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Old Money Dog—a meme for the 1 percent

Reddit's meme factory is churning out a menagerie of aristocratic animals. 


Kevin Collier


Posted on Dec 17, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 5:21 am CDT

For reasons known only to the wealthiest 1 percent, redditors at r/adviceanimals—a haven on the social news site for those who post image macros—have become enthralled with a menagerie of aristocratic animals.

At its heart is Old Money Dog, who has all his canine instincts intact, despite being rich enough to afford a butler.

He has refined tastes in entertainment, uses only the finest toilet paper, and owns the most expensive toilets.

This seemingly new meme has roots at least a year old, with Aristocat, who in turn is like an even richer, old-money version of the I Should Buy A Boat Cat. The earliest r/adviceanimals Artistocat post, from August 2011, isn’t particularly funny:

But, especially since being revived Sunday, Aristocat has noticeably improved.

And Aristocat has plenty of colleagues, like the oddly named bureaucrat bear.

Here’s a more specific bear.

Some sort of bird…

A more specific bird…

And finally, a mouse.

Of course, not everyone’s a fan.

Photo via Memecrunch

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*First Published: Dec 17, 2012, 6:24 pm CST