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2022-06-29 12:20:11 AM  
All your base?

Numa Numa guy?

We love the moon?

Dancing baby?
 
2022-06-29 12:23:42 AM  
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2022-06-29 12:34:36 AM  
Lobster Magnet
Youtube 0hzBh0J1YFU
 
2022-06-29 12:41:01 AM  
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2022-06-29 12:42:10 AM  
Anything from 4chan
 
2022-06-29 12:53:08 AM  
*favorited!*
 
2022-06-29 12:53:26 AM  

Rage Against the Thorazine: *favorited!*


Damn filter lol
 
2022-06-29 1:06:47 AM  

Rage Against the Thorazine: Rage Against the Thorazine: *favorited!*

Damn filter lol


Pee to the El to the Oh En Kay!
 
2022-06-29 1:09:13 AM  
Do dead baby joke collections on Usenet count?

ALT.TASTELESS.JOKES FTW
 
2022-06-29 1:12:36 AM  

Drew P Balls: Do dead baby joke collections on Usenet count?


I'll allow it. What you got?
 
2022-06-29 1:36:51 AM  
There was a chain email called "The First Internet Snowball Fight". I can't find an image. It had a rough ascii snowball and the message "You've been hit!"everybody got sick of it really fast.
 
2022-06-29 1:49:56 AM  
 
2022-06-29 1:54:39 AM  

leviosaurus: There was a chain email called "The First Internet Snowball Fight". I can't find an image. It had a rough ascii snowball and the message "You've been hit!"everybody got sick of it really fast.


I remember that. Rudy Guiliani experienced that and barely survived. Someone assaulted him. Patted him on the back. He almost died. If he weren't a robust fella, he could've died.
 
2022-06-29 1:59:46 AM  
Sailor Moon ate my balls!
 
2022-06-29 2:14:19 AM  
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2022-06-29 3:29:14 AM  
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2022-06-29 4:17:59 AM  

Sarah Jessica Farker: Rage Against the Thorazine: Rage Against the Thorazine: *favorited!*

Damn filter lol

Pee to the El to the Oh En Kay!


Thank you  ( •_•)
 
2022-06-29 5:03:14 AM  
The sound of dial up.
 
2022-06-29 5:11:29 AM  
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2022-06-29 5:45:59 AM  
All you base passed to me on IRC.
 
2022-06-29 5:56:57 AM  
https://youtu.be/V6CLumsir34

Except it wasn't on YouTube. It was either a .mov or .avi, that I had to download off a website. It was 1997, I don't even remember how I found it
 
2022-06-29 5:58:52 AM  
The chimp who smells his finger and falls out of tree.wav

Back to CuteFTP for sweet overnight peer to peer music theft, before assholes started ruining files.
 
2022-06-29 7:07:15 AM  
Boobies!

/Yes, I know I'm getting filtr0wn3d
 
2022-06-29 7:09:22 AM  
Flying Toasters
 
2022-06-29 7:10:42 AM  
I can has cheezburger.
 
2022-06-29 7:14:44 AM  
I had seen a lot of the stuff previously mentioned (Numa Numa guy, All Your Base, etc) but never really thought of that stuff as anything more than a popular image/video clip at the time. I guess the first thing I saw that I would really consider to be a meme (at the time) would have been the "Orly?" owl.
 
2022-06-29 7:17:24 AM  
Oh yeah, for me it would be dancing baby.
 
2022-06-29 7:17:59 AM  
If I'm from before the internet existed, wouldn't anything count?
I mean, I used to get forwarded "chain" letters (which, some, by todays standards, would be considered memes) on BBS's!
 
2022-06-29 7:18:46 AM  
Green card lawyer spammers?

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2022-06-29 7:25:19 AM  
In my day it was shared via fax machine.

Are those "send to 10 friends for good luck" letters memes?  because I remember getting snail mail with those.
 
2022-06-29 7:32:13 AM  

DON.MAC: Green card lawyer spammers?

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Winner winner Cantor dinner.
 
2022-06-29 7:50:36 AM  
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2022-06-29 7:58:53 AM  
Oldest internet meme I know?  Hmm, that's a tough one.  I guess mostly because we had no idea what a meme was back then.

The closest thing I can think of is stuff like this:
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And all the other little animated gif bits and bobs you'd see plastered all over geocities and stuff.
 
2022-06-29 8:07:54 AM  
I started following Fark in 2003 or so, and that was my exposure to memes. The first one I remember is the HA! HA! guy.
 
2022-06-29 8:19:09 AM  

kdawg7736: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x566]


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2022-06-29 8:25:14 AM  
There's a difference between spam being passed off as a meme and an actual meme. Hopefully this video clip clears that up.


Monty Python - Spam song
Youtube g00NplDnLLQ
 
2022-06-29 8:29:13 AM  
Not the oldest I know, but this is the oldest one I haven't seen mentioned yet

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2022-06-29 8:51:16 AM  
Not the oldest, but the animutation genre was wild

Hyakugojyuuichi!!! by Neil Cicierega
Youtube EqO5lNS094M
 
2022-06-29 8:55:55 AM  
Amiga Boing Ball
Youtube -ga41edXw3A
 
2022-06-29 9:25:21 AM  
Second oldest after the steenkeen hamster-dance...
Badger song (Badger badger badger , mushroom mushroom)
Youtube NL6CDFn2i3I
 
2022-06-29 9:31:57 AM  
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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
 
2022-06-29 9:45:49 AM  
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Does this count?

Also remember a spate of kill Barney flash games in the very early days of the internet.
 
2022-06-29 9:47:10 AM  
'member when Micor$oft made the GOODTIMES.TXT virus a real thing?

/First saw "meme" defined back in 1995 or '96, in a book or something.
 
2022-06-29 9:49:36 AM  
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2022-06-29 10:09:08 AM  
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Download via BBS.
 
2022-06-29 11:03:35 AM  
Most of us know the Excuse Me WTF Are U Doing? meme with the crazily dancing middle-aged guy, but there was one before that showing a scene girl in a bathing suit in a shower with her terrified cat, but I can't find it any more :(
 
2022-06-29 11:37:03 AM  
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2022-06-29 12:17:41 PM  

wegro: Dancing baby?


Dancing baby.
 
2022-06-29 12:32:59 PM  
I don't know if it counts as a meme, but OurFirstTime.com was hilarious.
 
2022-06-29 1:25:25 PM  
 
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