7 of the Best Memes of 2021

Much like New York City, the internet never sleeps.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone’s social media feeds have been loaded with vaccine information (by the way, get the shot) and new COVID variants. But, thanks to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, the world has found some comic relief. In no ranking order, here are the seven best, funniest memes of 2021.

Cold Bernie

In January, many moments caught our eye. But, nothing was more noteworthy than Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders grouchily relaxing at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Honestly, this is some of the best Photoshop I’ve ever seen.

The Weeknd’s Halftime SuperBowl Show

No doubt, The Weeknd put on a show at the Superbowl in February. But, the lights from his performance were, well, blinding. In one video, the singer was in a swirling vortex of light bulbs, and a blurred image of his face created the perfect, funny screenshot. After seeing this, it wasn’t long before people pulled out their Twitter fingers.

How It Started vs. How It’s Going

How is everyone’s year going? When we thought we would get a break from 2020, we ran into 2021. This year has been significantly better than last year, slightly.

Twitter users shared their break-ups, highs, lows, and personal growths with some humor and a few laughs. People also shared iconic moments from shows like The Office and Friends.

When Social Media Shut Down

A day Mark Zuckerburg and the crew want to be erased from time: The day Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp abruptly went down. Without these apps, it seemed like people went into confusion. No one could vibe on their IG stories or post memes they found on their timeline. Luckily, Twitter was there to save the day, providing humor and temporarily becoming a place Facebook and Instagram users came to whine.

Happy vs. Sad Bus Passenger

Thanks to the internet, what was once an inspirational image to uplift people somehow became a meme. An originally posted 2013 image meant to brighten people’s day with optimism, now brightens smiles because it’s so funny.

The Delta Variant

The internet is masterful at creating lemonade with lemons. In August, when the Delta variant of the coronavirus suddenly appeared, spoiling everyone’s summer, delaying vacations, and ruining fall plans, the internet came through, providing the funny we all needed.

When The Stimulus Check Hit

Thanks to President Joe Biden, nearly everyone had money. When that $1,400 from stimulus checks hit bank accounts, everyone was feeling themselves. So, instead of Twitter comedians tweeting self-deprecating jokes and talking about how they’re broke, everyone had a field day cracking jokes about their stimmy.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be looking forward to seeing what memes get created in 2022. HAPPY NEW YEAR!


By Jeremiah Griffith, Junior, Noble Academy

Twitter: theballtalk1

Written by Jeremiah Griffith

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