Here is my 2012 Year in Review:
The president was re-elected. We argued over the outcome.
Three states voted in gay marriage. We argued over the future.
A young man shot up a theater. We argued over guns.
A young man shot up a school. We argued over guns.
A neighborhood watcher shot an unarmed teenager. We argued over guns.
A football coach was convicted of abusing children. We pointed fingers.
A bicyclist was accused of cheating. We pointed fingers.
LeBron James played his heart out. Fans criticized him.
Tim Tebow didn't play at all. Fans criticized him, too.
Tom Cruise split from his wife.
Johnny Depp split from his girlfriend.
Kristen Stewart split from her boyfriend.
And we acted as if it truly mattered.
"The Avengers" outsold every movie. Critics called it cartoonish.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" outsold every book. Critics called it filthy.
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" outbuzzed every TV show. Critics called it garbage.
Whitney Houston died.