2016 in memes and images

Throughout the year I collect images that define the zeitgeist. Here are images, memories, and memes from 2016, a year that many people I know would rather forget. But it happened, and we must remember…

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Earlier in 2016, this cartoon made the rounds. It looked like the South was moving away from hate and racism.11071304_10153455501654700_2585492975036252125_n

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Pokemon Go is a global phenomenon. Even in Aleppo, Syria.complete-map-of-the-internet-1973

The Internet is still a teenager. This image is a complete map of the Internet from 1973. (Via Dennis Whittle)immigrants-thank-you-for-choosing-america-2017

Physics found some new things out about the universe.modern-physics-cartoon

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We found a large number of planets almost like Earth.

 

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In 1993 George Bush wrote a polite note to his successor, Bill Clinton.

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Not sure what Aruthur’s angry fist was a bout, but I’m told it was a meme.

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The nightly show got cancelled.

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I gave a summer series of neuroscience lectures.

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Darth found the rebel bass. Also, Carrie Fisher died, and her mother Debbie Reynolds died a few days later. It was a sad day for the rebellion.

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2016… it’s all about authoritative sounding but factually incorrect information.

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If the fart killed everyone, how could there be a sequel?

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100 gratitudes

After being surrounded by despair, I decided I would try and write 100 reasons to be grateful for our world. I truly believe we are luckily to be alive now – when there is more potential to do Good than any prior generation – and it is just a matter of seeing things in a different light. No, the world isn’t magically erasing all its ills, but that’s why we are here – to accomplish things and steer the world in the right direction. I am grateful for that chance.

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