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.
Have we tried unplugging 2016 waiting ten seconds and plugging it back in?
— dongwon (@dongwon) June 24, 2016
Could it have been that simple all along? Will it make Trump go away? Worth a shot.
2. Pretty much.
basically how this year is going pic.twitter.com/AchRQxmaww
— FREDDY (@FreddyAmazin) April 7, 2016
A heavy tower falling beyond our control directly onto our faces. 2016 in a nutshell.
3. The answer to literally everything.
Seriously In 20 years time and you’re at a pub quiz and a question starts with
“in what year”
Just answer 2016
— Mark Robinson (@robboma24) July 15, 2016
Because every insane thing that could happen, did happen.
4. He should’ve brought in a pro.
I hope God rethinks his decision to allow an intern to run celebrity deaths in 2016.
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) January 14, 2016
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.
2016: No way will Trump win the election
2017: No way will President Trump fire all those nukes
2018: No way we’re doing what those Apes say
— Covell Coleman II (@CocoJr) February 26, 2016
This would be funnier if it weren’t so completely terrifying.
6. 2016 definitely jumped the shark.
i’m starting to think that this is the last season of America and the writers are just going nuts
— Jake Flores (@feraljokes) February 13, 2016
We just lost a bunch of main characters. The rest is anyone’s guess.
7. So accurate it hurts.
me at the start of 2016 // me at the end of 2016 pic.twitter.com/S99BcvedtI
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 9, 2016
The worst before and after ever.
8. Hopes dashed.
Boy, are you 2016? ‘Cause when we met I was pretty optimistic, but you’ve mostly been a giant shitstorm.
— Cray at Home Ma (@cray_at_home_ma) July 15, 2016
The shittiest of shitstorms. And it keeps getting worse (RIP, Debbie Reynolds).
9. Are you sure?
No one died before 2016.
— penjamin. 📎 (@upsidedowntrash) December 4, 2016
Kind of feels like it though.
10. *waves white flag*
We surrender, 2016, you bastard
— Jake Vig (@Jake_Vig) December 25, 2016
What more can 2016 do to us? OK, seriously…who’s watching Betty White?
11. Can we have another chance?
2016 feels like one of those movies where you’re shown just how bad life would be if you make the wrong decision at a critical moment.
— Sarcasticsapien (@Sarcasticsapien) November 27, 2016
It can all go another way, we just need to get back to the future real quick, but leave Michael J. Fox alone, 2016.
RT if you’d trade in half a year’s pay to reset 2016
— Michael (@Home_Halfway) December 8, 2016
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.
If 2016 were a Starburst two pack it would be double yellow.
— The Glad Stork (@TheGladStork) December 28, 2016
One disappointment after another, to be honest.
14. Oh great.
1776-2015: our president is safe guarding our country
2016: our president is tweeting about SNL at 1am
— paperwash© (@PaperWash) December 4, 2016
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.
2016 is basically like a montage of news footage you see in the beginning of a post apocalyptic movie explaining how the world was ruined
— P Diddy (@sergeishere77) August 22, 2016
Someday, our grand-kids will take college classes all about 2016; the year that ruined everything.
16. Maybe it’s for the best.
That’s it. 2017 is canceled.
— Reverend Scott (@Reverend_Scott) December 27, 2016
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.
2016 is as if one of those Sarah McLachlan commercials for helpless animals became a year.
— Kim Monte (@KimmyMonte) December 29, 2016
As long as we can fly away from 2016, we’ll sit through that commercial just once.
18. Medicinal tacos are a thing, right?
[pulls into taco bell drive thru]
Hi, I’d like enough tacos to forget 2016
— Grant Tanaka (@GrantTanaka) November 21, 2016
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.
Let’s all just ignore 2016 until it leaves
— Dumb Beezie (@dumbbeezie) December 6, 2016
It works with our toddlers’ tantrums. Sometimes.
Trying to escape 2016 only to realize 2017 will probably be worse like pic.twitter.com/3c0w1LtDee
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) December 28, 2016
Happy New Year!