It’s likely that you’ve seen the poster for N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which itself is a play on the music industry’s “Parental Advisory Explicit Content” label. Then Dr. Dre and the North Kingdom agency built on that joke by creating the #StraightOutta meme generator. The intent was for fans to insert their hometown, drumming up pride for where they came from.
Then the Internet got a hold of it, and the results turned just as geeky as you expected them to.
It’s pretty simple: You go to the website, enter a word or words into the generator, and upload a photo. Some stuck with the “Straight Outta [location]” convention, while others (like Facebook user Luke Palmer, who made us giggle with the Alien joke above) went way off the rails. Here are a few of our favorites:
The Hunger Games fansite Quarter Quell made perfect use of that Mockingjay photo of Katniss Everdeen on President Snow’s throne:
BookRiot went the Bard’s route, taking care of all of Shakespeare’s major characters:
Literary agent and author Eric Smith went an entirely different direction, but it’s no less true:
Twitter user @VABoredWoolf used the meme to avenge Coulson:
We couldn’t resist making a few of our own!
Check the #StraightOutta Twitter tag for more hilarious creations.