Ranking memes, ranked

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The internet, as a whole, likes to rank things. (We certainly do.) But no ranking ever feels 100 percent perfect, mostly because they don’t exactly leave room for nuance. Stupid nuance!

That’s part of the logic behind the ranking meme, which is making the rounds on Twitter this week. How can one rank all the Lorde songs when they are all so different?

SEE ALSO: Why is SpongeBob so damn meme-able?

One fundamental truth emerges, though. It may be too hard to rank all the Lorde songs, but there’s still one that’s the best. (It’s “Supercut.”) And that’s the other component of the ranking meme — a ranked list might feel like parsing apples and oranges, but there’s always one perfect farmer’s market strawberry that rises above them all. Read more…

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