The Genius meme is a black and white drawing of a man’s face and shoulders. He’s rolling his eyes and shrugging his shoulders. This is a rage comic character whose expression is utilized as a way to react to someone’s stupidity. The character is similar to other rage comic memes including “You Don’t Say” and “Watch Out, We Got a Badass Over Here.”
The meme appeared on the four pane comic site Comixed in Septebmber 2011, titled “Idiot Savant Says…” It depicted a tablet user, frustrated with typing on the touch screen. He attempts to solve the problem by buying a case with a keyboard, making the tablet like a laptop. This is one of the more popular examples of the meme today.
Memebase user Viktor_Alekzander posted a response comic, with the character added to webcomic generator site All the Rage Faces in December 2011. The face has also appeared on Tumblr, MemeCenter, and Reddit.
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