Stoner Stanley


[10] Guy (also known as “Really High Guy” and “Stoner Stanley”) is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photo of a young man who appears to be under the influence of marijuana. The captions typically portray stereotypical stoner behavior, similar to Stoner Dog, such as giving invalid answers to misunderstood questions and craving junk food.


On November 25th, 2011, Redditor randomdave posted a photo of a red-faced young man (below left) to the marijuana enthusiast r/trees subreddit titled “Being at a [10] is not always pretty.”[10] The same day, the picture was submitted by redditor Ahahaha__10 with the caption “Texts the person next to them / ‘I want hopsital’” (below right) in a post titled “The happened to a friend of mine on his first ever bong rip.”[1]

Stoner Stanley

Stoner Stanley

Stoner Stanley

Stoner Stanley

Etymology of [10]

The name is derived from the scoring system used by members of the r/trees[16] subreddit, also known as “ents”, that indicates the relative level of intoxication with [1] being the lowest and [10] being the highest.


Shortly after Redditor Ahahaha__10 submitted the first image macro, Redditor vivalocaaa created a Quickmeme[3] page using the photo called “[10] Guy.” On November 30th, 2011, a post titled “10 Guy ordering a cheeseburger” reached the front page of Reddit, accumulating over 3,000 up votes within 6 days.

Stoner Stanley

Stoner Stanley

On April 6th, 2012, several examples were posted to the Internet humor site Ebaumsworld[11] by user yzman87.

The meme continued to spread on sites like FunnyJunk[13], Memebase[15] and Tumblr under the tags “10 guy”[4] and “really high guy.”[9] As of April 20th, 2012, the Quickmeme page has over 10,400 submissions and a Facebook[14] page for “10 Guy” has 133 likes.

Notable Examples

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