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    Posted on Dec 30, 2011

    Scott's 7 Favorite Things From 2011

    Guys! What a year. I don't know where to begin. Just kidding. Obviously I'm beginning with Mario Lopez.

    1. Mario Lopez Wearing A T-Shirt Of Dustin Diamond Wearing A T-Shirt Of Tiffani-Amber Thiessen Wearing A T-Shirt Of Justin Bieber Wearing A T-Shirt Of Tiffani Amber-Thiessen

    Favorite headline ever.

    It came from this, which came from this.

    2. The Situation Room on May 1st

    The top photo was taken was taken during the operation that ended with the death of Osama bin Laden.

    It's a chilling, slightly misleading image.

    But certainly one of the defining images of the year.

    The second photo is such a wonderful response from someone on the internet.

    I don't think it's making light of a solemn issue. I think the comment it's making is more complex than that.

    3. The Gathering Of The Juggalos

    Going to the Gathering Of The Juggalos was a huge highlight this year, for me personally, for Buzzfeed (original content!) and for the culture at large.

    Matt's summary post was incredible, but for me, this post about all the illegal things openly for sale there nicely captured the essential lawlessness that makes the Gathering both fun and scary.

    Also: Opium. Haha.

    4. BuzzFeed's Ryan Gosling Mask

    You can still print your own!

    I've got a framed one next to my desk.

    It was one of the many moving parts that came together for the protest in front of People magazine over their bungling this year's Sexiest Man issue.

    It feels good to be on the right side of history.

    5. Pizza Expo

    This photo, posted on The Clearly Dope, brought me a lot of joy.

    But it also alerted me to the fact that there is an actual annual Pizza Expo.

    It's in March this year.

    I'm planning on send some folks from BuzzFeed to cover it.

    6. Dad Jams

    I don't remember who first told me about Dad Jams.

    It was at some type of party and there was drinking and anyway I'm bad with names.

    But it was a short-lived room on, now mostly abandoned (much like, as far as I can tell, much of the site), but very occasionally you can find people in there playing Kenny Loggins and Genesis songs. [Go to the Dad Jams room]

    I loved it not because I got to play music that reminded me in any way of my own actual, personal dad, but because it perfectly named and defined a very particular sensibility that's been sort of floating around.

    It really nailed down the thing of older, upper middle-class white guys who don't really get it but, with the enthusiasm of a golden retriever, want to put on loud music in their car and really rock out.

    Cat Got Neck

    One of the most-hated things I've ever posted.

    It still warms the cockles of my cold dead heart.

    So, so stupid.