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Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Year In Review

Some songs on my iPod appear to summarize second-tier news items of 2008, the kind you're less likely to see in other year-in-review summaries.

Tell The Truth (Derek & the Dominoes)
Tim Montgomery and Marion Jones, exes and BALCO client, both appeared on talk shows. One was forthcoming, the other not so much.

Shove This Jay-Oh-Bee (Canibus)
USATF CEO Craig Masback suddenly and unexpectedly resigned at the beginning of the Olympic year. Rumor says he was sick and tired of dealing with the three-headed beast.

Five Feet High and Rising (Johnny Cash)
The NCAA Championships returned to Drake, amid massive flooding in Des Moines. Lolo Jones donated her Olympic Trials prize money to a single mother in Des Moines displaced by the flooding.

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (Leo Sayer)
Mo Greene is now a certified Star, as he was Dancing With them.

What's Going On (Marvin Gaye)
Tyson Gay's name published as "Tyson Homosexual" by right-wing Christian site

I Ain't Drunk, I'm Just Drinkin' (Albert Collins)
Ivan Ukhov jumped at the Lausanne Super GP meet while shitfaced.

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