The iconic image of a snowy owl with a big ol' "O RLY?" caption (as in
"Oh, really?") has been a snarky Web staple for nearly a decade. Numerous Netizens have used the photo, or at least the term, to shoot down
opinionated Internet gasbags over the years. O RLY's origins are hazy--Wikipedia traces its roots to comedy site Something Awful's user forums circa 2003. But whatever its roots, the yellow-eyed owl
has spurred Photoshop fans to create a seemingly endless series of alternate pics, including many with creepy cats, insipid politicians, and altered captions
like "YA RLY."
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