These are the best memes of 2019

It’s almost the end of the year, so here are five of the best memes of 2019. It’s hard to pin some down, let alone narrowing it down to five, but I’ve somehow managed to do so. As always, memes are a product of their environment and the context is nearly impossible to explain but hopefully, you’ll get these.

1. 30-50 feral hogs

I don’t actually know why or how the 30-50 feral hogs meme came about, but I think that is sometimes the best way for memes. The comedy is also so funny that you don’t really need the context.

2. Area 51

The Area 51 meme makes me wonder if the American government really had to plan in case people did storm the place. Are aliens kept there? Did anyone actually storm the place? Will we ever know? I doubt it, but the secrecy is part of the lasting appeal.

3. Rise and Shine

One of the latest in my collection, Kylie Jenner waking her daughter Stormi up by soulfully singing “rise and shine!” is great, just in terms of comedy and not actual tone or singing quality. I find it odd that the phrase is now legally patented under her name, but I imagine putting it onto jumpers and sweatshirts will be quite lucrative now they’ve managed to trend in social media again.

4. Sasuke

The cartoon character Sasuke from the anime Naruto being choked was one of the best memes of the year, hands down. He gets choked once by his brother in the show, but then it spread like lightning and is just so good. Whether it’s by Gordon Ramsay or another meme entirely, it was one of the best of the year.

5. Game of Thrones

I have yet to find a single person who fully enjoyed and was wholly satisfied with the last season of Game of Thrones, let alone the finale. But the memes that sprung from it, especially about new king Bran the Broken, received more applause. And there are some fantastic ones.

Stephanie Bennett

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