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My post iz pastede on yay!
October 22, 2004 1:48 PM   Subscribe

My Hed Iz Pastede On Yay. This Thread Iz Pastede On Yay! My S2 Iz Pastede On Yay! My red iz pastede on yay! My gold medal iz pastede on yay! My Bond iz pastede on yay! Your face iz pastede on yay? Your religion iz pastede on yay. Six months on, the meme is only just getting started. (Support provided by the Google Meme Observatory.)
posted by Mo Nickels (19 comments total)

 
Allow me to be the first to say

huh?
posted by Outlawyr at 2:03 PM on October 22, 2004


MeFi iz pastede on yay!
posted by cortex at 2:16 PM on October 22, 2004


I don't get it.
posted by Slightlynorth at 2:21 PM on October 22, 2004


think "All your Base are Belong to Us", the Google Meme Observatory explains Iz Pastede On Yay
posted by fatbaq at 2:25 PM on October 22, 2004


Yeah, I'm still writing Olympicslash.

STOP HURTING AMERICA.
posted by solistrato at 2:31 PM on October 22, 2004


wow. More confused than ever. thanks
posted by Outlawyr at 2:36 PM on October 22, 2004


MY CAPSLOCK IZ PASTEDE ON YAY

(This is actually really funny, I'd never heard of this before. My ex was distressingly into those Lord Of The Rings pictures.)
posted by logovisual at 2:39 PM on October 22, 2004


I love that a group that I am part of made such a widespread meme...
posted by Karmakaze at 2:41 PM on October 22, 2004


Heh. I can't believe this is on MeFi. Good post, Mo Nickels, though it seems that in some places, at least, the meme is starting to die down.

The original PASTEDE ON YAY comment is an absolute classic, and seeing the original comment again made me giggle. It's also part of a wank that just kept on giving, although, not being in LotR fandom, I didn't pay it too much attention at the time.
posted by livii at 3:34 PM on October 22, 2004


Ah, the internet's glittersweet memes; prom-night sequins, fragile, impermanent; beads of night-city sweat sparkling against black limo glass, evaporating.

/not
posted by Opus Dark at 4:05 PM on October 22, 2004


I'm sorry, livii, the pastede on yay meme can NEVAH DIE!
posted by Katemonkey at 4:49 PM on October 22, 2004


Okay. So someone made that comment about his head looking pasted on and people thought it was so funny the way it was typed that now everyone is just inserting random things for "head" into that phrase? Is that it or am I missing something? I just don't get how this became a trend.
posted by bargle at 6:31 PM on October 22, 2004


Bargle, you appear to have forgotten that stupid in-jokes are "the new wit".

In other news, charcoal gray is "the new black"; chocolate brown, the old "new black" is now "the new navy"; black will be known as "the color formerly known as black"; and navy will be known as "Pete".
posted by Sidhedevil at 7:12 PM on October 22, 2004


I just don't get how this became a trend.

The meme was part of a single post on a popular fandom message board which eventually garnered over 13,000 comments.

It's not just that it's a funny line; it's a funny line that was repeated endlessly throughout the entire 13,000+ comment thread which absorbed the attention of hundreds of fans for days on end. So as in-jokes go, it has a broad base to start from.

See also, Sidhedevil's explanation.
posted by Zettai at 8:17 PM on October 22, 2004


In other news, charcoal gray is "the new black"; chocolate brown, the old "new black" is now "the new navy"; black will be known as "the color formerly known as black"; and navy will be known as "Pete". -Sidhedevil

Now that's just funny, that is. I think it makes me one of the People in the color formerly known as black, but who gets dressed in the dark a lot, and so is occasionally one of the People in Pete.
posted by dejah420 at 11:22 PM on October 22, 2004


Well, time to tack another "post" onto the post-post-post-modernization of Western culture. Frankly, I'm ready for something that has actual inherent value, not just referential or refracted value... something pre-post.

Btw, 13k people on one board a proper meme does not make. It won't stick, and it's dumb. Sorry.
posted by squirrel at 7:35 AM on October 23, 2004


Alas, the wank that spawned that phrase is far more interesting than the phrase itself. Silly girl in need of medication and/or lobotomy teaches herself some decent PaintShop Pro/Photoshop skills, turning photos snatched off Getty and Wireimage into what looks like real artwork. Silly Girl sells results to stupid fans under the claiming to have painted/drawn/whittled the pictures all by herself, making a tidy profit. Slightly smarter fans go batshit and carefully prove Silly Girl is lying about how the 'art' is created. Stupid fans outraged, slightly smarter fans buzz about working everyone up, and Silly Girl starts trolling journals and e-mailing people using multiple names and accounts as she is batshit insane.

Smarter fandom heads sit back in amusement and pass about popcorn.
posted by FunkyHelix at 10:20 AM on October 23, 2004


metafilter: you appear to have forgotten that stupid in-jokes are "the new wit".
posted by hugsnkisses at 10:43 AM on October 23, 2004


Was gonna say something to the effect of what Funky said because yeah, the remark itself is not funny for anyone outside of fandomlandia where I would imagine photoshops are common.
posted by kavasa at 12:54 PM on October 23, 2004


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