Without question, the art of making memes took a giant leap forward in the last ten years. It used to be that all anyone could do was make a four-panel comic with poorly-drawn stick figures. Now, as the sheer number of memes with which the internet could play with has expanded every single week, meme-creators now have multiple images to play with, like an artist choosing between oil paint and guache.
And so, we have to take a look at some of best memes we've ever had, including a new video of a victim of sunburn which has elicited some pretty hilarious, meme-worthy reactions...
Baby Yoda.newly-debuted Disney+, there were rumblings of a huge twist at the end of the first episode. Little did we know that said twist — the reveal of Baby Yoda — would give us not only a huge revelation within the Star Wars mythos, but also a cute little snuggums that we could make internet jokes about for the next decade.
Bone App The Teeth.
I love bone apple tea so much. It is the comfort food of memes. https://t.co/wfbo0lh5Xd— Nayomi (with a y) Reghay (@Nayomi (with a y) Reghay)1473132994.0
Alex from Target.
Damn Daniel https://t.co/Va10hmpePO— J O S H (@J O S H)1455592579.0
The Confused Math Lady.
Blinking White Guy.
VSCO girls.Being a VSCO girl means wearing great big ol' t-shirts, slapping an environmentally-concious "Save the (BLANK)" sticker on your Hydroflask, and wearing scrunchies around your wrist. It's a testament to the power of memes that one can so perfectly capture the kind of girl we've all seen down at the beach (or, for the more landlocked amongst us, on the Instagram-like app VSCO).
I haven't heard that name in years.
via: TwitterSometimes, a meme can be very, very simple. Doge is a cute-yet-mischievious-looking dog who speaks in weird, stunted little sentences, generally about how impressed he is with whatever he's seeing. It is very cute and very strange, and maybe that's all we need to fall in love with a meme.
Shrek is love, Shrek is life.
Tide Pods.Sure, the idea of eating Tide Pods is gross (and potentially deadly), but also... they just look so good. Eating a Tide Pod would probably be like eating a giant Gusher, and the internet spent much of this decade fantasizing about what it'd be like to chow down on them.
The "This Is Fine" Dog.The best memes have a hint of truth to them, and with as scary and upsetting as the decade's been, it's no surprise that a meme about a cute little dog doing his best, despite the destruction all around him, to just live his life.
Crying Jordan.To see the greatest basketball player of all time breaking down in tears was a powerful image. No wonder it gained so much traction when memers wanted to make fun of literally anyone showing any emotion whatsoever.
🎶who is the meme king under the sea?? spongebob! squarepants! 🎶 #TwitterMomentsOfTheDecade https://t.co/WUTJhUHRhh— steph!! ☆ (@steph!! ☆)1575181047.0
Real Housewives lady points at a cat.
via: TwitterThere's nothing funnier than when someone loses their mind over something inconsequential, and that is perfectly summed up in the wild ravings of the Real Housewives alum pictured in the left picture. And that cat? That cat doesn't care. That cat's just living its best life, sitting up at the table like a person. we should all strive to be that cat.
Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man.
Milkshake Duck.The internet's dumped tons and tons of information on us about celebrities of all kinds — oftentimes, too much information. The cold reality of learning your heroes aren't who you thought they were was perfectly encapsulated in the unfortunately racist Milkshake Duck.
But the newest meme to take over our lives comes after ABC News posted a video on Twitter.
via: TwitterThe video was recorded in Florida (of course) and shows us how close a bunch of stingrays were swimming to beachgoers.
But rather than raising some awareness about the dangers of swimming in the sea...
via: TwitterThe video elicited some hilarious responses after the camera caught an extremely sun-burnt guy amongst the ripples. Keep scrolling for the full video.
And naturally, the internet just couldn't get over it.
@ABC Is that satan having a swim?— Serial Commenter (@Serial Commenter)1594340896.0
"Are we going to ignore the dude trying to get skin cancer," this user also wrote.
@ABC Are we just gonna ignore the dude trying to get skin cancer?— Thibs Mask (@Thibs Mask)1594339478.0
Here is the main star of the show:
@ABC 👹 https://t.co/rKpGa8jOjP— BrickhouseIndustries🗯 (@BrickhouseIndustries🗯)1594350875.0
And of course, the memes came pouring in...
@ABC Ay when did the Kool-Aid man move to Florida https://t.co/SYi0W1MaEJ— UnionTime (@UnionTime)1594384373.0
Others tried to help him in their own special way...
@ABC it's okay everyone I've un burnt him https://t.co/LBr2sKnP62— natty strange (@natty strange)1594622207.0
I laughed a little too much at this one...
@ABC The fuck is this guy doing in the ocean? https://t.co/7TZVTy9DdW— Hockey Rob (@Hockey Rob)1594506872.0
Here's the full video:
KEEP SWIMMING: Huge stingrays are seen swimming past Florida beachgoers who appear completely unaware of their pass… https://t.co/10cwabKc4k— ABC News (@ABC News)1594339324.0