Interview Possum

Interview Possum

Updated Feb 21, 2018 at 12:36PM EST by Adam.

Added Feb 21, 2018 at 11:13AM EST by Adam.

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About

Interview Possum refers to a photograph of Sand Mountain Sam, an opossum who serves a similar role to Sand Mountain, Alabama, as Punxsutawney Phil does to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and much of the United States in that it can supposedly predict the weather. The image comes from the ceremony for Sand Mountain Sam's 2018 "prediction" for the remainder of winter and spread through Twitter as people added various captions to it.

Origin

Like Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog who serves as the basis for Groundhog Day, Sand Mountain Sam is an animal associated with a superstition that if it sees his shadow on a certain day in February, it means six more weeks of winter in the Tennessee Valley area. At the 2018 ceremony for Sand Mountain Sam held February 2nd, 2018, Sam did not see his shadow, meaning an early spring in the area.[1]



Spread

The day of the event, Facebook meme page Olivia's O'meme Outlet[2] posted the picture with the caption "Pineapple is stored on the pizza," gaining 637 likes and reactions (shown below).


Olivia's O'meme Outlet February 2 at 1:08pm. "pineapple is stored on the pizza"

On February 4th, Twitter user @lizharvey tweeted the image with the caption "me tweeting," gaining over 560 retweets and 1,700 likes (shown below, left). The same day, Twitter user @pattymo tweeted a joke giving the possum the voice of a stand-up comedian, gaining over 1,500 retweets and 8,000 likes (shown below, right).


Liz Harvey @_lizharvey Follow Me tweeting 2:44 AM-4 Feb 2018 Patrick Monahan @pattymo Following You guys single, dating? [a few people clap/"woo”] You guys spend your nights digging around in knocked over trash cans? [more people clap] What's the difference, am l right? Folks,

On February 12th, the image was posted to the Instagram account worstigaccount[3] with a caption parodying right-wing talk show hosts, gaining over 1,400 likes (shown below). The image was reposted to /r/MemeEconomy[4] on the 13th, gaining 390 upvotes (shown below, left). On the 16th, Twitter user @kallokisser posted the image with a caption from John Mulaney's standup, gaining over 78,000 retweets and 207,000 likes (shown below, right). The meme was covered by The Daily Dot.[5]


Recycling is a liberal media myth. Just put everything in the trash. Trust me." rheeeeee eeeeeeee @kallokisser Followv HAVE HAD A LONG DAY... I AM VERY SMALL... AND I HAVE NO MONEY, SO YOU CAN IMAGINE THE KIND OF STRESS AM UNDER


Various Examples


Follow @NickNBeauty honestly I just love my friends and want them to succeed so badly, if that means I have to scream the loudest to make waves for them then i'm always gonna be yelling Patrick Monahan @pattymo Following Replying to @_lizharvey "AND I'LL BE, YOUR CRYING SHOULDER, I'LL BE LOVE'S SUICIDE," My dad was so good at playing dead, he didn't talk to me my entire childhood Larry the Cable Possum Oh imma do that anyway cause thats how i am Follow @TheBeezeKnees BAAANN-ANN- NEERR YYER YEHH HETT WAAAAVVEEE Translate from Estonian Donald J. Trump Follow 4). @realDonaldTrmpu Replying to @MarkDice CNN interviewing one of their sources... Anonymous 02/13/18(Tue)20:13:34 No.63357606335762 226335783 2633578426335798 226335828 22633583 What is he saying?

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Hutchinsonian Demon
Hutchinsonian Demon

So, I actually interned at a wild life rehab center last year and we got a shit load of baby possums. Those little bastards were insanely cute. Except for bitey possum. She started out sweet like the others and then the next night BAM, bit the shit outta me. I still have the scars. Anyways, here’s a few pictures I took:

Owls are pretty cool too. They bite hard but not as bad as the possum’s honestly. The squirrels were the fucking worst though.

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