We always love a good reference to Rick Astley, so you know we had to jump on the opportunity to gather up a gallery of these memes, featuring the ginger himself singing, "You know the rules and so do I."
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stoked our President's ire on Sunday after warning our country not to "play with the lion's tail"or we would regret it. Rouhani added that "Peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars." These threatening words did not sit well with President Trump, who took to Twitter with the following impassioned response:
"To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!"
The tweet's aggressive style, while possibly warranted after Rouhani's foreboding speech, was eaten up by Twitter personalities and quickly became a Twitter meme. It's proven to be the perfect vehicle for popular copypastas, such as Rick Rolls and the famous Liam Neeson Taken speech. World War III may be on the horizon, but at least we've got something to laugh about. Right? Right guys??
One of the year's biggest video memes was "Shooting Stars," which became completely unavoidable in February. The 2008 hit single form Australian electronic group Bag Raiders came back with a vengeance, featured in remixes from classic (Rick Astley) to political (Donald Trump.) Here are our absolute favorite mashups - sorry in advance for the inevitable ear worm.