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High school senior quotes @Horse_ebooks in yearbook

This student gets our vote for "most likely to succeed."


Kris Holt

Internet Culture

Posted on May 30, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 2:34 pm CDT

Around nine months ago, a Tumblr user named Emily made a promise to her followers.

If she received more than 500 notes on one of her posts, she pledged to use a tweet from @Horse_ebooks, Twitter‘s shining light of spam poetry, as her yearbook senior quote.

Skip ahead to the end of the school year, and guess what? Emily made good.

Photo via kallascorchrazor/Tumblr

It’s not clear how many notes her original post received. Her current count includes all of the likes and reblogs that have occurred in the wake of her sudden Internet popularity.

Still, in case you want proof that her senior quote is from an actual @horse_ebooks tweet, here you go.

Their negativity only served to push me deeper into the realms of soap making.

— Horse ebooks (@Horse_ebooks) February 9, 2012

Of course, there are a few copycats ready to do the same thing when it’s time for their yearbook.

Next year i am definitely going to use a @horse_ebookstweet as my yearbook quote

— LinxXx (@ih8cilantro) May 26, 2013

I’m gonna use a horse_ebooks tweet for my yearbook quote

— ????pu?? u?q (@BenRandhawa) May 27, 2013

For the time being though, Emily stands alone as “that girl who used a silly @horse_ebooks tweet as her senior quote.” For that, we salute her.

H/T Gawker, Pleated Jeans | Photo via Lindsay Eyink/Flickr

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*First Published: May 30, 2013, 4:11 pm CDT