The Beatles classic “Eleanor Rigby” has been turned into a catchy, modern-day meme.
The meme remixes three original verses from the 1966 song.
Picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream.”
It generally starts with “[to the tune of Eleanor Rigby]” and then adds in a modern-day remix to the three original verses.
“[to the tune of eleanor rigby]
killed jeffrey epstein, ensured it was ruled suicide
the coroner lied,” Twitter user @mnurkic wrote.
[to the tune of eleanor rigby] hillary clintonkilled jeffrey epstein, ensured it was ruled suicidethe coroner lied
— frank lloyd zappa (@mnurkic) November 3, 2019
There was even a group effort from one batch of Twitter users who couldn’t help but write about Martin Scorsese’s take on Marvel films not being “cinema.”
“[to the tune of Eleanor Rigby]
Martin Scorsese,” Twitter user @whirringblender wrote.
“…Picks up popcorn in a theater where Marvel has been…” another added.
“… a film he’s not seen…” a last ended it.
[to the tune of Eleanor Rigby]Martin Scorsese
— Carlgpy (@whirringblender) November 5, 2019
… a film he's not seen…
— Simon Mills (@Astarael2) November 5, 2019
I am ACTIVELY RESTRAINING myself from writing about Martin Scorsese to the tune of Eleanor Rigby.
— David Ganssle (@doggans) November 5, 2019
This isn’t the first time the “Eleanor Rigby” meme has made its rounds on social media; real memers remember that it first went viral in 2016. The Poke reported that Twitter account @KestrelPi created the meme.
Now that it’s back in 2019, users are taking it a step further. There’s an Eleanor Rigby bot that uses classic literature to remix the verses.
“for a long distance
but if thou hast a mind to do somewhat in that way
stand forth straightway
– Howard Pyle, ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood,’” the account, @EleanorRigbyBot, tweeted.
EleanorRigbyBot’s take on the meme features the likes of Plato, Leo Tolstoi, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare.
for a long distancebut if thou hast a mind to do somewhat in that waystand forth straightway- Howard Pyle, "The Adventures of Robin Hood"
— To the Tune of "Eleanor Rigby" (@EleanorRigbyBot) October 31, 2019
I will do my bestor of an existence divided between the twoThat is quite true- Plato, "Death of Socrates: Phaedo"
— To the Tune of "Eleanor Rigby" (@EleanorRigbyBot) November 1, 2019
Good luck getting this earworm out of your head.
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