I Like Turtles is a famous meme that’s been bouncing around the internet since 2007. It’s brilliant in its simplicity. A news reporter goes to a lame festival in search of a sound bite and finds a young boy in zombie makeup. She asks him what he thinks about the fair and he responds by saying he likes turtles. She doesn’t know how to handle that awkward exchange, so she cuts back to the studio. At that point, it was already too late. Ten-year-old Jonathan Ware became a YouTube sensation overnight. He even got to appear on Tosh.0 to explain what happened. Apparently he had just left a turtle exhibit and still had turtles on the brain. So when he was asked what he was thinking, he responded honestly: “I like turtles.” The world would be a better place if only people were so forward and frank as young Jonathan. And now we have a built-in response for boring questions thanks to him. I’ve included the YouTube video below and I suggest that you watch it if you’ve never seen it before. It might just be the highlight of your day. Check it out.
Critically Rated at 14/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young