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The 9 best Photoshops of Rick Perry’s mug shot

The eyes of Texas are upon you.


Eric Geller

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 20, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 6:02 pm CDT

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on charges of abuse of power last Friday, and yesterday, he stopped by the Travis County criminal justice center to be booked. This involved posing for a booking photo. Naturally, the Internet took it from there.

Here’s the original booking photo:

Rick Perry booking photo

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 19, 2014

And here are some of our favorite Photoshops of the mug shot.

— Leah Finnegan (@leahfinnegan) August 19, 2014

FYI the Rick Perry mugshot works on the Warby Parker virtual try-on tool in case you want to see some hipster stylez

— Parker Higgins (@xor) August 20, 2014

Better Rick Perry mugshot

— Baratunde (@baratunde) August 19, 2014

They say everything is bigger in Texas RT @XinJeisan: waiting for the @margafret remix of the Perry mugshot.

— Margarita Noriega (@margafret) August 20, 2014

And then there’s @darth.

no don’t ask don’t even

— darth™ (@darth) August 19, 2014

“is this a meme” MT @frankrebecca: the #RickPerry mugshot so that he’s wearing a shirt with his own mugshot on it.

— darth™ (@darth) August 20, 2014

they aren’t related are they

— darth™ (@darth) August 20, 2014

The Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi observed that Perry was without his trademark hipster glasses, and she asked her Twitter followers to remedy the situation.


— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) August 19, 2014

@Olivianuzzi: Don’t cry, Olivia.

— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) August 19, 2014

After being processed, Perry promptly went out for post-mug-shot ice cream. As you do.

Post-booking. #thisguy RT @GovernorPerry: And then, ice cream cone at #Sandy‘s

— Evan Smith (@evanasmith) August 19, 2014

Photo via Ed Schipul/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Aug 20, 2014, 9:03 am CDT