If there's one thing we can always count on, no matter if there's abounding political upheaval or social unrest, it's that the internet will remain the internet. It is unflinchingly that weird, unmatched place where we all congregate together to argue, to talk, and most importantly, to commiserate when we can't quite come to terms with what's happening around us. Case in point, the web is rife with Inauguration Day memes and tweets, and there are no signs of the comical content that is churning slowing down.
Listen, whether you're incensed about the president-elect becoming president, are for it, or are somewhere on the fence about it, these jokes are ones that anyone with a sense of humor can appreciate. After all, if you can't poke fun at yourself and your nation, what can you have fun with? Humor is often what brings even the unlikeliest of people together, and I see the ability to find funny tidbits in the midst of great tension to be both encouraging and refreshing. You know, so long as it's done consciously and tastefully, keeping in mind people's sensitivities at the moment.
Here are some of the best tweets and memes about the inauguration, because the internet is a joke-making machine:
Bernie's "Raw" Revenge
"We are LIVE here at the Inauguration and-- wait, what's this!— WORLD STAR FANS (@WorIdStarComedy) January 20, 2017
It's, it's, BY GOSH IT'S BERNIE SANDERS WITH A STEEL CHAIR!" pic.twitter.com/kdnyFEjM6n
If you aren't laughing, you're wrong.
Life Imitates Art
the only good moment of this inauguration is michelle jim-facing the camera like "why did she give me this box" pic.twitter.com/WoGAWfKS0l— jomny sun (@jonnysun) January 20, 2017
An Office reference can ease almost any awkward situation.
This Speaks For Itself
Prince Is Being Channeled
Dearly Beloved, We are Gathered Here Today To Get Through This Thing Called LIFE.— Damaris Lewis (@DamarisLewis) January 20, 2017
I see what you did there.
“DAMMIT BILL YOU SAID WE WERE GOING TO BRUNCH" pic.twitter.com/ueJSfDZaSV— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) January 20, 2017
Brunch would probably be preferable...
You know what they say about pictures and how they're worth a thousand words? Yep.
🎼 can i speak to your managerrr🎤🎼 pic.twitter.com/L5W9i9MKh0— Eric-by-the-sea (@ericschmerick) January 20, 2017
Snape Was Never One To Mince Words
The President Who Must Not Be Named.— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) January 20, 2017
A burn is a burn.
I Sense A Theme
"I, Michael Pence do solemnly swear ... that I am up to no good" *WHITE HOUSE MARAUDERS MAP APPEARS *— lauren yap (@itslaurenyap) January 20, 2017
*Fine tunes wand*
A Lofty Promise Suggestion...
WE WILL BRING BACK BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO— nate lee (@nately) January 20, 2017
... for the ages.
An Ode To Bernie's Windbreaker
I like to think that if Bernie won (which he would've) he would've worn this to his own inauguration pic.twitter.com/YniY1B0J1q— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) January 20, 2017
Art Imitates Life
It's like one of those newspapers the main character picks up in sci-fi movies when they realize they're in an alternate timeline pic.twitter.com/YdXvBRLg6T— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) January 20, 2017
This is literally a plot point on The Flash.
Too Good Of A Photo Op Not To Meme Multiple Times
*record scratch * Yep, that's me. I bet you're wondering how I got here. pic.twitter.com/HjlOSR9Am9— Sarah Karlan (@SkarSkarSkar) January 20, 2017
Today means a lot of different things to different people, but at least the internet is here to keep us laughing.