What a ride this has been.

And here we stand, together, at the end of all awkward things.

Frankly, I am not sure what the lesson of this has been. Everything I thought was a shoo-in has been shooed out. The ’50s? The ’80s? Livejournal? All fallen, in comparatively early rounds.

Here’s where we started:

are you bracket now i hope

And here’s where we have come.

fin al round marhc

How on earth did “tweens” lose this early, I ask again? How did agreeing by default in a loud place not fare better? This whole thing is awkward.

Nonetheless, here are the final two. Vote wisely, and as often as you like! Results tomorrow!

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Alexandra Petri writes the ComPost blog, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day.