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    Some have been rightfully calling the 2010s the decade of the meme. Everyone memes now and any post, theme, or image can be turned into a meme. Since this cultural phenomenon has been proven to be as powerful as ever, we’ve picked the most viral memes of the past 10 years.

    1. The “Roll Safe” meme features actor Kayode Ewumi pointing to his temple during the 2016 web series Hood Documentary where he portrayed the character Reece Simpson (AKA Roll Safe). The image is often associated with jokes about poor decision making.
    2. No less viral is the “Grumpy Cat” image, featuring a snowshoe cat nicknamed Tardar Sauce, who rose to fame in 2012 after being captured with constantly annoyed facial expressions.
    3. The “Condescending Wonka” meme has proven to be an essential tool in any online conversation. Despite originating from the 1971 musical Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, it became increasingly popular in 2011, and is often seen in tandem with the “you must be new here” caption.
    4. Appearing in 2016, “Evil Kermit” features the Muppet character Kermit the Frog dressed as a Sith Lord from Star Wars who was leading him astray to perform unethical or selfish acts.
    5. The “Eye Rolling Robert Downey Jr.” image taken from The Avengers has become a viral example of extreme irritation.
    6. The “Doge” meme features a picture of a Shiba Inu dog often captioned with hilarious internal monologues.
    7. Are you concerned or worried? The “Side Eyeing Chloe” meme is here for you.
    8. “Hide The Pain Harold” is still often used as an indication of suppressed suffering. 
    9. A screenshot of the American cartoon character SpongeBob captioned “Ight Imma Head Out” has been virally used to express a desire to exit any uncomfortable conversation or situation.
    10. Rounding off the list is the “Distracted Boyfriend” meme. What could have expressed a feeling better than this gem from 2017?
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