37 Things I Retweeted In 2016 (And Would Again)

Oh loathsome year, how do I detest thee? Let me count the characters.

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Yes, I absolutely did scroll through a year of my tweets for this and I stand by that action. Also now realizing I haven’t moved since I began this process and the atrophy is real. What follows is a year in review not from me, but from people I admire and often unabashedly fangirl over. May we continue to stretch the limits of abbreviations for years to come.

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Excellent spear thrown in Ted Cruz’s general direction by Weekend Update. Though, Colin Jost could just recite the Magna Carta and I’d pay attention.

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This is just fucking funny.

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Still brilliant advice, btw.

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Stings a lot more now.

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Incredible responses from Iams and Campbell’s to the Baton Rouge flooding. Also SO much love to Tide for taking their washer & dryer truck down there.

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The most true thing I read online all year. And one of the many, many things that needs to change — now.

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I never tire of West Wing bromancery.

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Sure does, Hill. It sure does.

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Get it Karl.

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If you’re not already paying attention to everything Jessica Valenti does…start.

Jill Biden is not having your bullshit, Donald.

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This was just during a campaign. He has a presidential term to breath into a paper bag through now. More melting ahead.

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Molly. Fucking. Ringwald.

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Warren 2020.

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Thank you Jessica Samakow, this is precisely the point we need to make until someone pays attention to it.

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Literally my favorite debate tweet of all time.

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Cries, sobs. I’ll always remember this moment though. An entire nation (forgive me, only some of a nation) of women whipped their heads toward the TV so fast they changed the weather. So thankful Sloane Crosley was able to perfectly memorialize it in tweet.

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She wrote Harry Potter. I’d retweet a butt dial from this woman.

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We are not now, nor have we ever been, worthy.

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Jesus, Mary, and Jolly Ranchers I love Erin Gloria Ryan.

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Dumbass.

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Good god I’m going to miss this man.

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I’m not crying, you’re crying. Actually we’re all crying. I hate life.

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I’ll just leave this one right here for you…

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Reads this while buying stock in Kleenex.

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I mean it’s worth trying…

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LOLs Akilah Hughes, thank you for being such a healthy percentage of the reason I check Twitter.

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We’ll know soon.

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Marry me.

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Frontrunner for Burn of the Year. Julieanne Smolinski

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LET’S FUCKING HOPE SO.

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I’m always so very comforted by well written, late-90s early-00s Sorkin. And I did watch the Butterball Hotline scene about seventeen times. It’s been a rough year, maybe you’ve heard rumors.

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Put another way, don’t piss off the weather.

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A Twitter account absolutely worthy of your follow, I would vote forKyle Griffin for the office of his choice.

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Wet. Kipper.

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Collect your comebacks, darlings. It’s going to be a long four years.

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My proudest moment (my vote) followed swiftly by the most embarrassing one. Voting took about 19 minutes total, which is roughly how long I’d like Trump to be in office. HRC I’m sorry we failed you. May a Trump presidency inspire us all to work harder for what we believe in, and never take for granted what we have.

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NPR once called me a humor essayist, let’s go with that. Host of A Single Serving Podcast. shanisilver[at]gmail

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