Over the course of 2011, if there was ever a paper you didn’t really finish writing, a test you barely studied for, a pile of clean laundry that went unfolded or an important bill you forgot to pay, you can probably blame any one of these memes for totally distracting you. Check out the best LOLZy memes of 2011…and prepare to seriously waste sometime!
Clean ALL the Things?
If I could, I would get a sex change and marry illustrator Allie Brosh myself. I, along with the rest of the world, became totally obsessed with her “This is Why I’ll Never Be an Adult” blog, which spawned jillions (yes, jillions, FACT) of “______ ALL the _____s?” parodies. But is anything better than the original?
First World Problems
I know that complaining about my iced coffee having regular vanilla syrup instead of sugar-free should make me feel guilty and pathetic, but thanks to this meme, it just makes me the life of the party! Fail.
It’s no secret that we love Ryan Gosling (Yes. All humans.). It’s also no secret that we love memes. Put them together? Pure magic.
Occupy Wall Street
At some point, the OWS movement reached it’s tipping point and became less about job creation/foreign oil and more about trying to not get beat up by the police. But hey, at least we got a good meme out of it .
Douche: “Haha get it because I’m stiff like a PLANK, BRO!?”
You: HAHA I hate you.
Haters Gonna Hate
It’s hard to put into words how much I love this turkey. Whenever I’m home alone, I’ll start hooting and flapping and hollering “Haters gonna haaaate!” Gee how am I still single, what a mystery!
Sadly, we have all known some real-life version of Scumbag Steve. Let’s just hope that we aren’t related to/been impregnated by him.
Annoying Facebook Girl
Deep in the night, I breathe a sigh of relief that this isn’t a picture of me. Because I DEFINITELY have done every single thing Annoying Facebook Girl is mocked for in this stellar meme.
I mean, putting glasses on The Little Mermaid? Genius. And uh, worth hours and hours of my time, apparently, too.
I totes saved the best, and most addicting, for last. The song. The cat. The Pop-Tart. The legend. Nyan Cat is officially my boyfriend. There. I said it.
What were your favorite memes of the year? Tell us in the comments!