By Joanna McClanahan of Ramblin’ Mama
In a year that took so many people we loved, only to give us a narcissistic orangutan of a president-elect in return, it’s safe to say most of us are happy to see it come to an end. It’s been so bad, I think future history lessons will casually overlook 2016 altogether rather than subject students to its horrors.
But in case you deal with soul-crushing pain through humor like I do, here are some of the funniest tweets on this trainwreck of a year (and a couple on the shitshow of 2017 that’s to come):
“How is 2016 going so far?” pic.twitter.com/LaJk5SeyCe
— ✗ (@theforcefuI) February 19, 2016
Took down my 2016 calendar & put up 2017 because I’m done with 2016 even though it’s not.
— jj hartinger (@jjhartinger) December 26, 2016
This year has taken a lot of years off my life.
— Your Name Here (@notittryagain) November 30, 2016
Wow…never thought the LEAST scary part about 2016 would be random clown sightings
— the war on bethmas (@bourgeoisalien) October 2, 2016
2016 is like a montage of news footage you see in the beginning of a post-apocalyptic movie explaining how the world was ruined.
— Shower Thoughts (@TheWeirdWorld) July 19, 2016
My 2016 Year in Review pic.twitter.com/nNvicPqfZh
— The Glad Stork (@TheGladStork) December 8, 2016
is Quentin Tarantino directing 2016?
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) July 8, 2016
2016 has taken a lot of good people…and most of our souls.
— Mama babbles… (@mama_babble) December 26, 2016
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
I’m not saying that David Bowie was holding the fabric of the universe together, but *gestures broadly at everything*
— Katie Loewy (@SweetestCyanide) July 12, 2016
12/31/2014: Happy New Year!
12/31/2015: Happy New Year!
12/31/2016: This is the end. I’m so scared.
— annoyed eric (@ericsshadow) December 22, 2016
This year I’m going to stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve because I want to watch 2016 die.
— Brett Douville (@brett_douville) December 16, 2016
As of Jan 1st can we just start referring to 2016 as “The year that must not be named?”
— OutnumberedMother (@OutNumbMother) December 18, 2016
there’s always next year there’s always next year there’s always next year there’s always next year there’s always next year there’s always
— tomsauced (december) (@trojansauce) December 25, 2016
Spend time with the kids
Live in the moment
Don’t fucken die
— Ramblin’ Mama (@ramblinma) December 26, 2016
New Year, New Me(ntal breakdowns)
— Kyle Patrick (@kyry5) December 29, 2015
Getting a head start on 2017 with this documentary about the Soviet Gulag.
— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) December 26, 2016
Here’s to 2017!
*disappears into a bunker
— Donna McCoy (@Donna_McCoy) December 21, 2016
Goodbye, 2016. You have really been the worst. (And for 2017’s sake, let’s hope it stays that way.)
But at least the tweets were good.
About the Author
Joanna McClanahan is an Editor at Mock Mom. She’s also a Contributor at Sammiches & Psych Meds and has been published on Scary Mommy. You can find more from her on RamblinMama.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.