Yesterday was a momentous day in American history: we elected our 46th President, and our first female, Black and South Asian Vice President.
Though of course, it was a long-awaited, historic event the internet didn’t hesitate to find those moments to be EXTRA and it became a very meme-able day in U.S. culture. None more popular than University of Chicago graduate Senator Bernie Sanders, who became a Twitter darling over the past 24 hours because of everything from his attitude to his handmade mittens.
Bernie dressed like the inauguration is on his to do list today but ain’t his whole day. pic.twitter.com/wCRyoxU3V2
— Reeezy (@MsReeezy) January 20, 2021
The pose. The mittens. The social distance. pic.twitter.com/kwHH7AzZY8
— Vulture (@vulture) January 20, 2021
And THEN, of course, people had to do some photoshopping and plop his nonchalant appearance into countless city backgrounds which has results in a tsunami of mitten-inspired memes around the nation. Bernie has since been traveling around making appearances on all seven continents of the world and Chicago has given its own fair contribution.
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Our personal favorite, though, has to be Bernie’s cameo in Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks at the Art Insitute of Chicago…
Lots of #BernieSanders memes being shared right now, but I think the winner (so far) places the Senator into one of my favorite paintings, “Nighthawks” by Edward Hopper. It is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. pic.twitter.com/I9wfyAVAK7
— John Morris | Wheelchair Travel (@WCTravelOrg) January 21, 2021