Throwing Car Batteries Into the Ocean
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Throwing Car Batteries Into the Ocean refer to surreal shitposts about tossing one's car batteries into the ocean. After starting in a Facebook group, the memes spread to Reddit and Twitter.
On April 30th, 2018, the Facebook page "Throwing Your Old Car Batteries Into The Ocean" launched. The group is dedicated to making image macros and memes in various other templates about tossing old car batteries into the sea (example shown below).
The following day, Redditor MrTheFysh posted an example of the meme to /r/gatekeeping, gaining over 320 points (shown below, left). Over the following several months, jokes about Car Batteries continued being posted by the Facebook group and on Reddit. For example, a Scroll of Truth parody posted by the Facebook page gained over 260 likes and reactions (shown below, right). The memes led to a post inquiring about the meme on /r/OutOfTheLoop.
On September 22nd, 2018, several examples of the meme were posted to Twitter by user @egg_dog (shown below, left). This led to a surge in popularity for the meme, as dozens of users replied to the tweet with new edits. For example, Twitter user @PateraQuetzal posted a Talking Heads parody that gained over 100 retweets and 610 likes (shown below, right).
 Facebook – Throwing Your Old Car Batteries Into the Ocean
 Reddit – /r/OutOfTheLoop
Sep 24, 2018 at 07:40PM EDT
Jokes Joestar 👌ꙮ
Sep 24, 2018 at 04:56PM EDT
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