“On all levels except physical, I am a wolf.” – a very iconic quote taken from a 2013 short video clip, that features a young man who is trying to explain his mindset of identifying as a wolf, as part of a TV documentary.
At the end of the sentence he even lets out a humble, but genuine woof sound, as he gazes to the horizon with pride.
The clip was cropped out of a 2013 documentary that was broadcasted on U.S. cable channel Logo TV, and it’s theme was set to portray young people who want to prove that despite their human bodies, they can identify as different animals, such as a wolf for instance.
The boy, who is shown during the short clip, is called Matthew Schimmel, who claims the following regarding himself: “On all levels except physical, I am a wolf.”.
The internet quickly picked up the documentary and instantly labeled it as “cringeworthy”, with a specific focus on Matthew’s performance.
The meme primarily circulated in different boards of Reddit from 2014. There, On all levels except physical, I am a wolf has been mixed into various pop-culture references, such as the 2013 first person shooter PayDay.
In 2015, the clip was submitted on Vine where it went viral. The meme peaked in popularity that year.
The clip was also uploaded several times onto YouTube after the shutdown of Vine in order to preserve the content.
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