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January 11: ROFLcopter Takes Flight, Obama Awards Self, Jim Smiles


On this day in meme history, the term “ROFLcopter,” was used for the first time, becoming the ultimate way to ROFL online. A Photoshop edit of Barack Obama awarding a second Obama inspired memes about rewarding ourselves for reasons both selfish and deserving. Finally, a scene of Jim from “The Officemiling menacingly through a set of blinds became the ultimate comedic representation of the unseen villain behind any given tragedy.
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ROFLcopter: My ROFLcopter Goes Soi Soi Soi

In 2004, the first known use of the term “ROFLcopter” was recorded on a “Warcraft III” forum, used in reference to the game’s gyrocopter units, which were often mass-produced by players for the sake of trolling. Later that year, someone created the website roflcopter.com, consisting of an ASCII graphic bringing the word to life as a helicopter. ROFLcopter quickly became another way to LOL online, inspiring lots of reaction images. Read more.
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Obama Awards Obama a Medal: Thanks, Obama

In 2017, the satirical blog The Barbed Wire posted a Photoshop of Barack Obama awarding himself the medal of honor, based on an actual photo of Obama awarding Bruce Springsteen the medal in 2016. The image received viral spread across the web over the following years as the perfect way to joke about the awards we give ourselves every day, whether they’re selfish, deserved or a little psychotic. Read more.
 
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Jim Halpert Smiling Through Blinds: The Stare Of A Menace

In 2014, an anonymous user of 4chan’s /fa/ board posted a screenshot from “The Office” of Jim Halpert smiling through the blinds menacingly, writing, “Friday night time to shitpost on one of the slowest boards of a website that panders to weebs xD.” Since then, the image has been the ultimate representation of watching chaos you caused ensue from the safety of anonymity, representing everything from the influence of “Minecraft” YouTubers to Mark Zuckerberg’s watchful eyes. Read more.
 
 
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