You all obviously remember Harambe, the gorilla who died. If you don’t, well, Harambe was a gorilla who died. Big ol’ dead gorilla. Anyway, he became one of 2016’s greatest memes, but all of that ends right fucking now. Harambe is shit and nobody likes him anymore, so please instead turn your attention to TED Talk Gorilla.
Like sands through the hourglass so are the memes of our lives, and as we farewell one gorilla meme, we must welcome a new one and thanks must go to the memelords for gifting us this picture of a particularly handsome furry boi from L.A. Zoo, gesticulating like he’s midway through the most fire TED talk this side of YouTube.
The only TED Talk I’d pay to see pic.twitter.com/vVSE0Oh5e7
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) June 25, 2017
My dude out here looking like Anthony Hopkins giving a second-act exposition monologue to the movie’s protagonist.
My man straight up pitching for votes in the upcoming gorilla election.
My G-Rilla looks like he’s crushing his spoken word poetry on the dangers of the bourgeoisie at the local speakeasy.
With Haramabe now thankfully forgotten forever, the internet has gone in hard on TED Talk Gorilla, and here are the spiciest of the memes thus far:
“I don’t even like In the Air Tonight, I’m more of a mid era Sonic Youth gorilla. But, you know, a job’s a job” pic.twitter.com/mT0gMqiwoZ
— RamAlbumClub (@RamAlbumClub) June 25, 2017
This gorilla looks like he decided to have his undergraduate philosophy lecture outside since it’s a nice day pic.twitter.com/QEr3TkL2bx
— Awkward Animals (@SoVeryAwkward) June 26, 2017
People think this Gorilla is giving a Ted Talk but he’s actually practicing for his Comedy Central half hour. pic.twitter.com/qgfuNX11Mj
— Eden Dranger (@Eden_Eats) June 26, 2017
“Thanks for coming, I’ll keep this brief. I’m not looking to name names but I want to talk to you all about the state of the shared kitchen” pic.twitter.com/TsF0Q8IwoD
— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) June 25, 2017
“So boom…this little ass UNSUPERVISED kid jumps in OUR enclosure….” pic.twitter.com/b97wIO7Qs4
— memes (@memeprovider) June 24, 2017
Yeah, ok that last one sucked ass, but it’s a fresh as hell meme, meaning quality ratio is still low. More will follow, trust us.
In conclusion, we love you TED Talk Gorilla. Harambe? Jog on, mate.
Photo: Twitter / L.A. Zoo.