The Best Memes to Remind Us That the Internet Is Still Good Sometimes
The best memes of the best memes make for the best memes.
Memes are what make the internet great. Things are pretty terrible right now, and that often spills over into what we see on the internet, but there are still great memes to remind us of the simpler times, when Twitter was more for stupid jokes than nonstop warning sirens. Even this year, we’ve had quite a few big memes take over the internet—some from years past and some new.
So, we’re taking a look at some of the best we’ve seen thus far! They’re funny, wonderful, and evergreen moods.
First, there’s always room for a Ted-Cruz-is-the-Zodiac joke (a personal favorite of mine).
Ted Cruz’s official statment pic.twitter.com/SdKVIyoNps
— Ira (@ira) September 27, 2018
While Kermit the Frog memes are always great, Good Morning America inadvertently dubbing him “tea lizard” will never be topped.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 21, 2016
A Star is Born is consuming our every waking moment.
a star is born innit pic.twitter.com/FWUZujXQdK
— Amma Stefansky (@stefabsky) September 19, 2018
Is there anywhere Meryl does not shine?
The Killers: It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this?
Me: IT WAS ONLY A KISS IT WAS ONLY A KISS pic.twitter.com/pDsShTLWzc
— erika™ (@erikaofthestate) March 19, 2017
Spongebob Squarepants has given us many of the greatest memes, but being involved in the creation of an entirely new way to express a mocking tone is on another level.
Mom: Get your ass in that bed
*Goes to room and closes door*
Me: gET Ur aSS iN THat bEd pic.twitter.com/hRIZF4RY6c
— Tamren (@TamrenMekhii) May 8, 2017
Political pundit Chris Hayes surprisingly gave us the meme that started off 2018 and, unfortunately, it was about the president’s inability to stop lying about even the most inane things.
Has anyone coined “girther” for those who belive the president weighs more than his doctor reports?
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 16, 2018
Black Mirror is a bit on the nose for our current society, but a good joke is a good joke.
your mom on the second house phone eavesdropping on you talking about 7th grade drama pic.twitter.com/UcxU0FR37L
— jaboukie young-white (@jaboukie) January 7, 2018
Older internet users’ lack of web savviness is causing some pretty big problems, so of course, The Youths are on-hand to help.
Is your child texting about tide pods? Know the signs:
WYD: Where’s Your Detergent
WTF: Want Tide Fast
LOL: Load Of Laundry
PPL: Pod Party Later
ETA: Eat Tide Always
SMD: Share My Detergent
TTYL: Turnt on Tide YoLo
— Jenn McAllister (@jennmcallister) January 30, 2018
Super Bowl Kid was definitely a mood. During Justin Timberlake’s performance, he seemed utterly confused about who was singing, and when Justin took a selfie with him, well …
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) February 5, 2018
The “Change My Mind” guy isn’t a great person, but he sure made it easy to make fun of him!
Any questions? pic.twitter.com/FXXufvrn2M
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) February 24, 2018
Jennifer Garner had a moment of realization at an awards show, and the jokes ranged from “Remembering you were married to Ben Affleck like” to this.
When you’re having a good time and realize you forgot to thaw the chicken for your mama pic.twitter.com/M2SStgA2VP
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 5, 2018
Of course, there was possibly this year’s biggest meme—the spoileriest to ever spoil:
“Mr. Jeph Loeb….we don’t feel so good…..” pic.twitter.com/dcMLXbNCdh
— grant (@grantelewis) October 20, 2018
And last, but certainly not least, the Steve Rogers meme that will live on for the next hundred years:
You read the comments section. pic.twitter.com/chuWIGXNup
— NormalBoots (@NormalBoots) May 15, 2018
(image: Marvel Entertainment)
Want more stories like this? Become a subscriber and support the site!
—The Mary Sue has a strict comment policy that forbids, but is not limited to, personal insults toward anyone, hate speech, and trolling.—