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Quoth the dreary year of 2020: ‘Nevermore’

Burt's Eye View

It’s the most listful time of the year. By that I mean we are pummeled by plenty of lists popping up everywhere reviewing the year that was 2020.

Top songs of the year, top stories of the year, movies of the year, books of the year, events of the year, famous people departing in the year… If it’s a thing, it’s got a list.

So as we wave goodbye to perhaps the weirdest year ever, here’s my list of my favorite quips, quotes, memes and otherwise about the year itself. Do you remember these:

• “Coronavirus has turned us all into dogs: We roam the house looking for food, we’re told ‘no’ if we get too close to strangers, and we get really excited about car rides and walks.” — Anonymous

• “2020 was the year I bought a gallon of hand sanitizer.” — Steven Magee

• “2020 is a unique leap year. It has 29 days in February, 300 days in March, and five years in April.” — Anonymous

• “Day 7 of social distancing: Struck up a conversation with a spider today. Seems nice. He’s a web designer.” — Anonymous

• “One day you’ll be able to tell your grandkids, ‘I survived the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020.'” — Anonymous

• “I find it astonishing that in 2020, a smile or a hug has become an act of revolution.” — Kara D. Spain

• “My wife and I play this fun game during quarantine. It’s called, ‘Why are you doing it that way?’ There are no winners.” — Eric Spiegelman

• “Can we all agree that in 2015 not a single person who was asked, ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’ answered correctly?” — The Cleaning Fairies

• “All the kids who were taught common core math are about to learn ‘carry the one’ from their new homeschool teacher.” — The Super Mom Life

• “First time in history we can save the human race by lying in front of the TV and doing nothing. Let’s not screw this up.” — Anonymous

• “So far, 2020 is like looking both ways before you cross the street, then getting hit by an airplane.” — Chris Dunn

• “‘I’m not working out with a mask on’ is my new favorite excuse for not working out.” — The Cat Whisperer

• “Not to brag, but I’ve been avoiding people since way before COVID ever showed up.” — The Super Mom Life

• “Can we uninstall 2020 and install it again? This version has a virus.” — Anonymous

• “Has anyone tried flipping to the beginning of 2020 and choosing a different adventure?” — Anonymous

• “If they just called it the ‘stay at home challenge’ and posted it on social media, things would be completely back to normal by now.” — The Super Mom Life

• “My husband and I switched sides of the bed this weekend and that’s what we call ‘vacation’ now.” — Ilana Glazer

• “After years of swearing that I couldn’t clean my house because I didn’t have enough time, 2020 has proven that may have not been the reason.” — The Super Mom Life

• “What day is it?” — Anonymous

• “I hope and pray that 2020 is much easier than 2019. This has been a challenging year.” — Anonymous, in 2019

• “Look, 2020, I just think I should start seeing other years.” — Anonymous

• “Cannot believe ‘Tiger King’ was the most normal part of 2020” — JoJo Sanchez

• Have a safe and happy new year, from burtseyeview@tribtoday.com.

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