At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos snapped his fingers and wiped out half the population of the universe.
While the immediate results were horrifying (half of our beloved superheroes fading into dust before our eyes), the long-term consequences are no less grim.
Imagine a world where only half of every band you love is still alive to play the music.
This is the sad reality our remaining heroes are now living in.
*Avengers: Endgame, opening scene, 1 month later* Captain America (crying): "I'm still so sad." Black Widow: "We… https://t.co/Smc7Frktzq— Jeff Lyons (@Jeff Lyons)1553654584.0
Once Twitter realized how sad it would be to have half of our pop culture idols gone, they couldn't stop joking about it.
@usedwigs "But Art Garfunkel is opening..." (inconsolable sobbing)— SixDemon Paranoid (@SixDemon Paranoid)1553702695.0
@usedwigs https://t.co/VebaGW97C3— Heidi 🐝 (@Heidi 🐝)1553702135.0
@usedwigs 🎵 Private eye, it's watching you 🎵— THE Burger King (@THE Burger King)1553691292.0
Splitting up singing duos like Hall and Oates seemed especially tragic.
@usedwigs Hall-ogram and Oates— Chastity Vicencio (@Chastity Vicencio)1553709925.0
But the tears didn't end there...
@usedwigs Tony Stark [entering frame]: “Maybe we could catch the B- the B- [pauses to compose himself] the Boy II Man reunion tour.”— Collin Bennett (@Collin Bennett)1553699040.0
@collinbennett9 @usedwigs Boy I Man— Kevin Binswanger (@Kevin Binswanger)1553700423.0
And what would happen to some of our favorite reality television shows?
@usedwigs Black Widow: Look, let's just stay home, watch "Rizzoli" and eat some Jerry's ice cream. Captain America: (exhales deeply0— Gabriel Bell (@Gabriel Bell)1553702369.0
...Cap goes to his bedroom and turns on the TV, sees "Property Brother" (much more crying)— Jeff Lyons (@Jeff Lyons)1553692654.0
@usedwigs On TV later Cap watches "This is Some of Us" and cries himself to sleep.— Carl Drogo (@Carl Drogo)1553721537.0
Poor Cap is going to need some help through these hard times.
@usedwigs @Popehat Let's grab a bite to eat on the way. There's a Three Guys around the corner.— Christopher Logie (@Christopher Logie)1553707514.0
Five Guys may have made it through with over "half" of their people, but statistically it all evens out.
@xtorol @usedwigs @Popehat ooh, they just beat the odds.— Max Smith (@Max Smith)1553709310.0
@gallow23 @xtorol @usedwigs @Popehat Some get rounded up, some get rounded down.— Bob Davis (@Bob Davis)1553718459.0
Ultimately, no one was spared from Thanos's snap!
@usedwigs Steve and Bruce leave a theater. Steve: "I just didn't like that Blue Man's performance." Bruce (wiping… https://t.co/NIN6x2csAs— Graylan (@Graylan)1553721272.0
@usedwigs Wait until he hears about the Wu Tang Duo— Joseph Jab (@Joseph Jab)1553712683.0
As sad as it may have made the surviving Avengers, Twitter users couldn't help but start brainstorming adapted band names.
@thielavision @wag____ @usedwigs Can we get #EndgameBands trending? The White Stripe. The Black Key. The Three Sea… https://t.co/F0aBTHqpzf— Matthew David Brozik (@Matthew David Brozik)1553711193.0
@usedwigs Want to go see The Blowfish?— Robert Powers (@Robert Powers)1553717607.0
@usedwigs @boosh71 Duran.— MatterEaterLad (@MatterEaterLad)1553719829.0
Would any of these bands rock as hard as their original versions?
@usedwigs @dolari Blink 91— Lewdly Inclin’d 🛡 (@Lewdly Inclin’d 🛡)1553722595.0
@usedwigs Tony: AC is playing tonight Cap: You mean ACD.....No— Hal Jordan (@Hal Jordan)1553719614.0
For some, these jokes, only a year after the fictional worldwide tragedy, were in bad taste.
@usedwigs Too soon.— Steve (@Steve)1553726209.0
Hopefully, we'll have Garfunkel's partner back before long.
Avengers: Endgame premiers on April 26!
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