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This Is Sparta!

Posted By 93 Studios On October 12, 2009 @ 1:00 pm In Frontpage,Memes | No Comments

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Bottom Line: Images and videos sporting this meme have appeared all over the Internet, like most movie-based memes it was especially popular after the movie’s release and has died off significantly since then.

A parody of Leonidas’ famous line, “This Is Sparta!” From the movie 300. In it, he is justifying what could be considered an over-reaction by calling on the historically no nonsense Spartan culture. It has spread through the internet mostly as Leonidas’ head super-imposed on unrelated images often with slightly modified versions of the quote.

Meme Anatomy: Iconic Catchphrase [2], Overreactions [3], Pop Culture [4]

Urban Dictionary

The greatest cry ever shouted in the history of the universe, only to be shouted directly before delivering a kick to the sternum over a large, seemingly endless pit that has no logical reason for being there but looks really, really, awesome.

Other Sources

Videos: This Is Sparta! [5]

Pictures: This Is Sparta! [6]

Meme Strength

Video Search Results: 29,400 – 4
Photo Search Results: 109,000 – 5
Search Volume: 4,280,000 – 4
Blog Search Results: 206,000 – 4
News Search Results: 10 – 3

Overall [rating:4.00]

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[3] Overreactions: http://ninetythrees.com/tag/overreactions/

[4] Pop Culture: http://ninetythrees.com/tag/pop-culture/

[5] This Is Sparta!: http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&source=hp&q=This+Is+Sparta!&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=jqHNSpefE9GJtgeDtPz8Aw&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1#

[6] This Is Sparta!: http://ninetythrees.com http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=This+Is+Sparta!&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=jqHNSpefE9GJtgeDtPz8Aw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=8

[7] Image: http://ninetythrees.com/main/snakes-on-a-plane/

[8] Image: http://ninetythrees.com/main/kanye-west-and-taylor-swift/

[9] Image: http://ninetythrees.com/main/leeroy-jenkins/

[10] Image: http://ninetythrees.com/main/youre-the-man-now-dog/

[11] Image: http://ninetythrees.com/main/the-internet-is-for-porn/

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