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Skyrim Arrow In The Knee Shirt Brings Back Dead Horse Meme

    February 21, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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I used to think this joke was funny. Then, like most denizens of the interwebs, I saw it everywhere and it lost any semblance of humor. Then, I saw this shirt – and I’m pretty sure that I want it.

Skyrim players will immediately recognize the joke contained in today’s deal of the day at woot.com’s spin-off site for daily t-shirt deals. It references probably the biggest gaming joke in the last year – various guards across the Skyrim landscape telling you how they used to be adventurers, before they took an arrow in the knee.

That little joke spawned countless parodies and cross-over memes, for example:

And everyone got sick of it, as is the fate of most dead horses that get beat by the internet community into mushed-up unrecognizable versions of themselves. But now I see this shirt, and I realize that it glows in the dark, and I think to myself, “Do I like this because of some ironic impulse to troll anyone who gets the joke? Or do I just think it’s awesome?”

The shirt designer, Tobe Fonseca, says he used to be a designer, but then…you know. Hurry and catch the deal today on woot, but if you miss the chance, I’m sure it’ll pop up on eBay soon enough.

  • sigh

    It was never a joke, nor was it ever funny. It was repeated ad nauseum and pasted everywhere. So much for hoping it had died out already. I hope they lose their collective tails on this shirt.