The image is a screen capture of Mike Myers portraying Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers film series. The bad doctor is using his hands to shape air quotes. In the films, Dr. Evil often uses air quotes to highlight his words and strategies.
In October 2012, FunnyJunk user niack submitted an image of a sketched illustration of
Dr. Evil making air quotes, captioned “I call it... ‘YOLO’” In November, Redditor ThexJwubbz posted a Dr. Evil image macro mocking the names of several cable channels, such as air quotes around “news” for Fox News, and air quotes around the word “music” for MTV.
Then in May, 2013, Redditor Mooner posted an image macro featuring a screen captured image of Dr. Evil to the /r/AdviceAnimal subreddit, saying “see you in the morning” after a long night of alcohol consumption. In June came an image mocking the low battery indicators on iPhone devices.
Dr. Evil is a “hit.”
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