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2018: A Retrospect in Memes

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2018 may be over, but we couldn’t help but make a quick list of the memes that reflected the past several months. Here’s to 2019 being a (hopefully) even better one!


Why’s it always gotta be “new me”…

Director Guillermo del Toro starts the “Porque soy mexicano” meme.

Google arts proved to be quite… accurate.

A list of acronyms to help us keep track of what kids really mean when they text these days…


Valentine’s Day always has some drama.

Remember the Selfie Kid from the Superbowl during Justin Timberlake’s half time show? Yeah, we did too…

Ladies had a hard time keepin’ it together while watching Black Panther. Guys, too!

Eiza Gonzalez makes it to the meme list from the 2018 Oscars.


Feeling lucky? The truck certainly did. #StPatricksDay

Trump’s Stormy Daniels case begins.

Spongebob Squarepants makes a heroic comeback in meme culture:

Can’t resist bringing up Black Panther again, but this blew up during March…


Facebook is under fire, causing an uproar over policies regarding privacy.

The photo of Will and Kate waving with Prince Louis turns into a meme where they wave at indifferent celebrities. In this case, Britney Spears.

Parodies of Rihanna lathering lotion on herself was apparently a thing.


How we all felt after watching Avengers: Infinity War.

Royal wedding means more memes!


JR Smith made a tiny mistake during the NBA finals that resulted in a costly lost for the Cavaliers.

World Cup feelings…

Zague memes blow up in June.


No LatinX teams won the cup…

Meanwhile, fake Elon Musk accounts on Twitter spread like wildfire.

And this girl became the center of our meme universe…

Polite cat makes also rises to the occasion:


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shout out to bruce the best landlord of all time

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This girl was still dominating our meme universe.

We then started a #ThaliaChallenge…


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Nikki Minaj and Cardi B’s feud at New York Fashion Week went a little something like this:

Here’s Dwight trying to simulate Colin Kaepernick in his ad with Nike.



We learned that Brett Kavanaugh loves beer during his testimony.

Photo by courshon.

Photo by courshon.

Did you watch A Star Is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga? If you did, you might want to look at it again.

President Trump sends out a presidential alert to millions of cellphones across America.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announce their pregnancy in October.

Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle attend the wheelchair tennis competition during the Invictus Games in Toronto.


How we felt going into the midterm election that week:

Ariana Grande’s #ThankUNext becomes a worldwide sensation and mini learning lesson, for all of us.

And Thanksgiving was certainly not complete without a few good humored pranks. Honestly, moms, you know you fell for them hard!


With Christmas season arriving, here’s what our memes had to say.

What were your thoughts during the partial government shutdown?

Got a favorite meme from 2018 you’d like to share? Let us know in the comment section below!


Vivian Wang

Vivian is a travel enthusiast and food connoisseur living in New York City. Her curiosity and passion for languages and culture has taken her across eight countries over the past year. When not working, you can find her meandering in art museums or sampling food at the street markets.

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