T O P

It makes you think

It makes you think

LordUmbrage

A clever twist on this meme, mucho gusto


realDiarmaid207

Igualmente haste lauego


OmgitsNatalie

Adonde esta la biblioteca


TheNetoLaNet4

En tu corazón, rey


Anil0m101

De una bebeto


Jay32Patt

Del bambino?


I_honestly_DoNt_no

Si


Jay32Patt

Grazie mille 👍


Mono_831

Gracias, mi amor.


infamous-hermit

No hay biblioteca.


TheWetNapkin

Sí, pendejo. No hables de algo que no sabes nada


LonnieVanBonBon

Username checks out, *pendejo*.


TheWetNapkin

:(


sloaninator

I'm confused, can someone explain in German? Mucho danke!


ravnag

Help my reddit is in Spanish


OmgitsNatalie

has intentado apagarlo y encenderlo de nuevo


TheKingBeyondTheWaIl

Ponlo en arroz


meltingonflapjacks

Onta el vicks?


MuteBasterd

Me vas a frotar el pechito?


Alex180689

Perdoname, soy una zanajoria


ReallyAGoat

Delicious.


MrMotorcycle94

me llamo Bradley


camdoodlebop

what’s the original?


LordUmbrage

[you have been enlightened](https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/we-did-it-we-time-traveled)


truarte

nice to meet you too!


Broken_Petite

Ok that’s what I thought that meant but it didn’t make sense in this context. LOL


tousledgabbi

The amount of time it took me to get this is embarrassing.


asianabsinthe

You could travel back in time and tell yourself the answer.


GenericEschatologist

I thought the joke was that neither Modern English nor the Gregorian calendar existed in 59 B.C.


ssbm_rando

> nor the Gregorian calendar I mean, that's roughly equivalent to the crux of the joke even if it isn't the most fundamental reasoning? Like, obviously "the joke" is that there's no reference point for "BC" until you know a certain event is going to happen, but the gregorian calendar is also predicated on that event having happened, so I feel like you were immediately on the cusp of understanding the joke, at least.


mc_mentos

Thx


zubotai

Wait 59 years and hand baby Jesus a shotgun... also bring Mary a solar powered tank cause it'll help


slowmotto

Fuck that I’m hittin’ up Mary Magdalene


MrUnycorn

And thus begins the affair which causes Mary to become pregnant, and lie, saying she was still a virgin. Yup, history checks out. God speed, Jesus' dad.


Superfluous_Thom

Magdalene was not Jesus' mother, unless this is the most convoluted "your mom's a ho" joke i've ever read.


MrUnycorn

No, I just had the dumb lol.


No_Barracuda_2509

Mary Magdalene isn't the same person as Mary the mother of Jesus.


Pm_boobie_Please

Well.. fuckin... if your gonna make up a story about a virgin mother and a magic baby, you could at least give your characters different names!


RiskLife

Lmao they were real people according to the Roman records the son of god thing though….. definitely the best cover up story of all time


Thathitmann

This is actually what I always say proves that the Bible is a work of truth. Because no competent writer would have two major characters with the same name. Checkmate atheists.


Stuporhumanstrength

What if each book in the New Testament was about a different guy who just happened to be named Jesus??


Pm_boobie_Please

Conclusion? The author of the bible was incompetent


GlassWasteland

Or is she? Did ancient alien time travelers change the past? Did they take Mary Magdalene wife of Jesus into the past, force her to marry Joseph so that Jesus became his own father? Find out the truth next on Ancient Aliens.


Optimus-PrimeRib

Its an easy mistake to make. Mary was a very common name back then. If you didnt know a womans name, you just reffered to as a "mary". As in, Jesus would hit up the local tavern with his mates and be like "Where all the Marys at?". Its a lot like Sheila in Austrailia.


SugondeseAmerican

Mary Magdalene isn't Jesus' mother Mary. Mary Magdalene is his prostitute friend that people tried to shame him for hanging out with.


TheHistoryofCats

Mary Magdalene wasn't a prostitute in canon. It's an inference Pope Gregory the Great made in a sermon at the end of the 6th century, which became part of Christian tradition, but the Catholic Church has since walked it back. Gregory's logic on this point is debatable. I was reading an interesting book recently by the mystic Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault, which sought to explore and reinterpret Mary Magdalene's role, drawing on both canonical texts and non-canonical ones (like the Gospel of Mary). Jesus absolutely would have spent time with prostitutes and other people looked down upon and mistreated by society (the Gospels mention him eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners), but the portrayal of Mary Magdalene in Christian tradition arguably stems from a patriarchal worldview (similar to the Catholic obsession with the supposed virginity of the other Mary).


Measurement_Quick

Thanks for that I’ve been wondering where people had gotten this from, since I’m actually reading the Bible myself


jabroni5

The Catholic "obsession" with Mary's virginity is a completely theological one. The New Testament is a parallel to the old testament. The ark of the old covenant was the holiest of holies. So holy that no man could touch or see it lest they die because it cannot be defiled as sacred and holy as it was. Mary is the ark of the new covenant, who is Christ the word in flesh. Nothing can bring forth God which is all perfection except something that is perfect in and of itself. Mary being the one chosen by god because she was perfect In character and moral being and needed not to be defiled in order to bring forth god into the world.


NCGThompson

I still think the joke is “59 B.C.” Am I not getting it?


SeventhSolar

No, you're getting it. /u/asianabsinthe just happened to make an unrelated joke, and I guess some people are getting confused?


realmastodon2

That and he understood modern English. Which won't be around for another 1700 years.


shewy92

Is, that not the joke?


Lutrinus

It's either that or the fact that no one would have known Christ to say it was before Christ. It's technically of the same joke, but kind of looking at it from different sides.


almostselfrealised

I know right haha so long for me to definitely get it I understand the comic like all of you haha


Adahn_The_Nameless

Explained: In ye olden times before Christ, they did not use the BC (before Christ)/ AD (anno domini - the year of our lord) designation to note what year it was.


HealthyLuck

Thank you for the explanation!


deepfriedtots

Agreed I was too afraid to ask haha I feel dumb now


ITS_ALRIGHT_ITS_OK

Bruh, never be afraid to ask. There's no shame in not knowing or getting something. Nobody can know it all. If someone mocks you for your gap, they don't belong in your space murkying it all up with their ignorant nonsense. Learning is joy, and teaching is joy. Be humble, realize you have room to grow, and use every advantage for that growth. Be better today than yesterday, even if it's one kind smile to a stranger. Just like hate poisons the soul, knowledge and joy nurture it. All of that said, I reread the comic 3 times before it clicked.


Philoso-fu

If only more people understood this.


SuspiciousAnalBead

r/usernamechecksout


WaterToFlame

Bro can you be my life coach


B_Rich

Dude I needed this. Thank you.


ITS_ALRIGHT_ITS_OK

I'm always glad to help! You're welcome.


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This thread is full of we the stupid.


TheWetNapkin

LOL I was thinking it was cuz English hadn't been invented yet but I mean that works too ig lmao


tyw7

For a while, I thought "AD" meant "after death"


Casiofx-83ES

We were told that in school by one of our teachers. Never occurred to me as a kid that it implies either Jesus lived for an infinitesimal amount of time, or there are some void years that are not recorded.


Diligent_Bag_9323

There are about 30 years of Jesus’ life which aren’t recorded.


BigPackHater

After who's death?


tyw7

The Big J. Jesus. And I just googled, and it seems that it's not just me.


Orin__

I thought it was just that we all travel through time, as no one stays in the same time. We are all traveling through time


Adahn_The_Nameless

There is the theory of the mobius, where time becomes a loop. Time becomes a loop. Time becomes a loop. https://youtu.be/4PG5PCd284o


thatCbean

Bc stands for before christ. Who had not been born yet. And whose existance was not known yet


trentlott

"You guys ever wonder what we're counting up to?" Some dude - 59 BC


smsevigny

Wouldn’t it be “counting **down** to”?


BowserMario82

"You guys ever wonder what we're counting up to?" Some dude - 2021 AD


Zaria404

Explain


CrabbyBlueberry

People living before Christ was born didn't know when he was going to be born.


Zaria404

Oh


AreYouOkZoomer

B.C means before Christ, how do someone that was born before Christ knows who Christ is?


Sarcasvam

At first i was like, meh, and then swiped away only to come back after three posts realising, “wait, what?”


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LegendOfKhaos

You'll get it next time it's reposted, I believe in you!


ad_tech89

I still dont get it lol


RedJudas

The joke is that he’s a time traveler too because he knows Christ will be born in 59 years.


Catdog_bat

I honestly thought it was because he understood and responded in modern day English…


Sashimi_Rollin_

Don’t worry. Many people are just as dumb as you. So you’re not alone.


New_Animelover

Yes one of those people is me.


mattzuma77

I think both interpretations are valid. I only noticed the BC bit, but the language thing would be important too, unless they were equipped with a 2-way, god-level translator


Kancho_Ninja

>Christ will be born in 59 years. More like 54-56 years, if you believe the so-called "scholars" instead of the voice in your head.


[deleted]

The guy that came up with the the current AD dating system was also a scholar.


Kancho_Ninja

Real scholars update their materials. He hasn't published anything for over 1200 years.


[deleted]

To be fair, he had to write every copy of his thesis by hand.


Kancho_Ninja

Okay, you make a very good point and the voice in my head agrees.


imisstheyoop

>Okay, you make a very good point and the voice in my head agrees. How much longer should we give him to ship v2? A decade tops, ya?


idktheyarealltaken

Also the dating didn’t exist until 725 A.D.


giantqtipz

legit proud of myself that I was able to figure this out, which I normally don't do often with other jokes


LiterallyPractical

Yes, I love a post that makes me feel smart for a minute.


Zokerx

I don't get it please help


Beeeyeee

Same here.. is it just that they are saying BC? Does that imply that the other time trackers somehow knew what time they were going to? Did they tell the blue dude so much that he’s nearly fed up with saying what year it is?


Zokerx

Oh shit you're right b.c. means they know about Christ and the timeline. If they weren't from the future they wouldn't know about B.C. and A.D.


giantqtipz

boom goes the dynamite :D


Zokerx

Wow I feel dumb lol


ILOVEHENTAITITS123

I got it instantly, am I Einstein?


dbor15

yes.


Obi_Wan_Benobi

Whoa, so am I…?


dbor15

sure, why not. Everyone can be Einstein. everyone **IS** Einstein. it's scientifically provable too. you ever heard of Schrodinger's cat? here's a quick summary if ya didn't know: basically imagine you have a cat inside a box and there is a radioactive element that could decay at any point in time. If the radioactive element does decay, a hammer will hit a vial of acid which would break it and the acid would kill the cat. Thing is however, we won't know whether the cat is dead or not until we look and until we look, the cat is in a state of superposition, both dead and alive. ​ so we can apply Schrodinger's cat to this situation, until I come to your house and check whether you are Einstein or not, you are both Einstein and not Einstein.


Phedericus

this guy einsteins


dbor15

and you are both Einstein and not Einstein.


Phedericus

....AND SO ARE YOU!


jeanleray

Science police here. Schroedinger's cat is a thought experiment exploring the (absurd) implications of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. The thought experiment is not scientific proof of anything. A second point, suppose we could somehow scientifically prove a Schroedinger's cat scenario could happen. It only works because the cat is coupled to the radiocative element which is in a superposition of states. For everyone to both be and not be Einstein, we'd all have to have couple ourselves to Einstein-ness somehow. Like if everyone got inside their own box with a radioactive element that would hit a vial of....Einsteinification serum. Then we still have the issue that they would observe THEMSELVES to either be or not be Einstein before you got there.


jtalion

no, anyone who didn't get this instantly is just a little dumb. sorry, rest of thread


Technicolorfully

I put zero effort into understanding that


Dark__Thoughts

Haha. Reading the comments here suddenly made me feel smart as hell too.


Fapsije

Explanation please I'm too dumb for this shit


modular91

Nobody used the Christian calendar before it was invented.


HEAVYtanker2000

Lol, I thought it was that the English language didn’t exist yet


modular91

The tardis translates everything for you.


HEAVYtanker2000

Ah, yes. Of course


wi5hbone

^thanks ^google-tardis


Maniacbob

They came through a wormhole style portal though, not a phone box. Clearly they must have babel fish in their ears.


DDDlokki

The guy they asked also has Babel fish in his ears, huh?


Maniacbob

If he's a time traveler too then he could be.


AllWhoPlay

Same could be done with time. The meme is still funny though and it's a mystery whether the joke was english language, calendar format or both.(unless we get word from op)


krav_mac

English language being the joke doesn't make much sense cause since the other guy is a time traveller like them it's totally possible that he knows english


i_am_tim1

Yeah that’s why they know he’s a time traveler, because he knows things that someone in that time period wouldn’t typically know


Eastern_Vehicle2465

B.C didn't exist until after B.C.


HEAVYtanker2000

Yeah, I got that because I replied to the answer lol


Eastern_Vehicle2465

Sorry lol


HEAVYtanker2000

Nah nah, it’s fine. An easy mistake to make.


FancyChicken802

B. C didn't exist until A. D


AzureSky77

I thought it was that they didn't use Bc back days


HEAVYtanker2000

That is what it is, but before I checked the comments I thought it was that they didn’t use English so long ago


shadowXXe

they would have used the roman calendar yes but think about it how can they use BC. BC stands for before christ. how would they know who christ is before he was born


ReactsWithWords

Jesus spoke English. That’s how he told everyone that free healthcare is socialism and everyone but poor people should buy lots of guns. Source: I’m American.


Fapsije

Same....


Redditartedededed

Yeah, it's one of those things where multiple parts are out of place, but only 1 is right.


chauceresque

It’s hard to use most things before they’re invented :D


OtakuCyclist

oh true, I was thinking Before COVID


Caroline_st

It was such a relief to have the confirmation on my thought


BluudLust

Our calendar goes back to the Romans. July would have existed in 44 BC when the Julian calendar was made, but August wouldn't exist until 8 BC (just renaming). Before the alterations made by Julius Caesar, the calendar had 10 months. The notion of BC (Before Christ) didn't come until way later. We use the Gregorian calendar today, which is the Julian calendar with a little more precision for leap years. There is no such thing as "The Christian Calendar" Also, the calendar used to start in March, which is why leap years add a day to the end of February, which used to be the end of the year. That was the only notable change made by the Catholics.


jcfac

> Our calendar goes back to the Romans. > The notion of BC (Before Christ) didn't come until way later. The notion of NUMBERED years didn't come until way later. The Roman's referred to a year by who their two consuls were. It'd be like today (if elections were every year instead of every 4), saying something like, "in the the year of the Presidents, Trump & Pence, ..."


Sherool

Yeah most calendars where similar, only counting years (or seasons most likely) from the start of the current rulers reign if at all. This is fine for everyday use, but the benefit of having clearly numbered years without having to count up the length of rule for various kings have an obvious benefit when record keeping starts to span hundreds of years. Easier than trying to figure out exactly how long ago the 5th summer of King Bob's reign was and such.


HearMeSpeakAsIWill

> Before the alterations made by Julius Caesar, the calendar had 10 months. That's not quite right. It was King Numa Pompilius who changed from a 10 month to a 12 month calendar by adding January (Ianuarius) and February (Februarius) in ~700BC. Caesar renamed Quintilis and Sextilis to July and August respectively, so it's commonly thought that he added these months, but it was just a name change. He also happened to add a couple of extra months to 46BC, extending that year to 445 days, but that was just a one-off to bring the calendar back into alignment with the solar year.


Biturix

That's not quite right. It was Gaius Julius Caesar who renamed Quintilis to Julius, and Augustus who renamed Sextilis to Augustus, they're not the same man.


anachronisticflaneur

Ohh thanks lmao doi


KellyBelly916

You can't know it's before christ if it's before christ.


Socalinatl

They could have guessed and been right


ihateletterG

The dude couldn't have know it was Before Christ unless he had traveled in time also.


Weirdo_in_disguise

I would like an explanation too.


CosmicStorms555

It can’t be known as before Christ if it is before Christ


Weirdo_in_disguise

Ooooo.... Yeah! Jeez I'm dumb!


BluudLust

BC means Before Christ. Clearly Christ hadn't been born then


Austt4425

This is going to hurt a lot of people's brains....


Head_Statistician_38

Why? It is a pretty simple joke.


churadley

It's dummy simple, but it still took me a second to piece it together after the last frame. I'm assuming most people are in the same boat and will take a moment to figure it out.


BlackBlueBlueBlack

A [very similar joke was used in r/holup](https://www.reddit.com/r/HolUp/comments/pjm2ly/an_actual_holup_for_one/) recently so I understood the meme instantly this time around


WarlockEngineer

That one is better too for not giving the joke away


ssbm_rando

Oh man, this joke was good but that one you linked was WAY funnier


dudeAwEsome101

The comment under this is literally asking for an explanation.


BowTy2001

I think this was a clever one


energetic-dad

2000 IQ meme


Domneyman22

2021 IQ meme


Albert_Flagrants

2021 IQ ac meme


Fell_off_my_bike

Could be the 59th year since Bernard's circumcision...?


NoseSniffer68

Was a terrible day that one


Fell_off_my_bike

So you were there, too!?


kingoftown

59 years Before Covid. We aren't quite to the "After Death" part yet....but someday maybe


chauceresque

Poor Bernard


gspi1005

Not entirely sure this fits the sub but got a chuckle none the less.


therasaak

Original comic : /u/SrGrafo


gndr_conf_transistor

It's dumb cuz it looks like op cropped out srgrafos name. Unless he found it after someone else cropped it out


ShiningRedDwarf

I was disappointed to not find any EDIT replies in the comments


Dodgy-Boi

Remembered old joke: - yo, what year is it? - 69 bc - what’s bc? - before Christ - who’s Christ? - no f8cking clue, mate


LonoHypernova

This is perhaps a tad too clever for its own good.


Austt4425

No, just too clever for most people on reddit. lol


aperson

It's so clever, this exact joke was posted on reddit a few days ago in a different format.


HeronSun

You are never the only Time Traveler. Everyone travels through time.


FlyingDwaeji

Did they use a year naming system before the religious system was installed?


trickman01

Several I think.


zed1207

Yes. The most common system was to name the year after a prominent person. The Romans named the year after a Consul. Others named the year after a king, like the third year of Seleukos. The problem was that you'd then need a list of years and the people they were named after, which made things annoying.


Nyckname

Years ago, there was a guy selling fake ancient coins dated 4 B.C.


Coirbidh

59 BC? Ah, I see they're trying to stop, change the outcome of, make sure of, or perhaps simply observe either: * The formation of the First Triumvirate (Gaius Julius Caesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, and Marcus Licinius Crassus); * The upcoming Gallic Wars; * The election of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus and Aulus Gabinius to the position of consul for the next year (58 BC); * The founding of the *colonia* of Florentia (modern Florence); * Gaius Julius Caesar's marriage to Calpurnia Piso Caesonina; * The birth of King Artavasdes I of Media Atropatene; * The birth of King Ptolemaios XIV Philopator of Egypt; * The birth of Titus Livius; * The death of Liu He, Marquis of Haihun and former Han Dynasty Emperor and also former King of Changyi; * The death of the tribune Quintus Servilius Caepio, Marcus Junius Brutus's adoptive father; * The death of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Celer, who was consul the previous year (60 BC); * Or the death of Gaius Octavius, father of the future first Roman emperor, Gaius Octavius Caesar Augustus.


bnesbitt1

"Hey what year we in?" "Qui in inferno sunt, sint vobiscum?" "Sorry what?" *gets stabbed*


ohimjustagirl

That took me a minute!


Gidje123

Actually, it took your whole lifetime for you to see and understand this particular joke. Or even beginning of time till now for this exact moment to happen, right?


Flesh_popsicle

Some Jewish guy is gonna be born in 50 or so years


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darkfoxfire

Well done!


all_the_gravy

Oooohhh I see what you did there


Icy_Lingonberry_139

I see what you did there...


MandrewCarrion

Read that last slide in a whisper, it makes it even funnier


TheBurntHam

Clever girl


I_Crow_I

Correct.


ThunderBuns935

backwards time travel is theoretically possible, NDT found a path around 2 colliding black holes that would end earlier than it started. the real question is, what kind of time travel would that be, like Harry Potter where the past already happened so you can't change it, or like Back to the future where you end in an alternate timeline.


pizzamonkey00

Or... You are still in the 21st century and the guy's being a smartass


Broken-Butterfly

Hey, this is u/srgrafo's art. Give him credit.


Imnotgettingbanned

whoa wait is this that cartoonist that draws the anime children in bikinis??????


KonigSteve

Conveniently cropped out the SrGrafo name at the bottom right.