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Upstate man who started Doge memes heads to Japan for first-ever Doge Day

Nov 02 (foxcarolina.com) - You may not know Kabosu’s name, but if you’ve been on the internet in the last decade, you’ve probably seen her. It’s the face that launched a thousand memes. Then came merchandise, NFTs, cryptocurrency and now - an official holiday.

Thursday, Nov. 2 is the first-ever International Doge Day.

John Monarch, an Upstate man credited with kicking off the doge meme phenomenon, said he never expected what came from a Reddit post he made in 2010.

Monarch saw an ad carousel on Reddit with pictures of multiple dogs including the now-famous Kabosu, who belongs to Atsuko Sato, a teacher and blogger in Japan. Monarch posted the pictures in a Reddit group with the colorful title: “LMBO LOOK @ THIS ****** DOGE.” ...continue reading

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