B.C.’s top meme creator satirizes life in the province

B.C.’s top meme creator satirizes life in the province

hey yo bonnie why are you not responding to my dms if you live in british columbia and you’re on instagram you’ve probably seen a post from seabus memes the account started in 2018 as a way to poke fun at the humble public transport service between north vancouver and downtown vancouver three years later it’s become bc’s most popular meme account satirizing life in the province and boasting more than a hundred thousand followers and this is the creator behind it i’ve always been fascinated by memes he’s asked us not to share his real name or identity so we’ll refer to him by his online name daddy seabus and go with his usual form of disguise man i know there’s there’s there are accounts that have been around for a long time but not a lot of accounts before then did like vancouver bc and vancouver specific content let’s get to know bc’s top meme creator when i first started it was just pictures just picture me um and that’s still like mostly what i do but um after a couple months i started experimenting with videos i live in north van i don’t live in van propper you gotta take a bridge the first time that i really felt like oh it’s kind of blowing up was i did this um full house theme song parody whatever happened to affordability the grizzlies the palladium the old a and b what the song’s about write the song record the song animate the video around the song so it’s like sometimes that’ll be like 25 30 hours but for like the typical post you’ll see of just like 10 image memes in a set yeah that’ll take me maybe like 15 20 hours and i just do that in the evenings after work my friends are all really supportive um i think i think they think it’s cool i think i told my mom about it after like a year but at that point i was like look i’m like i was like on the radio with it and like there’s an article written about me and so she was like i don’t think she like knew what a meme was before then but once i showed her that like the attention it was getting she under she was very proud bc meme accounts have proliferated in the past couple years but seabus has stood out from the rest so what does he think makes a good meme i guess that’s the key to humor in general is to is to sort of for the punchline to be a surprise like i like hyperlocal things like really niche things go go go go go i don’t know like cactus club for example like i know there’s cactus club in like other provinces as well but it’s very much like a bc thing the like engagement the likes on my posts skyrocketed since the pandemic and that’s i think that’s because it’s something everybody can agree on i posted a bunch of heatwave memes and that was my that was my most successful post ever just because that’s everybody you can’t escape the heat everybody’s experiencing the heat at the same time daddy sebas has kept his identity hidden for three years will we ever know who’s behind the page i genuinely thought one day i would like show my face on the account and maybe one day i will i don’t know but as i kept doing it i realized that like there’s value in the anonymity when people can see the person behind something they start putting a lot of their own judgments and biases on the content just based on who the person is you know he’s run the account for years as a side hustle so what’s next for c bus the goal would be to just fully be able to make a living off of it it would be nice to not have to work my day job and balance this at the same time doing this kind of stuff is is what i really care about i think there’s there’s something i’m waiting for something better whatever that may be seabus has plenty more jokes to ferry around alex mcdowell cbc news vancouver
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