Two chairs put at cardboard Clint Eastwood cutout on California trail

Life-sized cardboard cutout of actor Clint Eastwood next to two empty chairs -- one wooden, in left background, and one cardboard, is seen overlooking freeway in Glendale, Calif. AP Photo/Reed Saxon

(AP) GLENDALE, Calif. — These days, wherever you see Clint Eastwood, an empty chair is sure to follow. Even if you're on a hike.

A life-sized cutout of a cowboy Eastwood has stood on a trail overlooking a Southern California freeway for months, but on Tuesday, two chairs were next to him, one also a cardboard cutout, the other an actual wooden chair.

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They're a clear reference to Eastwood's interaction with an imaginary President Obama in an empty chair at the Republican National Convention last week.

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Eastwood and the chair have fueled a social media meme that's shown no signs of slowing.

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An artist erected the cutouts of Eastwood and other Hollywood western heroes along the trail in Glendale, but it's not clear where the chairs came from.

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