10 Best Memes Of 2012

By December 11, 2012

2012 was a good year for memes, it was hard to narrow it down to just 10! But somehow I managed. So forgive me Ridculously Photogenic Guy, Ermahgerd girl and Drunk Baby. You were all great, but these 10 were just a little bit better.

McKayla Is Not Impressed

When gymnast McKayla Maroney made her infamous stink face after winning an individual silver at last summer’s Olympics, she became an internet star. A Team Gold medal and winning the internet? That’s what I’d call a good year.

Texts From Hillary

When a photographer snapped Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looking like a total badass, the internet was chomping at the bit to get their meme-y little hands on it. Hillary is officially hot now. Clinton 2.0 in 2016?

Grumpy Cat

I friggin’ love bitchy cats. It would be my honor to have Grumpy Cat hate me.

Annoyed Picard

The internet can NOT have enough image macros that help us express our exasperation with all of life’s little annoyances. Sometime you just have to scream WTF! Annoyed Picard makes you seem just a little bit classier while you’re doing it.

Matrix  Morpheus

Who cares if Morpheus never actually said this line in the movie!?  There’s no better way want to blow someone’s mind with a trivial fact than with this meme. Whoa, indeed.

Botched  Ecce Homo Painting

IMO, the little old lady who took it upon herself to restore a church fresco is one of the best stories of the year. Naturally, I’m gonna lap up all the memes that followed. If I was a richy-rich art collector, I would pay millions to own this painting. Am I the only one who thinks it’s an improvement?

Binders Full of Women

The minute this Mitt Romney gaffe escaped his lips, internet-obsessives everywhere predicted the meme stampede that would follow. It didn’t have staying power, but it was good while it lasted. At least Mitt Romney was good for something.

Overly-Attached Girlfriend

It all started with a stalker-style parody of Justin Bieber’s Girlfriend. Then things got friggin’ psycho. And hilarious.

NASA Mohawk Guy

Just when you thought landing on Mars couldn’t be any hotter, us space freak girls got a little mohawk-sporting nerd eye-candy. If I ran Tiger Beat, Bobak Ferdowsi would totally be my cover boy.

Video Game Logic

Turns out all of our moms were right. Video Games make no sense. Whatevs.

What’s your favorite meme of the year? Let us know in the comments!

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Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: truecrimejunkie.com And here too: xoJane.com She likes being followed.