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Jeremy Clarkson Driving an Ariel Atom

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Added by Matt • Updated 9 months ago by shevyrolet

Jeremy Clarkson Driving an Ariel Atom
Category: Meme Status: Submission Year: 2012 Origin: Top Gear (television series) Region:
Type: Image Macro,
Tags: jeremy clarkson, top gear, cars, speed, mrolmobe, wrath505, wickedskengman2,

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Jeremy Clarkson Driving an Ariel Atom

About

Jeremy Clarkson Driving an Ariel Atom is a series of image macros of Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson driving at high speeds with his cheeks being pushed back because of the speed. Online, people caption a screen-capture of the moment with jokes about speed.

Origin

On December 26th, 2004, Top Gear aired episode nine of season five. In the episode, Jeremy Clarkson drives an Ariel Atom racecar, which drives at such high speeds, his cheeks are pushed back (shown below, left).[1]

On April 27th, 2012, Redditor [2] MrOLMOBE posted a screen-capture of the image (shown below, right) in the /r/funny subreddit. The post received more than 100 points (81% upvoted) within six years.



Spread

One of the earliest uses of the moment as an image macro was posted by Redditor[3] wrath505 posted the image with the caption "How I feel upgrading from a five year old laptop." The post received more than 1,900 points (94% upvoted) and 390 comments. When published to Imgur, [4] the post (shown below) received more than 970 points and 1,500 views in six years.


How I feel upgrading from a five year old laptop. (source) Oct 1 2012 Next Post >

Six years later, on June 15th, 2018, Redditor[5] wickedskengman2 published a variation of the meme in the /r/MemeEconomy. This version (shown below) was captioned "Imagine the history of France but every time there's a revolution it gets faster." The post (shown below, left) received more than 23,000 points (88% upvoted) and 200 comments.

Over the next two days, Redditors in /r/HistoryMemes began posting more variations of the meme (examples below, center and right).


Imagine the history of France but every times there's a revolution it gets faster Imagine the history of Poland but every time it gets invaded it gets faster The history of Germany, but every time they violate the Treaty of Versailles, it gets faster Mome

Various Examples


r/HistoryMemes but everytime this template gets used it gets faster Imagine the History Memes Subreddit but every time someone starts an unnecessary discussion in the comments it gets faster
Imagine the history of Germany but every time a government fails it gets faster Imagine the history of Spain but every time they try to get a new foreign ruler in power it gets faster The entire history of the ottoman empire but it gets faster when there's a genocide.

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Tags: jeremy clarkson, top gear, cars, speed, mrolmobe, wrath505, wickedskengman2,


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