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How 2015 Were You?

Black and Gold? Blue and White?

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    Check off everything you did in 2015:

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    You knew Jan was lying about meeting George Glass at our sküle.
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    And you dismissed her, and many others, with "Sure, Jan."
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    You saw The Dress and were #TeamBlueAndBlack.
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    You saw The Dress and were #TeamWhiteAndGold.
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    You got "Why You Always Lyin'" stuck in your head for days.
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    And applied it to Brian Williams.
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    You looked at people's shoes and wondered "WHAT ARE THOOOOOOSE?"
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    You had an opinion on the Minions.
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    An Op-minion, if you will.
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    You got used to being regularly interrupted by John Cena.
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    You were enraptured by Iggy Azalea's fire bars. Only a genius could put "boo dugga pushbabba PUH PUH PUH" with "WABBA WOW digga digga go boom bah."
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    You Netflix and chilled.
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    You actually watched Netflix and chilled, no euphemism needed.
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    You found out that the Berenstain Bears weren't spelled the way you thought they were and not doubt your personal reality.
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    You solidly identified with Left Shark.
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    Also with Pizza Rat.
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    You thought for like two seconds that Avril Lavigne may have actually been replaced by a lookalike.
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    You celebrated nationwide marriage equality after the Supreme Court announced their decision.
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    You were pleasantly surprised to hear that Justin Bieber came out with some bangers this year.
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    You fell in love with a Stormtrooper, a pilot, and a mysterious young badass named Rey.
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    You rode historic on the Fury Road.
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    You cried about Bing Bong.
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    You rediscovered how FLIPPIN' AWESOME dinosaurs are.
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    You made one of those "Straight Outta ______" memes for yourself.
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    And made up a Taylor Swift Bad Blood music video name for yourself.
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    You actually saw Jupiter Ascending.
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    You were really confused about the whole Ariana Grande doughnut-licking "I Hate America" thing and still don't get it tbh.
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    You rooted for the runaway llamas.
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    You learned to Whip. And also Nae-Nae'd.
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    You cried to a new Adele song at least once.
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    You were happy when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown.
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    But also recalled that he is a horse, so you were pretty OK when Serena Williams won Sportsperson of the Year.
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    You followed the news about Black Lives Matter protests springing up on streets and campuses across the United States.
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    You got hype for space beaches after finding out that there may be liquid water on Mars.
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    You prayed for Paris, maybe more than once this year.
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    You wondered if you could ever go a week without hearing about a mass shooting – in California, in Texas, in Charleston...
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    You were overwhelmed, in fact, by what felt like a constant slew of bad or scary news coming in from all corners of the globe.
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    And must have found your own way of getting through it, because here you are.
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    And while 2015 has had its highs and lows, you're feeling ready for 2016 to come around and bring a brand new year.
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    So learn from the past, look towards the future...and have a happy new year.

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