By now, you’ve probably noticed more than a few of your friends have changed their Facebook profile photos to the image of an equals sign on a red background, showing their support for marriage equality. This week, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in two key cases, the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Prop 8, and many gay marriage supporters are rallying at the capitol. Those who are with them in spirit have gotten creative and a number of great twists on the equals sign, as well as other pro-marriage equality memes, have been making the rounds on the internet. Here are 25 of our favorites…
I know we’re all totally sick of Harlem Shake videos, but this one includes the Backstreet Boys doing pelvic thrusts while dressed as Spider-Man, Boba Fett, and a giant bunny, among other things. I couldn’t not post it. [YouTube]
Guys, a lot of stuff happens in a day, and sometimes important things slip through the brain cracks. There were a lot of memes we wanted to make happen this year — involving “American Horror Story,” Kanye West, soup and more — but some of them just didn’t get done. Well, before we move on to 2013, we wanted to get ‘em out of the way — some of the best memes that never happened. There’s still time (we hope!).
How many ways is the “12 Memes of Christmas” better than the original carol? Well, for one, the original “12 Days of Christmas” doesn’t include a major cameo from Grumpy Cat. And it certainly doesn’t feature the “Ermagerd Girl,” who’s pretty obsessed with her “Gersebermp Berks.” There’s also no photobombing stingray, Nyan cat or shamed dogs. Then again, the original doesn’t involve Rickrolling, which could be a good thing. [Mashable]
It’s that time again. Thanksgiving — you eat until you’re sick, post endless “artsy” photos of your sweet potato gratin on Facebook and drink as much as you can so you can deal with your Uncle Rick. Before descending into pure turkey madness, purvey these memes, and perhaps the memory of them will get you through the annual lecture on what “those politicians up on Capitol Hill” are really “up to.” Read more…
You know, President Obama may have won the election, but during his victory speech last night in Chicago, all eyes were on the woman in the crowd behind him, who ingeniously tucked one of her American flags in hair. But I was stunned to learn that this method of flag adornment is actually a time honored tradition among some of the greatest women in our country’s history. Click on for photographic proof…
What do you do when you’re forced to stay home from work with bottles of booze and a flickering Internet connection? Make Hurricane Sandy themed memes, of course. I found all these on Tumblr and Facebook.
If you see any great memes floating around, email me at Jessica@TheFrisky.com and I’ll update this gallery with the new ones.
The interweb loves to defile a diva’s photograph. They did it to Mimi’s “American Idol” promo photo, and now the people of the virtual world are having a field day with Christina Aguilera’s Lotus album cover. It’s been less than a week since she tweeted the cover art for her forthcoming album and already there are more Photoshopped renditions and GIFs of it on Tumblr than I can keep track of.
Click through to see some of the worst.
Once a meme has gone viral, the highest plane of being it can achieve in this life, its next step is to go to God. I am not a religious woman, but I might consider attending a service at this church. Especially if the pastor says “Ehmahgerd Gerd” a lot in the sermon. [One More Hipster C**nt]
It looks like Carly Rae Jepson’s song “Call Me Maybe” may have inspired more than a slew of viral tributes, which reached a fever pitch on “The Today Show”‘s live dance-off last week. The latest in “Call Me Maybe” memetry (I just made that word up … it’s like puppetry, but with memes) are business cards that men seem to be distributing to women. On the one hand, I might chuckle half-heartedly if I received one. I can appreciate irony. But the “maybe” phone call would be a “never” for me. I can’t take dating gimmicks seriously. I would be left to wondering how many he had handed out in that crowded bar alone. Ten? One hundred? Hoping for one phone call … maybe. His time would be better spent getting the phone number or email address of one girl he really liked. Besides, I hate talking on the phone, so there’s that too. I barely call my family. And those are like, required phone calls to people I love.
How about you? Have you gotten a “Call Me Maybe” business card? What would you do if you did? [Jezebel]