If you can somehow believe we're only in the second month of 2018, here's your reminder that a Super Bowl performer has already decided to take a selfie with a 13-year-old in the middle of a performance (thanks, Justin Timberlake) and two new Kardashian children have entered the world. Add them together plus eight more iconic moments, and the internet's meme addiction is fueled yet again. See our list of 2018's best and funniest memes (so far) below.
Remember when all of the goodness left in the world was stripped away from us when teens started eating Tide Pods?
Got my snacks all ready for the Superbowl tomorrow. #SuperBowl #FlyEaglesFly #TidePodChallenge #tidepods @Tidepodmemes pic.twitter.com/Yl00OhUa30February 4, 2018
#tidepod #TidePods pic.twitter.com/CGJKQnLhJGFebruary 3, 2018
Though New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski managed to fulfill his lifelong duty of stopping the Tide Pod eating trend:
What should Tide PODs be used for? DOING LAUNDRY. Nothing else.Eating a Tide POD is a BAD IDEA, and we asked our friend @robgronkowski to help explain. pic.twitter.com/0JnFdhnsWZJanuary 12, 2018
Google Arts and Culture Selfies
If you could figure out how to use the Google Arts and Culture app to see your art history doppelgänger, you've likely seen the internet take it one step further.
Brain blast on Google Arts and Culture. pic.twitter.com/PeRZTqL9XBJanuary 17, 2018
Just tried that Google Arts and Culture app. Seems pretty accurate to me. pic.twitter.com/lfhILTRmAhJanuary 16, 2018
Man the Google Arts and Culture Face Match app is spot on. pic.twitter.com/i6q5qPdCuGJanuary 16, 2018
The Michaela Coel Scene from Black Mirror
BAFTA award-winning actress Michaela Coel appeared in the Netflix original series Black Mirror, and people couldn't stop making a meme out of the scene of her in the first episode of season four "USS Callister" where she plays Shania Lowry.
Nothing but respect for *my* captain pic.twitter.com/78eNGrNyDMJanuary 1, 2018
"Smug Cheerleader" just so happens to be 13-year-old Ryan Cummings from North Carolina. All she wanted was for her team "to kill it" at their cheerleading competition...and here we are.
Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods Album Cover
Poor Justin Timberlake can't catch a break with the release of his newest album, Man of the Woods. We're calling it the "Best Memed Album of the Year."
*listens to Bon Iver once* pic.twitter.com/vS2YGrJHvGJanuary 2, 2018
"Let's get a shot of me walking through these trees in a tuxedo""That's corn Justin""Corn trees that's what I said" pic.twitter.com/afe8ivWbQNJanuary 2, 2018
This new Justin Timberlake album looks pretty fire. pic.twitter.com/c5m4j3q4sAJanuary 2, 2018
Cardi B's Conversation with Guiliana Rancic on the Grammys Red Carpet
If you watched the 2018 Grammys red carpet in real time, you likely felt just as confused as Cardi B while she was talking to E! News Correspondent Guiliana Rancic.
Cardi B trying to figure out what the hell Giuliana Rancic is talking about is a mood pic.twitter.com/C0phvVwSpdJanuary 29, 2018
This is the official “pretending to listen” GIF pic.twitter.com/6ac1WUDFSGJanuary 29, 2018
Blue Ivy Telling Her Parents to Settle Down at the Grammys
Another meme-worthy moment from the biggest night in music. Six-year-old Blue Ivy is clearly the most dominant member of the Carter household, advising her parents Beyoncé and Jay-Z to calm down while applauding a performance at the 2018 Grammys.
“Stop embarrassing me” https://t.co/Vm7FMatzHPJanuary 29, 2018
Blue Ivy to Republicans. pic.twitter.com/8GCtDgM9QkJanuary 31, 2018
The Super Bowl "Selfie Kid"
When Justin Timberlake stopped to take a selfie with a young kid during the Super Bowl half time show, fans lost it (for obvious reasons), and "selfie kid" became a meme sensation within minutes.
pic.twitter.com/ZOJOzdU9tgFebruary 5, 2018
Of course, Ellen then surprised selfie kid Ryan McKenna, 13, with a phone call from Justin Timberlake on her show. (We can't tell if he was more emotional from the phone call or Timberlake in the flesh.) "Yes, all of the memes...I've seen those," he tells Ellen.
Kylie Jenner's Baby as a Kylie Lip Kit
Following Kylie Jenner's confirmation of her pregnancy, she then revealed the name of her and Travis Scott's daughter, Stormi Webster, with an Instagram of Stormi holding Jenner's hand. Those who know Kylie seemingly associate her with her lip kits and, well, you know what happens next.
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Friends 2018: What Could Have Been
When people thought the fake trailer for a Friends reboot was real and then the memes became a meme. #SoMeta
FRIENDS 2018 PLOTLINES-Joey eats Tide pods, goes to hospital (guest star Ellen Pompeo)-Chandler won't shut up about how funny his Vines were-Ed Sheeran cameo interrupts Phoebe's Central Perk set -Ross gets everyone into Bitcoin-The One Where The Gang Realizes Their PrivilegeJanuary 24, 2018
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