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The Rock has finally recreated his amazing fanny pack photo

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Do you like The Rock? Yes you do. There is no point in asking this question. You do. You do like The Rock.

Do you like this picture of The Rock in 1996 wearing a turtleneck with a chain over the top, a bum bag round his waist, and with a tiny little tissue under his elbow?

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Yes you do. There is no point in asking this question. You do. You do like this picture of The Rock in 1996 wearing a turtleneck with a chain over the top, a bum bag round his waist, and with a tiny little tissue under his elbow.

What about this picture? This picture is of The Rock in 2017 wearing a turtleneck with a chain over the top, a bum bag round his waist, and with a tiny little tissue under his elbow. Do you like this picture?

 

When I took this iconic absurdity of a picture in 1996 I was one year removed from sleeping on a used mattress I took from a garbage dumpster in the back of an hourly sex motel. Couldn't afford to buy a bed so we do what we gotta do to get by. You can imagine all the fun colorful bodily fluids I tried my best to clean off. 21 years later I'm taking the same photo backstage hosting #SaturdayNightLive for the fifth time. If you're going thru your own tough times "used mattress" stage, do your best to have faith things'll get better and always be willing to outwork your competition because you never know where life is gonna take you. And ALWAYS remember to place a soft tissue under your left elbow as to protect the fabric of the cheap ass swag turtleneck that had you out here looking like a bad ass buff lesbian. Oh and tuck the thumb in the fanny pack. Always tuck the thumb. 🤙🏾

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Yes you do. There is no point in asking this question. You do. You do like this picture of The Rock in 2017 wearing a turtleneck with a chain over the top, a bum bag round his waist, and with a tiny little tissue under his elbow.

He recreated his famously memeified pose to celebrate his entrance into the “five-timers club” on SNL, meaning he’s one of the only people to have hosted the show five times (others include Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin and Tom Hanks).

I think of all the advice he gives in the picture’s caption (try hard, don’t let nuttin’ get you down, etc.) the most important piece of life enrichment is:

“And ALWAYS remember to place a soft tissue under your left elbow as to protect the fabric of the cheap ass swag turtleneck that had you out here looking like a bad ass buff lesbian. Oh and tuck the thumb in the fanny pack. Always tuck the thumb.”

He’s previously addressed this very important addition to the picture:

“I’ve got a tissue underneath my elbow because I felt like my turtleneck was expensive. The funniest thing about this picture is, this is not a joke. I walked out of the house like this. Like: Hey baby, this is it, right?

“And the guy in the mirror (and likely plenty of women on his way to work) said, ‘Yeah, you look good!’”

It’s essential to stress this, turtleneck-wearers – as Wu-Tang Clan said in their famous song: protect ya elbow.

(Images: SNL/@therock)

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