Bernie Sanders won the grand opening with a meme coat and mittens
There was a lot to take in inauguration of President Joe Biden.
The socially distant arrangement of the dignitaries. The swearing-in of Kamala harris: the first woman, black and South Asian vice-president. Powerful words from the youngest inaugural poet Amanda Gorman. Lady Gagabooming national anthem (and oversized dove brooch, which almost took off from its coat).
the senator from vermont, snuggled up and perched cross-legged in his versatile winter jacket and cozy mittens, seemed to have materialized just so it could be cut out and placed in any background. The image was the perfect canvas upon which to project our own thoughts, insecurities, identities and moods.
Whatever Bernie meant right now, people were digging it. To some, it was the very essence of Sanders himself that came through clearly in his hunched pose and choice of winter clothing.
“I’ll never forget Bernie honoring our New England middle class tradition of having exactly one thick winter coat, worn both at formal and casual events,” the comedian and podcast host tweeted. Julia Claire.
Sanders’ appreciation was strong, mainly because the 79-year-old senator couldn’t have looked more like himself.
“He’s literally the happiest Bernie has ever been,” the “Late Night with Seth Meyers” account tweeted.
“Replace every (C) onfederate monument with this statue of (B) ernie,” suggested Sal Gentile, writer and producer of the late-night show.
About those mittens, though: The big, warm-looking hand guards were apparently made by Vermont teacher Jen Ellis from woolen sweaters and plastic bottles.
Talk about a Green New Deal!
Gloves elegant or not, Bernie was in the mood.
“I want to be Michelle Obama, but I know I’m a Bernie Sanders,” @keshiaerica tweeted, sharing the image of Sanders retaining his body heat in the folding chair.
“Bernie is the grandfather of the United States,” said lawyer Sarah Gad.
Clever meme watchers even noted that Sanders appeared to be wearing the same winter jacket as in the “I Ask Again” meme featuring the Senator.
For @uglyhawt it was a great opportunity to show off the versatility of the vibe … and Sanders jacket!
“Bernie stopped by the grand opening on the way home from the farmers market,” she tweeted, editing Sanders, a chair and all, in a scene with a table of free samples.
Sanders and his formidable mittens also joined Jay and Silent Bob outside Leonardo’s Quick Stop in Kevin Smith’s “Clerks” – much to the director’s delight.
Bernie was suddenly in all places, including on top of former Vice President Mike Pence’s head, flying right through the debate.
The Senator has become the new Samantha in the next “Sex and the City” revival and a friend of Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri seated in front of Satriale in “The Sopranos”.
(It’s not Congress, it’s HBO.)
References to Jersey pop culture remained abundant as Sanders got stuck on the couch between Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn).
No word if he was up for the White Castle mission.
Sanders also used his magic mittens and folding chair to teleport to some of the most famous records in music history.
Journalist Tatiana Tenreyro created an Instagram account called @theberniealbums.
Here’s a Sanders sitting on the cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors. “
Just give it a longboard and a bottle of Ocean Spray.
Or maybe you would prefer Baby Yoda Bernie. You know, from “The Mandalorian”.
He is also available as, for example, Brat Packer Ally Sheedy from “The Breakfast Club”. And like Bran Stark from “Game of Thrones”.
Sanders even joined Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band as a bonus member of the Three Most Important People of “Bill and Ted’s excellent adventure. “
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