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December 29, 2013
Dave Barry reviews 2013: 'The Year of the Zombies'
The satirist is in fine form as he gives us his take on the year past as well as peek over the horizon to see what 2014 might be like. Essentially, 2013 was the "Year of the Zombie." Barry explains: Not in the sense of most of humanity dying from a horrible plague and then reanimating as mindless flesh-eating ghouls. No, it was much worse than that. It was the resurrection of themes and personalities from years past that made 2013 zombie-like. It wasn't just people who came back alarmingly in 2013. The Cold War with Russia came back. Al-Qaeda came back. Turmoil in the Middle East came back. The debt ceiling came back. The major league baseball drug scandal came back. Dennis Rodman came back and went on humanitarian missions to North Korea (or maybe we just hallucinated that). The Endlessly Looming Government Shutdown came back. People lining up to buy iPhones to replace iPhones that they bought only minutes earlier came back. And for approximately the 250th time, the...(Read Full Post)