I hope you had a fun 4th of July!
Or, barring that, a weird-feeling 4th of July where you simultaneously love your country and are proud of it, but also hate things your country has done and are ashamed of some of its darker chapters!
We’re swinging into full summer with a meme as all-American as bald eagles and apple pie – and it all started with a young lady passive-aggressively cleaning D.T.’s star on the Walk of Fame:
Am I mad at it? Of course not! Passive-aggressive cleaning is a time-honored mom tactic and it is a form of protest we should all be using: “Yeah, Makenna-spelled-not-like-the-surname? Well I cleaned up litter outside of the Civil Rights Museum! Next week I’ll be tidying the FDR Library. Take THAT!” We have made our political inclinations abundantly clear, but I don’t begrudge a gal her Magic Eraser. In fact, I’d love if cleaning-as-protest became A Thing. What can I say, I like it when things are tidy.
The thing is, treating a Walk of Fame Star with all the veneration of a tombstone is harmless yet very very silly. The internet loves silliness, and that’s when the real fun began. On this July 4th, a day when we celebrated the 19th anniversary of Malia Obama’s birth, our country was united as one:
It’s really the combination of VEEP reference and Seinfeld reference that makes this one shine for me.
Again, layers: Captain America is KIND OF like a president, and it’s not even a walk of fame star, it’s just his shield.
There are a lot of ways to show respect.
As we’ve said, the big thing about July 4 is it marks another 365 days that the earth has been graced with the divine presence of one Ms. Malia Ann Obama.
It’s not there yet, but we’ll clean it when it is.
Fun fact, having a star on the Walk of Fame doesn’t mean that you’re human.
When Memes Collide: Nothing But Respect For MY President meets Mocking Spongebob.
There were honestly more Shrek contributions than you would think but these sisters (?) were the cutest.
Excuse me but Britney Jean Spears has contributed more good to this nation than certain presidents ever will.
Queen Meryl, President Meryl, whatever.
Can’t mention Meryl without talking about the great Viola, too.
A little off topic, but yep, Makenna was actually raised exactly as terribly as you’d think. Okay, back to the memes!
My favorite, probably.
No, this. This is my favorite. Show some respect. That is Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello’s HOME.