The “when you” genre of memes are truly a generation-defining thing. Long gone are the forms of self-expression that require lengthy passages or ponderous effort. Now all you need in order to speak a universal truth and have that truth reverberate through the souls of your audience is to find an idiosyncratic picture and stick some top text on it. It’s simply beautiful.
Here are 10 memes that really capture how it is when you look at “when you” memes.
15. The silencer
You’re not gonna be hearing anything if you keep that up, son.
14. An absolute saint
This hard drive died for your sins.
13. Way off
The moment you realize college may not be for you.
Surely no one will notice.
11. Livin’ large
That’s like a whole McChicken right there.
10. DIY parenting
Bender has taught us so much.
Divert all power to the engines.
8. Proof positive
The all-knowing computer agrees with me, you mere mortal.
He got customer complaints in stereo.
6. Alone time
My bare butt is hovering over poop water, let’s stay like this for a while.
5. False alarm
This is a grave mistake to make.
4. Baking bad
Please leave me alone in this sensitive time.
3. Heavy load
I need to unsee this forever, please.
2. Absolutely floored
They don’t notice a thing.
1. [annoyed grunt]
I can stay petty forever.
Now imagine a meme that says “when you reach the end of a meme list” and there’s a picture of like Oliver Twist holding up an empty bowl or something. That’d be a good meme. Somebody go make that.
Which of these rings truest in your heart?
Tell us in the comments.