Moth Memes Are Taking Over The Internet And They're Genius

27 September 2018, 15:38

Moth lamp
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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Get you a man who looks at you like moths look at lamps.

There are some iconic duos whose influence on our society simply cannot be overstated. Milk and cereal...Penn and Teller...moth and lamp. Moth and lamp, aka the best meme of 2018, has arrived and it's so stupid it just might work.

People are crafting deeply layered jokes about moths' attraction to lamps and the simplicity of the premise is what makes them so damn good.

In case you thought the meme was some nuanced commentary on the human condition that you were somehow missing, I can assure you that it's not. Moths like lamps and that is that!

Get you a man who looks like you the way moths look at lamps.

"Like a moth to a flame," you feel me?

Me. I'm the moth.

Can anyone explain, using language, why I find these so damn funny? I'll wait.



When your DMs are open and ready for moth memes.

Opening up a PO BOX exclusively to receive moth memes in the mail, actually.


My brain is broken and the only thing that can heal it is moth memes.

Smh, one track mind.


Noah fence, but I want to see moth and lamp on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel.

Good morning to the person who made me spit out my coffee with this moth meme...ONLY


The moth/lamp paradigm is...compelling.

The good stuff.