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I.C.Y.M.I.: Bernie Sanders Memes Take Over The Internet

Bernie Sanders Memes

Greetings, fellow pop culture aficionados, and welcome to week 43 of our I.C.Y.M.I. (In Case You Missed It) blog series, where we recap a handful of trending tidbits from the past week(s) in popular culture, in case you missed them.

Last week month (apologies for the brief hiatus!), we recapped a music saga that took the internet by storm in 2020. This week we begin with another viral moment, this one featuring Bernie Sanders (and his large coat and bulky mittens). Read on!


Bernie Sanders Inauguration Day Photograph Becomes Viral Meme

Examine every photo you see online a little more closely lately, and chances are you'll see Bernie Sanders somewhere in frame. The Vermont senator was photographed at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration this past Wednesday wearing his signature winter coat, large mittens, and medical mask.

Sanders' unique presence at the nation's historical event quickly spread on social media platforms, as memes popped up placing the photo of Sanders at endless locations and events in time

"I was just sitting there, trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention to what was going on," Sanders explains in a Thursday night appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers. 

Meanwhile, New York University grad student Nick Sawhney was doing everyone on the internet a favor, launching a "Bernie Sits" website that does exactly what it says on its one and only landing page: "Enter an address or location and bernie will appear there." The site taps into the Google Maps API, dropping the viral photo of Sanders anywhere that Google's Street View cars have traveled. Needless to say, the website helped several others get in on the meme action, including here at the Museum of Pop Culture:

MoPOP Bernie Sanders Meme

MoPOP Bernie Sanders Meme

MoPOP Bernie Sanders Meme

Do you have a pop culture-related Sanders meme you want to share with us? Let us know on social media and we'll reshare some of our favorites! 


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What'd We Miss?

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