It might be the first genuine example of baby pop culture.” —K.N. Don't just vote for the meme that instantly hops out of your head, or the most popular meme of the last month. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies. The only silver lining is that it can happen to any of us. There’s something so visceral about the YKIHTDITE photo. —R.B. But to really best understand why Brazilians mass-send it though, on a deeper level, you probably need to know the concept of "zuera," Brazilian slang for "zoeira" which means "heavy fun." For the next five years, bronies seemed to dominate every aspect of internet culture — they were rampant on Reddit, 4chan, DeviantArt, Twitter, Tumblr, and even IRL conventions (and of course, horrible, horrible versions of pony porn, known as “clop”). —K.N. It was pretty bleak, and many saw it as making light of mental illness and suicide. “F” was a joke, but it morphed into a not altogether insincere way of expressing actual respects, an irony-poisoned generation’s way of writing “RIP.”. Soon, it spun off into other photo pose trends, including owling and leisure diving, but it also sadly led to at least one death. It’s the perfect metaphor for being online. This ultimately caused the meme’s popularity to decline but not before it reached the upper echelon of the internet’s most iconic memes. —K.N. The meme has been used a lot to describe various political situations: The official @GOP Twitter used it once, and a senator even described the comic during a Senate Intelligence Committee while describing how Russian election interference was not fine. Created with the Imgflip Meme Generator. ET, Posted on December 13, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. It basically means that moment when a meme becomes a meme and spirals completely out of control. And people crave authenticity. In many ways, 2015 was the peak of Pepe's internet fame, as images of the character known as Rare Pepes began circulating like wildfire. Outrage regarding the event, particularly the death of the gorilla Harambe, a member of the critically endangered species of western gorillas, birthed a … In a pre-Giphy world, truly good animated GIFs were prized and hoarded, saved in folders on a desktop to use in reactions. me drinking iced coffee on an empty stomach knowing it’s going to make me feel like shit. My theory as to why he’s stayed so popular? Still, there's one less gorilla thanks to an adult and a zoo's collective negligence. Not infrequently, they argued. But the meme was also one of the first concerning social privilege, which many people would learn about for the first time in the 2010s. “Cringe” became a catchall for something embarrassing and uncool. He has a specific absurdist take on living in some modern digital hellworld where his boss doesn’t let him kiss his ferrets at work, people keep asking him about fucking the Betsy Ross flag, and his candle budget is out of control. It’s a catchphrase to laugh at someone for wearing ugly footwear, after all. Share Show Dropdown. In 2018, a similar sensory illusion, this time auditory, went viral over whether a voice was saying “yanny” or “laurel.” But somehow, the special feeling just wasn’t there again; it felt like trying to recreate some old magic that was lost, like kids who have graduated hanging back at high school. A good friend once told me he thought of a Vine as one sentence in the visual grammar of video. “Buddy come hangout,” tweeted Corn Nuts. You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. But the real nail in the coffin was in 2017 when FCC chair Ajit Pai did a video to help explain the end of Net Neutrality. The most wholesome “internet” story of the decade was, bar none, that of Stefán Karl Stefánsson, portrayer of LazyTown villain Robbie Rotten. A parody Tumblr was made that posted photos of binders. For a long time, I, like many people, believed that Vine was shut down too soon. —K.N. But “Double Rainbow” is just a funny video – you watch it once, you laugh, and that’s it. As we approach the end of the decade, it’s time to look back at the things on the internet that made us laugh the hardest. There is nothing you, a couch, and a camera can’t fix. By 2016, the GIF of the confused woman became a four-panel comic with various math symbols over it, suggesting she’s trying to solve some complex calculus problem. —K.N. In a decade in which things online (and offline!) Such is the case with “Loss,” arguably the most legendary Bad Thing turned into a meme in the history of the internet. —J.R. By But in a darker, earlier time, “memes” were something … @lilnasx. —K.N. Sourcing high-quality video to turn into a GIF was also harder. Part of the joy of the meme was seeing macho men argue about anime, but also acknowledging that a lot of our online lives is over-the-top screaming arguments about trivial things. In the full comic, the dog’s face eventually melts, while he continues to drink his coffee and insist he’s OK, but the version that became a symbol of the decade is just the first two panels where he says “this is fine.”. Then one day, a 13-year-old Floridian named Danielle Bregoli comes on set and rocks your world. Ah, wholesome memes. Once a couple went to a … After originally gaining a following on the Facepunch forums, his photos spread to Facebook, Imgur, Reddit and YouTube, where he was even adopted as the face of YouTuber Internet Historian. On Tumblr, the main source of GIFs, there was a vast gulf between the number of users actually making GIFs and the amount of people reposting them. Instead, babies themselves made it a juggernaut, by relentlessly clicking Play on their parents’ phones. There is nothing that captures the 2010s more than “this is fine” dog. The challenge involved participants dousing themselves in ice water on video, then nominating others to either do the same or make a donation to fund ALS research. The blog posted GIFs paired with ~relatable~ captions — for example, the GIF of Homer Simpson disappearing into the bushes, captioned, “When I’m in an argument with someone and realize I’m completely wrong.” This blog was a huge deal at the time, inspiring countless spinoffs, particularly at colleges. In 2011, then–13-year-old Rebecca Black made her debut with “Friday,” and looking forward to the weekend was never again the same. Perhaps it was the realization of how grotesque the plot is (a bee and a human woman fall in love), perhaps it was that star Jerry Seinfeld was having a moment. |___________| He first went viral when his uncle Nick Mastodon started putting him in Vines. There were celebrity ASMR videos, and ASMR creators became YouTube celebs in their own right. Largely inspired by the Denny’s Tumblr in 2013, brands’ tweets over the decade have steadily grown to become surreal, humanoid, and Extremely Online. There’s a good chance you know Gavin’s face even if you don’t know Gavin’s name. Legal Information: Know Your Meme ® is a trademark of Literally Media Ltd. By using this site, you are agreeing by the site's terms of use and privacy policy and DMCA policy. Try And Avoid Jack Harlow's 'What's Poppin' On TikTok, 'Chibi Amelia' Emerges As Latest Hololive Meme, I Heard Their Meme-ing Jojo Whispering To Surprised Emma Roberts Again, 'PaRappa The Rapper' Is Still Everyone's Favorite Rap-based Rhythm Game, Dream's Fans And Anti-Fans Clash On Twitter Under Most Random Hastags. Maybe that’s the “it" that he’s doing to ‘em. Doge was here to make us happy. He later acknowledged the meme, tweeting an image of the Zodiac Killer’s cypher on two separate occasions. Much like a moth is drawn to a flame, we were drawn to memes about moths and their unquenchable thirst for lamps in summer 2018. Over the last decade, a symbiotic relationship has evolved between new Hollywood iterations of the Joker and the internet's digital underbelly. Best meme of the decade on the perfectness. In this decade, we saw the rise of “Milkshake Duck” and “Bruh Moment,” but perhaps no silly slang became as surprisingly widespread as “Press F to Pay Respects.” The moment was borne from a goofy Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare prompt where the player character, attending a funeral, has to actively press a button to mourn. In 2019, both Daniel and Josh are in college. 48 likes. Game of Thrones, especially in its early seasons, was an outrageously grim, dark show full of sex and violence, which made the memes it generated feel even more fun and risqué to share. “Perhaps I had miscalculated my demographic’s ability/willingness to approach such a sensitive subject matter,” he said. Cruz was born in 1970 — after the first killings — so he is probably not the Zodiac Killer, in my expert journalistic opinion. —R.B. Dec 20, 2019 at 05:32PM EST Country music fandom went mainstream in the 2010s, and with it came the rise of the “yeehaw agenda” at the end of the decade. Hence, Confused Math Lady, a meme featuring an actor in a Brazilan soap opera looking confused, spread on Brazilian internet. And while it’s best remembered for its “fuckin’ magnets, how do they work" and “Magic everywhere in this bitch" lines, I would argue the best part is the line about pelicans: “I fed a fish to a pelican at Frisco Bay / It tried to eat my cellphone, he ran away / And music is magic, pure and clean / You can feel it and hear it but it can't be seen.” Damn, that’s real. For some, the sounds provoke a sensory response that feels extremely calming and euphoric, and may help listeners go to sleep. In 2013, the @_FloridaMan Twitter account started aggregating the funniest headlines of bumbling or outrageous crimes, such as “Florida Man Charged With Assault With a Deadly Weapon After Throwing Alligator Through Wendy’s Drive-Thru Window” or “Florida Man Suspected of Using Private Plane to Draw Giant Radar Penis.” But eventually the anonymous person behind the account started to have a change of heart, and realized that publicizing misdemeanor crimes could be seriously damaging to the private citizens involved. Katie Notopoulos and Brands! In November 2014, Kim Kardashian appeared on the cover of Paper magazine baring her whole entire ass. So much of the web culture created in this last decade has been defined by an explosion of diverse and global points of view suddenly entering the mainstream (and the conflicts that sometimes rise up when that happens). One of the biggest reaction memes of the decade, the “blinking white guy” perfectly summed up when you truly just could not believe what you were seeing. “Bring Me to Life" is like the goth cousin of “All Star." The tributes on social media to a man cemented his legacy; the memes became less simple jokes and more recognition from internet users everywhere of one of earth’s great humans. Showing off your tan in 2013? The thing about Jimmy McMillan’s slogan for the 2010 New York gubernatorial campaign is that he’s absolutely correct: The rent IS too damn high, and he was accurately predicting the coming housing market crisis in New York City. Of course by now, the phrase “such wow” is cringey and outdated, but it had a good long run. These little bastards took over the internet with a speed that was honestly unparalleled. The internet can be a pretty, uh, rotten place sometimes, which makes its wholesome stories all the sweeter. The rise in popularity of injectable fillers and the instabaddie takeover are inextricably linked to the Kardashian/Jenner family's influence. As quickly as the meme came to life, it died: A few days after the first few videos went viral, BuzzFeed’s office did a version (Ryan is in the horse mask; I run and hide into a conference room), and six days after that, the Today show anchors did one, which seemed to everyone to signal the end of the meme. It was a simpler time where a hundred thousand views constituted virality and memes primarily spread through email and niche sites like Newgrounds. Long before these dudes turned into violent incels, there was just a really nice moment where we could all agree that these dudes were goofy and awful and fun to rag on. There were some heavy hitters that led the pack of responses and which will surprise nobody who’s been online or extremely online in recent years and some others that may surprise you. "As long as they’re not mean, I don’t have a problem with the tweets," Scanlon told BuzzFeed News in 2017. Perhaps his role in the movie Space Jam has lent him some level of internet irony that makes the meme so satisfying. An earlier version of this post misstated which Degrassi series he was on. The brief and glorious life of Vine thrived on these moments of surprising and unexpected humor. Aside from the edgelords who, like some sort of bastardized version of Heath Ledger's Joker, saw the real joke in society was caring about endangered species, did anyone actually find Harambe funny or worth continuing? Chercher les emplois correspondant à Meme of the decade ou embaucher sur le plus grand marché de freelance au monde avec plus de 18 millions d'emplois. You might not even know what they're called if you saw them, but a deep-fried meme is one of those pictures that has been screenshotted, edited, and reuploaded across Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit so many times that has started to degrade in quality. You hear her say “Cash me ousside, howbow dah?” five magical words used to challenge the audience to a fight. The fandom morphed through every phase of an online community, including a small faction of fascist bronies, creating fan art of the colorful horses in Nazi uniforms. Ah, yes, the official mascots of every boomer’s divorce announcement Facebook post. But in early 2019, things kind of jumped the shark when SunnyD just really went for it with a full-on depression tweet. gifs. —K.N. During and after the election, people noticed that often there was an old Trump tweet that said something almost the opposite of what he had just said, coining the phrase “there’s always a tweet.” Soon people started to notice that Trump’s tweets had an odd similarity to @dril tweets and that you could often find an old @dril tweet with a parallel message. He looks like a failed ‘90s energy drink marketing campaign, he drives around in convertibles eating absolute garbage (he literally has a recipe for nachos made in a trash can) and seemingly cannot fathom that his entire persona is ridiculous. Unlike beloved childhood characters Shrek or SpongeBob, Bee Movie’s mediocrity is what makes it memeable. So it was slightly surprising when in 2018, stills of a scene of an argument between father and son became a meme. It seems like Cruz got a kick out of it eventually, though. Suddenly, he was everywhere. He was homeschooled and joined the 2015 DigiTour, a tour for social media stars, mainly Vine stars at the time. Furie has famously tried to litigate Pepe away from fascists, but it hasn't really worked. Eating Tide Pods started out as just a meme, but soon enough, some teens were actually eating them for the “Tide Pod challenge.” It got so bad that Tide and the US government had to issue warnings about it. The funny yellow dog – who has been meme’d countless times to depict countless scenarios, topics, political worldviews, and other culturally relevant themes – was voted the ‘Meme of The Decade.’ Bursting onto the scene in 2013, Kabosu–a 14-year-old female Shiba Inu–also known as ‘Doge,’ became an instant internet sensation. Cringe as a concept started on Reddit, where r/cringepics and a YouTube-focused version posted awkward and embarrassing earnest photos and videos taken from social media. People flocked to Amazon listings of binders to write funny reviews. It was hardly an elegant way to handle emotional gravity, but that made it all the more ripe for memeing: if there’s one thing the internet loves, it’s media that tries and fails to be serious. When The Doctor Takes An X-Ray Of My Heart. After she calls your audience a bunch of hoes, you repeat the accusation, just making sure you heard right. To be honest, thicc Thanos is much more traumatizing. A Vine of a British girl in her mum’s car (broom broom) was a perfect Vine: It makes no sense, it doesn’t follow any known comedy format, it’s vaguely cringe, and yet it’s so silly it’s guaranteed to make you laugh. Confused Math Lady is us, trying to understand it all. The reasons for this semi-flop movie becoming a meme aren’t totally clear. And now you, Dr. Phil, are part of one of the decade’s greatest memes. —R.B. As the companies tried to figure out how to navigate their role in online spaces, there were missteps (who could forget the SpaghettiOs tweet about Pearl Harbor, or the time DiGiorno used a hashtag about domestic violence to make a pizza joke?). Photos of the two would be captioned with imagined dialogue between them, usually with Biden acting like a goof or a prankster and Obama being both exasperated and amused by it. But "Gangnam Style" is a wildly entertaining as a video. —J.R. It’s a pretty simple meme, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look at a picture of Goldfish sushi or a chicken noodle watermelon without completely losing it. The idea of a nameless grungy psychopath burning piles of dirty money, throwing a city into chaos to satisfy his twisted rage, was a perfect avatar for a generation of Occupy-adjacent millennials graduating into a global economic recession and harnessing technology to claw back control of their own lives. by One of the most inescapable party themes of the 2010s was that of the gender reveal. —K.N. The infectious pop song became a hit in early 2012, and by late spring, the distinctive rhyme scheme of the chorus had become a meme. 1300s A.D. ASMR: Nun Takes Care of You in Bed (You Have the Plague), Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/sean_speezy/?hl=en, gay penguins stealing straight penguins’ eggs. From there, it entered the popular consciousness, becoming gradually more well-known over the decade. One of the early and prolific makers of high-quality reaction GIFs was the RealityTVGIFS.tumblr.com, made by a man named T. Kyle McMahon (who now works for Bravo), who pumped out GIF after GIF from the Bravo universe, particularly the Real Housewives series. —J.R. You needed Photoshop, which is expensive and hard to use. In a memescape littered with disposable pieces of internet ephemera, "Dancing Ricardo Milos'" stayed fresh as memers never tired of his gyrations, his smile and his raw sexual energy. But like “on fleek” and other viral catchphrases and memes, the “what are those” meme spread without any control from its creator, Brandon Moore. Paul Teutul Sr. and his son, Paulie, were the stars of American Chopper, a 2000s reality show about their custom motorcycle shop. Much wow. Sadly for Dat Boi, he hasn’t had the same staying power as Pepe or Kermit. https://t.co/Im5ig7cqp0. wow 99 out of 195 countries have voted for meme of the decade! It's what they look for in their relationships, their entertainment, and, yes, their brands. —K.N. 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