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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/31/2012

#Eastwooding is the Twitter meme of the day


Actor Clint Eastwood speaks to an empty chair while addressing delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (Lynne Sladky - AP)
Twitter went ahead and made our day with the creation of a new meme riffing off Clint Eastwood’s Thursday speech at the Republican National Convention. Ladies and gentlemen: Meet #eastwooding.

Eastwood, for those who missed it, spent a large part of his speech talking to an empty chair that played the part of President Obama. The reaction on Twitter, as The Washington Post’s Jen Chaney noted, was nearly instant and almost uniformly perplexed.

Of course, the Twittersphere — the people who brought you Tebowing, planking and owling — soon flooded the social network with pictures of people casting admonishing fingers their own empty chairs. Or glaring at empty chairs. Or having their pets glare at empty chairs.

A Twitter account for @InvisibleObama also sprang up before the convention was even over, delivering snarky one-liners such as “The GOP built me.

Here’s a look at some of what’s out there:

By  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/31/2012

 
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