Superhero Cory Booker: The Memes
As you might have heard by now, Newark Mayor Cory Booker ran into a burning house to save his neighbor on Thursday night. Booker was treated at a nearby hospital for second degree burns and smoke inhalation; but the avid social media user tweeted later that he was fine. Reportedly, the mayor might have stayed in longer had his security detail not restrained him. (I bet Batman never has to put up with that.)
The internet has grabbed hold of this feat, and is giving Booker the meme treatment. A Tumblr account called SuperCoryBooker depicts the mayor’s super side:
And Booker’s recent fame is getting mashed up with some other trending memes, not to mention another public figure who was recently credited with saving a woman’s life:
In fact, this last image could become more of a reality than you think: comedians Mike Drucker and Sean Crespo are teaming up with illustrator Corey Pandolph to produce a Corey Booker/Ryan Gosling superhero comic book.
The crazy thing is, Booker sounds like a super hero even without the fire rescue: USA Today All-American football player in high school, Stanford, Rhodes Scholar, Yale Law- and then living in Newark slums to fight for low-income tenants. Give the man a cape already.
Also, I’m sure that in coming days, Booker will remind everyone that civilians rushing into a burning building is never a good idea, no matter how heroic it seems. Fire officials are already congratulating the mayor, but pointing out that he was fortunate not to get trapped in the home, leaving another person in need of rescue.
What do you think of the latest Cory Booker news?