Nigel Thornberry goes viral: the beauty of Tumblr

I understand trends commencing at the source of the likes of 4chan, and being received by Tumblr a few months later; but last time I checked there wasn't a Thornberry trend.  I stumbled across it by accident when a particular post of a little mermaid/Nigel hybrid was (and still is) being reblogged over 40 times; but for some unexplained reason this ginger safari expeditioner has explored his way into our hearts throughout the realms of Tumblr.

From ultra violence, to an insanity wolf, to Nigel Thornberry.  You guys are some strange individuals.