It's been a minute since we've had a fire meme on our hands. So when the "first of all" meme blew across Twitter over the weekend, a warm, nostalgic feeling washed over me, and I knew it was time. I felt it in my bones.

If you've never had an argument with a generally sassy human being, you may be unfamiliar with the importance of the phrase. At face value, "first of all" is an immediate indication that you have fucked up in the way you've spoken to someone, forcing them to correct you off top. It's also a secret stalling approach that gives the person saying "first of all" time to think of a "second of all."

Some "first of all" memes were specific to Twitter:

While others crossed over to the real world:

Some were real AF:

Even Netflix got in on the fun:

But the best ones overall were deliciously meta: