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In a world that is truly awful, it's important to take a moment and recognize those who at least attempted to make it just a little less awful:

1. George Clooney, who used his lifetime achievement award speech at The Golden Globes to remind everyone that love matters.


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George Clooney received the Cecile B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement. In his acceptance speech he talked about his wife, Amal Alamuddin Clooney, and how hard it was to find "the one" after 53 years. Women everywhere swooned. The institution of marriage was given its proper reverence. It was all very touching if you're willing to ignore how shallow the rest of Hollywood culture is and how Clooney probably acted during his years as a famous single man. Also, there's a chance he could change his mind about everything tomorrow. Then what? Anyway, a big round of applause for everyone who attended the Golden Globes for distracting us, however briefly, from the fact that we will one day all die and become dust. The night was sort of nice, I guess.