A solid meme for a Friday afternoon: Stock footage of baboons doing human things, paired with silly one-liner captions. They talk on the phone, they throw their computers, they gaze dewy-eyed into the distance and softly smack their lips in resignation. I love these goddamn baboons, and I can’t wait to share them with you.
The stock videos in question come from Getty Images, which has an astoundingly rich library of anthropomorphized primate footage. It’s unclear what prompted people to start captioning and tweeting them, or when patient zero arrived, but this morning they suddenly became unavoidable on my timeline. A few of the best examples I’ve seen are below.
when you give him an ultimatum and he chooses to leave pic.twitter.com/0Yt9RlSvo1— Hennessy Titan (@iamhusk) August 28, 2015
when he butt dials you and you taking mental notes of the background noise pic.twitter.com/oyVOlBxFSd— Hennessy Titan (@iamhusk) August 28, 2015
When your mom says she 5mins away and you didn't take the chicken out the freezer pic.twitter.com/kCBYxVVsIw— Menkonnen (@MenkTheDon) August 28, 2015
When you getting brain and she catch you off guard with a new trick she learned pic.twitter.com/aLqeArzdgX— Bruce Leroy (@theeshellzg) August 28, 2015
When she prints out your tweets and you like" what tweets?". pic.twitter.com/X0WaaaBHqB— Action Hank (@CplxSimplicity) August 28, 2015
When you see your boss coming but computer froze on fantasy football pic.twitter.com/ZeM332HZcV— MarTin Tu'Coo (@Martin2Cool) August 28, 2015
When you the fat friend and y'all at dinner and you want dessert but they ready to leave so u gotta fake like u full pic.twitter.com/RTey3VoBMd— Rudull Dimmons (@tryna_be_famous) August 28, 2015
When you send the wife the flight information your side chick was supposed to be receiving pic.twitter.com/TEaDYTWL7g— Aneer Barkowtski (@Aneerinyourear) August 28, 2015
You get it. You get it! Good monkeys. Good meme.