By Ellen Garnett
It is officially spring, but it is New England, and weather memes are still relevant. This winter was notorious for a blizzard one day and temperatures in the 50s. Here is a list of New England weather memes to help ease your frustration.
1. “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”
Our first meme is a shot from the movie “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” with Luke Skywalker and Han Solo on Hoth, an ice planet. The text on this image reads, “Meanwhile in New England: ‘We’re about to go to Dunks, want anything?’”
2. “The Shining”
In “The Shining,” Jack Nicholson plays an alcoholic father turned murderer. One of the final scenes in the movie shows the father stuck in a snowbank, dead and frozen. Someone created a meme out of this ominous shot with the words, “‘Come to New England!’, they said.” “‘You’ll love this time of year!’, they said.”
3. “Whose Line is it Anyway?”
Did you know that the show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” still exists? Drew Carey used to host it, but now its hostess is Aisha Tyler, a well-known talk show host. Anyway, our meme relates to the show back when Carey did it, and it reads, “Welcome to New England, where the weather is made up and the seasons don’t matter.”
4. “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
This one is a classic. Boromir (Sean Bean) from the first “The Lord of the Rings” movie, says “One does not simply forecast New England weather,” in lieu of “One does not simply walk into Mordor.”
5. “Game of Thrones”
Wait, another Sean Bean meme? (Say that 10 times fast.) In the first season of “Game of Thrones,” Ned Stark, played by Sean Bean, says, “Brace yourselves. Winter is coming.” The NE weather meme reads, “Brace yourselves, winter is coming…no, summer…no spring…no, winter again…ah f*** it.”
While we may not know what the weather will be tomorrow, we can guarantee that the memes will continue to snowball. Stay warm, bundle up, and meme on you crazy diamond.