Philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett once said, “Words are memes that can be pronounced.” Now, he was probably referring to the word “meme” in the context of a general idea that spreads from person to person, not so much the specific form of the block-shaped image macros that permeate our social media feeds, but still, it’s interesting to think about.
Because even though these memes have words on them, they do convey a feeling that can’t exactly be pronounced. Much in the way that fine art does, except the Guggenheim keeps rejecting my meme submissions.
Here are 21 random memes to give you some unpronounceable good feelings.
21. One finger salute
It’s safer and more honest; it’s a win/win.
20. Son of the mask
“Gotta go to the bank, better remember my mask.” is a thought I’d never have predicted.
19. The ancient texts
I’ve never understood people who will commit the time to writing this small but not just studying.
18. You put the “lie” in “lysol”
Is this not what you meant when you told me to clean up my act?
17. Sound the alarm
Look, it’s totally a joke, unless it’s not.
16. Simulation theory
If you could go ahead and stop destroying humanity for fun, that would be great.
15. The golden rules
True story, I once ate at Golden Corral in the middle of a road trip and it was the worst mistake of my life.
14. Rocket man
Why does every rich guy suddenly thing they can go to space?
13. Careful, friend
Your hubris may become your undoing.
12. Red flags
I’m allergic to this.
11. Behind the times
This gon be me till the day I die.
10. Stuve Bechimee
It’s time to bring back the term blockhead.
9. Grammar police
I could honestly care less though.
8. Big questions
Probably “trouble,” kid.
7. Killer jokes
It’s an older meme, sir, but it checks out.
6. Integrated universes
Disney is absolutely out of control.
5. 9 to 5
Look, I get, it, but I can’t go back to jail.
4. Words to live by
Neither of them will ever live this down.
3. Rim shot
Now this is money well-spent.
2. Assisted living
That smile betrays someone who is absolutely about to snap.
1. Muscle control
The best things in life really are free.
We hope this set of random lols has brought you an inexpressible joy. Be sure to pass them on, because actions speak louder than words.
Where do you go for the best memes?
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