Top 6 Food Memes of 2012: #LiteraryRestaurants and Guys with Fries


Everything was a meme this year. Olympic gold winners were not impressed. Capitol Hill got some very mean girls. There was a ridiculously photogenic man and a ridiculously photogenic corgi. Let’s not even discuss election season. But food memes had some gems this year too. Check out the six that got us making mostly grossed out noises.

The One Direction Carrot Joke
It all started with a video diary, as it never does. Louis from One Direction told X Factor fans that he liked girls who eat carrots. Fans began throwing, sending, and slobbering all over the phallic orange veggies. Louis, however, has had enough.

Guys With Fries
Guys With Fries is simple. Replace the selfie-taking camera with McDonald’s fries. Hilarity ensues.

How I Order
Guy in a pink shirt doesn’t know what to order and has an internal dialogue with himself.

Puns are traditionally the lowest best form of humor and Stephen Elliott, author and Rumpus founder, started a Twitter trend earlier this year: #literaryrestaurants.

Honey Boo Boo’s Go-Go Juice
Honey Boo Boo kind of changed the world this year. Redneckognize became part of our vernacular and viewers learned that butter and ketchup are pretty good substitutes for tomato sauce. But little Alana’s Go-Go Juice, a somewhat horrifying combination of Mountain Dew and Red Bull, reminded us that there’s definitely such a thing as too much caffeine.

Pink Slime
Pink slime is all the beef trimmings that should have been thrown out but instead are processed and made to look like ground beef. The mixture is usually cleaned with ammonia, and is objectively pretty gross. Jamie Oliver drew attention to pink slime on Food Revolution in 2011. Then the Internet took over. Pink slime became a first world problem and part of Willy Wonka. But really it just looks like this: