Election Day is providing a lot of context for no-context Twitter accounts
No-context pop culture Twitter accounts are getting a whole lot of context this week, sharing some very pertinent, relatable screenshots amidst the 2020 U.S. presidential election. It's a bit of wry levity to help claw us through this.
Out-of-context Twitter accounts typically post screenshots of television shows without comment, often highlighting the absurdity of particular moments or phrases. While many accounts are still doing so this week, there's also been a noticeable trend in what type of stills are being highlighted. Themes of despair, comfort, fear, and voting have been prominent in many of these accounts' latest tweets, offering some sly commentary on the political hellscape that is U.S. Election Day.
We're all just giant arancini balls of anxiety and dread, but at least we're in this together.
There have also been many references to drinking. Which, fair. Even if you don't drink, now seems like as good a time as any to have a sip.
Politics were truly unavoidable even for the most apathetic this year, with the race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden becoming the most heated, high-stakes election in modern American history. Everyone is biting their fingernails to the bed, waiting to find out how deep their emergency bunkers need to be.
Novelty Twitter accounts can help manage the anxiety, but also remember to step away from the screens when you can. It's a tough day in a tough year, and there's no shame in temporarily tapping out for the sake of your mental health — once you've voted, of course.
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November 7, 2020 at 11:29AM