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List of the Day: Kim Kardashian's Divorce Explodes the Internet

When professional celebrity Kim Kardashian married sports star Kris Humphries  in a two hour E! TV special, it seemed like a match made in Reality TV Producer heaven. I mean, after all the suffering and heartbreak that poor Kim had gone through, what with a leaked sex tape that happened to slingshot her into stardom and on again off again relationships with multiple football players, the nation wept to see her finally settle down with her hulking Prince Charming.

Now all our hopes and dreams of a happy ending for little Kim have come crashing down. With the announcement today that Kim and Kris’ epic 72-day old marriage was coming to an end, the internet exploded in response. It was with great remorse that Ranker user Ariel Kana has put together the Funniest Reactions to Kim Kardashian’s Divorce.

God Speed Kim. We all hope that your heart heals and you learn to love again. Hopefully in time for next May’s sweeps.

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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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Ranker's Memes of the Week: Under the Sea Edition

We love memes. Are there occasionally times at Ranker HQ when we’re all quietly sitting at our desks, browsing the AdviceAnimals subreddit when we are meant to be working? Of course not, Ranker CEO Clark Benson who rarely checks in on our blog! I didn’t see you there for a second! Ha ha!

Anyway, where were we. Memes. Funny. Blog-style cutesy intro. Here are some of the best and brightest of the Internet fad world that have been cataloged by Ranker’s community for your amusement:

Hipster Ariel

You know how, if you put glasses on top of an image of Disney’s Little Mermaid, it sort of looks like she’s judging you. That’s because she’s judging you. This is the meme in which you find out that, though she wanted to be part of our world, it was really just so she could make snarky comments about it. Ari-EL!!!!

Oh, you guys have legs? How, um, retro…

In the series of captioned photos that bear her name, Hipster Ariel spends most of her time informing you that you are too mainstream. Perhaps she moved to Silverlake, which doesn’t, as the name implies, really have a particularly swimmable lake, but DOES have a lot of irritating hipsters?

What ever happened to the innocent girl from the classic animated movie who liked to dance around to Calypso music? Can we get her back?

For more evidence that Ariel whole demeanor has just CHANGED to fit her new spectacles, check out Ranker’s Best of the Hipster Ariel Meme. And then hope the same fate doesn’t befall poor Simba!

Horrifying Houseguest

He’s climbing in your windows. He’s snatching your people up. But don’t worry, he’s just trying to SCARE them to death. Nothing untoward. No need to hide your kids, wife or husband, as the case may be.

Yes, he’s the Horrifying Houseguest (sometimes referred to as the Never Alone), the creation of someone truly disturbed who apparently thought that too many of us were getting a good 8 hours of sleep per night. (Did I say 8? I meant 3-5 hours of sleep per night! Working hard, Mr. Benson! No time for casual gaming here!)

They’re trying to resurrect the Antoine Dodson meme. Scared yet?

In images featuring the Horrifying Houseguest, he’s typically making creepy threats, such that a spirit haunting the bedchamber of an Edgar Allan Poe protagonist might issue. For example:

It’s like the terrifying imagination of HP Lovecraft plus the awe-inspiring wonder of a doodle uploaded to the Internet.

If you’ve decided you just hate having your wits about you, by all means, see much much more of the Uninvited Guest on Ranker’s Guide to the Horrifying Houseguest Meme. Just, for goodness sakes, don’t feed him after midnight.

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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.