They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But if the picture has Delhi chief minister and erstwhile #Mufflerman Arvind Kejriwal giving that priceless expression, it is worth a thousand Twitter jokes.
Having won with a thumping majority at the recent Delhi assembly polls, Kejriwal may have moved on to more serious endeavours than starring in laugh-out-loud memes and social media jokes, but the internet is not letting him go off this easily.
This expression had the tweeples working overtime, getting as many smart one-liners out as possible. What helped were the swirling rumours of rift in Aam Aadmi Party that pit Kejriwal and Yogendra Yadav on opposing sides.
Two extremely hardworking people - AIB members Tanmay Bhat and Rohan Joshi -- had between both of them 10 tweets out with the picture before you and I had finished our Sunday dinners.
We reproduce some of theirs and other funny tweets starring, yes, the *expression*.
"You know what, I *am* Iron Man" pic.twitter.com/X0KfkrWywu— Rohan (@mojorojo) March 1, 2015
When you specify pepperoni but friend orders pineapple pic.twitter.com/y6MRGnmm83— Rohan (@mojorojo) March 1, 2015
Kejriwal's all-winter muffler and his constant coughing had earlier caught the attention of Twitter and were the source of much mirth. However, they were all used to deride the former Delhi CM whose government quit after being in power for just 49 days in the capital.
When you open the danish cookies box to find just sui dhaaga pic.twitter.com/XXFsHgI08H— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) March 1, 2015
However, the party soon noticed that #MufflerMan trend was catching on, portraying him as Delhi’s saviour and an anti-corruption crusader. Later on during the campaigning for Delhi elections, #Mufflerman was pitted against #Ironlady Kiran Bedi. But even in the battle of hashtags, it was advantage Arvind Kejriwal.