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Maddy's Monthly Meme Madness

Welcome to Maddy's Monthly Meme Madness, where we take a look at the Top 5 most-liked memes on the Facebook group, Carnegie Mellon Memes for Spicy Teens, posted in the past month.

1) "Makin' my way downtown" by Jack Kim-Biggs‎ (10/10)

Given how late in the month the viral sinkhole incident occurred, I’m surprised it snuck its way twice in this month’s meme roundup. Nevertheless, I am not unamused, and join hundreds of yinz who welcome our new city icon.

2) "Grad school" by Alisar Mustafa (10/10)

The meme is more seasonal, but it still carries a universal theme that students can relate to year-round. Although I cannot speak for the grad student experience, I can concur that I sometimes (okay, often) feel like the lifeless husk of the college student that I aspire to be.

3) "Piazza praise" by Alon Pe'er (10/10)

The caption on this meme was “When you ‘good question’ your own Piazza question.” I didn’t know that this was a thing until I saw this meme and how it racked up over 500 likes this month. Still, I can understand the appeal and validation from doing so. You do you.

4) "Soul(less) food" by Iris Pei (10/10)

I, like many other people who commented under this meme, have one question: how does this make no sense at all yet make so much sense? Much like this franchise, the mac & cheese at ABP really does lack texture or flavor, but alas it is one of the few hot grab-and-go options for vegetarians at ABP.

5) "Art of the bus" by ‎Kate Borst and Amalia Martinez (10/10)

Once again, we are faced with yet another sinkhole bus meme. Martinez photoshopped the meme and Borst publicized it, making the “’You dream it, We meme it collaboration™” one of the most ambitious crossovers since Infinity War. I suppose anything with an upwards slope can now be connected to Walking to the Sky or the sinkhole bus (does it have a name? At this point, it should).