New Year's Eve is the worst.
Sure, a new year feels like a fresh start, but those booze-fueled few hours counting down to midnight usually range from mild letdown to major disaster. Last Week Tonight's John Oliver explained the phenomenon by comparing it to "the death of a pet."
"You know it's going to happen, but somehow you're never prepared for how truly awful it is," said the funnyman in a YouTube clip posted Monday. "It combines three of the least pleasant things known to mankind: forced interaction with strangers, being drunk, cold and tired and having to stare at Ryan Seacrest for five solid minutes, waiting for him to tell you what the time is.