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About

Talking to Brick Wall refers to photo and video clip that a black man having actually a conversation through a brick wall, originating native a November 2010 YouTube video clip poking fun at just how it often tends to feel talking around politics to other people. A screenshot native the video clip began seeing use in image macros and as a reaction image as early on as 2014. In July 2020, a GIF of the video was included as an emote to Twitch streamer xQc"s channel. The clip"s popular in memes continued to rise into 2021.


Origin

On November 22nd, 2010, YouTuber<1> Maronzio Vance posted a comedy skit in which he has actually a one-sided conversation v a brick wall in stimulate to show how talking national politics tends come feel, the inscription reading, "At times ns feel like I"m talking to a brick wall. So ns went out and also found one that will certainly listen" (shown below). The video clip gained over 151,000 see in 11 years.


Spread

A screenshot from the video showing a still picture of Vance in mid-conversation with the wall surface became the topic of memes as early on as 2014 top top sites prefer Tumblr and Twitter to joke around conversations the go nowhere (examples displayed below, left and right).

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The format continued to flourish over the adhering to years, spreading throughout social media.


DonoWall

On July 1st, 2020, a fan of Twitch streamer xQc, FewBreath, submitted<2> a GIF the the video clip with the surname DonoWall as an emote to Twitch expansion BetterTTV (shown below). On the very same day, FewBreath posted<3> the emote to xQc"s subreddit as a candidate come be used on xQc"s Twitch channel. XQc included the emote later on that day. Before being archived, FewBreath"s Reddit post received end 2.2k upvotes. As of September 6th, 2021, DonoWall is in use<2> on over 28,000 channels.

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On July 13th, 2020, a meaning for DonoWall relating come xQc was added<4> to Urban dictionary (shown below).

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On December 28th, 2020, YouTuber<5> ItsPaul posted a sped-up version of the clip, garnering over 67,000 views in 7 months (shown below).

On January 23rd, 2021, Redditor r4jan posted an image macro to /r/dankmemes<6> utilizing a video version that the clip, getting over 28,500 rise in 6 months (shown below).

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patrickwarburtonfan53 posted photo macro joking around talking to Herobrine deniers, getting over 15,000 likes in two days (shown below).