- McDonald’s Alignment Chart
This meme began on Dec. 31, and its popularity has only grown since then. It was created by Tumblr user “shattered-earth” and depicts an equilateral triangle with the title “Children yelling: McDonalds! McDonalds! McDonalds!” There is a response in each corner to the prompt, with both real people and fictional characters falling somewhere onto the triangle.
The three responses are: We have food at home; McDonalds! McDonalds! McDonalds!; *Pulls into drive through as children cheer* *Orders a single black coffee and leaves*.
The original meme by “shattered-earth” depicted several characters from the video game Overwatch. Other popular variations consist of politicians and historical figures, as well as characters from Homestuck, Marvel, and Pokémon.
2. Left Exit 12 Off Ramp
In this meme, a car is shown furiously swerving onto an off ramp instead of staying on the main freeway. The running gag is the freeway sign, which is edited so that the main road is something undesirable, and the off ramp the preference.
According to knowyourmeme.com, the photo is originally from a 2013 YouTube video called “cara exist highway yang betul” by Hilly Bully, but it has since been removed. The earliest use of the meme was on HiddenLol by anon90, and depicted immigration issues in Sweden. A template was put in the comments, and made its way to the /dankmemes subreddit and exploded in popularity.
3. Dog Petting Photoshop
This meme also began last year, but has recently saw an increase in popularity—particularly on Facebook pages.
In this meme, a regular picture is photoshopped so it looks like the person is now petting a dog (usually on the head). It began in Nov. 2017 on Reddit, and has since incorporated other memes. Because let’s face it, who doesn’t want to pet a cute dog?
Two Memes in one: http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1317620-dog-petting-photoshops