The Top 50 Memes of the Decade: 40-31

The Top 50 Memes of the Decade: 40-31

This month, we asked you to help us narrow down the top memes of the 2010s in our Memes of the Decade community poll. Over the last 10 days, nearly 55,000 votes were cast as users passionately campaigned for their favorite viral phenomena, hoping they might secure their spot among the best memes circulated during this iconic era in internet history.

From now until Friday, join us as we run down the list showcasing which memes had what it takes to be ranked among the top 50 of the decade.

40. Lord Marquaad E

About the Meme: A deep-fried image of Markiplier's face superimposed onto Lord Farquaad from Shrek's face with the letter "E" added as the text.
Peak Year: 2018
Highlights: A series of memes used the template to comment the surreality of the era's meme culture.

Outlook Perspective Why is millennial humor so weird? Comedy that appeals to young people can be surreal and dark-and completely meaningless. 1950: In the future, I bet literature and culture will have advanced to be greater than ever before 2018: when you walking Memes then Memes now

39. Navy Seal Copypasta

Anonymous Thu Nov 11 2010 20:51:10 No.6434753 Report Quoted By: >>6434809 >>6434724 What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You're fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You're fucking dead, kiddo.

About the Meme: An oft-copied paragraph featuring ridiculous boasts ostensibly written by an angry man on a message board. The paragraph starts, "What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals," giving it the name "Navy Seal Copypasta."
Peak Year: 2012
Highlights: On May 22nd, 2012, "Copypasta Sings" posted a musical version of the copypasta, gaining over 1.1 million views (shown below).

38. It's Time to Stop


About the Meme: A GIF of Filthy Frank holding a giant clock as he shouts "It's time to stop!"
Peak Year: 2016
Highlights: Multiple image macros used the meme synonymously with stop posting.


37. Hitler Reacts "Downfall" Parodies

About the Meme: A scene from the German film Der Untergang (2004) in which Adolf Hitler receives bad news and begins to rant. Parodies have altered the subtitles of the scene to fit a variety of topics.
Peak Year: 2010
Highlights: Parodies had become so ubiquitous by 2019 that Fox Searchlight Pictures used a parody to promote their film Jojo Rabbit.

36. 60's Spider-Man

About the Meme: A series of clips and stills from the 1960s Spider-Man cartoon which were joked about due to their goofiness when taken out of context.
Peak Year: 2011
Highlights: The series spawned several individual memes, including Spider-Man Pointing At Spider-man, Masturbating Spider-Man, and This Is Now a Spider-Man Thread.


35. Meme Man

About the Meme: A poorly-made 3D head who became the mascot of Surreal Memes as a genre.
Peak Year: 2016
Highlights: The character grew popular in the Layers of Irony meme which peaked in popularity in 2016. It saw another peak in 2019 when it became popular as the face of the Stonks meme.

like, maybe 5, or 6 right now. my dude how many layers of irony are you on this was supposed to be leg you are like a little baby SUCC watch this 560 .286 9% 0.12% 2.286 14563 \156 0287 WAStonks A0M 0.1204 0.234 0.1902 02 .213 NA

34. Dat Boi

About the Meme: A picture of a 3D-animated frog riding a unicycle often paired with the caption "Here come dat boi, oh shit waddup!"
Peak Year: 2016
Highlights: Dat boi is a completely self-made meme. So many other memes are based in nostalgic childrens shows, funny faces, relatable situations, or references. Not dat boi.

o shit waddup! We dem bois!!!! Oh Shit, I've Fallen and I can't waddup

33. Nyan Cat

About the Meme: An 8-bit animation of a cat with a body of a pop-tart flying through space while a memorable song plays in the background.
Peak Year: 2011
Highlights: The April 8th, 2011 upload of the animation set to the "Nyan" song gained over 174 million views, launching it into viral fame.

32. This Is Fine

About the Meme: A comic by KC Green depicting a dog in a room on fire, sipping coffee and happily saying "This is Fine."
Peak Year: 2016
Highlights: The comic began surging in popularity during the 2016 United States Presidential Election as both American political parties used it as a means of commenting on increasingly absurd scenarios while trying to remain calm. It has continued to see use in political contexts since.


31. Baneposting

About the Meme: Dialogue parodies of a scene from The Dark Knight Rises where Bane tells a CIA agent that "it would be extremely painful" if the agent pulled off his mask. The agent says "You're a big guy," and Bane replies "…For you."
Peak Year: 2014
Highlights: The scene remained popular for several years and expanded to include several other Bane quotes from the film.

MUGLIFE.COM NO! They'll expect one of uss in the wreckage brother No one cared who I was until I put on the mask

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