‘Casually Pepper Spraying Cop’ Meme

Via NPR:  ‘Casually Pepper Spraying Cop’ Meme Takes Off.

I expect many of you have already experience this on Facebook or elsewhere.  Two examples from the NPR story:

Spraying the Declaration of Independence (John Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence").


Spraying in the park ("A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by George Seurat).

Others from my FB feed:


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  1. Franklin says:

    Good stuff!

  2. 11B40 says:


    I enjoy a bit of humor now and then, but I can still tell the difference between peaceful and passive-aggressive.

  3. de stijl says:

    If I had any Photoshop skillz I would totally do a “Casually Pepper Spraying The Last Supper”, and as a meta-critical comment on people who diss his stuff, a “Casually Pepper Spraying A Jackson Pollack Painting”.

  4. OzarkHillbilly says:

    thanx Steve. I needed that.

  5. mattatat says:

    Oh man when I saw that picture I knew it was going to be 4chan bait and sure enough here we are..

    There is actually already an image of casually pepper spraying cop in the last supper..