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If you're not familiar with Damn Daniel, 1. It's the best 2. It's a short clip of a teenaged boy strutting in different outfits while the narrator compliments his different sartorial choices — particularly his white Vans.
Since being posted to Twitter just a little over a week ago, the tweet has amassed almost 300,000 retweets. However, as Quartz reports, those aren't the only numbers that have been climbing since the meme was posted. The price of Daniel's signature white Vans have skyrocketed on eBay.
Sellers, currently 833 to be exact, are looking to capitalize on the hype of this classic footwear choice by inflating prices on listings with the description "Damn Daniel White Vans."
Some of the listings have garnered astronomical amounts of bids and prices. One pair is currently listed $300,700 after 83 bids. Another pair is up to $99,900 after 155 bids. Would this be the most appropriate time ever to use the phrase, "Daaaaaaamn Daniel, back at it again with the white Vans."
Meanwhile, you can still buy a brand new pair on Vans's website for a mere $45.
Will anyone actually pay this insane upcharge? Well, if eBay has its way, yes. The site's guideline states that once you bid on it, you buy it. But, as Quartz notes, there's not much the auction site can do if a bidder doesn't come through with six figures for a pair of used $45 shoes.
These enterprising eBay entrepreneurs are one of the best things to come out of the Damn Daniel meme. Here are some other of our favorites:
damn daniel starter pack pic.twitter.com/1g4L3y2wDR— Four Pins (@Four_Pins) February 17, 2016
This is awful pic.twitter.com/WydAyr1X58— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) February 22, 2016
These will never end pic.twitter.com/OkeQu6B8n6— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) February 23, 2016
This is at least better than the techno remix of Jennifer Lawrence's song from Hunger Games.
It wasn't all great, though. There were also some unfortunate things that Damn Daniel spawned.
The creator of the Damn Daniel meme, unfortunately, felt the wrath of a prank call last night. Someone called the authorities and claimed that the creator's mom had been shot, ABC reports. The SWAT team actually visited the house to investigate. They found nothing.
Brands Trying to Be Young:
Of course, brands also tried to make money off the viral phenomenon.
Clorox and Denny's were two of the worst offenders.
daniel: i don’t want to go to school today— Denny's (@DennysDiner) February 22, 2016
mom: what’s the matter?
mom: and where are the new shoes i bought you??
daniel: mom, listen--— Denny's (@DennysDiner) February 22, 2016
mom: no you listen, mister! you finish those eggs, put your new shoes on, and get to school before you’re late!
*daniel despondently complies*— Denny's (@DennysDiner) February 22, 2016
daniel: mom please! why are you making me do this!!?
mom: you know why...
*she rips her mask off revealing her true identity: the friend from school*— Denny's (@DennysDiner) February 22, 2016
daniel: no...it can’t be
Watch the clip that started it all below.
Damn Daniel pic.twitter.com/Va10hmpePO— josh (@josholzz) February 16, 2016