Meme Of The Decade?: The Death Of Osama Bin Laden & The Internet Reaction
We started seeing crude Photoshop jobs of a dead Osama Bin Laden before President Barack Obama even walked away from the podium after Sunday night's press conference announcing the death of the terrorist mastermind. By the time we woke up this morning, there was already enough pictures of Obama and Osama in different permutations to fill a 50-picture blog post.
Such is the way of the Internet in 2011, where any current event can get spun off into millions of directions before the body is cold or the swelling goes down. The humorous tweets and Facebook posts were going full-force all night long, coming from celebs, musicians, and common folk throwing in their virtual two cents into the web bucket.
By the time Bin Laden's body was buried at sea somewhere in the Indian Ocean last night Houston time, somewhere somebody was already sick of the memes and the jokes and was out Googling for cute cat pics and right-clicking and saving the newest Miley Cyrus concert shots.
We collected the oddest, funniest, and most daring Obama and Osama meme jobs of the past 18 hours, from overt Obama worship to cruel Osama edits. This proves that even when most of the nation is re-mourning their losses of the past decade, somewhere somebody is dealing with it by giggling and typing.
Wait, that's sort of what we have been doing since late Sunday night.
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