Reddit remembered crazy screensavers and strange mascot that congratulate the player on the next strike.
In the middle of May, a meme spread to Reddit with a reference to animated videos from bowling clubs, which are played on screens hanging above the tracks after each strike.
On May 6, a YouTube user posted a video on the service entitled “Ten hours of shanty from the 1700s” (shanty is a genre of songs sung by British sailors, note TJ ). Under the roller with the pirate dancing near the tape recorder, they left a comment: “The screen is in bowling when you strike out a strike.” On May 20, a Reddit user posted a joke on subreddit / r / dankmemes.
In a few hours, memes, built on a single pattern, spread to other subreddits. At the joke also paid attention to the “VKontakte”. Users beat strange bowling screensavers with low-quality 3D images, strange gifs, as well as references to other memes.
Soon, users changed the pattern and began to publish random jokes about bowling centers.