Gaming Meme History: Arrow in the Knee
Jess used to make videos about relatively well-liked memes and then, inevitably, she took an arrow in the knee.
by Jess McDonell on
It's weird where these memes will pop up in conversation sometimes. I was talking with a older VP in our company one day and she said "I used to like working on this project, until I took an arrow...". Sense of humor, fellow gamer, Skyrim player, all that info in one statement. She grinned and said she knew I was the only one in the group that would understand it...
They used to put da team on dey back do (until they got an arrow to the knee)
it was cool when it came out and lots of people were still unaware of what a heck were you talking about. But then, like everything that is overused, became completely saturated. You could not enter any kind of gaming discussion without someone popping it out.
it was pretty hilarious back when it popped-up and it can still make you smile if you don't hear it repeatedly every 30s
I especially liked this reaction by PsychicPebbles! *Strong language*
Yea that meme had its day. If anyone were to still make this joke it's a little delayed imo (therefore not funny). Awesome segment :)
Arrow to the knee meme is one of my guilty pleasures, I admit. I suppose its easier to enjoy memes from games you are very familiar with, and I logged a lot of time in Skyrim. Sad this is the last show for awhile, but there are only so many memes...
let me explain it like this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSDfxde8fSg
Jessywoo, light of my life, cream in my coffee, as this is the last one of these you're doing for a bit, does that mean you'll be making more effort in our relationship now? I'm tired of doing the dishes every night and really, do we have to see your parents EVERY weekend? The air travel bills are killing me!
Apparently none of those guards could adventure anymore because they took an arrow to the knee, and yet a dragon flies by and they run after it. :P
I got Skyrim when it came out and rushed through it in a week, then I was in basic training for 2 months and had missed the rise and fall of this meme.
jess, bring your candid awkwardness to me. We don't have to talk about games, you do the talking I'll do the listening.
Hmm. I wonder... With the new Tardis mod of the week. what if one went back in time and prevented the guard from taking said arrow, to said knee?
If you're having adventuring problems i feel bad for you son,
i dodged 99 arrows but the knee took one.
I found out that "arrow to the knee" was like a slang phrase in ancient Nordic which meant to get married.......this was while making my daily trek in funny junk and don't know how much weight it carries.
I used to like to like memes that bugged the hell out of people................. until i took an arrow in the knee!!!
@HowlPendragon "Few memes fly as high and fall as fast as today's installment in gaming meme history."
I have a universal accent translator. :)
@smylexx take your blue pill pls. You scaring me
@canuckbiker that line anoyed me so much for some reason that i never used her as a companion in the game lol
@canuckbiker And she says it with such a bored tone too.
@RPG_Fan_I_Am Fixed point in time, like Rose's Dad getting hit my the car or Pompeii. Couldn't happen.
@kerc_chaos So close to putting that one in but I ran out of space.
@i_want_snu_snu That's funny! Like the Nordic version of the ball and chain.
@holhardy Since your still leaving comments, I would assume you have yet to experience taking an arrow to the knee!!??!
@PupilsDilated the arrow gets a chuck norris in the knee fool XD :P
@PupilsDilated Heh, pretty funny. Although I can't really imaging Chuck Norris doing the Riverdance. He'd probably just stand next to a river and have IT do the dancing for him.
@tempertress @kerc_chaos It's definitely one of the more creative derivatives of the arrow to the knee meme... Also, it conjures up the image of Jay-Z in a suit of armour rapping (I almost spelt that with 1-P... awkward.) which brings a smile to my face. Your next meme, if you don't mind the suggestion could be a League meme like Mundo goes where he pleases or Gangplanks "I ate an orange and it was K"