THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Meme/Parody Account

As a wise cartoon once said, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” No one proves that more than our nominees, all of whom have taken to apps like Twitter and Instagram to create personas, augment reality, or fly their freak flag—simultaneously upending social media and pushing it to new and hilarious heights. In 2016, these meme machines were exactly what society needed to make it through the year.

Nominees

finalist
@FibonacciSpiral
Have you ever looked at Deadpool’s ass and said, “That looks perfect to me, but is that mathematica…
@MyTherapistSays
Started in 2015 by two twentysomething friends who couldn’t resist posting hilarious screengrabs, @…
@buy_2_hams
What happens when you take one ham, add another ham, and sell the pair for $20? Twitter insanity. T…
@chillwildlife
One of the “16 Funniest Instagram Accounts” according to Vogue, @chillwildlife features “v chill an…
@paprbackparadise
It’s a simple premise, really—Photoshop comedic titles onto everyday paperback books, based on the …
Every Outfit on SATC
Chelsea Fairless and Lauren Garroni are the bi-coastal brains behind Instagram’s ultra-popular @eve…
winner
Girl With No Job
“Among the 50 best people on the internet right now” according to Tech Insider, @girlwithnojob is t…
finalist
Kirby Jenner
The supposed “Fraternal Twin of Kendall Jenner,” Instagrammer @kirbyjenner does seem to find himsel…
finalist
Taste of Streep
Start with a Brooklyn acting student, mix in some pics of food, then stir in a dash of Meryl Streep…
finalist
Versace Tamagotchi
The warped and hilarious brainchild of LA-based director Jack Wagner, @versace_tamagotchi was born …
finalist
Your Shitty Family
An Instagram feed devoted to “unspirational” screengrabs of cringe-worthy texts between family memb…
chefjacqueslamerde
Instagrammer @chefjacqueslamerde takes the #foodie movement one step too far, turning low ingredien…