Let's admit it, parents are not always up to date on the internet memes. In fact, some of them are so far behind, it takes at least an hour to explain everything. After trying to explain memes to my parents, I decided to get their take on what memes mean.
1. Harambe, rest in peace
Dad: "How is this a me-me?"
Mom: "Isn't this the gorilla that died because he held a kid hostage?"
Me: "Rest in peace, Harambe."
2. Bad Luck Brian, the meme that started it all
Dad: "So.... you put words up his head and at his chest?"
Mom: "I don't get it."
3. Blinking Eye Guy
Me: "Alright, this dude is in disbelief"
Dad: "This is how I look at you, sometimes."
Mom: "That's dumb."
4. Grumpy Cat, the meme that represents many people
Dad: "That's how I feel about some people."
Mom: "That's not nice."
5. Gavin Mastodon, the greatest meme ever
Me: "This kid changed the internet."
Dad: "This kid is a me-me, too?"
Mom: "How is this a meme?"
6. Chrissy Teigen, cry face
Dad: "She looks like she's holding in a poop."
Mom: "How is this funny?"
7. Left Shark, Right Shark was lame
Dad: "Does it not know what to do? Does it have a messed up life like you?"
Mom: "I don't understand any of this."
8. Arthur's Fist, describe your anger with a cartoon
Dad: "This is like you when someone eats your leftovers."
Mom: "Me-mes are weird."
9. Evil Kermit, this is not for children
Dad: "I don't remember this."
Mom: "What would you use this for?"
10. Salt Bae, for the salty people
Dad: "Am I lame if I don't season meat like that?"
Mom: "I don't understand this either."
11. Tide Pods, kids are not the brightest
Dad: "Wait, kids are eating these?!"
Mom: "They think these look tasty??!!"
My parents' reaction to memes, or as they call them, me-mes, was hilarious. I showed them numerous tweets of memes, and yet they still couldn't quite comprehend what our iconic memes really mean.