Me and the Boys – with the Spiderman Villains
While this phrase is definitely not new to this year, pairing it with an image of Spiderman villains from the 60s is, and doing so earlier this year caused it to gain mainstream attention. Because of the mischievous but slightly dopey look on the villains faces, the picture was often paired with captions suggesting childlike pranks, light potty humor, or pop culture references that were exceedingly ironic. Sometimes the caption is an utter and complete non-sequitur to the image, making the absurdity a little more acute. As with most popular memes, this one has been altered slightly at times to suit the specific reference being made, with different faces being pasted on the villains’ bodies or changes to the drawing style. While this meme seemed to be all over the news feeds for a while, its popularity is already waning.