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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!)