Lee Marvin memes may not be a burning topic of conversation amongst film fans, but a simple Google search has certainly brought it to my attention and worthy of the attention of this blog since it is dedicated to the man via my definitive biography, Lee Marvin Point Blank.
Truth be told, I wasn’t even sure how to pronounce meme until a few years ago, let alone how to create one. However, over time, several enterprising and movie savvy geeks created some pretty good Lee Marvin memes as highlighted below.
I’ll start with the most topical for 2020 which, sadly, may now become just as relevant in 2021 and possibly beyond thanks to the surge in Corona Virus infections.
This meme came to me via social media, as most of them have over the years. Some are rather “punny,” like the one of Marvin on his drunken horse from Cat Ballou.
Others are just photoshopped images in need of a caption, like the one of Marvin with Count Basie.
Then there are the ones that really impress me. The creator, Cris Shapan, goes out of his way to make realistic record album covers with bizarre content. I love the fact that this one even has that worn ring emerging from the LP through the cover image. Talk about realism!
Since the print is kind of small, I can tell you the content
“Wild Irish Rose,”
“Punch Me Face.”
“Peat Moss Jig,”
“Pub O’ Me Heart,”
“Who Threw Paddy’s Petrol Bomb In Missus Murphy’s Chowder?,”
“Oh Golly, O’Gallegly,”
“The Bog I Love,”
“D’yer Glagh Nokt.”
The only made up Irish ditty that’s missing is “Whale Oil be Fooked.”
Then there’s this last one which is a personal favorite. No other words are necessary.
– Dwayne Epstein