Who in the world is Bill and why is he creating a fuss over the internet?
Bill is a stick figure, and his memes speak of the ugly truth about our social media habits. But instead of ranting and bluntly pointing them out, he does it in a passive-aggressive manner.
In a clever and amusing way, he instructs us how to behave appropriately online without directly telling us not to do something.
The images started to emerge online late last year though it only rose to fame in January due to its “Be like Bill” Facebook page, which has now garnered more than 1.5 million likes.
The Independent reports that Bill also now has foreign versions. In fact, in Arabic, he’s been renamed as “Bilal” or “Bashir”.
“This is Bilal. Bilal called his girlfriend, but she didn't pick up. Bilal waited for her to call him back, he didn't bombard her with calls and messages. Bilal is smart. Be like Bilal.”
Regardless if it’s in Spanish, Malaysian, Italian, or Arabic, the message is the same: “This is Bill. Bill does (blank). Be like Bill,”
The character was created by a 26-year-old Moldovan named Eugeniu Croitoru, who lives in Milan.
Together with his associate, Debabrata Nath, who runs its Facebook page, they produced several memes to criticize people’s posts.
When the BBC asked Croitoru if he was anything like Bill, he said, “No, Bill is much better than me.
“The idea is very simple. ‘Bill’ can be anyone who is smart and has common sense and doesn’t do annoying things. You’ll also notice Bill can be someone who makes fun of himself and jokes about others too occasionally.”
Although millions of individuals found Bill funny and honest, there are those who think that he’s obnoxious, bigoted, and nonsensical.
Here are 20 more of the “Be like Bill” meme. Tell us what you think about them.
This Man Transforms a 700-Year-Old Cave into a Luxury Vacation Home
Would you live in cave?
Just when you think you’ve seen everything already, something surprising and worthwhile comes along. A cave that is almost 700 years old and is located in rural Worcestershire was rehabilitated and turned into a jaw-dropping and inspiring home. Owner Angelo Mastropietro turned a centuries old cave into The Rockhouse.
The Rockhouse Retreat is located in Low Habberley, United Kingdom.
The cave, now called The Rockhouse, is set against three acres of lush woodlands in rural Worcestershire. It is absolutely breathtaking and amazing. The location of The Rockhouse was deserted back in 1962, slipping back into its old state until Mastropietro decided to purchase the cave and redesign it to how it looks like today. ...
Woman’s ‘Cheating Prank’ on Her Boyfriend Went Horribly Wrong
A woman planned a cruel prank to shock her boyfriend. It didn’t end well.
If you ask us, we really don't find anything funny about a prank that's meant to make someone think that you're cheating on them. However, there are some people whose sense of humor is twisted enough to think otherwise. One such person is a young woman named Lauren.
The video starts out with prankster Josh Paler Lin — who is considered a YouTube celebrity — explaining that his friend, Lauren, has thought of staging a scene to make her boyfriend think that she's been intimate with another man.
Meet the pranksters: Josh and Lauren
Snoozeless Rug Alarm Clock Won’t Stop Until You Get Out Of Bed And Step On It
A rug can help you get out of bed in the morning. Seriously.
We all go through it every single day of our lives. Snoozing our alarm clocks several times until we’re perpetually late for work or school because the bed is just too cozy to get up from. Unless of course, you happen to be a morning person, then hitting the snooze button is something that you’re familiar with.
Designed by Winston Tam and a team of very enterprising entrepreneurs from Vancouver, Canada and Hong Kong, this very special mat will make sure you get up and never be late ever again.