Monday, December 31, 2007

An Inconvenient Year by Dave Barry

What better way to end the year than with a full-blown synopsis of this past year by Dave Barry. There's a monthly recap of all the goings-on during the year. Here's some:
The slump in home sales continues into the new year, with a nationwide total of one home sold in January. In many cities, gangs of real estate agents sometimes wearing "colors" in the form of canary-yellow jackets roam the streets, surrounding their victims and extracting money from them in forcible "closings."

In politics, the burgeoning Alberto Gonzales scandal -- rapidly becoming the most riveting scandal to rivet Washington since the "Scooter" Libby scandal -- burgeons still further when congressional Democrats charge that Gonzales's name can also be rearranged to spell "A Stern Legal Bozo" and "Snot Blaze Galore."

As the month draws to a close, Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday much as the early Pilgrims did, lining up outside Best Buy at 3 a.m. to buy steeply discounted appliances.
Just a few gems from one of my favorite columnists (he's retired now, supposedly). Read it all here -- An Inconvenient Year