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Origin of Doge

Kyle Cayka reporting on the origin of the Doge meme1 for The Verge:

The furry face that launched a thousand quips nearly never made it to the web. Sato adopted Kabosu from an animal shelter in November, 2008, saving her from certain death. “She was a pedigreed dog from a puppy mill, and when the puppy mill closed down, she was abandoned along with 19 other Shiba dogs,” the teacher explained. “Some of them were adopted, but the rest of them were killed.”

For those unfamiliar, the Doge meme is the pinnacle of memes. It is what the internet has been moving toward all along. Annalee Newitz called it “a meme of contemplation rather than action”. Such contemplate. Many think. Wow.

  1. For the actual origin, see here↩︎