It's all coming to an end, or is it?
December 30, 2016 5:41 AM   Subscribe

You probably counted down and welcomed it into your home. 2016 doesn't care. "It's just locker-room talk."
posted by pashdown (28 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
The "they got Leia" line was too soon, my heart dropped a little at that one.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:45 AM on December 30, 2016 [3 favorites]




At least we still have Aretha.
posted by flabdablet at 5:54 AM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]




It's only a calendar, it's only a calendar, it's only a calendar...
posted by kozad at 6:28 AM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


I am one with the Force, the Force is with me
I am one with the Force, the Force is with me
I am one with the Force, the Force is with me
I am one with the Force, the Force is with me
I am one with the Force, the Force is with me
I am one with the Force, the Force is with me
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:31 AM on December 30, 2016 [13 favorites]


BBC: The world's oldest male panda, Pan Pan, has died aged 31. Translated, his name means 'hope'.
posted by Wordshore at 7:00 AM on December 30, 2016 [14 favorites]




This was obvious, gimmicky, and oh so right.

Speaking of gimmicky and obvious...
Me at the start of 2016: Marlon Brando on a motorcycle in the Wild One
Me at the end of 2016: Marlon Brando hacked to death at the end of Apocalypse Now. "The horror...the horror..."
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:47 AM on December 30, 2016 [7 favorites]


BBC: The world's oldest male panda, Pan Pan, has died aged 31.

Imagine how short his life would have been if they'd named him Mayday.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:52 AM on December 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


The world's oldest male panda, Pan Pan, has died aged 31. Translated, his name means 'hope'.

okay even for 2016 that's a little on the nose
posted by skycrashesdown at 8:00 AM on December 30, 2016 [21 favorites]


Translated, his name means 'hope'.

I hadn't actually heard about this, but some part of me knew that Hope had already died for us.
posted by BlueHorse at 9:37 AM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hope died in 2003.
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:46 AM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Dick Van Dyke is still around...
So is Carol Burnett.


Do not taunt 2016. Just sayin'...
posted by Thorzdad at 9:50 AM on December 30, 2016 [5 favorites]


Me at the end of 2016: Marlon Brando hacked to death at the end of Apocalypse Now. "The horror...the horror..."

"They told me that you had gone totally insane, and that your methods were unsound."

"Are my methods unsound?"

"I don't see... any method at all, sir."
posted by Joey Buttafoucault at 9:50 AM on December 30, 2016 [6 favorites]


The only thing missing here is a scene where one of the survivors says, "This is scary now, but think of the songs we can write about it later!" and then the other survivors hack him apart with an axe.
posted by tobascodagama at 9:53 AM on December 30, 2016 [4 favorites]




I still reserve a glimmer of hope that on Sunday I'll reload www.abevigoda.com and find that the status has changed.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 11:06 AM on December 30, 2016 [4 favorites]


Just wait for the sequel.
posted by anotherpanacea at 1:03 PM on December 30, 2016


Shelf Talk (Seattle Public Library): Those We Lost in 2016.
posted by Wordshore at 1:40 PM on December 30, 2016


The only thing missing here is a scene where one of the survivors says, "This is scary now, but think of the songs we can write about it later!" and then the other survivors hack him apart with an axe.

did someobody say "amanda palmer"
posted by KChasm at 2:14 PM on December 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


Oh, that was too close to the bone to be funny. I'm with Michele Obama on this year.

I have a feeling it'll take more than heavy cutting equipment to deal with DJT, too. Though I am focused on 2018 and then 2020.
posted by bearwife at 4:47 PM on December 30, 2016


Did more famous people die this year than in other years? I've been persistently confused by this particular summation of 2016.
posted by tummy_rub at 8:08 PM on December 30, 2016


"bowie, prince, carrie fisher and the former Beninese Minister of Mines Kamarou Fassassi are all up there having one heck of a party"

Don't forget Glenn Frey. Peaceful easy feeling, indeed.
posted by Beholder at 9:59 PM on December 30, 2016


OK guys. 2016 is over in Australia. I can breathe easier now. It will be over in other places soon, too. Take care of yourselves. We can't afford to lose anyone else.
posted by Joe in Australia at 5:01 AM on December 31, 2016 [2 favorites]


Just gone midnight here. Happy 2017, all.
posted by flabdablet at 5:02 AM on December 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


OK guys. 2016 is over in Australia.

Whaaa? This is bullshit, why does Australia get to be first?! Where's the manager, I want to talk to them, right now!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:18 AM on December 31, 2016


Actually Kiribati, Samoa and Tonga were first, so you're better off talking to them.
posted by flabdablet at 9:39 AM on December 31, 2016 [2 favorites]


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