Old Paintings That Were Turned Into Funny Memes


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Some people have taken the time to discover old paintings and turn them into something hilarious. They ended up being perfect for memes, including this classic joke.

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You’ve got to love when a meme can tackle topical issues. This one just so happens to play off of the current Coronavirus pandemic and our social distancing.

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This would be even better if the meme was about the year 2020 and not just the 20th century. 2020 has literally been a bunch of unfortunate events in a row.

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A lot of memes work so well because they’re incredibly relatable. Admit it. We’ve all been where this woman and this meme suggests we’ve been. It’s rough.

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The guy getting his wishes thought he was so clever to ask for an extra wish, not realizing that it would be a waste as that in itself is just one wish. However, he could now wish for extra wishes on top of that if he was smart enough to do so.

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Whoever thought of this is pretty genius. Nothing about it is related to turtles on its own but they found a way to bring them into the fold and tell a great joke.

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This one is a straight-up classic. You have to wonder if this is how animals think when we say things like “people person.” A “geese goose” just sounds really funny.

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Haven’t we all been here? When you’re binge-watching a show and Netflix asks if you’re still watching. You see this reflection and start reflecting on your life choices.

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What makes this one work so well is how focused this guy is. He’s clearly reading intently, which is how we are when some Facebook beef is going down.

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When it comes to watching endless videos on YouTube, there is nothing more irritating than seeing that you can’t skip the ad. This lady’s face tells the story.

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There might not be a sadder looking person in any painting on this list. There’s a good chance they did get fooled when they thought the food was ready.

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Once again, this is a case that we can relate to. In fact, we’ve been on both sides. Giving the orders in an unorganized fashion and trying to take them for everyone.

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Some people may not like it when a joke is made regarding a person who is deaf. That’s understandable but this one is all in good fun and is actually a bit inspiring.

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Well, this is pretty gross. We certainly hope that no doctor is doing this with our urine samples whenever we have to deliver them. The guy seems to be happy about it, too.

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This is a pretty creepy and harrowing painting. That kind of makes it the perfect one to describe what it’s like to look for dropped food while in darkness.

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It would be really interesting to find out the exact thing going on in the real painting. It honestly does look like two dudes holding their scalps and having a casual conversation.

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This one decided to make a joke about the woman’s ample cleavage. Combine that with the look on her face and the melons all around and it’s too perfect.

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You’ve just got to love this one. It manages to take a seemingly innocent painting and turn it into a bit of an advertisement for a particularly well-executed joint.

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This guy has a facial expression that most of us have felt before. The meme is perfect because it includes the idea that it’s still taking place during the past.

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The most hilarious thing about this is the level of excitement that the guy in bed seems to have. He is really enjoying the tune that this demon is playing for him.


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