2018 as Told by the Memes We Chose to Love
Memes can tell a lot about us, and ... we're all super sad.
The memes that are most popular throughout the year can show a lot about our psyche and in 2018, they were relatively sad. Because … well … we were sad. And tired. And hungry. From talking about food to everyone fading away with Thanos and his snap, Twitter personified our struggle to exist and we thrived with it.
Rihanna became a meme we all understood with her dancing at the Grammys this year.
When she hungry and finally get some food pic.twitter.com/FHqbnMRQSw
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) January 29, 2018
Because, honestly, it was a mood we understood.
Me when my pizza arrives pic.twitter.com/kUHdlBjC5h
— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) January 29, 2018
Merida became a meme in her own right when she made an appearance in Ralph Breaks The Internet.
“Ye ever wanty just wrap yersel up in tin foil nice and cosy and then just fucking get right inty the microwave and blow yersel up tae fuck” pic.twitter.com/z4OLPre3wj
— T’nt’cleSpaceHorror (@AshokaTheBear) August 12, 2018
But a meme that just keeps on giving was all the jokes we made because of our love of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before they opened their mouth
— Kaeley Universe (@KaeleyUniverse) August 24, 2018
The movie based on Jenny Han’s book brought back the romantic comedy we love so much in a new way and so, we all brought our own take on the title.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Until They Got Off the Subway and I Immediately Forgot About Them
— Tiernan 🏳️🌈 (@tiernanbe) August 24, 2018
Because really, we all have a story.
To All the Boys I Loved Before I Knew Who They Voted For
— ashlyn allred (@ashlyn_allred) August 23, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War was also a big hit with Twitter this year.
“Like Scoob, I don’t feel so good” pic.twitter.com/V5DWaPnAqB
— V.RI (@heisntisaac) April 30, 2018
Meaning we all cried a lot and made jokes about our favorite characters dying and fading into dust.
“Superintendent, I don’t feel so good.” pic.twitter.com/3XeOXHctp5
— Ice (@IceSeason101) April 30, 2018
But, at the end of the day, the greatest meme of them all will always come back to Cher.
returning to your boyfriends house just moments after storming out claiming you’re off home https://t.co/iLek74NUpO
— Megan Jones (@meganskyejones) July 26, 2018
She returned to Twitter and we all made jokes.
Me checking the fridge after just just checking it 2 minutes before https://t.co/RuVt2WI2E8
— Derrick 🎒 (@_ayosworldd) July 27, 2018
But isn’t that what we love about Twitter?
me opening the same app i just closed https://t.co/zTGKL2OVYx
— zach (@Zachgtg) July 27, 2018
We still have a few days left for a great new meme but, this year, we all showed our anger, upset, and general exasperation at the state of the world in the memes we chose to love. Who knows what 2019 will bring?
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