Meryl Streep is a meme again thanks to her appearance at the Oscars

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Gary Ogden
Meryl Streep's appearance at the Oscars has lead to a new meme, everybody

Newsflash: Meryl Streep was at the Oscars last night! Stop the presses, STOP ALL THE ACTUAL PRESSES THIS INSTANT! She was also - and I hope you’ve got your hard-hats on, because here comes another low-flying newsflash - up for another award. This time, Little Bo Streep was up for the Best Actress gong for her role in The Post, the gritty re-imagining of the Postman Pat origin story.

She didn’t end up winning - the statue went to Frances McDormand - but she didn’t slip under the radar, oh no. Because the year is 2018, and memes have to be created, so the fact that Streep looked a bit like the fairy godmother from Shrek meant the trusty internet went wild.

And by wild, I mean people did this:

And so on. Although it is worth noting that particularly eagle-eyed viewers noticed this a whole year ago:

But hey! Sometimes I tweet something and nobody cares about it or even notices it - maybe I’ll have to wait a year for my radical ideas and pithy quips to gather a bit of traction. I’ll be here in the bin, waiting, if you need me.

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Gary Ogden

Shortlist writer and "the least woke person in the office", Gary Ogden, likes horror movies, Cheestrings, tapping his leg under the desk, "having a drink", hiding from responsibility, screaming into the mirror whenever he is alone, and assorted other things. Mainly the screaming thing though. @garyblogden

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