Lots of very inconsequential things happened in politics too. These things, of course, will be saved for posterity along with all the big things that happened, because the Internet.
Here is a list of some of the things that happened in politics only on the Internet this year -- meaning that you quickly forgot them (until now!). They mean nothing, except that you clicked on them once and wasted seconds of your life.
When you are 87, you will regret the time you spent watching Mark Pryor's ice bucket challenge. We feel safe saying that.
Read on if you wish to watch Mark Pryor's ice bucket challenge again, among other things. Heck, read on even if you don't. After all, it's almost Christmas!
In March, Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) campaign put a video on its YouTube page that featured no words. It was weird.
People started providing their own soundtracks.
The McConnell campaign got in on the fun.
You forgot this ever happened, didn't you?
There was a campaign ad featuring a talking dog
He said, "I like turtle soup."
Again, this happened in the last 12 months.
There was a campaign ad featuring an adaptation of a song from "Frozen"
Chuck Grassley went to Dairy Queen
For you know what.
Chuck Grassley explained why he went to Dairy Queen
For you know what, we've been over this.
Bobby Tufts got voted out of office
He was five, and he served two terms as mayor in Dorset, Minn.
There were a lot of them. The only good one was this one with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)
An elected official wore a clip-on bow tie and polo shirt at the same time at the Capitol, and GQ promised to fix him
John Oliver gave us 10 uninterrupted minutes of dogs acting like Supreme Court justices
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) danced with Jimmy Fallon
It featured some endearingly earnest dancing. But also, it was about a politician dancing, which is almost never a completely good thing.
Nearly every person on a ballot this year did an ice bucket challenge
None of them has many views on YouTube, because it's a person pouring ice water over his or her head..
A senator helped a college student do a keg stand
In a few weeks, she will no longer be in office.
Political trackers followed Scott Brown around in a canoe
Probably a metaphor for something.
Legislators held hands, looked miserable
Definitely a metaphor for something.
House Speaker John Boehner made a video about a wind-up monkey
Boehner (R-Ohio) explains that it's a metaphor for something.
Obama wore a tan suit
This incident led White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to later say, "The president stands squarely behind the decision he made yesterday to wear his summer suit."
Barack Obama went 'Between Two Ferns'
A person in a horse mask shook Obama's hand
Michelle Obama made a 'Turn Down for What' joke
Joe Biden made faces during the State of the Union
Rep. John Dingell learned what a Kardashian was.
Someone said, 'I’ve got a Master’s in raising hell' during the Idaho GOP gubernatorial debate
Someone wore jorts during a Vermont gubernatorial debate