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the best memes of 2017

27 mayo, 2021

Every day we are surrounded by catastrophic and somewhat bleak news. Many times, a simple meme is able to make us smile and work as a balm in difficult times.

2017 has been a year full of memes, and today we are going to collect some of the most viral ones. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and surely with memes that figure would have to be recalculated.

The distracted boyfriend

Emerged from stock image, this meme is for those who are always on the lookout for what they shouldn’t. It has been, without a doubt, one of the most recurring memes of the year, fitting in perfectly with a myriad of situations:

Salt bae

At times it might seem like a character out of ‘Final Fantasy X’, but it is starring Nusret Gökçe, a Turkish chef who owns the popular Nusr-Et Steakhouse restaurant chain in Istanbul.

His way of adding salt to meat has made him world famous, showing that it is possible to try to seduce while we are attentive to a barbecue. The important thing is to do everything in style … and with sunglasses:

Ottoman steak 🔪

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The suicide of Slobodan Praljak

This is one of the most recent. Praljak had been sentenced to twenty years in prison on trial for the crimes committed during the Yugoslav wars in the mid-1990s.

When the verdict was rendered, took out a small vial containing a poison and committed suicide right there. Despite the drama of this situation, its particular staging caused many people to start using this image on social networks:

Children who want to be on the BBC

Robert E Kelly and his family will not forget the year 2017. This professor of international relations at Pusan ​​National University (in South Korea) I was in the middle of a Skype interview with the BBC, but his children decided to enter the scene.

Thousands of British viewers enjoyed this hilarious incident live. Applause, without a doubt, for their children, since they were totally protagonists of the news:

The ‘First Dates’ memes

This program of speed dating, broadcast by Cuatro, gave a lot of play on social networks. In addition to the personalities of some attendees, one of the most repeated memes has been that of the posters with statements by its protagonists.

A good example is “cheerful, but not much”, a phrase said by Javier, a 51-year-old man who attended the program to try to find his better half.

Donald Trump signing documents

Applications were created so that anyone could place any type of drawing or text in the hands of Donald Trump. If we have learned something on the Internet, it is not to hold a blank paper, since we are crying out to become a meme.

Roll Safe

This picture will serve to answer someone who has had a brilliant or absurd idea. It is the good thing about memes, they can be reused in very different situations.

It stars an actor who appears in a mockumentary about life in the slums, aired on the BBC in June last year. He touches his temple as if to say: “little golden pearls in here.”

Meryl Streep screaming

Another characteristic of memes is that they can be images from the past, which suddenly go viral years later. This is the case of this scene starring Meryl Streep at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards gala.

Manel Navarro’s “rooster”

We already know that “Eurovision” has been one of the most searched things in Google in this 2017. Surely the rooster issued by the Spanish participant has a lot to do with it, since for several days it was the absolute protagonist in social networks:

Snapchat’s hot dog

Thanks to augmented reality, we can make Snapchat completely change the scene we are capturing. All the glory was taken this year by a hot dog that can’t stop dancing:

Winona Ryder’s reactions

Much of the cast of ‘Stranger Things’ took to the stage during the Screen Actors Guild Awards gala. All the prominence was taken by Winona Ryder, who seemed to be hallucinating with the speech:

The owners of the world

During a trip to the Middle EastTrump was photographed alongside King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi. All three appear touching a glowing orb, looking like they are about to cast a spell on the planet.

Where is it, that I see it

While the main cities of the planet fight to reduce pollution, a man from Madrid rose to fame this year for laughing at this delicate subject. With his, already mythical, “where is the contamination, that I see it”, it has already gone down in history.

Kendall Jenner and Pepsi

Pepsi decided to hire a famous, white, millionaire woman to appear as a mediator between the protesters and the police in a commercial. The mixture did not turn out well, and they ended up withdrawing this campaign. Social networks were responsible for this, since they were filled with very critical messages about it:

Trump throwing rolls of paper

What is clear to us is that Trump is a machine for making memes. Last October he was once again the protagonist of a controversy, after throw rolls of paper at those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

As we can see, 2017 has been a year full of very varied memes. Sure many of them will continue to be used in 2018, but most of them will be overshadowed …