2019 Has Already Provided Us With A Bunch Of A+ Memes
2019 has already proven to be a monumental year for memes. A meme-umental year? IDK.
But what we do know is that it's time we rounded up our 10 favourites thus far to give us a chuckle at how inventive the Internet can be.
10. “And I...Oop”
Jasmine Masters is “And I Oop”. Better known for competing in Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, this iconic drag queen made a meme in a YouTube video she uploaded called “Jasmine Masters handle your liquor”.
Rose: “I’ll never let go”
Rose: *lets go 5 minutes later*
— Mariah’s Used Tissue (@extrapettychris) 27 March 2019
Cheesing is a similar to phenomenon to planking, albeit a lot less dangerous. It’s simply throwing a slice of that good ol’ plastic cheese on something. Like a cat. Or a baby.
The result is immediate dumbfounding.
Cheesed my cousin. pic.twitter.com/79Yv1p0bMS
— Beef Gyro (@TEJAX001) 28 February 2019
8. Literally Nobody:
This meme is a phrasal template used in Tweets to mock people who are providing unsolicited opinions or seeking attention.
My mom: “I’m the only one who does anything around here”
— nate (@nate_spalding) 27 January 2019
12 year old me:
i threw a wish in the ʷᵉˡˡ don't ask me i'll never ᵗᵉˡˡ i looked at you as it ᶠᵉˡˡ and now you're 𝙄𝙉 𝙈𝙔 𝙒𝘼𝙔
— amy 🕊 is a super trouper warrior (@rlandsbindaclub) January 27, 2019
7. Let Me In (The Eric Andre Show)
This meme originated on The Eric Andre Show in his special “Near the DNC”.
A GIF of it has gone rival as a “release the beast” sort of thing and the Twitter captions have been priceless.
my cat 5 seconds after i let her out of my room pic.twitter.com/g6T7boHUrh
— aksel (@aksually) February 7, 2019
6. Celebrities As Things
This is a meme that makes you sit back and think, “Damn, some people have too much time on their hands” but also, “Thank goodness people have too much time on their hands.”
We particularly like Ben Affleck as Dunkin drinks.
Ben Affleck as beverages from Dunkin Donuts pic.twitter.com/87orSgdzFI
— amelia wedemeyer (@ameliadeew) April 13, 2019
5. Black Hole
Science was overjoyed to receive the first image of a black hole! That’s actually a pretty big deal.
But the Internet was more overjoyed to receive this fountain of material to create one of the biggest memes of 2019. There was some solid LOLs created from this photo that resembled a blurry doughnut or bagel.
This photo of the black hole is awesome, but wait... Enhance! Hmm, enhance! One more time, enhance! Whoa. The biggest Cinnamon Raisin Bagel in the world, and it's still hot! #EHT #EventHorizonTelescope pic.twitter.com/aPDVtLHF2u
— Gabor Heja (@gheja_) April 10, 2019
— V♡ (@veeallie1) April 10, 2019
4. Does It Spark Joy?
Marie Kondo’s Netflix show Tidying Up With Marie Kondo changed the way a lot of us now live our lives. We constantly ask ourselves “Does this spark joy?” to evaluate whether it has a place in our hectic lives or not. And the Internet is doing the exact same.
The year is 2035. Marie Kondo holds up the condemned man to the crowd. “Does this man spark joy?” The crowd jeers, “No he does not!” She nods silently and throws him into the pit.
— Babadook 2: Back in the Dook (@babadookspinoza) January 13, 2019
3. I’m Baby
“I’m Baby” actually originated from some pretty scary circumstances. It was an autocorrected text message from a mother responding to her daughter during a home invasion, saying “I’m baby. Call 911.”
But, alas, the Internet has picked it up, flipped it over and incorporated it into our vocabulary (and we ain’t mad).
me after tweeting I’m baby pic.twitter.com/9QLJf6GMfK
— kanye’s minion (@ima_fix_wolves) March 18, 2019
iM lonely pic.twitter.com/PG8mWh5kDd
— cool youth minister dad joseph (@jememeit) March 18, 2019
Watch out for this meme cross-over though!
No one at all:
Takis: I'm baby
— Takis (@TakisUSA) April 11, 2019
2. “Someone Like You” Crowd Sing-Along
The original of this meme appeared as a TikTok in 2018, when a user positioned a Gummy Bear to then pan out into a crowd singalong while Adele’s “Someone Like You” played in the background.
Now there are endless variations and, we can’t lie, they’re pretty damn good.
1. "Some Of Y'All... And It Shows"
This one is similar to the "Literally Nobody" meme in that it's another formulaic tweet, however, these are DAMN RELATABLE.
Too many times you've found your niche past experiences have shaped who you fundamentally are, and this is the homage to those moments.
some of y’all never pretended to be asleep while hiding your nintendo ds under your pillow and it shows
— ᶜᵒⁿˢᵗᵃⁿᵗⁱⁿᵉ (@greenIight) December 31, 2018
some of y’all weren’t line leaders in elementary school and it really shows
— tay 🦋🏳️🌈 (@taylorrnyellee) January 2, 2019
Some of you have never had to reconcile being a peanut while also advocating for the consumption of peanuts and it shows.
— Mr. Peanut (@MrPeanut) January 14, 2019
Some of you have never had this ball hit your face and it shows pic.twitter.com/SFohoRWQBy
— . (@MuradMN_) January 13, 2019
We'll say it once, we'll say it again: we love the Internet.
If this first half of the year has produced memes as hilarious as these, we can't wait to see what else is birthed before the year is out.
- Tait McGregor