Did anything good happen in 2013? Yes! There was one shining ray of hope in the person of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford , who admitted that, while in office, he smoked crack cocaine, but noted, by way of explanation, that this happened “probably in one of my drunken stupors.” This was probably the most honest statement emitted by any elected official this year, and we can only hope that more of our leaders follow Mayor Ford’s lead in 2014. (We mean being honest, not smoking crack in a drunken stupor.) (Although really, how much worse would that be?)
I found this to be funny, from Dave Barry:
It's part of a longer year-end review:
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This will be the last post about NYC. Whew!
Here is a question for you. Does the below look like an "upper middle class neighborhood" to you?
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Two East-Asians, well dressed, passed us by. A man and a woman. They spoke a foreign language. Half a moment swirling around in my brain, and it registered. It's Korean. Korean, a language I'd heard near-daily for three years (with mostly no understanding).
It was a little disorienting, somehow, but not as much as encountering this a moment later:
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