That nauseating feeling you had on election night

The MTA telling us the L Train will be inoperable for 18 months

The word “bubble” takes on a whole new meaning. 

In 2016, the median price per square foot in any Brooklyn home is nearly $600 more expensive than it was in 2006.

Lots and lots of residential towers make downtown Brooklyn look not like Downtown Brooklyn. 

Through social media, being able to see all the horrors happening in Syria, and every world leader still not doing enough to stop it. 

An entire generation now twitches involuntarily at the sound of every push notification and probably always will. 

Nearly daily terror attacks seem normal.

The future of the country depends upon decisive and coordinated action from the left. 

Underwritten by foreign sovereign wealth funds, Uber is losing billions of dollars a year offering artificially cheap fares while it “disrupts” existing transportation infrastructure into oblivion and invests in driverless cars, and late-stage global capitalism is so pervasive it becomes harder every day to live an ethical life. 

There’s no more ice anywhere on Earth. It’s melted, we melted it. 

This cartoon from December 2015 basically came true. 

Ryan Lochte “over-exaggerting” at the summer Olympics

Widespread doping revealed to be really, really normal everywhere, especially Russia

Love is dead: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie are no longer. 

Jay Z cheating on Beyonce, the fuck you doing man

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Donald Trump, every part of it. Ok, but especially: When he called British prime minister Theresa May to say, “If you travel to the U.S., you should let me know.”; Praised the despot president of Kazakhstan; Called the president of Taiwan causing China to seize a Navy research vessel before he’s even president; Bragged about grabbing pussy; When he said, “Nobody has more respect for women than I do.”; In every single presidential debate; ad nauseum

Hate crimes and racist graffiti spike post-election

The Electoral College

Saying goodbye to Bernie

Saying goodbye to Hillary

Mike Pence

Kanye leaves the Meadows Festival early because Kim got robbed

One Direction goes on a break (and break up)

People freaking out over female Ghostbusters

Leslie Jones getting Hacked and Harassed—but then her being a bad ass motherfucker and not being shaken by it, which belongs on the best of list.

Truth means nothing

Fake news

The Alt Right

Steve Bannon

Vladimir Putin and Marine Le Pen publicly celebrate Trump victory

The La Croix Obsession

Pokémon Go (see also best of)

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DEATH STEALS OUR CHAMPIONS: David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Florence Henderson, John Glenn, Bill Cunningham (!!), Muhammad Ali, Alan Rickman, Mis Cleo, Gary Shandling, Alan Thicke, Muhammad Ali, Natalie Cole, Craig Sager, Arnold Palmer, Sharon Jones, Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Anthony Weiner, still a huge pervert

Roger Ailes, not a surprise, is an asshole pervert

FBI Director James Comey

The Gorilla killed in the Cincinnati zoo

Kylie Jenner deems 2016 as the year of “realizing stuff”

Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna get their own show

Obama having to pretend he doesn’t hate Trump

Having to say “Brexit”

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When Melania plagiarized Michelle

Kanye visiting Trump Tower

The continued persistence of drop-crotch pants

Gold Donut Gate: Williamsburg birthed a $100 ring of fried dough covered in layers of gold.

Realizing 2016 might have been better than 2017 is going to be.

These awesome plans released for Trump’s inauguration ball

Russia finally took over America

But, at least 50 pretty good things happened in 2016, too. 

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