Everything's Still Quite Bad, So Here Are the Best Memes of 2021

Tom Nicholson
·2-min read
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From Esquire

So here we go: 2021. The plague year is gone. We emerge, blinking blearily, into a brave new dawn. We keep blinking, then start squinting. This looks... very similar to that old, crap year we just got rid of. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Wake me up if the Euros ends up happening.

Yes, we're sick of it all, but one of the few bright spots of the last year was that all the extra time we had to devote to pottering around online led to some truly choice memes. With most of us likely to spend the early part of this year in a tier numbered between three and nine, we're going to have to meme our way through the dark winter months until everything gets brighter again.

So, we've collected the best memes of 2021 here for you. The best memes from 2020 are right here, though we understand if you don't want to put yourself through all that again.

Don't worry about what's in the vaccine

As you've probably seen, there's a bit of resistance to the newly (and speedily) developed vaccines going around, and a lot of misinformation. Claims that the various different jabs aren't safe (they are) or are part of some conspiracy to monitor you (they aren't) or could make your feet turn into a mass of purple sores (they can't) have been flying around since early December, and there are a lot of other baseless, unscientific ideas floating on the breeze too.

Obviously, you're not automatically an idiot if scare stories scare you. That's rather the point. But, as many people pointed out, all of the vaccines are a lot safer than many of the things you do and ingest on a fairly regular basis.

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The outside world is full of far more potentially dangerous fluids than a rigorously tested vaccine.

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And especially if you're in North London, just walking to get the bus could potentially land you with Legionnaires' disease.

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There's been a dead pigeon hanging from that bridge for months now. When will it drop? And who will the pigeon of Damocles drop on? For others, perspective came in the form of harrowing post-rave milling around come dawn in central Manchester's transport hubs.

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The sheer concentration of complete gibberish and bad vibes around the Piccadilly concourse branch of Upper Crust come 5.30am has to have some kind of immunosuppressant effect.

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