Put Bernie Sanders almost anywhere with this Google Street View app

Kris Holt
·Contributing Writer
·1 min read

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris might have been the headliners of Wednesday's inauguration, but Sen. Bernie Sanders stole the show just by sitting on a chair in his winter gear. A photo of an isolated, masked Sanders wearing mittens and the same jacket from the "I am once again asking for your support" video took off. He was suddenly the focus of another meme as people photoshopped him into all kinds of situations.

To make things easy for those without Photoshop chops, software engineer Nick Sawhney created an app that lets you add the senator to nearly any location in Google Street View. When you plug an address or the name of a location into Put Bernie Anywhere, the app will slot him into the scene as long as it can find a relevant image.

Update: The app is no longer available. Sawhney wrote that he couldn’t afford to keep it running as “the Google Maps API costs have spiked overnight” and he can’t pay a bill Google sent him. He promised to bring the site back online when he can and he invited users to donate to help him cover the costs.

Not every location works, unfortunately — I couldn't get the app to drop him onto a Mount Everest base camp. Still, you can have several minutes of fun by adding the senator to places like your street, Trump Tower and the White House.

Update 1/22 12:20PM ET: Noting that Put Bernie Anywhere is currently offline.