Nothing screams 2020 quite like the “This is fine” meme, which is why the image of that distressed little dog surrounded by flames makes the perfect Halloween decoration.
The “This is fine” meme, from artist KC Green’s 2013 webcomic “On Fire,” has become a symbol for especially troubling times, such as the entire year 2016. But 2020 has been so incredibly bad that the meme has never felt more relevant.
Someone in Irvington, Indianapolis, gets it, which is why they turned the meme into a truly impressive Halloween decoration.
“This house in my neighborhood every year nails Halloween decorations,” 36-year-old Angela Taylor (@funangela) tweeted on Sunday alongside two photos of the creative display.
As the photos show, the house has a “This is fine” sign over one of the windows. In the daytime, only the “This is fine” flames are visible. But at night, a cutout of the hat-wearing dog sitting on a chair is placed in the middle of them, and the whole display is illuminated.
The only thing that would make this decoration slightly more timely is if the dog had a mask on. But hey, he’s in the comfort of his burning home, so I guess he doesn’t really need one.
According to Taylor, a love of Halloween is ubiquitous in her Indianapolis neighborhood called Irvington, and for good reason.
“Irvington was named after Washington Irving and celebrates all things Halloween,” Taylor explained in a Twitter DM. “It has a rich history [and] names like [serial killer] H.H. Holmes lived here.
The “This is fine” house in particular has a delightful history of Halloween decorations.
“Some past windows have been a dinner setup with a family of skeletons, one year spiders that dropped down when you walk past,” Taylor recalled.
“It’s a quaint neighborhood with lots of homes that take pride with their Halloween decorations,” she explained, noting that due to the coronavirus pandemic this is the first year in 74 years that Irvington had to cancel its annual Halloween Street Fair.
Though the street fair is sadly canceled, the neighborhood is still full of Halloween displays so impressive that the 12-foot Home Depot skeletons of the world should be shaking.