Ah, I see you’re a man of culture as well since you’ve clicked on this article and chose to read the history behind one of the funniest and most annoying series of meme that the Internet has ever given us. You’ll be an ever better man of culture if after this brief history you will scroll down to gaze upon these 26 memes that will make you go crazy at some point. They are deliberately ordered this way! Anyways, it’s time for some meme history now!
The screenshot that you’re about to see 26 times below belongs to a scene in the anime Arakawa Under the Bridge. The phrase “Ah, I see you’re a man of culture as well” is from that actual anime and it refers to the character’s hairstyle. Yes, that’s some culture! On November 16th, 2015, a user posted a screenshot of this scene on 4chan in reply to a thread on chain pizza restaurants.
On March 7th, 2017, the Weebs Facebook page posted this screenshot with an edited dialogue: choosing “thighs” over “as*” and “chest”. The next day the image was live on @dankest_memes_m8 Instagram page. Then it was on Reddit and then the hall of fame: 9gag. Now, the rest is history. So, are you a man of history?
1. Ah, I see you’re a man of culture as well
2. This is how you measure the level of culture
3. Ah, What the hell is Zezima?!
4. A well, gentleman. Ah well!
5. When culture is all about…
6. The greatest invention of the Internet
7. The third choice is always the best
8. Ah, I see you’re a person of culture as well
10. Ah, I see you’re a cult as well
11. Ahh. That’s just a bit
12. Repost, repost, repost like a man of culture
13. I see you as you are!
14. I see you see!
17. When your favourite meme becomes your other favourite meme. Makes sense?
18. Ah, I see, this is a homophobic joke
19. Ah, I see you’re a man as well…
20. The alphabet makes you a man of culture
21. I see!
22. Learning history in a nutshell
23. When you find that one person that loves the same game as you
24. A man of culture would say this
25. So? A new word?
26. You are a man of culture