“Arrow in Knee Meme” Is Officially “So Last Week,” Science Says

“I used to be an adventurer like you. Then I took an arrow in the knee,” boasts every guard in Skyrim. If you’ve used the Internet in the past month, odds are you’ve seen some paraphrasing of this quotation, which has attained full meme status. If you’re a Skyrim player, you probably remember the “good old days” when arrow-in-the-knee jokes were still “hip,” and now grit your teeth every time someone beats this dead horse.

According to Google Analytics search trends, the meme peaked in popularity December 14th and has been on a steady decline since. While the possibility of a resurgence exists — perhaps sparked by word of the meme’s death knell — we can always hope this meme goes the way of the Rick Roll by the New Year.

But let’s give this meme an official farewell by getting all our arrow-in-the-knee jokes out of our system. Post your best ones in the comments, below.

I’ll kick things off: I used to find internet memes funny. Then I took an arrow in the knee.

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18 Comments on “Arrow in Knee Meme” Is Officially “So Last Week,” Science Says

random

On December 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm

i would take an arrow to the knee.. if i still had knees

Brandon J. Clark

On December 19, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Fus Roh Dah is much bigger, IMO.

SupremeAllah

On December 19, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I used to Fus Roh Dah. Then I took a Fuh Roh Dah to the arrow.

Sirsmellz

On December 20, 2011 at 2:10 am

I used to be a “bleep”er’ like you, then I took an arrow to the ” bleep” (anybody whose seen unnecessary cencorship will know what I’m talking about :)

Trooper

On December 20, 2011 at 8:23 am

I played Skyrim once.. but then I took an arrow to the face.

Pssst

On December 20, 2011 at 10:40 am

You guys aren’t funny. I wonder if you used to be funny, but then you all took arrows to the knees.

Also, I <3 Rickrolls.

Pssst

On December 20, 2011 at 10:41 am

*in (oops)

Pssst

On December 20, 2011 at 10:44 am

PS

Speaking of grammar oopses: “I’ve you’ve used the Internet in the past month.” Um…

jhgerm73

On December 25, 2011 at 9:40 am

I loled at pssst and didn’t have to take an arrow to the knees…. then I went home bla bla thought about life if I would have indeed taken an arrow to the knees and decided to go through with it and for some reason rare case the arrow hit an artery and if they remove it I will bleed out…. I know life is like an arrow in the knee

Regulator

On December 26, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I was about to take an arrow to the knee dodged it and sent a Fus Ro Dah back at the bastard.

Sahmir

On December 28, 2011 at 6:46 am

I use to think arrow to the knee jokes were funny, but then I got a life and some .

svict4

On January 1, 2012 at 1:51 am

I used to be funny like you. But then I drove this joke into the ground.

Danuel

On January 5, 2012 at 4:52 am

I used to take arrows very seriously, but then I took an arrow in the knee.

Randy

On January 15, 2012 at 7:04 am

Here´s the funny T-Shirt ^^
http://www.spreadshirt.com/arrow-in-knee-t-shirts-C3376A8860043
for my Brother named Dovahkiin xD

Jeffrey

On January 25, 2012 at 6:30 am

Well I was playing Skyrim whole time… So… I only just found out people were using it online D:… Oh well…

Winterhold Guard

On February 9, 2012 at 2:46 am

I used to be an arrow like you, then I took an adventurer to the knee.

Brony

On February 9, 2012 at 2:51 am

Fluttershy used to be an Earth Pony like you, then she took an executive meddling in the knee.

Robert

On March 12, 2012 at 4:05 am

Last month, I made an arrow to the knee joke. Last night, I was walking down a dark alley at midnight when I ran into a ghost wrapped up in a black cloak. It told me that I posted an arrow to the knee joke and I must serve penance for my crime, then it stuck an arrow in my knee.