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This Year's Just Six Words Long
December 29, 2011 8:27 PM   Subscribe

Inspired by SMITH magazine's six-word Memoir project and books (previously), Minnesota Public Radio asks, "In six words, how would you describe 2011?"
posted by ZeusHumms (94 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Two months per word? Barely doable.
posted by ZeusHumms at 8:30 PM on December 29, 2011


sadly, getting progressively sadder and sadder
posted by nathancaswell at 8:31 PM on December 29, 2011


Same as always, to a chicken.
posted by rmxwl at 8:34 PM on December 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


A world craving triumph got none.
posted by cell divide at 8:35 PM on December 29, 2011


"Are you going to finish that?"
posted by troika at 8:35 PM on December 29, 2011


Shit is fucked up and bullshit
posted by naju at 8:36 PM on December 29, 2011 [16 favorites]


Horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible.
posted by winna at 8:36 PM on December 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


TL; DR.
posted by rmxwl at 8:36 PM on December 29, 2011


[PLEASE INSERT SIX WORD JOKE HERE]
posted by vidur at 8:39 PM on December 29, 2011


who will get the most favorites?
posted by nathancaswell at 8:43 PM on December 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


rick

rick

rick

rick

rick

rick
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 8:46 PM on December 29, 2011 [7 favorites]


Eleven months suck, one is worse.
posted by eriko at 8:48 PM on December 29, 2011


A list of six swear words
posted by showbiz_liz at 8:48 PM on December 29, 2011


2012: Twelve months of suck, plus election.
posted by eriko at 8:49 PM on December 29, 2011


What the fuck, two thousand eleven?
posted by Strange Interlude at 8:49 PM on December 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


For me personally?

Graduated, barista, unemployed, barista, unemployed, temp.

Oh, 2011. You catty bitch.
posted by showbiz_liz at 8:50 PM on December 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


It's finally almost over, thank Christ.
posted by gerryblog at 8:51 PM on December 29, 2011


Actually wasn't all that bad, comparatively
posted by Ad hominem at 8:51 PM on December 29, 2011


Has happened before, will happen again.
posted by SpacemanStix at 8:51 PM on December 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Baby shoes for sale: Citibank repossession.
posted by charlie don't surf at 8:52 PM on December 29, 2011 [8 favorites]


Nothing is new under the sun.
posted by SpacemanStix at 8:52 PM on December 29, 2011


Better than 2010 all around
posted by bleep at 8:52 PM on December 29, 2011


Osama killed, Economy almost was also.
posted by JoeXIII007 at 8:52 PM on December 29, 2011


Wish I had some pop-tarts though.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:53 PM on December 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Humans repeat patterns, time marches on.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 8:54 PM on December 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


United States Congress Liked Being Dramatic
posted by JoeXIII007 at 8:57 PM on December 29, 2011


I ate maybe thirty five steaks
posted by nathancaswell at 8:58 PM on December 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Occupations, meltdowns, disasters but mostly weddings.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:59 PM on December 29, 2011


they got Osama, it didn't matter.
posted by device55 at 9:01 PM on December 29, 2011


The year damn near everybody died

.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:07 PM on December 29, 2011


Get the reference in the title?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:13 PM on December 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


God forbid, could have been worse.
posted by random thoughts at 9:15 PM on December 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Took an arrow in the knee.
posted by cerulgalactus at 9:25 PM on December 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


I got to go to Morocco!

(wait, are happy memories allowed here?)
posted by psoas at 9:26 PM on December 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


God damm, should of drank more
posted by neversummer at 9:36 PM on December 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh, my fucking God! Really? Really!?!
posted by ob1quixote at 9:51 PM on December 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo
posted by bottlebrushtree at 9:54 PM on December 29, 2011


There's the door, now fuck off.
posted by AD_ at 10:21 PM on December 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


May you live in interesting times!
posted by jeffburdges at 10:31 PM on December 29, 2011 [4 favorites]


we are 99 percent. now what?
posted by ian1977 at 10:32 PM on December 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Another year and too much pain.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 10:48 PM on December 29, 2011


Hey, NBC? Save Community, cancel Whitney.
posted by Knappster at 11:04 PM on December 29, 2011 [6 favorites]


The year that followed 2010, obediently.
posted by RoseyD at 11:09 PM on December 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


There's no fucking rules, dude.
posted by Johann Georg Faust at 11:17 PM on December 29, 2011


Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.
posted by ambient2 at 11:24 PM on December 29, 2011 [4 favorites]


America got poorer and more pissed.
posted by escabeche at 11:27 PM on December 29, 2011


Guilty feet have got no rhythm.
posted by palomar at 11:30 PM on December 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


...I think I did it wrong.
posted by palomar at 11:31 PM on December 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:45 PM on December 29, 2011


Gin, vermouth, ice. Shake well, pour.
posted by jivadravya at 11:50 PM on December 29, 2011


One "two," one "zero," two "ones."
posted by chasing at 12:14 AM on December 30, 2011


Osama, Jobs, Gaddafi, Hitchens, Kim, Vigoda.
posted by Anything at 12:27 AM on December 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Beat that two thousand and twelve.
posted by Anything at 12:33 AM on December 30, 2011


Now what the fuck comes next?
posted by Anything at 12:38 AM on December 30, 2011


First third was nondescript, but, Jeez...
posted by Anything at 12:47 AM on December 30, 2011


Actually, no; I had forgotten how early things got going in North Africa.
posted by Anything at 12:54 AM on December 30, 2011


First week was nondescript, but, Jeez...
posted by Anything at 12:56 AM on December 30, 2011


Dead parents and brother - it sucked mightily.
posted by JB71 at 12:57 AM on December 30, 2011


Crap. 7 words? It still sucked.
posted by JB71 at 12:58 AM on December 30, 2011


Anything: "[…]Vigoda."

www.isabevigodadead.com: As of 0359 EST, No, according to the Internet.
posted by ob1quixote at 12:59 AM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Old boss. Tahrir. New boss. Tahrir.
posted by Anything at 1:19 AM on December 30, 2011


Shitty, looking forward to next year.
posted by calamari kid at 1:22 AM on December 30, 2011


Few better mousetraps, many better idiots.
posted by feloniousmonk at 1:25 AM on December 30, 2011


Weird Al's in my brain! Great!
posted by gern at 1:31 AM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Jabruary, Mapril, Juny, Aupember, Nocember!
posted by Anything at 1:40 AM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


uh jesus wtf get back to bed
... Jabruary, Mapril, Mune, Jugust, Sectober, Nocember!
posted by Anything at 1:44 AM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh my, I am so old.
posted by Ayn Rand and God at 2:57 AM on December 30, 2011


Power washed away by massive waves.
posted by mariokrat at 3:24 AM on December 30, 2011


One year closer to Mayan end?
posted by kuanes at 3:51 AM on December 30, 2011


Death. Bring on the new year.
posted by DigDoug at 4:55 AM on December 30, 2011


Ball Drops - Fuck off Twenty Eleven.
posted by DigDoug at 4:56 AM on December 30, 2011


Endlessly whirling clouds of bored hornets.
posted by krinklyfig at 5:01 AM on December 30, 2011


Shit sandwich with a dill pickle.
posted by krinklyfig at 5:02 AM on December 30, 2011


Goddamn it, here we go again...
posted by krinklyfig at 5:04 AM on December 30, 2011


Egypt, Libya... Let's hatch this egg.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 5:18 AM on December 30, 2011


Muffin muffin muffin muffin muffin chutzpah.
posted by krinklyfig at 5:36 AM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can't believe I ate whole thing.
posted by item at 5:44 AM on December 30, 2011


New job, old body, another drink.
posted by Decani at 5:48 AM on December 30, 2011


For sale: representative democracy, never used.
posted by nicepersonality at 6:05 AM on December 30, 2011


Did not pass the California Bar.
posted by bakerina at 6:21 AM on December 30, 2011


(wait, are happy memories allowed here?)

All memories allowed, unhappy or not.
posted by ZeusHumms at 6:32 AM on December 30, 2011


Didn't leave country this year. Bummer.

(two moves, new car, new job)
posted by Elly Vortex at 8:14 AM on December 30, 2011


Meh, it could have been worse.
posted by Mick at 8:31 AM on December 30, 2011


MELLOW OUT OR YOU WILL PAY
posted by elizardbits at 8:38 AM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Nuke it. Only way to be sure.

(It's...weirdly comforting to know that other people had a horrid 2011.)
posted by zix at 8:39 AM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I can't even count right. Should've gone with my first thought of "burn the body, salt the earth."
posted by zix at 8:41 AM on December 30, 2011


Rear view mirror, foot on gas.
posted by mochapickle at 8:43 AM on December 30, 2011


Steve Jobs died. STEVE JOBS DIED!
posted by hydrophonic at 9:11 AM on December 30, 2011


Damn. And I thought 2010 sucked.
posted by kinnakeet at 9:20 AM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is what democracy looks like. (Why yes, I live in Madison, WI, why do you ask?)
posted by gillyflower at 11:34 AM on December 30, 2011


More Arab Spring please, less tsunami.
posted by Loudmax at 12:58 PM on December 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


NASA grounds Shuttle, replacement always delayed.
posted by ZeusHumms at 2:31 PM on December 30, 2011


2011: a toilet that needs flushed.
posted by pecanpies at 3:59 PM on December 30, 2011


At least January's only thirty days.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 10:27 PM on January 1, 2012


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