December 29, 2016
When 2016 started, I set up a folder labeled “Best Tweets of 2016.”
It was my intention to collect dozens of fine examples of social-media use and pick through them to decide which, in fact, were the best in my estimation.
Things did not go as planned. As in, I only remembered to load that file up sporadically during the course of a tumultuous year. Which is to say I likely missed a bunch of great Tweets, so this list cannot accurately be deemed definitive.
That’s fine, though.
I’m sure that, if you're reading this, you have favorites, too. I also suspect you will be more than happy to share them with the world via the comments, Twitter or teletype.
In any event, here are my 15 #2016Faves presented in no particular order.
Some are funny, others sad. They run the gamut of emotions in Philly and beyond, with some requiring a deeper dive into the threads from whence they came for proper context.
I hope you not only enjoy, but share your favorites, too.
Just make sure they're not all pictures of that naked guy who TomBroDude (pictured above) loved to hammer 6ABC with. Also, RIP TomBroDude. No Twitter round-up is complete without a shout out to the late great Tweeter.
To person who defecated in subway stairwell: It's been cleaned up and disinfected. I'm sure you're embarrassed. It's OK. Hope you're better.— Thomas J. Nestel III (@TNestel3) November 20, 2016
The worst people always win the good shit at fundraising bingos— ☃️Philadorable☃️ (@philadorablee) May 21, 2016
My 2nd biggest fear about becoming poor is not being able to afford to get my hair colored. But if it came down to it, I'd go gray for wine.— Main Line Housewife (@mainlinewife) May 11, 2016
Spend 1.5 years working on a book, and you go viral because you happened to be in the Apple Store when Philly Jesus gets arrested.— Jen A. Miller (@byJenAMiller) May 2, 2016
Somewhere a kid is in jail over a dime bag of weed. But no one is behind bars for poisoning an entire city of children. #FlintWaterCrisis— David A. Love (@davidalove) January 18, 2016
when u hella woke but it still can't overshadow an excellent menu, very good desserts, and great drink selection pic.twitter.com/cll7zkupDb— mike (@TheMikes_) December 28, 2016
New Jersey's beaches are so picturesque. Just saw a bird made out of garbage swoop down to pick up a diaper— THE LEGO BRO DUDE (@ironghazi) August 6, 2016
Well America is tanking!!! All we can do is Trust The Process...— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) November 9, 2016
When you ask Santa for a puppy but accidentally write Satan pic.twitter.com/hRZa0zcQjE— Medieval Reactions (@MedievalReacts) April 26, 2016
The Cubs winning the World Series is better with the Titanic music... pic.twitter.com/JT96KdIFZ0— Better with Titanic (@TitanicOnThings) November 3, 2016
just accidentally flicked my cigarette in a baby stroller. im sorry but im not going to jail for this. good luck and god bless— Tom Bro Dude (@tombrodude) August 10, 2016
Of course, being the writer of this here listicle, I would be remiss not to include a couple of mine as throw-ins, no?
If it pleases the court, I need to adjust my do-rag, brother. pic.twitter.com/mDziMWa8fN— Brian P. Hickey (@BrianPHickey) March 7, 2016
Being a trollish snob > using the phrase "everyone was so present" at Diner en Blanc pic.twitter.com/NhXZ1Wn3NM— Brian P. Hickey (@BrianPHickey) September 14, 2016
Good news. I'll still be hungover from the Cubs parade when Trump wins the presidency. pic.twitter.com/hJYvb9EnOY— Brian P. Hickey (@BrianPHickey) February 23, 2016