15 Tweets to Brighten Up a Rough Year

By: Riley Brown | Published: Aug 03, 2022

The years 2020 and 2021 were rough, to put it mildly. The pandemic became a global phenomenon that caused travel restrictions, government shutdowns, a health crisis, job losses, strict social-distancing laws, and much more. In short, it was far from anyone’s idea of a good time. Also, it made everyone very stressed out – just like April from Parks and Recreation

However, even in the most stressful of times, it’s important to allow for some comic relief. Luckily, Twitter has managed to come through with some killer tweets that are bound to brighten up your day. These range from funny pictures of chapped lips to nostalgic memories of the good old days. Take a look at 15 of our favorites.

The Good Old Days

Back in the good old days, people didn’t have to work 40+ hours a week, 50 weeks a year, for 30 years in a row just to pay off a mortgage. Instead, they just, you know, lived in a cave. Or grabbed a few buddies


Twitter: @pauIoini

But, somewhere along the line, people decided to give that all up for the fun of putting on a suit and tie and angrily driving through congested streets to make it to the office on time.


Clever Ad

Pizza fans everywhere know and love DiGiorno. Rather than waiting around for a delivery to get to your house or trying to cobble together the ingredients to make your own pizza, DiGiorno provides an easy-to-heat frozen pizza.


Twitter: @FeelingEuphoric

Their famous slogan is “It’s not delivery, it’s DiGiorno.” The clever poster above applied the same logic to the process of childbirth. Babies born at the hospital are delivery, but those born at home are DiGornio. We just hope the latter ones don’t come out frozen – or look like pizza.

Weak Password

So many can relate to this tweet. It seems like every app, subscription, email, and random website needs an account these days. All those accounts need passwords. Unfortunately, we can only remember so much, so people go for “weak passwords” that stick in their brains.


Twitter: @stuckonmaia

Usually, that means variations of the same one password – “PassWoRD1,” “PAssWord2” – but those are incredibly easy to hack. So, what is a person to do? Option one is to use a password manager. Option two is to plead with hackers to allow you to keep a weak password.

Don’t Forget Your Chapstick

A tube of chapstick is a lifesaver for many people – especially in cold weather! Far too often, far too many people end up walking around with cracked and dry lips. Some try to fix it by licking their lips, but the true pros know that chapstick is the only solution.


Twitter: @SteadyIsFlying

The problem is chapstick comes in small tubes that are easy to forget at home. When you do forget it, it makes you feel like the cracked-lip cartoon character above. As you can see from her eyes, she’s not excited about the day.

Pringles for Two, Please

Going on a date is a big deal. Not only are you trying to get a feel for someone’s looks and personality, but you’re also trying to figure out their likes and finances. Sushi at a 5-star restaurant signals something far different from eating convenience-store noodles in the park.

Twitter: @platini954

The Twitter user Jon seems to fall somewhere in between. Jon goes to a restaurant, sure, but then he sticks to convenience store food. We just hope his date has a good sense of humor – and also loves Pringles!


Jerry! Jerry! 

Kids of all generations have fond memories of being sick from school and spending the whole day on the couch eating chicken noodle soup and watching TV. Millennial kids, in particular, have fond memories of watching the infamous talk show Jerry Springer. 

From the early 90s to just a few years ago, Jerry Springer had controversial guests doing controversial things in front of a live studio audience. For some (still unknown) reason, it provided a sense of calm for millions of sick 11-year-olds stuck at home.


School Stress

School seems like a never-ending pile of tests after tests (with the occasional pop-quiz thrown in for good measure). That’s why it’s so relaxing to finally make it to the end of the semester and realize you have the whole summer off. 

Twitter: @civiiswar

You can finally get some sleep… for a little while. However, it seems like the second you’re about to drift away into peaceful oblivion, some giant monster comes barging through the door with a creepy-happy smile. For many students, that monster is “next semester.”


Guac’s Up with This?

Guacamole lovers everywhere know that you can’t let the delicious dip sit in the fridge for too long. If you do, you risk letting it wither into a brown mess in a far-too-short period of time. Better to finish off that jar in one go than let it go bad in two meals.

Twitter: @drawntosenia

That being said, if you’re trying to impress your friends with alien-looking guacamole, then let it linger in your fridge for a few hours or days. When it’s time to take it out, only look at it – don’t eat it.


The Joys of Stationery

It’s no secret that most people are big fans of school. The long hours of silence while sitting at a cramped desk isn’t most people’s idea of “fun.” That being said, getting ready to sit quietly at a cramped desk for hours on end is fun – that’s because it involves school supplies!

Twitter: @justcaem

There’s an odd sense of joy that comes from going into a stationery store and picking up all your favorite pencils, pens, notebooks, erasers, scissors, rulers, calculators, index cards, and other items. We only wish that school could give the same feelings as school supplies.


French Words

The English language borrows a lot of words from other languages. For example, there’s “espresso” from Italian, “kindergarten” from German, “tofu” from Japanese, “chow mein” from Chinese, and “crepe” from French. Although some loan words – such as “dim sum” – sound the same as how they’re spelled, others don’t.

Twitter: @ThatDude_Rikk

Most of these words with difficult spelling are French – for example, “lingerie.” Non-native English speakers would have a very difficult time trying to figure out how it’s pronounced by looking at the way it’s spelled.


Fake Laughing

To put it nicely, some people are lacking in their social cues. They don’t seem to pick up on things that might seem obvious to us – for example, fake laughter. Rather than keep a straight face at an unfunny joke, most people force a laugh.

Twitter: @DarkRabbite

However, there are only so many laughs you can force before your facial muscles get tired and your emotions get pulled down. That magic number is three. If you’ve faked laughing twice before and the person didn’t notice, then the third time is going to look ugly.


Little Bruce

A name is an odd thing when you think about it. You’re given it by people you’ve never met before you’re born and then it follows you for 80+ years. Everyone you know refers to you by this name that you didn’t get to decide. A bit odd, no?

Twitter: @videojame_

Some names are cute or fitting for small babies, but others are far from that. For example, the name “Bruce.” It’s a fine name for an A-list actor in Hollywood action movies, but it’s a rough name for a small child.


Pricey Advice

As anyone who has ever been to a therapist knows, they’re far more pricey than meeting up with a supportive friend to chat over a cup of coffee. Although there are fantastic therapists out there, some are about as helpful as a supportive friend and a good chat.

Twitter: @livstadler

Which isn’t to say they aren’t good – it’s to say they aren’t $80 an hour good! If you’re shelling out that kind of money, you want advice that’s more substantial than something you could have picked up in a self-help book.


Employment Gap

Employers like to see a steady stream of previous employment when considering if they want to hire someone new. The problem is a lot of people don’t have that. Their employment history is far more patchy. In between working at a cafe at 16 and applying for an office job at 22, there’s the dreaded gap.

Twitter: @as_a_vegetarian

Employers love to ask about this gap. Employees always fumble over what to say. Luckily, Liv 😛 found the perfect answer – “I was hanging out.” Hopefully, that worked out well enough to get the job.


Dog Food

Dogs might be “man’s best friend,” but they’re also man’s pain in the neck. That’s because they think very differently from humans. More specifically, they think about food very differently. Something we may think of as absolutely disgusting, they may think of as absolutely delicious.

Twitter: @clsdapp

For example, recently regurgitated food or an old chicken bone left on the side of a dirty road. Sometimes, the food they scavenge doesn’t go down quite as well as they planned, and humans have to open up their mouths to look inside.