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Strip by: Fastfur07
The author writes:
I hate frozen pudding pops. I hate them with a burning passion. When I go back through the early archives, I can't go five strips without stumbling on this meme. Why has it grown so big?! At the time I write this, there are 3440 SRoMG strips, around 150 of which are this meme. That's 4.3%, too much. It's pretty much impossible that much of the entire Internet is a singular meme, maybe even every meme put together.
Contributors, it's time to end this rampage of strips. SRoMG is a beautiful website, and this meme has done nothing but corrupt its splendor. The extra-slow queue has done nothing. There are still many, many strips in it. Manyhills, you're delaying the inevitable. After this strip goes in, I urge you to not even put the pudding pops strips in a separate buffer. Unless they're very good, I urge you to warn the contributor and then straight up delete them. This madness must end.
[[Original strip: You KNOW it already! You've seen it more than 100 times before! All those other memes (of which there are many: Jon's Donut, Beware of Dog, Blender, Snail, etc.) have got nothing on this. I have been reading SRoMG since it only had 2 strips, and when the meme was at a nice level, I actually enjoyed it. Now it has cascaded into an overflow of bad humor. It's done nothing good for the site. Nothing. Whenever one escapes from the buffer, I want to scream. As with everything, memes are good in moderation. This greatly, greatly exceeds moderation. My eyes were burning by the time I finished this strip. I hope you're happy.
The world is not constantly changing.
And it's time it did. ]]
Original strip: 2001-11-28.