A ship blocking the Suez Canal sparks a flood of memes | Expedition News
A few days after the saga began, Twitter users decided that the ship blockade was the perfect encapsulation of the past two years.
It was the ship that launched a thousand memes, with social media users sharing viral footage of a giant container ship stuck in the banks of the Suez Canal in Egypt.
The Ever Given first found itself stranded on the vital sea route on Tuesday, with Egyptian authorities still desperately trying to move the 59-meter-wide and 400-meter (1,312-foot) long vessel.
Within days of the start of the saga, and with no apparent quick fixes, Twitter users decided the ship was the perfect wrapper for the past two years.
You might have had a bad day today but have you blocked the Suez Canal today bad day level? pic.twitter.com/U9VqaKk7zc
– One Shot Loggie (@ JohnBuc08179594) March 23, 2021
Drawing on the buzz of the past few months, a photograph of a couple of construction workers surveying the ship was captioned “mindfulness” while the text above the stranded ship read: “My anxiety over everything. death and COVID. ”
Another tweet captioned an image of Ever Given as “My COVID Depression and Anxiety” while beside the ship, a bulldozer eclipsed by the ship was captioned “Take a daily walk”.
– Deeba Shadnia (@deebashadnia) March 24, 2021
– RedPen-kinases-BlackPen (@redpenblackpen) March 24, 2021
Another popular theme was procrastination.
“Me conscientiously gnawing at my tasks,” one tweet read, superimposing an image of the container ship eclipsing a lone shovel attempting to dislodge it.
Another image shared was a drawing where the banks of the Suez Canal were labeled as “procrastination”, the canal itself as “workflow”, and the canal still blocked diagonally as “me.”
– Mohamed El Dahshan (@eldahshan) March 24, 2021
A GIF from the movie, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery – where the main character is stuck in a shuttle backing up through a narrow tunnel – has been captioned with jokes about the ship.
– Derek Fox (@partialobs) March 24, 2021
Finally, many online users shared Amazon’s customer reviews page for the book “How to Avoid Big Ships”, with one writing: “Hello Suez Canal Library, how can I help?”
They all laughed, but there’s about a thousand ships in the Suez Canal that could use that now. pic.twitter.com/NyWkyarkWf
– Julie Gerstein (@havethehabit) March 24, 2021