The Horrors Are Endless But I Stay Silly meme examples.

The Horrors Are Endless, But I Stay Silly

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The Horrors Are Endless, But I Stay Silly, sometimes phrased as The Horrors Are Never-ending, yet I Remain Silly, is a catchphrase that was popularized as a caption on image macros and other memes of animals or people in 2023.


On January 25th, 2023, Tumblr user junoinfernal[1] posted, "the horrors are endless. but we stay silly :3," gaining over 79,000 notes in two and a half months (shown below). It appears they were quoting a maia arson crimew tweet that used the phrase "congress is investigating now, but I stay silly :3."[2]

LEONARD COHEN WAS RIGHT the horrors are endless. but we stay silly :3 #m #maia arson crimew #thank you for an important addition to my inner monologue #i am having a really horrible no good very bad day. #but i stay silly :3


The phrase began seeing use on image macros in the following months. On February 25th, 2023, iFunny user tinasbeentaken[4] posted an image of a dog with the phrase, gaining over 8,100 likes in two months (shown below, left). On March 13th, Redditor BECOST posted a deep-fried image macro with a variation of the phrase to /r/nukedmemes,[3] gaining over 470 points in one month (shown below, right).

the horrors are endless but I stay silly The horrors are never ending + SK T 334798 * L K 3 yet I remain Silly * THE 150

The phrase has also been used with pop culture characters. For example, on January 29th, 2023, Redditor terminatorofsand posted a still from The Shining referencing the meme in /r/196,[6] gaining over 3,600 points in three months. On April 9th, the Twitter account @nocontextlestat[5] posted the phrase over a picture of Lestat de Lioncourt from Interview with a Vampire, gaining over 70 retweets and 400 likes in four days (shown below, left).

We stay silly :3 We stay silly :3 We stay SIlly :3 We st ay silly :3 We staY Silly :3 We stay silly :3 the horrors are endless @nocontextlestat but I stay silly

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there are federal agents outside my house but i stay silly :3 the horrors are ENDLESS but i stay silly 3 the horrors are endless but i stay silly léa ITS SO OVER era @Sunken_Moon but i stay silly :3 ... Cendrillon @JigglyOW The horrors are endless but I stay silly pain pain pain ….. suckerfish @fshooo_ the horrors are endless but i stay silly 16 :

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External References

[1] Tumblr – junoinfernal

[2] Tumblr – tgttos

[3] Reddit – eternallysilly

[4] iFunny – Stay Silly

[5] Twitter – @nocontextlestat

[6] Reddit – /r/196

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