Whether you love them, ignore them, or think they’re an asinine use of the public’s time usually favored by the least funny and interesting people you know, political memes are here to stay, and have never been bigger than in the 2012 election cycle. Some of them were even a little funny.
But oh, how to remember all the tepid, forced laughs we’ve had? By their very nature, parody Tumblrs or whatever are designed to burn brightly then be forgotten just as quickly. So, in lieu of spending all day watching the numbers, biting your nails, and looking at all your friends’ illegal Instagrams of their ballots, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Who knows, maybe we’ll even learn something about the big picture here.