All Right, Gentlemen! About All Right, Gentlemen! (also known as “Alright Gentlemen”) is an exploitable comic series illustrating three business men’s reaction to various proposals. The comic begins with the announcement of a brainstorm session on a videogame-related topic, followed by a panel showing an incomplete idea which is met by unimpressed silence and concludes with a panel depicting a slightly improved version of the previous idea that is met with enthusiasm, similar to the format of Reaction Guys comics. The comics are often used to criticize the business practices of video game and tech companies. Origin The exploitable panels come from a comic published on the Livejournal webcomic blog Hiimdaisy on April 6th, 2009. Spread On June 4th, 2012, GamerRage forum member Vynstein submitted a thread titled “All right, gentlemen!
Also on June 5th, FunnyJunk user kleip submitted a comic titled “All right, gentlemen!” Notable Examples Templates Search Interest External References. Boardroom Suggestion. About Boardroom Suggestion is an exploitable comic series satirizing the perception gap between what consumers want and what corporate executives think they want, in similar vein of Corporate Logic and All Right, Gentlemen comics. Each comic begins with the executive consulting his staff for new product ideas, followed by the first two employees giving corporate-safe answers, which ends abruptly with the third employee being thrown out of the window for suggesting a consumer-approved idea.
Origin The original comic titled “Outlook Oust” was posted on the webcomic site Hejibits on December 24th, 2012, which depicted a Nintendo boardroom meeting about features included on the Wii U console (shown below). Spread The comic initially spread out on the site Joystiq World, which linked to Hejibits on December 29th, 2012. On January 11th, the Cheezburger site Memebase highlighted a comic in which several snack food companies discuss ways to improve their products (shown above, right). Brazzers. About Brazzers, not to be confused with the eponymous adult entertainment production company, is a photoshop meme that involves superimposing the logo of the porn site over a group photo depicting two or more subjects to make it seem as if the image had been screen-captured from an adult film. Origin The earliest known instance of Brazzers-superimposed image was posted to FunnyJunk on July 4th, 2011, featuring a photograph of the cast from the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly.
The post was well-received by other users on the site, accumulating more than 50,000 views, 2,400 up votes and 510 comments. Spread In the following weeks of July 2011, the simple yet effective method of corrupting an otherwise innocent photograph continued to gain momentum on FunnyJunk and elsewhere; the first Brazzers instance on Reddit featuring Zombie McCain was submitted to /r/pics on July 10th, followed by the first 4chan thread dedicated to the topic on July 20th and the first Body Building forums thread on July 26th. Brushie Brushie Brushie. About Brushie Brushie Brushie is a photoshop meme in which a hand with a toothbrush is superimposed on images, giving the illusion that the subject depicted in the photo is being brushed. Origin The original photo of the gray bat being brushed with a toothbrush was shared on Facebook in an album titled “Baby Bats” by Australian Mandi Griffith on January 28th, 2008.
The photo was reshared in the public group Bats!!! Shortly after with the caption “Rubberlegs enjoying a brush with his blue toothbrush.” However, since Griffith has made the album private, the photo is no longer accessible. Spread In 2009, the bat photo appeared on personal blogs I Have Seen The Whole Internet and Motor Coconut and in an article on political blog Daily Kos. The same day, three threads with the photo were posted on the Adult Swim Forums.
New instances continue to be shared on Tumblr with the tags “brushie brushie brushie” and “brushie.” Notable Examples Search Interest External References. Chubby Bubbles Girl. About Chubby Bubbles Girl is a photoshop meme based on a photograph of a girl running through a yard with a bubble maker in her hand. This exploitable series is similar in form to Disaster Girl, Crasher Squirrel and Thundersnow Ice Cream Cone Guy. Origin The identities of the girl in the photo and the photographer still remain unknown, but the original image first appeared online via imageboard community 4chan in a /b/ (random) thread posted on August 22nd, 2009. On 4chan, images containing an exploitable cutout of the girl have been also referred to as “Bubbles Girl” or simply “Chubbles.” Somewhat similar to the use of Disaster Girl and Strutting Leo, Chubby Bubbles Girl is usually photoshopped into scenes of disasters or chase-and-run scenarios.
Spread She’s got her bubbles, but she’s definitely on the run from something. By September 23rd, users on 4chan celebrated its newly reached memetic status in a /b/ (random) thread with repetitive chants of “NEW MEME NEW MEME NEW MEME.” CSI 4 Pane Comics. About The CSI 4-panes are a series of exploitable comics centered around Lt. Horatio Caine (played by David Caruso), the protagonist character in the popular police procedural show Crime Scene Investigation: Miami. The comics typically begin with Lt. Caine describing a particular situation before putting on or removing his sunglasses, followed by a one-liner uttered in a dramatic manner.
Origin While the exact origin remains unknown, a YouTube video is credited as the beginning of the fad. Uploaded on November 4th, 2006, the video entitled “CSI Miami – Endless Caruso One Liners” shows a montage roll of CSI: Miami actor David Caruso saying a corny one-liner just before the intro song of the CSI (“Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who): Because of Caruso’s overuse of both one liners and wearing his sunglasses, some people were quick to criticize the actor’s talents. Spread By then, multiple comments appeared on the video’s comments section. 4-pane Comics Search Interest External References. Dark Knight 4 Pane. About Dark Knight 4-Pane Comics are an exploitable image macro series featuring Batman and the Joker. The conversation revolves around anything from Batman related one-liners to references to other memes. The setup is similar to other 4-panes like CSI 4 Pane Comics or The Rock Driving.
Origin The still images were taken from the interrogation scene in the 2008 Batman film The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan and released in July 2008. While the exact first instance is unknown, the original template has been attributed to /b/. Spread Throughout August and September 2008, the 4pane series continued to spread across a number of image-sharing communities like FunnyJunk, Tumblr and Flickr, as well as the discussion forum on NolanFans.
The Daily Mail posted a Kanye West mashup version on September 18th, 2009. Notable Examples Blank Templates External References. Fsjal. About Fsjal is a series of MS paint-style artworks centered around a cartoon character originally depicting The Legend of Zelda’s Link with his arms bent in anticipation and his eyes pointing up in eagerness. Since its viral takeoff on 4chan in July 2009, the drawing fad has spawned thousands of user-generated character sprites. Origin This character was created by artist Brian Lee, known for his comic “The Adventures of Left and Right.” On March 27th, 2008, Lee posted a comic titled “BROTERSTORY” to his deviantArt account, noting that now-deactivated dA user appletrees requested a Super Smash Brothers inspired comic for a zine to be distributed at Seattle anime convention SakuraCon. In the comic, Toon Link is shown posing in this excited manner after he and Solid Snake decide to sneak around other characters to visit Ganondorf in the hospital. click on image for the full-length strip Spread The Artist’s Response Notable Examples Search Interest External References.
Reaction Guys / Gaijin 4Koma. About Gaijin 4koma (Japanese: 外人四こま, “4-frame foreigners”) is a series of four-paned comics based on two photographs of IGN reporters reacting to Nintendo’s announcement of new titles at the E3 conference in 2003 and 2004 respectively. The multi-pane set up is typically used to express one’s disappointment and excitement over two separate things, in similar vein to the “at first I was like X, but then I was like Y” snowclone.
Origin The photograph of four IGN reporters (Matt Casamassina, Craig Harris, Chadd Chamers, Peer Schneider) looking rather disinterested was originally taken during Nintendo’s conference at E3 2003 Expo, where Nintendo’s CEO introduced “Pacman vs.” for GameCube. The photograph of the same men looking excited was taken one year later during Nintendo’s conference at E3 2004 Expo, where they announced the release of a new Zelda title. Yonkoma (4-pane Comics) Yonkoma (4コマ漫画) manga refers to vertically-oriented comic strips featuring four panels of equal size. Spread. Running Dad. About Running Dad is an exploitable series based on a Belgian webcomic depicting a father jumping through the window and running far into the distance. Since crossing over to 4chan and Reddit, the comic has inspired a series of parodies in which the dad runs away from his son in utter dismay, similar to other aversive reaction memes like nope and abandon thread.
Origin The original comic was illustrated by Belgian cartoonist Jeroom Snelders and first shared online on the Facebook page for his webcomic Jeroom, which is known for its dark and deadpan humor, on June 19th, 2012. The comic shows a young boy asking his father about the female reproductive anatomy, which prompts the father to undergo an anxiety breakdown and run away from the situation by jumping through the window. English Translation: Kid: “Dad, where lies the g-spot in the woman?” Spread Notable Examples The Libertarian Edition External References.
Son, I am disappoint. About Son, I am disappoint is a series of exploitable comics illustrating uneasy or disconnected dialogues between a son and a father. It is similar in nature to What’s All This Racket, Son, although the phrase is used to express disappointment in someone’s actions or words, rather than irritation. The phrase “I am disappoint” itself has gained much more popularity than the original comic.
Origin and Spread The original source of the comic strip is unknown, but the image macro series was first posted to 4chan in 2008. An Encyclopedia Dramatica article about the comic was first published on 28 November 2008. Various Examples Search Interest External References. Staredad. Tenso. About Tenso is a series of multi-pane images that place emphasis on an unusual or odd facial expression in a given photograph for comedic effect. Each image usually consists of several frames of a photograph that progressively zoom in on a targeted area.
Sometimes, the final close-up pane reveals something that is hardly visible in full-dimension, creating an effect of surprise, similar to the when you see it, you’ll shit bricks meme. Origin The origin of the meme has been a subject of dispute, though many credit the Brazilian gaming forum UOL Jogos’ Vale Tudo (“anything goes”) board as the site of origin. Others have claimed that members of Vale Tudo simply take credit for creating it but the meme has existed prior on 4chan before being adapted into Portuguese language. Spread Beginning in late 2008, the idea started to spread to other forums and became a fad in Brazilian blogs and social media. Notable Examples Search Interest External References. That Changes Everything. About That Changes Everything is an exploitable comic in which a man is shown holding a young girl which is often edited with custom speech bubbles altering the dialogue between the two characters.
Origin The original comic was posted on the website for the Belgian magazine Humo on October 20th, 2011. The single panel features a father telling his daughter that she cannot contract the AIDS virus from a mosquito bite but replies “that changes everything” when asked what would happen if the mosquito was a homosexual (shown below). Translation: Dad: “No honey, you can’t get AIDS from a mosquite bite.” Spread On July 8th, 2012, Tumblr user welcometothedankside posted an edited version of the comic in which the father is shown attempting to persuade his daughter to smoke marijuana by saying “420 blaze it faggot” (shown below, left).
On December 3rd, Reddit TheKingy1991 posted a comic in which the father’s face is replaced with the ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) emoticon to the /r/WTF subreddit (shown below, left). The Rock Driving. About The Rock Driving is a multi-pane exploitable comic series based on several screen captured images from the 2009 family adventure film Race To The Witch Mountain. The comics usually begin with the film’s protagonist Jack asking Sara a question while driving, to which she responds with a shocking revelation that makes Johnson turn his head with a startled facial expression. Origin On July 29th, 2009, Newgrounds Forum member MetalStar submitted a three-pane comic template image featuring screen captures from The Race to Witch Mountain in a new thread. Over the course of the next 10 months, the thread gained over 690 responses, many of which featured customized versions of the template (shown below).
The three panels were taken from a Race to Witch Mountain scene in which Jack Bruno (played by Dwayne Johnson) unexpectedly discovers two children in the backseat of his cab (shown below). Spread Notable Examples Search Interest External References. Zuckerberg Note Pass. About Zuckerberg Note Pass is a multi-pane exploitable series based on the lecture hall scene from the 2010 drama film The Social Network in which the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) opens up a note passed on by another girl in class. The vertical pane begins with the girl giving a look of disgust, the middle panel shows what her note says and ends with Zuckerberg’s solemn reaction. Origin The Scene The screenshot images come from the lecture hall scene in the film, wherein Mark Zuckerberg and another student exchange a note during class. PROFESSOR: Okay, let’s look at a sample problem; Suppose we’re given a computer with 16-bit virtual address and a page size of 256 bytes.
Origin of Meme The image was first found in a canv.as thread, featuring 3-pane verticals in similar vein to the Machine Code meme. Notable Examples Blank Template: