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As vaccines open to more adultsTwitter has fun reminding people of what they shouldn’t do even after they’re vaccinated. And I don’t wanna say the things CDC recommends such as avoiding unmasked visits with unvaccinated high-risk individuals and not attending medium and large gatherings. Instead, this ridiculous meme took to Twitter by telling users that being vaccinated does NOT mean you can do morally questionable acts immortalized in books, movies, TV shows, and songs. Books in particular were ripe for picking in creating fun versions of the meme as book users on Twitter began to clash with references to everything from Pride and Prejudice at dusk. I laughed with many literary Twitter users and collected this bunch of my favorite tweets for you to enjoy.
The meme may have started with a good old man Amontillado cask joke. It’s a good return to 2016 when Poe was everywhere on Tumblr and other social media sites. And frankly, vaccinated or not, I would never suggest imitating any of Poe’s protagonists, and that means The revealing heart and The Fall of House Usher.
And, of course, a William Carlos Williams Meme “It’s just to say” soon followed.
I might have clapped my hands when I saw this reference to my favorite scenes between soulmates Anne Shirley and Diana Barry in Anne of the Green Gables. Who among us hasn’t mixed raspberry syrup with gooseberry wine?
Boromir would definitely agree with this tweet! Although I’m pretty sure Frodo just walks into Mordor at the end.
It is always a good idea to avoid the actions of jurassic park antagonist John Hammond.
Of course, Jane Austen had a blast on Twitter with this meme!
Someone even pulled out an obscure Emma reference!
And there are a lot of things dusk that you shouldn’t do.
We like to see a reference to Extract from the mixed files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Home escape and social distancing inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art is also secretly my pandemic dream.
I would say things went pretty well for the anonymous heroine of Rebecca… You know, except (spoiler alert!) Being married to a murderer. She seems happy though.
Also, I think things are going well for Cassandra from I capture the castle too much!
And author Kate Clayborn firmly brought the meme to Romancelandia with this challenge!
A beautiful You’ve got mail reference! The best and most literary of romantic comedies.
I feel personally attacked by this neighbor.
And finally, a reminder that under no circumstances should you forget the Oxford comma.
Hope you enjoyed these “Getting Vaccinated Does NOT Mean” memes! Even if the vaccine doesn’t allow you to commit this literary faux pas, I wish you the best of luck in finding dates once you are eligible.