Most of us start off the new year with fresh new year’s resolutions that’ll keep us motivated for about a week leading us to a perpetual failure that we will never recover from. At least we have memes to brighten up our days!
January 2018 has supplied us with some stellar memes which will most likely be some of the best of the year. With allusions to Knuckles the Echidna showing us the way and many teenagers eating tide pods, we have a lot to get through.
1. Will Show U De Wae
Originating in a new VR video game called VR Chat, this meme centers around players using Knuckles the Echidna as their avatar/sprite and speaking in a Ugandan accent.
The activity went viral immediately when a video of a large group of Knuckles searched for their Ugandan queen in a video as she would eventually “show them the way”.
Let’s just say they found her. Knuckles has never had so much fame over his blue haired friend. Don’t ask about the clicking, it’s beyond me. People are weird. They will spit on you.
2. Hair Straightener Fiasco
Ann Widdecombe (former British Politician) was a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother and needless to say, she was quite close to losing her shit by the end of it.
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) January 13, 2018
Twitter went into meltdown after her attempt at hair straightening left us all gagging. It sparked gif after gif of her unfortunate struggle to make that white mop straight. Nobody can say she didn’t try to look respectable.
3. Tide Pods
Hmmm, I’m starting to feel a bit peckish. I know! I’ll just snack on a tide pod for lunch today!
No, but really… what? Who would eat one of these? People across the internet became infatuated with tide pods as they looked visually appealing like a ‘candy’ or sweet treat. However, they are extremely poisonous, so all they were really tasting was death.
The trend was started by a Youtuber who called eating these cleaning products the ‘Tide Pod Challenge’. The trend became mainstream, prompting a pizzeria in Brooklyn to create a tide pod pizza. Oh yes, delicious.
Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn is now making Tide Pod pizza pic.twitter.com/nG4yWyzn0I
— julia reinstein (@juliareinstein) January 18, 2018
I guess if it looks good, eat it.
4. Left Exit 12
This meme shouldn’t need too much explaining.
The meme is a Photoshop composite based on a YouTube video entitled ‘How to exit freeway like a boss’, resulting in hilarious consequences.
5. Caught in the Act (Courtney Act dress disaster)
me at the start of the night vs me after two drinks pic.twitter.com/SaWvYD41Ut
— els🖤 (@_svetlanadelrey) January 5, 2018
If anyone was watching Celebrity Big Brother (or has a Twitter account) you would have seen Shane Jenek (Courtney Act’s) wardrobe malfunction as she entered the house.
when Gaga says “ew” in Judas pic.twitter.com/4Cm82Wr41h
— (￣へ￣✿) (@a1andar) January 5, 2018
It was a sight to see a man’s pelvic region being duct taped so tightly; this is literally a drag queen’s worst nightmare. However, as her name is implied to read, she was caught in the act and we were quite satisfied with what we caught.
6. Smug Cheerleader Meme
white feminists after drawing a uterus on a poster pic.twitter.com/odzHvNLS8W
— the wii music on loop (@dailyjoshifer) January 21, 2018
Giving you sass, confidence and attitude, this cheerleader ain’t messing around. She is ready to clock what you’re wearing and giving you the harshest critiques known to man, all the while staying just as fabulous and intimidating.
I wouldn’t get in this girl’s way and neither would the internet. Everyone was jumping right on the bandwagon and sending Twitter into a frenzy.
Gym twitter after making dry chicken and brown rice for dinner for the 6th time this week pic.twitter.com/pbGi7qKZv4
— harr⚡️ (@youthriIIme) January 23, 2018
7. Logan Paul Face
Logan Paul is known for his outlandish acts, but vlogging his experience in the suicide forest in Japan resulted in losing ties with YouTube and public humiliation. Since then, we got to see the internet take to their keyboards and Microsoft Paint to give us some payback.
January 2018 has therefore proved that the internet proceeds to get more and more fucked up every month. Here’s to another month of memes!