Our post-Christmas gift to you: About three days of reflection. And good reading.
To wit: InsideHook's Third Annual Lists of Lists, compiling everything that made 2016, well, what it was.
For those who like to celebrate human achievement — be it scientific breakthroughs, great design or Instagram model popularity (NSFW) — we have the Best of 2016.
For those who looked at 2016 and threw up a middle finger — or just threw up — we have the Worst of 2016. Wallow in the folly of man. Sad!
And because you were wondering, yes, Emily Ratajkowski makes an appearance.
Go find her.
99 Reasons 2016 Was a Good Year
Turns out global health is on a major uptick.
52 Things I Learned in 2016
“#12 Pork scratchings are good for you.”
The Best Stocks of 2016
Best Buy ... seriously?
Atisha Paulson’s Best of 2016 (NSFW)
Any of Live FAST’s 2016 photo lists, actually.
The Best New Spirits of 2016
The Most WTF?!-Inducing Human Achievements of 2016
Starting with that lunatic who skydived into a trapeze net
The Most Admirable Everyday Women of 2016
The 8th grader who wrote up a relationship contract wins the year
Prince’s Closest Friends Share Their Best Prince Stories
Lifting the pain from a sad passing
The 10 Best Esports Moments of 2016
Get used to it.
The New York Times Best Movies of 2016
Hooray, Sausage Party!
Cahiers Cinema’s Top Ten Movies of 2016
Hooray, Le Bois dont les rêves sont faits!
The 100 Greatest Innovations of 2016
Lots of VR. And an A.I.-powered beer.
The 10 Biggest Trends of 2016
Style-wise. And how they’ll fare next year.
Bloomberg’s Jealousy List 2016
The best stories they didn’t write, including “The AVengers Should Be Placed Under UN Supervision.”
Sleepy Skunk’s 2016 Movie Trailer Mashup
Remember when we were all excited about Suicide Squad?
The Oddest Inventions of 2016
Hey, we liked the floating turntable!
Poynter’s Best of Media Corrections 2016
These are the “fun” mistakes the media made
Google’s Year in Search 2016
Pokemon Go. It’s all Pokemon Go.
The Onion’s Our Annual Year 2016
April: “Universe Feels Zero Connection to Guy Tripping on Mushrooms.”
The Celebrity Breakups of 2016 That Hit Harder Than Expected
Wait, Kat Dennings and Josh Groban were a thing?
Best and Worst Ads of 2016
Constipation was an issue.
5 of the Biggest Fake News Stories From 2016
That kangaroo is f*cking evil.
Why Did Some of 2016’s Weirdest Moments Involve Beer?
If it involves beer it can’t be all bad.
Biggest Tech Failures of 2016
And, admittedly, some successes, so not all bad.
The Most Awkward Celebrity Interview of the Year
Jerry Lewis is a dick.
The Most Edited Wikipedia Pages of 2016
Nothing is certain but death and Trump.
Amazing Quotes That Sum Up 2016
“Delete your account.”
Here Are the Worst Travelers of 2016
Don’t take nude selfies at Angkor Wat, people.
The Worst Stocks of 2016
Screw you, Endo International!
The Worst Cars and Trucks Jalopnik Drove in 2016
The 10 Worst Tax Policy Ideas of the Year
And those ideas are about to come true...
9 Fictional Disasters That Were Less Horrible Than the Reality of 2016
“Hey, you know what sounds like a great idea? Robots that can f*ck us to death. Thanks to Dr. Ford for bringing on the robotic uprising against the plague of humanity and, what’s worse, making us actually cool with it.”
The Top 10 Worst Songs
Meghan Trainor got on here twice.
The Worst Year Ever, Until Next Year
Some well-needed perspective.
Main image via Mike Windle