r/AlzheimersGroup

r/AlzheimersGroup

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r/AlzheimersGroup is a subreddit where users pretend to have Alzheimers disease and only post edits of the same Garfield comic strip where John says he put out a wildfire in his sock drawer. The subreddit was opened in July 2015 and increased in popularity in 2019, gaining over 75,000 members by April 2022.

History

On January 21st, 2003, a Garfield comic[2] where John says he put out a wildfire in his sock drawer was published (shown below).


THERE'S NOTHING HAPPENING I FINALLY GOT THE WILDFIRE IN MY SOCK DRAWER UNDER CONTROL! OUT OF THE ORDINARY, I MEAN PM DAVIS (-21 www.garfield.com painguisia

On July 30th, 2015, r/AlzheimersGroup[1] was created. The first post[3] was also created on that day by RalphiesBoogers, the creator of the sub, who posted the above comic, writing, "Got a chuckle out of this Garfield comic." The user posted the same comic strip to the subreddit on a near daily basis over the following months.[4][5]

As the subreddit grew over the years, users began posting the comic strip to play into the joke, also sharing edits of the strip and memes referencing it, framed as being posted by someone suffering from Alzheimers. For example, the top posts of all time on the subreddit[6][7] as of April 2022, posted in September and October 2021 respectively, show the comic on the screen of a theater and show a Spotify playlist message spelling out John's dialogue from the strip, gaining over 8,500 and 5,000 upvotes in roughly six months (shown below, left and right).


Was at the Cinema with my grandson today and this hilarious comic strip popped up on the screen. I've never laughed so hard in my life. Shame my grandson wasn't here to see this I FINALLY GOT THE WILDFIRE IN MY SOCK DRAWER UNDER CONTROL! OUT OF THE ORDINARY, I MEAN THERE'S NOTHING HAPPENING M DAVAS 21 My grandson sent me this hilarious playlist Funny ComiC 11 songs, 43 min 25 sec %23 TITLE ALBUM There Is Box Car Racer Box Car Racer Nothing Bruno Major 2 To Let A Good Thing Die Happening 3 Happening Disclosure I Got The. The Music Of Labi Siffre Labi Siffre Wildfire Paradise Valley John Mayer In The In the Darkness There Is Light That No One Can See 6. Paul Amitai Sock Drawer 7. Busybody Lazybones Woolbright Under Control Room On Fire The Strokes 9. Trippie Redd Out Of The Ordinary Jacquees 10 King of R&B I mean UNIT 11 Begin with the end 4. 00

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