Everything New Is Old Again

No lists, no recaps, no regurgitation. We all know what happened. We were there. Now it’s 2010 and you don’t get a flying car but you can have a nifty phone; you can recline and sip cocktails at 35,000 feet while bitching about not being able to use that nifty phone, however, and in some ways that’s better than a flying car.

It’s 2010 and the President of the United States is a black man and the white supremacists are marching in protest; in 2010, when publicity hungry has-been celebrities badmouth the President abroad the media yawns, but don’t worry, in this brave new decade (and don’t even get me started on how the next decade doesn’t start until the end of this year, that is so 1999.) Blackwater mercenaries are still above the law. Still, the only way OJ could be found responsible was in the civil courts so maybe the Iraq government will have a hope for this lawsuit, but it’s a long shot.

Speaking of long shots, basketball players are armed and cheating. A middle school teacher just turned herself in for robbing two banks. Recently divorced Karl Rove is offering the White House some New Years resolutions. Rush Limbaugh has discovered that the there is nothing wrong with the American health care system (as long as you are a multimillionaire). Here in 2010 the Irish Catholics are trying to ban blasphemy, the Utah Mormons are trying to ban booze,  and the Muslims are trying to eliminate snarky doodlers;  we can also see the shapes of things to come, like brain interfaced computers or the likely location of  a future lunar colony.

However, my favorite headline this palindromic morning is that Elton John is helping Eminem kick drugs. The future is so weird, I gotta wear shades. Welcome to it, kids.

One Response to “Everything New Is Old Again”

  1. So what are your new year’s resolutions?

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