Random Friday: Geek Verticals

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Stumbling around the net, I ran into the “funny verticals” meme. These are typically a vertical strip of screenshots pulled from a movie or television with funny captions tacked on.

If you do an image search for “funny verticals”, you’ll see a whole slew of them. Be forewarned, there are some very crude and offensive ones.

For the lazy, here are a few representative ones I found to be funny. The first example is from the movie Inception:


This is another one from Inception. There seems to be a lot using this specific sequence.


And here’s one from the television show, LOST.


On a lark, I thought it’d be funny to try and do a geek version of this meme. I chose two personalities in our community I figured would be very well known, Scott Hanselman and Scott Guthrie. This has absolutely nothing to do with Hanselman posting this photo on his blog because I’m not the vengeful type. Nosiree.

I’ll post my versions here as well as the raw image because I know you’ll do much better than me. I needed to keep it tame because I do enjoy my employer’s salary continuation plan.


Here’s another one using the same template.


I tried changing this last one up a bit.


It’s pretty challenging to do this with folks who are not television/movie celebrities because you have far fewer images to work from, so I did the best I could with what I could find.

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28 responses

  1. Avatar for Nick Larsen
    Nick Larsen August 11th, 2011

    Believe in the Great One! http://i.imgur.com/m6L6l.jpg

  2. Avatar for ctrlShiftBryan
    ctrlShiftBryan August 11th, 2011
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    Justin August 11th, 2011

    Thanks Phil. I needed a good laugh to break up this boring Friday.

  4. Avatar for fLimmx
    fLimmx August 11th, 2011

    This one is funny as well: www.sadanduseless.com/...

  5. Avatar for Daniel
    Daniel August 11th, 2011

    A couple of you had the same idea and beat me to the punch but here it is anyway http://i.imgur.com/WyNWO.jpg
    Inspired by www.hanselman.com/...

  6. Avatar for rekna
    rekna August 11th, 2011

    They might have been taking about this: http://imgur.com/K0sNA

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    Peter August 12th, 2011

    All hail the Gu :-) I was in that room and still cherish the polo shirt! It was taken at Kinepolis Brussels. See www.snowball.be/...
    Thanks for this post Phil! Love your work.

  8. Avatar for Robbie
    Robbie August 12th, 2011

    short but sweet... http://bit.ly/nZ3VGl

  9. Avatar for Paperino
    Paperino August 12th, 2011

    You made me remember about these, very popular few months ago:

  10. Avatar for Eric J. Smith
    Eric J. Smith August 12th, 2011

    LOL the one Bryan posted is hilarious! http://i.imgur.com/cHCRo.jpg

  11. Avatar for Alexander DiMauro
    Alexander DiMauro August 12th, 2011

    Yes, I agree. I think Bryan is the winner!

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    Wally Dickman August 12th, 2011
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    Fredy August 12th, 2011

    hahahaha, rekna wins

  14. Avatar for Fırat Esmer
    Fırat Esmer August 12th, 2011

    I like them. Cool!

  15. Avatar for pes 2012 patch
    pes 2012 patch August 13th, 2011

    its so funny guys.. LOL. i laugh one minutes after read this post

  16. Avatar for Jean-Yves
    Jean-Yves August 13th, 2011

    We'll see about that!!!

  17. Avatar for Judah Gabriel Himango
    Judah Gabriel Himango August 14th, 2011

    The one Bryan posted is epic: http://i.imgur.com/cHCRo.jpg
    Laughed so hard at that. I hope Hanselman has seen it.

  18. Avatar for Martin D
    Martin D August 14th, 2011

    The iPhone app one might just be the funniest thing on the internet.

  19. Avatar for Martin A
    Martin A August 14th, 2011

    got inspired by catch me if you can: http://i.imgur.com/S6TX8.jpg

  20. Avatar for Bryan
    Bryan August 15th, 2011

    Bryan's made me laugh so hard I needed oxygen.

  21. Avatar for Mofoo
    Mofoo August 15th, 2011
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    Mofoo August 15th, 2011
  23. Avatar for MisterJames
    MisterJames August 16th, 2011

    Okay, here's one. Gettin' serious about

  24. Avatar for Tom
    Tom August 24th, 2011

    LOST - makes me LOL every time - thank you Phil

  25. Avatar for coden4fun
    coden4fun August 25th, 2011
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    Tugberk August 27th, 2011

    @Haacked sir, no offense to you :) I like what you do very much but scottHa always has something against you :) http://i.imgur.com/C81Dw.jpg

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    Wandtattoos January 15th, 2012

    We'll see about that.

  28. Avatar for Andrew Newey
    Andrew Newey February 24th, 2012

    hahaha, love those Inception ones Phil!!