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This meme isn't dead until someone writes a programming language around it.
posted by hellojed at 4:38 PM on December 11, 2013 [4 favorites]


brief bit   stake doge
posted by jeffburdges at 4:39 PM on December 11, 2013


This meme isn't dead until someone writes a programming language around it.

https://github.com/remixz/dogescript
posted by slater at 4:42 PM on December 11, 2013 [16 favorites]


I want an accurate Ventitan trading civ sim game based around DogeSpeak

Such silk
Crusades wow
canals
Lol Constantinople u missing something
Very traders
posted by The Whelk at 4:42 PM on December 11, 2013 [29 favorites]


For some reason, it didn't occur to me that people would create bitcoin variants. But of course, there's a whole hobby around it, with it's own taxonomy and everything.

There's even a wikipedia list of cryptocurrencies.

Also, Dogescript came out a while ago.
posted by heathkit at 4:42 PM on December 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm not gonna lie. Doge cracks me up pretty much every single time.

Humour is a mysterious thing.
posted by The Card Cheat at 4:44 PM on December 11, 2013 [30 favorites]




The frightning thing is that there already are mining pools and a fairly active forum and probably much more all based off a currency called dogecoin. People are actually mining and spending this stuff. Crazy.
posted by rlio at 4:55 PM on December 11, 2013


OK, I hadn't seen the Shining one before and I just started laughing until I had to put my head down for a minute.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:56 PM on December 11, 2013 [10 favorites]


I'm not gonna lie. Doge cracks me up pretty much every single time.

I feel like its ubiquity means it should've worn out its welcome by now and started to get irritating, but honestly it's more like instead of laughing at 95% of the doge jokes I see, I laugh at 90% of them now.
posted by kagredon at 4:57 PM on December 11, 2013 [12 favorites]


bull market
bear market

DOGE MARKET
posted by turbid dahlia at 4:59 PM on December 11, 2013 [15 favorites]


Clicking on the cryptocurrency tag for that Heavy link also brings you to articles about Sexcoin, Peercoin, Quarkcoin, Megacoin, Worldcoin, Protoshares, Feathercoin, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple and Namecoin. I guess everyone's figured out that the average user can't mine any worthwhile amount of Bitcoin so they're scrambling to start up new currencies so they can get in while the money is easy.
posted by ckape at 5:01 PM on December 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


There is no need to be upset my Doge
posted by kmz at 5:01 PM on December 11, 2013 [2 favorites]




STAHP
posted by The Card Cheat at 5:04 PM on December 11, 2013 [6 favorites]


I'm really glad I'm not the only person who still finds doge hilarious.

wow

such adventure

posted by BungaDunga at 5:06 PM on December 11, 2013 [7 favorites]


IN DOGE WE TRUST
posted by louche mustachio at 5:06 PM on December 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Hilarious, indeed. I just can't figure out why.
posted by brundlefly at 5:07 PM on December 11, 2013


https://github.com/remixz/dogescript

Doge Damn It
posted by hellojed at 5:20 PM on December 11, 2013


This meme is a new one to me. How does one pronounce "doge"? Dog? Dodge? Doggy?
posted by jcreigh at 5:25 PM on December 11, 2013


Yes.
posted by absalom at 5:27 PM on December 11, 2013 [6 favorites]


"dohj," same as in venice
posted by axiom at 5:29 PM on December 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


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posted by louche mustachio at 5:31 PM on December 11, 2013 [72 favorites]


wow
                the icebox
                           such plums
 
       many cold 
      forgive
              so sweetness
posted by moonmilk at 5:32 PM on December 11, 2013 [105 favorites]


Investing real money in digital currency based entirely on memes could well be the internet's raison d'être.
posted by crayz at 5:32 PM on December 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


I am enjoying the Doge meme SO MUCH...

The mostly-serious Annalee Newitz has a column about the transformation from LOLcat meme to Doge meme, with this astute observation:
The doge often brings to mind the kinds of comments made by a stoner ("wow"), whereas there's no doubt that LOLcats are pretty much always drunks — and, as the popularity of Grumpy Cat makes clear, they're mean drunks to boot.

Hello...

Twinkie Doge and Dogenut, yum.

Windoge 8

Dogetor Who

Doge Soap

Doge Truck

Dogue

Cyriak-style Doge

"What Does the Doge Say"

and Loge, which by the end of the season will inevitably lead to the Yule Loge (so firee, such xmas, much chessnuts)

But, returning to the original topic of the post, does a cryptocurrency for stoners really make any sense?
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:40 PM on December 11, 2013 [5 favorites]


Anyone who wants to Photoshop this bugger up, feel free.
posted by Artw at 5:51 PM on December 11, 2013


I've been trying to figure out the pronunciation for "doge", and I think I'm going to say it like the Venetian or Genoan ruler, so "doj" (pretend there's a long-bar over the o, there). If nothing else, it amuses me. And I rather liked the Newitz column - if nothing else for pointing out that there aren't any verbs, which I hadn't been exposed to enough doge to notice before this.
posted by rmd1023 at 5:54 PM on December 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


As someone who has spent 6 fucking years calling my dog "the doge," Venetian-style, I can't help but feel like this meme is stealing my material.
posted by COBRA! at 5:56 PM on December 11, 2013 [6 favorites]


CosbyCoin will always have a special place in my heart.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:23 PM on December 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


RMD1023, I also pronounce it doj, long o.

Also, I hate myself a little bit, but I basically started giggling as soon as I saw the post header, and I'm...yeah. Still giggling. I'm sure that at some point, doge is going to wear out its welcome in my house, but I cannot imagine that it will be any time soon.

such funny
wow
posted by MeghanC at 6:26 PM on December 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


Also, I don't know if you guys have been following the AltCoin scene, but it's remarkably easy to get speculators to pump money into them, even if you've pre-mined them (making them even more of a ponzi scheme).

For example: BBQcoin, a coin the developer explicitly said was made just for fun and not a serious currency, has a market cap of ~4 million dollars.

Combine people ironically buying Dogecoin with speculators ready to jump on any cryptocurrency with a positive trend in its valuation, and it could be a real mess.

Thus, I'm telling you, do the world a favor and don't make a real fork of this.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:28 PM on December 11, 2013


That said, I really want to see PigeonPeso, a cryptocurrency I just made up that is disaster-proof in that it does not require an electrical grid or computer network.

Such a coin would have a minimum difficulty it could be hashable by hand (and thus could continue to be mined if electrical computers fail to work), and the blockchain would rely heavily on archiving so the carrier pigeons that synchronize the miners wouldn't have to lift so much.

At least then, it would make half a bit of sense if the dollar were to collapse and chaos ensued.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:32 PM on December 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'd like to register a formal callout against the admins for not using the Sans-Hammer.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:40 PM on December 11, 2013


Perhaps you would enjoy your own personal 3D doge?
posted by turbid dahlia at 7:08 PM on December 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


My fiance and I have a joke-running-argument over the pronunciation of Doge. I say it like the Venetian ruler, he is in the Dog-uh camp. (His argument stems from shibe making a certain amount of sense as shib-uh = shiba, therefore doge = dog-uh. My argument stems from IT IS CLEARLY DOGE.)

This is my iteration of the meme after receiving more than 130 final exams to grade this week. Wow. Such parallel structure. So analyze. Wow.
posted by ilana at 7:19 PM on December 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


Well, why the hell not.
posted by kafziel at 7:24 PM on December 11, 2013


Wild doge sighting
posted by dhens at 7:24 PM on December 11, 2013 [8 favorites]


In my head, it's always been a long-O "doeg", but it never sounds right when I say it out loud, which is probably for the best.
posted by gc at 7:29 PM on December 11, 2013


I first remember hearing the title Doge in Danny Kaye's "the court jester", so I still sometimes hear the word in his voice when I read the term. Which makes reading about doge-meme stuff even more fabulous.
posted by rmd1023 at 7:44 PM on December 11, 2013


rmd1023: "I've been trying to figure out the pronunciation for "doge", and I think I'm going to say it like the Venetian or Genoan ruler, so "doj" (pretend there's a long-bar over the o, there). If nothing else, it amuses me. And I rather liked the Newitz column - if nothing else for pointing out that there aren't any verbs, which I hadn't been exposed to enough doge to notice before this."

I pronounce it to rhyme with tow, just like Strong Bad did: http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/My_Dog
posted by ShawnStruck at 8:08 PM on December 11, 2013


Of course, 'stoned dog' memes existed before Doge; he just perfected it...
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:25 PM on December 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


I seem to alternate between dohj (Italianesque) and dohguh (Japaneseish). (Kind of like in Hellspark.) This is why I avoid saying it out loud.
posted by Lexica at 8:29 PM on December 11, 2013


I either use "doge" like the Venetian ruler or "doggy" (dog + "e").
posted by dhens at 8:33 PM on December 11, 2013


I love doge so much. I can't help but pronounce it like Dogue though. And I don't care what the preferred pronunciation is. He will always be Dogue to me.
posted by braksandwich at 8:39 PM on December 11, 2013


I too love all things Doge. wow
posted by Windopaene at 8:43 PM on December 11, 2013


Doggy. Doge. Good Doge!

Anyhoo, aren't they all fiat dollars? How much of our money actually exists a physical coin/paper? Virtually none of it?

It increasing looks like arbitrary digital currencies will become as accepted as government-backed coins and cash. Weird. But otoh, they're all fiat.

It's going to be about trust, not assets.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:48 PM on December 11, 2013


It's going to be about trust, not assets.
Personally, I can't think of a single Internet Entrepreneur I'd trust to hold my coat while I go to the mensroom, so that narrows it down.

Meanwhile: Doge of the Year.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:09 PM on December 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


I am at an intimate coffeehouse show right now and a guy is singing a heartfelt bluesy song that repeatedly asserts that "a doooog's jes' a dooog..." and boy would it be wildly inappropriate for me to bust out in idiotic braying laughter right now.
posted by cortex at 9:12 PM on December 11, 2013 [8 favorites]


Alright, I'll admit, I actually mined digged some dogecoins on the day it was announce, for the lulz. So far, it was a very educational process on how to set up cyptocurrency mining. It was not easy for a beginner to set up any digging gigs. The number of different mining programs, computer hardware configurations and even how sync to the digit wallet are stupidly confusing. I spent a good part of the day just getting everything set up. My whole mining digging career last a total of 1 hour before I have to pull the plug. My CPU was overheating and I afraid my laptop will explode. I also sadly realized I would never be a dogecoin millionaire with my laptop cpu digging. The early dogecoin millionaires were all made by AMD GPU with ridiculous fast hash rate.

For the past few days, there have been people trading games and money for dogecoin. I'm really surprised people actually value anything on digital coin based on a meme. This bitcoin/cyptocurrency thingy is getting out of hand. I'll eagerly watch for it to crash.
posted by Carius at 9:13 PM on December 11, 2013


such restraint
much manners
wow
posted by The Whelk at 9:13 PM on December 11, 2013


How does one pronounce "doge"? Dog? Dodge? Doggy?

I am fairly certain that the fundamental ambiguity of this will be the subject of iamkimiam's first major post-doctoral work.
posted by cortex at 9:14 PM on December 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


The video of the 3d doge being digitally sculpted is actually pretty impressive.
posted by moonmilk at 9:16 PM on December 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Out of interest, has anyone come up with a solid plural for doge yet? We tend towards dogen, because reasons, I guess, but I'd like a better alternative.
posted by MeghanC at 9:29 PM on December 11, 2013


döge?
posted by moonmilk at 9:30 PM on December 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


The frightning thing is that there already are mining pools and a fairly active forum and probably much more all based off a currency called dogecoin. People are actually mining and spending this stuff. Crazy.

A few weeks ago, I spent at least a week having a computer bake me virtual cookies. ("such cookies many grandmas so stroopwafel") These coins seem at least marginally more valuable, though the mining process is less fun. (Some has made a Bitcoin Clicker, but it has some ways to go...)
posted by Going To Maine at 9:38 PM on December 11, 2013


the plural of doge is doge because doge doge doge
posted by The Whelk at 9:48 PM on December 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


did you say "Dogecoin Millionaire"?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:49 PM on December 11, 2013


In my head, it's always been a long-O "doeg"

THE ONE TRUE WAY!
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:15 PM on December 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


If "doge" is going to end up like "gif", then I propose we just stop using the letter G.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:24 PM on December 11, 2013 [5 favorites]




Grumpy Cat has not gone anywhere.
posted by jeffburdges at 1:23 AM on December 12, 2013


Should there be a MeFiCoin? MeFiat? It makes a certain sort of cents.
posted by Devonian at 3:27 AM on December 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


That said, I really want to see PigeonPeso, a cryptocurrency I just made up that is disaster-proof in that it does not require an electrical grid or computer network.

Have you even read RFC 1149: A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers?! I don't care how much you plan to "rely heavily on archiving" the blockchain, I seriously doubt you'll overcome the core problem in avian networking - bandwidth is limited to the leg length. This is basic stuff, people!

I mean, some of the best minds in the AN community have been attacking the BILTTLL issue from all angles for nigh on two decades now, and - with the possible exception of Ian Pipple's controversial 1994 pamphlet 'A Hieroglyphic Approach to Overcoming the Limitations of Leg Length: Maybe We Could Do Some Little Drawings As Well?' - the only serious progress is from the LL Working Group at CERN, who recently managed to persuade a particularly leggy Racing Homer to mate with a Pigmy Pouter (with, admittedly, horrifying results).

And all you have to offer are some vague ideas about 'archiving'?

Honestly, I'm sick to death of people like you - you've just bought a loft and a handful of eggs, so you somehow deserve to be a millionaire by Christmas?!?!

Birdshit, mate. Complete and utter birdshit.

Edit: Sorry for flying off the handle, mccarty.tim. I'm all het up after wasting three hours on the CooCoo forums arguing with inexperienced network fanciers, including one poor sod who'd spent close to three grand on an ex-zoo Emu and just couldn't understand why his initial transmission tests were failing.
posted by jack_mo at 4:03 AM on December 12, 2013 [8 favorites]


Oh, and before anyone chimes in with the usual jokes, Ian Pipple is not 'the Alan Sokal of the pigeon-focussed avian networking world'. It's obvious to anyone even vaguely familiar with his lively prose style that Ian himself wrote the famous 'rebuttal' publised in the final issue of Flap magazine. Such a shame that his little in-joke has taken on a life of it's own.
posted by jack_mo at 4:07 AM on December 12, 2013 [3 favorites]


Can someone offer a precis of the 'doge' thing for those of us who don't hang out on Reddit? I see the kernel of something amusing here but it is trapped in a shell of bafflement.
posted by mippy at 4:30 AM on December 12, 2013


Ignore me, I'm so tired today I can't seem to click on links. Eejit.
posted by mippy at 4:30 AM on December 12, 2013


I always imagined a dog's internal monologue would be more ebullient and staccato, with a vaguely retro-American cornball quality, i.e., “Oh boy! Oh boy! Golly-gee! My gosh! Oh wow!” Doge seems a bit too stoned to come off as authentically canine.
posted by acb at 5:17 AM on December 12, 2013


My seventeen-year-old son is mining this currency with his graphics card. My seventeen-year-old self would not even understand that sentence.
posted by mecran01 at 5:48 AM on December 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wow. Such metafilter history. Much last year.
posted by dhens at 6:13 AM on December 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


Wow... that video on that last link is delightful. I enjoyed the hell out of that and I have no fucking idea why.
posted by The Biggest Dreamer at 7:04 AM on December 12, 2013


This meme is a new one to me. How does one pronounce "doge"? Dog? Dodge? Doggy?
posted by jcreigh


It's said aloud at :31 in the Homestar Runner video (embedded in this link) as "dohj". That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
posted by workerant at 7:59 AM on December 12, 2013


We need to print physical DogeCoin. Mostly because I neeeeeeed them.
posted by stoneweaver at 10:20 AM on December 12, 2013


In rough 'one, two, many' order

one doge
one doge and doge friend
many doge
very friendship
such plurality
wow
posted by kagredon at 12:07 PM on December 12, 2013 [9 favorites]


Home of Doge
posted by jeffburdges at 3:01 PM on December 12, 2013


A little late, but highly interactive: pls pet doge.

wow / many hands / very head / such pleasing
posted by myopicman at 11:20 PM on December 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Apparently Dogecoin is the only internet meme based coin. We maybe need more, maybe a general purpose memecoin, whatever the hell that'd be.
posted by jeffburdges at 7:47 AM on December 23, 2013


Millions of Meme-Based Dogecoins Stolen on Christmas Day
In what is either the exact definition or total opposite of a Christmas miracle (depending on whether or not you decided investing in a meme was a good idea), millions of the crypotcurrency Dogecoin were stolen in a hack on Christmas day. Many Grinch. Very irony. Wow.

The meme-based digital coins were originally created as a joke counter-currency to Bitcoin but have since become at least mildly legitimate and, apparently, quite hackable. While each Dogecoin is only worth $0.00059 (compared to Bitcoin's $730 at the time of writing), the 30 million stolen have been estimated to add up to about $12,000, and investors over at the Dogecoin forums have been dismayed to find that investing in a currency created "without much real thought" has lost them actual money. Whoulda thunk.
posted by zombieflanders at 8:43 AM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


As far as I can tell, Dogecoin itself wasn't actually hacked - how could it be? What happened is an online wallet site called Dogewallet, where people would send their doge for storage or something, was compromised.

Gizmodo, being Gizmodo, has shitty reporting on it.
posted by kafziel at 9:28 AM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Seriously this kinda reads like "Millions of dollars stolen in bank robbery, what kind of idiot keeps their money in dollars".
posted by kafziel at 9:40 AM on December 26, 2013


The kind with a central bank and a federal insurance agency that can recover up to 1.5 million of their dollars?
posted by zombieflanders at 12:24 PM on December 26, 2013


Well, no. Which is really the thing. It was a terrible place to put your doge, not an inherent problem with doge.
posted by kafziel at 12:31 PM on December 26, 2013


Improved title : Such Hack. Many Dogecoin. Very Disappear. So Gone. Wow.

I'll laugh it if an altcoin adopts measures to invalidate stolen coins by consensus, making mix networks inviable or at least tricky.

Dogecoin, a joke cryptocurrency based on an internet dog meme, exploded last week. Now it's Ponzicoin's turn.
posted by jeffburdges at 7:39 PM on December 27, 2013


Original Doge(s) located.
posted by exogenous at 12:45 PM on December 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


CoinGen
posted by jeffburdges at 2:48 PM on January 5, 2014


FRED MILTON IS STILL #1
posted by not_on_display at 11:05 PM on January 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


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