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5.02.2016

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"Obama out." With those closing words—and with the solid thud of a microphone hitting a dais that followed—the Internet went #micdrop crazy. But President Barack Obama's speech Saturday a
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May 02, 2016
Dropping the Mic Now Officially Belongs to the Realm of Nerds
After Obama's Weekend Feat, Nerds Now Account for 91% of All Mic Drops on Record
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"Obama out."

With those closing words—and with the solid thud of a microphone hitting a dais that followed—the Internet went #micdrop crazy.

But President Barack Obama's speech Saturday at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, otherwise known as Nerd Prom, was more than just an echo of Kobe's "Mamba out" moment. It was an echo of himself. On Fallon. Remember?

See, it's an old joke by now. Goes like this. Take one very straitlaced person, egghead-y person or leader of the free world. Have them drop mic. The result: instant meme immortality.

So now, in the twilight of the presidential mic-drop era, here is a look at the 10 times that nerds have dropped the mic to reasonably good effect.

 
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