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:
via: RedditHilarious, right? 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.
via: RedditHere 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:
via: ImgurAt 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!
It's a shot of alcohol meant to resemble a Tide Pod.
via: TwitterI find this one particularly puzzling because if you are old enough to drink alcohol, you should not have fallen prey to the Tide Pods meme, right? But here we are.
This restaurant made calzones that (kind of) look like Tide Pods:
via: TwitterThey call them PIEd Pods. Now, I can appreciate a good pun (remember when I made that hilarious "pod dulces" joke?), but I draw the line at a pun that requires you to dye cheese blue.
Here's some hard candy!
via: RedditSee this, teens? A company with a CEO and a website and paid employees is cashing in on your dank meme. Guess it's officially time to retire it, right?
Allow me to present: INEDIBLE Tide Pods.
These fishing lures probably weren't designed with Tide Pods in mind, but I can't see anything else.
via: InstagramIt's not enough to trick people into eating Tide Pods, apparently. Now, they're coming for our fish, too.
This person likes Tide Pods so much that they painted them on their fingernails.
And finally, Tide Pod Cosplay.
via: TwitterThis is it. We've strayed too far from the light. Let's put an end to this. Please.