Net Flicks – Magic Mike… Meaty Memes

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Wet weather’s part of UK summertime, but this week it’s raining men as director Steven Soderbergh’s male-stripper movie Magic Mike struts on to big screens across Britain.

Starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, the film’s already proved a hip-grinding hit in the States.

  • Click here for Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey’s worst stripping experiences during Magic Mike.

After just one weekend working it, Magic Mike took home a tidy $39 million stuffed down its star-spangled thong.

Ok, so it was pipped to the number one post by a potty-mouthed teddy bear. But what it lost in $-bill tips, Magic Mike made up for in memes.

And I’m guessing websites with the moniker Magic Mike have been getting a bit more love of late too… though new visitors may have been disappointed unless they were actually looking for pirate-themed or corporate magic parties, a children’s entertainer, or equipment of the karaoke variety.

Even the fast-food chain Wendy’s has gone mental for Magic Mike, making glasses bearing the film’s five main men… Well, actually, they haven’t, but that doesn’t make a very good story now, does it? Never mind, just click the image below to enlarge (ahem) and check out those imaginary glasses to your heart’s content.

So, what’s the moral of this story? First of all, if you’re after a Chan-a-gram, your best port of call is most definitely not a magician named Mike.

And secondly, writing jokes about animated characters named Woody and Buzz dressed as male strippers would be like shooting fish in a barrel.

(Hat tip to @_emma_green for the Pixar pic.)