The internet is filled with memes.
While it’s undoubtedly one of, if not, the greatest inventions of modern time, we’re not too sure when Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web back in 1989, that he imaged his legendary platform would be quite as filled with memes as it is.
Well, he wouldn’t have imaged it at all – memes didn’t really exist then.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a meme, in this sense, is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary – yes, it’s actually in there – as “an image, video, piece of text, etc, typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by internet users, often with slight variations”, which is exactly what we’re dealing with here.
This collection of “humorous in nature” images, in particular, has really got people talking this week.
The official Facebook page for Head Nerds In Charge – a 20 million viewers-strong live streaming web show, that “gives a platform to the underserved content creators, curators, and showcases of the geek community” – has compiled together a hilarious selection of memes from various sources that depicts something we can all relate to – ridiculous things we did in our childhood, or more specifically, memes that represent “everyone’s childhood from 1980-2000”.
We’ve all been called out in at least one of these memes.
The memes have gone down pretty well on social media too, with the post going on to amass an impressive 31K interactions, 143K shares, and over 53K comments from people chipping in with their thoughts.
And people have a lot to say, mostly about how true they are.
One commenter said: “Haha yes, i did many of those silly things. How comforting to know now (at the age of nearly 52) that I wasn’t as “weird” as I thought for amusing myself, because other people were doing the same amusing things”.
Another added: “I remember doing these things sometimes still do them, and the best part is seeing my kids doing some of them as well”, with a third saying: “These are so true. The imagination and the boring fun truth of ‘back in the day'”.
“That was a fun trip down memory lane.” a fourth added.
For some, it seems like childhood hasn’t even really ended either, with another commenter adding: “What do you mean with “until 2000″, I’m still doing most of those things”.
Head on over to the Head Nerds In Charge page on Facebook here to view the rest of the memes and hilarious comments that come along with them.