A photograph of Nic Cage with the first lady of Kazakhstan has gone viral, inspiring many clever Photoshop edits. The star was in the former Soviet republic for the 13th Eurasia International Film Festival, taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city.
The photo, which features Cage in traditional Kazakh garb, adds a new layer of fun to a figure who is already basically a walking meme. Here are some of our favorite Photoshop memes, which feature everyone from Kazakh star Borat to the viral fur-coat clad Ikea monkey.
Apple announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone X on Tuesday, September 12th. Some people are freaking out about the iPhone X's jaw-dropping price, while others are more concerned about their new facial recognition software - which will be used to unlock the phone. The internet is already rife with memes about the iPhone's unlocking methods, so it comes as no surprise that this announcement caused a stir.
The announcement has inspired memes regarding actual security concerns (government agencies having access to your face) to the more predictable theme of Game of Thrones' faceless men. How do you feel about this announcement? We might care more...if we could afford it.
Game of Thrones got real dark the other night with its Battle of Winterfell episode. Maybe a little bit frustratingly dark. So dark in fact that it didn't fail to inspire some hilarious memes and Twitter reactions from fans.That being said, we finally have a Twitter user who's stepped forwards to offer a more comprehensive, helpful explanation on why things got so dark...
Shame: is there a better sales tool?
If you’re not sure people will buy your cellphone, car, or piece of fruit, why not convince them that they’re bad if they don’t? Make them feel embarrassed or stupid. It just works. Shame sells.
That’s what Sodastream, the makers of a sparkling water machine, is doing, and they’re using your favorite show, Game of Thrones, to shame you.
Recreating Cersei Lannister’s walk of shame through King’s Landing, Sodastream enlists the help of Game of Thrones’ Thor Bjornsson (the Mountain) and Hannah Waddingham, who steps back into the role of Septa Unella, bell and all and shames a consumer for buying bottled seltzer at the store, like a real jerk.
Here’s a rundown of this perfectly normal, not crazy at all advertisement:
Like in Game of Thrones, Septa parades a person through the streets shouting “Shame” and ringing her bell. Only instead of shaming this consumer for political espionage and crimes against god, he’s shamed for buying bottled seltzer and crimes against “Mother Earth.” Septa chases the consumer back to the GoT set, where he meets the Mountain, who Mountain-splains the effects of plastic bottles on and the bounties of the environment, like peanuts! Then, back in his trailer, the Mountain sees the actress Hannah Waddingham taking off her Septa costume and is taken by her beauty. All in all, great commercial for a seltzermaker thingy.
Anyway, we should all be very ashamed of ourselves for even considering buying bottled seltzer over a Sodastream because peanuts.
Based on their YouTube page, it looks like this is just the beingging of a whole sorted love affair between Septa and the Mountain, so get ready to feel weird for a while.
Enjoy this insane commercial!