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MGTOW Meme Sunday: Freddie Mercury holds up the world?

Freddie Mercury, apparently even more awesome than we thought

By David Futrelle

So I ran across this cartoon on the Men Going Their Own Way subreddit. I guess it’s supposed to be a tribute to MEN for doing all the hard work that keeps the world going while women eat bonbons and play with children, or something.

But I’m pretty sure that’s Freddie Mercury there.

So I guess we all owe Freddie a huge debt of gratitude. Thanks, Freddie!

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Moggie
Moggie
2 years ago

Freddie’s huge pie is utterly ruined now!

PeeVee the Tired
PeeVee the Tired
2 years ago

That’s *absolutely* Freddie Mercury.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

I want to know why Freddie is in the ocean holding up Mary and Jesus. Does that make Freddie Mercury Joseph?

Or does it make him God?

http://31.media.tumblr.com/6f996bc6de0ad4654306d5aabc03f21b/tumblr_na3oizar6R1qajx6xo1_500.gif

Moggie
Moggie
2 years ago

I’m pretty sure Mary, Joseph and Jesus weren’t from India.

Crip Dyke
2 years ago

But who is going to hold up Kavanaugh’s confirmation? That’s the person I want to praise…

C.S.Strowbridge
C.S.Strowbridge
2 years ago

I want to know why Freddie is in the ocean holding up Mary and Jesus. Does that make Freddie Mercury Joseph?

Or does it make him God?

I’m okay with Freddie Mercury being God.

Bina
2 years ago

Funny, my dad lived 83 years, but never once did I hear him talk about sacrifice, ever.

Also, he didn’t look a thing like Freddie Mercury.

Podkayne Lives
Podkayne Lives
2 years ago

I am sort of OK with a religion that features Freddie Mercury bearing the Madonna and Child across the ocean, perched on a trash can lid.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
2 years ago

Sorry, MGTOWs, this isn’t the real life. This is just fantasy.

takshak
takshak
2 years ago

weirwoodtreehugger….. don’t be silly, everyone knows that Lemmy is god. /FM

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
2 years ago

@ moggie

I’m pretty sure Mary, Joseph, and Jesus weren’t from India

Heh, this chap begs to differ…

https://youtu.be/8tw7LIykvBw

Gijoel
Gijoel
2 years ago

I think we can all agree that Freddie Mercury is a god.

Excuse me sir, do you have a moment to hear the good news about Queen?

Charlie So-and-So
Charlie So-and-So
2 years ago

Another meme bites the dust.

Nikki the Bluth Wannabe
Nikki the Bluth Wannabe
2 years ago

@Podkayne Lives, @Gijoel
I’m in!

occasional reader
occasional reader
2 years ago

Is this why England people say God saves (the) Queen ?

Teele
Teele
2 years ago

Um, actually, a lot of women would be more than happy to swich roles. But no MGTOW would ever take that role. Because that would be effeminizing!! Oh horror. Imagine if one did tho and his face when he finds out that stay at home mom’s workload us equal to 2,5 times a full job 😀

Pode
Pode
2 years ago

Given the Queen reference in the first panel, surely this has to be a parody? 🙂

MissEB47 (Resident Lorikeet and Beak Typist)
MissEB47 (Resident Lorikeet and Beak Typist)
2 years ago

I’m pretty sure boats and rafts exist. We did use them to cross the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait during one of the early human migrations out of Africa 125,000 years ago.* Sure, the water was shallower and the strait was narrower back then thanks to the ice age, but it wouldn’t have been shallow and narrow enough to walk through. It definitely wouldn’t have been possible to walk through while supporting a full grown woman and a baby on your head. Nope, they used boats, which were used as seafaring vessels as far back as 900,000 years ago by our ancestors, Homo Erectus.** Yep, they definitely exist and have existed for a VVEEERRRYYY long time.

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_human_migrations
**https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-transportation-4067885

Marshmallow Stacey Maximal (formerly bluecat)
Marshmallow Stacey Maximal (formerly bluecat)
2 years ago

Talk of fathers and sacrifice just reminds me of Abraham and Isaac.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDfoJ29CR4E

Not that my Dad wasn’t a lovely man, and my ex was a lovely Dad to his daughter and Mr Bluecat is a great Dad to his kids too.

And do you know, not one of them ever bellyached about “making sacrifices” – they were too busy being Dads and bringing up their kids.

Makroth - cowboy Jacobin from Hell
Makroth - cowboy Jacobin from Hell
2 years ago

No! Don’t you dare try to claim Freddie Mercury as your own, migtoes. He doesn’t belong to you.

Ariblester
Ariblester
2 years ago

Yeah, so, I’m pretty sure that meme’s supposed to evoke Yashoda and infant Krishna, not Mary and infant Jesus (though there isn’t a Joseph-figure in the former).

On that note, @Moggie

I’m pretty sure Mary, Joseph and Jesus weren’t from India.

Technically, neither was Freddie (he was born in Zanzibar to Parsi parents).

Moggie
Moggie
2 years ago

@Ariblester, I wasn’t suggesting that Freddie was Indian. I noticed the “Utkal” on the cartoon, and guessed it was from Odisha.

Aleph
Aleph
2 years ago

Reminds me of the other meme that had a very similar message, except that it didn’t have a good case as it mentioned a whole litany of fictional people as it’s evidence.

TheKND
TheKND
2 years ago

https://youtu.be/L8wB7q8Xa9w

Sorry, but I can’t see Freddy Mercury without seeing this scene…

Katamount
Katamount
2 years ago

This is still my favourite Freddie Mercury meme:

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Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
2 years ago

It’s a ridiculous meme. Nothing is stopping fathers from loving their children. Nothing, that is, except the toxic alpha mindset that says in order to raise manly sons, dads have to be distant authoritarians who bond with their male offspring only on weekend outings, preferably over the corpses of slain animals.

You know, the toxic alpha mindset that these guys ferociously defend at all costs. It’s an entirely self-created problem.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go restock my pretty cabinet with Moet & Chandon. (That is, if WWTH didn’t drink it all.)

Ariblester
Ariblester
2 years ago

@Moggie

Ah, I misunderstood. My apologies.

Moggie
Moggie
2 years ago

@Buttercup, don’t forget the caviare and cigarettes.

Moggie
Moggie
2 years ago

*caviar

Would it be sacrilege to say that my favourite Queen song isn’t even a Freddie one? Brian May wrote ’39, and sings the lead. There are a lot of Queen numbers which make me smile, but this is the only one which brings a tear to my eye.

Slick Mick
Slick Mick
2 years ago

Mgtow is freeing minds and men and boys from TOXIC FEMININITY every day …

Shadowplay
2 years ago

@Moggie

Yeah. That’s probably my favorite of theirs. Of course, hearing it for the first time having just finished reading The Forever War may have had something to do with the response it got. 🙂

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
2 years ago

@Moggie, yes, my unseen toiling ocean porter keeps me well supplied with caviar and cigarettes. I give them to the baby, of course.

’39 is one of my favorites too. Such a haunting song. It makes me want to go reread “Time for the Stars”.

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

@ Moggie, Shadowplay

’39 is my fave, too. The versatility shown on A Night At The Opera is mind-boggling!!

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

I went camping this weekend, fed approximately 10,000 Trombiculidae…

dashapants
dashapants
2 years ago

circa 1985

Video Director: OK people! Here’s how it’s going to go. Freddie, you’re in the pool holding up the trashcan lid and looking confused. Brian, you’re perched on the lid dressed as the Madonna and cradling an infant onto whose face we’ll superimpose John’s face. And Roger… where’s Roger? What do you mean he’s gone out for crisps?! Well, who is going to play the merman then? The metaphor doesn’t work without a merman!

Robert
Robert
2 years ago

OT – Katie Hopkins has filed for insolvency due to the financial impact of losing a libel case. Apparently there are, in fact, sometimes consequences for being a flaming garbage person.

Shadowplay
2 years ago

@Robert

Happy dancing here. She is one of the few truly irredeemably vile people out there.

And … I’ve been enjoying a week of no twitter, no politics – for some reason the 9/11 stuff hit me hard this year.
Guess it’s time to get back into the fuss and bother though. 🙁

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
2 years ago

@Weird Eddie: Run out of N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide? 🙁

Viscaria
Viscaria
2 years ago

Why did Daddy Mercury carry his partner and child out into the ocean?

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
2 years ago

I’m waiting for some brave MGTOW to pen “Mercury Shrugged”.

Sheila Crosby
2 years ago

A couple of years ago we went to a Rick Wakeman concert in Tenerife, with a guest appearance by Brian May. Much as I enjoyed Rick Wakeman, the high point was Brian doing his thing with delays while members of rick Wakeman’s band drooled as much s the rest of us.

And then he sang ’39.

Even so, I think I love “Fat Bottom Girls” even more. In fact I floated the idea that a group of us would take along a banner reading, “Fat bottom girls love the Big Bang!” because we’re all large astrophysics nerds.

Diptych
Diptych
2 years ago

When there was only one set of footprints… it was then that Freddie Mercury carried you.

Jane Done
Jane Done
2 years ago

@Diptych: as someone who grew up with that story in a picture frame in the kitchen for 15 years, thank you, that was priceless