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What is the "hi joee" meme from?

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:24 pm UTC
by YTPrenewed
For one thing, it's a phrase I see every now and then on these forums. What is it a reference to?

Re: What is the "hi joee" meme from?

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:56 pm UTC
by Zarq
I think these search results sum it up:
search.php?st=0&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&keywords=hi+joee&start=200

Basically, two users, joee and glanst (or something) started saying 'hi' to each other every time they saw a post of the other (I'm guessing they know each other irl) and it got meme-ified.

Re: What is the "hi joee" meme from?

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:04 pm UTC
by You, sir, name?
If it's said with a forceful Mexican accent, it can also be the sound one makes when one vomits.

Re: What is the "hi joee" meme from?

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:13 pm UTC
by darknut
You, sir, name? wrote:it can also be the sound one makes when one vomits.


i cant imagine what that would sound like

Re: What is the "hi joee" meme from?

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:11 am UTC
by SomeFloridaKid
You, sir, name? wrote:If it's said with a forceful Mexican accent, it can also be the sound one makes when one vomits.

If this was facebook, I'd like this post.

Re: What is the "hi joee" meme from?

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:21 am UTC
by The Mighty Thesaurus
I ain't never heard of this so-called meme.

Re: What is the "hi joee" meme from?

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:26 am UTC
by SurgicalSteel
I think it's contained within the Comics Forum for now.

Re: What is the "hi joee" meme from?

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:45 am UTC
by Lazar
As Zarq indicated, it's just two users in the ICT forum who say hi to each other all the time.

Re: What is the "hi joee" meme from?

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:11 am UTC
by Zarq
I'm always very confused when people refer to that forum as the ICT forum, ICT meaning Information and Communication Techniques.

Re: What is the "hi joee" meme from?

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:47 pm UTC
by Jorpho
I would have guessed that it was derived from Wiseau's "The Room". Perhaps it was, initially?

P.S. Please don't ever watch "The Room"; that is really a terrible, terrible idea.

Re: What is the "hi joee" meme from?

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:52 pm UTC
by Lazar
Jorpho wrote:P.S. Please definitely watch "The Room"; that is really an awesome, awesome idea.

FTFY

Re: What is the "hi joee" meme from?

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:58 pm UTC
by thicknavyrain
The hi Joee thing goes way back. Back in the days of the Cold War, American secret service personnel has to be very careful about how they approached and contacted one another in public, the codename normally chosen was "Joe" being a very All-American name by which one could identify with any covert agent by saying "Hi Joe". Obviously this alone isn't enough to ensure the other person isn't just called Joe so the typical response would be "Hi Glasnt". The origin of glasnt has been broadly discussed, some people think it's short hand for "glad the country hasn't been attacked" or derived from the acronym "Generally low activity seriousness, no threats". At any rate, the phrase became something of a meme amongst former secret service/intelligence members as the codeword fell out of use but was held onto for nostalgia's sake. As for Joee and Glasnt on the forums, if you think they're just some kids trawling around on here reading comics, it's time to wake up and see how far down the rabbit hole goes...

Re: What is the "hi joee" meme from?

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:12 pm UTC
by SlyReaper
thicknavyrain wrote:The hi Joee thing goes way back. Back in the days of the Cold War, American secret service personnel has to be very careful about how they approached and contacted one another in public, the codename normally chosen was "Joe" being a very All-American name by which one could identify with any covert agent by saying "Hi Joe". Obviously this alone isn't enough to ensure the other person isn't just called Joe so the typical response would be "Hi Glasnt". The origin of glasnt has been broadly discussed, some people think it's short hand for "glad the country hasn't been attacked" or derived from the acronym "Generally low activity seriousness, no threats". At any rate, the phrase became something of a meme amongst former secret service/intelligence members as the codeword fell out of use but was held onto for nostalgia's sake. As for Joee and Glasnt on the forums, if you think they're just some kids trawling around on here reading comics, it's time to wake up and see how far down the rabbit hole goes...


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