Sen. Bernie Sanders has been “sighted” all over the globe 9and even in movies) following his appearance at Biden’s inauguration.
The memes of the senator seated at the US Capitol in an uber practical outfit was one of the standout moments from the inauguration that is still bringing the internet smiles.
The 22-year-old NYU grad student would create the ultimate site to make the meme game much more accessible to anyone who isn’t a Photoshop whiz.
Nick Sawhney built the site Bernie Sits in the midst of the meme storm,
“It was very frantic. I felt like my apartment was on fire.
I was, like, scaling up the website, going on Twitter and trying to raise money to keep paying for it so it wouldn’t just shut down. It was really just a nonstop kind of night.”
Sawhney said the site was averaging between 20–30 requests per second the day after the inauguration and has continued to grow as more publications linked to him.
“It’s wild. I have no comprehension of this number of people.”
The user-friendly site does just as advertised. With the help of Google Maps, you simply enter an address or location into the search box and the Sanders will appear there.
“I’d much rather the energy go from this to like talking about what Bernie has to say and how we can deal with it. I’m not here trying to like, you know, turn this meme website into a business or anything like that.
I’m very happy that people are giving me money to support the site, and I will keep it running and maintained, until all of that runs out.”
#Update: Apparently that’s already happened, if you go to the site, sometimes it’s not running based on how much Google charged Sawhney overnight. You can donate here to help him keep it up and running. Hey, it seems like it, but the internet isn’t free.
.@nick_sawhney made a website that lets you put bernie in places using google maps street view and IT’S SO FUN😆— Buy Me a Coffee (@buymeacoffee) January 22, 2021
PS – He got covered in @WIRED too🤯 pic.twitter.com/WdUJdE3RPp
(via Buzzfeed News)