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Michael Phelps’ #PhelpsFace nearly broke the Internet – and rightly so

During NBC’s coverage of the Olympics Monday evening, a camera caught Michael Phelps putting his game face on — and it was a sight to behold. The reason behind the glowering was fairly obvious:

As unsettling as his stare was, it certainly sent a message:

A message with larger implications, if you wanted them there:

Some merely went with the obvious visual cue:

And others ran with it:

Maybe there’s a simpler explanation?

Not even virtual reality is easy these days:

And, of course, nothing is complete now without a “Stranger Things” reference: