As we settle into 2015, we should take the opportunity to reflect on the ups and downs of the year 2014 in the form of memes.
Memes are probably the best thing about the Internet, they are little moments that truly make the web shine. Sometimes they restore your faith in humanity, and sometimes they make you not want to live on this planet anymore.
In 2012, the Internet delivered unforgettable memes, such as, the Harlem Shake, Grumpy Cat, Overly Attached Girlfriend. 2013 took it to the next level and blessed us with the infamous art of twerking, the Doge, and Unflattering Beyonce. But out of all, 2014 tops the meme charts, with fitness fads to selfie sticks, and not to forget, Kim Kardashian’s badonkadonk that broke the Internet. Embark on a journey with us and relive all the web’s finest moments by looking back at the bizarre, weird, explicit, and hilarious events that broke the Internet.
1. Crossfit Fail!
Many first world problems occur on a daily basis, but do not, I repeat, do not, make this mistake. When your whole life flashes before you one day, you don’t want this moment to be flashing before you.
The last few years have seen a surge in guys and girls jumping on the aesthetics wagon, in turn, this has changed the entire prospect of dating. To attain a state of ‘mirin, one must first learn to prioritise.
3. The Ice Bucket Challenge Bandwagon
Just donate, seriously.
4. Convict Crush
In June last year, a 30-year old convicted felon named Jeremy Meeks not only broke the Internet with those piercing blue eyes and his jawline made of steel, but also broke the hearts of countless women (and men) with his killer looks. So, anyone want to chip in for bail?
5. The Year of the Beard
Apparently, the rite of passage in which boys become men is now associated with how thick and big of a beard you can grow. Stick-on beard sales must’ve gone through the roof last year for those who are less fortunate and got stuck with bad genes. Lose your beard, lose your manhood.
6. My Anaconda Don’t…
In 2014, the glorious behind became the new cleavage. From the likes of Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, to J-Lo and you-name-it, this is the year we publicly proclaimed “my anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hun”.
7. Rise of the Selfie
Yes, we know, the art of taking ‘selfies’ was founded much earlier, but 2014 saw a phenomenal rise in selfie related incidents, or accidents. OMG, I just walked off the edge of a cliff… But first, lemme take a selfie
8. The Evolution of the Selfie Stick!
In 2014, the selfie evolved… it became bigger and better. The world presented the arrival of the selfie stick. Holiday photos will never be the same again, and you won’t have to worry about gypsies stealing your camera anymore. Just in case you didn’t get one as a Christmas gift, you can grab one here!
9. To Twerk or not to Twerk?
This was clubbing in 2014 post-Miley VMA awards when you’re standing in the middle of the dancefloor and everyone around you “be twerkin'”.
10. It’s a hipster’s world
’nuff said. Hipsters are here to stay, in 2014 and beyond.
So it looks like 2014 was full of butts, beards and hilarious meme moments. Who knows what 2015 will bring!
What was your favourite meme of 2014? Post in the comments below!