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Dave Barry's Year in Review 2020

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This is long.

Dave Barry’s Year in Review 2020

And we thought past years were awful.

By Dave Barry
Illustrations by Gel Jamlang

We’re trying to think of something nice to say about 2020. ... Okay, here goes: Nobody got killed by the murder hornets. As far as we know. ... That’s pretty much it. ... In the past, writing these annual reviews, we have said harsh things about previous years. We owe those years an apology. Compared to 2020, all previous years, even the Disco Era, were the golden age of human existence.

This was a year of nonstop awfulness, a year when we kept saying it couldn’t possibly get worse, and it always did. This was a year in which our only moments of genuine, unadulterated happiness were when we were able to buy toilet paper.

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If, however, you wish, for some sick reason, to re-experience 2020, now is the time to put on your face mask, douse your entire body with hand sanitizer and then — to be safe — don a hazmat suit, as we look back at the unrelenting insanity of this hideous year, starting with …

JANUARY

{snip}

Elsewhere abroad, Chinese news media report that a man in a city named “Wuhan” died of a mysterious virus. This is not considered a big deal in the United States, since it has nothing to do with either impeachment or the Iowa caucuses.

{snip}

Our point is, we don’t know what else will happen this year, including when it will end. We’re just hoping that it eventually does, and that next year is nothing like it. In that spirit, we’ll close with the wish we always offer at the end of our annual review, although this time it’s more of a prayer:

Happy new year.

Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist and author.

Illustrations by Gel Jamlang. Design and art direction by Clare Ramirez.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:48 PM

1. I found his 2020 review really offensive in how he treated Joe Biden

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His theme was that Biden was senile, and he harped on this nonsense repeatedly.

Barry's a Libertarian, which explains a lot.

Barry can be funny now and then, but he's nowhere near as funny as he was in the 1980s.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:03 PM

2. +1

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:14 PM

3. Good. Reading later.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 02:36 PM

4. Dave...that "old" guy in a Delaware basement

kicked Trump's ass...he un-rigged a Trump-rigged election...his win had people dancing in the streets.....and Dave..you're not funny or clever...you're obnoxious and kind of pathetic...go fuck yourself and the libertarian horse you rode in on...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 04:46 PM

5. +100

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