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Feels Good Man Review: Reclaim Pepe the Frog from the right

Pepe the frog became the darling of the anarchists and the old-right. A documentary tells the surprising true story of the super-meme and its creator

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October 21, 2020

By Elle Hunt

Pepe the frog had many incarnations, from blessed to fascist

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In over 25 years of the Internet, memes have evolved from a one-note online gag – for example a dancing baby or a cat with irreverent lettering in Impact script – to a muscular means of communication that is nuanced and complexly ironic.

But no meme has had such a strange and historic journey as Pepe the Frog. The relaxed amphibian from the cult hit Boy & # 39; s Club by cartoonist Matt Furie was torn out of this context …