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The Year in Bummers, from A to Z

Hillary Clinton

H for Hillary. F for Fake News.

The alphabet has its drawbacks. As a vehicle for cataloguing the bummers of 2016, it’s too short. 26 letters? Not really enough to catalogue this rotten year, this endless failed Tinder date, this 12-month wedgie, this 366-day cod liver oil belch, this Adam Sandler of years. 2016 deserves a Viking funeral — it’s a year to be set on fire and pushed out to sea. Find the full series here.

In This Series



The Year in Bummers, from A to E

Sorry optimists: 2016 was a rotten, rotten year. First of four dispiriting parts.

By Steve Burgess, 26 Dec 2016


Hillary Clinton

The Year in Bummers, from F to I

This list could’ve been way longer. Sad. Second of four funereal parts.

By Steve Burgess, 27 Dec 2016



The Year in Bummers, from J to Q

Letter ‘P’ was particularly brutal. Third of four joyless parts.

By Steve Burgess, 28 Dec 2016


Donald Trump

The Year in Bummers, from R to Z

All good things must come to an end. Last of four dejecting parts.

By Steve Burgess, 29 Dec 2016