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Antonizoon edited this page Aug 13, 2014 · 3 revisions

I just became CEO! A meme that originally started in /v/ and arose around September 2006. /v/ is technically a worksafe board, meaning that users are not allowed to post pornography or anything else objectionable by basic standards that, at least according to the standard of "Worksafe", could conceivably get someone fired from their job. However, since /v/ is pretty much /b/ with video games, this rule is unfortunately almost universally disregarded. Thus, whenever someone posts an NSFW picture, it was typical for a user to shout "I JUST GOT PROMOTED" in an ironic sense, meaning to imply that he actually just got fired for looking at porn at work, and that someone else would be promptly promoted to take his spot in the company. It originally started when Black_Knight flooded every NSFW thread with the post "I just got fired asshole," which only egged trolls on to post more NSFW images, much to the dismay of moderators and janitors. Anonymous later latched onto this idea and created the "Promotions" variation as explained above.

For the original "Fired" meme, the most ubiquitous is an image of a sullen, just-fired employee in a yellow shirt carrying out his belongings in a box. Once it morphed into the "Promotions" meme, one image that became popular was the character Phil Ken Sebben from a scene Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, in which he repeatedly yelled "Prooooooomotions!". Both of these, however, are now pretty much defunct and outdated, and are rarely if ever used or seen on the boards anymore.

By far, however, the most popular PROMOTIONS picture ended up being the one that stayed, pictured at the top of the page, known as "Promotions Nigra" (or "Promotions Guy", for those with less of a taste for /b/'s trademark asinine racist humor). Promotions Guy is a singular image of a middle-aged black male employee, triumphantly raising his arms and grinning in self-praise of the fact that he just got promoted. The posting of this image in any non-worksafe thread quickly spread to other worksafe boards, especially on /co/ (which has a particular problem since there is no NSWF board on 4chan that allows images of Western comic books and cartoons), where it has morphed into an offshoot of the Hulkbuster meme.

Promotions guy has received many edits and variations, producing a wide range of versions for a myriad of situations, all with the same meaning: "You're posting NSFW material. Stop it before you get deleted, or promoted". The recurring theme in the edits is the mimicking of the pose, that being the frontward raised arms. Below are some examples of such edits.

<gallery> Image:promotionnigger.jpg|L'original Image:Awesome-kun promoted.jpeg|Awesome-kun version. Image:Kaz promoted.jpg|PS3's going straight to the top! Image:Dark Samus Promoted.jpg|I've been waiting for you, Samus.... Image:Viral Promoted.gif|Time for some viral marketing. Image:Rika Promoted.jpg|"You're gonna' get promoted, Niipaah~!" Image:Death Note Promoted.jpg|"With this notebook in my posession, no NSFW poster shall go unpromoted!" Image:Star Fox promoted.jpg|I killed your father, Fox.... Image:Mecha Promoted.jpg|Pro/m/oted. Image:Unit 01 promoted.jpg|You must'nt run away.... Image:LCL Promoted.jpg|"Wow, that's some pretty hawt Rei-hentai, I really-"...KERSPLAT!!!!! Image:Promotions on Tray.jpg Image:Promotions and Special Offers.jpg Image:1191182196989.jpg|"We're going straight-up the corporate ladder!" Image:Darker than Balck Promotions.jpg|Darker than Black promotions. Image:Promotions Movie.jpeg|Coming to a theater near you... Image:Promoted!.jpg Image:Winning the Corporate Race.jpg|Winning the corperate-race never felt so good. Image:Eggman Promotion.jpg|You know what happens to Candle-sniffing fuck-fences? Image:1187706331562.png Image:Dawn promotions.jpg Image:1191611782374.jpg Image:Promotions Blingee.gif|Blingee version. Image:Promotions, Ahaha~.jpg|Kanon Promotions. Image:Nanaoh Promotions.jpg Image:Chef Gordon Ramsey.jpg Image:Keiichi promotions.jpg|K1 Promotions. Image:Deadpool Promotions.jpeg|Deadpool Promotions. Image:Mexican Promotions.jpeg|Fiesta-time!!! Image:Z6TNBY2G75GBYHAGQF675G4QO7HSPJLC.gif Image:KFC Promotions.jpg|Oh Lawdy! Image:Hillary Promotions.jpg Image:Miku Promotions.jpg|Miku Promotions Image:1195583909932.jpg|HUGE PROMOTIONS!!! Image:Darks Promotions.jpg|Darks version. Image:Promotions gif.gif Image:Chris Benoit Promotions.png|Oh boy.... Image:1195706044647.jpg Image:Guitar Promotions.jpg Image:1196900022654.jpg Image:Trump Promotions.png|Trump-tastic! Image:Spiral Promotions.png|People have been saying the chan-boards have been in a downward-spiral. Image:1191882498306.jpg Image:Hetfielddy1.jpg|Metallica knows how to promote. Image:1199583926739.jpg Image:1199584972841.jpg|You heard him. Forget about Promotions. Image:1199585420014.jpg|....Did somebody say "Promotions"? Image:1199585646444.gif Image:1199643342360.jpg|This is your chance. Image:1199586220205.gif Image:1200702746048.jpg|Oh yeah..... Image:1201742699108.jpg|All around. Image:Promotions Warning.jpg|Contaminated area. Image:1202423553966.jpg Image:1202423561101.jpg|Salvations! Image:1202424670059.jpg Image:1202424626273.jpg|F5ING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT Image:1202424828003.jpg Image:1199584473178.jpg Image:1204147007739.jpg Image:1207530069680.jpg|Clannad Promotions. Image:Promotions Zone.jpg|Don't become a statistic. Image:Abuse_promotions.png|300 000 people are promoted each year Image:Yotsubapromotions.jpg|Yotsuba & Promotions Image:1202526937522.png|Rosario + Vampire promotions Image:PyramidHeadPromotions.jpg|Not just promotions... RAPE PROMOTIONS!!! Image:Tanakapromotions.jpg|Tanaka has a promotion for you! Oh, you won't be able to press that dial! </gallery>

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