Someone found the first meme and it’s 98 years old
Someone’s found the first meme and it turns out it’s from 1921.
this comic strip from 1921 is really relatable to this day pic.twitter.com/DXCpl923Iy
— wida (@YoRHaw) April 15, 2018
It’s from something called Judge magazine, comparing how you think you look like when a photo is taken, to what you really look like.
So just like any number of those ‘expectation vs reality’ gags which, if put end to end, would stretch from here to Mars.
We’ve been making memes for over a hundred years. We just didn’t have the internet.
— Scott Pell (@svederik) April 15, 2018
Or: Driver's license photos, in a nutshell. https://t.co/bQXLGxKIo6
— Arlo the Pangolin (@ArloPangolin) April 15, 2018
Vintage shitpost https://t.co/zX2KBl8cx8
— Sprang Break… FO'EVER… (@NavyHuskie) April 15, 2018
This has been a mood ever since the camera was invented https://t.co/eHZvIpql64
— Hammer Jorts (@LachlanTemplar) April 15, 2018
And people were busy updating it, like this.
— ✨Your MUSE✨ (@badgirlfriend9) April 15, 2018
— HystErica (@_HystErica) April 16, 2018
And someone found this too, but let’s not get carried away now.
I found a 1904 illustration a bit like the Distracted Boyfriend meme, but that 1921 cartoon is spot-on perfect. pic.twitter.com/rZy0JAVXFC
— Pat Reid (@patreidmedia) April 16, 2018