The Razzle Dazzle Bird

The Razzle Dazzle Bird

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About

The Razzle Dazzle Bird refers to an image of a bird stretching its leg out towards a body of water. It has been used in an object labeling image macro series in which the bird and the water are labeled different things.

Origin

The picture began spreading online in July of 2017. One of the earliest known times the picture was posted was on July 12th, 2017 by Piknu user Ilaria Tuzzi[1] who uploaded the image with a French caption (shown below).


Quand tu arrives en Bretagne en juillet et que tu veux te baigner... @Savin'it

Spread

The picture gained mainstream attention on July 18th, 2017, Twitter user @catesish[2] posted the image to Twitter and captioned it the ol razzle dazzle, gaining over 85,000 retweets and 218,000 likes (shown below).


Cates Holderness @catesish Follow ) the ol'razzle dazzle 12:40 PM-18 Jul 2017

In the ensuing months, the image was used primarily in "Ol Razzle Dazzle" contexts. For example, on July 21st, 2017, an image of a chat thread which used the image was posted to /r/birdswitharms,[3] gaining over 2,200 upvotes (shown below).


순 C 11 9890' 10:07 PM K- Conversation with ( Hey, are you still selling the wii u? Yea Would you be willing to come down on the price, to $220? For the difference, I can offer you this: $220 and a meme? Yep. Although it doesn't sound as good like that. IlIl admit it did make me laugh. Yea I'll do $220 1 min ype an SMS message SMS K-

In January of 2018, the image began being used as an image macro where the water and bird are labeled different things. On January 10th, 2018, Instagram user heckoffsupreme[4] uploaded the picture with the bird labeled "Me" and the water labeled "the Applebee's I got arrested at last week." The image gained over 14,700 likes (shown below).


heckoffsupreme Follow heckoffsupreme It wasn't reflective of whom I am Load more comments paigerush13 @mopdot dodtsmcgotes @zottorocket qmurphy_ @aidan_harr2311 aidanharr2311 @qmurphy. lol every day iliceberg1.0 @lifeaslexilu mr.bermbastic @nofukz_givn martha0sment @ciansmith00 u at Starbucks the Applebee's I got arrested at last week me 14,797 likes 4 DAYS AGO Add a comment...

The image was reposted to /r/memeeconomy[4] on January 15th, where it gained over 19,000 upvotes. Meanwhile, the image began spreading on /r/dankmemes with different formats. On the same day, Redditor Zahn1138 posted an image that gained over 183 upvotes (shown below, left)). A version commenting on /r/dankmemes posted by Redditor hi_im_cj gained over 40 upvotes (shown below, right).


100 yard boundary of elementary school me upvoting shit normie memes on r/ dankmemes me

Various Examples


The ocean Me, a white bird forma A me Community of r/dankmemes Ultralord putting my ankle over the line to see if i successfuly broke my house arrest ankle monitor Me me after l shave my legs

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