Remember Harambe

The gorilla that died? And the meme that seemingly refused to die, even though we all kind of wanted it to?

Well tough, gang, becomes Harambe is back. 

Someone Forked Out Over $130,000 For A Cheeto That Looks Like Harambe

But unlike dear Alf up there, Harambe is not back in mere pog form. 

No, in something more reminiscent of that depressing Leader Bean episode of ‘The Simpsons’, some dolt, some rube, some rich goddamn idiot has paid around $131,000 for a cheeto that looks like Harambe.

No you didn’t read that wrong, and yes, the world is just a little bit more terrible today.

The inexplicable eBay purchase finished up yesterday morning in the US, with a winning bid of $99,900 USD, which comes to $130,879 by our poor Australian standards.

And in the truly horrific item description, we find out this doesn’t even include the damn bag, which I guess was far too important to old mate ‘valuestampsinc’:

“I opened up a bag of Flamin Hot Cheetos and as soon as I looked inside I came across this unique Cheetos that looks like Harambe the gorilla.”

“This item is one of a kind!

“It measures up to about 1 1/2 inches in length.

“This item up for bid is only for this unique Cheetos, bag not included.

“This makes a great collectible for anyone who appreciates rare items!”

Surprising no one, this very sad, lucrative deal has spawned a bunch of copycats. 

Weirdly, some of the copycats are going as low as you would reasonably expect from a neat looking chip, sitting in the tens of US dollars, while others are still in the stupidly high thousands mark.

And I swear to God, no amount of your fancy “supply and demand” economic theory will ever, ever be able to explain that one to me. Or any of this nonsense, for that matter.

But fuck it, I guess Harambe is back, and we’re all going to start looking for memes in our food.

Source: Perez Hilton.

Photo: eBay.