Some delicious quotes from Dave Barry:
It was a year of Hope—at first in the sense of "I feel hopeful!" and later in the sense of "I hope this year ends soon!"
BAD NEWS: The downward spiral of the newspaper industry continued, resulting in the firings of thousands of experienced reporters and an apparently permanent deterioration in the quality of American journalism.
GOOD NEWS: Windows 7 sucked less than Vista.
MAY... the finale of American Idol produces a shocking outcome that sends shock waves of shock reverberating around the planet when the winner turns out to be—incredibly—that guy singer, whatshisname, despite the fact that the overwhelming favorite was that OTHER guy singer.
JULY... when Sarah Palin unexpectedly announces that she will not complete her term as elected governor of Alaska, explaining, in a prepared statement, that she has a hair appointment. Asked by reporters if she plans to seek the Republican presidential nomination, she replies, "You leave my personal life out of this."
And Jibjab's take... my god, it really was a ridiculous year, wasn't it?