If there’s one thing I’ve learned about geek culture, it’s this: ANYTHING can be mocked and/or lampooned and immediately turned into a meme that sweeps across the Internet, regardless of how cool it initially seems. Case in point, the first photograph of Ben Affleck in his Batman costume from Batman vs. Superman. The immediate reactions from fans were generally positive, with many noting the similarities to the costume made famous by Frank Miller in The Dark Knight Returns. Pretty soon, however, a few snarky individuals latched onto the perception that Affleck’s posture and facial expression seemed a bit pouty and forlorn – and thus, the Sad Batman meme was born. The meme took off and is currently swallowing the Internet whole. Here’s a collection of the best, but I’m sure you can find many more via the #SadBatman hashtag on various social media platforms.
Jeff is the defining voice of his generation. Sadly, that generation exists only in an alternate dimension where George Lucas became supreme overlord of the Earth in 1979 and replaced every television broadcast and theatrical film on the planet with Star Wars and Godzilla movies. In this dimension, he’s just a guy from New England who likes writing snarky things about superheroes, monsters, and robots.