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May 18

#greenmarket gets

#greenmarket gets

May 02

The Bizarre Online Origins of ‘Me IRL’

What is “me irl”? It’s tough to define, but I’m sure you’re getting the hang of it. It’s not an ugly, #nofilter selfie at 7am, when I’ve got a morning deadline and a hangover-induced bloodlust for Gatorade and bacon. It’s more of a dramatic representation of the lunacy of my life — our life, our shared experience — on the Web. 

If you trace “me irl” back far enough — through the annals of Google history, past the modern eras of Twitter and Reddit and even the anarchic mid-2000s funhouses of 4chan and Something Awful — you’ll find the meme’s moment of origination. It took some digging, but I found it — what I believe is the very first true “me irl” published on the Internet. And it’s a doozy. 

The Bizarre Online Origins of ‘Me IRL’

What is “me irl”? It’s tough to define, but I’m sure you’re getting the hang of it. It’s not an ugly, #nofilter selfie at 7am, when I’ve got a morning deadline and a hangover-induced bloodlust for Gatorade and bacon. It’s more of a dramatic representation of the lunacy of my life — our life, our shared experience — on the Web. 

If you trace “me irl” back far enough — through the annals of Google history, past the modern eras of Twitter and Reddit and even the anarchic mid-2000s funhouses of 4chan and Something Awful — you’ll find the meme’s moment of origination. It took some digging, but I found it — what I believe is the very first true “me irl” published on the Internet. And it’s a doozy

Apr 30

Apr 25

I guess it was … never meant

I guess it was … never meant

Mar 27

I Followed a Mystery Box to the End of a Syrup-Drenched Waffle Rainbow

I Followed a Mystery Box to the End of a Syrup-Drenched Waffle Rainbow

Mar 24

GIF by Fernando Alfonso III

GIF by Fernando Alfonso III

Mar 23

Look at this list of curse words I wrote when I was 7. Nothing’s changed.

Look at this list of curse words I wrote when I was 7. Nothing’s changed.

Mar 20

Feb 21

There’s (sn)outrage in this Texas city because a dog can’t be mayor. 

There’s (sn)outrage in this Texas city because a dog can’t be mayor. 

Feb 20

dailydot:

milesklee assembled this lovely poem out of Tumblr email subject lines. 

dailydot:

milesklee assembled this lovely poem out of Tumblr email subject lines. 

Feb 12

Hey

Hey

Feb 06

My Mom and Dad Developed a Fart Game -