The Best "Vancouver Riot Kiss" Memes on the Internet (with Originals)

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJune 16, 2011

The Best "Vancouver Riot Kiss" Memes on the Internet (with Originals)

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    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15:  Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.  (Photo by Rich Lam/G
    Rich Lam/Getty Images

    First things first—how amazing is this photo?

    In the midst of an unfortunate and unnecessary riot in Vancouver—after the Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final last evening—came one ray of sunshine.

    This photo.

    Nothing could be more epic than making out with a woman, in the middle of the street, while a riot is happening around you.

    And nothing could be more meme-inspiring either (even if the photo was possibly staged).

    Thus, I present you with the best memes of this photo: five originals that I made and four I found on the Interwebs.

    Do enjoy.

An Original: George Joins the Action

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    Hey, at least somebody knew a picture was being taken.

From the Interwebs: Rubbing It in

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    Salt in the wound.

    Meme from

An Original: Cigar Guy Makes Some Friends

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    Whoooooaaaaaa—double meme.

    The original photo of Cigar Guy is pretty darn awesome as well.

From the Interwebs: A Political Kiss

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    Now that's love, people.

    Photo from, um, here.

An Original (I Thought): I Guess Some People Loved "The Decision"

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    (Note: I was informed that I wasn't the only one to do this particular meme. There is another version that you can find here.)

    I wonder if Jim Gray had any scripted questions for this couple.

From the Interwebs: Mark Cuban

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    So while you may know that the picture of Cuban came from him using the bathroom, it takes on a totally creepy vibe here when you remove him from the toilet.

    Listen, celebrations take on many forms.

    Meme from

An Original: The Force Is with Them

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    You would think a lightsaber nearing your leg would ruin the mood, but I guess not...

    Maybe he's a Jedi.

    (Waves his hand in the air) "Yes, you DO want to make out with me during this epic battle."

From the Interwebs: Here Comes O.J.

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    Honestly, I think this one would have been even funnier if they were making out in O.J.'s lane, about to get run over by the fleeing criminal.

    But maybe that's just me.

    Meme from

An Original: Gladiator

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    Are you not entertained?

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