The Sad Keanu Story

June 16th, 2010

June 15th marks the annual anniversary of Sad Keanu, not to mention that there is a new Sad Keanu with Helmet surfing the net.

What is it: Sad Keanu is a photoshop meme featuring the famed actor Keanu Reeves looking very sad in different zany situations.  It started as a thread on 4chan, and quickly spread in popularity to the rest of the internet.  The original photo is of Keanu sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich, but everyone just felt so sorry for him because he looked so upset, like a kid who gets picked on in school.

This is the original photo.  What follows is some of our favourite Sad Keanu moments.

Keanu just wants to be a cat, because a cat’s the only cat, who knows where its at.

Yay, Keanu got his wish!

Nice artist rendition.

Video Game footage from a new Half-Life 2 mod.

One things for sure so far, Keanu + Cat(s) = Internet

Ah, this classic painting is from the Baroque period, thanks to clever use of chiaroscuro.

Keanu is one hungry hero.

I’m intrigued, and now I wanna know how this one ends.

This photo is actually not photoshopped.  Keanu Reeves is as old as time.

One of the many deleted scenes from the Matrix.  Was removed for being too awesome.

I find this image too distracting to bother looking at the Sad Keanu.

Keanu, get off the damn roof.

Mr. Reeves, please get off the wax display.

Plenty of sandwiches in the desert.

Keanu isn’t cheered up by man’s best friend.

Far out, man.

And it’s Sad Keanu, followed by Sad Keanu, and Sad Keanu coming up in the rear.

Why is there a hardwood table in the middle of the park?

Serious points for a Qbert reference.

Play it again, Reeves.

Sad Neo

Even Disney can’t soothe this ravaged soul.

A welcome addition to the cast, if only the show wasn’t over.

The girl in the front seat is more amusing than Sad Keanu.

Points for forgotten kids’ movie reference

Keanu, just be happy you were invited.

Get the message, Keanu.

Will these bunnies be enough to cheer him up?

I can see the family resemblance. Awkward family photo much?