All posts tagged: Drew Scanlon

The Man Behind the Meme: White Guy Blinking

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
Memes come and go into our lives. Some may be fleeting and some stick around for years. But how often do we know their origin story? Where did it start? Why has it become so popular? If there’s a person in the meme, what do they think of becoming an (internet) household face? Well I can help solve the mystery of one meme – this guy: Here’s White Guy Blinking, a GIF used to express disbelief, and in most cases a well-known fact or relatable situation. But who exactly is this guy? Well his name is Drew Scanlon and for certain types, he was already a well-known dude on the internet. He’s a video producer at Giant Bomb, a popular gaming website, and stars in multiple videos and podcasts for the site. So Drew was already used to fans clipping out GIFs of himself from the site, but never as fervent as this. In fact, the blinking GIF is from a 2013 Giant Bomb show called Unprofessional Fridays. In the video,…