We’re BIG fans of Dave Barry’s humor columns, and always look forward, with great anticipation, to his annual year-in-review essay.  And with all the crazy stuff this past year, he had plenty of material to work with.  Check out this excerpt:

 

Washington, D.C., a city that — despite having no industries and a workforce consisting almost entirely of former student-council presidents — manages to produce 93 percent of the nation’s crises. This particular crisis is a “fiscal cliff” caused by the fact that for years the government has been spending spectacular quantities of money that it does not have, which has resulted in a mess that nobody could possibly have foreseen unless that person had a higher level of financial awareness than a cucumber. At the last minute, congressional leaders and the White House reach an agreement under which the government will be able to continue spending spectacular quantities of money that it does not have, thus temporarily averting the very real looming danger that somebody might have to make a decision.

 

So if you have a few minutes, and enjoy a good laugh:

 

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/27/3830019/dave-barrys-year-in-review-2013.html