Those mittens

Peace-loving person that I am, I generally try to avoid sharing political memes on social media. But occasionally, something comes along that is so funny I just have to make an exception.

A photo of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Biden-Harris inauguration, sitting with his arms crossed and wearing gigantic mittens, proved irresistible to the meme artists of the world.

Even the Senator himself is reported to think the memes are hilarious. So of course I haven’t been able to resist sharing a few of my own favorites.

Fashion magazines love to tell readers how to re-create a celebrity’s outfit. Note the manila envelope.

The Senator photobombs the vice presidential debate.

Here he is with one of our favorite cartoon characters.

Go ahead … pull up a seat at the table.

This has to be one of my favorites.

This was inevitable …

And last but not least, one web site (link HERE) even lets users insert the image into any Google street view photograph. Just type in your address/location and voila! So I simply had to invite the Senator – and his mittens – to our house.

My first thought upon seeing the memes was, “I want those mittens!” They look super warm. Alas, the mittens were a gift to Mr. Sanders from a supporter who reported on Twitter that she made them from some rather unusual materials. So they are truly one of a kind:

How cool is that?