What In Tarnation?

I seldom have any idea when or how a meme begins. I’ve looked at the website Know Your Meme more than once to get to the bottom of a meme’s origin.

In the last couple of months, I’d been seeing the “What In Tarnation” meme, and, like many others, I looked up its roots.

While I found it interesting enough, it was a random search on Google that showed me some seriously funny versions of it and I fell down a rabbit hole of giggles. I don’t often share memes here, but this time, I’m making an exception. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Here they are, in alphabetical order of tarnation variant.

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Here we are with the classic.

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Yeah! Gaming!

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This was one of my two favorites.

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I find this so amusing, I can’t even tell you. This is my favorite version of the meme.

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Well, there you have it. A whole bunch of silly memes I felt were too good not to share. Which, I suppose, is the point of memes.

I suppose you could call this: TARNATION TUESDAY.

You’re welcome. :)

16 replies »

  1. I don’t have Photoshop skills, but…

    WOT N GREATEST GENERATION?
    *picture of soldiers storming the beaches of Normandy all wearing cowboy hats*

    WOT N SPACE STATION
    *picture of the ISS in a giant cowboy hat*

    WOT N CAPSACIN
    *Picture of a ghost pepper in a cowboy hat*

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    • You have no way of knowing this, but I hit the “like” button extra hard for this one.

      I wish I could make any of those a reality. I really do. You also spurred me to think of a few of my own!

      WHAT IN BACITRACIN
      This would be a cowboy hat on a tube of ointment with a medical cross on it.

      WHAT IN CASEY KASEM
      A cowboy hat on a radio microphone.

      WHAT IN RHYTHM NATION
      Janet Jackson in a cowboy hat.

      I came up with one more but no idea how to visually express it:
      WHAT IN SYNCOPATION.

      It stumped me.

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  2. WOT N HORSE RACIN’
    *picture of the Kentucky Derby but all the horses have cowboy hats*

    WOT N EMANCIPATION
    *picture of Abe Lincoln in a cowboy hat*

    WOT N CONSTIPATION
    *use your imagination*

    WOT N LEGALIZATION
    *picture of a bunch of people smoking weed in cowboy hats*

    WOT N TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
    *picture of the Boston Tea Party where everyone wears cowboy hats*

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    • So I actually saw one that said “What in the Emancipation Proclamation” and decided against including it in case it offended anyone.

      I loved all these but I am VERY amused by your last suggestion. Can the tea be wearing hats, too?

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      • I just didn’t want anyone to think I was taking that, or the topic of slavery, lightly. Better safe than sorry there. I mean, I knew I would never do that, but on the internet, tone and intent are so hard to read. That was all.

        YEAAAHHHHHHHHH!!

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    • If you click on the link in the beginning, it takes you to a site called, “Know Your Meme” where they explain how and when it started. It’s pretty funny to see the genesis of how it came to be. :)

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    • I still love the first one especially. :)

      How about, what in claymation? Or what in radiation (showing a microwave with the hat on?)? What in liquidation (a pile of mattresses with a giant hat on top of the pile)?

      Not my best, but I didn’t sleep all that much. You deserve better. I will keep at it.

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  3. WOT N CREATION
    *That famous painting of God and Adam touching at the finger, but God has a cowboy hat*

    WOT N ANNIHILATION
    *mushroom cloud wearing a cowboy hat*

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