Despite the fact that The Kentucky Derby is way more glam and concise than most national sporting events, I never really got into it. My perception of the derby has always been that it's just an excuse for people to get dressed up in outfits that didn't make the cut for Easter, and drink too much under the guise of team spirit. But no matter how uninvolved or interested I am in observing or even watching it, every year some hilarious Kentucky Derby memes make their way into my news feed, and I have to admit, some pretty funny.
Because despite the fact that I'm quite unmoved by animal racing, the derby is the longest continually run sporting event in America, so it's kind of a big deal. And I find that fact alone pretty impressive, considering that the whole race takes only two minutes — "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” as it's often referred to as. I mean, obviously what's considered exciting is in the eye of the beholder.
But regardless, these good ol' Kentrucky Derby internet memes will give you a good chuckle and make you feel like you're part of something, even if you know no idea what's going on and don't plan on watching the race!
Can't Resist A Good Pun
if you do too much cheering at the kentucky derby, your voice will get “hoarse”! someone’s reading this tweet while driving— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) May 3, 2017
Honestly, or even just a fine pun.
Drunken Impulse Purchase
Drunk megan: Kentucky Derby tickets for only $500 what a steal!— Megan Diveto (@megandiveto) April 24, 2017
Sober megan: pic.twitter.com/rHKgFA0Bu2
The only time $500 sounds like a good deal.
A "Kentucky Derby" theme formal sounded great until I realized I only own black.— izzy (@Itzel_Arenas) April 24, 2017
This would have been me in high school.
It's All In The Name
Honestly though, the only thing I look forward to is learning all of the wacky horse names that sound like poorly translated book titles or something.
Hay Girl, Hay
How to flirt with a horse 101.
I think that having their hair in braids is enough punishment, I'm personally fine with only the crazy humans weird crazy hats.
Pretty Chaotic Though
I mean, if you were just listening to the race and not watching, you'd definitely think something more chaotic than galloping horses was going on.