This Photo Prompted One of Ted Cruz's Best Jokes Ever
It involves Chuck Schumer, Ben Sasse, and ... male rompers
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2017 6:54 AM CDT
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But what *was* going on here?   (Twitter/Washington Free Beacon)

(Newser) – A caption contest on Twitter this week ended up pulling in Ted Cruz, Chuck Schumer, and a romper for men that's inexplicably all the rage. Mashable reports on a photo tweeted out Thursday by the Washington Free Beacon that showed a somewhat disheveled-looking Schumer chatting with Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse (who looked like he just came from the gym) outside the US Capitol. The paper asked viewers to come up with their own caption, and Sasse was one of the first to acknowledge the odd candid, noting the pic looks like he and Schumer were "smoking reefer outside a wedding."

Schumer replied with a "well that escalated quickly" (a line from Anchorman, Business Insider helpfully notes), right before the memes started proliferating. That's when Cruz must have started feeling left out of the senatorial snarkfest. "So anyway, it's a romper for guys and it's called the RompHim and I just ordered two," Cruz (or whoever runs his Twitter account) tweeted, referencing the "fashion revolution" that's been circulating online this week. Mashable concedes the joke was "really great," while one commenter pointed out a peripheral subject in the photo: a "creepy" face-like object in one of the building's windows. "Spicy in a Michael Myers mask," riffed another. (In other joke news, Conan O'Brien is accused of stealing these three jokes.)

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