Buff Guys Typing on Laptops memes have taken over the game, quickly evolving into the wholesome content we crave and deserve. The memes themselves have nothing to do with bodybuilders or computers, they’re simply buff guys, typing on laptops, communicating with the world. According to Know Your Meme, the story of the Buff Guys on Laptops began on 4chan, where it was known as the “Why Yes, How Could You Tell” meme.
A photo of a super ripped dude would be paired with them saying, “Why yes, I do/am/have ____, how can you tell?” and it would usually be something unrelated to weightlifting and bizarrely neutral, like reading paperbacks.
Absurd enough, but it then started to morph into pictures of super buff guys doing wholesome stuff, like setting an anime girl drawing as their avi on Twitter.
“cute anime girl, i’ll set her as my avi.” pic.twitter.com/aey5W67Mgx
— Ｂ ｏ ｗ ｉ ｅ (@BitchAssBowie) February 22, 2019
Soon, the buff guys on laptops were dispensing advice, often to younger, skinnier dudes, in a similar format to the “American Chopper” meme that reads like a conversation. The point of the buff guys on laptops is that they have more going on than just being buff.
They’re kind, thoughtful, smart, and want the world to be a better place. Isn’t that what we all want? And wouldn’t it be fun to be buff while doing it?
The meme is mostly funny because the images of the big dudes being sweethearts feels incongruous—but the more you look at them, the more you can believe that buff dudes have your best interest at heart. Scroll through the best of the meme below and get some good tips from super strong manly men.
“Hey guys, this is my first time at the gym, would you mind helping me get adjusted?”
“Yeah that’s fine dude, I’m free to help”
“Yeah me too”
“Make that a third” pic.twitter.com/r7JZ7KmhRv
— Jas 🏳️⚧️ (@JasTheLass) October 18, 2019
“I’m having fun with the smart buff guys meme but I can’t help but wonder if it enforces the standard that men’s validity depends on their muscle mass”
“Valid concern but it’s refreshing how it attacks the idea that a pursuit of intellect cannot co-exist with physical self care” pic.twitter.com/qjYlxNKUjM
— Nombre Apellido (@SuperIncreible) October 9, 2019
“good match guys, it was tough without a full squad”
“yeah, but I hope BigKiNG22 is enjoying his vacation”
“He’s a hard worker he needs the break for sure”
“I wonder what the guys are up to?” pic.twitter.com/KiYBRGIbMU
— JoeLongBalls (@JoeLongBalls) October 12, 2019
“Hey guys I need advice on this workout program. Is this too difficult for a beginner like me?”
“I’m glad that you asked Kageyama. Remember you can always count on us for anything!”
“Working out should be a fun experience at your own pace.”#MP100 pic.twitter.com/LbtpeaYrwx
— cottonwings @ CF 2019 (@cottonwings) October 21, 2019
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