Here Are The Best Memes Of 2016

by : UNILAD on : 23 Dec 2016 15:42
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It’s safe to say 2016 hasn’t been one of the best. In fact, let’s be honest, it’s been pretty fucking awful. So let’s just get it out the way, fuck you 2016. 

But all is not bad. Amidst all the death and despair, there was hope, and it came in the form of memes.

We may not have David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Muhammad Ali, Gene Wilder… Fuck, the list goes on, but we do have some of the greatest memes in living memory. So I guess we should be grateful for that.


In no particular order, here are the best memes that 2016 had to offer:



It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t mention our king first. Harambe was savagely killed in July after a 3-year-old boy fell into his enclosure, but he did live on in memes for a very long time. However, just like Harambe, the meme is dead, so put your dicks away. RIP Sweet prince.

Arthur’s fist



Who’d have thought posting a picture of a cartoon aardvark’s clenched fist would be the best way to express frustration? I have no idea how Arthur’s fist became a meme, but I’m so grateful that it did.

Joe Biden


As many cried over the election of Donald Trump, the Joe Biden meme was born. The bromance between Obama and his Vice President is great, and the memes are even greater.

Mr. Krabs


2016 was a big year for Spongebob-based memes (as you’ll see next) and the Mr. Krabs blur could be the most relatable meme of the year.

Caveman Spongebob

The alarmed primitive Spongebob meme was ideal for any vulnerable situation and it wasn’t around long enough in my opinion.

Evil Kermit

The “that’s none of my business” Kermit memes are a thing of the past. It’s all about the Evil Kermit now.

Fuck 2016

It’s been a tough year and it’s taken its toll on a lot of us. Thankfully, there’s a meme to convey just what an ass-whooping this year has given us.

So, there you have it. It may have been a bag of shit, but at least we have the memes. In memes we trust.

Be kind to us, 2017.

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