It’s almost the end of the year and the internet hasn’t been short of hilarious memes in 2019! Here’s our recap of some of the funniest memes seen on the web this year.
Woman yelling at a cat
Unless you lived under a rock this year, you surely would have seen the meme of the woman screaming at a cat. The viral image sent the internet into a frenzy over the past three months.
It originated with one half of the meme featuring a still from the infamous fight on ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ between cast members Taylor Armstrong and Kyle Richards, and the second half being Smudge the cat-faced with a plate of vegetables.
You’d be surprised to know the reality TV episode was released eight years ago while the cat’s image was posted on Tumblr in 2018. It wasn’t until last May when a Twitter user made a collage of the two snaps and shared it online, saying “These photos together is making me lose it.” The tweet amassed a staggering 78,900 retweets and 276,800 likes, and the rest as you know, is ‘meme-istory!’
By the way, you can follow Smudge on Instagram here.
Gonna tell my kids
Soon after the woman yelling at a cat, the internet was set ablaze with the ‘Gonna tell my kids’ memes. It started doing the rounds majorly from mid-November 2019, when a Twitter user posted a photo of rapper Lil Wayne with the caption “I’m telling my kids this is Bill Gates”. It was perpetuated the next day, when another Twitter user uploaded a photo of Giancarlo Esposito from Breaking Bad with the caption “gonna tell my kids this was Obama.”
Forget Photoshop, Lightroom, VSCO or every other software to enhance an image and get those likes, a marketer made a random stock egg photo the most-liked image on Instagram, gaining a whopping 54 million likes!
Not only did the egg photo gain a world record, but it also filled the ‘memeosphere’ with a slew of creative crossovers and jokes! Check out these top posts:
At last, Star Wars makes it to the meme universe with the adorable Baby Yoda meme surfacing the internet despite being 50 years old. The Jedi Knight set the internet buzzing with a multitude of memes popping across social media!
Whether you’ve roamed around the streets of Los Santos or completed every mission in ‘GTA: San Andreas,’ you probably remember CJ’s memorable line, “Here we go again.” 15 years since its inception, and the game shot to fame on the internet with an outburst of memes, after Twitter user @ChaoticGeekCG created a green screen edit of the scene, amassing over 1,700 retweets and 5,200 likes within a week.
Disappointed cricket fan
July saw Australia square off versus Pakistan at the ICC Cricket World Cup in England, with thousands descending upon Old Trafford. Things didn’t go the way the men in green expected, with the Aussies off to a steady start and a misfield by cricketer Asif Ali, where a cameraman shifted the focus from him to the ‘disappointing cricket fan.’
A meme-maker screen-grabbed the moment and set the internet buzzing with memes, followed the International Cricket Council posting a gif of the moment and setting social media in splits!