Just because I can't find where this has been asked before, could someone explain the always-friday-in-iceland meme?

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    Most of the meta memes are described here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/19478/the-many-memes-of-meta
    – Troggy
    Commented Jan 25, 2010 at 15:49
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    @Troggy: But that thread, like many others is in danger of moderator intervention. Answers have already been locked. Apparently certain moderators don't appreciate the wiki portion of this site.
    Commented Jan 25, 2010 at 15:51
  • @Rich B - Adding this to the memes thread won't kill anyone. Commented Jan 25, 2010 at 17:56
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    Every time a new meme is added to that thread, a pony dies.
    – Shog9
    Commented Jan 25, 2010 at 18:00
  • @Changing: Adding to the name change meme answer won't kill anyone either, but you see how that went.
    Commented Jan 25, 2010 at 18:22
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    @Rich - That's because people got tired of it getting bumped. Which, while I disagree, I can understand. Commented Jan 25, 2010 at 18:32
  • @Changing: That is not an acceptable reason for a mod to lock something.
    Commented Jan 26, 2010 at 0:55
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    @Rich - To quote myself, "Which, while I disagree, I can understand." You're trying to pick a fight with someone who's on your side here. Commented Jan 26, 2010 at 1:06
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    @Rich - That's baloney. Irrational racism and murder isn't understandable, being annoyed by popular things is. Comparing the two is ridiculous. Abusing power to conduct genocide is completely unrelated to abusing power to lock a forum thread. Commented Jan 26, 2010 at 19:41

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Haha, yes.

That started with the user Olafur Waage who used to live in Iceland. I believe it started with someone asking a Friday type of fun question and it started as a comment, then turned into a tag. And then people started slapping it on more fun meta questions.

Friday is kind of the official "let a few fun questions survive on meta" relaxed day. I believe someone asked a fun type of question and it was not Friday and someone's defense was it is always Friday in Iceland!

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    The "Friday answer" meme is known in Iceland from the national knowledge base "Vísindavefurinn" (visindavefur.hi.is) sort of a Q&A site with answers from professors and students from local Universities and institutions. They give a silly question with a silly answer, quite fun most of the time.
    – ojs
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 11:30

The Friday Afternoon meme


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