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Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Horse Mask Guy gains fame, distracts from Hurricane Sandy

Until Sandy unleashes its full fury on us, there’s still time to laugh and enjoy a good meme while we can. Early this morning Jimmy Kruyne was just a dude. By late this morning he was nationally-known as Horse Mask Guy. And by this evening he’ll probably be forgotten. That’s how the meme world works. The hyper-cycle was on display this morning on Twitter as I watched Horse Mask Guy hysteria sweep my timeline.

1) Horse Mask Guy gets mentioned.

2) Horse Mask Guy gets screencapped.

3) Horse Mask Guy gets YouTubed.

4) Horse Mask Guy gets blogged.

5) Horse Mask Guy gets blogged, again.

6) Horse Mask Guy gets blogged on a huge national sports site.

7) Horse Mask Guy gets blogged on a huge national news/gossip site.

8) Horse Mask Guy speaks and identifies himself!

9) Horse Mask Guy takes a photo of himself, wearing horse mask, in front of TV showing himself running around Bloomingdale while wearing horse mask.

Full meme cycle achieved.

Besides, Horse Mask Guy is old news. Now it’s all about Zombie Pirates Dude.

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