The last time we featured Wood, the man with the huge penis pranking everyone on the internet, all we knew about him was that he worked in the porn industry and unfortunately died in 2016.
Wood became a legend earlier this year when a fake COVID-19 school closing text starting making the rounds. You’d click the link in the text and a naked photo of Wood (and his very large penis) would appear. It may not be a prank for the most innocent eyes, but it has since blossomed into its own genre of memes.
Vice recently found out more about this magical man. His real name was Wardy Joubert III, and he worked for several charities, as a bouncer at a club in San Francisco, dabbled in pro football, and had a reputation of being a big ‘ole sweet lug with an infectious laugh who gave great bear hugs. Though his girlfriend discovered after his death discovered that Wood had many women in his life, she still spoke of him glowingly. (The family is still paying off funeral services for Wardy, and have created a new GoFundMe page to help with the expenses and to get him a headstone.)
Wardy, you are the hero we need during these trying times. In BTR’s last article on Wood, we had a very fruitful Twitter thread that gave us some great memes. Since then, the Instagram page @barrytributepage, dedicated solely to Wood memes, reached out to us and we’ve picked out our favorites below.