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Posted on Dec 11, 2015

25 Of The Best Tumblr Memes Of 2015

Me: *shoving breadsticks into my purse*

1. The "The First Meme of 2015" meme:

Via supremecarlos.co.uk

While everyone was trying to guess what the first meme of the year would be, they sealed their own fate in a glorious moment of meme-ception.

2. The Breadstick meme:

Via frankcastle.co.vu letrihbegreat.tumblr.com cultural-marcosism.tumblr.com

The idea being that before you ditch your terrible date at the Olive Garden, you grab as many of those delicious breadsticks as you can on your way out.

3. The "OK... that sounds fake but OK" meme:

4. The "Hoe don't do it" meme:

Via elysiumalps.co.vu nostringson-ultron.tumblr.com destinyofself.tumblr.com

Originally from this Vine, Tumblr users took the dialogue and did what they do best.

5. The Dress meme:

Via swiked.tumblr.com memedocumentation.tumblr.com

The dress that broke the Internet was originally posted by Tumblr user swiked (but has since been taken down). #TeamBlueAndBlack

6. The Rihanna wink meme:

Someone on Tumblr discovered this GIF of Rihanna from a CoverGirl commercial, and the rest is meme history.

7. The "Not all men" meme:

Via i-m-snek.tumblr.com 13th-titan.tumblr.com

There's always that one guy who loves to say, "Hey, not all men are like that!"

8. The "You've heard of X, now get ready for Y" meme:

Via fuck-bono.tumblr.com urbancatfitters.com

Introducing the weird alternatives to popular words and phrases.

9. The "Uptown Funk" meme:

Via cxntvries.tumblr.com kingcheddarxvii.tumblr.com thevirginharry.tumblr.com

Basically, Tumblr just really loves "Uptown Funk."

10. The "looks at smudged writing on hand" meme

Via bacchanaliae.tumblr.com michaelfassbender.tumblr.com

Originally started by Tumblr user walmart-dot-com's post (which has sadly been deleted): “me, a virgin?? that’s silly. i have tons of sex. i love putting my penis into *looks at smudged writing on hand* varguba."

11. The BuzzFeed meme:

Via ennio-morricone.tumblr.com spacehamsters.tumblr.com

Tumblr users love us. <3 (Find those great posts here and here.)

12. The "Sneme" meme:

Via rhubabe.tumblr.com

Literally just taking words and putting "sn" on them, to make them "snake" or "snail." Who knows why?

13. The "Gal Pal" meme:

Via weddingsroseweddings.tumblr.com fefyuri.tumblr.com

When Tumblr users caught wind of tabloids calling Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile "live-in gal pals," they knew what they had to do.

14. The Bread meme:

Via thequicklittlebastard.tumblr.com

The perfect metaphor for the evolution of white boys.

15. The "Good Shit" meme:

Via wunkolo.tumblr.com cyperbunk-moved.tumblr.com

Tumblr users really know how to express their appreciation for good shit.

16. The "What are THOSE" meme:

Originally from this video in which someone pointed to a police officer's shoes shouting, What are THOSE?"

17. The "I'm always a slut for" meme:

Via astrotheology.tumblr.com longlivethetribbles.tumblr.com

Originally from the post about someone's dad who is a self-proclaimed slut for Doritos.

18. The John Cena meme:

In this meme, people added John Cena's WWE intro to the end of unrelated video clips of people introducing themselves. Although the meme was popular on other social media platforms earlier, Tumblr users put their own spin on it.

19. The SpongeBob discourse meme:

Via drakesideheaux.tumblr.com

A very serious critical analysis of the highly problematic Bikini Bottom society. #discourse

20. The "Trying to find X in a crowd" meme:

Via legolras.tumblr.com jibblyuniverse.tumblr.com

A meme for the fandoms, imagining how certain characters could provoke immediate reactions from each other if they were ever lost in a crowd.

21. The "Netflix and chill" meme:

Although this now suggestive phrase originated on Twitter, the meme was also big on Tumblr in a variety of ways.

22. The Concept meme:

Via alexanderwhitman.tumblr.com alexhamiltons.tumblr.com

Originated by the Tumblr conceptualsolitude, this meme ranges from lovely and serious to sarcastic and weird.

23. The "Why you always lyin'" meme:

Via halseyno.tumblr.com sarcastichowell.tumblr.com

After this iconic Vine from Nicholas Fraiser, his lyrics from the video became synonymous for calling out liars.

24. The "Taylor Swift copyright" meme:

Via may.tumblr.com supremecarlos.co.uk

After Taylor Swift famously trademarked phrases like "this sick beat," Tumblr users went ahead and took those trademarks very seriously.

25. The Zodiac meme:

Via inaccurateastrology.tumblr.com disconympho.tumblr.com

Though this meme technically originated in 2014, it didn't blow up until this year. If it exists, there is a Tumblr zodiac post about it.

H/T Meme Documentation.

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