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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The "Casually Spraying" Meme: Using Art and Humor to Reflect on the UC Davis Incident

After the world look on in outrage at a widely-circulated video of police wantonly spraying the faces of peaceful students with a substance that is essentially super-concentrated hot sauce, a new Internet meme emerged as artists and commentators photoshopped images of the offending police officer into various other scenarios and added captions proclaiming that the officer is just “casually spraying” this or that thing. The meme has been dubbed, “Casually Pepper Spray Everything Cop.”
Here are some examples:

Read the rest of my article at The Silver Underground.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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