- 12.20.10 - 10:00AM
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- Jay Hathaway
Trollquotes - The New Image Meme That Annoys Three Groups at Once
Certain people can be so touchy when you misquote or misidentify their idols. Whether it's Star Wars fans, Harry Potter fans, Republicans or Democrats, you can pretty much piss off anyone by intentionally getting the specifics of their particular fandom all wrong. A new image meme called "Trollquotes" plays on this idea to troll three types of geeks at once.
Here's how Trollquotes work:
1) Get a picture of someone people idolize. Obi Wan Kenobi, Barack Obama, Captain Kirk -- any beloved public figure will do.
2) Slap on a famous quotation from a similar character from a different book or movie. Pick something close enough that a non-fan might legitimately confuse them. If you're using Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation, for example, you'll probably want to grab a quote from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5 or Battlestar Galactica.
3) Attribute the quotation to a third character, from yet a third universe. This way, nothing about your image is correct, and you're trolling fans of all three characters at once. Here's an example of a successful Trollquote: a picture of Gandalf from Lord of the Rings with a quote from Star Wars' Yoda, misattributed to Harry Potter's Dumbledore. Anyone who knows anything about these fictional universes will immediately go, "YOU GOT YOUR WIZARDS ALL WRONG AARRRRRGHH STUPID."
Below, I've collected some of the best Trollquotes from around the web, and tossed in a few of my own. You rage, you lose!
If you don't get this one, read up on Trollface, Rageguy and Forever Alone.
And now, some Urlesque originals ...
"Double Rainbow Guy"
And one last brilliant image from Reddit that subverted the original meme in a funny, depressing way. (The post was called "How to annoy liberals, independents and conservatives.")
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