As millennials, I’m sure that most of us are lovers of a good meme. Whether hilarious, quirky or just plain odd, there’s truly something for everyone in the world of memes. Today, I will be taking you on a journey into some of my ~personal favorites~ of 2018…
1. Singing Mike Wazowksi
For everyone’s inner Broadway singer (and let’s be real, it usually comes out in the car or shower) this meme could not be a more accurate representation.
2. Change My Mind
Originating from conservative podcaster (I prefer “troll”) Steven Crowder’s table setup on a college campus, this meme mocked Crowder’s sign, which read “Male Privilege is a Myth, Change My Mind.” People photoshopped various alternatives onto the sign, and the results could not be funnier.
3. Evil Patrick Star
SpongeBob memes have are definitely nothing new—there have been many hilariously popular ones in the past few years, including Spongegar, Krusty Krab vs. Chum Bucket and Spongemock. However, evil Patrick is the latest, and is a cousin of the earlier Evil Kermit—what the devil on our shoulder is thinking, but doesn’t want to say out loud—or committing everyday acts that you know damn well are counterproductive or annoying, but just can’t stop.
4. It’s Free Real Estate
Through a screenshot from a 2009 YouTube video of Adult Swim comedy Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, this meme addressed…um….open spaces.
5. Moth and Lamp
Born after a Reddit user posted a rather creepy close-up photo of a moth outside his window, this meme showcased the bug’s relationship with his one true love… a lamp. This is definitely one of the stranger ones on the list, but hysterical nonetheless.
6. Anime Butterfly
Originally a screenshot from the anime Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird of a man pointing to a butterfly and asking “is this a pigeon?”, this meme showcased people’s oblivious, confused or even anxious takes on a variety of subjects.
7. Surprised Pikachu
One of the later memes of 2018, surprised Pikachu captured all the times that you are surprised, shocked or angry but really have no good reason to be.
8. Giant Cow
After this photo of Knickers, a 6’4” Australian cow towering at least 2 feet over the rest of his herd circulated the internet, people couldn’t get enough. This meme perfectly captured any time that you might feel just a ~bit~ out of place.
9. Celebrity Full Names
Remember all the times you’ve Googled a celebrity’s real name? With this meme, you could find out every stage-name celebrity’s real name that you’d ever wondered about, including Cardi B, Ice Cube and T-Pain.
10. Weird Flex, But OK
“Weird flex but ok” started on Twitter and was a perfect response to any time that people would brag about or openly discuss something awkward, irrelevant or just plain sad.
11. What Is Your Child Texting?
“What is your child texting?” took a playful jab at the modern day acronyms that ~the kids~ use when texting each other. The topics were endless, ranging from Star Wars to Olive Garden to the U.S. Government.
12. Microwaving a Turkey
It is unclear how the “challenge” originated, but this meme consisted of people texting their moms (who were totally unaware it was a prank, btw), asking how to microwave a turkey a 25-pound turkey and later posting their responses online.
13. Presidential Text Alerts
Let’s be real, anything that allows people to roast Trump is fair game on the internet. This meme came after a nationwide test of the “Presidential Alert System” where everyone received texts, and of course, it didn’t take long for people to start mocking him, spoofing how irresponsible he generally is when it comes to, ahem, social media.
14. And last but not least… Walmart Yodeling Kid.
While this may not be a meme in itself, I think we can all agree that Mason Ramsey (aka Walmart Kid) was one of the strangest and most viral sensations of 2018. From the trap and dubstep remixes to Mason himself appearing at Coachella within a few months of the video being posted, everyone seemed to have something to say about this overnight success story. The internet is an unusual place…
What was your favorite meme from 2018?