Timbs

Timbs

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About

Timbs is a shorthand for Timberlands, referring to a brand of tan, waterproof leather boots produced by The Timberland Company. Online, the boots are often associated with New York City hip hop fashion.

Origin

On January 13th, 2016, Redditor realSpoops submitted a photograph of a Timberland boot USB flash drive with the caption "New York rappers save their music on these type of USB's" to /r/BlackPeopleTwitter[6] (shown below).


New York rappers save their music on these type of USB's

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On April 5th, 2016, YouTuber FilthyFrank posted a comedy skit video titled "Loser Reads Hater Comments 4," in which he orders a man to give him his "timbs" at gunpoint (shown below). Within five months, the video gained over 5.7 million views and 48,300 comments.



On May 25th, 2016, Twitter user @ChiTown_Eazy[4] tweeted photographs of a man wearing Timberland boots with holes cut into the sides and the toe cap removed (shown below, left). That day, the image was reposted to the /r/BlackPeopleTwitter[5] subreddit with the caption "Timbs Season," garnering more than 4,200 votes (94% upvoted) and 40 comments in three months. On June 25th, Redditor SupremeBlackGuy submitted a photograph of professional basketball player Derrick Rose on a sidewalk in New York City with the caption "Derrick Rose showed up in NY without Timbs. Strike 1" (shown below, right). Within two months, the post gathered upwards of 2,500 votes (01% upvoted) and 60 comments on /r/BlackPeopleTwitter.[1]


..ooo Sprint Wi-Fi 10:41 AM Tweet Raw Doggy Dogg Retweeted Big homiE @ChiTown_Eazy Summer time in NY. 5/25/16, 7:34 AM 244 RETWEETS 136 LIKES Reply to Big homiE, Raw Doggy Dogg Home Notifications Moments Messages Me Derrick Rose showed up in NY without Timbs. Strike 1

On August 14th, the Family Friendly Memes For The Dankest Of The Tweens Facebook page posted a children's book cover with a Timberland book photoshopped on the front (shown below, left).[8] On August 31st, the Keeper of the Memes Facebook page posted a screenshot from a dress-up video game featuring a pair of Timblerlands (shown below, right).[7]


Taking Olt un ilathrr Goose The Woke Ass N---- Whom Lived In His Timbs Story by Lynn Salem and Josic Stewart illustrations by Kristi Gerner Keeper of the Memes August 31 at 11:13pm never posted a timbs meme before https://www.instagram.com/p/BJy_ijYhWRn/ lease choose your style.

On September 5th, the no_chillbruh Instagram feed posted a video of a woman repeatedly who becomes enamored with a man wearing Timberlands after being repeatedly catcalled while walking down a sidewalk in New York City (shown below). Within two weeks, the video gained over 146,000 views and 540 comments.




On September 14th, a Facebook page titled "Haha yeah dude I love memes" posted a photoshopped screen capture of a CNN news segment with the caption "NASA Finds a Fresh Pair of Timbs" (shown below, left).[2] On September 17th, the Organically Grown Memes Facebook page posted an illustration of a figure wearing Timberlands on his hands with the caption "You can't just put timbs on everything" (shown below, right).[3]


BREAKING NEWS NASA FINDS A FRESH PAIR OF TIMBS CN NEW HOPE FOR LIFE ON MARS CM com MARTIANS SHOW UTTLE INTEREST OPT TO CONTINUE USTENNG TO MIMOLESS SYHTHESCTEO POP "you can't just put timbs on everything that' s where you're wrong kiddo

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Kwatsch9000
Kwatsch9000

I don't really get it.
Do these people ironically or genuinely enjoy these shoes?
And who are the people making the memes?
Are they the People making fun of the People who genuinely like these shoes?
Or are they the people so blinded by consumerism that they think simple products make for Memes?

And how is this any different than something like this?

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