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Bad, Funny, and Meme: mommacomms .I THOUGHT THIS WAS A YMCA REFERENCE pagesofkenna it is a YMCA reference that's one of the 6 memes being represented here ok let me see if i can break this down easily. YMCA is the easiest place to start the song itself has become a meme over time with people changing the lyrics to reference other pop cultural events. so YMCA is meme one (1) this first lyric replacement ("take the breadsticks and run") is a reference to the tumblr meme stuffing breadsticks into my purse'. i think everyone remembers that one so i wont bother to explain it. that's meme two (2) "man door hand hook car door" is a meme of its own, a creepypasta from i dont remember when. it was a terrible stupid retelling of the generic 'stuck in a car while hook handed man tries to kill us' story so the stupid title caught on for memorability. that in and of itself is meme three (3) 'gun' is.. yeah i dont know how to explain gun. long story short you add gun to the end of a phrase instead of what you expect the last word to be. its shock funny. its everywhere but its popular to add to "man door hand hook car door" fo.. some reason? gun is meme four (4) and the thing is, this four meme combo is something thats gone around before. meme combos are, itself, a meme. which means taking this meme combo and mixing in another meme actually becomes meme five (5) which leaves us at loss.jpg. loss.jpg was a terrible bad comic supposed to be about some tragic event, but it was presented so poorly literally no one takes it seriously, and for some reason recreating the four-panel setup has become popular. so thats meme six (6) (but i need to add that this is the greatest version of loss.jpg i think i've ever seen. the initial 'young man' lines up with the guy bursting through the door, and the shock meme 'gun' matches the shock scene of the woman in the hospital and idk if OP even thought about that but it makes this just so much better) animatedamerican I wasn't going to reblog this, but @pagesofkenna's comprehensive meme-by-meme annotation is a thing of beauty and should be shared.
Bad, Funny, and Meme: mommacomms
 .I THOUGHT THIS WAS A YMCA REFERENCE
 pagesofkenna
 it is a YMCA reference that's one of the 6 memes being represented
 here
 ok let me see if i can break this down easily. YMCA is the easiest place
 to start the song itself has become a meme over time with people
 changing the lyrics to reference other pop cultural events. so YMCA is
 meme one (1)
 this first lyric replacement ("take the breadsticks and run") is a
 reference to the tumblr meme stuffing breadsticks into my purse'. i
 think everyone remembers that one so i wont bother to explain it. that's
 meme two (2)
 "man door hand hook car door" is a meme of its own, a creepypasta
 from i dont remember when. it was a terrible stupid retelling of the
 generic 'stuck in a car while hook handed man tries to kill us' story so
 the stupid title caught on for memorability. that in and of itself is meme
 three (3)
 'gun' is.. yeah i dont know how to explain gun. long story short you add
 gun to the end of a phrase instead of what you expect the last word to
 be. its shock funny. its everywhere but its popular to add to "man door
 hand hook car door" fo.. some reason? gun is meme four (4)
 and the thing is, this four meme combo is something thats gone
 around before. meme combos are, itself, a meme. which means taking
 this meme combo and mixing in another meme actually
 becomes meme five (5)
 which leaves us at loss.jpg. loss.jpg was a terrible bad comic
 supposed to be about some tragic event, but it was presented so
 poorly literally no one takes it seriously, and for some reason recreating
 the four-panel setup has become popular. so thats meme six (6)
 (but i need to add that this is the greatest version of loss.jpg i think i've
 ever seen. the initial 'young man' lines up with the guy bursting through
 the door, and the shock meme 'gun' matches the shock scene of the
 woman in the hospital and idk if OP even thought about that but it
 makes this just so much better)
 animatedamerican
 I wasn't going to reblog this, but @pagesofkenna's comprehensive
 meme-by-meme annotation is a thing of beauty and should be shared.
Bad, Funny, and Love: plaid-n-converse Take Young the and Man breadsticks run Man young door hand hook said man car gun memeception elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey WE'VE HIT TERMINAL MEME blo0dlikeice @caesarianconfection fidefortitude I've said "I hate this" so many times on this website, and never actually meant it, because "I hate this" is just shorthand for 'this is an example of a meme given a twist I wasn't expecting with intent to surprise: Which is, in of itself, a meme on this site. But this... This is something else. The rapidity of a meme's introduction to its zenith to its decline is so rapid that in ten years, you'll need a manual to explain this. It'll be as unfunny and hard to explain as jokes in Shakespeare twenty-page plays, except even more inexplicable For the love of how do you explain loss.jpg? How do you explain gun? mommacomms ..I THOUGHT THIS WAS A YMCA REFERENCE pagesofkenna it is a YMCA reference that's one of the 6 memes being represented here ok let me see if i can break this down easily. YMCA is the easiest place to start the song itself has become aa meme over time with people changing the lyrics to reference other pop cultural events. so YMCA is meme one (1) this first lyric replacement ("take the bread- sticks and run") is a reference to the tumblr meme 'stuffing breadsticks into my purse. i think everyone remembers that one so i wont bother to explain it. that's meme two (2) "man door hand hook car door" is a meme of its own, a creepypasta from i dont remember when. it was a terrible stupid retelling of the generic 'stuck in a car while hook handed man tries to kill us' story so the stupid title caught on for memorability. that in and of itself is meme three (3) 'gun' is... yeah i dont know how to explain gun. long story short you add gun to the end of a phrase instead of what you expect the last word to be. its shock funny. its everywhere but its popular to add to "man door hand hook car door" for.. some reason? gun is meme four (4) and the thing is, this four meme combo is something thats gone around before. meme combos are, itself, a meme. which means taking this meme combo and mixing in another meme actually becomes meme five (5) which leaves us at loss.jpg. loss.jpg was a terrible bad comic supposed to be about some tragic event, but it was presented so poorly literally no one takes it seriously, and for some reason recreating the four-panel setup has become popular. so thats meme six (6) (but i need to add that this is the greatest version of loss.jpg i think i've ever seen. the initial 'young man' lines up with the guy bursting through the door, and the shock meme 'gun' matches the shock scene of the woman in the hospital and idk if OP even thought about that but it makes this just so much better) animatedamerican I wasn't going to reblog this, but @pagesofkenna's comprehensive meme-by-meme annotation is a thing of beauty and should be shared. jewishzevran average tumblr post contains one meme, this post, which contains six, is an outlier and should not be counted japhers it might also just be a coincidence due to loss.jpg's format but the whole white minimalist four-panel setup is also suspiciously reminiscent of those early 2000's rage comics maps-and-elvis-and-zelda-n-sa was getting a political compass vibe too your-uncle-dave tag urself im man door hand hook car gun politicalcompassmemes Authoritarian Take the breadsticks Young Man and run Economic Economic- Left Right Man young door hand hook I said man car gun Libertarian This works better than I thought it would. chiribomb This was in my senior project kait-the-kitty I'm not sorry. desertdaylight EIGHT MEME COMBO S biggest-goofiest-fish FATALITY inthishousewekinkshamefnaf We have officially created a new language inthishousewekinkshamefnaf I just had to do it to em buggykin THIS THREAD I'M GONNA CRY ILOST IT AND MAN DOOR HAND HOOK CAR GUN AND DIDNT EXPECT MORE IM SOBBING inthishousewekinkshamefnaf Tumblr mal meme MEMETEN inthishousewekinkshamefnaf Tumblr Is this a meme? OwO? garecc Tamblr this a memct Oh this- Temblr thisa memes this is beauful keepcalmandwatchbnha There are 12 different meme formats here and my sick, asthmatic tired self cannot breath because of how hard I've been laughing. Source: plaid-n-converse 456 268 notes.
Bad, Funny, and Love: plaid-n-converse
 Take
 Young
 the
 and
 Man
 breadsticks
 run
 Man
 young door
 hand
 hook
 said
 man
 car
 gun
 memeception
 elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey
 WE'VE HIT TERMINAL MEME
 blo0dlikeice
 @caesarianconfection
 fidefortitude
 I've said "I hate this" so many times on
 this website, and never actually meant
 it, because "I hate this" is just shorthand
 for 'this is an example of a meme given
 a twist I wasn't expecting with intent to
 surprise: Which is, in of itself, a meme on
 this site.
 But this... This is something else.
 The rapidity of a meme's introduction to
 its zenith to its decline is so rapid that in
 ten years, you'll need a
 manual to explain this. It'll be as unfunny
 and hard to explain as jokes in Shakespeare
 twenty-page
 plays, except even more inexplicable
 For the love of
 how do you explain
 loss.jpg? How do you explain gun?
 mommacomms
 ..I THOUGHT THIS WAS A YMCA
 REFERENCE
 pagesofkenna
 it is a YMCA reference that's one of the 6
 memes being represented here
 ok let me see if i can break this down
 easily. YMCA is the easiest place to start
 the song itself has become aa meme over
 time with people changing the lyrics to
 reference other pop cultural events. so
 YMCA is meme one (1)
 this first lyric replacement ("take the bread-
 sticks and run") is a reference to the tumblr
 meme 'stuffing breadsticks into my purse. i
 think everyone remembers that one so i wont
 bother to explain it. that's meme two (2)
 "man door hand hook car door" is a meme of
 its own, a creepypasta from i dont remember
 when. it was a terrible stupid retelling of the
 generic 'stuck in a car while hook handed
 man tries to kill us' story so the stupid title
 caught on for memorability. that in and of
 itself is meme three (3)
 'gun' is... yeah i dont know how to explain
 gun. long story short you add gun to the
 end of a phrase instead of what you expect
 the last word to be. its shock funny. its
 everywhere but its popular to add to "man
 door hand hook car door" for.. some reason?
 gun is meme four (4)
 and the thing is, this four meme combo
 is something thats gone around before.
 meme combos are, itself, a meme.
 which means taking this meme combo
 and mixing in another meme actually
 becomes meme five (5)
 which leaves us at loss.jpg. loss.jpg was a
 terrible bad comic supposed to be about
 some tragic event, but it was presented
 so poorly literally no one takes it seriously,
 and for some reason recreating the
 four-panel setup has become popular. so
 thats meme six (6)
 (but i need to add that this is the greatest
 version of loss.jpg i think i've ever seen. the
 initial 'young man' lines up with the guy
 bursting through the door, and the shock
 meme 'gun' matches the shock scene of
 the woman in the hospital and idk if OP
 even thought about that but it makes this
 just so much better)
 animatedamerican
 I wasn't going to reblog this, but
 @pagesofkenna's comprehensive
 meme-by-meme annotation is a thing of
 beauty and should be shared.
 jewishzevran
 average tumblr post contains one meme,
 this post, which contains six, is an outlier and
 should not be counted
 japhers
 it might also just be a coincidence due
 to loss.jpg's format but the whole white
 minimalist four-panel setup is also
 suspiciously reminiscent of those early
 2000's rage comics
 maps-and-elvis-and-zelda-n-sa
 was getting a political compass vibe too
 your-uncle-dave
 tag urself im man door hand hook car gun
 politicalcompassmemes
 Authoritarian
 Take
 the
 breadsticks
 Young
 Man
 and
 run
 Economic
 Economic-
 Left
 Right
 Man
 young door
 hand
 hook
 I
 said
 man
 car
 gun
 Libertarian
 This works better than I thought it would.
 chiribomb
 This was in my senior project
 kait-the-kitty
 I'm not sorry.
 desertdaylight
 EIGHT MEME COMBO
 S biggest-goofiest-fish
 FATALITY
 inthishousewekinkshamefnaf
 We have officially created a new language
 inthishousewekinkshamefnaf
 I just had to do it to em
 buggykin
 THIS
 THREAD I'M GONNA CRY
 ILOST IT AND MAN DOOR HAND HOOK
 CAR GUN AND DIDNT EXPECT MORE
 IM SOBBING
 inthishousewekinkshamefnaf
 Tumblr
 mal meme
 MEMETEN
 inthishousewekinkshamefnaf
 Tumblr
 Is this a meme?
 OwO?
 garecc
 Tamblr
 this a memct
 Oh this-
 Temblr
 thisa memes
 this is beauful
 keepcalmandwatchbnha
 There are 12 different meme formats
 here and my sick, asthmatic tired self
 cannot breath because of how hard I've
 been laughing.
 Source: plaid-n-converse
 456 268 notes.

Cute, England, and Fashion: verdigrisandgrame nobleplaidypus prokopetz I am 100% convinced that "exit, pursued by a bear" is a reference to some popular 1590s meme that we'll never be able to understand because that one play is the only surviving example of it. prokopetz Seriously, we'll never figure it out. I'll wager trying to understand "exit, pursued by a bear" with the text of The Winter's Tale as our primary source is like trying to understand loss.jpg when all you have access to is a single overcompressed JPEG of a third-generation memetic mutation that mashes it up with YMCA and "gun" there's this whole twitching Frankensteinian mass of cultural context we just don't have any way of getting at. sandovers no, but this is why people do the boring archival work! because we think we do know why "exit, pursued by a bear" exists, now, and we figured it out by looking at ships manifests of the era - it's also why there was a revival of the unattributed and at the time probably rather out of fashion mucedorus at the globe in 1610 (the same year as the winter's tale), and why ben jonson wrote a chariot pulled by bears into his court masque oberon, performed on new year's day of 1611 we think the answer is polar bears no, seriously! in late 1609 the explorer jonas poole captured two polar bear cubs in greenland and brought them home to england, where they were purchased by the beargarden, the go-to place in elizabethan london for bear baiting and other 'animal sports.' it was at the time run by edward alleyn (yes the actor) and his father-in-law philip henslowe (him of the admiral's men and that diary we are all so very grateful for), and would have been very close, if not next to, the globe theatre of course, polar bear cubs are too little and adorable for baiting, even to the bloodthirsty tudor audience, aren't they? so, what to do with the little bundles of fur until they're too big to be harmless? well, if there's anything we know about the playwrights and theatre professionals of the time, it's that they knew how to make money and draw in audiences. and the spectacle of a too-small to-be-dangerous-yet-but-still-real-live-and-totally-WHITE-bear? what good entertainment businessman is going to turn down that opportunity? and, voila, we have a death-by-bear for the unfortunate antigonus, thereby freeing up paulina to be coupled off with camillo in the final scene, just as the comedic conventions of the time would expect. scientia-rex you're telling me it was an ACTUAL BEAFR every time I think to myself "history can't possibly get any more bananas" I realize or am made to realize that I am badly mistaken Source: prokopetz #shakespeare #history #bear 76,536 notes oh my god that sounds so cute though. a tiny little bear chasing an actor off stage and the guy DIES. i love
Cute, England, and Fashion: verdigrisandgrame nobleplaidypus
 prokopetz
 I am 100% convinced that "exit, pursued by a bear" is a reference to some
 popular 1590s meme that we'll never be able to understand because that one
 play is the only surviving example of it.
 prokopetz
 Seriously, we'll never figure it out. I'll wager trying to understand "exit, pursued
 by a bear" with the text of The Winter's Tale as our primary source is like trying
 to understand loss.jpg when all you have access to is a single overcompressed
 JPEG of a third-generation memetic mutation that mashes it up with YMCA and
 "gun" there's this whole twitching Frankensteinian mass of cultural context we
 just don't have any way of getting at.
 sandovers
 no, but this is why people do the boring archival work! because we think we do
 know why "exit, pursued by a bear" exists, now, and we figured it out by
 looking at ships manifests of the era -
 it's also why there was a revival of the unattributed and at the time probably
 rather out of fashion mucedorus at the globe in 1610 (the same year as the
 winter's tale), and why ben jonson wrote a chariot pulled by bears into his court
 masque oberon, performed on new year's day of 1611
 we think the answer is polar bears
 no, seriously! in late 1609 the explorer jonas poole captured two polar bear
 cubs in greenland and brought them home to england, where they were
 purchased by the beargarden, the go-to place in elizabethan london for bear
 baiting and other 'animal sports.' it was at the time run by edward alleyn (yes
 the actor) and his father-in-law philip henslowe (him of the admiral's men and
 that diary we are all so very grateful for), and would have been very close, if not
 next to, the globe theatre
 of course, polar bear cubs are too little and adorable for baiting, even to the
 bloodthirsty tudor audience, aren't they? so, what to do with the little bundles
 of fur until they're too big to be harmless? well, if there's anything we know
 about the playwrights and theatre professionals of the time, it's that they knew
 how to make money and draw in audiences. and the spectacle of a too-small
 to-be-dangerous-yet-but-still-real-live-and-totally-WHITE-bear? what good
 entertainment businessman is going to turn down that opportunity?
 and, voila, we have a death-by-bear for the unfortunate antigonus, thereby
 freeing up paulina to be coupled off with camillo in the final scene, just as the
 comedic conventions of the time would expect.
 scientia-rex
 you're telling me it was an ACTUAL BEAFR
 every time I think to myself "history can't possibly get any more bananas" I
 realize or am made to realize that I am badly mistaken
 Source: prokopetz
 #shakespeare #history #bear
 76,536 notes
oh my god that sounds so cute though. a tiny little bear chasing an actor off stage and the guy DIES. i love

oh my god that sounds so cute though. a tiny little bear chasing an actor off stage and the guy DIES. i love

Bad, Fucking, and Funny: Take the breadsticks Young Man and run Man young [door man hand hook said car gun junsuisilly: notiddypunkbf: valkyrie-legion: garecc: inthishousewekinkshamefnaf: inthishousewekinkshamefnaf: buggykin: inthishousewekinkshamefnaf: inthishousewekinkshamefnaf: biggest-goofiest-fish: desertdaylight: kait-the-kitty: chiribomb: politicalcompassmemes: your-uncle-dave: maps-and-elvis-and-zelda-n-shit: japhers: jewishzevran: animatedamerican: pagesofkenna: mommacomms: fidefortitude: bl00dlikeice: elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey: plaid-n-converse: memeception WE’VE HIT TERMINAL MEME @caesarianconfection I’ve said “I hate this” so many times on this website, and never actually meant it, because “I hate this” is just shorthand for ‘this is an example of a meme given a twist I wasn’t expecting with intent to surprise’. Which is, in of itself, a meme on this site. God damn it. But this… This is something else. The rapidity of a meme’s introduction to its zenith to its decline is so rapid that in ten years, you’ll need a damn twenty-page manual to explain this. It’ll be as unfunny and hard to explain as jokes in Shakespeare plays, except even more inexplicable because fuck, at least Shakespeare’s jokes are usually about anal or fucking your mother, good wholesome sex jokes we can all get behind. For the love of fuck, how do you explain loss.jpg? How do you explain gun? ….I THOUGHT THIS WAS A YMCA REFERENCE it is a YMCA reference - that’s one of the 6 memes being represented here ok let me see if i can break this down easily. YMCA is the easiest place to start - the song itself has become a meme over time with people changing the lyrics to reference other pop cultural events. so YMCA is meme one (1) this first lyric replacement (”take the breadsticks and run”) is a reference to the tumblr meme ‘stuffing breadsticks into my purse’. i think everyone remembers that one so i wont bother to explain it. that’s meme two (2) “man door hand hook car door” is a meme of its own, a creepypasta from i dont remember when. it was a terrible stupid retelling of the generic ‘stuck in a car while hook handed man tries to kill us’ story so the stupid title caught on for memorability. that in and of itself is meme three (3) ‘gun’ is… yeah i dont know how to explain gun. long story short you add gun to the end of a phrase instead of what you expect the last word to be. its shock funny. its everywhere but its popular to add to “man door hand hook car door” for.. some reason? gun is meme four (4) and the thing is, this four meme combo is something thats gone around before. meme combos are, itself, a meme. which means taking this meme combo and mixing in another meme actually becomes meme five (5) which leaves us at loss.jpg. loss.jpg was a terrible bad comic supposed to be about some tragic event, but it was presented so poorly literally no one takes it seriously, and for some reason recreating the four-panel setup has become popular. so thats meme six (6) (but i need to add that this is the greatest version of loss.jpg i think i’ve ever seen. the initial ‘young man’ lines up with the guy bursting through the door, and the shock meme ‘gun’ matches the shock scene of the woman in the hospital and idk if OP even thought about that but it makes this just so much better) I wasn’t going to reblog this, but @pagesofkenna‘s comprehensive meme-by-meme annotation is a thing of beauty and should be shared. average tumblr post contains one meme, this post, which contains six, is an outlier and should not be counted it might also just be a coincidence due to loss.jpg’s format but the whole white minimalist four-panel setup is also suspiciously reminiscent of those early 2000’s rage comics I was getting a political compass vibe too tag urself im man door hand hook car gun This works better than I thought it would. This was in my senior project I’m not sorry. EIGHT MEME COMBO FATALITY We have officially created a new language  I just had to do it to em THIS FUCKING THREAD I’M GONNA CRY I LOST IT AND MAN DOOR HAND HOOK CAR GUN AND DIDN’T EXPECT MORE I’M SOBBING M E M E T E N OwO? am i having a stroke
Bad, Fucking, and Funny: Take
 the
 breadsticks
 Young
 Man
 and
 run
 Man
 young [door
 man hand
 hook
 said
 car
 gun
junsuisilly:

notiddypunkbf:

valkyrie-legion:


garecc:

inthishousewekinkshamefnaf:


inthishousewekinkshamefnaf:

buggykin:

inthishousewekinkshamefnaf:


inthishousewekinkshamefnaf:

biggest-goofiest-fish:

desertdaylight:


kait-the-kitty:

chiribomb:

politicalcompassmemes:

your-uncle-dave:

maps-and-elvis-and-zelda-n-shit:

japhers:

jewishzevran:

animatedamerican:

pagesofkenna:

mommacomms:

fidefortitude:

bl00dlikeice:

elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey:

plaid-n-converse:

memeception

WE’VE HIT TERMINAL MEME

@caesarianconfection

I’ve said “I hate this” so many times on this website, and never actually meant it, because “I hate this” is just shorthand for ‘this is an example of a meme given a twist I wasn’t expecting with intent to surprise’. Which is, in of itself, a meme on this site. God damn it.
But this… This is something else.
The rapidity of a meme’s introduction to its zenith to its decline is so rapid that in ten years, you’ll need a damn twenty-page manual to explain this. It’ll be as unfunny and hard to explain as jokes in Shakespeare plays, except even more inexplicable because fuck, at least Shakespeare’s jokes are usually about anal or fucking your mother, good wholesome sex jokes we can all get behind.
For the love of fuck, how do you explain loss.jpg? How do you explain gun?

….I THOUGHT THIS WAS A YMCA REFERENCE

it is a YMCA reference - that’s one of the 6 memes being represented here
ok let me see if i can break this down easily. YMCA is the easiest place to start - the song itself has become a meme over time with people changing the lyrics to reference other pop cultural events. so YMCA is meme one (1)
this first lyric replacement (”take the breadsticks and run”) is a reference to the tumblr meme ‘stuffing breadsticks into my purse’. i think everyone remembers that one so i wont bother to explain it. that’s meme two (2)
“man door hand hook car door” is a meme of its own, a creepypasta from i dont remember when. it was a terrible stupid retelling of the generic ‘stuck in a car while hook handed man tries to kill us’ story so the stupid title caught on for memorability. that in and of itself is meme three (3)
‘gun’ is… yeah i dont know how to explain gun. long story short you add gun to the end of a phrase instead of what you expect the last word to be. its shock funny. its everywhere but its popular to add to “man door hand hook car door” for.. some reason? gun is meme four (4)
and the thing is, this four meme combo is something thats gone around before. meme combos are, itself, a meme. which means taking this meme combo and mixing in another meme actually becomes meme five (5)
which leaves us at loss.jpg. loss.jpg was a terrible bad comic supposed to be about some tragic event, but it was presented so poorly literally no one takes it seriously, and for some reason recreating the four-panel setup has become popular. so thats meme six (6)
(but i need to add that this is the greatest version of loss.jpg i think i’ve ever seen. the initial ‘young man’ lines up with the guy bursting through the door, and the shock meme ‘gun’ matches the shock scene of the woman in the hospital and idk if OP even thought about that but it makes this just so much better)

I wasn’t going to reblog this, but @pagesofkenna‘s comprehensive meme-by-meme annotation is a thing of beauty and should be shared.

average tumblr post contains one meme, this post, which contains six, is an outlier and should not be counted

it might also just be a coincidence due to loss.jpg’s format but the whole white minimalist four-panel setup is also suspiciously reminiscent of those early 2000’s rage comics

I was getting a political compass vibe too

tag urself im man door hand hook car gun


This works better than I thought it would. 


This was in my senior project 

I’m not sorry.

EIGHT MEME COMBO


FATALITY

We have officially created a new language 

I just had to do it to em


THIS FUCKING THREAD I’M GONNA CRY
I LOST IT AND MAN DOOR HAND HOOK CAR GUN AND DIDN’T EXPECT MORE I’M SOBBING

M E M E T E N

OwO?






am i having a stroke

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Apparently, Bad, and Beautiful: Take the breadsticks Young Man and run Man young [door man hand hook said car gun pagesofkenna: thesinisstronginthisone: deceit-the-snakey-snake: plaid-n-converse: cherrysconeslut: pawsofponies: garecc: inthishousewekinkshamefnaf: inthishousewekinkshamefnaf: buggykin: inthishousewekinkshamefnaf: inthishousewekinkshamefnaf: biggest-goofiest-fish: desertdaylight: kait-the-kitty: chiribomb: politicalcompassmemes: your-uncle-dave: maps-and-elvis-and-zelda-n-shit: japhers: jewishzevran: animatedamerican: pagesofkenna: mommacomms: fidefortitude: bl00dlikeice: elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey: plaid-n-converse: memeception WE’VE HIT TERMINAL MEME @caesarianconfection I’ve said “I hate this” so many times on this website, and never actually meant it, because “I hate this” is just shorthand for ‘this is an example of a meme given a twist I wasn’t expecting with intent to surprise’. Which is, in of itself, a meme on this site. God damn it. But this… This is something else. The rapidity of a meme’s introduction to its zenith to its decline is so rapid that in ten years, you’ll need a damn twenty-page manual to explain this. It’ll be as unfunny and hard to explain as jokes in Shakespeare plays, except even more inexplicable because fuck, at least Shakespeare’s jokes are usually about anal or fucking your mother, good wholesome sex jokes we can all get behind. For the love of fuck, how do you explain loss.jpg? How do you explain gun? ….I THOUGHT THIS WAS A YMCA REFERENCE it is a YMCA reference - that’s one of the 6 memes being represented here ok let me see if i can break this down easily. YMCA is the easiest place to start - the song itself has become a meme over time with people changing the lyrics to reference other pop cultural events. so YMCA is meme one (1) this first lyric replacement (”take the breadsticks and run”) is a reference to the tumblr meme ‘stuffing breadsticks into my purse’. i think everyone remembers that one so i wont bother to explain it. that’s meme two (2) “man door hand hook car door” is a meme of its own, a creepypasta from i dont remember when. it was a terrible stupid retelling of the generic ‘stuck in a car while hook handed man tries to kill us’ story so the stupid title caught on for memorability. that in and of itself is meme three (3) ‘gun’ is… yeah i dont know how to explain gun. long story short you add gun to the end of a phrase instead of what you expect the last word to be. its shock funny. its everywhere but its popular to add to “man door hand hook car door” for.. some reason? gun is meme four (4) and the thing is, this four meme combo is something thats gone around before. meme combos are, itself, a meme. which means taking this meme combo and mixing in another meme actually becomes meme five (5) which leaves us at loss.jpg. loss.jpg was a terrible bad comic supposed to be about some tragic event, but it was presented so poorly literally no one takes it seriously, and for some reason recreating the four-panel setup has become popular. so thats meme six (6) (but i need to add that this is the greatest version of loss.jpg i think i’ve ever seen. the initial ‘young man’ lines up with the guy bursting through the door, and the shock meme ‘gun’ matches the shock scene of the woman in the hospital and idk if OP even thought about that but it makes this just so much better) I wasn’t going to reblog this, but @pagesofkenna‘s comprehensive meme-by-meme annotation is a thing of beauty and should be shared. average tumblr post contains one meme, this post, which contains six, is an outlier and should not be counted it might also just be a coincidence due to loss.jpg’s format but the whole white minimalist four-panel setup is also suspiciously reminiscent of those early 2000’s rage comics I was getting a political compass vibe too tag urself im man door hand hook car gun This works better than I thought it would. This was in my senior project I’m not sorry. EIGHT MEME COMBO FATALITY We have officially created a new language  I just had to do it to em THIS FUCKING THREAD I’M GONNA CRY I LOST IT AND MAN DOOR HAND HOOK CAR GUN AND DIDN’T EXPECT MORE I’M SOBBING M E M E T E N OwO? W o w You know I had to I hope you know this is the most cursed addition to my post, and I love it THIRTEEN!? MEME COUNT: 1 - YMCA (@plaid-n-converse, pointed out by @pagesofkenna) 2 - breadsticks (see above) 3 - man door hand hook car door (see above) 4 - gun (see above) 5 - meme combo (see above) 6 - loss (see above) 7 - 2000’s comics vibes (@plaid-n-converse, as pointed out by @japhers) 8 - political compass (@plaid-n-converse, as pointed out by @maps-and-elvis-and-zelda-n-shit, then highlighted by @politicalcompassmemes) 9 - tag yourself (user was @your-uncle-dave but now appears to be deactivated) 10 - “i hate this” (kind of barely used by @fidefortitude so idk if it really counts) 11 - nickelback/look at this photograph (@inthishousewekinkshamefnaf) 12 - had to do it to them (see above) 13 - distracted boyfriend (see above) 14 - is this a pigeon (see above) 15 - oh, this is beautiful (@garecc) 16 - expanding brain (@cherrysconeslut) 17 - “cursed” (can be argues as a meme due to it’s excessive use and popularity, as well as the sort of subtext/emotion behind it that accompanies most memes on this site) (@plaid-n-converse) 18 - “we’ve created a new language” (@inthishousewekinkshamefnaf) 19 - owo (see above) 20 - most ___ addition to a post (@plaid-n-converse) 21 - it could be argued that meme analysis in itself is a meme Feel free to debate any of these or add any I’ve missed, but I think I got them all?? So heads up y’all, since I originally posted that analysis (two and a half years ago?) I got a couple anonymous messages pointing out that22 - “take the breadsticks and run” is a reference to both the breadsticks meme AND the “steals your bike and runs” meme23 - OP’s comment, “memeception” (overlooked by both myself and practically everyone, apparently) is a reference to the Inception meme
Apparently, Bad, and Beautiful: Take
 the
 breadsticks
 Young
 Man
 and
 run
 Man
 young [door
 man hand
 hook
 said
 car
 gun
pagesofkenna:

thesinisstronginthisone:
deceit-the-snakey-snake:

plaid-n-converse:

cherrysconeslut:


pawsofponies:


garecc:

inthishousewekinkshamefnaf:


inthishousewekinkshamefnaf:

buggykin:

inthishousewekinkshamefnaf:


inthishousewekinkshamefnaf:

biggest-goofiest-fish:

desertdaylight:


kait-the-kitty:

chiribomb:

politicalcompassmemes:

your-uncle-dave:

maps-and-elvis-and-zelda-n-shit:

japhers:

jewishzevran:

animatedamerican:

pagesofkenna:

mommacomms:

fidefortitude:

bl00dlikeice:

elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey:

plaid-n-converse:

memeception

WE’VE HIT TERMINAL MEME

@caesarianconfection

I’ve said “I hate this” so many times on this website, and never actually meant it, because “I hate this” is just shorthand for ‘this is an example of a meme given a twist I wasn’t expecting with intent to surprise’. Which is, in of itself, a meme on this site. God damn it.
But this… This is something else.
The rapidity of a meme’s introduction to its zenith to its decline is so rapid that in ten years, you’ll need a damn twenty-page manual to explain this. It’ll be as unfunny and hard to explain as jokes in Shakespeare plays, except even more inexplicable because fuck, at least Shakespeare’s jokes are usually about anal or fucking your mother, good wholesome sex jokes we can all get behind.
For the love of fuck, how do you explain loss.jpg? How do you explain gun?

….I THOUGHT THIS WAS A YMCA REFERENCE

it is a YMCA reference - that’s one of the 6 memes being represented here
ok let me see if i can break this down easily. YMCA is the easiest place to start - the song itself has become a meme over time with people changing the lyrics to reference other pop cultural events. so YMCA is meme one (1)
this first lyric replacement (”take the breadsticks and run”) is a reference to the tumblr meme ‘stuffing breadsticks into my purse’. i think everyone remembers that one so i wont bother to explain it. that’s meme two (2)
“man door hand hook car door” is a meme of its own, a creepypasta from i dont remember when. it was a terrible stupid retelling of the generic ‘stuck in a car while hook handed man tries to kill us’ story so the stupid title caught on for memorability. that in and of itself is meme three (3)
‘gun’ is… yeah i dont know how to explain gun. long story short you add gun to the end of a phrase instead of what you expect the last word to be. its shock funny. its everywhere but its popular to add to “man door hand hook car door” for.. some reason? gun is meme four (4)
and the thing is, this four meme combo is something thats gone around before. meme combos are, itself, a meme. which means taking this meme combo and mixing in another meme actually becomes meme five (5)
which leaves us at loss.jpg. loss.jpg was a terrible bad comic supposed to be about some tragic event, but it was presented so poorly literally no one takes it seriously, and for some reason recreating the four-panel setup has become popular. so thats meme six (6)
(but i need to add that this is the greatest version of loss.jpg i think i’ve ever seen. the initial ‘young man’ lines up with the guy bursting through the door, and the shock meme ‘gun’ matches the shock scene of the woman in the hospital and idk if OP even thought about that but it makes this just so much better)

I wasn’t going to reblog this, but @pagesofkenna‘s comprehensive meme-by-meme annotation is a thing of beauty and should be shared.

average tumblr post contains one meme, this post, which contains six, is an outlier and should not be counted

it might also just be a coincidence due to loss.jpg’s format but the whole white minimalist four-panel setup is also suspiciously reminiscent of those early 2000’s rage comics

I was getting a political compass vibe too

tag urself im man door hand hook car gun


This works better than I thought it would. 


This was in my senior project 

I’m not sorry.

EIGHT MEME COMBO


FATALITY

We have officially created a new language 

I just had to do it to em


THIS FUCKING THREAD I’M GONNA CRY
I LOST IT AND MAN DOOR HAND HOOK CAR GUN AND DIDN’T EXPECT MORE I’M SOBBING

M E M E T E N

OwO?




W o w


You know I had to 


I hope you know this is the most cursed addition to my post, and I love it


THIRTEEN!?


MEME COUNT:
1 - YMCA (@plaid-n-converse, pointed out by @pagesofkenna)
2 - breadsticks (see above)
3 - man door hand hook car door (see above)
4 - gun (see above)
5 - meme combo (see above)
6 - loss (see above)
7 - 2000’s comics vibes (@plaid-n-converse, as pointed out by @japhers)
8 - political compass (@plaid-n-converse, as pointed out by @maps-and-elvis-and-zelda-n-shit, then highlighted by @politicalcompassmemes)
9 - tag yourself (user was @your-uncle-dave but now appears to be deactivated)
10 - “i hate this” (kind of barely used by @fidefortitude so idk if it really counts)
11 - nickelback/look at this photograph (@inthishousewekinkshamefnaf)
12 - had to do it to them (see above)
13 - distracted boyfriend (see above)
14 - is this a pigeon (see above)
15 - oh, this is beautiful (@garecc)
16 - expanding brain (@cherrysconeslut)
17 - “cursed” (can be argues as a meme due to it’s excessive use and popularity, as well as the sort of subtext/emotion behind it that accompanies most memes on this site) (@plaid-n-converse)
18 - “we’ve created a new language” (@inthishousewekinkshamefnaf)
19 - owo (see above)
20 - most ___ addition to a post (@plaid-n-converse)
21 - it could be argued that meme analysis in itself is a meme
Feel free to debate any of these or add any I’ve missed, but I think I got them all??

So heads up y’all, since I originally posted that analysis (two and a half years ago?) I got a couple anonymous messages pointing out that22 - “take the breadsticks and run” is a reference to both the breadsticks meme AND the “steals your bike and runs” meme23 - OP’s comment, “memeception” (overlooked by both myself and practically everyone, apparently) is a reference to the Inception meme

pagesofkenna: thesinisstronginthisone: deceit-the-snakey-snake: plaid-n-converse: cherrysconeslut: pawsofponies: garecc: inthishouse...

Bad, Beautiful, and Fucking: Take the breadsticks Young Man and run Man young [door man hand hook said car gun deceit-the-snakey-snake: plaid-n-converse: cherrysconeslut: pawsofponies: garecc: inthishousewekinkshamefnaf: inthishousewekinkshamefnaf: buggykin: inthishousewekinkshamefnaf: inthishousewekinkshamefnaf: biggest-goofiest-fish: desertdaylight: kait-the-kitty: chiribomb: politicalcompassmemes: your-uncle-dave: maps-and-elvis-and-zelda-n-shit: japhers: jewishzevran: animatedamerican: pagesofkenna: mommacomms: fidefortitude: bl00dlikeice: elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey: plaid-n-converse: memeception WE’VE HIT TERMINAL MEME @caesarianconfection I’ve said “I hate this” so many times on this website, and never actually meant it, because “I hate this” is just shorthand for ‘this is an example of a meme given a twist I wasn’t expecting with intent to surprise’. Which is, in of itself, a meme on this site. God damn it. But this… This is something else. The rapidity of a meme’s introduction to its zenith to its decline is so rapid that in ten years, you’ll need a damn twenty-page manual to explain this. It’ll be as unfunny and hard to explain as jokes in Shakespeare plays, except even more inexplicable because fuck, at least Shakespeare’s jokes are usually about anal or fucking your mother, good wholesome sex jokes we can all get behind. For the love of fuck, how do you explain loss.jpg? How do you explain gun? ….I THOUGHT THIS WAS A YMCA REFERENCE it is a YMCA reference - that’s one of the 6 memes being represented here ok let me see if i can break this down easily. YMCA is the easiest place to start - the song itself has become a meme over time with people changing the lyrics to reference other pop cultural events. so YMCA is meme one (1) this first lyric replacement (”take the breadsticks and run”) is a reference to the tumblr meme ‘stuffing breadsticks into my purse’. i think everyone remembers that one so i wont bother to explain it. that’s meme two (2) “man door hand hook car door” is a meme of its own, a creepypasta from i dont remember when. it was a terrible stupid retelling of the generic ‘stuck in a car while hook handed man tries to kill us’ story so the stupid title caught on for memorability. that in and of itself is meme three (3) ‘gun’ is… yeah i dont know how to explain gun. long story short you add gun to the end of a phrase instead of what you expect the last word to be. its shock funny. its everywhere but its popular to add to “man door hand hook car door” for.. some reason? gun is meme four (4) and the thing is, this four meme combo is something thats gone around before. meme combos are, itself, a meme. which means taking this meme combo and mixing in another meme actually becomes meme five (5) which leaves us at loss.jpg. loss.jpg was a terrible bad comic supposed to be about some tragic event, but it was presented so poorly literally no one takes it seriously, and for some reason recreating the four-panel setup has become popular. so thats meme six (6) (but i need to add that this is the greatest version of loss.jpg i think i’ve ever seen. the initial ‘young man’ lines up with the guy bursting through the door, and the shock meme ‘gun’ matches the shock scene of the woman in the hospital and idk if OP even thought about that but it makes this just so much better) I wasn’t going to reblog this, but @pagesofkenna‘s comprehensive meme-by-meme annotation is a thing of beauty and should be shared. average tumblr post contains one meme, this post, which contains six, is an outlier and should not be counted it might also just be a coincidence due to loss.jpg’s format but the whole white minimalist four-panel setup is also suspiciously reminiscent of those early 2000’s rage comics I was getting a political compass vibe too tag urself im man door hand hook car gun This works better than I thought it would. This was in my senior project I’m not sorry. EIGHT MEME COMBO FATALITY We have officially created a new language  I just had to do it to em THIS FUCKING THREAD I’M GONNA CRY I LOST IT AND MAN DOOR HAND HOOK CAR GUN AND DIDN’T EXPECT MORE I’M SOBBING M E M E T E N OwO? W o w You know I had to I hope you know this is the most cursed addition to my post, and I love it THIRTEEN!? MEME COUNT:1 - YMCA (@plaid-n-converse, pointed out by @pagesofkenna)2 - breadsticks (see above)3 - man door hand hook car door (see above)4 - gun (see above)5 - meme combo (see above)6 - loss (see above)7 - 2000s comics vibes (@plaid-n-converse, as pointed out by @japhers)8 - political compass (@plaid-n-converse, as pointed out by @maps-and-elvis-and-zelda-n-shit, then highlighted by @politicalcompassmemes)9 - tag yourself (user was @your-uncle-dave but now appears to be deactivated)10 - i hate this (kind of barely used by @fidefortitude so idk if it really counts)11 - nickelback/look at this photograph (@inthishousewekinkshamefnaf)12 - had to do it to them (see above)13 - distracted boyfriend (see above)14 - is this a pigeon (see above)15 - oh, this is beautiful (@garecc)16 - expanding brain (@cherrysconeslut)17 - cursed (can be argues as a meme due to its excessive use and popularity, as well as the sort of subtext/emotion behind it that accompanies most memes on this site) (@plaid-n-converse)18 - weve created a new language (@inthishousewekinkshamefnaf)19 - owo (see above)20 - most ___ addition to a post (@plaid-n-converse)21 - it could be argued that meme analysis in itself is a memeFeel free to debate any of these or add any Ive missed, but I think I got them all??
Bad, Beautiful, and Fucking: Take
 the
 breadsticks
 Young
 Man
 and
 run
 Man
 young [door
 man hand
 hook
 said
 car
 gun
deceit-the-snakey-snake:
plaid-n-converse:

cherrysconeslut:


pawsofponies:


garecc:

inthishousewekinkshamefnaf:


inthishousewekinkshamefnaf:

buggykin:

inthishousewekinkshamefnaf:


inthishousewekinkshamefnaf:

biggest-goofiest-fish:

desertdaylight:


kait-the-kitty:

chiribomb:

politicalcompassmemes:

your-uncle-dave:

maps-and-elvis-and-zelda-n-shit:

japhers:

jewishzevran:

animatedamerican:

pagesofkenna:

mommacomms:

fidefortitude:

bl00dlikeice:

elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey:

plaid-n-converse:

memeception

WE’VE HIT TERMINAL MEME

@caesarianconfection

I’ve said “I hate this” so many times on this website, and never actually meant it, because “I hate this” is just shorthand for ‘this is an example of a meme given a twist I wasn’t expecting with intent to surprise’. Which is, in of itself, a meme on this site. God damn it.
But this… This is something else.
The rapidity of a meme’s introduction to its zenith to its decline is so rapid that in ten years, you’ll need a damn twenty-page manual to explain this. It’ll be as unfunny and hard to explain as jokes in Shakespeare plays, except even more inexplicable because fuck, at least Shakespeare’s jokes are usually about anal or fucking your mother, good wholesome sex jokes we can all get behind.
For the love of fuck, how do you explain loss.jpg? How do you explain gun?

….I THOUGHT THIS WAS A YMCA REFERENCE

it is a YMCA reference - that’s one of the 6 memes being represented here
ok let me see if i can break this down easily. YMCA is the easiest place to start - the song itself has become a meme over time with people changing the lyrics to reference other pop cultural events. so YMCA is meme one (1)
this first lyric replacement (”take the breadsticks and run”) is a reference to the tumblr meme ‘stuffing breadsticks into my purse’. i think everyone remembers that one so i wont bother to explain it. that’s meme two (2)
“man door hand hook car door” is a meme of its own, a creepypasta from i dont remember when. it was a terrible stupid retelling of the generic ‘stuck in a car while hook handed man tries to kill us’ story so the stupid title caught on for memorability. that in and of itself is meme three (3)
‘gun’ is… yeah i dont know how to explain gun. long story short you add gun to the end of a phrase instead of what you expect the last word to be. its shock funny. its everywhere but its popular to add to “man door hand hook car door” for.. some reason? gun is meme four (4)
and the thing is, this four meme combo is something thats gone around before. meme combos are, itself, a meme. which means taking this meme combo and mixing in another meme actually becomes meme five (5)
which leaves us at loss.jpg. loss.jpg was a terrible bad comic supposed to be about some tragic event, but it was presented so poorly literally no one takes it seriously, and for some reason recreating the four-panel setup has become popular. so thats meme six (6)
(but i need to add that this is the greatest version of loss.jpg i think i’ve ever seen. the initial ‘young man’ lines up with the guy bursting through the door, and the shock meme ‘gun’ matches the shock scene of the woman in the hospital and idk if OP even thought about that but it makes this just so much better)

I wasn’t going to reblog this, but @pagesofkenna‘s comprehensive meme-by-meme annotation is a thing of beauty and should be shared.

average tumblr post contains one meme, this post, which contains six, is an outlier and should not be counted

it might also just be a coincidence due to loss.jpg’s format but the whole white minimalist four-panel setup is also suspiciously reminiscent of those early 2000’s rage comics

I was getting a political compass vibe too

tag urself im man door hand hook car gun


This works better than I thought it would. 


This was in my senior project 

I’m not sorry.

EIGHT MEME COMBO


FATALITY

We have officially created a new language 

I just had to do it to em


THIS FUCKING THREAD I’M GONNA CRY
I LOST IT AND MAN DOOR HAND HOOK CAR GUN AND DIDN’T EXPECT MORE I’M SOBBING

M E M E T E N

OwO?




W o w


You know I had to 


I hope you know this is the most cursed addition to my post, and I love it


THIRTEEN!?


MEME COUNT:1 - YMCA (@plaid-n-converse, pointed out by @pagesofkenna)2 - breadsticks (see above)3 - man door hand hook car door (see above)4 - gun (see above)5 - meme combo (see above)6 - loss (see above)7 - 2000s comics vibes (@plaid-n-converse, as pointed out by @japhers)8 - political compass (@plaid-n-converse, as pointed out by @maps-and-elvis-and-zelda-n-shit, then highlighted by @politicalcompassmemes)9 - tag yourself (user was @your-uncle-dave but now appears to be deactivated)10 - i hate this (kind of barely used by @fidefortitude so idk if it really counts)11 - nickelback/look at this photograph (@inthishousewekinkshamefnaf)12 - had to do it to them (see above)13 - distracted boyfriend (see above)14 - is this a pigeon (see above)15 - oh, this is beautiful (@garecc)16 - expanding brain (@cherrysconeslut)17 - cursed (can be argues as a meme due to its excessive use and popularity, as well as the sort of subtext/emotion behind it that accompanies most memes on this site) (@plaid-n-converse)18 - weve created a new language (@inthishousewekinkshamefnaf)19 - owo (see above)20 - most ___ addition to a post (@plaid-n-converse)21 - it could be argued that meme analysis in itself is a memeFeel free to debate any of these or add any Ive missed, but I think I got them all??

deceit-the-snakey-snake: plaid-n-converse: cherrysconeslut: pawsofponies: garecc: inthishousewekinkshamefnaf: inthishousewekinkshame...

Anaconda, England, and Fashion: scientia-rex: sandovers: prokopetz prokopetz I am 100% convinced that "exit, pursued by a bear" is a reference to some popular 159os meme that we'll never be able to understand because that one play is the only surviving example of it Seriously, we'll never figure it out. I'll wager trying to understand "exit, pursued by a bear" with the text of The Winter's Tale as our primary source is like trying to understand loss.jpg when all you have access to is a single overcompressed JPEG of a third- generation memetic mutation that mashes it up with YMCA and gun”-there's this whole twitching Frankensteinian mass of cultural context we just don't have any way of getting at. no, but this is why people do the boring archival work! because we think we do know why "exit, pursued by a bear" exists, now, and we figured it out by looking at ships manifests of the era- it's also why there was a revival of the unattributed and at the time probably rather out of fashion mucedorus at the globe in 1610 (the same year as the winter's tale), and why ben jonson wrote a chariot pulled by bears into his court masque oberon, performed on new year's day of 161I we think the answer is polar bears no, seriously! in late 1609 the explorer jonas poole captured two polar bear cubs in greenland and brought them home to england, where they were purchased by the beargarden, the go-to place in elizabethan london for bear-baiting and other 'animal sports.' it was at the time run by edward alleyn (yes, the actor) and his father-in-law philip henslowe (him of the admiral's men and that diary we are all so very grateful for), and would have been very close, if not next to, the lobe theatre. of course, polar bear cubs are too little and adorable for baiting, even to the bloodthirsty tudor audience, aren't they? so, what to do with the little bundles of fur until they're too big to be harmless? well, if there's anything we know about the playwrights and theatre professionals of the time, it's that they knew how to make money and draw in audiences. and the spectacle of a too-small-to-be- dangerous-yet-but-still-real-live-and-totally-WHITE-bear? what good entertainment businessman is going to turn down that opportunity? and, voila, we have a death-by-bear for the unfortunate antigonus, thereby freeing up paulina to be coupled off with camillo in the final scene, just as the comedic conventions of the time would expect you're telling me it was an ACTUAL BEAHR every time 1 think to myself "history can't possibly get any more bananas" I realize or am made to realize that I am badly mistaken
Anaconda, England, and Fashion: scientia-rex:
 sandovers:
 prokopetz
 prokopetz
 I am 100% convinced that "exit, pursued by a bear" is a
 reference to some popular 159os meme that we'll never be able
 to understand because that one play is the only surviving
 example of it
 Seriously, we'll never figure it out. I'll wager trying to understand
 "exit, pursued by a bear" with the text of The Winter's Tale as our
 primary source is like trying to understand loss.jpg when all you
 have access to is a single overcompressed JPEG of a third-
 generation memetic mutation that mashes it up with YMCA and
 gun”-there's this whole twitching Frankensteinian mass of
 cultural context we just don't have any way of getting at.
 no, but this is why people do the boring archival work! because we
 think we do know why "exit, pursued by a bear" exists, now, and we
 figured it out by looking at ships manifests of the era-
 it's also why there was a revival of the unattributed and at the time
 probably rather out of fashion mucedorus at the globe in 1610 (the
 same year as the winter's tale), and why ben jonson wrote a chariot
 pulled by bears into his court masque oberon, performed on new
 year's day of 161I
 we think the answer is polar bears
 no, seriously! in late 1609 the explorer jonas poole captured two
 polar bear cubs in greenland and brought them home to england,
 where they were purchased by the beargarden, the go-to place in
 elizabethan london for bear-baiting and other 'animal sports.' it was
 at the time run by edward alleyn (yes, the actor) and his father-in-law
 philip henslowe (him of the admiral's men and that diary we are all so
 very grateful for), and would have been very close, if not next to, the
 lobe theatre.
 of course, polar bear cubs are too little and adorable for baiting, even
 to the bloodthirsty tudor audience, aren't they? so, what to do with
 the little bundles of fur until they're too big to be harmless? well, if
 there's anything we know about the playwrights and theatre
 professionals of the time, it's that they knew how to make money and
 draw in audiences. and the spectacle of a too-small-to-be-
 dangerous-yet-but-still-real-live-and-totally-WHITE-bear? what
 good entertainment businessman is going to turn down that
 opportunity?
 and, voila, we have a death-by-bear for the unfortunate antigonus,
 thereby freeing up paulina to be coupled off with camillo in the final
 scene, just as the comedic conventions of the time would expect
 you're telling me it was an ACTUAL BEAHR
 every time 1 think to myself "history can't possibly get any more
 bananas" I realize or am made to realize that I am badly mistaken
Anaconda, England, and Fashion: scientia-rex: sandovers: prokopetz prokopetz I am 100% convinced that "exit, pursued by a bear" is a reference to some popular 159os meme that we'll never be able to understand because that one play is the only surviving example of it Seriously, we'll never figure it out. I'll wager trying to understand "exit, pursued by a bear" with the text of The Winter's Tale as our primary source is like trying to understand loss.jpg when all you have access to is a single overcompressed JPEG of a third- generation memetic mutation that mashes it up with YMCA and gun”-there's this whole twitching Frankensteinian mass of cultural context we just don't have any way of getting at. no, but this is why people do the boring archival work! because we think we do know why "exit, pursued by a bear" exists, now, and we figured it out by looking at ships manifests of the era- it's also why there was a revival of the unattributed and at the time probably rather out of fashion mucedorus at the globe in 1610 (the same year as the winter's tale), and why ben jonson wrote a chariot pulled by bears into his court masque oberon, performed on new year's day of 161I we think the answer is polar bears no, seriously! in late 1609 the explorer jonas poole captured two polar bear cubs in greenland and brought them home to england, where they were purchased by the beargarden, the go-to place in elizabethan london for bear-baiting and other 'animal sports.' it was at the time run by edward alleyn (yes, the actor) and his father-in-law philip henslowe (him of the admiral's men and that diary we are all so very grateful for), and would have been very close, if not next to, the lobe theatre. of course, polar bear cubs are too little and adorable for baiting, even to the bloodthirsty tudor audience, aren't they? so, what to do with the little bundles of fur until they're too big to be harmless? well, if there's anything we know about the playwrights and theatre professionals of the time, it's that they knew how to make money and draw in audiences. and the spectacle of a too-small-to-be- dangerous-yet-but-still-real-live-and-totally-WHITE-bear? what good entertainment businessman is going to turn down that opportunity? and, voila, we have a death-by-bear for the unfortunate antigonus, thereby freeing up paulina to be coupled off with camillo in the final scene, just as the comedic conventions of the time would expect you're telling me it was an ACTUAL BEAHR every time 1 think to myself "history can't possibly get any more bananas" I realize or am made to realize that I am badly mistaken A Shakespearean mystery solved
Anaconda, England, and Fashion: scientia-rex:
 sandovers:
 prokopetz
 prokopetz
 I am 100% convinced that "exit, pursued by a bear" is a
 reference to some popular 159os meme that we'll never be able
 to understand because that one play is the only surviving
 example of it
 Seriously, we'll never figure it out. I'll wager trying to understand
 "exit, pursued by a bear" with the text of The Winter's Tale as our
 primary source is like trying to understand loss.jpg when all you
 have access to is a single overcompressed JPEG of a third-
 generation memetic mutation that mashes it up with YMCA and
 gun”-there's this whole twitching Frankensteinian mass of
 cultural context we just don't have any way of getting at.
 no, but this is why people do the boring archival work! because we
 think we do know why "exit, pursued by a bear" exists, now, and we
 figured it out by looking at ships manifests of the era-
 it's also why there was a revival of the unattributed and at the time
 probably rather out of fashion mucedorus at the globe in 1610 (the
 same year as the winter's tale), and why ben jonson wrote a chariot
 pulled by bears into his court masque oberon, performed on new
 year's day of 161I
 we think the answer is polar bears
 no, seriously! in late 1609 the explorer jonas poole captured two
 polar bear cubs in greenland and brought them home to england,
 where they were purchased by the beargarden, the go-to place in
 elizabethan london for bear-baiting and other 'animal sports.' it was
 at the time run by edward alleyn (yes, the actor) and his father-in-law
 philip henslowe (him of the admiral's men and that diary we are all so
 very grateful for), and would have been very close, if not next to, the
 lobe theatre.
 of course, polar bear cubs are too little and adorable for baiting, even
 to the bloodthirsty tudor audience, aren't they? so, what to do with
 the little bundles of fur until they're too big to be harmless? well, if
 there's anything we know about the playwrights and theatre
 professionals of the time, it's that they knew how to make money and
 draw in audiences. and the spectacle of a too-small-to-be-
 dangerous-yet-but-still-real-live-and-totally-WHITE-bear? what
 good entertainment businessman is going to turn down that
 opportunity?
 and, voila, we have a death-by-bear for the unfortunate antigonus,
 thereby freeing up paulina to be coupled off with camillo in the final
 scene, just as the comedic conventions of the time would expect
 you're telling me it was an ACTUAL BEAHR
 every time 1 think to myself "history can't possibly get any more
 bananas" I realize or am made to realize that I am badly mistaken
A Shakespearean mystery solved

A Shakespearean mystery solved