Ya, dat boi is me
May 12, 2016 1:37 PM   Subscribe

The Strange Journey of 'Dat Boi,' The Year's Best Meme So Far

"But where did the frog come from? Not AP Physics 1 Essentials, its author, David Fullerton, told me over the phone: “I was working on a problem about rotation. I thought the art was interesting, and so I made the problem about that.” Fullerton, who teaches high school physics, said he would ask his students about Dat Boi." (SLNYM)

Some bois here, here, and a Twitter account.
posted by witchen (136 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
o shit waddup!
posted by ND¢ at 1:37 PM on May 12, 2016 [33 favorites]


why can I understand this but not Snapchat
posted by zutalors! at 1:39 PM on May 12, 2016 [25 favorites]


Today, I'm officially an old
posted by AFABulous at 1:40 PM on May 12, 2016 [17 favorites]


I will find him
posted by thelonius at 1:40 PM on May 12, 2016 [12 favorites]




our kids are not learning, you guys.
posted by zutalors! at 1:45 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]




The Reply All episode about Animation Factory was great.
posted by Miko at 1:46 PM on May 12, 2016 [5 favorites]


A shout out to The Devil Tesla for keeping it dank in r/me_irl. And keeping the right people mad at him.
posted by charred husk at 1:46 PM on May 12, 2016


Hi, I'm 42 and I absolutely loved watching this one unfold.

@thelonius: P.S. I found him.
posted by ZipRibbons at 1:47 PM on May 12, 2016 [9 favorites]


why can I understand this but not Snapchat

Its opposite for me I get snapchat 100% (after a millennial explained it to me in detail) but this meme is just... not even a meme? It's just a frog. Feels bad man
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:47 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]


My brain is saying "what the hell, this is fucking stupid", but my mouth is smirking and laughing.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 1:47 PM on May 12, 2016 [5 favorites]


If your dank meme is so weak that The Daily Dot can kill it, it was never a dank meme to begin with.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:47 PM on May 12, 2016 [5 favorites]


I get Snapchat but I don't get it because not enough olds are on it. I look at Bernie Sanders stuff on it.
posted by zutalors! at 1:48 PM on May 12, 2016


i was pretty sure 'dat boi' was just the natural progression from 'we dem boyz' but i guess i don't know.

loved the animation factory tie in
posted by suddenly, and without warning, at 1:49 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


We've come a long way since Xeroxed Hustler comics.
posted by davebush at 1:49 PM on May 12, 2016 [3 favorites]




I guess we're just reposting memes now. O shit
posted by Apocryphon at 1:52 PM on May 12, 2016 [3 favorites]








60% of my motivation for posting this was to gather more dank memes. A+!!!! even bagel boi.
posted by witchen at 1:55 PM on May 12, 2016 [3 favorites]


Found him on AF! Patient zero.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:55 PM on May 12, 2016 [3 favorites]


“Dat Boi” is, of course, a unicycling frog.
posted by Going To Maine at 2:00 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]




I think a person's reaction upon seeing dat boi says a lot about him or her. The job interviewer is obviously intimidated, Aragorn is anxious, Luke is impressed, and Brad Pitt is just joyful. They are all saying "o shit waddup" but the way they say it speaks volumes. How you react to dat boi may be how you react to life.
posted by ND¢ at 2:02 PM on May 12, 2016 [23 favorites]


Brad Pitt is just joyful

Vin Diesel, too. Delighted. Which makes so much sense when you think about how he approaches life generally.
posted by witchen at 2:05 PM on May 12, 2016 [2 favorites]


The Year's Best Meme So Far

On January 8, 1993, the film Leprechaun was released. It was awful, by most conventional metrics. A few days later, some night show host made a joke about it being "the best movie of 1993", because it was the only movie of 1993. Ha-ha. I have no idea why that lame joke has stuck with me for 23 years.

It may be May 12, but it's feeling pretty early in the year, in good-meme-time.
posted by gurple at 2:06 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]


Damn Daniel was better than this
posted by zutalors! at 2:07 PM on May 12, 2016 [3 favorites]


> We've come a long way since Xeroxed Hustler comics.

Back in the '80s my dad and his co-workers would amuse themselves by faxing memes back and forth. That's not what they were called, but that's what they were.
posted by The Card Cheat at 2:10 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]


i'm unashamed to admit that this one is easily my favorite dat boi
posted by burgerrr at 2:12 PM on May 12, 2016 [12 favorites]


That's not what they were called, but that's what they were.

Yeah. It was called Xeroxlore back then, or graylore.
posted by Miko at 2:18 PM on May 12, 2016 [3 favorites]


Dat boi is all of us. We are all to blame. Each of us, in our own small way, has ridden the Bagel Bite.
posted by dephlogisticated at 2:18 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


or Faxlore. More here.
posted by Miko at 2:19 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]


I just hate memes. All the memes. This one definitely. I am a grouch and the worst and no fun.
posted by naju at 2:21 PM on May 12, 2016 [5 favorites]


You know you dat boi when you cause all this conversation.
posted by dnash at 2:24 PM on May 12, 2016


Anti-meme backlash is itself a meme.
posted by Apocryphon at 2:24 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]


it's no "mother's hot food," but I like it
posted by prize bull octorok at 2:24 PM on May 12, 2016 [3 favorites]


Hm... this one isn't doing it for me.
posted by jeff-o-matic at 2:31 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


I can't formulate it exactly but the idea of our kids finding memes really boring makes me so happy. More like DAD boi amirite?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:38 PM on May 12, 2016 [3 favorites]


Anti-meme backlash is itself a meme.

Also, even if you hate Reddit, you secretly love Reddit because why are you thinking about it all the time
posted by naju at 2:39 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]


When I was in high school there was a group of dudebros who decided to all use the word "senator" as a synonym for cool or just as a general greeting. "Senator!!!", they'd shout down the hall at each other, or "That's so senator!". Nobody else got it and it never spread beyond the three or four guys who started it, but they found it hilarious nonetheless.

I'm reminded of that every time I see one of these memes.
posted by rocket88 at 2:43 PM on May 12, 2016 [7 favorites]


It's about time for Milhouse to make a spicy comeback.
posted by Nelson at 2:45 PM on May 12, 2016 [3 favorites]


Yeah, I don't get it. But then again, I don't get a lot of these memes all the kids are sharing these days on the medias with the social webs in all the internet spaces.

Swear to god, sometime fairly recently I believe I officially became an old. The evidence confirming my suspicion seems to be racking up at a rate with which I'm becoming uncomfortable. Oh well. Gotta go, Matlock is starting.
posted by bologna on wry at 2:51 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


"Dat Boi” is, of course, a unicycling frog.

Hello, my darling
Hello, my baby
Hello, my ragtime gal
posted by octobersurprise at 2:51 PM on May 12, 2016 [33 favorites]


Anti-meme backlash is itself a meme.

I don't hate memes so much as I just don't understand them 90% of the time. This is one of those times. It's not something that can be explained really - you just get it or not.

If I put pink googly eyes on a blue star and then put the words "Whippedy Doo!" above it I'd either have the new greatest meme of our time or people wondering what the hell is wrong with me and I wouldn't understand either response.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 2:53 PM on May 12, 2016 [32 favorites]


never talk to me or my son again
posted by trunk muffins at 2:54 PM on May 12, 2016 [14 favorites]


Clinging, now THAT is a meme I can get behind! Mainly because I am privy to its origin of absolute nonsense. Seriously, that made me laugh. Love it.
posted by bologna on wry at 2:59 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]


Dat boi is all of us. We are all to blame.

We have seen the enemy, and he is...

*looks in mirror*

o shit waddup
posted by Metroid Baby at 3:01 PM on May 12, 2016 [84 favorites]


Personally I "get it" but it's corny in the way, say, Rage Comics from 2009 are, they are already played out within a day or two, and also I could do without ironic AAVEisms employed by white people which all the memes seem to have these days.
posted by naju at 3:01 PM on May 12, 2016 [6 favorites]


why don't I just bang on some pots and pans, that's pretty much all your rock-and-roll music is, isn't it?
posted by prize bull octorok at 3:01 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]


I could do without ironic AAVEisms employed by white people

Yeah it's obnoxious for sure, but AAVE is where all the interesting development in American English is happening today. What do white people have? Business school jargon? It's no wonder white kids these days have to leverage competing brand stories to disrupt that paradigm.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 3:15 PM on May 12, 2016 [44 favorites]


It's about time for Milhouse to make a spicy comeback.

MILHOUSE IS NOT A MEME.
posted by Going To Maine at 3:20 PM on May 12, 2016 [3 favorites]


A shout out to The Devil Tesla for keeping it dank in r/me_irl. And keeping the right people mad at him.


I clicked on that and forgot the last thing I was doing on Reddit.

Apparently it was arguing with people about the pronunciation of "gif."

I had a snide message awaiting me from a person who was terribly wrong.

I'm all like TOODALOO MOTHERFUCKERS i got shit to do
posted by louche mustachio at 3:32 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Frogs and toads have been residing in questionable parts of pop culture ever since "Froggy the Gremlin" on Andy Devine's 1950s kiddie show.

But is Dat Boi (o shit waddup) in any way related to Soulja Boy (Tell Em)? Just askin'.

While Dat Boi is no threat to the all-time great frogs, Kermit, Michigan J. and Hypnotoad (all glory to 'im), I have no objections to DB replacing the simply ugly Pepe as the #1 Internet Meme Frog. Just as Grumpy Cat and Keyboard Cat may rule the memes but can't hold a candle to Garfield, Felix or The Cat In The Hat (and I will never accept the absurd premise that Hello Kitty is anything BUT feline), and Doge is no threat to the status of Snoopy, Lassie, Toto or Scooby Doo (all of whom had memes before they were called memes). However, I do need to point out that the field of 'meme otters' is wide open; "Hello from the Otter Slide" has already worn out its welcome.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:42 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]


"Dat Boi" is interesting because it seems to be a transitional form from old memes whose value was based on reference or humor (let's call it the "doge standard" as a convenience) and towards "fiat memes" whose value derives solely from the consensus that they are memes. While some kooks will argue that we abandon the doge standard at our peril, in fact the move to fiat memes will allow modern fractional reserve memeing as well as more efficient memetary policy. "Dat Boi", also known as a "greenback", is the first step in that direction.
posted by Pyry at 3:50 PM on May 12, 2016 [42 favorites]


simply ugly Pepe
posted by louche mustachio at 3:52 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


“Dat Boi”, also known as a "greenback", is the first step in that direction.

If DogeCoin can happen, Greenbacks can happen.
posted by Going To Maine at 3:52 PM on May 12, 2016




So meme. Much olds
posted by infini at 4:10 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Dat soundtrack
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:10 PM on May 12, 2016


WHIPPEDY DOO!!!

i'm sorry
posted by adept256 at 4:11 PM on May 12, 2016 [44 favorites]


oh my god it's magnificent
posted by poffin boffin at 4:25 PM on May 12, 2016 [3 favorites]


how do i tweet it

i need help from a youth
posted by poffin boffin at 4:25 PM on May 12, 2016 [16 favorites]


a good meme.
posted by prize bull octorok at 4:28 PM on May 12, 2016 [23 favorites]


Oh, whippedy don't! Or I might have to haul out my heavy meme-ery... P U N D O G.

and I'm sorry, Pepe, but I calls 'em as I sees 'em
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:31 PM on May 12, 2016 [2 favorites]


*snape voice* i see no difference
posted by poffin boffin at 4:31 PM on May 12, 2016 [2 favorites]




#ethernetcables
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:41 PM on May 12, 2016


ironic AAVEisms employed by white people which all the memes seem to have these days

It's not just these days. That's basically been the American pop-cultural move since I first noticed it in the 80s, and research shows it goes back to, at least, the 1840s. Like, that's all we've got. Black Americans innovate on the language, the rest of us coast, and try to claim some kind of cred from how rapidly and ironically we adopt it.
posted by Miko at 4:44 PM on May 12, 2016 [15 favorites]


This is why Whippedy Doo is so important.
posted by naju at 4:51 PM on May 12, 2016 [15 favorites]


I take a balcony break and missed the birth of a meme? oh poo
posted by infini at 4:53 PM on May 12, 2016


Ground floor of an emergent meme here
posted by Apocryphon at 4:54 PM on May 12, 2016 [2 favorites]


It's not just these days. That's basically been the American pop-cultural move since I first noticed it in the 80s, and research shows it goes back to, at least, the 1840s. Like, that's all we've got. Black Americans innovate on the language, the rest of us coast, and try to claim some kind of cred from how rapidly and ironically we adopt it.

That's cool, and hip, man.
posted by Apocryphon at 4:56 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


One of my best friends occasionally rode his unicycle to high school. This was back in the Prequirkian Era, and the kids at school didn't seem to think he was as cool as this frog.
posted by The Card Cheat at 5:01 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


"Dat Boi" is interesting because it seems to be a transitional form from old memes whose value was based on reference or humor (let's call it the "doge standard" as a convenience) and towards "fiat memes" whose value derives solely from the consensus that they are memes

The larger internet refers to your "fiat memes" as a "Forced Meme". That is, a meme that is spread, not through some humorous event or situation, but through people spam posting said meme and referring to it as meme. In many ways, Forced Memes resemble Bitcoin. Inherently they have no value, but enough people have decided they do, and while unofficial, they seem to hold some weight.

As referenced above, Millhouse is not a meme, but Millhouse is not a meme is a meme.
posted by Twain Device at 5:01 PM on May 12, 2016 [11 favorites]


Anti-meme backlash is itself a meme.

Okay, sure, but is Milhouse a meme?
posted by enjoymoreradio at 5:23 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Only when it's coming up.
posted by Apocryphon at 5:33 PM on May 12, 2016 [2 favorites]




Him name am Hopkin green frog?
posted by murphy slaw at 6:08 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]


I worked with some 30 year olds who called each other senator all the time. It was really lame and sad
posted by Doleful Creature at 6:09 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


In on the ground floor fam.
posted by ND¢ at 6:16 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]


......i don't get it.
posted by ostranenie at 6:22 PM on May 12, 2016


adept256 has joined the meme gods.

Whippedy doooooo!!
posted by BlueHorse at 6:27 PM on May 12, 2016


Him name am Hopkin green frog?

I was about to make an "if I looking for dat boi" joke, so thank you for being an old with me
posted by middleclasstool at 6:28 PM on May 12, 2016 [4 favorites]






i tweetered it
posted by jazon at 6:42 PM on May 12, 2016 [3 favorites]




The larger internet refers to your "fiat memes" as a "Forced Meme

It reminds me of nothing so much as Dave Letterman and Paul Shaffer repeating some stupid phrase 100 times throughout the show to try to make it funny.
posted by Miko at 6:48 PM on May 12, 2016


I sent this to my ex-roommate who is both a high school physics teacher and a lover of weird things.

I didn't know of this before but I find it delightful and I'm happy it exists.
posted by darksong at 6:53 PM on May 12, 2016




witchen: 60% of my motivation for posting this was to gather more dank memes.

Cool it, people! I've only got two hands.
posted by dr_dank at 6:54 PM on May 12, 2016


Sorry.
posted by mykescipark at 7:01 PM on May 12, 2016 [8 favorites]


foop, Whippedy Doo is now the *new* Zippity Bop.

Get with it, old timer!
posted by BlueHorse at 7:03 PM on May 12, 2016


that's not how memes work
posted by postcommunism at 7:10 PM on May 12, 2016


It's no wonder white kids these days have to leverage competing brand stories to disrupt that paradigm.

This is no great insight on my part, but many people's Instagrams and Snapchats seem like exactly this...carefully curated brands of the self. It gives me the heebie jeebies. Is there a Weird Instagram or Weird Snapchat I'm missing out on?
posted by Jon Mitchell at 7:11 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Dank is not a strong enough word anymore.
posted by rhizome at 7:19 PM on May 12, 2016 [2 favorites]


In other frog-based news, ABC has cancelled The Muppets. NOOOOOOOOO. You better believe I blame Dat Boi...
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:24 PM on May 12, 2016


Weird Snapchat I'm missing out on?

I can't speak to instagram, but weird snapchat is why snapchat exists. Except you don't see it, we only send it to our friends and then it's gone forever. Our Stories on Snapchat are of course curated. Just like the rest of our lives.
posted by mayonnaises at 7:38 PM on May 12, 2016


It reminds me of nothing so much as Dave Letterman and Paul Shaffer repeating some stupid phrase 100 times throughout the show to try to make it funny.

That's so fetch
posted by Apocryphon at 7:42 PM on May 12, 2016 [2 favorites]


The Aragorn/Legolas version has me cackling.
posted by come_back_breathing at 7:51 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


How is this not tagged with "dankmeme"?
posted by I-baLL at 7:53 PM on May 12, 2016


well, better than a damp meme...
or worst of all, a moist meme...
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:16 PM on May 12, 2016


Its opposite for me I get snapchat 100% (after a millennial explained it to me in detail) but this meme is just... not even a meme? It's just a frog. Feels bad man

:getin:
posted by Sebmojo at 8:32 PM on May 12, 2016 [2 favorites]


It reminds me of nothing so much as Dave Letterman and Paul Shaffer repeating some stupid phrase 100 times throughout the show to try to make it funny.

There's not a man, woman, or child alive today who doesn't enjoy a lovely beverage.
posted by octobersurprise at 8:34 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sounds like more fun than humans should be allowed to have.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:17 PM on May 12, 2016


When I was in high school there was a group of dudebros who decided to all use the word "senator" as a synonym for cool or just as a general greeting.

When I was at summer camp in high school there was this punk rock girl who decided to do this with the word "chicken." She started using it as a greeting for everyone, but it rather backfired on her because instead of the entire camp starting to use the word in the way she intended, everyone just started calling her Chicken. She was cool with it, and just kept using it her way, but she was universally "Chicken." I have no idea what her real name was at this point.
posted by threeturtles at 9:30 PM on May 12, 2016 [2 favorites]


"I'll take 'dat boi' for $300, Alex."

"This is the direction that is opposite of down"

"whaddup"
posted by I-baLL at 9:50 PM on May 12, 2016 [6 favorites]


Last night I was on a walk and saw a dude on unicycle. I instinctively muttered, "hey dat boi" under my breath but nobody I'm my family knew to alley the oop with a "oh shit waddle."

That is too say the dankness of a meme is directly proportional to the number of people you can share it with.
posted by Tevin at 9:51 PM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Krogoth is not impressed.
posted by Standard Orange at 11:15 PM on May 12, 2016


When I was in high school there was a group of dudebros who decided to all use the word "senator" as a synonym for cool or just as a general greeting. "Senator!!!", they'd shout down the hall at each other, or "That's so senator!". Nobody else got it and it never spread beyond the three or four guys who started it, but they found it hilarious nonetheless.

Well fucking Morocco, yeah?
posted by acb at 4:59 AM on May 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


Willy Fog Reactions.
posted by acb at 5:04 AM on May 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


oh my god at some point in the thread i started laughing so much it was painful. Not really sure why, I mean, it's funny but why am I maybe literally dying here
posted by angrycat at 5:14 AM on May 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


I gotta contribute to the Whippedy Doo effort. The millennials still like ponies, right?
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:01 AM on May 13, 2016 [3 favorites]


I did the meme.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 6:27 AM on May 13, 2016 [8 favorites]


I don't get people who say I don't get it.

There's nothing to get. It's a frog on a unicycle.
posted by chaz at 7:19 AM on May 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'd like to thank Clinging to the Wreckage and MSPaint.

If Whippedy Doo!!! ever becomes an emoji, I will carry this oar meme inland until I find people who do not recognise memes.

mykescipark, thanks for this, I never thought I'd ever get a laugh out of that album art, but here we are.
posted by adept256 at 8:03 AM on May 13, 2016


I did the meme.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl An hour ago [4 favorites +] [!]


Like, if people ever doubt that Mrs. Pterodactyl is a Metafilter treasure, there's stuff like this.
posted by zutalors! at 8:17 AM on May 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


I don't get people who say I don't get it.

There's nothing to get. It's a frog on a unicycle.


I 'get' that part. It's funny or cute or whatever. But why did this one take off and another very similar one is just universally meh? That I don't get. I don't see why this silly thing is better or worse than other silly things. There are people in this thread and elsewhere saying X meme is better than Y meme. I'll never understand, but then I don't need to and I don't care to. It's just interesting to me.

I'd like to thank Clinging to the Wreckage and MSPaint


I just hammered some nonsense into my keyboard quickly. As sad as it is I couldn't have made Whippedy (it's not Mr. or Mrs. Whippedy - just Whippedy) anywhere near as good as you did because of a combination of very poor art skills and trying too hard. Mine would have turned into a horrible mess of squiggles. In my head the star had a mouth forming the OOOO of Whippedy Doo, but yours is better than what was in my head, let alone what I could have put to paper/screen.

And I'm also glad that Whippedy Doo didn't turn out to be some homophobic racist slur I wasn't aware of because that's my usual luck with gibberish I spout.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 8:31 AM on May 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


But why did this one take off and another very similar one is just universally meh? That I don't get.

I think if you dug into it seriously, you'd find the same things at the heart of it that have driven folklore and social communication for milennia. Like, early adoption by people with a lot of social capital and an outsize number of contacts, particularly contacts spread across a lot of geographic areas and industries so it doesn't become siloed; local boosting champions who command attention in their own smaller networks; a small content twist that feels novel. It does say something that people try to manufacture memes, and for everyone that catches on, millions are forgotten. There's a big process of social sorting, and their popularity has every bit as much to do with who promotes them as the content of the message. Maybe more.
posted by Miko at 9:23 AM on May 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


There's nothing to get. It's a frog on a unicycle.

I see a frog on a unicycle, smile at the absurdity and move on.

Other people see it and forward it to everyone they know or else fire up their computers and add the frog on a unicycle (and associated text, of course) to some other image and post it to reddit or tumblr or wherever.

That's the part I don't get, I guess.
posted by rocket88 at 9:45 AM on May 13, 2016 [3 favorites]


That's the part I don't get, I guess.

It's just more absurd. What you smile at then is the creativity of their thinking of putting it in a new context, and how imaginative the execution was.
posted by Miko at 9:50 AM on May 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


Also the frog seems to take on a different expression in each context. Like in the desperate Bagel Bites one, he looks mortified (to me).
posted by zutalors! at 10:07 AM on May 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


That's the part I don't get, I guess.

You ever have private slang that you shared with your circle of friends, maybe back when you were in school? The internet makes it possible not to have to know the people you share it with anymore. You participate by repeating the stuff you like.
posted by rhizome at 11:27 AM on May 13, 2016 [5 favorites]


I think that the frog carries with it a menace, it is "dat boi" who really fucked some shit up and the one who sees 'dat boi' knows that some serious shit is going to go down.

To me, it's funny in the way that the killer rabbit from The Holy Grail is funny; you don't expect a tiny little rabbit to eat all the flesh off a man's face; similarly, you don't expect a little frog on a unicycle to be a sign of bad shit that you are hoping to fend off with a 'shit not that guy...well hello there'
posted by angrycat at 11:28 AM on May 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


Right, like when your bully walks into the bathroom while you're in a stall taking a poo.
posted by rhizome at 11:36 AM on May 13, 2016 [1 favorite]




Nintendo of America: Fav for Slippy, RT for dat boi. #HappyFriday. (As seen on /r/fellowkids.)
posted by Nelson at 2:49 PM on May 13, 2016


Okay, I admit I am now seriously cracking up at the whippedy doo meme. Rest assured you are not alone, angrycat.
posted by bologna on wry at 6:33 PM on May 13, 2016


Only one thing wrong with the "whippedy doo" meme... how will the world know it originated at MetaFilter if it didn't use MetaFilter Colors? FTFY. Also: MeFi Whippedy Doo Eyes. You're welcome.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:13 PM on May 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


thanks bologna. at one point i was lying on the couch, face down, laughing, as mystified family members passed, thinking "Whippedy Doo!" And also Legolas shouting, "It's Dat Boi" as a giant frog on a unicycle menaces the NZ landscape.

My family is mystified by my sense of humor, as I scowl at bad puns but something like this will set me off in sort of a crazy way
posted by angrycat at 6:45 AM on May 14, 2016 [2 favorites]


The problem with fiat memes is that they require so much maintenance because they're always breaking down.
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:10 PM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


When I was in high school there was a group of dudebros who decided to all use the word "senator" as a synonym for cool or just as a general greeting. "Senator!!!", they'd shout down the hall at each other, or "That's so senator!". Nobody else got it and it never spread beyond the three or four guys who started it, but they found it hilarious nonetheless.

Stop trying to make senator happen. It's never going to happen.

I worked with some 30 year olds who called each other senator all the time. It was really lame and sad

Er.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:17 AM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Dat Boi leads to divorce, suicide, as told in the medium of Shutterstock stock videos from the geniuses of /r/youdontsurf.
posted by Nelson at 1:16 PM on May 22, 2016 [5 favorites]


o shit that was sort of like my house the other day, without the crack/divorce/hatred/death
posted by angrycat at 4:39 PM on May 23, 2016


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