Kill Me meme origin
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Grumpy!
I saw the Grumpy Cat "kill me" picture and wondered what the origin of the Kill Me meme is.
Know Your Meme writes:
Kill Me is an image macro series in which people, animals or objects are depicted as if they’re suffering from pain, such as physical deformity, or otherwise uncomfortable conditions. The images are often accompanied by the caption “Kill me”, reflecting the subject’s desire to be put out of misery.
The image macros may have been inspired by a scene in the 1986 science fiction film Aliens, in which a human is discovered suffering in a cocoon who begs to be killed (shown below). In the 1997 science fiction film Alien Resurrection, the fourth movie in the Alien franchise, the protagonist Ripley encounters a deformed clone of herself, who pleads to be put out of its misery.
That's right, it was Aliens.