13 Of The Dankest Memes Of All Time

13 Of The Dankest Memes Of All Time

I scoured the Internet to present to you the best of all memes.
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Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word meme as, "an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media."

I consider myself a connoisseur of meme culture. Through meticulous research, surveys of my friends/peers, and my own personal opinions, I have compiled a list of the 13 Best Memes of All Time.

Some of the memes mentioned are purely innocent and honestly, just funny. Others were just asking to be made fun of.

13. Harambe


Out of respect for our fallen hero, Harambe will forever be in our hearts. RIP.


12. "I am legally blind!"

This is definitely a staple in my household. "Can you see?" "BARELY!"


11. Confused Mr. Krabs


Are you feeling it now, Mr. Krabs? We have all been in this moment at some point, the world starts spinning and your brain gets fuzzy. Mr. Krabs never fails to be relatable.


10. Sweet Brown

My response to everything. The autotune remix of this news interview has almost 60 million views.


9. Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife

Personally, I don't know whether to be ashamed because he is from Alabama like me or proud because it is one of the most iconic memes of all time. The Antoine Dodson vs. Bed Intruder song went viral with almost 65 million views on Youtube.

8. Ermahgerd Girl


The face says it all. The unfortunate picture of Maggie Goldenberger shot to fame after it grew popular on Reddit. It had people everywhere saying "Ermahgerd!" Fun Fact: Maggie is now a nurse living in Arizona.


7. Joe Biden


After Donald Trump was elected, the Internet was quick to make light of it. At the brunt of the joke was then-Vice President Joe Biden. A bright light in the dark times for some, it is safe to say that he has become the VP of memes.


6. Nicolas Cage


It seems like everything Nicolas Cage does is meme worthy. Most of his memes have roots from Reddit. Just to name a few of his others: Nick Cage has great hair, Nick Cage in The Wicker Man, and Nick Cage as everyone.


5. But That's None of My Business


Kermit the Frog might actually be the king of memes. But That's None of My Business is now associated with every sarcastic insult spoken while spilling the tea. Along with this meme, Evil Kermit is one of the most popular memes currently.


4. Bad Luck Brian


One of the most iconic memes of all time. A longtime friend of Brian's submitted the picture on, you guessed it, Reddit. Fun Fact: Brian's real name is Kyle.


3. Grumpy Cat


Grumpy Cat was so ridiculously popular that the meme itself has its own website with merchandise available for purchase as well as a Facebook page with 8.7 million likes. In 2014 the Grumpy Cat meme got its own feature film called "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever."


2. Gavin

Gavin first rose to meme fame after appearing often in his uncle, Nick Mastodon's, Vine videos. Quickly, the many faces of Gavin became widely used reactions images. Admit it, his face epitomizes what we are thinking half the time.


1. Rickroll


RICK. ASTLEY. "Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down." I know you know the words! He was a meme before memes were even a thing. Trolling through your parents' emails, Rick Astley goes down as the most OG in meme history. To this day, Rickrolling links will always be clicked on.



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A Senior's Last Week Of High School

The bittersweet end.
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Well, this is it. This is what we've worked so hard the last four years - who am I kidding - basically what seems like our whole lives for. This is the very last week we will set foot as a student in our high school's hallways. As most schools are getting ready to set their seniors free at last, it all begins to set in - the excitement, the anxiousness, and also the sentiment and nostalgia.

For seniors, the years since our first day as a freshman at the bottom of the high school totem pole have seemed endless, but as we look back on these last few weeks, we realize that this year in particular has gone by extraordinarily fast. It was just yesterday that we were sitting in our classrooms for the very first time, going to our 'last first' practice, and getting our first taste of the (very real) "senioritis". With all that's going on in our lives right now, from sports and clubs, finals, and the sought after graduation ceremony, it's hard to really sit down and think about how our lives are all about to become drastically different. For some it's moving out, and for some it's just the thought of not seeing your best friend on the way to fourth period English; either way, the feels are real. We are all in a tug of war with the emotions going on inside of us; everything is changing - we're ready, but we're not.

THE GOOD. Our lives are about to begin! There is a constant whirlwind of excitement. Senior awards, getting out of school early, parties, and of course Graduation. We are about to be thrust into a world of all new things and new people. Calling our own shots and having the freedom we have so desperately desired since the teenage years began is right around the corner. Maybe the best part is being able to use these new things surrounding you to grow and open your mind and even your heart to ideas you never could before. We get the chance to sink or swim, become our own person, and really begin to find ourselves.

Things we don't even know yet are in the works with new people we haven't even met yet. These friendships we find will be the ones to last us a lifetime. The adventures we experience will transform into the advice we tell our own children and will become the old tales we pass down to our grandkids when they come to visit on the weekends. We will probably hate the all night study sessions, the intensity of finals week, and the overpowering stress and panic of school in general, just like we did in high school... But it will all be worth it for the memories we make that will outlive the stress of that paper due in that class you absolutely hate. As we leave high school, remember what all the parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors are telling you - this are the best times of our lives!

THE BAD. The sentimental emotions are setting in. We're crying, siblings are tearing up, and parents are full-out bawling. On that first day, we never expected the school year to speed by the way it did. Suddenly everything is coming to an end. Our favorite teachers aren't going to be down the hall anymore, our best friends probably won't share a class with us, we won't be coming home to eat dinner with our families...

We all said we wanted to get out of this place, we couldn't wait, we were ready to be on our own; we all said we wouldn't be "so emotional" when the time came, but yet here we are, wishing we could play one more football game with our team or taking the time to make sure we remember the class we liked the most or the person that has made us laugh even when we were so stressed we could cry these past few years. Take the time to hug your parents these last few months. Memorize the facial expressions of your little sister or brother. Remember the sound of your dad coming home from work. These little things we take for granted every day will soon just be the things we tell our college roommate when they ask about where we're from. As much as we've wanted to get out of our house and our school, we never thought it would break our heart as much as it did. We are all beginning to realize that everything we have is about to be gone.

Growing up is scary, but it can also be fun. As we take the last few steps in the hallways of our school, take it all in. Remember, it's okay to be happy; it's okay to be totally excited. But also remember it's okay to be sad. It's okay to be sentimental. It's okay to be scared, too. It's okay to feel all these confusing emotions that we are feeling. The best thing about the bittersweet end to our high school years is that we are finally slowing down our busy lives enough to remember the happy memories.

Try not to get annoyed when your mom starts showing your baby pictures to everyone she sees, or when your dad starts getting aggravated when you talk about moving out and into your new dorm. They're coping with the same emotions we are. Walk through the halls remembering the classes you loved and the classes you hated. Think of the all great times that have happened in our high school years and the friends that have been made that will never be forgotten. We all say we hated school, but we really didn't. Everything is about to change; that's a happy thing, and a sad thing. We all just have to embrace it! We're ready, but we're not...

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How To Know That You're In A New York State Of Mind

"New York is the city that other cities can only dream of being."

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A New York State of Mind does not mean you reside in the city, it is a way of life that you live, in which only some people can handle. Here's how to know if you are in a New York State of Mind.

You've got goals, baby.

Setting your mind on your goals, knowing that you'll achieve them is the number one step. You'll do anything to pursue your goals, which is what any good New Yorker would do.

You're not afraid to be alone.

New York is one of the largest cities in the world, which might make it one of the most lonely. Being okay with being alone is a trait only some can hold.

You keep life moving at a fast pace.

You want to do things, and you want them now. Like the queen Ariana Grande says, "I want it, I got it."

You are accepting of all people.

People are people, and everyone deserves the same love as one another, and if you're in a New York State of Mind, you know that.

You know that failure is not an option.

If you fail at something, you don't just quit and give up, you simply find a new, and better way to do that task.

You stay authentic to yourself.

You know who you are, you don't need to prove yourself to anyone. If they appreciate you and want you in their corner, they should make that clear to you.

You have a plan for everything.

You are prepared for whatever is it that is coming at you.

You know the sky isn't the limit, because you're reaching for the stars.

People will think you're crazy, or your dreams are too big. If you're in the right state of mind, you simply ignore them. There's no point in dwelling on other people's thoughts, when you know what you want.


Possessing these personality traits, shows that you are in fact in a New York State of Mind. If you are, you're a bad ass who knows who you are and what you want, and you'll get it, no matter what obstacles life throws your way.

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