Last summer we saw droves of otherwise normal adults attempting to relive their childhood in search of the rarest Pokémon. Well, that fad came and went, but if there’s one thing for sure, it’s that we are always eager for an excuse to act like children. Folks, grab a cold La Croix, it’s sure to be the hottest summer on record. Everywhere you look, THE FLOOR IS LAVA!
Remember leaping from the couch to the ottoman, avoiding the dangerous pretend “lava” floor while your parents weren’t home? Well get ready to do it again, because the #lavachallenge is officially the hottest craze online. It’s simple. You run up on your friend, yell “the floor is lava!” and hilarity ensues. Post the resulting video online, and join the fun. Everywhere you look you see full blown adults diving into dumpsters, jumping on innocent strangers shoulders, and even jumping over partitions falling to concrete stairs below, to avoid getting their feet burned by imaginary magma. Unbelievable.
This is a true meme trend, in the sense that it spurred copy cat meme macros with different (way funnier and more creative) captions. Take a look below at some HOT links and see what happens when a new meme trend erupts.
As far as I can tell, the craze was reignited by these two
But it quickly took a turn.....
And it got political....
Lastly, if I don't say so myself, I believe my take on this trend topped them all. Take a look and let me know if you think my meme was fire.
About Tank Sinatra:
George Resch AKA 'Tank Sinatra' is a comedian, author, Instagram celeb and long-time Z100 listener. Tank has been featured on ABC's Nightline, Elle, MTV and much more while also being listen by Harper's Bazaar as one of the "Top 10 Instagram accounts to follow in 2016." His content has been reposted by top celebrities including, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Mario Lopez and has A-list followers including John Mayer, Chrissy Teigen, Trevor Noah, and Jack Black.
His first original meme was shared nearly one million times! His work can be seen on famous meme accounts such as @thefatjewish and with their help he has become the most popular meme creator in the world!
We have the pleasure of getting Tank Sinatra to blog on Z100 to help spread the meme love to our listeners!
Also be sure to check out his first book, "Happy is the New Rich," which is a collection of humor and insights over the course of 10 years from experience in recovery. You can buy a copy of his new book here.