[Ads-l] "___, I am in you"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 14 18:14:33 EDT 2017


Two cents worth or less:

On the _Colbert Report_ (or perhaps the _Daily Show_) many years ago,
Stephen Colbert (perhaps pushing _I Am America_) was shown cavorting
through a field, enraptured by his love for America.

At one point he said, "America! Now I'm inside you!" (or "in you!") or
words to that effect.

I remember thinking it was pretty far out, even for cable.

JL

On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 2:42 PM, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>
wrote:

> Thanks, Ben.
>
> > On 13 Aug 2017, at 15:32, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > "I am in you" goes back to Oct. 2009, when Kevin Smith used it:
> >
> > https://twitter.com/ThatKevinSmith/status/4812393554
> >
> > Wil Wheaton then picked it up and popularized it. Wheaton gave Smith
> credit
> > here:
> >
> > https://plus.google.com/+WilWheaton/posts/XAG7RW8Wn3j
> >
> > More on Lauren Gawne's Superlinguo blog:
> >
> > http://www.superlinguo.com/post/36165842096/place-i-am-in-you
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 7:33 AM, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Is this https://twitter.com/MarsCuriosity/status/232348380431544320 the
> >> origin of this meme?
>
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