Donald Trump is the president-elect, Kim Kardashian got robbed at gun-point, and none other than 90’s relic Tom Arnold may emerge as the world’s lord and savior.
To put it mildly, 2016 was the year of the unexpected. Topping it all off was Mariah Carey’s disastrous New Year’s Eve performance, reminding all that even the mightiest and most treasured occasionally stumble and fall.
Truth is, everyone has at one time or another experienced a New Year’s blunder. So much hope, so much expectation– everyone puts all of their eggs in one basket, praying that a New Year’s celebration well-spent will lay the groundwork for a prosperous year ahead. They make reservations at the best restaurant they probably can’t afford, pick out an outfit they absolutely can’t afford, and then head to a club that nobody on Earth can afford.
New York City-based comedy duo On The Pot said it best with their holiday jingle “I Dropped The Ball (on New Year’s Eve)” hilariously depicting the fact that even the best laid plans often go awry. The two transform into different characters, each one standing in their way of having the night they’d hoped for. Bonus: They also offer a crazy explanation as to why they annually drop the ball in Times Square (hint: it’s anatomically-related).
Alas, all anyone can really do is soldier on and work to make 2017 a better year for the world at large. What’s important to keep in mind is that each new year brings with it a fresh and clean slate, no matter how poorly the evening of December 31st went.
Here’s a happy, healthy, and unblemished 2017!