The first panel of Friday's Shortpacked says it all.
Syria's in an open civil war, complete with fighting in the capitol, suicide bombings, and refugees.
Punishing heat and drought across the world, with dire warnings about food prices to come.
The London Olympics seem to be disintegrating on arrival with attempted torch thefts, clothing issues, preemptive arrests, customs and public transportation protests, and manpower, competence, and cost issues in the security force.
Of course, there was also the shooting at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises that left 12 dead and 58 injured.
Hell of a week.