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Old 05-16-2008, 10:48 AM
happywaffle happywaffle is offline
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Origin of "Jesus Christ it's a lion! Get in the car!"?

One thing I've found Google often fails at is providing me with the source material for a meme. Every Google result is inevitably someone USING the cliché; rarely is someone explaining the background of the cliché.

So, see subject line - where did this quote come from, that launched 1,000 lolcats?
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:10 AM
vetbridge vetbridge is offline
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Originally Posted by happywaffle
Every Google result is inevitably someone USING the cliché; rarely is someone explaining the background of the cliché.
Google this: "Jesus Christ it's a lion! Get in the car!" etymology. It gives four hits, one of which gives credit to this
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:35 AM
CalMeacham CalMeacham is offline
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I'm so out of it, I've never heard of this.


A quick google search, though, turns up this:


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A white circle with a right side up >:3 in it and a speech bubble with the caption "RAWR I'M A LION!." Lion showed up in early 2006 with the lion image and it went with the saying "JESUS CHRIST IT'S A LION GET IN THE CAR!" and the very first thread was very popular among /b/ with many shops of the lion face on 4chan memes, lion pictures, and other stuff. Lion was posted many more times in the following months and eventually lion and JESUS CHRIST IT'S A LION GET IN THE CAR! became a part of /b/ and you'll never look at a lion or >:3 the same way ever again.

The meme has had slight crossover to /a/ referencing Fate Stay Night and pictures of Saber with lions.
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http://forums.facepunchstudios.com/s....php?p=6493943
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