ost years are made up of 365 days. Apparently, according to science, the year 2017 is no different in that regard.
However, we here at 22 Words can’t help but feel as though the year 2017 has felt as though it lasted for centuries. We’re calling it right now: 2017 has been the longest year in history. Don’t believe us? We’ve got some evidence. Here are 15 things that happened in 2017 that we could have sworn happened in an entirely different lifetime:
1. Salt Bae — January
Throwback to January of this year (yes, this year): Salt Bae.
For whatever reason, we started 2017 off with one of the strangest memes of all time after a chef posted the above video of himself salaciously salting some meat. The world was obsessed. But that was only the beginning. Salt Bae’s reign as Top Meme was short. Ah, Salt Bae. We hardly knew ye.
2. Trump’s Inauguration — January
Trump’s inauguration took place on January 20, 2017, and thus, the country had a new president. It kinda makes you long for the days of Salt Bae, huh?
Who can forget the “record-breaking” inauguration crowds? Trump probably wishes he could. Bragging about the inauguration crowd size was actually one of the first in a very, very long list of lies President Trump has told. Back on January 20, we knew things were pretty bad. But we had no idea just how bad they’d really get.
3. The ‘Moonlight’ vs. ‘La La Land’ Oscars Fiasco — February
This was maybe the first time we’ve ever watched the Oscars and also wished we could climb under a rock for the rest of our lives as the Oscar for Best Picture was awarded to the wrong movie!
Jimmy Kimmel eventually tried to explain exactly what happened at the event, but the damage had already been done. At the time, you may have thought that this awards-show debacle was the worst thing to befall the entertainment industry. Of course, you’d be very, very wrong.
4. Winona Ryder went a little bonkers at the SAG Awards — February
While her Stranger Things co-star David Harbour made his acceptance speech, Ryder made puzzled facial expression after puzzled facial expression and quickly became a meme in the process. Little did she know that we would all be making pretty much the exact same expressions throughout the course of the rest of the year.
(Don’t worry; 2017 wasn’t all bad for Ryder — we also saw her get revenge on some of her high school bullies. Plus season two of Stranger Things came out and captivated us all!)
5. The Fyre Festival happened — April
Or didn’t happen, as it were.
The “multi-weekend luxury music festival” promised people a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the low, low price of between $400 and $12,000. But once people arrived, it quickly became clear that the festival was not to be. Instead, the poor little rich kids were forced to sleep in tents and eat cold cheese sandwiches. It was a complete disaster (and yet another perfect metaphor for the year 2017 as a whole).
Think we’re done reliving the wildest moments of 2017? Not even close…