1. This list
- Of course. Because it contains itself.
2. Sexiest ads
- This is just to let you know that we are not fooling around. This is a smoking hot list of lists.
2.5. Best sports GIFs
- Hilarity ensues when you peruse.
3. The best longform crime writing.
- Anyone can have cops briefs. We have weird crime literature:
At last, when the lights shut off at ten-thirty, Michael lay down in his bunk, a thin mattress atop an unforgiving metal frame. Sporadically during the night, he could hear inmates calling out to one another, imitating different animal sounds—a rooster crowing, a dog baying—that reverberated through the cell block. Even then, as he lay in the dark listening to the cacophony of voices around him, Michael felt that he would be vindicated someday. He just didn’t know how or when that day would come.
4. Weird weather
- It was a really weird weather year - from Superstorm Sandy (pictured below) to tornadoes, heat and flooding. See it in pics from The Weather Channel.
5. Tattooed Olympians
- If other year-end lists even had a section on tattooed Olympics - which they probably wouldn't - they would show you one athlete. We show you a bunch.