I, for one, welcome our new X overlords
—Meme Combination Man
The particular episode in question ("Deep Space Homer") featured a scene with the recurring character and local news anchorman Kent Brockman, who was reporting from Springfield about a live news feed from a space shuttle. Due to an oafish mistake by Homer Simpson, the experimental ant farm on the space shuttle had been broken and the live news feed showed an ant slowly floating across screen. Kent Brockman mistakenly believed the ant was some sort of gigantic ant-like alien and willingly submitted himself to the aliens, betraying humanity, with a declaration on live TV that " And I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords".
The complete context of the sentence in that episode can be seen here:
—News Anchor and Enormous Pussy Kent Brockman
As with all memes, there is no actual use or application for this anywhere but in fetid bogs like the 4chan or SomethingAwful forums. As of early August 2009, even r9k no longer has this particular quote featured as a subheading, so even the asshole of the internet wants to take a courtesy flush on this meme.
You can apply just about any word for X, creating awesome new varieties.
- I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords - Original
- I, for one, welcome our new robot overlord - As seen on r9k
- I, for one, welcome our new sysop overlords - Major ass-kisser version
- I, for one, welcome our new unoriginal inside joke overlord
- I, for one, welcome our new chemo overlord
Doing It Wrong
—Milhousefag that forgot Milhouse does not belong anywhere near a meme.
Another way to do it wrong is to "accidentally" word the meme incorrectly, causing unrest as others try to correct you or put you in line. Fair warning, however: further defending your glaring error may result in a classic case of Trying Too Hard Syndrome. This one, like most memes, is quite tired and very few lulz can be milked from it alone when trolling.
- In before X
- I don't think you have an X. Enjoy your Y.
- Newfags can't X
- But who was x
- Where is your X now?
- X is not your personal army
- X Y is X
- X? In My Y?
- Site including origins
- Buy a shirt and make the overlords happy
- Someone really thought way too much about this
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