On Saturday night, if you stuck your head out your window just a few minutes after Juan Manuel Marquez knocked Manny Pacquiao out cold at the MGM Grand in Vegas, you might have heard a faint sound of clicking and clacking off in the distance. It was the sound of a million people jumping all over this story to create the world’s newest and (until something crazy happens tomorrow) hottest internet meme. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram lit up almost instantly with a ton of images featuring Manny Pacquiao lying unconscious in one place or another thanks to the wonders of photoshop. And of course, many of them were really funny. So for today we did a little digging and came up with what we thought were some of the best Manny Pacquiao knockout memes.
Have a look and, hopefully, a laugh.
In fairness, Ryu is way out of Manny's weight class.
31. Street Fighter
That's how it always goes, isn't it? You're doing fine, but then you have one more Jaeger Bomb and it all goes to hell.
30. Heavy Drinker?
I guess Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly will be spooning tonight.
29. Top Bunk
All this flopping in the NBA is just getting ridiculous.
28. NBA Casualties
Get it? Juan? It sounds like one. And he's Mexican.
27. Ethnic Humor
Quick survey: how long did it take you to notice Manny Pacquiao lying on the bed in the background?
26. In the Background
If this were real it would easily be one of the top 10 Simpsons couch gags of all time. It might even be the best—but I hesitate to make such a bold claim.
25. The Simpsons
You don't normally have "cameos" on reality TV shows, but the producers of A&E's The First 48 made an exception for Manny.
Hey, remember that Febreeze commercial where the guy gets down on the carpet to smell the carpet after the wavy fish odor lines have been chased off by Febreeze? Yeah, that was weird, but at least it resulted in this.
23. Smelling the Febreeze
Awe, somebody punched that cute French bulldog in the face? That's terrible.
22. I'm Looking Like Pacquiao
Forget planking. Forget Tebowing. Pacquiaoing is the new thing (that your dad will discover in 3 months).
This guy nailed it, right down to the position of Manny's right arm.
20. More Pacquiaoing!
There's nothing like a deep tissue massage to melt the stress away.
19. Massage Therapy
No towel? I hope the sand isn't too hot.
Yeah, Romo sucks!
(That's the popular opinion these days, right?)
17. NFL Casualties
This is me every time I go into a furniture store.
This is me at my uncle's house every Christmas Eve after a few too many scotches and sodas.
15. Napping Again
Manny's wife Jinkee knows how Simba feels. She was pretty hysterical after the knockout, and now she's saying she wants him to retire.
14. The Lion King
I saw what happened to Manny. What is Derrick's excuse?
13. More NBA Casualties
"I'm Batman...I said, I'm Batman...hello? Hey buddy, are you okay?"
12. I'm Batman
Just like in the classic Nintendo game Mike Tyson's Punch Out, Juan Manuel Marquez discovered that you just have to wait until Manny starts to punch, then punch him, and you'll knock him out.
11. Joe Glass
Some day his prince will come.
(Hint: It's Bob Arum.)
10. Sleeping Beauty
This is one of my personal favourites. Even unconscious Manny Pacquiao loves a good Slip 'n Slide.
9. Slip 'n Slide
Manny smelled what The Rock, and it knocked him the f out.
8. Manny vs. The Rock
It could be worse for Manny. Someone could have photoshopped him into the Hulkster's sex tape.
(Did you just shudder?)
7. Manny vs. The Hulkster
Hey, if you're going to have somebody praying for you, you could do worse than Tim Tebow.
6. When Memes Collide
He got tackled by Betty White.
5. Why Wait?
You know the internet has just been waiting for Manny to get knocked out so they could use this one.
And yes, I do always refer to "the internet" as a single collaborative entity.
4. Smooth Criminal
If I was Filipino and I had a baby, I would have done this too. It's absolutely brilliant.
3. Baby Pacquiaoing
This was our Pic of the Day yesterday, and I must admit that it took me a while to see it. (Yeah, I'm a little slow. So what?)
2. The Kim K Sex Tape
George Michael Bluth has this Pacquiaoing down.
Critics always said Arrested Development was ahead of its time, but this is ridiculous.