As much as the Internet can be unforgiving at times, it can also be the most rewarding place in the world. It’s a magical and wondrous place were memes and other absurd things are born. It’s a place where you can find celebrity cats and Doge, photoshop masterpieces and trolls. Life can be bleak and horrible things may be happening in the world but we need a little humour in our lives sometimes, yeah? Here’s looking at 2015 in memes.
No other meme has been more popular than Drake doing his little dance for the Hotline Bling video this year. It’s where other pop culture references come together — there’s Drake bouncing a Pokéball, swinging lightsabers, playing tennis, putting pepperoni on pizza — the list goes on and on and on.
This is an example of a super useful meme which can be used time and time again. Why? Because people are always lying and the Internet thought full of truths, is also full of lies. The lying meme became a global phenomenon after everyone added the clip of Nicholas Fraser singing after any example where an untruth was uttered.
We have no idea why and how John Cena became a meme but it seems that a short (and loud) clip of the WWE wrestler is often edited onto the end of the video to produce some sort of happy jumpscare.
An all right film, but it produced a pretty iconic scene: where actor Chris Pratt is controlling his raptors. It spawned reproductions all over the world, especially among the zookeeper community — and even Singaporean zookeepers from Jurong Bird Park contributed to this Internet meme for some fun.
A newcomer, Adele’s latest song was a hit on radio, in our hearts, and also as an Internet meme. From a Lionel Richie mash-up to a Star Wars “Hello from the Dark Side” — looks like we’re got our first meme to take us to 2016.
Enjoy these memes before 2015 ends because the Internet giveth, and the Internet taketh away.