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One is the Loneliest List of the Day

It’s Friday!

“Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!”

But what if you don’t have a date? What if your plans for tonight include cooking a dinner for two, then eating the leftovers tomorrow, crying or playing video games against strangers? 

If this is the case, or if you’ve ever been lonely, one of the most relatable memes in meme history is the Forever Alone meme. 

You’ve probably seen the RageFace. It looks like this:

This meme is meant to make fun of the loneliest moments in our lives, the loneliest thoughts we’ve ever had and the loneliest things that we do as people. 

It brings humor to the situation and makes you laugh at how pathetic we can all be sometimes. 

So, in honor of all the lonely people (and where they come from), here’s The Best of the Forever Alone Meme

Have a great weekend! 

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Scarlett Johansson's Naked, Leaked List of the Day

If you’ve been living under a rock (in which case, welcome to our above-ground world! We have lots of delicious insects up here, but I would highly recommend our smoked meats), then you haven’t heard that Scarlett Johansson broke one of the cardinal rules of being a famous attractive female celebrity: she, at some point, texted nude pictures of herself to somebody (which, for the sake of all of us, we’re hoping wasn’t Sean Penn). 

And because the internet is a cesspool of humanity that cares about nothing more than “boobs [cleaned up for language] or GTFO”, some crafty Hackers are to blame for the sexty pictures, making Scarlett Johansson one of the few female celebrities who no longer has to “GTFO” of the internet. 

Is it really “news” that she probably looks amazing naked?

We won’t link you to the pictures, because all you have to do to see them is go to any website ever (except maybe Disney.com). But the internet really reacted to them like a bunch of creeps. Every guy on Twitter is talking about stuff that’s waaay too personal to post, except for today, for some reason. 

So, today’s list of the day has one thing to illustrate/explain:

“… not a man in the world doesn’t want to see Scarlett Johanssen naked, but do we really all have to let each other know what we’re “doing” to these new leaked naked photos of her via social networks? This is the most the internet has ever instantly exploded over leaked nude pictures of a famous hot celebrity, and it was weird, awkward and creepy as hell.”

Well said, Robert Wabash. Well said. In honor of the biggest T.M.I. day in internet history…

The Worst, and Creepiest, Internet Reactions to Scarlett Johansson 

Internet, you guys are creeps! Also, we agree. But T.M.I. Seriously.

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Today's List of the Day Just Isn't Fair

One of the greatest trends of recent memory is pointing out either via twitter hashtags, tumblr blogs or troll-like Facebook posts that a problem someone is complaining about is a “first world problem”. 

A first world problem is a grievance expressed by someone in a position of relative affluence to the rest of the world. This grievance is usually something only someone relatively well off would even be able to complain about. 

For example, someone in a state of starvation or poverty in a third world country wouldn’t even be able to complain about this: 

But a lot of times you see these along with Facebook pictures, or in the context of plain text, which is funny, but really lacks that extra umph that you really need to fully appreciate how insignificant these grievances really are. 

The Sad Youth Meme adds this umph by placing the first world problems next to a skinny, caucasian, melodramatic and overexposed/artsy picture of a young person in peril (who is really probably not in any real peril). 

So just so you can send over a reality check to anyone you know that complains way too much about problems that really just illustrate that their life is fine, today’s list of the day is The Very Best of the Sad Youth Meme.

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Today's List of the Day Isn't Funny Anymore

Watch this video clip:

This is the moment when the “Happy”ness of “Happy Days” died for the audience. 

It was so bad, in fact, that it coined an entire term based on the scene above. And this term was “jumping the shark”. 

According to Wikipedia, foremost authority on stuff, Jumping the Shark is an idiom, employed to describe a moment in the evolution of a television show when it begins a decline in quality that is beyond recovery. 

Although this term was originally used primarily for television, nowadays anything can jump the shark. And in today’s list of the day, internet memes jump the shark

Case in Point: The Double Rainbow Guy

In case you lived under a rock in 2010, a guy with the username Hungrybear9562 uploaded a video of what he thought was the most amazing thing in the world (probably while on shrooms). Here’s the original video:

After it went viral, people started using “full on”, “all the way across the sky” and making “what does this mean?” jokes all over the internet. There was even a popular and (warning!) catchy song that was made to commemorate Hungrybear’s excitement. 

And this was awesome, funny and really illustrated how the entire internet is one huge international world community, making each other laugh.

And then the mainstream media ruined it by wearing out the joke waaayyy after it was popular, driving it into the ground and reminding us that the joke was, unfortunately, over. Permanently. 

The list of the day chronicles the Top 9 Worst Times Internet Memes Jumped the Shark: When the Laughter Died. 

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It's The List of The Day's First Day of School

Summer is coming to a (social) end. And by this I mean, of course, that it’s back to school time. The summer is by no means over, we’re still going to have awesome beach weather for a little while longer (and in LA, it’ll continue until we’re very well close to Christmas). But as far as the younguns are concerned, summer is basically over. The summer retail jobs are ending, video games are being finished and teenage summer romances are reaching their awkward “how the hell do I get out of this?” stage (unless they creepily follow you back to the high school you attend)

 

“So, uh, yeah, I’ll give you a call sometime…”

For those of you starting college in this fine fall season of 2011 (the class of 2015), there are some sage words of advice the internet has to give you. And those words of advice is “learn from our mistakes”, “don’t be an idiot” and “don’t fall for the oldest tricks in the book”.

So, thankfully, this generation has a meme looking out for them. It’s a meme that gives them great advice by ruthlessly mocking all the dumbest, most cliche, idiotic or just plain naive things we all did as college freshmen. 

We present to you, the College Freshman Meme — chronicling the best in what everybody does (or thinks) as a young, dumb college freshman. 

Have fun, make the most of it, study but don’t study too hard, and most importantly, meet as many attractive people that like you as you possibly can. They’ll come in handy later… ifyouknowwhatimsayin.

The Very Best of the College Freshman Meme 

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Meme Monday: Oblivious Mothers and Daughters Edition

Hello and welcome to your first helping of meme Mondays! Why meme Mondays? Because there’s nothing better to start you off on your week than knowing you’re behind on something. 

For those of you not in the know, an internet meme is sort of an “inside” joke of the internet — kind of like the kind of inside jokes you have to deal with when you hang out with your significant other and their friends, only you (yes, you) can actually participate. Memes are born when multiple people contribute to an image, video or phrase, making it evolve into something that everyone can laugh at. 

And since Ranker users have really taken a shine to rounding up memes, we have enough to do meme Mondays until “advice memes” stop being popular.

Starting us off is The Very Best of the Oblivious Suburban Mom Meme. Reddit’s AdviceAnimals section (where a lot of these memes are born, well, where a lot of these memes are raised) took a picture of a pretty attractive almost-middle-aged woman and started making her say the kind of stuff that your normal, in-denial (or really that oblivious) suburban mom would think about her kids doing “adult” or “illegal” things. 

For example

So enjoy the very best of this meme that makes fun of clueless, idealistic parents. 

Speaking of clueless idealism, when’s the last time you talked to a child about music? Nothing on earth will make you feel older.

“Paul McCartney! You don’t know Paul McCartney?!”

“Oh, you mean Jesse McCartney’s dad? Is that him? Is he an actor or something?”

This causes much distress. Especially when the kid thinks he/she knows everything already, even though they’re in 8th grade, which means they’re just starting to like stuff. At all. 

And then it hits a peak when they say things like this:

So for 39 more range-inducing hits from this annoyingly happy, yet ignorant little girl, check out The Very Best of the Musically Oblivious 8th Grade Meme. And bring a stress ball. 

And that’s your meme Monday for this pre-Comic-Con July week.

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Yao Ming Gets His Own List of the Day

Today (Saturday)’s List of the Day is a simple, thorough, and respectful homage to the most famous Asian man in the history of the NBA. Yao Ming has a spot in NBA history, and this list is proof. 

We will miss you, your performance

and his very, very popular meme

Have a great journey, Yao Ming. And thanks for all your hard work. 

The 15 Greatest Yao Ming Career Moments

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The Most Interesting List of the Day in the World

Every time he goes for a swim, dolphins appear. When it is raining, it is because he is thinking about something sad. His blood smells like cologne. His charm is so contagious, vaccines have been created for it. He is the most interesting man in the world (from the Dos Equis commercials). 

And this man, through this creative, fun and absolutely absurd commercials, much like the Old Spice guy, has reached meme status. He is the epitome of man and the commercials make us laugh, which seems to be all we need for the “manly” memes ever year. 

Every time The Most Interesting Man in the World ends a commercial he says “I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis”. 

So, 4chan and Reddit started photoshopping this catchphrase into various other situations, and thus a meme was born. 

The Most Interesting Man in the World

So, for your entertainment, here collected all in one place, is The Very Best of the Most Interesting Man in the World Meme. Stay thirsty, my friends.