If it wasn’t for memes—you know: quips and images that exist solely for easy entertainment—Facebook wouldn’t be entertaining enough to steal that much of your time (or personal information). Instagram, too, would be little more than selfies and stylized pictures of food. And Twitter? Don’t even get us started… In short, the internet would be a joyless void of constant news alerts, questionably reliable research, and self-aggrandizing social media posts.
Fortunately, that’s a nightmare you don’t have to imagine, thanks to the sole fact memes are very real. And they’re very funny. Herein, we’ve gathered the best memes of all time. Don’t worry: We’ve kept it all SFW. Because if there’s one ironclad rule of the Internet, it’s this: Never hunt for memes on the bad part. And for even more memetic hilarity, don’t miss the 30 Funniest Celebrity Memes.
Bad Joke Eel
The Bad Joke Eel specializes in (you guessed it) bad jokes. If that’s your cup of tea, be sure to check out 50 Dad Jokes So Bad They’re Hilarious.
Crying Wesley Snipes
It’s so hard to say goodbye to those songs you use to love. And for more hilarity, don’t miss the 50 Knock-Knock Jokes Guaranteed to Crack You Up.
The World’s Most Interesting Man
The world’s most interesting man is confident enough to make a joke like this. And for more small screen-inspired humor, check out the 30 Funniest Jokes In TV Commercials.
Ermagherd girl is good for anytime you need to hearken back to the most embarrassing days of early adolescence.
Need to make a work joke? It’s Business Cat to the rescue, assuming you can squeeze a cat pun in there somehow. And for more funny furry friends, check out the 30 Funniest Celebrity Pet Moments of All Time.
Awkward Moment Seal
Finally, a meme to accompany all of life’s horrible awkward moments. If you want to cringe until you literally implode, the Awkward Moment Seal has got your back. And for more awkward humor, check out the throwback laughs of the 30 Funniest Jokes from Friends.
If you love dogs, you’ll love doges. It’s a shiba inu-inspired meme all about the good boys and rare puppers in your life.
Here’s a spicy fresh meme about how Facebook is, per many, many news reports, surreptitiously storing all of our personal data.
Change My Mind
Political commentator Steven Crowder set down at a table with a sign challenging people to change his mind, and a fresh meme was born. This one’s a twofer, since it also manages to squeeze The Room—the Internet’s favorite so-bad-it’s-good movie—in for good measure.
In a world with Amazon Prime, we are all Drake in this meme.
If It Fits, I Sits
The If It Fits, I Sits meme is great for anyone who likes to look at pictures of cats in vessels that can barely contain them, which is to say it’s great for everyone.
Classical Art Memes
Classical art memes prove that some human behaviors transcend the borders of time.
Lightheartedly picking on vegans is a classic internet pastime, and also, yes, recipes would be great, thanks.
Sometimes the best way to make a meme is to come up with the most literal, obvious caption possible and then present it like you’re brilliant. Case in point.
Futurama Fry is never sure what’s right and what’s wrong. But when the joke’s this good, the answer is both are correct.
The Condescending Wonka is good to pull out whenever somebody is getting a little too big for their britches. It’s also good to pull out whenever you want to see Gene Wilder smiling. In fact, it’s always good—just like Wilder, who has some serious gems among the 30 Funniest Movie Quotes of All Time.
There are no memes on the internet with the long-term appeal of SpongeBob memes. They are timeless and ageless, just like the guy who lives in a pineapple under the sea himself.
The world needs a Grumpy Cat to be our mascot every Monday, because Garfield doesn’t hate Mondays quite enough for the modern worker.
The Drunk Baby meme is a real life saver if you think a drunk baby would be hilarious, as long as you know that it is extremely wrong to get a baby actually drunk in real life.
The Ol’ Switcheroo
Nothing says funny quite like the ol’ switcheroo. (In memes, of course; this would be horrifying in real life.)
Karate Kyle loves his vengeance. Fortunately, he looks fairly incapable of exacting revenge of any caliber.
Chemistry Cat is the science nerd equivalent of Business Cat. So if you’re wanting to take your puns out of the office and into the lab, he’s your kitty.
First World Problems
Every time you get upset at Whole Foods because they don’t have unsweetened iced yerba mate so you have to drink regular black tea, another First World Problems meme is born.
Every light side has a dark side, even Kermit, as evidenced by this series of memes.
Baby Insanity Wolf
Actual Insanity Wolf offers extremely violent advice. But Baby Insanity Wolf does things so small that only the person who creates the meme has any idea it even happened. But that doesn’t mean it didn’t feel good when they did it.
Bless the folks out there dedicated to keeping it real.
This pic is handy anytime you can think of a joke that demands a Wednesday punchline.
The Kardashians have spread themselves all over the internet, so it comes as no surprise that they are the source of many great memes. This still of Kris Jenner taking a picture of Kim is great for whenever you need to congratulate yourself for doing basically nothing.
Am I Out of Touch?
Principal Skinner’s temporary moment of self-doubt is great to have on hand for that one friend on Facebook who disagrees with everyone.
Hipster Dog stopped liking everything you like before you even heard of it. No big deal. If this kind of cornball humor really speaks to you, check out 50 Puns So Bad They’re Actually Funny.
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