldgrau – Подборка фото.

[7] Desuarchive – /k/ Post #37239991

[8] Tumblr – condor-blues

Recent Videos 24 total

Recent Images 47 total


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"panzer of the lake, what is your wisdom?"

"FOR FUCKS SAKE STOP MAKING BIG TANKS, YOU GOT NO FUEL, HOLY SHIT THOSE TRANSMISSIONS BREAK LIKE A POW AFTER 12 DAYS OF WATER TORTURE, GOD DAMMIT YOU ARE ON THE DEFENSIVE BUILD CHEAP DEFENSIVE WEAPONS NOT ASSAULT TANKS"

"nah, too gay"

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