The “Buff Guys On Laptops” Meme Offers Gentle, Wholesome Advice

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.

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.

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