It’s hard online. It’s stressful. We’ve all got anxiety. Times like these, it’s understandable if you need a little something to help you relax and get through the day. We’re not here to judge.
Just go ahead and smoke whatever you want. It’s better than the alternative: keeping The Edge on.
Banana? You do you.
Is that a Taki? Whatever, man. I ain’t even mad.
The origin of the “take the edge off” meme isn’t entirely clear, but @gossipgrill’s pretzel tweet from Oct. 5 was hugely popular and may have instigated the craze.
Now teens everywhere are doing it:
it's a nasty habit but it takes the edge off 😴 pic.twitter.com/zdPhMZqJ4V
— gabs (@discountgab) October 9, 2016
it's a bad habit but…. actually it doesn't keep me off the edge it makes me jump off of it. pic.twitter.com/ar5hQnnWvS
— isaac//pinned (@fearlessrune) October 10, 2016
And it’s spread to popular meme spam accounts:
It’s started to spawn variations and parodies:
Yes it's a bad habit, but it takes the edge off pic.twitter.com/uLTDca1k45
— friendly guy! (@BlRDUP) October 21, 2016
it's a filthy habit but it takes the edge off pic.twitter.com/vh7bWZuQiE
— mattfred (@itsmattfred) October 21, 2016
And, of course, someone did the anti-joke:
The venting of stressed-out high schoolers, forced to grow into a world that adults have already ruined, is one of the richest veins of internet humor. Just ask all of Tumblr.
This is a meme everyone needed. Just a little something to take the edge off.