Top 20 Funniest Memes of 2018 (So Far)
Memes. They are the highlight of our Instagram feeds and group chats. Every year there are memes that capture the internet’s hearts and turn into viral sensations. While past years have introduced memes like Condescending Wonka, Grumpy Cat, and Salt Bae, 2018 (so far) has provided plenty of hilarious memes to offer. From Tide Pods to Mason Ramsey, we’ve had some of the best memes come to life this year. So sit back, enjoy, and hopefully laugh out loud as we reminisce on this year of THE funniest memes.
Top 20 Funniest Memes of 2018 (So Far)
By Sarah Dinon
The Tide Pods meme started with everyone’s thought that tide pods looked like gushers. We’ve all thought it, but there are the few people that actually decided to eat them. This led to the birth of some of the best memes to appear this year.
This meme shows the conflict between doing the right thing (going straight) or doing the wrong thing (turning). As you can see, the car suddenly decides to do the worst possible thing they could in the situation and take the off-ramp towards bad decisions.
This is one of my personal favorites. It highlights how parents misunderstand and blow simple text abbreviations out of proportion. The internet, being the amazing thing it is, took it to the extreme and created memes with themes like tide pods, Olive Garden, and the Walmart yodel boy.
During Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance, he stopped to snap a selfie with Ryan McKenna. Within minutes memes started popping up everywhere laughing at his transfixion on his phone. But he was on Ellen, so it seems like he’s doing pretty well.
The photoshopping in these memes blows me away. It makes fun of the masculine stereotype while also being a play-on-words with Kim. Overall, very random but solid meme.
This meme is a MOOD. It pairs Patrick’s face with schemes like not doing dishes or canceling plans. It perfectly displays the internal feeling you have when these kinds of things happen.
For some reason, when Jennifer Garner was clapping at the Oscars she completely stopped and looked terrified. The internet ATE. IT. UP. They quickly compared her random mood change to different scenarios we’ve all experienced.
This is the 2018 version of hot or not, hot being the Krusty Krab and not being the Chum Bucket. It brings us back to the good old days of Spongebob while settling some very relevant debates like Spotify versus iTunes.
LeBron’s face screams betrayal. This meme comes from the NBA Finals when J.R. Smith didn’t pass the ball to James. It basically describes the phrase “wtf.”
The Fortnite obsession is real and with obsessions comes memes. I don’t even play Fortnite and these memes were still hilarious to me. It adds a fun twist to a game people take way too seriously sometimes 😉
MASON. RAMSEY. Probably the biggest legend of 2018. His rendition of “Lovesick Blues” went viral because he was belting it out in Walmart, of all places. Now he’s loved by almost everyone and is having the time of his life. Also, if you want a good pump-up tune, look up a dubstep version… You won’t regret it.
This is a personal favorite. After Mark Zuckerberg’s awkward Congressional Hearing, the internet has a field day. They joked about Zuckerberg’s reliance to fully answer questions and Facebook’s excessive knowledge on their users. Glad we could turn a bad situation into hilarious memes.
This meme originated from a recording where everyone either heard Laurel or Yanny. It’s basically the audio version of “The Dress” meme from a couple years ago (I always saw white and gold). I don’t think anyone really knows what the recording says but that’s ok let’s keep the mystery alive.
The Royal Wedding took the world by storm. We’re all obsessed with the Royal Family whether we know it or not. Either way, the big day created a media frenzy which inevitably led to a meme frenzy.
Michaela Coel’s smirk on an episode of Black Mirror created one of the best memes of the year. The sly smirk is the epitome of sass and scheming. This meme just makes me want to gossip.
These are hilarious. If you’ve ever tried Google Arts and Culture selfies you know that the app was probably created to make you feel ugly. If you haven’t, the basic idea is that you take a selfie and it finds your resemblance to a painting. Every result I got felt like a personal insult. Regardless, the internet had a field day with these and made some unforgettable memes.
This man in this meme presented an idea and asked viewers to “change my mind.” The meme basically wrote itself. Amazing people created amazing topics of discussion, and here we are.
The birth of Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi, was one of the biggest reveals of the year. Century maybe. After going into hiding, Kylie posted a sweet video that took fans along with her pregnancy. Then the memes started rolling in, making a joke about hot things guys do that can lead to… ya know.
The sassiest meme I think I have ever seen. Ryan Cummings, a competitive cheerleader, made the most legendary smug look before a routine. The internet turned it into the ultimate judging-you meme. I watched the routine and honestly, I’d make that face too. It was bomb!
Confused Cardi B is all of us in an awkward situation. It’s the face we make when we honestly don’t know what to do. It embodies skepticism, confusion, discomfort, and annoyance all in one beautiful, amazing picture.
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