James Van Der Beek warned us it was coming on Twitter on Monday Dec. 3, tweeting, “@funnyordie has just informed me that they’ve dubbed this first week of 2011 as #Vanderweek. Be afraid… be very afraid.” Still, we were not prepared for what the combined efforts of Dawson Leery and Funny or Die brought us: “Vandermemes,” a.k.a. the greatest video ever. ]]>“Dawson’s Creek”? Guess what? He is totally in on the joke and is willing to make fun of that really, really uncomfortable face all in the name of a few laughs. What a guy. “The more I saw it in website comment sections mocking the sadness of others, the more I realized what the Internet was really demanding: More intense emotional close-ups of my face.” With that goal in mind, Van Der Beek created a website dedicated to emoting dozens of other feelings, aptly titled “jamesvandermemes.com.” We repeat, what a guy. Van Der Beek went on to give his many varied facial expressions, which we have below for your immense viewing pleasure. If you a giddy after watching an adorable cat video, post this “Happy” picture: Sick of all the Lindsay Lohan news? Here’s “Eye roll” for you to use to express your disdain:
Next up? “Awkward”:
“Mild sadness,” which obviously had no place in Dawson Leery’s overly emotional life:
Now, here’s a more Dawson-worthy look, “Super sad sobbing”:
Here’s one of our personal favorites, “10 year anniversary crying edition”:
Also included were “sheer panic,” “nostalgia,” “double take,” “eager beaver,” “the o-face” (for the ladies, of course!), and many more. But our favorite, hands down, is “Dramatic Dawson.” We’re glad to see James has still got it, even if we’re not sure what qualifies as “it” in this situation:
Here’s the video for you to watch and then watch again and again. Do you think it’s better than Joshua Jackson’s infamous “Pacey-Con” Funny or Die video? Who wins this battle of the Creek alums?