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On Meta, we have many 'meta' memes. Unicorns, waffles, etc. We even have an entire sub-category of memes specifically designed for images, such as free-hand circles and lens flares.

Well, it is times to put both your artistic skills, along with your meme knowledge to action!

I am offering a 550 reputation bounty to whoever can create the most meta image.

Contest has ended.

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    I salute you sir!
    – Ether
    Apr 21 '10 at 2:33
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    Can the image be (primarily) a photograph, if it is of our own making? (This sounds like a most excellent challenge for my 365 photos thing ... )
    – John Rudy
    Apr 21 '10 at 2:57
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    Not Community Wiki?
    – SLaks
    Apr 21 '10 at 3:00
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    Silly people. CW is for wiki questions, especially on meta. There's little (no?) reason to make the question and answers editable by people with 100 rep - these are submissions to a contest.
    – Pollyanna
    Apr 21 '10 at 3:09
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    Can one take a photograph, not screenshot, of ASCII art?
    – waiwai933
    Apr 21 '10 at 3:18
  • Nice. You'll easily recoup the 550 rep.
    – squillman
    Apr 21 '10 at 3:19
  • @waiwai I added a couple rules to mitigate those loopholes. Apr 21 '10 at 3:22
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    can i use hand-drawn ascii art?
    – Antony
    Apr 21 '10 at 5:27
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    Can I use macaroni pictures that look like ascii art?
    – user27414
    Apr 21 '10 at 12:54
  • @Jon: doesn't stop you from doing to, though.
    – perbert
    Apr 22 '10 at 20:17
  • Can I Create ASCII Art, print it on a piece of paper, put in on a Wooden Table, take a digital photograph of it, print out the digital photograph onto paper and then scan it in?
    – Michael Stum StaffMod
    Apr 23 '10 at 3:25
  • @Michael: No, but you can carve ASCII directly into the table and ship it to the OP's house where he will take a photograph of it, which he will then upload to his computer and take a screenshot of, and then post as an answer.
    – Kredns
    Apr 23 '10 at 3:33
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    I can't do art at work. : ( Contest is open until bounty-deployment, right?
    – rlb.usa
    Apr 23 '10 at 17:07
  • @rlb: you think that I did that at work? Pffft! At work I can't have nice things, like KDE. I have to settle for GNOME! Can you imagine!
    – perbert
    Apr 23 '10 at 20:50

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+550

Still work in progress; I have a few more ideas for later. Click for full-size version.

balpha work of art

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  • This gets my vote because the memes are subtle - I like it! Apr 21 '10 at 14:47
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    It took me a minute or two to get "data dump" and I still don't undertand the meaning of the VW. Apr 21 '10 at 15:43
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    @Kyle: it's a feature!
    – perbert
    Apr 21 '10 at 15:46
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    @Kyle: Art shouldn't have to be explained :) But take a look at the copyright notice on the poster.
    – balpha
    Apr 21 '10 at 16:29
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    ah, the bug is "by design" :) Apr 21 '10 at 17:24
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    @balpha: damn! you took the time to project the unicorn's shadow.
    – perbert
    Apr 21 '10 at 17:35
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    Who's the face in the mountain?
    – SLaks
    Apr 21 '10 at 20:41
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    @SLaks: Jon Skeet. You are in big trouble for not recognizing him... Apr 22 '10 at 1:20
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    I'm disappointed that Iceland is not spewing volcanic ash in the form of a dessicated LOLcat.
    – tvanfosson
    Apr 23 '10 at 2:53
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    Not enough Iceland and jQuery. Apr 23 '10 at 16:21
  • @Ólafur Waage: Are you telling me the picture was not taken in (on?) Iceland? The photographer sure says so.
    – balpha
    Apr 23 '10 at 16:40
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    I never said that, I said that it does not have enough. It needs more! Apr 23 '10 at 16:48
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    @Ólafur Waage: Yeah, umm, whatever. No more Iceland for you. You've got seven Fridays per week already, don't start being greedy.
    – balpha
    Apr 23 '10 at 16:57
  • I kinda like this one. Well thought out! Apr 23 '10 at 21:18
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    I like how the calendar shows 6-8 weeks, but there's still something syrupy missing. Apr 27 '10 at 16:31
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It's not filled with memes, but one day we might need meta.meta.meta.meta.meta.stackoverflow.com!

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4945/metaxj.jpg

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  • If you can add to every recursion one more meta. to meta.meta.stackoverflow.com...
    – perbert
    Apr 24 '10 at 15:47
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    Almost felt like I couldn't upvote, to not change the overall result...
    – Arjan
    Apr 24 '10 at 16:11
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    Allow me to help you there :)
    – Sam152
    Apr 25 '10 at 2:24
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    We already need meta.meta.meta.meta.meta.stackoverflow.com !!
    – Earlz
    Apr 25 '10 at 6:11
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    Can't upvote twice, but I have a black up-arrow. ;-)
    – Arjan
    Apr 25 '10 at 8:43
  • I like how the score has gone down since the time you took the screenshots Aug 16 '13 at 23:58
  • @ColeJohnson: It’s fake :)
    – Ry-
    Aug 17 '13 at 1:40
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Not programming related

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    Forgive my ignorance but as someone from ServerFault I don't get this one? Apr 21 '10 at 21:02
  • @Farseeker: it's referring to an old SO question about boats, which would have been closed in an instant nowadays: archived at mattmcdole.com/boat
    – Ether
    Apr 21 '10 at 22:16
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    @Ether that link is gone Nov 2 '10 at 13:32
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I read the rules like 5 times, but I had a hard time understanding them. I really hope this doesn't break any of them. :)

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    Your logic is impeccable. And by impeccable, I MEAN COMPLETELY PECCABLE!!! /Dr. Doofenshmirtz reference
    – waiwai933
    Apr 21 '10 at 3:41
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    @waiwai933: Dr. Doofenshmirtz (upon seeing Perry) "Perry the Platypus, what an unexpected surprise! And by unexpected, I really mean unexpected--what are you doing here? This is my week off."
    – Kredns
    Apr 21 '10 at 3:49
  • -1 Breaks the rules. Apr 21 '10 at 20:51
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    @George: I think you may have missed my point.
    – Kredns
    Apr 21 '10 at 22:29
  • @Dexter: No, you missed the point. See the rules. Apr 21 '10 at 22:37
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    @George: I'm sorry George it seems you have missed my point again, that's my fault, I should have been more clear. MY POINT WAS TO BREAK THE RULES!!!!
    – Kredns
    Apr 21 '10 at 22:51
  • @Dexter: Dishonest cheater! :) On a more serious note, I did understand what you were saying all along - I just wanted it in writing so that we could sue you. Apr 22 '10 at 0:37
  • I flagged your post. Apr 22 '10 at 1:21
  • @George: You can sue people on {M}SOFU? Do you sue for rep? If this is true, I have a score to settle with Jon Skeet for about, oh 160K rep. ;-)
    – Kredns
    Apr 22 '10 at 1:49
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    -1. not for breaking the rules; for corrupting the hallowed art of ASCII art to depict a unicorn. where'd i leave my shotgun? Apr 22 '10 at 2:18
  • @quack: Wait...are you saying that a unicorn isn't worthy of being depicted in ASCII art?
    – Kredns
    Apr 22 '10 at 4:12
  • @dexter: yes. yes, i am. Apr 22 '10 at 4:56
  • Ahhh - the ultimate meta meme. Breaking the rules. Now you must be banned.
    – tvanfosson
    Apr 23 '10 at 2:51
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    @tvanfosson: I'll be in good company: meta.stackoverflow.com/users/5640
    – Kredns
    Apr 23 '10 at 3:34
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    LOL @George thinking that a post is going to get removed just because he flagged it.
    – Aarobot
    Apr 24 '10 at 15:05
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First draft of my self portrait. I gotta stop procrastinating with this stuff, Rainbows and Unicorns Season is coming up.

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  • There are letters on that screen!!!! That has to count as ASCII Art!
    – Kredns
    Apr 23 '10 at 4:41
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    "a form of art that uses only ASCII characters" - Sadly mine doesn't qualify as that squiggle next to the other squiggle is actually the unicode snowman ☃ ... If only I had stuck to ASCII characters. Apr 23 '10 at 5:07
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    How does the Unicorn push Ctrl+Alt+Del? Think about it... Apr 23 '10 at 18:47
  • @george-edison I would thank you to not ridicule the very real problems involved with hooves and software development. Apr 23 '10 at 22:49
  • @NathanOsman If there are any keys between <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> and <kbd>Alt</kbd> (mine has a winDOS key), remove them :) Aug 17 '13 at 0:00
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This was based upon the first revision of this question.

Booyah http://www.41085.org/myfuckinghandhurts.png

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    It has a free-hand circle AND is un-readable. Apr 21 '10 at 3:37
  • See if you can play spot-the-differences too Apr 21 '10 at 3:39
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    I see I have a status-by-design tags now :) Apr 21 '10 at 3:42
  • His rep doesn't match nor does his acceptance rate.
    – Kredns
    Apr 21 '10 at 3:44
  • Well, his rep and acceptance were correct at time of printing (53% and 7,114) Apr 21 '10 at 3:45
  • @Dexter I imagine the rep was due to the fact that I got 6-7 upvotes since the original version of the question. Apr 21 '10 at 3:45
  • @Chacha102: Ah your right...but that still doesn't explain the acceptance rate.
    – Kredns
    Apr 21 '10 at 3:47
  • Acceptance rate is still 53% - you just can't see it in the image. I'll hyperlink it to the full-sized version Apr 21 '10 at 3:51
  • @Farseeker: OK I guess I see that now. You also have very sloppy 3's (as if I'm the best person to be critiquing you (my 6's and G's are awful)).
    – Kredns
    Apr 21 '10 at 3:54
  • By the end of that image, my hand was going to fall off. And I have a crappy Dell mouse at this workstation, so quality is... poor at the best of times Apr 21 '10 at 4:01
  • Oh, and my handwriting in real life isn't much better. I never even got my "pen license" in Grade 4 Apr 21 '10 at 4:02
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    @Farseeker: So I guess that explains the filename? ;-)
    – Kredns
    Apr 21 '10 at 4:25
  • The link is dead. Jun 18 '20 at 11:05
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http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5893/metad.png

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  • I was wondering if anyone would go and dig up that castle and go to all the effort of re-enabling the kbd styles Apr 21 '10 at 4:28
  • P.S. now we all know your email address clickty click Hmm, json, I didn't know you liked horses that much! Apr 21 '10 at 4:29
  • @Farseeker: look at my profile. It's there in the open. I don't like horses. It's an unicorn rode by Robocop. Who doesn't like that? And if the image is supposed to be "Meta", it has to habe at least a unicorn.
    – perbert
    Apr 21 '10 at 4:30
  • I don't see any lasers in this one.
    – Welbog
    Apr 21 '10 at 11:54
  • @Welbog: does the UFO's tractor beam count?
    – perbert
    Apr 21 '10 at 13:12
  • -1 for taking the screenshot on KDE. I prefer gnome. Apr 22 '10 at 0:41
  • @George: would you have downvoted if I had been using awesome, Enlightenment or XFCE?
    – perbert
    Apr 22 '10 at 2:00
  • @json: I would have upvoted XFCE. Apr 22 '10 at 2:36
  • The link is dead. Jun 18 '20 at 11:06
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"It's a Skeet Friday in Iceland"

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    Fastest gun in the west fail. : /
    – rlb.usa
    Apr 26 '10 at 15:27
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    My only question is what the crap is that background!?
    – Earlz
    Apr 28 '10 at 23:39
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    @Earlz Iceland!
    – rlb.usa
    Apr 29 '10 at 13:06
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    Somewhere cold, in a land far far away, Jon Skeet is wishing he had his bath robe.
    – rlb.usa
    May 14 '10 at 15:31
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    For those interested, it's the Eldfell volcano eruption in 1973 on an island very close to Eyjafjallajökull called Heimaey. youtube.com/watch?v=1lIMpk5-2Oc Apr 23 '10 at 16:58
  • @Ólafur: Yeah, I couldn't find a picture of the Eyjarjarbinks volcano erupting with houses in the foreground, so I had to settle for Eldfell. ;) Apr 23 '10 at 17:03
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    Eyjafjallajökull is so far away from a town that you cant see the eruption, only smoke. Apr 23 '10 at 17:06
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    @Ólafur: How do you pronounce Eyjafjallajökull, anyway? I'm guessing that j is pronounced like an English y, but what about that "yj" bit?
    – mmyers
    Apr 23 '10 at 17:13
  • The main trick is the double l. Since it's a clicking sound. upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/… Apr 23 '10 at 17:49
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  • Obvious waffle photoshop fail.
    – Earlz
    Apr 28 '10 at 23:40
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Might need more rainbow sparkles.

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  • Those ragged edges aren't nice... Here's a better version of your unicorn.
    – balpha
    Apr 28 '10 at 10:07
  • Thanks, was wondering could you generate it with the background.
    – Gordon
    Apr 28 '10 at 11:12
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    It's a unicorn, Charlie!
    – rlb.usa
    Apr 28 '10 at 13:42

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