If one sees Filthy acts at a reasonable price, they might find themselves confounded; Is That a JoJo reference?
The line itself is an English localization of the name of Funny Valentine’s Stand: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, also referred to as D4C.
“Filthy Acts at a Reasonable Price” was first featured in the 61st chapter of Steel Ball Run, the 7th part of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series, published under the title Both Sides Now, Part 1, on May 19th, 2008.
The Stand is given immense power, as it can create alternate, parallel universes, which power serves as the basis for numerous memes.
“Filthy Acts at a Reasonable Price” became a popular search item on Google following the release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle video game in the United States on April 29th, 2014.
An early meme usage of the character and its powers can be linked to the YouTube upload of Derk on October 13th, 2016, published under the title “Filthy Acts at a Reasonable Price”, depicting infinite recreations of Donald Trump interacting.
In the following years, especially in 2018, image macros appeared online on sites like Reddit’s r/ShitPostCrusaders sub, iFunny, Facebook as well as Twitter, all revolving around “Filthy Acts at a Reasonable Price”.
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