It all started with the “O RLY?” owl—the first advice animal. Since the inception of that owl several years ago, the Internet has proliferated in countless new advice animals, most of which aren’t even animals.
You may encounter these advice animals, or image memes, on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and pretty much every website on the internet, but they’re often without any sort of explanation and unless there’s more than one of them (or if you’ve seen more than one of them) it can be difficult to figure out what’s going on.
These memes have been distilled down to their base meanings and the explanations are pretty damn hilarious even if you already know what they mean. Rejoice in the fact that someone cared to do this at all.