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Nov 26, 2014
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Sorry guys, but we just have to let this out of our chest:

meme origins

Have you really thought about it? Aren't you the least bit curious? Because we DEFINITELY are!

So, we decided to do a little bit or research, aka use Google to find out the origins of the most popular memes today. Our study produced the following results:


AAAND IT'S GONE MEME

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The source: The meme originated from the third episode of South Park's 13th season where, in one scene, an office worker talks about investing money, and the rest is meme history.


AM I THE ONLY ONE AROUND HERE MEME

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 The source: Turns out, the image used in the meme was taken from a scene from the 1998 move The Big Lebowski which showed a pissed off, gun-toting John Goodman.


CONDESCENDING WONKA MEME

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 The source: This one goes back a long way. The meme was taken from a scene in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory where the titular character was asking kids if they want to peek inside his factory. What's interesting though is the meme is used as a tool for condescension today when the scene it originated from displays a different feeling or emotion: curiosity.


FUCK ME, RIGHT? MEME

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The source: The 2007 teen humor movie Superbad gave birth to this meme. In one scene, an obviously irritated Jonah Hill was at a house party when he uttered the now-legendary line, "Fuck me, right?" and, again, the rest is meme history.


I DONT WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE MEME

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The source: This one traces its origins to a scene in the 9th episode of the sixth season of Futurama, wherein Professor Farnsworth was being really pessimistic, hence the meme's name.


I SHOULD BUY A BOAT MEME

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The source: Whereas the previous memes originated from either a movie or a cartoon, this one was actually from the Björk's weird-ass music video for her 2004 single "Triumph Of A Heart" which starred a suit-wearing feline.


Before we continue, a little confession:

meme history

Yep, we actually got all that info from just one video. So allow us to thank the minds of the YouTube channel Top 10 Memes who made the very informative clip with this meme:

meme history


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