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Yeah, This Is Big Brain Time

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Yeah, This Is Big Brain Time refers to an image of YouTuber Markiplier with his forehead humorously enlarged, captioned "Yeah, it's big brain time." Online, the image has been used in memes, usually in reference to either particularly intelligent or particularly stupid decisions.

Origin

On April 20th, 2019, YouTuber Markiplier uploaded a Baldi's Basics let's play video titled "Baldi's Basics 1 Year Birthday Bash."[1] In one part of the video, Markiplier manages to hide from Baldi in a classroom and brags about his decision-making, with his head being humorously enlarged via a video effect as if it held a disproportionally big brain.



And he won't know I'm in here! He does not know I'm in here, [the door] did not squee. It did not squee! No squee! So now he doesn't know where I am. I'm not here no more. Yeah, this is big brain time.

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On April 27th, 2019, Redditor Z_2000 posted the earliest known meme based on the joke to /r/memes subreddit, gaining over 10,100 upvotes in three months (shown below).[2]


when you spell a long word correctly without looking it up Yeah, this is big brain time.

The format did not see significant spread until May 31st, 2019, when Redditor ManyFnafb posted a meme based on the template to /r/dankmemes subreddit, where it gained over 12,800 upvotes (shown below, right).[3] In the following weeks, the format saw a notable spread on Reddit; for example, on June 9th, 2019, Redditor Tommy69K posted a meme which gained over 70,300 upvotes in two months (shown below, right).[4]


When you remember how to use pen after summer vacation Yeah, this is big brain time. HertogJ 3 days ago I've started using Shrek as a unit of time, where 1 shrek 1hr 35min (the length of the movie) Examples: "See you in a shrek!" (1 hr 35min) "Dinner will be ready in half a shrek." (47.5min) "My birthday is only 469.9 shreks away!" (1 month) Reply 16 Yeah, this is big brain time.

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MENSHEALTH.COM Gets Tired Of Sitting In Traffic, Hacks Into Electronic Billboard to Stream Hentai Yeah, this is big brain time. 10 year old me when I realize I can hide my DS under my pillow Yeah, this is big brain time. Me when I turn off autoplay for the teacher Yeah, this is big brain time.
When you write a poem for your favorite doki and get a perfect streak of their preferred words Yeah, this is big brain time. When the microwave keep heating the bowl but not the food so you put the food in the microwave without the bowl Yeah, this is big brain time. 60 Seconds and 1 minute aren't really the same? This is a bit of a random question, but the answer ha sbeen bugging me for a long time. Ok so... On a microwave, if you push 60, then it will cook for 60 seconds or one minute (Following me?) AND if you also press 1:00 it will cook for one minute, or 60 seconds. (Right, right?) OKI Well, my question is.... If you add 1:00 1:00 it is 2:00 right? So your food will cook for a total of two minutes. BUT if you add 60 seconds +60 seconds it will only cook for one minute and twenty seconds. Even though 60 seconds is one minute? know, confusing question.) I guess to put it into simpliest terms, How come 1 minute 1 minute 2 minutes, but 60 seconds +60 seconds only one minute and twenty seconds? Yeah, this is big brain time.

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