Monday, January 2, 2017

Surviving 2016

2016 was a Negan of a year.

For those of you who don't watch the Walking Dead, Negan is a sociopathic warlord who takes half of evreything you have, half of everything you grow, half of everything you make. And "half" is whatever Negan decides "half" is.

That's the kind of year 2016 was. Oh, you have musicians you love? Well, I'm taking Lemmy. I'm taking David Bowie. And I'm taking Prince. Oh, and what is this? You've been holding out on me! Is that a Leonard Cohen I see? Well, that Leonard Cohen is mine now. And just to teacj h you a lesson about holding out, I'm taking Ralph Stanley and Bernie Worrell too.

You enjoy a good laugh? Well, you'll have to do without Gary Schandling and Kevin Meaney. And I'm just going to go ahead and take Patton Oswalt's wife, see how that affects his ability to make people laugh.

You get the picture.

So, in good Walking Dead fashion, let us now thank 2016 for all the people it could have killed but didn't.

Sir Tom Jones

Sir Paul Mccartney

Wanda Jackson

Willie Nelson

Igyy Pop

Steve Earle

Fats Domino

Loretta Lynn

And, somehow, Keith Richards!