Being bored is no fun. You sit there feeling sorry for yourself and accomplishing nothing. When Kevin Manion was bored, he decided to to play a prank on his family, but his little prank has become an internet sensation.
Buscemi-ing Up The Place
Apparently Wisconsin is pretty boring during summer vacation. So what does a young man with a lot of extra time on his hands do to cure boredom during the long summer? How about a game of Hide-The-Buscemi? Who knows how Kevin came up with the idea, but one day he started by swapping out a family photo with a picture of Steve Buscemi. He wanted to see how long it would take for his parents to realize the ever increasing number of Steve Buscemis in their house.
While Steve Buscemi is more well known for appearing in cult classic movies like The Big Lebowski and Reservoir Dogs, Steve's memorable mug is reaching a whole new generation of fans thanks to Kevin's prank. Kevin's sister, Clare, noticed the pictures and promptly posted them to Twitter, where they quickly became a viral hit. Currently, the photos have over 36,000 retweets and nearly 60,000 likes.
So how long does it take to realize you're being watched by Steve Buscemi's big, wet eyes? While Clare might have noticed the pictures pretty quickly, their parents weren't so quick to catch on. Clare's father wasn't fooled too for long, he caught on by the second day. But their mother took a full five days before she realized her home was being invaded by photos of the Golden Globe winning actor.
While Steve Buscemi's face adorning a Wisconsin family's walls is hilarious, this isn't the first time Steve has been made into a meme. A common image macro on the internet features a scene from 30 Rock, a critically acclaimed NBC comedy that ran from 2006 to 2013 and was headed up by the brilliant Tina Fey. In the scene, Steve Buscemi played Lenny Wosniak, an aging investigator who attempts to go under cover in a high school as a teenager. The results are... not quite successful.
Watch the hilarious scene below.
A Good Use Of Time... Maybe.
While one couldn't call what Kevin did constructive, he certainly did... something. At least he managed to stave off the boredom! And he managed to entertain a whole lot of people while he did it.