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20th Dec 2016

A Definitive History Of 2015 In Memes


It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times…

In what seems like the blink of an eye, 2015 has been and gone. But it has left us with some brilliant memes, reminding us that pop culture and the internet make the best comic duo.

Here are 15 of the finest memes 2015 had to offer.

1. Netflix and chill

The year where fuckboys (and fuckgals, no doubt) across the globe were caught out.

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2. Hotline Bling

Drake did a little dance, the internet had a field day.

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3. Pepe the Frog

A sensitive guy, mirroring our own fragility.

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4. Donald Trump

When a cartoon begins an election campaign, a lot of fun can be had.

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5. Everyone becoming a Belieber

If you had told people this time last year that they’d be fans of Justin Bieber, you would have gotten a rude response… What a difference a year makes, eh?

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6. Left Shark

Because anyone who can outshine Katy Perry deserves their time in the sun. 

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7. Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe mistake

A latecomer, but a very worthy one.

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8. David Cameron and ‘Pig-gate’

Endless pun opportunities here.

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9. Unnecessary Journeys

Whether appearing on Snapchat stories, auto-tuned remixes or being parodied by other reporters – Teresa Mannion certainly left her mark. 

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10. Why You Always Lying

A meme synonymous with a generation of absolute messers, inspired by this brilliant parody.

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11. Fionn, the rapping farmer, on the Late Late Toy Show

What. A. BO$$.

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12. Sassy Pope

Serious shade being thrown by Pope Francis, Mean Girls-style.

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Shouting it at unsuspecting humans (kids being the best, obvs) with hilarious results.

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14. Pizza Rat

If this little guy can achieve his dreams, so can you!


15. Yuccies

2015: The year when hipsters became passé people started calling cash-rich/time-poor millenials a different name.

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