Which is what we were thinking on New Year's Day 2016
Still waiting on 2015 to issue an apology— skooks (@skooks) January 1, 2016
And at the end of 2014
2014 was so bad.— skooks (@skooks) December 30, 2014
bad bad bad bad
My one regret about 2012 ending is that it won't be around much longer for me to slap the shit out of it.— skooks (@skooks) January 1, 2013
Welp I think we just put the cap on the unparalleled awfulness of 2011. Can not wait to put this year from hell to bed.— skooks (@skooks) December 18, 2011
And, well, it kinda just goes on like this
I know the Saints won the Superbowl and all but man did 2010 suck otherwise.— skooks (@skooks) December 30, 2010
The lesson, I think, is that we're never satisfied at this point every year and that's probably not such a bad thing. Our world is full of injustice and things that make us sad generally. There's no reason to sit around and content ourselves with it. 2017 is likely going to be a lot like 2016 was except Donald Trump will be the President. That's pretty fucked up, right? Why should we normalize these crappy years? The 2010s have been rubbish. We need to to better. We can do better. But doing better starts with admitting there's a problem.
So, yeah, let's tell 2016 to fuck off. But let's also not expect our problems to magically go away when we flip the calendar. This is no time to tune out.