Friday, December 25, 2020

Year-end Lists 2020: Introduction

2020: The Musical

In case you didn't see it on TV, Jimmy Fallon and Andrew Rannells repurposed Broadway show tunes to tell the story of the year 2020.

Most Decembers, we look back at the past year to see how far we've come and to remember things we might have otherwise forgotten. The year 2020 is an exception and a definite outlier. For the next week, we will be flooded with "Good riddance, 2020" on the internet. We started out the year with Australian wildfires and an impeachment process. But that was just the beginning, as the year progressed with climate disasters, scandals, injustice, protest, and the overarching plague of a novel coronavirus that swept the world and changed everything. The awfulness built to the climax of the US presidential election, and then we got a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of covid vaccines. Every year since 2012, I've ended the year here at Miss Cellania with a series of link posts looking back, ending with a look forward. I checked the New Year post from January 2020 and read links like Inevitable Headlines We'll See Next Year. It was supposed to be ominous and pessimistic, but now it's laughable because of how naive it seems. Then there's The Must-Visit Vacation Spots in 2020. Ha! Beginning tomorrow, we'll go over what really happened in 2020. The sources this year may be a bit different because so many authoritative websites are now paywalled, and even if I could afford to subscribe to them, I wouldn't want to send you to links you cannot access. But I found plenty to keep you busy!

See all the year-end lists here.

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I laughed out loud at "Memories."