01 January 2015

2015 — Year In Review

Didn't get around to posting a year in review for 2014, and my 2015 resolution is to be more on top of these things. So, with the first day of 2015 quickly ending, here's a list of the fifteen most memorable parts of the year!

  1. New Minimum Wage Laws— Lots of the nation's hourly workers saw an increase in their wages today. What'll they spend it on next year? Who knows?!
  2. North Korea— Blamed for a vicious, movie-canceling cyber attack last year, and military aggression in years pervious, the only thing out of North Korea this year has been an offer of talks with democratic South Korea.
  3. Celebrities Survive— We haven't lost a single famous comedian, actor, or musician this year. Phew! Our pop cultural greatness endures!
  4. No Lost Planes— Seriously, how did we as a species lose so many planes last year? The good news is, we've lost none this year. Double Phew!!
  5. No Ebola Outbreaks— Deadly ebola virus outbreaks? SO 2014.
  6. Black Eyed Peas— The Black Eyed Peas released no new music in 2015, to the delight and/or relief of music fans worldwide.
  7. Terrorism Still Alive— Unfortunately, with a shooting in Calgary and a bombing in Nigeria, people still haven't learned how not to kill each other. Tragic.
  8. LinkedIn Opt-Out— After years of trying to stop the flood of LinkedIn emails, I haven't receive a single one!
  9. Ice Age 2.0?— For the Northern Hemisphere, at least, it's been winter for all of 2015. A result of climate change, perhaps, or something more sinister (rethinking #2 above)?
  10. Economic Stagnation— Reeling from the effects of a 2014 hangover, many consumers avoided any purchases in 2015, with many businesses opting to close for all or a large percentage of the year.
  11. Political Stagnation— As predicted by think tanks and pundits alike, the US Congress did absolutely nothing this year.
  12. Personal Successes— On a happier note, a huge number of people have been able to keep their 2015 resolutions!
  13. No More Post Office?— Did anyone even see a mail carrier today? I sure didn't!
  14. We Don't Need No Education— Schools across the US remained closed in 2015. I guess the real Common Core is intellectual stuntedness.
  15. Number 6 Again— Seriously, I'm just so glad I didn't have to listen to the Black Eyed Peas this year.
Did I miss anything? What were YOUR favorite memories from 2015?

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