‘Don’t Talk to Me or My Son Ever Again’: A Guide to a Great Meme

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Sons: We all know them. If you’re not a son yourself, you’ve probably met one or two. Fun fact: Sons represent roughly half of the global population. Wow, that’s a lot!

On popular social-media platforms, sons are more popular than ever, but not for the reason you might think. (Actually, I don’t know the reason you might think.) Sons are burning up social media because people are posting photographs with the caption “Don’t talk to me or my son ever again.” Weird, right?

It’s actually not that complicated. See, what you do is you take a thing, and pair it with a smaller, identical version of that thing, and then caption it … you guessed it: “Don’t talk to me or my son ever again.”

Where did this enthralling meme come from? The best guess, according to Know Your Meme, is that the Son meme comes from this old Tumblr post about Cowboy Bebop from a few months ago.

http://splendidland.tumblr.com/post/101803837534/small-boy-bebop

Some are now claiming, based on a separate Tumblr post, that the meme actually comes from Super Mario 64, but this is false.

http://timirl.tumblr.com/post/140542387068/i-found-the-origin-of-this-meme

The main giveaway is that the small penguin in this picture, Tuxie, is female. The above image is likely a very good ROM hack or Photoshop. Regardless, the Sons have migrated over to Twitter, where they are taking the meme-o-sphere by storm.

On Tumblr, as is usually the case, it’s gotten weirder.

http://hype-kaminari-kun.tumblr.com/post/140757469927/dont-ever-duel-me-or-my-son-again
http://aquasquatch.tumblr.com/post/140002445826

The next time you see a son, show them this meme! Sons love it.