In Memoriam

Remembering the people, phrases, and things that left us in 2021.

R.I.P.: The last remaining, teeny-tiny shreds of Kevin McCarthy’s integrity.

R.I.P.: Carlos Watson’s plan to one day teach a master class on business ethics.

R.I.P.: Andrew Cuomo’s notion to rehabilitate his image with a prime-time, one-on-one interview with his brother, Chris.

R.I.P.: Ghislaine Maxwell’s dream of a “Back to the Island” 60th-birthday bash.

R.I.P.: Any hope of a bright future for Kyle Rittenhouse.

R.I.P.: The political aspirations of Kamala Harris, Mike Pence, and Kanye West.

R.I.P.: The phrases “And now, here’s the host of Jeopardy!, Mike Richards,” “women’s-reproductive-health clinics in Texas,” and “congressional subpoena power.”

R.I.P.: The Britney Spears Family Gravy Train.

R.I.P.: The political aspirations of Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and Bob Dole.

R.I.P.: The phrases “an orderly and peaceful evacuation out of Afghanistan,” “another spectacular game for Kyrie Irving,” and “How much off the sticker price?”

R.I.P.: Joe Biden’s theory on bipartisanship.

R.I.P.: 1,400 years of accepted usage of pronouns.

R.I.P.: Any pretense of racial tolerance in the G.O.P.

R.I.P.: Any remaining doubt that Pete Davidson must be phenomenal in the sack.

John Ficarra was the editor of Mad magazine