Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health doctor Robert Strang have been addressing the province with direction and discipline—and even a bit of delight—every day since March 13. And because of the severity of the subject of their addresses (coronavirus) many Nova Scotians have been stuck at home, and actually paying attention.
As a result, McNeil and his better half, Strang, have been bringing out some of the best in Nova Scotian Memeology.
There's Marvel's next breakout star:
When Nova Scotia is threatened by a global super virus, he emerges from his sanctum to protect us all.#nspoli #NovaScotia pic.twitter.com/Ij4lXe8d2n— Randal... WASH YOUR HANDS (@randaltomada) March 19, 2020
The Good Doctor from The Muppets:
Guys, Dr. Strang is doing an amazing job here in Nova Scotia and we’re lucky to have him. Please know that this is in no way intended to be negative.— Carman Pirie (@pirie) March 24, 2020
I’m a big fan of The Muppet Show, and there has been something oddly familiar about the good doctor… pic.twitter.com/KZPGH7xaUk
And after polling our followers on Instagram and Twitter on Tuesday, we were introduced to some perfect responses to name our very own iconic duo.
There was Iron Man and Doctor Strange,
Angry Dad and Health Man
and Pinky and the Brain.
But without a doubt, the most popular answer comes from The Muppet Show. Our province's pair of silver-haired white men talking called to mind that pair of grouchy old Muppets heckling from the balcony—Statler and Waldorf.
Right on the money, we think.
Especially considering that these past weeks we've all been the little bunny, saying "you look like two friendly old gentlemen. Can I hide here?" as we try to keep calm and care for each other under the cloud of COVID-19.
And because we're all still stuck at home, glued to our phones, the internet has been working hard to bring forth its gifts. Blessing us with this:
The Premier and Dr. Strang from r/halifax
We can't wait to see what comes next. If you'd like to be part of it, consider signing up for one of the Library's free photoshop workshops with Lynda.com.