Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Feel Like a Sir – Meme History

Feel Like a SirBasically, the “Feel Like a Sir” meme dons the Victorian way of dressing which includes the top hat as his indispensable head gear, a piece of eyeglass for only one eye called the monocle, and different forms of mustaches.

“How’d ya like to ‘Feel Like a Sir’?” is one of the famous catchphrases – also known as Like a Sir -- of a rage comic male figure that conveys the image of such elegance, class and wealth.

The meme is also well-portrayed by the verbose characters below:

Good Mongrel -- Feel Like a Sir Clever Ruse -- Feel Like a Sir

Newchaps -- Feel Like a Sir Old Chap -- Feel Like a Sir

The Origin

The character was conceived on the 24th of March 2011 as first posted by a certain user known as “wberry” on the infamous Spanish site referred to as Cuanto Cabron. The comic all started with a female friend complimenting on a young man’s house. The boy, assuming the “sir-like” character, responded by saying: “No big deal!”

Countless search queries about “Feel Like A Sir” skyrocketed in March of 2011, the very same month that the first rage comic was published on Cuanto Cabron, and reached their highest peak in June 2011.

Below is the original – in Spanish -- comic portrayal of that instance:

Original Feel Like a Sir

“Feel Like A Sir” Meme Modifications

By LulzSec

Some time in the early part of May 2011, the computer hacker group called LulzSec – an abbreviation for Lulz Security - was organized. The group’s original leader was a computer security specialist using Sabu as an online moniker. Its motto: “"The world's leaders in high-quality entertainment at your expense".

LulzSec introduced and made its official logo the modified version of “Feel Like A Sir” image, adding a glass of red wine to the rage comic character.

Lulz Security

By Reddit and Other Sites

On the 10th of June 2011, the first “like a sir” rage comic was submitted to Reddit by user wofdih14, with the character wearing an improvised monocle from a broken pair of eyeglasses.

Broken Glasses

The 13th of August 2011 marked the registration of the domain for LikeASir.com image database.


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