Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The Only Good About 2016: These 10 Memes Showing How Awful It Was

As has been noted extensively, 2016 was a rotten, no-good year, and easily the worst in recent history. That said, some fantastic things emerged from the heaping pile of flaming garbage, like more amazing music than anyone has time to listen to in just 12 months and a year’s worth of mostly great memes. Of those memes, one refers specifically to the bad year that was.

“Me at the beginning of 2016 vs me at the end of 2016” consists of two images of the same celebrity or character juxtaposed next to each other in order to show one at a happier, younger stage next to one near-death or especially haggard stage. For example, here’s Minnie Mouse at the beginning of the year looking happy hopeful next to Minnie Mouse at the end of the year looking despondent and drunk while sitting next to a garbage can.

https://twitter.com/girlposts/status/807907813980860417?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Here’s a young, healthy Daniel Radcliffe in the first Harry Potter movie at the beginning of 2016 compared to Daniel Radcliffe playing a dead character who can’t stop farting in Swiss Army Man at the end of 2016.

Luke Skywalker in A New Hope Vs Luke Skywalker in The Force Awakens

https://twitter.com/AlexJamesFitz/status/806916510958620672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

You get the gist. Here are seven other perfect examples of “me at the beginning of 2016 vs me at the end of 2016.”

The Original Fresh Prince Vs Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness

Titanic Leo Vs The Revenant Leo

https://twitter.com/ParkerMolloy/status/807229101388009472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Young Rose Vs Old Rose

Milhouse Lego Vs Skeleton Lego

https://twitter.com/poniewozik/status/809200766275751936

Handsome Nick Nolte Vs Rugged Old Nick Nolte

https://twitter.com/sepinwall/status/807960540907708416

Lincoln Daniel Day Lewis Vs Gangs of New York Daniel Day Lewis

Happy Uma Vs Overdosed Uma

https://twitter.com/ellliot_wood/status/807547291397746688

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