The Real People Behind Your Favorite Memes
Memes! We all love them…am I right? We feel like we know them. Of course all of our opinions about them are based-on one ill-timed photo and an attached prejudicial moniker…but still!! They are as much a part of our lives as the 400+ Facebook friends we don't really know. But who are these people behind the memes? Are they more than just the snarky pigeon-holing the internet has bestowed upon them? Let's take a look a 5 of our faves!
Oh Scumbag Steve! The epitome of douchbag living. One look at this dude in his askew cap and fur-lined jacket pretty much says it all, right? He will puke in your car and not tell you. He will crash at your pad and eat all your Honey Nut Cheerios. And even though he's at the quarter-century mark, he'll still hit up high school parties trolling for girls. Yeah. Good Guy Greg does not approve. But who is the dude behind the douchebag?
Why it's Blake Boston or Weezy B of the Beantown Mafia!! Turns out the Scumbag Steve image was taken for the Beantown Mafia's album cover Ma Gangsta. By his mom. How gangsta! But Blake is now trying to turn those scummy lemons in to Mike's Hard Lemonade! He regularly makes appearances as his alter ego and has even released the rap ditty 'Scumbag Steve Overture" which is all about you guessed it…being scummy. He still maintains that it's all an act.
Hello, This Is Dog
Best. Dog. Meme. EVER!! This is just so dumbly funny, it seriously sends me into fits of giggles. And it combines perfectly with nearly every meme or pop culture moment out there. Don't you just love meme mash-ups? I'm thinking they bring me way too much joy. But who is this dog that loves chatting it up?
The Black lab taking a phone call that we all adore, is actually a screen cap from the 1984 Serbian Film, Pejzaži u Magli. A bleak look at teen drug use. I'm sure the film is much less giggle-inducing.
First there was the Facebook post. A guy surprises a girl on her birthday with candy and flowers. She's the only one who mistakes the romantic gesture for anything but a well…romantic gesture. A member of Reddit gets their hands on it and the rest as they say is history. Welcome to Friendzone Level 99, Johnny!
Poor Johnny Solis!! Is there a more embarrassing thing to epitomize? But wait! For a brief moment the internet was shocked when Solis revealed to the world that he had gone from friendzone to wedded bliss, with crush Lizz. In your face, Friendzone!
Too bad it was all a lie. I guess changing your Facebook relationship status is easier than getting a girl to let you touch her boobies.
Overly Attached Girlfriend
She entered a Bieber fan contest. She wrote new hella stalker-y lyrics to Bieber's tune Boyfriend. Instant internet fame. Cause people like it when folks get craycray on the Youtube. I don't think she won the contest but she for sure won the internet, because the Overly Attached Girlfriend meme that sprouted from the video is one of the best memes of the past six months. But who is the real girl behind the psycho bulging bug-eyes?
Why it's the perfectly lovely Laina Walker! And she is completely in on the joke. Not only is she not a stalker, she's cute, smart and friggin' funny. And she's proven herself to be more than a one-hit wonder too! Her 'Call Me Maybe' parody is even better than 'Girlfriend'. Now if only she can find a guy who is secure enough to share all of his passwords with her! She wants to share her milkshake with you fellas! She wants to share EVERYTHING.
Bad Luck Brian
I mean you can't help puberty and braces, but there's really no excuse for the plaid sweater vest. This dorky school pic lended itself well to all things humiliating. Including lots of accidental sh*tting. This guy doesn't fart. He sharts. But what we all wanna know is…has Bad Luck Brian's luck turned around? Was it ever that bad to begin with?
Well first of all his real name is Kyle and he claims his luck was never really bad, bragging that he once won an Xbox 360 and a PSP in the span of two weeks! WOW! AND he has a girlfriend. Which is more than Friendzone Johnny can say. He recently did an AMA on Reddit, which was subsequently deleted. So maybe he's a little Bad Luck Brian.
What meme star are you curious about? Let me know @desijedeikin or in the comments below!