an example of a my plans 2020 meme

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My plans/2020 meme shows how this year canceled everything

2020 is not our year.

May 18, 2020, 7:05 pm

Internet Culture

Brooke Sjoberg 

Brooke Sjoberg

Unless your name is SARS-CoV-2, 2020 is likely not going to be “your year.” It’s not anyone’s year. No one can leave their house.

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A new meme has been born to grieve all the plans that the coronavirus canceled in 2020. The "my plans/2020" format is set up to accommodate film references, other memes, and just about anything in between. Just like the "expectation/reality" meme before it, "my plans/2020" is here to encompass all of your disappointment.

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For Twitter user @TomZohar, his plans and 2020 were like Emily's own plan to become Miranda Priestly's favorite employee getting smashed by Andy Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada.

Twitter user @keithcarian's plans were foiled much like those of Asia O'Hara on Drag Race. Basically this year isn't much different from when Asia hoped to walk the runway in a beautiful costume covered in butterflies as live butterflies were released––only to find out her real butterflies had died.

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If you feel steamrolled by this year, you're not the only one. For Twitter user @breannimator, it's a lot like the scene in Pet Sematary, when young Gage is run over by a passing truck.

And then there's Twitter user @throughfilms, whose plans for 2020 are sitting in a locked entryway while coronavirus is ranting and raging in a jeweler's store à la Uncut Gems.

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There are just so many.

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*First Published: May 18, 2020, 7:05 pm