Internet memes are all over social media, blogs, and more; anyone can make one. Memes can be great marketing tools as well. Companies will take a popular meme picture like “grumpy cat” or “hey girl” and add their own text to it that relates to the company or its products. This is a great way to help posts go viral and for companies to gain more followers.
There are several different popular pictures used for memes that people add their own text to. Below are some of the best and most popular recent memes. If you like the picture and think you can do better, feel free to make your own meme and submit it to us!
Ryan Gosling has turned into one of the most popular memes on the Internet. In 2008, a Tumblr blog called “F**k Yeah! Ryan Gosling” shared two uncaptioned pictures of the actor, followed shortly thereafter by the first “Hey Girl” post. After that, more Ryan Gosling memes were created. Feminist Ryan Gosling, Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal, and more have been inspired from this meme.
“Ridiculously Photogenic Guy”
This meme took off when a picture was snapped at the 2012 Cooper River Bridge Run. People were astounded at how well the man photographed while running a marathon.
A picture of grumpy cat was first posted to Reddit by the owner’s brother in 2012. The post was soon met with edited parodies, and had more then 25,000 votes on the front page in less than 24 hours.
The original photo of this baby was submitted to Reddit and was quickly edited. Within 10 days, the post received over 6,600 votes. Of course, we know the baby isn’t really drunk, but it is a pretty funny picture.
“Overly Attached Girlfriend”
This meme came from a video the user uploaded to YouTube, where she performed a parody of Justin Bieber’s single “Boyfriend” with obsessive lyrics. The song soon gained much attention, and after being on YouTube just 48 hours, it had 1.35 million views. The next day, a Reddit user took a screen shot from the video and created the “Overly Attached Girlfriend” meme.
Photographer Laney Griner captured the original picture of “success kid,” which is actually her 11-month-old (at the time) son, Sammy. She posted the photo on her personal Flickr account and in Getty Images. After being uploaded on Reddit, it quickly became a meme.
“McKayla is Not Impressed”
Bryan Synder took a picture of U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney on the winner’s podium in the 2012 Olympics. She had received a silver medal, but had a scowling expression on her face. Buzzfeed created a series of photos with the title, “McKayla Maroney Falls, Lets Out Her Inner ‘Mean Girl’,” and the meme was born.