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Osama bin Laden dead: The best memes so far

This is America, where we kill you and turn your death into an Internet meme.

In the wake of the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed, perhaps the best (or at least, most uniquely American) sign of our country's celebratory mood was the rapid outbreak of Internet memes commemorating the occasion. It was just the sort of glib Western decadence bin Laden despised, and using it against him somehow felt right.


The best we've seen in the first 12 hours after the announcement:


The .gif that kept on giving:



Many took joy at punking the Birthers one last time:



FOX News's gaffe was a common target:



Obama's tweet was pretty leet:




Many delighted in this pic of a knowing Obama smiling at Seth Myers' bin Laden joke Saturday night:




Then there was the strange tale of Sohaib Athar, the guy who accidentally live-tweeted the raid that killed bin Laden:




And many people just watched music videos. (Some NSFW lyrics in the last one, obviously.)







 
 
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