Just kidding, all these lists sucked.
One of the things about journalism on the Internet (besides cats) is the rise of List Culture Lists are easy to digest, for whatever reason people seem to click on them, and whoever complains about them as an abstract concept should remember that magazines (R.I.P., mostly) used to rely heavily upon infographics, which were way more annoying. Besides, what is a piece of journalism other than a list of thoughts stitched together by segues instead of numbers? On the other hand, a lot of lists are really fucking stupid and serve either as clickbait or as a way of communicating information without having to actually link your thoughts together with words and ideas and stuff. So with that in mind, here are some of the most pointless lists of 2012. We changed some of the titles in order to make them more true to their message.