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5 Memes And What They Reveal About The Depths Of Your Soul

We know them, we love them. They’ve emerged from the recesses of the internet and become the voice of our generation. But why do share them so readily with our friends? What is the real reason why they are resonating with us? There must be a deeper reason why dumb pictures on the are relating to internet users all over the world. Here are 5 of your favourite memes analyzed, and what reveal about who you really are.

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1. The Bee Movie

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A movie about bees. It was like the creators wanted the internet to turn it into a joke. The Bee movie was produced in 2007, and while a few jokes sprung up through the years because, well, how could people resist, it did not become sensationalized until this year with YouTuber wankerflap’s video “Bee Movie But It Keeps Getting Faster”, where the video speeds up with each time the word “bee” is said.

BURROWING INTO THE HONEYCOMB/b>

This meme is a representation the bystander effect. The video keeps going faster and faster, and there is a sick fascination while watching this video - almost like observing a train crash and being unable to look away. If you love this meme, you most likely feel out of control of your life. Take time this year to step back, re-evaluate, and remember what truly matters.

2. Arthur's Fist

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Arthur’s fist originated as an reaction image. Twitter user @Almost JT posted the image captioning it as “relatable” for capturing “so many emotions in one fist” and millions of users agreed, with how many variations that emerged.

TAKING A STEP DOWN MEMORY LANE

Arthur is a children’s show. With the nostalgia that users feel when faced with this familiar cartoon, many users of this meme are reminded of their childhood, of the “good old days” where times are simpler. However, just like during childhood where kids are bound by the regulations of their parents, we have the same restrictions in our adult lives today. You are Arthur, repressed by society, by authority figures, by the perception of others. If this is your favourite meme, you may have a wish to unclench your first, free yourself of society’s shackles and live life without bounds. I say 2017 is the year to do it.

3. Damn, Daniel!

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Though this one is a little dated, this meme truly took the internet by storm. Daniel Lara and Josh Holz, the kids in the video, ended up appearing on the Ellen Degeneres Show where they received a lifetime's supply of vans. White vans will haunt Dan for the rest of his life.

WHITE AS SNOW AS OR DARK AS YOUR SOUL?

In literature, the colour white bears connotations of innocence and purity. Dan’s vans are white now, but as he grows older, neither Dan nor his white vans will remain pristine as he is dragged through the path of adolescence. They will become stained with the realization of how shitty the world truly is. If this is your favourite meme, you are most likely a bully and like seeing people fail. Leave Dan alone.

4. Dat Boi

This frog riding a unicycle swept 2016, leaving internet users... confused. The frog is known as dat boi, and he has arrived. Who is dat boi? Where did he come from, and where is he going? It doesn’t matter, because here comes dat boi. OH SHIT, WHADDUP.This meme is the representation of a meme. Coming out of nowhere and the leaving the world a changed place in its wake, dat boi is a meme's true essence. If dat boi is your favourite meme, you are a well and seasoned user of the internet. However, user, please beware - this safe space is coming to an end. Dat boi is actually one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Change is coming. You have been warned.

This frog riding a unicycle swept 2016, leaving internet users... confused. The frog is known as dat boi, and he has arrived. Who is dat boi? Where did he come from, and where is he going? It doesn’t matter, because here comes dat boi.

OH SHIT, WHADDUP.

This meme is the representation of a meme. Coming out of nowhere and the leaving the world a changed place in its wake, dat boi is a meme's true essence. If dat boi is your favourite meme, you are a well and seasoned user of the internet. However, user, please beware - this safe space is coming to an end. Dat boi is actually one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Change is coming. You have been warned.

5. Salt Bae

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Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe gained the nickname Salt Bae after a video of carving steak was uploaded to the internet. This gif of him sprinkling salt on the steak is used in reaction to situations where the other party is perceived as "salty".

RAISING THE STEAKS

There is no deeper meaning here. If this is your favourite meme, you think Salt Bae is hot, and you love a good steak.

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