Giant bomb, what a great community eh? well with all great communities comes annoying fucking memes. But what do they mean? How did they come about? The reason I am doing this is because I can't count how many times I have stumbled upon a thread with countless ''<>'' I mean, what the fuck is that?
Here is where you come in, I am no Giant Bomb expert so I need you guys to help me fill out this thing! In fact, you will do the work and I will take the credit...ummm...heh. Let's get started, shall we?
''Duder'' did not originate from Giant Bomb it has however become something we often use. It is always seen at ends of videos ''Duder, it's over...'' and if you are a Giant Bomber you my friend, are a duder.
So Duder is just random then? nope. It came from the movie ''The Big Lebowski'' (info from memo) Why do they use it? I don't know, but they do.
Anime is for Jerks.
Anime is for Jerks is often used when people about Anime (ORLY?! I could have never guessed). But why is it for Jerks? Cause Jeff said it -
He said it On the Spot and well, now it is a Giant Bomb thing. There isn't much to this one, just that Jeff said therefore....It is a meme.
What is <>? That my friend is a plumbob from The Sims series. At the E3 The Sims 3 Console presentation Paul Barnett had the idea to put them above people's head using head ware. (info from Jothel and Red12b). People were coming out of the EA booth with these ''things'' on there head. Someone he worked wish s aid how it resembled a gang sign, so he put his hands over his head in. Giant Bomb also had a guest at the live stream, Leigh Alexander. All hell breaks loose when they are arguing how much it cost Activision to rent out the Staples Center and then -
Why was this done? Well I don't know exactly but it was random and funny so ''<>'' was born.
During the Bombcast Vinny says the word ''Cunt''! *Gasp* Here, take a listen -
Why is this so bad? He is married and he has a...JEEZ!!! But seriously Vinny say's cunt, it's funny. we laugh.
Peter Molyneux's balls.
The guys decide to talk about Peter Molyneux's balls on the bombcast. They are big glorious and liver spotted! -
(Thanks for recommending this video InfamousBIG)
His balls, they love you.
Luchadeer is a stuffed Deers head that is in the Giantbomb office. He (she?) wears a Mexican wrestling mask and Luchadeer was born.
Luchadeer, ruler of the world.
He was also on the 404 page on Giantbomb but is not there anymore, sadly.
Yo, fiddy! Jump over that big ass ramp!
In the 50 Cent: Blood on the Sands review, Jeff tells us how much ''fiddy'' is used in the game and guess what? hilarity insures -
E3 2009, Nintendo Press Conference. Pictures with people with the likeness of them playing video games. The crew talks about it in the Bombcast and most importantly some chick who is all like ''NEVER''. Wan't to see? NEVER.... -
Yeah as you could tell I am not the go to person for Giant Bomb memes. I know a lot of them but am weary of using wrong information. So if you have any info please tell me and it will be here!
As mail comes from English Texas Jeff starts talking about how after he drinks the energy drinks they got from here he will be all like..ummm...Hulk like? But anyway, Brad's head pops up photo bombing Jeff and guess what happens?
That's million bucks!
A thread pops up from trophyhunter telling us the news that Final Fantasy 7 has sold 100,000 units and how because it was $10 ''That's million bucks!'' Binman88 screen captured it and the rest is history.
The original thread is found here. A classic case of the ''You're winner!'' and bam, that's million bucks !
$775 MILLION DOLLARS!?
At E3 2010 on the Giant Bomb Live Stream, the guys at Giant Bomb are having a discussion (a rather loud one) about how much it cost to rent out the Staples center for Activision. Here is the video -
It is such a ridiculous number that it became...do I have to say it? a meme. I declare that an illegal amount of money!
Naked Cartoon Pussy
Google ''Naked Cartoon Pussy'' go ahead, what comes up? -
First brought to our attention by BiffMcBlumpkin in this here thread, the site then became one about Naked Cartoons who have female organs. It was then on speculated that a lot of members came to the site in search of Naked Cartoon Pussy. Oh Biff, what would we be without you?
Pulling a Brad.
As we all know Brad well...isn't great at video games. This is why Pulling a Brad became a meme. Remember the old days with On the Spot? Well a specific time w hen Justin Calvert was showing a game he nearly died and said "nearly pulled a Brad!" (Info from Jothel, thanks!). And then a meme was born. Till this day when someone dies in a game it is called Pulling a Brad. Here is a video showing us how to pull a Brad.
Poor old Brad, will the community never give him a break? you guys are pulling a total Bra- FUCK.
Batman, Batman, Batman.
During a certain Bombcast episode, Ryan registered the URL ''batmanbatmanbatman.com'' then Buzz_clik used an awesome image in the site (batmanbatmanbatman.com) and BAM! Meme.
BatmanBatmanBatman was registered because Ryan was reading out a load of URL's that had been registered for the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum, he then came up with BatmanBatmanBatman.com and thus the page was born. (Thanks a bunch to RiotBananas for the info!)
Uh Uh Uh Uh Uh
So you guys know The New Yorker? yeah, those guys. Well they ran and article about the Bombcast and in the article they quoted Ryan talking about Assassin's Creed 2 as he described it was fun stabbing people in the face Like, Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh! They then had a chat about it on the Bombcast -
Like, Uh, Uh, Uh, Uh!
Gaming for me is a Religion
So it was ''The HotSpot' and the guys were talking about Jonathon Davis saying how ''Gaming for me is a Religion and Haze is the shit!'' I know, right? I am not making this shit up -
And for the record, he is not very good at his Religion if he thinks Haze is the shit.
On the Bombcast Ryan Davis pitched the idea of a game about Abraham Lincoln called ''Lincoln Force'' this then inspired people to act as this was a real game and it became a meme. This thread is a great example on what I am talking about.
Remember to pre-order, guys!
Don't you get annoy?
From this one engrish thread came a great meme. Link to the original thread here.
Tell me about ze multiplayer / Iz Jeff Bridges in eet?
This particular meme formed when the crew were talking and joking about foreign video game journalists asking stupid and/or unanswerable questions about Tron: Evolution. This includes asking about the games multiplayer and asking if Jeff Bridges would be in the game. (Thanks to TwoLines for information)
Oh and remember, all questions must be asked in a French accent! (If someone could find the podcast link to where they talk about this, it would be great).
I'm a Wizard, at that looks fucked up!
So on the Bombcast Vinny was talking about dialogue options in Dragon Age 2 and Dragon Age: Origins. In Dragon Age 2, you can now talk to your party members so they will tell you a little bit more about what your talking about, however in Dragon Age Origins they would just be all like ''I'm a Wizard, at that looks fucked up!''. So as Vinny jokingly said that the rest of the crew started laughing about it, etc.
So tell me, if you are a wizard does this look fucked up?
Rider Meet Horse, Horse Meet Rider
In the quicklook of Motion Sports for Kinect, Ryan and Jeff try out some horse riding. The controls aren't very response so it messes them up and causes them to fail the activity. The commentator, after every time they fail to jump a hurdle says ''Rider Meet Horse, Horse Meet Rider''. It happens so often he says this, it is hilarious and I mean fucking hilarious so it became a meme.
So rider, have you met horse yet? How is he?
Cool baby came from the babysitting mama segment of the 11/18/10 happy hour. They checked the game out and it was hilarious. They put sunglasses on the doll included with the game and from being simple baby, it became Cool baby! He also now appears in TNT and Happy Hour.
No, No, No, Please don't shake the baby!
Coming from Dave snider's blog, a photo of him looking hardcore emerged. Due to it's easily exploitable nature, it was used in various photoshops and was used as users avatars to celebrate his birthday.
Come at me, bro.
Two game trailers at E3 2011 used the song Power by Kayne West, Saints Row The Third and Forza 4, Jeff and Ryan were talking about it with Jeff tweeting ''NO ONE TRAILER SHOULD HAVE ALL THIS POWER''. User DG991 made a thread asking for official and non official trailers using the song and the thread blew up when a link to it was put on the front page and was tweeted about.
NO ONE MEME SHOULD HAVE ALL THIS POWER.