Nice Girl Bike, Oki Doki Boomer, and Sex 2

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November 14: Oki Doki, Boomer


We’re almost halfway through November now as 2022 rapidly approaches (before anyone is mentally prepared), but we’re glad you’re still here by our side. In today’s “This Day in Meme History” newsletter, we’ll be taking a gander at the webcomic turned meme “Nice Girl Bike,” the catchphrase turned viral song “Oki Doki Boomer” and lastly, the sequel we’ve all been waiting for, “Sex 2.”
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Nice Girl Bike: Nice Girl Hair

Taken from a Toonhole comic strip in 2014, “Nice Girl Bike” became an exploitable meme format around mid-2015 after it was edited to cover a wide array of topics by replacing characters and text of the original. While somewhat contentious during its prime due to the subject matter, the comic was immensely popular on iFunny and still sees new iterations to this day, though infrequently. Read more.
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Oki Doki Boomer:
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On this day back in 2019, YouTuber Senzawa first posted the catchphrase “Oki Doki Boomer” in a tweet, followed by the song on her channel a month later. Referencing the slang expression “OK Boomer,” the song was quickly picked up and went viral in a TikTok trend by early 2020, most notably popularized by TikToker Neekolul’s version featuring the iconic Bernie Sanders shirt. Read more.
 
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Sex 2: The Sequel We’ve All Been Waiting For

Similar to other things that never get the sequels they deserve, like PC2 for example, “Sex 2” originated as a joke that went viral in late 2017 and sparked an even larger meme trend in 2019 revolving around an imagined sequel to sex. On the /r/OKBR subreddit this meme was famously associated with a satirical media product developed by actor Don Cheadle. Read more.
 
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The They / Them Pronouns Are Confusing meme is used to mock people for claiming to not understand someone's personal pronouns by comparing them to a nonsequitur and/or abstract image or concept. Jokes about cisgender people not understanding grew in popularity following Elon Musk tweeting a joke about gender pronouns, calling them an "esthetic nightmare." On December 16th, 2020, Twitter user @wally_zone tweeted a series of pictures mocking his confusion while writing, "cis people learning to pronounce X Æ A-12 vs cis people learning to refer to a singular person as 'they.'" [...]
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