Memes 25 Memes That Need to Die  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up memes that need to be sent to the recycling bin.

Maybe we’re getting old, or maybe the constant white noise of online content has finally driven us crazy, but lately we’ve been finding memes exhaaaausting. From Game of Thrones characters telling us to prepare ourselves, to Jack White’s ugly mug, and Kim K’s oiled posterior, the proliferation of these overused, annoying Internet memes has gotten to be too much. That’s why we’ve put together this list of Internet memes that need to do everyone a favor and just die.

We’re not trying to sound like a bunch of grandpas, we sincerely hope these memes find themselves in a paradise called "Meme Heaven," but we just want a little piece and quiet while we try to check our Facebook. But now, every time we post a link to the new Sufjan Stevens album, some keyboard cowboy has to come along and declare our status “a Spiderman thread.” What does that even mean? We understand that memes are a way for people from different walks of life to understand a concept, or have an inside joke (which is amazing when you think about it) but when does the memeing stop?

Now that we’ve basically turned this intro into one long Rage Comic, it’s probably best that we let you get on with reading this list of the most annoying memes on the Internet. Vote on which meme you think needs to be put in the ground, and leave us a comment about any memes that we missed. And if you post an ermahgerd gif we’re going to come to your house and drop a pile of Goosebumps books on your head.
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Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Memes That Need to Die
Photo: via Wikimedia
Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British Government in 1939 in preparation for WWII. Somehow that poster transferred itself to every fandom known to man. Let's keep calm and stop using this poster.
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Kim Kardashian Breaks the Internet

Kim Kardashian Breaks the Inte... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Memes That Need to Die
Photo: via Wikimedia
Is it possible to boo a meme? Like, can we just boo forever at our computer monitors? Because this Kim Kardashian meme makes us want to scream until our voices go hoarse. When the original photo showed up online in 2014, the Internet didn't break so much as it became a place where you went to check your email and post your own photoshopped Kim K pic. Every time we think this meme is going to die, it comes right back. Surely there's nothing more to do with Kim's butt. 
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Ermergerhd

Ermergerhd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Memes That Need to Die
Photo: via Imgur
We've been ignoring ermahgerd for like, four years now, hoping that it would it would quietly slip out of the cultural consciousness and become a Jeopardy answer in 2020. But no, it keeps popping up in comment sections and Facebook feeds. Please, for the love of Gerd, let it die. 
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Jack White's Angry Face

Jack White's Angry Face is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Memes That Need to Die
Photo: via Twitter
On June 22, 2014, a Twitter user tweeted a screenshot of a Cub’s game during which Jack White was caught on camera looking piiiiiiissed. Within 48 hours, the tweet gained over 600 retweets and over 600 favorites. We get it; Jack White has a goblin face and it was funny for like, five minutes, but now we just want to listen to the man play one of his million songs, no matter what his face looks like. 
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