Why you should care
Because those who forget the last 12 months are doomed to repeat the last 12 months.
As we stumble headlong into 2015 wondering what the hell Janus has in store for us, it seems prudent to figure out what happened to us in 2014. Not just the high-highs and the low-lows, but the weird and headshakingly significant moments of the year where we may still be trying to figure out what happened — those moments that we love to hate, and hate that we love.
So join us as we look back, not so much in anger, but in complete and total bafflement at the sublime ridiculousness of the last 365 days of newsmaking. Or, as Edward R. Murrow, the journalist of grand renown, might have said: “Are you friggin’ kidding me?”
No, Mr. Murrow, we are not. So, forthwith, all of the 2014 news that is not fit to be forgotten.