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10 years later, 'This is fine' meme creator wants to put out the fire

By Kelsey Ables

17 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

We can all picture it, the "This is fine" meme in which a cartoon dog in a top hat sits in a burning house apathetic about his predicament. The Post speaks with the meme’s creator a decade later.

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In the beginning, he was just a cartoon dog in a burning house, apathetic about his dire predicament. "This is fine," he said, to no one in particular.

But a decade after artist K.C. Green drew the scene, that defeatist dog lives on as a viral meme - one that has, in a way, spoken to all of us.

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