September 2, 2012 / Lifestyle / 0 comments
Memes are very popular. To become one, the only thing you need is one “unfortunate” photo on the internet and easily you will become one. The whole meme thing is very catchy, very soon everyone will know you as the “Ridiculously Photogenic Guy” or by some other name. The true ind identity remains somewhere hidden. Here are some people who became popular.
1. College Freshman
His name is Griffin Kiritsy, and this is how all happened. He agreed to give an interview for Riders Digest and they took some photos. Soon, he becomes a guy who, no matter what he does dies.
2. Suburban Mom
Carly Phillips is a romance novelist and an overly protective mom who doesn’t practice what she preaches.
3. Skeptical Baby
In November 2011, Dave, Rhiannon and their son Mason took a trip to the Museum of Natural Sciences, where they had some family photos taken by photographer Jarod Knoten. Baby Mason became a hit!
4. Sheltered College Freshman
Kerin Portillo is a model who lives in Bogota, Colombia. She is pretty much as you can see a freshman. They can be annoying, don’t you think so?
5. Scumbag Steve
Blake Boston let his mom take a photo of him wearing fur coat and brown Red Sox hat when he was 16 and posted it to her MySpace page. And this is how he became a generic scumbag who borrows things permanently and goes out of his way to be a jerk.
6. Senior Freshman
Nola Ochs graduated from Fort Hays State University at the age of 95, setting a Guinness World Record and earning herself some coverage on most major media outlets. She went on to earn a masters in Liberal Studies at the age of 98, graduating alongside her own granddaughter.
7. Success Kid
Little Sammy Griner wasn’t yet a year old in August 2007 when his mother, photographer Laney Griner, snapped a picture of him on the beach with a handful of sand. She titled it “Why I oughta…” on Flickr.
And five years later he is still the greatest meme.
8. Too Damn High
When McMillan was running for governor in New York in 2010, this shoot was taken, and he easily became a meme.
9. Hipster Barista
Dustin Mattson has placed in both regional and national barista competitions. He’s also the face of Hipster Barista, the haughty connoisseur of java and things that are not yet cool.
10. Ridiculously Photogenic Guy
Zeddie Watkins Little, participates in 2012 Cooper River Bridge Run, and this guy becames famous, so famous in fact that he shows on Good Morning America.
11. Skateboarding Professor
Dr. Thomas Winter, a professor at the University of Nebraska Lincoln hates walking, so he uses a skateboard.
12. Angry Hipster Girl
Kate Killet became a meme over her Halloween costume. She finds this all interesting and enjoys her 5 minutes of glory on the internet.
13. Baby Godfather
Reddit user Timekeepgoing posted his little son’s photo from a wedding and made the first meme. Little one is now 5.
14. Pepper-Spray Cop
Lt. John Pike nonchalantly pepper-sprayed a group of Occupy protesters at UC Davis and became a meme.
15. Friendzone Johnny
Johnny Solis, showed up at midnight to his friend Lizz’s house with flowers to wish Lizz a happy birthday. She took a picture, posted it to Facebook with the caption “I am so blessed to have such great friends. Thank you sososoo much Jonathon!” That is the day Friendzone Johnny was born!
16. Vancouver Riot Kiss
Alexandra Thomas was knocked to the ground by shield-wielding riot police. Her boyfriend, Scott Jones, swooped in to comfort her; the kiss was caught by a photographer. They are everywhere now!