#ItDoesntmemeanything Naomi brings you the story behind the Swaggy P Meme, used for confussion topics all over the internet.



Turkish chef Nusret Gökce knows a thing or two about his meats. The chef and restaurant owner already has quite the social media following because people just can't get over the dramatic and often sensual way in which he beats, treats, and eats his meat. He recently broke the internet after posting a video demonstrating his apt knife skills . . . and the theatrical finesse with which he adds seasoning to his steak. And thus, #SaltBae, the internet's new favorite sex icon, was born.

Twitter users took note of his sassy demeanor and naturally used it as the perfect fuel for 2017's best new meme, often using it to describe how extra they are. Keep reading to laugh your ass off at some of the most hilarious #SaltBae memes so far.



Arthur’s Fist - the meme, is a reaction image featuring a screen capture of the protagonist Arthur from the titular children’s television series holding a clenched fist, which is often accompanied by captions describing various infuriating or frustrating circumstances. The image is taken from the Arthur Punches D.W. scene, notable for inspiring a series of YouTube poop videos.

On September 6th, 1999, Episode 1 Season 4 of Arthur titled “Arthur’s Big Hit” was broadcast, during which Arthur is shown clinching his fist before punching his little sister D.W. for breaking his Bell X-1 model airplane (shown below). On July 28th, 2016, Redditor axedowg submitted the fist image with the caption ”when people say ‘Harambe was just a gorilla’” to /r/blackpeopletwitter,[3] where it gathered upwards of 4,800 votes (89% upvoted) and 130 comments within five days (shown below, left). Meanwhile, the Arthur__Hands[2] Twitter feed was launched, featuring various examples of the Arthur fist meme (shown below, right).

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It's important to note that even before the fist meme, Arthur had already been engrained in the pop culture conversation, from the ArthurScenes Twitter account to Chance the Rapper (incorrectly) name-dropping him in "Ultralight Beam." ("I been this way since Arthur was an anteater.") This is all just a convoluted way to say, "Look at these other hella dank Arthurmemes."

I was one of those kids who didn’t have cable. For this reason, my moral compass and world view were shaped by maybe seven channels of public TV. This included the morning news; the sitcom Frasier; and most-influentially PBS's Arthur, a children's program that, no matter the time of day, would be discovered airing halfway through an episode. The show's pervasiveness no doubt left an impression on kids of the '90s who, like me, got their diet of wholesome life lessons and appreciation of family from a precocious aardvark with on-trend eyewear.

These kids grew up to be the content creators and memesmiths of the internet today, hence us now hitting peak Arthur on the show's 20th anniversary. The hot new meme of this moment — before the internet's collective attention spans reset — is the Arthur fist meme. It all started when Twitter user AlmostJT pointed out the simple poignancy in a pic of Arthur's tightly clenched fist: