The ‘1 alcoholic bev’ meme pokes fun at our lack of self-control

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This meme is too real.

We need all kinds of memes to litter the internet as a way to represent our emotions, anxieties, and humor. The distance meme, which began cropping up in early October, illustrates the inevitability of our hard-wired poor decisions—and the internet’s newest take on it is so true it hurts.

The “1 alcoholic bev” meme, which takes the same simple emoji-centric format as the distance meme, shows how much alcohol can cloud our judgment. It uses two pushpin emoji separated by ruler emoji to express distance, here between thought process and self-control. After all, it often only takes one drink to change the course of the night.

What can one drink inspire you to do? Twitter was all over the answer.

https://twitter.com/playnikes/status/1053457661214117889

Booze makes us all do things we normally wouldn’t, from smoking that single flawless cigarette you can’t help but bum to dancing on bars and eating those dreaded carbs. With the meme template in tow, the jokes write themselves:

“nah I don’t want to”

 

(1 alcoholic bev)

 

“oh hell yeah I will”

https://twitter.com/TravusHertl/status/1054113966798995457

https://twitter.com/JakeBeTweeting/status/1054114553632567296

https://twitter.com/thebarelythere/status/1054589976392822784

https://twitter.com/kaylimarkowitz/status/1054471637830193160

Twitter users likewise poked fun at how alcohol inspires loose texting habits. It only takes “1 alcoholic bev” to shoot off a message to that ex you swore you would block, after all.

https://twitter.com/daniwolfeee/status/1054182758296170496

https://twitter.com/WanderlustMayo/status/1054068905851998209

Sure we all make a mistake or two when alcohol is involved, but at least this meme lets us admit it. A little self-awareness never hurt anyone, right?

Nahila Bonfiglio

Nahila Bonfiglio

Nahila Bonfiglio reports on geek culture and gaming. Her work has also appeared on KUT's Texas Standard (Austin), KPAC-FM (San Antonio), and the Daily Texan.