36. 2016 — Fat, drunk, and stupid?

When historians consider the events of the past year, they're certain — and we do mean certain — to anoint 2016 as the "Most 'Animal House' Year" of the new millennium. On its way in the door, 2016 hit the punch bowl hard, snorted dismissively at the relative sanity of 2015, and hollered, "To-ga! To-ga! To-ga!"

2017? Belushi's advice for libertarian t shirtsWrapped in a bedsheet with a lampshade on its head, 2016 started off with a bang when a naughty North Korea launched a banned missile over howls of protest from the neighbors upstairs. In June, the United Kingdom voted to leave the drunken party known as the "European Union," but has yet to find its car keys — and Switzerland opened the longest and deepest railway tunnel in the world, a black hole only exceeded in size by the American national debt and Donald Trump's ego.

On this side of the pond, election theatrics proved thoroughly entertaining, an eye-popping journey through the seamy underbelly of American politics. Amidst the standard heap of hogwash and impossible promises belched up along the campaign trail, WikiLeaks rolled through town with an irresistible peep show highlighting the lurid inner workings of the American power elite. When the dust had settled, an unpredictable reality-TV star had somehow won the nation's scariest office, thus prompting an alarmed establishment to call in the Thought Police to impose the 'New McCarthyism.'

Perhaps fittingly, 2016 also witnessed the launch of the Wry Guys, our quirky clothing company for spirited, independent thinkers. So this holiday season, we'd like to thank everyone who contributed along the way — from those of you who assisted directly, to those who've shared much-appreciated support and encouragement, to all of our clever, quick-witted customers. Just enter THANKYOU10 at checkout for 10% off your next order!

So ring in the New Year with a smart, libertarian t shirt or two, and may 2017 bring you and yours much laughter, love, and joy. Happy Holidays!

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