Was 2016 Really as Bad as They Say?

NOTE: Matt Strange has allowed Glossy News to reprint his thought-provoking piece on how ‘2016 sucks!’ isn’t quite the whole story…
Thank you, Matt! Great work!


Right, fuck it, I’m done with ‘OMG 2016 was terrible’, here’s some fucking awesome things that happened….
You’re welcome! Merry fucking Christmas!
There’s an Ebola Vaccine now
Child Mortality down across the globe
+9% survival rate in pancreatic cancer sufferers
Gene responsible for ALS found
Volunteers in India planted 50 Million trees in 24 hours
Suicide rates down globally
The Ozone layer is repairing itself
The Rabbinical assembly issued a resolution affirming the rights of trans and non conforming individuals
Leo got dat oscar
Wild tigers numbers up FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 100 YEARS
Giant Pandas – No longer endangered
A solar powered plane did a fucking world trip
Global Malaria down by 60%
Measels ERADICATED from the Americas
93% of the world’s children learned to read and write – the highest percentage IN HUMAN HISTORY
China plans to be completely renewable by 2020 and has a global plan for by 2050
Huge global push in renewable energy
Norway committed to 0 deforestation, achieved 0!
Every major grocer and fast food chain in the U.S pledged to use cage-free eggs only by 2025
Manatees – No longer endangered
Wild Wolves – Back in Europe
Wild Salmon spawning in the Connecticut river for the first time since the American revolution
Columbian white tailed deer – no longer endangered
Sea World no longer breeding captive killer whales
Global aid – up by 7%
Americas most generous year EVER in charity and aid
China’s most generous year EVER in charity and aid at $15 goddamn Billion
Yes, some famous fucking people you liked died, and you know what – more of them are gonna go too…
But take some time to look at the fucking good and beauty in this world. Good shit is happening. Learn it, support it, be part of it.
Merry fucking Christmas!


And the Glossy News team add:
And a very, VERY happy and optimistic New Year!


This is a viral Facebook post from Matt Strange: reprinted with permission.

Author: Dexter Sinistri

Dexter Sinistri is a famously centrist writer who has worked as a Hollywood correspondent for a number of leading publications since 2005. Though once a photographer, Mr. Sinistri struck out as a writer on all things celebrity, and he likes to consider himself a tremendous asset to Glossy News, though by most accounts, he has fallen somewhat short of this effort.