Not even a full three weeks into the new year and there is already the first meme of 2017. Meet this guy:
No, not him, but he has an uncanny resemblance to this guy, meet Salt Bae:
Salt Bae, or Nusret Gökçe, is a Turkish chef known for loving his meat. But now for some application of this new meme.
1. Hermione Salt Bae
That moment he flicks better than you. We have all been there; we do something well to impress someone and then someone else, out of nowhere, does it better. We want to kill and "have" that person at the same time. It often takes a few moments to come up with rational thought and how to approach the situation. The cruciate curse is greatly frowned upon, so we settle for cozening up to them to either destroy them or marry 'em -- we have not decided yet.
2. Using "thus" in an essay
You are in college, it is going to happen at least once. You find reason and cause to put the word "thus" in an essay at a proper time. "Thus (flick of seasoning) we see la de da de da...," "They are thus (salts the keyboard with your dried tears) able to conclude...," and other instances where "thus" can truly be appreciated.
3. Meanwhile, in reality...
...What you are actually doing. This particular meme also applies well to what this fine specimen of humanity is actually doing: cooking. We've all done it, the recipe calls for a "pinch" of salt. We pop that pinch in like we are saying "Bye Felicia" to the person who just does not get it. Or like we are biting our thumb as if in some medieval play or something *cough* Romeo and Juliet *cough.* In any case, rarely can a meme apply to what is actually being depicted.
4. Flexing Salt Bae
We all know him, the one guys (or girl I suppose) who takes every chance they can to flex those muscles and "show" that they are buffer than the rest of us. If this guy flexes while sprinkling salt on a slab of meat and doesn't look like a douche, then other people need to flex better. Note: from the side his arm probably looks like a bird... swan... creature... thing. Although I suppose if I had nicely toned and defined muscles I would be flexing them as much as possible to in probably the most inappropriate times as well because that means my flappers went away.
These are just a few examples I could think of for the application of Salt Bae. I believe that just like Harambe, Salt Bae could sweep the nation. Remember though, you saw it here first. Nusret might not be your fairy godparent, but he might just become the fairy godparent of memes for a while. Who knows he might just have enough staying power to make the list of top memes of 2017 come 2018.