Two forces of unrelenting controversy dipped in mahogany combined last night when Nigel Farage took to the stage for a Donald Trump presidential rally in Mississippi.
A stealthy bid to restore the US to the British Empire? Perhaps, though on the surface level, the chief Brexiteer was on-message, telling the feverish supporters that if he were American he'd never vote for Hillary Clinton, even if the democrat nominee paid him herself - a quote taken right out of Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' playbook.
Not that he was the only one with a quip: as the bizarre scene played out, Twitter users started posting gags to make some sense of it all. Because you have to laugh in situations like these, right?
The British Empire struck back
Not our problem now
That explains it
THE RED COATS ARE COMING
We're feeling sick
The new campaign is born
Farage+Trump = Frump— Gareth Milner (@mrgarethm) August 24, 2016