I’m not sure how to break this news to you, but, 2020 has been kinda bad.
I know, you probably need to sit down and have a glass of water or something after a revelation like that but, this is a year that has been just a little bit of a kerfuffle, if you’ll pardon the language. I’d even go so far as to say it’s been less than ideal. And you can quote me on that, controversial as it may be.
I suppose one minor upswing for which we can be grateful is the grace and wit with which the funny people of Twitter have continued to respond to these ever-weirder times. Here are ten tweets about 2020 that almost make it funny-funny.
10. True heroism
I shot a bunch of ventilators into the ocean to celebrate.
I used 6,000 N95 masks to spell out "THANK U HEROES!!!!!" on the beach then lit them on fire so nurses all over the world could see ♥️
— Megan Amram (@meganamram) May 7, 2020
9. Do you really need to ask?
There is no way to properly pose or answer this question anymore.
the opening sentence of all my phone conversations for the past 2 months pic.twitter.com/IyGvvz7pVV
— ?paul rudd? (@philsadelphia) May 4, 2020
8. Simply the best
Success looks a little bit different for everyone.
“We’re all just doing the best we can,” is my response to literally anything right now…whether you tell me you chugged a box of wine, took a 6 hour midday nap, set up Christmas decorations in May, robbed a bank, or gave yourself bangs.
— Danny Pellegrino (@DannyPellegrino) May 1, 2020
7. Exotic perspectives
Man, remember when THIS was all the rage?
When Joe Exotic said “I am broke as shit. I’m not changing the way I dress. I refuse to wear a suit. I’ve had some kinky sex. I have tried drugs.”
I think we all felt that
— Shilo. (@ShiloBrock) March 27, 2020
6. Little victories, tiny defeats
What even is a “best life?” sounds like a scam.
If you're feeling overwhelmed seeing people who seem to be living their best quarantine lives, whipping up an Alison Roman recipe between Zoom yoga and virtual Happy Hour with 15 of their closest friends, let me assure you that some of us can barely even shower or do our dishes.
— Emily McCombs (@msemilymccombs) March 25, 2020
5. Murder rates
So on top of everything you’re living in a Hitchcock movie. Neat.
I don't want to alarm anyone but "nature is returning" to my rural village and, unlike Wales where they got herds of goats or Florida where they got dolphins, where I am has just an absolute fuckload of crows now. Roaming murders down every lane.
— Human Beëing | Pumpkin Spice Communism (@human_not_bees) April 15, 2020
4. Spooky times
I um…I think this boat has sailed.
Listen up: everyone better do their part to stop the spread of Covid because I will light myself on fire if Halloween is cancelled.
— ?Mommy Murder Jeans ? (@mommymemejeans) April 8, 2020
3. Opportunity knocks
Get on this Mad Max vibe early, you’ll come out ahead.
buy a cruise ship at bankruptcy auction
fill hold with oil
assemble a crew
rule the seas pic.twitter.com/CmmRad0epg
— Neeraj K. Agrawal (@NeerajKA) April 21, 2020
2. Do ya feel lucky, punk?
All hail your new, unlikely king.
Everyone laughed at folk punk until society collapsed and now you all need my cool chili recipes and petty crime skills
— Flores Muertas (@feraljokes) March 30, 2020
1. Pretty simple
Hey, go make sure you’re registered to vote at vote.org.
Maybe we should pay people more https://t.co/wwstuFh0i4
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 28, 2020
Not sure if those are quite bangin’ enough to make this year worthwhile, but they do at least ease the troubles. Hang in there, everybody!
What’s the biggest thing you learned in 2020?
Tell us in the comments.