best of 2012 The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012  

William Roberts
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List Rules Only memes that began or originated in 2012

The greatest Internet memes of 2012 kept us laughing, made us cringe and gave us fun ways to comment on life as they popped up on Reddit, in our Facebook feeds and on other sites during the year. These funny Internet memes introduced us to quirky characters like the Ridiculously Photogenic Guy Zeddie Little, the Ermahgerd Berks girl, Bad Luck Brian and of course the dreaded Overly Attached Girlfriend, plus brought in new Advice Animals, complete with horrible guidance that no one should ever take. Lawyer Dog, we're looking at you.

Like the greatest Internet memes of 2011, the top 2012 Internet memes allowed us to poke fun at those people we all know, whether they are like the Almost Politically Correct Redneck spewing obliviously racist statements, the Forever Resentful Mother reminding us how many hours she was in labor with us or the Annoyed Picard who was a favorite for his versatility to comment on anything at all.

Plenty of familiar faces ended up in image macro memes during 2012 as well with the 2012 Summer Olympics and United States presidential election dominating the news cycles. Between Relatable Romney talking about how he's just like poor people to Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney being not impressed by pretty impressive things to the hilarious Texts from Hillary Clinton.

So move over Scumbag Steve, there's a whole new bunch of Internet memes ready to take over our bandwidth.
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Bad Luck Brian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Bad Luck Brian

The Best Walmart Memes on the Internet The Best Bars and Pubs in London

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Overly Attached Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Overly Attached Girlfriend

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Ermahgerd Berks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Ermahgerd Berks

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Grumpy Cat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Grumpy Cat

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Annoyed Picard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Annoyed Picard

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Drunk Baby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Drunk Baby

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McKayla is Not Impressed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
McKayla is Not Impressed

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Ridiculously Photogenic Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Ridiculously Photogenic Guy

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Skeptical Baby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Skeptical Baby

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Almost Politically Correct Red... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Almost Politically Correct Redneck

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Inappropriate Timing Bill Clin... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Inappropriate Timing Bill Clinton

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Bad Joke Eel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Bad Joke Eel

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Matrix Morpheus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Matrix Morpheus

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Misunderstood Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Misunderstood Girlfriend

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Lawyer Dog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Lawyer Dog

The Best Anime Memes on the Internet The 51 Greatest Pictures of Animals Sitting Like People

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Upvoting Obama is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Upvoting Obama

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First World Problems Cat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
First World Problems Cat

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Confession Bear is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Confession Bear

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IKEA Monkey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
IKEA Monkey

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Queensland Rail Etiquette Post... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Queensland Rail Etiquette Posters

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Texts From Hillary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Texts From Hillary

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Immature High Schoolers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Immature High Schoolers

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Suburban Hardass is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Suburban Hardass

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Call Me Maybe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012

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Relatable Romney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Relatable Romney

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Vindictive Girls is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Vindictive Girls

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Forever Resentful Mother is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Internet Memes of 2012
Forever Resentful Mother