Memes online come and go, but each develops its own cult following of sorts because of its idea, vibe, content, or whatever else that makes it unique, leaving a mark in internet history.

But even though every meme comes to an end, we can still appreciate everything about it.

This time around, we point the spotlight at the elderly lobster woman who was an instant internet success on the meme scale with her picture where she’s throwing a lobster overboard.

Image credits: BudrykZack

This very simple concept had everyone memeing the heck out of it with everything from regular text to turning it into a photoshop battle for everyone to enjoy.

So, scroll down to see the best that the internet has to offer of the lobster woman, and why not read more about her, vote, and comment all down below!

More Info: Twitter | Know Your Meme

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ArtistGailS Report

Ryan Deschanel
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9 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even a princess' patience is limited.

ojjunior
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This flying lobster is more photogenic than me.

Kona Pake
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Get out of here you little runt!

Random Anon
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lobster be like "Freeeeeedooooooommmmm!!!!!!".

Ace Girl
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is so cuuuuute, I'm obsessed! Those cheeks!

Wyndmere
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yer not a lobster, yer a shrimp.

Hannah Edwards
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Are they ok when they get thrown back? Or is it like when the undersize dead fish get thrown back?

Sofia Park
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I mean they get caught in a cage and I'm pretty sure they aren't like, killed the same way fish are

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Briar Lee Mitchell, EdD
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope she drops dead immediately...what she does is absolute animal cruelty. She is filth.

Sebastien Cole
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So I’m getting thrown away cause I’m a midget!?!

Andy Hinds
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have never seen this meme in any form before now.

Jim Takahashi
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just stop eating lobsters regardless of their size. Respect their sentience. Go vegan!

Della Explains
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the best part of my day lol

Laura Travis
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sebastian was a crab, not a lawbstah

Kimberly Brunet
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The bigger issue here is WHY a woman that is 101 years old is working on a lobster boat??! Omg!That's horrible!

Danielle Schaefer-singleton
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOL.. " DAMMIT🚢 JACK, that's a lobster.I said 📿THE necklace with a Lobster CLAW... 💎💙 remember?!" (( "blah blah,I'll never let go..". GRRR I shouldda let go when I had the chance..))😂

Tempest
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I said SHE SHOULD KNOWW

Tempest
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tried to comment I'm not allowd.

juice
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yep, they say that in the movie. some of his features do kind of resemble a lobster though https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/c/ca/Profile_-_Sebastian.jpeg/revision/latest?cb=20190312033135

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So, the lobster woman (also spelled jointly lobsterwoman) is, as of this moment, 101-year-old Virginia Oliver from Maine who works the waters measuring and sorting lobsters on a fishing boat. Apparently, she has been doing this since she was just 8 years old.

She, in her lobster woman form, popped up on the internet first in an article by The Boston Globe which talked about who Virginia is and how she continues to embrace her vocation on the fishing boat.

But then the internet happened and the now viral image of her by Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe began its journey as a meme.

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Lori West
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't forget time with family and friends during the holiday season

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Memesters and regular folk alike were instantly drawn to the picture and its setup. Speaking of which, it effectively depicts the moment Virginia was throwing a small lobster overboard as it was just too small to be harvested. But the way she throws it was a stance ripe for memeing.

And so it began. People started channeling their “get away from me” emotions, pointing out how they are pushing away bad vibes, their friends, their families, their fall plans, then taking a jab at rich people, fictional characters, photoshopping superpowers or even Thor’s hammer.

And this is besides some of the people who shared their own lobster pictures or that one “unacceptable lobster” found in a text book of sorts, among others.

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Ryan Deschanel
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Correction : two billionaires who try to use it as advertising to eventually make even more billions.

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Kel Gal
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it! I never can get those damn yo-yos to work.

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Softball05
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The only woman who was blessed to watch Engame 14,000,605 times...

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According to Know Your Meme, a website dedicated to recording, documenting, and preserving memes, the lobster woman first hit the memescape a day after the Boston Globe article was published on August 15 of 2021.

Twitter user Zack Budryk was one of the first to repost the picture, where it took off. As of this article, the tweet has accumulated nearly 96,000 likes and over 12,700 retweets. And of course spun off into a whole lot of people memeing it to oblivion.

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Ryan Deschanel
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9 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Denial is the best coping mechanism. Rationalization is not bad either.

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You can check out the original Twitter thread here, or read up on it more on Know Your Meme, but before you go, keep scrolling for more and let us know know your thoughts on this. How would you rather meme this picture? Share with us in the comment section below!

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Dani Pret
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So true!!! I never realized i did that until you pointed out out and now I know it's not just me that does this

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ALEXIS CISNEROS
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You wouldnt know them, they are from another beach

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thebossanovabird
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Truly unacceptable. I mean, look how small it is!

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totally a german
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9 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

want a free nightstand for 4.99 dollars? eeeh? *finger guns*

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