Thanks for the Meme-ories
It was the best of memes, it was the worst of memes. It was the age of Kermit, it was the age of Harambe.
When looking back at this year, it’s clear that 2016 was the year of memes. So in no particular order, we present to you the best memes of the year:
Probably one of the most inspirational memes of the year, Harambe the gorilla took the world by storm when he was slain after a child accidentally got into the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla enclosure. Since then, the gorilla has taken the world by storm with shirts, hats, signs, and more. RIP Harambe, why do the good die young?
— Benstonium (@Benstonium) December 18, 2016
— Matt Sturm⚾️ (@m_sturm8) December 12, 2016
Talk about iconic. Who would have known that Arthur the anteater would be one of the biggest memes of the year?
J. Cole Went (Double) Platinum With No Features
This is iconic. Honestly. Truly. The meme started with rapper J Cole’s fans hyping the fact that the artist went platinum without featuring any other guests on his soundtrack. From there, it spun out of control and was used in almost every situation.
Don't let the assassination of a Russian ambassador distract you from the fact that j cole went platinum with no features.
— you suck eagle toes (@TropDontTweet) December 21, 2016
Black Chyna and Rob drama is just a ploy to distract us from the fact that J Cole went Double platinum with no features
— •The Instigator• (@AmBlujay) December 18, 2016
Let’s face it. He’s the Zodiac Killer. He made himself a meme during his
failed presidential campaign. And let’s be honest. No one likes Ted Cruz.
— Ξᴅᴜᴀʀᴅo (@EduardoMM03) November 22, 2016
— Erik Stanger (@erik4us) July 21, 2016
Mr. Krabs Blur
Our favorite underwater cheap skate rose to fame this year with a blurry photo of him used in any situation that gets real, really quickly. From awkward questions to missing the train, this meme was the go to for anything unplanned.
When your girl says goodnight but you see her liking photos on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/HwkmNncmsl
— Mr. Krabs Blur Meme™ (@MrKrabsBIurMeme) July 12, 2016
"If this is your first time here today, please stand up so we can welcome you" pic.twitter.com/OycPUoAVDQ
— Mr. Krabs Blur Meme™ (@MrKrabsBIurMeme) June 27, 2016
Bon appétit fail
If we’re being honest, there really isn’t any explanation for this one.
When you can't decide if you want to say "bone apple tea" or "bone app the teeth" pic.twitter.com/BAOQDFQZEv
— Cuff Daddy (@cuffdaddy8) October 8, 2016
If you couldn’t tell, the TV show is very popular in the meme world.
I was scrolling through photos from yesterday and I realised I look like the damn spongebob meme ?!1?1?1! pic.twitter.com/fPYdyfDMwX
— wooooooooo (@_twentyfour) December 18, 2016
Name a More Iconic Duo…I’ll Wait.
It all started with a tweet about famous sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Then, it exploded into duos including other people, food, and more. Name a more iconic meme? I’ll wait.
Name a more iconic duo
I'll wait pic.twitter.com/hGa13jYwPK
— FORCED ANIME AVI (@rasambowl) December 22, 2016
Name a more iconic duo. I'll wait hahahaha pic.twitter.com/fNLKT2edIU
— seph (@sephricaf) December 22, 2016
Kermit – But that’s none of my business
Equipped with a cup of Lipton tea in hand, Kermit was the go to for any and all types of shade. Eventually, the clapbacks moved from the original meme to simply using the tea and frog emojis.
When your ex is happier with her new boo than with you. Damn… but that's none of my business. pic.twitter.com/giiaA9HsY7
— TooTurntThom (@thomtoledo28) December 11, 2016
U guys are asking for people's opinion and then tweet " Idgaf about your opinion"
But that's none of my business.. pic.twitter.com/x0gmLOSQis
— Nosa Faza3 ♒ (@NoosaFazaa) December 11, 2016
While this meme is relatively new to the scene, its taken the world by storm. Unlike it’s tea sipping predecessor, this meme is equivalent to the angel and the devil on your shoulders.
Me: I have so much work to do
Inner me: Nap pic.twitter.com/uvdNNlnhua
— Evil Kermit 🐸 (@InnerEvilKermit) November 21, 2016
Me: I hope 2017 is good to me
Inner me: We went through this last year pic.twitter.com/8A6FW0cz1p
— Evil Kermit 🐸 (@InnerEvilKermit) December 22, 2016
Don’t ever play yourself. The popular ‘We da best!’ DJ turned his whole entire life into a meme this year. From his Snapchat shenanigans to catch phrases, DJ Khaled made it clear that THEY don’t want us to succeed.
They🚷 don't want you to pass the exams, they🚷 don't want you to be successful but guess what, we're gonna kill them exams. Major key alert🔑🔑 pic.twitter.com/2PsDqc1Rng
— Telo ⛄️❄️ (@TEllO826) December 12, 2016
It's that time of year, y'all! Remember to love yo'self and yo skin. Moisturizer is major key 🔑🔑🔑🔑 pic.twitter.com/YdcWE7YUe0
— Rachel Vance (@Rachel_Vance24) December 12, 2016
Record Scratch, Freeze Frame
“So, uh you’re probably wondering how I ended up here.” A play on a classic movie line, this meme makes light of all the crazy situations that people get themselves into, often times with pictures you can’t even explain.
Hey it's me Liam. You're probably wondering how I ended up here and what happened to Hannah Montana… pic.twitter.com/yPQ1LJNgJL
— Trevor Donovan (@TrevDon) December 21, 2016
THATS ME, I BET YOU'RE WONDERING HOW I ENDED UP HERE… pic.twitter.com/cGEXl88yUm
— Grant Morgan (@grantm1218) December 11, 2016
That seems to be what everyone else is calling this meme, so we’ll go with it. This meme is of rapper Conceited’s lips. The meme is used for all sorts of things. When people know that you’re lying, when you don’t want to do something and more.
Me: damn I need 2 work I'm broke af
Boss: can u come in to work?
— Conceited Reactions (@ReaIconceited) December 16, 2016
Passing the bartender your fake ID like pic.twitter.com/wrBwdfKGQM
— Conceited Reactions (@ReaIconceited) December 16, 2016
Photo Credit: The Underground