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The True Origin of the Facepalm

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A part of me believes that this is how Jean-Luc Picard's infamous facepalm gesture really slipped into popularity. Coincidentally, that same part of me is currently begging a browser plug-in to just work already.


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In a few moments I'll be moving on from facepalm to headdesk. Unfortunately I don't have any conspiracy theories about the origin of that gesture to share just yet. [Abstruse Goose]

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I thought the facepalm was because of this video: []