Look, every generation of teenagers has fallen for dumb trends. In the '80s, it was hairspray and acid-washed jeans. In the '90s, it was Beanie Babies and scrunchies. In the '00s it was those animal-shaped rubber band bracelets. And now? It's Tide Pods.
For reasons that no one is quite able to explain, Tide Pods are having a moment.
Yes, I’m talking about the laundry detergent in the convenient dissolvable pillows. Most of us see them and think, “Oh good! Soap!” but the youths are talking about how they look delicious.
If you don’t understand it, you’re not alone and there’s nothing to worry about. It is un-understandable. It’s just a dumb meme that’s taking over the Internet, basically.
The best way to end a meme is to drive it into the ground by taking it way too seriously. So, in an effort to bring an end to Tide Pods, I present the following Tide Pod donuts:
It’s a donut, but it’s decorated like a Tide Pod.
It’s not a Tide Pod. It’s a donut.
And it's not the only one.
Here are some more Tide Pod donuts.
Get it? The orange icing is meant to look like the orange part of a Tide Pod, and the blue icing is meant to look like the blue part of the Tide Pod. Again, this is very hilarious stuff.
What's that? You want another donut? Here you go:
At least this one is square like an actual Tide Pod.
I can appreciate the effort that went into this one a bit more.
That's enough donuts. Time for cupcakes!
But is this a cupcake based on Tide Pods or a cupcake based on the donuts that look like Tide Pods? The world may never know.
I just got word that the Tide Pod meme is still alive and well, so I’m going to keep going. This next one is for adults only…