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It Came From the Internets: Sad Keanu

It started with a paparazzi's snapshots of downtrodden-looking "Matrix" star Keanu Reeves, eating a sandwich by himself on a park bench. It snowballed into a movement. An ironic groundswell of hope. And a flurry of Photoshopped shenanigans.

The Sad Keanu Internet meme is in full effect.

According to KnowYourMeme.com, the photos quickly turned up on social sharing site Reddit with the caption: "I really enjoy acting…Because when I act, I'm no longer me." Over the next few days, people began clipping and pasting shots of the bench-ridden Reeves into famous (and infamous) photos and posting them to any site with an audience. Here are some of my favorites, cribbed from a Tumblr site, Sad Keanu, dedicated to the dour dude:

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How I Met...Nobody

Suicidal Thoughts

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Blue Collar

Missing Bubba

The Sad Grassy Knoll

And of course, I had to make one, too:

Sharing Rosa Parks' Struggle

Also of note, a campaign sprouted up on Facebook, inviting people to celebrate Cheer Up Keanu Day.

Sadly, it was yesterday. The pain goes on.

When he's not in his happy place, M. M. McDermott is here. Email him at mmcdermott@getrenegade.com.

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