In China, good WeChat stickers are a form of social capital. Your collection of custom stickers is entirely dependent on your circle of friends and whether they are cool enough to have hilarious reaction stickers (and be willing to send them to you). Every carefully-curated sticker collection (you only get 100 custom stickers, so one has to be discerning) will contain an appropriate sticker for every occasion, some that are inappropriate for any occasion, and some that are just plain baffling. Here are 5 of the weirdest ones I’ve come across and where they come from.
1. Dramatic lemur
Dramatic lemur video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTMf40ORFE8
Although this is commonly known on the internet as the dramatic lemur, it is actually a tarsier, a nocturnal animal with eyeballs as big as its brain. Fun fact: tarsiers can rotate their heads 180 degrees without moving the rest of their body. Try staring one of these guys down! The dramatic lemur gif comes from a Youtube video of the tarsier widening its eyes to the iconic deep note sound from THX, George Lucas’ surround sound company.
2. Never say no to panda
Panda cheese commercials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X21mJh6j9i4
This panda with an attitude is not, as you might have thought, Chinese. This gif is actually from an award-winning Egyptian commercial series for Egyptian dairy company, Panda cheese, starring a panda who terrorizes a chef, a patient in a hospital, and this family in the supermarket for not trying his cheese. The tagline is “never say no to panda”.
3. Freak deer
Freak deer video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYCKWSMrnKU
This gif comes from one of the most spine-chilling, nightmarish scenes I’ve ever seen on TV. In season three, episode 15 of Adventure Time, the Stag or Freak Deer rampages through the Candy Kingdom, taking victims back to his cave and sticking them onto the walls. When the heroes Finn and Jake catch him, he takes off his gloves, revealing human hands under his hooves. My sister likes to send me this sticker when I’m about to go to bed.
4. Testicle man
I call this one the testicle man. From a Baidu search, it appears to have originally been a QQ sticker pack, though exactly how someone came up with this idea remains a mystery. The write-up on the gif pack says: “‘Eunuch playing eggs’ is a collection of very obscene stickers. The eunuch is a cartoon man wearing a red hat. His biggest hobby is playing with his eggs.”
5. Homer backs into things
To be used in awkward social situations, this sticker is from an episode of The Simpsons called “Homer loves Flanders”. In the scene, Homer asks his neighbors the Flandereses if they want to hang out with him. When they decline, Homer says “oh, okay” before backing into a hedge. This is a meme that has been kicking around the internet for a while. One redditor even made a generator that makes Homer back into whatever you want.
Which of these stickers surprise you the most? Got any next level stickers you want us to see? Drop us a line in the comments section below!