It all started innocently enough. Lexi, Victoria, and I were laughing about Team Italy's "Parmigiano Reggiano" patch. A joke was made about how the Americans should have a "Hamburger" patch on their kits, and given our propensity to take every opportunity to highlight Liezel's outspoken American Pride, a new internet meme was born:
Honestly, I thought this was just going to be an inside joke type thing, but people who understood the joke seemed to like it (random tennis player, random factoid, opportunity to make fun of American idiocy? -- what's not to love?) and it quickly began filling up people's Twitter timelines, much to the dismay of many. Not everyone understood the joke but that's ok. So long as people had a good time and were trying to make people laugh, it's all gravy. The genius of the meme was that it really wasn't about making fun of Liezel at all. It was about making fun of America.
And believe me, that's a really deep well of comedic material.
Here were some of my favorites: