The Year in Review, As Told By Twitter Parody Accounts

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Dec. 12 2012 5:30 AM

Angie’s Leg, Sarcastic Rover, and Romney’s Binders

The year in review, as told by Twitter parody accounts.

It was the year of Barack Obama’s re-election, Hurricane Sandy, and the inane Twitter parody account. Here’s our look back at the events that shaped 2012, as told through the ascendant news medium of our age.

Ivey Blue Carter tweet

@AngiesLeg tweet

@GinagrichIdeas tweet

@KimJongNumberUn tweet

@HologramTupac tweet

@DRUNKHULK tweet

@VeepJoeBiden

@notzuckerberg tweet

@goodjobkid

@SarcasticRover

@PaulRyanGosling

@NBCDelayed tweet

@UnimpressedMeme tweet

@InvisibleObama tweet

@TheJonahLehrer

@SilentJimLehrer tweet

@RomneysBinder

@DanglingCrane tweet

@fivethirtynate tweet

@RoyalFetus tweet

Will Oremus is Slate's senior technology writer.

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Medical Examiner

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Technology

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