As we bid a sad farewell to Spongebob creator Stephen Hillenburg, people are looking back at all the ways the iconic kids’ show has influenced pop culture. We bet you’d never guess that rap music was one of those ways.
Genius, a site that allows users to look up interpretations of music and other art forms, tweeted a list of rap lyrics that reference our yellow friend and his pals.
Tony Hawk was pretty much a household name for every kid in the ’90s. Nowadays, however, Mr. Hawk seems to be a forgotten faded memory of the past. These tweets tell of his awkward encounters with those who half-recognize him.
We haven’t forgotten about you, Tony Hawk. We’ll never forget.
The world is grieving after Nickelodeon confirmed today that Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg has passed away at the age of 57. Hillenburg had been quietly battling ALS and is survived by his wife and son. The Rocko’s Modern Life dreamed up Spongebob 20 years ago, and was shocked by the program’s wild and global success. Spongebob Squarepants has been dubbed in over 60 languages, and its status as a cult show is very evident in the loud grief fans are showing on the internet. It’s truly a sad day for everyone, from Spongebob fans to meme creators. Our hearts go out to Hillenburg’s friends and family today.
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Let’s be real – our curt and to-the-point business correspondence often hides the way we really feel. While we’re being polite and sticking to the script there’s a world of frustration that we’re fighting to keep inside for the sake of our employment. These handy pics will enlighten anyone who doesn’t know what we’re talking about. And change their email threads forever.
If you ever use Facebook and Twitter, we’re willing to bet that you have been privy to this very popular Twitter meme. The subtly sassy snow clone lists a variety of comically specific traits before revealing that the subject is not, in fact, your man. It’s generally someone as nerdy as James Joyce or as much of a manic orange abomination as Gritty. We’re into it, and hope to see more weird and clever renditions.
Shitposters made themselves busy this holiday weekend, presumably while avoiding high school friends and annoying family members. This new meme is a reference to the Buggles song “Video Killed The Radio Star” – a 1979 song that kickstarted the age of MTV. The meme, which is incredibly basic, labels a person the video and the other the radio star – implying the video’s guilt. You see where this is going. Here are some of our favorites.
If you were avoiding family at all this weekend, you’d know that there was a very curious meme phenomenon. People began meme-ing about grape surgery, leaving many of us puzzled. Grape surgery is actually a real thing. Ophthalmologists will perform techniques on the fruit when training – it’s said that the shape and texture of a grape is a good substitute for the real thing. Apparently, the process is perfect for shitposting as well. This meme exploded after a meme account shared a surgical video of a machine performing surgery on, yes, a grape. The sheer dumbness of the screencap instantly gained the attention of presumably bored memers, and things really escalated from there.
So many discounts on Cyber Bunday – so two memes today for the price of one!
Warning: single people will probably despise these cute illustrations! Yehuda Devir is an Israeli illustrator who creates relatable comics about married life with his wife Maya.
If you want to see more of Yehuda’s work, check out his Instagram page!