Let’s go back to 2007 for a moment, to a little electronic entertainment expo by the name of E3; back to that place in Nintendo history where Reggie Fils-Aime took to the stage to demonstrate Wii Fit and uttered those meme-tastic little words: “My body is ready.”
The quip seemed harmless at the time, one might even say barely worth a laugh. However, it would eventually go on to become the pervasive internet meme it has become today. A quick glance at Know Your Meme tells us that in 2010, three years after Reggie originally spoke them, the words “my body is ready” began gaining traction on the web via YouTube, presumably in anticipation of the upcoming E3 event.
Until then, the words had lay dormant and largely unappreciated since Reggie first dropped them in 2007. Now, in 2012, the phrase is more popular than ever, and the meme has successfully propagated itself among internet culture.
Worth mentioning is Urban Dictionary’s definition of “my body is ready”:
a.) A phrase a virgin says when they’re ready to knock boots
b.) Alternatively, a phrase someone says when they really like something and they want it NOW.
As is traditional with most memes, the words “my body is ready” (or some other recognizable variation) is often splashed over a ridiculous image for comedic juxtaposition. Animated .gif files, like the one shown above, are also a popular medium for the phrase.
Of course, like with most things of meme culture, someone was kind enough to take the phenomenon and set it to music. Here is Super Dudebros. masterfully mixed song “My Body Is Ready”:
Of course, in the five years that have passed since he first spoke those now-famous words, it should come as no surprise that Reggie is well aware of the monster he helped to create. Here’s Reggie acknowledging the phrase again, 5 years later at E3 2012, much to the crowd’s delight.
Gotta love the guy. We will never forget the readiness of your body, sir.Tweet
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