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Memes in internet culture are defined loosely as widespread in-jokes within online communities. Pre-2007, these may have also been called "fads" in some communities. There are many memes on Facepunch. Many of the more popular memes have been rejected by the community at large over time, and the popularly accepted memes either originate in-house, or are shared with related websites such as Something Awful and 4chan's /v/.

List of Memes

Notable Facepunch Born

Memes based out of Facepunch, or originating on Facepunch.

That Cat

That Cat is a popular high-res "ban me" image of the face of a cat- "that cat". Often seen as a sort of ritual, in which the posting user is permabanned and is saulted as an honorable way of closing one's account- a martyr, of sorts. The reason for the banning of the image was to stop its frequent posting, as it stretches the page it is posted on, but it continues to be posted based only on its history and the fact that it is bannable.

Dan was boobies

Dan was boobies comes from a 2010 story of a wet dream by user The Big Bomb, in which him and 3 friends gang bang a girl in his class. The story lists out which friend is doing what: "My dream involved me sticking my pregnancy stick in her mouth, and forcefeeding her. My friend James was ramming her up the ass. Alec was up the vagina. and Dan was boobies". The disturbing nature of the story, as well as the unintentionally humorous wording of the last part of the list, lead to the story being the focus of Facepunch's attention. Internet detective work occurred and the story was eventually shared with the girl.

Baddage Boys

The Baddage Boys is an old semi-frequent, but now progressively more uncommon, ban me method usually used in General Discussion of Sensationalist Headlines. The method is to post an extremely sensationalist, shocking, or terrifying thread title to lure readers, but use a copy-pasted description of a long series of people, who we assume make up the "Baddage Boys", who are "back in town". The accompanying images, though sometimes varying, are usually the same in every instance and really have nothing to do with the descriptions of the Baddage Boys.

"im crying. we are gonna be poor. oh fuck oh fuck"/Monkey_123

In 2006, Gold Member was raised to 999.95$ by Garry in order to prevent further gold members from being created. Thinking this was a joke, user Monkey_123 bought gold membership, but found that it really did charge him almost 1000$, leading to him posting a memorable line: "im crying. we are gonna be poor. oh fuck oh fuck i need to email garry and demand a refund". The refund was given, Monkey_123 banned, and Garry's Paypal closed.


Firerain is a user and former mod, who is well known in the community for shitposting, his Snoop Dogg avatar and imagery, and his title of "The Titty King". The hilarity of his posting habits earned him a popular status among Facepunchers, eventually granting him respected user and moderator status, until eventually being banned. Some believe he is a mod, or possibly Garry, posting in disguise.


Doug is a user who has attempted to take over Facepunch. Though totally unsuccessful, he has not given up on his quest for "Dougpunch". Most of Doug's pre-ban posts were in the OIFY, and post-ban posts are Baddage Boys.

Dead Fads

These are all fads and memes that are no longer popular or rarely used.

Get to the chopper/get to the bunker

Both of these variations were bannable, and the word "bunker" granted an instaban early on, because of their widespread use. These were common fads at the time outside of Facepunch, especially on Something Awful and YTMND.

Convert it to Communism

Usually said randomly, in General Discussion or Sensationalist Headlines. Became bannable as a meme reply after persistent use in 2010.

Austin Powers Pun/Mojo

An image of Austin Powers posted with, preceeding, or following the traditional Sensationalist Headlines puns in every thread. Became bannable at one point, and then was exempt from banning. By the time it was exempted, its usage had fallen out of favor.

Downtime Messages

Various images that were shown when the forums were down- specifically, a very angry American-looking American, and a dico ball gif suggesting the viewer "get down" like the servers.

"I caught a ____, what should I do with him?"

Starting with a thread in which a user caught a tick, and then "converted it to communism", other users copied this formula and created such threads as "I caught a bug and converted it to communism", "I caught a pedophile, what should I do with him?" and "I caught a communist, what should I do with him?". Became bannable.


From a creepy video in a Valve ARG thread, it's a distorted image of a creepy, smiling severed head, with the caption "Hey bro I made some waffles, want some?". Fell out of favor naturally.

I survived 7-2-10

A common avatar after the great Pr3dator raid in which the forums were completely trashed and hundreds banned by the former moderator.


Cartoon image of the TF2 Spy with many cigarettes in his mouth at once and a blank, dead stare in his eyes. Copied around and then became a meme outside of Facepunch.

Fucking Incredible

Google raid by many members that exploited Google's algorithm for site rankings based on frequency of certain terms. Users would casually slip the phrase "Fucking Incredible" into posts, linking to Facepunch, which contributed to FP being the 1st result when searching for "Fucking Incredible". The algorithms no longer work this way, and so this was abandoned.

Dr. Hax

Once popular meme from Gmod player and Machinima maker Das Boschitt, of Dr. Breen with an inflated head screaming "Hax" at someone using exploits, before tossing a computer monitor at them. Disowned when Facepunch "grew out of" random humor and turned away from Das Boschitt, but still popular outside of FP.

Mister Royzo

Primarily LMAO pics cult based around user Mister Royzo, known for his 3D animations and classy skeleton/skull avatar and content.


Began from the classic "and then a skeleton popped out" meme from 4chan's /x/ board, parodying and mocking the community there, but was later combined with a second fad focusing on "ooky spooky skeletons", based around a children's song of the same name. Then later combined further with "Mr. Bone's Wild Ride", a 4chan story about a never-ending, terrifying ride made in Roller Coaster Tycoon; "Rattle me bones", a song about skeletons in an advertisement; "2 Spooky" as a combination with the exagerated XBox Live community names and video titles.

Chicken on a Raft

A site created by Mister Royzo, consisting of a cartoon chicken on a cartoon raft, with a folkish song about a chicken on a rafter playing. Traditionally used to fake people out, by unexpectedly changing spoiler tags to links to the site, or purposefully misleading people into clicking the link. Mostly uncommon now.


Banned user known for rating spam, particularly Optimistic, in LMAO pics.

Desert Rat

Banned user known for rating spam, particularly Winner, in LMAO Pics.

Page King

Bannable offense, in which a user who had the first post of a page was the "page king" and was expected to post good or plentiful content, or original content. Made bannable in 2011 for unknown reasons.


Users would purposefully misidentify pigeons as seagulls, and later all sort of birds and animals. Now a bannable offense under "meme reply".

Get Out Frog

Originating from Something Awful, the emote and image was popular for a time as a response and general humor. Featuring a frog, based off an elusive stuffed frog found in a softcore porn image, the animal says "Get Out". On FP, used mostly to attack bad posters. Variations include the "Deal with it Dog".

Deal With It

A reddit and tumblr meme popular for a while, featuring a pixelated pair of glasses falling in slow motion onto the face of a person of stature or in a smug position.


One of many meme-ish emotes, :smug: was used to indicate smugness, and became popular and overused.

Dancing Rocket Man

Potentially FP-originated. An image of a balaclava-clad man seemingly dancing with two RPG rockets in his hands. Became the center of a large photoshop contest.

Thanks, Obama

Originating from a fad calling Obama "Obongo" in a parody of the racism of right-wingers, this meme caught on from reddit and Something Awful, in which situations or problems having nothing to do with the president are blamed on him, parodying the disposition of right-wingers to do so.

Check your privilege

Tumblr and 4chan meme still common that parodies progressives and radical liberationists (feminists, etc) and the concept of privilege.


Common mispelling of the word "some" that became intentional. Once bannable because of the smartness system.

Take it to the vets

Like "convert it to communism", a random reply, but this time in relation to anything sick, dying, or having problems, including pets, computers, and body parts.


Video of a Engineer from TF2 extending his neck and saying "Nope". Became the basis for a series of similar videos.


Basis for a series of offshoots. A series of videos about a TF2 Engineer with a vagina-like facial structure, who speaks in reverse Engineer lines.