This meme, usually expressed as a still from 'The Simpsons' with Bart Simpson holding an "At Least You Tried" cake, is a more sophisticated variant of "FAIL." It's used when, instead of utterly falling on his face, the subject has done something in the neighborhood of what he was attempting—but simply sucked at it. Generally posted as a response to a person who has said something dumb or misguided.
Teen has hilariously casual reply to police who said she was missing
Seems like the first place you'd look.
Oil executive sued for allegedly doing worst Elon Musk impression ever
Incoming email from elontesla at Yahoo dot com.
Norwegian church launches new website, and 25,000 members use it to quit
Atheism is just a few clicks away.
Toddler has the most savage solution to the infamous trolley problem
Well, that's one way you could do things...
Teen fugitive asks news station to replace her mugshot with more flattering photo
This chick has no chill.
‘Vagenda of Manocide’ marquee is but one of this gunsmith’s hilariously offensive election signs
And you thought 'Hitlery' was bad.
British Olympic team realizes that matching luggage wasn’t the best idea
It probably seemed like a great idea at the time.
Dude attempts roof jump to impress date, gets stuck between buildings
That's one way to get a second date.
Boston Red Sox cancel David Ortiz bobblehead giveaway because, well, just see for yourself
What's wrong with this thing?