Zuck’s July 4th Video Inevitably Becomes An Instant Meme

  • The Facebook CEO posted a video to celebrate Independence Day by triumphantly flying the flag while sailing on a powered wakeboard.
  • The video clip shows him clutching a large Star-Spangled Banner as he skims across a lake at sunset while John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” plays in the background.
  • Understandably, the footage has been met with bewilderment and mockery online, with one viewer branding it: “The stuff meme dreams are made of.”

Harriet Brewis from Indy100 writes:

“Barbecues, parades, maybe even fireworks – these are the ways in which most Americans celebrate the Fourth of July.

Not so if you are one of the richest men in the world, it appears, as Mark Zuckerberg proved by showing his patriotism in a rather more… unique way.

The Facebook CEO posted a video to social media to mark Independence Day in his own style.

The clip shows him clutching a large Star-Spangled Banner as he glides across a lake at sunset atop an electric surfboard.

He barely flinches, barely changes expression, as he hops and bounces amid the waves while John Denver’s ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ plays in the background.

Understandably, the footage has been met with a mix of delight, bewilderment and horror online, with one viewer branding it: “The stuff meme dreams are made of.”

“Zuck” – as he refers to himself on Instagram and Facebook – originally posted his “Happy July 4th” homage to the two platforms he owns but it inevitably made its way onto Twitter…”

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