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The 36 Funniest Demotivational Posters

The funniest demotivational posters not only make us laugh and shake our heads but prove once and for all that trying is really not worth it. These posters mock the inspirational and serene motivational posters by showing the unfortunate side of each situation. Sure, some posters will give you hope and lift your spirits, but how many keep it real like the best demotivational posters?

Rather than painting a rosy picture of how awesome your life could be, these funny demotivational posters tell it how it is. Why pay for college when so-called reality stars will always make more than you? Think you have bad luck? Try being in the wrong place at the wrong time with a bull on the loose. Think you're getting a great deal on eBay? Yeah, there's a reason it's a fraction of the price.

Making a funny demotivational poster is simple, which is why the trend, like other image macro memes, was once so popular on the internet. Take an unfortunate image, put it on a black background and add a witty caption underneath. Upload and share, and you're all done. Yes, that simplicity allowed nearly anyone to create a demotivational poster of their choice, which led this meme close to "jumped the shark" territory. Thankfully, not all of the posters are bad.

These top demotivational posters will never make the walls of classrooms, libraries, or offices, but they'll demotivate anywhere they appear. These are the life lessons that sooner or later we'll all learn - and most of us the hard way. Life can be cruel, but as these hilarious demotivational posters prove, it can always get worse.