Wonderful. Magical. Lovely. All of these are words that totally do not describe 2020 for most of us. It’s been a long and exhausting uphill battle of a year. And even though we can see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel (some would argue it’s a reflection from those brand new Covid-19 vaccines or the US presidential elections), it’ll take a while to get over what a disaster of a year we’ve had.

People are venting their feelings about 2020 in meme-form and comparing it to a whole bunch of defective, badly-designed things and disgusting-looking food. Scroll down, upvote your fave ‘if 2020 was a’ pics collected by Bored Panda, and let us know what you think this year most closely resembles. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, some of these images are certainly 100% how we feel about the year.

Bored Panda reached out to 'Know Your Meme's' Senior Editor, Matt Schimkowitz, to get his take on what 2020 has been like and if we can expect things to get better once the year on the calendar changes. Matt said that if he had to compare 2020 to a thing, it'd be a "dead fish wrapped in a soiled newspaper swimming in a pool of garbage water" and pointed out that even though memes "help keep things light," the reality is that nothing can replace "the loss that so many people have suffered this year."

Just to give you a brief reminder of some of what we went through in 2020, don’t forget the fires, the threat of WW3, Brexit stuff happening, the ongoing global pandemic, and even more fires. And that's not all...

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giovanna
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10 months ago

Ahahah I feel this one

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Aragorn II Elessar
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10 months ago

I believe the correct answer, after much calculation and deliberation, is “equilateral triangle”

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10 months ago

Combustible lemons to burn your house down.

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[Takes a deep breath.] Then there were the hurricanes, earthquakes, explosions, and terror attacks. Mass unemployment and widespread chaos. Economic troubles and overwhelmed hospitals. And that’s just the tip of the Iceberg of Despair.

(PS—did you know that if you flip 2020 on its side, you get NONO? Coincidence? I think not! We should have known it’d be a bad year!)

"If the culture determines that 2021 is a better year than 2020, it's possible that 2020 could continue to be featured in memes, at least for the first two months. If 2021 is worse, then I can imagine some memes making fun of the idea that we thought this year was hard. Hopefully, though, there are some sunny days ahead, and we can look back on 2020 as a particularly rough one," Matt from 'Know Your Meme' shared his prognosis about the near future with Bored Panda.

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Brett
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10 months ago

It’s full of only sour candy

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Aragorn II Elessar
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10 months ago

*winces sympathetically*

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Kamryn Dutton
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10 months ago

"No worries," they said. "It'll be fine," they said.

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On a more serious note, we wanted to find out Matt's opinion about whether 2020 could still be a home run of a year. While there are some indications that things might get better soon, Matt isn't as optimistic.

"I wish I could say yes, but the truth is, I think that as a society, we are going to be processing the hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of illnesses for the rest of our lives," he stressed the sobering reality that the pandemic's consequences aren't something that we can ignore. "And that's just focusing on the coronavirus, plenty of other really catastrophic things happened this year."

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Bellaaaa
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10 months ago

i mean i would still swing on this...

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Tara Brooks
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10 months ago

2020: All that and a bag of chips

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ML
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10 months ago

This would definitely reduce your belly fat.

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According to ‘Know Your Meme,’ the very first instance of an ‘if 2020 was a…’ joke actually happened back in November of 2019. Suspicious? A bit.

The meme spread and spiked in popularity in March of this year when the Facebook page Coronavirus Public Meme Service posted a version of the meme with a photo of Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones. You’ll remember Ramsay as being one of the worst people on the show, rivaling even Joffrey Baratheon with his cruelty, his malice, and his will to dominate all life.

It was on November 14 that the meme format saw a resurgence in popularity once again. This time, on Twitter.

If you had to compare 2020 to a thing or a food, what would it be, dear Pandas? Personally, I find that the reflection in my mirror perfectly sums the year up. Either that or a sad potato that was left behind in the fields while all of its friends went off to the factory to become chips and fries and those little smiley potato fritters.

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Asi Bassey
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10 months ago

Pretty much.

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Bellaaaa
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10 months ago

but what's it say?

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Ian Milne
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10 months ago

Reminds me of the line from Dodgeball - “you’re about as useful as a c**k flavoured lollipop”

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BoredPundits
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10 months ago

Their expressions say it all. They are SO OVER 2020, just like the rest of us!

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Aragorn II Elessar
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10 months ago

I had an aneurysm trying to figure this out

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Aragorn II Elessar
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10 months ago

Just no explanation necessary lmfao

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Lauren Caswell
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10 months ago

The 'come join us' looks so damn ominous XD

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Brett
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10 months ago (edited)

Who smells this candle and is like “*whiff* mmmh smells so much just like my last f*ck”

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giovanna
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10 months ago

That's... that's... all kinds of evil combined

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I'm a makeup addict
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10 months ago

this bathroom confuses me....

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Skyler Harris
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10 months ago

Bill swift here with flex tape

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Katy McMouse
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10 months ago

Your dog...has no...tail.

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HighDesertArtist
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10 months ago

Where can I get one of these!??

marlena m
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10 months ago

Its from the "Friends" lego set. I have one

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BoredPanda is awesome
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10 months ago

Love that pizza sticker

Autumn
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10 months ago

Hey look, it's Endeavor.....

Bored Little Panda
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10 months ago

AHHHH

whitney sweat
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10 months ago

I WOULD MAKE EARRINGS OUT OF THIS IN AN INSTANT

SisterSophie
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10 months ago

“Here’s an on fire garbage can... or maybe a nursery” (who said that?)

Night Owl
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10 months ago

A dumpster fire

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Paityn Krummrich
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7 months ago

i think it was the pizzeria friends set? it didnt come with the fire though

Joker_29
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10 months ago

Dumpster fire

Bernardita Valdés
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10 months ago

Why does the pizza looks like flanders?

Jane Doe
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10 months ago

Wouldn’t the Legos be replacing the hot coal walk?

Whovian
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10 months ago

And we stepped on it

ツ_Itz_Your_Girl_ツ
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10 months ago

where can i get this?

A Random Panda
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10 months ago

It's actually cute!

Grumble O'Pug
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10 months ago

Love it

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aestheticaly_angelic
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10 months ago

why is there a goat wearing a thong

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BoredPundits
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10 months ago

I'm pretty sure they didn't say "You're Fired".

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Kamryn Dutton
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10 months ago

omg I want one

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I'm a makeup addict
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10 months ago

just so confusing... and long...

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Just Your Regular Avocado
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10 months ago

At least we all get some sick foam beards.

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aestheticaly_angelic
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10 months ago

owch

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Bacony Cakes
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10 months ago

Mmmmmm. Crunchy.

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Sniper 101
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10 months ago

im scared..

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Kamryn Dutton
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10 months ago

Me tho

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Bacony Cakes
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10 months ago

i've got a better one Nacionalni...8a7339.jpg Nacionalni_automobil_Yugo_1999-5fbcadd8a7339.jpg

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Raine Soo
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10 months ago

That's a dryer.

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Brett
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10 months ago

Ok that’s funny but how does this happen?!

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Brett
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10 months ago

Lmao 2020 is just a bunch of shittles

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Brett
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10 months ago (edited)

Ouch I was on a dive team once and hit my head on the board and still have the scar that was 6 years ago that I hit my head. Diving boards are no joke

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Adam C
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10 months ago

haha I did had one like this

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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10 months ago

Try white American melted on Doritos. Awesome.

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Tara Brooks
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10 months ago

That’s a well carved turkey

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Julia Atkinson
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10 months ago

Get ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence, my pointillist droogs...

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Fire Breathing Queen
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10 months ago

ok, but I would totally walk on that

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Bill
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10 months ago

IQ test?

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Ace
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10 months ago

a car falling off a cliff would have been more accurate

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heystobit1231
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10 months ago

*next

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I'm a makeup addict
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10 months ago

this is how 2020's left my emotional wellbeing....

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Mr Red
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10 months ago

Cheese in a spray can... one could say canembert.

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MrTree1779
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10 months ago

I've grown several pineapple plants from tops: Cut the fruit halfway down, then slowly pull the rest of the fruit off the baby plant. Gently pull off about an inch of the lower leaves in a circular pattern, and place baby plant into a small glass of water with a pinch of plant food. Wait until it sprouts roots, changing water and food every few days. Keep out of direct sun. When roots are several inches long, plant the young plant into citrus/cactus potting soil and keep in direct sunlight. Water as the top inch of the soil dries out, and keep well drained.

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Ace
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10 months ago

more like water in a vodka bottle when you are expecting vodka

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Tabitha L
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10 months ago

I had a traffic light do this a few weeks ago. It was scary AF. I would have taken a picture, but I was driving.

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just a hamilfan
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10 months ago

and the human race is the knight (it cant move)

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