The 2016 election wasa battle fought on social media,
and I think it's fair to say thelosers were the American people.
This wasa complete ridiculous upending.
This was a blood bath,no matter which way you voted.
I don't think anyone iswalking away feeling like,
"Ah, that was great. Let's haveanother one of those real soon."
This election was insane.
It is the byproductof social media,
which does notfoster conversations.
It fosters emotional outbursts
without lookinginto where facts come from,
and we're conditioned to thinkthat anything that trends
or gets upvoted is worthpaying attention to,
which is basically like saying,"Hey, that horse is on fire.
Let's vote for it!Let's vote for it!"
"He's tripping over his ownballs. Let's vote for that."
-(laughter)-But this is the democracy.
This is America.
We will come togetheras a nation. We have to.
We have to make this work.
So, you might describethis election as horrifying,
or traumatizing or erotic,maybe. I don't know.
Which is why tonight'slive hashtag is
Examples might bePrayed for Godzilla,
or ♪ Too Many Whites.
♪ Too Many Whites. Comedians,
how would you describethis election in three words?
-Ron?-♪ Bernie Come Back.
-(cheers and applause)-♪ Any kind of fool could see
♪ I was wrong, and I just can'tlive without you. ♪
♪ Ba-da-da, ba-da-da, ba-da,bah-bah ♪
♪ Ba-buh, ba-da, ba-da.
(cheers and applause)
Paul F. Tompkins.
-In three words?-Yes.
Please... Kill Me.
-(laughter)-All right, Paul F.
Thank you. Points.
Uh, Trump Grabbed My...
Points for that.This around the Internet.
@TheLegendaryJF says, "Threewords: Canada's Border Closed."
@OnlyInBOS--only in Boston, I suppose.
"Still Taco Tuesday."Looking on the bright side.