Deadspin is pleased to announce our 2015 Bear of the Year. After a great deal of consideration and deliberation, we arrived at a clear choice: Extra-Cool Polar Bear Who Discovered Many Ways To Enjoy His Items.

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Extra-Cool Polar Bear Who Discovered Many Ways To Enjoy His Items is not only a very good bear, but an instructive one. Consider his ebullience as he discovers the joy-inspiring uses for each one of his items.

Consider how good this life looks:

“False!” a cynic might shout. “This bear is being held in captivity, confined to a life that violates the laws of nature. He is clearly a prisoner!” These protestations are certainly valid, as Extra-Cool Polar Bear Who Discovered Many Ways To Enjoy His Items is not free to roam in the wild, but consider what his life isn’t.

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Consider your own station in life as well. Think of the unaccountable number of random events that put you where you sit right now, watching GIFs of a cute bear, and not in the belly of a post-war hospital ship, cursing fate as the Spanish Flu turns your skin an ashen hue. Understand how you, by several chance encounters, just appeared here.

What I’m trying to say is, the straw could always be shorter. Extra-Cool Polar Bear Who Discovered Many Ways To Enjoy His Items may not be living an ideal life, but who is? We’re all waiting for our own version of a melting ice cap, anyway. The best we can do until then is enjoy what we have. Extra-Cool Polar Bear Who Discovered Many Ways To Enjoy His Items certainly is.

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