Here we are at the end of another year, and can I just say…adios, 2016. Don’t let the door hit ya. The high points in this year weren’t very high, and they were few and far between. Racial, political and religious divisions seem like they’re at an all-time high, and violence seems to be everywhere. The presidential race was easily the most contentious and exhausting in recent history. By the end of it, neighbor was pitted against neighbor and family against family.
Here in Texas, we lost five Dallas police officers in a targeted attack. Another 50 people were killed in Orlando in the worst mass shooting ever in the United States. Furthermore, in Nice, France 86 people were killed in a terror attack. The Zika virus made its way into Miami, and Ryan Lochte got drunk and made an ass of himself at the Rio Olympics. On top of that, we lost Merle Haggard, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Prince, Glenn Frey and Gene Wilder and several other cultural icons.
It’s at times like these that we look to the future, in hopes that 2017 will bring unity, prosperity and love. So let’s all burn our 2016 calendars in a giant new years conflagration and ring in 2017 by saying &*%# you, 2016.
You and me both, Scott.
— Scott Detrow (@scottdetrow) December 12, 2016
All of us on December 31st:
We don’t talk about 2016.
Probably. So far it’s been bloodier than “Kill Bill”
is Quentin Tarantino directing 2016?
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) July 8, 2016
2016 was a bad year for legitimate clowns.
A perfectly accurate depiction.
Scoff. Future kids these days.
I’m offended by this.
Can we just start over?
Have we tried unplugging 2016 waiting ten seconds and plugging it back in?
— dong solo (@dongwon) June 24, 2016
Surely all the Zika was washed away by whatever was in the green pool.
2016 is the Voldemort of years.
Me at the start of 2016 // me at the end of 2016 pic.twitter.com/zCeIfieI1s
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 10, 2016
And that was only June.
Just stop it, already!
— Clint House (@DocHouseJax) June 4, 2016
No, that’s how you fix a wet iPhone.
maybe if we put 2016 in rice?
— JamieDMJ (@JamieDMJ) November 9, 2016