If I’m picking my phone up, it’s for one of a few reasons.

I’m either A) switching to a new podcast episode, B) reluctantly opening my email and not answering any of it, or C) fixin’ to look at some memes.

If I were to form that into some sort of pie chart, C would account for the biggest slice by far. Memes are the lifeblood of the internet, and in turn, sort of the heart of us all.

Here are twelve memes to give you strength.

12. The cool parents

That’s the highest I’d ever seen Brad Pitt and it’s messing with me a little.

11. Pure enjoyment

Doesn’t even care that she’s wearing white after Labor Day.

10. Killer time

And then the next week…and the next…and the next…and the next…

9. The hydration pause

Thanks for interrupting my dreams, ya stupid thirst.

8. Something’s cooking

Nobody cared who I was until I put on the mask.

7. Signed, sealed, delivered

I don’t care how good the tip is, I would nope outta there real fast.

6. Stacking up

Am I a joke to you?

5. Quite a reach

Please just let me keep ignoring all this adult stuff.

4. Thrill rides

No thanks, I’d like to get off please.

3. Just hangin’

Call it a gut feeling but I think we’re gonna have a great time.

2. Wash over me

Surprise! It’s worry time!

1. Just kidding

And that’s the LEAST of the damage.

Remember, for every meme you take, you should plant at least two more. That’s what’s going to keep memes sustainable for our children.

What are your favorite kinds of memes?

Tell us in the comments.