It's a new year and there's a new notch on the belt for the amount of times we have survived the end of the world, but some other things were not so lucky.
We've sat through divorces, resignations, presidential debates and a plethora of reality TV shows, but as the tides of change come, we have to say goodbye to some of the things that made Hip-Pop what it is today.
Some of our list will become things we look back on to induce nostalgia, but for now, let's just count down the things that went away in 2012.
Lindsey Lohan’s Career
Oh LiLo! When everyone’s favorite child star gone rogue signed on to star in the Lifetime movie Liz and Dick, we were sure that this was the second, we mean, tenth chance to revive her acting career, but when she failed horribly and had the audience “bored, so so bored,” we said farewell to Lindsay’s career.
Trust In Instagram
After seasons of swearing that we would no longer watch these fist pumpers make fools of themselves on MTV, we had to finally accept that we had formed something like a bond with accepting Jersey Shore as a place of pop culture. When the final season wrapped, and Snooki finally popped, we had to accept that we were also aging as well.
Heidi Klum and Seal
Perfect Heidi and body of steel Seal shacked up, threw some stellar parties and made some beautiful children, but then they abruptly split. We thought it was a phase, they still wore their rings after all, and dammit we wanted this perfect little swirl couple to work! But Heidi fell for the bodyguard and broke all our little celeb-loving hearts.
Michael Phelps' Swimming Career
After breaking just about every swimming record, Michael Phelps and his long arms called it quits for his Olympic career. Phelps smoked a bong and kicked back as Ryan Lochte came through with his chiseled body to capitalize on the attention that Michael brought to the Olympic swimming team. Now we’ll never have to be without a water savvy American mascot.
The Idea That We Live More Than Once (YOLO)
It seems as if prior to Drake giving the world free right to use his motto YOLO, everyone had a misconception that we lived more than once. Once Drake reminded us, the phrase went viral and even Zac Efron tattooed it on his hand. Drake made it a hard year to be a cat.
Miley Cyrus’s Innocence
It all started with the booty shorts in the "Party in the USA" video. This year Miley chucked the deuces to her innocent Disney ways, got acquainted with the rhymes of Jay-Z, and shaved her hair all the way off. Meanwhile, her new fiancé Liam was pummeling faces in Philadelphia. R.I.P to the Miley you used to know, those days are over.
iPod’s Original Charger
Seriously? What higher up at Apple thought this was a simple transition? After almost a decade of having universal chargers, the company switched up the new gen charger and ruined lives.
The workers went on strike, and hostess was all, "you better work or there will be no more Twinkies or Wonderbread" and the world went into a frenzy. The last batch of Twinkies hit the market, sold well, and now we have to live with the realization that Twinkies were really, really bad for you to begin with.
Ralph Lauren decided he was tired of the non-rugby players rocking his line (or something to that effect) so he’s axed the prospect of continuing the line. Farewell Rugby, farewell.
R.I.P to Kim Kardashian’s kitty named after Kanye's hit song, who died shortly after she gave the kitty up after learning of her cat allergies. Kim is now healing the pain with a baby on the way.
Donald Trump's Sanity
We were sure that Donald was just acting wild for TV, but when election time came around, he turned the crazy up, requesting the President’s school records and going on lengthy Twitter tirades, which led to him splitting wigs and losing just about all public respect.
Mitt Romney tried to kill Big Bird and Sesame Street, but Elmo went down on his own accord. Kevin Clash was involved in a sexual scandal that caused him to resign and change the way the world looks at Elmo.
Honorable mention: The vacancy in Kim K's uterus, Gossip Girl, Twilight, Kristen Stewart's sneakers on the red carpet.