Meanwhile, Britain,unaware that there is no such thing as a protest vote, lost its nut; America (not to be outdone) asked for someone to hold its beer, watch this.
A devastating civil war in Syria ... horrible shootings ... Zika virus ...
Throw a shot in that coffee, dapper dog. We all justifiably get to have a drink this New Year's Eve.
All that being said
I've been compiling a list of good things. All year. As a result, I HAVE REAL PROOF THAT THERE WAS GOOD IN THE WORLD.
Some of it is truly good stuff; some is just the stupid shit I thought was cool. But, Christ on a bike, we should all take what we can get at this point. Feel free to add to it as you like.
Without further ado IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? Well, this year it was reported that thanks to hilarious internet nonsense, the gene responsible for ALS has been found!! We are that much closer to effective treatment! THAT'S HUGE!
This guy dancing with this pony. Don't judge me, just watch it!
The Anglican church to solemnize same-sex unions the same as opposite-sex unions. YAY!!
Pokémon Go. Oh, you don't like this? <whispers in concern> "Who hurt you?" Because this was amazing. It got people out of the house, running around, meeting people who loved the thing the loved AND HELPING SICK CHILDREN. Okay it got to the point where sick kids said stop - but only because PEOPLE PLAYING POKEMON WANTED TO HELP SO MUCH! That's amazing. And if that doesn't convince you, it helped save a kitten, God** and the Internet's favourite thing.
No. I'm not joking. I don't care what your politics are, these are equal measures hilarious & adorable, like a puppy wearing little boots. In the (perhaps) dark days to come we will warm ourselves on the glow of this burning bromance.
Jessie Graff’s red carpet kick.
Bittersweet: the Tragically Hip farewell concert. a.k.a. How to shut down the whole of Canada.
VICTORY AT STANDING ROCK!
On December 4, 2016, plans for the the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) were cancelled. At least temporarily. Damn, the feelings with this one. Fighting and the good fight, and winning! And then THIS happened!! *faints*
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So there we go. Those are some of the things that struck me as good. Share your good things. It'll be cathartic, or at least a big middle-finger to the 2016 that wanted you to be a sniveling wreck right about now.
Best thing of all: This clusterfuck is coming to a close.