I’m Something of a Scientist Myself


What does I’m Something of a Scientist Myself mean?

I’m something of a scientist myself is a popular quote turned image macro, from the 2002 Spider-Man movie.

Online the image macro is used as a punchline to memes about someone’s trivial scientific knowledge.

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What's the origin of I’m Something of a Scientist Myself?

Spider-Man was premiered in the US on May 3rd, 2002.

One of the scenes presents Norman Osborn (played by Willem Dafoe) meeting the protagonist, Peter Parker (portrayed by Toby MacGuire).

The first case of the image macro showed up on 4chan on October 25th, 2016.

Spread & Usage

How did I’m Something of a Scientist Myself spread?

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.

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