The Best Memes of 2018
Memes make the world go ‘round, or something like that. The highlight of our social media feeds, they’re much better at cheering us up rather than seeing people you follow doing fun things while you’re sitting on the couch on a Friday evening. 2018 has brought up some fantastic memes so far, so sit back and enjoy this glorious roundup of the best memes of the year so far.
What’s Your Child Texting About?
Highlighting how parents often misunderstand modern millennial texting lingo, the internet has run with it to include all kinds of different topics, from tide pods to Olive Garden.
Is your child texting about @olivegarden? Here’s a quick guide to find out:
OG: Olive Garden
LMAO: love me an olive
LOL: lots of lasagna
ROFL: ravioli or flavorful linguine
BRB: breadsticks rock, bro
WTF: where’s the fettuccine
STFU: some tiramisu for us
— jillian dradzynski (@jillianallyce) January 22, 2018
Super Bowl Selfie Kid
After Justin Timberlake stopped to take a selfie with Ryan McKenna during the Super Bowl Halftime performance, little did McKenna know he would become the face of one of 2018’s hottest memes. The kid even got a guest appearance on Ellen, so it turned out pretty sweet for him.
— Jamie McCarty (@JamieMcCarty) February 5, 2018
Photoshopping has become the all-powerful in meme making, and it does not disappoint with Gym Kardashian. A super swole Kim looking like she could bench you with one hand? Yep. Random, but oh so hilarious.
When he calls you bro pic.twitter.com/hqkKaPAisc
— B (@heyitsyagirIB) February 13, 2018
Jennifer Garner Clapping at the Oscars
During a cut to the audience during the Oscars, Jennifer Garner is seen clapping, then suddenly completely stops and looks mortified. Why? We may never know. But boy does it makes for some solid meme material.
Jennifer Garner just realized she forgot to take the chicken out the freezer pic.twitter.com/A0C8E1PMES
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) March 5, 2018
Lebron James and J.R. Smith
Professional sports are a goldmine of meme material, and Lebron and J.R. Smith found themselves at the forefront of internet memes with this one. Just look at Lebron’s face. Betrayal? Disgust? You can say anything about it, really. It’s a perfect personification of a “wtf” moment.
YOU. ARE. A. TOY!
YOU AREN'T THE REAL BUZZ LIGHTYEAR, YOU'RE AN ACTION FIGURE. YOU ARE A CHILD'S PLAYTHING! pic.twitter.com/1ttgVPqK2X
— Richard Lee-Sam (@RLeesam) June 1, 2018
Zuckerberg’s Congressional Hearing
After Congress grilling the Zuck for a multitude of Facebook hacks, the internet had a field day with his robot-like mannerisms. A bad situation being turned into some quality laughs, everyone wins. Well, except poor ol’ Mark.
When you're trying really hard to look like a real person and not a robot. pic.twitter.com/x5NVmg6NUI
— Aly Ellis (@alykeves) April 10, 2018
Change My Mind
Steven Crowder caused an internet storm after his “Change My Mind” series, where he asked people to change his opinions on a variety of topics. Naturally, hilarious-minded folks on the internet used this to create some spectacular memes.
— Prodigy (@CSN_Prodigy) February 21, 2018
My FBI Agent
Thanks to a steady stream of hacking news, there was bound to be some underlying humor to the whole thing. Enter: my FBI agent. With internet users feeling as if someone was inevitably spying on them, people began to refer to this fictional character as their own personal FBI agent. Thankfully, it seems like everyone’s FBI agent is not too bad of a person.
My boyfriend: *leaves the room*
The fbi agent in my webcam: No I totally see what you mean.
Me: right? He's weird today. How's your husband?
FBI agent: he wants us to open our marriage
Me: that's rough janet.
— Josh Hall (@joshwillhall) January 28, 2018
Despicable Me was actually a pretty solid series of movies. Well, that is, until the Minion mania took over and oh my god please make it stop. Thankfully, the character of Gru found himself at the center of a pretty solid meme.
Of all the Gru memes going around, this one is my fav. pic.twitter.com/wFe2EQJSjZ
— KAPT Kipper (@Smokeme_aKipper) March 13, 2018
American Chopper Argument
Pulled from a heated argument in the reality show American Chopper, full of manly men building choppers and stuff. As a show, eh, 6/10. But did it give us meme material? You betcha.
This is the best version of this meme pic.twitter.com/QbAzw9ymEk
— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) April 4, 2018
The CEO of Facebook testifying before Congress regarding user privacy and the Cambridge Analytica. What could go wrong?? The testimony provided with what is the best evidence that dear old Zuck is 100% a robot.
— Mike Tokes (@MikeTokes) April 11, 2018
Is This a Pigeon?
A screencap from a 90’s anime series, this meme has been on the internet for nearly a decade, but it made a strong comeback this year with some pretty hilarious object-labeling.
— J. Jennifer Espinoza (@sadqueer4life) May 1, 2018
I Don’t Feel So Good
After practically everyone disintegrated at the end of Infinity War, we were all collectively shedding a tear when Spidey lets loose this line while in Tony Stark’s arms. Thankfully, we can all laugh about it now with the collective treasure trove of memes we got from it.
Donkey, I don’t feel so good pic.twitter.com/upKE7HArZL
— Kazoo (@KingOfKazoos) April 30, 2018
Young Thug On The Computer
Look at Me. Thug, so focused on putting together some fire in the studio. Or is he pulling off the hack of the century?
when your parents having tech problems and call you over pic.twitter.com/Y9cRQW13yN
— icky spic-y (@lempiraaaaa) June 17, 2018
If there’s one thing we can be certain of the First Lady, it’s that gardening is not in her repertoire of skills.
me making sure the barista sees me put money in the tip jar pic.twitter.com/Sao2B0DkfR
— Alyssa Limperis (@alyssalimp) July 31, 2018
So I guess this curious blueish-green fellow is from several Barbie movies? Nevertheless, the internet had a field day with this one in 2018.
Skrillex : CALL 911 NOW
13 year old me:
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— linds! (@LindsayyyB_) August 10, 2018
Elon Musk Smoking Weed
If you haven’t caught this particular episode of The Joe Rogan Experience with guest Elon Musk, I HIGHLY recommend watching it. After puffing on a blunt, Musk was immediately immortalized into meme history.
— c0da (@c0da13) October 25, 2018