As snow and sleet pelt the Northeast on Tuesday, many Northerners are stuck indoors.
Although the storm was downgraded from a blizzard in New York City, parts of New York and Pennsylvania are expecting up to 30 inches of snow. And Providence and Boston are still expecting up to a foot of snow. Brrrr.
What to do with all this free time indoors? Cook up a delicious four-course meal, clean one’s fridge, or spend time with one’s loved ones?
Nay, I say.
It’s time to meme.
This dog, for instance, captures the struggle of anyone who still had to commute to work today.
Heading to work in the blizzard like pic.twitter.com/A9hRl8bne4
— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) March 14, 2017
That moment when this pup surrenders control and just goes sliding paws first down the mountain? That was me ducking and weaving to my coffee shop this morning.
— DrKraz (@ProfessorKraz) March 12, 2017
This meme goes high-brow with a literary allusion to Stella from “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
Marlon Brando clutching his head and yelling “Stellaaaaaa” was me when the freezing rain soaked my socks.
— Steve Fainer (@SteveFainer) March 13, 2017
This is not a real safety advisory from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, but it should be.
— Bob Salley @ NYCC Booth 2243 (@Bob_Salley) March 13, 2017
For those of you who are zipping up today and wearing your down jackets as armor, this meme salutes you.
— JCorrado (@ForzaCorrado) March 12, 2017
Meme commentary on the unpredictability of weather predictions.
— fire and ice (@FyreandIce) March 13, 2017
Now this is a weather forecast I can get behind.
— Anne Arundel County Public Library (@aacpl) March 12, 2017
I too would like a National Weather Service announcement that approximates how many books I’ll need.
And finally, this is evergreen satire from The Onion that every New Yorker can pull up, regardless of what levels of precipitation you’re facing.
Instead of giving chipper winter weather advisories, the Onion’s satirical Mayor de Blasio of New York is giving us Act III Shakespeare monologues: “The furious hoarfrost bearing down upon us knows neither mercy nor reason, and all within the five boroughs will perish, cowering in their brittle dwellings.”
So go forth today: build your blanket forts and brew your tea while working from home. Do not fear: brave meme warriors will soldier on in this tempest.