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Anybody In This Thread Smoke Weed? is a phrasal meme on Tumblr in which people purposefully attempt to derail long, heated threads about bizarre topics by changing the subject with the phrase “Anybody in this thread smoke weed?”

Origin

According to Meme Documentation, [1] the first instance of the phrase was posted either on or slightly before July 30th, 2016 by deactivated account debthaver [2] responding to a thread of people talking discussing a shitpost rumor about Anthony Fantano dying that gained over 1,700 notes (shown below).

Spread

Over the following year, the phrase was used in several other bizarre, heated, and shitpost-type threads in an attempt to derail the conversation. For example, a post from October 16th, 2016, reblogged by webfriend [3] responds to a thread of vaguely romantic and lovelorn posts with the phrase. The entire post has gained over 65,000 notes (shown below, left). Another post by bepeu and reblogged by chloroform [4] used the phrase in a post that overall gained over 73,000 notes (shown below, right).

Meme Documentation covered the meme on September 14th, 2017, though did not give a full explanation for the post as the meme originated in 2016. They included an example of someone responding with the phrase to a thread of people discussing Steven Universe and asexuality that gained over 85,000 notes (shown below).

Anybody In This Thread Smoke Weed? is a phrasal meme on Tumblr in which people purposefully attempt to derail long, heated threads about bizarre topics by changing the subject with the phrase “Anybody in this thread smoke weed?”

Meme Documentation

A record of 2015 & 2017 memes.
Memes documented
The memes do not necessarily reflect the views of the bloggers.

Dedication: This page is dedicated to Adam Downer.

The phrase “does anybody in this thread smoke weed?” is frequently used as a reaction for a thread on Tumblr in which a strange, bizarre, or generally “far out” claim or statement is made.

The phrase has been used throughout 2017. For example, on 10 June 2017, the phrase was added to a reblog chain in which the original poster stated, “watching steven universe is the polar opposite of eating pussy”. This post has become quite popular, garnering more than 85,000 notes.

The phrase has also been used in chat post formats where one person/character responds to other(s) with the phrase.

The origins of the meme appear to lie in 2016. There have been many instances of the phrase throughout that year, but no instances uncovered from 2015. The earliest example on Tumblr that we could find is from a Tumblr text post by user debthaver (since deactivated) that states, “Anthony fantano found dead in Nashville”. (Anthony Fantano is the creator of the vlog The Needle Drop. This post is misinformation as Fantano is not dead.) The original text post was reblogged with additions asking if Fantano was okay. After some back and forth about whether Fantano was okay, Tumblr user debthaver finally asked, “does anybody in this thread smoke weed”.

As the user debthaver has since deactivated, it is unclear when the phrase was first posted. However, there is a direct reblog (embedded above) of the original post from 30 July 2016, suggesting that it was from or slightly before that date.

We have briefly searched Twitter for the phrase but have not found any instances of it prior to the debthaver example above.

On the origins of "does anybody in this thread smoke weed?" “Dedication: This page is dedicated to Adam Downer.” The phrase “does anybody in this thread smoke weed?” is frequently used as a reaction…