Spoof! 7/6 '22
Apparently a picture of whales breaching the plains of the American midwest had achieved viral fame, so someone decided to join the fun with a photograph of bison stampeding through the ocean. While the whale tableau was obviously faked, however, this scene was decidedly real. The pranksters had imported a small herd and somehow coaxed the thousand-pound animals into Lake Tygart, West Virginia (perhaps because no amount of coaxing could get them into the ocean). A crowd of onlookers gathered on the shore to marvel at the sight. That was where I found Thomas Boutell, clutching one of my daughter's stuffed manatees and looking as befuddled as anyone. Soon people everywhere would be risking life and limb to spoof famous memes without using any editing software.
* No bison were harmed in the making of this dream, but I'm an absolute wreck.