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2010: Worst Year Ever?

Post by artisticdude » January 3rd, 2011, 3:29 pm

Dave Barry's article on the possibility of last year being the worst year ever, dealing with the BP oil spill, the Obama administration's obsessive focus on health care reform, the massive Toyota recalls, the wikileaks controversy, the ridiculous TSA security measures, nuclear treaties, the rising unemployment rate, and more.

There were some rather off-color and objectionable sections in the article, which I removed in the copy of the article in the spoiler below, but you can find the full article here. Other than the objectionable bits, it was quite an enjoyable article, in it's own ironic and sarcastic way.
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Re: 2010: Worst Year Ever?

Post by thespaceinvader » January 3rd, 2011, 4:12 pm

Worst year ever is pushing it, even if you only look at modern human history. We've had world wars and pandemics. This is nothing. But quite probably the worst year this generation.
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Re: 2010: Worst Year Ever?

Post by artisticdude » January 3rd, 2011, 5:06 pm

I don't believe he actually intended to portray 2010 as the worst year ever, it's more of a humorous review of the past year.
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Re: 2010: Worst Year Ever?

Post by bigkahuna » January 3rd, 2011, 5:59 pm

:lol2: Nice.
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Re: 2010: Worst Year Ever?

Post by monochromatic » January 3rd, 2011, 6:03 pm

Yup. I throughly enjoyed that. Thanks. :P

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Re: 2010: Worst Year Ever?

Post by Telaron » January 3rd, 2011, 6:21 pm

That was a good article. :mrgreen: :lol2:
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Re: 2010: Worst Year Ever?

Post by Desertofsounds1 » January 3rd, 2011, 7:06 pm

Telaron wrote:That was a good article.
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Re: 2010: Worst Year Ever?

Post by doofus-01 » January 3rd, 2011, 7:14 pm

(In the spirit of the title, if not the linked article)
thespaceinvader wrote: But quite probably the worst year this generation.
I suppose it depends where you live, but I think 2009 or 2008 were worse. High unemployment is certainly bad, so are the European debt crises and austerity programs, but do they really compare to massive-layoffs-as-far-as-the-eye-can-see and looming total economic collapse of anyone with ties to the US or Europe?

And it wasn't like Iran, the oil companies, and everybody were behaving themselves prior to 2010.
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Re: 2010: Worst Year Ever?

Post by ancestral » January 3rd, 2011, 7:56 pm

For me personally, 2010 was an amazing year :)
  • I moved out from a living with a terrible roommate into my own place
  • I got awesome new furniture
  • Got a new car and sold the old one
  • I lost 25 pounds
  • I met someone new and we're in a relationship now
Yes, very, very good.

But, Dave Barry is awesomely funny. And yes, the Yankees didn't get into the World Series. That was a bright spot!
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Re: 2010: Worst Year Ever?

Post by bigkahuna » January 3rd, 2011, 11:57 pm

ancestral wrote:And yes, the Yankees didn't get into the World Series. That was a bright spot!
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Re: 2010: Worst Year Ever?

Post by woodmouse » January 6th, 2011, 4:08 pm

Many great (metal) musicians died or got seriously ill... So 2010 was quite a bad year, but it also was a nice year in many other things.
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Re: 2010: Worst Year Ever?

Post by StDrake » January 6th, 2011, 8:47 pm

well for our country that was not a nice year, the old president instead of passing rule nice and quiet after all the mess he's done preferred to take a load of important people with him and crash a plane
then his brother went berserk and divided the country into two hateful factions ready to pry each others eyes out, blaming the new government for the late pres' death and basically acting as if he was messiah and everyone should follow him
Politics was awful to watch ever since he entered it
To make things worse, i just can't find the strenght to finish my diploma work..and I'm running out of time :( (nothing like a bit of egocentrism xD)
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