Response times are too damn high memeImage macros – those pictures superimposed with vaguely humorus text – are everywhere on the Internet. I decided that it was time for someone to create some that performance testers could relate to; something we could all print out and pin to our cubicle walls.

To get everything started, I have created 8 images. Maybe they will become successful memes and help spread performance testing culture across the world…or maybe they will just generate a chuckle or two.

If you create your own performance testing-related image macro, please leave a comment (with a link), or send me an email. I will collect them all on this page.

“Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog. You understand it better but the frog dies in the process.”
― E.B. White

Disastergirl auto-scaling meme

Performance defects everywhere meme

Philosoraptor load testing meme

Measure all the things meme

Bad luck Brian the Project Manager meme

Picard load generator facepalm meme

Scumbag Steve performance testing meme


Published On: October 15, 2014Tags: ,


  1. Stuart Moncrieff October 24, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Ermergerd! These are awesome (and much better than my ones). Thanks for emailing them through @rybsy.

    Bad Luck Brian - performance testing environment is down all week

    Zuckerberg note pass - I want you to Citrix scripting without the agent installed

  2. Stuart Moncrieff October 29, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    @cjdelorenzo, I modified your “This is Sparta/Performance Testing!” meme slightly…

    Meme - This is Performance Testing!

  3. Stuart Moncrieff November 4, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I face-palmed when someone from NAB spoke at a conference and said that the website team was doing *all* their load testing using Bees with Machine Guns (Apache Bench)…but it inspired this:

    Meme - load testing with ApacheBench

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