Sunday, December 28, 2008

Comic Relief

If you've never read anything by Dave Barry, you're missing out.

The Washington Post published a fairly long but very amusing piece by Barry today that is good for a few laughs. You can read the whole thing here.

It's a great satirical overview of the events of 2008. Here's a sample:

Barack Obama, having secured North and South America, flies to Germany without using an airplane and gives a major speech -- speaking English and German simultaneously -- to 200,000 mesmerized Germans, who immediately elect him chancellor, prompting France to surrender.

Meanwhile, John McCain, at a strategy session at a golf resort, tells his top aides to prepare a list of potential running mates, stressing that he wants somebody "who is completely, brutally honest." Unfortunately, because of noise from a lawnmower, the aides think McCain said he wants somebody "who has competed in a beauty contest." This will lead to trouble down the road.

Speaking of trouble, the economic news continues to worsen with the discovery that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have sent $87 billion to a Nigerian businessman with a compelling e-mail story.

Happy New Year everybody!

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