I Can Milk You
The meme known as “I Can Milk You” is an image macro that depicts the profile YouTube personality Markiplier observing a cow within the game of "Minecraft" and uttering the line. It instantly rose in popularity on social media after Markiplier uploaded a video of him playing Minecraft in May of 2020. This image is often used as a response to something exploitable.
On May 29th, 2020, Markplier uploads a video, continuing a playthrough of Minecraft. Said video racked up over 2.2 million views in two weeks. During this video, he chances upon a cow and quips "I can milk you."
Redditor "TheBrightSword" uploaded a screenshot of that particular scene to r/PewdiepieSubmissions, adding a caption about the relationship between video companies and bestselling titles. This post garnered 7,700 points over the span of two weeks, with a 99% rate of upvoting.
In short, this particular meme is applicable to any sort of commentary on exploitation or using something up as far as is possible. Examples of this particular meme in action could include the following.
- Disney's approach to the Star Wars franchise.
- Tetsuya Nomura's backstory and lore regarding the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
- Getting members of a political party to agree to things that are not in their best interest if they believe those things will harm any and all members of the opposing party.