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Drew Scanlon

Drew Scanlon

Drew Scanlon (also known as the Blinking White Guy, born May 14, 1986) is a blogger and video producer. [1]


I Accidentally Became A Meme: Blinking White Guy

I Accidentally Became A Meme: Blinking White Guy

Drew Scanlon began his career as a freelance artist from Backbone Entertainment. After that, he was hired as a video producer by Giant Bomb in 2009.

Scanlon eventually founded of Cloth Map, a video project where his audience sponsors him to explore different countries through the lens of different games and sports that they play.[6]

He is also the co-host of a podcast called Shift+F1.

He, along with his co-hosts Danny O'Dwyer and Rob Zacny, talk about speedy race cars.

Blinking White Guy meme


Drew Scanlon was working as a video producer for a website that covers the video game industry called Giant Bomb. His duties at the company included editing and shooting videos, but also to appear in some of the videos.

Giant Bomb hosted a weekly show called "Unprofessional Fridays" for their premium subscribers, where some of the content creators recorded themselves playing video games.

In 2014, Scanlon recorded a video of his friend Jeff playing an action-adventure game called Starbound, which involves farming. In the video, Scanlon reacted to Jeff saying that he was "doing some farming with my hoe here." Jeff was referring to the gardening tool, which Scanlon interpreted it another way.

In 2017, the "Blinking White Guy" meme went viral and became a larger phenomenon outside the gaming industry.

Scanlon started getting messages from people about the GIF being used in different contexts.


Before Scanlong got press as the "Blinking White Guy," Scanlon had only been recognized by one person as the individual in the meme; Scanlon refers to him as "the guy from the Dublin Best Buy."[6]


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