If you're having a hard time differentiating this year with the last, you're not alone. Did the US Capitol attack really happen this year? Are we already at Season 5 of Money Heist (and Season 2 of Tiger King, who would've thought)? And how many more variants can we be b-tch slapped with? As we ponder 2021's many life questions while reflecting on how nothing really changed, here's a look back at the best memes of the year. In chronological order, no less.
1. Bernie Sanders' mittens
10:30 – drop off dry cleaning
11:00 – Joe's thing
2:00 – swing by the post office pic.twitter.com/JJr3SECKeB
— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) January 20, 2021
United States senator/Meme machine Bernie Sanders casually showing up to Biden's inauguration like any other day at the office. Check out your favourite Bernie Sanders mitten memes.
2. GameStop stock
Margot Robbie wasn't available to explain this GameStop situation in a bathtub, so this is the best we could do. pic.twitter.com/Mw1dabmIzQ
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 28, 2021
Remember when Redditors and Wall Street bros were up in arms? Look back at the GameStop saga in memes.
3. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry x Oprah
i…. can’t believe oprah asked this pic.twitter.com/7zCzZSoGib
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) March 8, 2021
Yo only the interview OF THE CENTURY. See the best memes of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Oprah.
4. Lorde's Solar Power
— Cody Wimmer (@Cody_Wimmer) June 8, 2021
Four years of waiting culminated in one huge a— shot. It was worth it. ‘Solar Power’ is a meme–and bum’s the word.
Dear Intern, as a young lawyer I proof read a legal brief and filed it with the court. I caught a typo and blindly used the global find and replace function. Pro tip: don't do that. My brief argued for the rights of "the panties." Not "the parties." All 50 pages of it. 🤦🏻♀️🩲🩲 https://t.co/PDJYMXuOlw
— Suzanne Lovett (@sdtlovett) June 18, 2021
Possibly the most relatable—that one time some poor HBO intern mass-sent a test email. We’re loving these embarrassing #DearIntern Twitter responses.
6. Jeff Bezos' space rocket
Lord Bezos and his rock hard rocket. pic.twitter.com/E0Yz4tfjxi
— memes (@MemesCentraI) July 21, 2021
Because leaving earth is apparently what you do when you have a sh-t ton of money to burn. Laugh at the best dick jokes the Internet had to offer.
7. Tom Daley knitting
🚨Tom Daley Update🚨
He's still knitting. pic.twitter.com/6tqua1DEXU
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 3, 2021
Remember when he made a cosy for his medal?? Simp at Tom Daley knitting at the Olympics.
8. OnlyFans banning porn
When your explicit content on Only Fans is about to be ❌ pic.twitter.com/R9PAJ5GFF1
— Sonia Solano (@SoniaSolano411) August 24, 2021
Wasn't it just the funniest crossover episode? Giggle at the best SFW memes about OnlyFans banning porn.
9. Met Gala 2021
same energy pic.twitter.com/tY50f8u0ew
— michael brown (@boyinquestion) September 14, 2021
Give a bunch of celebrities the freedom to interpret "American Independence" and this is what you get. We round up the best reactions to Met Gala 2021’s silliest looks.
10. Squid Game
— LES (@leleskye) September 30, 2021
Just the Tiger King of 2021. Relive the cultural moment that was Squid Game.