Clint Eastwood Lambasts Empty Chair, Inspires New Meme That Even Obama Gets In On

By Megan O'Neill 

If you watched the Republican National Convention last night that you know that one of the most memorable highlights came when Clint Eastwood took the stage and spoke to “invisible Obama” for a full eight minutes.  Well, almost as soon as Eastwood’s speech began, the Internet responded with a brand new meme.  Move over owling, planking and Tebowing—Eastwooding is here!

Before we get to the meme, here’s a video clip that inspired it all, of Eastwood lambasting invisible Obama in an empty chair.

And now…to the meme!  As far as we can tell, one version of Eastwooding just consists of taking a picture in which you (or just your finger…or your dog) are tellin’ an invisible person in a chair how it is!  Check out a few examples below, which went up on Buzzfeed last night.

The Eastwooding meme has also inspired some more creative stuff, like these images from dweebism and angryblackman on Tumblr.

Even an Invisible Obama account popped up on Twitter right after Eastwood’s speech, and live-tweeted the rest of last night’s festivities.  The account has racked up over 40,000 followers so far.

President Obama even got in on the Eastwooding action himself, with a picture of himself sitting in the President’s chair reading “This seat’s taken” going up on his Facebook page last night.

What do you think of the explosion of this new meme?  Are you going to get in on the Eastwooding action?  If you do, feel free to share a link to your pictures in the comments below!

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.