Big Head, Little Body

Big Head, Little Body

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Big Head, Little Body refers to a series of reaction image macros, using a bronze statue of a man with a gigantic head being dragged on the ground by the attached smaller body to express one's own inflated sense of self importance or ego.


On April 27th, 2009, the website Chavannes[1] published a photograph of the Thomas Lerooy bronze sculpture "Not enough brains to survive." The photograph (shown below) featured the caption, "A rather big headed person in the Egmont Garden, a sculpture by Thomas Lerooy. Lots of trees and art in this park."

Four years later, July 17th, 2013, the website[2] published the image with the caption "your head after a party." Within five years, the post (shown below) received more than 4,700 views.

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The following year, on June 15th, 2014, the photograph of the sculpture was posted on the /r/WTF subreddit by Redditor[3] werdism. Within four years, the post received more than 430 points (89% upvoted).

On January 6th, 2018, Redditor[4] Mitchie posted the image in the /r/milliondollarextreme subreddit, referring to the statue as a "painting of Mark Zuckerberg, receiving more than 140 points (99% upvoted).

In the thread, Redditor[5] Ioermungandr photoshopped the photograph into a one-panel comic of someone asking the sculpture where it works out (shown below, left). The sculpture responds, "At the library."

Later that month, on January 24th, Redditor[7] liavz123
posted the image on the /r/dankmemes with the caption "Me after watching 2 episodes of Rick and Morty in a row." The post (shown below, center) received more than 4,700 points (95% upvoted) and 80 comments in six month.

Later that year, on July 14th, Twitter [6] user @WowItzRudy_ captioned the image "Her: ima tell you something but don't let it to go to your head Me: nah what is it Her: I like your haircut Me:" The post (shown below, right) received more than 14,000 retweets and 41,000 likes in three days.

On July 17th, Vice [8] published an article on the emergence of the meme.

WHERE Do You WoRK OUT? AT THE LIBRARY Me after watching 2 episodes of Rick and Morty in a row Her: ima tell you something but don't let it to go to your head Me: nah what is it Her I like your haircut

Various Examples

Trying to remember everything for my exams like When you eat too much liver paste, and your bloodflow is excellent When your crush gives you a small compliment
When you correct "your" to "you're'while texting When someone says they dont understand a meme and you have about 7 years of internet history archived in your brain DOLLON DA GOD WHEN SOMEONEGIVES MEA COMPLIMENT

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