Holllllly shit, guys, Twitter has become Something Else these days. Politics-as-usual has become politics-as-unusual-as-it-gets. Trolls are everywhere. Hashtags are grim. You gotta have those guilty pleasure accounts to break up the monotony of horrifying trending topics of you’ll go slowly mad, mad I say!
Let's talk about 6, baby. Let's talk about the 2 and 3. Let's talk about all the bad trains and the late trains that may be.
— Fake MTA (@FakeMTA) September 22, 2016
Extremely local humor! Only occasional political commentary! @FakeMTA is pretty much only funny to people who live in the city, or people who love subtweeting. Guess who “the D train” is supposed to be?
— Every Color (@everycolorbot) October 9, 2016
@everycolorbot just tweets colors. Like this. And you’re wondering, “Meghan, why would you want that?” Well, some days, Twitter is just so full of horrors. When your feed is nonstop reactions to the hatred and violence in the world, the occasional color thrown in is kind of a welcome distraction!
I’m truly iconic pic.twitter.com/GDlh2rBoZ7
— Marnie The Dog (@MarnieTheDog) September 30, 2016
I have loved @MarnieTheDog for such a long time now. What is it about Marnie? I’ve actually met her, and she’s just as delicious in person as she seems online. Marnie is a tiny, delicate, sweet-smelling soft fluff dream. She’s gentle and calm, and just looking at pictures of Marnie reminds me of the calming presence of a small, old dog.
A boy is riding a bicycle from Miami to the Moon.
— Magic Realism Bot (@MagicRealismBot) October 9, 2016
Who doesn’t love a bit of magical realism? When everyone’s tweeting their anger, and subtweeting their anger, the random interjection of mystical nonsense is a welcome oddity.
if you are sad pic.twitter.com/5UYIvDzOsY
— puppies with flowers (@puppieswflowers) August 8, 2016
Okay, I don’t think I need to sell this one too hard. Puppies with flowers. Features puppies, with flowers. Follow this account. Just do it.
You should feel good about yourself. If you don't, all the sweet words from others and good things you say about yourself won't help.
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) September 26, 2016
Yoko Ono was one of the first five Twitter accounts I ever followed!
This is Rocco. He's doing his best. 13/10 someone help him (IG: rocco_roni) pic.twitter.com/qFsl1nnXMv
— WeRateDogs™ (@dog_rates) August 2, 2016
If I can urge you to follow just one of these accounts, it should absolutely be We Rate Dogs. I’ve raved about this account before, I retweet them often, and it’s such a bizarre and irreverent distraction from the increasingly terrifying horrorshow that is this election cycle and the daily news.
If you have an account I should follow, PLEASE TELL ME. Tweet it to me! Baby animals! Stunning photographs! Funny comics! #Share the love!