The iconic image of a snowy owl with a big ol' "
" caption (as in "Oh, really?") has been a snarky Web staple for nearly a decade. Numerous Netizens have used the photo, or at least the term, to shoot down opinionated Internet gasbags over the years. O RLY's origins are hazy--Wikipedia traces its roots to comedy site
‘s user forums circa 2003. But whatever its roots, the yellow-eyed owl has spurred Photoshop fans to create a seemingly endless series of alternate pics, including many with creepy cats, insipid politicians, and altered captions like "YA RLY."