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    Bernie In A Corner: Senator's Mittens Spark Meme Fest

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    Star Of A Meme
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    Star Of A Meme

    The inauguration ceremony of the US president and vice- president on Wednesday was a star-studded, sparkly affair with Lady Gaga, JLo and young poet Amanda Gorman giving power-packed performances. But it was Bernie Sanders who became the talk of the town without even taking the stage, and that’s just a whole new level of cool.
    At the socially-distant event, the 79-year-old socialist Democrat sat far-off from the crowd on a chair with his legs crossed and mittens, made of recycled wool, on full display. The candid pose not only became the inspiration for many to let their creative juices flow, but it also found a name for it in the US media. “Grumpy chic,” the headlines read.
    The Vermont Senator may have been feeling cold at the event, but his picture surely is warming up the Internet. Take a look at some of the best memes inspired by Sanders.

    ​Sightseeing In India
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    ​Sightseeing In India

    As the memes started rolling, Indians joined in and flooded Twitter with pictures featuring Sanders. From India Gate to random streets of the country, the politician is seen everywhere.In one picture, the Senator is waiting while a street vendor lady prepares his snack. Another showed the 79-year-old sitting in front of the Charminar monument in Hyderabad

    Through History And Art
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    Through History And Art

    At the swearing-in of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, everyone showed up dressed in their best, but Sanders kept it casual as he layered up in a heavy winter jacket and patterned mittens, carrying a cozy vibe that only he could, which made him the first viral meme of 2021.
    But who would have thought this casual look can fit in early trends as well! The memers clubbed Sanders's mitten pose in famous snapshots from the past, including the one where 11 construction workers are enjoying their break on a suspended beam (with a new addition to the group, of course).

    ​On TV Shows
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    ​On TV Shows

    Did you know that Sanders was in iconic TV shows such as 'FRIENDS', 'Big Bang Theory', 'The Office' and more? Well, he was. After all, pictures don't lie.
    It's impressively hilarious how the Senator's candid pose is going so well with all the epic scenes from the shows, as if he was secretly part of the cast all along and we all just simply missed it.

    ​Sanders In Movies
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    ​Sanders In Movies

    Just like television shows, netizens have shared tons of pictures featuring him in epic scenes from movies including 'Mean Girls', 'Hunger Games', ‘Harry Potter' and more.
    In one of the pictures, the politician sits next to Tom Hanks in a scene from 'Forrest Gump'. Another frame shows Rafiki from ‘Lion King’ holding Sanders in place of Simba.

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