I’m Something of a Scientist Myself is a popular quote turned image macro, from the 2002 “Spider-Man” movie, depicting Norman Osborn.
Online the image macro is used as a punchline to memes about someone’s trivial scientific knowledge, or Straight Up stupid behavior. It can be encountered as an image macro format, as well as a reaction GIF.
“Spider-Man” was premiered in the US on May 3rd, 2002, being the first live action adaptation of the popular comic and cartoon series.
One of the scenes presents Norman Osborn (played by Willem Dafoe) meeting the protagonist, Peter Parker (portrayed by Toby MacGuire), where Norman drops the line “I’m Something of a Scientist Myself.”
The first case of the image macro showed up on 4chan on October 25th, 2016.
The format would appear on Reddit in 2017, first on the r/raimimemes subreddit, then on various other subreddits.
By the end of 2017, “I’m Something of a Scientist Myself” would appear on sites like Imgur, Facebook, Tumblr as well as Instagram, often paired with funny situational captions, where one is boasting a lacking scientific skill, or stupidity.
Memes with the image macro can also be encountered as exploitables, with the captions often being modified to say something entirely different.