It's been a confusing year for news but a belter of a year for TV.
Television in 2016 is weird.
Balls said he wanted to cook some pulled pork for Osborne in 2011, and now it finally may happen.
"Alex Salmond showed off his curves on his way to break hearts in the House of Commons."
TL;DR: everyone resigned.
Balls. NSFW language, of course.
It's how he'd want to be remembered.
Who would you let spoil your ballot?
An explainer for puzzled non-Britons.
Gotta debate 'em all.
Labour has vowed to abolish a tax loophole exploited by the rich. But the shadow chancellor warned in January that it would "end up costing Britain money".
A fellow shadow cabinet member has anonymously accused him of having "complete contempt" for his colleagues.
Ed Balls just couldn't remember the surname of Labour's key business supporter. He's not the only one to have suffered a brain freeze.
"This is not something to brag about," said author Neil Gaiman.
The shadow chancellor had a balloon mishap.
Sarah Vine asked how the Labour shadow chancellor ever managed to get together with Yvette Cooper. Balls hit straight back.
Newsbombing spiders are the new newsbombing seagulls.
And just touring around the set of Corrie.
One political reporter was left in full Terry Butcher mode after a dodgy tackle from the shadow chancellor.
That's so fetch.
The situation is unclear.
Ed Miliband is not made of magnets. Allegedly.
The Liberal Democrat leader likes a side order of lols with his coalition planning.
It started with a tweet but no one thought it would come to this. Ed Balls.
This is getting silly now.
The funniest, silliest thing on Twitter right now.