29 January 2011

Thundersnow Ice Cream-Cone Guy, Jason Bour-illa Soft Serve, Newest Meme of 2011


It started out on the Washing Post 


The Washington Post called Jason Bourn-illa Soft Serve, until they found out his name was Zach Burroughs. Then BuzzFeed got a hold of this photo . . .


. . . and the photoshopping mania began.  Posters on BuzzFeed renamed him The Thundersnow Ice Cream-Cone Guy.   A D.C. local newstation added their own Thundersnow Ice Cream-Cone Guy photos.  Zach just wanted an Ice Cream-Cone, and before he knew it, he was an Internet Sensation as well as the first meme of 2011.

The Washington Post tracked him down and Interviewed him:

The Washington Post: Next question. "Are you a time-traveling tourist from a place where global warming has made January a month hot enough to wear that outfit and want ice cream, or are you from the southern hemisphere where it's summer now?"

Zach Burroughs: I'm just from around the area. But you might see me next summer with my heavy coat on and a hot chocolate.

Zach says "The Snow Identity" is his favorite.

















More great Thundersnow Ice Cream Guy can be found on Reddit.





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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Post brought him back!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-buzz/post/ice-cream-guy-how-i-cope-with-the-heat/2011/07/27/gIQAnmSadI_blog.html