LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012The LittleFaceMitt meme has taken an otherwise dapper 65-year-old Mitt Romney and made him a living caricature.
LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012Meant to hearken back to days spent around the cafeteria table, this banal meme has made some rounds but failed to catch fire in any meaningful way. President Obama has made goofier faces. Source: weknowmemes.com/2011/10/cool-story-bro/
LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012What's the intersection of pop and political culture? Bane Romney, not to be confused with Romney private equity company Bain Capital.
LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012What happens when First Lady Michelle Obama combines a distinct inability to play tennis with what is colloquially known as a "derp face?" The internet lets her have it, to hilarious effect.
LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012Mitt Romney wants to shrink government down to about the size of his face.
LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012When doing a banal St. Patrick's day photo-op, it's best to not look drunk when having a pint of Guiness. Obama didn't get the memo, and this photo has served as the basis for many topical memes that have feature a certain four-letter F-word we can't print here. Source: weknowmemes.com/2012/03/obama-approves/
LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012Romney wants to lower marginal tax rates, unlike the margins of his face.
LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012This Obama "rage face" has become universal online-speak for reacting calmly to a mildly impressive achievement. Source: weknowmemes.com/2011/09/obama-not-bad-face/
LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012"Relatable Romney" may be the left's favorite Romney meme. Sarcasm galore? Check. Politically dicey assertions. Possibly. Source: weknowmemes.com/2012/07/best-of-the-relatable-romney-meme/
LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012Harnessing the power of the sun -- literally. How's that for a green energy endorsement?! Source: weknowmemes.com/2012/08/obama-holding-the-sun/
LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012Source: weknowmemes.com/2011/09/obama-not-bad-face/
LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012Mitt Romney's growth spurt excluded his face.
LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012This may be the closest Obama came to accidentally become a net denizen. The Tumblr on his computer screen is imposed. But for an everyman-like meme, this puts Obama on the same level as your average 9-5 office worker. Sort of like what you're doing right now. Source: weknowmemes.com/2012/03/mr-president-aliens-just-landed-on-the-white-house/
LittleFaceMitt vs. The Best Of The Rest Of 2012No matter how much Romney's favorability numbers fall, they can't be as small as his facial features.
The universe of political memes has become inundated with goofy faces and sarcastic captions in this presidential race. But a new tumblr offers what may be the 2012 election's creepiest smattering of photoshopped hilarity yet. World, please welcome littlefacemitt, a collection of photos of GOP hopeful Mitt Romney's face shrunken within his head.
But where does it rank among the greats?
The meme-fest began two days ago, with a photo of Romney before a microphone, his mouth, nose and eyes noticeably smushed into the middle of his face. The overall effect, though goofy, was rather mild. Then, predictably, the meme took on a life of its own.
Soon TinyFaceMitt became laden with photos that crossed barriers of taste, hilarity and in some cases bordered on the artful. Witness this gem of a Mitt Romney that goes from bloviating to goofy. Or the self-referencing faux Newsweek cover, with a headline that reads "The Tiny Face Factor."
The meme reached its first pop culture fulcrum, merging topicality, a summer blockbuster and hilarity with a tiny-face Romney imposed behind "The Dark Knight Rises" character Bane's breathing mask (get it?!)
LittleFace isn't Romney first unintentional foray into the Internet lexicon, with "The Relatable Romney Meme" ranking as the current champion of Romney-bashing online.
It should be noted that few memes bashing President Barack Obama actually take off into the stratosphere of online popularity. That's not to say they don't exist, but it seems the left's strangehold on the social Web remains strong. Want to make fun of a conservative and/or Republican? You'll get pretty far on Reddit. But save the Barack-hating for elsewhere.
At the moment, TinyFaceMitt falls somewhere between Obama's somewhat tepid "Cool Story, Bro" meme and the ubiquitous "Not Bad" rage face. But could TinyFace be one facial expression away from black-and-white immortality?
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