Let’s face it, memes are one of the best things about the internet. They simply wrap up our thoughts and jokes so perfectly — all with an image and a small amount of text. (Because who wants to do extensive reading when they’re just trying to let loose?) Yes, memes just get us. They get it right and we are thankful that they exist.
Including these uh-mazing versions to help ring in the New Year!
This overdone joke that we secretly love
2. Meanwhile, hoping 2020 actually has an end
3. When you accidentally fall asleep too early
Did I miss it?!?!
4. This amazing resolution that we should all be using every year
There’s no denying that 2021 has started with a bang – good or bad, we’ve had a dramatic first few weeks of January. But, this is also a stark difference to what we were hoping it would be. For some reason, the majority of the population had an unwavering, illogical view that with the New Year, we’d all have a change of fate and everything would be better. Like magic. The clock flipped and all the bad stuff would disappear … or at least take a sharp turn toward the decline.
That has – obviously – turned out to not be true. However, the transition and lack of smoothness has left us with a whole slew of memes. Join us as we chuckle about our own blindness to reality, and the jokes that came along with it.
The 2021 NYE party we wished we’d had
What a snoozer.
2. Still no travel plans in the foreseeable 2021 future
Yet so many dishes.
3. Don’t forget the laundry
Cycle watching is the new streaming alternative.
4. Meanwhile, the online shopping is getting even more disappointing.
*clicks return now* At least in 2021, returns are easier than they used to be.
5. For anyone who tried an at-home haircut
Just wait it out folks, please.
6. There’s always background filters
Travel anywhere with a green screen and a swipe, because that’s about all you’re allowed to do in the first few months of 2021.
7. But hey, spring is coming soon
HOPEFULLY it’s the perfect weather for evening out those mask lines.
8. The latter is the January we actually got
Hopes were dashed; breakfasts were ruined.
9. When you wake up and everything got crazy
We just wanted a little rest. Sigh. 2020’s boredom naps are forecasted to continue well into 2021.
10. But no matter what, resist the urge to get bangs!
This is something even the New Year can’t fix.
We may not have started off the year the way we planned, but there are always memes to be made. From unfortunate haircuts, to canceling yet one more set of travel plans, so far, 2021 is not turning out to be the breath of fresh air that we had hoped for. But it’s here and we’re tackling it the best way we know how: with dumb jokes on the Internet. Go forth meme makers and continue your good work.
There’s just something special about Duffle Blog articles. Most joke news sites make it completely obvious that they’re jokes and should never be taken seriously. Most rational people would read a headline like “Are Millenials killing the telegram industry?” and take the joke at face value. Then there’s satire – an art form truly mastered by the folks at DB.
Actual satire is a joke about something taken to the extreme so the audience can see the absurdity in whatever is being ridiculed. Think Stephen Colbert when he was on Comedy Central. Great satire blurs those lines so obscurely that no one can really tell the absurdity. Think Don Quixote and how people believed it was a story about how chivalrous knights were.
On a much lighter note, half of all social media users were unable to connect Wednesday, and we got a new trailer for the upcoming Avengers film. I’m not saying it’s a coincidence, but it definitely smells like the greatest viral marketing strategy for a film to date.
If you survived the “Snappening,” enjoy some memes!
President Trump has officially signed the order to begin the process of developing the Space Force. The logical side of all of our brains is telling us that it’s just going to be an upgraded version of what the Navy and Air Force’s respective Space Commands currently do… but deep down, we all want to sign up.
I mean, who wouldn’t immediately sign an indefinite contract to be a space shuttle door gunner? It represents that tiny glimmer of hope in all of us that says we, one day, can live out every epic space fantasy we’ve ever dreamed up.
The sad truth is that the first couple decades (if not centuries) of the Space Force will involve dealing with boring human problems, not fighting intergalactic aliens bent on destroying our solar system. Oh well.
Hey, while you wait for the army of Space Bugs to start invading, kill some time with these memes.
The government shutdown has been going on for well over a month now and the Coast Guard is still going without pay. My heart honestly burns for each and everyone one of those affected by the shutdown, but there’s one group of Coasties feeling it the worst: the Coast Guard recruiters.
I mean, think about it. It sucks to show up and still have to guard the coasts. Yet, they can continue their mission with a sour look on their face and abundant worries about paying rent. The recruiters? Yeah. I’m damn sure no one made their quota this month. Good luck getting anyone into the door when you can’t even promise them a steady paycheck.
Anyways, just like the Coasties working Lyft after duty, the meme train keeps on rolling.
It looks like the Department of Defense is finally retiring the Cyber Awareness Challenge training. Sure, it’s outdated, uses graphics from the early 2000s, and barely scratches the surface of cybersecurity in a world where new threats emerge every other minute. But the campiness is what made it so ridiculous that it was enjoyable.
I just want to throw out there that everyone freaking hated that training when it came out. Eventually, everyone started to like it in spite of it being silly – kind of like Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. Then as soon as too many people started to actually enjoy the ridiculousness of it… They pull the plug on it.
Coincidence? I think not.
Pour one out for the dude who always believed in your cyber security abilities when you doubted yourself. Jeff, you’re never going to be forgotten. These memes are for you.
(Meme via Infantry Follow Me)
(Meme via Not CID)
(Meme via Coast Guard Memes)
(Meme by Yusha Thomas)
(Meme via Disgruntled Vets)
(Meme via Valhalla Wear)
(Meme via Uniform Humor)
(Meme via SFC Majestic)
(Meme via Army as F*ck)
(Meme via Pop Smoke)
(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)
(Meme by Ranger Up)
(Meme via The Salty Soldier)
BONUS: You guys have a good, safe, and UCMJ-free four-day weekend! Happy Easter.
In the famous words of my old First Sergeant… “Don’t do dumb shit.”
All across the nation everyone is dealing with the Polar Vortex. It’s colder than balls outside for everyone in the military. That is unless you’re one of the lucky bastards stationed in Hawaii.
No. I get it. “The grass is always greener” or whatever nonsense the retention NCO tried to peddle off to you before they sent you to Fort Bumpf*cknowhere. I don’t care if the cost of living is slightly higher in Hawaii.
At least the troops there aren’t dealing with hearing their salty platoon sergeant try to “well back in my day” every complaint about it being below negative twenty degrees. I’ll pay that extra dollar for a Big Mac if it gets me out of that.
Anyways, stay warm out there guys. Thankfully the Coast Guard has money to pay their heating bills.
It seems like everyone is doing that dumb “ten year’s difference” thing on Facebook. Personally, I think this is just depressing for the military community no matter how you slice it.
Either you’re a young troop who’s now reminded of how goofy they looked as a civilian, you’re a senior enlisted/officer who’s now reminded of how much of a dumb boot they once were, or you’re a veteran who’s being reminded of how in shape you once were ten years ago.
If you’re an older vet who’s been out for longer than ten years, well, you’re probably the same salty person in the photo, and no one could tell the difference or that you aged. Maybe a bit more gray and less hair.
Anyways. The Coast Guard hasn’t been paid, but at least these memes are free!
Although we here at WATM know the importance of the moment we witnessed the peaceful transfer of power, we can’t ignore the facts: Senator Bernie Sanders turned into the biggest and best part of the day. The endless memes and photo sharing of Sanders after President Biden was sworn in as our nation’s leader may have broken the internet. In a good way, of course. Here are WATM’s top 20 memes featuring Sanders. I figure you have to imagine everything in his voice to adequately appreciate this, so dig in and bring your imagination. Also, maybe curl up in your favorite mittens (see what I did there) to enjoy.
Listen, this man on the moon thing is a big deal, amiright? But let’s get this exploring space thing on the road.
2. America’s treasure
I am a national treasure. Change my mind.
3. Let’s get to work
Okay people! We are winning the war but that doesn’t mean we sit around lollygagging, lets go to work! Bernie fits right in.
4. Knocked out
That’s going to leave a mark. Too bad he didn’t believe in Medicare for all.
5. Winter is coming
This fur better be fake or I’m going to get loud.
6. Thrill ride
Who has time for this? We have a world to save.
7. Stop whining
These kids think they have it bad, they have no idea what’s waiting for them out there without Medicare for all or free college.
8. Feeling the Bern
There’s the feelings chart and then there’s feeling like Bernie. It’s in its own class.
9. Inauguration? NBD.
When you are Bernie, you multitask. Inauguration of President Joe Biden? Check. Daily errands? Check.
10. Hanging out
Feeling cute, might build a skyscraper today.
11. Hitting high notes
I was told there would be singing and music. I was lied to.
12. Passed over
It’s fine Barack, I didn’t run just as many times or anything. I’ll wait.
13. Staying afloat
No need to panic, the Coast Guard will be here soon. Thanks, Bernie.
14. Make love not war
If they had just listened to me, we wouldn’t be doing this war thing. I’ll just watch.
Bernie knows there’s no place like home.
16. Postal fail
When you believe that government can work but you also know the United States Postal Service takes forever.
Bernie as the marriage therapist when things get deep and Jada says she got into an “entanglement”.
When you could be saving the whales or marching for wage increases, but you are stuck at your boss’ promotional ceremony instead.
19. National defense
No need to send the National Guard to defend the Capitol, Bernie is on the job.
And finally, our favorite… of course.
20. Hurry up and wait
Bernie is every single military spouse across the globe waiting to start their life. Again.
I’ve already made up my mind that if the Space Force starts opening up its doors to include combat arms within my lifetime, I’d be at the recruiting office in a heartbeat. It doesn’t matter that knowing how I’d react, I’d probably be a random Red Shirt who’d have his back turned at the worst possible moment and say something ironic like “the coast is clear!” before getting eaten by something.
Then Senator Ted Cruz in a Senate hearing advocating the Space Force planted the ultimate idea in my head… Space Pirates. Sure, the memes were taken slightly out of context because he was referring to rogue nations attacking satellites and not the swashbuckling buccaneers we’re thinking of. But is it a bad thing that kinda makes me want to join the Space Force even more?
It’ll take far too long for us to make first contact with aliens yet it’ll only take a few decades for space travel to be affordable enough for us to get down on some Firefly or Babylon 5-type action. We’re counting on you, Elon Musk. Make this dream come true!
While we wait for the cold dark reality that the Space Force will probably be far less exciting in our lifetimes than pop culture expects, here are some memes.
(Meme via Not CID)
(Meme via Air Force Nation Humor)
(Meme via Team Non-Rec)
“I don’t know, Hanz, he said something about my mother being a hamster and my father smelling like elderberries.”
Fun fact: The insult from Monty Python was actually implying that King Arthur’s mom reproduced fast like a small rodent and his father was a drunk who could only afford the lowest quality wine. The more you know!
Celebrated each year on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday in Ireland, and much of North and South America, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. It’s named for Saint Patrick himself, who passed away on the day’s annual holiday. St. Patrick was a patron saint in Ireland. In his honor, a feast day was made by the Catholic Church to celebrate Christianity coming to Ireland.
Today, it’s both a religious and secular celebration, often consisting of green clothing, ample alcohol, and traditional Irish meals, such as corned beef and cabbage. Historically, lent restrictions on drinking and eating were lifted for the high holiday, which eventually led to excessive eating and drinking being common on St. Patrick’s Day.
Take a look at these spot-on memes that describe what it’s like to celebrate in the military. No matter your branch or affiliation, you’re likely to see just how close these memes hit home.
When you wear green every day
No pinching here.
But this awesome prank takes it a step further
And it’s a good excuse to have a drink with Uncle Sam
This common statement that may or may not be true
Cheers round two!
Inspo for your care package
Hope they like green apple flavor.
When the traditions are out of regs
This would never fly in the U.S.
PT the next morning?
When the civilians start getting rowdy
Sit back and observe the rest of the population.
But don’t forget your DD
What’s your favorite way to celebrate St. Patty’s in the military? Drop us a list below — cheers!
You’ve done the crafts, you’ve read the entire internet and you’ve finished Netflix. All there’s left to do is cry, eat and laugh. We’ll help you out with the last one. Hope you and yours are staying safe, healthy and somewhat sane.
These are your top 50 memes and tweets for the week of April 20:
1. Everything is fine
At least he’s maintaining social distancing.
2. The word of the mom
3. Conference calls
Zoom backgrounds make it better.
4. Laughter IS the best medicine
Oh Dad. So smart.
5. Happy little tree
I want peopleeeeeee.
6. Atta boy
Nothing to see here, nothing to see.
7. True transformation
I’m not proud of how hard I laughed at that one!!
8. The boombox
We’ve trained our whole life for this.
9. So loud
What are you eating, BONES?
10. M.J. knew
Now if we could just heal the world…
11. More vodka, please!
These are good life skills.
12. Reality tv
No wonder my kids like to watch other kids playing with toys on YouTube. We do the same thing with HGTV.
13. No pants
I can’t imagine having to wear shoes to a meeting again…
14. Hand washing
So many temptations to touch your face.
15. Catch me outside
How bout dat?
16. Shady pines
Might have to binge watch Golden Girls.
17. So much truth
If you having tortilla chips for breakfast means I don’t have to cook…
18. Iguana private office
Something about you getting on the phone screams, “COME TALK TO ME.”
19. SPF 15
At least you’re getting your vitamin D.
20. Dreams do come true
You bought it “for the pandemic.”
21. Pro tip
It’s like working out, but easier.
The sun is not impressed.
Every parent ever.
The sweatshirt is a nice touch. I bet her Barbie dream house is covered in crafts and regret.
25. Jax beach
26. What happens in Vegas…
Quarantine needs to stay in April 2020.
27. SO much truth
And most of them look tired.
28. Pajama shorts
Trick question. You don’t have to wear pants.
29. Good PR
Mmm ice cream.
30. Singing in the rain
31. Sick car
Taped together and barely holding on — a working title of everyone’s 2020 memoir.
32. Get it girl
No but seriously, why did I eat all my snacks?
33. Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Dun-dun.
To be fair, everyone didn’t die.
34. Lightning speed
Well played, fastest man in the world.
35. All by myself
We feel you, Ernie.
The isolation has turned to boredom.
We heard there’s a DUI checkpoint in the hallway though, so be careful.
38. Last nerves
Every. Little. Thing.
39. Grooming at home
All of our DIY haircuts and grooming.
40. Apologies, ya’ll
Lots of self-awareness happening.
It does, Kermie. It does.
42. Mind over matter
Beware my special powers.
43. Dogs know the truth
Stop judging me.
44. You can’t have both
This is why we can’t have nice days.
Deep thoughts by Dad.
46. Zoom stand in
I think people would pay for this.
47. You did it!
At least you didn’t quit.
48. Pinky promise
Just boxed wine. Not the ‘rona.
49. You know that’s right
Maybe you’ll get a “spa day” in the bathroom by yourself.
Oh snap! The first official recruiting ad for the Space Force has finally dropped! Don’t get me wrong. I’m just as hyped as everyone else who joked to their retention NCO that the only way they’d stay in was to reclass as a space shuttle door gunner.
But, like, why do they even need an advertisement at this point? Everyone knows who they are and are already planning on camping out at the recruitment offices when they open. It’s like seeing a commercial for a Ferrari. It’s just a waste of time and money when we’re already sold on the idea.
Whatever. They’re probably going to have a bigger budget than the Air Force – so spend it if you got it, right? Anyway, here are some memes.
1. I don’t care about any of your damn stories from Basic. But you can be damn sure that I’ll play along with whatever BS lie about how badass you are to tell civilians.
2. While we’re in, we all sh*ttalk chief for being OFP. But, he’s literally treating the military like it’s a 9-5 job at that point.
3. North Korean generals got nothing on some of the E-4’s I’ve seen these days…
4. Anyone know if the vehicles in the motorpool are still fine? No one’s been around to kick their tires in ages!
5. All else fails, pocket sand…
6. One makes things go boom. The other prevents things from going boom. See the problem?
7. Largest amphibious landing in military history and it wasn’t conducted by the branch of the military specifically designed for such a task…
(Yeah, I know. They were in the Pacific and Marine generals assisted in the planning. I thought Marines were at least supposed to understand jokes.)
8. “Ah, I see you’re a man of culture as well.”
9. For the Space Force? In a heartbeat. Then again, I’ve been out for a few years, put on a few pounds, have literally no applicable skills needed in space… But I’d do it.
10. Well. Now I’m going to rewatch Band of Brothers this quarantine… for the 101st time…
11. As long as you don’t have flat feet. (Is flat feet still a thing?)
12. f it looks right, it is right.
13. If you didn’t jump up out of your bunk, but forgot that you’re on the lower one, so you smack your head so damn hard it echoes through the bay, did you even go to basic/boot camp?