The Top Dan Memes of 2017
Hello Internet. 2017. Was the year that most of us would probably like to pretend didn't exist if 2016. Was like falling, off a cliff 2017. Was a boulder. Rolling, down that cliff and then crushing. Our lifeless, corpse just to rub it in but in, many ways it was a transitional. Year when, we looked back at some of these things we realized weren't quite right and maybe, even just started, to work on them for the future which is something, that I did with my life and now, as we all look forward to the year before us with hopes in our hearts that perhaps this will, finally be the happy, year that we've been reaching for let, us first take, one last glance back, into the abyss to remind us of the hole that we've climbed out of in the form of all of my worst moments, bees. Were, the top Dan memes of. 2017. After. A string of great tweets that truly expressed, how I was feeling at the start of the air people seemed concerned that I was already being, a bit too self-deprecating. And cynical so, I decided, to show some support in the easiest, form that humans understand, a chain. Letter meme thus. Wholesome. Howl, was born and what can I say this beacon. Of hope made, of Comic, Sans and a blanket, seemed to be what the world needed as people, retweeted, it we created, it it, literally. Inspired, art, now. The, joke was, that I, am, NOT, a very wholesome, person but a lot of people really took this like I have suddenly decided to completely change overnight and would now only be a symbol. For positivity, and optimism. And thus, the theme for the year had emerged getting, people's hopes up and then slowly, crushing, them with disappointment, this. Wasn't then helped we're on Hills channel we produced the incredibly, important. Content, dan, and Phil pastel edits in real, life where I dropped, all of my black, obscure. Underrated. Clothing, and Phil dropped all of his. Plaid. Shirts in lieu of some pastel. Style, people. Couldn't. Fucking, even, look at that shit look how soft, and pure, we look it just makes you smell, sherbert, Kaneda then, we put on these anime, wigs that made it pretty creepy but god it was like a flowery. Hug, to get you through the winter and people. Loved it they drew, it painted. It, babadook. - oh yeah the babadook was briefly, a meme wasn't it and again could this be a new start for Dan did he finally, realize that on the inside he isn't a black hole but is actually a small, soft, cuddly no it was just a silly video the. Big honest, personal, moment now this. Was the year where, I finally. Embraced. My natural, curly, hair. Now. Before you scoff, the triviality, of such a statement, let me tell you I have been straightening, my hair every. Day since I was 14, and it took so. Much time and it never looked good and whenever I got wet I look like a poodle and apart from a couple accidental. Haircuts and some flattering photos, I never. Looked like whatever cool person, I was trying to imitate but, now, finally. Thanks to fashion, trends, and a few, iconic, people I, finally. Felt, comfortable, enough to just. Be myself and. Everyone. Was very supportive, and liked the work apart from a couple of those people that still identify as emo, and 20:17, Satan, helped their souls so come on dad are you softening, up a little bit no if I'm being honest it's just that now I can have a shower and go straight outside. It's literally, laziness. Now, my accidental, commitment, to wholesomeness of 2017, meant there was a lot of faith in the things that I said which, is a parent, should probably never be a thing after, in a live show one evening I said, this I've had a challenging, week, oh, this. Last ten days. It's. Kind of funny remind. Me to tell you about this week in about five. Months okay somebody, make a note in five months say when hey what about that weekend mom there was a reason why I didn't, feel ready to talk, about it then but I knew I would later in the year so I said hey just remind. Me to tell you guys I didn't. Mean every. Single. Fucking, day. There's this thing we're giving the Internet a mystery, it will just fuel wild. Speculation. What happened that we can March did Dan. Secretly get a dog did Dan secretly. Get. Married, did Dan secretly. Hover, secrets. People, went insane. And, they wouldn't let it go it was the hottest conspiracy. Since whatever, video some other YouTube have made about Dan and Phil that week there were digital, riots.
Happening, In my comments people wanted, nay they, demanded. And felt entitled, to, the truth let, me get back to you on that in, another. Two months that you'd like to know it was her well, no I'll tell you later in the video yeah that's right you better learn some patience too biatch, then. Along Came April, witches anyone, who reads YouTube comments will know means the, return of Dan and Phil crafts, yeah the third year running of our April. Fool's series. Where we pretend to set, up a crafts, channel in. A surreal, hell dimension now, good things come in threes it's a nice number and if you do any more than that just like everything, else you could be doing in your whole life people start to go you've. Obviously run, out of ideas. Also. I don't think the universe or our souls could handle more of those videos so we thought let's, go out with a bang we will make one more dynamical crafts video and it will be weirder. Funnier. And creepier, than ever before, so we, decided to make a potato. Prints, tutorial, that ended with a satanic, ritual. And. Me murdering, Phil okay found footage horror movie. Honestly. I'm pretty proud, of it I think it's arguably. The best content I created last year but, for a few people did it go a bit too far. Perhaps, fit various Christian parents, banned their teenagers, from using social media after watching it probably. Will the disturbing. Art itand spied on tumblr make the FBI open a case file on us undoubtedly. But it was a good end to the series of course. That didn't stop you lot from taking a random quote from the video Vsauce. And eat, soft. And me, and again, destroying. YouTube, by spamming it everywhere I thought I told you little shits to stop doing that there was a reddit thread saying, how dan and Phil are two of the most annoying youtubers. Because, of the talent Phil craft spam you, think this is funny do you like the anxiety. And paranoia that, I live with every waking, moment of my existence contemplating. My reputation is some kind of joke huh. Well. Yes and I am in on it too which is why I roll here let's, continue we. Did a show in Australia and went by a Singapore, where I took this inappropriate. Photo with a fountain of the city's mascot, the mermaid, lion and I, mean it was pretty obvious that there'd be some funny edits of this one like that obviously, and, the coloring very creative, and that's very, very great. Jesus. And a few incredibly. Inappropriate ones, that I could, not show in a YouTube video I'll just give you a second to imagine. Yes. They, did that now. While I was in Australia I apparently went through some rebellious experimental. Phase as I posted, a photo with some ripped jeans that I bought with the caption, hashtag. Free than me yeah, that's right I'm cool I'm edgy, and alternative, I buy jeans that intentionally.
Have Rips in them got a problem grandma, and let me tell you this reaction, it was like I'd evolved. From Dan, - Dan million. Or Danny, saw, God. Know sounds like some cringe, myspace nickname hashtag free the me trended. On Instagram, that day and people seemed quite, enthusiastic and, I know this, is all a bit Cringer, okay but I genuinely, have. Such low self-esteem that moments, like this keep me going for at least of ha, yes the, snapchat, hot dog and, what is hide of course, during. This year there were many things that were continuously. On my mind but one that reached crisis, pointed and almost tipped, me over the edge was, a grammatical. Error, that's. Right, see I talked, about things that I did with Phil a lot because a lot of the things I did that yet well with Phil and when I did this I happen, to say me, and Phil did, this off me, and Phil did, that well that's wrong Dan, it's not me and Phil it's felon, I every. Goddamn, time I'd, say it there would be a waterfall. Of. Shame. And. My annoyance, at this was definitely, a, muse, for the memes ah yeah every hot, meme at the moment had a me, and Phil makeover. Until. That is I said this in a live show I'm, gonna get me and Phil fucking, attitude on my forehead, you, think I'm joking, and that just made it worse oh look, there I am with it literally. On my head and. After months, of abuse one, time when I tweeted about how the Eurovision, hosts last year totally, copied my novel style with his glittery jacket and used Phil, and I thinking. I was finally, getting it right apparently, it, was the one time when I was supposed to save me in feather I fucking, quit but. On this pile of things contributing. To my tentative, teetering, around the rim of neurosis last year the one I was probably most desperate, to address was, how much I hated. The. Apartment, I was living in no storage. Traffic. Drills. Listen. To that tell. Me that's not drilling into your brain right now it is we had to go and a few of you that probably noticed, up physical, twitching, sustr Alba boy when we left it, was, emotional, for. Everyone. Else seriously, people who were mourning in this apartment like it was someone that died. It's the place dad and Phil mature, it's questionable, too many memories, mostly, sat on that sofa crease crippling, my spine a friends and family were like oh no won't, you miss it and yeah, we can understand. Why everyone would feel that way but no we wanted to get the heck out and as many of you will have heard moving, house is supposedly, one of the most stressful, things in, the entire, universe, which was perfectly, encapsulated in, this candid, photo of me taken by fail Wow you, can literally. See the detachment. And disassociation. Behind, my glazed pupils, but hey Dan, holding, an empty box I smell, an opportunity for, another slice. There. Was an entire. Instagram. Account called what's in Dan's box that filled it with all the freshest. Making a piece of the moment, including, some good. Editing, on that holy shit. That's disturbing, and, as if moving house wasn't dramatic, enough the, apocalypse. Was, about to happen, not. The ad pocalypse, although, that was happening, at the same time that was much less funny dan is not on fire. Yep. I decided to throw that brand and all them damned things that stood for into, the fires of hell people, were understandably, concerned that, this might represent some, scary change like, what, if I changed. Or my videos were different or I stopped, making videos altogether, no it's just a bloody name boy they made it clear why, I thought dan is not on fire was the bad name and that I wanted to move on from it people really, took it as an invitation to just beat, that dead. Horse into. A fine, powder, and snorted. And like a waking nightmare, that, were just really. When I least expected, it people, wouldn't. Let me move on, strangers. Conventions. Even, my own family, but with my new ironic. But less cringe-worthy branding. An opportunity. Was spotted, for, another spice. Boy. Is. Coming from the account shitty, done edits yes India is attend me ok. Was asking. For that one. Yeah. That's great oh really. Of. Course now, in this clearly very turbulent year, anything, familiar it was greatly, appreciated. And what is more, reliable than Dan and Phil doing a themed baking, video and totally. Cocking, the whole thing up yeah some bloody reason we thought it would be a great idea to do a whole video in our personal, personas, and attempt, meringues, which, are generally.
Considered, Quite, an advanced, bake and our final product. And. People weren't shy letting us know how, funny this flop was but, then one, of you went, and tweeted a picture, of our product to Gordon Ramsay now, I'm a big fan of his TV shows and if you don't know he does this funny thing where, he Sasa's, people's terrible, cooking on Twitter he only bloody retweeted. The picture, to his millions, of fours and said they literally, looked like shit oh yeah that was funny to everyone, and I mean everyone this, celebrity. Roast, moment, was in the actual, fucking news, for fuck's sake. DP that. Was, just for Gordon, I hope he's proud honestly, that this was incredible. I feel blessed. That this happened and I will, mount that tweet, on canvas, above my kitchen, one day on. The most insane oh one of the things I really wanted to do in 2017, was use my platform for good more, than just participating. In charity fundraisers, I wanted to use my own voice to talk about things that I was passionate, and one, of those believe, it or not is politics. And, Peet's. Are apparently and much like a pizza, made out of acid. And molten. Rock it was a spicy. Year, for politics, in the United Kingdom whoo, her surprise. Election. I it was like a surprise, party thrown. By somebody. That nobody, likes that they almost forget to turn up - and everybody. Judges you just for being a part of it even though you had to now that wanting to get to Partizan is that more than 10 people subscribe, to this channel - over the same opinions as me I thought it would be a good idea to get young people involved. In democracy, and vote for the first time if they haven't already as if big decisions, are being made about the future it only makes sense that young people have a say in what this, world is and one way I did this was by posting, this photo in, front of a voting booth I don't know how that helps either okay look I tried with this image it was like a meme, miracle. It had all the right ingredients that. Slab squat prayer, hands ripped, jeans and white, boards that would be very easy to change the text, on that's, right kids it's another spice. Perfect. As a reaction, image, a sassy. Response, so just, to express. Your inner turmoil, clearly. It. Was a weird week though as might sincere, message of support on Twitter got retweeted by none, other than Edward, Snowden. Yeah. That's right actual. Edward. Snowden, retweeted. Me say yeah thanks, for that ed buddy, and meme loving fuck if I wasn't on a list before I definitely, am now, good. Thing I don't have kinks. Or weird secrets. On a computer, somewhere anything. Dan, why are you holding your laptop and a pizza cutter and Bob a bucket of water, they. Can see they can hear this night only got rounded out by the UK's. Answer, to, Berni except, with more over jeans and incredibly. Catchy chants. Jazz, himself, sliding. Into MIDI ends yeah that's right or more, likely just someone in his staff saying thanks, for tweeting, about young people but hey this mysterious. Censored, message, what, could that say, ice met I can't do that again. Yep. Classic crack open a cold rule with the boy probably, were to be honest buddy you in London won't, let that one go will ya God. Not even responding to that Jesus. Christ. It's. Safe to say after this dramatic chapter, of the year I decided I lay, low and not, stress people out too much so I thought I'd go to Florida, and the YouTube convention absorb. Some vitamin, D but as many of you know I applied. For the wrong visa and got kicked out of the country so I had to take a day trip to the Bahamas, to get let back in in this insane, situation I, saw an opportunity to have, a bit of fun so while I was at the airport in the Bahamas, for an hour I got7. Din. The middle of the Caribbean but, how when, all of my YouTube friends were, a Harry, Potter world at Universal. Studios there, was an international. Manhunt. For me how could I be in the Bahamas why with whom did I fake it all but no because I seem to have passports terms but how could that be possible in case I'm some international spy with multiple fake identities, and fraudulent, papers maybe, it was a bit mean but frankly. I felt like you all deserved it and hey it may have been one of the most stressful experiences. Of my entire life, but at least I got a good video out of it and shout out to Dan and Phil for the next time they traveled where we actually missed our flight to VidCon because I lost my passport and a filter at the time wrong and it was the Queen's birthday, so all the rows Dan under my clothes and we had to stay at the airport over and I didn't get him to flight at 5:00 a.m. and then made it the convention 20 minutes before we had to walk onstage and perform in front of thousands of people.
Okay. We. Missed our flight. It is a miracle, that. We're even, stood here right now and we have had the worst two days of our entire life and literally, just now gg lads I bet you thinking Dan after all that trouble drama what, you need is a holiday. No. But seriously, at this point in the year I actually did, go, on a holiday and feel like the creepy, little weasel he is posted, another candid, creep shot of me where I had fallen asleep in, a pool inflatable. Wow look at me like a D saturated. Soulless, corpse, on top of the brightest. Freaking, object, in the universe it couldn't, be less, me I had. To post it Wow their edits with this or people were turning it into angsty. Band, album, covers of course substituting. Them for actual. Donors and of, course some creepy, shit that's too good that's also the closest I will probably ever come to posting a cute holiday photo so don't judge me okay just let me have it and. Now we. Get to the big one the, big black D in the room yikes, that. Doesn't sound good which is inappropriate. Considering, we're talking about. Depression. One. Of the things I decided at the start of 2017, is it would be the year where I'd finally open, up about my mental health experiences. And after. Months, of going back and forth internally. Thinking, about it and then planning, and writing it for World Mental Health Day on October 10th I posted. Daniel, and depression, and I was honestly, terrified to. Upload this because of what the reaction, might be we all know the internet how many idiots, controls, there are right but I was, so surprised, by the positive, reaction from everybody. The YouTube, community my, fellow creators friends. And family, and real-life press, on social, media and even a few traditional ones I became an ambassador for, a charity called young minds which raises, awareness for mental health issues affecting our generation, and it, was just amazing to see comments saying things like I relate, to your story and I didn't know what was wrong with me before or, this inspired, me to finally, pick myself up, and honestly, more, than any of the things that I've done in the recent, years of my career or life in general this is what I feel the most proud of and like I said in the video because, I'm an edge lord I love an inappropriate, joke about depression that makes me feel happy, and less, defined by this thing which was kicked, off by our good friend, TomSka, who in a video, with Phil and hazel where we played our board game truth bombs said, this if that could be a god he would be the god of serotonin. Deficiency. Which. We do get no sunlight. Serotonin. Is the hormone that makes you happy. I'm. Gonna have to guess the Tom, wrote that one case. May. Be. Fresh. And me go. To love that guy and this of course opened, the floodgates, to all. See. I like, this ok it's not trivializing. The issue or hurting anyone's feelings, it's just funny to put something so serious into, such inappropriate. Situations, and wow, that is a good surreal, meme that's. Like a fine, wine I'm just gonna appreciate. That for a minute and it would seem my laptop, playing a YouTube video the fireplace, has decided to die at. This exact. Point Wow and jeez, those are some greasy, fingerprints, I am that, we can March it, remember that thing from earlier in the video turns, out I wanted to talk about a week where I ran out of antidepressants. And had some crazy withdrawal, symptoms, where I was just shaking, and puking. Every day and couldn't tell what was real yeah, I just wanted to talk about medication bet you feel bad now huh yeah see this is what happens when you can't just be patient and instead, you just speculate.
And Build something up in your head some fantastical, story and then it just flattens. You like. My mood when I was on those drugs I think we all learn something from that so. Any year where I embraced. My curly hair moved house rebranded. Myself and, opened, up about mental health surely. I was done there were no more bombs, to drop a putt, from truth bombs fuck the party, board game that lets you know what people really think of you available online and in stores now but no Dan and Phil are going on a 2018. World tour with a brand-new stage show called interactive, an introvert. Yeah. That was a surprise for a lot of people along with some excellent. Graphic design we explained, that we wanted to perform a show for, people in the places that watch our videos that we'd never been to before like, Manila in the Philippines or, Mexico, or Brazil and, if we're doing that we might as well go to places like the UK where, we haven't been for two, years and perform a brand-new dan, and Phil comedy. Stage show that would blow people's, minds and be the best day of their freaking, lives. The. Thing is though you can't exactly produce, a trailer, for, a show that has a started touring yet so what exactly Phil, and I would do through. The night speculating. As to what we would do on stage was the fun games you can, see, from these and people really wanted the ticket out cut that it. Active, ingredient, why, is that so funny if real if you want to come see me and feel and real life before one of us dies or you get hit by a meteor then you can find out where, we're going on tour when, and how to get tickets to come see us at Dan and Phil tor.com, and I genuinely, look, forward to making you laugh in real life I also shared this outtake photo from shoot when somehow, my neck and chin became, perfectly, rectangular, no, does that happen but that's not all as there is an even worse photo that, no one has seen and I warn you once you've looked at this you may never be able to look at me the same. What. Happened. Here take a moment to, contemplate this, why is there so much skin, where, does my, face, end and my, neck begin, what space, time, are normally made, this horrific, thing up but I am sorry that I showed you that then, as we headed towards the end of the year surely, they'd been enough excitement, and now it, was just time to make some videos and get, ready for Christmas, well. Phil. Disagreed. Now there's a technically. Filming, but I was there okay and my suffering. Was an all too real part of it see we decided, last year to start live streaming gaming. On our Channel dan and Phil games just think of that dan and Phil live, on camera to clear an edited in front of thousands. Of people doing. Emotionally, stimulating, things. What. Could go wrong there we were playing an innocent game you, might remember from your childhood called fire boy and water girl where we control these two cute characters, and have to jump through a maze and finish the level by exiting, through their respective, doors. Then, this happened I can't go in your door because of gender roles Phil I could just go in my later door and leave you behind on this adventure but no lady door sounds like. Because. I think about, that Meredith, no. What did you do I so, desperately didn't. Want this to be a thing I just didn't want people to repeat it or reinforce. It but no, there were lady door memes out the wazoo you can think of a meme or someone, did a lady door version of it someone, commented, that we should call our 2018, world tour the lady door tour well there we go that's, been ruined before it's even begun someone. Drew. Lady, door meme porn. Yeah. That's a first even for, me what is happening, with the world I mean it's. Actually a really impressive, drawing, but still then for some reason as the first video was so popular we decided, we'd play it again in another live stream and Phil, somehow, made, it even worse there's. Gonna be no lady, door from me today the girls own everybody, in the god damn chat estate lady door bill is gonna to, my female, exit. It. Said. Female. Exit. Jesus. Christ. Take, it back, editor owl we can never eat card editor, tower this is a live stream. You. Can see the. Exact, moment that I completely. Give up so we didn't play it for a while understandably. But during, gaming Merce where we filmed a video every, day of December leading up to Christmas Eve on dinner for games we thought we'd play it one, last time and like, kicking.
Little, Baby Jesus. This. Happened, open the Queen cage ok, well it's obviously impossible for you to not make vagina, references. Honestly. It's like this year we almost reached. The end of the road and then suddenly there, was a car pilot and what is this video that, literally, everybody is telling me to watch lady. Door official. Music video, ok. Oh God. Oh no what's this what does this feel like it's building up to something. What. Does this summer that's gonna be a beat drop don't do this to me. Why. Why. I'm. In physical. Pain. I, have. A tight, chess. From. Watching, Oh. God. Fuck no stop, it stop it. You. Stop it all of you stop it Phil. Stop, it I'm, gonna, fucking, stop, it okay, here we're moving on to the last one let's get this over with, finally. Like a metaphor. For this whole godforsaken. Son, orbit when, I went home to visit my family for Christmas me and my mother decided to make a vegan coconut, praline. And raspberry, sponge cake neither, of us had tried it before so it looked a bit messy and we can't decorate at all so we just threw some glitter on it but we were proud of ourselves and, it was delicious. Our whole family had one slice after Christmas, dinner then sat down to play some Mario Kart when we hear some mysterious. Noises, coming, from the kitchen so we all walk in to, find our family dog Collin, who we've always thought of as the sweetest. Most innocent, good boy that are done no wrong in his entire life had climbed, on a chair onto the kitchen table and eaten. Half, of the entire, cake. Or should I just say the top half with the praline because when he got down to the raspberry layer suddenly, he wasn't there for any more and we were screaming. We, spent hours, making this thing it was delicious and we all only had one, slice, and then it was covered in dog fur and the dog just ran into the other room to hide under my Grandad's, in shame with cream, all over a snout I've had to share this tragedy, with the internet who enjoyed it so much that Twitter made, it a moment, which meant that everyone, on earth with the Twitter app saw it and let's, just say they had two, things to say one, who. The hell names, a dog Colin, happened, okay right, I see, what people are saying it sounds very fun but look we adopted, him a few years ago and he already answered, to the name column so yes we thought it was weird at first but actually I grew to love the name Colin and would consider giving hilariously. Normal, names to my future pets I find it very endearing, so that, the cake looked so terrible that, the dog did as a favor by eating, it on air, were some, savage. Roasts. My god and you. Know it to be this they, were true you've seen the meringues I am NOT a Baker okay, could anything sum, up 2017. More than something you worked incredibly hard, on and we're excited about turning, out to be terrible getting, destroyed, in front of you then being publicly, shamed for it some. Honorable mentions throughout, the air go to how loud I scream in gaming videos people begging me to change, my icon, for months so I changed it to their switch nobody, asked for but was quite me mobile me being a rat a painting, of me inappropriately in the background of 13 reasons why still, being in teen magazines, despite, what I said in, the last video me falling, off my chair again playing a horror game. For. Fuck's sake. So. I'd make one. Fucking. Year. Motherfucking. Chair and, various, versions of your favorite 2017.
Memes Like that one what in tarnation. That's pretty girl frigate spinners for a thing off Elf on a shelf it's how old on a tower lots, of ones, about me uploading, regularly the, monkey haircut and yes, that that roll deep one was, big and lastly this combination. Of the movie it and the internet is here that ruined the legacy, of Totten off forever. The. Internet. Is here. The Internet is great. When. You've got luck so far. I, said, earlier good things come in threes and I believe that terrible, things can too so this may be the last memes, of the Year video that, I make unless there's actual, riots. And I fear, for my physical safety so I hope you've enjoyed the ride that, was my last year it. Means a, lot. And it went so quickly and other than a few big things like the mental health stuff and moving in the new tour it's hard, to think of everything that happened but God, when you're flexing, it like this there's, too. Much happened I didn't become the pastel, wearing sugary sweet always positive, version of damn that some people who like boys with brown hair but, aren't really here for my jokes or pesky, personality. Would have me be but unfortunately. That's just not who I am or will ever be but I feel like I did still grow as a person try. New things and, most, importantly, somehow. Survived, another year so don't worry just because we all hope the world will take a positive turn doesn't, mean I will because I'll always be that depressing. Self-deprecating. Distressed. Dude named Dan, expressing. Myself on, the internet and I. Appreciate. You watching goodbye. Set. Me free I'm, out you know what all these things do see you some other phone.