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|___________| Meme Of The Decade. It’s been viewed 18 million times — and watching it back in 2019, it is still just as deranged as it was when it debuted. I’d love to say that we’re in the clear now and we can leave these beasts in the 2010s, but Minions: The Rise of Gru is coming out on July 3, 2020, so get ready, everyone. Although, he did just bless us with Silver Kanye, so who knows really. When he compiled the videos and tweeted it, the world loved hearing a creepy voice saying “Damn, Daniel, back at it again with the white Vans.” The teens boys went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and received a lifetime supply of Vans. In 2018, a father-to-be accidentally ignited a wildfire in Arizona. If you were a teen in 2016, you probably flipped a bottle or two. Pepe’s effectively theirs now. It also became a huge meme to namedrop the song in the comment sections of random YouTube videos. It's finally time to vote for Meme of the Decade! A lot of the meme songs on this list exist in that uncanny valley of like “misunderstood banger.” I want to be clear: “Miracles” is not that. It’s weird that we still use Twitter. Many did both, using the viral videos to promote the cause, and the ALS Association wound up raising more than $100 million in a month. Then one day, a 13-year-old Floridian named Danielle Bregoli comes on set and rocks your world. Who is lying and why is he so seemingly happy about accusing someone of lying? It’s hard to remember a time when reaction GIFs weren’t ubiquitous, but they really rose to prominence in 2012 with the launch of the Tumblr blog #whatshouldwecallme. The beginning of 2018 was all about forbidden laundry gummies. Mitt Romney made a truly weird gaffe in a 2012 debate when he answered a question about pay equality — describing how, as governor, he asked to see more women candidates for Cabinet positions and was shown “binders full of women.” Twitter, in peak parody account mode, immediately latched onto this weird and vaguely sexist turn of phrase. As the companies tried to figure out how to navigate their role in online spaces, there were missteps (who could forget the SpaghettiOs tweet about Pearl Harbor, or the time DiGiorno used a hashtag about domestic violence to make a pizza joke?). —R.B. You hear her say “Cash me ousside, howbow dah?” five magical words used to challenge the audience to a fight. Also, it just looks really cool! https://t.co/Im5ig7cqp0. Then, when Justin Beieber joined Twitter in 2009, it exploded in popularity. In the Vine series “Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal,” creator Ryan McHenry would feed real-life spoonfuls of cereal to an onscreen Gosling, who would “reject” the bite by turning away or appearing to slap away the spoon during intense movie moments. The show, which started in 1999 and is still going 20 years later, is so deeply entrenched in pop culture it would be hard to count how many memes have come out of it. In a decade in which things online (and offline!) The “ woman yelling at cat ” meme is arguably one of the best memes to come out of 2019, and is a serious contender for meme of the decade. Florid Man Charged With Assault With a Deadly Weapon After Throwing Alligator Through Wendy’s Drive-Thru Window https://t.co/tEPBfzF8gf. L'inscription et faire des offres sont gratuits. In November 2014, Kim Kardashian appeared on the cover of Paper magazine baring her whole entire ass. Psy’s pony-riding dance is funny. variations. And whether it’s Ted Cruz faving a porn tweet on 9/11 or Kurt Eichenwald screenshotting Chrome tabs full of hentai, if someone is online long enough, they will be caught being horny and it will be embarrassing. —R.B. From there, it entered the popular consciousness, becoming gradually more well-known over the decade. Jared Leto’s 2016 take on the Joker, even though none of them would ever admit it, mirrored the rise of Gamergate somewhat perfectly, giving the world a sniveling misogynist covered in face tattoos, singularly focused on controlling the anatomy of Suicide Squad’s standout woman character Harley Quinn. Nothing left to say? Though many had long experienced the strange tingly feeling, it wasn’t until recently that people knew what to call it. —R.B. He then became a consistent, but largely forgettable fixture of 4chan in the early part of the decade. He first went viral when his uncle Nick Mastodon started putting him in Vines. One of the early and prolific makers of high-quality reaction GIFs was the RealityTVGIFS.tumblr.com, made by a man named T. Kyle McMahon (who now works for Bravo), who pumped out GIF after GIF from the Bravo universe, particularly the Real Housewives series. The meme was nearly killed when Donald Trump danced to it on Saturday Night Live, but a version managed to live on: Drake shaking his finger to one thing, and smiling in acceptance to another thing. The trend got so big The Office even did a cold open about it. Guns or glitter? Born too late to explore Earth, born too early to explore space." In 2015, McHenry died of cancer when he was just 27 — and in his memory, Gosling made a Vine of himself actually eating cereal. —R.B. True cringe is something posted in earnest, and being earnest is the enemy of internet culture in the 2010s. Meme of the Decade. The tributes on social media to a man cemented his legacy; the memes became less simple jokes and more recognition from internet users everywhere of one of earth’s great humans. Following the 2016 election, when people were already feeling nostalgic for Obama’s presidency, memes about Barack Obama and Joe Biden were huge. At the start of the decade, animated GIFs were actually hard to make. The enduring power of the Real Housewives through the decades was proven in 2019 by the popularity of an image of an early season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where one Housewife is yelling while another holds her back, juxtaposed with a white cat named Smudge scowling at a dinner table. But still the meme remains. —K.N. It was hardly an elegant way to handle emotional gravity, but that made it all the more ripe for memeing: if there’s one thing the internet loves, it’s media that tries and fails to be serious. The brief and glorious life of Vine thrived on these moments of surprising and unexpected humor. The comic became a legend of the Something Awful forums but broke into the mainstream in the 2010s as one of the most singularly bizarre memes of internet culture. Plus, there implies some element that the poster has some technical abilities to be able to summon the ASCII. —K.N. He has now retired the account. First, there was a small campaign supposedly orchestrated by users on 4chan's /r9k/ board to "reclaim Pepe from normies," which aimed to make Pepe distasteful to mainstream audiences by creating bigoted an offensive depictions of the character. It has a call and response. Every generation has its subcultures, and in 2019, Gen Z’s was undoubtedly VSCO girls. Ryan Gosling was more than just a Hollywood heartthrob in the 2010s — he was also the basis of multiple memes. This month, we asked you to help us narrow down the top memes of the 2010s in our Memes of the Decade community poll. 4,314 views • 1 upvote • Made by SomeDudeNamedSEB 1 year ago. Still, there's one less gorilla thanks to an adult and a zoo's collective negligence. Things are going to probably only get worse over the next decade, so I say we bring the shruggie back. The online culture of this decade hasn’t just changed the words we use, it’s changed how we express ourselves. So much of the web culture created in this last decade has been defined by an explosion of diverse and global points of view suddenly entering the mainstream (and the conflicts that sometimes rise up when that happens). He was parodied on Saturday Night Live, and a meme was born. The popularity of the infamously executed gorilla stemmed from the national coverage of a child that fell into the ape's pen at the Brownsville Zoo in Gladys, Texas. —R.B. Will grrbork bork at any potential threat. First, there were people genuinely posting Minion memes. An image tagged show me the real. One of the decade’s hottest trends was getting a bunch of tingles down your spine. On some level, it’s not unlikely that a young person has been exposed to Loose Change or some other truther and perhaps believes it a little bit. Most recently, brands started, uh, acting horny, in a nightmare Twitter thread started by Netflix. But it was the still from the video for “Photograph” where singer Chad Kroeger holds up a photo, along with the memorable lyric “look at this photograph,” that blew up in the second half of the decade. The origins of why a techno version of a public domain campfire song became accurately described as “‘Sicko Mode’ for babies” isn’t totally clear. —K.N. Over the last decade, memes replaced the traditional way of airing your thoughts out to the online world. These work in part because they visually take up a lot of space on the Twitter timeline, making them stick out and be more likely to be interacted with or remembered. Each trend made way for the other, clearing the way for a bunch of teens to damage their faces to score Kylie-level lips. On January 1st, 2005, Facebook was still in its infancy, there was no Twitter or Tumblr and Youtube was 6 weeks away from launching. by Part of the joy of the meme was seeing macho men argue about anime, but also acknowledging that a lot of our online lives is over-the-top screaming arguments about trivial things. Her apparent smirk (and overall adorableness) helped popularize her iconic series of comic sans-heavy, “much wow” image macros, precursors to the “heckin good doggo” speak that would come to define how the internet talked about dogs for the remainder of the decade. It’s not callousness that made this a meme; it’s a reaction to the noxious conspiracy theories that flourish online and the disillusionment of an event that led to a war that’s lasted the entire lifetime of the young people who make the joke. In the full comic, the dog’s face eventually melts, while he continues to drink his coffee and insist he’s OK, but the version that became a symbol of the decade is just the first two panels where he says “this is fine.”. So it’s fitting, then, that we close out the decade with Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, a chain-smoking, self-described mentally ill loner who hijacks mainstream media via an act of extreme violence and sets off a reactionary protest movement. For some, the sounds provoke a sensory response that feels extremely calming and euphoric, and may help listeners go to sleep. Since 2011, stock photographs of Hungarian senior model András Arató have circulated across various meme communities online, where he earned himself the nickname Hide the Pain Harold. Maybe that’s the “it" that he’s doing to ‘em. When The Doctor Takes An X-Ray Of My Heart. I thought it was pretty funny. It’s a video you want to watch more than once, one you want to show it to your friends. But to stay a meme is a much harder feat. Let's take a trip down memory lane. —K.N. If there was one dominant theme in the 2010s, it was “I have no idea what’s going on right now.” This was expressed in a bunch of different ways, from the fact that teens and the internet curled up with increasingly obscure memes and terms meant to confuse the Olds (the boomers don’t know what “sksksksk” is) to the rise of explainer journalism like Vox or email newsletters/catch-you-up-quick news like the Skimm. © 2007-2020 Literally Media Ltd. No thanks, take me back to the meme zone! I wouldn't — I wouldn't know a thing. As for whether the Joker will continue to evolve alongside social media, well, there are rumors already circulating of another Phoenix-led Joker film, so it’s likely he’s not going away anytime soon. Whether Gen Z continues to latch on to the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives host is unclear. —K.N. Corporations were using Newman’s invention of a phrase without giving her any credit or compensation. Cruz was born in 1970 — after the first killings — so he is probably not the Zodiac Killer, in my expert journalistic opinion. There are few memes that have remained culturally relevant for quite as long or become nearly as controversial. The theory that 9/11 was an inside job, as evidenced by the fact that jet fuel can’t melt steel beams, was floated in the 2005 documentary Loose Change, which, despite being Alex Jones–level conspiracy theory, became incredibly popular on YouTube. The Vine caught on because it’s simple and fun and enjoyable. I think to understand exactly how the great Minionfication of the internet happened you have to separate it out into two movements. "I think we need more positivity on the internet these days." BuzzFeed is cringe. From the sad photos of cosplayers sitting in a weird ball pit to the haunting photos of empty of showrooms to accusations later of fraud, for fandom internet there was a before and after Dashcon. —K.N. But as the show's ratings increased and its digital footprint became nearly unavoidable, it also became a much stupider show. Green. According to Know Your Meme, the first time the phrase was tweeted at a celebrity was April 2008. The rise in popularity of injectable fillers and the instabaddie takeover are inextricably linked to the Kardashian/Jenner family's influence. —K.N. Remember that we are talking about all the way back to 2010. Post Comment. Florida Man Charged With Assault With a Deadly Weapon After Throwing Alligator Through Wendy’s Drive-Thru Window, Florida Man Suspected of Using Private Plane to Draw Giant Radar Penis, the same day two llamas escaped in Arizona. Its sadder lyrics definitely fit my general mood about all of life right now. Latest; Popular; Solutions and setbacks in providing shelter to Montreal’s homeless. “Hey sunny can I please offer you a hug we are gonna get through this together my friend,” Pop-Tarts tweeted. Teens do all sorts of kooky things, but to this day, it’s hard to watch a video of a perfect bottle flip and NOT feel unbridled joy and triumph. Sure, you could send a wide-eyed emoji, but does that capture the nuance of Scanlon's head-tilt and knee-jerking blinking? Even though the first Shrek came out in 2001, it took a few years for the internet to really embrace the green Scottish ogre. #28 @buzzfeedfood @katienotopoulos @BuzzFeed. In the 2010s, a surge of “minimalist” interpretations of the comic trolled social media users for years. COME TO BRAZIL, MIGAAA. A Vine of a British girl in her mum’s car (broom broom) was a perfect Vine: It makes no sense, it doesn’t follow any known comedy format, it’s vaguely cringe, and yet it’s so silly it’s guaranteed to make you laugh. Hey, girl. Ah, wholesome memes. The lingo is characterized by cutesy nicknames for dogs (Samoyeds are “floofs” or “clouds,” corgis are “loaves,” any huge fluffy dog is a big boofin’ woofer) and onomatopoeia (a doggo can “bork,” or stick their tongues out and do a “blep” or “mlem”). However, interest rapidly fell off in the coming years, as Rage Comics drifted into internet obscurity. What’s not to get. This prank was the peak of IRL-memeing in 2011. He looks like a failed ‘90s energy drink marketing campaign, he drives around in convertibles eating absolute garbage (he literally has a recipe for nachos made in a trash can) and seemingly cannot fathom that his entire persona is ridiculous. You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. For instance, sometime between 2010 and 2012, everyone on the internet realized that every town has a couple weird guys who wear fedoras, trench coats, fingerless gloves, have terrible facial hair, and talk to women like they’re 12th-century knights. To make matters worse, the text-less comic was uploaded to the site with the filename loss.JPG. For a while, they occupied a space as the punchline to something bad (there was a time in 2014 where you could use a Facebook graph search to find which of your friends “liked” Nickelback and unfriend them). *record scratch* *freeze frame* Yup, that's me. The shruggie was the perfect emoticon of the Obama era: a slightly worried-looking, yet pleasantly numb smirk, throwing its hands up at everything’s lack of meaning. I was told the answer is actually pretty simple — American musicians rarely tour Brazil. The children’s show Arthur turned 20 in 2016, and with it came a ton of Arthur memes. “I’m in me mum’s car, broom broom” only requires you to be a human with a pulse to find Tish Simmonds’ 2014 masterpiece funny. —K.N. People even go on pilgrimages to where the photo was taken (it’s in Florida, obviously). your son is up to bat. Did anything result in as many memes in the 2010s as SpongeBob? By The things we think of as memes now are mostly defined by being iterative: a photo you can write new captions over and over ad nauseum and can mean a million different things. I'd argue that all came down to its shocking ending where literally half of everyone's favorite superheroes all died horribly. My personal vote for meme of the decade is Keke Palmer being presented with a photo of Dick Cheney and saying, "I hate to say it, I hope I don't sound ridiculous. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100. On 4chan, a cropped image of the character saying those famous words became one of the site's most popular reaction images, leading to other variations like Sad Frog, Angry Pepe and Smug Frog. The song is catchy, but it’s the visuals in the music video that propelled it to an international hit and the most-viewed YouTube video for years. The Joker isn’t always a serious meme, like with the most recent Joker film giving us the scene of Phoenix dancing down a flight of stairs in Harlem. —R.B. At first this deep-frying process was largely genuine, kids refiltering and remixing each other's images. Stefán Karl may be gone, but he will forever be number one for those to whom Karl was more than a meme, but a role model and a reminder of how great the internet can be. In 2019, both Daniel and Josh are in college. And while it’s best remembered for its “fuckin’ magnets, how do they work" and “Magic everywhere in this bitch" lines, I would argue the best part is the line about pelicans: “I fed a fish to a pelican at Frisco Bay / It tried to eat my cellphone, he ran away / And music is magic, pure and clean / You can feel it and hear it but it can't be seen.” Damn, that’s real. Katie Notopoulos is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. In July 2010, Antoine Dodson appeared on the local news in Alabama after a home invader attempted to assault his sister, saying: “He’s climbin’ in your windows, he’s snatchin’ your people up… So y’all need to hide your kids, hide your wife...” The news clip went viral, and a few days later, Dodson’s words were remixed into the auto-tuned “Bed Intruder Song,” which made it onto the Billboard 100 charts and become the most-viewed YouTube video of 2010. The Joker obviously existed long before social media, but the character's glee-filled take on chaotic nihilism has, for better or worse, become inseparable from how we imagine a very specific kind of kind internet user: angry, insular, often violent, male. (•ㅅ•) || Luciano’s pose — hand in hand, loafered power stance — has evolved into something akin to an internet-wide Where’s Waldo? “F” was a joke, but it morphed into a not altogether insincere way of expressing actual respects, an irony-poisoned generation’s way of writing “RIP.”. If you haven't got your vote in yet, make sure to head to https://www.memeofthedecade.net to have your say in the most heated debate of the past ten years. And then there’s the gallows humor of laughing at a tragic event that only those too young to remember could exhibit. The internet has a funny way of turning silly moments into enduring slang. There’s really not much you can say about moth memes, besides that they are funny and good and I will love them until I die. Huge technological shifts of the 2010s led to this: widespread smartphone adoption and the rise of newfangled social media platforms like Vine. One could even argue that Tumblr — the little social network that could — lost its last bit of grip on the larger culture of the internet. A parody Tumblr was made that posted photos of binders. And I’d bet you anything you still know the words. And yet someone, the official Twitter account for Good Morning America to be precise, called the Kermit-sipping-tea meme “tea lizard.” —K.N. Six months after the interview, Moore died in his sleep at age 31. Usually it involves a bizarre and inexplicable alchemy of having chaotic high/low culture energy and a total lack of self-awareness. In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Pollard described what she was actually feeling in that moment: “I just remember being so alone, so pissed off; I wanted to get away from those girls … I was really having a rough time in that moment and I think me sitting there was actually me just trying to center myself, centering myself through this bad energy I was dealing with.”. WELCOME TO THE VERY FIRST "MEME OF THE DECADE AWARDS" —J.R. Guy Fieri is embodiment of this. It's a four-panel web comic about a miscarriage that has evolved into some weird Where's Waldo? In a review for the live stage show of Baby Shark, the New Yorker wrote, “It wasn’t Disney or Nickelodeon executives who plucked it from among the millions of other videos on YouTube. It started with sports fans but soon spread to become an enduring and universal image for faux sadness. Hence, Confused Math Lady, a meme featuring an actor in a Brazilan soap opera looking confused, spread on Brazilian internet. Filed under The now-billionaire’s lips had been the subject of gossip and envy that year when she suddenly debuted thick, pillowy lips (the result of lip fillers, though she denied it until two years later). None of us wanted to write about Pepe. The show was popular at the time, but not particularly cool or internet-y during its run. Is Kanye West a meme? @tedcruz my young daughters and sons follow you for good wholesome content can you please explain this??? Buckley has spoken a bit about the meme over the years. Perhaps it was the realization of how grotesque the plot is (a bee and a human woman fall in love), perhaps it was that star Jerry Seinfeld was having a moment. It’s the central driving force of the internet (see #13). The challenge involved participants dousing themselves in ice water on video, then nominating others to either do the same or make a donation to fund ALS research. Scroll Down To Vote For CAT MEME OF THE DECADE. His earnest surprise gave the world a gift it didn't know it needed, a double-take GIF that expressed a level of shock we, as humans, had long-been ignoring. It’s an excuse to post funny photos (always a good thing), and sort of the perfect encapsulation of the culture wars of the Trump era. Swag is for boys; class is for gentlesirs, m’lady. Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com. Doge, woman yelling at cat, galaxy brain, distracted boyfriend. Brands! But the most effective examples of the meme, including the Instagram video (and then Vine) that started it all, are always about punching up — taking a small shot at someone more powerful, like a teacher, a celebrity, or even Jesus. (\__/) || Gavin really solidified himself as a meme when he turned 5 years old. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. No one’s making a “grab them by the pussy” Tumblr. The man genuinely loved the memes, and the internet loved him back ten times over. When is the Evanescaissance coming? This was the decade the meme became far more than a fun piece of … And then, of course, like many memes, he went full MAGA after the election of Donald Trump. Here they are: In 2018, 10-year-old Mason Ramsey sang a Hank Williams song in a Walmart, and the internet went nuts. Thanks to some brilliant photoshopping, Doge could be warped beyond recognition, placed at the site of some of history’s greatest disasters, or turned into an intense lover of feet. In the months leading up to the 2016 United States presidential election, things began taking a dark turn. January 2020. And some people had changes of heart; in 2019, Jenna Karvunidis, the lifestyle blogger who had the first viral gender reveal in 2008, criticized the parties, which she said put “more emphasis on gender than has ever been necessary for a baby.” She added, “PLOT TWIST, the world's first gender-reveal party baby is a girl who wears suits!” —J.R. 13/10 heartwarming as h*ck. Few music videos of 2010s hit it bigger than one by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis, as they tried to answer a perplexing question: What does the fox say? But it’s the bunny that’s had staying power over those other ones. —J.R. Nickelback’s label filed a copyright claim, and the video has been removed from Trump’s tweet. There were celebrity ASMR videos, and ASMR creators became YouTube celebs in their own right. No group since furries has been as routinely mocked as the bronies. The point of bros icing bros was simple: At any point during the day, present a warm bottle of Smirnoff Ice to your bro, and he has to get down on one knee and chug the cursed beverage. He could be walking down the street. Such 1. Josh is studying fashion and works for, you guessed it, Vans. Katie Notopoulos and There’s something so visceral about the YKIHTDITE photo. Horny users of the web, unite! —K.N. share. Contact Julia Reinstein at julia.reinstein@buzzfeed.com. In 2013, the @_FloridaMan Twitter account started aggregating the funniest headlines of bumbling or outrageous crimes, such as “Florida Man Charged With Assault With a Deadly Weapon After Throwing Alligator Through Wendy’s Drive-Thru Window” or “Florida Man Suspected of Using Private Plane to Draw Giant Radar Penis.” But eventually the anonymous person behind the account started to have a change of heart, and realized that publicizing misdemeanor crimes could be seriously damaging to the private citizens involved. Julia Reinstein and The beauty of this 2015 meme was a perfect Vine: absurd, easy to understand, surprising, and based on something that happened in real life. Paul Teutul Sr. and his son, Paulie, were the stars of American Chopper, a 2000s reality show about their custom motorcycle shop. Over 3,000 of you voted, and in the end it was a pretty close call. One of the most inescapable party themes of the 2010s was that of the gender reveal. Everyone seems to be posting decade recaps celebrating the best memes of the past few years. —J.R. This 2017 meme has staying power because it’s so simple and applies to so many things. People flocked to Amazon listings of binders to write funny reviews. The song broke records as the longest-running No. It seems like Cruz got a kick out of it eventually, though. Sadly, Karl was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, just as “We Are Number One” was becoming popular. Somewhere in that uncanny valley of extremely serious and incredibly stupid was the perfect breeding ground for memes. The beauty of Nicholas Fraser’s Vine in his backyard singing “Why you always lyin’” over the music of “Too Close” by Next is that it makes no sense for why it exists. —J.R. What’s even left to be said about him that hasn’t been said already? —J.R. It was a thing, and that thing was called planking. There's a good chance you've come across loss.JPG parodies and never even realized that's what they were. —J.R. Nerdy fandom subcultures built around TV shows like My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Supernatural weren't quite in the mainstream yet, nor did people fully understand the realities of what happens when you bring a bunch of people from the internet together in real life. ).” Two years later, Black got in on the joke, releasing a sequel to “Friday” — named, of course, “Saturday.” Whether you think “Friday” slaps or is a nightmare, I’d bet you anything you’ll know all the words until you die. In many ways, 2015 was the peak of Pepe's internet fame, as images of the character known as Rare Pepes began circulating like wildfire. In a pre-Giphy world, truly good animated GIFs were prized and hoarded, saved in folders on a desktop to use in reactions. But in early 2019, things kind of jumped the shark when SunnyD just really went for it with a full-on depression tweet. No. High schooler Josh Holz loved taunting his friend Daniel Lara by following him around, filming him, and commenting on his sneakers. —J.R. @lilnasx. —K.N. Remember that brief moment in fall 2016 when towns around the US were overtaken by mass hysteria over scary clowns being spotted in the woods (which then immediately stopped being a concern when Trump got elected and everyone suddenly had other stuff to worry about)? The tweet also begs us to answer the question of what exactly “it" is that he had to do to ‘em. But none had nearly as much staying power as a still image of Arthur’s clenched fist. —R.B. I don't know who this man is. —R.B. People made videos of Harambe’s banger of a funeral, paid homage in their yearbook photos, and even painted street art in his memory. 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