Deep thoughts, 2017
I want to state up front that this column may have been hacked by the Russians. So if you find anything objectionable, you know who to blame. (Snarky lot, those Ruskies.)
The New Year is known for lists. New Year’s columns typically feature lists of “bests” and “worsts” of the previous year. Predictions for the future and resolutions for the coming year are a dime a dozen at this time of year.
But a newspaper’s role is to set the agenda for local issues, encourage local economic growth and foster a sense of identity within our local community. Or so I’m told. Sounds absolutely fascinating and I promise to get right on it. In the meantime, here’s a collection of random New Year’s observations.
Does anybody else think this year is really dragging?
It’s been good to see all the new faces in the gym this week. It will be even better when they’re gone next week.
Where are they now: scary clowns.
If legalization isn’t going to make pot easier to get, why are potheads – excuse me – cannabis enthusiasts – hysterical about a six month-delay in retail sales?
I think I might watch the Presidential Inauguration this year. Does anybody know what channel it’s on?
Where are they now: Pokemon Go.
That was the last time you will read the word “folks” in one of my columns.
Today, a self-driving car pulled over and asked me for directions.
Over the weekend, a prankster in southern California changed the famous “Hollywood” sign to “Hollyweed.” And they say marijuana destroys ambition.
I just heard about ‘pho’ this week. So sar, I have no desire to try it. But I’ll keep you posted.
If you think higher education is expensive now, wait ‘til it’s free.
Shouldn’t the self-timer on our cameras and phones be called a “selfie timer?” (That’s copyrighted, BTW.)
My smart phone’s text autocorrect does not have “autocorrect” in its dictionary. Maybe I need a smarter phone.
So I hope 2017 brings an end to this extraordinarily irritating fad of people starting every sentence with the word “so.”
And finally, С новым годом, everybody!
[This column originally appeared in the January 5, 2017 Wakefield Daily Item.]
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