Anyone else feel like their meme standards have taken a nose dive of late? Political fatigue and a general contempt for the world seem to have skewed our taste towards the very dumb. This past weekend we were graced by meme that easily meets this very low criteria. According to Know Your Meme, the trend began on 4chan, after a user shared a still of Paul Allen (Jared Leto) in American Psycho. The intentionally miscaptioned still reads "Patrick, it's you!! You're the American Psycho?!!," to which another 4chan user replies "He didn't say that." After other users chimed in, the thread grew to over 100 replies. And now it looks like it made an impact in the memeosphere.
Following the 4chan thread, the format started to pop up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Users seemed to be scrambling to create (and share) the incredibly stupid and easy-to-make memes. Even gamers got in on the joke, creating their own versions for releases such as Death Stranding and Final Fantasy. While it's hard to present these memes as the "best" of anything, they're pretty damn entertaining. Here's hoping we see more dumb and easy content in the coming months. This year needs all the help it can get.
If you're keen on wasting time, let us introduce you to the Facebook page Crossovers Nobody Asked For. The premise of this shitposting group is simple: people share memes and photos featuring themes and items that really didn't need to be combined. Many of these combine 2 memes in one, making the memes extra meta. If you like what you see, and are partial to anime memes, definitely give the group a follow.
We all know about Disney's very adult Easter eggs, but have you ever watched the kids shows of your youth as an adult? There's a lot of humor that only your parents (or the kid with a lot of older siblings) would get. These little television tidbits are sure to leave you craving a rewatch of everything from Spongebob Squarepants to Rugrats.
Robert Pattinson, the Twilight heartthrob from back in the day, has recently found his way back into the spotlight for two main reasons. The first is his upcoming performance as the new Batman, which people have pretty mixed feelings over. The second is the resurfacing of a picture of Pattinson on Instagram from 2017 (which he has since deleted). The photo shows him standing in a kitchen during the shooting of Good Time, in which he plays Connie, a petty thief. Connie doesn't exactly have the dashing looks you're used to seeing Pattinson sport in Twilight, and of course, the internet immediately took advantage of how creepy he looked. The memes are savage, but also hilarious. Check out some of the funniest ones below.
Leave it to Tumblr to take a quirky superhero idea and turn it up to eleven, like this thread where a mystified man is able to identify superheroes. It seems like every villain would be some kind of expert in whatever their field of villainy, so they wouldn't necessarily be bad at giving advice.