In the immortal words of Strong Bad – “IT’S OVER!” Time for a brief look back at what made 2019 interesting.
Best meme: Jonathan Frakes asking questions:
Best word added to Oxford English Dictionary:
clabbydoo, n.: “A large dark mussel; esp. the northern horse mussel, Modiolus modiolus.”
Best newly discovered species: janolus flavoanulatus, a yellow ringed seaslug of the Philippines.
Best source of ancient hunter-gatherer DNA: 5700 year old birch pitch “chewing gum” in Lolland, Denmark
Best case of poetic justice: Rhino poacher eaten by lions in Kruger National Park, South Africa
Best Movie Monster: The All-paca from Richard Stanley’s The Color Out of Space
Best Magic: The Gathering card: Bake Into A Pie (Throne of Eldraine set)
Best animated series I haven’t watched yet: Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal.
Best Star Trek release: Short Trek “The Trouble with Edward”
Best zombie film with a ‘oner’: One Cut of the Dead
Best new podcast: Toren’s Guide to Everything (plug! plug!)