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Man falls asleep at work, becomes a Photoshop sensation

Redditors go wild on this tech intern's first day on the job.

Feb 29, 2020, 12:06 pm*

Internet Culture

 

Elijah Watson

This dude who fell asleep at his job is the latest viral sucker to become digitally altered across the Internet. His co-workers took a picture of him passed out on the job, and the rest is history.

Known only by his Reddit username TheOrangeDuke, the guy fell asleep on his first day interning at a tech startup. Once the staff realized this they all decided to snap a photo with him, and upon waking up and seeing the picture, the guy thought it was so funny that he shared it on Reddit.

Inevitably, plenty of online trolls began to tinker with the picture and place their works of art inside the popular Reddit thread PhotoshopBattle (PsBattle).

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Fortunately, TheOrange(Sleeping)Duke wasn’t fired for sleeping—he has anemia. And this was pretty much a win for the guy: He got a good catnap and became a viral sensation all in one day. 

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*First Published: Feb 4, 2016, 11:10 pm