Memes, memes everywhere… So how does one get to the best of what the internet has to offer?
Keep on reading to know 5 of the funniest memes of 2019.
If you spend more than 13.5 seconds on the internet, you are guaranteed to run into a meme. These repetitious posts have become a sort of internet language in themselves, capturing with an interesting clarity the experience of being a young person in today’s chaotic world. And, you know, they’re funny.
But memes change at the speed of light, and it can be tricky to keep up with the latest in meme culture. Below are some of the funniest memes of 2019 so far to help you keep your internet game on point.
The Black Hole
Earlier this year, astronomers made an enormous scientific leap when they captured the first recorded image of a black hole. Naturally, the internet immediately Boaty McBoatfaced it and started putting it on everything. Shrek’s eyes: black hole; pepperonis on a pizza: black hole; what’s that staring back at you out of the eyes of every family photo in your home: the black hole.
Everyone knows the best reason to have kids is so you can do memes to them, and cheesing proves it. This challenge involves throwing a slice of American cheese at or onto your baby or pet. The challenge is relatively harmless, and their baffled reactions are hilarious to watch.
Us: This meme takes a meta-analytical look at the ways we sometimes lack control over our mouths or brains. The phenomenon of someone shouting “Cows!” every time they encounter a field of cows or explaining in detail an idea to their friends, who clearly do not care about the subject at hand is an interesting commentary on our short attention span cultu –
I Don’t Know Who Needs to Hear This
This meme turns some of the now-tired reminders to practice self-care on their heads. Rather than reminding people to drink water or take their medicine, examples are getting much more specific. “I don’t know who needs to hear this but go make that meme you’ve been thinking about on Adobe Spark’s memes generator.”
Marie Kondo’s reality show and cleaning method have exploded in popularity this year. Everyone is holding their items and keeping only the things that spark joy. In meme-land, this sometimes means holding your significant other or a job close and then throwing them in the discard pile, as they no longer spark joy.
This meme shows a girl in tears explaining something with great passion to her mom, who is sitting under a blanket and looking like she has no idea why she’s being lectured to. The internet has used these images to crystallize what it feels like to explain something you care deeply about someone who does not understand. Things like why six-year-old you have to have the Lisa Frank backpack to be successful in life will always be a worthy subject of this meme.
Find More of the Funniest Memes
Memes are a unique expression of the surrealist nature of internet humor in 2019. Something as simple as a blurry photo of a black hole can become one of the funniest memes of the year. The fact is memes express truth in a way that’s suited to the ridiculousness of our modern era, and throwing sliced cheese at cats will not be funny.
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