Within hours of the Hollywood icon’s mystifying address, the chair had its own Twitter account (@InvisibleObama), verb (“Eastwooding,” usually accompanied by a hand pointing to an empty chair), a Simpsons meme and countless trending hashtags.
#InsertChair, for example, spawned gems like these: “No chairs for Old Men”; “Chair: The Musical”; “Ask not what your chair can do for you, but what you can do for your chair”; “Open mouth, #insertchair; “I’m gonna wash that man right outta my chair”; “Medichair”; and this tribute to the late Neil Armstrong, “One small step for chair. One giant leap for chairkind.”
Even the sitting president himself offered a rebuttal:
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 31, 2012
— John Hermann (@jonnyenergy) August 31, 2012
— jvancitters (@jvancitters) August 31, 2012
One nation! Under God! Invisible!
— Invisible Obama (@InvisibleObama) August 31, 2012
What do you think of the Twitterverse’s response to Chair Gate? Hilarious or in poor taste?