Comments: 4503 • Responses: 32 • Date: 2012-02-27 23:55:27 UTCsource
HORSE_COCK_JUGGLER1559 karma2012-02-28 02:17:59 UTC
Huge fan, I'm the guy who made the first College Freshman and I would like to give you some closure about it. I'll give you the low down on how your fame came to be.
About seven months ago I was about to enter college and do a scholarship program. I was nervous like any college freshman and wanted to joke about the things I did. On this fateful day I decided to google "College Freshman" and find the first image that looked good. After uploading it to quickmeme I tossed a caption on it and uploaded to reddit. I never thought it would take off the way it did but over the next few days I saw something I did blossom into something all over reddit.
Anyway, do you still have the hoodie?
EDIT: It appears the people of Know Your Meme have another picture attributed to being the first. They clicked on "oldest" in the "featured" category. They should have used the "upcoming" link as seen here.
EDIT 2: Know Your Meme has been updated and corrected.
View HistoryShare Link
gtk18650 karma2012-02-28 03:47:50 UTC
Not sure if this is legit or not, but the first time I received any sort of info on me being a meme was at the end of July last year so there's a chance that this is true. No I don't have the hoodie. Thanks I think.
Vaypo1223 karma2012-02-28 00:35:07 UTC
What was the original intent for this picture? Some sort of brochure, or school website or something?
gtk181682 karma2012-02-28 01:02:07 UTC
It was an interview for Reader's Digest I did as a freshman. The topic was people that are in touch with technology, and since I played Halo and had a laptop and a Sidekick, I was allegedly in touch with technology. The caption under the photo was something like "College freshman Griffin Kiritsy... blah blah" and it went on Reader's Digest online, and subsequently entered into the web forever.
AbanoMex1150 karma2012-02-28 00:35:26 UTC
i think you are pretty cool, even if you die everytime.
gtk181639 karma2012-02-28 01:02:23 UTC
Great question... thanks though.
ogin993 karma2012-02-28 00:32:54 UTC
What are your plans or ambitions for life after memedom?
gtk182235 karma2012-02-28 01:00:29 UTC
Who says I'm going to let my memedom die? I plan on being the College Freshman until .... I die.
GODFATHER_OF_REDDIT984 karma2012-02-28 00:16:29 UTC
In what ways has being a meme had a negative effect on your life?
Have you had intercourse as a direct result of the fame?
gtk181718 karma2012-02-28 00:29:04 UTC
I haven't really had any negative effects from it. People have come up to me and recognized me as "that guy" but other than a few hundred random friend requests and follower requests there hasn't been too much of a positive effect either. I haven't had intercourse as a direct result of my internet fame either. Yet.
Tropist516 karma2012-02-28 00:38:37 UTC
How often do people ask if you are GGG? Because I would totally do that. Just to be a dick.
gtk18608 karma2012-02-28 00:43:07 UTC
Not often... UNH isn't a big school so people have a general idea of who I am and what I look like. But I'm sure people like yourself (who, I'm assuming, know memes well) have probably had similar thoughts.
heymanitspikachu878 karma2012-02-28 00:16:41 UTC
It's an honor, sir. Do you ever find yourself laughing at your own meme?
gtk181518 karma2012-02-28 00:58:59 UTC
Absolutely... People that make them are a lot funnier than me and I've seen so many of them played out over the years that it's impossible not to.
h413y850 karma2012-02-28 00:00:39 UTC
How did you discover that you were a meme?
gtk181318 karma2012-02-28 00:39:29 UTC
My brother's friend from California (a dedicated redditor) posted a link to his wall with the simple question, "Hey is this your brother?" ... And it was.
yeahyouhearme822 karma2012-02-28 00:49:09 UTC
Do people run up to you and say "you're that meme!"? And if they do, is it awkward?
gtk181388 karma2012-02-28 01:06:58 UTC
Yeah the conversation usually goes like this: "Hey! You're that meme guy!" (pronounced may-may) and I respond: "Yeah, that's me." And they say something to the tune of: "Cool." Then we part ways.
CaptainChewbacca809 karma2012-02-28 00:06:02 UTC
Have you seen Rampart? Do you want us to?
gtk18936 karma2012-02-28 00:38:29 UTC
No and it has Woody Harrelson so yes.
redpoemage806 karma2012-02-28 00:08:45 UTC
How did your Freshman year go?
gtk181338 karma2012-02-28 00:49:52 UTC
It was cool. Met a lot of my best friends in the dorm and failed a couple classes. Hence being on the 4.5 year plan.
DankFrank700 karma2012-02-28 00:46:41 UTC
What were you listening to when the picture was taken?
gtk181038 karma2012-02-28 01:05:36 UTC
Nothing. It was just for the shoot so the phone was off.
ruready4thepenis700 karma2012-02-28 00:34:13 UTC
Lets say that the doctor has given you 24 hours to live. On the way home a mysterious man appears on the street that has some crazy, mystical powers. The man offers you a second chance at life, but in return you have to grant him permission to magically turn all of your freshman meme photos into an equally popular meme about moms doing anal. Then he presents to you a picture of your mom naked getting nailed in the ass. Very hardcore and very recognizable as your mom. What do you choose?
gtk181735 karma2012-02-28 00:50:34 UTC
Gets presented with these options... Dies.
cuppehcake678 karma2012-02-28 00:30:23 UTC
how many of those memes actually happened to you when you were a freshman?
gtk181549 karma2012-02-28 00:44:23 UTC
The laundry jokes, the bragging about parties I went to, and all of the dying ones happened to me. I did have some posters in my room but they were generic sports posters and shit like that. I also made at least a few friends eating at the dining hall by myself, but I don't like admitting that.
warmfun619 karma2012-02-28 00:44:23 UTC
Can we be together? I'm a man by the way.
gtk18978 karma2012-02-28 01:05:15 UTC
bnghle234616 karma2012-02-28 00:54:34 UTC
Griffin, you have a great name. What's your middle name?
gtk181052 karma2012-02-28 01:08:17 UTC
WaterYouDoing572 karma2012-02-27 23:58:25 UTC
Have you moved yet?
gtk18995 karma2012-02-28 00:38:49 UTC
This is a super creepy question.
TheAtomicPlayboy557 karma2012-02-28 00:51:35 UTC
Would it have killed you to do the same pose for verification?
gtk181212 karma2012-02-28 01:07:27 UTC
Yes. The second photo almost killed me. A third would have been too painful.
kellephant536 karma2012-02-28 00:37:51 UTC
What was/is your major?
Do you fear your internet fame will effect job prospects?
gtk18894 karma2012-02-28 01:04:15 UTC
I'm an English major, and I think it will probably either be a neutral effect or a positive one. I've been able to make a lot of connections from people just in the last couple weeks, so hopefully it'll be just a positive effect.
redman587530 karma2012-02-28 00:28:34 UTC
favorite meme besides yourself?
gtk181095 karma2012-02-28 00:41:56 UTC
Success Kid, Philosiraptor, and Joseph Ducreaux are all pretty awesome. I feel compelled to be well-versed in meme culture so seeing some of the shitty ones on the Facebook pages all over the place is pretty frustrating.
ApeWithACellphone449 karma2012-02-28 01:02:38 UTC
Have you seen any shitty ones of yourself?
gtk18910 karma2012-02-28 01:10:43 UTC
Yeah, people that don't know what my meme is supposed to be are pretty hilarious when they try.
strongscience62514 karma2012-02-28 00:35:45 UTC
What advice can you give to incoming college freshman so they don't get themselves killed?
gtk181031 karma2012-02-28 01:03:01 UTC
Never, ever, play beirut with any sort of hard liquor. So many popped blood vessels and there was puke EVERYWHERE.
Carninator415 karma2012-02-28 00:29:16 UTC
Who should play you in the upcoming Hollywood production?
gtk181076 karma2012-02-28 01:00:00 UTC
Michael Cera... I'm easily as socially awkward as he seems to be.
[deleted]383 karma2012-02-28 00:23:16 UTC
gtk18893 karma2012-02-28 00:32:12 UTC
I just look Asian when I smile. That's not racist. Just a fact.
johnsmcjohn371 karma2012-02-28 00:48:54 UTC
Do you still have the sidekick from the picture?
gtk18569 karma2012-02-28 01:05:54 UTC
I think I do somewhere. I haven't thrown it out as far as know.
Phoozle90659 karma2012-02-28 01:15:07 UTC
If you sign it, it'll probably be worth thousands of dollars one day
WhizardHat1015 karma2012-02-28 01:38:21 UTC
SundayVerdict879 karma2012-02-28 01:51:59 UTC
Ones of dollars.
GreatBosh629 karma2012-02-28 01:56:52 UTC
I'd buy that for a dollar!
gtk1891 karma2012-02-28 03:31:28 UTC
SdstcChpmnk345 karma2012-02-28 00:42:23 UTC
Do you know who did it? Who made you into the internet starlet that you are today?
gtk18561 karma2012-02-28 01:04:55 UTC
Nope. Some random person found the photo online and used it as far as I know. If it was someone I know, they have yet to tell me.
pajamakitten344 karma2012-02-28 00:10:16 UTC
How much shit did you get for being a meme?
gtk18709 karma2012-02-28 00:56:52 UTC
Half my friends hate it a lot, and half of them think it's hilarious. I've definitely taken a lot of shit for it though.
DharmaBeer308 karma2012-02-28 00:17:08 UTC
Which one is your favorite?
gtk18819 karma2012-02-28 00:56:08 UTC
Easily "Buys All Recommended Textbooks." When I got back to school this year I saw so many freshman going into the store before classes started and getting all their books. It was hilarious.
webby_mc_webberson236 karma2012-02-28 00:31:23 UTC
I understand you're a senior now. What are you going to do when you graduate?
gtk18479 karma2012-02-28 00:53:22 UTC
Nothing in my field. English was a pipe dream that never panned out. Hopefully sales of some sort... I was a business major before I switched.
Hurricane_Viking121 karma2012-02-28 01:36:50 UTC
What do you think would happen if you and Sheltered College Freshman girl got together?
gtk18475 karma2012-02-28 04:04:15 UTC
She's hot. Sex.
Austin_Destroyer39 karma2012-02-28 01:44:05 UTC
If you could be any other meme, who/what would you be?
gtk18211 karma2012-02-28 05:02:06 UTC
GGG probably. There's really no one on the internet that wants him to die. Everyone wants me to die.
Copyright © 2014 BestofAMA.com, All rights reserved.
reddit has not approved or endorsed BestofAMA, reddit design elements are trademarks of reddit inc.