Hey, As Long As It Works.

Hey, As Long As It Works.

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Updated May 27, 2022 at 03:58PM EDT by Adam.

Added Mar 05, 2022 at 09:03PM EST by Autumn Able.

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About

Hey, As Long As It Works. is an exploitable series of image macros taken from a scene of the anime Fist of The North Star / Hokuto no Ken. Edits of the image swap out the characters and/or objects used in the scene with different characters or objects. The scene also has been redrawn with various fictional characters in place of Kenshiro and Jackal.

Origin

The scene comes from the twelfth episode of Fist of The North Star / Hokuto no Ken, which first aired in Japan on January 10th, 1985.[1] In the scene, Jackal is found by Kenshiro after blowing up a room full of his own henchmen with a bundle of dynamite. Jackal then proceeds to run away and try to hide, but is soon found by Kenshiro again. Jackal then attempts to attack Kenshiro with a stick of dynamite stashed behind his vest (shown below).



A screencap was made of the scene and posted to Tumblr on December 28th, 2014 by jamaicanrage[2] (shown below) where it received over 35,000 notes. The image was reposted to Imgur by TotallynotFlint[3] on January 3rd, 2015, where it received over 100,000 views in over seven years.


You call throwing dynamite around a martial art? Hey, as long as it works.

Spread

The image began to spread as a meme in mid-2016. On June 3rd, 2016, TheDragonFruit posted a YouTube video that pastes the faces of Overwatch characters Junkrat and Genji over Jackal and Kenshiro in the original scene. The video (shown below) received over 20,000 views.[4]



On July 16th, 2017, Tumblr user ottomensch posted a redraw of the image with the Bone Courtier talking to the Plague Doctor from Darkest Dungeon. [5] The image (shown below, left) received over 1,100 notes. On July 5th, 2018, Tumblr user munsonroe posted the original image in response to a Reddit link (shown below, right) which received over 49,000 notes.[6]


You call throwing dynâmite around a martial art? IL Aey, as long as it works tilthat REI tilthat TIL i learned firefighters would use dynamite to extinguish fires. Dynamite thrown directly into the flame causes all the oxygen to ignite instantaneously, therefore starving the fire so it goes out. via reddit.com Hey, as long as it works. munsonroe

The meme spread to Reddit in the following years. On July 29th, 2018, a deleted Reddit user posted an edit of the original image which puts Kenshiro in an SCP Foundation lab coat, and replaces Jackal with SCP-049. The edit (shown below, left) received over 1,400 upvotes.[7] A later repost of the image would receive over 6,100 upvotes.[8] On September 6th, 2019, sejin_mb posted the original image along with a screencap of a text message (shown below, right) which received over 57,000 upvotes.[9] On January 17th, 2021, EmigrandE posted an edit of the original image to Reddit which used it as an object labeling meme.[10] The edit (shown below, right) received over 37,000 upvotes.


You calkiling people a cure? peoplea cure! Hey, as long as it works *Rest of the world* You call throwing dynamite around a martial art? *USA* Hey, as long as it works.

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a 42 frame You call throwing overhead around a martial art? Hey, as long as it works. You call summoning a mechanical pig a martial art? Hey, as long as it works. VAHUDA.TUMBLR.COM You call snapping vour fingers a martial art ? Heylas long as it works
044 Hey, as long as it works You call waving destabilizers around a martial art? Hey, as long as it works Are you calling throwing c4 around a tactic? 0 Hey, as long as it works

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