20 Tweets That Perfectly Describe The Disaster That Was 2016

by Valerie Williams

20-fricking-16. This was the year that brought us to our knees with more terrible, scary, shocking and downright strange things packed into the last 12 months than we’ve seen in the last 12 years. From heartbreaking celebrity deaths (Prince, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, OMG, someone put Betty White in a safe place) to the most ridiculous election, to Harambe, in 2016, nothing was sacred.

This has been the Final Destination of years. No matter how hard it tried to triumph, horrible things happened anyway. But through it all, Twitter found the funny in the long, raging, dumpster fire that was 2016.

1. Anyone?

Could it have been that simple all along? Will it make Trump go away? Worth a shot.

2. Pretty much.

A heavy tower falling beyond our control directly onto our faces. 2016 in a nutshell.

3. The answer to literally everything.

Because every insane thing that could happen, did happen.

4. He should’ve brought in a pro.

We can’t even talk about this. Carol Brady, Mike Seaver, Prince, David Bowie, Princess Leia — 2016 has taken our childhoods with it and we need someone to blame.

5. Welp.

This would be funnier if it weren’t so completely terrifying.

6. 2016 definitely jumped the shark.

We just lost a bunch of main characters. The rest is anyone’s guess.

7. So accurate it hurts.

The worst before and after ever.

8. Hopes dashed.

The shittiest of shitstorms. And it keeps getting worse (RIP, Debbie Reynolds).

9. Are you sure?

Kind of feels like it though.

10. *waves white flag*

What more can 2016 do to us? OK, seriously…who’s watching Betty White?

11. Can we have another chance?

It can all go another way, we just need to get back to the future real quick, but leave Michael J. Fox alone, 2016.

12. DONE.

If that’s all it would take, I’d happily fork it over and I can’t be the only one.

13. 2016 had no pink Starbursts.

One disappointment after another, to be honest.

14. Oh great.

We would have every reason to feel confident about 2017 if the thing we were worried about was hard-hitting critiques of late-night comedy sketch shows.

15. Nailed it.

Someday, our grand-kids will take college classes all about 2016; the year that ruined everything.

16. Maybe it’s for the best.

Things get worse before they get better, right? In that case, maybe we should fast-forward 2017 and pin all our hopes on 2018.

17. Oh God, change the channel.

As long as we can fly away from 2016, we’ll sit through that commercial just once.

18. Medicinal tacos are a thing, right?

It’s going to take a lot of tacos to push 2016 out of our memory banks. Like, all the tacos.

19. Ugh, please just go.

It works with our toddlers’ tantrums. Sometimes.

20. Sigh.

Happy New Year!