My Buddy Eric— Wallenberg High School in San Francisco, CA.
Location: 179° 59.7197’ E; 74° 54.0507’ S
Time: Fri 27 JAN 2023 10:17 UTC
Temperature: -1.6°C, Wind 18 kts SSE
Float Number: 21838
Float Type: Apex
Float Program: SOCCOM
This float was adopted by the marine biology classes at Wallenberg High School in San Francisco, CA.
This map shows the location of the float deployment, approximately 460 km east of Jang Bogo Station.
My Buddy Eric is ready to deploy. Photo by Jenn Magnusson.
This happened to My Buddy Eric. Photo by Jenn Magnusson.
Through rain, snow, sleet, or hail…this team will get the floats deployed! Photo by Jenn Magnusson.
Why My Buddy Eric? Marine Biology teacher Amber Lancaster describes the following.
My Buddy Eric is a common internet meme or joke. People often will comment on posts or videos of occurrences claiming that their buddy, Eric, also did that or was part of the video in some way. A pretty common example of this is a video game clip where someone pulls off something really, really impressive. Viewers comment “oh my buddy eric pulled that off the other day,” but of course that’s not true. It’s completely sarcastic and satire and I adore the joke so much because of how spontaneous and innocent it is.
An honest review of the launching of My Buddy Eric!