For the past several years in this issue, City Paper has dedicated space to remembering the top stories of the past year. We always tried to make the list as complete and as exhaustive as possible.
But after our insurance-provider refused to pay out any more claims for carpal-tunnel surgery, we decided maybe the big list wasn't the way to go. So, this year we're trying something different — the year's top stories in memes.
Sometimes a picture can be worth a thousand words, so we figured a picture with some funny words on it has to be worth 1,100 to 1,200 words, at least.
This year saw a lot of big stories come and go, from the race for Pittsburgh mayor to the federal indictment of our police chief and criminal investigation into other city officials. This list is by no means exhaustive, and these are the top stories based on the opinions of CP's news team — myself, along with staff writers Rebecca Nuttall and Alex Zimmerman.
In fact, if you think we missed something or if you think you can come up with something funnier, make the meme, email it in and we'll share some of the best on our Blogh.