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Twitter User Recaps 2021, Reminds Us Just How Crazy This Year Was
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Twitter User Recaps 2021, Reminds Us Just How Crazy This Year Was

It’s impossible to remember everything that happens to you in a year. Even less so to the entire world. That’s why a comedian and internet personality who goes by the nickname Llama In a Tux decided to catalog 2021.

Now that December is drawing to a close, their meticulously compiled archive serves as a memory freshener, showing just how vibrant the past 300 plus days have been.

But before I invite you to scroll down, keep in mind that there’s a twist to Llama In a Tux’s history ‘article.’ It paints a very different picture than news channels, magazines, or even meme pages. As the comedian highlights, their 2021 recap revolves solely around Twitter.

However, it’s the main reason why it’s so unique, too — a calendar that reflects social media is one that reflects people. So here is everything that we’ve been talking about since January.

More info: Twitter | Instagram

It’s impossible to remember everything that happens in a year, so here’s a recap

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We managed to get in touch with Llama In a Tux and they were kind enough to have a little chat with us.

“2020 was a pretty wild year, and when it finished I wished I had had some way to look back on the events that took place on Twitter,” they told Bored Panda.

“Oftentimes my family and friends in real life don’t know what I’m talking about when I mention ‘large boulder the size of small boulder’ or whatever — something that had a huge impact on Twitter. So when 2021 began, I decided to start keeping track of stuff that dominated the feed and when. I thought it would be fun, and it turned out 2021 was nearly as exciting as 2020 had been.”

January

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While the media might think that the most significant events in 2021 were COVID’s continued toll, the U.S. withdrawing its military from Afghanistan, and Meghan and Harry sitting down with Oprah, internet users might’ve found more entertainment elsewhere.

“The biggest event on Twitter in my opinion was the boat in the Suez Canal,” Llama In a Tux said. “Honestly, anyone who uses a social media app of any kind was pretty aware of what was happening and the corresponding jokes. Close runner-ups would be bean dad, cinnamon toast shrimp, and Bernie’s mitts.”

The story about the “Bean Dad”

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As for 2022, whatever happens, Llama In a Tux just hopes that Twitter is there to make light of it again, just like it did this year.

“The world can be a dark and scary place. Having millions of others joining in with you to make fun of it all can provide some much-needed levity.”

Yes, 2021 started with the attack on the Capitol and is ending with the surge of yet another coronavirus variant, so our expectations aren’t very high but it wasn’t all bad — nearly nine billion vaccine doses have been administered worldwide, and almost 200 countries signed an agreement pledging to take action on climate change.

And even though the changes are slow, corporate America is becoming more diverse (nearly 50 percent of all new members of S&P 500 companies’ boards were from historically underrepresented groups, up from 22 percent the year before).

February

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“The qualification to make the list sort of changed as the year went on,” Llama In A Tux highlighted. “In January, I was looking for Twitter-specific stuff that became memes. So, the Capitol riots, for example, didn’t make the list. But as the year went on I started to just include anything that people were talking a lot about. So you’ll notice October and November have more stuff. There were also lots of things that didn’t make the cut because they were difficult to nail down to a single day. Some tweet formats last weeks and it’s hard to say when exactly they took over.”

Also, keep your eyes open: Llama In A Tux is definitely doing it again. “Check back on Boxing Day 2022 for my recap of the year!” they added.

Gorilla glue girl viral video

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March

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Burger King’s  controversial tweet

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

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The “Red Flag” format became viral

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Facebook changed it’s name to Meta

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November

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NFT artwork theft drama

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Taylor Swift’s song about Jake Gyllenhaal

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December

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Spotify’s weird font choice

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Bobby
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7 months ago

November cartoon... This is why 74 percent of geologists are male. Women never have any #%! pockets.

K W
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7 months ago

I often have rocks in my pockets. I I never carry them in a purse though.

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April Stephens
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7 months ago

Oh dear. I am only familiar with about 16 of these on the list. For many of the list entries, I have absolutely no idea what they're talking about and feel like I have been under a rock.

Vicky Z
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7 months ago

I don't know if you are American but for me that I'm not, these were almost all unknown!! This is a recap of the year for Americans only

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Random Panda
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7 months ago

My fave was the cat filter guy. That one still makes me laugh every time I see it!

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Bobby
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7 months ago

November cartoon... This is why 74 percent of geologists are male. Women never have any #%! pockets.

K W
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7 months ago

I often have rocks in my pockets. I I never carry them in a purse though.

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April Stephens
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh dear. I am only familiar with about 16 of these on the list. For many of the list entries, I have absolutely no idea what they're talking about and feel like I have been under a rock.

Vicky Z
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7 months ago

I don't know if you are American but for me that I'm not, these were almost all unknown!! This is a recap of the year for Americans only

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Random Panda
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7 months ago

My fave was the cat filter guy. That one still makes me laugh every time I see it!

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