2018: A Retrospect in Memes
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.
— ForoCuatroTv (@ForoCuatroTV) January 22, 2018
Google arts proved to be quite… accurate.
Wow I mean wow google arts and culture … pic.twitter.com/i2ujsiA30N
— James Adomian (@JAdomian) January 13, 2018
A list of acronyms to help us keep track of what kids really mean when they text these days…
Is your child texting about tide pods? Know the signs:
WYD: Where’s Your Detergent
WTF: Want Tide Fast
LOL: Load Of Laundry
PPL: Pod Party Later
ETA: Eat Tide Always
SMD: Share My Detergent
TTYL: Turnt on Tide YoLo
— Jenn McAllister (@jennmcallister) January 30, 2018
Valentine’s Day always has some drama.
—¿Y esas flores, compadre?
—Es que vi cómo te verías como mujer en Facebook y pues… sí me gustaste. pic.twitter.com/uITC8nXXhY
— Adam Warlock (@louarey) February 13, 2018
Remember the Selfie Kid from the Superbowl during Justin Timberlake’s half time show? Yeah, we did too…
— Jamie McCarty (@JamieMcCarty) February 5, 2018
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.
— Lady Corrales (@SoyLadyCorrales) March 5, 2018
Feeling lucky? The truck certainly did. #StPatricksDay
Trump’s Stormy Daniels case begins.
Spongebob Squarepants makes a heroic comeback in meme culture:
me after I put the fitted sheet on my bed by myself pic.twitter.com/R1DAjYWlyG
— mama (@mckenziedenisee) March 27, 2018
Can’t resist bringing up Black Panther again, but this blew up during March…
Bills: Is this your paycheck?! pic.twitter.com/FbrhBzBAN4
— Orin Scrivello D.D.S. (@VizyLawrence) March 20, 2018
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.
— garota do blog (@gustney) April 26, 2018
Parodies of Rihanna lathering lotion on herself was apparently a thing.
Found this on reddit (u/someothermate) this is the funniest thing I have ever seen pic.twitter.com/zdTPelV3Je
— Leesha (@xsparkage) April 13, 2018
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.
— O Holy Nat (@natt0) June 1, 2018
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.
Italian Elon Musk was deleted. Rest in pepperoni. pic.twitter.com/MdShSOpWy5
— FULL COMMUNISM (@LaterCapitalism) July 28, 2018
And this girl became the center of our meme universe…
Polite cat makes also rises to the occasion:
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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:
LOL. SOMEBODY SAID THIS WAS NICKI AND CARDI AT NYFW pic.twitter.com/vT1bXVp11S
— ?️? original batty boy ✨ (@snacktavist) September 8, 2018
Here’s Dwight trying to simulate Colin Kaepernick in his ad with Nike.
We learned that Brett Kavanaugh loves beer during his testimony.
Did you watch A Star Is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga? If you did, you might want to look at it again.
A Star Is Born… what can I say? I just wanna take another look at it pic.twitter.com/wMHI9wXFLX
— Andrew Spena (@iamsosorry) October 5, 2018
President Trump sends out a presidential alert to millions of cellphones across America.
DID YOU GET MY PRESIDENTIAL ALERT pic.twitter.com/u3bP7jIf3q
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) October 3, 2018
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announce their pregnancy in October.
How we felt going into the midterm election that week:
me voting in 2016 / me voting in 2018 pic.twitter.com/D0SSECth0M
— karen han (@karenyhan) November 5, 2018
Ariana Grande’s #ThankUNext becomes a worldwide sensation and mini learning lesson, for all of us.
one taught me love, one taught me patience, one taught me pain pic.twitter.com/jcPkfsmHH4
— Ayo Edebiri (@ayoedebiri) November 5, 2018
And Thanksgiving was certainly not complete without a few good humored pranks. Honestly, moms, you know you fell for them hard!
I asked my mom how to cook a turkey in the microwave.. pic.twitter.com/s0XRuzbgmL
— Dorothy Scales (@DorothyScales2) November 15, 2018
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!