Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Doge But Were Afraid To Ask

Much informative. Very knowledge. Such facts.

1. The word “Doge” comes from this 2005 Homestar Runner clip.

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2. It didn’t really pop up again until 2010, when someone made this very weird, but very popular Tumblr post.

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It was supposed to be like you were playing a weird role-playing computer game where you get to pet a dog.

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3. Jokes based on the weird Doge Tumblr post floated around for a few years…

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4. …until history was made when someone called a Shiba Inu a doge on 4chan.

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5. That same month, based on the original weird Doge role-playing Tumblr post, this corgi with a tea set on his head was posted on Tumblr and quickly went viral.

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6. A few months later, in the summer of 2012, the Shiba Confessions Tumblr was born.

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Basically it was a blog that put stuff that 12-year-old girls would say in Comic Sans over photos of Shiba Inus.

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7. That’s when this picture was posted on Tumblr. Which has since become the quintessential “Doge” photo.

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8. Between the summer of 2012 and 2013, Doge posts got kind of weird.

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OK, very weird.

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Like, super weird.

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9. But most experts agree that the tipping point for Doge jokes was when 4chan users attacked Reddit’s r/murica, completely filling it with Doge posts.

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The complete Doge takeover lasted for a day or so before the moderators of r/murica could regain control of the place.

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10. It should be noted that Doge stuff doesn’t have to be on just photos of Shiba Inus, it’s more about just getting the general feel right.

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But Shiba Inus are definitely the most popular.

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11. In the months since the Doge takeover of Reddit, larger places have been picking it up. This is what happens when you search “doge meme” on YouTube.

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12. And the Hamburger Helper Twitter account posted this earlier this month.

wow. #Doge

— Helper (@helper)



wow. #Doge

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13. It doesn’t seem like Doge stuff is slowing down anytime soon, but some people might want to cool it…

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14. If you’re feeling burnt out from Doge, try Side-Eyeing Chloe, similar kind of vibe.

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15. Doge is love, Doge is life.

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