This Meme Sums Up The Absurdity Of April Perfectly

Who needs all those wordy headlines when you can photoshop?
Twitter/Chris Melberger

In the age of alternative facts, Twitter trolls and the Trump administration, it seems like a single week cannot pass without some bizarre controversy splashing across the headlines.

So when Pepsi debuted a tone-deaf Kendall Jenner commercial, United Airlines violently forced a passenger to “voluntarily” leave a plane and Sean Spicer claimed that Hitler never used chemical weapons, all within seven days, one clever comedian decided to round up the week’s viral news into the perfect meme.

Chris Melberger created the one person we can all laugh at: Spicer as a United Airlines pilot holding a Pepsi.

It was like every day was a PR nightmare,” Melberger told Time magazine. “I really wanted to combine all three into this manifestation of three trending topics on Twitter’s mind in human form.”

Melberger is no stranger to (mild) internet fame: The 26-year-old is already Twitter verified and posts comedy sketches to YouTube. (Plus, he has a hat that says “Internet Famous,” so it must be true.)

But his United-Spicer-Pepsi meme may just be one of the finest things he’s ever done. Some people are even calling it the best meme of 2017, although we’re hesitant since, at this rate, we can only imagine what nonsense will happen next week.

Melberger’s meme was so timely that a politics editor for Time suggested newspapers should start photoshopping memes instead of running political cartoons.

People are also requesting that Melberger produce weekly round-up memes, but he isn’t sure that’s possible.

“I don’t know if we’ll ever have this much of a crazy week,” he told Time.

Don’t challenge the universe, Melberger. You never know what will happen next.

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