Yoga is a time-honored tradition that is meant to promote physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. However, over the past decade or so, yoga has also become a constant source of amusement for those of us who love a good fail gif. Wherever there are people filming themselves taking part in this ancient form of exercise, there will eventually be an amazing gif of them failing horribly.

Animals and Yoga GIF Fails

Life without our pets would be unimaginable for many of us. The same can be said for yoga. Unfortunately, the two don’t always mix.

For example, dogs are supposed to be a man’s best friend. However, sometimes they just can’t help themselves. Take this pooch for example:

I mean your dog needs to get some exercise too. “What’s wrong with right now? Oh, were you doing something?”

Pets aren’t always the best at taking hints either:

“Stretching are we? Not a problem; I’ll just crawl farther up your back. Better? Great.”

Other times, pets aren’t so much a distraction as they are showoffs. Here you are, trying to keep in shape and relax your mind. Good for you! Yoga is a deceptively difficult practice. It’s a lot more than just stretching or standing still for a few minutes at a time.

So when you finally hit a new pose, it’s a really big deal accompanied by quite the feeling of accomplishment. And it’s then that your pet may decide to prove it actually wasn’t that hard to do in the first place.

“What? You think all I can do is downward facing dog?”

Done with literally zero effort. If I was this dog’s owner I might decide he’s going without dinner.

And less you think that dogs are the only ones who can’t help themselves by showing off, here’s a kitten getting it done without even trying.

In fairness, that thing has a tail. That’s got to be cheating.

The Ultimate Cat Yoga Fail

In fact, of all the yoga fail gifs we have, the worst one was carried out by a cat – a cute little adorable kitten that looks like it would never harm so much as a butterfly. Yeah, well, watch this:

I will never trust a cat again. If I did do yoga, I would never do it again. This gif has forever changed my life.

How Yoga Should Be Done

Finally, I’m not sure this should technically qualify as a yoga fail gif because, let’s face it, most of us would consider this the most successful way to do it:

Actually, for a lot of us, drinking bottles of wine is the only way we could ever get ourselves into most yoga positions. This guy has the right idea:

See? Not so hard once you don’t have pets running around trying to ruin your workout.

The world could always use more yoga fail gifs and memes. If you think you have an idea for one, give our meme generator a try and show everyone out there what happens when you try to get in shape.

There are certain painful experiences in life that most people will simply never escape. At some point or another, you will go through a nasty breakup. You’ll lose a loved one too. However, there is another type of emotional damage few people are ever prepared for and that’s watching someone eat a certain food item in a way that it clearly wasn’t designed for.

Look, there are rules. There are those made into laws and there are the implicit ones that may not be written down, but they’re no less important to the ongoing survival of society. “That’s Not How You Eat It” memes are about bringing attention to the anarchists who step out of line and making an example of them.

This Is Probably Child Abuse

Here we have a small child who simply wants to eat a burrito. We can’t fault him there. It looks like a tasty little number too. The problem is that his parent is apparently gleefully raising a monster.

This is absolute madness. The burrito was designed so you could eat it with one hand and not miss a single morsel. Yet this poor young man literally has his hands full and will probably still end up with a mess. Someone call child services.

Break Me Off a Piece of That –

Dear Lord. Never mind. I want nothing to do with that Kit Kat Bar much less the monster who is eating it like this.

This is especially unforgivable because you can tell it’s a grown man eating it, which means he’s had ample time to be exposed to Kit Kat Bar commercials. There are two things all of those commercials have in common: the demanding song and the fact that it depicts people eating Kit Kat Bars like civilized individuals, by breaking each piece off one at a time.

Who Even Needs That Much Gum?

The main problem with this picture is that no one needs that much bubblegum all at once. It suggests that the person who took that enormous bite was doing it simply to break the rules and give society the bird.

I would be for a Constitutional amendment whereby people who purchase Bubble Tape are made to register and then check in daily to ensure they’re eating it the way law-abiding citizens do.

Who Did This to You?

Look at the boy in this health book. See how dead his eyes are? It’s because some dumb adult is making him eat the taco this way. Some terrible person who has never had a taco in their entire life was like, “No, no. Do it this way, silly.”

He finally gave in. He just wants his paycheck for the photo shoot. But you can tell it has taken its toll. He’s been through something that will haunt him the rest of his life and perhaps even kill his love of tacos.

Do you have pictures of people who are willfully ignoring the rules of engagement with food? If so, please use our Meme Generator and everyone else on Memes.com can share in your pain.

Dads don’t always get the credit they deserve. Mother’s Day is a national holiday; Father’s Day is usually more of an afterthought. Fortunately, the Internet hasn’t forgotten about all the dads out there. Dad memes will give you a better appreciation for your old man or, you know, help you give him a hard time.

Dad Joke Memes

No childhood would be complete without your dad making really bad jokes. Something about being a man and having children automatically creates a human who can’t help but make jokes that aren’t funny. Worst of all, the more you don’t laugh at them, the more your dad is going to keep making them.

In each example, you know the dad laughed so hard at his own joke.

He won’t borrow you money, but he will buy a candle he has no intention of using just to make this joke.

The day your dad learns to text is the day you will begin receiving long-distance jokes.

Or messages like this one.

*Blows the candle out* “I wish for a new dad.”

It doesn’t matter the situation, if dad can launch an unfunny joke, he’s going to do it.

Wow. *Slow clap*

When Your Dad Memes

Another popular meme centers on certain behaviors all dads are known for aside from just telling bad jokes every chance they get.

“Who are you and what did you do with my dad?”

Of course, this was more often the case.

We’ve all been there.

“Was that a loan? I thought that was more of gift.”

This is usually when your friends knew it was time to go home.

Leather pants? Leather pants.

The ultimate dad joke.

 

Usually, he regretted the decision immediately.

Your dad loves you, but he’ll always love Home Depot even more.

Dad Level Memes

We’ve covered things dads can do that may get on our nerves a bit – their jokes being a prime example – but, sometimes, we couldn’t be prouder of them. Dad Level memes are usually used to depict fathers going above and beyond.

This is why all dads have bad backs.

Alright, that’s pretty cool.

Admittedly, not all Dad Level memes are about how great fathers are. Sometimes, they just can’t help themselves.

Dad Parenting Memes

Finally, dads make great parents, but their methods can sometimes be a bit…unique. Dad Parenting Memes show off some of the best/worst ways some of our dads have gone about taking care of their kids.

We’re not saying either way is better; they’re just different.

All technology should be revised specifically for dads.

They’re both going to sleep so well after this.

That. Is. Awesome.

 

If you’ve been inspired to create some Dad Memes of your own, our Meme Generator makes it as simple as possible. You can even use it to make a meme featuring your own father.

Being a mom is never an easy job, even long after the kids grow up, move out and start families of their own. However, truth be told, sometimes moms can be a challenge too. That’s why mom memes are so universally loved and appreciated.

When Your Mom…Memes

One of the most popular types of mom memes out there is those that begin with the phrase, “When Your Mom…” They’re meant to poke fun at certain things all moms seem to do from time to time.

For example:

Even the First Lady does it.

You never grow out of that feeling.

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But if you ever did that to her…

In fairness, you had to watch Saved by the Bell.

Time to start blaming things on the roommates.

“What am I paying you for, mom?”

Dead man walking.

Your Mom Memes

At some point in your childhood, you realize that one of the best ways to get back at your enemies is to simply make fun of their mother. In fact, this is an age-old practice no one ever really grows out of. At least nowadays, it’s become a lot easier thanks to Your Mom Memes.

She is literally going to be so pleased.

Never gets old.

Seriously.

Well, I definitely see the resemblance.

Only one way to get him back…

Your mom broke it too.

She’s probably going to give him some secret service.

If you don’t have time to think of a good “Your Mom” joke, take a cue from Kip.

Mom Said Go Play Outside Memes

All of us were told by our moms to go play outside and it usually happened numerous times throughout childhood. It didn’t matter how nice it was outdoors, though, all we wanted to do was continue playing our video games. How could she not see how important they were?

Well, some kids, it turns out, didn’t take these orders lying down.

I like that he’s wearing the exact same getup he’d have on if he was still indoors. I’m sure the public does too.

Even the dog knows mom was way out of line.

Not all heroes wear capes.

Single Mom Memes

Being a mom is a huge challenge. Being a single mom is even harder. And, yet, the Internet has produced a number of irreverent memes to make sure these hardworking women aren’t left out from a little razzing.

The truth is probably some combination of all of them.

That woman is a keeper.

…actually, I’m not sure that’s good advice.

Well, hopefully, you’re a much better player.

This would also be a great meme for breaking up with a girl.

Have a funny idea in mind for a mom meme? Perhaps you have a great picture of your own mom and want a shot at making her go viral. With our easy-to-use meme generator, you’ll have no problem taking your hilarious idea and turning it into a meme within seconds.

The banana is the new standard internet measuring stick. The phrase “banana for scale” means that a banana has been placed within the frame of a photograph to determine true size of an object.

The Perfect, Inaccurate Measuring Stick

It can be used with an actual photo or just as an expression or request for true size. This long-standing meme has been around longer than most. It started in 2005 with a post on a blog called Red Dog Designs, here’s a clip from the site:

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From there, some creative internet history buff in 2010 did the same thing! He posted a banana and a little safe to show the true size of the itty bitty safe.

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Photo thanks to HowtoBeaDad.com, the original link has mysteriously disappeared.

In 2012, from HowToBeADad, the instructional infographic (to which most refer) was made:

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Once Imgur got a hold of this scale in 2013, it became the internet determinant of size. Which, to those of you mystery sleuths, is very interesting that the user HowToBeADad actually posted this link and called it “Banana for Scale, The Origin.” If this was actually the author of the website, then one can only surmise that he decided to take credit where credit wasn’t due. However, it’s also possible that someone stole his username and it’s not his fault … very interesting indeed …

Anyway, so there was significant reaction to this post and people started saying things like this:

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Which never really caught on, by the way. Also, people got to nerd-out about their historical knowledge:

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Even today it is widely used as a show of the size of an object. If the banana wasn’t used, and a request was made to determine the size, it would be asked for like this:

Banana for scale?” or “How can we possible know the size without the scale?”

 

 

Origination Lore of the Banana

Some claim that the origination was “How to win a bet when you lose a bet” which was posted by KingOPancakes in 2013. This fella lost a bet and owed his buddy a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, with which he proceeded to wrap in box upon box, lock upon Sudoku puzzle. He used the banana for scale a few different times to check in with the readers to reassure him the size of the box.

Additionally, there’s another disputed “original” banana for scale post. This was also in 2013, user TwoBiteBrownie uploaded an Imgur gallery post entitled, “Fuck.” The post went viral just out of sheer creepiness, but it gave the banana the additional nudge it needed to solidify popularity.

TwoBiteBrownie posted his eerie story about someone living in his walls. He found a secret compartment behind his bookshelf that opened up to a stairway leading down to an area in which he claimed there was someone squatting in his walls. He tossed a banana peel (he claims he was eating it on the way down and left it there) for scale.

Mysteriously moving bookshelf:

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Banana peel for scale:

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Spread of the Banana for Scale

Banana for scale is defined in the Urban Dictionary as “The common used scale under all intelligent beings.” Which seems accurate enough to us.

This scale is prevalent all over the internet. There’s a 2016 Geek.com article on Dell computers that apologizes for the lack of banana for scale.  Sarah Schaff, when interviewed with Forbes in January 2016, mentioned one of her more interesting memories as the founder and head of community of Imgur was related to this banana.  There was an instance where a user came in dressed in a banana costume as an homage to the Banana for Scale!

This meme has been around for so long, there’s even this cute guy floating around. This is the Slowpoke meme and he’s used to troll other users by pretending that something really old is actually hip and trendy. So, brilliantly, we have this:

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Make your Own Banana for Scale

Step 1: Set up the scene.

Step 2: Put the banana in scene.

Step 3: Snap the photo!

Step 4: Bingo, bango, bongo: you’re an internet comedian!