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The Bernie memes began circulating Wednesday — Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts teasing Bernie Sanders for sitting cross-legged, masked and bundled up in a brown coat and mittens at the inauguration for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. He stood out among the buttoned-down and best dressed. It didn’t take too long for Charlotte to start localizing the trend, and the results are hilarious. Here are a few of them:
Welcome home: Of course, Bernie would go to NoDa. In fact, this should feel familiar to him. Company Store co-owner Joey Hewell told CharlotteFive that when Sanders attempted the presidency in 2106, his campaign headquarters were at the building that is now the Company Store.
“Don’t get me wrong the food is absolute gas but I could get married and have kids during the wait,” the most famous local meme-maker, Suck My Charlotte Memes, wrote after meming Bernie at Futo Buta.
Charlotte is Creative memed Bernie at Evelyn Henson’s Confetti Hearts Wall in South End. We’re here for all the hearts.
“If there’s one thing I love more than socialism that’s slamming some Hamm’s at The Beav,” Jeff McElwee told CharlotteFive about his Photoshop of Bernie Sanders in front of Thirsty Beaver Saloon.
“Look who we spotted outside of Cornelius Library waiting to pick up their holds,” Charlotte Mecklenburg Library posted on Facebook.
Bernie with Charlotte Jail Support station
Bernie was found hanging out at Charlotte Jail Support, a volunteer-led station outside the Mecklenburg Detention Center which assists people leaving the jail:
“His enthusiasm for today’s beer release is unmatched,” Catawba Brewing Co. wrote on Instagram. “Bernie heard about Catawba’s new beer release to benefit Oso Skate Park and couldn’t resist stopping by to try High Seas - Fruit Punch Double Smoothie Sour,” Catawba Brewing told CharlotteFive. ($1 from each pour goes to Oso).
Bernie at Blue Wave
Charlotte is Creative memed Bernie riding the blue wave — Blue Wave Express, that is (the car wash on Abemarle Road.)
Think you can improve on these memes? This Bernie Sits website lets you put the Vermont Senator anywhere.
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