Me on Election Day 2016 vs. 2017

Me on Election Day 2016 vs. 2017

Updated Nov 08, 2017 at 09:26AM EST by Y F.

Added Nov 07, 2017 at 02:42PM EST by Matt.

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Me on Election Day 2016 vs. 2017 is a two-pane image macro series illustrating the author's calm and collected outlook on politics in 2016 and their war-torn anxiety of 2017. The first image typically shows a person smiling and clean, while the second shows the same person dirty and distraught.

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On November 6th, 2017, Twitter [1] @AndDube retweeted an article from Cosmopolitan that entitled "Blake Lively Looks Unrecognizable on the Set of New Film 'The Rhythm Section.'" They captioned the post "Me on Election Day 2016 vs. me on Election Day 2017." The post (shown below) received more than 15 retweets and 45 likes.


Tweet by @AndDube about how blake lively looks which started the whole me on election day 2016 vs 2017 meme

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The following day, Twitter[2] user @lyzl posted two pictures of actress Sigourney Weaver. The first picture features her smiling from the film Working Girl, and the second picture features her covered in dirt from the film Aliens. They captioned the post (shown below, left) "Me on election day in 2016 vs. Me on election day in 2017." Within six hours, the post received more than 3,700 retweets and 14,000 likes.

Shortly after the same user posted another variation, featuring actress Sally Field smiling and her in the film Norma Rae, where she plays union organizer. The follow-up tweet[3] (shown below, right) received more than 150 retweets and 700 likes in less than 12 hours.


Sigourney Weaver meme about me on Election day 2016 vs 2017 Sally Fields meme about me on election day 2016 vs election day 2017

Throughout the day on Twitter, more users began posting juxtaposing photographs of them on respective election days. Twitter[4] user and journalist Mark Harris posted two pictures from the film Carrie (shown below) and received more tahn 50 retweets and 175 likes in two hours.

That day, Twitter[5] published a Moments page to archive the most popular tweets.


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