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Sam Morrison, like many observant Americans, noticed in 2017 that President Donald Trump often tweets opinions that directly contradict earlier posts. An artist and advertiser, 27-year-old Morrison quickly thought of a fun, artistic way to call President Trump out on these flip-flopping opinions: making actual flip-flops that illustrate them.


Morrison told Business Insider:

"Take a scroll through Donald Trump's 40,000 tweets, and you're sure to catch some contradicting opinions. I wanted to highlight this hypocrisy."

On September 5, 2017, PresidentFlipFlops.com appeared online, offering customers the opportunity to buy their own pair of flip-flops. Each pair was decorated with one of the President's notable flip-flops!


President Flip Flops


President Flip Flops


President Flip Flops

Morrison made 1,000 pairs of flip-flops completely by hand, and sold out the entire stock in less than a month after the footwear went viral online. Though he had no marketing budget, his little hobby was covered on major news outlets like MSNBC, HuffPost, Fortune, and the BBC.


Morrison donated 10% of every purchase to the ACLU. He offered only a limited run of the flip-flops due to the time involved in making every shoe by hand and sourcing all his own materials.


Morrison described his process to Business Insider:

"The minimum order of raw materials was 1,000 pairs and took two months to ship to me. I hand-printed all 1,000 pairs with a heat press, packaged and shipped everything myself, so it was a very time-intensive project."



Though PresidentFlipFlops.com offers only three designs based on three especially contradictory Trump tweets (Electoral College, Syria, and Sources), you can also follow the flip-flop "company" on Twitter, where Morrison draws constant attention to Trump's hypocrisy.







Morrison sold his footwear at $30 a pair and now claims they are "permanently sold out" due to the intense effort it takes to produce and ship them on his own while also maintaining a full-time job. While they were on sale, he claims to have sent flip-flops to 47 states!

Fans would love to see the flip-flops return at some point...






If Morrison ever decides to create a team and put the flip-flops back on sale, there's no doubt he'll have plenty of Trump's tweets to work with.






Times change, and if you don't change with them you're likely to get left behind. That simple piece of wisdom applies to pretty much everything - up to and including the job market. It seems like a lot of older didn't get that memo, though.

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Reddit user u/GeekyKirby wanted to get something for their boyfriend for his birthday, but he said not to get him anything because it is so close to Christmas, so they decided it was time to get creative.

When asked what they bought him, u/GeekyKirby replied:

I pre-ordered him a game [Kingdom Hearts III], and bought him a shirt and a book he wanted :) ...I also filled up his living room floor with balloons...

It seems minor mischief is a common theme in their relationship:

Thank you. :) At this point, I can't really surprise my boyfriend anymore. And I try lol. Like the time I secretly put googly eyes on everything in his fridge...

Oh, and they made him this Pikachu cake. You know, nbd.

Users were impressed by u/GeekyKirby's piping skills. Also, the hate for fondant icing is real!

Nicely done and without fondant! r/FondantHate - Patiod
Today was a bad day on reddit if you genuinely want fondant to not be a thing. Just kidding. But fuck fondant, for real. - mimomusic
We over at r/fondanthate love your buttercream meme! - cherrylpk
This is one of the best things I've ever seen on Reddit! - backfromthedead
You're a very thoughtful and creative girlfriend! <3 - mediaclone
I'd have a hard time eating this, very cute. - FrontierFrance210
A meme!?!?!? On a cake!?!??!?!?!?!Now i've seen everything! - Indetermination

A few were also a bit envious.

This cake looks AWESOME, great job!
Side note: Here's hoping that 2019 will bless me with some manflesh to do nice things like this for too ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ- black_heart85
Hehe this gave me a good chuckle this morning. Now wish I had a boyfriend so I could do this to them. - MidnightMadness21

Making something for someone is a great way to show them you love them.

The best birthday present I ever got was from a girl who baked me a cake secretly. So thanks for doing that for him, I know I'd feel great about it. - Levitr0n

Others have found inventive ways to use the meme as well:

Stickers:


Sculpture:

Latte Art:

Refrigerator...art...trolling?


Even An Essay:

The fact that Surprised Pikachu is still around in 2019 really speaks to its universal appeal and ease of use. People will surely keep coming up with inventive ways to use the meme.

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