Sad Keanu Makes Actor Unhappy, but Why?

"It's a much more positive meme than a lot of other ones that are more mocking," said Nick Douglas, senior editor of Urlesque.com, which also explores Internet phenomena. "The problem with Sad Keanu right now, of course, is that they're complying with the take-down from the photographer who took the original photo. But this was a parody -- if there was anything I'd love to see a celebrity do when they get memed, is somehow set a legal precedent that this kind of parody is fine."

Before Sad Keanu, there was Selleck Waterfall Sandwich, a meme that is exactly what its name suggests: a collection of photo mash-ups of "Magnum P.I.", cascades of water and bread-enveloped meat.

Greg Szmurlo, creator of SelleckWaterfallSandwich.com, told ABCNews.com that he was inspired by a dream he had of Tom Selleck eating a sandwich in a beautiful, springtime meadow.

Sad Keanu follows the Selleck Waterfall Sandwich phenomenon.

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"Tom Selleck's mustache spoke to me in Portuguese and told me to 'make this dream a reality,'" Szmurlo said. "But on second thought, the mustache insisted on the use of a waterfall setting instead of a meadow."

Selleck did not respond to requests for comment. Perhaps he was too busy laughing at the photo of his "Three Men and a Baby" character trying to shield an infant from a Monte Cristo threatening to tumble down a waterfall? (Perhaps he was eating a Monte Cristo sandwich?) Point being, he let the meme ride on.

Bea Arthur scored similar attention from the blog bea arthur mountains pizza. Like Selleck Waterfall Sandwich, it requires no further explanation. The Photoshop ode to the "Golden Girls" actress appears to have been created after she passed away in April 2009 -- too late to affect her career, but a sweet, tongue-in-cheek tribute nonetheless.

Celebrity memes aren't going away. Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber thrives; it's probably only a matter of time before a blog dedicated to another 1980s/'90s icon (Scott Baio, anyone?), volcanoes and ice-cream emerges. Those who embrace Web revolutions in their name -- Conan O'Brien, Betty White -- will prosper, those who don't will ... well, what's Reeves up to these days?

Bea Arthur Mountains Pizza: a blog that is exactly what its name suggests.

The moral of the story, for celebrities: Next time the Internet lovingly pokes fun, wink back.

"The rule of thumb on the Web is if you can't laugh at yourself, watch out," Amason said. "the Internet is this land of frenemies, you have to walk that line and embrace it and if you don't, they'll release the hounds."

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