If you pay attention to the news at all, then you know that 2013 was one hell of a year for your viewing pleasure. At every turn, cable news pundits found reason to offend, and to be offended.
In an effort to make sense of the year, and to narrow it down to a little nugget that you can easily remember, I made made a song for you.
There’s just one lyric that I couldn’t quite fit in, but one that I think makes this the most complete retrospective around: “The Heat won it again, and they did it in style/ Only thing that made more haters was the Zimmerman Trial.”
That’s right. I’m from Miami, b!@$#.
Now check out the rest of the lyrics below, and click through the links to relive the craziness.
Like Mandela said—“Peace.”
2013 lets start it with inauguration
Obama’s got a real nice, solid occupation
But he got rehired, as the pope resigned
We saw the white smoke, and found an Argentine
Hugo Chavez died, and there’s a coup in Egypt
You can check the Twitter feed if you don’t believe it
And Edward Snowden—I mean holy moly
Merkel’s mad, like “damn, I thought we were homies”
All that money and they just collapsed a stadium
Who deals with Iran? We deal with Iran
Not George W. W. just ran
Ted Cruz, must have had the best booze
Forget you if you didn’t hear the news
Obama cocky, like Republicans inferior
About time for them to hit the libraries
And start fundraising for the next primary
Leave it up to us at Fusion to report it
Fusion’s here to stay, see you 2014
Daniel Rivero is a producer/reporter for Fusion who focuses on police and justice issues. He also skateboards, does a bunch of arts related things on his off time, and likes Cuban coffee.