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January 6, 2014 1:17 PM   Subscribe

doge for all: make doges with ease. Wow. [via mefi projects]
posted by The Whelk (62 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
wow

much easy

very thanks
posted by Gymnopedist at 1:19 PM on January 6 [4 favorites]


Know Your Meme!
posted by Perplexity at 1:19 PM on January 6


There's now a doge-based currency....
posted by mr_roboto at 1:22 PM on January 6


doge refused

connection impermitted

firewall ban

so proxy

much sadnes

wow
posted by turbid dahlia at 1:23 PM on January 6 [24 favorites]


Such .biz
posted by cvp at 1:23 PM on January 6 [2 favorites]


Similar but with more surrealism and randomness: Shibegeist
posted by capricorn at 1:26 PM on January 6 [2 favorites]


such shark
very jumped
posted by exogenous at 1:29 PM on January 6 [20 favorites]


peak doge
posted by tittergrrl at 1:30 PM on January 6 [5 favorites]


I already shibe in my head.

Yesterday when my bus passed the Macy's on Nicollet Mall, I saw that the corner window display just said WOW in the window. So my mind filled in the rest:

SO FASHION

MANY CHIC WOW

MUCH STYLE CASUAL EASY

SO STATUS



and I mindsh00ped shibe faces on all the mannequins. All of this took place instantaneously and caused inappropriate public laughter.


I'd take a picture and make it real but wow no
posted by louche mustachio at 1:32 PM on January 6 [33 favorites]


Can someone explain this to me as if I just arrived from the year 1986?
posted by Ratio at 1:32 PM on January 6 [9 favorites]


....well first the Big Bang happened....
posted by The Whelk at 1:35 PM on January 6 [1 favorite]


We've all gone insane, HTH HAND.
posted by aw_yiss at 1:35 PM on January 6 [1 favorite]


such time travel

many paradox

so gigawatt

wow
posted by turbid dahlia at 1:36 PM on January 6 [8 favorites]


The captions and wording are supposed to humorously mimic the inner dialogue of a particularly expressive Shiba Inu dog.

Why a Shiba Inu? Well, there is this thing called The Internet and... this is going to take a while.
posted by louche mustachio at 1:36 PM on January 6 [6 favorites]


> Can someone explain this to me as if I just arrived from the year 1986?

I think the answer is "No", which might be evidence that The Singularity has already happened.
posted by benito.strauss at 1:36 PM on January 6 [12 favorites]


It all sounds like what the guys from clockwork orange spoke in.

That or HGTTG. Cool frood towel knows.

Or something.
posted by sio42 at 1:36 PM on January 6


It all sounds like what the guys from clockwork orange spoke in.

There was Shibe, that is meme, and my three droges.
posted by 2bucksplus at 1:38 PM on January 6 [8 favorites]


shibes are good for hugging
posted by elizardbits at 1:41 PM on January 6 [1 favorite]


sio42: "It all sounds like what the guys from clockwork orange spoke in. "

"Nadsat". I had to google it or it was going to drive me crazy all day. Just saving anyone else the hassle...
posted by bluecore at 1:41 PM on January 6 [3 favorites]


There's a guy lives near me walks his two shibas past my house every morning. They are lovely wee dogs. I said "wow" the other day when I saw him and if looks could kill .....
posted by jamesonandwater at 1:59 PM on January 6 [18 favorites]


Last night I was out for burgers and beer with a friend and we were talking about cryptocurrencies. I mentioned dogecoin and coinye west.

A moment later he asked "How do you pronounce 'doge'? I looked at knowyourmeme and all this other stuff and I can't figure it out. Is it 'doje' or 'doggy'? I couldn't find anything."

I peered over my menu and said "Such research. So frustration. Wow."

He didn't talk to me for a solid 10 minutes.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 2:01 PM on January 6 [30 favorites]


A moment later he asked "How do you pronounce 'doge'?

I sympathize. My inner nerd expects it to be doggy, giving my experience with lolspeak, but my Renaissance history nerd insists on dōj.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 2:05 PM on January 6 [5 favorites]


Inspector.Gadget: How do you pronounce 'doge'?

I say "dogue" to rhyme with "vogue".
posted by Rock Steady at 2:06 PM on January 6 [19 favorites]


And "shibe" is pronounced "sheeb". I realize I am probably in the minority on both of them, but I can't make my brain say either of them any other way.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:07 PM on January 6 [2 favorites]


What we obviously need is a viral video from Scandinavia telling us "How Do You 'Doge' Say?".
posted by maudlin at 2:09 PM on January 6 [6 favorites]


Jag heter...God Dage.
posted by turbid dahlia at 2:18 PM on January 6 [1 favorite]


From the Culture fanfic I am writing right now, with apologies to the ghost of Iain Banks, which I have been seeing in mirrors lately:

[wide band, MClear, tra. @n4.28.811.1301]
xGCU Very Ship Much Fast Wow So Space

such excession
                           very warn
         plz no approach
                      much study require

        wow

posted by emmtee at 2:20 PM on January 6 [22 favorites]


how to pronounce 'doge'.
posted by zackola at 2:20 PM on January 6 [1 favorite]


how to pronounce 'doge'.

doge [dohj] noun: the chief magistrate in the former republics of Venice and Genoa.

I'm uncertain whether the pronunciation carries over in this case.
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:25 PM on January 6 [1 favorite]


wow
such shark
much jumping
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:26 PM on January 6 [5 favorites]


The tags are making me much laughing
posted by billiebee at 2:33 PM on January 6 [2 favorites]


doge
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 2:37 PM on January 6 [3 favorites]


"shibe" is sheeb and "doge" is "doj" like dojo without the last o
posted by elizardbits at 2:38 PM on January 6


and gif is not pronounced peanutbutterily
posted by elizardbits at 2:39 PM on January 6 [11 favorites]


i think to be true to the spirit of doge it should be pronounced slightly differently every time
posted by emmtee at 2:40 PM on January 6 [4 favorites]


Can someone explain this to me as if I just arrived from the year 1986?

Well, OK.

You know how, in your time, Cockneys in London liked to come up with cryptic rhyming slang terms? In the last few years before you left, for example, they started using "Peckham Rye" to mean "tie" (as in necktie), or "Hampstead Heath" to mean "teeth." This created a secret language that they could use to show that they belonged to an in-group -- and no doubt simply to entertain each other. But many of their new slang terms would become popular and enter the broader lexicon; over a hundred years later, we still occasionally say "bread" (as in "bread and honey") to mean "money," or "loaf" (as in "loaf of bread") to mean "head." So they would continuously have to develop new slang to replace the old.

As you've noticed, we now use the "internet" to communicate over long distances -- based on the same principles as your telegraph, it is able to transmit text, sounds, images and moving pictures from any terminal "computer" to any other terminal throughout the world, instantly. Computers are affordable enough to appear in most homes and businesses throughout the United States, and so they allow for the formation of dispersed communities -- in some cases, much like the community in the East End of London that generated rhyming slang in your time. As with that community, some of our "online" communities continuously generate new kinds of slang, using images with words written on them in novel dialects, and use that slang to demonstrate in-group belonging and to entertain each other -- before a particular dialect is inevitably co-opted and absorbed into the wider world, and they have to move on to something new.

If you want to feel like part of this particular in-group, you can simply expose yourself to enough of this particular brand of slang for it to start to sound somewhat natural to you. Websites like "Know Your Meme," which is linked above, will be helpful with that. But I'm sure you have a great deal else to learn and explore.

... oh, you said 1986. Never mind.
posted by jhc at 2:46 PM on January 6 [30 favorites]


According to Know Your Meme "doge" comes from the Strong Bad video they link. In it the character says "dogue" rather than "dohj" and then spells it "d-o-g-e" so I think it should be pronounced with a proper "g" rather than a soft "j".
posted by Hairy Lobster at 2:49 PM on January 6 [4 favorites]


All this arguing over meme pronunciation is just to train our inadiquate vocal apparatus to utter the most stumbling version of the least vowels of our new masters when the Grest Old Ones return, ravening with delight.

...and, apparently, doges.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:53 PM on January 6 [1 favorite]


wow
such shark
much jumping


The internet is speeding up. Memes are becoming obsolete just as I become aware of them.
posted by fredludd at 2:54 PM on January 6


It all sounds like what the guys from clockwork orange spoke in.

wow

many tolchock

very ultraviolence

such korova milkbar

wow
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 2:56 PM on January 6 [10 favorites]


The internet is speeding up. Memes are becoming obsolete just as I become aware of them.

Doge is roughly a year and change old as A Thing, perfectly respectable turn around time. Some memes had such bright and short flashes as to be mayflies.
posted by The Whelk at 3:00 PM on January 6


Doge is roughly a year and change old as A Thing
Must be that I'm slowing down, then.
posted by fredludd at 3:09 PM on January 6


"doge" the meme can be "doggy", or "dogue" if you like. But never "doge" like the Medieval title. That's silly. There is a dog involved.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 3:10 PM on January 6 [1 favorite]


Venetian doge.
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:16 PM on January 6 [3 favorites]


Can someone explain this to me as if I just arrived from the year 1986?

"Doge" is this crazy thing that showed up on Usenet about a year ago. Oh, and *everyone* uses Usenet now. And it's not called Usenet anymore.
posted by i_have_a_computer at 3:19 PM on January 6 [10 favorites]


I generally just comment "wow" on Facebook posts that could warrant a doge now, so people won't know if I'm referencing doge or just making a random, badly capitalized comment.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 3:22 PM on January 6


much text
posted by BungaDunga at 3:57 PM on January 6 [3 favorites]


from the year 1986

(US-teenager-specific version)

Have you read the book Neuromancer? William Gibson? No? Ok. Have you seen the movies Wargames or Tron? Awesome. You know how the computers in those movies were networked together and could talk to each other, over something kinda like a phone line? You know, like riding your lightcycle around?

And, you've got cable right? You know those public access stations with full screen text showing you the weather or shit that some old people sell? You know, that station you watch when you're really stoned dude? Awesome.

Ok. The internet is kinda like that screen of text sent out over a network. And there's different screens for different subjects, kinda like different channels. Some are like CNN and some are like HBO and some are like Nickelodeon, and some mix things up like being CNN sometimes, HBO sometimes and Nickelodeon sometimes. Yeah, news and boobies and cartoons all together. It's weird but it's the future so whatever.

And it's all shown to you as text with pictures and sometimes video. You can choose what you want to read or watch if it looks interesting to you. Big difference with cable is that you can say whatever you want, write your own text or record your own video, and other people around the world might listen to you. Or they might not.

So, you know Spencer's, that crappy mall store were you bought your blacklight, your spinning disco ball, and your quite tasteful poster of the tennis girl scratching her ass? You know they've got posters and t-shirts of kittens and puppies saying stupid things like "Hang in there baby!" Ok, the people in the future are still interested in cute animals saying ridiculous things, only this time, because it's the future, it's not some crappy t-shirt company making this shit up. The kids out there, millions of them, they've all banded together to make up their own things that a cat or dog might say. Some people make this into almost a full time hobby. Some people even make money doing this even though they're giving it away for free to anyone who wants to look at it.

Yeah, I know it's weird, but like I said, it's the future and you should be fucking happy we're not wearing lycra bodysuits in the 2010s. Then again, we don't have flying cars or moon cities yet either, so maybe it's all a wash.

Anyways, there's this thing called "Doge" which is pronounced "doj" and it's kinda like what someone would call "dog" if they were really baked. And there's a picture of some Japanese breed dog, and it's almost always the same picture. No, you wouldn't know the breed, but kinda sorts looks like a round-faced husky if huskies could be kinda yellow. Look it up in your dad's World Book if you give a shit.

So, in the picture, this dog is looking right at the camera like he's staring at you, and people write stuff on the picture in the way a dog would think, or at least the way your scatter brained mutt acts. Lke, you throw a ball to him and he looks really impressed, watches it fly over his head, and then jumps on the couch and barks at you? So someone wants to translate that stupidity into English.

It always starts with "Wow" and ends with "Wow", written to look like it's from a comic book with the hand-drawn letters*. And if it was your dog and the ball, it would go like this: "wow ... such ball ... much roundness ... very quadratic equation ... wow"

Don't look at me like that. Yeah, the future is kinda lame. But there's a black president and hair metal is completely dead and pot's 100% legal in a couple of states so it's not all bad.



* - I can explain Doge. I can't explain Comic Sans without completely depressing my friend about the future so I won't.
posted by honestcoyote at 4:52 PM on January 6 [17 favorites]


I can explain Comic Sans: it's a font that font enthusiasts really hate but that most people have available as a font to use on their computer, so it has somewhat low-class associations: people who are educated or hip to design trends know that it is uncouth to use. The shibe meme intentionally uses it for this reason. It's the font version of wearing white after Labor Day.
posted by NoraReed at 5:15 PM on January 6 [5 favorites]


The word 'doge,' as it is used in modern meme culture, has its origin in this Homestar Runner short, according to Know Your Meme. Strongbad pronounces it dōj, the same as the Venetian noble.

Incidentally, Doge Doge.
posted by stolyarova at 6:37 PM on January 6 [3 favorites]


this just say
   very plum fruit
 that were in
such iceboks

 and...witch?!?
wow. probably
       such savings!
   breakfasty.

   forgivesness please!
        many yums.
so sweet
  & so cold



(many williams. such carlos.)
posted by maryr at 7:01 PM on January 6 [43 favorites]


PS: Where was this when we were talking about Shibe Park?!
posted by maryr at 7:04 PM on January 6


I can explain Comic Sans: it's a font that font enthusiasts really hate but that most people have available as a font to use on their computer, so it has somewhat low-class associations: people who are educated or hip to design trends know that it is uncouth to use.

I would totally disagree that there are 'low class' associations with Comic Sans, being as just about every use of it everywhere ever has been by your standard middle class office drones and/or people organizing bake sales.

wow

such comment

much beanplate

very bicycle

wow

posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 7:48 PM on January 6


I would totally disagree that there are 'low class' associations with Comic Sans, being as just about every use of it everywhere ever has been by your standard middle class office drones and/or people organizing bake sales.

Scientists love it. The more esoteric a scientific talk, the more likely the PowerPoint slides will be filled with comic sans.
posted by mr_roboto at 7:56 PM on January 6 [2 favorites]


Maybe low-class is the wrong phrase, or at least a phrase that doesn't capture all of it-- there's a certain disdain for it that for a lot of people seems class-based, in the same way the "grocer's apostrophe" is looked down upon, because it's often seen on stuff like signage printed up quickly by people without a lot of design knowledge. It's not always class; sometimes it's age, or educational background or other things.
posted by NoraReed at 11:06 PM on January 6


Nadsat

Very tolchok in the glazzies!

Such kroovy on the starry chelloveck's litso!
posted by Segundus at 11:21 PM on January 6


Oh my god I just realized Doge is Eddy Wally.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:52 AM on January 7


jhc: ... oh, you said 1986. Never mind.

Well, you know, Thatcher...
posted by Naberius at 8:40 AM on January 7


NoraReed: "I can explain Comic Sans... It's the font version of wearing white after Labor Day."

Actually that's no longer a faux pas. At least according to Clinton Kelly. And if you can't trust him, who can you trust?

Wow.
posted by Splunge at 11:15 AM on January 7


It was still a faux paw in 1986.
posted by maryr at 7:48 PM on January 7


THE SITE ATE MY DOGE.

I AM UNDERSTANDABLY AND PROPORTIONALLY UPSET.

>:(
posted by maryr at 8:08 PM on January 7 [2 favorites]


it's a doge eat doge world
posted by emmtee at 8:43 PM on January 7 [2 favorites]


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