No Pennywise on your special day? Well, too bad, if you’re video producer Jesse McLaren’s sister. In a mischievous act of photoshopping, McLaren took his sister’s pictures like he was asked—then added a little IT-themed surprise.
Because we could all use at least a few minutes of levity today and every day this year, enjoy these pictures by McLaren, which went viral after he Tweeted them out:
My sister asked me to shoot her engagement pics so I hid Pennywise the Clown in every photo. Countdown until she notices. pic.twitter.com/Z7QZPsq2ym
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) October 22, 2017
McLaren, who’s currently at BuzzFeed, is a humorist by trade and an always-reliable source of creative and comedic Tweets. He’s also a fine hand at Photoshop. Check out these excellent Pennywise inserts:
The last one may be the least subtle, but it’s my favorite. This is the kind of gently funny—yet topical!—humor that we need now, that seems to be in such short supply.
And yes, McLaren’s sister noticed the prank:
Kudos to sister McLaren for having such a good sense of humor. And really, who wouldn’t want to use these masterpieces at this point? Her engagement photos are already some of the most famous to grace the Internet. I just like imagining these pictures in fine frames on a mantlepiece, looked at by puzzled future generations.
How to explain that in the year 2017, Pennywise the Clown became the breakout star of IT, an unlikely object of desire, and one half of a famous horror movie queer couple? No one can say that we aren’t living in interesting times.
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