Friday Lizard

Friday Lizard

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Friday Lizard is an image of a lizard appearing to thirst for a sip of beer. It is popularly shared on Fridays on Twitter in Australia.


On March 7th, 2013, Redditor misplacedcanuck posted the image to /r/pics[1] and titled it, "It's so hot Down Under even the lizards need an ice cold beer."


The image gained notoriety as the Friday Lizard when Alex McClintock, social media poster for Australia's Radio International, began tweeting the picture every Friday.[2] The Friday Lizard did not gain widespread attention until McClintock paired with Perth social media editor Tal Waterhouse, who began photoshopping the lizard to reflect topical humor. Waterhouse first edited the lizard to have the sunglasses of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot on February 5th, 2015.[3]

Tal Waterhouse @iTalW @axmcc FTFY #FridayLizardforPM

Following that, Waterhouse created new variations every Friday, which were tweeted by McClintock. In late 2016, Buzzfeed and Daily Dot[4] covered the spread of Friday Lizard. Waterhouse compiled a list of Friday Lizard edits on Twitter on October 14th, 2016.[5]

Various Examples

FRESHIN OUR MEMORIES Mard Signs of the times: recent polls appear to be sending John Howard a message. HE disastrous polls for the Hourard Co what's up you meme loving f----

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[1] Reddit – It's so hot Down Under even the lizards need an ice cold beer

[2] Buzzfeed – Here’s How A Lizard Drinking Beer Became A Beloved Meme

[3] Twitter – "@iiTalW"

[4] Daily Dot – The drunk Friday Lizard meme is ready for the weekend

[5] Twitter Moments – The Friday Lizard Collection!

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