Step 1: Undeniably cute, funny and accidental source material. Enter Melissa Brandts’ photo, featured in National Geographic’s Photo of the Day:
My husband and I were exploring Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park-Canada when we stopped for a timed picture of the two of us. We had our camera set up on some rocks and were getting ready to take the picture when this curious little ground squirrel appeared, became intriqued with the sound of the focusing camera and popped right into our shot! A once in a lifetime moment!
Step 2: Get posted on BoingBoing.net. Check.
Step 3: Unleash the throngs of immature amateur Photoshoppers across the internet to cut out the newly dubbed “Crasher Squirrel” and paste him into the foreground of many, many other photographs with sometimes hilarious results. Check. Check. Check.
Step 4: Get it out of your system by creating your own:
Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
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