Friends, the meme economy has never been more volatile, so it’s important to invest in stocks when they’re white hot. The past week has proven exactly why, as Twitter analysts watched the value of newcomer Blinking White Guy fucking soar.
In case you’ve been, uh, living your life, you may have missed the GIF meme template’s origins. Ripped from a video featuring GiantBomb producer Drew Scanlon, the split-second clip comprises a tightly-cropped split-second of his bemused face:
While it’s pretty vanilla in context, it’s a veritable meme bonanza on its own. Keen-eyed Twitter denizens have used that ever-so-sassy expression to provide some ~spice~ to any number of concepts:
me: i just failed that lol
teacher: you failed
— bri (@floodedlung) February 15, 2017
waking up next to my enemy and pretending to be shocked after we hooked up sober pic.twitter.com/scXKyZWZ9N
— Carina Hsieh (@carinahsieh) February 18, 2017
Me acting surprised on judgment day when I get told I’m going to hell pic.twitter.com/BihKoL7d6q
— John Wayne (@abedelrey) February 15, 2017
white people: dont wear thrasher if you dont skate!!
someone: dont say the n word if youre not black
white people: pic.twitter.com/wIZQZHfaf8
— chanel (@hslaurent) February 15, 2017
me: i want to–
my bank account:pic.twitter.com/cmTq5mWqt2
— jaboukie young-white (@jaboukie) February 15, 2017
Of course, every meme’s value has a peak, and we’re just reaching it. At least, that’s what we can infer, based on these meta-memes spawned from Scanlon’s perturbed mug:
Me- “I love that meme of that white guy blinking.”
Friend- “…it’s kinda getting old.”
— Gabby (@gabbylemay11) February 19, 2017
Me: I know every meme.
Someone: Then what’s the name of the one with the blinking white guy?
— Brendan Bergen (@carpetislava) February 15, 2017
At this point, all that’s left is for Lush to throw it on a Melbourne wall. In fact, we’d be so unsurprised, we might even be inclined to hijack this meme once more.
Source and photo: Twitter.