Memes

Bernie Sanders at the Inauguration

At Joe Biden’s inauguration after defeating Donald Trump in the presidential election, Bernie Sanders, the firebrand from Vermont, was spotted in attendance. What made Bernie stand out was his choice of clothing for the formal occasion. Granted the Burton winter parka and wool mittens made from recycled plastic bottles were both practical for the chilly January weather and on brand for the conscientious politician. But the image of the seated Senator quickly went viral, right on the heels of his “I am once again asking” meme.

Rasputin/Russian Man from Just Dance 2

Rasputin/Russian Man is the dancing avatar in Just Dance, most obviously for the song “Rasputin (Club Mix)” by  Boney M. and G. Mart. While it’s unknown whether the performer is Rasputin or some random guy, he wears traditional Russian garb, namely a Papacha (Russian winter cap). He dances on a frozen lake in front of a winter landscape, and what appears to be St. Basil’s Cathedral, one of the most famous buildings in Moscow, Russia. For whatever reason, this dance has become a meme, from viral Tiktoks to a remix with “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.

Pyramid Head Cosplay

Make Your Own: Pyramid Head

Silent Hill, a classic horror game that is as psychological as it is gory, made its debut in 1999. Since […]

Mr. P from Pringles

Mr. P from Pringles

Mr. Pringles is the long-time mascot for the chip in a can. While his old-timey hair and mustache have long been featured on the packaging, his body is something of a mystery. Or it was, until the HBO talk show host John Oliver issued a challenge on Twitter and wondered “Is he tall or short? Does he have a lot of body hair or is he completely smooth? When will he be able to tell me what his nipples look like?” While the public drew their own fan art, giving Mr. P a sexy physique or dapper tuxedo, the actual body reveal was more toned down, with the mascot dressing for comfort.

Joey Tribbiani from Friends

“Thanksgiving Pants” Joey Tribbiani from Friends

“All right, where’s that turkey?” To the protests of his friends, Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) eagerly tears into the Thanksgiving turkey dinner, clad in a pair of Phoebe’s maternity pants and a classically comfortable T-shirt. Hilarity ensues as the credits roll. Whether or not he’s planning for a Thanksgiving food coma, Joey Tribbiani dresses comfortably in loose-fitting shirts and pants typical of the 1990s silhouette.

To recreate Joey’s iconic Thanksgiving pants, we’ve paired an obnoxiously colorful pair of Aladdin pants with a black shirt extender garment. It’s far more confining than real maternity pants, but at least the fake turkey is mostly filled with air!

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Ranch It Up

Ranch it up! Advocate to legalize ranch in this casual, mismatched outfit from The Eric Andre Show. Comedian and host Eric Andre goes up to people in Manhattan and talks nonsense, mainly about ranch dressing. You may recognize Ranch It Up from the “Cheers, I’ll drink to that bro” reaction meme. Crop the t-shirt with a pair of scissors.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a judge for the US Supreme Court from 1993 to 2020. She received attention for her advocacy of women’s rights. Justice Ginsburg held radically progressive views and, despite her diminutive stature, wrote fiercely passionate dissents, earning her the moniker “The Notorious RBG”.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey

Mark and Patricia McCloskey

Mark and Patricia McCloskey were speakers at the Republican National Convention because they waved guns at Black Lives Matter protesters. The St. Louis couple rose to national notoriety in late June when they were captured in viral videos and photos outside their mansion in a gated community, pointing a rifle and handgun at peaceful protesters. Since then, they have turned into a Rorschach test for where people stand on the Black Lives Matter movement and gun rights in America.

Cranberry Juice Skateboarder

Cranberry Juice Skateboarder

Nathan Apodaca aka Dogg Face had a TikTok video go viral, when he skateboarded carefree along a highway while vibing to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and sipping a big bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry Juice. The unexpected skateboard / Fleetwood / Ocean Spray combo hit a chord, this pure moment racking up over 25 million views. Soon after, Mick Fleetwood himself paid tribute by recreating the TikTok, and Ocean Spray hooked Apodaca up with a new truck and a truck-bed full of cranberry juice.

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TMG in “Broke B*tch”

Tiny Meat Gang is the parody rap duo consisting of famous YouTubers Noel Miller and Cody Ko. While the music project began as tongue and cheek, their songs became non-ironically popular. Their latest hit, “Broke B*tch,” has been deemed one of their best with over 22 million listens on Spotify. Its music video garnered 9.4 million views, and has been highly praised for its concept and editing. Not only did Noel Miller rap and star in the video — he also directed it! The two comedians discussed their lyrics to “Broke B*tch” in a Genius Verified video, which is funny given they’ve poked fun at that series in their commentary collabs.