19 Awesome Hardcopy Memes From The Long-Lost Age Before The Internet

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It may surprise you to learn that memes aren’t exclusive to the internet age. Sure, the word may have only become commonplace thanks to social media platforms, but long before anyone dreamt up Facebook or Twitter, hardcopy “memes” were making people laugh left, right and center. And these awesome, timeless physical versions will still have you in tears of laughter today.

 

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That’s one unlucky dog, all right. Back in the pre-internet age, posters like these were everywhere. Nowadays, however, local Facebook groups have become the place of choice for people searching for lost pets. This parody may no longer make sense then, but it’s still hilarious.

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The best thing about memes is how relatable they are. And that’s no different for this stone cold classic, which no doubt hung on office cubicles decades before anyone knew what a “tweet” was. We dare say plenty of people would be just as happy to share it today, too.

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