Boris Johnson Sitting On A Bench

Boris Johnson Sitting On A Bench

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Boris Johnson Sitting On A Bench refers to a photo captured of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson and BBC News Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg together sitting on a bench with Boris showing a confused expression on his face. The photo became subject to caption challenges on Twitter and was also photoshopped on social media.


The photo was screenshot from a BBC News report on September 3rd, 2019, which was then picked up by the Poke, a British satirical website, on September 6th (shown below), who started a caption challenge on Twitter of the image under their #PokeChallenge hashtag with the image of Boris Johnson and Laura Kuenssberg sitting together[1] (see below).

The Poke poke.@ThePoke Captions, anyone? #pokechallenge 4:59 AM Sep 6, 2019 TweetDeck


Following the tweet, many Twitter users began making jokes about the image. For example, Twitter user @DoctorLeeds made a joke about Johnson being lectured (shown below, left). User JimMFelton joked that Johnson, recently sworn in as Prime Minister, looked completely unhinged (shown below, right).

Gavin @DoctorLeeds Replying to@ThePoke "Next time you think you need a poo tell a teacher before it gets to0 late..." 8:20 AM Sep 6, 2019 Twitter for iPhone James Felton @JimMFelton Four days into parliament and he looks like a concerned relative has found him drinking heavily and shouting at pigeons in a bin 3:29 AM Sep 6, 2019 Twitter for iPhone

Later that day, The Poke[2] ran a list of some of the best jokes about the picture. Other popular examples include a tweets by @AyoCaesar (shown below, left) and @JohnRivers (shown below, right).

Ash Sarkar @AyoCaesar This picture has very big "I've met someone new, stay away from me and the kids" energy 4:11 AM Sep 6, 2019 Twitter for iPhone John Rivers @johnrivers "How about... how about I tell people you're allergic to the new dog and it's given you some sort of brain thing?" 3:40 AM Sep 6, 2019 from Cambridge, England Twitter for Android

Various Examples

Scott Innes @Flying Inside "Before we left I asked you if you needed to use the toilet and you said no." 4:34 AM Sep 6, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Unnamed Insider @Unnamedinsider "Boris, we're worried about you, we've had everyone out looking, you can't sleep on this bench another night!" 5:03 AM Sep 6, 2019 Twitter for iPhone joe @mutablejoe gently talking your uncle out of making a move on your friend from yoga 4:11 AM Sep 6, 2019 Twitter Web App Dom Joly @domjoly THE HEZBOLLAH ING CI "So...and I don't want you to get more upset...but there's a general feeling that you're not very good at this. How does a short walking holiday in Switzerland sound?" 5:00 AM Sep 6, 2019 Twitter for iPhone joe heenan @joeheenan "Look, you just can't walk into Greggs, go behind the counter, place your c--- next to the cakes & shout WHO WANTS A BIT OF MY YUM YUM? You made that little girl cry" 6:35 AM Sep 6, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Sam Whyte @SamWhyte "HR just want to know how *you* feel it's going" 5:33 AM Sep 6, 2019 Twitter Web App

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