“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.