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Scumbag Everything«»It all started with Scumbag Steve, as the first huge meme of the year in January of 2011. Easily the most widely spread singular meme of 2011(not including the advice animals), this meme has had so many variations on it that it feels like it's been around for years already.
Blake Boston, a white guy rapper (more on those later) had a picture of himself that his mom took of him poking through a door. He was helping his mom with an art project for a class she was taking. In the picture, he looks like he's about to ask for a favor, and once Reddit got a hold of it (well, mainly /r/Trees, Reddit's leading Marijuana section and /r/AdviceAnimals, a section that became HUGE this year) they just kinda went nuts with the picture -- because we've all known a douchebag exactly like this meme.
But who is Scumbag Steve?
Scumbag Steve (not Blake Boston, the guy from the original image, but Scumbag Steve) is that guy we all knew in High School (or unfortunately know in "real life") who was the biggest inconsiderate, ignorant, egotistical, idiotic, mooching, freeloading, all-talk-no-walk, would-ruin-at-least-one-thing-at-parties tough guy who looked exactly like Blake Boston.
So many of us know someone so unreliable, and downright horrible, though, that after the Scumbag Steve was huge, the hat he's wearing in the picture started being put onto foreign objects which, then, would become scumbags themselves.
Thus, dozens of spinoffs of the Scumbag Steve meme populated the internet in the form of The Scumbag Meme (click here for a great round-up of about 50 variations on the Scumbag Meme). Some notable great examples of the Scumbag Meme include Scumbag Brain and Scumbag Alcohol.
Here are some good examples from the Buzzfeed's huge round-up of the rest of the Scumbag meme
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