The 2002 Meltdown
Featuring the best and worst that 2002 had to offer
Trent Lott goes down, Nancy Pelosi goe sup, Republicans take over Congress but have a lot ot prove, Sarah Hughes stuns in Salt Lake City, skating scandals, Marie-Reine Le Gougne -- was she or wasn't she?, John Gotti, A Beautiful Mind takes home a beautiful Oscar, Lisa Lopes dies in a crash, Friends gets its first Best Comedy Emmy, Les Mis is finally closing, Osama bin Laden -- alive or not?, Michael Skakel, Madeline Toogood, sniper attacks, Justin and Britney no more, Lance Bass not a cosmonaut, Pim Fortuyn, Celebrity Boxing, American Idol, The Bachelor, Worldcom, Tyco, Martha Stewart, Imclone, Halle Berry Oscar history, Serena Williams, Anaheim Angels, Miss World leaves Nigeria, Amina Lawal Kurami, 9/11/02, Seattle Slew, World Cup Soccer mania, The new super-couple: Eminem and Moby, cloned humans, Spiderman, Al Gore no more for 2004, transit strikes, Milton Berle, Ethan Zohn, Vecepia Towery, and Brian Heidik all survive, Richard Harris, Afghanistan and Iran, North Korea as well, Al-Qaeda, John Walker Lindh, Michael/Margo Kantaras, Thor Heyerdahl, Winona Ryder, Zsa Zsa car crash, Anna Nicole Smith, The Osbournes, Patriots take the Super Bown, Paula Poundstone, Rosie O'Donnell, Linda Lovelace, Urinetown, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hairspray, Dance of the Vampires, Bloomberg gets an F, WTC plans that Rudy G. hates, Miss Russia no longer Miss Universe, Central Park 5 exonerated, Al Sharpton for President?, the Innocence Project, Matt Lauer shaves his head, Rhenquist retirement rumors, NYC2012, Israel holds Arafat captive, Bali bombing, Middle East Peace process dies, Jimmy Carter and the Nobel Prize, Dubya doin' Iraq for his dad, snowstorms, rugby, Whitney admits her drug abuse, Mariah "tired," not "crazy," Ann Landers, Robert Urich, Jenny from the block dumps hubby and takes Ben Affleck, the Sopranos, Anne Heche has a kid, Darryl Kile, Swept Away swept under the rug, gay sex on trial, Six Feet Under, NYC downtown economic revitalization, (646) Guy on hiatus, Justice Byron White, the Trading Spaces phenomenon, Chicago: The Movie, endless searches for fake lesbian pictures of the Olsen Twins leads to my blog, Blogger Bashes, me and Paula Abdul at the MTV Video Music Awards, Old Crush, New Crush, Officer Bob, the Aussie, a certain Californian, losing 30-40 pounds, new job with health benefits, kumquats, Absolut Mandarin with Sprite, French martinis, Sherron Watkins, Zimbabwe farm occupations, transsexual sex parties, leather thongs with snap on/off cod pieces, Cissy Galore, Jacqueline Joneé, truvy, Union Girl, bye bye X-Files, McHales Burgers, the Hut of Evil, HoE weddings, Marjorie Knoller and Diane Whipple, Jose Padilla, Billy Wilder, Patsy Mink, the Fantasticks close, Adolph Green, someone left the cake out in the rain, Craig's List, psychotic landladies, Rosemary Clooney, Bookworm challenges, clothing optional Fridays, Edie Singleton, pimp daddy, Enron employees in Playboy, Russian theatre hostages, Chick Hearn, child adbuctions, Cardinal Law, War Emblem stumbles on Triple Crown bid, Pennsylvania mine rescue, Daniel Pearl, Argentina's economic collapse, women at Augusta National, the first year of the Euro, Dave Thomas, Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother, Chuck Jones, Ted Williams on ice, Paul Wellstone and Walter Mondale, axis of evil, Lewis and Tyson fight before the fight, MLB All-Star game ends in tie, Thomas Junta, Nedra Ruiz, Paul O'Neill resigns, wildfires, falling stock market, Traficant expelled, Providence mayor convicted, homeland security, Elvis, the King brothers, IMF protests, and much, much more.
Here's to 2003. May we learn from the past so as not to repeat it. May we look to the future with renewed hope and anticipation.