The Best Bits of 2017

1. Cash me outside how bow dah

The Dr. Phil Show hosted a guest that created a phrase that most people are very familiar with today. The girl with the catchphrase now has her own music videos and has appeared on other TV networks.

This is 2017 ingenuity at its best.

 2. Stephen King’s IT

When the scene with the young boy named Georgie chases a paper boat into a storm drain turned into a meme.

3. The return of Stranger Things season 2 and all the memes it brought with it.


4. Dancing Hot Dog Snapchat Filter

Snapchat added a filter with a  dancing hot dog to add to their videos. The character later appeared in memes on Instagram and Reddit after its debut. When a filter is more famous than you :/

5. Salt Bae

Salt Bae is a nickname given to Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, who was widely discussed on social media following the circulation of a video in which he flamboyantly sprinkles salt on a carved steak.

6. PORGS appreciation

Porgs were designed for the 2017 film Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. They were inspired by the real-life puffins that live on Skellig Michael, and were created using a variety of effects including puppets and CGI. Porgs were first revealed in behind the scenes footage from The Last Jedi at the D23 Expo in July 2017.

7. The macaque fresh cut that went viral.

Monkey Haircut is a viral video of a young macaque monkey closing its eyes while receiving a haircut. Online, the video spawned a photoshop meme in which a screen capture from the video is superimposed into other base images to appear as if a variety of people and characters are cutting the monkey’s hair.

8. Living in 3017

The phrase which originated on Twitter in May 2017. The full phrase is often a variation of “Y’all living in 2017, but this guy already in 3017” and used to caption a photo or video of a person demonstrating some kind of unusual pattern of thinking in solving mundane problems, often similar to a Life Hack.

9. The expanding brain meme

The meme that will expand your mind!  Expanding Brain is a meme in which a series of images compare the brain size of a person relative to a certain factor. Though the expanding brain is usually implied to showcase intellectual superiority over various objects, it is more often used in an ironic sense to imply the opposite, where objects of derision are implied to be of higher standard than objects that are usually highly regarded.

10. The floor is …. #FloorIsLavaChallenge videos

Everyone joined in at poking fun at other things on twitter when they either wanted to avoid dieting, studying for exams, interacting with people …. The video and tweets were hilarious!

11. When Childish Gambino Referenced the “Redbone” Meme.

The “What ‘Redbone would sound like if…” meme took off early on this year and ever since its been a phenomenon. “Redbone” is now known as”the perfect song to make-out to.”

12. First of all, …..

First of All refers to a series of dialogue tweets in which a tweeter imagines a person saying something,  to which the person responds “first of all…” with a humorous rebuttal.

13. Beyonce Reading Menu

Beyonce Reading Menu refers to a series of image macros using a photo from singer Beyonce’s Instagram of her reading off a restaurant menu to a server. The meme became popular on Twitter, where people captioned what they imagined Beyonce said to the server. “I actually invented Lemonade so it should be free.”


14. Sly Duck

Sky Duck refers to a picture of an indoutku, a bird native to the tropics of South America, caught looking at the camera. Due to the bird’s expression which people on Twitter interpreted as mischievous or sassy, it grew into a popular reaction image on the platform in late April, 2017. As of April 27th, 2017, there is no definitive name for the meme.

15. This girl on the Late Late Toy Show

#relatable #spiritanimal

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