As we say goodbye to 2013 we list what was noteworthy and memorable about the year.
If you are staying current you will recognize the following:
Carlos Danger – Anthony Weiner’s alter ego.
Dennis Rodman – Diplomat at large.
Kim Jong Un –NoKo’s fearless leader (don’t believe it, just ask his uncle).
Kathleen Sibelius – Secretary of Blame.
Miley Cyrus – "Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off twerk we go."
Kale – the new arugula.
Healthcare.gov -- #fillintheblank.
Jeff Bezos – Please don’t use drones to deliver WaPo.
Selfie, cronut, artisinal, BOGO, YOLO, Gluten-free, Red line –- overused trigger words which tend to annoy and irritate society.
Diana Nyad – she swims with the fishes.
Rob Ford – Nauthy or Nice?
Edward Snowden – Traitor or whistleblower?
Detroit – #OuttaDough -- example, “The Detroit String Quartet played Brahms last night. Brahms lost.” Bennett Cerf
NSA, IRS – OMG
Duck Dynasty – “Be kind to your web-footed friends, for a duck may be somebody’s mother.” Apologies to John Philip Sousa.
Pope Francis -- Can a Pope be too popular? Check the tabloids in a few weeks (or less).
Michael Bolton – If you don’t like his vocals, better not even test-drive a Honda. He’ll either pop up in your back seat or playing his guitar in the falling snow begging for your attention.
Spoiler Alert for American car makers of 2014 models -- We're on to you! We see that you're piling up the front end of the light-weight car to make it look more sturdy. We'll get better gas mileage with the lighter weight but we won't survive a crash. Whatever happened to the "sleek" look? Try giving us good-looking models we covet and drool over. If you build it, we will buy!