NOTE: This article was copied from max's official wiki, in case it shuts down.
|CATCH THAT MAN!|
|January 6, 2006|
Catch that man!
This fad began on January 6, 2006 with an animation of a man in a milk crate wearing a motorcycle helmet manually propelling himself forward while being chased by a bunch of Asian-looking men in tight wet suits down a slick roadway, accompanied by a sped-up version of the Eurobeat remix of "Japan Break Industries" by some japanese worker. Initially submitted by infernalmeep, the image source was attributed to 2chan, a Japanese imageboard from which the infamous 4chan.org is based.
User infernalmeep has not commented on whether or not he was the creator of this animation or just a reposter of this image. It has been speculated that the image was created by British animation artist Cyriak since it so closely resembles his style and sensibilities.
To date there are more than 100 spinoff sites from this initial entry. In a typical spinoff site, both the man in the box and the men chasing him are replaced by others; ex. Pac-man being chased by ghosts.