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F40PH is famous?
Posted by BigBlueConrail on Sunday, March 28, 2010 11:06 PM
It would seem that the F40PH is now an internet meme????? This is the strangest thing in railroading Ive ever seen, gave me a good laugh too lol. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/f40ph
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Posted by wholeman on Sunday, March 28, 2010 11:09 PM

BigBlueConrail

 

Made it clickable.

Don't get me wrong, but someone has waaay to much time on their hands.  They could use that time and do MRRing. Laugh

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Posted by Bdewoody on Sunday, March 28, 2010 11:37 PM

I think I should start a fan club for the SD45

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Posted by Packer on Monday, March 29, 2010 7:48 AM

wow, just wow. I have no idea what that is all about...

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Posted by Flashwave on Monday, March 29, 2010 9:53 AM

Packer

wow, just wow. I have no idea what that is all about...

Me neither, though I can tell you that both the F40PH and the SD45 looks good in Daylight.

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Posted by fafnir242 on Monday, March 29, 2010 9:57 AM

Bdewoody

I think I should start a fan club for the SD45

There's actually a fan group on Facebook for the SD45.lol

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Posted by Paul3 on Monday, March 29, 2010 10:19 AM

Heh, funny stuff.  I remember seeing some of that before, but I didn't know that it had advanced as far as it apparently has.

For those who are saying, "Huh?", this seems to come from the chan.org websites (4chan being the most famous of these).  These are picture posting forums, sort of like this forum where you have threads that have individual posts in them.  But while Trains.com is a semi-serious text-based web forum, the chan's are based on sharing pictures and being silly, controversial, funny, strange, etc.  And, 4chan is incredibly busy and has limited storage of threads (when a thread drops off the first 10 or so pages, it's gone forever).  While we might get a new page of threads per day, they get a new page of threads about every 5 minutes.  It's crazy fast over there.  Look up 4chan on wiki, and you'll see what I mean.

In regards to the F40PH, I think the idea is that it's the anti-cute & cuddly "furry" cartoons & drawings that are apparently posted on Fridays ("Furry Fridays", I guess).  These F40PH posters would post pictures of trains to drive the Furry pictures off the mainpage, calling it "F40PHriday" (according to the web link).  Why?  I dunno.  Maybe they don't like cute & cuddly...

I think it's hilarious, and goodness knows we have given these guys a lot of pictures and vids of these locos over the years to play with.

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Posted by NellsChoo on Monday, March 29, 2010 12:28 PM

I must be behind the times... I don't understand the actual intent of the video OR the website.  And what is a MEME? 

All I know is SOMEONE likes F40s...

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Posted by Southwest Chief on Monday, March 29, 2010 2:51 PM

Super bizare Confused

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Posted by Paul3 on Monday, March 29, 2010 4:42 PM

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_meme (pronounced meem, rhymes with "cream")

"At its most basic, an Internet meme is simply the propagation of a digital file or hyperlink from one person to others using methods available through the Internet (for example, email, blogs, social networking sites, instant messaging, etc). The content often consists of a saying or joke, a rumor, an altered or original image, a complete website, a video clip or animation, or an offbeat news story, among many other possibilities.

"In simple terms, an Internet meme is an inside joke, that a large number of Internet users are in on. (emphasis mine) 

"An Internet meme may stay the same or may evolve over time, by chance or through commentary, imitations, and parody versions, or even by collecting news accounts about itself. Internet memes have a tendency to evolve and spread extremely quickly, sometimes going in and out of popularity in just days. They are spread organically, voluntarily, and peer to peer, rather than by compulsion, predetermined path, or completely automated means. The term "Meme" was coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 pop-science bestseller, The Selfish Gene."

Since it's an inside joke for another web forum, I wouldn't expect too many people here to "get" it.  Likewise, I wouldn't expect many people on that forum that would know about DCC, Kadees, MTH, etc.  I wouldn't worry about it...just enjoy the humor that the "Awesome F40PH" brings to the masses.  Big Smile

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Posted by Bdewoody on Monday, March 29, 2010 6:15 PM

fafnir242

Bdewoody

I think I should start a fan club for the SD45

There's actually a fan group on Facebook for the SD45.lol

Really?  I'll have to check it out. Hehehe

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Posted by nbrodar on Monday, March 29, 2010 6:52 PM

The F40PH video isn't really a meme. The granddaddy of all memes (and still one of the best) is All Your Base Are Belong To Us. And if you remember Zero Wing, I'm sorry. Smile,Wink, & Grin

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Posted by chutton01 on Monday, March 29, 2010 8:24 PM

"F40PH: When you see it, you'll Poop Brix"

Then Captain Disillusion will prove the VIA rail F40PHs are mere digital camera artifacts.

Finally, we'll have Hilter in the Bunker ranting on about the replacement of the F40PH by GE Genesis locomotives: "Everyone who likes the Acelas leave the room"

 

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Posted by graftonterminalrr on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 10:26 AM

Guess we'll have to have "SD40-2sday" then :D

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Posted by fafnir242 on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:26 PM

This is something my friend did a few days ago.  He combined the F40PH with the "WRYYY!" meme, and got this.

http://knowyourmeme.com/i/25157/original/F40PHHHHHHHHHHHHH.jpg?1257391685

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Posted by Allegheny2-6-6-6 on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 11:13 PM

 Gee didn't know I was in the company of Greatness when I took these, I was just interested in the turnouts and targets

 

 

Just my 2 cents worth, I spent the rest on trains. If you choked a Smurf what color would he turn?

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