This meme features Giorgio Tsoukalos who appeared in the History Channel’s series “Ancient Aliens” which focuses on the ancient astronaut theory. It often (but not always) exaggerates his tendency to insert aliens as an explanation for unexplained historic events such as the construction of various ancient pyramids and temples. Tsoukalos is the publisher of Legendary Times Magazine, which is dedicated to searching for evidence to support the claim that aliens visited us in the distant past. He clearly not only supports this theory, he wants to have children with it.
His passion on the topic, paired with his increasingly disheveled appearance (which has featured several distracting hair styles and bad tans) caught many people’s attention. Knowyourmeme.com documents the images’ spread over time. Many on 4chan used the images as a method to bring up the theory on the forums. Notably, an episode of South Park titled, “A History Channel Thanksgiving” pokes fun at the series and content of the channel in general, but failed to include a cameo by Giorgio Tsoukalos. Why? Probably aliens.
Today, Tsoukalos has over a million followers on twitter and facebook combined. Both pages claim he is “the star” of the series. For more funny photos involing Tsoukalos, check out I’m Not Saying It Was Aliens But, It Was Aliens.